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Early Origins of the Redgate family

The surname Redgate was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Redgate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redgate research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1376, 1547, 1602, 1597, 1602, 1726, 1654, 1687, 1717, 1772, 1721, 1788, 1759, 1765 and are included under the topic Early Redgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Redgate Spelling Variations

The name, Redgate, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Redpath, Ridpath, Reidpath, Ridpeth, Redpeth and others.

Early Notables of the Redgate family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Redpath, Chief of the Clan in 1602. George Ridpath (died 1726), was a Scottish whig journalist who seems to have been born in Berwickshire. His father may have been George Readpath, who inherited land from his father, Thomas, in 1654. Ridpath himself claimed connection with the Gordons. In 1687 Ridpath published a new method of shorthand, 'Shorthand yet Shorter,' with...
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Ireland Migration of the Redgate family to Ireland

Some of the Redgate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Redgate migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Redgate surname who came to North America were:

Redgate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Liggett Redgate, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Louis T. Redgate, aged 22, who immigrated to America, in 1893
Redgate Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Jane Redgate, aged 58, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1909
  • Harold Redgate, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • John William Redgate, aged 28, who landed in America from Long Eaton, England, in 1922

Australia Redgate migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Redgate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Redgate (post 1700) +

  • Captain Oliver William Redgate (1898-1929), English World War I flying ace credited with 16 aerial victories from Nottingham
  • Samuel "Sam" Redgate (1810-1851), English professional cricketer who played for Nottingham Cricket Club in the mid 1800s
  • Anne Elizabeth "A.E." Redgate, English educator and author born in Lancashire, lecturer at the Newcastle University
  • Roger Redgate, British musician and composer, from Bolton, Lancashire
  • Jim Redgate, Australian classical guitar luthier, founder and owner of Redgate Guitars

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th February 2022). Retrieved from
  4. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 23rd August 2020 from on Facebook