Peter Brown Family History

Stephen Colegate 1628 & Mary

General History

Stephen Colegate & Mary were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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Stephen Colegate was baptised on 30th March 1628 in Speldhurst, Kent (source RCTI). He was the son of Robert Colegate, the son of Matthew Colegate & Ursula Becher. Stephen Collegate paid a hearth tax for three in Speldhurst in 1664 (see Hearth Tax Details). He married Mary . Mary was probably buried on 27th March 1681 in Speldhurst, Kent (source RCTI).

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Stephen & Mary had possibly had three children.

Matthew Reuben Thomas
  1. Matthew Colegate was baptised on 4th May 1660 in Speldhurst, Kent (source RCTI)
  2. Reuben Colegate was born on 20th January 1662 in Speldhurst, Kent but he was baptised on 22nd July 1683 (source RCTI). He married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was buried on 7th December 1715 in Hadlow, Kent and Reuben was buried there on 25th August 1717. Reuben & Elizabeth had eight children.
    1. Anne Colegate was baptised on 18st May 1687 in Speldhurst, Kent.
    2. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 1st August 1688 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). (RCTI says 11/8)
    3. Stephen Colegate was baptised on 16th December 1689 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). He married Elizabeth Leader on 20th October 1716 in Speldhurst, Kent by license ('Stephen shown of Hadlow') (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). Elizabeth was possibly buried on 18th March 1747 in Hadlow, Kent ('married). (Source is Family Search and is unconfirmed). Stephen was buried on 1st April 1771 in Hadlow, Kent. Stephen & Elizabeth had two children.
      1. Reuben Colegate was baptised on 30th October 1717 in Hadlow, Kent ('son of Stephen') (source 2 & 10).(RCTI says 20/10)
      2. Stephen Colegate was baptised on 6th June 1728 in Hadlow, Kent ('son of Stephen') (source 2 & 10). He married Ann Rixon on 31st December 1776 in Hadlow, Kent (by license) (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). Anne was possibly buried on 15th September 1800 in Hadlow, Kent and Stephen was possibly buried there on 30th January 1801. (Source is Family Search and is unconfirmed). Stephen & Ann possibly had a child
        1. Stephen Colegate was born in about 1780 possibly in Hadlow, Kent (derived as no birth record found and may be son of a brother). He married Elizabeth Powell on 2nd October 1803 in Barming, Kent ('Elizabeth was a widow'). Stephen was buried on 1st January 1837 in Wrotham, Kent (' age 57, of West Peckham'). Stephen & Elizabeth had six children in West Peckham, Kent - Note: Hadlow is about 1.5 miles from West Peckham (James (1804), William (1808), Jane (1810), Elizabeth (1812), Stephen (1813), Sarah ( 1816). Sarah was an ancestor of Lynn Girardeau (
    4. Rebecca Colegate was baptised on 21st June 1691 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). She married John Dungate on 19th May 1715 at St Bride's, London (Rebecca shown as of Hadlow, Kent and John as of East Grinstead) (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). John was the son of Henry Dungate, the son of Joseph Dungate & Sarah Heasman (family ref 4 B) and details of the children are shown there.
    5. Mary Colegate was baptised on 21st March 1693 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). She married George Hollamby on 12th October 1718 in Frant, Sussex (George shown of Speldhurst). Mary was buried on 29th December 1717 in Hadlow, Kent.
    6. Reuben Colegate was baptised on 21st May 1695 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). He was buried on 30th April 1730 in Hadlow, Kent.
    7. John Colegate was baptised on 28th August 1696 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10).
    8. George Colegate was baptised on 31st July 1698 in Hadlow, Kent (source 2 & 10). He married Clement Comber on 25th October 1747 in Maidstone, Kent
  3. Thomas Colegate was maybe possibly born in about 1660 possibly in Speldhurst, Kent (derived as no birth records found and may not be a son of Stephen). He married Jane Chary. Details of Thomas Colegate & Jane Chary are shown separately.

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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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Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  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