(c.1481–1555), Abp. of York. He was probably educated at the Gilbertine house of studies in Cambridge, where he was university preacher in 1524. He became Master of the Order of Sempringham, and, on the eve of its dissolution (1537), Bp. of Llandaff. He proved an active member of the King's Council in the North, and in 1538 he succeeded C. Tunstall as Lord President. In 1545 he was translated to York. His marriage and strong support of the Edwardian reforming measures brought about his deprivation by the Marians in 1554. Holgate founded three grammar schools and an almshouse, all in Yorkshire.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.