'Heygate1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Heygate of Hayes, Heygate of Husband's Bosworth, Heygate of London, Higatte (Heygate) of Rendlesham, Heygate of West Haddon

BP1952 identifies the following family as "a branch of the ancient family of Heygate, seated in the counties of Essex and Suffolk."
Thomas Heygate of Hayes, Middlesex (d 1576, Provost Marshal General)
m. Elizabeth Stonor (dau of Thomas Stonor of Stonor)
1. ?? Heygate shown in 'Mundy's Middlesex Pedigrees' (Armytage (1914), 'Higate of Hayes') as elder brother of ...
2. Thomas Heygate of Hayes, Middlesex (a 1596, Provost Marshal General)
  m. Margery Skipwith (dau of Ralph Skipwith of Parkbury (Hertfordshire, of the family of St. Albans))
  A. Thomas Heygate of Hayes (d 1658)
  i. Sophia Heygate
  m. _ Lancaster
  B. Ralph Heygate of London (d 1668)
  m1. Elizabeth Taylor (dau of Thomas Taylor, rector in Aldermanbury) named by Berry & Visitation (London, 1634, 'Heygate')
  m2. Anne Spicer (dau of Nicholas Spicer of Exeter)
  i. Nicholas Heygate (d 1697)
  m. Elizabeth Cotton (dau of Thomas Cotton of Loughton, granddau of Edward Shuckburgh of Naseby)
  a. Robert Heygate of Husband's Bosworth, Leicestershire (d 1736)
  m. Anne Freeman (dau of John Freeman of Husband's Bosworth)
  (1) Nicholas Heygate of West Haddon, Northamptonshire (b 07.09.1705, d 20.07.1774)
  m. Mary Anne Cooke (d 20.07.1794, dau of John Cooke of Hill Morton)
  (A) Thomas Heygate of Husband's Bosworth (b 1738, d 1781)
  m. (1769) Mary Snelson (d 1808, dau of Benjamin Snelson)
  (i) Thomas Heygate of Husband's Bosworth
  (B) Robert Heygate of West Haddon (b 1740, d 1807)
  m. Elizabeth Underwood (dau of Robert Underwood)
(i)+ issue - Robert, John
  (C) Charles Heygate (b 1745, d 1808)
  m. Martha Lucas (dau of Thomas Lucas of Holywell)
  (i)+ issue - Charles, Thomas, William, Martha, Anne, Elizabeth
  (D) James Heygate of Aldermanbury (London), Hackney (Middlesex) & Southend (Essex) (b 11.01.1747, d 11.04.1833, banker)
  m. (11.01.1781) Sarah Unwin (d 02.02.1801 or 13.04.1833, dau of Samuel Unwin of Sutton-in-Ashfield)
  (i) Sir William Heygate, Lord Mayor of London, 1st Bart (b 24.06.1782, d 28.08.1844, MP) had issue
  m. (19.05.1821) Isabella Mackmurdo (d 07.10.1859, dau of Edward Longdon Mackmurdo of Upper Clayton)
  (ii) James Heygate (b 15.02.1784, d 22.07.1873) had issue
  m. (20.08.1814) Anna Mackmurdo (d 09.09.1867, dau of Edward Longdon Mackmurdo of Upper Clayton)
  (iii)+ other issue - Elizabeth Anne (d infant), Elizabeth Anne a 1809) mentioned on FMG (vol 1, p381)
  Berry mentions one of the Elizabeth Annes, showing that she was born 017.05.1788.
  (E) Anne Heygate
  m. William Butlin of Rugby (d 1791)
(F) Mary Heygate
  m. William Lovett
  (G) Catherine Heygate
  m. John Lovett
  C. Elizabeth Anne Heygate
  m. E. Heylyn of Minster Loval
  D. Katherine Heygate (bpt 16.08.1609)
  m. Robert Tyrwhitt (bpt 10.1590, bur 06.01.1651-2, master of the buckhounds to King Charles I)
  E. Letitia Heygate
  m. Peter Heylyn (prebendary of Westminster)



Their coat of arms (and similarity of name, with at least one cross-reference to this family spelling the name Heygate), suggests that the following family was connected to the above family, possibly being the senior branch.
Thomas Higatte or Hygate of Fearinge, Essex
1. Reinold Higatte of Aseldon, Essex
2. Thomas Higatte or Hygatt (d before 20.01.1557/8)
  The Essex Visitation shows that it was Reinold who m. Margaret Arther and was father of Edmound (m. Dorothy Bamborough) but the Suffolk Visitation, which is more detailed than the Essex Visitation, shows that it was Thomas.
  m. Margaret Arthur (dau/coir of Robert Arthur (Arther) of Much Baddow)
  A. Edmound (Edmund) Higatte (Heygate) of Rendlesham, Suffolk (a 1568)
  m. Dorothy Bamborough (dau of William Bamborough or Bamburgh f Rendlesham)
  i. Francis Higatt
  m. (1584) Elizabeth Pretiman (bpt 1564, dau of John Pretiman (of family of Thorndon))
  ii. Robert Higatt
  Reported in Visitation (Suffolk, 1612, 'Higatt of Rendlesham') as having married (with no issue by 1612) ...
  m. Margaret Broke (dau of John Broke of Ashfield)
  iii. Elizabeth Higatt
  B. Margaret Higatte
  m. Robert Gardner or Gardener of Charsfield
  C. Jone Higatte
  m. Thomas Axdowne or Arkesdon of Retingdon/Rettendon
  D. Thomazin Higatte
  m. Thomas Cooke of Assledon (Ashdon or Ashledham)
3. Anne Higatte
  m. John Pagett

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1934 ('Heygate') with some support from CountyGen (Berry, Hertfordshire, p166)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Essex, 1558, 'Higatte'), Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Higatt of Rendlsham')
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