Part 18 - The Suffolk Line 1870 to 2016

PART EIGHTEEN

 

The Main Suffolk Line Ė 1870 to 2016

 

This is the fourth of four sections of Part 18 of the Collett family

 

Updated May 2020

 

The contributors for a previous update were Gillian Hawley, Liz Whittaker,

Gordon Collett, cousins Alan Collett and Sue Hammler, and Robert Porter

 

The new information in May 2011 was provide by John Davies,

great grandson of Edith Florence Davies nee Collett (Ref. 18Q155), and

Sue Hammler, the daughter of Cecil Benjamin Collett (Ref. 18Q73)

 

The information for the previous update was generously provide by

Katerina Antalopoulos, the granddaughter of Emily Collett (Ref. 18P28).

The Jan Ď10 update related to Mabel May Collett (Ref. 18Q77), the information for which

was kindly provided by Mary-Ann Dunn nee Collett (Ref. 18S32),

and Kate Collett (Ref. 18P93) the great grandmother of Steve Keeble

The Dec Ď09 update was thanks to Jane Reuben nee Collett (Ref. 18S60) of Surrey

Gordon Alan Collett (Ref. 18S63) kindly provided some of his family details

The information for the April 09 update related to Lionel C G Collett (Ref. 18Q148)

which was kindly provided by his great grandson Mark Norman

The information for the February 2009 update was kindly provided by Judith Jones

and relates to the family of John Christian George Collett (Ref. 18P140)

The previous update to the file provided details of the family line of siblings Rachael

and Andrew Collett down to Andrewís son Sean Francis Collett (Ref. 18T16) who was

born in 2002 from Henry Colet in 1360, the line being identified by the names in italic print.

 

 

Mary A Collett [18P155] was born at Chiswick in 1870 and was one year old at the time of the Chiswick census on 1871.She was still living with her parents at Back Lane in Chiswick in 1881, when she was 11, and again ten years after that, when Mary A Collett was 21.Her absence from the census in 1901 as Mary Collett very likely indicates that she was married by then

 

Alfred Lewis Collett [18P156] was born at Chiswick around 1871 and was nine years old when living with his family at Back Lane in Chiswick in 1881.He was still living there in 1891 when he was 19 and was working as a bargemanís mate on the River Thames at Brentford.Like his two brothers Hammond Isaac (above) and Robert (below), Alfred served as a professional soldier from June 1891 with the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment.On 22nd February 1892 he sailed from Waterford in Ireland to India on board HMS Crocodile.It was while he was serving at Ahmednagar in India that he was hospitalised on five occasions, suffering with malaria, between 1892 and 1894.It was many years later, on 2nd December 1899, that he sailed with the regiment from Southampton on board the SS Avondale Castle for South Africa where they arrived at Cape Town on Boxing Day.During the period from December 1899 to 31st May 1901, while fighting in the Second Boer War, Private Alfred managed to write a diary of his experiences and this can be found on the website:www.muralartist.co.uk/diary/diary.htm. Once he was back at home in England, Alfred married spinster Rose Punter on 25th December 1902 in Christ Church at Turnham Green in Chiswick.Rose was born on 17th December 1880 and was the daughter of James Punter and Mary Ann Huggins.Their marriage produced a total of five children, the births of all of them recorded at Richmond register office, when the family home was at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green from 1906 onwards.It was at that address that Alfred, Rose and their first two children, were living in 1911, just a short distance from 15 Cambridge Cottages, the home of Alfredís brother Robert Collett (below).Alfred Lewis Collett from Chiswick was 39 and a general labourer working in the building industry, his wife Rose was 30 and from Kingston, and their two children were Alfred Lewis Collett junior who was four (sic) and Freda Collett who was three years old, both of them born said to have been born at Richmond, where their births were certainly recorded

 

Three more children were added to their family at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green, although the last of them suffered an infant death.Arthur Collett was born on 4th November 1916, his birth recorded at Richmond (Ref. 2a 819), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Punter, and it was there also, where his death was recorded (Ref. 2a 770) during the first quarter of 1918, when he was one year old.Three years earlier, just after the start of the First World War, Alfred Lewis Collett of that address was 43 years 6 months when he enlisted with the army on 28th April 1915 at Hornsey.He was described as being five feet six inches, with a tattoo of a ship on his chest.His wife was confirmed as Rose Punter, while the full names for their five children were also included on the enlistment form.It was on 24th June 1915 that he was made Private 38186 and assigned to 19th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, the Pioneers and, on 16th July 1917, he was transferred to the Suffolk Regiment.However, while it was on 29th March 1918 that he was discharged from duty, being no longer physically fit for war service.His military service record therefore stated that, by that time, he had completed two years and three hundred-and thirty-six-days service.Most of that time was spent Ďin the fieldí but, for a few days, at the end of March and the beginning of April in 1917, he was sick and had returned to England.The coupleís eldest daughter was Freda Rose M Collett who was born on 2nd October 1907, whose birth was recorded at Richmond (Ref. 2a 480) and who married Alfred F Knight in 1925, their wedding recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 718) in the first three months of that year.Marjorie Collett was born on 13th June 1915, her birth also recorded at Richmond (Ref. 2a 951), her motherís maiden name confirmed as Punter.Alfred and his wife Rose continued to live at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green after the Second World War and it was there that Alfred passed away at the age of 83, the death of Alfred Lewis Collett recorded at the Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 424) during the second quarter of 1955.It was there also, eight years after being widowed, that the death of Rose Collett was recorded (Ref. 5g 777) during the first quarter of 1963, when she was 83

 

18Q174 - Alfred Lewis Collett was born in 1903 at Richmond

18Q175 - Freda Rose M Collett was born in 1907 at Kew Green (Richmond)

18Q176 - John Collett was born in 1912 at Kew Green (Richmond)

18Q177 - Marjorie Collett was born in 1915 at Kew Green (Richmond)

18Q178 - Arthur Collett was born in 1916 at Kew Green (Richmond)

 

ROBERT COLLETT [18P157] was born at Chiswick on 14th August 1875 and was five and 15 in the Chiswick census returns for 1881 and 1891.He married Edith Martha Sykes on 26th December 1903 at Brentford.Edith was born on 14th October 1884 the daughter of John Sykes and Maria Harper.In 1891 Robert was a labourer, an occupation that he continued with for those parts of his life when he was not in military service.As with his two older brothers Hammond and Alfred, Robert was a member of the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment and saw active service during the Second Boer War.At some point during his military career he transferred to the Queens Mounted Infantry of the Middlesex Regiment, as did his brother Hammond Collett (above).It is generally known, within the family, that he fought at Klerksdorp in 1901 and was awarded the Victoria South Africa Medal 1901 with clasps (below left) for the campaigns at Transvaal, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights and Cape Colony.He also received the King Edward VII South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps (below right).Robert also served with the British Army during the First World War

 

 

Both medals carry the inscription ďPrivate 4998 H CollettĒ which would appear that they were given to Hammond Collett.However, the present-day family are convinced that they were presented to Robert Collett who, curiously, also had the service number 4998.An independent investigation by an expert in military history has been undertaken to try to resolve this matter, and these are his findings.ďI found an H Collett, number 4998, in both the King's and the Queen's medal rolls being listed with 2nd Battalion Middlesex in the Queen's, but no battalions were given in the King's.There was also in the Queen's an R Collett, but his number was also given as 4998.He was with the Mounted Infantry Company of the Middlesex.The numbers for Robert Collett in the WWI medal rolls are 3429 (Middlesex Regiment) and 21367 (Labour Corp).I also found in the WWI medal rolls, Hammond Collett no 42708 (Royal Field Artillery) as a Gunner and a Bombardier.Ē

 

According to the census of 1911 the family was still living in Chiswick, where Robert Collett from Chiswick was 35 and a gardener and general labourer, Edith Martha Collett from Hammersmith was 27, and their two children at that time were Robert John Collett who was six, and William Hammond Collett who was one year old, both of whom had been born at Chiswick.Also living with the family on that occasion was Robertís elderly widowed mother Mary Collett from Kingston, who was seventy years old.Edith was due to give birth to the coupleís third child before the end of that year, with the birth of the first of their two daughters.Robertís brother Alfred (above) lived at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green from 1906, with Robert and his family moving into 15 Cambridge Cottages at Kew not long after 1911, where their last child was born.Between the two world wars, Robert resumed his job as a labourer, securing a position with the Port of London Authority.It was certainly at 15 Cambridge Cottages where Robert lived for the remainder of his life.Living close by at 21 Cambridge Cottages was his brother Alfred Collett who had moved there in 1906.It is also understood within the family that Robert took up arms again during the First World War but, so far, no military records have been found to confirm this.Robert Collett died during July 1954 and Edith his wife died at Richmond in Surrey sixteen years later on 25th December 1970

 

18Q179 - ROBERT JOHN COLLETT was born in 1904 at Chiswick

18Q180 - William Hammond Collett was born in 1910 at Chiswick

18Q181 - Alice Ada Collett was born in 1911 at Chiswick

18Q182 - Winifred Rose Collett was born in 1915 at Kew

 

Ada E Collett [18P158] was born at Chiswick in 1878 and was three years old and 12 years old in the next two Chiswick census returns.Ten years later in March 1901 Ada was 23, when she was still living with her parents and younger sister Rosella (below) at Chiswick

 

John Collett [18P159] was born at Chiswick in September 1880 and was six months old on the day of the census in 1881, when he was living at Back Lane with his family, where he was very likely born.By 1891 he was 10 years old and still living with his parents in Chiswick, but by 1901 at the age of 20, he was a private with the 3rd Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.Although not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, it is understood that John Collett of the Middlesex regiment died during the Battle of the Somme

 

Rosella Collett [18P160] was born at Chiswick in 1882, the last child of Hammond Collett and his wife Mary Bradford.She was eight years old in 1891 and was 18 at the time of the 1901 Census when she was living with her mother and father at Chiswick.Her occupation was that of a domestic servant

 

John Collett [18P161] was born at Chelsea in 1867, the eldest child of John Collett of Wilby, Suffolk and Sarah Mallett of Pimlico.Not long after the birth of his brother Ephraim (below), his parents moved out of London when they settled in Wilby, where all of the remaining siblings were born.That was confirmed in the census of 1871 when John was three years old.By 1881 he was 13 and he and his family were living on the Framlingham Road in Wilby, and ten years after that he was 23 and still living there with his family.It was towards the end of the following year that John married Ellen Muttock at Wilby on 3rd November 1892.Ellen was born in the nearby town of Eye, and before the end of the century she had presented John with three children.The first two children were born at Wilby, with the third born after the family had moved to Shotley near Harwich.At the time of the 1901 Census, the family was living at Shotley across the River Stour from Harwich.John 33 was an ordinary agricultural labourer, Ellen was 32 and their children were Ernest Collett who was six, Emily Collett who was four, and John Collett who was one year old.During the following year, another son was added to the family while they were still living at Shotley.However, shortly after, the family left Shotley and moved in land to Bury St Edmunds where they were living in 1911.John was 43 and his wife Ellen was 44, and both of them said that they were from Wilby, like their oldest son.Only three of their four children were listed with them, and they were Ernest Collett 16, John William Collett 11, and Herbert George Collett who was eight years old.By that time, the coupleís daughter Emily had left school and was recorded working at the home of the large Cobbald family in Bury St Edmunds, where she was listed as Emily Collett from Wilby who was 14 years of age and employed as a domestic maid

 

18Q183 - Ernest Collett was born in 1894 at Wilby

18Q184 - Emily Collett was born in 1896 at Wilby

18Q185 - John William Collett was born in 1899 at Shotley

18Q186 - Herbert George Collett was born in 1902 at Shotley

 

Ephraim George Collett [18P162] was born at Chelsea in 1869, just prior to his familyís move to Wilby.It was at Wilby that he was baptised on 28th May 1870 and there at Framlingham Road in 1871 and 1881 that he was living with his family at the age of one year and eleven years respectively.Ten years later in 1891, Ephraim Collett was 21 when he was a bachelor living and working at Walsham-le-Willows to the north of Stowmarket.It was during the following year that Ephraim married Alice from Elmswell, just five miles south of Walsham-le-Willows, and midway between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.And it was at Elmswell that the couple settled and where all of their children were born, although sadly their second son only survived for three weeks.By March 1901 Ephraim G Collett, aged 31 and from Chelsea, was a bricklayer at Elmswell.His wife was Alice L Collett, aged 25, and their three surviving children at that time were Edith May Collett who was seven, Ephraim Geo Collett who was five, and Bessie A Collett who was only one year old.Three more children were added to the family during the next decade, so by April 1911 the family still living at Elmswell comprised Ephraim George Collett 43, Alice Louisa Collett 35, and their six children.Edith May Collett was 17, Ephraim George Collett was 15, Bessie Amelia Collett was 11, Walter Herbert Collett was eight, Cyril Charles Collett was seven, and Gladys Dorothy Collett was two years old.All occupants of the house, except Ephraim, were confirmed as having been born at Elmswell

 

18Q187 Edith May Collett was born in 1893 at Elmswell

18Q188 Ephraim George Collett was born in 1895 at Elmswell

18Q189 Henry James Collett was born in 1897 at Elmswell

18Q190 Bessie Amelia Collett was born in 1899 at Elmswell

18Q191 Walter Herbert Collett was born in 1902 at Elmswell

18Q192 Cyril Charles Collett was born in 1903 at Elmswell

18Q193 Gladys Dorothy Collett was born in 1908 at Elmswell

 

Robert Collett [18P163] was born at Wilby in 1871 where he was baptised on 17th November 1871, the third son of John and Sarah Collett.He was nine years old and 19 years old respectively in the Wilby census returns for 1881 and 1891, when he was living with his family at Framlingham Road.Tragically Robert Collett died four years later and was buried at Wilby on 30th June 1895 aged 23

 

Alfred Lewis Collett [18P164], sometimes written as Alfred Louis, was born at Wilby and was baptised there on 13th April 1873, the fourth son of John and Sarah Collett.He was eight years old at the time of the 1881 Census when he was living with his family at Framlingham Road in Wilby.Ten years later he was still living there with his family at the age of 18.Alfred was still a bachelor in March 1901 when he was 28 and working as an agricultural labourer while still living at Wilby with his parents.Very shortly after that Alfred married Elizabeth Anna and the couple was blessed with a daughter who was born during the following year.By April 1911 the family of three was living at Hartismere near Eye, some seven miles west of Wilby, and staying with them was Alfredís younger brother Charles (below) and their widowed father John Collett.The full census return listed the occupants of the house as Alfred Louis Collett of Wilby who was 38, his wife Elizabeth Anna 43, their daughter Emily Emiliea who was eight, Alfredís brother Charles Collett of Wilby who was 32, and his father John Collett also of Wilby who was 67

 

18Q194 Emily Emiliea Collett was born in 1902

 

Harry Collett [18P165] was born at Wilby and it was there that he was baptised 27th September 1874.It was also at Wilby where he died a year later and was buried there on 29th August 1875, the fifth son of John Collett and Sarah Mallett.He was listed as being one year old in the burial record at Wilby

 

James Collett [18P166] was born at Wilby where he spent his short life.He was baptised there on 30th May 1875, was five years old in 1881 and was 16 years old in the Wilby census return for 1891 when he was still living there with his large family.It was just over two years later that he died there and was buried at Wilby on 12th April 1893 aged 17

 

Charles Collett [18P167] was born at Wilby where he was baptised on 20th August 1876.Charles was four years old and 15 years old while living at the family home in Framlingham Road in Wilby in 1881 and 1891.Sometime later he travelled to London to seek work and in 1901 was living in Chelsea where his two oldest brothers had been born and where at 25 years of age he was employed as a labourer in a distillery.Ten years later Charles was still a bachelor at 32 and by April in 1911 he had returned to Suffolk where he was living at Hartismere with his married brother Alfred Louis Collett (above).Also living there with them was Charlesí and Alfredís widowed father John Collett

 

Sarah Ann Collett [18P168] was born at Wilby in 1878 and she was baptised there on 21st April 1878.Sarah was three and 13 in the next two Wilby census returns, but by the time of the March census in 1901 she had left the family home and was working as a general domestic servant at Mellis, south of Diss, where she was 23

 

Amelia Betsy Collett [18P169] was born at Wilby and baptised there on 1st June 1879.Sadly, she died a week later and was buried there on 8th June 1879

 

Emily Collett [18P170] was born at Wilby during September 1880 and was six months old at the time of the 1881 Census.She was living with her family at Framlingham Road and had been baptised at Wilby at three months old on 12th December 1880.Following the premature deaths of her three younger siblings (below), Emily was the youngest child of John and Sarah Collett still living with them at Wilby in 1891 when she was 10 years old.It seems likely that she moved to London with her older brother Charles (above), since in 1901 she was a domestic servant aged 20, who was working and living in the Kensington district of the city

 

Mary Ann Collett [18P171] was born at Wilby during August 1882.She was baptised there on 21st January 1883, but died six weeks later and was buried at Wilby on 7th March 1883, aged seven months

 

Ernest Collett [18P172] was born at Wilby during March 1884, was baptised there on 21st May 1884, the twelfth child of John Collett and his wife Sarah Mallett.Tragically it was there also that he died and was buried on 30th January 1885 at the age of just ten months

 

Arthur Collett [18P173] was born at Wilby during October 1885 and was the last child of John and Sarah Collett, and their seventh child to die while still an infant.He was baptised at Wilby on 25th October 1885 but died when under a year old and was buried there on 12th September 1886 at the age of only eleven months

 

Cornelius Collett [18P174] was born at Wilby in 1874, his birth recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 57) during the last two months of that year.It was also at Wilby, where he was baptised on 1st November 1874, the son of Alfred Collett of Wilby and his wife Caroline Smith from Brundish.At the time of the census in 1881, Cornelius Collett was six years old and the eldest child of the family living with his parents at Framlingham Road in Wilby.In 1891 Cornelius was 16 and a drover like his father, when he was still living at the family home with his parents in Wilby.Some years later his work took him north to Yorkshire.According to the census in 1901, Cornelius Collett from Wilby in Suffolk, was a bachelor aged 27, and was living at Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire where he was employed as a domestic ostler.Later that same year, the marriage of Cornelius Collett and Elizabeth Tennison was recorded at Pocklington register office (Ref. 9d 176) during the fourth quarter of 1901, with whom he had three children by 1905.Initially the couple lived at Pocklington, where their first child was born, before moving to Cadeby Road in Sprotbrough to the east of Doncaster, where they were living in April 1911.It is interesting that the first two children were named after Corneliusí mother and father.The census conducted at that time, listed the family as Cornelius Collett from Stradbroke who was 39 and a shepherd on a farm, and his wife Elizabeth from South Cave near Hull who was also 39, while their three children were Caroline Collett who was eight and born at Pocklington, Alfred Collett who was seven and Florence Collett who was five years old, both of them born at High Melton two miles west of Sprotbrough.Cornelius Collett was 81 years old when his death was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 2d 138) during the third quarter of 1954

 

18Q195 - Caroline Collett was born in 1902 at Pocklington Ė married George Lindley in 1920 at Doncaster

18Q196 - Alfred Collett was born in 1903 at High Melton (Doncaster register office) Ė died in 1947 at Doncaster

18Q197 - Florence Elizabeth Collett was born in 1906 at High Melton (Doncaster register office) Ė married Lewin Pybus in 1939 at Doncaster

 

David Collett [18P175] was born at Wilby in 1876, his birth recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 631) during the second quarter of that year.He was also baptised at Wilby on August 1876, the second child of Alfred and Caroline Collett.By the time he was five years of age, David and his family were living at Framlingham Road in Wilby, where he may have been born.After a further ten years, he and his family had moved to Laxfield Road in Stradbroke where, David Collett was 15 years old in the census of 1891.By that time, he had left school and was already working as an agricultural labourer. No record of him has been found after that day

 

Elizabeth Collett [18P176] was born at Wilby near the end of 1877, with her birth recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 600) during the last three months of that year.It was a few months later when she was baptised at Wilby on 21st April 1878, the eldest daughter of Alfred and Caroline Collett. Elizabeth was two years of age in 1881, when living at Framlingham Road in Wilby, and was 14 years old and helping her mother in 1891, but at Laxfield Road in nearby Stradbroke.Seven years late, the marriage of Elizabeth Collett and William Cunningham was recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 927) during the first three months of 1898.Perhaps at the end of that year, or early in 1899, Elizabeth gave birth to the first of her two children who, both suffered a premature death, although they oth living with the couple in 1901.Both children had been born at Wilby, like their mother, but in 1901 the family of four was living at Elmsett, north-west of Ipswich.William was 27 and an ordinary agricultural labourer, Elizabeth was 24, and the two children were Maria J Cunningham who was two and Alfred William Cunningham who was not yet one year old.Those two children were replaced by another two young children by the time of the census in 1911.By that time the family was residing in Saxtead where William Cunningham was 40 and a labourer on a farm, Elizabeth was 33, and the two newcomers were Robert Percy Cunningham who was three and Caroline Violet Cunningham who was one year old, both born at Wilby

 

Annie Collett [18P177] was born at Framlingham Road in Wilby in 1880, her birth as Annie Collett recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 654) during the third quarter of the year.She was baptised at Wilby 5th September 1880 and, as Anna, she was nine months old in the Wilby census of 1881.After a further ten years Anne Collett was said to be 12 years of age.The fact that her older sister Elizabeth (above) was married just after the start of 1898, it must be assumed that it was unmarried Annie Collett who gave birth to a base-born daughter around that same time.It is also possible that Annie did not survive the ordeal, since no record of her has been found in the census of 1901, when her baby girl had been taken into the care of Annieís parents, where Ethel Minnie Collett was three years of age at Stradbroke, who was still living with her paternal grandparents in 1911 as Ethel Collett who was 13 and still attending school

 

18Q198 - Ethel Minnie Collett was born in 1897 at Stradbroke

 

Dinah Collett [18P178] was born at Stradbroke during in the summer 1882 and was baptised there on 21st January 1883, the daughter of Alfred and Caroline Collett.Sadly, she died there and was buried at Stradbroke on 24th April 1883 at the age of only nine months.The birth of Dinah Collett was recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 665) in the third quarter of 1882, where her death was also recorded (Ref. 4a 409)

 

Kate Collett [18P179] was born at Stradbroke in 1884, the youngest surviving child Alfred Collet of Wilby and his wife Caroline Smith of Brundish.Her birth was recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 719) during the first three months of that year.She was possibly born at Laxfield Road in Stradbroke, where she was living with her family in 1891, where Katy Collett was seven years old.Ten years later, in 1901, she was the only child still living with her married mother and head of the household at Wootten Green near Stradbroke, while her father was working away in Ipswich.Kate Collett, aged 18 and from Stradbroke, was working as a general domestic servant at that time.The only other person living at the address was the granddaughter of Kateís mother and therefore the base-born child of her late sister Annie Collett (above)

 

Thomas Collett [18Q1] was born at Upper Clapton within the London Borough of Hackney in 1867, the eldest child of Thomas Trusson Collett and his cousin Georgiana Collett.While still a young child Thomasí parents left London to set up home at Woodnesborough in Kent.However, according to the 1881 Census Thomas was the only member of his family living in the United Kingdom at that time.What the census does reveal was that Thomas Collett from London, Middlesex, aged 13, was attending The Lines Private School at Sutton Valence in Kent as a boarder.Sadly, it was just over four months later that Thomasí father died in August 1881.Five years later on 9th October 1886 Thomas entered Clare College at Cambridge, but for some reason he must have been withdrawn after a few years, because the university records indicate that he was re-admitted on 17th January 1891.Just over two months later Thomas Collett, aged 23, was living at Woodnesborough in Kent with his widowed mother Georgiana and his three younger siblings, William, Charles, and Katharine (below), as recorded in the census of 1891The Clare College re-entry record for 1891 confirmed that Thomas was the son and heir of Thomas Trusson Collett of Ringleton in Kent, and that he was born in 1867.The record also stated that he had matriculated in 1886, gained his BA in 1892, and been awarded an MA in 1896. Between the latter two dates, he was ordained as a deacon in 1894, and became a priest at Exeter in Devon during 1895.He was the Curate at St Judeís Church in Plymouth from 1894 to 1899, when he took up the post of Vicar of St Maryís Church in Doncaster which he held for ten years until 1909

 

It was while Thomas was living in Devon that he met and married Agnes Maude Bewes.Agnes was born at Plymouth in 1867 and was the daughter of Charles Theodore Bewes of Mannamead in Plymouth.It was while Thomas and Agnes were living at Plymouth that their first two children were born.Shortly after the birth of their second child Thomas and Agnes moved north to the West Riding of Yorkshire and to the village of Wheatley, where the two youngest girls were born.The 1901 Census stated that Thomas Collett, aged 33 and from Upper Clapton, was a Church of England clergyman living at Wheatley with his wife Agnes, who was also 33, and their first two children Thomas who was four, and Kathleen who was one year old.It was two years earlier that Thomas had become the Vicar of St Maryís Church, Doncaster, so after a further eight years there, Thomas made his final move to Scotby, to the east of Carlisle in 1909, where he was living at the time of the census in 1911.However, by that time his wife Agnes was not living there with him, instead she and the coupleís two youngest children were living (or visiting) Agnesí hometown of Plymouth

 

The census in April 1911 recorded Thomas Collett, aged 43 and from London, living in Carlisle where he was referred to as the Reverend Thomas Collett, Vicar of Scotby.His wife Agnes Maude Collett, aged 43 and born at Plymouth, was living there with her daughters Florence Mary Collett, aged eight years, and Evelyn Margaret Collett, who was five, both of them born in Yorkshire.Of their other two children, only their son Thomas has been identified in the census of 1911.He was recorded as Thomas Collett, aged 14 from Plymouth, who was attending a boarding school at Whitehaven in Cumberland, so he was approximately thirty miles away from his father in Scotby, Carlisle.No record at all has been found for their daughter Kathleen, so it seems likely she did not survive to reach her eleventh birthday.Thomas Collet died while he was visiting Eastbourne near Darlington on 3rd December 1913 at the age of 46, following which he was buried at Scotby.Four years later, at the time of the death of his son Thomas Theodore Collett in 1917, his military record described him as the son of the late Reverend Thomas Collett of Scotby and his wife Maude Collett.Also, by that time Thomasí widow Agnes Maude Collett had left Plymouth and was living in Sussex, as confirmed by her sonís military records, which gave her address on the occasion of his death as 12 Garden Road in Tunbridge Wells.Agnes Maude Collett nee Bewes was residing at Heather Patch in Groombridge in Kent when she died on 23rd June 1940.Her Will was proved at Llandudno on 2nd November 1940 when her two surviving daughters were confirmed as the executors of her estate of £5,759 2 Shilling 4d.They were Florence Mary Warren, the wife of the Reverend Max Alexander Cunningham Warren, a clerk, and Evelyn Margaret Collett, a spinster

 

18R1 - Thomas Theodore Collett was born in 1897 at Plymouth

18R2 - Kathleen Maud Collett was born in 1899 at Plymouth

18R3 - Florence Mary Collett was born in 1902 at Wheatley, Yorkshire

18R4 - Evelyn Margaret Collett was born in 1905 at Wheatley, Yorkshire

 

William George Collett[18Q2] was born at Upper Clapton in Hackney on 2nd June 1869.No record of William or his parents has been found within the census of 1881, but it is known that during August that same year his father Thomas Trusson Collett died.William was educated at Sutton Valence School in Kent and, following his matriculation, he was accepted for a place at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge on 1st October 1888.William Collett of Middlesex, the third son of Thomas Trusson Collett of Ringleton in Kent obtained his BA in 1891 and his MA in 1895.He was an assistant master at Oxford Military College from 1892 to 1897, after which he was appointed as a master at Wellington College at Crowthorne in Berkshire, where he worked from 1897 to 1929.In the census of 1891, William G Collett was 21, when he was living with his widowed mother Georgiana and his two brothers and one sister at Woodnesborough in Kent.Ten years later, at the time of the 1901 Census, William was listed as being aged 31 and an assistant master clergyman at Wellington College in Crowthorne.It was while working at Wellington College that he met and married Ruth Lillian Kempthorne, the daughter of the Reverend P H Kempthorne of Wellington College.Ruth was born at Crowthorne in 1882 and was thirteen years younger than William.In 1901 Ruth was still single at the age of only 18 years, so her marriage to William probably took place when she was around twenty in 1903.William lived a long life and died in 1956 and was buried at Crowthorne

 

It seems very likely that all of the children of William and Ruth were born at Crowthorne, since certainly the first three were, as confirmed by the census of 1911.At that time William George Collett, aged 41 and from Upper Clapton, and was described as an ĎAssistant Master at a public schoolí that was Wellington College.The actual home address for William, his family, and their four servants, on that occasion was given as Quatre Bras, Wellington College Station, Berkshire in the district of Easthampstead, sub-district Sandhurst, and the parish of Crowthorne.Williamís wife of seven years was recorded as being Ruth Lillian Collett from Crowthorne who was 28.The coupleís three children living with them on that occasion were Charles Trusson Collett, who was six years old, George Kempthorne Collett who was five, and Helen Elizabeth Collett who was two years old.Visiting the family on the day of the census was Mrs Florence Mary Tyler who was 40 and born at Tabulpor in India.The four servants were single ladies, the oldest being Fanny Loader at 41, the others being Fanny Hunt who was 30, Winifred Annie Martin 19, and Alice May Fowler who was just 15 years old.During the First World War, William George Collett served as a major with the Rifle Brigade.The fact that he ceased to be a master at Wellington College in 1929, might be an indication that it was around that time when he died, or simply retired.No precise details are known at this time

 

It is interesting to note that in the Easthampstead census of 1911 another Collett was also living there, and he was George Collett of Alvescot in Oxfordshire, with his wife Mary from Wantage, who are listed in Part 28 Ė The Faringdon Line (Ref. 28O54)

 

18R5 - Charles Trusson Collett was born in 1904 at Crowthorne

18R6 - George Kempthorne Collett was born in 1906 at Crowthorne

18R7 - Helen Elizabeth Collett was born in 1908 at Crowthorne

18R8 - Frank Ainslie Collett was born in 1911 at Crowthorne

18R9 - John William Collett (twin) was born in 1915 at Crowthorne

18R10 - Gillian Ruth Collett (twin) was born in 1915 at Crowthorne

18R11 - Ann Kathleen Collett was born in 1923 at Crowthorne

 

Charles Collett [18Q3] was born at Ringleton Manor in Kent on 20th October 1875, but was baptised at nearby Woodnesborough on 25th November 1875.No record of him or his parents has been located in the census of 1881, but later that same year his father died during the month of August.In 1891 Charles Collett was 15 years old when he was living at Woodnesborough with his widowed mother Georgiana Collett, his brothers Thomas and William (above), and his sister Katharine (below).Three years later, on 1st October 1894, Charles Collett of Kent entered Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, as had his two older brothers; Thomas in 1886 and William in 1888.The admission papers confirmed his date of birth, and that he was the son of Thomas Trusson Collett, gentleman of Ringleton in Kent.The college records also refer to the fact that his two older brothers Thomas and William also attended Corpus Christi.His earlier education had been completed at Kentís Sutton Valence Grammar School, from where he matriculated in 1894.Whilst at Cambridge he was awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1897.Four years later, at the time of the census in 1901, Charles Collett was 25 and was living at Suffield Park, near North Walsham in Norfolk, where he was working as a schoolmaster.Two years later in 1903, he was tragically killed in a bicycling accident, when the death of Charles Collett was recorded at the Norfolk Erpingham register office (Ref. 4b 46) in mid-September.His body was then laid to rest at Battersea Cemetery in the Surrey parish of Morden on 19th September 1903, when he was 27 and his address was recorded as 65 Mantau Street, within the Battersea Park area of south London

 

Katharine Collett [18Q4] was born at Woodnesborough on 28th December 1878, the youngest of the four children of Thomas Trusson Collett of Ringleton and his wife Georgiana Collett of Monkton who was also his cousin.It was at Woodnesborough where Katherine lived for all of her short life, and it was there also that she died as a spinster in 1911, but after the second of April, since the census return for Woodnesborough listed her as living there at the age of 32.Also living with Katharine on that occasion was her widowed mother Georgiana Collett, who was recorded as Georgina Collett, aged 64, from nearby Monkton

 

George Clemson Collett [18Q5] was born at Camberwell in London 1882, the eldest child of George Alfred Collett of Monkton and Georgina Ching Clemson who was also born at Camberwell.However, his birth was recorded at Thanet in Kent (Ref. 2a 619) during the third quarter of 1882, after his family settled in Ramsgate not long after he was born.It was also in Ramsgate that George Clemson Collett was baptised on 12th September 1882 at the Church of St Lawrence.In 1891 he was eight years old and, ten years later, he was working on the land at Monkton with his father, both of them being described as farmers, when George Clemson Collett was 18, although his place of birth was recorded in the census of 1901, as being St Lawrence, Ramsgate, where his brother Alfred and his sister Dorothy (both below) had been born.By April 1911 Georgeís father had died, following which George and his sister Dorothy left Monkton when they moved into the Kensington area of London, where George Clemson Collett was 28.His living companion was recorded as unmarried Dorothy Collett of Ramsgate who was 25.Within the next couple of years George met and married Elizabeth Mary Arkcoll, with whom it is established he had at least two children.George was 31 when he married Elizabeth, aged 32, on 24th February 1914 at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington.The register there confirmed the groomís father was George Alfred Collett, while the father of the bride was William James Arkcoll.

 

It was on 2nd May 1918 that George, aged 36, entered into military service with the Rifle Brigade, service number 50186, when he and his young family were living at 1 Bassett Road in North Kensington.At that time in his life George had been working as an insurance agent, while his next-of-kin was named as Elizabeth Mary Collett of 1 Bassett Road in Notting Hill.(Bassett Road actually lies midway between North Kensington and Notting Hill).In the end George was discharged on 2nd September 1918 after just 122 days.During a medical he was stated to be in good general health but unable to keep still for any length of time.He was also shown to have had jaundice and since then had been unable to handle any hard work without the fear of a nervous breakdown.Less than one year into the Second World War George and Elizabeth were living in Luton when they received the tragic news that their son George had been killed in action.George Clemson Collett died at Peterborough on 21st July 1954, while his Will was proved in London on 13th October 1954.The probate process confirmed that George Clemson Collett was residing at 37 Grange Road in Peterborough when he died, and that his estate of £3,565 7 Shillings 1d was placed in the hands of Barclays Bank

 

18R12 - Rita Eileen Collett was born in 1914 in London (Kensington)

18R13 - George Richard Collett was born in 1916 in London (Kensington)

 

Alfred Alexander [18Q6] Collett was born at Ramsgate in 1883, his birth recorded at Thant (Ref. 2a 921) during the last three months of that year.Like his older brother (above), Alfred was also baptised at St Lawrenceís Church on 14th December 1883, another son of George and Georgina Collett.After the birth of his sister (below) at Ramsgate, the family settled in nearby Monkton.He was seven years old in the Monkton census of 1891 when he was living on the family farm with his parents.He was later sent to a boarding school in Margate where, in 1901, Alfred Collett was 17 and had been joined by his two younger brothers Harold and Percy (below).His story becomes a little muddled after 1901, when it must be assumed that he met Anne, who was slightly older, and with whom he had a daughter out of wedlock.Shortly after the birth, Alfred and his younger brother Harold sailed to Canada, looking for a new start in life, perhaps even with the intention of bringing Anne and daughter Daisy over the Atlantic to join them.However, in mid-1906 Alfred returned to Lewisham to be reunited with Anne and, nine months later, the coupleís second child was born just after the death of Alfredís father.The couple had three more children and, in 1911, the family was living at 40 Bridson Street, off the Old Kent Road, in Peckham with four of their five children.Alfred Collett from Kent was 25 and working as a sawyer at a local timber saw mill in that area of south London.Living with him was his wife Annie Collett who was 30 and born at Hasting, together with their four children

 

They were Daisy who was six, Violet who was three, both of whom were born in Lewisham, Gladys who was one and born at Greenwich, and Alfred who was only two months old, having been born at the current family home.The census return also confirmed the couple had been married for six years.However, that may have been a falsehood, since the marriage of Alfred A Collett and Annie Perigo, the eldest child of George William Perigo and Mary Ann Cruttenden, was only recorded at Camberwell register office (Ref. 1d 1130) during the first three months of 1913.On the day of the wedding, Annie was nearing the end of the pregnancy of the coupleís fifth and last child, who birth was recorded during the second quarter of that same year, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Perigo.Twenty-two years earlier, in 1891, Annie Perigo was still attending school in Lewisham, where her large family was living that year.According to the Tobique Valley Genealogy & Local History Group in New Brunswick, Canada, when Alfred returned to England in 1906, he was accompanied by his brother Harold but, that sometime after the birth of their last child, Alfred and his family returned to Canada to be reunited with his youngest brother Percy Stapleton Collett, who had left England prior to 911.The two brothers were then recorded as residing at Plaster Rock, New Brunswick in Canada.Alfred lived the remainder of his life in the Plaster Rock area and was buried there at the Plaster Rock Community Cemetery, following his death in 1948

 

18R14 - Daisy Collett was born in 1904 at Lewisham

18R15 - Violet Kathleen Collett was born in 1907 at Lewisham

18R16 - Gladys Marie Collett was born in 1909 at Greenwich

18R17 - Alfred Alexander Collett was born in 1911 at Peckham

18R18 - Agnes Collett was born in 1913 at Peckham

 

Dorothy Collett [18Q7] was born at Ramsgate in 1885, her birth recorded at Thanet (Ref. 2a 911) during the third quarter of that year.She was baptised at St Lawrenceís Church in Ramsgate on 12th August 1885, the only daughter of George and Georgina Collett.Very soon after she was born, her parents moved to nearby Monkton, where her father was a farmer and where, in 1891, Dorothy Collett was five years of age.The family was still living at Monkton in 1901, when Dorothy was 15.Following the death of her father in 1907, Dorothy and her older brother George (above) left Kent and moved to Kensington in London, where they were still living in April 1911.Dorothy was 25 and was unmarried, her place of birth confirmed as Ramsgate when, on the census return, under occupation, was a note that she was living on private means.Dorothy Collett never married and was still living in the Kensington area of London when she died in 1967 at the age of 80.He death was recorded at Kensington register office (Ref. 5c 753)

 

Harold Willis Collett [18Q8] was born at Monkton in 1887, where he was baptised on 23rd April 1887, another son of George and Georgina Collett.His birth was recorded at Thanet (Ref. 2a 909) during the first quarter of that year.Harold W Collett was four years old in the Monkton census of 1891 and after another ten years, Harold Collett was 14 when he was attending at boarding school in Margate with his brothers Alfred and Percy, as confirmed in the Margate census of 1901.Three years later, Harold and his older brother Alfred, travelled to Canada, but returned in 1906.As a result, Harold was again living with his family at Monkton in 1907, when his father passed away.That sad event led to the family leaving Monkton and going their separate ways.Four years after the death of his father, Harold Willis Collett of Monkton in Kent was living at Wargrave in Berkshire, north-east of Reading, where he was still a bachelor at the age of 24.Under occupation, it simply read Ďgentlemaní and on that census day in 1911 he was a visitor at the home of elderly Elizabeth Emma Coley Bromfield.Tragically, it was less than three years later, that Harold Willis Collett died on 8th January 1914 at the age of 26, his death recorded at Paddington register office (Ref. 1a 43).Probate of his estate of £536 18 Shillings 4d was granted in London to George Clemson Collett, his eldest brother (above) on 27th January 1914.At that time in his young life Harold was residing at 26 Westmorland Road in Bayswater and following his death he was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in London, where Isambard Kingdom Brunel was also laid to rest

 

Percy Stapleton Collett [18Q9] was born at Monkton in 1888, the son of George Alfred Collett and his wife Georgina Ching Clemson.His birth was recorded at Thanet register office (Ref. 2a 893) during the last three months of that year, and he was baptised at Monkton on 17th December 1888, the last of the five children of George and Georgina Collett.It was at Monkton that he was living in 1891 when Percy S Collett was two years old.When he was old enough, he was sent away to a boarding school in Margate, where his two older brothers were already pupils where, in 1901, Percy Collett from Monkton was 12 years of age.Three years after the census day, Percyís two older brothers Alfred and Harold (above) sailed to Canada, but returned in 1906. It may have been what they told Percy of their visit to the new world, plus the death of both of his parents in 1907 and 1910, that Percy decide to go there and had left England before the day of the census in 1911.He settled in Plaster Rock, News Brunswick where he was joined a few years later by his brother Alfred, his wife and their five children.

 

With the outbreak of war in Europe, Percy Stapleton enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force (CEF), when his attestation form revealed the following details.That he was born on 22nd October 1888 at Monkton in Kent, England, and was residing at Maple View in New Brunswick, where he was a farmer.His next-of-kin was Miss Dorothy Collett (sister) of 7 Grove Mansion, The Grove in Hammersmith, London.An additional note on the form stated that, in case of casualty, notify Alfred Collett (brother) of Maple View in Victoria County, NB.The forms were signed off on 3rd March 1916. Tragically, eighteen months later, Percy Stapleton Collett was serving as Private 817913 with the Eastern Ontario Regiment of Princess Patriciaís Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 30th October 1917 at the age of 29.His military record confirms that he was the son of the late George Alfred Collett and that his name appears on Panel 10 of the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium.Percyís name also appears on the cenotaph in the village of Plaster Rock, and a short biography of him is included in a book entitled ĎWritten in Stoneí, about all of the local men in New Brunswick whose lives were lost in both in WWI and WWII.Twenty years after his death, the Will of Percy Stapleton Collett of New Brunswick in Canada was proved in London on 19th June 1937.The full account states that Percy Stapleton Collett of Maple View, Lorne in Victoria County, Province of New Brunswick, died in France with administration of his Will being granted to George Clemson Collett (his eldest brother above), an insurance official and the attorney of Alfred Collett (his second oldest brother).His personal effects were valued at £272 19 Shillings 9d

 

Margaret Marion Collett Mason [18Q13] was born in Buenos Aires in Argentina on 16th June 1888 where she was baptised on 13th July 1888 at St Johnís Cathedral. She married Philip Adams Opie on Saturday 26th January 1918, which was advertised the previous day in The Times newspaper.The notice under ĎMarriagesí read as follows:

Captain P. Opie and Miss Collett-Mason

A marriage is arranged and will take place tomorrow (Saturday) between Captain Philip Opie D.A.D.M.S, Cairo, eldest son of Mr Ernest Opie J.P. of Willand, Cullompton in Devon and Margaret Collett, eldest daughter of Mr J.C. Collett Mason J.P. and Mrs Collett-Mason of Nieuport Hall, Eardisley in Herefordshire.The wedding ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Baghot de la Bere, T.C.F. at the Citadel Garrison Chapel in Cairo, Egypt, where Philip Adams Opie was a Captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps.This information was extracted from the Supplement to the British Medical Journal published on Saturday 23rd March 1918

 

The marriage of Margaret and Philip produced one son for the couple, he being Peter Mason Opie.Margaret accompanied her husband Philip on a trip across the Himalaya Mountains and, by so doing wrote herself into the history books as the first white women to cross the range.In addition to all of this, Margaret Opie was the grandmother of Avryll Sixtus nee Opie of New Zealand who provided valuable information relating to this family line.Avryllís father was the aforementioned Peter Mason Opie, the son of Margaret Marion Collett Mason, who was named in the probate process for the considerable estate of William Wallis Collett Mason (below) when he was described as an author

 

Ascelein Frances Collett Mason [18Q14] was born in Argentina on 8th April 1890 and was baptised on 27th April 1890 at St Bartholomewís Church in Rosario, the daughter of James Collett Mason and Jessie Susette Collett.When Ascelein was around three and a half years old she was given a present by her aunt Sarah Mason, possibly her fatherís sister.It was a copy of the book Aesopís Fables, inside which was written ďto Ascelein Frances Collett Mason with the love of her affection Aunt Sarah Mason, October 3rd 1893".Today, in 2011, this book is the property of William (Bill) Ebden who received it from his father.Some years later the Collett Mason family returned to live in England and, according to the census in 1911, Ascelein Francis Collett Mason from Argentina was 19, when she was living with her mother and sister Kathleen Lucy Collett Mason (below) at The Hoo in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire.It was around the time that the gift was presented to Ascelein that Sarah Ann Mason married into the Stag family, which owned and ran the Stag Garage Company in Ipswich.Some years later it is established that Ascelein Frances Collet Mason married Captain Edward George Hay of the Devonshire Regiment on 13th November 1917.Edward was born on 21st October 1879, the fifth son of William Hay of Duns Castle in Berwickshire, J.P, Colonel of Militia and Convenor of Berwickshire.Many years after the war, the marriage produced a daughter for Ascelein and her husband, Nora Margaret Hay, who was born on 24th July 1922, and she married John Robertson Campbell on 15th August 1942 with whom she had seven children.Sadly, Ascelein did not live long enough to see the last three grandchildren, when she died on 8th October 1945.These details about her and her family have been taken from page 1194 of the 1963 version of Debrett, and page 1138 of the 1976 version

 

Curiously, there was an Asline Collett Mason listed in the Service Records of the National Archives of Australia as someone who supported the effort during the Great War of 1914 to 1918 by serving at a depot in Australia.However, the entry would also indicate that Asline was a male since the next-of-kin was listed as his wife Mrs Mason.It is also interesting that within the Victorian Law Reports of 1884 there is the mention of a probate case in Australia involving Asline Collett Mason.It now transpires that he was the son Henry Ward Mason who was born at Beverley in 1812 (see Ref. 18M7) and his wife Anne Lightfoot.Asline Collett Mason was born at East Barnet in Hertfordshire on 29th January 1858, where he was baptised on 10th March 1858.It was after his arrival in Victoria, and during 1889, that Asline Collett Mason married Annie Rae Nesbitt Welshman who was born at St Kilda in Victoria during 1865.Their marriage produced three children at Shepparton, they being Asline Claude Mason who was born in 1890, Dorothy A Mason who was born in 1892, and Clive Collett Mason who was born in 1901.It was also at Shepparton in Victoria that he died during 1921 at the age of 63

 

Kathlees Lucy Collett Mason [18Q15], who was known as Kay, was born in Argentina on 23rd March 1892 and was baptised at St Bartholomewís Church in Rosario on 30th June 1892.By the time of the census in April 1911, and as Kathleen Lucy Collett Mason, she and her sister Ascelein (above) were living at The Hoo in Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire, England, with their mother, when both girls were confirmed as having been born in Argentine, although both of them were recorded as being 19 years old.Following her marriage, she became Kay Minchin.She was known to have had two sons, both of which married the same woman in Kenya.In her old age, Kay was cared for in a nursing home that was previous Malvern Priory

 

Guillermo Wallis Collett Mason [18Q17], who used the name William, was born in Argentina on 25th August 1895 and was baptised at St Bartholomewís Church in Rosario on 10th December 1895.He was the youngest child of James Collett Mason and Jessie Susette Collett and he inherited everything from his father to the detriment of his siblings.At the time of the census in 1911, he and his family had returned to England, and on that occasion, when his mother and two of his sisters were living at Aspley Guise, William Wallis Collett-Mason, aged 15 and from Argentina, was attending a school in the Thanet area of Kent.It was only during the first three months of 1911 that the family surname was changed to Collett-Mason.It was later that he staked his fortune on a game of cards and lost the entire inheritance including the family home.Very shortly after that disaster William set sail for North America.He left Liverpool on 8th November 1929 on the Steam Ship Samaria bound for New York.On the shipís passenger list, he was stated as being aged 34 and an artist.However, whatever it was that he subsequently did in America, he was worth a small fortune when he died on 28th August 1957.Also, by that time he was once again living in England and his Will was proved in London on 29th October 1957.The probate report revealed that William Wallis Collett otherwise William Wallis of 71a Mount Ephraim in Tonbridge Wells died on 28th August 1957 at the Calverley Hotel in Tonbridge Wells.Probate was granted to David Drummond, a solicitor, Kenneth Forbes Davison, a farmer, and Peter Opie, an author, when his personal estate was valued at £72,795 7 Shillings 8d

 

Phillis Anne Collett [18Q18] was born in India during 1922, the eldest daughter of Arthur Preston and Sheila Collett, who returned to England in April 1926.At the outbreak of World War Two Phillis joined the Womenís Royal Naval Service and became a Wren with the land-based HMS St Angelo.Their headquarters were in London and that was the main administration centre for the Royal Navy activities in the Mediterranean Sea.The wrens that worked there where billeted at Whitehall Mansions.Towards the end of the war Phillis reached the rank of Petty Officer Wren 11235 and it may have been her elevation to that level of responsibility which took her from the relative safety of London into action in the Mediterranean arena.With the war over and peace declared, Phillisí parents received the tragic news at Felixstowe that she had died on 30th August 1945 at the age of 23.Sadly, Phillis never made it home and was buried at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles Ė Grave 31, Row A, Plot 11

 

Anthony Farquar Charles MacKinnon Collett [18Q19] was born in Bengal, India on 18th October 1924, the son of Arthur Preston Collett and his wife Sheila MacKinnon.During the Second World War the home address for Anthony and his parents was Brackenbury Lodge on Cliff Road in Felixstowe and it was there in 1945 that they received the tragic news of the death of Anthonyís sister Phyllis (above).It was also that address which was used in 1947 when Anthony sailed back to India, when his occupation, at the age of 23, was given as a tea planter.Under his full name Anthony Farquar Charles Mackinnon Collett he sailed out of Southampton on 21st November 1947 on board the Strathmore bound for Bombay

 

Sheila Candace Collett [18Q20] was born in India on 18th January 1926, the third child and second of the two daughters of Arthur Preston Collett and his wife Sheila MacKinnon.It was as Sheila C Collett aged three months that she returned to England from Bombay on 1st April 1926.On leaving school Sheila became a physiotherapist and travelled the world.On 11th November 1950 she sailed to Canada when her home address was stated as being 80 St Johnís Road in Oxford, while four years later she was living with her parents at Brackenbury Lodge on Cliff Road in Felixstowe, when her father died in 1954.Later that same year she travelled to Bombay on 21st December when her address was Brackenbury Lodge and her occupation that of a physiotherapist.It is assumed that she was reunited with her brother Anthony in India on that occasion, he having sailed there just after the war.Sheila was still a single lady when she travelled to Singapore from India on 25th November 1955.Although not confirmed, it is understood that she returned to India, where she married tea planter Peter Austin from Southwold

 

Henry Robert Pyemont Collett [18Q22] was born at Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester during 1890, the only son of Edward Pyemont Collett of Leicester and his wife Aurora Beatrice Collett from London, formerly Aurora Beatrice Landi.His birth, as Henry Robert P Collett, was recorded at Chorlton register office (Ref. 8c 734) during the first quarter of 1891.He was then baptised there at the Church of St Clement on 5th April 1891, the very same day of the national census that year.In the census he was recorded with his family as Henry R P Collett and was only a few months old.His parents were still living in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1901, when Robert Collett, aged 10 and from there, was attending a private school in Harrogate.During the next decade, and on completing his education, Henry Robert Pyemont Collett, aged 20, was once again living with his family which, by April 1911 was residing in Bucklow, near Knutsford, in Cheshire.It was also at Bucklow in Cheshire, in 1913, that the marriage of Henry R P Collett and (1) Irene Findlater was recorded (Ref. 8a 374) during the last three months of that year.Irene was the eldest child of Thomas Findlater and was born on 14th March 1893 who, by the 16th September 1908 was a pupil at the Macclesfield Girlsí High School, at Jordon Gate House in Cheshire.Her birth day been recorded at Prestwich register office (Ref. 8d 469) during the second quarter of 1983.It was on 19th May 1893, that she was baptised at Christ Church in Blackpool, when her parents were confirmed at Thomas and Alice Steele Findlater.It would appear that there were no children produced from their marriage, and unfortunately during 1918, the death of Irene Collett was recorded at Salford register office (Ref. 4d 49) during the third quarter of 1918

 

Two years prior to the census in 1911, Henry Robert Pyemont Collett was a member of The Lancashire Fusiliers, with whom he was promoted to Second Lieutenant with the 8th Battalion on 20th March 1909.However, despite his time in the army, at the outbreak of the Great War, Henry joined the Royal Flying Corp, where he eventually became a lieutenant with the 21st Balloon Company, having initially enlisted as a student officer with the 49th Balloon Section of the RFC.As a flight-lieutenant with 49th he was twice mentioned in despatches.There is a story written about him under the title ďA Balloonatic in Palestine: being the Travels of 49 Balloon Section in the Wilderness and Judea" a tale of Lieutenant H R P Collett RAF.It was during the war years that the RFC became the RAF

 

The 21st Balloon Company, in which Collett was an observer officer and whose two sections, 49 and 50, included many men who were past middle-age and had an Army medical category of C2 or C3, arrived in Egypt in July 1917.Collett, who was serving with 49 Section, explains their routine and how the balloon was operated and emphasises the difference between the temperature on the ground in the desert and in the balloon at some 3000 feet.The Section's principal responsibility was to spot for the artillery batteries in the vicinity: Collett notes that from their "letting up" position at Sheikh Shabasi he could see every house in Gaza 12000 yards away.Many Royal Artillery officers, however, were prejudiced against balloons and believed that their own observation posts were quite adequate for spotting.The Section remained at Sheikh Shabasi until the time of the final successful attack on Gaza and they then moved forward to a camp at Saris, just off the road leading north towards Jerusalem. The balloons had already been fired at by Turkish aircraft and artillery and shortly before the surrender of Jerusalem one was shot down.After Jerusalem had fallen, writes Collett, "things were very quiet in the Section... and it was hard to kill time" and the narrative dwells on the good living conditions and amenities which the officers and men were able to enjoy.Their next excitement came in February 1918, at a new "letting-up" position at Attara, when a German aircraft was shot down after attacking the balloon in which Collett was observing.The following month the Section moved to a camp near the coast at Hadrah which, as it was well in the rear area, was only very occasionally shelled.From here, on 13 April, Collett did his first night ballooning and on 9 May he had to parachute to safety after his balloon had been shot down by an aircraft flown by a Bulgarian NCO, but Collett only sustained a few minor injuries.After a quiet summer, all three of the balloons were aloft when the major Allied offensive began on 17 September, but, records Collett, "... before long, the tide of battle had swept away beyond our vision" to the north.The Section advanced with the armies for a short time, but they then withdrew to Kantara and Collett was posted back to Home Establishment just before the Armistice. His narrative is a pleasant, but somewhat episodic, record of an unusual aspect of the Palestine campaign

 

Ten years after peace in Europe was declared, the second marriage of Henry R P Collett and (2) Winifred Gill was recorded at the Manchester South register office (Ref. 8d 359) during the fourth quarter of 1928.Other that this, all that is so far known about him after the war is that Henry Robert Pyemont Collett, BA, became the Vicar of Islington in Norfolk while, at the time of his death in 1958, he was married and was living at 26 Newton Road in Failsworth, Lancashire.He died at the Monsall Hospital in Manchester on 13th June 1958, when administration of his personal effects, amounting to £2,668 7 Shillings 5d, was granted to his widow Winifred Collett.It was also in Manchester register office that his death was recorded (Ref. 10e 371) during the second quarter of 1958, when he was 67 years old

 

Selina Benson [18Q23] was born at Glasgow on 3rd June 1908, the first-born child of Walter and Ada Benson from Hull, who was two years old in the Manchester census of 1911.Selina eventually married William Gibson

 

Ernest Walter Benson [18Q24] was born at Blackley near Manchester on 9th May 1910 and was eleven months old in the Manchester census of 1911.He later married Winifred Barnett

 

Francis William Benson [18Q25], who was known as Billy, and his twin sister Edna (below) were born at Harpurhey in Greater Manchester on 19th July 1912.Just prior to the Second World War Billy married Mary Cockett at St Anneís Church in Manchester on 21st June 1939.Mary was born on 20th September 1911 and prior to the wedding she managed a shop at Hale in Cheshire.Once married Billy joined Mary and they lived over the shop in Hale.The coupleís first child was born in North Manchester Hospital near to the home of Billyís mother where Mary was staying at that time due to the fact her husband was away with the British Army.It was also thought that the shop at Hale was not the most convenient or suitable place for Mary to give birth.The family continued to live at the shop in Hale until 1954 when they moved to Hale Barns, followed in 1960 by a further moved to Bowdon near Altrincham.The coupleís two sons were born in a Maternity Home in Bowden.Later moves saw the family living at Cuddington in Cheshire and at Manchester with just their son Phil.A final move took place during the 1970s when the couple retired to Gloucestershire.And it was at Woolstrop House in Quedgeley, just south of the city of Gloucester, where Billy died on 1st February 2003 aged 90.He was cremated at the Gloucester Crematorium and his ashes scattered elsewhere.Mary died four years later on 27th May 2007 and her ashes were scattered at the same place as her husband

 

18R19 - Elizabeth Mary Benson was born in 1941

18R20 - David William Benson was born in 1942

18R21 - Philip Martin Benson was born in 1953

 

Edna Benson [18Q26] was a twin with her brother Francis (above) who was born at Harpurhey on 19th July 1912.She later married Thomas Murphy

 

Hector Benson [18Q27] was born at Harpurhey on 21st October 1913 and he later married Eva Willis

 

Myra Benson [18Q28] was born at Harpurhey on 18th March 1917 and she married Frank Betney

 

George James Collett [18Q30] was born at Gorleston towards the end of 1881, his birth being registered by his unmarried mother Matilda Collett, aged 34, at Mutford (Ref. 4a 862) during the last quarter of that year.Following the birth, George and his mother went to live with his grandparents at Porterís Lane in Burgh Castle, where George was nine years old in the census of 1891.Sadly, for whatever reason, George died at Burgh Castle, where he was buried on 7th August 1900 at the aged of 18, perhaps as a result of a work-related accident.His death was later registered at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 22) during the third quarter of 1900

 

Selina Margaret Collett [18Q31] was born at Burgh Castle, possibly at the end of 1874 or the beginning of 1875, with the birth being registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 783) during the first three months of 1875.She was the eldest of the six children of Benjamin Collett and his wife Emily Turvey Pearson and was baptised at Burgh Castle on 11th April 1875.She was six years old at the time of the census in 1881, when she was living with her family at 12 Manor House in Burgh Castle.Upon leaving school, Selina entered domestic service and, in the census of 1891, she was a servant at the Burgh Castle home of elderly farmer William Jackson and his wife Lucy.It was six years later when Selina was living and working in London that she married Frederick George Cattermole at St Thomasí Church in Finsbury Park on 14th August 1897, the event recorded at Islington register office (Ref. 1b 432).Frederick was 21 and a milk carrier, the son of pensioner Isaac Cattermole, while Selina was 22 and her address at that time was given as 143 Green Lanes in Finsbury Park.Once married the couple initially settled in the Hampstead area of London where Selina Cattermole from Burgh Castle was 26, and her husband Frederick Cattermole, aged 25 and from Middlesex, was a domestic coachman in March 1901.Ten years later Frederick Cattermole was 35 when he was living in the Hackney area of London, although no trace has been found of his wife Selina

 

George William Collett [18Q32] was born at Burgh Castle in 1877, the birth being registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 779) during the final quarter of that year.He was baptised on 18th October 1877, the son of Benjamin Collett and his wife Emily Turvey Pearson, and was three years old in April 1881, when he was living with his parents at 12 Manor House in Burgh Castle.Ten years later, and following the death of his father, George was 13 and already working as a farm labourer, when he was living in the High Street at Burgh Castle with his mother and his two younger siblings, Jessie and Louis (below).Sometime after leaving school, in the mid-1890s, George moved north to seek work with his uncle Cornelius Bradnum Collett (Ref. 18P74) at West Hartlepool.By the time he was 23 years old, according to the census in 1901, his occupation was that of a millwright at the local steel works, where his uncle was a manager.However, at that time in his life, he was lodging with another uncle, that being Henry Collett (Ref. 18P75), at his home at 26 Bentley Street in West Hartlepool

 

It was also at Hartlepool register office (Ref. 10a 179), during the second quarter of 1910, that the marriage of George William Collett and dressmaker Sarah Margaret Elder was recorded.Sarah had been born at West Hartlepool around 1883, the eldest child of sailor Joseph Elder and his wife Harriet J Elder.The following year, the census of April 1911, recorded George William Collett of Burgh Castle living at 10 Hurworth Street in West Hartlepool, when he was 33 and a bricklayerís labourer.He wife was confirmed as Sarah Margaret Collett who was 27 and, by that time, their marriage had already produced a daughter for the couple, Vera Margaret Collett who was just under one year old.No further children have been identified for the couple, but it is known that George William Collett died while he was still living in the Durham area, his death recorded at the Durham (Eastern) register office (Ref. 1a 332) during the second quarter of 1963, at the age of 85.The birth of his daughter was recorded at Hartlepool register office (Ref. 10a 119) during the second quarter of 1910

 

18R22 - Vera Margaret Collett was born in 1910 at West Hartlepool

 

Jesse Benjamin Collett [18Q33], who was known as Jessie, was born at Burgh Castle in 1878.The birth was registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 836) during the fourth quarter of the same year.He was therefore around three months old when he was baptised at Burgh Castle on 2nd March 1879.It was also at Burgh Castle where he was living with his family at 12 Manor House in 1881, when he was two years old.The family was still at Burgh Castle ten years later when they were residing in a property in the High Street, where Jessie was 12.In 1901 it would appear that Jessie was not listed anywhere in the UK, so perhaps he was a soldier with the British Army in South Africa involved in the Boer War, as many young men were at that time.However, it was around eighteen months later that he was once again back in England, and had settled in County Durham, to where other members of the Collett family had previously migrated.It was there at South Shields, during the third quarter of 1902, that he met and married Mary A Seales.Mary had been born at South Shields around 1882 and was the fourth child of fish salesman Matthew Seales and his wife Harriet.Over the next few years Mary presented Jessie with two children prior to the First World War, the first of them born in South Africa, the second born after they had returned to the North of England.Much later, after a gap of ten years, Mary gave birth to a third child, most likely because her husband had been away on military service for the duration of the war

 

According to the South Shields census of 1911, the young Collett family was lodging with Maryís Seales family at their home at 69 Imeary Street in the village of Westoe.Jesse Collett, aged 32 and from Burgh Castle, was a skipper of a fishing boat, most likely working for his father-in-law.His wife Mary, from South Shields, was 28 and their two sons were Benjamin who was four and born at Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, and Clifford who had been born at South Shields, just six months earlier.Head of the household was Matthew Seales, aged 54, and the rest of his family was Harriet Seales, who was 52, Susan Seales, who was 23, Annie Seales, aged 20, and Robert Seales who was 18.Ten years later Mary Ann presented Jesse with their last child.Upon the death of Jesse Benjamin Collett at North Shields on 28th September 1930, it was his widow Mary Ann Collett who was granted administration of his personal effects of £404 4 Shillings 6d by the Newcastle register office on 6th January 1931.At the time of his passing Jesse and Mary were residing at 47 Kitchener Terrace in North Shields, while their two eldest sons were living in South Africa, where they were reunited with their younger brother after the second World War

 

18R23 - Benjamin Louis Collett was born in 1906 at Woodstock, Cape Town

18R24 - Clifford Collett was born in 1910 at South Shields

18R25 - Edward Arthur Collett was born in 1921 at Tynemouth

 

Arthur Herbert Collett [18Q34] was born at Burgh Castle at the start of 1881, the son of Benjamin Collett and Emily Turvey Pearson.His birth was recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 857) during the first three months of 1881 and he was baptised at Burgh Castle on 7th February 1881.It was just six weeks later when he died, his death recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 530) also during the first quarter of 1881, following which he was buried at Burgh Castle on 21st March 1881

 

Louis Arthur Collett [18Q35] was born at Burgh Castle in 1882, the youngest child of Benjamin Collett and his wife Emily Turvey Pearson.The birth was registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 861) during the final quarter of 1882, he given the second forename after his deceased brother. It was also at Burgh Castle that he was baptised on 10th December 1882.By the time of the Burgh Castle census of 1891, Louis was eight years old when he was living at High Street with his widowed mother, following the death of his father shortly after he was born.Ten years later in March 1901, he was still living with his widowed mother Emily at Holly Cottage on the High Street in Burgh Castle, from where he was working as a milkman on a local farm, at the age of 18.During the fourth quarter of 1906 Louis Arthur Collett, aged 24, married Elizabeth Artherton at Walsingham in Norfolk, where the marriage was registered (Ref. 4b 773).Walsingham lies five miles north of Hempton near Fakenham, where Elizabeth was born in 1878.By April 1911 the marriage had produced two children for the couple, at which time the family was still residing at a dwelling on the High Street in Burgh Castle.Louis was 28, his wife Elizabeth from Hempton was 33, and their two daughters were Queenie who was three, and Mabel who was two years old.Also still living with Louis and his family was his mother Emily Collett who was 58, while Elizabeth was expecting the birth of the coupleís third child, with the coupleís last child born two years after.The census return confirmed that Louis was employed as a cowman, and that he and his mother and his two daughters were all born at Burgh Castle.At the outbreak of war, Louis Arthur Collett joined the 1st Norfolk Regiment as Private Collett 16810.Tragically, he was killed in action on 4th June 1916 while at Arras in France, and the Arras Memorial bears his name on Bay 3

 

18R26 - Queenie Blanche Collett was born in 1907 at Burgh Castle

18R27 - Mabel Jessie Collett was born in 1908 at Burgh Castle

18R28 - Ivy S Collett was born in 1911 at Burgh Castle

18R29 - Phyllis E Collett was born in 1913 at Burgh Castle

 

Joseph Thomas Collett [18Q40] was born at Gorleston in 1888, the son of Joseph Collett and Elizabeth Penrose nee Lack, his birth recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 959) during the first three months of the year.It may have been at 2 Back Wall Reach in Gorleston that he was born, as it was there that he and his family were living in 1891, when Joseph Thom was three years of age.His father was a fisherman and was away at sea on the day of the census in 1891and in 1901 he was fishing off the north coast of Scotland.For whatever reason the whereabouts of Joseph, his mother and the rest of his family has been identified from the census in 1901.However, ten years later Joseph Thomas Collett, aged 23 and from Yarmouth, was a married man who was working as the third hand on the fishing boat T S Saturn at Great Grimsby.On that same day, when her husband was away at sea, his wife Mary Collett, aged 31, was preparing herself for the birth of their first child, when she was boarding with the Rouse family in the Old Clee area of Grimsby.Later that same year, the first of the coupleís three children was born at Grimsby.However, it may have been his work, as a fisherman, which resulted in Joseph and Mary being in Aberdeen in 1914, when their middle child was born.It was also back at Grimsby where their last child was born and where Joseph Thomas Collett died at the age of 61, his death recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 3b 209) during the second quarter of 1949.His widow continued to live in Grimsby, where the death of Mary Jane Collett was recorded (Ref. 7 0481) near the end of 1980, when her date of birth was confirmed as 16th November 1880

 

18R30 - Joseph William Collett was born in 1911 at Grimsby

18R31 - Frederick Bertrand Collett was born in 1914 at Aberdeen

18R32 - Willemina Cumming Collett was born in 1916 at Grimsby

 

Thomas William Collett [18Q42] was born at Wheatacre All Saints in Norfolk in 1876, the eldest child of William Collett of Mettingham and his wife Elizabeth from Reedham.His birth was recorded as Loddon (Ref. 4b 201) in the third quarter of that year but, as yet, no baptism record for him has been found.He was five years old in 1881 when living at 2 Hervey Street in Lowestoft with his parents.He was still living with his family ten years later in 1891 when he was 14, although by then, they had moved the seven miles north to Gorleston, where he was already working as a greengrocerís assistant.During the final quarter of 1898, at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 79), Thomas William Collett married Sarah Anna Jackson of Somerleyton, where she was born in 1874, the daughter of platelayer John William Jackson and his wife Charlotte Collett (Ref. 18P63), the sister of Thomasí father, thus making them first cousins.The marriage produced four children for the couple, the first two being born prior to the census in 1901.According to the census that year, Thomas aged 24 was living 2 Station Terrace in Gorleston, when his occupation was that of a fishermenís store keeper.Living with him was his wife Sarah from Somerleyton, not far from Wheatacre, where Thomas was born, and their two children Gladys who was one year old and another baby daughter who had only just been born and was still unnamed.Both children were recorded as having been born at Southtown.Two further children were added to the family after a move to 47 Elsie Road in Southtown, where they were born, before another move to 40 Hill Mill Road, where the family lived from 1908 to at least 1915, according to the electoral roll.The full family was described in the Southtown census of 1911 as, Thomas Collett who was 34 and a factory hand working for an oilskin manufacturer, Sarah who was 35, and their three daughters, Gladys who was 11, Mary who was 10, Isa who was seven, and their son William who was four years of age.Thomas lived a long life in Norfolk and was 80 years old when he died there, the death of Thomas William Collett recorded at East Dereham register office (Ref. 4b 413) during the last three months of 1956

 

18R33 - Gladys Jessie Collett was born in 1899 at Southtown, Yarmouth

18R34 - Miriam May Collett was born in 1901 at Southtown, Yarmouth

18R35 - Isa Irene Collett was born in 1903 at Southtown, Yarmouth

18R36 - Thomas William H Collett was born in 1906 at Southtown, Yarmouth

 

Frank Ernest Collett [18Q43] was born at Wheatacre All Saints, where he was baptised on 22nd November 1877, the second child of William and Elizabeth Collett.Curiously, his birth was recorded at Loddon (Ref. 4b 212) during the last quarter of 1877 and, during his life, he gave different places where he was born.Not long after he was born, his family moved to nearby Lowestoft, where they were living at 2 Hervey Street in 1881, when Frank was three years old.He was still living with his family in 1891, by which time they had moved the short distance to Gorleston, and were residing at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston, where Frank was 13.By March 1901 Frank E Collett was 23 and was a visitor at the Church Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, home of Thomas Godhard, a retired mariner.On that occasion he was single and described as a Primitive Methodist Missionary from Lowestoft.Up until 2020, no positive identification of Frank Ernest Collett from Wheatacre had been found in the next census in 1911.However, by that time in his life he was married, with four children, and was living at Banham in Norfolk, midway between Attleborough and Diss, when the electoral roll identified him residing at New Buckenham Road, where he and his wife had been living since 1906.Prior to that, Frank and his wife had lived at Heath Road in Banham, following their wedding in 1903

 

It was during the first three months of that year, that Frank Ernest Collett married Alethea Rasberry from Gayton in Norfolk, the event recorded at Kings Lynn register office (Ref. 4b 518).From the day of their wedding, until the census in 1911, Alethea gave birth to four children.That was confirmed in the census return for New Buckenham Road in Banham, when Frank Collett from Somerleyton was 33 and an insurance agent with the Prudential Insurance Company, Alethea Collett from Gayton was 32, Freda B Collett was seven, as was the next child who was recorded in error as Hugh, Frank C Collett junior was three, and Olive E Collett was one year old.Around eighteen months later, the family was completed with the birth of the coupleís last child, who was only five years old when her father suffered a premature death at the age of 39.The death of Frank Ernest Collett was recorded at Norwich register office (Ref. 4b 158) during the third quarter of 1917.Alethea Rasberry was the daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth Rasberry and was born at Gayton in 1788 who, in 1901, was an evangelist at the age of 22 when she was a visitor at the Ovington, Norfolk, home of the Stubbings family of farmers.Eight years after being widowed, Alethea also suffered an early death, which was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 43) during the first three months of 1926.Whatever had been her cause of death, appears to have affected her youngest child, who died shortly after Alethea passed away

 

18R37 Freda Jessie B Collett was born in 1903 at Banham, Norfolk

18R38 James William Henry Collett was born in 1904 at Banham, Norfolk

18R39 Frank Christian C Collett was born in 1907 at Banham, Norfolk

18R40 Olive Elizabeth H Collett was born in 1909 at Banham, Norfolk

18R41 Ida A M Collett was born in 1912 at Banham, Norfolk

 

Frances Beatrice Collett [18Q44] was born at Lowestoft and her birth was recorded at Mutford registration district during the last three months of 1879, shortly after her parents moved there from Wheatacre.She was the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Collett, and her birth was registered at Mutford.She was one year old in the census of 1881 when she was living with her family at 2 Hervey Street in Lowestoft.Within six weeks of the census day she had died and, simply as Beatrice Collett, she was buried at St Margaretís Church in Lowestoft on 16th May 1881 at the age of one year

 

Dinah Daisy Collett[18Q45] was born at Lowestoft in December 1880, and was baptised there on 1st January 1881, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Collett.She was three months old in the census of 1881, when she was living with her family at 2 Hervey Street in Lowestoft.It was as Daisy Collett aged nine years, that she was recorded with her family in 1891, by which time her parents had taken the family to live at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston.Curiously no record of her after that time has been found even though it is established that she never married.It was as Daisy Dinah Collett, a spinster, that she was joint executor of the estate of her sister Beatrice in 1950.It was sixteen years later, that the death of Dinah Daisy Collett was recorded at the register office in Acle, to the west of Great Yarmouth, during the third quarter of 1966

 

Beatrice Frances Collett [18Q46] was born at Lowestoft in 1882, the fifth child of William and Elizabeth Collett, her birth being recorded at Mutford during the third quarter of that year.She was eight years old in the census of 1891, when she and her family were living at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston.It is unclear where she was residing in 1901, but in the later census of 1911 she gave her name as Beatrice F Collett, and it has been assumed here that the F was a tribute to her older sister Frances who died just before Beatrice was born.During the 1880s her family left Lowestoft and moved to Gorleston where they were living in 1891 when, as Beatrice Collett, she was eight years old and her place of birth was confirmed as Lowestoft.Prior to reaching 19 years of age, Beatrice left Norfolk and moved south to Surrey where she entered domestic service, working as a housemaid for a family in Wallington by the time of the March census in 1901.Ten years later she was still unmarried and by then she was living in the Croydon area of Surrey.On that occasion she was recorded as Beatrice F Collett, aged 28 and from Lowestoft, and was not living with any other member of the Collett family.Beatrice never married and was living at 123 Lowestoft Road in Gorleston when she died on 13th December 1949.Probate of her estate of £526 11 Shillings 2d was granted at Norwich on 8th May 1950 to her two sisters Daisy Dinah Collett and Ethel May Collett, both spinsters themselves

 

Ethel Mary Collett [18Q47] was born at Lowestoft in 1884, and was baptised there on 6th August 1884, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Collett.It was also as Ethel Mary Collett, that her birth was recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 880). It was simply as Ethel Collett that she was listed in the census of 1891, when she was six years old and was living with her mother and her family at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston, her father being absent on that occasion because he was a fisherman and most likely away at sea on that day.Ten years later in March 1901, Ethel Collett, aged 16, was still living with her parents, who were then residing at 150 Bells Road in Gorleston.However, ten years after that, according to the census in April 1911 she was living and working in the Kingston-on-Thames area of south London, where she was recorded as Ethel Maude Collett from Lowestoft who was 27 and a housemaid for the Knight family.Like her two older sisters (above), Ethel Mary Collett never married and was named as one of the two executors for the estate of her sister Beatrice in 1950.It was during the following year, that the death of Ethel M Collett was recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 393) at the age of 66, after she had died there on 21st April 1951

 

George Collett [18Q48] was born at Lowestoft on 27th November 1885, with his birth recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 942) during the first three months of 1886, another son of William Collett and Elizabeth Jackson.It was on 26th November 1886 that he was baptised at St Johnís Church in Lowestoft, when his family was living at 2 Heavey Street and where his father was a fisherman.He was five years old at the time of the 1891 Census and was living at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston with his mother and other members of his family.Ten years later he had left school and at 15 years of age he was living at the family home which was at 150 Bells Road in Gorleston, from where he was working as a grocerís apprentice.By the time of the census of 1911, unmarried George Collett, aged 24 and from Lowestoft, was living and working at Great Grimsby in Lincolnshire, where he was a waiter employed at an institute.It is likely that he saw active service during the Great War, although no records have so far been found.Towards the end of the war he married Ethel May Shepherd at the Church of St Mary and St James in Great Grimsby, the event recorded there (Ref. 7a 1456) during the third quarter of 1918.Ethel was nearly ten years younger than George, having been born on 8th April 1894, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Ann Shepherd of Grimsby.Over the following years, Ethel presented George with three children, the births of which were all recorded at Grimsby register office, when their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Shepherd.The death of George Collett was recorded at Sleaford register office (Ref. 3b 340) in Lincolnshire near the end of 1970, when he was around 85 years of age.The last four years of his life was spent as a widower, following the death of his wife during the spring of 1976

 

18R42 William A Collett was born in 1919 at Grimsby

18R43 Eileen N Collett was born in 1921 at Grimsby

18R44 Norman G Collett was born in 1924 at Grimsby

 

Lewis James Collett [18Q49] was born at Lowestoft during the first six months of 1887, while his birth was registered at Mutford in the second quarter of that year.Just after he was born his parents left Lowestoft when they moved the family to Gorleston.By the time of the census in 1891, Louis Collett aged four years was living at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston with his family, and ten years after that, as Lewis Collett, aged 13, he was living with his parents at 150 Bells Road in Gorleston.After a further ten years, the census in April 1911, stated that bachelor Lewis Collett was 23 and that he was still living with his family at Gorleston, when his place of birth was once again confirmed as Lowestoft.The only other known facts about Lewis, is that he married Ethel M Hicks in 1916, the marriage being registered at Mutford in the months from January to March that year, and produced two children for the couple.In both cases, the births of the children at Yarmouth register office confirmed their motherís maiden name was Hicks (Refs. 4b 66 & 4b 42) respectively.Lewis was 80 years old, when the death of Lewis J Collett was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 774) during the first three months of 1968

 

18R45 Ė Marjorie J Collett was born in 1919 at Yarmouth

18R46 - Leslie J Collett was born in 1924 at Yarmouth

 

Albert Charles Collett [18Q50] was born at Gorleston-on-Sea in 1889, just after his family had arrived there from Lowestoft.He was the youngest son of William Collett of Mettingham and his wife Elizabeth Collett from Reedham.Albert was one year old at the time of the Gorleston census of 1891, when he and his family was living at 26 Trafalgar Road in West Gorleston.He was 11 years old in the Gorleston census of 1901 when he was still living there with his parents at 150 Bells Road in Gorleston, and was once again living with his parents after a further ten years, in 1911, when he was 21.Within the birth records at the Mutford register office there are two children with the name Albert Collett, so without obtaining the actual birth certificates it cannot be determined exactly, at this time, which one was this Albert Collett.Only one of them would qualify as being one year old in the census of 1891.However, for completeness, all the details are listed here, together with the death of another Albert C Collett, born in 1897, in the hope that the identity of all three may be resolved at a later date

 

The most likely candidate is Albert Charles Collett whose birth was registered on 26th June 1889, since he would be older than one year and younger than two years by April 1891.He later married Eva A Sayer at Yarmouth during the first three months of 1918, and the records at Yarmouth also show that he died there during the second quarter of 1974.†† The other Albert, was Albert Edward S Collett whose birth was registered at Mutford during the third quarter of 1890, thus making him under one year old in April 1891.He married Laura M Mills at Yarmouth during the first quarter of 1935.And finally, the death of an Albert C Collett, aged 30, was recorded at Yarmouth in the last three months of 1927

 

Jessie Collett [18Q51] was born at Gorleston-on-Sea in 1891, the youngest child of William Collett and his wife Elizabeth Jackson.The birth was registered at Yarmouth during the final quarter of 1891, so Jessie was born after the census that year.Jessie was nine years old by the time of the census in 1901, when she was living at 150 Bells Road in Gorleston with her parents, and she was still living at the family home in Gorleston ten years later in 1911 when she was 19.It was just over five years later that she married Robert S Blake at Yarmouth during the last three months of 1916

 

Eliza Collett [18Q52] was born at Burgh Castle during the middle of June 1881, where she was baptised on 22nd June 1881, the eldest daughter of George Collett and Eliza Kerrison.Her birth was recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 861) during the second quarter of 1881, and it was there also that her death was recorded (Ref. 4a 459) the third quarter of 1881, after which Eliza Collett was buried at Burgh Castle on 9th July 1881.Another Eliza Collett also had her birth recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 827) during the third quarter of 1881, but tragically, she too suffered an infant death which was recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 457) during the third quarter of 1882

 

Margaret Matilda Collett [18Q53] was born at Belton in 1884, possibly at the home of her maternal grandparents, as her parents had been living at Burgh Castle in 1881.The birth was registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 913) during the third quarter of 1884, when her parents were named as George and Eliza Collett.Margaret was just over three years of age when her father died, following which her mother took Margaret and her younger brother George (below) to live at Belton with her parents.The Mutford & Gorleston district census of 1891 recorded the three members of the Collett family under the name of Collect, and they were Eliza Collett who was 31, Margaret M Collett who was six, and George Collett who was three years of age.Elizaís parents, with whom they were living at St Johns Road in Belton, were listed as George Kerrison, aged 68, and Sarah Kerrison, who was 69.After leaving school, towards the end of the century, Margaret may have left her grandparentsí home in Belton to secure work.Certainly, at the time of the census in 1901, Margaret M Collett, aged 16 and from Belton, where visiting the Norfolk home of Charles and Edith M Holland at Turnerís Green in the village of Garvestone near East Dereham.Charles was 34 and an ordinary agricultural labourer who was born at Garvestone, Edith was 27, and with then were their two children young Ernest and Ellen.†† Whether the Holland family was in some way related to Margaret is not currently known, but ten years later she was living at 21 Albermarle Road in Gorleston, the home of Edith Bullock who was 27.By that time in her life the unmarried daughter of George and Eliza Collett was listed as Margaret Matilda Collett, aged 26, who had been born at Belton

 

Benjamin George Collett [18Q54] was born at Gorleston in early 1888, the birth being registered at Mutford (Ref. 4a 957) during the first quarter of that year.He always known as George, following the death of his father, when he was only a few weeks old.He was the third child and only known son of George Collett and Eliza Kerrison.In 1891 he was recorded with his widowed mother and his older sister Margaret (above) living at St Johns Road in Belton, the home of his maternal grandparents George and Sarah Kerrison.George Collett was three years old at that time in his life.By 1901 he was still living with his widowed mother at the home of her then widowed father at St Johns Road in Belton All Saints, Sarah Kerrison having passed away during the 1890s.George Collett of Gorleston was 13 and was still attending school while, to provide an income for the family, his mother ran a laundry and wash business with her own account.Also living at the address was George Kerrison junior, the uncle of George B Collett, which must have been confusing, having three Georges living together.Four months after the census day, gardener George Kerrison senior died at Belton, where he was buried on 6th August 1901.Over the next few years George and his mother left Belton, when they moved into Gorleston, where they were living at 68 Suffield Road in the town in 1911.George was recorded in the census return that year as George B Collett, aged 23, who was born there, while his widowed mother Eliza from Belton was 52.On that occasion George was working as a railway clerk.Whether George later became a married man is not known at this time, nor has any such record been found, or that of his death

 

Cecil Henry Collett [18Q58] was born at 1 Belgrave Terrace in Stanton, West Hartlepool in 1890, the fourth of the six children of James Collett and Hannah Priscilla Adams.His birth was recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 151) in the third quarter of 1890, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Adams.It was there also that he was living with his family in 1891, when he was a few months old.Ten years later, when Cecil H Collett was 10 years of age, the family was living at 12 Beethoven Street in South Shields, when his fisherman father from Suffolk was absent. His father may have already been visiting South Africa since, three years later, the family sailed to Cape Town, South Africa in 1904, where Cecil became a fishing boat skipper

 

Arthur Benjamin Collett [18Q59] was born at West Hartlepool on 9th November 1892, his birth recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 115) during the last three months of that year.He was another son of James and Hannah Collett, who was eight years old in the South Shields census of 1901.During the First World War, Arthur served with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and reached the rank of Lieutenant (2372/SA), who tragically died when the H MS Plumpton, a Paddle Minesweeper, struck a mine off the coast of Ostend on 19th October 1918, with the loss of all the crew.The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the South African War Graves Project included the following details.He was 26 years of age, the son of James and Hannah Collett of 2 Highfield Road in Cape Town and his naval base was Plumpton (Plymouth) in Devon.He was buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery

 

Alice Beulah Collett [18Q60], who was known as Beulah, was born at Gorleston in 1895, the last of the six children of James Collett and Hannah Priscilla Adams.Her birth was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 33) during the third quarter of 1895, and she was five years old in the South Shields census of 1901.Her family left England for South Africa in 1904, and it was at Cape Town where she married Ean Ovenstone on 14th, July 191, with whom she had three children, Ray F Ovenstone, John Ovenstone and Zita Ovenstone.Beulah was the paternal grandmother of the wife of David Elias of Perth in Western Australia, who generously provided new informed about his wifeís Collett family in 2016

 

Elizabeth Julia Collett [18Q61] was born at Gorleston on 26th June 1893, the eldest child of Cornelius Bradnum Collett of Mettingham and his wife Elizabeth Taylor from Crook in County Durham.It was during the following year that Elizabeth was baptised at the Church of St Peter & St John in Kirkley in Lowestoft on 23rd November 1894.During the following years Elizabeth and her parents left East Anglia, when they moved north to West Hartlepool where the family was living at 38 Winter Street in 1901 when Elizabeth was seven years old.Another family move took place during the first decade of the new century, when Elizabethís family settled in the Tynemouth area, where they were living at 25 Princes Street in North Shields by 1911.Elizabeth had already left the family home by then and was recorded in the census that year as Elizabeth Julia Collett from Gorleston who was 17.She was at an institution in South Shields, just across the River Tyne from North Shields, where she was possibly working as a nurse, rather than being there as a patient.Sometime during the months of July, August or September in 1916, Elizabeth married James H Turner, the event being recorded at the Tynemouth registration district

 

Cornelius William Collett [18Q62] was born at West Hartlepool towards the end of 1895, the second child and only son of Cornelius Bradnum Collett from Suffolk and Elizabeth Taylor from County Durham.Tragically, he did not survive, with the death of Cornelius William Collett being recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 93) during the first three months of 1897

 

Grace Hilda Collett [18Q63] was born at West Hartlepool in 1897, her birth being recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 157) during the second quarter of the year.She was three years of age at the time of the census in 1901 when she and her family were residing at 38 Winter Street in West Hartlepool.By the time of the next census in 1911 Grace, aged 13 and still attending school, was living at 25 Princes Street in North Shields with her family.It was during the last three months of 1917 that Grace H Collett married George T Green while she was still living within in the Tynemouth registration district, and it was at Tynemouth register office (Ref. 10b 443) that the event was recorded

 

Mary Ann Collett [18Q64] was born at West Hartlepool in 1898, the youngest of the three daughters of Cornelius and Elizabeth Collett.Her birth was recorded at the Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 133) during the last three months of 1897.By 1901 she was two years old and was living with her family at 38 Winter Street in West Hartlepool, where it is possible that she was born.Not long after that the family moved to 25 Princes Street in North Shields where they were living in April 1911, when Mary was 12 years of age.Nothing more is known about Mary after that time

 

Cornelius Collett [18Q65] was born at 38 Winter Street in West Hartlepool, just after the day of the census in 1901, his birth recorded at Hartlepool register office (Ref. 10a 190) during the second quarter of that year.It was only a few months later that the death of Cornelius Collett was recorded there (Ref. 10a 87) during the third quarter of 1901.He was the second son of that name and the last of the five children of Cornelius Bradnum Collett and Elizabeth Taylor

 

Matilda Mary Collett [18Q66] was very likely born at 21 Wards Terrace in the Stranton area of West Hartlepool, where she was living with her parents on the day of the census in 1891.She was born on 15th March 1891, the birth being registered at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 130) during the second quarter of that year.She was the eldest child of Henry Collett and his wife Mary Timms Mitchell, and was just three weeks old on the day of the census.Her enlarged family was living at 26 Bentley Street in the town ten years later when Matilda was 10, and by the time of the next census in 1911 Matilda Mary Collett, aged 20, was still living with her family which was recorded as residing at 194 Hart Road in Hartlepool.Matilda remained a spinster well into her later fifties, although she did eventually marry Frederick S Edwards in Durham (Ref. 1a 1985) during the third quarter of 1947, the marriage being registered at the Durham South-Eastern registration office.Frederick Sykes Edwards of Stockton was the son of William and Jane Ann Edwards, and was an apprentice joiner in Stockton in March 1901, when he was 14 years old

 

William Henry Collett [18Q67] was born at West Hartlepool on 20th January 1893, the second child and eldest son of Henry and Mary Timms Collett.It was also during the first quarter of that year, when the birth was recorded at Hartlepool register office (Ref. 1a 144).It is possible that he was born at 21 Wards Terrace in Stranton, West Hartlepool, where his parents had been living in 1891.However, by the time of the census in 1901 William was eight years old and he and his family were living at 26 Bentley Street in West Hartlepool.Ten years later, when he would have been 18, he was absent from the family home, which by then was at 194 Hart Road in Hartlepool, so may have been in military service at that time.It was over eight years later that he married Eva Evans at Stockton-on-Tees (Ref. 10a 238) during the last quarter of 1919, presumably after he had served his King and Country in the Great War.Their daughter, and only known child, was born eighteen months later, the birth of Nancy E Collett recorded at Stockton register office (Ref. 10a 197) during the third quarter of 1921, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Evans. It was during the last three months of 1948, that the marriage of Nancy E Collett and David J Sabourin was recorded at Durham South Eastern register office (Ref. 1a 1485).

 

18R47 - Nancy E Collett was born in 1921 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

Maud May Collett [18Q68] was born at West Hartlepool on 9th May 1894, the third child of Henry Collett and Mary Timms Mitchell, her birth recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 162) during the second quarter of that year.Tragically, she only survived for thirty months, when she died on 9th November 1896, her death recorded at Hartlepool register office (Ref. 10a 8710) during that same month

 

John Arthur Collett [18Q69] was born at West Hartlepool on 25th November 1895, the son of Henry and Mary Collett, whose birth was recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 167) during the last quarter of the year.He was five years old in March 1901 when he and his family were living at 26 Bentley Street in West Hartlepool, but by April 1911 the family had moved again and was living at 194 Hart Road in Hartlepool, where John Arthur Collett, aged 15, had already left school and was working as a repairer of scales.It was just over ten years after that, when the marriage of John A Collett and Emily Fulton was recorded at Stockton register office (Ref. 10a 233) during the third quarter of 1921.Emily was the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane Fulton of Stockton-on-Tees and, nine months after her wedding day, she gave birth to the coupleís only child.The birth of their son was recorded at Stockton (Ref. 10a 131) during the first the months of 1922, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Fulton

 

18R48 - Arthur Collett was born in 1922 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

Charles Albert Collett [18Q70] was born at West Hartlepool on 26th January 1899, the son of Henry and Mary Collett, his birth recorded at Hartlepool (Ref. 10a 164).The birth may have taken place at 26 Bentley Street in West Hartlepool, where the family was certainly living in March 1901 when Charles was two years old.It was as Charles Arthur Collett that he was recorded with his family at 194 Hart Road in Hartlepool in the census of 1911, when he was 12 and still at school.The marriage of Charles A Collett and Gladys M Anderson was recorded at Stockton register office (Ref. 10a 151) during the fourth quarter of 1926.The marriage produced two children, the birth of both daughters recorded at Stockton, Margaret A Collett (Ref. 10a 73) in the fourth quarter of 1927, and Joan M Collett (Ref. 10a 129) in the first quarter of 1930.On both occasions, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Anderson.The only other known fact about Charles at this time, is that he passed away in 1977 at the age of 78, following which his death was recorded at Claro register office (Ref. 2 1977) during the last three months of 1977.The district of Claro was abolished in 1998, when it became the North Yorkshire Registration District

 

18R49 - Margaret A Collett was born in 1927 at Stockton-on-Tees

18R50 - Joan M Collett was born in 1930 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

Albert Edward Collett [18Q71] was born at West Hartlepool on 12th April 1902, the son of Henry and Mary Collett.One year earlier his family was living at 26 Bentley Street in West Hartlepool, which is where he may have been born.However, he was only a couple of years old when his parents left West Hartlepool and moved the family into the Hartlepool parish of Throston, where they were living in 1911 at 194 Hart Road, when Albert Edward Collett was eight years of age.Fifteen years after, the marriage of Albert E Collett and Edith Sudron was recorded at Stockton-on-Tees register office (Ref. 10a 204) during the second quarter of 1926.Although not a common name, within the Stockton-on-Tees census of 1911, there are two people with the name Edith Sudron.One was 11 years old, the daughter of John Edward and Lauretta Isabella Sudron and so born around 1899, while the other was six years old, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Sudron, born around 1904.With Albert Edwardís date of birth being virtually midway between their two respective dates of birth, it may have been either of them who became his wife, although the younger one might be the most likely

 

George Richard Collett [18Q72] was born at Hartlepool on 10th May 1907 and was three years old while living there with his family 194 Hart Road in April 1911.It was at Stockton-on-Tees during the fourth quarter of 1934 that George married Aileen Anderson Fordy, with whom he had a son.Aileen was from Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham and was born there on 16th August 1909, the daughter of George and Mary Elizabeth (Lillian) Fordy.At the outbreak of the war George enlisted with Royal Engineers with whom he became Sapper Collett 1927515 with 107th Army Field Company.Sadly, on 29th May 1940 he was killed on board a destroyer having already been evacuated from Dunkirk beach.He was 33 and his name is one of the 4,500 listed on the Dunkirk Memorial in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

 

 

His military record confirmed that he was the son of Harry and Mary Timms Collett, and the husband of Aileen Anderson Collett of Stockton-on-Tees.It was Georgeís son Alan who kindly provided this photo of his father.The history books indicate there were three destroyers rescuing troops that fateful day and all three were sunk just off the beach at Dunkirk.HMS Wakeful had already picked up 600 men when it was hit by a torpedo, and when HMS Grafton attempted to pick up the survivors, she too was torpedoed and sunk

 

18R51 - Alan F (P) Collett was born in 1936 at Stockton

 

Cecil Benjamin Collett [18Q73] was born at Hartlepool on 6th December 1909, the youngest of the eight children of Henry Collett and Mary Timms Mitchell.It is very likely that he was born at 194 Hart Road in Hartlepool, where he was one year old at the time of the census in 1911.It was three months before his twenty-seventh birthday when Cecil married Grace Ness on 10th September 1936 at Stockton-on-Tees.Grace was the third child of John William Ness and his wife Jane.The marriage later produced two daughters for Cecil and Grace.Prior to the outbreak of the war Cecil was a carter and carrier, delivering fireplaces and hearths.For that work he was the proud owner of a wagon, which he affectionately called ĎDaisyí.When Daisy was requisitioned by the British Army as part of the war effort, Cecil volunteered to join the army in order to remain the driver of the wagon.Like his older brother George (above), Cecil also served with the Royal Engineers, and on that fateful day in 1940, both of them were together on the beach at Dunkirk.Somehow in the chaos, George had lost his rifle, so Cecil gave him his rifle as a replacement, but to no avail, since George was tragically killed while on board a rescue destroyer which was struck by a torpedo.Thankfully Cecil was one of the lucky ones who managed to reach England in Ďone of the small boatsí which helped in the evacuation from Dunkirk

 

 

It was while Cecil and Grace were living at 13 Vicarage Street in Stockton that their first child was born, after which the family settled in Thornaby-on-Tees.And it was there that their second child was born.After leaving the army at the end of the war, Cecil became a bus driver with United Automobile Services, more simply known as United.The North Yorkshire company had a fleet of red double-decker buses which were usually very reliable in those days.However, on one occasion he was driving down the very steep road that is Lythe Bank, between Loftus and Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, when his brakes failed.There then followed a few scary moments with the vehicle careering to the foot of the hill where, thank goodness, it came safely to rest.Cecil Benjamin Collett died on 18th June 1981 when he was 71, his death being recorded at Cleveland that same month.It was Cecilís daughter Sue Hammler nee Collett who kindly provided the details regarding her parents, and those of her aunts and uncles, all of which has been used in updating this family line

 

18R52 - Jean Collett was born on 21st July 1946 at Stockton

18R53 - Susan Collett was born on 14th May 1953 at Thornaby-on-Tees

 

Robert James Collett [18Q74] was born at Mistley in Essex in 1883, the eldest child of Harry Collett and his cousin Emma Porter.Shortly after he was born, his parents left Essex and moved to the St Mary Stoke area of Ipswich.And that was where Robert was still living with his family in March 1901, when he was 17 and his occupation was that of a merchantís clerk.He was later employed at Paulís of Ipswich, where he worked alongside a very young John Mills, who later became a legendary British film actor.Robert, who was known as Bobs, married Elizabeth Teresa Hamblin at Ipswich (Ref. 4a 2247) during the last three months of 1918, following their only child was born there three years after. Elizabeth was born at Ipswich on 15th December 1887 and was the daughter of retired book maker Robert Hamblin and his wife Matilda Blanche Hamblin.Coincidentally in 1901, Elizabeth, aged 13, was living with her family in the St Mary Stoke area of Ipswich, not far from where Robertís family lived.Ten years later Robert James Collett, aged 27 and from Mistley, was recorded in the census return for 1911 as a boarder at the Ipswich home of elderly Robert Perry from Dudley, when he was employed as a clerk to a shop owner.Also recorded in the same census area was his future wife Elizabeth Teresa Hamblin, aged 23 and with no stated occupation, who was still living with her family in Ipswich.Robert James Collett, and his son Robert, were still alive in 1947, when they both attended the 90th birthday celebrations for Emma Collett nee Porter, the mother of Robert senior, at the Ipswich home of his brother William (below).See photograph under Ref. 18P82.The death of Elizabeth T Collett was recorded at Ipswich (Ref. 10 2291) towards the end of 1976, when she was 89.Fifteen years earlier, the death of Robert J Collett had also been recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4b 763) during the second quarter of 1961, at the age of 77 years

 

18R54 - Robert P Collett was born in 1921 at Ipswich

 

William Walter Collett [18Q75], who was always referred to as Will, was born at Ipswich on 6th October 1884, the son of Henry (Harry) Collett and Emma Porter.By March 1901, when he was 16 years old, he was working as a brewerís clerk at the Tollemache Brewery, in the St Mary Stoke area of Ipswich.Seven years later on his twenty-fourth birthday on 6th October 1908, Will married Florence Maud Death, formerly of Ipswich, at the parish church in Great Clacton in Essex.The marriage produced two sons for Will and Florence, and both of them were born at Ipswich just prior to the Great War of 1914-1918

 

 

In 1911 the national census was conducted on the second of April, less than a week away from the birth of the coupleís first child.The census therefore recorded just William Collett, aged 26, and his wife Florence Collett, aged 28, as living in Ipswich on that occasion.†† At the outbreak of the war, Will joined up and served his King and Country and after, returned to working at the Tollemache Brewery, where he was employed for the rest of his working life.The brewery eventually merged with the Cobbold Brewery to become Tolly Cobbold, but that happened three years after Will had passed away.William Walter Collett died during 1954 at the age of 69.The photograph of him (above), was taken in the garden of his Ipswich home during 1939, following the birth of Willís first grandchild.The full picture shows four generations of the Collett family, from baby-in-arms Mary Ann Collett, her father Philip Robert Walter Collett, Will (William) Collett, and to Willís mother Emma Collett nee Porter.A later photograph also taken in Williamís own garden in Ipswich in 1947, capture the 90th birthday gathering of the family for his mother Emma Collett nee Porter.See photograph at Ref. 18P82, in which Will and his wife Florence feature, together with other members of the family still living in England at that time

 

18R55 - Philip Robert Walter Collett was born in 1911 at Ipswich

18R56 - William Geoffrey Collett was born in 1912 at Ipswich

 

Beatrice Emma Collett [18Q76], who was known as Beattie, was born at Ipswich in 1886 and was 14 years of age and still attending school in March 1901 while living with her family at St Mary Stoke in Ipswich.At the time of the census of 1911 Beatrice Emma Collett was 24 and was living and working in the Sudbury area of Suffolk.Beattie never married and later returned to live with her parents, and with her widowed mother after the death of her father Harry in 1917.Sadly, in 1946 and at the age of 60, Beattie Emma Collett died leaving her elderly mother Emma, who was approaching her ninetieth year, who survived for a further four years

 

Mabel May Collett [18Q77], who was known as May, was born at Ipswich in 1889.In 1901 she was 11 and was living with her parents at St Mary Stoke in Ipswich.Ten years later, at the age of 21, she was still living at the family home in Ipswich with her parents and younger sister Dorothy (below).It was in 1917 at Ipswich that Mabel married widower Howard Gant who already had two children from his first marriage.Howard was the ninth child of gardener Samuel Gant of Boxted in Essex and his dressmaker wife Anna Gant of Nayland in Suffolk.Like all of the Gant children, Howard was born at Boxted, in 1879, and on leaving school he worked as a tool turner.In March 1901 at the age of 21 he was living with his parents who were living in Colchester by then.Around five years later Howard Gant married Caroline and by April 1911 the marriage had produced two children for the couple, both born in Colchester, where the family was still living at that time.Their son Harold Gant was born in 1907 and their daughter Violet Gant was born in 1909.However, quite tragically their mother Caroline died during the next few years.The subsequent marriage of Mabel Collett and Howard Gant produced two children for the couple: a son, Howard Henry Gant, who was born in 1918; and a daughter, Dorothy Lily Gant, who was born in 1922.It was two years later on 19th June 1924 that Howardís eldest son Harold Gant, aged just 16, sailed to Australia to seek a new life in Queensland.The passenger list of the steamship S S Sophocles of the Aberdeen Line gave occupation as farming, while his address on that occasion as 26 Bradley Street in the Stoke district of Ipswich, where Mabel and Howard and the rest of the family was living at that time.It was also at that same address where the family of Howard, Mabel, Violet, Howard junior, and Dorothy was still living five years later, when they left England for Australia in October 1927

 

However, their sea voyage to Australia was not uneventful.After sailing out of the Port of London for Brisbane on board the P & O Line steamship S S Bendigo on 13th October 1927, the vessel broke a drive shaft and was forced to dock at Falmouth in Cornwall.The passenger list recorded the family as having two tickets.The first 2279 covered Howard Gant, aged 47, who was a turner, and his son Howard Henry Gant who was eight years old.The second 2280 covered his wife Mabel May Gant, aged 37, Violet May Gant, who was 17 and a domestic, and Dorothy Lily Gant who was five.The same tickets were used again for their onward journey from Falmouth to Australia on board the P & O steamship SS Balranald which sailed out of Falmouth on 31st October 1927.The S S Bendigo was subsequently taken out of service and was given a complete re-fit, following which is made its first voyage on 5th July 1929.Mabel May Gant nee Collett died in Australia on 2nd April 1974 at the age of 85, and was followed in 1990 by her daughter Dorothy who was 68, and in 2001 by her son Howard who was 83.All of this information has been kindly provided by Mary-Ann Dunn nee Collett (Ref. 18S32), and our thanks also go to Beverley Hill who kindly provided the information on the Gant family

 

Dorothy Alice Collett [18Q78], who was referred to as Dorrie, was born at St Mary Stoke in Ipswich in 1895, the youngest of the five children of Harry Collett and Emma Porter.She was five years old at the time of the March census in 1901, and by April 1911 she was still living with her parents in Ipswich, when she was recorded as Dorothy Alice Collett, aged 15.Later in her life she was still living at Ipswich, where she married Alfred Ramsey, with whom she had a son named Harry Ramsey.In 1947 all three members of the Ramsey family attending the 90th birthday celebration for Dorothyís mother Emma Collett nee Porter, at the Ipswich home of Dorothyís brother Will (above).See Ref. 18P82 for a photograph taken on that summerís day

 

Sidney Victor Collett [18Q80] was born at Ipswich on 30th September 1921, his birth recorded there (Ref. 4a 1791), the second of the two sons of Sidney Walter Collett and Ethel May Mallett.The record of his birth also confirmed that his motherís maiden name was Mallett.Three years before his father died at the age of 61, the marriage of Sidney V Collett and Joan M Hunt was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4a 2221) during the second quarter of 1947, perhaps after he had seen action during the Second World War.One year later, Joan presented Sidney with a son, whose birth was recorded at Ipswich (Ref. 4b 1342) during the second quarter of 1948, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hunt.Alan was thirty-four when he married Rosemary J Huntingford at Ipswich in the spring of 1982 (Ref. 10 2955), although they appear to have had no children.Twenty years after their wedding day, the death of Sidney Victor Collett was recorded at Ipswich (Ref. 7471c c26b) in the spring of 2002, when he was 80 years old

 

18R57 - Alan Victor Collett was born in 1948 at Ipswich

 

Florence Mary Collett [18Q81] was born at Patricroft in the Eccles area of Manchester on 17th January 1885, the eldest child of George Collett of Mettingham and his wife Matilda J Collett.Two days later, she was baptised at Christ Church in Patricroft, with her birth recorded at Barton-upon-Irwell (Ref. 8c 677).In 1891 the family was living at 24 New York Street in the Pendleton area of Salford, where Florence M Collett was six years old. By 1901, the Collett family, including Florence Collitt who was 16 and a machinist at a baby linen factory, was residing at 86 Church Street in Pendleton.Ten years later in 1911, unmarried Florence Mary Collett, aged 26 with no occupation, was living within the Shore area of Blackpool with her complete family, but with the addition of Florenceís base-born daughter, Gertrude Lucy Collett, whose place of birth was nearby Fylde, who was just six months old.It was also at Fylde register office (Ref. 8e 1163) during the last three months of 1918, that the marriage of Florence M Collett and George Robinson was recorded.Many years later, the death of Florence M Robinson was recorded at Blackpool (Ref. 10b 759) during the first quarter of 1959, aged 74

 

18R58 - Gertrude Lucy Collett was born in October 1910 at Fylde

 

George Collett [18Q82] was born at Pendleton in Salford on 16th May 1888, and his birth was recorded at Salford (Ref. 8d 47) during the second quarter of that year.He was baptised on 1st July 1888 at Christ Church in Patricroft, the eldest son of railway ticket examiner George Collett of Pendleton.He was two years old in the census of 1891 when he and his family were living at 24 New York Street in Pendleton.By 1901 the family had moved to 86 Church Street in Pendleton where George Collett was 12.After a further ten years the family had left The Salford area and had settled within the Fylde district of Lancashire where George was then 22 and employed as a printer machine operator for a local newspaper.It was at Blackpool register office (Ref. 8e 746), during the second quarter of 1938, that the death of George Collett was recorded at the age of 50.

 

Walter Collett [18Q83] was born at Seedley Road in Pendleton, Salford on 4th May 1890, his birth recorded at Salford (Ref. 8d 45), after which he was baptised at Christ Church in Patricroft on 6th July 189, when the occupation of his father George was recorded as a railway ticket collector.He was just under one year old by the time of the census in 1891 when his family was living at 24 New York Street in Pendleton where he was very likely born. He was still living with his family in Pendleton in 1901 but at 86 Church Street where he was still attending school at the age of 10.Shortly after that his family left Pendleton and moved to the Flyde area of Lancashire, although in 1911 Walter Collett, aged 20 and a house painter, was a staying with his uncle and aunt James and Elizabeth Vickers at 48 Cannon Street in Eccles.What happened to Walter after that time is not known, but he was 74 when his death was recorded at Blackpool register office (Ref. 10b 628) during the first three months of 1958, twenty years after his older brother George (above) had died there, and only three years after his younger brother Ernest (below) died there

 

Ernest Victor Collett [18Q84] was born at Pendleton in Salford during 1893 where the birth was registered at Salford (Ref. 8d 16) in the third quarter of that year.In 1901 Ernest Collett who was seven when he was a school boy living at 86 Church Street in Pendleton, but during the decade his family moved to the Fylde district of Lancashire where in 1911, as Ernest Victor Collett from Pendleton, he was 17 years of age.Four years later, the marriage of Ernest V Collett and Mary A Harrison at Fylde register office (Ref. 8e 1399) during the fourth quarter of 1915, with whom he had two daughters.Upon the recording of their births at Fylde register office (Ref. 8e 527 & 8e 1319) the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Harrison.Like his two older brothers George and Walter, the death of Ernest Victor Collett was also recorded at Blackpool register office (Ref. 10b 433) during the third quarter of 1955 at the age of 62

 

18R59 - Florence Collett was born in 1916 at Blackpool (Fylde)

18R60 - Margery Collett was born in 1920 at Blackpool (Fylde)

 

Fanny Collett [18Q85] was born at Wigan in 1896, the elder of the two daughters of Frederick Christopher Collett and his wife Margaret Jane Challoner. The birth of Fanny Collett was recorded at Wigan (Ref. 8c 49) during the third quarter of that year.It is very likely that she was born at 39 Darlington Street in Wigan, where she was living with her parents in 1901 at the age of four years.After the birth of her sister Clara during the following year, the family of four settled in Hoscar Lathom, where they were living in 1911 when Fanny was 14.Fanny Collett was still a spinster when first her mother passed away, and then also at the time of the death of her father in February 1939.It therefore seems highly likely that Fanny was looking after her father at their home at West View in Hoscar Lathom, just three miles from Ormskirk

 

Clara Collett [18Q86] was born at Wigan in 1902, the younger of the two daughters of Frederick Collett from Suffolk and Margaret Jane Challoner from Flintshire, her birth recorded at Wigan register office (Ref. 8c 55) during the fourth quarter of the year.By the time she was eight years of age, Clara and her family were residing at West View in Hoscar Lathom, near Ormskirk.Clara was 20 years of age when her marriage to Thomas Barrow was recorded at Ormskirk register office (Ref. 8b 1608) during the third quarter of 1923

 

Bertha Collett [18Q87] was born at Patricroft in Eccles on 4th June 1894, the eldest of the five children of Henry Collett and his wife Catherine Atkinson.At the age of six years Bertha was living with her family at 12 Hampton Grove in Eccles, while ten years later in 1911, when she was 16, the family was residing at 54 Liverpool Road in Eccles.It would appear that she never married and died while living in the Lancaster area during the second quarter of 1980

 

Christopher Henry Collett [18Q88] was born at Patricroft in Eccles in 1896, the son of Henry and Catherine Collett, with the birth being registered at Barton-upon-Irwell in the first three months of that year.He was five years old in 1901 when living at 12 Hampton Grove in Eccles with his family.By 1911 the family was living at 54 Liverpool Road in Eccles when Christopher was 15.It was during the autumn of 1923 that he married Eleanor Thom at Barton-upon-Irwell, although it is not known at this time whether there were any children resulting from the marriage.What is known is that Christopher Henry Collett died during the first three months of 1961 when his death was reported to Barton-upon-Irwell register office

 

Elsie Collett [18Q88] was born at Patricroft in Eccles 16th November 1898, the daughter of Henry and Catherine Collett.Elsie was two years old when she and her family were living at 12 Hampton Grove in Eccles, and was 12 years old ten years later, by which time her family was still living in Eccles but at 54 Liverpool Road.Like her two sisters it is understood that she never married and that she died at Ulverston in the Lake District during the autumn of 1978

 

Dora Collett [18Q90] was born at Winton in Eccles in 1903, the last of the five children of Henry Collett and his wife Catherine Atkinson.Her birth was recorded at Barton-upon-Irwell during the third quarter of that year.She may have been born while her family was living at 12 Hampton Grove, although by 1911 they were living at 54 Liverpool Road in Eccles where Dora was recorded as being eight years of age.It is possible that she followed the examples set by her two older sisters by staying unmarried all her life, because it was at Barrow-in-Furness that her death was recorded during the first three months of 1967

 

Lillian Collett [18Q91] was born at Winton in Eccles in 1896, the eldest of the two children of Walter William Collett and his wife Eda Jones, and her birth was registered at Barton-upon-Irwell (Ref. 8c 666) during the third quarter of that year.At the age of four years Lillian and her family were residing at 22 Worsley Road in Eccles in 1901, and by 1911 they were living at 5 Byron Street in Eccles, where Lillian was 14

 

Alfred Collett [18Q92] was born at Winton in Eccles in 1898 and his birth was recorded at Barton-upon-Irwell (Ref. 8c 693) during the second quarter of that year, when his parents were confirmed as William and Eda Collett.He and his family were living at 22 Worsley Road in Eccles in 1901 when he was two years of age.Ten years after that Alfred Collett, aged 12, was staying with his uncle Henry Collett and aunt Catherine at their home at 54 Liverpool Road in Eccles.Perhaps that was a temporary arrangement to cover the period when his own family was living at 5 Byron Street in Eccles, where they had staying with them Samuel Bower the second husband of Alfredís grandmother Lucy Collett nee Jones.Although not proved, but knowing he was married (see below), it seems highly likely that Alfred Collett married Mary Stainsby, the daughter of Arthur and Susan Stainsby.Their wedding was recorded at Barton-upon-Irwell register office (Ref. 8c 1360) during the second quarter of 1924. One very important detail known about the life of Alfred Collett has been kindly provided by Garry Helsby who spotted the name of Alfred Collett from Eccles mentioned in a local newspaper printed during the Second World War.The article referred to ďthe promotion of Major Alfred C Collett to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, whose mother lives at Lynwood Avenue in Patricroft.(His mother actually died later that same year).Aged 47, Alfred was well known in the Eccles district before the war, having been with the family firm of W Collett & Son, painters and decorators (his father had already died in 1943).A former pupil at Green Lane Council School in Patricroft, he served throughout the last war, entering as a private and finishing up as a First Lieutenant.When he rejoined the army in 1940, he went back as a First Lieutenant, subsequently promoted to Captain and then Major.For the past three years he has been in command of a port operating company of the Royal Engineers, and has seen service in North Africa, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.Today, he is still with the British Army of the Rhine.His wife now resides at St Anneís-on-SeaĒ.This is likely to be a reference to Lytham St Anne, where Alfred may have still been living when he died in 1966, at the age of 68.The death of Alfred Collett was recorded at Blackpool register office (Ref. 10b 472) during the third quarter of that year.Two years after being widowed, the death of Mary Collett, aged 67, was recorded at St Anneís Fylde register office (Ref. 10c 223) during the summer of 1968

 

Ann Collett [18Q96] was born at Kendal in 1871, the eldest child of carpenter Henry Collett from Ireland and his wife Isabella Bousfield of Kendal.Her birth was recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10a 689) during the second quarter of the year.In 1881, at the age of nine, Ann was attending school in Kendal where she was living at 10 Serpentine Road with her family.Ten years later, when she was 19, she was working as a woollen warper, while she was still living with her family in Kendal.By that time in her life, she may have already been betrothed and perhaps even was looking forward to being married, as she was the following year.The marriage of Ann Collett and Thomas William Troughton took place at Kendal on 4th June 1892, when Ann was 21 and the daughter of Henry Collett and Thomas was 23 and the son of William Troughton.It was after just five years of married life, and at the age of 26, that the death of Ann Troughton, the wife of Thomas W Troughton, was recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 442) during the second quarter of 1897, following which she was buried on 30th June 1897

 

Mary Elizabeth Collett [18Q97] was born at Kendal in 1872, her birth recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10a 670) during the last three months of the year.It was just after Christmas, when she was baptised at Kendal on29th December 1872, her parents confirmed as Henry and Isabella Collett.As Mary E Collett aged seven years, she and her family were living at 10 Serpentine Road, just north of Kendal town centre, in 1881, and was still with her family in 1891, when she was working with her older sister Ann (above) as a woollen warper at 18 years old.Less than four years after that, Mary Elizabeth Collett, aged 22, and William Stervat, who was 21, were married at Kendal on 26th January 1895, when the brideís father was confirmed as Henry Collett and the groomís father as John Stervat.Whether the surname was incorrectly recorded may account for the reason why William and his father have not been identified before or after the coupleís wedding day

 

Margaret Collett [18Q98] was born at Kendal in 1875, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 10b 720) during the second quarter of that year.It was also at Kendal where she was baptised on 1st August 1875, another daughter of Henry and Isabella Collett.It was as Maggie Collett, aged five years, that she was recorded in the Kendal census of 1881, when she was living at 10 Serpentine Road in Kendal with her family.After a further ten years, Margaret Collett was 16 and working as a woollen winder, when she was again still living with her family at Kendal in 1891.Sadly, it was approximately eighteen months after that census day, when the death of Margaret Collett, aged 17, was recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 369) during the third quarter of 1892

 

William Henry Collett [18Q99] was born at Kendal in 1877, the eldest son and fourth child of Henry and Isabella Collett, whose birth was recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 753) during the first three months of the year.A few months later, the baptism of William Henry Collett was conducted at Kendal on 20th May 1877, which confirmed the names of his parents, as above.He was four years old in 1881 when he was living at 10 Serpentine Road in Kendal, the census including him with his family as William H Collett.On leaving school, William started his working life alongside his father who was a house carpenter, as confirmed in the Kendal census of 1891, when William H Collett was 14 and an apprentice to a joiner.It was the similar situation in 1901, when William H Collett was a joiner aged 24, one of only two siblings still living with their father, who had re-married by then, and with whom they were both working.Ten weeks after that census day, the marriage of William Henry Collett and Isabel Benson took place at Casterton on 9th August 1902, fourteen miles south-east of Kendal.The couple then settled in Kendal, where their two daughters were born, and where the family of four was living in 1911.That year, the family comprised William Henry Collett who was 33 and a carpenter and a joiner, his wife Isabel Collett who was also 33, and their two daughters were Elsie Collett who was nine, and May Isabel Collett who was seven.All four members of the family were noted as having been born at Kendal. The record of the birth of the coupleís second child has been found at Kendal, but that is not the case for their first daughter.In fact, knowing she was born shortly after the coupleís wedding day, may be an indication that Isabel gave birth to her first child as some secret location, to hide the coupleís embarrassment at a very premature birth

 

Although many years passed, after the birth of their second child, no obvious birth or death records have been found at Kendal during the following thirteen years.Then, in the middle of the war years, the couple was blessed with a late gift of twins, the consecutive birth records at Kendal confirming the motherís maiden name as Benson.Those two additions to the family were recorded there during the first four days of 1916 (Ref. 10b 1301) and (Ref. 10b 1302), but did not survive the ordeal, with both William and Mary being buried on 5th January 1916, the child of William and Mary (?) Collett.Their deaths were recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 952) and (Ref. 10b 953).Just over two years later their mother was widowed, when the death of William H Collett was recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 846) during the second quarter of 1818, at the age of only 41.Their coupleís two older children did survive, as follows.No birth record has been found for Elsie, mostly likely for the reason mentioned above, while the birth of her younger sister May Isabel Collett was recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 820) during the second quarter of 1903

 

The marriage of Elsie Collett and Norman Sarginson was recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 1545) during the second quarter of 1923.Just like her own mother, Elsie was pregnant on their wedding day, following which she gave birth to Elsie D Sarginson around four month later, her birth also recorded at Kendall (Ref. 10b 1329) during the third quarter of that same year, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Collett.Tragically, Elsie Sarginson, nee Collett, did not survive the birth, with her death recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 686) during that same third quarter of 1923.She was only 21 years of age.Her sister May Isabel Collett married William Ward two years later, their wedding recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 1434) during the third quarter of 1925.Nine months later, May presented William with a son, Brian William Ward, his birth recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 1255) during the first three months of the following year.The family was still living within the Kendal area eight years later, where the birth of their second son, John Ward, was recorded near the end of 1934 (Ref. 10b 968).On each occasion, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Collett

 

18R61 - Elsie Collett was born in 1902 at Kendal

18R62 - May Isabel Collett was born in 1903 at Kendal

18R63 - William Collett (twin) was born in 1916 at Kendal

18R64 - Mary Collett (twin) was born in 1916 at Kendal

 

Robert Bousfield Collett [18Q100] was born at Kendal, possibly near the end of 1879 or early in 1880, his birth recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 672) during the first quarter of 1880.It was on 28th March 1880 that Robert Bousfield Collett, the son of Henry and Isabella Collett, was baptised at Kendal.He may have been born at 10 Serpentine Road in Kendal, where his family was living in 1881 when, simply as Robert Collett, he was one year old.It was as Robert B Collett, aged 11, that he was still living in Kendal with his parents at the time of the census in 1891.He was around fourteen years old when his mother and his younger brother John (below) died but, by 1901, Robert was still living with his father, who had re-married by then.Like his brother William (above), Robert also took up his fatherís trade and in 1901 he was a joiner at the age of 21.Tragically, within two months of that census day, Robert Bousfield Collett died, at the age of 21, and was buried on 27th May 1901.With the death of his older married brother William in 1918, there was no surviving male member of his original family, just his half-brother Harold from his fatherís second married

 

Edward Compston Collett [18Q101] was born at Kendal, either at the end of 1882 or the beginning of 1883, with his birth recorded there (Ref. 10b 736) during the first three months of 1883.He was around fifteen months old when he died, and was buried at Kendal on 13th April 1884

 

Isabella Collett [18Q102] was born at Kendal in 1887, her birth recorded there (Ref. 10b 750) during the second quarter of that year, another daughter of Henry Collett and Isabella Bousfield.She was baptised at Kendal on 29th May 1887 and was six years old when she was buried on 13th July 1893. Where Isabella Collett on the day of the census in 1891, remains a mystery

 

John Frederick Collett [18Q103] was born at Kendal in 1889 and his birth was recorded there (Ref. 10b 730) during the third quarter of the year.He was one-year-old in the census return for Kendal in 1891, on that occasion he was the youngest child of Henry and Isabella Collett, who were anticipating the birth of their ninth and last child, who sadly did not survive.Just over one year later, John Frederick Collett died and was buried on 15th April 1892, less than two years prior to the death of his mother, in the first three months of 1894

 

Ruth Bousfield [18Q104] was born at Kendal in not long after the census day in 1891, the ninth and last child of Henry Collett and Isabella Bousfield.Her birth, like those of all her older siblings, was recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 779) during the second quarter of 1891.She was baptised there on 28th August 1891 but, two years after that, she died during November, her death recorded at Kendal (Ref. 10b 471), following which she was buried with her many deceased siblings on 28th November 1893

 

Harold Collett [18Q105] was born at Kendal in 1896, the only son of widower Henry Collett from County Mayo, Ireland, and his second wife, widow Mary Alice Foster, nee Lancaster, from Scarborough, who were married during the previous year.The birth of Harold Collett was recorded at Kendal register office (Ref. 10b 773) during the second quarter of 189, after which he was baptised at Kendal on 21st June 1896.Harold was living with his parents, his two Collett half-brothers and three Foster stepchildren in March 1901, when he was four years old, but by April 1911 he was the only Collett child still living at Kendal with his parents at the age of 14, who also had living there with them 27-year-old Nellie Foster, his half-sister.By that time, he was an assistant in an ironmongerís shop, when his only surviving half-brother, William Henry Collett, was married, his other half-brother Robert Bousfield Collett had already passed away, within two months of the census in 1901

 

Albert Vernon Tanner [18Q106] was born at Kendall in Westmorland during 1873, the first of the nine children of John William Tanner and Bethia Ann Collett.He married Mary Agnes Wilson in 1910 at Holy Trinity Church in Lancaster.Tragically after only fourteen years together Mary died on 20th June 1924 aged 44.From the Index of Wills & Administrations 1858 Ė 1966, the administration of the personal effects, valued at £108 8 Shillings 4d, of Mary Agnes Tanner of 7 Leyster Street in Morecambe, the wife of Albert Vernon Tanner, a shipís steward, was granted in London on 17th July 1924 to the said Albert Vernon Tanner.Albert survived for a further thirty-four years and died on 19th January 1959 at the age of 85.From the Index of Wills & Administrations 1858 Ė 1966, the Will of Albert Vernon Tanner of 3 Ridge Lane in Lancaster valued at £262 was proved on 13th October 1964 and placed in the hands of executors John Taylor, a builder, and Joseph Albert Jones, a solicitor.The probate notice also confirmed that Albert died at The Laurels, Cannon Hill in Lancaster

 

Walter Kitchen Tanner [18Q107] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1874 and sadly, he was only seven years of age when he died there during 1882

 

Edith Ann Tanner [18Q108] was born at Kendall in 1876.It was during 1896 when she married David Richard Hurley who was born at Workington on 11th January 1878, the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Hurley.Five years later the census in 1901 recorded the couple at 14B Walney Road in Barrow-in-Furness with their three children.David Hurley, an ironworks coke fitter, was 23, his wife Edith was 24 and their children were David Hurley junior who was three, George F Hurley who was one year old and Edith L Hurley who was just eight months old and died later that same year.A fourth child had been born to the couple in 1896, Albert Edward Hurley, who died during the following year before his first birthday.Further tragedy struck the family in 1902 when Edith Ann Hurley nee Tanner died at the age of 25.Following the death of his wife and two of his children, David emigrated to America during 1903 and arrived in New York on 30th July aboard the ship Teutonic which had sailed out of Liverpool.He married Agnes Simpson who was born in 1886 with whom he had another son John who was born in 1910.David Richard Hurley became a naturalised American on 27th January 1912 when he was residing at 1338 Jenny Lind Street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where his brother Joseph Daniel Hurley also lived.According to the US Census of 1940 David Hurley was 52 and his wife Agnes was 54 when they were living at 1604 Geaner Street in McKeesport, from where he was employed as a millwright.During that decade he and Agnes were living at 604 Beaver Avenue in McKeesport, while it was on 21st June 1949 that David Richard Hurley died in McKeesport aged 71

 

John William Tanner [18Q109] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1878.It was at St Markís Church in Barrow in 1905 that he married widow Sarah Ann Hetherington who was born in 1880 at Croydon in Surrey, England.By 1911 John, aged 31 (sic) and Sarah were living at 19 Hawcoat Lane, Hawcoat Park in Barrow-in-Furness.The census return that year confirmed the property had six rooms and stated that John, a flour mill labourer, and Sarah had been married for six years.They had no children from their marriage, although living there with them was Sarahís daughter Eva Hetherington who was 10 years of age and born at Barrow-in-Furness.The record of the death of a ĎSarah Tannerí was registered at Barrow-in-Furness in 1933 when she was 53, while it was fifteen years later that John William Tanner passed away in 1948 when he was 70

 

Francis Henry Tanner [18Q110] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1880 and died there the following year when he was one year old

 

Arthur Henry Tanner [18Q111] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1881 and was yet another childhood death in the family when he died during 1890 at the age of eight years

 

Beatrice Eleanor Tanner [18Q112] was born at Barrow-in-Furness on 13th August 1883, a daughter of John William Tanner and Bethia Ann Collett.She later married William Eddleston in 1914 when she was 31.Thanks must go to Brian Eddleston, the grandson of Beatrice and William, who generously provided lots of new information regarding Bethia Ann Collett and her family

 

Frederick James Tanner [18Q113] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1884.He married Hilda Augusta Wise who was born in 1894 at Peckham in Surrey, one of the five children of Hubert and Jane Wise.They married on 2nd December 1915 at the Church of St Mary in Balham, London when Frederick was 30 and a seafarer and Hilda was 21.His address was the same as Hildaís, that being 43 Balham Hill in Balham.The groomís father was confirmed as John William Tanner, a storekeeper, and the brideís father was described as Herbert (sic) Lewington Wise, deceased, whose past occupation was that of a clerk.The census in 1911 confirmed that Hilda was a laundry porter, while Hubert was a shipbrokers clerk

 

Edwin Smallwood Tanner [18Q114] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1887, the last of the nine children of John William Tanner and Bethia Ann Collett.Sadly, neither mother nor child survived

 

William Collett [18Q115] was born at Berwick-on-Tweed in 1875, the only child of John Collett and Isabella Landell, his birth recorded at Berwick (Ref. 10b 410) during the last quarter of 1875.He was later baptised at Berwick-on-Tweed in Northumberland on 5th December 1875 when his parents were confirmed as John and Isabella.Tragically William was still only a few months old when his father died.However, on the day of the census in 1881, when his widowed mother was working as a servant in Halifax, William Collett aged five years and from Berwick was staying with his grandmother Ann Collett of Ravenglass at 41 Hawke Street in Barrow-in-Furness.Just a few months later, his mother married Job Barker in Halifax, and it was with his mother and stepfather that William was living in 1891.The census in 1891 recorded William Collett from Scotland as being 15 years old and already working as a worsted doffer, who was living at Northowram, with Job and Isabella Barker and their daughter Martha E Barker, aged nine years.It was just under seven years later, that the marriage of William Collett and Elizabeth Ann Priestley was recorded at Halifax (Ref. 9a 605) during the first three months of 1898.The marriage is known to have produced just three children for the couple and, according to the census in 1901, William and Elizabeth Ann were living at Ambler Thorn, Queens Head, just north of Queensbury, midway between Halifax and Keighley.Living there with them, were their first two children and, living nearby in Queensbury were Williamís mother Isabella and his stepfather Job Barker

 

By that time William Collett, aged 25 and from Berwick, was working as a machine tool maker and turner, his wife Elizabeth A Collett was 23, and their two children were Annie Collett who was two, and Leonard Henry Collett who was not yet one year old.On that occasion the place of birth of Elizabeth and her two children was simply given as Halifax, which was where the births of all three children were recorded.Ten years later, and after the arrival of the coupleís third and last known child at Amber Thorn, the family was living in the Keighley area of Yorkshire, some seven miles north of Queensbury.The census in 1911 listed the family as William Collett from Berwick, who was 35, Elizabeth Ann Collett from Queensbury, who was 33, Annie Collett from Queensbury, who was 12 and born at Queensbury, whereas Leonard Harry Collett, aged 10, and Harold Collett, who was nine years old, were both recorded as having been born at Ambler Thorn, within the parish of Queensbury.The death of William Collett was recorded at Keighley register office (Ref. 9a 260) during the second quarter of 1934, when he was 58 years of age.It was just over two years after being widowed, that Elizabeth Ann Collett passed away at the age of 58, when her death was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 733) during the third quarter of 1936

 

18R65 - Annie Collett was born in 1898 at Queensbury

18R66 - Leonard Harry Collett was born in 1900 at Ambler Thorn, Queensbury

18R67 - Harold Albert Collett was born in 1902 at Ambler Thorn, Queensbury

 

Elizabeth Ann Collett [18Q116] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1883, the first child of William Collett and Frances Nelson, whose birth was recorded at Barrow (Ref. 8e 855) during the fourth quarter of 1883 when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Nelson.Tragically Elizabeth Ann Collett was only three years old when she died at Barrow (Ref. 8e 543) during the third quarter of 1887

 

John William Collett [18Q117] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1886 and was recorded as John W Collett aged four years in the census of 1891 and was again named as John W Collett in the Barrow census of 1901 when he was 14.It was only in the next census of 1911 that, as John William Collett aged 24, he was still living with his family at Barrow-in-Furness.His occupation was that of an engineer, his work taking him to and from South America on a number of occasions.However, it was during the last years of the Great War that he married Olga and their only know child Adolpha Collett was born in 1918.Whether she was born in Brazil has not been confirmed, but on 9th July 1926 the family of three sailed into Liverpool on the steam ship Hildebrand, a vessel of the Booth Line, having sailed from the Port of Belem in Brazil.John William Collett, an engineer aged 40, his wife Olga Collett who was 29, and their eight-year-old daughter Adolpha Collett, were travelling first class from their permanent residence in Brazil to a destination address of 65 Bishopsgate in London

 

Sometime later the family returned to their home within the State of Para on the northern Atlantic coast of Brazil.Then again in 1932 John and his wife set sail from the Port of Manaus in the State of Amazonas and sailed down the Amazon River, before crossing the Atlantic out of Belem, bound for Liverpool.On that occasion John Wm Collett was 45 and his wife Olga Collett was 33, when they were named on the passenger list of the steam ship Hilary of the Booth Steamship Company, which arrived in Liverpool on 31st May 1932.After a further seventeen years, the couple was once again crossing the Atlantic Ocean, that time from Liverpool, bound for the State of Para in Brazil, and again on the ship Hilary of the Booth Line.The passenger list confirmed that engineer John Collett and his wife Olga had been staying at 2 Milford Road in North West London.The vessel left Liverpool on 10th November 1949, stopping at Portugal and Tenerife on the way to North Brazil.Less than three years later the same pair was named on the Hilaryís passenger list when they arrived at the Port of Liverpool in England on 8th June 1952.That year John William Collett was 65 when the destination for him and his wife Olga was 30 Highgate in West Hill, London

 

18R68 - Adolpha Collett was born in 1918

 

Thomas Henry Collett [18Q118] was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1888, the son of William and Frances Collett.It was as Thomas H Collett aged two years and 12 years that he was listed with his family in the two Barrow censuses conducted in 1891 and 1901, and as Thomas Henry Collett that he was recorded again with his family in Barrow in 1911 when he was 22.Eleven years after that census day, the marriage of Thomas H Collett and Phoebe Williams was recorded at Barrow-in-Furness register office (Ref. 8e 2219) during the third quarter of 1922.Very little else is known about them except that Thomas was 58 years of age when he died, his death recorded at Barrow-in-Furness register office (Ref. 10b 149) during the second quarter of 1947

 

William Collett [18Q120] was born at Cratfield in 1883, his birth recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 850) during the first quarter of that year.His parents eventually moved to nearby Redenhall around the start of the next decade.That was partially confirmed in the census of 1891, when William Collett from Cratfield was still living there, at the age of seven, with just his mother and his younger sister Maria Collett (below), but at the Bell Lane home of his maternal grandfather.On that same day, Williamís father was setting up the new family home at Bungay Road in Redenhall.As the oldest child in the Collett family, that arrangement was probably made out of convenience for the family, since Williamís mother Elizabeth Collett, nee Randall, was expecting the familyís fifth child.A little while later, William moved back in with his family at Redenhall, where he was recorded in 1901.The census that year showed the family reunited and living in a house on the Bungay Road in Redenhall.The only missing member was Williamís sister, Maria, who was working in a neighbouring village.By that time, William was 17 and an ordinary farm labourer from Cratfield.It is very likely that he was working alongside his two younger brothers Harry and George (below) who were also farm labourers and, it may have been on the same farm, where their father worked as a teamster.Around the middle of the first decade of the new century William became a married man at Redenhall, the wedding of William Collett and Laura Magdalene Leist recorded at Depwade register office (Ref. 4b 641) during the final three months of 1905.She had been born at Hardwick, the daughter of Henry and Magdalene Leist of Needham 1885.On the day of the census in 1911, the marriage had already produced a son for the couple, when the family of three, residing at Redenhall where their son had been born, was recorded as William Collett, aged 27, his wife Laura, and their son Harry Collett who was five years old

 

18R69 - Harry Collett was born in 1905 at Redenhall

 

Harry Collett [18Q121] was born at Cratfield in 1885 and when he was around four years old his family left Suffolk and moved to Redenhall cum Harleston in Norfolk.By 1891 Harry was six years old and living at Bungay Road in Redenhall.Ten years later at the age of 15, Harry was working as an ordinary farm labourer with his two brothers William (above) and George (below), while all three of them were still living in the family home at Redenhall.Around four year later, when Harry was approaching twenty, he married Lucy and the couple settled in nearby Harleston where their son was born.According to the Harleston census in 1911, for the Depwade area of Norfolk, Harry Collett of Cratfield was 25, his wife Lucy Collett was 24, and their son Arthur was five years old

 

18R70 - Arthur Collett was born in 1905 at Harleston

 

Maria Collett [18Q122] was born at Cratfield in 1886, the only daughter of William Collett of Fressingfield and Elizabeth Randall of Cratfield.Rather confusingly Maria seems to appear twice in the census of 1891.In the first she was four years old and living at Redenhall cum Harleston with her parents and two siblings Harry (above) and George (below), her place of birth confirmed as Cratfield.At the same time her grandfather William Randall said she and her older brother William Collett (above) were staying with him at Cratfield, together with her mother Elizabeth Collett nee Randall.It is accepted that William Collett was there, but it is thought that Maria and her mother were just visiting.On leaving school Maria entered into domestic service and by March 1901, at the age of 15, she had left the family home at Cloutergate Cottage in Redenhall and was employed as a general domestic servant at a house in Fressingfield cum Withersdale.Around two or three years later Maria Collett married Frederick Ashfield of Wingfarthing in Norfolk with whom she had four children before 1911.In the census that year the young Ashfield family was living at Redenhall and comprised Frederick 28, Maria of Cratfield who was 24, and their children George 6, Albert 4, Leonard 3, and Irene who was one year old; all of the children having been born at Redenhall

 

George Collett [18Q123] was born Cratfield in 1888.Not long after he was born, his family left Cratfield and moved across the Suffolk county boundary into Norfolk where they settled in Redenhall cum Harleston; and it was there in 1891 that George was recorded aged two years.The family lived in a house on the Bungay Road in Redenhall where there were also living in 1901 and 1911.By March 1901 George Collett was twelve years old and was already employed on a local farm as an ordinary farm labourer like his two older brothers William and Harry (above) with whom he was probably working.Just prior to the census of 1911 George married Edith, and by April that year George Collett of Cratfield was 22 and was living at Harleston with his wife Edith Collett who was 21.The marriage had not produced any children for the couple by that time

 

Frederick George Collett [18Q127] was born at Metfield in 1898, the only son of Eliza and George Collett from Fressingfield, whose father died around the time that he was born.The baptism of Frederick George Collett also took place in 1898 at the Church of St John the Baptist in Metfield.During the next year his mother married Thomas Woolnough and it was with Thomas and Eliza that George Collett aged two years and from Metfield was living in March 1901.When he left the home of stepfather is not known, except that it had taken place prior to the next census in 1911, by which time his mother had given birth at Metfield to two half-sisters.It was as Fredrick (sic) George Collett aged 12 years that he was living with the Balls family at The Common on Harleston Road in Metfield not far away from his motherís new family when he was still attending the village school

 

Mary Ann Collett [18Q128] was born at Clapton within the London Borough of Hackney, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1b 436) during the third quarter of 1902, the eldest child of Esau Collett and Mary Ann Cracknell.She was eight years of age in the Hackney census of 1911, where she living with her completed family, when her place of birth was reported as Clapton, like all of her siblings (below).

 

George William Collett [18Q129] was born at Clapton, with his birth recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 442) during the last three months of 1903.It was nine months later that he was baptised at St Matthews Church in nearby Upper Clapton on 12th August 1904, the eldest son of Esau and Mary Ann Collett.In the census of 1911, he was simply recorded as George Collett aged seven years, but sixteen years later it was as George William Collett, aged 24 and the son of Esau Collett, that he was recorded on 23rd July 1927, the day he married Doris Griffin.Doris was 22 and the daughter of Samuel Joseph Griffin, and they were married at St Stephenís Church in Norbury near Croydon, the event recorded at Croydon register office (Ref. 2a 900).Their marriage provided George and Doris with three children, the first of born in Croydon, the last two at Hackney.The later death of George W Collett was recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 5c 618) during the second quarter of 1960, when he was 56

 

18R71 - George F Collett was born in 1928 at Croydon

18R72 - Iris Winifred Collett was born in 1931 at Hackney

18R73 - Doris M Collett was born in 1936 at Hackney

 

Edith Jane Collett [18Q130] was born at Clapton in London during the fourth quarter of 1905, her birth recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 410). As just Edith Collett she was five years old when she was living with her family in Hackney on the day of the census 1911

 

Charles Esau Collett [18Q131] was born at Clapton on 18th March 1907, with his birth recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 396) during the second quarter of 1907.In the Hackney census of 1911, Charles Collett was four years of age.No marriage has been found for Charles, while his death was recorded at Havering in Essex (Ref. 13 0834) towards the end of 1983, when he was 74 years old

 

Albert John Collett [18Q132] was born at Clapton in 1909, while it was at Hackney register office that the birth was recorded (Ref. 1b 390) during the third quarter of the year, as a result John Collett was one year old in the Hackney census of 1911.Tragically, just days or weeks later, the death of Albert J Collett, aged one year, was recorded at Hackney (Ref. 1b 205)

 

Frank Martin Collett [18Q133] was the last child born to Esau Collett and Mary Ann Cracknell and, whilst he was born on 1st February 1911 at Clapton, like all of his older siblings, his birth, like theirs, was recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 393).†† Consequently, in the census that year for Hackney, Frank Collett was just two months old that day.He was 22 years old when he married Ivy E Metson, the wedding day recorded at Pancras register office (Ref. 1b 8) during the last quarter of 1933. Over the following decade, Ivy presented Frank with four children, the birth of all of them recorded at Hackney register office when, in each case, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Metson.Later in his life, Frank appears to have moved the short distance to Poplar, where his death, as Frank Martin Collett was recorded (Ref. 5d 1412) nearing the end of 1970, when he was 59 years old.His youngest son, seems not to have married, but his birth was recorded at Hackney (Ref. 1b 398) during the first three months of 1943

 

18R74 - Anthony F Collett was born in 1935 at Hackney

18R75 - Kenneth Collett was born in 1937 at Hackney

18R76 - Albert Collett was born in 1940 at Hackney

18R77- Brian Collett was born in 1943 at Hackney

 

John William George Collett [18Q134] was born at Wrentham near Southwold on 4th October 1893, the eldest of the thirteen children of John Christian George Collett and Anna Meadows.Interestingly, in 1950, one of his daughters, Violet, married into the Meadows family.Shortly after he was born the family moved to Yoxford north of Saxmundham, where his brother and sisters were born.At the time of the 1901 Census, John W G Collett was seven years old when living at Yoxford with his family.By 1911, his fatherís work as a farm labourer had taken the family to Westleton, near Yoxford, where John Collett from Wrentham was living with his family at the age of 17, from where he was working as a fisherman.Just over two years later, the marriage of John W G Collett and Laura L Burden was recorded at register office (Ref. 4a 2550) during the last three months of 1913.Laura Lily Burden was born at Lowestoft on 22nd October 1892 and gave birth to a total of fourteen children, although not all of them survived.Laura Lily Collett nee Burden died at Lowestoft on 17th November 1970 and was followed by John William George Collett who also died there, on 21st December 1975, his passing recorded at Waveney register office (Ref. 10 2943)

 

18R78 - Jack H F Collett was born in 1915 at Lowestoft; died 1915 at Lowestoft

18R79 - Irene Laura B Collett was born in 1915 at Lowestoft

18R80 - Henry A Collett was born in 1916 at Lowestoft; died 1916 at Lowestoft

18R81 - Edward Henry William Collett was born in 1917 at Lowestoft

18R82 - Francis Robert Charles Collett was born in 1919 at Lowestoft

18R83 - Hazel Hilda Collett was born in 1920 at Lowestoft

18R84 - John Christian George Collett was born in 1923 at Lowestoft; died 1926 at Lowestoft

18R85 - Harold G Collett was born in 1925 at Lowestoft

18R86 - Raymond Lewis Collett was born in 1926 at Lowestoft

18R87 Ė Douglas N E Collett was born in 1929 at Lowestoft

18R88 Ė Violet L Collett was born in 1930 at Lowestoft

18R89 Ė Noel John William Collett was born in 1932 at Lowestoft; died 1932 at Lowestoft

18R90 - Myrtle R Collett was born in 1934 at Lowestoft; died 1934 at Lowestoft

18R91 Ė Dorothy R E Collett was in 1935 at Lowestoft

 

Alice Mary Collett [18Q135] was born at Willow Marsh in Yoxford on 9th July 1895 and was five years old in the census of 1901 although, on that census day, she was staying with relatives in the St Pancras area of London.By April 1911, and as Alice Collett, aged 16 and from Reydon (sic) in Suffolk, she was living at 172 Sirdar Road in Noel Park, Wood Green, the home of her fatherís older sister Sarah Smith nee Collett and her husband William Smith.Alice retained her London connection when later in her life she married Lewis John Block with whom she had three children.Lewis was born at Islington in London in 1900 and was the son of William Abraham and Emily Block of Tottenham

 

Annie Elizabeth Collett [18Q136] was born at Willow Marsh in Yoxford on 4th April 1896 and was four years old in the census of 1901 when living with her family at Yoxford.She married William Alexander who was born at Ipswich in 1896 who was the son of William Alexander of Stonham Aspal and his wife Harriet.The marriage never produced any children for Annie and William although they did raise the base-born daughter of Annieís younger sister Elizabeth Collett (below).Sadly, Annie only lived a relatively short life when she died in 1933 aged 37

 

William Saunders Collett [18Q137] was born at Willow Marsh in Yoxford on 22nd October 1898, his birth recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 981).He was another son of John and Anna Collett and was two years old in the 1901 Census when he was living with his family at Yoxford. Ten years later, when he was 12 years old, the family had just moved to Westleton.William Saunders Collett married Violet L Cotton, the event recorded at Blything register office, near Westleton, (Ref. 4a 3215) during the third quarter of 1929.Violet Lucy Cotton was born in 1905 at Yoxford, a daughter of Ezra and Annie Cotton of Yoxford.What is amazing is, the marriage of Violet Lucy Cottonís younger sister, Winifred Clara Cotton of Yoxford and Charles Jonathan Collett, was also recorded at Blything earlier in 1929.Charles J Collett was the second child of William Henry and Rose Eleanor Collett, whose separate Collett family line details are provided in the appendix at the end of this file.As far as can be determined, William and Violet Collett never had any children, therefore the two births of Sheila and Jean Collett, whose motherís maiden name was Cotton, must be the daughters of Charles and Winifred.The Register of 1939 recorded William S Collett as living at 90 Adams Road with his wife Violet L Collett.Charles was working as an AA Road Patrol Man, although his year of birth was incorrectly recorded as 1899, while Violetís date of birth was written as 17th August 1905 and was described as undertaking unpaid domestic duties.The death of William Saunders Collett was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 10 2702) during the spring of 1975 at the age of 76

 

Elizabeth Cissie May Collett [18Q138] was born at Willow Marsh in Yoxford on 31st May 1900 and was not one year old by 31st March 1901.It was as Cissie Collett aged ten years, that she was living with her family at Westleton in 1911.When she was in her mid-teenage years, she conceived a child that was born when she was 17.Once the family discovered she was with-child she was sent away to Bulcamp Workhouse in Blythburgh six miles north of Yoxford.†† The father of the child was never determined and once born the child was passed to Elizabethís older sister Annie to be brought up by her and her husband William Alexander as they had no children of their own.Elizabeth later married Jack Reeve and they moved to live in Kent where the marriage produced four children for Elizabeth and Jack.The story within the family is that Elizabeth and her base-born child were never reunited.Elizabethís husband Jack was the son of Samuel Reeve and Matilda Moore

 

Francis Ernest James Collett [18Q139] was born on 16th October 1901 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford and was nine years of age in the Westleton census of 1911, to where his parents John and Anna had recently moved.He later left Suffolk and moved north to live in Scotland where he worked as a marine engineer.It was while at Rosehearty near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire that he married the widow Jemima Ritchie.Jemimaís first husband had been a fisherman and died when he was lost at sea while working out of Rosehearty.It was through Jemimaís work as a fish processor that she met Francis and by which time she had a child from her previous marriage.The couple, with Francisí stepdaughter, continued to live at Rosehearty after they were married, and it was there that their three children were born

 

18R92 - John Collett was born in 1930 at Rosehearty, Scotland

18R93 - Ivy Collett was born in 1936 at Rosehearty, Scotland

18R94 - Francis Ernest James Collett was born in 1942 at Rosehearty, Scotland

 

Violet Hazel Collett [18Q140] was born on 1st June 1903 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford and, by the time she was eight years old, she and her family were living in Westleton, two miles from Yoxford.It was much later in her life when she married Gerald Ronald William Earrye at Blythe in Suffolk (Ref. 4a 2765) during the third quarter of 1943.His surname was originally Eary and it was Geraldís father, William James Eary - who was born at Lavenham around 1883, who changed the name to Earrye, prior to his marriage to Ethel Janet Moore from London.They were married during the second quarter of 1805 at Wangford, Suffolk, where the birth of Gerald Earrye was recorded on 14th September 1910.The census in 1911 placed the Earrye family as residing at Bungay in Suffolk when William was 26, Ethel was 23 and Gerald was six months old.The marriage of Violet Hazel Collett and Gerald Ronald William Earrye produced a daughter, Gloria May Janet Earrye, who was born at Sudbury in Suffolk during the second quarter of 1947 when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Collett.Sadly, Violet Hazel Earrye nee Collett was only 49 when she died at Sudbury during the second quarter of 1952, the cause of death being cancer.From that time onwards her daughter was cared for by Geraldís sister.By the time of the death of Gerald Earrye at Newmarket in 1987 his daughter Gloria had been married to John M Arbon for over fifteen years, their marriage recorded at Ipswich during the first three months of 1972

 

Our thanks go to Pat Watson nee Earrye who, in early 2016, made contact regarding Gerald and his father William, and it was the brief details that she kindly provided which enable a more detailed investigation into their lives to be undertaken and from which resulted in the insertion of the above information.Pat has also generously extended an offer of help to anyone carrying out research into the Eary/Earrye/Earey family name

 

Ivy Sarah Collett [18Q141] was born on 11th September 1906 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford and was four years old in the Westleton census of 1911, where her parents remained for the rest of their life.She married Herbert James Spindler who was from Westleton in Suffolk, it being less than three miles from Yoxford.The marriage produced only one child for the couple, Herbert James Spindler who was born at Westleton in 1928.However, following the birth, Ivy suffered badly with post-natal depression from which she never recovered.From that time onwards she spent her life in St Audreyís Hospital at Melton near Woodbridge where she died in 1982.Prior to 1916, St Audreyís Hospital was the former East Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum

 

Robert Charles Collett [18Q142] was born on 10th April 1908 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford, who was two years of age when his family settled in nearby Westleton, where Robert was two years old in 1911.He was the youngest son of John and Ann Collett and his later marriage to Rachel V Goodchild, born on 4th March 1912, was recorded at Blyth register office (Ref. 4a 5267) during the fourth quarter of 1939.Their marriage produced three sons for the couple, with all three births recorded at Blyth register office, the youngest of the three being David J Collett, for whom no marriage has been found, although his birth was recorded during the second quarter of 1947 (Ref. 4b 1357).The death of Robert Charles Collett was recorded at Deben register office, just south of Woodbridge (Ref. 7431 26c) during the spring of 2000.Three years prior to that, the death of Rachel Violet Collett was recorded at Bury St Edmunds register office (Ref. 7421b b17d) in early 1997

 

18R95 Ė Gerald F Collett was born in 1941 at Blyth

18R96 Ė Graham R Collett was born in 1945 at Blyth

18R97 Ė David J Collett was born in 1947 at Blyth

 

Lillian Emma Collett [18Q143] was born on 19th May 1910 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford although, shortly thereafter, her family moved two miles east, to Westleton, where Lillian was ten months old in 1911.She was the last child of John Christian George Collett and Anna Meadows.Lillian was a member of the Girl Guides and it was while with the guides that she picked up a splinter in her finger which turned septic.The resulting blood poisoning was listed as the cause of her death on 2nd February 1922.The death of Lillian E Collett was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4a 1507) during the first three months of that year

 

Claude Victor Collett [18Q144] was born on 26th March 1912 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford, his birth recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 2019), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Meadows.The marriage of Claude V Collett and Bessie H Harmer took place towards the end of 1934, which was recorded at the Norfolkís Henstead register office (Ref. 4b 329) during the first three months of 1935. They had two children who were both born while the couple was living at The Old Mill House in Westleton, near Southwold.Sometime later, Claude and Bessie moved to Norfolk, when the death of Claude V Collett was recorded at Norwich register office (Ref. 10 1891) at the end of 1991.

 

18R98 - Thelma Joan Collett was born on 14th June 1935 at Westleton

18R99 - John Victor Collett was born on 28th August 1937 at Westleton

 

Louisa May Collett [18Q145] was born on 16th March 1913 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford.She married Leslie Harper by whom she had three children.One of her daughters, Beryl May Harper, later married Christopher Scott.They in turn, had a daughter of their own, Jane Scott who, as Jane Clements, provided valuable details of her family that enabled this family line to be updated.Louisa May Harper, nee Collett, died in 1990 with her passing recorded at Waveney register office

 

Dorothy Vera Collett [18Q146] was born on 8th October 1914 at Willow Marsh in Yoxford, her birth recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 1977), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Meadows.She married Jack E Brabbin during the fourth quarter of 1937, the event recorded at Blyth register office (Ref. 4a 2991).Their marriage produced two children for the couple

 

Laurina Sarah Mary Collett ;18Q147] was born at Gorleston-on-Sea in 1884, her birth being recorded at Mutford during the fourth quarter of that year.She was the eldest child of Charles George Collett and Lavinia Ann Howlett and, in the census of 1891, she was listed with her family at 8 Common Lane in Gorleston as Sarah Mary Collett who was six years old, while ten years later she was 16, when she was named in the 1901 census as Lavinia Collett.Just under eight years after that census day, the marriage of Laurina S M Collett and William E K Halfnight was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 10) during the first quarter of 1919.Their two Farnham, Surrey, born children were Lorna G S Halfnight who in 1921 and Victor W Halfnight who was born in 1922.Many years later, the death of Laurina S M Halfnight, nee Collett, was recorded at Greenwich (Ref. 5a 427) during the last three months of 1967

 

Lionel Charles George Collett [18Q148] was born at Southtown, Gorleston in either late 1885 or very early in 1886, as his birth was recorded at Mutford R D during the first three months of 1886.He was the second child and the eldest son of Charles and Lavinia Collett.Following the birth of his brother Albert early in 1891, it would appear that Lionel was sent to live with his grandparents for a while, to allow his mother to spend more time with the new arrival.Certainly, in the census that year he was staying them at East Marsh Road in Burgh Castle, when he was recorded in error as George L Collett, who was five years old.He was however, back living with his family at Gorleston at the time of the next census in 1901, when he was simply named as Lionel who was 15.Upon leaving school, he became a cattle man on a local farm near Great Yarmouth and, on the occasion of the next census in 1911, he was recorded as Lionel C G Collett, aged 25 and a milkman on a farm, living at Southtown home of the Moore family, when he said he had been born at Southtown.Also living there with him at that time was his younger brother Bertie Collett (below)

 

It was just over eighteen months later, on 12th December 1912 at All Saints Church in Filby, just north of Yarmouth, that Lionel C G Collett married Rosa Elizabeth Hubbard, their wedding recorded at the Flegg register office (Ref. 4b 93).Rosa had been born at Yarmouth in 1890 and was the daughter of gardenerís labourer William Hubbard and his wife Louis J Hubbard.In the census of 1911, she was listed as Rose E Hubbard, aged 20 and from Yarmouth, who was living and working there at that time.At the time of the death of his widowed mother, Lionel and Rosa were living at 24 Albany Road in the Southtown district of Yarmouth where, certainly, their first child was born, perhaps even the second one, six years later.Lionel Charles George Collett died at Great Yarmouth on 24th June 1946, where his Will was proved on 1st March 1947, when his widow Rose Elizabeth Collett, was named as the sole executive of his estate.After that sad event, it was his son Kenneth who inherited the family business of L Collett Dairies, which Lionel had established over many years

 

18R100 - Kenneth Lionel Collett was born in 1915 at Southtown

18R101 - Joan Evelyn Collett was born in 1921 at Southtown

 

Bertie Herbert V Collett [18Q149] was born in the Southtown of Gorleston on 16th September 1887 and was recorded with his family in the next two census returns as being Bertie H V Collett who was three years old and Bertie Collett who was 13.In 1911, he and his older brother Lionel (above) were both boarders at Southtown, in the home of the Moore family, where Bertie Collett of Southtown was 23 and a cowman on a farm.Around nine or ten months later, the first marriage of Bertie H V Collett and (1) Gertrude E Bridges was recorded at the Norfolk Wayland register office (Ref. 4b 707) during the last quarter of 1911, their only child born just over nine months after their wedding day.Gertrude was 51 when her death was recorded at Norwich (Ref. 4b 264) during the third quarter of 1941.One year after being widowed, Bertie H V Collett was 55 years old when he married Maud Q Powley at Norwich during the third quarter of 1942.They were married for almost twenty years when the death of Bertie Herbert V Collett was recorded at Norwich register office (Ref. 10 2069) towards the end of 1980.Like her father, daughter Hettie, was married twice during her life although, upon divorcing her first husband, she reverted to her maiden name, which she used again on the day of her second wedding day.The marriage of Hettie M L Collett and (1) Cyril G Munday was recorded at Norwich (Ref. 4b 237) during the third quarter of 1934, while it was thirteen years later, that her marriage to (2) Josef Wysocki was recorded at Norwich (Ref. 4b 1212) during the first three months on 1947

 

18R102 - Hettie L M Collett was born on 23rd August 1912 at Wayland, Norfolk; died in 2002 at Norwich

 

Albert Edward Sydney Collett [18Q150] was born at Southtown in 1890, in the third quarter of that year, the fourth child of Charles and Lavinia Collett.He was around four or five months old in the census the following years when he was named as Alb Ed Sidney Collett.It was as Sidney Collett, aged 10 years, that he was listed with his family in 1901, and by 1911 he was one of only two children still living at the home his parents at 21 Burnt Lane in Southtown, Yarmouth.At that time in his life he was recorded as Albert Edward Sidney Collett, aged 20, who was employed as a wooden box and crate maker.It is also known that he was residing at 34 Highfield Terrace in Southtown in 1915, when his mother passed away and that, on joining the Middlesex Regiment in 1916, he gave his next-of-kin as his eldest brother Lionel Collett (above).He eventually transferred to 338 Regiment of the Home Service and, later still, to 337 Regiment of the H S Works Company.The marriage of Albert E S Collett and Laura M Mills was recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 27) during the first quarter of 1935.Seven years later, their daughter was born, her birth recorded at Acle, near Norwich (Ref. 4b 38) during the quarter of 1942.He was still living in the Great Yarmouth area when he died in 1965, when his death was recorded there during the third quarter of that year

 

18R103 - Ann Collett was born in 1942 at Acle, Norfolk

 

Grace Nellie Kate Collett [18Q151] was born at Gorleston-on-Sea near Yarmouth in 1892, the last child of Charles George Collett and Lavinia Ann Howlett.It is more than likely that she was born at 8 Common Lane in Gorleston where her family was living in April 1891, although her birth was recorded at Yarmouth register office during the second quarter of 1892.Grace was eight years old in 1901 and was still living with her parents and brother Albert (above) 21 Burnt Lane in Southtown, Yarmouth in 1911 when she was listed under her full name of Grace Nellie Kate Collett.By that time in her life she was 18 and was employed as a domestic servant.It would be reasonable to assume that she married during the next decade, although no further details of her life are available at this time.

 

Lilian Emma Collett [18Q152] was born at Easton Bevants (Southwold), the first-born child of John Collett and Louisa Clara Haward.She was known as Lily and her birth was recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 868) during the fourth quarter of 1892.As Lily Collett, she was eight years old in the Southwold census of 1901 when she and her family were residing at 42 Church Street.On leaving school, Lily followed the career path of a lot of young girls, by entering into domestic service, with the lure of London where there was plenty of work to be had.According to the next census in 1911, she had left Suffolk, when Lilian Collett from Southwold was 19 and a general domestic servant for the Usher family at Friern Barnett within the Finchley, Middlesex, area of London

 

Ellen Louisa Collett [18Q153] was born at Easton Bevants in 1893, her birth recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 903) during the last quarter of the year.The family was living at 42 Church Street in the Southwold census of 1901, when Ellen Collett was seven years of age.She had left the family home by 1911 and, six years later, Nellie L Collett married Charles E Simpson at Southwold in 1917, the event recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 1881) during the second quarter of 1917.Their son Charles William John Simpson was born in 1919, his birth recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 1399) during the first three months of that year

 

William John Collett [18Q154] was born at Easton Bevants on 16th February 1895, whose birth was recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 1010) during the first three months of that year.He was six years old in 1901 when, simply John Collett, he and his family was recorded at 42 Church Street in Southwold, although no record of him has been identified in 1911.His marriage to Emily P Plant was recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 3061) during the third quarter of 1920.Their marriage produced three children and, on reporting the names, the motherís maiden name in each case was confirmed as Plant.The first two births were recorded at Blything, daughter Cicely (Ref. 4a 1809) in the second quarter of 1926.By the time of the birth of the third child, the family was residing in the Lowestoft area, the birth recorded at Lothingland (Ref. 4a 1520) in the last three months of 1935.The later death of William John Collett was recorded at Waveney register office (Ref. 10 3829) towards the end of 1978, at the age 83

 

18R104 - Herbert John Collett was born in 1921 at Southwold

18R105 - Cicely M Collett was born in 1926 at Southwold

18R106 - Hazel E Collett was born in 1935 at Lowestoft

 

Edith Florence Collett [18Q155] was born at Southwold on 3rd September 1896, the daughter of John Collett of Ilketshall St Andrew and Louisa Clara Haward of Reydon.Her birth was recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 972), and it was at 42 Church Street in Southwold that Edith, aged five years, was living with her parents in March 1901.Ten years later, in April 1911, her parents were still living at Southwold in the Blything registration district, where Edith Florence Collett of Southwold was recorded as being 14 years of age.She later married Alfred Davies during the third quarter of 1916, the event recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 2037), with whom she had three children.The first of them was Alfred Ernest John Davies, who is pictured below with his parents, the original photograph kindly provided by Edithís great grandson John Davies

 

 

Alfred Ernest John Davies, who was born at Southwold on 9th November 1916, died on 29th August 1997.The coupleís next child was George William Davies, and he was also born at Southwold on 28th October 1918 and died during the month of May in 2009.Just over three years later Sarah presented Alfred with their third son Harold Charles Davies who was born at Abermule, Powys in Wales, on 30th December 1921, who is still alive in 2010.Edith Florence Davies nee Collett died on 9th December 1948 at the age of 52

 

Agnes Bessie Collett [18Q156] was born at Southwold in 1903, another daughter of John and Louisa, her birth recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 1156) during the second quarter of the year.There was nearly seven years between Agnes and her older sister Edith, perhaps because her father may have been involved in African Wars, or maybe there were child born during those years, who did not survive.It may have been at 42 Church Street in Southwold where Agnes was born, where her family was living in 1901.Agnes Bessie Collett was seven years old in the Southwold census of 1911, while no obvious record of her has been found after that day.However, it may have been Agnes, who was recorded as Bessie A Collett who married Claude A Dawson in 1926, the event recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 2814) during the third quarter of that year

 

Dorothy Mary Collett [18Q157] was born at Southwold in 1905, the sixth child of John and Louisa, when her birth was recorded at Blything (Ref. 4a 1111) during the second quarter of the year.She was six years old in 1911, when still living in Southwold with her family.The marriage of Dorothy M Collett and Charles L Gleed was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4a 2677) during the third quarter of 1926

 

Daisy Evelyn Gertrude Collett [18Q158] was born at Southwold in 1907 and like all of her seven siblings, her birth was also recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 1096) during the third quarter of that year.Under her full name, she was recorded living with her family in Southwold in the census of 1911, when she was three years old.She later married Leonard J Ling, his wedding with Daisy G E Collett being recorded at Ipswich (Ref. 4a 2942) during the second quarter of 1935

 

Roland Sidney George Collett [18Q159] was born at Southwold on 23rd January 1909, the eighth and last child of John Collett and Louisa Clara Haward.His birth was recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 1081) during the first quarter of 1909.In the Southwold census conducted in April 1911, he was listed with his family using his full name, when he was two years of age.No record of him ever being married has been found, and it was at Poole in Dorset (Ref. 23 756), where he was living, when he died on 19th December 1992, when he was 83.The death record gave his name as Roland Sidney G Collett.His Will was proved at Winchester on 30th March 1993, when it was stated that his estate did not exceed £12,500 and that his address had been Vergamont, Baileys Drive, in the Dorset village of Wool

 

Francis William Charles Collett [18Q160] was born at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft in 1890, his birth as Francis William C Collett recorded at Mutford (Ref. 4a 911) during the third quarter of that year.It was at Carlton Colville that he was baptised on 17th August 1890, the eldest child of Robert Collett and Lois (Louisa) Girling.It was as Francis W C Collett from Carlton Colville, who was eight months old, that he was listed with his parents at 15 Carno Street in Wavertree, in the Liverpool census of 1891.By 1901 the family was living at 68 King Street in Garston, Liverpool, when William Collett from Carlton Colville was 10 years of age.Following the death of his father in June 1903, and the birth of his younger brother Robert in July that same year, William Collett aged 20 and from Carlton in Suffolk, was living with his widowed mother in 1911, when his occupation was that of a crane driver at a bobbin works

 

Norah Collett [18Q161] was born at Wavertree in Liverpool during the first half of 1892, and it may have taken place at 15 Carno Street where her parents Robert and Lois Collett were living at the time of the census in 1891.The birth was recorded at West Derby R D in Lancashire during the second quarter of that year.Rather curiously, when she would have been around eight years old in March 1901, Norah was not listed living with her parents who, by then, were living at 68 King Street in Garston on Merseyside.†† Even more strange, ten years later in April 1911, Norah Collett, aged 18 and from Wavertree, was living with her younger sister Florence Collett (below) at the home of their grandmother Lydia Artis, formerly Lydia Ann Collett nee Brighton, at Rushmere near Lowestoft.By that time Norah was employed as a beatster, which is a shortened version of a drift fishing net beatster, a person skilled at mending fishing nets.Further discussion on the subject of what happened to Norahís family is continued below, under Florence Collett

 

Ethel Maude Collett [18Q162] was born at Garston on Merseyside in 1895, the birth being recorded at West Derby R D during the last three months of the year.She was the daughter of Robert and Lois Collett and was five years old in the census of 1901 when she was living with her family at 68 King Street in Garston where she may have been born

 

Albert Collett [18Q163] was born at Garston on 16th November 1897, the son of Robert and Lois Collett.He was two years old and living at 68 King Street in Garston in March 1901 where it was very likely that he had been born.Ten years later, and after the premature death of his father in 1903, Albert Collett of Garston was 13, when he was still living at Garston with his widowed mother, his older brother William (above) and his youngest sibling Robert.On the census day, Albert was described as being a school news-boy, most likely meaning that he was still attending school, while also being a newspaper delivery boy.The only other known fact relating to Albert Collett, is that he died during 1978, his death being recorded at Liverpool (Ref. 36 0995) during the first months of that year

 

Florence May Collett [18Q164] was born at 68 King Street in Garston on Merseyside during the month of May in 1900, as recorded at West Derby R D in the second quarter of that year.She was the youngest daughter of docker labourer Robert Collett and his wife Lois Girling.In March 1901, Florence was eleven months old, but what happened to her family during the next decade is not clear.According to the census of 1911, Florence Collett, aged 10 and from Garston, was living at Rushmere in Suffolk, just two miles from Carlton Colville where her eldest brother Francis William Charles Collett had been born in 1890.On that occasion in 1911 she had with her, her eldest sister Norah Collett (above) from Wavertree in Liverpool, who was 18.Both girls were described as the granddaughters to the head of the household, widow Lydia Artis who was 72 and an old age pensioner from Ilketshall St Andrew.Lydia Ann Artis was formerly Lydia Ann Collett nee Brighton, and was the mother of Robert Collett, the father of Florence and Norah.Why the two sisters were living with the elderly grandmother at that time is not known.Nor is it known what happened to the remainder of their Liverpool family.Did they emigrate, but then why not take their oldest and youngest daughter with them?Perhaps they followed later?Or was there a dreadful family disaster on Merseyside that wiped out the other members of the girlsí family

 

It is hoped that, by asking these questions, some new information will come to light at a later date, although it is now established that the girlsí brother Albert Collett (above) was living within the Liverpool area when he died in 1978.As regards Florence May Collett, she later married William Francis Burnett while she was still living within the West Derby registration district of Liverpool, where their wedding was recorded during the third quarter of 1921

 

Hammond Alexander Collett [18Q166] was born at Brentford on 8th April 1891, the eldest child of Hammond Isaac Collett and Jessie Elizabeth Draper.During the next few years his family settled in Chiswick where they were living in 1901, when Hammond Collett was nine, and again in 1911when Hammond Alexander Collett was 19.Five years later the marriage by banns of Hammond Alexander Collett, aged 25, and Edith Lilian Louise Smith, aged 21, took place at Christ Church in Fulham on 19th November 1916.At that time in his life, Hammond was a bombardier with the RFA, residing at 198 Stephendale Road near Wandsworth Bridge Road over the River Thames.That was also the stated address for his bride.The groomís father was confirmed as Hammond Collett, an engineer, while the brideís father was named as William Smith, who was a painter.The military records for Hammond Alexander Collett confirm that he served as a gunner 42708 with the Royal Field Artillery during the First World War and was later promoted to bombardier by the time he was married.He survived the war and received the Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1915 Star Medal and the Silver War Medal.The last of these medals was awarded to those men who were invalided out of the service due to an injury or health problem caused by the war.The London Gazette for 21st September 1916 includes the name of Hammond Collett in a list of men who were awarded the Military Medal.That may indicate he was involved in the Battle of the Somme

 

What is now known, is that the couple had two sons and two daughters, their births all recorded at Fulham register office, when their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Smith.It was also at Fulham that Hammond and Edith were still living at the end of their lives.The death of Hammond Alexander Collett was recorded at Fulham register office (Ref. 5b 871) during March 1970 when he was 78, and the death of Edith Lilian L Collett, at the age of 76, was recorded there (Ref. 5b 728) in December 1971.The same record gave her date of birth as 23rd March 1895

 

18R107 - Marjorie J Collett was born in 1919 at Fulham

18R108 - Juanita Collett was born in 1920 at Fulham

18R109 - Alexander A Collett was born in 1922 at Fulham

18R110 - John Alfred Collett was born in 1929 at Fulham

 

William Alfred Collett[18Q167] was born at Brentford on 9th March 1893, the second child of Hammond and Jessie Collett, his birth recorded at Brentford (Ref. 3a 91).Shortly after he was born his family moved to Chiswick where his younger siblings were all born.So it was, at Chiswick in 1901, that William Collett was eight years old and as William Alfred Collett, an errand lad, he was 18 when he was still living with his family at 3 Bond Street in Chiswick in 1911.Just over four years later William Alfred Collett married Emily Eliza Watts at Blandford Forum on 5th December 1915, although the marriage was recorded at Brentford (Ref. 3a 197) during the last three months of 1915.The Dorset location is perhaps an indication that, like his brother Hammond (above), William was already a member of the British Army by that time.Tragically they were married for less than two years when William Alfred Collett was killed in action in France on 28th April 1917.According to his military records he was Private Collett, service number CH/1902S, serving with 1st Battalion of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, his place of birth was Chiswick and his next-of-kin was his wife Emily Eliza Collett of 17 Hunt Street in Notting Hill, West London.The name of William Alfred Collett appears on Bay 1 of the Arras Memorial.It is not known if Emily ever gave birth to any children during their short time together

 

Another William Alfred Collett, who was born at Hackney and whose occupation was that of a carman, was the son of John Collett and the brother of Joseph Collett, Edward Collett and Margaret Collett.So far though, he has not been identified amongst the near 17,000 birth Colletts detailed within the Collett Family History website database

 

John Isaac Collett [18Q168] was born at Chiswick on 18th March 1897 and was baptised on 2nd May 1897 at St Georgeís Church, Old Brentford, in the Borough of Hounslow.He was the son of Hammond Isaac Collett and Jessie Elizabeth from Australia and in the Chiswick census of 1901 he was simply named as John Collett aged four years.Ten year later it was as John Isaac Collett that he was recorded still living with his family in Chiswick when he was 14.What he did during the next decade is not currently known, but it was at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 281) that the marriage of John I Collett and Mary E Stentiford was recorded during the first three months of 1923.It has not been established whether they had any children, while John Isaac Collett was 77 when he died in London, his death recorded at Richmond-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 14 1614) during the month of September in 1974

 

Harry Collett [18Q169] was born at Chiswick in 1899 and was the fourth son of Hammond and Jessie Collett.He was baptised at Turnham Green on 26th March 1899 and was two years old in the Chiswick census of 1901.It was just over one years later that he died, the death of Harry Collett being recorded at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 74) during the third quarter of 1902

 

Jessie Elizabeth Collett [18Q170] was born at Chiswick in 1901 and was nine years old in the Chiswick census of 1911. She was baptised at Turnham Green on 1st September 1901 when her parents were confirmed as Hammond and Jessie Collett

 

Rosetta Collett [18Q171] was born at Chiswick in 1904 and was six years old by the time of the census for Chiswick in 1911.She was baptised at Turnham Green on 5th June 1904, the second daughter and sixth child of Hammond Isaac Collett and his wife Jessie.She was 24 when she married James F Murray at Brentford, where the event was recorded (Ref. 3a 526) during the fourth quarter of 1928

 

Irene Rebecca Collett [18Q172] was born at Chiswick on 27th September 1906 and was the seventh of the eight known children of Hammond Isaac Collett and Jessie Elizabeth Draper.Like her older siblings above, she too was also baptised at Turnham Green on 11th November 1906.The marriage of Irene R Collett and Frederick W Hamilton was recorded at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 802) during the third quarter of 1931 when she was 24

 

Alfred Lewis Collett [18Q174] was born at Richmond on 8th September 1903 and was the son of Alfred Lewis Collett and Rose Punter.In the Kew census of 1911, the family home was at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green, where Alfred Lewis Collett junior was recorded as being just four years, which may have been an error in transcription or a poorly written seven by the enumerator.†† After the war he married Lillian Rhoda Hobbs, who was born on 7th September 1902 and from Brentford in Middlesex.The event was recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 1087) during the fourth quarter of 1922.Alfred was a milkman and his milk-cart was drawn by a horse called Gladys, the name he gave to his first daughter.When the dairy was sold by Raleigh to Express Dairies, the livery on the milk-cart, depicted on the pub sign of the ďJolly MilkmanĒ in Mortlake, was also changed in his honour.Alfred Lewis Collett died on 21st October 1963

 

18R111 - Alfred Lewis Collett was born in 1923 at Richmond

18R112 - John Edward Collett was born in 1925 at Richmond

18R113 - George Hammond Collett was born in 1927 at Richmond

18R114 - Charles Arthur Collett was born in 1929 at Richmond

18R115 - Gladys L Collett was born in 1931 at Richmond

18R116 - Joan S Collett was born in 1934 at Richmond

18R117 - William Gordon Collett was born in 1938 at Richmond

18R118 - Reginald Alan Collett was born in 1942 at Richmond

18R119 - Robert G Collett was born in 1945 at Richmond

 

John Collett [18Q176] was born at 21 Cambridge Cottages in Kew Green on 3rd August 1912, although his fatherís later military record stated he and all four of his siblings had been born at Richmond.His parents, Alfred Lewis Collett and Rose Punter, lived at that address from around 1906, until his father died there.It was at St Anneís Church in Kew that John Collett married May Alexandra Fisher on 6th August 1934, when the groomís father was confirmed as Alfred Lewis Collett and the brideís father was named as Thomas Abner Fisher.It is possible, but not confirmed, that the couple may have had a family, whilst what is known for sure is that John Collett joined the 61st Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery in which he was Gunner 1080057.It was at El Alamein in North Africa that he saw active service and there also where he was killed on 18th October 1942, following which he was buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery.His military records confirm that he was the son of Alfred Lewis and Rose Collett of Kew, and the husband of May Alexandra Collett of Kew Green.After the war was over May Alexandra Collett married Joseph Orr during 1946 with whom she had a child, whilst it was forty years later that the death of May Alexander Orr was recorded at Kew in 1986

 

ROBERT JOHN COLLETT [18Q178] was born on 6th April 1904 at Strand on the Green in Chiswick, his birth recorded at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 160), the eldest of the four children of Robert Collett and Edith Martha Sykes.At the time of the census in 1911, Robert and his family were still living in Chiswick but, within a short while, the family moved to 15 Cambridge Cottages at Kew Green.It was also there, at that address, that his parents remained for the rest of their life.Robert J Collett married Winifred Jeanes on 26th January 1929, and was recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 957).Winifred was born at Birmingham on 11th December 1909, the daughter of Thomas Fenton Churchman and Jessica Louisa Jeanes.The birth of the first of their four children was recorded at Holborn register office, the remainder at Richmond register office when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Jeanes.The actual place of birth of that first child is not known, while the three younger children were all born at Kew.Robert John Collett died at Putney Hospital on 29th April 1990 and Winifred died, just over a year later, at St Maryís Hospital in Roehampton on 26th June 1991

 

18R120 - Peter Robert Collett was born in 1929 at Holborn, London

18R121 - David Collett was born in 1931 at Kew (Richmond)

18R122 - Jean Collett was born in 1932 at Kew (Richmond)

18R123 - MICHAEL JOHN COLLETT was born in 1934 at Kew (Richmond)

 

William Hammond Collett [18Q180] was born at Chiswick on 19th January 1910, his birth recorded at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 169).He was one year old in the Chiswick census of 1911, the second child of Robert and Edith Collett.A couple of years after that his parents moved to 15 Cambridge Cottages in Kew, where they lived for the rest of their lives.Twenty years later, the marriage of William H Collett and Ruth Ivy Rossiter was recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 1310) during the final quarter of 1932.Ivy, as she was known, was born on 17th June 1909 and was very likely the sister of Walter Stanley Rossiter who married Williamís sister Alice Ada Collett (below).Ruth Ivy Collett died in the spring of 1991, her passing being recorded at Wandsworth (Ref. 15 931), after which her ashes were buried at Mortlake Crematorium.Ten year after being widowed, William Hammond Collett died at Hounslow on 23rd January 2001

 

18R124 - Valerie Collett date of birth not known

18R125 - William John Collett was born in 1939 in Surrey

 

Alice Ada Collett [18Q181] was born at Chiswick on 25th November 1911, the third child of Robert Collett and Edith Martha Sykes, her birth recorded at Brentford register office (Ref. 3a 346) during the first month of the following year.She later married Walter Stanley Rossiter who was very likely the brother of Ivy Rose Rossiter who married Aliceís brother William Hammond Collett (above).The marriage of Alice A Collett and Walter S Rossiter was recorded at Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 75) during the third quarter of 1940.The couple had two daughters Anne and Betty Rossiter and their father, who was born on 6th April 1911, died at Portsmouth on 15th May 1996.The death of Alice Ada Collett was recorded at Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 17 296) during May 1985, at the age of 73

 

Winifred Rose Collett [18Q182] was born at Kew on 2nd June 1915, the fourth and last child of Robert and Edith Collett.He birth was recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 943), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Sykes.She was 22 years of age when she married Frederick S Richardson, the event recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 78) during the third quarter of 1937.The couple had three children, Patricia Richardson who was born on 4th January 1939, who married John Gorham, Kenneth Richardson, and Eileen Richardson who emigrated to New Zealand.Winifred Rose Richardson died in Surrey on 13th January 1999 and was buried at Easthampstead on 22nd January 1999

 

Ernest Louis Collett [18Q183] was born at Wilby on 9th June 1894, the first of the for children of John Collett and Ellen Muttock, whose birth was recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 787) during the third quarter of the year. Before the end of the century, the family moved to Shotley on the north bank of the River Stour and across the water from Harwich.It was there, as George Collett, that he was six years old and, while ten years later he was 16 and living with his family in Bury St Edmunds, from where he was working on a farm as a horse-keeper.It was during the last quarter of 1917, when the marriage of Ernest L Collett and Jessie Johnson was recorded at Bury St Edmunds register office (Ref. 4a 1941).Upon the birth of their two sons, recorded at Bury St Edmunds, their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Johnson.Ernest Louis Collett was nearly 80 years old, when his death was recorded at Bury St Edmunds (Ref. 10 2105) during the spring of 1974.

 

18R126 - Arthur Ernest Collett was born in 1919 at Bury St Edmunds

18R127 - Herbert S Collett was born in 1921 at Bury St Edmunds

 

Emily Collett [18Q184] was born at Wilby, possibly at the end of 1896 or early in 1897, with her birth recorded at Hoxne (Ref. 4a 879) during the first months of 1897.She was the only daughter of John and Ellen Collett, with whom she was living in 1901 at Shotley, where her two younger brothers (below) were born. Ten years later, Emily had left school and was already working as a domestic servant at the Bury St Edmunds home of farmer Arthur Henry Cobbald and his large family, where Emily Collett from Wilby was 14 years old and employed by the family as a maid, the youngest of three servants. Emily was thirty years old when her marriage to Charles S Payne was recorded at the village of Stow (West Stow) just north of Bury St Edmunds (Ref. 4a 2391) during the fourth quarter of 1927.No record of any children has been found

 

John William [18Q185] Collett was born at Shotley on 28th March 1900, with his birth recorded at Samford register office, south-west of Ipswich, (Ref. 4a 959) during the second quarter of that year. As simply John Collett, he was one year old in the Shotley census of 1901 and as John William Collett, he was 11 years of age in 1911, by which time, he and his family were living in Bury St Edmunds. Whilst no obvious record has been found to suggest that John later became a married man, the death of John William Collett was recorded at Bury St Edmunds register office (Ref. 4b 2705) during the spring of 1971

 

Herbert George Collett [18Q186] was born at Shotley, perhaps late in 1902 or soon after the start of the new year, when his birth was recorded at Samford (Ref. 4a 1927) during the first quarter of 1903.He was the fourth and last child of John Collett and Ellen Muttock and was eight years old in the Bury St Edmunds census of 1911, where his family had settled.It was with war looming in Europe, when the marriage of Herbert G Collett and Margaret M Plumpkin was recorded at Bury St Edmunds register office (Ref. 4a 2979) during the second quarter of 1939.Margaret had been born at Stow in 1911 and around nine or ten months after their wedding day, she gave birth to the coupleís only known child, whose birth was recorded at Bury St Edmunds when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Plumpkin. Their son was twenty-seven years old, when his father died, the death of Herbert G Collett being recorded at Bury St Edmunds register office (Ref. 4b 1154) during the first quarter of 1967, when he was 64

 

18R128 - David J Collett was born in 1940 at Bury St Edmunds

 

Henry James Collett [18Q189] was born at Elmswell on 3rd August 1897, the third child of bricklayer Ephraim George Collett and his wife Alice.Tragically he was only twenty-days old when he was buried at Elmswell on 26th August 1897

 

Ethel Minnie Collett [18Q198] was the base-born daughter of unmarried Annie Collett and was born at Stradbroke on 26th December 1897, her birth recorded at the Hoxne register office (Ref. 4a 871) during the first quarter of 1898.She was the granddaughter of Alfred Collett and Caroline Smith, who raised her, most likely following the death of her mother during the birth, as no record of Annie Collett has been found after that date. It was as Ethel Minnie Collett aged three years that she was listed with her grandmother Caroline Collett at Wootten Green in Stradbroke in March 1901, and it was with both of her grandparents that she was still living there in 1911 when Ethel Collett was 13 and attending school.Twelve years later Ethel M Collett married Edwin A Eustace, the event being recorded at Steyning register office in Sussex (Ref. 2b 625) during the third quarter of 1923.Edwin Arthur Eustace was born on 7th December 1900 and died in Sussex at the age of 74, his death recorded at Cuckfield register office (Ref. 5h 750) during the first three months of 1974.It was around four and a half years later that Ethel Minnie Eustace nee Collett passed away at the age of 80, with her death recorded at Brighton register office (Ref. 18 0181) in East Sussex during the third quarter of 1978.The marriage of Ethel and Edwin produced a total of four children and they were: Kathleen A Eustace who was born later in the year they were married, that is 1923, and she married Albert J Cull; Patricia M Eustace who was born in 1925 and married Albert M Tiffany; while the names of the other two are not revealed, perhaps because they are both living in 2014

 

Thomas Theodore Collett [18R1] was born at Plymouth in 1897.Around the turn of the century Thomasí parents moved north from Devon to the West Riding of Yorkshire, where they settled for a while in the village of Wheatley.By 1911 Thomas was attending a boarding school at Whitehaven in Cumberland.At that time Thomas was 14 and his mother and his two younger sisters had returned to Plymouth, perhaps for health reason, while Thomasí father continued his work in Carlisle as the Rev Thomas Collett of Scotby.When war broke out three years later, Thomas was 17 and joined the 3rd Company 7th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment.By the time he was 20 he had risen to the rank of Second Lieutenant.Tragically, it was on 15th February 1917 that he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.Thomas Theodore Collett was buried in Grove Town Cemetery at Meaulte in Somme in France, grave reference iii.A.3.By that time his father had died and his mother was living at 12 Garden Road in Tunbridge Wells.The Grove Town Cemetery contains 1,395 First World War burials and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at that location, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields

 

Kathleen Maud Collett [18R2] was born at Plymouth in 1899.Shortly after she was born the family left Plymouth and moved to Wheatley in Yorkshire where her two younger sisters were born.What happened to Kathleen has not been discovered, except by 1911 her mother Agnes Maude Collett was living in Plymouth with Kathleenís two younger sisters (below).It is therefore likely that she suffered an infant death as, following the death of her mother in 1940, it was just her two younger sisters who were named as executors of her Will, her brother Thomas (above) having been killed during the Great War

 

Florence Mary Collett [18R3] was born at Wheatley in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1902.She was still there three years later when her sister Evelyn was born.However, by 1911 Florence was eight and Evelyn was five, and they were living with their mother in Plymouth, while their father was the Reverend Thomas Collett in Carlisle who died near Darlington two years later.Florence later married Max Warren and during the probate process for her motherís Will in 1940 she was named as a joint executor with her sister Evelyn (below), when she was referred to as Florence Mary Warren, the wife of the Reverend Max Alexander Cunningham Warren

 

Evelyn Margaret Collett [18R4] was born at Wheatley in 1905.Not long after she was born, her mother took Evelyn and her sister Florence to live in Plymouth, where they were recorded in April 1911, when Evelyn was five years old.At that time, her father Thomas was still working in the north of England, where he died during 1913.With the premature death of both of Evelynís two eldest siblings Thomas and Kathleen (above), it was just Evelyn and her sister Florence, who were named as executors of their motherís Will, following her death in 1940.At that time in her life, Evelyn Margaret Collett was still a spinster

 

Charles Trusson Collett [18R5] was born at Crowthorne in 1904, his birth recorded at Easthampstead register office (Ref. 2c 439) during third quarter of the year.He was six years old in the Crowthorne census of 1911, the eldest child of William George and Ruth Lilian Collett.At that time, he was living with his family at Wellington College, where his father was an assistant master.He later married Elizabeth Catherine Sibbald-Scott, the marriage recorded at Hollingbourne in Kent (Ref. 2a 3933) during the third quarter of 1938, with whom he four children.The death of Charles T Collett was recorded at the Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 338) during the first three months of 1958

 

18S1 - Charles Anthony Sibbald Collett was born in 1940 at Maidstone, Kent

18S2 - Robin Trusson Collett was born in 1943 at Windsor, Berkshire

18S3 - Elizabeth Heather Collett was born in 1945 at Windsor, Berkshire

18S4 - David William Francis Collett was born in 1952 at Aldershot, Hampshire

 

George Kempthorne Collett [18R6] was born at Crowthorne on 25th January of 1907, his birth recorded at Easthampstead register office (Ref. 2c 410) during first quarter of the year.His second forename was his motherís maiden name.By 1911, he was five years old and living with his family at Quatra Bras in Wellington College in Crowthorne.He later married Cashie Rongnye Fernie Bell in 1937, the event recorded at Windsor register office (Ref. 2c 1507) during the third quarter of 1937.The marriage produced two children for the couple and, forty years after the birth of his daughter, the death George Kempthorne Collett was recorded at the Surrey South Western register office (Ref. 17 1323) during the spring of 1982

 

18S5 - Anthony Michael Collett was born in 1938 at The Wirral, Cheshire

18S6 - Jean Rongnye Collett was born in 1942 at Winchester, Hampshire

 

Helen Elizabeth Collett [18R7] was born at Crowthorne on 21st October 1908, her birth recorded at Easthampstead (Ref. 2c 398). She was two years of age bin the Crowthorne census conducted in 1911.At that time, she was living with her parents at Wellington College, where her father was an assistant master.She never married and her death was recorded at register office (Ref. 3201a a14b) during the spring of 2005

 

Frank Ainslie Collett [18R8] was born at Wellington College in Crowthorne on 27th August 1911, his birth recorded at Easthampstead (Ref. 2c 838).The later marriage of Frank A Collett and Joyce Neta Gardiner was recorded at Windsor register office (Ref. 6a 563) during the third quarter of 1951.Joyce was much younger than Frank, having been born in 1926, and presented him with two children.Under his full name, the death of Frank Ainslie Collett was recorded at Bracknell register office (Ref. 3181 23) in early 1995

 

18S7 - Peter Frank Collett was born in 1954 in Surrey

18S8 - Diana Joyce Collett was born in 1956 in Surrey

 

John William Collett[18R9] was one of twins, born at Crowthorne during the third quarter of 1915, his birth recorded at Easthampstead (Ref. 2c 739), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Kempthorpe.He married Mary Betty Langslow Bishop in 1948 and died in 1985.Their family comprised one son and two daughters

 

18S9 - Leonie Gillian Collett was born in 1949 at Chichester, Kent

18S10 - Andrew John F Collett was born in 1955 at Yeovil, Somerset

18S11 - James Michael Collett was born in 1957 at Gosport, Hampshire

 

Gillian Ruth Collett [18R10] was one of twins born at Crowthorne in 1915, her birth recorded at Easthampstead (Ref. 2c 739), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Kempthorpe.She married Michael Knowls Garnett and she died in 1996.Michael was born in 1908 and died in 1983

 

Ann Kathleen Collett [18R11] was born at Crowthorne on 19th July 1923, her birth, like those of her older siblings, was recorded at Easthampstead register office (Ref. 2c 735), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed at Kempthorne.She married Richard David Frederick Goodfellow in 1957 at Windsor, with whom she had three children.Richard was born in 1924 and died in 1988, with the death of Ann Kathleen Goodfellow recorded during the following year at Basingstoke in Hampshire

 

Rita Eileen Collett [18R12] was born in London during the last three months of 1914, the daughter of George Clemson Collett and Elizabeth Mary Arkcoll, her birth recorded at Kensington register office (Ref. 1a 259), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Arkcoll.It was during the Second World War that Rita E Collett married Alan Robert Gulland, also born in 1914, their wedding recorded at Wokingham (Ref. 2c 1537) in the second quarter of 1941.Their married produced a son William Gulland, known as Bill, who was born at Queen Charlotteís Hospital in London on 23rd April 1944.Alan Gulland died in 1975, while Rita Eileen Gulland nee Collett passed away in 1998

 

George Richard Collett [18R13] was born in London during the first three months of 1916, his birth recorded at Kensington register office (Ref. 1a 258), when his motherís maiden name confirmed as Arkcoll, the younger of the two children of George and Elizabeth Collett.It was during March 1939 that, George Richard Collett from Luton, joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as an airman u/t pilot.He was eventually called up on 1st September 1939 and, after completing his training, as Sergeant Collett 745500, he was assigned to 54 Squadron on 15th July 1940. Just nine days later, he claimed his first strike, when he shot down a ME109 but, later that same day, he ran out of fuel pursuing another enemy aircraft and had to make a forced landing on the beach at Dunwich, just north of Sizewell in Suffolk.He was unhurt, but the Spitfire N3192 was written off.However, he resumed normal duties and less than one month later on 22nd August 1940 he was shot down and killed, when his Spitfire R6708 crashed into the English Channel near Deal.He was 24 years old and, after his body was washed ashore in Holland, was buried at the Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery in Holland. At the time of his death, his parents were living in Luton.His name appears on the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne near Dover in Kent

 

Violet Kathleen Collett [18R15] was born at Lewisham in London during 1907 the second of the four children of Alfred Alexander Collett from Ramsgate and his wife Annie from Hastings.It was during the second quarter of 1907, that her birth was recorded at Lewisham register office (Ref. 1d 1216) and it was four years later that Violet and her family were living at 40 Bridson Street, Old Kent Road in Peckham.Violet was 24 years of age when, at All Saints Church in Deptford, she married 29-year-old Albert Edward Lamb, the son of James Lamb.Their wedding was recorded at Deptford register office (Ref. 1d 2350) during the third quarter of 1931, when Violetís father was confirmed as Alfred Alexander Collett

 

Gladys Marie Collett [18R16] was born at Greenwich in 1909, although it was at Southwark register office (Ref. 1d 120) where her birth was recorded during the second quarter of that year.Gladys and her family were residing at 40 Bridson Street, off the Old Kent Road, in Peckham in 1911

 

Alfred Alexander Collett [18R17] was born at 40 Bridson Road in Peckham on 13th January 1911, with his birth recorded at nearby Camberwell register office (Ref. 1d 876) during the first quarter of the year.He was two months old in the March census of 1911, the fourth child and only son of Alfred Alexander Collett and his wife Annie.Thirty-five years later, the marriage of Alfred A Collett and Iris Bushell was recorded at Camberwell register office (Ref. 1d 1277) during the second quarter of 1946.After being married for 29 years, the death of Alfred Alexander Collett was recorded at Ealing register office in London (Ref. 12 0173) during the summer of 1975, when he was 64

 

Agnes M Collett [18R18] may have been born at 40 Bridson Street in Peckham, her birth recorded at Camberwell register office (Ref. 1d 1698) during the second quarter of 1913, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Perigo.She was born within a few shortly months of the marriage of her parents, although Agnes was their fifth child.Like her older sister Violet (above), Agnes M Collett was also married at All Saints Church in Deptford, the event recorded at Deptford register office (Ref. 1d 1711) during the last quarter of 1938, when the groom was named as Joseph H J Bailey

 

Elizabeth Mary Benson [18R19], known as Liz, was born in Manchester on 5th January 1941.She married Arthur Whittaker on 18th June 1962 at Altrincham register office.Arthur was the son of Arthur Whittaker and Minnie Dawson and was born on 22nd July 1943.Liz and Arthur have six children, the first three and the fifth having been born at Bowdon, near Altrincham, where Lizís parents were living at the time of her marriage.The fourth child was adopted and was born at Ashton-under-Lyne.The family moved to Gloucester in the early 1970s where the coupleís sixth child was born.The coupleís eldest son is listed separately below, while the other five children were Karen Whittaker (born 26.11.1962), Guy Whittaker (born 07.07.1967), Anthony Whittaker (born 02.01.1968), Howard Whittaker (born 13.11.1968) and Robert Whittaker (born on 15.12.1974).During their lives together, Liz and Arthur lived in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and today in the early years of the twenty-first century, they were living in Hampshire.Thanks go to Liz for kindly supplying the information that has enabled this family line to be extended to the present day from what was originally a dead end with William Collett back in 1759

 

18S12 - Neil Arthur Whittaker was born in 1964 at Bowdon, near Altrincham

 

David William Benson [18R20] was born at a Maternity Home in Bowdon, Great Manchester, on 19th September 1942, while his family was living at Hale in Cheshire.He was married in England prior to a move to North America in 1973.In 2008 David was living in Florida

 

Philip Martin Benson [18R21] was born at Bowdon, near Altrincham, on 27th June 1953.He later married Dianne Irene Bainbridge, nee Borkett, on 14th November 1981.Tragically, he died from a brain tumour at the relatively young age of 38, on 7th October 1991 at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Cheltenham

 

Benjamin Louis Collett [18R23] was born in South Africa during 1906 at 93 Chamberlain Road in Woodstock, Cape Town.He was the eldest of the three children Jesse Collett from Burgh Castle in Suffolk and Mary Seales from South Shields in Durham.He was four years old in the South Shields census of 1911, when Benjamin, his parents and brother Clifford Collett, were staying at the home of his maternal grandparents, Matthew and Harriet Seales at 69 Imeary Street in the village of Westoe, near South Shields.Although his family remained living in the north of England, Benjamin returned to Cape Town as a skipper for the Ovenstone Trawling Company.In 1925 he married (1) Charlotte who was 25 and already carrying Benjaminís first child, their daughter Gene, with a second child added to the family shortly after. Later on, in 1939 Benjamin and Charlotte were divorced, leaving him to marry (2) Myra Moore, with whom he had a daughter and a son, both born in Cape Town.Six years after the birth of their daughter, the family minus son Woodliff, sailed to England, their names included on the passenger list for the sea voyage from Durban, on board the ship Durban Castle, which arrived at Southampton on 20th December 1947.Benjamin Collett was 41 years old and a mariner, his wife Myra Collett was 32, and their daughter Myrene Collett was six years of age.The Durban Castle was a vessel of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd.In May 2019, Benjamin and Myraís granddaughter, daughter Karen Suzette Nicol, informs us that Gene (the eldest daughter) is 93 years old and in an old age home in Pineland Cape Town.Her mother Myrene also lives in an old peoples home in Cape Town, and her brother Woodliff Collett lives in Middleburg

 

18S13 Ė Gene Collett was born in 1926 in South Africa

18S14 Ė Benjamin James Collett was born in 1928 in South Africa

18S15 - Myrene May Collett was born in 1941 at Cape Town, South Africa

18S16 Ė Woodliff Collett

 

Clifford Collett [18R24] was born at South Shields in 1901, his birth recorded at South Shields (Durham) register office (Ref. 10 792) during the last three months of 1910, another son of Jesse and Mary Collett.Sometime later, he and his older brother (above) settled in South Africa, where he married Bessie with whom he had two daughter Ann Collett and Marion Collett, although no verification has been received or found to confirm the validity of these details

 

Edward Arthur Collett [18R25] was born at Tynemouth in 1921, his birth recorded at Tynemouth register office (Ref. 10b 466) during the second quarter of 1921, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Seales.In 1945 Edward A Collett married Lilian Hartnupp, their wedding recorded at Northumberland South register office (Ref. 10b 755) during the fourth quarter of that year.Eighteen months later, their son Bernard L Collett was born, his birth also recorded at Tynemouth register office (Ref. 1b 899) during the second quarter of 1947, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hartnupp.It is now known that Edward, who was known as Ted, was reunited with his brothers in South Africa, when he and Lily settled in Port Elizabeth, where two more children were added to their family

 

18S17 - Bernard L Collett was born in 1947 at Tynemouth

18S18 - Lewis Collett was born at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, date unknown

18S19 - Gordon Collett was born at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, date unknown

 

Queenie Blanche Collett [18R26] was born at Burgh Castle in 1907, the eldest of the four daughters of Louis Arthur Collet and his wife Elizabeth Artherton.Her birth was registered at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 1180) during the second quarter of the year who, in 1911, she was three years old and living with her family at the High Street in Burgh Castle.It is interesting that, upon becoming married, Queenie was known as Queenie Pearson, so it is possible that she married a relative of her paternal grandmother Emily Turvey Pearson.The marriage took place at Walsingham during the last three months of 1937, where her parents had been married thirty-one years earlier

 

Mabel Jessie Collett [18R27] was born at Burgh Castle in 1908, the second child of Louis Arthur Collet and his wife Elizabeth Artherton, the birth being registered at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 1170) during the third quarter of that year.She was two years old on the day of the census in 1911, when she and her family were living at the High Street in Burgh Castle, where it is likely that she was born.Just like her parents and her sister Queenie (above), but two years after younger sister, Mabel J Collett was married at Walsingham (Ref. 4b 801) during the last quarter of 1935, when she wed Cecil A Yallop.Cecil was also born in 1908, the son of Albert and Florence Yallop of Walsingham

 

Ivy S Collett [18R28] was born at High Street in Burgh Castle in 1911, her birth recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 2209) during the third quarter of the year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Artherton.Ivy was another daughter of Louis and Elizabeth Collett

 

Phyllis E Collett [18R29] was born at Burgh Castle in 1913, the last child of Louis Arthur Collett and Elizabeth Artherton, who sadly only knew her father for three years, as a result of him being killed in action in France in 1916.The birth of Phyllis E Collett was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 2180) during the first three months of 1913, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Artherton

 

Joseph William Collett [18R30] was born at Grimsby on 17th November 1911, the first-born child of Joseph Thomas Collett and Mary Jane Bruce, his birth recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 7a 1166) when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bruce.It was at St Andrewís Church in Great Grimsby that he was baptised on 20th December 1911.He was 24 on 31st December 1935 when he married Elsie Vera Neslen, aged 18, at St Lukeís Church in Grimsby, the daughter of Robert Neslen, when Joseph was confirmed as the son of Joseph Thomas Collett.Josephís son, and namesake, was born at Grimsby nearly four years later, the birth of Joseph William Collett junior recorded there (Ref. 7a 1137) during the third quarter of 1939, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Neslen.Joseph William Collett senior was still living in Grimsby when he died early in 1982, where his passing was recorded (Ref. 7 0656).

 

18S20 - Joseph William Collett was born in 1939 at Grimsby

 

Frederick Bertrand Collett [18R31] was born at Aberdeen in 1914, the middle of three children of North Sea fisherman Joseph Thomas Collett from Grimsby and his wife Mary Jane Bruce.His time in Scotland may have been short-lived, with his parents eventually returning to Grimsby where his older brother and younger sister were born.And it was at Grimsby register office where the marriage of Frederick B Collett and Betsy Amanda Francis was recorded (Ref. 7a 1703) during the last three months of 1938.The wedding took place at St Lukeís Church in Grimsby on 26th December 1936, when Frederick was 24 and Betsy was 22, the daughter of John Aloysius Francis.At the outbreak of the Second World War Frederick signed-up and was assigned to the Royal Army Service Corp as Driver T/154726.Very tragically, he survived the war and, although peace in Europe was declared on 4th May 1945, it was five months later on 9th October 1945 that Frederick Bertrand Collett died in northern Germany, his body buried at the Becklingen War Cemetery.The Commonwealth War Graves Commission confirm that he was the son of Joseph Thomas Collett and his wife Mary Jane Collett, and that he was the husband of Betsy Amanda Collett of Grimsby.His widow Betsy was eventually remarried, the event recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 3b 660) during the third quarter of 1958 when Betsy A Collett married Sidney Catley

 

Willemina Cumming Collett [18R32] was born at Grimsby in 1916, the youngest child of Joseph Thomas Collett and Mary Jane Bruce.She was 20 years of age, when she married Frederick Olley Rushby, aged 23, at St Lukeís Church in Grimsby on 29th March 1937.Frederick was the son of Fred Rushby, with Willemina confirmed as the daughter of John Thomas Collett

 

Gladys Jessie Collett [18R33] was born at 2 Station Terrace in Southtown (Yarmouth) on 15th September 1899, the first of the four children of Thomas William Collett and Sarah Anna Jackson.Her birth was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 29) during the last three months of the year.Gladys Collett was one year old in the Southtown census in 1901 and again in 1911, when she was 11.She married late in her life and was around thirty-nine when the marriage of Gladys J Collett and William H Baxter was recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 75) during the fourth quarter of 1938.Thirty years later, Gladys was residing in the East Dereham area of Norfolk, where her death was recorded (Ref. 4b 1109) during the summer of 1969

 

Miriam May Collett [18R34] was born at 2 Station Terrace in Southtown on 31st March 1901, her birth recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 33) during the second quarter of the year.In the Southtown census of 1911, May Collett was 11 years old, when living there with her complete family.As Miriam M Collett she married (1) Alfred E Warner, the event recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 47) during the third quarter of 1923.Nine months later, their only child David M Warner was born at Yarmouth.Alfred may have been a victim of the Second World War, after which the marriage of Miriam M Warner and (2) Bernard C Read was recorded at Norwich (Ref. 4b 1451) during the quarter of 1947.Maybe that second marriage did not work out, leaving Miriam to revert back to her previous married name.The death of Miriam M Warner was recorded at Norwich near the end of 1989 (Ref. 10 2193), when she was 88

 

Isa Irene Collett [18R35] was born at 47 Elsie Road in Southtown in 1903, another daughter of Thomas and Sarah Collett.Her birth was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 34) during the third quarter of 1903, and she was seven years of age in the Southtown census of 1911

 

Thomas William H Collett [18R36] was born at 47 Elsie Road in Southtown on the 21st December 1906, with his birth recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 48 28) during the first three months of 1907.He was the fourth and last child of Thomas William Collett and Sarah Anna Jackson.Simply as William Collett, he was four years of age in the Southdown census of 1911.He was 33 years old when the marriage of Thomas William H Collett and Florence G Lee was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 27) during the third quarter of 1930.Their marriage provided the couple with three children, the births of whom were recorded at Yarmouth register office, when their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Lee.It was towards the end of 1990, that the death of Thomas William H Collett was recorded at Great Yarmouth register office (Ref. 10 1282)

 

18S21 - Margaret E Collett was born in 1931 at Yarmouth

18S22 - Malcolm David H Collett was born in 1936 at Yarmouth

18S23 - Valerie F Collett was born in 1941 at Yarmouth

 

Freda Judith B Collett [18R37] was born at Heath Road in Banham, Norfolk, on 28th June 1903, her birth recorded at Wayland register office (Ref. 4b 248) during the second quarter of 1903.She was the eldest of the five children of Frank Ernest Collett and Alethea Rasberry.As Freda Collett, aged seven years, she was living with her family at New Buckenham Road in Banham in 1911.Twenty-five years later, the marriage of Freda J B Collett and Rudolph Barlow was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 938) during the fourth quarter of 1936.After a further sixty years, the death of Jessie Barlow, aged 96, was recorded at Burnley & Pendle register office (5821b b4d) in Lancashire near the end of 1999

 

James William Henry Collett [18R38] was born at Heath Road in Banham, his birth recorded at Wayland (4b 224) during the second quarter of 1904, the eldest son of Frank and Alethea Collett.He was said to be seven years old in 1911, when he was still living at the family home at Buckenham Road in Banham. He was 22 years old when the marriage of James W H Collett and Olive I Bland was recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 67) during the second quarter of 1926. Least than one year after their wedding day, Olive presented James with a daughter, Megan D M Collett, whose birth was also recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 22) during the first quarter of 1927, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bland.Whether her father was still live to see his daughter is not known, except that the death of James W H Collett was also recorded at Yarmouth during the same first quarter of 1927 (Ref. 4b 47)

 

18S24 - Megan D M Collett was born in 1927 at Yarmouth

 

Frank Christian C Collett [18R39] was born at New Buckenham Road in Banham on 26th September 1907, his birth recorded at Wayland register office (Ref. 4b 217) during the last three months of the year.He was 32 when he married Gladys E Mills at Acle in Norfolk, where the wedding day was recorded (Ref. 4b 161) during the last quarter of 1939.Three years later, Gladys gave birth to their only child, Ann Collett, whose birth was recorded at Acle (Ref. 4b 48) during the last three months of 1942.Ann was 23 when she married Michael J Brooks during the second quarter of 1966 (Ref. 4b 1009).Frank was still living in Norfolk when he died, the death of Frank C C Collett recorded at Norwich register office (Ref. 10 2252) early in 1983

 

18S25 - Ann Collett was born in 1942 at Acle, Norfolk

 

Olive Elizabeth H Collett [18R40] was at New Buckenham Road, Banham, on 10th July 1909, another daughter of Frank and Alethea Collett.Her birth was recorded at Wayland (Ref. 4b 225) during the third quarter of the year, and was reported to be one year old in the Banham census of 1911.Olive E H Collett was 35 when she married Henry A T Whiley, the event recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 95) during the fourth quarter of 1934.It would appear that she and Henry continued to live in Yarmouth for the rest of their lives since, it was at Great Yarmouth (Ref. 6361a a83b) that the death of Olive Elizabeth H Whiley was recorded early in 2006

 

Ida A M Collett [18R41] was born in the family home at New Buckenham Road in Banham towards the end of 1912, the fifth and last child of Frank Ernest Collett and Alethea Rasberry.He birth was recorded at Wayland register office (Ref. 4b 416) during the last three months of the year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Rasberry.Her father died in 1917 and her mother in 1926, just a few weeks before the death of Ida A M Collett was also recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 34) during the second quarter of 1926, when she was just 13 years of age

 

William A Collett [18R42] was born at Grimsby in 1919, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 7a 1156) during the fourth quarter of that year, the eldest of the three children of George Collett and Ethel May Shepherd.He was born during the Spanish flu pandemic which followed the First World War.Whether it was an after effect of that illness, the premature death of William A Collett was recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 7a 666) during the last quarter of 1927, when he was nearly eight years old

 

Eileen N Collett [18R43] was born at Grimsby in 1921, the daughter of George and Ethel Collett, whose birth was recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 7a 1091) during the last three months of the year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Shepherd.She was 26 years of age when the marriage of Eileen N Collett and Maurice A Wells was recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 3b 524) during the first three months of 1948

 

Norman G Collett [18R44] was born at Grimsby on 2nd April 1924, the last child of George Collett and Ethel May Shepherd, as confirmed at the registration of his birth (Ref. 7a 1024).The marriage of Norman G Collett and Dorothy Alward was recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 3b 713) during the third quarter of 1950.The birth of their son Brian was also recorded at Grimsby (Ref. 3b 273) during the last three months of 1956, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Alward.It was the same at the birth of the coupleís daughter, whose birth was also recorded at Grimsby (Ref. 3b 372) during the second quarter of 1958.The later marriage of Sheila A Collett and Dennis Wells was recorded at Sleaford (Ref. 7 2374) in the summer of 1980, Dennis possibly being a member of the Wells family of Sheilaís aunt Eileen N Collett (above)

 

18S26 - Brian Collett was born in 1956 at Grimsby

18S27 - Sheila A Collett was born in 1958 at Grimsby

 

Alan F (P) Collett [18R51] was born on 9th June 1936, the only son of George Richard Collett from Hartlepool and Aileen Anderson Fordy from Stockton-on-Tees.His birth, as Alan P Collett, was recorded at Stockton register office (Ref. 10a 161), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Fordy.Just one week before his fourth birthday Alan and his mother received the sad news that his father had been killed while taking part in the evacuation from Dunkirk on 29th May 1940, when the destroyer to which he was assigned was bombed.Not long after his twenty-third birthday, Alan married Christine Louise Marriott on 22nd August 1959 at Belper in Derbyshire, with whom he has four daughters who, following their marriages at Oldham in Lancashire, have presented Alan and Christine with seven grandchildren between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two by 2011

 

 

This photograph of Alan was taken in the summer of 2013 during a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Cape-le-Ferne near Dover, where he discovered the name of his very distant cousin George Richard Collett (Ref. 18R13)

 

18S28 - Gillian A Collett was born in 1960 at Durham

18S29 - Beverley A Collett was born in 1962 at Durham

18S30 - Joanne L Collett was born in 1965 at Durham

18S31 - Andrea Michelle Collett was born in 1969 at Saddleworth, Yorkshire

 

Robert P Collett [18R54] was born at Ipswich in 1921, his birth recorded there (Ref. 4a 1862) during the third quarter of that year, when his motherís name was confirmed as Hamblin.He was the only son of Robert James Collett and Elizabeth Teresa Hamblin who were married after peace in Europe was declared, towards the end of 1918.Like his father, before him, Robert was also known within the family as Bobs.He married later in his life and was around thirty-nine when Robert P Collett married Judith M Gower, the event recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4b 2247) during the third quarter of 1960.Perhaps, because of age, it appears that the couple had no children.Prior to their wedding day, Robert had attended the 90th birthday celebrations for his grandmother Emma Collett nee Porter in the summer of 1947 Ė see photograph at Ref. 18P82).It is possible that he died in March 2009 and that his obituary was published in the Ipswich Advertiser at that time

 

Philip Robert Walter Collett [18R55] was born at Ipswich on 8th April 1911, the eldest son of William Walter Collett and his wife Florence Maud Death.Just over two years before the start of the Second World War, Philip married May Lillian Read at St Matthewís Church in Ipswich on 12th June 1937.Within the next couple years May presented her husband with a daughter, just prior to Philip setting off to fight for King and Country.The photograph (below) was taken at Ipswich in 1939, following the birth of his daughter, Mary-Ann, who kindly provided the full picture which included four generations from herself to her great grandmother Emma Collett nee Porter

 

 

Other than the years spent away from home, during the Second World war, Philip worked all his life for Cranfield Brothers of Ipswich, who were flour millers and bakers based at College Street in Ipswich.After the war Philip returned to Cranfield Brothers, but transferred to their Chelmsford branch in the late 1940s.And it was at Chelmsford that he died in June 1979

 

18S32 - Mary-Ann Collett was born in 1938 at Ipswich

 

William Geoffrey Collett [18R56], who was referred to as Geoffrey, was born at Ipswich on 28th August 1912, a son of William Walter Collett and Florence Maud Death.It was during the second quarter of 1938, when the marriage of William G Collett and Gladys Victoria M Finney was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4a 3185).Gladys was born in Suffolk on 28th November 1912, her birth recorded at Woodbridge (Ref. 4a 2023) during the first quarter of 1913, where her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Finney.At the start of World War Two, he enlisted with the British Army while, at other times in his life, Geoffrey, who was a talented photographer, worked for the local electricity board.His marriage to Gladys produced just one child, whose birth was recorded at Bromley (Kent) register office (Ref. 2a1194), during the third quarter of 1944, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Finney.The marriage of Simone H Collett and Peter C Smith was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 4b 2843) during the third quarter of 1956.Later on, both Geoffrey and his wife died in the 1980s.It was at Ipswich register office (Ref. 10 2937) that the death of Gladys Victoria M Collett was recorded during the first months of 1982.Having lost his wife, William left Suffolk and moved to Kent, where his death was recorded at Tunbridge Wells register office (Ref. 16 1824) during the summer of 1987

 

18S33 - Simone Hilary Collett was born in 1944 at Bromley, Kent

 

Annie Collett [18R65] was a honeymoon baby who born at Queensbury during the third quarter of 1898, the eldest child of William Collett from Berwick-on-Tweed and his wife Elizabeth Ann Priestley of Queensbury.Her birth was recorded at nearby Halifax (Ref. 9a 494).In the March census of 1901, Annie Collett from Queensbury was two years old and living with her parents and her younger brother Leonard Henry, at Ambler Thorn, Queens Head, to the north of Queensbury.Around one year later her parents presented the family with a further son, so by the time of the census in 1911 the family of five had left the Queensbury area and, instead, was residing in Keighley, South Yorkshire, where Annie Collett was 12 years of age.†† On leaving school, it is possible that she trained to be a nurse and, following the outbreak of the Great War, by 1917 she was certainly working in some capacity at Keighley War Hospital in Morton Banks, on the left bank of the River Aire, where she was caring for those injured during the hostilities.Between the years of 1916 and 1919, the hospital treated over 13,000 military cases and, from her first day on the wards, Annie kept an autograph book which was signed by many of the wounded soldiers.Whatever role she performed in the hospital, she was very popular and certainly made an impression on the soldiers, judging by the comments, verses and drawings, they added to their signatures in her book.Many of the entries made reference to the fact that she was a young single lady, like ďAnnie is your name, Single is your station, Happy will be the man, Whoíll make the alterationĒ.And again in 1919, when the following was added ďAnnie now, Annie ever, Collett now, But not foreverĒ.The existence of the book only came to light in recent years, when it was retrieved from a rubbish skip by Ronnie Pickles of Keighley, following which an article was published in the magazine ĎDown Your Wayí in October 2011, which was spotted by Joyce Hidden nee Collett, who sent it on to us

 

Leonard Harry Collett [18R66] was born towards the end of 1900 at Amber Thorn, Queens Head, Queensbury, and was six months old in the census of 1901.His birth was recorded at Halifax (Ref. 9a 453) during the last quarter of 1900.By 1911, he and his family were living in Keighley, where Leonard Harry Collett was ten years of age.Seven years after that census day, the death of Leonard H Collett was recorded at Keighley register office (Ref. 9a 255) during the second quarter of 1918, at the age of 17.The name of Leonard Harry Collett was not included on the list of World War One fatalities

 

Harold Albert Collett [18R67] was born at Ambler Thorn, Queens Head, Queensbury, his birth recorded at Halifax register office (Ref. 9a 68) during the first quarter of 1902.He was the last child of William Collett and Elizabeth Ann Priestley, and was nine years old in the Keighley census of 1911.No record of a marriage for Harold has been found, while his death was recorded at Worth Valley (Ref. 2c 77) during the first three months of 1963, when he was 61 years of age.Worth Valley is just three miles from where he was born

 

George F Collett [18R71] was born in 1928, the first of the three children of George William Collett from Hackney and Doris Griffin from Croydon.It was at Croydon register office (Ref. 2a 530) that his birth was recorded during the second quarter of that year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Griffin.Just after he was born his parents settled in the Hackney area of London and it was at Hackney register office that the marriage of George F Collett and Jan A Cresswell was recorded (Ref. 5c 1115) during the second quarter of 1951.As far as can be determined, the marriage produced no children for the couple

 

Iris Winifred Collett [18R72] was born at Hackney on 22nd March 1931, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1b 495), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Griffin.Iris was 21 when she married Sidney J White, with the event recorded at Hackney (Ref. 5c 1476) during the first three months of 1953.They were married for around forty-four years, when the death of Iris Winifred Collett was recorded at Waltham Forest register office (Ref. 2551c c53) during the early weeks of 1997

 

Doris M Collett [18R73] was born at Hackney and her birth was recorded there (Ref. 1b 519) during the second quarter of 1936, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Griffin, she being the third and last child of George William Collett and Doris Griffin.The later marriage of Doris M Collett and John Ledger was also recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 5c 1628) during the first three months of 1959

 

Anthony F Collett [18R74] was the first-born child of Frank M Collett and Ivy E Metson, his birth recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 545) during the last three months of 1935.As Anthony F Collett, aged 22, he married Christina Philpot, their wedding recorded at Hackney register office (Ref. 5c 1427) during the first quarter of 1958.The birth of their two children were also recorded at Hackney register office, where their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Philpot.Daughter Jacquelineís birth was (Ref. 5c 918) during the second quarter of 1961, while son Davidís birth (Ref. 5b 761) was recorded during the third quarter of 1967

 

18S34 - Jacqueline A Collett was born in 1961 at Hackney

18S35 - David Antony Collett was born in 1967 at Hackney

 

Kenneth Collett [18R75] was another son of Frank and Ivy Collett, his birth recorded at Hackney (Ref. 1b 578) during the third quarter of 1937, his motherís maiden name confirmed as Metson.It was also at Hackney register office, where his marriage to Hilda L Salmon was recorded (Ref. 5c 1241) during the fourth quarter of 1960.Just over one year later, the birth of their only known child was recorded at Hackney (Ref. 5c 881) during the first three months of 1962.He went on the marry Lisa Rowe, the marriage recorded at the Essex Thurrock register office (Ref. 9 1802) in early 1986

 

18S36 - Christopher Kenneth Collett was born in 1962 at Hackney

 

Albert Collett [18R76] was the third of the four sons of Frank and Ivy Collett, with his birth also recorded at Hackney (Ref. 1b 550) second quarter of 1940, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Metson.Just as with his two older brothers, Albert was also married at Hackney, where his wedding to Jeannette A Stout was recorded (Ref. 5c 1197) during the second quarter of 1960. Jeannette subsequently gave birth to three children, all recorded at Hackney, where the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Stout.The birth of the first of them was recorded in the last three months of 1960 (Ref. 5c 680) after which, around the time she was 19 years old, Susan J Collett married Anthony J Rathbone, the event recorded at Poplar & Bethnal Green (Ref. 14 0754) near the end of 1979.The birth of Albert and Jeannetteís son was recorded (Ref. 5c 720) during the first three months of 1962 and, like his sister Susan, Steven was also 19, when he married Colleen Balfour at Hackney (Ref. 12 0830) early in 1981.The birth of the coupleís last child, Barbara, was again recorded at Hackney (Ref. 5c 430) during the last quarter of 1963.No record, to say Barbara was ever married, has been found, nor have any Collett grandchild be found from the marriage of their son Steven

 

18S37 - Susan J Collett was born in 1960 at Hackney

18S38 - Steven A N Collett was born in 1962 at Hackney

18S39 - Barbara I M Collett was born in 1963 at Hackney

 

Irene Laura B Collett [18R79] was born at Lowestoft on 7th May 1915, the daughter of John William George Collett and Laura lily Burden.Her birth, including the initials L B, was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 2110) during the second quarter of 1915 where her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.After the marriage of Irene and Edward O Lambert at Lothingland in Suffolk (Ref. 4a 3370) during the first quarter of 1940, the couple lived at 1 Well Cottage, Raglan Street in Lowestoft.It was also from that address, she died on 12th February 1973 and was survived by her husband.The death of Irene Laura L Lambert was recorded at Lothingland register office (Ref. 4b 3235) early in 1973, when she was 57 years of age

 

Edward Henry William Collett [18R81] was born at Lowestoft on 4th August 1917, the eldest surviving son of John and Laura Collett.His birth was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 1614) during the third quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.He married late in his life, when the wedding of Edward H W Collett and Ruth W I Taberer was recorded at Luton register office (Ref. 4a 350) during the first three months of 1961.It was also at Luton, that his younger brother, Harold (below), was married eight years earlier.Two years after Edward and Ruth were married, their only known child was born and sometime after the birth the family of three moved to Kings Lynn, where their son was married in 1982, just after the death of his father.Edward was 64 years old, and living in Kings Lynn, when he died, the death of Edward Henry W Collett recorded there (Ref. 10 1524) during the first few months of 1982

 

18S40 - Mark Edward Collett was born in 1963 at Luton

 

Francis Robert Charles Collett [18R82] was born at Lowestoft in 1919, another son of John and Laura Collett, whose birth was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 2183) during the fourth quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.Tragically, he died in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp on 25th June 1943. He was Private 5826640 F R C Collett of the 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment and was buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.His Will was proved at Ipswich on 7th February 1946, when the beneficiaries were his mother Laura Lily Collett and his father John William George Collett

 

Hazel Hilda Collett [18R83] was born at Lowestoft on 3rd December 1920, with her birth recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 2056) during the first three months of 1921, the youngest daughter of John and Laura Collett.She was 24 years old when she married Richard G L Pope, their wedding recorded at Lothingland register office (Ref. 4a 2389) during the first quarter of 1944.The death of Hazel Hilda Pope was recorded at Waveney register office (Ref. 753/1 a 24c) in 2004, when she was 84

 

Harold G Collett [18R85] was born at Lowestoft in 1925, the son of John and Laura Collett, whose birth was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 1870) during the second quarter of that year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.By the time he was 25 years of age, it would appear that, perhaps Harold and his older brother Edward (above), had moved to Bedfordshire, where they were both married.The marriage of Harold G Collett and Gladys K Ephgrave was recorded at Luton register office (Ref. 4a 396) during the third quarter of 1953.Gladys had been born at Luton in 1927, and it was there also that the coupleís two daughters were born.Teresaís birth was recorded there (Ref. 4a 274) in the last quarter of 1960, while the birth of Rosanne was recorded there (Ref. 4a 376) during the second quarter of 1966

 

18S41 - Teresa J Collett was born in 1960 at Luton

18S42 - Rosanne Jean Collett was born in 1966 at Luton

 

Raymond Lewis Collett [18R86] was born at Lowestoft in 1926, another son of John and Laura Collett.He married Edith M Garrod at St Margaretís Church in Lowestoft on 30th August 1950, with whom he had three children.Raymond died at Lowestoft during 2003, and four years after, Edith died there on 28th October 2007

 

18S43 Ė Susan Ann Collett was born in 1953 at Lowestoft

18S44 - Jillian Edith Collett was born in 1955 at Lowestoft

18S45 - Paul Raymond John Collett was born on 17th November 1968 at Lowestoft

 

Violet L Collett [18R88] was born at Lowestoft in 1930 and was another daughter of John and Laura Collett, whose birth was recorded at Mutford register office (Ref. 4a 1676) during the last three months of the year, where her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.She was nineteen years of age, when the marriage of Violet L Collett and William J Meadows was recorded at Lothingland register office (Ref. 4b 1760) during the first quarter of 1950.William may have been a member of Violetís grandmotherís family since, as Anna Meadows, she married John Christian George Collett

 

Dorothy R E Collett [18R91] was born at Lowestoft in 1935 and was the 14th and last child of John William George Collett and Laura Lily Burden.Her birth was recorded at Lothingland register office (Ref. 4a 1542) during the fourth quarter of that year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Burden.Just like her sister Violet (above), Dorothy was also nineteen when her marriage to Noel J Lark was recorded at Lothingland (Ref. 4b 2274) during the first three months of 1955

 

John Collett [18R92] was born at Rosehearty in Scotland in 1930 and at some time in his life he emigrated to New Zealand where, in 2008, he was living at Palmerston, Otago in New Zealand aged 78.Sometime after arriving in New Zealand he met and married Jean Moyle at Port Chalmers with whom he had three children.Contact received from Johnís niece Rachael Collett in June 2014 indicates that John Collett died around two years or more after her father Francis Ernest James Collett (below) passed away, although his death was not generally known about within the wider family

 

18S46 - John Collett date of birth unknown

18S47 - Peter Collett date of birth unknown

18S48 - Karen Collett date of birth unknown

 

Ivy Collett [18R93] was born at Rosehearty in 1936 and she was still living there in 2008 at the age of 72.She married Mr Simpson and together they had three children.Sadly, her husband died and Ivy remarried and is now Ivy Reid

 

Francis Ernest James Collett [18R94] was born at Rosehearty on 7th May 1942.Around the time he was 19 in 1961, he left Scotland to start a new life in New Zealand, following in the footsteps of his older brother John (above).To stay in Scotland would have meant going to sea as a fisherman, an occupation with a high mortality rate.On arrival in New Zealand he settled at Port Chalmers in Dunedin and not long after he met Kaye Isobel Doreen Montgomery who was born on 12th December 1943.Francis and Kaye were eventually married on 17th September 1965 at Port Chalmers and their marriage produced two children.From the time of his arrival in New Zealand to the time when he was aged 52, Francis was employed as a water-sider and a dock worker.Francis and Kaye had been married for forty-three years when Francis died at home on 29th September 2008 from cancer

 

18S49 - Andrew James Collett was born in 1969 at Port Chalmers, NZ

18S50 - Rachael Ann Collett was born in 1973 at Port Chalmers, NZ

 

Gerald F Collett [18R95] was born at Blyth in 1941, the eldest of the three children of Robert Charles Collett and Rachel V Goodchild, his birth recorded at Blyth register office (Ref. 4a 2324) during the third quarter of the year, his motherís maiden name confirmed as Goodchild.He was 23 years old when he married Maureen A Paternoster, the event recorded at Blyth (Ref. 4b 2027) during the first quarter of 1965.The first of their two children was born at Ipswich (Ref. 4b 1693), the birth of the second at Deben near Woodbridge (Ref. 4b 1466) when, on both occasions, their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Paternoster.

 

18S51 Ė Stephen Charles Collett was born in 1965 at Ipswich

18S52 - Julie Ann L Collett was born in 1969 at Deben, near Woodbridge

 

Graham R Collett [18R96] was born at Blyth in 1945, another son of Robert and Rachel Collett, whose birth was recorded at Blyth (Ref. 4a 1671) during the first three months of 1945, where his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Goodchild.Unlike his brother Gerald (above), who married young, Graham was in his early thirties when his marriage to Doreen R Turner was recorded at Ipswich register office (Ref. 10 3225) during the summer of 1977.Their daughter may have been a honeymoon baby, as her birth was recorded at Ipswich (Ref. 10 2885) during the first months of 1978

 

18S53 - Rachel Louise Collett was born in 1978 at Ipswich

 

Kenneth Lionel Collett [18R100] was born at 24 Albany Road in Southtown (Yarmouth) on 16th October 1915, the eldest child of Lionel Charles George Collett and Rosa Elizabeth Hubbard.His birth was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 43), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hubbard.He later married Doreen Rose Boulter, the event recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 7) during the first quarter of 1939, with whom he had just one daughter.In addition to inheriting L Collett Dairies from his father when he died in 1946, Kenneth also became Mayor of Yarmouth during the 1960s.During his life as owner and manager of L Collett Dairies, Kenneth developed the company into a very successful business, which he sold on when he retired in 1981, at the age of 65.Sadly, he only survived for a few years after that, when he died at Great Yarmouth, where his death was recorded (Ref. 10 1162) during the summer of 1984, when he was 68

 

18S54 Ė a Collett daughter

 

Joan Evelyn Collett ]18R101] was born at Southtown on 28th November 1921, the daughter of Lionel Charles George Collett and his wife Rosa Elizabeth Hubbard.However, her birth was not recorded at Great Yarmouth until just after the start of 1922 (Ref. 4b 43), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hubbard.Joan never married and it was while she was still living at Great Yarmouth that she died near the end of 1989

 

Herbert John Collett [18R104] was born at Southwold on 1st March 1921, his birth recorded at Blything register office (Ref. 4a 2018), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Plant, being the eldest child of the three children of William John Collett and Emily P Plant.Herbert was twenty-eight years old when he married Joan V Copeman, their wedding recorded at Lothingland (Ref. 4b 2301) during the third quarter of 1949.They were married for around forty-two years, when the death of Herbert John Collett was recorded at Waveney register office (Ref. 10 2807) during the summer of 1991, when he was 70 years of age

 

Marjorie J Collett [18R107] was born at Fulham where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1a 352) during the second quarter of 1919, the first-born child of Hammond Alexander Collett and Edith Lilian Louise Smith.It was during the last three months that she married Sidney M Gillian, the event recorded at Edmonton register office (Ref. 5e 654)

 

Juanita Collett [18R108] was born at Fulham on 8th October 1920, her birth recorded there (Ref. 1a 537), another of Hammond and Edith Collett, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Smith.Juanita never married, with her death recorded at Chichester in Sussex (Ref. 7793 c39) during the summer of 1994

 

Alexander A Collett [18R109] was born at Fulham where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1a 527) during the third quarter of 1922, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Smith, the eldest son of Hammond and Edith Collett.Before he was 21, he became a married man, the marriage of Alexander A Collett and Diana A Dobson being recorded at Fulham register office (Ref. 1a 541) during the second quarter of 1943

 

John Alfred Collett [18R110] was born at Fulham on 8th February 1929, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 1a 400), the fourth and last child of Hammond Alexander Collett and Edith Lilian Louise Smith.He was 21 years old when his marriage to Betty T Edwards was recorded at Fulham (Ref. 5c 1425) during the third quarter of 1950.John Alfred Collett was 72, when his passing was recorded at the South East Hampshire register office (Ref. 5013 h52) in the spring of 2001

 

Alfred Lewis Collett [18R111] was born at Richmond on 17th June 1923, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 2a 867) during the third quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.He was the first-born child of Alfred Lewis Collett and Lillian Rhoda Hobbs.With the Second World War at mid-term, the marriage of Alfred L Collett and Doris M Miles was recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 276) during the last three months of 1942, at the age of 19.Alfred was 81 years old when he died, his death as Alfred Lewis Collett being recorded at the Chichester register office in Sussex (Ref. 779/1 12bd) in the early months of 2004

 

John Edward Collett [18R112] was born at Richmond in 1925, his birth recorded there (Ref. 2a 856) during the third quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.He was the second of the nine children of Alfred and Lillian Collett, and was known as Jack.It was at the Surrey Northern register office, where the marriage of John E Collett and Vivienne J W Weston was recorded (Ref. 5g 534) during the last quarter of 1950.Vivienne Joyce W Weston was born on 27th July 1928, and her death was recorded at the North Surrey register office in the summer of 1999.

 

George Hammond Collett [18R113] was born at Richmond on 10th September 1927 and was another son of Alfred Lewis Collett and Lillian Rhoda Hobbs.His birth was recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 750) during the final three months of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.George Collett served his national service for eighteen months with the British Army stationed, for a while, in Tripoli just after WWll. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Ham, Richmond, where he met Jean Marie Marshall. They married in March 1952, their wedding was recorded at the Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 647) and they had 4 children whilst living in Ham, Brentford then Feltham, in Middlesex. George and Jean were divorced in early 1972. Following their divorce, Jean Marie was remarried to Georgeís younger brother Charles Arthur Collett (below). George Hammond Collett died in June 1989, his death recorded at Hounslow register office (Ref. 13 968), when he was 62.In a very sad twist of fate, both George and Charles passed away within three months of each other in 1989.For most of his life, George was a passionate athlete, running for Thames Valley Harriers, both nationally and in international races. He also ran in several London Marathons, from the inaugural race in 1981, and always supported Guide Dogs for the Blind. Chris Brasher (co-founder of the London Marathon) and Ron Hill were running colleagues of George and both attended his funeral. Guide Dogs for the Blind presented his family with a signed portrait in his memory

 

18S55 - Peter John Collett was born in 1954 at Ham, Surrey

18S56 - Christina Jane Collett was born in 1955 at Ham, Surrey

18S57 - Paul Graham Collett was born in 1959 at Brentford, Middlesex

18S58 - David George Collett was born in 1962 at Brentford, Middlesex

 

Charles Arthur Collett [18R114] was born at Richmond on 26th August 1929, his birth also recorded there (Ref. 2a 823) during the fourth quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.Charles was forty-three when he married the divorced wife of his brother George (above), their wedding day recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 5c 2616) in the summer of 1972, when the bride was confirmed at Jean M Collett. Just over seventeen years later, the death of Charles A Collett was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 13 1984) in September 1989, when he was nearly sixty years old

 

Gladys L Collett [18R115] was born on 26th September 1931 at Richmond, her birth recorded there (Ref. 2a 858), the eldest daughter of Alfred and Lillian Collett, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs

 

Joan S Collett [18R116] was born on 5th September 1934 at Richmond another daughter of Alfred and Lillian Collett, whose birth was recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 128), again, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs

 

William Gordon Collett [18R117] was born at Richmond on 29th August 1938, the seventh child of Alfred and Lillian Collett.His birth was recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 170), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.He married Jean Ann Croft on 6th July 1957 and the marriage, recorded at Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 769), produced four children for the couple.Jean was born on 11th January 1938 and she passed away on 2nd March 2016.It was just over sixteen years earlier that William Gordon Collett had died on 17th September 1999, only three weeks after his sixty-first birthday

 

18S59 - Trevor P Collett was born on 14th May 1959 in Surrey

18S60 - Jane S Collett was born on 21st October 1960 in Middlesex

18S61 - Sarah Jean Collett was born on 12th February 1968 at Kingston-upon-Thames

18S62 - Melanie Clare Collett was born on 10th October 1969 at Kingston-upon-Thames

 

Reginald Alan Collett [18R118] was born at Richmond on 6th September 1942, his birth recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 240), his motherís maiden name confirmed as Hobbs.He was 22 years old when the marriage of Reginald A Collett and Patricia M Wotherspoon was recorded at Southend-on-Sea register office (Ref. 4a 1701) during the last three months of 1964. Patricia May Wotherspoon was from Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex and had been born on 20th December 1945.The marriage produced two children for Reginald and Patricia, the first born at Isleworth in Middlesex, and the second at Richmond

 

18S63 - Gordon Alan Collett was born on 22nd June 1965 at Isleworth

18S64 - Karen Patricia Collett was born on 27th September 1967 at Richmond

 

Robert G Collett [18R119] was born at Richmond on 21st December 1945, the last child of the nine children of Alfred Lewis Collett and Lillian Rhoda Hobbs.His birth was recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 206), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Hobbs.Some years later he married Annette from Holland, with whom he had two daughters at Kingston-upon-Thames. It was at the age of 62, when Robert G Collett passed away on 23rd April 2008

 

Peter Robert Collett [18R120] was born in London on 17th August 1929, his birth recorded at Holborn register office (Ref. 1b 836).He married Pamela Elodie Davis on 10th April 1954 at Sidcup in Kent, where the event was recorded (Ref. 5b 1286).She was born on 27th September 1929 at Trinity Rise, the daughter of John Philip Davis and Beatrice Nelly Head.The birth of their daughter was recorded at Dartford register office (Ref. 5b 786) during the third quarter of 1962

 

18S65 - Jane Elodie Collett was born on 18th July 1962 at Dartford, Kent

 

David Collett [18R121] was born at 92 Kew Green in Kew on 9th April 1931, his birth recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 937), where his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Jeanes.He married (1) Elizabeth Ann Rooney on 20th August 1955, the wedding recorded at Richmond (Ref. 5g 865).Elizabeth was born on 20th August 1934 at Sheen in Surrey.Later on, David married (2) June Alice Hebert on 1st May 1982 at Toronto in Canada, June having been born on 6th June 1934 at Paipoonge in Ontario

 

18S66 - Geoffrey David Collett was born in 1959 in Canada

18S67 - Ian Donald Collett was born in 1961 at Winnipeg

18S68 - Gary Denis Collett was born in 1962 in Canada

18S69 - Diane Gail Collett was born in 1964 at Calgary

 

Jean Collett [18R122] was born at 92 Kew Green in Kew on 31st October 1932, her birth recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 815), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Jeanes.She died just three months later on 3rd February 1933 and was buried at the Richmond Cemetery on Lower Grove Road in Kew

 

MICHAEL JOHN COLLETT [18R123] was born at 92 Kew Green on Kew on 5th January 1934, his birth recorded at Richmond register office (Ref. 2a 885), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Jeanes.He was baptised during February that same year, at St Anneís Church in Kew.He married Yvonne Dorothy Bernice Parker on 16th September 1967 at St Anneís Church in Kew.Yvonne was born on 19th May 1943 at Paddington, the daughter of Eric Walter Maurice Parker and Dorothy Susannah Ringe

 

18S70 - David Michael Robert Collett was born in 1970 at Taplow, Buckinghamshire

 

Valerie Collett [18R124], whose date of birth is not known, married Mr Collins. To become Valerie Collins

 

William John Collett [18R125] was born on 30th December 1939, his birth recorded at the Surrey North Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 4), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Rossiter.He married (1) June around 1985 and later married (2) Patricia

 

Arthur Ernest Collett [18R126] was born in 1919 at Bury St Edmunds, the elder of the two sons of Ernest Louis Collett and Jessie Johnson, his birth recorded there (Ref. 4a 1208) during the second quarter of that year.The register of his birth stated that the motherís maiden name was Johnson

 

Herbert S Collett [18R127] was also born at Bury St Edmunds, but in 1921, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 4a 1741a) during the second quarter of the year when, again, his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Johnson

 

David J Collett [18R128] was born in 1940 at Bury St Edmunds, the only know child of Herbert G Collett and Margaret M Plumpkin, whose birth was recorded there (Ref. 4a 2456) during the first quarter of that year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Plumpkin

 

Charles Anthony Sibbald Collett [18S1] was born in 1940, his birth recorded at Maidstone register office (Ref. 2a 2728) during the first three months of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Sibbald-Scott.He later married Linda S Griffith-Jones, their wedding recorded at Midhurst in Sussex (Ref. 5h 1920) during the third quarter of 1972.The births of the coupleís two children were recorded at the Reading and Wokingham register office, their daughter (Ref. 19 0462) during the second quarter of 1975 and their son (Ref. 19 681) during the first quarter of 1977.On both occasions, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Griffith-Jones.The marriage of Lisa P Collett and Hadley M Barnes was recorded at Petersfield in Hampshire (Ref. 496 0710) during the spring of 2002

 

18T1 - Lisa Patricia Collett was born in 1975 in Berkshire

18T2 - Richard Eric Charles Collett was born in 1977 in Berkshire

 

Robin Trusson Collett [18S2] was born in 1942, his birth recorded at Windsor register office (Ref. 2c 853) during the fourth quarter of that year.By the time he was eight years old, Robin and his family were living in Reading, where the death of Robin T Collett was recorded (Ref. 6a 97) during the third quarter of 1951

 

Elizabeth Heather Collett [18S3] was born in 1945, her birth recorded at Windsor (Ref. 2a 908) during the second quarter of the year, where her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Sibbald-Scott.Just less than 24 years later, the marriage of Elizabeth H Collett and Richard Ahern was recorded at Wokingham register office (Ref. 6a 571) during the first three months of 1969.Their marriage produced three children for the couple

 

David William Francis Collett [18S4] was born in 1952, his birth recorded at Aldershot (Ref. 6b 68) during the third quarter of the year.His later marriage to Sarah M Kentish was recorded at Haywards Heath in Sussex (Ref. 18 1632) during the summer of 1985.The birth of their daughter was recorded at the Surrey South Western register office (Ref. 17 1675) in the summer of 1987 where exactly two years later the birth of their son was also recorded (Ref. 17 1601).The motherís maiden name was confirmed as Kentish of both events

 

18T3 - Emma Elizabeth Collett was born in 1987 in Surrey

18T4 - William Douglas Charles Collett was born in 1989 in Surrey

 

Anthony Michael Collett [18S5] was born in 1938, his birth recorded at the Cheshire Wirral register office (Ref. 8a 683) during the third quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bell.He was the eldest of the two children of George Kempthorne Collett and Cashie Rongnye Fernie Bell.Anthony was 28 when he married Virginia P Powell, their wedding recorded at Winchester register office (Ref. 6b 2117) during the third quarter of 1966.The birth of the coupleís first child was recorded in London (Ref. 5d 1418) at the start of 1969.It was there also that the two childrenís birth were recorded, near the end of 1970 (Ref. 5d 2771), and at the start of 1975 (Ref. 14 2214), in each case their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Powell

 

18T5 - Marina Rongnye Collett was born in 1968 in London St Marylebone

18T6 - Julian Edward Collett was born in 1970 in London St Marylebone

18T7 - Jessica Rongnye Collett was born in 1975 in London St Marylebone

 

Jean Rongnye Collett [18S6] was born in 1942 and her birth was recorded at Wokingham register office (Ref. 2c 1044) during the first quarter of that year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bell.She was the daughter of George and Cashie Collett, nee Bell.The later marriage of Jean R Collett and Nicholas J Hallings-Pott was recorded at Westminster (Ref. 5e 1411) near the start of 1969.After giving birth to two children, the couple was divorced in 1995

 

Peter Frank Collett [18S7] was born in 1954, with his birth recorded at Surrey North Western register office (Ref. 5g 823) during the first three months of that year, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Gardiner.He was 38 years of age when he married Phillipa L Hutton in the spring of 1992, the event recorded at the Chiltern & South Buckinghamshire register office (Ref. 19 1223).The birth of their daughter was recorded at Westminster (Ref. 2581a a66c) early in 1997

 

18T8 Jennifer Gillian Collett was born in 1997 in London (Westminster)

 

Diana Joyce Collett [18S8] was born in 1956 and her birth was recorded at Surrey North Western register office (Ref. 5g 842) during the third quarter of the year.Her marriage to Anthony James Hunt took place near the end of 1985 and was recorded at Westminster (Ref. 15 972).

 

Leonie Gillian Collett [18S9] was born in 1949 and her birth was recorded at Chichester in Kent during the second quarter of the year (Ref. 5h 475), where her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bishop.She later married Rupert James Beaupre Creed with whom she had two sons.The coupleís wedding day was recorded at Cuckfield in Sussex (Ref. 5h 292) at the beginning of 1973

 

Andrew John F Collett [18S10] was born during the second quarter of 1955, with his birth recorded at Yeovil, Somerset (Ref. 7c 418), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bishop.It was in 1980, that the marriage of Andrew J F Collett and Theresa J Cottam, was recorded at the Hasting & Rother register office (Ref. 18 0463) during the third quarter of that year.Their two children were born in the Brighton area, where their births were recorded and where their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Cottam, Ralph (Ref. 18 89) and Alice (Ref. 18 253).

 

18T9 - Ralph William Collett was born in 1984 at Brighton, Sussex

18T10 - Alice Leonie Collett was born in 1988 at Brighton, Sussex

 

James Michael Collett [18S11] was born in the first months of 1957, his birth recorded at Gosport in Hampshire (Ref. 6b 426), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Bishop.It was in the summer of 1985 that he married Mary Ann Tomlinson, the event recorded at the Surrey South Eastern register office (Ref. 17 961).The birth of the coupleís first-born child was recorded at Bristol (Ref. 22 1863), as was the second (Ref. 3011b b17c), the motherís maiden name on both occasions was confirmed as Tomlinson

 

18T11 - Harriet Fay Collett was born in 1990 at Bristol

18T12 - John Edwin Collett was born in 1992 at Bristol

 

Neil Arthur Whittaker [18S12] was born at Bowdon near Altrincham on 24th April 1964.On leaving school he entered the world of Information Technology initially working in Cheltenham before spending a short time working in Edinburgh.In 1987 Neil emigrated to North America and settled in Connecticut.He had a partner Sherie with whom he had a daughter Jorgia Whittaker who was born on 8th April 1997

 

Benjamin James Collett [18S14], who was known as Jimmy, was born in South Africa on 13th April 1928 in South Africa, the second child of Benjamin Louis Collett and his first wife Charlotte.It is understood by family members in South Africa in 2020, that Jimmy returned to England where ďhe was married and raised a large familyĒ.There was also a mention that his wifeís maiden name may have been Harris.However, no such family has been found, although the marriage of James B Collett and Cynthia A Wallis was recorded at the Basford, Nottinghamshire) register office (Ref. 3c 195) during the second quarter of 1954, when Jimmy would have been twenty-six years of age.Their marriage produced six children, all of them born in Nottinghamshire when their motherís maiden name was confirmed as Wallis.It is also known that the death of (Jimmy) James Benjamin Collett was recorded at Nottingham in 1995 (Ref. 6891c c65a).The death record also confirmed his dated of birth as 13th April 1928.The details of their six children are listed below and in every case the motherís name was confirmed as Wallis

 

18T13 - Helen A Collett was born at Nottingham (Ref. 3c 525 in Qrt 2 1956)

18T14 - Jon B Collett was born in 1957 at Basford, Nottingham

18T15 - Virginia E Collett was born in 1959 at Basford, Nottingham

18T16 - Nancy A Collett was born in 1960 at Basford, Nottingham (Ref. 3c 57 in Qrt 3 1960)

18T17 -Joseph C Collett was born in 1962 at Basford, Nottingham

18T18 - James Alexander Collett was born in 1966 at Nottingham (Ref. 3c 857 in Qrt 2 1966)

 

Myrene May Collett [18S15] was born on 13th October 1941 at Cape Town in South Africa, the daughter Benjamin Collett and Myra Moore.She was six years old when she sailed to England with her parents in 1947, to return later to Cape Town where she married John Whitelaw von Wiese who was also born in Cape Town on 23rd December 1931, nearly ten years her senior.The marriage produced a daughter for the couple, who eventually took her motherís maiden name.That change of name is likely to have followed Myreneís divorce from which, which was granted in 1969.In 1972, under her maiden name, Myrene Mary Collett was back in court opposing an application with George Alexander Franklin.After a further seven years she was back in court in a case of Myrene Mary Reynolds versus Bryan Seward Reynolds. Myrene later became a grandmother, when Karen gave birth to two children, both born at Cape Town.They were Zoe Ellen Nicol born on 12th December 1999 and Kirk Anderson Nicol born on 12th December 2001.And it was Karen in South Africa, who kindly provided this new information about the life of her mother

 

18T19 - Karen Suzette Collett was born on 23rd February 1962 at Orkney, Transvaal in South Africa

 

Lewis Collett [18S18] was born at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with his date of birth being after his parents left England, possibly around 1950, the second son of Edward Arthur Collett and Lilian Hartnupp.When Lewis became a married man, his wife gave birth to a daughter Louise Collett, about whom nothing is known

 

18T20 - Louise Collett was born in South Africa, the date and place unknown

 

Gordon Collett [18S19] was born at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the third and last son of Edward and Lily Collett.The later marriage of Gordon Collett resulted in the birth of two children although, apart from their names, nothing further is known

 

18T21 - Lindsay Collett was born in South Africa, the date and place unknown

18T22 - Gary Collett was born in South Africa, the date and place unknown

 

Margaret E Collett [18S21] was born at Yarmouth, with her birth recorded there (Ref.Q4 4b 26) during the last quarter of 1931, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Lee.She was the eldest child of Thomas William H Collett and Florence G Lee.The marriage of Margaret E Collett and Eric G W Carter was also recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 1253) during the third quarter of 1953

 

Malcolm David H Collett [18S22] was born at Yarmouth on 22nd December 1936, the second child and only son of Thomas and Florence Collett, whose birth was recorded there (Ref. 4b 26) during the final three months of 1936, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Lee.Malcolm was 26 years of age, when his marriage to Janet P Wales was recorded at Yarmouth register office (Ref. 4b 1434) in the third quarter of 1963.Four years later, their daughter and only known child was born, with her birth recorded at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 963) during the third quarter of 1967, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Wales.Daughter Judith was only fifteen years old when her father died at the age of 46, the death of Malcolm D H Collett recorded at Great Yarmouth (Ref. 10 1239) in the spring of 1983

 

18T23 - Judith Elaine Collett was born in 1967 at Yarmouth

 

Valerie F Collett [18S23] was born at Yarmouth during the third quarter of 1941, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 4b 5), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Lee.Valerie was the last child of Thomas William H Collett and Florence G Lee, who was just nineteen when she married Grahame N Sawyer at Yarmouth (Ref. 4b 1022) during the last three months of 1960

 

Gillian A Collett [18S28] was born at Durham on 10th July 1960, the first of the four daughters of Alan F Collett and Christine Louise Marriott.Her birth was recorded at the Durham South-Eastern register office (Ref. 1a 832), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marriott.Between 1965 and 1969 the family left Durham when they moved to Saddleworth in Yorkshire, within the Oldham district of Greater Manchester.The later marriage of Gillian A Collett and Nicholas Wooley was recorded at Lancashireís Oldham register office (Ref. 39 0048) during the summer of 1981. Their son James Robert Wooley was born at Salford, where his birth was recorded in early 1991 (Ref. 39 1124).

 

Beverley A Collett [18S29] was born at Durham on 1st June 1962, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1a 908), another daughter of Alan and Christine Collett, her motherís maiden name confirmed as Marriott.She was 21 years of age, when the marriage of Beverley A Collett and Steven J Buckley was recorded at Oldham register office (Ref. 39 41) during the summer of 1983

 

Joanne L Collett [18S30] was born at Durham on 13th January 1965, another daughter of Alan and Christine Collett.As with her two older sisters (above), her birth was also recorded at Durham South-Eastern register office (Ref. 1a 854) during the first three months of 1965 when, again, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marriott.A few years later, the family moved to Saddleworth, not far from Oldham, where the marriage of Joanne L Collett and Andrew L Harrison was recorded (Ref. 39 47) during the spring of 1987.Over the next five years, Joanne gave birth to two children, the first of them being Sarah Louise Harrison whose birth was recorded at Oldham (Ref. 39 26) in the summer of 1988.The later birth of their son Paul Andrew Harrison was also recorded at Oldham (Ref. 39 399) during the spring of 1992

 

Andrea Michelle Collett [18S31] was born at Saddleworth in Yorkshire on 11th August 1969, the last of the four daughter of Alan F Collett and Christine Louse Marriott.It was also at Saddleworth that her birth was recorded (2c 2498).Just as with her three older sisters, Andrea M Collett was married at Oldham, where her marriage to Gavin Holland was recorded (Ref. 39 46) during the spring of 1992.The births of their twin daughters Katie Leah Holland and Lauren Jade Collett was also recorded at Oldham (Ref. 071c OC40b) during the spring on 1995

 

Mary-Ann Collett [18S32] was born at Ipswich in 1938, her birth recorded there (Ref. 4a 1660) during the second quarter of that year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Read.Within the next ten years Mary-Ann and her parents moved to Chelmsford, and it was there she was married.The marriage produced two children: Emma Louise Taylor and Matthew Nicholas Taylor.In 2018 Mary-Ann has five grandchildren, Adam Philip Wood, Robert Matthew Wood, Lee James Delaunay-Taylor, Max Alaric Delaunay-Taylor, and Louise Alys Delaunay-Taylor.Her grandson Adam Philip Wood graduated with an MSc from Emmanuel College in Cambridge in 2011 and, on showing his guests around the campus on graduation day, was pleased to point out the very large stained-glass window in the chapel dedicated to the humanist scholar John Colet.Adam was always proud to show visitors around the college and to mention that he was descended from the uncle of John Colet.And it was Mary-Ann Dunn who kindly provided the information relating to her family line

 

Mark Edward Collett [18S40] was the only child of Edward H W Collett and Ruth W I Taberer, his birth recorded at Luton register office (Ref. 4a 447) during the second quarter of 1963, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Taberer.He and his parents later settled in Kings Lynn, where Markís father died in the early weeks of 1982.That meant, when Mark married Maria R Watson, it was his widow mother who gave him away, the wedding recorded at Kings Lynn register office (Ref. 10 1931) during the summer of 1982.Around fifteen months later, the first of their two daughters was born, with her birth recorded at Kings Lynn (Ref. 10 1424) towards the end of 1983.Less than four years after that, the birth of the coupleís second child was also recorded at Kings Lynn (Ref. 10 1904) in the spring of 1987.In both cases, the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Watson

 

18T24 - Lisa Marie Collett was born in 1983 at Kings Lynn

18T25 - Catherine Collett was born in 1987 at Kings Lynn

 

Susan Ann Collett [18S43] was born at Lowestoft on 10th August 1953, the eldest child of married Raymond Lewis Collett and Edith Garrod.Susan later married David Mortlock

 

Jillian Edith Collett [18S44] was born at Lowestoft on 20th January 1955, the second of the three children of Raymond and Edith Collett. Jill, as she is known, married Paul Frederick Scott at St Margaretís Church in Lowestoft on 1st June 1974 and they have two sons.Darrell Scott was born on 24th May 1975 and Kalvin Scott was born on 11th September 1986.It was Paul Scott who kindly provided this new information for the April 2016 update of this family line

 

John Collett [18S46], whose date of birth is not known, was born in New Zealand and is currently living in Dunedin

 

Peter Collett [18S47], whose date of birth is not known, was born in New Zealand and is currently living on the North Island

 

Karen Collett [18S48], whose date of birth is not known, was born in New Zealand and is currently living in Oamaru

 

Andrew James Collett [18S43] was born in New Zealand on 7th September 1969.Around the age of 25 Andrew left New Zealand and came to England in 1994.During the next few years, he held several accounting and banking jobs before he finally settled in London.And it was while working in London around 1996 and 1997 that he Michelle Bates to whom he was married a few years later.The married took place at the Cliff Head Hotel in St Austell in Cornwall on 27th August 2000.Following the wedding, the couple lived at Wapping Wall in London where their son was born.In 2008 Andrewís occupation was that of an accountant and financial advisor.Outside of his work, Andrew and his son Sean are involved in junior rugby, as illustrated in this article sent in by Andrewís sister Rachael.†† On Saturday 31st May 2014 at Twickenham, the home of rugby, Northampton Saints played Saracens in the final of the Aviva Premiership, and the following article appeared in the press.

ďAfter sharing the Twickenham turf with Lions Owen Farrell and George North, Blackheath head coach Andrew Collett admits his Under 11 side will be forever reliving their Aviva Premiership Final debut.As Saracens and Northampton Saints battled it out for Aviva Premiership glory in Saturdayís final, Blackheath U11s also descended on Rugby HQ.And during half-time Collettís youngsters [including his son Sean] got their moment in the spotlight in front of the sell-out 82,000 crowd as they took part in the Land Rover Cup Parade of Champions.Not only did Blackheath U11s get to walk on the hallowed Twickenham turf, they also got to meet World Cup winner Lewis Moody.Their time to shine was reward for winning a Land Rover Cup festival held by Harlequins back in October and Andrew believes his team loved every minute of their experience of a lifetime.He said: ďEvery rugby player and fan dreams of getting the chance to walk out at Twickenham, so for our players to be in front of an 82,000 strong crowd at such a young age was incredible for them.Ē

 

18T26 - Sean Francis Collett was born on 19th November 2002 at Wapping Wall

18T27 - Rebecca Collett was born on 16th June 2009 at Wapping Wall

 

Rachael Ann Collett [18S50] was born in New Zealand on 27th October 1973 and today she is working as an embryologist at an IVF centre in Adelaide in South Australia, while living at Gawler.It is thanks to Rachael that the file has been amended to include her family line details.It is also hoped that further information will be received in due course for some of her immediate relatives.On 7th September 2012 Rachael and her fiancťe Andrew James Lindsell celebrated the birth of their son, coincidentally the same day that Rachaelís brother Andrew (above) was born forty-three years earlier.Since that then Rachael and Andrew have been married, following which their second child, William Francis John Lindsell, was born on 8th September 2014

 

The daughter of Kenneth Lionel Collett [18S54], whose date of birth is not known but who was still alive in 2009, was married to Mr Norman with whom she had a son Mark Norman.And it was Mark that kindly provided the information that has enabled this family line to be extended into the twenty-first century

 

Peter John Collett [18S55] was born in 1954 at Ham, Surrey, the first-born child of George Hammond Collett and Jean Marie Marshall.The birth of Peter J Collett was recorded at Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 381) during the second quarter of 1954, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marshall.The marriage of Peter J Collett and Beverley C Tobutt took place at Feltham in Middlesex, during the latter part of 1976, and was recorded at Hounslow register office (Ref. 13 0776)

 

Christina Jane Collett [18S56] was born in 1955 at Ham, Surrey, the only daughter of George and Jean Collett.The birth of Christina J Collett was recorded at Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 5g 410) during the last three months of 1955, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marshall.She married Michael F Cooper at Feltham, their wedding recorded at Hounslow register office (Ref. 13 1475) during the summer of 1974

 

Paul Graham Collett [18S57] was born in 1959 at Brentford, Middlesex, another son of George and Jean Collett.The birth of Paul G Collett was recorded at Ealing register office (Ref. 5e 110) during the fourth quarter of 1959, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marshall.Paul met Claire Elizabeth Chandler at college and they married in May 1981 at Bedfont, Middlesex, and like his two older siblings, his marriage was also recorded at Hounslow register office (Ref. 13 0919).They have two children and Paul is a wildlife conservationist and Head Ranger of a woodland nature reserve in Surrey.It was also Paul who kindly provided new details for his family in 2020

 

18T28 - Andrew Paul Collett was born in 1984 at Ashford, Middlesex

18T29 - Laura Claire Collett was born in 1987 at Ashford, Middlesex

 

David George Collett [18S58] was born in 1962 at Brentford, Middlesex, the last of the four children of George Hammond Collett and Jean Marie Marshall.The birth of David G Collett was recorded at Ealing register office (Ref. 5e 145) during the second quarter of 1962, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Marshall.It was during the summer of 1987 when the marriage of David G Collett and Susan J Baxter was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 13 2146)

 

Jane S Collett [18S60] was born in South Middlesex on 21st October 1960, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 5f 17), when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Croft.She was the second of the four children of William Gordon Collett and Jean Ann Croft.She later married Benjamin I Reuben at Richmond-upon-Thames, where the event was recorded (Ref. 14 1251) during the spring of 1984. In 2009 Jane was living in Surrey and kindly provided additional information relating to her family, back to her grandfather, which enabled this family line to be extended beyond the early 1900s

 

Gordon Alan Collett [18S63] was born at Isleworth on 22nd June 1965 and is an accomplished artist with his own website www.muralartist.co.uk.His partner is Maria Charles, with whom he has two children

 

18T30 - Eleanora Venus Charles-Collett was born in 2003 at Ealing, London

18T31 - Monty Alan Charles-Collett was born in 2005 at Windsor, Maidenhead

 

Geoffrey David Collett [18S66] was born at Winnipeg on 30th March 1959.He married Sandra Lynn on 13th August 1994 at Oakville in Ontario.Sandra was born on 15th July 1961 at Kitchener in Ontario

 

Ian Donald Collett [18S67] was born at Winnipeg on 1st November 1961

 

Gary Denis Collett [18S68] was born at Winnipeg on 23rd August 1962 and sadly he died in Toronto on 27th December 1982 aged just 20 years

 

Diane Gail Collett [18S69] was born at Calgary on 4th October 1964

 

David Michael Robert Collett [18S70] was born at Taplow in Buckinghamshire on 26th June 1970

 

Jon B Collet [18T14] was born at Basford in Nottinghamshire, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 3c 53) during the fourth quarter of 1957, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Wallis.He was the second of the six children of South African born James Benjamin Collett and Cynthia A Wallis.As Jon B Collett his marriage to Jane A Frost was also recorded at Basford register office (Ref. 8 0168) in the first months of 1980

 

Virginia E Collett [18T15] was born at Basford and her birth was recorded there (Ref. 3c 54) during the second quarter of 1959.She was twenty years of age when the marriage of Virginia E Collett and Ian F South was recorded at Nottingham register office (Ref. 8 0638) at the end of 1979

 

Joseph C Collett [18T17] was born at Basford, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 3c 78) during the second quarter of 1962, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Wallis.He later married Barbara J, whose surname may have been either Jordan or Bilous, the event recorded at Basford register office (Ref. 8 307) in the spring of 1984

 

Andrew Paul Collett [18T28] was born at Ashford in Middlesex in 1984, the eldest of the two child of Paul Graham Collett and Claire Elizabeth Chandler.His birth was recorded at the Surrey Northern register office (Ref. 17 250) towards the end of 1984, his motherís maiden name confirmed as Chandler.Andrew married Aimee Gallant in July 2015 at Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere in Surrey, with their son born during the following year

 

18T32 - Benjamin Collett was born in 2016 at Frimley, Surrey

 

Laura Claire Collett [18T29] was born in 1987 at Ashford, Middlesex, the daughter of Paul and Claire Collett.Laura later married Bradley Aaron Platt in May 2015 at Great Fosters, just south of Egham in Surrey