Peter Brown Family History

Richard Colegate (c1585) & Lettice Latter

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General History

Richard Colegate & Lettice Latter were one of my 11th generation ancestors.

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Richard Colegate was born in about 1585 probably in Speldhurst, Kent (derived as no birth records found). He was probably the son of Matthew Colegate & Ursula Becher. He married Lettice Latter on 4th September 1609 in Speldhurst, Kent (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). The family later moved to Rotherfield, Sussex. Lettice was buried on 4th March 1654 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('widow', Coldgate).

Lettice Latter birth details are not known

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Richard & Lettice had six children.

Elizabeth Richard Martha Henry Robert Joan
  1. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 20th August 1610 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  2. Richard Colegate was baptised on 3rd October 1613 in Speldhurst, Kent. Details of Richard Colegate are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Martha Colegate was baptised on 24th February 1616 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  4. Henry Colegate was baptised on 26th March 1620 in Speldhurst, Kent.. He had three children.
    1. Mercy Colegate was baptised on 7th July 1646 in Sevenoaks, Kent. She married John Palmer on 18th February 1667 in Speldhurst, Kent.
    2. George Colegate was baptised on 8th June 1659 in Sevenoaks, Kent.
    3. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 16th June 1662 in Sevenoaks, Kent. She married David Searls (of Sundridge) on 10th May 1692 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  5. Robert Colegate was baptised on 6th January 1622 in Speldhurst, Kent. (See also Robert son of Richard son of Mark (family ref 2 D) and also see Robert son of Michael (family ref 1A)
  6. Joan Colegate was baptised on 2nd September 1632 in Speldhurst, Kent. She married Robert Humfrey on 7th October 1661 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Colgate)- (source 6).

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  1. There are a number of name variations in the parish records (Colegate, Colgate, Coldgate, Coulgate, Colgat, Colgatt, Colegat, Colgatte, Coalegate, Coalgate, Cowlgate, Colgath, Couldgatt, Coulgatt, Colgutt).
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  1. Peter Willard whose wife is a descendant of William Brown 1810 & Jane Colgate- peter.willard@btinternet.coms and has supplied some of the Kent genealogy information.
  2. Family Search-British Isles Vital Records Index CD
  3. Kent Parish Registers – Ashurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Penshurst, Speldhurst,
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  9. Surrey Burial Index CD
  10. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites
  11. NWKFHS Sevenoaks CD (Miscellaneous MI's and Indexes)
  12. Bessels Green -Baptist church records
  13. The book "Robert Colegate The Immigrant"
  14. Sussex Parish Registers – Ardingly, Bolney, Chailey, Crawley, Cuckfield, Ditchling, East Grinstead, Fletching, Horsted Keynes, Hartfield, Ifield, Lindfield,  Maresfield, Newick, Rotherfield, Slaugham, West Hoathly, Withyham, Worth
  15. Surrey Parish Registers – Crowhurst, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Oxted, Tandridge, Titsey