From Yorkshire England To Phildelphia.
1*** William HOLGATE (Probable Father of Matthew Holgate Sr.)
Birth: Sawley, North Yorkshire England
Death: Between 1685 & 1694
William Holgate was the founder of Twisden Meeting.William Holgate was imprisoned and and was seized of 26 pounds, 19 shillings and 8d. of household goods for holding a meeting in his house in 1682.
Children: Mathew (~1650-)
(*** = Probable)
1.1a Mathew HOLGATE Sr.*
Birth: abt 1650\5, Sawley, North Yorkshire England
Death: Philadelphia Pa.
Mathew Holgate sr.of the Forrest of Pendle arrived Phila. Aug. 31 1685 on the Rebecca of Liverpoole with a letter of certification from the Marsden Monthly Meeting signed by William HOLGATE and Isacc Ashton.
County: Philadelphia Co.
Matthew Holgate, Sr., of Philadelphia, purchased in 1698 a
tract of land extend ing from the Schuylkill river to the line of Germantown township, and prior to 1720 erected a fulling mill on the
*Mathew Houlgate, Sr., bought John Jennett's tract in 1698, extending from the Schuylkill river, to the line of Germantown township, and prior to 1720, erected a fulling mill on the Wissahiccon, below Conrad's Lane. The ruins of this mill have lately been covered up by the workmen engaged in making the Wissahiccon turnpike. This family erected the stone dwelling, now owned by George Markle, on Rittenhouse (Red Bridge) Lane.
*In 1779, there were at least eleven mills in Roxborough, nine of them on the Wissahickon, and eight of them grist mills. They were situated as follows:
1. John Vandaren's grist mill, (now owned by the Robesons).
2. John Vandaren' and Martin Rittenhouse's grist mill.
3. Nicholas Rittenhouse's grist mill.
4. Jacob Rittenhouse's paper mill.
5. William Rittenhouse's grist mill.
6. Abraham Rittenhouse's grist mill.
7. Matthew Holget and Christian Snyder's fulling mill.
8. Peter Care's grist mill.
9. John Gorgas' grist mill.
10. Benjamin Gorgas' oil mill.
11. Thomas Livezey's grist mill.
*From H.G. Jones Book on the Levering Family
Spouse: Sarah STURGIS
Death: Philadelphia Pa.
Father: Anthony STURGIS (~1644-1702)
Mother: Ann (-1696)
Children: Mathew (-~1770)
Other Spouses Mary MIDGLEY
1.1a.1 Mathew HOLGATE Jr.
Birth: Roxborough Pa
Death: abt 1770
Matthew's will was probated 26 Feb 1770.
Remarks: Mathew Houlgate. Roxborrow, Phila. Co. Yeoman. 5 Jan 1770. 26 Feb 1770. Wife: Mary. Children: John and William, Exec., Sarah Moir, Mary Gruber, Elizabeth and Margaret Colladay. O:469.
Children: John (~1724-~1778)
1.1a.1.1 John HOLGATE Sr.
Birth: abt 1724
Death: abt 1778, Roxborough Pa
John HOLGATE's will was proved 1 Aug. 1778
Children: Cornelious (1758-1829)
1.1a.1.1.1 Cornelious HOLGATE
Birth: 27 Jan 1758
Death: 14 Apr 1829, Wilkesbarre Pa
Occ: Justuce of the Peace
Cornelius Holgate, of Roxb., who was b. Jan. 27, 1758. He d. April 14, 1829, near to Wilkesbarre, Pa., where he was buried until 1876, when his son Griffith had his body removed to the Lev. Cem. and buried beside that of his wife, who d. Aug. 20, 1843, at Leverington, Philad.Cornelius was buried in the Daleville Cemetery, Covington Twp, Luzerne Co, PA. and his body was later moved to Leverington cemetery in Philadelphia Co, PA.
Spouse: Mary LEVERING
Birth: 13 Jan 1755, Roxborough Pa
Death: 20 Aug 1843, Roxborough Pa
Father: Abraham LEVERING (1717-1804)
Mother: Anna THOMAS (1726-1799)
Marr: 29 Mar 1781, at her father's house in Roxborough
Children: John (1782-1854)
Abraham Levering (1791-1847)
1.1a.184.108.40.206 John HOLGATE
Birth: 12 Mar 1782, Roxborough Pa
Death: 28 Apr 1854
Occ: Deacon Roxborough Baptist Church
Spouse: Myra GILBERT
Birth: 1 Apr 1768
Death: 7 Feb 1857
1.1a.220.127.116.11.1 Elizabeth HOLGATE
Spouse: William Alger LAIN
1.1a.18.104.22.168 William HOLGATE
Birth: 12 Jun 1783, Roxborough Pa
Death: 14 Sep 1805
1.1a.22.214.171.124 Abraham HOLGATE
Birth: 19 Sep 1785, Roxborough Pa
Death: 30 Nov 1786
1.1a.126.96.36.199 Anna HOLGATE
Birth: 5 Jan 1788, Roxborough Pa
Death: 18 Jan 1857
Spouse: Thomas BARTOLETTE
Death: 10 Aug 1857, Illonois
1.1a.188.8.131.52 Jane HOLGATE
Birth: 27 Feb 1789, Roxborough Pa
Death: 4 Nov 1854
Spouse: Isreal GILBERT
Birth: 14 Jul 1789
Death: 4 Mar 1852
Marr: 7 Jan 1813
1.1a.184.108.40.206 Abraham Levering HOLGATE
Birth: 1 Mar 1791, Roxborough Pa
Death: 8 Nov 1847
Abraham Levering, was born March 1, 1791, at Roxborough,and m. Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Clark Jones, of Pittsburg, Pa. Abby J. Holgate, daughter of Abraham L. and Elizabeth Holgate, b. Oct. 13, 1824, in
Lebanon, O., m. Dec. 4, 1845, in Van Buren county, Iowa, Edward Hanford. They have sons, Cornelius H. and Frank Hanford. From Pittsburgh they removed to Cincinnati, and thence to Van Buren Co., Iowa.
Spouse: Elizabeth JONES
Birth: 20 Apr 1796, Milford Conn.
Death: 22 Jan 1880
Father: Nathan JONES
Mother: Abigail CLARK
Marr: 26 Mar 1818, Pittsburg
Children: Abby J. (1824-)
1.1a.220.127.116.11.1 Abby J. HOLGATE
Birth: 13 Oct 1824, Lebanon Ohio
Spouse: Edward HANFORD.
Marr: 4 Dec 1845, Van Buren county, Iowa
Children: Cornelius H.
1.1a.18.104.22.168 Griffith HOLGATE
Birth: 2 Nov 1792, Roxborough Pa
Death: 5 Jan 1881
Burial: Mt. Moriah Cem
Griffith was b. Nov. 2, 1792; m. Feb. 28, 1822, Elizabeth Rose, b. Feb. 13, 1796. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Was a merchant in Haddington, a suburb of Philadelphia, from 1821 to 1834, when he moved to a farm in Darby Tp., Delaware Co., Pa., where he remained until the death of his wife, April 29, 1866, when he accepted domicile with his daughter, Elvina Levering Cartwright, at Oswego, N. Y., where he died on Jan. 5, 1881. He was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, a type of Christian consistency and of business integrity. Both were buried at Mt. Moriah Cem., near Philadelphia.
Spouse: Elizabeth ROSE
Birth: 13 Feb 1796
Death: 29 Apr 1866
1.1a.22.214.171.124 Sarah HOLGATE
Birth: 20 Nov 1794, Roxborough Pa
Death: 2 Jan 1840, Waverly, N. Y.;
SARAH was b. Nov. 20, 1794; m. Dec. 13, 1818, Alexander Brooks. He was born Nov. 21, 1796, in Danbury, Conn.; went from there when 20 years of age to Berwick, Pa., where he became acquainted with Sarah. After their marriage 1826 they removed to Factoryville, New York, where he bought a woolen factory and manufactured cloths. He was a deacon in a Bapt. Church there for many years, and was the main financial support of the church. Prof. Alex. Atwood7 Brooks wrote of his mother, Sarah: "My natural ability and my success in life I owe to my mother. She was a woman of superior qualities of both head and heart, and of exalted character in all the walks of life." Both d. at Waverly, N. Y.; she on Jan. 2, 1840, and he on Aug. 12, 1876. On July 24, 1841, he mar. Margaret Ten Brook, of Waverly, who d. March 1, 1893.
Spouse: Alexander BROOKS
Birth: 21 Nov 1796, Danburry Conn.
Death: 12 Aug 1876, Waverly, N. Y.;
Children: Alex. Atwood
1.1a.126.96.36.199.1 Prof. Alex. Atwood BROOKS
Prof. Alex. Atwood7 Brooks wrote of his mother, Sarah: "My natural ability and my success in life I owe to my mother. She was a woman of superior qualities of both head and heart, and of exalted character in all the walks of life."
1.1a.188.8.131.52 Thomas HOLGATE
Birth: 9 Mar 1796, Roxborough Pa
Death: 12 Aug 1797
1.1a.184.108.40.206 Maria HOLGATE
Birth: 5 Dec 1797, Roxborough Pa
Death: 1 Sep 1874, Near Philadelphia Pa.
List of Names of Persons in the United Stated, Canada, Australia Entitled to Property (Great Briton)HOLGATE, MARIA, born about 1798. Representatives wanted.
Spouse: Randall FENTON
Birth: 9 Mar 1792, Pa.
Death: 10 Dec 1865, Pa.
Father: ***Ephraim Fenton (-1826)(Probable Father)
Mother: Mary THOMAS
Marr: 10 Jan 1819
Children: Mary Jane (1819-1886)
Eliza F. (1823-)
Susan M. (1824-)
Sara Ann (1828-)
Charles Levering (1832-1899)
John L. (~1834-)
Emma Maria (~1839-)
1.1a.220.127.116.11.1 Mary Jane FENTON
Birth: 24 Oct 1819
Death: 7 May 1886
Spouse: Samuel McBRIDE
Birth: 10 Mar 1816
Death: 21 Feb 1890
Marr: 10 Oct 1849
1.1a.18.104.22.168.2 Martha FENTON
Birth: 11 Feb 1821
Death: 10 Oct 1891
Spouse: Joseph KEYSER WOLF
Birth: 27 May 1818
Marr: Sep 1848
1.1a.22.214.171.124.3 Eliza F. FENTON
Birth: 7 Feb 1823
Jarrettown Montgomery co. Pa.
Spouse: Abraham LIGHTKEP
Birth: 29 Sep 1815
Death: 4 Feb 1885, Pa,
Marr: 1 Feb 1844
Children: Mary Jane (1844-1914)
Sarah Maria H. (1847-)
Amanda E. (1848-1905)
Randal F. (1850-)
Adelaide W. (1855-)
Annie Z. (1855-)
John H. (1857-)
William R. (1859-)
1.1a.126.96.36.199.4 Susan M. FENTON
Birth: 21 Nov 1824
Jarrettown Montgomery county Pa.
1.1a.188.8.131.52.5 Ursula FENTON
Birth: 24 Feb 1826
Spouse: Henry SHEETZ
Birth: 24 Nov 1829
Marr: 8 Oct 1854
1.1a.184.108.40.206.6 Sara Ann FENTON
Birth: 1 Jun 1828
Spouse: William M. EISENBREY
Birth: 9 Dec 1828
Marr: 12 Oct 1851
1.1a.220.127.116.11.7 Randall FENTON Jr.
Birth: 20 Jul 1830
Spouse: Margaret J. HARPER
Birth: 29 Apr 1833
Marr: 25 Oct 1854
1.1a.18.104.22.168.8 Charles Levering FENTON
Birth: 28 May 1832, Montomery Co., Pa
Death: 23 Jan 1899, Bogard, Crrll Co., Mo
Occ: Carpenter and Milkman
1859 Limelilm Pk.
Reside near Bogard, Carroll Co., Mo
Spouse: Elizabeth Ann FISHER
Birth: 2 Apr 1833, Montgomery Co., Pa
Death: 8 Feb 1894, Bogard, Crrll Co., Mo
Father: Christian FISHER (1807-)
Mother: Margaret CARR (1811-)
Marr: 9 Jan 1859
Children: Charles Walton (1860-1932)
Laura Margarette (1871-1938)
1.1a.22.214.171.124.9 John L. FENTON
Birth: abt 1834
1.1a.126.96.36.199.10 Emma Maria FENTON
Birth: abt 1839
Resided at Tyler, Smith Co., Texas.
Spouse: William Thomas WILSON
Birth: 15 Sep 1838
1.1a.188.8.131.52.11 Adelaid FENTON
1.1a.184.108.40.206 Susanna HOLGATE
Birth: 21 Dec 1800, Roxborough Pa
Death: 6 May 1877
Spouse: Johnathan SCOUT
Birth: 14 May 1807
Death: 12 Jul 1881
1.1a.1.1.2 Mathew HOLGATE
Matthew Holgate, who was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
Holgate, Matthew (Pa). 2d Lieutenant of Lewis' Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, July to December, 1776 and, in November, 1778, was Captain of a Company in the Second Battalion of Philadelphia County Associators. From 31 July 1779 when he was Lieutenant Colonel of the Seventh County(Germantown) Battalion.
The Petition of Colonel Holgate, of the Second Battalion of Philadelphia County Militia for Two hundred Arms and cartouche Boxes, being read, Ordered, That Colonel Holgate be informed that this Board are pleased with his views to get his Battalion properly Armed and request him to make
search for Publick Arms within his district, and that the Lieutenant of the
County be accountable for Arms, application made thro' Him will be properly
The troop of light horse are notified to meet Tuesday, the 26th of
November  at 10 o'clock in the morning, at Chestnut-Hill, the place
of "Rendezvous" of the 7th or Germantown Battalion [Colonel Matthew
Holgate]: They will be careful to appear properly equipped and accoutered.
"W. Coats, Lt. C.P."
He was later appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Second Battalion of
The troop of Horse will meet the Second Battalion, commanded by Colonel
[Matthew] Holgate, the 4th of May, at Germantown.
Lieutenant of the County of Philadelphia"
April 17, 1784
The troop of Light-Horse of the County of Philadelphia, will please to
take notice, that they are to parade on Tuesday next, the 2d of May,
precisely at 9 o'clock in the morning at the Old Rising Sun, on the
Germantown Road, properly equipt as Light-Horsemen, in order to join the 2d
Battalion, commanded by Colonel [Matthew] Holegate (sic).
"William Coats, Lieut. C.P.
"Philadelphia County, April 26, 1786"
The Second Battalion. commanded by Colonel [Matthew] Holegate, on
Tuesday, the 8th Day of May. The troops of Light Dragoons are to meet the
Second Battalion, commanded by Colonel Holegate, on their parade day, by
eleven o'clock in the morning . . .
"William Coats, Lieut. C.P.
Captain Stiles, Commissioner of military stores, was directed to
deliver to Colonel Joseph Marsh eighty-two empty cannon catridges (sic);
and to Colonels William Will, Benjamin G. Eyre, And Matthew Holegate, two
hundred weight of gunpowder, in the following proportions, vizt: to Colonel
William Will seventy-five weight, to Colonel Benjamin G. Eyre seventy-five
weight, and to Colonel Matthew Holegate fifty weight, for the use of the
militia under their command, at their next meeting.
1.1a.1.1.3 Samuel HOLGATE
Spouse: Susannah LOCK
1.1a.1.1.4 John HOLGATE
1.1a.1.1.5 William HOLGATE
Birth: 1762, Roxborough Pa
Death: 1843, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA
County: Philadelphia Co.
Name: William Holgate
Annual Allowance: 240 00
Sums Received: 1,482 58
Description of service: Pennsylvania continental
When placed on the pension roll: September 15, 1830
Commencement of pension: January 1, 1828
Spouse: Mary DAVIS
Marr: Dec 26 1782
1.1a.1.1.6 Mary Ann HOLGATE
1.1a.1.2 William HOLGATE
Birth: abt 1725
Burial: 1815, Upper Germantown Cemetery
Death: 15 Dec 1815, Germantown, Phila. Co, PA
Spouse: Susanna RINKER
Death: 13 Sep 1807, Germantown Philadelphia
Father: Jacob RINKER
Children: Jacob (1767-1832)
1.1a.1.2.1 Jacob HOLGATE
Birth: 10 Jun 1767, Chestnut Hill, Phila, PA "in the domicile of his ancestors".
Death: 18 Sep 1832
HOLGATE, JACOB, Philadelphia; was several years in the state legislature, and an influential republican politician of the old school; was democratic candidate for governor of Penn., but not elected. (Simpson's Eminent Philadelphians.)
Spouse: Elizabeth SHEITZ/SHUTZ
Father: Jacob SHEITZ/SHUTZ
1.1a.1.3 Sarah HOLGATE
Spouse: ???? MOIR
1.1a.1.4 Mary HOLGATE
Spouse: John GRUBER
Marr: 6 Apr 1745
1.1a.1.5 Margaret HOLGATE
Spouse: ???? COLLADAY
1.1a.1.6 Elizabeth HOLGATE
Spouse: ???? COLLADAY
1.1a.2 John HOLGATE
Children: Anne (1728-)
1.1a.2.1 Anne HOLGATE
Birth: 1 Oct 1728
Bapt: 14 Jan 1729, First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
1.1a.2.2 Susanna HOLGATE
Birth: 6 Oct 1730
Bapt: 4 Aug 1731, First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
Spouse: Joseph CAMMEL
1.1a.2.3 Mary HOLGATE
Birth: 26 Nov 1732
Bapt: 5 Jul 1733, First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
1.1b Mathew HOLGATE Sr.* (See above)
Spouse: Mary MIDGLEY
Death: Dec 1679
Marr: 1677, Newchurch-in-Pendle
Children: Mary (1678-)
Other Spouses Sarah STURGIS
1.1b.1 Mary HOLGATE
Birth: 1678, England
1.2 Elizabeth HOLGATE
Birth: 4 Apr 1657, England
1.3 Francis HOLGATE
Birth: 19 Apr 1658
Spouse: John TIPPIN
1.4 William HOLGATE
Birth: 18 Dec 1659
1.5 Robert HOLGATE
Birth: 12 Jan 1661
It is recorded in the minutes of Marsden Monthly Meeting, Lancashire 12 mo. 16, 1681 that Robert Holgate, "Intends to sail for America" accordingly, 1 mo 16, 1682, a "certificate of removal" was granted him. Before his departure, he became a First Puprchaser from William Penn of 250 acres of land in Pensylvania. Then, it would seem, he crrossed the sea, preceding Penn to the Province, and 7 mo. 11.1682, procured from William Markham, the Deputy Governor and the Commissioners, a warrant which caused his land to be surveyed, the 25th of the same month, on the east bak of Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County
1.6 John HOLGATE
Birth: 19 Jun 1664, England
1.7 Mary HOLGATE
Birth: 17 Mar 1668, England
Spouse: William KIPPAX
1.8 Ann HOLGATE
Birth: 28 Feb 1670, England
Spouse: William ATKINSIN
Marr: 1694, Grindleton
1.9 James HOLGATE
James Holgate who came over on the "Rebecca" with
Matthew Holgate as a servant for a Cureton family.