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William Hoge, "The Immigrant"

Also Known As: "William Hogue", "William Hogge", "William Hogg"
Birthplace: Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Death: before August 8, 1749
Kernstown, Winchester, Frederick County, Colony of Virginia,
Place of Burial: Old Opequon Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Hoge and Marjorie Hoge
Husband of Barbara Hoge and Mary Hoge
Father of Joseph Hoge; James Hogge; Elizabeth Hoge; Barbara Hogue; John Hoge and 12 others
Brother of John Hoge; George Hoge; Peter Hoge; Solomon Hoge; Mary Hoge and 1 other
Half brother of Ann Willson (Hoge)

Occupation: 1682 - Emigrated from Scotland to America on the "Caledonia", Comes to scotland to america in 1680
Managed by: Travis Lane Hogg
Last Updated:

About William Hoge

The conclusion that the names are the same, that Hoge is only another variant of Haga or Haig and that the Hoges as well as the Haigs, all of the same neighborhood, are descendents of Petrus deHaga who came form Normandy about 1150, is supported by the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography with the statement (p. 463, Vol. K) that "William Hoge (Haig) who came to America in the seventeenth century was descended from the Haigs of Bemersyde, Berwick, Scotland, celebrated for centuries by the poets."

The above person did not do any Y-DNA research - the results of which show that this pleasant legend is just another "origin myth". Four I1 clusters and a dozen I1 outliers; 13 Rib clusters (the descendants of William Hoge are in cluster 1) and over *two* dozen outliers; small G2a, E1b1b, and I2b1 clusters, and scattered R1a, J, N, and nonspecific I2 results all say it isn't so.

17 Apr 1729  Last Will and Testament 

He listed wife Barbara and sons: John, William, Alexander, James and George. He also listed sons-in-law Neal Thomson and Robert White. He listed only one daughter, Joreter, indicating that his other daughter may have died. George Hoge was appointed administrator of the estate on 15 Nov 1749. His wife must have died before him as it was his widow Mary Hoge who released all right and title of dower in 203 acres of land to George Hoge, the administrator of the estate, for 40 shillings yearly. This release was recorded in Frederick County, Virginia on 15 November 1750.


The "Caledonia" sailed from from Glasgow, Scotland to New York City, New York.

Passengers included

William Hogue (or Hoge, or Hogg), his future wife

Barbara Hume, and her father

Sir James Hume (died on ship), and her mother

Mrs. Hume (who died on the ship)

Early Hoge Family History

William Hoge, the first representative of this family, distinguished in church and state, came to America in 1682; was the son of James Hoge, of Scotland, who lived in Musselburg, near Edinburgh. On board the Caladonia, the vessel that brought him over, there was a family named Hume, consisting of father, mother, and daughter; they were Presbyterians, leaving Scotland to avoid persecution. The Humes were from Paisley, Scotland, and the father was a Knight and a Baron; both father and mother died during the voyage to America, leaving their daughter, Barbara, in charge of young William Hoge, who placed her with her relations, the Johnstons, in the city of New York, whilst he decided to make his home at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on land owned by a Scotch company, at the head of which was Governor Berkeley, and of which he was a member. Subsequently William Hoge returned to New York, married the girl Barbara Hume, who had been his protege, and from this rather romantic marriage a long line of distinguished men and women have written their names on history's page. After the birth of their first son, John, William and his young wife made their home for some time in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and John, when grown, married Miss ......... Bowen, a Welch woman, and settled about nine miles west of Harrisburg and laid out the little village of Hogestown. From this marriage sprang a long line of descendants who have fitly adorned the history of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and other western states, many of our country's most distinguished men being numbered among them, but the line is too long to trace these descendants, but rather of the father and remainder of the children, all of whom came to Virginia about the time John was establishing the little village of Hogestown.

The children that came with William Hoge to Virginia, in 1735, were as follows: Solomon, James, William, Alexander, George, Zebulon, and Nancy, making their home about three miles from Winchester, in Frederick County. In the old graveyard of old Opequon Church--the deed for that land on which the church stands was made by William Hoge on February 14th, 1745--is buried William Hoge and Barbara, his wife, and many of their descendants.

"About the close of the seventeenth century (1682) a young man named William Hoge, son of sir James Hoge, who was a son of George Hoge, a son of Sir John Hoge of Musselboro, Scotland, evidently in good circumstances, came to America on account of the religious persecution under the Stuarts.

  • William Hoge's Last Will and Testament:

In the name of God Amen. This eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine. I, William Hoge of Nottingham in ye County of Chester and Provence of Pennsylvania lands, a farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God therefore, calling unto mind ye mortality of my body and knowing yet it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, yet is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend it to ye earth be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at ye general Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God and as touching such worldly (goods) wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, devise and dispose of ye same in ye following manner form--. Im primus my will is yet all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as soon as conveniently they can after my decease--Secondly my will is yet Barbara my will beloved wife shall have ye benefit of ye plantation whereon I now live during her life--Thirdly my will is yet my son John Hoge shall fully be possessed of yet tract of land yet I made over to him by Deed of Gift--Fourthly is yet my son William Hoge shall have yet 100 a. of land whereon he now lives which is secured to him by a bill of sale--Fifthly is yet my will is yet my son-in-law Noal Thomson shall have 100 a. of land whereon he lives during his life and at his decease to be his wife and her heirs forever--Sixly that my son in law Robert White shall have 5 shillings--Sevently my will is yet my sons Allexander, James and George shall have ye remainder of my land to be equally divided amongst them by men of their own choosing yet there is no difference between them nor go to law one with another about it--Eightly my will is yet my daughter Joroter Hoge will have 50 pounds in money or value thereof leveyed out of ye stock and what debts is due to me and if that will not be so yet ye remainder be raised of ye plantation--Ninthly and lastly. I likewise constitute make and ordain George Galassbey of Newcastle County and Barbara my well beloved wife Executor and Executrix of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all other forms testaments wills and legacies bequests executors by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, In witness whereof I have here- unto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written; William Hoge [seal] Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by ye William Hoge to be his last Willand Testament in ye presence of us subscribers, We: John Ruddoll, Enoch Job, William Rogers

Admitted for probate Wednesday Nov. 15, 1749, in Frederick County, VA.

At the close of the 17th Century, a young man by the name of William Hoge left Scotland and came to America. With him came his two brothers, Peter, who settled in New York and Solomon, who came to Pennsylvania, but later to Virginia. See Hoge 1591.txt for source

William served as a member of the House of Deputies of the New Jersey Assembly in 1688. the following year he removed to the three lower counties of Penn's Province (now Delaware).

William Hoge "of County of Monmouth in the Eastern Division of New Jersey a Taylor" purchased 1000 acres of land 11 Nov 1710 on a branch of the Elk River in East Nottingham Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania (Chester Co Deed Book D 1710-Pg. 312). Taxes were not recorded in Chester County until 1719. William Hoge appears on these records until 1735.

After 1729 and before 1735, Hoge moved again, this time to a branch of Opequon Creek (named Hoge Run) at present-day Kernstown, VA. It may be that William Hoge actually preceded Joist Hite into the Shenandoah Valley. He did have land granted to him that was separated from those awarded Hite.

In 1745 William conveyed to the trustees of Opequon Presbyterian church (located at Kernstown) "for five shillings... two acres... near the Presbyterian Meeting house where it now stands on the Land of said William Hogg, Sr...A burying place together with Timber sufficient from any part of the Hoggs Land to repair the Meeting house." He did not, as frequently stated, donate the church lot. His Virginia will was filed and recorded in Frederick Co, Aug 1749, but was never probated.

See: The Jolliffe Family of Virginia, 1652-1893, by William Jolliffe, J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1893. Note: The book also contains sketches of the cognate families of Rigglesworth, Hollingworth, biles, Baker, Janney, O'Neill, Dragoo, Branham, Parry, (Fitz)Randolph & Hoge.

See Also: Ref #11, 14, 22, 38, 40, 67; DAR Mag., Ap 1943, p. 240.

REFERENCE: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969

  • *Please note: This reference refers to a book, "The Family of Hoge, " compiled by James Hoge Tyler, late governor of Virginia and edited and published by James Fulton Hoge, Esq., senior member of the firm of Rogers, Hoge and Hills, 90 Park Avenue, New York City, as a main source of it's information.

Came to America from Berwick, Scotland in 1682; settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey; married Barbara Hume, 1670-1745, who also came from Berwick, Scotland, to America on the same voyage in 1682; about 1688 removed, with his wife and infant son, John, to the Three Lower Counties of PA's Provence (now the state of Delaware) where the later children were born; early in the eighteenth century resettled in Chester County, PA.; in 1735 removed to Frederick Co, VA (Kernstown about three miles south of Winchester.).

From the reference above:

Here is a Copy of a letter received by Mr. F.L. Hoge

Uniontown, PA

August 31, 1880

Mr. F.L. Hoge

Wheeling, W. VA.

Dear Sir:

I have to thank you for your favor of yesterday. You are no doubt acquainted with the romantic history and marriage of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, so I will not repeat it. he was from Musselburg, and she from paisley, Scotland. His father was Sir James Hoge, her father was a Knight and a Baron, and nearly related to the Royal House of Stuart of Scotland, so this takes you back to King Robert the Second of Scotland, born about 1300.

The Rev. William Henry Foot of Romney, W. Va., in his "Sketches of Virginia", second series, gives a pretty full account of the descendents of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, but he mistakes many particulars. He makes your ancestor, William (the Quaker), the oldest son; this is a mistake; their oldest son was John, who never moved to VA. They lived in Chester co., PA., and while the father and the balance of the family moved to the Valley of VA., about 1735, or before, John, the oldest son, moved to the Cumberland Valley, about nine miles west of Harrisburg, and settled in village of Hoges town now stands, owned a large body of land, and lived and died there about 1752. While the family lived in Chester Co., John married Gwenthloon Bowen, a Welch woman, while your ancestor, William, married a Quaker. John had four sons, John and four sons, John, Bunyan, Jonathan, and David, and four daughters. Of the daughters I will say nothing now, it would make the story too long; enough to say that names of their descendants have been distinguished both in church and state.

John was the Rev. John Hoge, who first preached at Opequan church near Kernstown, where his grandfather lived, as mentioned by Dr. Foot; he left no issue. Bunyan died young. Jonathan was a prominent man in Cumberland Co., when all this part of PA. was Cumberland co., and through the Indian, Catfish, became the owner of the land where the town of Washington, PA now stands.

David's two sons, John and William, in 1782 came to Washington and laid out the town of Washington, see Dr. Creigh's history of Washington co.), and there they both lived and died, both distinguished men. William was a member of congress during Jefferson's entire administration, and died in 1814. If you are in Washington, got to the old graveyard and see his tombstone. John was also in Congress, and held many important offices in PA. He died in 1823 leaving no issue. David was Receiver of Public money at the land office at Steubenville, OH, from the beginning to the end of that office at that place, and died there in 1845, leaving several sons and daughters. the only son now living is Joseph, a lawyer, who is in San Moreno Co., CA. He resided at one time in IL, and was a member of Congress from that state from 1842 to 1846, representing the Galena district. He afterward went to CA. Jonathan moved to near Morgantown, W. VA., had tow sons and died there. One son moved to southern Illinois and died, leaving several children. The other son lives in or near Washington, PA.

Amy, a daughter of David Hoge, married Alex Blaine. they had several children. Squire Blaine (not Fph.) lived and died at Washington, PA. A descendent lived in Wheeling, named Simms, and the only survivor of that branch, L.Q.R. Laidly, lived a few years ago in Charlestown, W. VA., and may be still there. L. Halsey Wells, cashier of the Second Nat. Bank, Pittsburgh, is a descendent; George Shiras, the distinguished lawyer of Pittsburgh was another, and many other whom you and your brother no doubt know. This Mrs Blaine is the only one of David's daughters who left many descendents. Jane Hoge, another daughter, married Captain James Blaine; she died shortly after marriage without issue. Her husband then married a Miss Lyon, and they were the grandparents of Senator James Blaine whom we all know. The other daughter of David Hoge, married the rev. Samuel Waugh, of Silver's Spring, Cumberland Co. She had several children, but they are all dead. the third daughter, Mary, married Dr. John Hoge Irwin, and their daughter, my wife, is the only descendent of that branch, and she was born in Wheeling.

William Hoge and Barbara Hume have sons. John, William, Alexander, James, and George. We have disposed of John and William. Alexander became a lawyer of eminence, lived near Winchester, was a member of the first Congress of the U.S., and of the Virginia convention that adopted the constitution of the US.

James was the father of the Rev. Moses Hoge, the distinguished divine, and who was the ancestor of the several preachers of the name in many parts of the country, including the present Rev. Moses Hoge of Richmond, VA, and Rev. James Hoge of Columbus, OH.

George Hoge moved to North Carolina. Do you know to which of the families Judge Hoge of Martinsburg, W.VA, belongs? It seems that most of the descendents come from the through the son William, your ancestor, more than all the balance put together.

The little old church at Opequan was burnt down since the war. I think in remembrance of their ancestor, William Hoge, who had the first one built, (this is the third one), the Hoges ought to rebuild it. The little school house is still standing, one hundred years old; the burying ground is in good repair. I have a copy of the deed which William Hoge made for the ground on which the church, the school house and the graveyard are, dated Feb. 19, 1745.

I will be glad to have the Princeton Reviews to which you refer. This has been written "Currente Calamo", so you must excuse it.

Very truly yours,

D. Kaine

Again refer to the same reference listed above, pg. 4-9

We doubt if another family has given so many ministers of the gospel or men of prominence in all church, scholastic and benevolent works. We have been able to count among the names we have secured over fifty ministers of the gospel. eighteen have been chosen as members of congress, not to mention many who have been nominated for this position, and the list is quite large of those who have been senators, judges, foreign ministers, governors, etc., etc...

And let it be remembered with especial pride and pleasure that among the long list of names that have been obtained, not against a single one is there known a charge of unlawful behavior. Even the number of those who have been given to the use of intoxicating drink could be counted on the fingers of one's hands.

Surely this is not a family to be ashamed of! Some may be, or may have been poor and may have dropped somewhat in the social scale, but they have been honest, and let the poor but honorable ones be esteemed as highly as those who have won honor and distinction.

A very able and cultivated member of the family, Thomas C. Hoge, of New York, in writing to Rev. Moses D. Hoge, D.D., says with commendable pride, "There is no grander or nobler lineage in this or any other country than this one and my researches warrant me in saying that I know of none to equal it. in our earlier history, our ancestors-were princes and gentlemen, noble not only in blood, but noble of soul; and generation after generation, through centuries of time, have come and passed away, each leaving the same unwavering record of high lofty character, undeviating Christian principles, humble faith and devotion and social supremacy, which neither change of time nor circumstance nor condition could deteriorate. it is a curious fact that the underlying characteristics of the family appear to have always the same."

Let us take a quotation from the life of the most eminent representative of the family, and in my opinion the greatest man taking him all around, I ever knew, Rev. Moses D. Hoge, D.D. In his live, written by his able and distinguished nephew, Rev. Peyton Harrison Hoge, D.D., we have the following words: "When a noble name is borne by the ignoble man, it only serves to make its owner contemptible. But there is a pride of ancestry that awakens responsibility; that stimulates endeavor; that purifies motive and shapes life to noble ends. consciousness of 'whence' we are may largely determine 'what' we are. But apart from conscious influence is not the 'whence' a true cause of 'what'? Great men often arise from very obscure origin, but the historian and biographer are never satisfied until they have traced back the extra ordinary qualities of their hero to a source that is none that less real because it is obscure.

It takes many streams to make the river and the virtues of many lowly men and women struck together in happy combination to give the world the assurance of a man; when the streams are on the surface and the same qualities can be traced for generation our task in plainer and our reward surer. And when natural virtues are exalted by divine grace, we can rejoice not only in the fixedness of nature's laws, but, what is far better the sureness of the covenant promise of God."

The Hoges and the Humes are both families of great antiquity in the south of Scotland. Variations in spelling occurred in both names. For example Hoge, Haig, Haigh, Hage and Hogue are all descendants of Petrus de Haga. According to authority, George P. Donchoo, Editor in Chief, "Pennsylvania - A History biographical", the family is of French origin, having been established in the north of France by William Hogue. That was the spelling of the surname until some of the family, to escape persecution for their religious beliefs, emigrated to Holland and spelled their name 'Hague'. Afterward (during the Twelfth century) part of the family went to Scotland (and adopted the spelling 'DeHage' the baronage of Scotland published in 1798 states that "in our ancient records (beginning in the 12th Century) the name is written 'DeHage". Some authors are of the opinion that they are of pictish extraction; others think that they are descendants of the ancient Britons; but as we cannot by good authority pretend to trace them to their origin, we shall insist no further upon traditional history and proceed to deduce their descent by undisputable documents.

The first authentic records we have are the Petrus Dehaga, who was proprietor of the lands and barony of Bemerside in Berwickshire, lived in the reigns of king Malcolm IV and William the Lion, which last succeeded to the Crown of Scotland in the year 1165 and died in 1214.

In a donation of Richard deMorville, constable of Scotland, of the Chapel of St. Leonards in Lauderdale, to the monastery of Dryburg, Petrus deHaga de Bemerside is a witness. This mortification has no date but as Richard was constable from 1162 to 1188 it must have been within that space.

Contemporary with Petrus lived perticus of Petrus-Odell deHaga who is a witness in a charter of confirmation of the same Richard deMorville the constable of the land of Carfrae, etc., to Sir Henry Sinclair, anno 1188.

In the same era lived also Henry deHaga who is said to have been killed in the expedition made by King William against Harold, Earl of Caithriefs in 1199.

what connection these had with one another we know not but Petrus of Bemerside appears to have died about the year 1200 and was succeeded by his son, Petrus deHaga, second baron of Bemerside.

then follows a succession from father to son in a direct male line to James Haig of Bemerside, the eighteenth baron of this family.

Sir Andrew Haig, sixth baron of Bemerside, who had the honor of Knighthood conferred upon him by King Robert III, was the first to adopt the spelling, 'Haig', which is still in use. In 1425, also during the time of Sir Andrew Haig, sixth baron of Bemerside, we find the first use of the spelling 'Hoge' in the names of Patrick Hoge and Gilbert Hoge, named among the gentlemen who 'devydit the marches betwixt Ridbeth and Bemersyde, Sir Andrew Haig (sixth baron of Bemerside) presiding.'

The conclusion that the names are the same, that Hoge is only another variant of Haga or Haig and that the Hoges as well as the Haigs, all of the same neighborhood, are descendents of petrus deHaga who came form Normandy about 1150, is supported by the National Cyclopedia of American Biography with the statement (p. 463, Vol. K) that "William Hoge (Haig) who came to America in the seventeenth century was descended from the Haigs of Bemersyde, Berwick, Scotland, celebrated for centuries by the poets."

Governor Tyler says "this Peter of the Dyke, probably from Cape de la Hague in Normandy, founded an honorable family, early associated with the cause of liberty and patriotism: --


'When Wallace came to Gladwood Cross Haig of Bemersyde met him with many good horse'

And before the battle of Stirling, the Laird of Bemersyde was reassured by his friend, Thomas the Rhymer with the prophecy which still holds good:

'Tyde what may betyde Haig shall be Haig of Bemerside'

or as Sir Walter Scott puts it - who derived his right to be buried in Dryburgh Abbey from his descent from the Haigs -

'Tide betide whate'er betide Haig shall be Haig of Bemersyde'.

The Humes with whom we shall later find the Hoge Family in Politics, " for his master's degree says that his research "followed a trail through the American Revolution, the Pennsylvania constitutional conventions and the legislatures of the state and the nation" confirms the fact that "in Scotland the Hoges and the Humes were closer than mere neighbors. they were nearer to each other than clansmen."

Sir Alexander Home, who lived in 1424 and who is stiled in ancient records as Founder of Douglas, is the common ancestor of the noble Home family and of Home of Ninewell's from whom, as stated in 'The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy - First Families of America, 'Bargara Hume is descended.

David Hume, the celebrated Scotch historian and philosopher, also descended from Home of Ninewells, and the estate in Berwickshire, on the banks of the white adder called Ninewells - from the spring rising in front of the dwelling house - came into his hands.

On the Blackadder about three miles to the south of Greenlaw, Berwickshire, the ruin of Hume Castle, founded in the 13th century, occupies a commanding site. Captured by the English in 1547, in spite of Lady Home's gallant defence, it was retaken two years afterward, only to fall again in 1569. After its surrender to Cromwell in 1650, it gradually decayed. Toward the close of the 18th century the 3rd earl of Marchmont had the walls rebuilt out of the old stones and the castle, though a mere shell of the original structure, is now a picturesque ruin.

Earlston (formerly Ercildune, of which it is a corruption), Berwickshire, Scotland, is situated on Leader Water about four miles northeast of Melrose. When the place was a hamlet of rude huts, it was called Aircoldun or "Prospect Fort" with reference to Black Hill (1003 ft.) on top of which may yet be traced the concentric rings of the British fort by which it was crowned. It is said to be possible to make out the remains of the cave dwellings of the Ottadeni, the aborigines of the district. In the 12th and 13th centuries the Lindsays and the earls of March and Dunbar were the chief baronial families. The particular link with the remote past, however, is the ivy clad ruin of the ancient tower, "The Rhymer's Castle," the traditional residence of Thomas Learmont, commonly called Thomas of Ercildoune, or Thomas the Rhymer, poet and prophet and friend of the fairies, who was born here about 1225. Rhymers Tower was crumbling to pieces, and its stones were being used in the erection of dykes, cottages and houses, when the Edinburgh Border Counties Association acquired the relic and surrounding lands in 1895 and took steps to prevent further decay.

Some three miles away is the estate of Bemersyde, said to have been in the possession of the Haigs for nearly 1000 years. The prospect from Bemersyde Hill was Sir Walter Scott's favorite view. The castle at Bemersyde was erected in 1535 to secure the peace of the Border. For his great service during World War I, General Douglas Haig was raised to the peerage as Earl Haig and Baron Haig of Bemersyde and was given a grant of one hundred thousand pounds. The Order of Merit was purchased by national subscription and presented to him.

"Sir Alexander Home, Founder of Dunglass, was grandfather to Alexander the first Lord Home and father of Thomas Home of Tynningham who was the great grandfather of George Home of Ninewells, the first of that family. The Homes of Ninewells held the lands and mansion house of Ninewells during the 15th century, under charter from the family of Home, as their principal property and family seat, which the lineal descendents have uninterruptedly enjoyed since that time. They are now held by the present representative under charter from the Crown". Sir Herbert Maxwell goes on to say in his 'History of the House of Douglas,' that "We have not been able to trace the immediate descendents of George Home, the first person who took title to Ninewells, but the family memoirs mention the ten following descents:

Andrew Home 1569; David, son of Andrew 1576; John, brother of David 1606; Andrew 1613; David, son of Andrew 1629; John, son of David 1678; John 1691; Joseph, son of John 1697; John, son of Joseph 1709; Joseph, son of John.

The alliances of this family by marriage appearing form contracts of marriage still preserved are with the families of Belsches of Tofts in 1620; Johnstone (Upon Barbara Hume's arrival in America she went to live with Dr. Johnston, an uncle residing in New York.) (Johnsons) of Hilton in 1678; Lork Halkerton in 1708; Carre of Cavers, 1751.

David Hume (1711-1776) the historian, is said to be the first member of the family who altered the orthography of the surname to 'Hume' but it should be noted that the signature of David Hume (1560-1636) of Godscroft appears in Sir Huerbert Maxwell's "History of the House of Douglas" as 'David Houme' and 'D. Hume.'

Governor Tyler recalls a beautifully engrossed book containing the family history and coat of arms that remained in the possession of the Pennsylvania branch of the Hoge family in this country within the memory of members of the family who were still living at the time of his writing. However, in the absence of written evidence, he omits the interesting details recalled by some and confines himself to the well-established story of the founding of the family in this country.

Returning then to Governor Tyler's manuscript, "About the close of the seventeenth century (1682) a young man named William Hoge, son of sir James Hoge, who was a son of George Hoge, a son of Sir John Hoge of Musselboro, Scotland, evidently in good circumstances, came to America on account of the religious persecution under the Stuarts.

Birth: 1660 Musselburgh, Scotland Death: Aug. 8, 1749 Winchester Frederick County Virginia, USA

He was born in Mussellburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland. He came to America in 1680 and settled in what became Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Later he moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and then in 1735 to Kernstown, Virginia.

William married Barbara Hume 1695.

William Hogue had his residence near this Church and gave a parcel of ground for the cemetery.

Family links:

 Barbara Hume Hogue (1670 - 1745)*

 Mary Hogue Hardin (1665 - 1735)*
  • Calculated relationship?)

Burial: Old Opequon Cemetery Kernstown Frederick County Virginia, USA

N.B. James Hume (Birth: 1642, Scotland, Death: 1682 - Died at sea). Probably the son of Sir George Home and Catherine Morrison of Wedderburn, Berwickshire, Scotland.

"The Humes, with whom we shall later find the Hoges associated, were also a Berwickshire family and much associated with the Haigs of Bemersyde. About the close of the 17th century, 1682, a young man named William Hoge, son of Sir James Hoge, who was a son of George Hoge, a son of Sir John Hoge of Musselboro (Musselburgh), Scotland, evidently in good circumstances, came to America on account of the religious persecutions under the Stuarts. In the same ship, The Caledonia, was a family named Hume, from Paisley, Scotland, father, mother and a daughter, Barbara by name. Sir James Hume was one of two brothers, men of wealth and standing, who differed on the great questions of the day. James was true to the Kirk and The Covenant and the other conformed. James was imprisoned and most of his property confiscated, but through the influence of his brother, was released on condition of his emigrating to America.

During the long voyage, a pestilence broke out in the overcrowded ship and Mr. and Mrs. Hume were among the victims. Barbara was left alone, and William Hoge became her protector. He delivered her and her property into the hands of an uncle, a physician named Johnson, who was already in New York, and he went to Perth Amboy to make himself a home. But it was not a final farewell; an attachment had sprung up between them, and in due time he returned to make her his wife."

A footnote states, "Sir James Hume's father was a Knight and a Baron and nearly allied to the House of Stuart, thus tracing back to Robert Bruce."

"THE FAMILY OF HOGE", BY JAMES HOGE TYLER (the above citation edited by R. W. Hoge, 6/26/2014)

for complete information on the Hoge family.

Hoge #1

Married ~1689 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ. He and his wife donated the land for the cemetery at the Old O.... Presbyterian Church in Kernstown, Winchester, VA. You can still see the graveyard and their graves today. It was the first Presbyterian church on that side of the state. There is a small creek called Hoge's Run which is by the church.
Inscription: In memory of 1660 - WILLIAM HOGE - 1749 and his wife 1670 - BARBARA HUME HOGE - 1745 Pioneer Settlers Born in Scotland - Died in Kernstown Who lived on this land - Gave of it for this church and cemetery and are buried here.

Inscription: In memory of 1660 - WILLIAM HOGE - 1749 and his wife 1670 - BARBARA HUME HOGE - 1745 Pioneer Settlers Born in Scotland - Died in Kernstown Who lived on this land - Gave of it for this church and cemetery and are buried here.

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William Hoge's Timeline

September 2, 1660
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland
March 16, 1662
Age 1
Dalziel, Lanark, Scotland
Age 19
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 19
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Age 24
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Age 24
Age 27
Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Age 27
Northumberland County, Virginia, United States