PART TWENTY

 

The Suffolk to Australia Line – 1790 to 2008

 

is a continuation from Part 18 – The Main Suffolk Line

 

Updated July 2015

 

 

The extensive update of this file in July 2010 was thanks to Susanne Collett from

Scarborough in Queensland who kindly provided the new information via www.ozigen.com,

with other additional information kindly supplied by Anne Thomson of Braemar in NSW

 

This is the family of Ian Joseph Collett (Ref. 20R61) of Tamworth

in New South Wales and his sister Anne Thomson nee Collett (Ref. 20R59)

whose line is denoted by the names in capitals.  It is also the line of the aforementioned

Susanne Collett (Ref. 20T1), whose line is marked by the underlined names

 

 

 

The second of the five sections of Part 18 – The Main Suffolk Line contains William Collett (Ref 18N33) the base-born son of Hannah Collett (Ref. 18M35).  Hannah never married and died in July 1801 when she was only 29, leaving her nine year old son William in the care of his grandfather William Collett (Ref. 18L36).  William, whose first wife Hannah Mills had died in 1798, married Mary Girling at Wilby in 1803.

 

 

 

 

20N1

WILLIAM COLLETT (Ref. 18N36) was baptised on 10th September 1792 at Wilby in Suffolk, which is midway between Diss (in Norfolk) and Framlingham, although he may have been born a few years earlier according to one unconfirmed source.  The Parish Register at Wilby (ref. FC88/D1/2) recorded that on Monday 10th September 1792 ‘Garrod William, the base-born son of Hannah Collett (who was 20 at that time), was privately baptised PP’ - the PP referring to her pauper status.  The entry may point to the fact that the father had the surname Garrod which William dropped in favour of Collett, probably after the death of his mother in 1801.  William’s baptism was also recorded in the Archdeacon’s Transcript for 1792-93.

 

 

 

It was as William Collett, a labourer, that he was married by banns to Mary Knights (or Knight according to the IGI) at the church of St Thomas & St Mary in Wortham near Diss on Monday 19th May 1817 (Parish Register ref. FB131/D1/9).  Both were listed as single and ‘of this parish’ and both signed by making a cross.  The witnesses were William Driver and Francis Groom.

 

 

 

It seems likely that Mary was already with-child at the time of the wedding as their first child was born just seven months later.  The baptisms of their first four children were recorded in the Wortham Parish Register where there was also an entry on 20th September 1824 (Parish Register ref. FB131/D1/5) for William Collett of Wortham, labourer and Mary Collett nee Knights who were ‘privately baptised’.  And perhaps that was to finally supersede William’s original baptism as William Garrod.

 

 

 

In the first national census of 1841 (ref. HO107/1024 – folio 25v) William and Mary were living at Long Green in Wortham.  Living with them were their three oldest children William Collett, John Collett and Philip Collett, all listed as being twenty years old and all unmarried.  During the next ten years the children were married and had left the family home, and in 1846 William’s wife Mary died was buried in the graveyard of Wortham Church on 10th September 1846.

 

 

 

By the time of the census in 1851 (ref. HO107/1795 – folio 334r/16) William Collett was confirmed as being a widower aged 60, who had been born at Wilby, and who was still working as an agricultural labourer.  His age was 60, thus indicating he was a few years old when he was baptised in 1792.  On that occasion he was living alone at Long Green in Wortham, and living in the house next door was his son John and his family.  Also still living in Wortham was his eldest son William with his family.

 

 

 

Ten years later in 1861 William was still living in Wortham when his age was curiously recorded in error as 73, his stated age at his death just over three years later being four years under that.  At that time widower William Collett was living at the house of his eldest son William Collett and his wife Ann Collett nee Pretty at Long Green, Hartismere in Wortham.  This may well have been the same house that William (senior) had occupied ten years earlier in 1851.  Just over three and a half years later William Collett died at Wortham and was buried there with his wife on 14th December 1864, when his age was again possibly recorded in error as 69.  Therefore if he was actually 70 in 1861, he would have been nearer 74 at the time of his passing.

 

 

 

20O1

William Collett

Born in 1817 at Wortham

 

20O2

John Collett

Born in 1818 at Wortham

 

20O3

PHILIP COLLETT

Born in 1819 at Botesdale

 

20O4

Susanna Collett

Born in 1821 at Wortham

 

20O5

George Collett

Born in 1824 at Wortham

 

 

 

 

20O1

William Collett was born at Wortham where he baptised on Sunday 12th December 1817 (Parish Register ref. FC85/D1/4), when it was confirmed that he was the son of William Collett and Mary Knights.  In June 1841 William was still living in the family home with his parents, but two years later he married Ann Elizabeth Pretty at Wortham during 1843 and it is understood that the couple had thirteen children, all of whom were born at Wortham.  Ann was born at Horringer in Suffolk in 1823, and the surname Pretty occurs in Part 30 – The Third Suffolk Line around this same time, so there may be a connection to this line which needs to be resolved – see Ref. 30N1.

 

 

 

According to the 1851 Census for Wortham (ref. HO107/1795 – folio 333r/10) William of Wortham was thirty-four and was employed as an agricultural labourer.  Living with him was his wife Ann from Horringer, just south of Bury St Edmunds, who was twenty-seven, together with their three children, William who was seven, Eliza who was four, and two years old Laura, all three children having been born at Wortham.  By that time the couple had produced four children, although their second son Philip had died when he was only two weeks old.  However, over the next decade more children were born into the family, and the next son was also named Philip.

 

 

 

Ten years later in 1861 William was 43 and Ann was 37 and they were living at Long Green, Hartismere in Wortham with their extended family.  This comprised William 17, Eliza 14, Laura 13, Philip, who was eight, and Emma who was four years old.  Also living with them at that time was William’s widowed father William Collett.  According to the next census in 1871 the family was living within the Hartismere & Botesdale registration district which included Wortham.  William Collett was 53, his wife Ann was 47, and living with them were their seven of their thirteen children, although an eighth child was also living nearby.

 

 

 

By 1881 the couple had moved over the county boundary into Norfolk and were living at Mount Road, Mount Pleasant in Diss.  William was listed as aged 65 and an agricultural labourer.  He was also listed as a ‘lunatic’.  His wife Ann was listed as being aged 58 and also born at Wortham.  Her occupation was that of brush maker, like many other members of the Collett family around that time.  Living with William and Ann were unmarried daughters Emma Collett, age 24, who was recorded as Alice, and Jane Collett, who was 20, both sisters being brush makers like their mother.  Also living with them was son Caleb John Collett who was 12 and listed as an errand boy (ref. RG11/1966 – folio 68).

 

 

 

It was during the first few months of 1891 that William Collett died.  His widow Ann Elizabeth, age 68, together with son Caleb, age 31, appeared in the 1891 Census as lodgers at 8 Edith Road in Tottenham the home of her daughter Emma Alice Bugg nee Collett and her husband Charles James Bugg.  There is a chance that the family may have numbered more than the thirteen children listed below.  There is a question mark over whether there was a daughter Susanna who was born in 1846.  As this has not been positively confirmed to date, there is further explanation under the couple’s daughter Laura Collett.

 

 

 

20P1

William Collett

Born in 1842 at Wortham

 

20P2

Philip Collett

Born in 1844 at Wortham

 

20P3

Eliza Collett

Born in 1846 at Wortham

 

20P4

Laura Collett

Born in 1848 at Wortham

 

20P5

Jane Collett

Born in 1851 at Wortham

 

20P6

Philip Collett

Born in 1853 at Wortham

 

20P7

Emma Alice Collett

Born in 1856 at Wortham

 

20P8

Jane Collett

Born in 1859 at Wortham

 

20P9

Alice Jane Collett

Born in 1861 at Wortham

 

20P10

Amelia Collett

Born in 1866 at Wortham

 

20P11

Alfred Collett

Born in 1868 at Wortham

 

20P12

Caleb John Collett

Born in 1869 at Wortham

 

20P13

Samuel Jesse Collett

Born in 1870 at Wortham

 

 

 

 

20O2

John Collett was born at Wortham and baptised there on Sunday 8th November 1818 (Parish Register ref. FB131/D1/5), the son of William Collett and Mary Knight.  The register also notes that he was privately baptised which means it took place at home, but that he was received into the church on 17th January 1819.  This would indicate that he was a poorly baby and unable to go to the church when first born.  He was living at Wortham with his parents in June 1841 and thirty months after that he married Maria Green at Hartismere during December 1843.  The following year the couple’s only child was born. 

 

 

 

In 1851 John, age 32 and an agricultural labourer born at Wortham, was married to Maria, age 27, who was born at Mellis a village just one mile immediately south of Wortham.  Living with them at Long Green in Wortham was their son George who was six years old and born at Wortham.  Also living with the family was Maria’s sister Sarah Green, age 25, an unmarried tailoress of Mellis with her base-born son Arthur Green who was just four months old and also from Mellis.  According to the 1851 Census return for John and Maria (ref. HO107/1795 – folio 334r/17) it would appear that they were living next door to John’s father William Collett as his record carries the reference 334r/16.

 

 

 

Sometime between 1851 and 1861 John’s wife Maria died, but it is not known if this was whilst they were in Suffolk or after the family had moved north to County Durham.  In 1861 widower John was listed as residing at Ormesby Eston near Middlesbrough.  By this time George was no longer with his father but was living at Guisborough about 8 miles away.  John Collett died during December 1862 and the death was registered at Guisborough, presumably by his son George who was living there at that time (ref. Vol. 9d, page 326).

 

 

 

20P14

George Collett

Born in 1844 at Wortham

 

 

 

 

20O3

PHILIP COLLETT was born on 7th November 1819 at Botesdale, a village to the west of Wortham, although it was at Wortham that he was baptised on 19th December 1819 (Parish Register ref. FB131/D1/5), when his parents were confirmed as William Collett and Mary Knights. 

 

He became a farm labourer and at the time of the census in June 1841 he was still living with his parents at the family home in Wortham.

 

Four months after that, when Philip was 21, he married (1) 19-year old Maria Hammond at Wortham on Monday 1st November 1841, the ceremony conducted by the Rev. Richard Cobbold of Wortham.  Maria was a school mistress at nearby Hartismere School, and was born at Wortham in 1822. 

 

At her baptism on 3rd October 1822, the entry in parish register recorded that Maria Hammant was the daughter of William Hammant and Elizabeth Harbour.

 

 

 

The witnesses at the wedding of Philip and Maria were Charles Elvin, Sarah Ann Bryant, and Maria’s two sisters Mary and Hannah Hammond.  And it was while Philip and Maria were living at Wortham that their only child was born.  When the child was only fifteen months old, Philip and his wife and daughter emigrated to Australia.  The passenger list included the name of Philip Collet (sic) age 23, who was a farm labourer, with a ticket price of £18 14 Shilling, the same for his wife Maria, a school mistress at 20, while their daughter Eliza, aged one year, travelled at half-fare.  Also listed with them was Maria’s sister Mary Hammant who was 16 and a nurse – see later explanation for this.

 

 

 

First they made their way to Ireland from Deptford, from where they sailed out of Cork on Thursday 26th October 1843 on board the three-masted sailing vessel, the barque ‘Neptune’, which arrived in Sydney on 11th February 1844.  The ship, under the Master William James Ferris, transported 308 bounty emigrants and during the difficult voyage ten passengers died, including three babies and two toddlers.  This resulted in the ship being placed in quarantine for three days on its arrival in New South Wales because of smallpox.

 

 

 

One of the later casualties of the journey was Philip’s wife Maria.  She had not been well when leaving England, and suffered badly during the sea voyage and, due to her poor state of health she died within three months of setting foot on Australian soil, when she passed away on 7th May 1844 at a benevolent asylum.  During those early days Philip and his wife and child had stayed at a house in Domain Terrace

 

 

 

It was Maria’s father who had invited Philip and Maria, with baby Eliza, to join him in Australia and for which he sent the money for their passage.  The invitation also included Maria’s two sisters Mary and Hannah who made the same journey to New South Wales on board the Neptune.  That happened after the Reverend Richard Cobbold at Wortham received a letter via Dr Broughton, the Bishop of Sydney, together with a sum of money sent by William Hammond.

 

 

 

William Hammond (Hammant) had been convicted, with his brother James, of stealing wheat found at the Hammant family’s home at The Dolphin Inn near Wortham.  On 6th January 1832 they were both sentenced at Suffolk Quarter Sessions to fourteen years transportation, arriving in Sydney on 17th August 1832 on board the Lady Harewood.

 

 

 

Widower William later became a church warden at the town of Appin (just south of Sydney) from where he made his generous offer to provide the money (twenty pounds per person) for the rest of his family to join him.  Philip Collett was provided with free passage to Sydney on the condition that he took with him William’s two daughters Maria and Hannah; Hannah had only just been born when he was transported.  After the tragic death of his wife, Philip and his daughter Eliza went to live at Appin where his father-in-law was still living, and it was there that he worked for the Reverend Sparling.  That situation continued for nineteen months following the death of Maria, at the end of which he was to meet his second wife who also worked for the Rev. Sparling.

 

 

 

Philip Collett married (2) Lucy Bean on Tuesday 16th December 1845 at St Marks Church in Appin near Sydney in New South Wales.  Lucy was born on 29th July 1825, the daughter of James Thomas Bean (junior) and Esther Short.  Her maternal grandmother was Sarah Maria Kelly who was very likely the first convict ancestor of the Collett family who was transported from Dublin to New South Wales around 1797.  Lucy’s paternal grandfather, James Bean, emigrated to Australia many years earlier as a master carpenter to help build the colony, including the hospital.  His family were subject to a tragic incident when a gang of thugs, possibly convicts, raped the Bean women and looted their home.  A later incident involved James Bean junior, whose barn was burned down by a convict, following the said convict was duly hanged on his property, frontier justice style.

 

 

 

Once Philip and Lucy were married they moved into the parsonage in Appin where they both worked, and where their first child was born.  The marriage produced a total of thirteen children for Philip and Lucy, and all of them except the last child were born in Appin.  It was while the family was still living at Appin, that Philip was one of six local patrons elected at a public meeting to establish a Vested National School in Appin.  He and his family also lived in various properties in the town of Appin owned by the Rev. Sparling.  These were at Elladale Road, Lachlan Vale Road, and Macquarie Dale Road.  It would appear that Philip later became a farmer, perhaps when he left Appin.

 

 

 

It was while living at Elladale Road that the couple’s second and third child was born.  It is also interesting that, at the time of the birth of some of his children, Philip gave his name as Philip Spelling Collett, and it is wondered if this was simply a misinterpretation of Philip Sparling Collett, and a reference to his benefactor and landlord.

 

 

 

It may also be noteworthy that the Rev. Sparling built Elladale Cottage on the Elladale Road in 1838, and that this served as a church until the construction of St Mark’s Church in Appin was completed during 1842.  It is conceivable that the Collett family lived at Elladale Cottage until around 1849, the cottage later being occupied by Rachel Henning (1826-1914), the writer of many letters to her sister in England.

 

 

 

Around 1849 the family moved to nearby Lachlan Vale Road where Philip’s and Lucy’s next six children were born.  Just prior to 1864 they moved again, this time to Macquarie Dale Road where Lucy presented Philip with a further two children.

 

 

 

The final family move took place between 1868 and 1872, when Philip and Lucy travel south to Gunning in New South Wales, just north of Canberra, where many of Lucy’s family relatives were living at that time.  It was also after the couple settled in Gunning that their last child was born.  Sadly that last child did not survive beyond eighteen months when she died in 1874, and was followed two years later by her father.  Philip Collett died on Tuesday 24th October 1876 when he was 56.  His widow Lucy Collett nee Bean died twenty-one years later on 26th March 1897.

 

 

 

20P15

Eliza Collett

Born in 1842 at Wortham

 

The following are the children of Philip Collett and his second wife Lucy Bean:

 

20P16

Mary Collett

Born in 1846 at Appin

 

20P17

Arthur Collett

Born in 1848 at Appin

 

20P18

Philip Collett

Born in 1850 at Appin

 

20P19

James Thomas Collett

Born in 1852 at Appin

 

20P20

Lucy Amelia Collett

Born in 1854 at Appin

 

20P21

William Collett

Born in 1856 at Appin

 

20P22

Louisa Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1857 at Appin

 

20P23

Esther Alice Collett

Born in 1859 at Appin

 

20P24

JOSEPH COLLETT

Born in 1861 at Appin

 

20P25

Louisa Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1864 at Appin

 

20P26

Emily Jane Collett

Born in 1865 at Appin

 

20P27

Dulcie Ella Collett

Born in 1867 at Appin

 

20P28

Ada Rhoda Collett

Born in 1873 at Gunning

 

 

 

 

20O4

Susanna Collett was born at Wortham during 1821 and due to her poor state of health she was privately baptised at home in Wortham on Sunday 8th July 1821, when the baptism record confirmed that she was the daughter of William Collett and Mary Knight.  It would appear that she never recovered from whatever it was that was wrong with her, since she died not long after, during that same year.

 

 

 

 

20O5

George Collett was born at Wortham in 1824, where he was baptised on 20th September 1824, the only known child of William Collett and Mary Knight.  It is understood that he suffered an infant death and died just a few weeks after he was baptised.

 

 

 

 

20P1

William Collett was born at Wortham around 1842, although it was not until 7th January 1844 that he was baptised there, the first child of William Collett and his wife Ann Elizabeth Pretty.  By the time of the Wortham census of 1851 William was seven years old when he was still living there with his parents.  He was still there ten years later at the age of 17, and was still unmarried at the age of 29 when he was once again living at Wortham with his large family in 1871.  However, no trace of William Collett has been found after this time.

 

 

 

 

20P2

Philip Collett was born at Wortham in 1844 and it was there that he was baptised on 23rd November 1845, the son of William and Ann Collett.  Tragically he only survived for just less than one month after that, when he died in December 1845, and was buried at Wortham on 17th December 1845.

 

 

 

 

20P3

Eliza Collett was born at Wortham in 1846 and was baptised there on 14th March 1847, the daughter of William and Ann Collett.  In 1851 Eliza was four years old, in 1861 she was 14, and in 1871 she was 24 years old when, on each occasion, she was living with her parents in Wortham.  It was at Wortham that Eliza married Samuel Bartram (or Bartrum) in 1872.  This was possibly a double wedding with her sister Laura (below) who married George Coppin(g) and an entry in the 1881 Census places a Harry Bartrum (possibly Samuel’s brother) aged 25 as a bricklayer’s labourer working for Alfred W Coppin(g) (possibly George Coppin’s brother) aged 27 who was a builder employing three men.  Both men had been born in Wortham.

 

 

 

By 1881 the marriage of Eliza and Samuel had produced three children for the couple and all of them born at Wortham.  However, by that census day the family was living at the Cottage-By-Ling in Palgrave, between Diss and Wortham.  The census record (RG11/1853 – folio 69/23) listed Samuel Bartram as 30 and an agricultural labourer born at Wortham, his wife as Eliza who was 34 and of Wortham, and their three children.  They were Jessie Bartram who was six and born in 1874, Philip Bartram who was five and born in 1875), and Albert Bartram who was three years old and born during 1877.

 

 

 

Samuel’s father was Samuel Bartram an agricultural labourer of Wortham born in 1819 who, in 1881, was a widower living at Millway Lane in Palgrave with his daughter and housekeeper Eliza Bartram, who was 21, and his daughter Sarah Bartram who was 18 and who was listed as unwell and with no occupation.  Both daughters had been born at Palgrave and both were unmarried.

 

 

 

 

20P4

Laura Collett was born at Wortham in 1848 and it was there that she baptised on 15th April 1849, the daughter of William and Ann Collett.  In the following three census records for Wortham, Laura was listed living there with her parents at the ages of two years, 13 years, and 22 years respectively.  Laura may well have been birth to a base-born daughter at Wortham in 1865, when she was around 17 years old age, since the burial records at Wortham include the death of infant Laura Collett who was buried there on 16th December 1865.  Shortly after the census in 1871, Laura Collett married George Coppin(g) at Wortham during 1872, possibly at a double wedding with her sister Eliza (above). 

 

 

 

There is no record of Laura Coppin(g) in 1881.  However, by that time George Coppin(g), a blacksmith’s striker aged 37 and born at Bressingham very near to Wortham, had moved to County Durham, as had Laura’s brother Philip Collett (below), her cousin George (below) and his father John Collett (Ref. 20O2).  That George Coppin(g) was married to Susanna, age 35 and born at Wortham, which may place her as an older sister to Laura and Eliza.  Also there was a Susanna in the previous generation of the Collett family, but she died soon after being born, so this Susanna may have been named in her memory.

 

 

 

There may therefore be some confusion between Laura and Susanna as to which one married George Coppin(g).  In the event that this latest assumption is correct, Susanna and George had six children between 1869 and 1878 the first being born at Shildon near Bishop Auckland and the rest being born at Darlington where the family was living at 14 Katherine Street in 1881 (ref. RG11/4886 – folio 51/46).

 

 

 

 

20P5

Jane Collett was born at Wortham after the census day in 1851, where she was baptised on 3rd August 1851, the daughter of William and Anne Collett.  Sadly it was at Wortham that she died during December 1858, and it was there also that she was buried on 30th December 1858 at the age of just seven years.

 

 

 

 

20P6

Philip Collett was born at Wortham in 1853, where he was living with his family in 1861 at the age of eight years.  By the time of the next census in 1871 Philip Collett was 17 and was still living in Wortham, but not with his large family.  During the following year Philip married Ann Elizabeth Dye, also of Wortham, that being the same year that his two sisters (above) were married.  Philip and Ann started out their married life together at Wortham, where their first child was born.  However, the promise of work in the Durham area meant that the family left Suffolk to make a new start in life, not long after the birth of the second child.

 

 

 

By 1881 Philip was a coalminer aged 27 living with wife Ann, also aged 27, at Brick Garth (street name) in the town of Easington Lane just south of Hetton-le-Hole in County Durham.  With them were daughter Emily Elizabeth, who was eight, and sons George William Collett, who was three and born at Cornforth in County Durham, and John James Collett, who was one year old and born at Easington Lane (ref. RG11/4976 – folio 109/33).

 

 

 

Twenty years later in 1901, the family were still living at Brick Garth (ref. RG13/4696 – folio 105v/160).  Philip was now listed as a coal hewer aged 47 born at Wortham.  He was stated as being married but on the day of the census his wife was not listed.  It is possible, although not proved, that Philip’s wife Ann may have been very ill at this time and in hospital, or even that she had just died.  Either it seems likely that this eventually did happen, after which Philip remarried – according to the census of 1911.

 

 

 

The main difference between the census records for 1901 and twenty years earlier was that the family had grown to comprise eight children.  In addition, the couple’s eldest daughter Emily had married but was living with them with her husband and their two children.  All of the children from son John onwards were confirmed as having been born while Philip and Ann were living at Brick Garth in Easington.

 

 

 

They were listed as George, age 23, John, age 21, Philip, age 17, Thomas, age 16, twins Robert and Mary Jane who were 12, and Ellen who was seven years old.  See individual entry for daughter Emily and her family.  During the next decade four of Philip’s children left the family home in Brick Garth, so by April 1911 the family consisted of Philip Collett of Wortham who was 57, his wife Catherine who was 58, and Philip’s three remaining children Thomas Collett, age 26, Robert Collett, age 22, and Ellen Collett who was 17.

 

 

 

20Q1

Emily Eliza Collett

Born in 1873 at Wortham

 

20Q2

George William Collett

Born in 1877 at Cornforth, Co Durham

 

20Q3

John James Collett

Born in 1879 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

20Q4

Philip Collett

Born in 1883 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

20Q5

Thomas Collett

Born in 1884 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

20Q6

Robert Collett               twin

Born in 1888 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

20Q7

Mary Jane Collett         twin

Born in 1888 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

20Q8

Ellen Collett

Born in 1893 at Brick Garth, Easington

 

 

 

 

20P7

Emma Alice Collett was born at Wortham in 1856, and it was there as Emma Collett that she was baptised on 6th September 1857, the daughter of William and Anne Collett.  She was four years old at the time of the Wortham census of 1861 and was Emma Collett aged 14 in 1871, when she was still living with her parents in Wortham.  Ten years later in 1881, listed curiously as Alice Collett, she was 24 years old and was employed as a brush maker.  By that time she and her family were living at Mount Road in the Mount Pleasant district of Diss.

 

 

 

It was around June 1882 that Emma married Charles James Bugg at Edmonton in London.  He was born at Norwich in 1857 or 1858, the son of Charles Samuel Bugg.  According to the 1891 Census, Charles James Bugg was 33 and a whitesmith living at 8 Edith Road in Tottenham with his wife Emma Alice, age 34, and two sons Charles William Bugg, who was eight and born at Southgate, and Sidney James Bugg, who was four and born at Tottenham.  Also living with them was Charles’ father Charles Samuel Bugg, a widower aged 66 from Norwich, and Emma’s widowed mother Ann Elizabeth Collett, age 68, of Bury St Edmunds, and Emma’s brother Caleb John Collett a brush-maker of 21 (ref. RG12/1080 – folio 86r/35).

 

 

 

In the earlier census of 1881 Emma’s future husband Charles J Bugg was living at 6 Alfred Place, St Giles-in-Fields in London where he was listed as ‘nephew’ aged 23 and a whitesmith of Norwich.  The head of house was 57 years old James Brown a tailor from Cornwall.  The family connection was with Mary A Brown aged 52 of Woodbastwick northeast of Norwich.

 

 

 

In 1881 Charles James Bugg’s parents were living at 3 Wellington Terrace in Potter Heigham in Norfolk.  Charles Samuel Bugg was a carter aged 55 as was his wife Sarah who was born at Woodbastwick.  With them was their son William a 21-year old carpenter born at Costessey near Norwich.  It therefore seems highly likely that Mary A Brown of Woodbastwick (above) was the sister of Charles James Bugg’s mother as they share a common birthplace.

 

 

 

By March 1901 the family was still living within the Tottenham – Wood Green district of London.  The census that year recorded the four of them as James Bugg, age 43 and from Norwich, who was working as a gas fitter, his wife Emma Bugg, also 43 but from Wortham, and their two sons Charles – who was listed as William Bugg, age 18, who was an engine cleaner, and Sidney – who was listed as Sydney Bugg, age 14, who was described as an errand boy.  Both sons were recorded as having been born at Bowes Park in Middlesex, just north-west of Wood Green.

 

 

 

 

20P8

Jane Collett was born at Wortham during the summer of 1859, but sadly only survived for around eighteen months, when she died at Wortham during the first few days of 1861, where she was buried on 5th January 1861.

 

 

 

 

20P9

Alice Jane Collett was born at Wortham in December 1861, but was not baptised there until 5th July 1868.  In the Wortham census of 1871 she was recorded simply as Jane Collett who was eight years old.  By the time of the census 1881 Jane and her parents had left Suffolk and crossed the county boundary into Norfolk.  It was there, at Mount Pleasant Road in the Mount Pleasant district of Diss, that they were living, when Jane Collett was working as a brush-maker with her sister Alice (above) and her mother Ann.

 

 

 

 

20P10

Amelia Collett was born at Wortham in 1866 and was baptised there on 9th May 1866, although she died shortly after and was buried at Wortham on 23rd May 1866.

 

 

 

 

20P11

Alfred Collett was born at Wortham during June 1868, but sadly died there and was buried there on 29th June 1868.

 

 

 

 

20P12

Caleb John Collett was born at Wortham in 1869 and it was there that he was baptised on 6th March 1870.  By the time of the 1871 Census, Caleb was one year old, although he was recorded in error as Calip Collett.  Ten years later he was listed as Caleb John Collett, age 12 years and from Wortham, when he was already working as an errand boy.  At that time he and his family were living at Mount Pleasant Road in the Mount Pleasant district of Diss.  With him and his parents were his two sisters Emma Alice Collett, who was simply referred to as Alice, and Jane Collett (above).

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1891, Caleb was a lodger at 8 Edith Road in Tottenham, the home of Charles James Bugg a whitesmith born in Norwich.  The census return confirmed he was 21 years of age and from Wortham, and that his occupation was that of a brush-maker.  Also a lodger at the same address was Caleb’s widowed mother Ann Elizabeth Collett who was 68 and from Bury St Edmunds.

 

 

 

Caleb married Clara Jane Meads at Wood Green in Tottenham sometime during the period between May and August 1891, and it was at Wood Green that all of his children were born.  It was in Wood Green that the family was recorded in the March census of 1901, when Caleb J Collett from Wortham was 31 and a brush-maker.  By then his family comprised his wife Clara J Collett who was 30, his daughters Maggie Collett, who was nine, Nettie J Collett, who was eight, and Ida Beryl Collett who was four, and his son Arthur J Collett who was six years old.  All of the children, and their mother were recorded as having been born at Wood Green.

 

 

 

The family was still living at Wood Green in April 1911 when Caleb John Collett of Wortham was 41, while his wife Clara Jane Collett was 40.  Living with them was just three of their six children, these being Nettie Jane Collett 18, John Collett 9, and Dorothy May Collett who was three.  No record has been found in 1911 of the couple’s son Arthur who was have been sixteen, while their two missing daughters were both working in the London area.  Maggie Winifred was 19 and was in service at a house in Kensington, and Ida was 14 and recorded in the West Ham area.

 

 

 

20Q9

Maggie Winifred Collett

Born in 1891 at Wood Green

 

20Q10

Nettie Jane Collett

Born in 1892 at Wood Green

 

20Q11

Arthur John Collett

Born in 1894 at Wood Green

 

20Q12

Ida Beryl Collett

Born in 1896 at Wood Green

 

20Q13

John Collett

Born in 1901 at Wood Green

 

20Q14

Dorothy May Collett

Born in 1907 at Wood Green

 

 

 

 

20P13

Samuel Jesse Collett was born at Wortham during June 1870 with just the name Samuel, although no baptism record has been found for him.  He was the last of fourteen children born to William Collett and his wife Ann Elizabeth Pretty.  In the Wortham census of 1871 Samuel Collett of Wortham was under one year old, but the following year he died at two years of age under the name of Jesse Collett, when he was buried at Wortham on 16th September 1872.

 

 

 

 

20P14

George Collett was born at Wortham in 1844 and was baptised there on 9th February 1845, the son of John and Maria Collett.  By the time of the census of 1851 George was six years old and was living with his parents John and Maria at Long Green in Wortham.  George was an only child and, following the death of his mother before 1861, he and his father appear in the Middlesbrough area at the time of the 1861 Census, but not living together.  George Collett from Wortham, who was 16 and an apprenticed confectioner, was living at the home of wholesale confectioner and grocer William Woodcock at Westgate in Guisborough.

 

 

 

Just over seven years later George married Sarah Jane Peacock (or Ransom) in June 1868.  The marriage was registered at Stokesley south west of Guisborough (ref. Vol. 9d, page 780), and this indicated that Sarah was born at Leeds in 1845.  In 1871 George, aged 26 and working as a grocer’s assistant, and his wife Sarah aged 25, were living with their first child at Westgate in Guisborough (ref. RG10/4857 – folio 20r/176).

 

 

 

Ten years later and the family had grown to four daughters and one son, all of the children having been born at Guisborough where the births were registered.  The family appeared to be ‘well off’ at that time in 1881 as their address was recorded as 29 and 31 Redcar Road in Guisborough, where they had the luxury of a live-in servant Amelia Nincks, a seventeen year old girl from Germany.  Whether by sheer coincidence or not, living in the premises next door at 25 and 27 Redcar Road was the Collett family of grocer William Collett (Ref. 31N1) from Halifax whose father George Collett came from South Wraxall in Wiltshire, the details for whom can be found in Part 31 – The Third Wiltshire Line.

 

 

 

In the census of 1881 George Collett of Wortham, was described as being 36 and a grocer (RG11/4844 – folio 73/12).  Sarah his wife was 35, and their children were Ada, age 11, Maria, who was nine, Sarah, who was six, Maud, who was four, and their son George who was two years old.  George and Sarah were also still living in Redcar Road in both 1891 and 1901 although at different addresses, as described below.  In 1891 the family, comprising grocer George 46 and Sarah 45, and children Maria 19, Sarah 16, Maud 14 and George 12, was living at 31 Redcar Road (RG12/4002 – folio 63r/184).  Also living with them was nephew Percy R Poole aged 10 and born at Stockton.  As George Collett had no siblings, it seems reasonable to assume that Percy was the child of a sister-in-law, and the sister of Sarah Jane his wife.

 

 

 

By the time of the 1901 Census the family was living at 33 Redcar Road in Guisborough.  George was then described as a grocer and shopkeeper aged 56.  He was still married to Sarah aged 55 and still living with the couple were their daughters Maria aged 29 and Maud aged 24, both unmarried, and their son George aged 22 who was a grocer’s assistant and also not married (ref. RG13/4571 – folio 60r/131).  The two daughters occupations were quoted as being ‘mother’s helper/domestic’ but both had been crossed out. 

 

 

 

Also living with the family on that occasion was their five-year old grandson Cyril Collett.  The child’s name immediately followed the name of Maud E Collett on the census form and both of these came after the entry for son George who was the youngest member of the family.  Therefore it can safely be assumed that Cyril was Maud’s base-born son.  Ten years later in April 1911 the family was still living at Guisborough when the census return listed the family as George Collett of Wortham who was 66, his wife Sarah Jane Collett as 65, and their unmarried daughters Sarah Eleanor Collett 36, and Maud Emily 34, together with her son Cyril who was 15.

 

 

 

20Q15

Ada E Collett

Born in 1869 at Guisborough

 

20Q16

Maria A Collett

Born in 1871 at Guisborough

 

20Q17

Sarah Eleanor Collett

Born in 1874 at Guisborough

 

20Q18

Maud Emily Collett

Born in 1876 at Guisborough

 

20Q19

George Ernest Collett

Born in 1878 at Guisborough

 

 

 

 

20P15

Eliza Collett was born at Wortham in Suffolk on Tuesday 12th July 1842, and was baptised there on 6th September 1842, the only child of Philip Collett and Maria Hammond.  When Eliza was just over one year old, she and her parents emigrated to Australia via Ireland.  The arduous journey on board the barque Neptune between October 1843 and February 1844 caused severe health problems for Eliza’s mother, who died shortly after the family arrived at Sydney.  The following year, and nineteen months after the death of her mother, Eliza’s father was married for a second time.

 

Eliza Collett married Thomas Harvey on Tuesday 8th April 1862 at Appin in New South Wales.  Thomas was born on 5th May 1841 and was the son of William Harvey and Mary A Harvey.  After she was married, the records show that she was referred to as Eliza Ann Harvey.

 

 

 

Their marriage produced eleven children for Eliza and Thomas, and they were  Mary Maud Harvey (born 15th March 1863, died 16th August 1949), Philip Harvey (born 21st January 1865, died 9th April 1866), James William Harvey (born 23rd March 1867, died in 1959), Charlotte Maria Harvey (born 10th September 1869, died 12th July 1937), Lucy Hannah Hammond Harvey (16th August 1871, died 22nd June 1941), Percy Thomas Harvey (born 18th August 1873, died 2nd September 1876), Emily May Harvey (born 28th July 1875, died 25th September 1876), Albert Edward Harvey (born 20th July 1877), Arthur Herbert Harvey (born 12th September 1879, died 4th October 1906), Eliza Jane Harvey (born during 1880), and Amy Elizabeth Mildred Harvey (born 4th July 1882, who died during October 1966).

 

 

 

It was while she was living at Malden in New South Wales that Eliza Harvey nee Collett died on Monday 13th May 1895 at the age of 52.  Thomas Harvey survived for another twenty-six years, until his death on 10th June 1921.

 

 

 

 

20P16

Mary Collett was born at the Parsonage in Appin, New South Wales on Sunday 26th July 1846.  In 1874 she married William Walter Nicol at Campbelltown in New South Wales.  William was born in 1850 and his married to Mary produced eight children, all perhaps born at Campbelltown where Mary died on 9th January 1920 at the age of 73.  Her husband died seven years later on 11th October 1927.  Their eight children were Minnie Nicol (born 1874, died 27th August 1951), Ellen Jane Nicol (born 1875, died 10th July 1914), Amy Lucy Nicol (born 1877), Walter George Philip Nicol (born 1879), Maudina May Nicol (born 1880, died 20th June 1943), Alice Beatrice Nicol (born 1882), Dulcie Amelia Nicol (born 1885), and Sybil Grace Nicol (born 1888, who died on 13th April 1092).

 

 

 

 

20P17

Arthur Collett was born at Elladale Road in Appin on Friday 5th May 1848.  He married Rebecca Jane Sutherland on Tuesday 9th January 1877 at Wilton Church in Campbelltown, Rebecca having been born on 13th May 1859.  The majority of their children were born in Appin, where three of them died as infants.  Arthur Collett died on Friday 1st April 1932 at Mount Britain in Appin aged 83.  His wife Rebecca died just less than two years later, when she passed away on 12th February 1934.

 

 

 

20Q20

Emily Ella Collett

Born in 1877 at Wilton

 

20Q21

Mary Lucy Collett

Born in 1879 at Appin

 

20Q22

James Thomas Collett

Born in 1880 at Appin

 

20Q23

Angelina Collett

Born in 1882 at Appin

 

20Q24

Margaret Collett

Born in 1884 at Appin

 

20Q25

Arthur Sutherland Collett

Born in 1885 at Appin

 

20Q26

William Henry Collett               twin

Born in 1887 at Appin

 

20Q27

un-named male child               twin

Born in 1887 at Appin

 

20Q28

Alice Esther Collett

Born in 1888 at Appin

 

20Q29

Ada Rhoda Collett

Born in 1893 at Appin

 

20Q30

Percy Philip Collett

Born in 1895 at Appin

 

20Q31

Jack Alexander Collett

Born in 1897 at Picton

 

20Q32

Frederick Charles Collett

Born in 1903 at Picton

 

 

 

 

20P18

Philip Collett was born at Elladale Road in Appin on Sunday 20th January 1850, when he was named as the son of Philip Spelling Collett and Lucy Bean, Spelling possibly a misinterpretation of Sparling, Philip’s employer.

 

According to the New South Wales indexes of births, deaths and marriages, Philip Collett married Mary Ann Edwards at Gundaroo in Queanbeyan near Canberra in New South Wales on Monday 6th February 1882. 

 

Mary, who was born on 3rd March 1864, was sometimes referred to as Minnie.

 

The couple had ten children and all of them were born in New South Wales, but at differing locations. 

 

 

 

The first was born at Gundaroo in Queanbeyan, the second, third and fourth at Goulburn, with the next five born at Young, while the couple’s last child was born at Grenfell.  Philip Collett died at Goulburn on 11th November 1918 at the age of 68, while Mary survived for another twenty-five years until her death in 1943.  Sadly, the year before she died Mary received the tragic news that her son Arthur William Collett had died while working for the Australian military headquarters of the army.

 

 

 

20Q33

Ernest Henry Collett

Born in 1882 at Gundaroo

 

20Q34

Oscar Herbert Collett

Born in 1883 at Goulburn

 

20Q35

Herbert Oliver Collett

Born in 1884 at Goulburn

 

20Q36

Arthur William Collett

Born in 1887 at Goulburn

 

20Q37

Lillian Ella Collett

Born in 1888 at Young

 

20Q38

Laura Beatrice Pearl Collett

Born in 1889 at Young

 

20Q39

William Leslie Philip Collett

Born in 1891 at Young

 

20Q40

Harold Edward James Collett

Born in 1894 at Young

 

20Q41

Ellen Catherine Collett

Born in 1899 at Young

 

20Q42

Leslie John Leonard Collett

Born in 1902 at Grenfell

 

 

 

 

20P10

James Thomas Collett was born at Elladale Road in Appin on Friday 19th March 1852 and he married Emma Rebecca Agnes Lodge at St Saviour’s Church in Goulburn on Monday 26th June 1871.  Emma was born on 2nd May 1849.  The couple’s first six of their children were all born at Yass where James’ parents and the children’s grandparents were living in their latter years.  Around 1881 the family moved home to live at Gunning for a short time where James’ brother Joseph was living and where their daughter Deborah was born.  Within a few more years the family had moved to Queanbeyan where two more child were born, before finally settling in Sydney where their last child was born.  James Thomas Collett died on Tuesday 30th May 1933 at Queanbeyan at the age of 81.  His wife Emma had died over eleven years earlier on 2nd February 1922.

 

 

 

20Q43

Percy James Lodge Collett

Born in 1871 at Gunning

 

20Q44

Arthur Henry Collett

Born in 1872 at Gunning

 

20Q45

Augustus John Hugh Collett

Born in 1873 at Gunning

 

20Q46

May Rebecca Collett

Born in 1875 at Gunning

 

20Q47

Ida Maud Collett

Born in 1877 at Gunning

 

20Q48

Ada Emily Collett

Born in 1879 at Gunning

 

20Q49

Fanny Lucy Collett

Born in 1880 at Gunning

 

20Q50

Deborah Ellen Collett

Born in 1882 at Gunning

 

20Q51

Pearl Edith Collett

Born in 1884 at Gunning

 

20Q52

Ernest Joseph Collett

Born in 1886 at Queanbeyan

 

20Q53

Lillian Alice Collett

Born in 1888 at Queanbeyan

 

 

 

 

20P20

Lucy Amelia Collett, who was often known as Amelia, was born at Lachlan Vale Road in Appin on Wednesday 1st November 1854.  She married Robert Henry E Davis, the son of Edward Davis and Mary Ann Smith, at St Edmund’s Church in Gunning on Saturday 13th February 1875.  The marriage of Lucy and Robert produced eight children for the couple, they being Mary Lucy Davis (born 1876, died 1898), Alice M Davis (born 1877), Eveline Kate Davis (born 1879), Percy Edward Davis (born 1880, died 1967), Sidney Spencer Davis (born 1882), Beatrice A Davis (born 1885), Florence Ida Mildred Davis (born 1890), and Leslie Robert Davis (born 1893).  It was their daughter Florence Davis who later married her cousin Arthur William Collett (Ref. 20Q36), the son of Lucy’s brother Philip Collett (above).  Lucy Amelia Davis nee Collett died on Thursday 19th June 1941 at Guildford in New South Wales at the age of 86, her husband Robert having died two years previously on 30th April 1939.

 

 

 

 

20P21

William Collett was born at Lachlan Vale Road in Appin on Saturday 12th January 1856.  He married Ellen Boyd at Collector in New South Wales on Monday 4th October 1880, Ellen having been born on 9th May 1861.  Over the following twenty-two years their twelve children were born at various locations, as detailed below, which probably reflects on the type of work in which William was involved.  William and Ellen were living at Goulburn on the occasion of the birth of their first child.  Shortly after they moved to Waterloo where their second child was born, and then onto Central Cumberland where a further two were born.  After a few years in Granville, where two more children were added to the family, they spent a short time in Crookwell for the birth of son Joseph, before settling in Boorowa where the next four children were born.  Following that the family moved to Grenfell where the couple’s last child was born.  William Collett died at Burwood, Enfield in New South Wales in 1943.

 

 

 

20Q54

Lucy Mary Collett

Born in 1881 at Goulburn

 

20Q55

William Griffith Rees Collett

Born in 1882 at Waterloo

 

20Q56

Edwin P Collett

Born in 1885 in Central Cumberland

 

20Q57

Emily Collett

Born in 1886 in Central Cumberland

 

20Q58

Charles Kingsmill Collett

Born in 1889 at Granville

 

20Q59

Esther A Collett

Born in 1891 at Granville

 

20Q60

Joseph Harrington Collett

Born in 1893 at Crookwell

 

20Q61

Aubrey J Collett

Born in 1895 at Boorowa

 

20Q62

Ellen Collett

Born in 1896 at Boorowa

 

20Q63

Robert Montgomery Collett

Born in 1898 at Boorowa

 

20Q64

Edith Kate Collett

Born in 1899 at Boorowa

 

20Q65

Neville R Collett

Born in 1902 at Grenfell

 

 

 

 

20P22

Louisa Elizabeth Collett was born at Lachlan Vale Road in Appin during 1857, but tragically she died on Sunday 29th April 1860 at Appin.

 

 

 

 

20P23

Esther Alice Collett was born at Lachlan Vale Road in Appin on Thursday 30th June 1859.  It was at Gunning in New South Wales that she married John Pope in 1883, John having been born in 1852.  Tragically for the couple’s only child, Edith Mary Pope (born 1884), she was just two years old when Esther Alice Pope nee Collett died on Wednesday 30th June 1886 at the age of 27, and was still only four years old when her father John Pope passed away on 8th April 1888.  What happened to orphan Edith after that is not known.

 

 

 

 

20P24

JOSEPH COLLETT was born at Lachlan Vale Road in Appin on Monday 3rd June 1861 and he was the ninth of thirteen children from the second marriage of Philip Collett to Lucy Bean.  Joseph married Harriet Hawker on Thursday 27th August 1885 at Parramatta to the west of Sydney in New South Wales.  The couple’s first child was born at Goulburn in New South Wales, while their subsequent children were all born at Gunning in New South Wales.  Joseph Collett died in Australia on Monday 21st July 1947 aged 86. 

 

 

 

20Q66

Frances Alice Collett

Born in 1886 at Goulburn

 

20Q67

Beatrice Pearl Collett

Born in 1889 at Gunning

 

20Q68

Philip Oliver Collett

Born in 1893 at Gunning

 

20Q69

Ivy Gertrude Collett

Born in 1894 at Gunning

 

20Q70

Enos Joseph Collett

Born in 1897 at Gunning

 

20Q71

Norman Alexander Collett

Born in 1900 at Gunning

 

20Q72

Herbert Edward Noall Collett

Born in 1903 at Gunning

 

20Q73

STANLEY BEAN COLLETT

Born in 1905 at Gunning

 

 

 

 

20P25

Louisa Elizabeth Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Tuesday 20th October 1863, but tragically she was only two and a half years old when she died there on Saturday 28th April 1866.

 

 

 

 

20P26

Emily Jane Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Saturday 23rd September 1865.  It was in 1895 at Goulburn that she married Joseph Turner Kellett, the son of Joseph and Susan Kellett.  The marriage produced five children for the couple are they were Percy Joseph Kellett (born 1895), Hilda Lucy Kellett (born 1899), Rhoda May Kellett (born 1901), John Turner Kellett (born 1905), and Harold Norman Kellett (born 1907, who died during 1945).  Emily Jane Kellett nee Collett died in 1944, the same year that her husband also passed away.

 

 

 

 

20P27

Dulcie Ella Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Thursday 6th June 1867.  She married William James Line at Goulburn on Wednesday 21st December 1887.  He was born in 1865 and was the son of W J Line and Elizabeth Johnston.  Two children were born to the couple and they were Dulcie I A Line, who was born in 1889, and William P Line who was born in 1891.

 

 

 

 

20P28

Ada Rhoda Collett was born at Gunning in New South Wales on 26th October 1873 and was just over one year old when she died there on 16th May 1875.

 

 

 

 

20Q1

Emily Eliza Collett was born in 1873.  Although born at Wortham, her parents moved to County Durham sometime after she was born and before the birth of the family’s second child.  Around 1896 she married George Spencely Clayton at Houghton-le-Spring in County Durham.  George was born in the town of Easington Lane in 1872.  In the 1901 Census Emily and George were living as boarders with Emily’s parents at Brick Garth in Easington Lane where George was a coal hewer aged 29.  Both of their children with them at that time had been born at Easington Lane.  They were Joseph Clayton who was four years old and Philip Clayton who was three.

 

 

 

 

20Q2

George William Collett was born at Cornforth in County Durham in 1877 and the birth was registered at Stockton in the July to September quarter 1877.  In 1901 at the age of 23 George was unmarried and was still living with his parents at Brick Garth in Easington Lane.  His occupation as at that time was described as a coal worker below ground.

 

 

 

Shortly after the census day George married Harriet Wharton and by the spring of 1911 the marriage had produced five children for the couple.  In the census taken in April 1911 for Brick Garth in Easington Lane, George William Collett was 33 and his wife Harriet was 32.  Their five children on that occasion were Ann Elizabeth Collett, who was eight, George Wharton Collett, who was seven, Harriet Collett, who was five, Margaret Jane Wharton Collett, who was three, and baby Ellen Collett who was one year old.  All of the children were born at Brick Garth.

 

 

 

20R1

Ann Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1902 at Brick Garth

 

20R2

George Wharton Collett

Born in 1903 at Brick Garth

 

20R3

Harriet Collett

Born in 1905 at Brick Garth

 

20R4

Margaret Jane Wharton Collett

Born in 1907 at Brick Garth

 

20R5

Ellen Collett

Born in 1909 at Brick Garth

 

 

 

 

20Q3

John James Collett was born at Easington Lane in 1879.  At the age of 21 he was unmarried and was still living with his parents at Brick Garth in Easington Lane.  His occupation as at that time in 1901 was described as coal hewer like that of his father.  Within the following year John married Esabella Dodds (Isabella) and over the next ten years they were blessed with four children.  According to the census of 1911 the family was living at Brick Garth and included John James Collett, age 31, his wife Esabella, who was 31, Mary Jane Dodds Collett, who was seven, Philip Collett, who was five, Henry Collett, who was two, and Ann Elizabeth Collett who was just five months old.

 

 

 

20R6

Mary Jane Dodds Collett

Born in 1903 at Brick Garth

 

20R7

Philip Collett

Born in 1905 at Brick Garth

 

20R8

Henry Collett

Born in 1908 at Brick Garth

 

20R9

Ann Elizabeth Collett

Born in October 1910 at Brick Garth

 

 

 

 

20Q4

Philip Collett was born at Easington Lane in 1883.  At the age of 17 he was still living with his parents at Brick Garth in Easington Lane.  His occupation as at that time in 1901 was described as coal worker below ground.

 

 

 

 

20Q5

Thomas Collett was born at Easington Lane in 1884 and at the age of 16 he was still living with his parents at Brick Garth in Easington Lane.  His occupation as at that time in 1901 was described as a worker below ground.

 

 

 

 

20Q6

Robert Collett, who was one half of a set of twins, was born at Brick Garth in Easington Lane in 1888, his birth being recorded at Houghton-le-Spring register office (Ref. 10a 459) during the last quarter of the year.  It was also at Brick Garth that he was living with his family in March 1901 when he was 12 years old.  It was around this time that his mother Ann died, following which his father Philip re-married.  By the time of the next census in April 1911, Robert was 22 and was one of only three children still living with his father, and his new wife Catherine, at Brick Garth.

 

 

 

 

20Q7

Mary Jane Collett, was a twin with her brother Robert (above) and was born in 1888 at Brick Garth in Easington Lane.  It is therefore strange that her birth was not recorded on the same day as her twin brother.  Mary was still living at Brick Garth in March 1901 at the age of twelve years and it was around that time when her mother Ann died and her father Philip Collett took a second wife.

 

 

 

 

20Q8

Ellen Collett was born at Brick Garth in Easington Lane in 1893 and was seven years old in the Brick Garth (Hetton-le-Hole, Durham) census of 1901.  Ellen was still living with her father ten years later aged seventeen, by which time her mother had died and her father was re-married.

 

 

 

 

20Q15

Ada E Collett was born at Guisborough in 1869, the eldest child of George Collett and Sarah Jane Peacock (or Ransom).  At the time of the census in 1881 Ada was 11 years old when she was living with her family at 29 and 31 Redcar Road in Guisborough.  Her absence from the family home at the time of the next census in 1891 possibly indicated that Ada was married by then.

 

 

 

 

20Q16

Maria A Collett was born at Guisborough in 1871.  She appeared in the national census returns for 1881, 1891 and 1901, always living at home with her parents George and Sarah Collett.  For the latter she was listed as being aged 29 and unmarried, a mother’s helper/domestic, although this occupation was crossed out on the record (ref. RG13/4571 – folio 60r/131).

 

 

 

 

20Q17

Sarah Eleanor Collett was born at Guisborough in 1874.  She appears in the national census returns for 1881 and 1891 living at home with her parents George and Sarah Collett.  No record of Sarah has been found in the census of 1901.  It is possible that she never married, since in 1911 she was listed in that year’s census as Sarah Eleanor Collett a spinster of 36 living at Guisborough with her parents.

 

 

 

 

20Q18

Maud Emily Collett was born at Guisborough on 26th June 1876, and was baptised at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Guisborough on 19th July 1876 when she was confirmed as the daughter of George and Sarah Jane Collett.  Like her sister Maria, she too appears in the national census returns for 1881, 1891 and 1901, always living at home with her parents George and Sarah Collett.  For the latter she was listed as being aged 24 and unmarried, a mother’s helper/domestic, although this occupation was crossed out on the record (ref. RG13/4571 – folio 60r/131).  Also with her in 1901 was her five years old base-born son, who was listed as grandson to her parents George and Sarah Collett.  By 1911 Maud Emily Collett who was 34, was still living with her elderly parents, and with her again was her son Cyril who was fifteen by then.

 

 

 

20R10

Cyril Collett

Born in 1895 at Guisborough

 

 

 

 

20Q19

George Ernest Collett was born at Guisborough during September 1878.  He was listed with his family in the census returns for 1881, 1891, and again in 1901, when his occupation was that of a grocer’s assistant working with his father and grocer George Collett.  Seven years later between May and August 1908 George married May (Welsh or Wilkinson) at Guisborough, and by April 1911 May had presented her husband with their first child.  The Guisborough area census of 1911 recorded the family as George Ernest Collett, age 32, his wife May Collett as 27, and their daughter Marjorie Collett who was only seven months old.

 

 

 

20R11

Marjorie Collett

Born in September 1910 at Guisborough

 

 

 

 

20Q20

Emily Ella Collett was born at Wilton (south-west of Appin) on Tuesday 6th November 1877.  She married Edward Booth Winton on Wednesday 18th April 1906 at St Barnabas Church in Sydney.  Edward was born on 4th May 1876, and he died on 17th July 1945.  Emily Ella Winton nee Collett she died on Thursday 9th June 1966 at the age of 88, and was buried in the churchyard of St Mark’s Church in Appin.  During their life together Emily and Edward had three children.  Gladys Myee Winton, who was born on 6th February 1907, who died on 11th May 1995, and twins Aubrey Edward Winton, who was born on 2nd November 1908 with his sister Doris Emily Winton who died on 9th February 1950.

 

 

 

 

20Q21

Mary Lucy Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Tuesday 10th June 1879.  It would appear that she never married and died at Appin during 1961.

 

 

 

 

20Q22

James Thomas Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Saturday 4th December 1880.  He married Florence E Knight at Woonona in New South Wales during 1901, Florence being born in 1883 and the daughter of John and Ellen Knight.  The couple’s first three children were born at Appin, the next three were born at Alstonville, and the last three were born after the family had moved to Queensland.

 

 

 

20R12

Arthur James Collett

Born in 1901 at Appin

 

20R13

Reginald John Collett

Born in 1903 at Appin

 

20R14

Rita May Collett

Born in 1905 at Appin

 

20R15

Edith Evelyn Collett

Born in 1907 at Cataract Dam

 

20R16

Ernest George Collett

Born in 1910 at Alstonville

 

20R17

Cecil Lynwood Collett

Born in 1913 at Alstonville

 

20R18

Queenie Adeline Collett

Date of birth unknown in Queensland

 

20R19

Clarice Pearl Collett

Date of birth unknown in Queensland

 

20R20

Olive Ethel Collett

Date of birth unknown in Queensland

 

 

 

 

20Q23

Angelina Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Saturday 4th November 1882.  It would appear than she never married and her death as Angelina Collett was recorded in 1943 at Wollongong in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q24

Margaret Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Thursday 7th August 1884.  She married Albert Henry Wonson, the son of Albert Henry Wonson and Helen Lucas who was born in 1882.  The wedding took place at Sydney on Wednesday 9th December 1908.  The marriage produced two children for Albert and Margaret, Iris Alberta Wonson who was born in 1909 and Norman Henry Wonson who was born in 1916, who tragically died during 1936.  Margaret and Albert both died at Wollongong in New South Wales in 1944.

 

 

 

 

20Q25

Arthur Sutherland Collett was born at Macquarie Road in Appin on Thursday 19th November 1885.  He married Alma Myrtle Thelma Cooper at Appin Newtown on Monday 5th May 1911.  Arthur Sutherland Collett died at Bulli Road in Appin on Sunday 8th February 1953 at the age of 67.  His wife Alma died over fifteen years later on 16th November 1968.

 

 

 

20R21

Eileen Enid Merle Collett

Born on 14.03.1913 at Appin

 

20R22

Cecil Sutherland Collett

Born on 06.05.1914 at Appin

 

20R23

Murray Arthur Collett

Born on 23.06.1917 at Campbelltown

 

20R24

Hazel Alma Collett

Born on 09.10.1920 at Campbelltown

 

20R25

Kelvin Laurence Collett

Born on 06.05.1924 at Campbelltown

 

20R26

Glen Denzil Collett

Date of birth unknown at Campbelltown

 

 

 

 

20Q26

William Henry Collett, was a twin with an un-named brother, and was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Saturday 2nd July 1887 and died two days later on Monday 4th July 1887

 

 

 

 

20Q27

An un-named male Collett twin was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Saturday 2nd July 1887 and died that same day.

 

 

 

 

20Q28

Alice Esther Collett was born at Macquarie Dale Road in Appin on Thursday 4th October 1888, and it was there also that she died nearly two years later on Monday 15th September 1890.

 

 

 

 

20Q29

Ada Rhoda Collett was born at Mount Britton Road in Appin on Saturday 25th February 1893.  She married Albert Horrex Read on Saturday 23rd October 1915 at St Mark’s Church in Appin.  It was at Nambour in Queensland that Ada Read nee Collett died on Wednesday 5th June 1963 at the age of 70.

 

 

 

 

20Q30

Percy Philip Collett was born at Mount Britton Road in Appin on Thursday 18th July 1895.  At the outbreak of the Great War, Percy enlisted at Brisbane with the Australian Light Horse as trooper 3414.  He saw active service in the Middle East and entered the battle for Jericho in Palestine on 21st February 1918.  It was less than two months later at Jericho that Percy died on 11th April 1918 and was buried in Jerusalem.  The War Graves Commission entry reads “Percy Philip Collett aged 22 died on 11th April 1918 and was buried at the War Cemetery in Jerusalem.  He was a native of Appin in New South Wales and the son of Arthur and Rebecca Jane Collett”.

 

 

 

The Jerusalem War Cemetery where he was buried (Ref. H10) is just over four kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. The cemetery on Churchill Boulevard lies between the Hadassah Hospital and the Hyatt Hotel.  The Australian Memorial carrying Percy’s name is situated opposite the cemetery entrance

 

 

 

 

20Q31

Jack Alexander Collett was born at Picton (to the west of Appin) on Monday 2nd August 1897.  He Florence Brock on Wednesday 17th August 1927 at Kin Kin in Queensland.  She was born on Thursday 4th May 1905 in the Bega district of New South Wales.  It was forty years after they were married that Jack Alexander Collett died at Cooroy in Queensland during 1967.  Florence, who was known as Florrie, survived for a year after the death of her husband, when she died at Gympie in Queensland during 1968.

 

 

 

 

20Q32

Frederick Charles Collett, was born at Picton in New South Wales on Thursday 30th April 1903, and was the youngest son of Arthur Collett and Rebecca Jane Sutherland.  He married Laura Thurkettle in 1943 at Kingsford in New South Wales and there is no record of any child.  Frederick Charles Collett died in 1975. 

 

 

 

 

20Q33

Ernest Henry Collett was born at Gundaroo on Saturday 23rd December 1882. 

 

He married (1) Lucy Margaret Jones on Monday 17th June 1912 at Bundamba in Queensland but she tragically died on 27th November 1927, but not before presenting Ernest with two children.           The couple are pictured on the right.

 

Ernest then married (2) Myrtle Elsie Huggett who was born on 19th November 1886 and who died on 5th September 1981.  That marriage produced a further child for Ernest.

 

Ernest had died nine years earlier at the age of 89 on Tuesday 29th August 1972 at Umina in New South Wales.

 

 

 

20R27

Myrtle Jean Collett

Born on 01.04.1917 at Mount Morgan

 

20R28

Arthur William Collett

Born on 25.06.1919 at McKay

 

The following is the child of Ernest Henry Collett by his second wife Myrtle Elsie Huggett:

 

20R29

Innes Charles Edgar Collett

Born circa 1929/30 at Marrickville

 

 

 

 

20Q34

Oscar Herbert Collett was born at Goulburn on Tuesday 10th April 1883.  He married Bertha Isabel Buttenshaw at Grenfell in New South Wales on Wednesday 28th October 1908.  It seems very likely that Oscar and Bertha lived the majority of their married life at Grenfell, since that was where all their children were born and where their youngest son Laurence died in 1929.  Oscar Herbert Collett died on Saturday 10th March 1979 at the grand age of 95.

 

 

 

20R30

Reginald Oscar Collett

Born on 05.11.1909 at Grenfell

 

20R31

Raymond Edgar George Collett

Born on 21.06.1911 at Grenfell

 

20R32

Trevor Donald Hamilton Collett

Born on 18.03.1914 at Grenfell

 

20R33

Wesley Ernest Collett

Born on 22.09.1917 at Grenfell

 

20R34

Gladys Edna Isobel Collett

Born on 12.01.1920 at Grenfell

 

20R35

Freda Jessie Collett

Born on 21.03.1923 at Grenfell

 

20R36

June Estell Collett

Born on 05.06.1925 at Grenfell

 

20R37

Laurence A Collett

Born on 09.07.1927 at Grenfell

 

 

 

 

20Q35

Herbert Oliver Collett was born at Goulburn in New South Wales in 1884, although an alternative source placed the birth as happening at Argyle in 1884.

 

 

 

 

20Q36

Arthur William Collett was born at Goulburn in New South Wales in 1887.

 

He married Florence Ida Mildred Davis who was born in 1890 and who was known within the family as Ida.  She was the daughter of Lucy Amelia Collett (Ref. 20P20), the sister of Arthur William Collett’s father Philip Collett, and Robert Henry E Davis.  Arthur and Ida were therefore directly related, being first cousins.

 

The wedding took place at Granville in New South Wales on 10th December 1919 and resulted in the birth of four children for Arthur and Florence.

 

It seems very likely that Arthur took an active part in the First World War, judging by the photograph of him in his army uniform, but being in his fifties at the time of the start of the Second World War he was probably considered too old for active duty by then. 

 

 

 

However, he did manage to secure the role of Private Collett N-100659 with the Australian Army Headquarters.  Although the cause is not known, Arthur William Collett died while in the service of the army on 11th December 1943 at the age of 53.  His actual age at that time was in 57 or nearly 58.  Arthur was buried at the Sydney War Cemetery and the military records confirmed that his next-of-kin was his wife Florence Ida Collett of Guildford, and that his parents were Philip and Minnie Collett.  The Guildford mentioned here refers to Guildford in New South Wales, rather than the one in Surrey, England.

 

 

 

20R38

Marjorie Beatrice Collett

Born in 1920 In Australia

 

20R39

Nancy Collett

Born in 1922 in Australia

 

20R40

Gwendoline Collett

Born in 1924 in Australia

 

20R41

John (Jack) Beresford Collett

Born in 1927 in Australia

 

 

 

 

20Q37

Lillian Ella Collett was born at Young in New South Wales in 1888.  She married Henry Spencer Miles who was born in 1886 and who was known as Harry.  The marriage took place at Grenfell in New South Wales, and from which Lillian and Harry had two children.  Their two children were Henry Ernest Miles (born 1905) and Lucy Ella Miles (born 1908).  Lillian Ella Miles nee Collett died in 1945.

 

 

 

 

20Q38

Laura Beatrice Pearl Collett was born at Young in 1889, the daughter of Philip Collett and his wife Mary Ann Edwards.

 

It was in 1909 at Grenfell in New South Wales that Laura married Thomas Ernest Stein who had been born there during 1886.  It was also at Grenfell where Laura Stein nee Collett died in 1921 at the age of 32, most likely during childbirth.

 

The picture on the right of Laura on her wedding day is an extract from a much larger photograph with Thomas Stein seated to the left of her.  The full photograph was kindly provided by Shirley Kinghorn, who also supplied other details for the December 2012 update of the family line.

 

 

 

Following the death of his wife, Thomas Ernest Stein, who was known as Tom, married Mabel Smith during 1925, Mabel having been born in 1896.  Tom died suddenly in 1962 while he was visiting the parents of Shirley Kinghorn at Bathurst.  Tom and Laura had three children, and two of them were Harold Ernest Thomas Stein (born at Grenfell on 01.03.1910, who died in 1975, having married Violet Frances Marrion Dwight at Cowra on 21.06.1933), Violet Stein (born at Charleville in Queensland on 05.09.1911, who died on 19.07.2008).  Tom's father had the Glenrock Farm near Grenfell, and his parents had adjoining property known as Torwood.  Tom purchased Regentville Farm at Penrith, which has since been redeveloped as the Glenmore Park housing estate.

 

 

 

It was just after they were married that Harold and his wife Violet made the epic journey from Cowra to Penrith.  They travelled by horse and wagon, a dray loaded with furniture, with Harold sitting on a meatsafe while driving the horse.  When the couple set off they had with them a couple of cows and horses, but the cows were a problem, when it took them a week to complete the journey.  Upon arrival in Penrith Harold established a dairy farm, with crops and sheep as well.  It was while they were living there that their four children were born, Shirley, Ross, Vince, and Ken.  During the 1950s Harold and Violet purchase a dairy farm at Bathurst.

 

 

 

The couple’s eldest child Shirley Violet Frances Stein was born at Cowra during 1934, as there were no facilities in Penrith at that time.  Shirley later married Reg Kinghorn on 11th October 1952, and they had three children, Stephen Wayne Kinghorn (born 30.01.1955), David Reginald Kinghorn (born 17.09.1956), and Kathryn Laura Kinghorn (born 25.09.1959).  Around 1984 Shirley and her family attended the Collett Reunion Thirroul in New South Wales.  And it is thanks to Shirley that this update of the file was possible.

 

 

 

 

20Q39

William Leslie Philip Collett was born at Young in 1891, the son of Philip Collett and Mary Ann Edwards.  On Tuesday 20th January 1920 at Goulburn William married Pearl Weeks who was born in 1893, the daughter of William Weeks and Amy A Watman.

 

Pearl Collett nee Weeks died in 1984 twenty-eight years after William had passed away in 1956 while they were living at Moss Vale.

 

The records show that on 2nd September 1922 a Herbert John Collett was born to a Philip Collett at Goulburn.  It therefore seems likely that William had used the name Philip after his father who had died in 1918, and his grandfather before him. 

 

 

 

William also had two brothers with the name Herbert and a younger brother John.  On that basis, it therefore seems worthwhile to include Herbert John Collett as his and Pearl’s child.  William Leslie Philip Collett died on Sunday 5th August 1956, and was buried at Bong Bong Cemetery in New South Wales.

 

 

 

20R42

Herbert John Collett

Born on 02.09.1922 at Goulburn

 

 

 

 

20Q40

Harold Edward James Collett was the son of Philip Collett and Mary Ann Edwards and was born at the town of Young in New South Wales during 1894. 

 

He was known as Harry and he married Elizabeth Mary Fyffe.

 

Nothing else is known about him or his wife at this time.  Nor is it known whether the marriage produced any children for Harold and Elizabeth.

 

It is understood that Harold Edward James Collett died around 1943, when he would have been approaching his fiftieth birthday.

 

 

 

 

20Q41

Ellen Catherine Collett was born at Young in 1899.  She was known as Nellie and in 1917 at Goulburn she married (1) Alfred J Payne who was born in 1896 and was known as Alf.  She later married (2) Frank Cusack who died in 1984, Ellen Catherine Cusack nee Collett having died two years earlier in 1982 at Guildford in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q42

Leslie John Leonard Collett was born at Grenfell in New South Wales in 1902 and to date no record has been found to indicate that he ever married.  What is known is that he died in 1978 while living at Bargo in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q43

Percy James Lodge Collett was born at Gunning on Sunday 26th March 1871.  He married Sarah Jane Swan at St Paul’s Church in Burra, New South Wales on Wednesday 26th December 1900.  Sarah was the daughter of John Swan and Margaret Brown and was born in 1877.  The couple’s two children were both born while Percy and Sarah were living at Queanbeyan, and tragically it was around the time of the birth of the second child that Sarah died on 10th March 1903.  Percy died at Newtown in New South Wales on Thursday 8th September 1927 when he was 56.

 

 

 

20R43

Nita Phyllis Lodge Collett

Born in 1901 at Queanbeyan

 

20R44

James John Lodge Collett

Born in 1903 at Queanbeyan

 

 

 

 

20Q44

Arthur Henry Collett was born at Frankfield Inn at Gunning on Thursday 13th June 1872.  He married Frances Maud Bailey at Parramatta in 1895 where all of their children were born.  Arthur died at Manly to the north of Sydney on Tuesday 16th October 1956 when he was 84.

 

 

 

20R45

Arthur Henry Collett

Born in 1896 at Parramatta

 

20R46

Ruth M Collett

Born in 1897 at Parramatta

 

20R47

George Henry Collett

Born in 1900 at Parramatta

 

20R48

Fanny Collett

Born in 1902 at Parramatta

 

20R49

May Collett

Born in 1903 at Parramatta

 

20R50

Maud Collett

Born in 1905 at Parramatta

 

 

 

 

20Q45

Augustus John Hugh Collett was born at Gunning on Thursday 18th December 1873.  He married Annie Edith Pickering at Milton New South Wales during 1900, and it was there that the couple’s first child was born, while second was born after the family had moved to Kilkenny.  Augustus Hugh Collett died in 1923 at Mosman in New South Wales, although in the record of his son’s death in 1975 Augustus was described as Augustus John Collett.  Annie Edith Pickering was born in 1877 and died in 1958.

 

 

 

20R51

Kenneth Claude James Samuel Collett

Born in 1901 at Milton

 

20R52

Ernest Augustus Collett

Born in 1903 at Kilkenny

 

20R53

Annie Merle Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20Q46

May Rebecca Collett was born at Frankfield Inn at Gunning on Sunday 6th June 1875.  She married Charles Mackintosh at Redfern in New South Wales in 1905.  Over the next five years May presented her husband with three children, Gordon C Mackintosh (born 1906), Clarence N Mackintosh (born 1908), and Keith A Mackintosh (born 1910).

 

 

 

 

20Q47

Ida Maud Collett was born at Gunning on Tuesday 1st May 1877.  She married Thomas Michael Mccabe on Wednesday 16th November 1901 at Queanbeyan.  Ida Maud McCabe nee Collett was living in Sydney when she died on Saturday 20th December 1841 when she was 64.

 

 

 

 

20Q48

Ada Emily Collett was born at Gunning on Thursday 29th May 1879.  She married Ernest Creamore Hincksman on Tuesday 17th March 1902 at Queanbeyan in New South Wales.  Four children resulted from their marriage and they were Oswald Thomas G Hincksman (born 1903), Eric G Hincksman (born 1906), Harry E Hincksman (born 1909), and George A Hincksman (born 1911).  Ada Emily Hincksman nee Collett died on Tuesday 12th July 1955 at the age of 76.

 

 

 

 

20Q49

Fanny Lucy Collett was born at Gunning on Thursday 14th October 1880.  She married John James Gay on Wednesday 17th August 1904 at Queanbeyan, with whom she had three children.  They were Dorothy V Gay (born 1905), Carolton V Gay (born 1906), and Vivian James Gay (born 1908).

 

 

 

 

20Q50

Deborah Ellen Collett was born at Gunning on Saturday 9th September 1882.  She married Duncan A McDonald in 1905 at Queanbeyan with whom she had two children.  They were Dorothy J R McDonald (born 1906), and Helena E P McDonald (born 1908).

 

 

 

 

20Q51

Pearl Edith Collett was born at Gunning on Saturday 13th September 1884.  She married Samuel Alfred Parcel on Wednesday 29th July 1914 at Queanbeyan.

 

 

 

 

20Q52

Ernest Joseph Collett was born at Queanbeyan in 1886 where he died on Monday 11th August 1913.

 

 

 

 

20Q53

Lillian Alice Collett was at Queanbeyan born on Friday 20th July 1888.  She married Edwin Frederick Land on Tuesday 5th November 1912 at Queanbeyan.  And it was there also that Lillian Alice Land died on Sunday 5th August 1956 at the age of 68.

 

 

 

 

20Q54

Lucy Mary Collett was the daughter of William Collett and Ellen Boyd and was born at Goulburn in 1881, where she died later that same year.

 

 

 

 

20Q55

William Griffith Rees Collett was born at Waterloo in 1882 and he married Agnes Wilhelmina Fisher at Granville in 1900.  Minnie as she was known presented her husband with one known child.

 

 

 

20R54

Wilhelmina G Collett

Born after 1900

 

 

 

 

20Q56

Edwin P Collett was born at Central Cumberland in 1885, where he also died in 1886.

 

 

 

 

20Q57

Emily Collett was born at Central Cumberland in 1886, and she married John E Wearne at Granville in New South Wales in 1912.  Emily’s sister Esther A Collett (below) married Horace Wearne, so it looks very likely that the two sisters married two brothers.

 

 

 

 

20Q58

Charles Kingsmill Collett was born at Granville in New South Wales in 1889, and he married Ida D Prior at Newtown in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q59

Esther A Collett was born at Granville in New South Wales during 1891, and she married Horace Wearne.  Horace Wearne was most likely the brother of John E Wearne who married Esther’s sister Emily Collett (above).

 

 

 

 

20Q60

Joseph Harrington Collett was born at Crookwell in New South Wales in 1893.  He married Doris Annie Reynolds in Sydney 1926, and died on Wednesday 6th April 1977.  Doris died twenty years later on Tuesday 18th February 1997.  Immediately prior to her passing, Doris lived at Penshurst in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q61

Aubrey J Collett was born at Boorowa in New South Wales in 1895.  He married Vera Norma D Baker at Sydney in 1928 who died on Monday 23rd July 1990 at Punchbowl in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20Q62

Ellen Collett was born in 1896 the daughter of William Collett and Ellen Boyd, and tragically she died that same year.

 

 

 

 

20Q63

Robert Montgomery Collett was born at Boorowa in 1898, the son of William Collett and Ellen Boyd, and was just seventeen years old when he died at Granville in 1915.

 

 

 

 

20Q64

Edith Kate Collett was born at Boorowa in 1899, and she married Charles McGrath at Sydney in 1926.

 

 

 

 

20Q65

Neville R Collett was born at Granville on Tuesday 20th May 1902, and he married Veronica H Tully at Canterbury in New South Wales in 1929.

 

 

 

 

20Q66

Frances Alice Collett was born at Goulburn on Thursday 3rd June 1886, and she married Alfred Ernest Trompp at Goulburn in 1917.  He was born in 1882 and died on 2nd June 1928.  In November 1919 Frances presented Alfred with a son, Donald Oliver Trompp who sadly died the following year.  In 1932 widow Francis Trompp nee Collett married for a second time to become Francis Alice Eldridge.

 

 

 

 

20Q67

Beatrice Pearl Collett was born at Gunning in 1889.  On Wednesday 10th March 1909 at Goulburn, she married William Thomas Leslie Newton who was born in 1885, the son of Edward Newton and Minnie Brunner.  The marriage resulted in the birth of two children, Dorothy I Newton (born 1909) and Daphne A Newton (born 1911).

 

 

 

 

20Q68

Philip Oliver Collett was born at Gunning in 1893.  He married Ethel Jane Galvin at Cootamundra in New South Wales on Monday 5th April 1915.  Their daughter Mary died at Goulburn in 1921, as did Philip many years later in 1966.

 

 

 

20R55

Mary Collett

Born circa 1920; died in 1921

 

 

 

 

20Q69

Ivy Gertrude Collett was born at Gunning on Tuesday 29th September 1894, and she married Hector Robert King on Wednesday 16th November 1927 at Goulburn.  Ivy Gertrude King nee Collett died at Currawong in New South Wales on Wednesday 10th October 1973 aged 79.

 

 

 

 

20Q70

Enos Joseph Collett was born at Gunning in 1897.  He married Florence M Thompson at Goulburn in 1925.  The couple’s first child may have been born at Goulburn or Gunning, but it was at the latter town where he died while still an infant in 1928.  It seems likely that Enos was married for a second time to Frances Negus, since there are the two names on the death certificate for daughter Harriet who died at Goulburn in 1943.  Enos also died at Goulburn on Tuesday 22nd February 1972. 

 

 

 

20R56

James A Collett

Born circa 1926

 

20R57

Harriet Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20Q71

Norman Alexander Collett was born at Gunning in 1900.  He married Ivy M Campbell at Crookwell in 1925.

 

 

 

 

20Q72

Herbert Edward Noall Collett was born at Gunning in 1903.  He married Lynda M Helmers at Goulburn in 1926.

 

 

 

 

20Q73

STANLEY BEAN COLLETT was born at Gunning on Sunday 1st October 1905.  He married Salome Elizabeth Lieschke on Monday 29th July 1929 at Goulburn, where their children were born.  Salome was born at Henty in New South Wales on 14th October 1905 and died on Wednesday 5th July 1972 aged 66.  Almost nine years later Stanley Bean Collett died at Canberra on Saturday 29th August 1981 at the age of 75.  Prior to marrying Stanley Bean Collett, Salome Elizabeth Lieschke already had a son Allan Lindsay Lieschke who was born on 23rd October 1925.  Allan married Mary Theresa Corbett with whom he had seven children, and died in America on 13th December 1978.  His ashes were interred at Goulburn, NSW.

 

 

 

20R58

Stanley James Collett

Born in 1931

 

20R59

Anne Beatrice Collett

Born on 07.05.1935

 

20R60

Philip Sidney Collett

Born on 09.03.1942

 

20R61

IAN JOSEPH COLLETT

Born in 1944

 

20R62

Peter Norman Collett

Born in 1948

 

 

 

 

20R12

Arthur James Collett was born at Appin in 1901, although his second forename may have been John.  He married (1) Ivy Morton at Wickham in 1927 and later (2) Elsie M Stamp at Lismore in 1932.  The only other known fact about Arthur is that he died in Queensland.  At some time in her life, perhaps immediately before she married Arthur, his wife Elsie lived at 27 Breckfield Street in Aspley, Queensland.

 

 

 

 

20R13

Reginald John Collett was born at Bulli Road in Appin during 1903 and again, like his brother Arthur (above), there is doubt about his second being John or James.  What is known is that he married Joyce Roberts with whom he had two children.

 

 

 

20S1

Marlene Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

20S2

Kevin Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20R14

Rita May Collett was born at Bulli Road in Appin in 1905, and she married Bruce Parsons.

 

 

 

 

20R15

Edith Evelyn Collett was born at Cataract Dam in New South Wales in 1907, and she married William John Jenson.

 

 

 

 

20R16

Ernest George Collett was born at Alstonville in New South Wales in 1910, the son of James Thomas Collett and Florence E Knight.  He married Jean Agnes Archer with whom he had nine children.  One of them was their son Percy who was born at Pomona in Queensland, where Ernest George Collett died in 1962.  Details of Ernest’s and Jean’s other eight children will hopefully be received in the fullness of time.

 

 

 

20S3

Percy Philip Ernest Collett

Born in 1937

 

20S4

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S5

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S6

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S7

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S8

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S9

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S10

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

20S11

a Collett child

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20R17

Cecil Lynwood Collett was born at Alstonville in New South Wales during 1913.  He later married Marjorie Tompkins.

 

 

 

 

20R18

Queenie Adeline Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was born after her family settled in Queensland sometime after 1913.  She married (1) Douglas George Rushton and later she married (2) Mr Thrush on Wednesday 3rd November 1976.  Curiously one record suggests that Queenie Adeline Thrush died 1966, but this must be an error in translation for possibly 1986 or 1996.

 

 

 

 

20R19

Clarice Pearl Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was born in Queensland and was the daughter of James Thomas Collett and Florence E Knight.  She married Cecil McDermott.

 

 

 

 

20R20

Olive Ethel Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was born in Queensland.  She was the youngest daughter and last child of James Thomas Collett and Florence E Knight, and she later married Jack Roulston.

 

 

 

 

20R21

Eileen Enid Merle Collett was born at Appin on Friday 14th March 1913.  She married Robert George Thorburn in 1933 at St Peter’s Church in Campbelltown.  Eileen Thorburn nee Collett died at Edgecliff in New South Wales on Sunday 5th October 1980 at 67 years of age.

 

 

 

 

20R22

Cecil Sutherland Collett was born at Appin on Wednesday 6th May 1914.  He married Beulah F Nixon at Bankston in 1934.  Cecil died at St Leonards on Friday 4th June 1971 aged 57.

 

 

 

 

20R23

Murray Arthur Collett was born at Campbelltown on Saturday 23rd June 1917.  He married Eileen Estelle Gallagher at Bulli in Appin during 1946.  Seven years later Murray’s father Arthur Sutherland Collett died at Bulli in 1953.  Murray Arthur Collett died on Tuesday 9th April 1895 when he was 67.

 

 

 

 

20R24

Hazel Alma Collett was born at Campbelltown on Saturday 9th October 1920 and during 1939 she married Clive McKenna.  Hazel Alma McKenna nee Collett died on Saturday 16th March 1991, when her place of residence was stated as being at Burrill Lake in New South Wales.  Previous to this she had lived at Ulladale.

 

 

 

 

20R25

Kelvin Laurence Collett was born at Campbelltown on 06.05.1924 and he married Dorothy Emily Ellis at Burwood in 1946 after he had returned from active service in the Second World War.  His entry in the Service Records of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au) confirms that: he was born at Campbelltown on 6th May 1924; he enlisted at Bulli in Appin; his service number was N339651; and his next-of-kin was his father Arthur Collett.  Kelvin Laurence Collett died at Lismore during 1971.

 

 

 

 

20R26

Glen Denzil Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Shirley Patricia Fitzgerald at Bulli in Appin during 1951 where his father died two years after.

 

 

 

 

20R27

Myrtle Jean Collett was born at Mount Morgan in Queensland on Sunday 1st April 1917.  She was married on 12th October 1940 when she became Myrtle Jean McNab.  Thirty-four years later she died on Saturday 12th October 1974 when she was 57.

 

 

 

 

20R28

Arthur William Collett was born at McKay in Queensland on Wednesday 25th June 1919.  A month after his thirty-first birthday he died on 23rd July 1950.

 

 

 

 

20R29

Innes Charles Edgar Collett, whose date of birth may have been around 1929/30, was born at Marrickville in New South Wales on the thirteenth of August of the particular year.  He married Marion Jean McLennan on Friday 26th March 1954 and the only other fact known about him is that he died on Monday 25th October 1993.

 

 

 

 

20R30

Reginald Oscar Collett, who was often known as Reggie, was born at Grenfell on Friday 5th November 1909, sadly it was also at Grenfell that he died on Saturday 22nd June 1912.

 

 

 

 

20R31

Raymond Edgar George Collett was born at Grenfell on Wednesday 21st June 1911.  He lived a long life and died at the age of 90 at Cowra in New South Wales on 12th March 2002.

 

 

 

 

20R32

Trevor Donald Hamilton Collett was born at Grenfell on Wednesday 18th March 1914 and he saw active service during the Second World War, and he died in June 1996.  His entry in the Service Records of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au) confirms that: he was born at Grenfell on 18th March 1914; he enlisted at Sydney; his service number was 132383; and his next-of-kin was his father Oscar Collett.  Trevor Donald Collett died at Grenfell in June 1996 at the age of 92.

 

 

 

 

20R33

Wesley Ernest Collett was born at Grenfell on Saturday 22nd September 1917, the son of Oscar Herbert Collett and his wife Bertha Isabel Buttenshaw.  

 

At the start of World War Two, on 29th April 1940, Wesley enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force as an airman, service number 14847.  He served a total of five years and 178 days, finishing on 24th October 1945.  He gained a commission on 1st September 1944 when he was promoted to the rank of Flying Officer.  For his services to King and Country he was awarded the War Medal 1939-1945, the 1939-1945 Star, the Pacific Star, the Australia Service Medal 1939-1945, and the Returned from Active Service Badge.

 

Nothing more is known about him at this time, except that he was living in New South Wales in Australia when he died during 1990.

 

 

 

 

20R34

Gladys Edna Isobel Collett was born at Grenfell on Monday 12th January 1920.  She later married to become Gladys Dwight and at the age of 75 she died at Orange in New South Wales on Sunday 24th December 1995 and was buried at Cowra.

 

 

 

 

20R35

Freda Jessie Collett was born at Grenfell on Wednesday 21st March 1923.  In 1945 she married to become Freda Jessie McFayden, and just over fifty years later she died in Australia around 2000.

 

 

 

 

20R36

June Estell Collett was born at Grenfell on Friday 5th June 1925, and she married Mr Hall.  June Estell Hall nee Collett died in New South Wales on Sunday 10th January 1999 at the age of 73.

 

 

 

 

20R37

Laurence A Collett (or Lawrence A Collett) was born on Saturday 9th July 1927, and died at Grenfell in New South Wales on Tuesday 6th August 1929 when he was just two years old.  And it was at Grenfell that he was also buried.

 

 

 

 

20R38

Marjorie Collett was born in 1920 and she later became Marjorie Martin through her first marriage.  It was from her second marriage that she became Marjorie McCann and prior to her death on Thursday 17th January 2002 she lived at Harrington in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20R42

Herbert John Collett was born at Goulburn on 2nd September 1922 and he saw active service during the Second World War.  His entry in the Service Records of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au) confirms that he was born at Goulburn on 2nd September 1922, that he enlisted at Paddington in New South Wales, that his service number was NX92715, and that his next-of-kin was his father Philip Collett.

 

 

 

 

20R43

Nita Phyllis Lodge Collett was born at Queanbeyan in 1901.  At the time of her marriage to Mr Williams in 1925, she was referred to a Neta P L Collett.

 

 

 

 

20R44

James John Lodge Collett was born at Queanbeyan in 1903 and tragically at or following the birth, his mother Sarah Collett died on 10th March 1903.  It was at Queanbeyan that he married Ada F Mayo in 1925.  James John Lodge Collett, who was known as Jack, died in 1974.

 

 

 

 

20R45

Arthur Henry Collett was born at Parramatta in 1896.  He married Georgina E S MacDonald at Sydney in 1918.

 

 

 

20S12

Sheila Ruth Collett

Born in 1919

 

 

 

 

20R47

George Henry Collett was born at Parramatta in 1900 where he married Lillian R Gilmore.  It seems likely he was involved in a supporting role during the Second World War.  It was at Parramatta that he died in 1970.  His entry in the Service Records of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au) confirms that he was born at Parramatta, but no date given, that he enlisted at Sydney, and under service number it simply stated ‘depot’; and his next-of-kin was his father Arthur Henry Collett.

 

 

 

 

20R51

Kenneth Claude James Samuel Collett was born at Milton in 1901 and he married Gwendoline Jess Lyell at Chatswood in 1930.  Kenneth Claude Collett died in 1975.

 

 

 

 

20R52

Ernest Augustus Collett was born at Kilkenny in South Australia in 1903.  He married Eileen Clarice Murray at Mosman in New South Wales during 1930.  Prior to his death on Thursday 26th January 1989, widower Ernest Augustus Collett had lived at Castle Hill in New South Wales.  Eileen Clarice Murray was born at Robertson in New South Wales and died at Canberra in 1973.

 

 

 

 

20R53

Annie Merle Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was the youngest of three children of Augustus John Hugh Collett and his wife Annie Edith Pickering who were married in 1900.  It is likely that she was born around 1905 or shortly thereafter.

 

 

 

 

20R54

Wilhelmina G Collett was born after 1900 when her parents were married.  She married the much older Hubert Mellersh who was born on 24th March 1891 and who died during the month of May in 1965.  The marriage produce a son for Wilhelmina and Hubert, and that was John Hubert Mellersh who was born on October 1920 and who only survived for twenty-three years when he died on 27th November 1943.

 

 

 

 

20R56

James A Collett was born around 1926 and died at Gunning in 1928.

 

 

 

 

20R57

Harriet Collett, whose date of birth is not known, died very young at Goulburn in 1943.

 

 

 

 

20R58

Stanley James Collett, who was referred to as Jim, was born at Goulburn on 31st December 1930.  He married Daphne Merle Higham at Bellevue Hill Anglican Church in Sydney on 15th May 1955.  Daphne was born on 21st March 1934.  Jim confirmed that both he and Daphne were alive and well in 2007.

 

 

 

20S13

Geoffrey Martin Collett

Born in 1959

 

20S14

Susan Yvette Collett

Born in 1961

 

20S15

Adele Catherine Anne Collett

Born in 1968

 

 

 

 

20R59

Anne Beatrice Collett was born at Goulburn on 7th May 1935, and it was there also that she married James Brown Thomson on 11th May 1957.  Over the following years Anne presented her husband with four children, the first three being born at Wollongong, and the fourth after the family had moved to Sydney.

 

 

 

Sadly, Anne’s husband died from cancer on 24th April 1993 while the couple were living at Braemar in New South Wales.  Today, in 2010, Anne still lives at Braemar, near Mittagong on the Southern Highlands about ninety kilometres from Sydney.

 

 

 

20S16

James Robert Thomson

Born on 07.09.1959

 

20S17

Elizabeth Ann Thomson

Born on 15.04.1961

 

20S18

Ian Joseph Thomson

Born on 11.01.1964

 

20S19

Johanna Jean Thomson

Born on 10.04.1972

 

 

 

 

20R60

Philip Sidney Collett was born at Goulburn on Monday 9th March 1942, the son of Stanley Bean Collett and Salome Elizabeth Collett.  Not a great deal is known about Philip except that he was thirty years old when he died on Sunday 21st May 1972 at either Cooma or Adaminaby in New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

20R61

IAN JOSEPH COLLETT was born in 1944 the fourth of the five children of Stanley Bean Collett and Salome Elizabeth Lieschke. 

 

He married Judith (Judy) Dawn in New South Wales, where all of their three children were born.

 

This photo of Ian and Judy was taken near Brisbane in 2014 during the Alfa Annual Rally.

 

 

 

20S20

James Collett

Born in 1972 at Cooma in NSW

 

20S21

Leanne Collett

Date and place of birth withheld

 

20S22

Lucy Collett

Date and place of birth withheld

 

 

 

 

20R62

Peter Norman Collett was born at Nowra during 1948; he was married and had two children.

 

 

 

20S23

Matthew Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

20S24

Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20S1

Marlene Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was the daughter of Reginald Collett and Joyce Roberts.  When she married she became Marlene Unwin.

 

 

 

 

20S2

Kevin Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was the son of Reginald Collett and Joyce Roberts. 

 

 

 

 

20S3

Percy Philip Ernest Collett was born at Pomona, a small country town in Queensland, during 1937 and was one of nine children of Ernest George Collett and Jean Agnes Archer.  Percy married Eileen May Birt at Cooroy in Queensland in 1957 and they were still living in Australia in 2010.  Sadly Percy, who was better known as Phil, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Prince Charles Heart Hospital in Brisbane on 24th September 2012.  He was buried on 2nd October at Pomona Cemetery where his father Ernest and grandfather James were also buried along with other relatives.  Percy Philip Ernest Collett came from a long line of farmers.

 

 

 

20T1

Susanne Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

20S12

Sheila Ruth Collett was the daughter of Arthur Henry Collett and Georgina MacDonald.  She was born in 1919 and she lived in Canberra where she died on Monday 10th February 1992.

 

 

 

 

20S13

Geoffrey Martin Collett was born in 1959.  He later married Cheryl Kim Stanley and the marriage produce two children for the couple, both of them being born at Goulburn.  In 2008 the family was living in Canberra and it was Geoff that kindly provided the information for this update.

 

 

 

20T2

Bradley John Collett

Born in 1986

 

20T3

Erin Natasha Collett

Born in 1989

 

 

 

 

20S14

Susan Yvette Collett was born at Goulburn in 1961.  She was married Ronald Adrian Hope on 27.08.1988.  He was born on 23rd June 1951 and their marriage produced two children for the couple, Phoebe who was born at Nowra and Adrian who was born at Darwin before they were divorced in 1997.  Susan and the children reverted to her maiden name following the divorce, and in 2007 Susan confirmed that they were living at Maryborough in Queensland.

 

 

 

20T4

Phoebe Yvette Collett

Born on 25.08.1990

 

20T5

Adrian Phillip Collett

Born on 24.09.1992

 

 

 

 

20S15

Adele Catherine Anne Collett was born in 1968.  She married and had three children Carleigh Adele, Isobel Catherine and Georgia Margaret.

 

 

 

 

20S16

James Robert Thomson was born at Wollongong on 7th September 1959.  He married Simone Mungoven on 13th November 1988 and they have two children, both born in Sydney.  They are James Daniel Thomson who was born on 6th January 1990, and Holly Yvonne who was born on 21st October 1992.

 

 

 

 

20S17

Elizabeth Ann Thomson was born at Wollongong on 15th April 1961, and she married Dennis Walter Mulvihill in Japan on 22nd September 1983.  The marriage has resulted in two children for Elizabeth and Dennis, and these are Emily Anne Mulvihill born on 19th February 1986, and Edward Michael Ian Mulvihill, who is known as Ned, who was born on 1st February 1989.  Both children were born while the family was living in Sydney.

 

 

 

 

20S18

Ian Joseph Thomson was born at Wollongong on 11th January 1964.  He married Irene Fitzgerald on the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific on 14th June 1996.  Ian and Irene now have two children, Stuart Ian Thomson who was born at Bowral in New South Wales on 11th January 1997, and Martin Stanley Thomson who was born at Nowra in New South Wales on 25th February 2000.

 

 

 

 

20S19

Johanna Jean Thomson was born in Sydney on 10th April 1972, and she married Wade Andrew Conroy at Mittagong in New South Wales on 29th November 2003.  Today Johanna and Wade have two children, Zahli Joy Conroy who was born at Gosford on 19th April 2005, and James Allan Conroy who was also born at Gosford in New South Wales on 20th August 2008.

 

 

 

 

20S20

James Collett was born at Cooma in New South Wales during 1972, the eldest child of Ian Joseph Collett and his wife Judith Dawn.  James married Irena Konecna in Praha (Prague) in the Czech Republic and they have three children.  Their first child Natalia Collett was born at Sydney in Australia, their second daughter Amalie Collett and their son William were born in Praha.

 

 

 

20T6

Natalia Collett

Born in 2007 at Sydney

 

20T7

Amalie Collett

Born in 2010 at Prague

 

20T8

William Collett

Born in 2012 at Prague

 

 

 

 

20T1

Susanne Collett, whose date of birth is not known, is the daughter of Percy Philip Ernest Collett and Eileen Mae Birt.  And it was Susanne Collett who kindly helped to extend this family line during 2010.  It is sincerely hoped that in due course, further details might be received relating to her father’s eight siblings, about whom nothing is known at this time.  Currently Susanne’s only child, her daughter Adriane, is living at Kidderminster in England with her partner Simon Cull, while Susanne is living at Redcliffe near Scarborough in Queensland, Australia.

 

 

 

20U1

Adriane Collett Smirnoff

Date of birth unknown