PART TWENTY SEVEN

 

The Harewood Yorkshire Line Ė 1660 to 2008

 

Updated September 2016

 

 

With the April 2011 update of this file and that of Part 36,

this family line can now be traced back to William Collett of Featherstone in 1496.

 

This is the family line of John Robert Collett (Ref. 27S10)

of New South Wales in Australia, whose family line is depicted in capitals,

and Christina Hammond nee Collitt (Ref. 27R12) of Hitchin in Hertfordshire

whose family line is identified by the names underlined

 

This family line has its origins in Part 36 Ė The Barwick-in-Elmet (Leeds line

and it was there that Richard Collett was born the eldest of three known

children of Richard Collett (Ref. 36J5)

 

It is also worth noting that some of the early records give the

spelling of the name as Collitt (or Collit) and one branch of the family has

retained this to the present day, as used by the ancestors of Christina Collitt

 

 

 

36K11

RICHARD COLLETT was born at Barwick-in-Elmet in 1667 where he was baptised at All Saints Church on 6th February 1668, the eldest of the three known children of Richard Collett.In the early 1690s Richard married Hannah with whom he had eight children.During his life he was known as Richard Collitt of Weeton, which was a hamlet midway between Harrogate to the north and Leeds to the south, lying within the parish of Harewood.He was also known as Richard Collett of Harewood.

 

 

 

 

It was also at All Saints Church in Harewood (pictured on the right) that all of his children were baptised, although it is highly likely that they were born while the family was living at Weeton.

 

This is because St Barnabas Church in Weeton was not built until 1851, when its construction was financed by the Earl of Harewood.

 

 

 

Hannah Collett died at Weeton, five miles east of Otley, in October 1710, and was followed fourteen years later by her husband Richard Collett, who died at Weeton during the first two weeks of April in 1724 and was buried in the grounds of All Saints Church in Harewood on 12th April 1724.

 

 

 

27L1

Ann Collett

Born in 1695 at Weeton

 

27L2

Ralph Collett

Born in 1696 at Weeton

 

27L3

Hannah Collett

Born in 1698 at Weeton

 

27L4

Richard Collett

Born in 1700 at Weeton

 

27L5

THOMAS COLLETT

Born in 1701 at Weeton

 

27L6

Margaret Collett

Born in 1703 at Weeton

 

27L7

John Collett

Born in 1705 at Weeton

 

27L8

Charles Collett

Born in 1707 at Weeton

 

 

 

 

27L1

Ann Collett was born at Weeton in 1695, the eldest of eight children of Richard and Hannah Collett.She was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 20th September 1695, when her name was recorded as Ann Collett.Sadly she was only a few days old when she died.

 

 

 

 

27L2

Ralph Collett was born at Weeton in 1696 and was the eldest son of Richard and Hannah Collett.He was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 26th September 1695 when his name was recorded as Ralph Collett.The only detail of Ralphís life known at this time is that he died at Weeton on 6th June 1710, when he was around 15 years old.His youngest brother Charles (below) died fifteen months later.

 

 

 

 

27L3

Hannah Collett was born at Weeton in 1698 and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 24th June 1698 as Hannah Collett, the daughter of Richard Collett.It is understood that she married John Vicars at St Peterís Church in Leeds on 11th September 1718, and died at Dunkeswick near Harewood in February 1769.

 

 

 

 

27L4

Richard Collett was born at Weeton in 1700 and was baptised at All Saints in Harewood as Richard Collit on 19th January 1701, the son of Richard Collit.Richard was another infant fatality, when he died at Weeton, either in January that same year, or the following year.

 

 

 

 

27L5

THOMAS COLLETT was born at Weeton in 1701 and was baptised at All Saints in Harewood as Thomas Collit on 12th March 1701, the son of Richard Collit.He later married Priscilla Waite at All Saints Church in Kirkby Overflow on 27th May 1724, where Priscilla was born during 1703, the daughter of yeoman farmer Joseph Waite.

 

 

 

Just over four years after they were married, Priscillaís father died, and his Will proved on 20th October 1729 included the following.Joseph Waite, yeoman of Swindon, in the parish of Kirkby Overflow, do give to my son-in-law, Thomas Collitt and his wife Priscilla Collitt, 2s 6d each.To my grandchildren Richard Collitt, Joseph Collitt, and Mary Collitt, 10s to be shared amongst them. Also £10 amongst them when they reach 21.

 

 

 

The contents of the Will provide further confirmation that Thomasí son John had died prior to that time, and that his daughter Hannah (Ann) was born between the making of the Will and the death of Joseph Waite, with no time to amend the document to include her name.Unfortunately the baptism records for most of the children simply record the parentsí names as Thomas Collett and Mrs Thomas Collett.

 

 

 

Thomas Collett died at Weeton during the month of March in 1787, and was buried at All Saints Church in Harewood on 30th March 1787.At the time of his death he was referred to as a farmer.His wife Priscilla had died over twenty-four years earlier, when she passed away at Weeton in February 1763.

 

 

 

27M1

Richard Collett

Born in 1725 at Weeton

 

27M2

Joseph Collett

Born in 1726 at Weeton

 

27M3

John Collett

Born in 1727 at Weeton

 

27M4

Mary Collett

Born in 1728 at Weeton

 

27M5

Hannah Collett

Born in 1729 at Weeton

 

27M6

Anne Collett

Born in 1730 at Weeton

 

27M7

Margaret Collett

Born circa 1732 at Weeton

 

27M8

Thomas Collett

Born in 1734 at Weeton

 

27M9

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1738 at Weeton

 

27M10

Hugh Collett†††† †††††††††††† twin

Born in 1740 at Weeton

 

27M11

Joshua Collett†††††††††††††† twin

Born in 1740 at Weeton

 

27M12

JOHN COLLETT

Born circa 1742 at Weeton

 

 

 

 

27L6

Margaret Collett was born at Weeton in 1703, but was baptised as Margaret Collett at All Saints Church in Harewood on 30th March 1704, the daughter of Richard Collett.She was around seven years of age when she died at Weeton on 7th March 1711.

 

 

 

 

27L7

John Collett was born at Weeton in 1705, the second youngest son and seventh child of Richard and Hannah Collitt.It was as John Collett that he was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 7th February 1705, the son of Richard Collett.It was also at All Saints Church that, as John Collett, he married Susan Mallory (Susannah Mallorie) on 30th August 1726. The couple had eight children while they were living at Dunkeswick, and all of them were baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood.See also Ref. 27M11 for another Collett/Mallory marriage.

 

 

 

John Collett was a farmer living at Dunkeswick near Harewood at the end of 1778 when he died, following which he was buried at All Saints Church in Harewood on 3rd January 1779.It was just a few weeks later that his wife Susan died at Dunkeswick during February 1779.

 

 

 

27M13

John Collett

Born in 1727 at Dunkeswick

 

27M14

Ralph Collett

Born in 1729 at Dunkeswick

 

27M15

Susannah Collett

Born in 1730 at Dunkeswick

 

27M16

Ralph Collett

Born in 1731 at Dunkeswick

 

27M17

Ellen Collett

Born in 1732 at Dunkeswick

 

27M18

William Collett

Born in 1734 at Dunkeswick

 

27M19

Thomas Collett

Born in 1737 at Dunkeswick

 

27M20

Susannah Collett

Born in 1742 at Dunkeswick

 

 

 

 

27L8

Charles Collett was born at Weeton in 1707, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood as Charles Collett on 23rd March 1707, the youngest of the eight children of Richard and Hannah Collitt.Charles was only four years old when he died on 3rd November 1711.

 

 

 

 

27M1

Richard Collett was born at Weeton on 11th March 1725 and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 25th March 1725, the eldest son of Thomas Collett.It was as Richard Collitt that he was a beneficiary under the terms of the 1729 Will of his maternal grandfather Joseph Waite, when he received one third share of ten shilling, and one third of ten pounds should he reach the age of twenty-one.

 

 

 

 

27M2

Joseph Collett was born at Weeton and baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 11th March 1726, the son of Thomas Collett.It was as Joseph Collitt that he was a beneficiary under the terms of the 1729 Will of his maternal grandfather Joseph Waite, when he received one third share of ten shilling, and one third of ten pounds should he reach the age of twenty-one. Joseph Collett was around twenty-four years of age when he died at Weeton on 21st June 1750.

 

 

 

 

27M3

John Collett was born at Weeton, but was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 6th May 1727, the son of Thomas Collett.Sadly he only survived for eleven months, when he died at Weeton and was buried at All Saints Church on 30th March 1728, hence the reason why he was not mentioned in the 1729 Will of his grandfather maternal Joseph Waite.On the day that he was buried his sister Mary (below) was baptised.

 

 

 

 

27M4

Mary Collett was born at Weeton and possibly born during the first quarter of 1728, following which she was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 30th March 1728, the daughter of Thomas Collett.It was as Mary Collitt that she was named as a beneficiary under the terms of the 1729 Will of her maternal grandfather Joseph Waite, when she received one third share of ten shilling, and a further one third of ten pounds, on condition that she reached the age of twenty-one.

 

 

 

 

27M5

Hannah Collett was born at Weeton in 1729, but was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 6th February 1729 as Ann Collett, the daughter of Thomas Collett.It seems highly likely that she was born fairly close to the time of the death of her maternal grandfather Joseph Waite, whose Will was proved on 20th October 1729, but without any reference to Ann or Hannah, the daughter of his son-in-law Thomas Collett.

 

 

 

Ann Collett later married John Knapton at Harewood on 1st November 1750.John may have been related to Elizabeth Knapton who married Benjamin Collett (Ref. 36M6) at Barwick-in-Elmet in 1768. Hannah Knapton nee Collett had lived a relatively long life, when she died at Wescoe Hill in Weeton during November 1794.

 

 

 

It was during the following year that John Knapton died, after which his Will was proved on 12th August 1795.The Will included the following instructions from John Knapton, farmer of Wescoe Hill in the parish of Harewood.My half share of the copyhold estate, devised to me by my brother Richard Knapton, at Felliscliffe, to my two sons John Knapton and William Knapton.To my son John I give £30. To my daughter Mary Taylor I give £150.To my daughter Sarah Taylor I give £90. To my grandchildren Hannah Smith, Priscilla Smith, and William Smith, I give to each £5.To my granddaughter Hannah I give a further £5 two years after my death.The residue of my personal effects I give to my son William.

 

 

 

The witnesses to the signing of the Will were J Barrett, John Collitt, and Elizabeth Smith.It is therefore very likely that the witness John Collitt was in fact Hannahís younger brother John Collett (below).

 

 

 

 

27M6

Ann Collett was born at Weeton on 6th April 1730, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 31st December 1731, the daughter of Thomas Collett.Tragically she only survived for a few months, when she died at Weeton in March 1732.

 

 

 

 

27M7

Margaret Collett was born at Weeton, very likely during the first two months of 1732 or earlier, and was baptised on 9th March 1732 at All Saints Church in Harewood, the daughter of Thomas Collett.

 

 

 

 

27M8

Thomas Collett was born at Weeton in 1734 and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 23rd March 1735, the son of Thomas Collett.Thomas Collett was 33 when he died at Weeton during November 1768.

 

 

 

 

27M9

Elizabeth Collett was born at Weeton in 1738 but was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 19th January 1739, the daughter of Thomas Collett. However, she died during the following year.

 

 

 

 

27M10

Hugh Collett was born at Weeton in 1740, the son of Thomas Collett.He was baptised in a joint ceremony at All Saints Church in Harewood with his twin brother Joshua (below) on 22nd May 1741.What is known is that Hugh Collett died at Weeton during March 1765, when he would have been around 25 years of age, and was buried at All Saints Church in Harewood on 31st March 1765.

 

 

 

 

27M11

Joshua Collett was born at Weeton in 1740 and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 22nd May 1741, the son of Thomas Collett, in a joint ceremony with his twin brother Hugh Collett (above).Joshua was around thirty-five years of age when he married Elizabeth Mallory (Mallorie) at Harewood on 12th September 1775, which raises the questions; (a) did he marry late in his life, (b) was that his second marriage, and (c) was Elizabeth related to Susan Mallory who married Joshuaís uncle John Collett (Ref. 27L7) in 1726.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Mallory (Mallorie) was born around 1754 and so was about fourteen years younger than Joshua.It is possible that Joshua and Elizabeth settled in Weeton near Harewood where his father Thomas is known to have lived.The first five children were born at Healthwaite Hill near Weeton, while the last two children were born at South Stainley, five miles north of Harrogate.

 

 

 

Details for six of the coupleís seven children are known, as they were born at Healthwaite Hill near Weeton, and baptised at Harewood.However, nothing is known about the unnamed daughter, although the continuation of this family line is through their son John. The only other detail so far known about Joshua Collett is that he died on 26th January 1826, and was buried at St Robertís Church in Pannal, to the west of Harrogate.

 

 

 

John Sugdon, a stone-cutter of Pannal, near Harrogate, left a Will proved on 23rd February 1777 in which there is a reference to property with the name ĎThe Garthí which was purchased from Joshua Collitt, the property being inherited by his widow Grace Sugdon.

 

 

 

27N1

Sally Collett

Born in 1776 at Healthwaite Hill

 

27N2

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1777 at Healthwaite Hill

 

27N3

a Collett daughter

Born circa 1779 at Healthwaite Hill

 

27N4

Priscilla Collett

Born in 1781 at Healthwaite Hill

 

27N5

John Collitt

Born in 1782 at Healthwaite Hill

 

27N6

Sarah Collett

Born in 1786 at South Stainley

 

27N7

Hannah Collett

Born in 1790 at South Stainley

 

 

 

 

27M12

JOHN COLLETT was born at Weeton after the end of May in 1741 and up to January 1742.He was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 28th January 1742 and was the youngest child of Thomas Collett.From the date of his marriage, it would be logical to assume that he was born during 1741 and not 1742, as he would have been only sixteen years old when he became a married man.

 

 

 

John married Sarah Birks (or Bicks) of Leeds at St Peterís Church in Leeds on 13th February 1758.Since it is known that the first and the last child of the family were both born at Harewood, it seems very likely that all of the coupleís other children were also born there.John Collett died at Weeton in November 1811 when he was around 60 years of age, and he was followed nine years later by his wife Sarah who was nearing her eightieth birthday when she died in 1820.

 

 

 

During his life John was known as a farmer of Middlefield at Harewood and, what is interesting, is that according to the census of 1881, the farm at Middlefield was still being managed by a member of the Collett family Ė see Ref. 27O13.It would therefore appear that John Collett passed the property onto one of his sons who, in turn, passed it on to a grandson.

 

 

 

It is highly likely that it was this John Collett who was listed as one of the three witnesses to the signing of the Will of John Knapton, the husband of Johnís older sister Hannah (Ann) Collett (above), the Will being proved on 12th August 1795, when John would have been fifty-four.

 

 

 

27N8

William Collett

Born on 16.08.1761 at Harewood

 

27N9

John Collett

Born on 18.07.1763 at Harewood

 

27N10

Sally Collett

Born on 28.09.1764 at Harewood

 

27N11

Susannah Collett

Born on 03.07.1766 at Harewood

 

27N12

Mary Collett

Born on 15.12.1767 at Harewood

 

27N13

Edward Collett

Born on 25.10.1769 at Harewood

 

27N14

Ann Collett

Born on 15.01.1771 at Harewood

 

27N15

THOMAS COLLETT

Born on 12.10.1772 at Harewood

 

27N16

Robert Collett††††††††††††††† twin

Born on 24.07.1774 at Harewood

 

27N17

Hannah Collett††††††††††††† twin

Born on 24.07.1774 at Harewood

 

 

 

 

27M13

John Collett was born at Dunkeswick in 1727, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 7th June 1727, the eldest child of John Collett and Susan Mallory.It was sixty years later that farmer John Collett died at Middlefield in Harewood in February 1787.

 

 

 

 

27M14

Ralph Collett was born at Dunkeswick around 1729 and was baptised at Harewood on 1st May 1730, but sadly he died there the following day.

 

 

 

 

27M15

Susannah Collett was born at Dunkeswick in 1730, but was baptised as Susannah Collett at All Saints Church in Harewood on 20th March 1731, the eldest daughter of John Collett and Susan Mallory. Susan only survived for less than nine months after that, when she died at Dunkeswick on 2nd September 1731.

 

 

 

 

27M16

Ralph Collett was born at Dunkeswick 1731 and baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 1st May 1731, the son of John Collett and Susan Mallory.Ralph was nearly thirty years of age he married Mary Nicholson at Harewood on 2nd February 1761.Once married, Ralph and Mary settled in Harewood where their five known children were born.

 

 

 

27N18

Beatrix Collett

Born on 30.09.1761 at Harewood

 

27N19

Thomas Collett

Born on 09.09.1764 at Harewood

 

27N20

William Collett

Born on 16.11.1766 at Harewood

 

27N21

Mary Collett

Born on 20.02.1770 at Harewood

 

27N22

John Collett

Born on 03.11.1781 at Harewood

 

 

 

 

27M17

Ellen Collett, who was Ellinge Collett, was born at Dunkeswick in 1732 at Harewood, the daughter of John Collett and Susan Mallory. It was as Ellen Collett that she was baptised at All Saints Church on 25th August 1732.Ellen would appear to have lived all her life at Dunkeswick, where she died in September 1797.

 

 

 

 

27M18

William Collett was born at Dunkeswick around 1734 and it was at Harewood, in All Saints Church, that he was baptised on 9th July 1736, the son of John Collett and Susan Mallory. It was also at Dunkeswick where William died in May 1779.

 

 

 

 

27M19

Thomas Collett was born at Dunkeswick around 1737, the youngest son of John Collett and Susan Mallory.Like all of his siblings, Thomas was also baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood, and that took place on 9th September 1739.

 

 

 

 

27M20

Susannah Collett was born at Dunkeswick in 1742, the youngest and last child of John Collett and Susan Mallory.She was baptised as Susannah Collett at All Saints Church in Harewood on 9th April 1742.Susan Collett was around twenty-two years old when she married Elijah (?) Kershaw on 10th October 1764.However, it was less than five years later, during April 1769, that Susan Kershaw died at Dunkeswick, possibly during childbirth.

 

 

 

 

27N1

Sally Collett was born at Healthwaite Hill on 25th September 1776, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 11th October 1776, the eldest child of Joshua and Elizabeth Collett.Sally was in her very late forties when she married William Ware on 17th July 1825.

 

 

 

 

27N2

Elizabeth Collett was born at Healthwaite Hill on 7th October 1777, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 2nd November 1777, the daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Collett.Elizabeth married William Wright on 14th January 1805 at the Church of St Robert in Pannal, near Harrogate.

 

 

 

 

27N4

Priscilla Collett was born at Healthwaite Hill on 8th April 1781, and was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 2nd May 1781, the daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Collett.Priscilla was twenty-eight years old when she died on 3rd May 1809.

 

 

 

 

27N5

John Collitt was born around 1782, the only son of Joshua Collitt and his wife Elizabeth Mallory.Unlike his three known sisters, no baptism record has so far been found for him at All Saints Church in Harewood.It was also at Harewood that John married Hannah Atkinson on 5th December 1807, at a time when Hannah was already pregnant with Johnís child, which was born less than five months after they were married.The witnesses at the wedding ceremony were John Whitaker and C B Brooke, when the couple were both described as being Ďof this parishí.Hannah had been born around 1786.

 

 

 

John and Hannah had a total of eleven children over the years following their wedding.The early ones, up to 1814 were born and baptised at Harewood, while the later ones were born after the family moved to Ainderby Steeple near Northallerton.However, according to the parish record for the birth of their daughter Priscilla, they were living at Weeton.

 

 

 

At the time of the first national census in June 1841 John and his family were living at Swalefield House in Ainderby Steeple (Swahfield House, East Gilling).John and Hannah were both recorded with a rounded age of 55, while still living with them were six of their children, the four eldest also having rounded ages.Joshua Collitt and Thomas Collitt were both 30, Priscilla Collitt and John Collitt were both 25, Ralph Collitt was 15, and Sarah Collitt who was 14.

 

 

 

The coupleís missing youngest child, Isabella Collitt, was recorded at Leake within the Thirsk & Knapton, living with John Meek, age 56 and from Morton-on-Swale, and his wife Elizabeth Meek who was 54.So it seems highly likely that Isabella was either staying with relatives, or had already entered into domestic service.

 

 

 

It was also at Ainderby Steeple, nine months later, that John Collitt died on 26th March 1842 where he was also buried.Nine years later his widow Hannah Collitt was 65 when she was living in Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton with three of her children.They were Ralph Collitt 27, Sarah Collitt 25, and Isabella Collitt who was 22.Also listed as a visitor was Hannahís older son William who was 29, together with four others; John Stapleton 30, Frances Peart 25, William Woodward 18, and Robert Dixon 17.

 

 

 

Hannah was still alive in 1861 at the age of 75, when she had living with her at Northallerton her granddaughter Sarah Jane Collitt who was 14.She was the daughter of Hannahís son John Collitt.And still living with her and her granddaughter was her unmarried youngest son William Collitt.Hannah Collitt nee Atkinson died almost one year later when she passed away on 19th February 1862, following which she was buried in the churchyard at Ainderby Steeple.

 

 

 

27O1

Joshua Collitt

Born in 1808 at Harewood

 

27O2

Thomas Collitt

Born in 1810 at Harewood

 

27O3

Priscilla Collitt

Born in 1812 at Harewood

 

27O4

John Collitt

Born in 1814 at Harewood

 

27O5

Mary Collitt

Born in 1816 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O6

Hannah Collitt

Born in 1818 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O7

Richard Collitt

Born in 1820 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O8

William Collitt

Born in 1822 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O9

Ralph Collitt

Born in 1824 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O10

Sarah Collitt

Born in 1825 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27O11

Isabella Collitt

Born in 1828 at Ainderby Steeple

 

 

 

 

27N6

Sarah Collett was born at South Stainley, midway between Ripon and Harrogate in 1786, and it was there that she was baptised on 11th January 1787, the daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N7

Hannah Collett was born at South Stainley in 1790, and it was there that she was baptised on 4th April 1790, where she sister Sarah had been baptised less than three years earlier.What is curious about the baptism record though, and different from Sarahís, was that the parents were named as Joshua and Hannah Collitt, rather than Joshua and Elizabeth Collett, which may simply be a genuine error.There may have been illness within the family around seventeen years later, since both Sarah and Hannah died in 1807, within five months of each other.Hannah Collett died on 25th October 1807.

 

 

 

 

27N8

William Collett was born at Harewood on 16th August 1761 and was baptised there six days later 22nd August 1761, the son of John and Sarah Collett.William was thirty years old when he died in 1792.

 

 

 

 

27N9

John Collett was born at Harewood on 18th July 1763, where he was baptised on 19th August 1763, the son of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N10

Sally Collett was born at Harewood on 28th September 1764, and was baptised there on 2nd November 1764 the daughter of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N11

Susannah Collett was born at Harewood on 3rd July 1766.Just over one month later she was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 13th August 1766, the daughter of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N12

Mary Collett was born at Harewood on 15th December 1767 where she was baptised on 20th January 1768, the daughter of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N13

Edward Collett was born at Harewood on 25th October 1769, and it was there that he was baptised on 6th December 1769, the son of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N14

Ann Collett was born at Harewood on 15th January 1771 and was baptised there on 20th February 1771, the daughter of John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N15

THOMAS COLLETT was born at Harewood on 12th October 1772, the son of John and Sarah Collett.He married Alice Bickerdike at Harewood on 16th December 1802 and it is very likely that all of their children were born at Harewood.Alice was baptised at Otley on 9th September 1778, the daughter of Robert Bickerdike.By June 1841 Thomas and Alice were living in Harewood with six of their children.Thomas Collett had a rounded age of 65 and his wifeís rounded age was 60.Their children on that occasion were Robert and Thomas who both had rounded ages of thirty, John 25, William 20, and Catherine who was eighteen.Living nearby was their daughter Mary whose age had been rounded up to 25.

 

 

 

Ten months later, Thomasí wife Alice Collett nee Bickerdike of Middlefield died on 21st April 1842 at the age of 64 and was buried in the grounds of All Saints Church in Harewood.In 1851 William was a widower at the age of 78, the age also coinciding with the year he was born.The census return confirmed that he was living at Middlefield in Harewood with his unmarried sons Robert Collett, age 45, and William Collett, age 33, and his unmarried daughter Catherine Collett who was 29.Thomas Collett was described as a farmer of 157 acres, employing four labourers.Living with the family was seventeen years old William Mason from Newton in Yorkshire who was a servant and an agricultural labourer.

 

 

 

Thomas Collett of Middlefield died there during 1852 at the age of 80, and was buried with his wife Sarah in the churchyard of All Saints Church.The single headstone that marks the plot is rather weathered and is difficult to read, although some parts of the inscription are clear enough to identify it as the grave of Thomas and Sarah Collett of Middlefield.

 

 

 

27O12

Hannah Collett

Born in 1803 at Harewood

 

27O13

Robert Collett

Born in 1806 at Harewood

 

27O14

Ann Collett

Born in 1807 at Harewood

 

27O15

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1809 at Harewood

 

27O16

Thomas Collett

Born in 1811 at Harewood

 

27O17

JOHN SCARR COLLETT

Born in 1815 at Harewood

 

27O18

William Collett

Born in 1817 at Harewood

 

27O19

Mary Collett

Born in 1819 at Harewood

 

27O20

Catherine Collett

Born in 1821 at Harewood

 

 

 

 

27N16

Robert Collett was born at Harewood on 24th July 1774 and was one half of a set of twins born to farmer John Collett and his wife Sarah.He was baptised at All Saints Church in Harewood on 5th October 1774 in a joint ceremony with his twin sister Hannah (below).The only other fact known about Robert is that he died at Otley on 17th December 1838 at the age of 63, following which he was buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church in Harewood.The headstone that marks the grave contains only a reference to Robert, perhaps indicating that he never married.

 

 

 

 

27N17

Hannah Collett was born on 24th July 1774 at Harewood and was a twin sister to her brother Robert (above).The twins were baptised together in a joint ceremony on 5th October 1774, when their parents were confirmed as John and Sarah Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N18

Beatrix Collett was born at Harewood on 30th September 1761, and was baptised there on 8th October 1761, the eldest daughter of Ralph and Mary Collett.Beatrix (Beatrice) later married Martin Moore at Harewood on 29th October 1787.

 

 

 

 

27N19

Thomas Collett was born at Harewood on 9th September 1764, where he was baptised on 21st October 1764, the son of Ralph and Mary Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N20

William Collett was born at Harewood on 16th November 1766 and was baptised there a month later on 19th December 1766, the son of Ralph and Mary Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N21

Mary Collett was born at Harewood on 20th February 1770, daughter of Ralph and Mary Collett.

 

 

 

 

27N22

John Collett was born at Harewood on 3rd November 1781, where he was baptised on 30th November 1781, the youngest son of Ralph Collett and Mary Nicholson.Although not proved, it seems likely that John married Sarah, since a very weathered gravestone in the churchyard of All Saints Church in Harewood bears the inscription ĎSarah Collett wife of John Collett died ...... aged 65 years.

 

 

 

 

27O1

Joshua Collitt was born at Weeton, Harewood on 24th April 1808, where he was baptised on 22nd May 1808, the eldest child of John Collitt and Hannah Atkinson.Joshua was around five or six years old when his family moved to Northallerton, where they settled in the village of Ainderby Steeple.Joshua Collitt died on 14th September 1844.Just over three years earlier Joshua Collitt had been living with his parents at Swalefield House in Ainderby (Swahfield House, East Gilling).

 

 

 

 

27O2

Thomas Collitt was born at Weeton, or Morton-on-Swale, on 22nd August 1810 and was baptised at All Saint Church in Harewood on 30th September 1810, the son of John Collitt and Hannah Atkinson.By the time he was four years old he and his family were living at Ainderby Steeple, just outside Northallerton.Thomas later married Mary Flower around 1850 and they had four children who were all originally thought to have been born at Ainderby Steeple.Mary was baptised at Ainderby Steeple on 1st September 1816, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Flower.It now seems very likely that the children of Thomas and Mary Collitt were actually born while the couple was living at Morton-on-Swale, where the family was residing at the time of the March census in 1851 and again in 1861.That may also have been the reason why the coupleís second child had the middle name Morton, which appears to have been used by him much later in his life and also given to his own son.

 

 

 

Not long after they were married the childless couple were recorded in the 1851 Census as living at the Morton-on-Swale home of Thomasí widowed mother-in-law Mary Flower who was 72. Thomas Collitt was 40 and his wife Mary Collitt was 34.Mary was with-child on the day of the census and the coupleís first son was born almost exactly three months later.During the next seven years Mary presented Thomas with a further three children, so by 1861, the family still living at Morton-on-Swale comprised Thomas Collitt, age 50, his wife Mary who was 44, and their three sons John Collitt, who was nine, Thomas Collitt, who was eight, and Joshua Collitt who was two years old.The missing child, their daughter Mary Hannah Collitt, who would have been six years old, had died just five days before the census that year, on her actual sixth birthday.Still living with the family was Thomasí mother-in-law Mary Flower who was then 82.

 

 

 

The house must have been of a considerable size, because there were seven other people living there in 1861.They were Thomasí brother Ralph Collitt (below), who was 37, Louisa Wass 16, Ann Flower 14, Ann Dennis 24, William Johnson 19, James Bennison 21, and James Young 14.

 

 

 

In 1866 Thomas Collitt was implicated in a bribery investigation concerning a general election scandal.Apparently he was seen at The Harewood Arms, where his brother John Collitt (below) was the publican, and his involvement resulted in the election being declared null and avoid. The official statement issued following conclusion of the investigation determined íThat Charles Henry Mills, Esq., is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in the present parliament for the Borough of Northallerton, and that the last Election for the said Borough, is a void Electioní.

 

 

 

By the time of the census in 1871, Joshua was the only child of Thomas and Mary still living with them in Morton-on-Swale.The census return that year listed the family as Thomas Collitt, age 60, Mary Collitt, who was 55, and their son Joshua Collitt who was 12 years old.Their son Thomas Collitt was 18 and was living nearby in Northallerton, but by then the coupleís eldest son John Collitt, who was 19, had left Northallerton and was recorded as living in the Richmond area of Yorkshire.It was later that John made the big leap, when he moved to London, where he was married.

 

 

 

It was during the following year that Mary Collitt nee Flower passed away sometime in 1872 leaving Thomas as a widower.In the census of 1881 he was still listed as being a married man and by that time in his life Thomas Collitt, age 70 and formerly a farmer from Morton-on-Swale, was an inmate at the Northallerton Union Workhouse.Two years later, while he was still residing at the Northallerton Union Workhouse, Thomas Collitt died on 2nd March 1883 at the age of 72.

 

 

 

27P1

John Collitt

Born on 26.06.1851 at Morton-on-Swale

 

27P2

Thomas Collitt

Born on 18.09.1852 at Morton-on-Swale

 

27P3

Mary Hannah Collitt

Born on 02.04.1855 at Morton-on-Swale

 

27P4

Joshua Collitt

Born on 24.07.1858 at Morton-on-Swale

 

 

 

 

27O3

Priscilla Collitt was born at Harewood on 2nd October 1812, the daughter of John Collitt and Hannah Atkinson.It was also at Harewood that Priscilla was baptised on 1st December 1812, but by the time she was two years old her family was living at Ainderby Steeple.

 

 

 

 

27O4

John Collitt was born at Harewood on 3rd March 1814, but was baptised at Ainderby Steeple, to the immediate west of Northallerton, on 3rd July 1814, the son of John and Hannah Collitt. In was during the third quarter of 1843 that John Collett married Isabella Fox, of Coxwold in Yorkshire, at Easingwold, midway between Thirsk and York.The first of their children was born during the following year, and it was at the baptism of the children that the surname was recorded as Collitt.The first two children were born at Morton-on-Swale and baptised at Ainderby Steeple, with the later children baptised at Northallerton.A later record for their daughter Isabella suggests that she was born at Kirby Wiske, which lies five miles south of Northallerton.

 

 

 

According to the census in 1851, John and his family were living within the Thirsk registration area, which would have included Kirby Wiske.John Collitt was 36, as was his wife Isabel, and their three children at that time were Mary H Collitt who was six, Sarah J Collitt who was four, and Isabel Collitt who was just one-year old.Three more children were added to the family during the 1850s, and it may have been a problem of over-crowding that resulted in Johnís daughter Sarah Jane Collitt going to live with her widowed grandmother Hannah Collitt, nearby in Northallerton.So by 1861 the family living at Northallerton included John and Isabella who were both 46, together with their five children Mary H Collitt 16, Isabella Collitt 11, John W Collitt who was nine, Joshua Collitt who was seven, and Priscilla Collitt who was four years old.

 

 

 

Just over four years later John Collitt died on 29th June 1865, so his widow Isabella Collitt, age 56, was living alone at Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton in 1871, with just her youngest child for company, that being 14 years old Priscilla A Collitt.Isabellaís occupation at that time in her life was recorded as a licenced victualler.Living not far away was her son Joshua Collitt who was 18.It would also appear that Isabella died shortly after that, because no record of her has been found in the census of 1881.

 

 

 

Sadly it was later that same year that Isabelle Collitt died.During his life John Collitt was a prominent character in Northallerton where he was the publican at The Harewood Arms public house, which still exists today but under its new name of The Tickle Toby Inn.

 

 

 

27P5

Mary Hannah Atkinson Collitt

Born in 1844 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27P6

Sarah Jane Collitt

Born in 1846 at Ainderby Steeple

 

27P7

Isabella Collitt

Born in 1849 at Kirby Wiske

 

27P8

John William Collitt

Born in 1851 at Northallerton

 

27P9

Joshua Collitt

Born in 1853 at Northallerton

 

27P10

Priscilla Anne Collitt

Born in 1856 at Northallerton

 

 

 

 

27O5

Mary Collitt was born in 1816 and was baptised at Ainderby Steeple on 3rd March 1816 as Mary Collet, the daughter of John and Hannah Collet.Mary later married J Metcalfe.

 

 

 

 

27O6

Hannah Collitt was born in 1818, and it was at Ainderby Steeple that she was baptised on 3rd June 1818 as Hannah Collet, the daughter of John and Hannah Collet.It was around the time that Hannah was aged 21 that she died on 13th April 1839.

 

 

 

 

27O7

Richard Collitt was born in 1820 and was baptised at Ainderby Steeple on 15th May 1820, the son of John and Hannah Collitt.It was originally understood that Richard married Sarah, and that at the age of 43, he died in 1863.Two years earlier the childless couple of Richard and Sarah Collitt was living in the Richmond area of Yorkshire, where was Richard was 41 and his wife Sarah was 40.However, it now appears that this was a different Richard to the one born at Ainderby Steeple.

 

 

 

New information received during 2012 from Christina Hammond, as supplied by Kate Wilson, indicates that Richard Collitt married the much older Eliza Parker from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire around the end of the middle of 1840s. By 1851 the marriage had produced a son, when the family of three was still residing in Gainsborough, where Richard Collitt, age 30, was working as a chemist and a druggist.This was a profession later followed by his son William and his nephew William Silvester Collitt, the eldest son of Richardís brother William (below).At that time in 1851 Eliza Collitt was 39, while their son John Collitt was three years old.

 

 

 

During the mid-1850s a further son was added to the family, although the possibility of other children being born to the couple in the years in between cannot be ruled out at this time.In the Gainsborough census return for 1861 the age of Richard and his youngest son are not clear, in addition to which the shorting of Richardís christian name has been transcribed as Robt, which may have been Rich, while the familyís surname was recorded as Collett.

 

 

 

Richard would have been 40, his wife Eliza Collett was 48, and their two sons were listed as John Sobby Collett, which was an error for John Selby Collitt, who was 14, and William Collett who would have been around five years of age.Richard Collitt died during the 1860s, following which his widow was still living in Gainsborough by herself in 1871, at the age of 58.No record of her two sons has been found anywhere in England on that occasion.

 

 

 

By 1881 Elizaís eldest son was married with a family of his own and was living in the city of Lincoln, while her youngest son had returned to the family home and was living with Eliza at 14 Bridge Street in Gainsborough.Once again the pair of them were recorded in the census return as Collett.Eliza was 69 and her place of birth was confirmed as Gainsborough, and by that time in her life she was living off the interest from property.Her son William, age 25 and also born at Gainsborough, was a chemist and a druggist carrying on the business created by his father.Supporting the two of them was Mary E Illingworth, age 25, a general domestic servant from Ollerton in Nottinghamshire.

 

 

 

After a further ten years Eliza Collitt was 79 and was still living in Gainsborough, although on that occasion she was living in the house of her son William.It is also known that it was later that same year that she died.

 

 

 

In addition to the two known children of Richard and Eliza Collitt, it is understood by the aforementioned Kate Wilson that, prior to their marriage, Richard was the father of a base-born son John Collitt Wilson who was born at Normanton on 29th November 1845.The childís baptism record simply provides the details that he was John Collitt Wilson, the son of Hannah Wilson, while on the birth certificate he was recorded as John Wilson, the son of Richard Collitt.From all accounts he never used the name of Collitt and was always known as John Wilson, and he was the great great grandfather of the husband of Kate Wilson.

 

 

 

27P11

John Collitt Wilson

Born in 1845 at Normanton

 

27P12

John Selby Collitt

Born in 1847 at Gainsborough

 

27P13

William Collitt

Born in 1855 at Gainsborough

 

 

 

 

27O8

William Collitt was born at Ainderby Steeple on 10th March 1822, the son of John Collitt and Hannah Atkinson, although he was baptised there on 28th March 1822 as William Collett.His father died in 1842, and by 1851 he had left the family home, but on the occasion of the census that year he was recorded as a visit at his motherís home in Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton, when he was 29 and described as a grocer not in business.During the next ten years, William returned to live with his elderly mother in the Northallerton area, where he was 38 in the census of 1861.Ten years later in 1871, William Collitt was 49 and was still living in Northallerton, but living with him on that occasion was his nephew Joshua Collitt (Ref. 27P9) who was 18.

 

 

 

He remained a bachelor for almost another four years until, in January 1875, he married Luciana Silvester, when he was 53 and she was only 26. Luciana was baptised at Barnby Dun to the north of Doncaster on 21st January 1849, the daughter of John and Sarah Silvester.The marriage produced five daughters and one son for William and Luciana, and all of them were born at Northallerton.By the time of the census in 1881 the family was living at the High Street in Northallerton where William was a grocer employing two apprentices.

 

 

 

On that occasion he was 59 and he gave his place of birth as Morton-on-Swale, which is near Bedale and ten miles south-west of Northallerton.The rest of his family at that time comprised his wife Luciana 31, and their five children, the fifth child having just been born and had not been named on the day of the census on the third of April.The other four children were Amy H Collitt who was five, Luciana H Collitt, who was four, William S Collitt, who was three, and Mary G Collitt who was two.The unnamed baby was two weeks old, and she was eventually given the names Florence Hannah.

 

 

 

The two apprentices that William employed also lodged with the family, and they were William Dawson who was 18 from Kirby Knowle, and Walker Rudd who was 15 and from Kirby Sigston.In the addition to these the family also employed a general servant, Annie Dodds who was 15, and a monthly nurse, Mary Robson who was 45.

 

 

 

According to the Northallerton census in 1891 William Collitt was 69, his wife Luciana was 42, and living with the couple was their five children.Ann H Collitt was 15, Luciana S Collett was 14, Mary G Collitt was 12, Florence H Collitt was 10, and Selina R E Collitt was just three years old.

 

 

 

William Collett died on 18th April 1892 and was buried at Northallerton Cemetery.Just after the start of the new century his widow, Luciana Collitt from Barnby Dun, was 52 and was still living in Northallerton with all of her daughters.Luciana was described as living on her own means, while her five unmarried daughters were Amy H Collitt 25, Luciana S Collitt 24, Mary G Collitt 22, Florence H Collitt 20, and Selina R V Collitt who was 13.All of the girls were confirmed as born at Northallerton, but it was only Luciana and Florence who were in employment.Luciana was a private school governess, while Florence was a draperís cashier.

 

 

 

By the time of the Northallerton census in April 1911 Luciana still had three of her daughters living with her, having suffered the loss of Mary Gertrude who died in 1908.Luciana was 62, while her daughter Luciana Sarah Collitt was 34, Florence Hannah Collitt was 29, and Selina Rose Victoria Collitt was 23 years old.By then her eldest daughter was married.It was nearly a further twenty-two years that Luciana Collitt survived, until her death on 26th February 1933.

 

 

 

The familyís headstone in the graveyard at Northallerton reads as follows: In loving memory of William Collitt, died 18th April 1892 aged 70 years.Also Mary Gertrude, third daughter of the above died 19th October 1908.Also Luciana Sarah, second daughter of the above died 24th November 1929.Also Luciana, widow of the above died 26th February 1933.Also Selina, youngest daughter of the above, died 18th August 1944.

 

 

 

27P14

Amy Helena Collitt

Born in 1875 at Northallerton

 

27P15

Luciana Sarah Collitt

Born in 1876 at Northallerton

 

27P16

William Silvester Collitt

Born in 1877 at Northallerton

 

27P17

Mary Gertrude Collitt

Born in 1878 at Northallerton

 

27P18

Florence Hannah Collitt

Born in 1881 at Northallerton

 

27P19

Selina Rose Victoria Collitt

Born in 1887 at Northallerton

 

 

 

 

27O9

Ralph Collitt was born at Ainderby Steeple in 1824, where he was baptised on 15th November 1824 as Ralph Collett, the son of John and Hannah Collett.In 1851 Ralph was 27 and was still living with his widowed mother, following the death of his father in 1842. It would seem that Ralph never married and in 1861, when he was 37, he was living in Morton-on-Swale at the home of his older brother Thomas Collitt (above).At the time of the next census in 1871, Ralph Collett, age 47, was living in the area of Yarm, to the south of Stockton.It was six years later that Ralph Collett died on 2nd June 1877.

 

 

 

 

27O10

Sarah Collitt was born at Ainderby Steeple in 1825 and was baptised there on 4th December 1825 as Sarah Collett, the daughter of John and Hannah Collett.Sarah was 25 and unmarried in 1851, when she was still living with her mother at Ainderby Steeple.Just over seven years later Sarah Collett died on 4th December 1858.

 

 

 

 

27O11

Isabella Collitt was born at Ainderby Steeple on 6th January 1829 and it was there also that she was baptised on 2nd February 1829 as Isabella Collett, the youngest of eleven children of John and Hannah Collett.Isabella was still living with her mother at Ainderby Steeple in 1861 when she was 22 years old.Isabella Collitt was around 83 years of age when she died on 26th November 1912, although she has not been traced in any of the census returns after 1861.

 

 

 

 

27O12

Hannah Collett was born at Harewood on 26th November 1803 and was baptised there at All Saints Church on 22nd January 1804, the eldest child of Thomas and Alice Collett.

 

 

 

 

27O13

Robert Collett was born at Harewood on 6th January 1806 and was baptised there on 16th February 1806, the eldest son of Thomas Collett and Alice Bickerdike.Robertís grandfather John Collett was a farmer at Middlefield in Harewood, and the property was inherited by Robertís father at the time of the death of his grandfather.The census of 1841 listed Robert living there with his parents and the rest of his family, when Robert had a rounded age of 30, instead of his actual age of 35.During the next decade Robertís mother died, so by 1851 he was still living at Middlefield in Harewood with his widowed elderly father.

 

 

 

The census that year listed Robert as an unmarried man at the age of forty-five, and still living at Middlefield was his brother William (below) and his sister Catherine (below).Robert and William were described as farmerís sons, and were very likely two of the four men employed by their father on the 157 acre farm.With the death of his father happening during the 1850s, Robert eventually took over ownership of the farm at Middlefield.It would also appear that he married Sarah during this time, since they were listed together in the census of 1861 when Robert Collett from Harewood was 55 and his wife Sarah was 48.Sarah may have been Sarah Charlesworth Ė see below.

 

 

 

By 1871 the childless couple were still living at Middlefield in Harewood which, by this time, was recorded within the Wetherby & Boston Spa registration district, when Robert Collett of Harewood was 65 and Sarah Collett from Bradford was 58.The farm at Middlefield was described in the census return as being 197 acres and, for which Robert, with no sons of his own, needed to employ three men and two boys to help him manage it.Living with the couple at this time were three farm servants, these being Joseph Brunton of Knaresborough aged 25, James Child aged 16 and John Lawson aged 15, both of them from East Keswick, and Margaret Bullock from East Keswick who was a general domestic servant.

 

 

 

Listed immediately after Robert and Sarah Collett in the 1871 census return were two further Collett families, they being the families of Robertís younger brother John Scarr Collett at Burns Farm, and William Collett at Biggin Farm (below).Ten years later, according to the census in 1881, Robert Collett was listed as being 75 and a farmer of 180 acres employing four labourers.The census return confirmed that he was born at Harewood and that he was married to Sarah who was 69 and from Little Horton, a district of Bradford.

 

 

 

The couple was still living at Middlefield Farm in Harewood in 1881 which had been previously owned by Robertís grandfather John Collett.In view of the age of Sarah when she married Robert it is highly unlikely that the marriage ever produced any children for the couple.The only people listed with them in April 1881 were as follows.Mary Hirst, an unmarried visitor and independent lady aged 55 and born at Seacroft to the east of Leeds; Harriet Smith, an 18 years old domestic servant from East Keswick and her younger sister Florie aged 13 of nearby East Rigton; and two Ďindoorsí farm labourers Christopher Kemp 23 of Grimston in York, and Thomas Newland 15 of Harewood.

 

 

 

In the churchyard of All Saints Church in Harewood is the grave of Robert Collett and his wife Sarah.The headstone provides the details that Robert died during 1884, while Sarah died on 25th March 1888 at the age of 75.The Will of Sarah Collett, widow of Harewood, was proved at Wakefield on 2nd May 1888 by Joseph Charlesworth of Heaton near Bradford, a merchant and nephew of the deceased, the sole executrix.Joseph was a wool merchant who had been born at Bradford in 1850, the son of Charles Charlesworth (born at Birstal in 1817) and his wife Hannah, who was born at Bradford in 1829.

 

 

 

 

27O14

Ann Collett was born at Harewood on 22nd September 1807 and was baptised there at All Saints Church on 8th November 1807, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Collett.It would appear that she never married, since it was as Ann Collett that she died at Middlefield, four years after her mother and six years before her father.The headstone that marks her grave in Harewoodís All Saints Church, states she was the daughter of Thomas and Alice Collett of Middlefield, and that she died on 11th November 1846 at the age of 39.

 

 

 

 

27O15

Elizabeth Collett was born at Harewood on 13th May 1809 where she was baptised on exactly three months later on 13th August 1809, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Collett.

 

 

 

 

27O16

Thomas Collett was born at Harewood on 10th March 1811, the son of Thomas Collett and Alice Bickerdike.And it was at Harewood that he was baptised on 19th May 1811.It would appear, although not yet proved, that he married around 1830 by which time he had left Yorkshire and was living in Lancashire.It would also appear that in 1831 Thomas was presented with a daughter Alice who was born at Thornham (midway between Middleton and Rochdale) which, at that time, was part of the town of Middleton just north of Manchester.However, it seems likely that his wife died many years later following which Thomas returned to Yorkshire where he married Jane who was born at Hartwith in 1828, Thomas being around seventeen years older than Jane.

 

 

 

Their wedding day may have been around 1849 since by the time of the census in 1851 they had a daughter who was three months old who had been born at Thorner near Leeds where the three of them were living on the day the census was conducted, although the birth was registered at Tadcaster in January 1851.Thomas Collett from Harewood was 41 and his occupation was that of a tinner, while his while Jane was 23.Curiously no later record of the family has been found after that day.

 

 

 

27P20

Alice Collett

Born in 1831 at Thornham, Lancs.

 

27P21

Christiana Collett

Born in 1851 at Thorner, near Leeds

 

 

 

 

27O17

JOHN SCARR COLLETT was born at Harewood in 1815 where he was baptised on 3rd September 1815, the son of Thomas and Alice Collett.In the first census of 1841 John Collett was still living with his family at Middlefield in Harewood at the age of 25.He married Alice Hardcastle at Thorner, north of Barwick-in-Elmet, in 1845 and by the time of the census in 1851 their marriage had been blessed with three children.The coupleís eldest daughter Alice was also given her grandmotherís maiden name.The Harewood census that year listed that family as John 35, his wife Alice 29, and their daughter Alice who was four, their son William who was two years old, and Ann who was not yet one-year old.Visiting the Collett family that day was farmerís wife Mary A Hardcastle from Thorner who was 30 with her infant son Arthur Hardcastle. Mary was the wife of Aliceís older brother Thomas Hardcastle.

 

 

 

Ten years later the family had been completed by the addition of a further five children, all of them born at Harewood.In 1861 John S Collett from Harewood was 45 and a farmer staying at the Harewood Arms in the town with his wife Mary from Stockton who was 39. Their seven children were Alice 14, William 12, Annie 10, Catherine who was eight, Mary who was five, Jane E Collett who was two years old and Betsy who was under one-year old.In service with the family on that day were two servants Thomas Metcalf aged 20 and Mary Allenby who was 18.

 

 

 

Tragedy struck the family during the years after 1861 with the death of Johnís wife Alice so, by the time of the census in 1871, it was just John and his five youngest daughters who continued to live at Harewood, within the Wetherby & Boston Spa registration district.The Harewood census return for 1871 listed the family of John Scarr Collett as living in the property known as Burns, which was situated in the census return between the farm properties of Middlefield, owned by Johnís older brother Robert, and Biggin owned by his younger brother William.

 

 

 

The census in 1871 described Burns as being a farm of 104 acres for which widower John Scarr Collett, aged fifty-five, employed one man and one boy.Living there with him were his five daughters, Ann P Collett who was 20, Catherine Collett who was 18, Mary Collett who was 15, Jane E Collett who was 12, and Betsy Collett who was ten years old.

 

 

 

A possible error on the census form indicated that the whole family had been born at East Keswick, the family being part of a list of seven names dittoed from the name of James Child of East Keswick, a farm servant employed by Williamís brother Robert Collett at Middlefield Farm.Supporting William Collett and his family at Burns Farm was live-in farm servant, fifteen years old Francis Wells from Knaresborough.

 

 

 

John Scarr Collett was only fifty-seven when, eighteen months later, he died at Harewood on 29th July 1872, his death being recorded at Wetherby during September that year.He was buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church, where a headstone marks the grave.Eight years after his passing his two youngest daughters sailed to America to start a new life there.It is also known that Johnís eldest daughter Alice married James Young Teale around 1870 and, possibly under the terms of his Will, Alice and her husband took over ownership and management of the bulk of Burns Farm in Harewood, as confirmed by the census in 1881.

 

 

 

27P22

Alice Bickerdike Collett

Born in 1846 at Harewood

 

27P23

WILLIAM COLLETT

Born in 1848 at Harewood

 

27P24

Anne P Collett

Born in 1850 at Harewood

 

27P25

Catherine Collett

Born in 1853 at Harewood

 

27P26

Mary Collett

Born in 1855 at Harewood

 

27P27

Jane Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1858 at Harewood

 

27P28

Betsy Collett

Born in 1860 at Harewood

 

 

 

 

27O18

William Collett was born at Harewood in 1817 and was baptised there on 15th June 1817, the son of Thomas and Alice Collett.At the time of the June census in 1841, William had a rounded age of twenty when living with his family at Harewood.Ten years later in 1851 William was 33 years old and was still a bachelor living with his widowed father Thomas at Middlefield in Harewood, together with his brother Robert (above), and his sister Catherine (below). The occupations of both William and Robert were that of a farmerís son, presumably working on their fatherís 157 acre farm.

 

 

 

So far no record of William has been found in the census return for 1861, although it must have been shortly after this that he married Betsy Smith of Harewood who was listed with him at Harewood in 1871, together with their only child.William was 53, Betsy was 43, and their daughter Alice Eliza was just six years old and had been born at nearby East Keswick.

 

 

 

It seems highly likely that William and Betsy had inherited Biggin Farm in Harewood, the property previously having been owned by Betsyís late father.Biggin Farm comprised 173.5 acres and William needed to employ two men and one boy to help with the running of it.Living with the family of three at Biggin was Williamís widowed mother-in-law, sixty-five years old Eliza Smith, a former farmerís wife.

 

 

 

According to the Harewood census of 1881, William Collett was 63, while his wife Betsy, also of Harewood, was fifty-three.The census recorded the couple as living at Biggin Farm in Harewood where William was a farmer of the same 173 acres, but at this time employing one labourer and two boys.Living with them was their unmarried daughter Alice Eliza Collett who was 16, who had been born at East Keswick, the next village to the east of Harewood, and Betsyís mother Eliza Smith aged seventy-five of Seacroft, who was listed as an annuitant.

 

 

 

The family was support by sixteen years old Alice Dalby who was a domestic servant, and the two boys employed by William to work on the farm were John Wharvill aged eighteen from Leeds and Frederick Hodgson who was fourteen and from Shadwell.

 

 

 

27P29

Alice Eliza Collett

Born in 1865 at East Keswick

 

 

 

 

27O19

Mary Collett was born at Harewood in 1819, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Collett.On the occasion of the first national census in June 1841 Mary was still living in Harewood but not with her family who were living nearby.Mary was unmarried at the rounded age of 25, although she would have only actually been 21 or 22.

 

 

 

 

27O20

Catherine Collett was born at Harewood in 1821, the youngest child of Thomas Collett and his wife Alice Bickerdike.She was 18 in the census of 1841, but at the age of 29 in 1851, Catherine was unmarried and was living with her widowed father at Middlefield in Harewood and her two brothers Robert and William (above).

 

 

 

Following the death of her father, the farm at Middlefield was inherited by her brother Robert who also became a married man around the same time.It was these changes that may have prompted Catherine to leave Harewood, because by the time of the census in 1861 she was still unmarried and was living in the Wetherby area.The census confirmed she was from Harewood and that she was 37.

 

 

 

 

27P1

John Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton on 26th June 1851, and was baptised at nearby Ainderby Steeple on 27th July 1851, the eldest of the four children of Thomas Collitt and Mary Flower.Just three months before he was born his parents were living in Morton-on-Swale and it was there also that the family was still living at the time of the census of 1861, when John Collitt was nine years old and his place of birth was confirmed as Morton-on-Swale.However, on leaving school, John left the family home and in 1871 he was 19 and was living and working at Richmond in Yorkshire.

 

 

 

Sometime after that he made the long journey down to London where John Collitt married Jane Elizabeth Fine (or Fyne) towards the end of that decade, possibly in 1879.Jane was baptised as Eliza Jane Finn at Great Chart near Ashford in Kent on 26th March 1857, the daughter of Reuben and Eliza Mary Finn (or Fyne) of Wapping.Their marriage produced five children for the couple, and all of them born while the family was living at Leyton, although the births were registered at Walthamstow.The first of these was born just prior to the next census in 1881.

 

 

 

By that time John and his young family was living at Hoe Street in Leyton, in the West Ham district of London.The house where they were staying was the home of Janeís sixty-one years old widowed mother Mary Fine, who still had her daughter Margaret Fine, a 17 years old milliner, living there with her.

 

 

 

The Collitt family was listed as John Collitt, age 29 and a commercial traveller from Steeple in Yorkshire, a reference to Ainderby Steeple near Northallerton, his wife Jane Collitt age 23 from Middlesex, and their daughter Mary Collitt who was born at Hoe Street in Leyton and who was only nine months old. Living not far away, in the same West Ham area, was Johnís younger brother Thomas who had also travelled down to London from Northallerton.

 

 

 

Over the next ten years a further three children were added to Johnís and Janeís family, and by 1891 they were still living in the Walthamstow registration area of London.John Collitt was 39, Jane Elizabeth Collitt was 33, and their four children on that occasion were listed as May Eliza Collitt, age 10, John F Collitt, who was seven, Stanley T Collitt, who was three, and Ernest H Collitt who was one year old.On the day of the census in April 1891 Jane Collitt would have been expecting the coupleís fifth and final child, who was born later that same year.However, just seven years after the birth, John Collitt died at Leyton during in 1899.

 

 

 

In March 1901 his widow Jane was recorded in the census return as Jane E Collett age 43 from Wapping, when and the only children still living with her at that time were her eldest daughter May E Collett, age 20, her eldest son John T Collett who was 17 and a junior commercial clerk, and her youngest son Percy F Collett who was nine years old.Of the other members of her family, only son Ernest has been positively identified and he, at 11 years of age, was attending a boarding school somewhere in Surrey.

 

 

 

Also living with Jane and her three children 45 Warren Road in Leyton on that occasion, was her elderly mother Eliza M Fine, age 80, who was also from Wapping.Tragically it was later that same year in 1901 that Jane Elizabeth Collitt nee Fine (or Fyne) died when she was still only 45.

 

 

 

27Q1

May Eliza Collitt

Born in 1880 at Leyton, Walthamstow

 

27Q2

John F Collitt

Born in 1883 at Leyton, Walthamstow

 

27Q3

Stanley Thomas Collitt

Born in 1887 at Leyton, Walthamstow

 

27Q4

Ernest Harold Collitt

Born in 1889 at Leyton, Walthamstow

 

27Q5

Percy Frank Collitt

Born in 1891 at Leyton, Walthamstow

 

 

 

 

27P2

Thomas Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton on 24th October 1852, although he may have been baptised at nearby Ainderby Steeple like his brother John (above). He was the second child of Thomas Collitt and his wife Mary Flower.In the Morton-on-Swale census of 1861 Thomas Collitt was eight years old and was living there with his family.He had left the family home by 1871, but was still living not far from his parents.Thomas Collitt, age 18 and from Morton-on-Swale, was an apprentice draper living and working with draper George Oxendale at his home in Station Road in Northallerton.

 

 

 

By 1881 he was still a bachelor at the age of 27, by which time he had moved south to Oxfordshire, where he was living and working in the picturesque Cotswold town of Burford.At that time in his life Thomas Collett was a draper and an outfitter living on the main High Street through the centre of the town.Once again he gave his place of birth as Morton-on-Swale.

 

 

 

Sometime during the remainder of 1881 Thomas emigrated to Australia, and it was there that he married Anne Marion Jones on 30th January 1882 at St Paulís Church in Geelong near Melbourne, Victoria.Their marriage indicated that they were both residing in Geelong at the time of the wedding, and that Thomas was a draper and Annie a milliner.Annie was born at Bath in 1854, the second daughter of George Gee Jones, a coachman/gentleman, and his wife Mary Bayford, although her parents were married at the Church of England Cathedral in Ripon, Yorkshire on 5th February 1843.Thanks to her occupation as a high class milliner, Annie and her mother sailed to Australia with an assisted passage paid for by some benefactor.It may also be of interest that mother and daughter made the journey around the time that Thomas left England for a new life.

 

 

 

To go with that new life in Australia, Thomas adopted the name of the village of his birth as a second forename, the same name being given to one his sons.It would appear that he and Annie were only together for ten years, when Thomas Morton Collitt died at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on 4th July 1892, at the age of 39, the cause of death being an of apoplexy (a stroke).However during those years Annie presented Thomas with three children when the family was living within the Prahran district of Melbourne.

 

 

 

With three young children to support, Annie later married Thomas Fowell Buxton during 1894.It was thirty-two years later that Anne Marion Buxton died from diabetes on 26th October 1926, and was buried at St Kilda Cemetery along with her first husband Thomas Morton Collitt and her mother Mary Jones.

 

 

 

During the ten years that they were married Thomas and Annie were recorded in the various Melbourne Directories in the following way.In 1883 Mrs Annie M Collitt was residing at 110 Chapel Street in Prahran, while her husband Thomas Collitt was recorded at Athol Street in Prahran.The following year Thomas Collitt and his wife Mrs Annie M Collitt were living at 122 Chapel Street in Prahran, as they were in 1885 and 1886.From 1887 to 1889 Mr T Collitt was a silk mercer living with his family at 118 Chapel Street in Prahran.Just after that there was an entry for a T Collitt, a land agent, residing at 6A Green Street in Prahran, which may or may not have been Thomas Morton Collitt.

 

 

 

In 1890 and 1891 Mr T Collitt, a silk mercer, and his wife Mrs Annie Collitt were living with their family at 118A Chapel Street in Prahran, but that was the last mention of Thomas.Upon his death in July 1892 Annie left Prahran when she travelled the short distance south to settle in the St Kilda district of Melbourne, where she was recorded in both 1892 and 1893 prior to her change of name to Buxton.The entries for both those years listed her as Mrs Annie Collitt, a milliner at 12 Royal Arcade, Bourke Street in St Kilda.

 

 

 

27Q6

Elsie Marion Collitt

Born in 1883 at Prahran

 

27Q7

Thomas Morton Collitt

Born in 1884 at Prahran

 

27Q8

Herbert Bayford Collitt

Born in 1886 at Prahran

 

 

 

 

27P3

Mary Hannah Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale on 2nd April 1855, the only daughter of Thomas Collitt and Mary Flower.By the time of the Morton census in 1861, which was conducted on the seventh day of April, Mary Hannah Collitt had been dead for five days, she having died on her birthday, 2nd April 1861, at the age of just six years.

 

 

 

 

27P4

Joshua Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton on 24th July 1858, the youngest child of Thomas Collitt and Mary Flower.In the Morton census of 1861 he was two years old, and by 1871 he was 12 years of age and still living with his family in Morton-on-Swale.By 1881 Joshua Collett, as he was recorded, had made his way south to London, following in the footsteps of his older brother John (above).According to the census in 1881 he was working as a draperís assistant at the age of 23, when he was living at the home of his employer, draper William Cheyne from Scotland, at Bay Lodge on The Green in West Ham.His place of birth was simply given as Yorkshire.

 

 

 

Joshuaís time in London seems to have been short lived, since by 1891 he was back living in the Northallerton area of Yorkshire, where he was married, and where his two children were born.From the census in 1891 it would appear that Joshua Collitt had returned from London a single man, but that it was in Northallerton that he married Mary Ann who was born there.The census return listed the Northallerton family as Joshua Collitt, age 31, Mary Ann Collitt, age 32, and their two children Sydney Thomas Collitt who was two, and Mary R Collitt who was one-year old.

 

 

 

The couple still had just the two children ten years later, when they were still living in Northallerton.The March 1901 census recorded the family was Joshua Collitt age 42, who occupation was a draper, his wife Mary Ann Collitt age 42, a milliner, and their children Sydney T Collitt 12, and Mary R Collitt who was 10.All four of them were confirmed as having been born at Northallerton.

 

 

 

The complete family was still together ten years later in 1911, but by which time they had moved to Chorlton in Lancashire, that is Chorlton-cum-Hardy south-west of Manchester.Joshua Collitt was 53, Mary Ann Collitt was 50, Sydney Thomas Collitt was 22, and Mary Rebecca Collitt was 20.

 

 

 

27Q9

Sydney Thomas Collitt

Born in 1888 at Northallerton

 

27Q10

Mary Rebecca Collitt

Born in 1890 at Northallerton

 

 

 

 

27P5

Mary Hannah Atkinson Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale during the first half of 1844 and was baptised at nearby Ainderby Steeple on 11th June 1844, the eldest child of John and Isabella Collitt.

 

 

 

 

27P6

Sarah Jane Collitt was born at Morton-on-Swale in 1846 and was baptised at Ainderby Steeple on 27th July 1846, the daughter of John and Isabella Collett.Sarah was four years old in the Thirsk census of 1851, and with three further children added to her family during the next ten years, it was Sarah who made room by living with her grandmother Hannah Collitt, nearby in Northallerton.Sarah Jane Collitt was 14 by the time of the census in 1861, when it was confirmed she was living with seventy-five years old Hannah Collitt and her son William at Northallerton.

 

 

 

When Sarah Jane was around twenty years old she married John Handley who was a butcher from Middleham in Yorkshire, where he was born in 1843.By the end of the century, Sarah and her family were living in Middleham within the Leyburn registration district as recorded in the March census of 1901.John Handley, age 57, was a butcher with his own account, his wife Sarah J Handley was 54, and living with them were seven of their children.

 

 

 

They were Mary H Handley, age 34, who was a milliner, Fred Handley, age 27, who was a butcher, Harry Handley, age 23, who was a Post Office assistant, Priscilla Handley age 22, Alfred Handley, age 19, who was a solicitor's law clerk, George Handley who was 16, and Edith Handley who was 13.

 

 

 

The next census in 1911 confirmed that John Handley, age 67, and his wife Sarah Jane Handley, age 64 and from Morton-on-Swale, had been married for forty-five years.John from Middleham, was described as a retired and living on his private means.Still living with the couple was their son unmarried Harry, age 34, and their unmarried daughter Edith who was 23, both having been born at Middleham.

 

 

 

It was just over one year later that John Handley died during the second quarter of 1912, his death being recorded at the Leyburn Register Office.The extension of this family line leads to Jim Woollison of Stagsden in Bedford who, in 2010, kindly provided details of his family from his great grandmother Sarah Jane Collitt to the present day.

 

 

 

 

27P7

Isabella Collitt was possibly born at Kirby Wiske, five miles south of Northallerton, since that was given as her place of birth at the time of her marriage.However, no birth or baptism record has been located for her, so it is the census information which has determined when she was born, that being 1849.

 

 

 

She was the daughter of John and Isabella Collitt, and was one year old in the Thirsk census of 1851.Ten years later she was living with her family in Northallerton when she was 11. By the time of the census in 1871 her father had died and Isabel Collitt was 21 and living and working in nearby Ripon.

 

 

 

It was four years later during 1875, that Isabella Collitt married Chilton Fawcett at Stockton-on-Tees, the son of William and Elizabeth Fawcett.Chilton was born at Thirsk in 1852, where he was baptised on 13.06.1852, the son of William and Elizabeth Fawcett.By 1881, joiner and inn keeper Chilton Fawcett was living with his family at The Masons Arms in Northallerton.Isabel was 31 and her place of birth was then given as Thirsk, the same as her husband.

 

 

 

At that time Isabel had two young children, Chilton Fawcett who was one years old, and Harold Fawcett who was only one month old.Supporting the family was nurse Mary Middleton 67, and Lily Fowler who was a servant age 15 and from Northallerton, as was the nurse.On that occasion Isabellaís first born child, Bessie Fawcett age three years, was living at Whitworth with Isabellaís younger married sister Priscilla A Milner nee Collett (below), while she cared for her new born son.

 

 

 

Also living with the family, was Polly Fawcett age 24 and a dressmaker, who was Chiltonís cousin from Morton-on-Swale.

 

Chilton Fawcett died just over ten years later on 2nd June 1892 and was buried at Northallerton Cemetery.

 

Isabel Fawcett died much later on 22nd November 1932 and was buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church in Northallerton, as pictured here.

 

 

 

Members of the family of Isabella Fawcett nee Collitt are listed on a headstone as follows:In memory of Robert Fawcett who was killed in action in France on 22nd August 1918 aged 33 years.In loving memory of Isabel, wife of Chilton Fawcett, died 11th November 1932 aged 83 years.In loving memory of Isabel Collitt, daughter of Chilton and Isabel Fawcett of Northallerton, born 15th July 1887, died May 1889.Also Tom, their son, born 4th March 1890, died April 8 1893.

 

 

 

In the same graveyard is the headstone marking the grave of Chilton Fawcett and his parents.The epitaph reads as follows:In affectionate remembrance of Elizabeth, wife of William Fawcett of Northallerton who died 18th January 1879 aged 59 years.Her end was peace.Also Chilton FAWCETT, son of the above who died 2nd June 1892 aged 40 years.Also the above named William FAWCETT who died 20th January 1894 aged 73 years.Also Eliza Jackson, widow of the above William FAWCETT who died 10th July 1914 aged 80 years.

 

 

 

 

27P8

John William Collitt was born at Northallerton in 1851, where he was baptised on 9th November 1851, the son of John and Isabel Collitt.In 1861 John was nine years old when he was living with his family at Northallerton, but it is not known where he was in 1871, when he would have been 19.Perhaps he was in military service with the army or the navy.When he was 30 years old, John W Collitt was a bachelor and a boarder at the home of labourer Robert Hare at 5 Golden (Colden) Street in Stockton-on-Tees.His place of birth was confirmed as Northallerton and his occupation was that of a grocerís assistant.Also living in Stockton-on-Tees at that time was Johnís married younger brother Joshua Collitt (below).Sadly however, less than one year later the death of John William Collitt took place at Northallerton, following which he was buried at Northallerton Cemetery during the month of January in 1882.

 

 

 

 

27P9

Joshua Collitt was born at Northallerton in 1853 and was baptised there on 14th August 1853, the youngest son of John and Isabella Collitt.Joshua was seven years old in the Northallerton census of 1861, when he was living there with his family.Joshua was still in Northallerton in 1871, when he was 18 and living with his uncle William Collitt (Ref. 27O8), not far from where his widowed mother Isabella and his youngest sister Priscilla were living at that time.

 

 

 

During the middle of the 1870s, Joshua became a married man in Stockton-on-Tees.According to the census in 1881, he was recorded as Joshua Collett, head of the house and married, while living at 3 Mill Lane in Stockton-on-Tees, by which time he was a general shop manager at the age of 27.Joshuaís wife was Eleanor Collett age 30 and from Stockton, and by that time the marriage had produced three children for the couple.They were Eleanor A Collett who was four, Joshua R Collett who was three, and Miriam Collett who was one year old, all three having been born at Stockton.The Collett family was supported by two servants, and they were Ellen Mitchell 18, and Margaret A Mellanby 17 who was a cook.It was later revealed that the R is their sonís name was for Rose, which may have been Eleanorís maiden name.

 

 

 

Something happened during the 1880s which resulted in the coupleís three oldest children being absent from the Stockton family in 1891.So it is possible that they had been sent away to boarding school.Instead, in their place in the census of 1891 were four new younger children making up the Collett family.

 

 

 

The full family listed that year comprised Joshua, age 37, Eleanor, age 40, with Florence H Collett, who was nine, Lilian Collett, who was five, James Ed. Collett, who was three, and William Hy Collett who was one-year old.No record of son Joshua has been found, but daughters Eleanor and Miriam were recorded together in the Aysgarth & Hawes area of North Yorkshire.However, all three children were missing from their home in Stockton in 1891, but back there in the census in 1901, when they are once again all living with their parents.

 

 

 

By that time in March 1901, the family was living at East Hartburn within the Stockton-on-Tees area.Joshua Collett was 47 and from Northallerton and was a general merchant in fancy goods, his wife Eleanor was 50, and their six children were Eleanor A Collett 24, an artist and musician, Joshua R collett 23 an assistant general merchant working with his father, Miriam Collett 21 a dressmaker, Florence Collett 18 a clerk working for her father, Lillian 14, and James 12, both still at school. From this it would appear that the coupleís youngest son William Henry Collett had suffered an infant death, since he would have been ten years old in 1901.

 

 

 

Ten years later in April 1911, the family still living in the Stockton area was made up of Joshua 57, Eleanor 60, plus three of their children, they being Florence Isabella Collett 28, Lillian Collett 24, and James Edwin Collett 23.Also living with Joshua and Eleanor, was their grandson Stanley Rose Collet who was five years old and born at Stockton-on-Tees.Since their son Joshua was married by then, with a family of his own, it is possible the child was the base-born son of their daughter Lillian.Also by that time their daughter Miriam was married, while it is likely that Eleanor was as well.

 

 

 

27Q11

Eleanor A Collett

Born in 1876 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q12

Joshua Rose Collett

Born in 1877 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q13

Miriam Collett

Born in 1879 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q14

Florence Isabella Collett

Born in 1881 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q15

Lillian Collett

Born in 1885 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q16

James Edwin Collett

Born in 1887 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

27Q17

William Henry Collett

Born in 1890 at Stockton; infant death

 

 

 

 

27P10

Priscilla Anne Collitt was born at Northallerton in 1856, the youngest child of John and Isabella Collitt, although no birth or baptism record for her has been found.She was four years old in 1861 when she was living with her parents at Northallerton and, following the death of her father, she was 14 in 1871 when she was Priscilla A Collitt, the only child still living with her widowed mother.

 

 

 

During the first quarter of 1881 Priscilla Annie Collitt married Christopher Milner at Bishop Auckland.So, just a few weeks later, at the time of the census that year, the couple were living at 18 Clyde Terrace in Whitworth, Durham.Priscilla A. Milner, age 24 and from Northallerton, was a dressmaker, while her husband Christopher Milner was 28 with no stated occupation.Staying with the couple was Frances Johnson 19, and Bessie Fawcett who was three years old, a likely relative of Chilton Fawcett who married Isabella Collitt, Priscillaís older sister (above).

 

 

 

 

27P12

John Selby Collitt was born at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire during 1847, the first child born to Richard Collett and his wife Eliza Parker.He was three years of age at the time of the Gainsborough census of 1851 and was 14 ten years later.By the time of the next census in 1871 Johnís father had died and John Selby Collitt, age 23 and from Gainsborough, was the only one of that surname living in the city of Lincoln.

 

 

 

Just a few years later John married Margaret from Louth in Lincolnshire and the marriage produced at least six children, although not all of them survived.The first five children were all born while the family was still living in Lincoln, with the last child born when the family was temporarily living at Boston in Lincolnshire.On the occasion of the census in 1881, John S Collitt from Gainsborough was 33 and was living at 115 Portland Street in Lincoln, from where he was a Managing Engineer with the company of E & M Maker.His wife Margaret M Collitt was 35, and their three children were Edith E Collitt, who was five, Arthur Collitt, who was three, and Bernard Collitt who was one-year old.Perhaps coincidentally, the family was supported by Emma Parker from Little Garthorpe who was 19 and who may have been a relative of Johnís mother.

 

 

 

During the 1880s three further children were born into the family which after their short time in Boston had settled near Johnís brother William (below) in Gainsborough.The census in 1891 recorded the family as John Selley (sic) Collitt who was 43, Margaret M Collitt who was 44, Edith E Collitt who was 15, Bernard Collitt who was 11, Maud H Collitt who was eight, Sydney Collitt who was six, and William Collitt who was three years old.No record of their son Arthur, who would have been 13, has been located in 1891, nor has he been identified in 1901 and 1911, so it is possible he suffered a childhood death.

 

 

 

By March 1901 the family was reduced further with the absence of son Bernard.The remainder of the family at Gainsborough was listed as John Selby Collitt a mechanical engineerís draughtsman at the age of 53, Margaret M Collitt, age 54, Edith E Collett who was 25 and an assistant elementary schoolteacher, Maud H Collitt, age 18 who was a pupil teacher, Sydney Collitt who was an apprentice to an engineerís fitter at the age of 16, and William S Collitt, age 13, who was still at school.

 

 

 

At the end of the following decade it was just Johnís and Margaretís two unmarried daughters who were the only offspring still living in Gainsborough with them.John Selby Collitt was 63, Margaret Miller Collitt was 65, Edith Eliza Collitt was 35, and Maud Helen Collitt was 28.It is not known at this time whether either or both of the girls ever married.

 

 

 

It may be of interest that there was another Collitt family living at 10 Hawksworth Street in Gainsborough in 1891 and that was the family of chain-maker Uriah Collitt who was born at Dudley in 1856 and his wife Johanna Ashman. Their details, and those of their ten children can be found in the appendix to Part 48 Ė The Dudley West Midlands Line under Ref. 48/o1.

 

 

 

27Q18

Edith Eliza Collitt

Born in 1875 at Lincoln

 

27Q19

Arthur Collitt

Born in 1877 at Lincoln

 

27Q20

Bernard Collitt

Born in 1879 at Lincoln

 

27Q21

Maud Helen Collitt

Born in 1882 at Lincoln

 

27Q22

Sydney Collitt

Born in 1884 at Lincoln

 

27Q23

William S Collitt

Born in 1887 at Boston

 

 

 

 

27P13

William Collitt was born at Gainsborough in 1855 where his birth was recorded (Ref. 7a 620) during the third quarter of that year. It was also shortly after he was born that he was baptised at Holy Trinity Church in Gainsborough on 15th August 1855, the son of Richard and Eliza Collitt nee Parker.The Gainsborough census of 1861 is not clear enough to confirm his age when he was living in the town with his family.Following the death of his father during the next decade no trace of William has been discovered in 1871.However, ten years later in 1881, he was once again living with his widowed mother at 14 Bridge Street in Gainsborough, from where his occupation was that of a chemist and a druggist like his father before him.He was 25 and the census confirmed he had been born at Gainsborough.

 

 

 

His mother was still living with him at Bridge Street in Gainsborough in April 1891 when chemist William Collitt was 35 and Eliza Collitt was 79, while it was later that same year that she passed away.Working for the two of them was domestic servant Alice E Blakey aged 21.Following the death of his mother it would appear that he never married and in 1901, when he was 45, he was still working as a chemist and a druggist when residing at Hickman Street in Gainsborough.Also listed at the same address were three other people, and they were two domestic servants Elizabeth J Johnson who was 29 and Sarah E Burkinshaw who was 16.The other person was 10-year old Lilian I Kirk from Everton in Nottingham, who was described as a visitor.On that occasion his place of birth was confirmed as Gainsborough, where he was still living in 1911 at the age of 55.

 

 

 

It was thirty-seven years later when the death of William Collett was recorded at Claro register office (Ref. 2c 87) during the last three months of 1948 at the age of 93.The Claro Rural District Council was dissolved a few years after his passing, when it was absorbed into Harrogate

 

 

 

 

27P14

Amy Helena Collitt was born at Northallerton on 28th August 1875, following the marriage of her parents William Collitt and Luciana Silvester at the start of that same year.In 1881 Amy was five years old when living at the High Street in Northallerton with her grocer father and the rest of her family.Ten years later she was recorded in error as Ann H Collitt who was 15, and the following year her father died in 1892.Nine years after that, in March 1901, she was still unmarried at 25 and was still living with, and supporting her widowed mother with her four sisters. However, during the following year she married James Rust Sturdy with whom she had had two children by the time of the census in 1911.

 

 

 

The family at that time was still living in Northallerton and was made up of James Rust Sturdy, who was 35, Amy Helene Sturdy, who was also 35, Marjorie Silvester Sturdy, who was seven, and Amy Eileen Sturdy who was five.It was on 10th August 1969 at the age of 84, that Amy Helena Sturdy nee Collitt passed away.

 

 

 

 

27P15

Luciana Sarah Collitt was born at Northallerton on 8th August 1876, the second child of William and Luciana.It was as Luciana H Collitt, who was four years old, that she was recorded in the census of 1881, but was correctly shown as Luciana S Collitt age 14 and 24 respectively, in the Northallerton census returns for 1891, and 1901.She was still unmarried in April 1911, when she was one of three sisters who were still living with her widowed mother at Northallerton.On that occasion she was recorded as Luciana Sarah Collitt at the age of 34.Luciana was only 53 when she died on 24th November 1929.

 

 

 

 

27P16

William Silvester Collitt was born at Northallerton on 10th August 1877, the only son of William Collitt and Luciana Silvester.When he was three years old, and as William S Collitt, he was living with his family at the High Street in Northallerton where his father ran a grocerís shop.Ten years later his family was still living in Northallerton, while 13 years old William S Collitt was a chorister attending Ripon Cathedral School, fourteen miles to the south of Northallerton.During the following year his father died at Northallerton in 1892.

 

 

 

Around the end of the century William travelled to London from Yorkshire when he initially settled in the Chelsea area, where he worked as a chemistís assistant.He later left London when he moved to Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, although it was at Tendering, just north of Clacton, that he married Elsie Agate Harris who had been born in 1883.The marriage took place on 26th March 1906 and produced three children before the census in 1911.By that time the family was living at Clacton, within the Tendring registration district, where the youngest of the coupleís three children had been born.

 

 

 

The census return listed the family of five as William Silvester Collitt, age 33 and from Northallerton, his wife Elsie Agate Collitt, age 27 and from London, their sons Stanley Silvester Collitt, who was four, and Kenneth William, who was three years old, and their daughter Phyllis Mary Collitt, who was just one month old.Elsie Agate Collitt nee Harris died on 26th February 1940, while her husband William Silvester Collitt survived for a further fifteen years when he died on 10th January 1955.

 

 

 

27Q24

Stanley Silvester Collitt

Born on 09.07.1906

 

27Q25

Kenneth William Collitt

Born on 29.09.1907

 

27Q26

Phyllis Mary Collitt

Born on 06.03.1911 at Clacton

 

 

 

 

27P17

Mary Gertrude Collitt was born at Northallerton in 1878 and was two years old in the census of 1881 when she was living with her parents in the High Street at Northallerton.At the age of 13, in 1892, her grocer father William Collitt died, so in 1901 Mary G Collitt, age 22, was one of four daughters of the widow Luciana Collitt still living with her mother.Tragically on 19th October 1908, at the age of 29, Mary Gertrude Collitt died at Northallerton where she was buried in the family grave with her father.The medical records confirm that she died in the North Riding lunatic asylum. Furthermore, the Borthwick Institute for Archives in York has stated that on being admitted she was described as an imbecile and she very likely suffered brain damage at birth or some similar affliction.

 

 

 

 

27P18

Florence Hannah Collitt was born at Northallerton on 24th March 1881.On the third of April in 1881, the day of the national census, the daughter of William and Luciana Collitt had not been named, and was simply recorded in the census return as unnamed daughter of two weeks, when she was actually only ten days old.Florence H Collitt was ten years old in 1891, and sadly the following year her father died.As a result of this Florence was recorded as living with her widowed mother in 1901, at the age of 20, and again in 1911, when she was 29.It was after that time, and possibly following the death of her mother, that Florence married Wilf (Wilfred) Burton to become Florence Hannah Burton.

 

 

 

 

27P19

Selina Rose Victoria Collitt was born at Northallerton on 14th April 1887, the youngest child of William Collitt and Lucian Silvester.Selina was just four years old when her father died at Northallerton in 1892.Over the following two decades Selina remained living with her mother at Northallerton.In 1901 she was 13, and in 1911 she was 23.Although not confirmed, it is likely that she never married, since Selina Rose Victoria Collitt died on 18th August 1944 at the age of 57, following which she was buried in the family grave at Northallerton.

 

 

 

 

27P20

Alice Collett was born in 1831 in the civil parish of Thornham.Alice married George Firth of Pilsworth which, like the township of Thornham, was dissolved in 1894 and became part of Bury.According to the 1881 Census Alice Firth aged 49 and George Firth aged 56 were living at Stakehill in Thornham.Living with them was niece (sic) Alice Collett nee Wild aged 29 who was actually the wife of Aliceís cousin William (below), and with her were her two sons Robert age five and John who was four, both of them born at Thornham.

 

 

 

 

27P22

Alice Bickerdike Collett was born at Harewood in 1846, the first child of farmer John Scarr Collett and Alice Hardcastle, her birth recorded at Otley (Re. 23 471) during the last three months of that year.Alice was living at Harewood with her parents in 1851 at the age of four years, and again ten years later when she was 14.Alice married James Young Teale of Harewood around 1870 with whom she had five children before April 1881.Also by that time her father had been dead for nearly eight years, following which Alice and James Teale had inherited part of the farm holding previously owned by him up until his death in 1872.

 

 

 

The census return for Harewood in 1881 confirmed that Alice Bickerdike Teale was 34 and from Harewood and that her husband James Young Teale was 41 and also from Harewood.It also confirmed that James was a farmer of 75 acres at Burns Farm, employing one labourer. Burns Farm had previously been recorded as 104 acres when under the ownership of John Scarr Collett, so it is likely that the residual acreage may have been passed to another member of his family at the time of his death.

 

 

 

All of the children of Alice and James Teale, apart from the eldest child, had been born at Harewood, and they were James Teale who had been born at Leeds who was nine, Alice Teale who was seven, Mary Teale who was six, Jane Teale who was four, and baby Young Teale who was just four months.Living in the adjacent property at Biggin Farm was Aliceís uncle William Collett, the younger brother of her father, and close by also was Middlefield Farm which was still owned and managed by her uncle Robert Collett, Williamís older brother.

 

 

 

 

27P23

WILLIAM COLLETT was born at Harewood in 1848, the second of seven children and the only son of John Scarr Collett and Alice Hardcastle, whose birth was recorded at Otley (Ref. 23 565) during the second quarter of 1848.It was at Harewood that he was living with his family in 1851 and again in 1861, when he was two years and twelve years old respectively.Sometime during the following few years his mother died and by the time of the census of 1871 he had left the family home at Middlefield in Harewood, where his widowed father and his younger sisters were still living.Although no trace of William has been found in the census of 1871, it was shortly after that when he married Alice Wild at Middleton near Rochdale in Greater Manchester, possibly around 1873.Alice Wild was born at Thornham in 1851 and baptised at Shaw on 27th April 1851, the daughter of Joseph Wild and Sarah Greenwood.It was also at Thornham that the two sons of William and Alice were both born.

 

 

 

Whatever happened to William in either 1871 or 1881 or thereafter is not known, but by the time of the census in 1881 his wife was described as being married, rather than a widow.His absence in each case may indicate that he was a soldier and was serving with the army overseas.The census of 1881 listed Alice Collett and her two sons as living at the family home of farm labourer George Firth and his wife Alice, at Stakehill in Thornham.Alice Firth was formerly Alice Collett who was born at Thornham in 1831, the daughter of Thomas Collett of Harewood (Ref. 27N8), and the cousin of William Collett.

 

 

 

Williamís wife Alice Collett was 29 and her sons Robert and John were five years and four years old respectively, all three confirmed as having been born at Thornham.Alice was working as a preparer at the local bleach works, and rather curiously she was referred to as being the niece of the head of the household, while her two sons were described as nephews.This may have been a simple way of explaining that Alice Collett was the wife of George Firthís cousin-in-law William Collett.Seven years later the Leeds Mercury newspaper published the following announcement on 24th March 1888.ďWILLIAM COLLETT, son of John Collett, late of Burns Farm, Harewood near Leeds, communicaeo with Messrs. Ward and Sons, Solicitors, he will hear something to his advantage.ĒHowever, history will show that William never responded to the article Ė see below.

 

 

 

Three years later William Collett was again absent from the family group, as confirmed in the census return for 1891.By that time Ďmarriedí Alice and her two sons were still living at Thornham at the Stakehill home of her brother Jonathan Wild from Thornham who was 32, who had three young children with him.The census return that year incorrectly recorded the age of Alice Collett as 28 instead of 38, although by then she was described as the domestic housekeeper for her widowed brother.Listed with her were her two sons who were described as the nephews of Jonathan Wild, and they were Robert Collett who was 15 and John Collett who was 14, both of them employed as labourers at the nearby bleach works.After a further six years another announcement was printed in the Leeds Mercury on Saturday 31st July 1897 which read as follows: ďIf WILLIAM COLLETT, son of John Scarr Collett formerly of Burns Farm in Harewood, near Leeds, or his children will communicate with Messrs. Wards and Sons, Solicitors, Leeds, they will hear of something to their advantage. The said William Collett is supposed to have lived at Blue Pits, at Manchester about fourteen years ago and was last heard of in Leeds.ĒIt is not known if William ever contacted the firm of solicitors.

 

 

 

During the next twelve months Aliceís youngest son John left the family home at Stakehill when he enlisted with the British Army in 1898 at the age of 21 and was later married.Within his military records his parents were both named as his next-of-kin and living at 124 Stakehill in Castleton near Manchester.So, by the time of the census in 1901 Alice Collett from Thornham was 49 and was still living at the Middleton home of her brother Jonathan Wild.On that occasion she was simply described as a worker, while still living there with her was her eldest son Robert who was 25 and also from Thornham, a carter at the local bleach works. Also staying at the same address was Aliceís granddaughter, the first born child of her son John, one-year old Jessie Collett.During the next decade Aliceís son Robert was married and so by 1911 she was living alone at Thornham at the age of 58, with son Robert and his wife living nearby in Thornham.It was at Oldham where Alice Collett died and where her passing was recorded (Ref. 8a 1401) during the first three months of 1927 when she was 75.

 

 

 

27Q27

Robert Collett

Born in 1875 at Thornham

 

27Q28

JOHN COLLETT

Born in 1877 at Thornham

 

 

 

 

27P24

Anne P Collett was born at Harewood in 1850 where she was living with her parents in 1851 and 1861 when she was under one-year old and ten years old respectively.Sometime after April 1861 Anneís mother Alice Collett nee Hardcastle passed away while she was still in her early forties, perhaps even during the birth of a further child for the family.At that time the family was living at Burns Farm in Harewood, and it was there that Anne was still living with her widowed father John Scarr Collett in April 1871.

 

 

 

The census that year confirmed Ann P Collett was 20 years old and the unmarried daughter of John Scarr Collett, the farmer of 104 acres at Burns.Possibly by the enumeratorís error on the census form, Anneís place of birth, like that of all of her four younger sisters (below) and her father, was stated as being the adjacent village of East Keswick, rather than Harewood as indicated in the previous census returns and her fatherís baptism record.Just eighteen months after the 1871 census day Anneís father died, at which point she became head of the house and presumably took over the care of her younger sisters.Anne Collett was married six years later, and by 1881 Burns Farm had been taken over by Anneís eldest sister Alice Bickerdike Teale and her husband.

 

 

 

It was on 29th September 1878 at the Parish Church of St Peter in Leeds that spinster Anne Collett, age 30 and from Chapeltown, was married by banns to widower, and father of one son, John Kehoe.Chapeltown is a suburb in the north-east part of Leeds, while Johnís address was given as Nile Street in Leeds.John was born at County Carlow in Ireland during 1840 and would have been around ten years older than Anne.However, their marriage certificate gave his age as 37, while his occupation was that of a groom. His father was named as Michael Kehoe, a farrier Ė having previously been a coachman in 1870, while Anneís father was confirmed as farmer John Scarr Collett.John and Ann both signed the register in their own hand.

 

 

 

John Kehoe had first married Sarah Kellett in Leeds on 7th June 1870 by whom he had a son James William Kellett Kehoe who was born in 1872. At the time of the census in 1871 the childless couple was living at Chapeltown (Chapel Allerton) where John was 31 and Sarah was 35.Tragically Sarah Kehoe nee Kellett died in Leeds during the first three months of 1877.It is interesting to note that a certain Atkinson McEllroy from County Tyrone in Ireland was a witness at both of the weddings of John Kehoe.

 

 

 

By the time of the census in 1881, Ann and John were living at 6 Providence Place in the Chapel Allerton district of Leeds, and just five miles south of Harewood.During the two and a half years they had been married Anne had added to Johnís family with the birth of a daughter and his second son.The full family comprised John Kehoe, age 39 from Ireland, who was a labourer working on highways, Anne Kehoe, age 29 from Harewood, Johnís eldest son from his first marriage James Kehoe age nine years from Leeds, Catherine Kehoe, age two, and baby John Kehoe who was just nine months old.Both of Annís children had been born at Moor Allerton.

 

 

 

It was the same situation ten years later when the family was still living at Chapel Allerton.John Kehoe was 50, Annie Kehoe was 38, and the three children were James William Kellett Kehoe, who was 19, Catherine Kehoe, who was 12, and John Kehoe who was 10.After a further ten years the census of 1901 recorded only two children living with the couple at Chapel Allerton.By that time in his life John Kehoe, age 58 and from Ireland, was employed as a coachman, Annie from East Keswick was 50, James W K Kehoe was 29 and a postman, while Catherine Kehoe was 20.Both she and her half brother were listed as having been born at Moor Town.Where Annieís son John was at that time is not known.

 

 

 

According to the April census in 1911 John and Annie Kehoe were residing at 5 Providence Square in Leeds.Living there with them was Ann's sister Mary Collett (below) who was unmarried at the age of 54 and was working as a cook.By that time Annieís son John was a married man living in York with his wife Louise Kehoe nee Spencer from Ipswich in Suffolk.The childless couple, at that time, were both recorded as being 29.John Kehoe had married Violet Louise Spencer in Ipswich in 1910, and it was in 1914 that their son John William Kehoe was born.John was a gardener at Middlethorpe Lodge in the Dringhouses area of York.

 

 

 

His older half-brother James William Kellett Kehoe was 39 in 1911, by which time he was married to Minnie (Jefferson), age 34, and had three children.Kathleen Sarah was four, Esme was three, and Ronald Jefferson Kehoe was just ten months old.The family was living in Leeds not far from Jamesí father John and his stepmother Annie.Tragically both James and his father passed away less than a year later when they both died during the first quarter of 1912.James was 40 and John was 77.

 

 

 

 

27P25

Catherine Collett was born at Harewood in July 1853 and was eight years old at the time of the Harewood census of 1861.Shortly after that it would appear that her mother passed away, so by the time of the census in 1871 Catherine and her four sisters were living with their widowed father at Burns Farm in Harewood where Catherine was 18 years old and described as a farmerís daughter.During the month of July in the following year Catherineís father died leaving her and her four sisters at Burns Farm.However, that arrangement may have only existed for a short few years, since by 1881 the occupants/owners of the Burns Farm was Catherineís older marriage sister Alice Bickerdike Teale and her husband.

 

 

 

It was at the parish church in Headingley, Leeds on 2nd June 1877 that Catherine Collett, spinster of 24 and from Headlingley, was married by banns to bachelor and gamekeeper, George Gregory.George was also 24, the son of William Gregory who was also a gamekeeper.Catherineís father was recorded in the parish register as farmer John Scarr Collett.The witnesses at the ceremony were Catherineís younger sister Jane Elizabeth Collett, and Edmund Wainwright.The bride and groom, and the two witnesses, all signed the register in their own hand.

 

 

 

Once they were married Catherine presented George with a son while the couple was still living in Leeds.The birth of Herbert Scarr Gregory was recorded at Leeds (Ref. 9b 610) during the second quarter of 1878.It was in the following year that most likely George travelled to America alone, ahead of his wife and son who both sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to New York on board the ship Britannia during 1880.The shipís passenger list included the name of Cath Gregory aged 30 from England.The family of three then settled in Rochester, New York County, where further children were added to their family.In 1892 English born Catherine Gregory aged 39 and her son Herbert S Gregory aged 14 were recorded in Rochester City, Ward 09 ED 04, together with New York born Osmond Gregory who was 11, Maude Gregory aged nine and Florence Gregory who was five years of age. At that same time Catherineís husband was George Gregory from England was 42 and recorded at Elmira City, Ward 04, ED 02.

 

 

 

The next census in 1900 included the whole family living together within Election District 2, Rochester City, Ward 10, Monroe County, New York.George Gregory was 47 and had been married to Catherine for 22 years.She was also 47 and her birth was stated as being July 1853, while her husbandís birth was recorded as May 1853.The census return also confirmed the couple had given birth to four children, all of them still living with George and Catherine.They were Herbert S Gregory aged 22, Osman (sic) G Gregory aged 19, Maude Gregory 18 and Florence who was 14 and born in July 1886.

 

 

 

Eldest son Herbert left the family home during the next few years and was not living with his family in 1905.That year the home was still at Rochester where George was 52 and Catherine was 51, Osmond G Gregory was 24, Maude was 22 and Florence E Gregory was 19.The next family record that has been found was the military draft record of 1917 for George Osmond Gregory from Rochester whose date of birth was recorded as 24th October 1881.Three years later the census in 1920 included Catherine Gregory, aged 56, still living at Rochester with just two of her children.They were Osmond George Gregory who was 35 and Maude Gregory who was 33.

 

 

 

It would appear that widow Catherine Gregory nee Collett passed away during the next five years, since the Rochester census of 1925 listed Osmond as the head of the household when just sister Maude was living there with him.Unmarried Osmond and Maude were still living together at Rochester in 1940 when Maude was described as head of the household at the age of 56, while her brother was named simply as George Gregory who was 58.The death of Maude Gregory was recorded at Rochester on 3rd February 1960 at the age of 76.

 

 

 

 

27P26

Mary Collett was born at Harewood in 1855, where she was living with her family at the age of five years in 1861.Sadly, her mother died while she was still in her early years and so by 1871 she was living at Burns Farm in Harewood with her widowed father John Scarr Collett and four of her five sisters, when she was 15 years old.Towards the end of the following year her father died, and eventually Burns Farm was taken over by Maryís eldest sister Alice and her husband James Young Teale.By 1881 Mary would have been twenty-five and her absence from the census that year as Mary Collett initially led to the conclusion that she may have been married by then.However, it is now established that Mary never married and in April 1911, as Mary Collett age 54, she was living with her married sister Annie Kehoe (above) at 5 Providence Square in Leeds, from where she was working as a cook.

 

 

 

 

27P27

Jane Elizabeth Collett was born at Harewood in 1858 and was two years old in 1861 when she was living there with her family.Over the next few years her mother died, leaving Jane in the care of her widowed father and her sisters.According to the census in 1871 Jane E Collett was 12 years old and attending the local village school, while living with her four sisters and her father at Burns Farms in Harewood.The census return that year incorrectly gave her place of birth as nearby East Keswick when all earlier records stated it was at Harewood.

 

 

 

Eight years after the death of her father John Scarr Collett, during the summer of 1872, Jane and her younger sister Betsy (below) sailed to America on the ship Republic which arrived in New York in 1880.The passenger list confirmed that Jane E Collett was 22.Three years earlier Jane Elizabeth Collett was a witness at the Headlingley Parish Church wedding of her sister Catherine Collett (above) to George Gregory on 2nd June 1877.

 

 

 

 

27P28

Betsy Collett was born at Harewood after May 1860 and was under one year old by the time of the census in 1861 which took place on the seventh of April that year.Betsy was only a couple of years old when her mother died at Harewood, following which she was looked after by her widowed father and her four older sisters (above) until her father died in September 1872 when Betsy was just 11 years old.

 

 

 

Eighteen months prior to the death of her father, Betsy was living with him and her sisters at Burns Farm in Harewood and at the age of ten she was attending the village school.It is assumed that Betsy was looked after by her older sisters when their father passed away, although it was in 1880 that she sailed into New York on the ship Republic with her older sister Jane (above) when she was 20 years of age.

 

 

 

 

27P29

Alice Eliza Collett was born in 1865 at East Keswick which is only two miles east of Harewood.She was listed as unmarried and aged 16 in the Census of 1881 and was still living with her parents at Biggin Farm in Harewood.

 

 

 

 

27Q1

May Eliza Collitt was born at Leyton (or possibly Walthamstow) in London on 25th June 1880, the eldest child of John Collett and his wife Jane Elizabeth Fine.At the time of the census in 1881, May and her parents were living at Hoe Street in Leyton, the home of her widowed grandmother (Eliza) Mary Fine.However, on that occasion she was incorrectly recorded as Mary Collitt who was only nine months old.

 

 

 

Ten years later she and her family were still in Leyton where May Eliza Collitt was 10 years old.At the age of 20, May E Collett from Walthamstow was living with her widowed mother Jane at 45 Warren Road in Leyton, following the death of her father in 1899.According to the census in 1901, Mayís place of birth was Walthamstow, the same as her two younger brothers John and Percy (below).Still living with the family was Mayís grandmother Eliza M Fine.

 

 

 

It was during the early part of the next decade that she married Frederick John Appleford, and they had two children.Cyril John Appleford was born in 1902 and Dorothy Olive Appleford was born on 7th April 1906.In March 1911 the family of four was living in the Croydon area of Surrey.May Eliza Appleford nee Collitt was only forty-four when she died on 16th September 1924.

 

 

 

 

27Q2

John F Collitt, who was known as Jack, was born at Leyton (or possibly Walthamstow) in 1883, the second child and eldest son of John Collitt of Northallerton and Jane Elizabeth Fine of Wapping.It was as John F Collitt that he appeared with his family in the Leyton (Walthamstow) census of 1891, when he was seven years old. Ten years later, and following the death of his father in 1899, John T Collett, age 17 and from Walthamstow, was a junior commercial clerk living with his widowed mother Jane E Collett at 45 Warren Road in Leyton, within the Walthamstow area of London.

 

 

 

John was the only member of the family listed as having an occupation, the other members of the household being his older sister May E Collett (above), his brother Percy F Collet (below), and his grandmother Eliza M Fine.So far, no obvious record of John or Jack has been found in 1911.However, it is established that he married Amy Currey with whom he had two sons who both born in England, possibly somewhere in London, although the younger son, named after his maternal grandmother, is known to have emigrated to New Zealand in 1951.

 

 

 

On 2nd July 1937 a John Frederick Collett of 113 Park Road in Leyton died there, although it took until 24th February 1939 to resolved the administration of his personal effects of £71 14 Shillings 7d in London.On that occasion his widow was named as Alice Doris Collett, who may have been his second wife, if at all he was in fact this John F Collitt.With his son carrying the family name of Fine or Fyne, it is possible that John F Collitt was in fact John Fine or Fyne Collitt, and therefore the above information would not apply here.

 

 

 

27R1

Dennis Percival John Collitt

Born in 1920 in London

 

27R2

Donald Fine or Fyne Collitt

Born in 1922 in London

 

 

 

 

27Q3

Stanley Thomas Collitt was born at Leyton (or possibly Walthamstow) in 1887, the son of John Collitt and Jane Elizabeth Fine.He was recorded in the Leyton census of 1891 as Stanley T Collitt, aged three years, and was around eleven or twelve years old when his father died in 1899.No obvious record of Stanley has so far been located in 1901 when his mother and three of his siblings were living at 45 Warren Road in Leyton.However, ten years later in 1911, he was simply Stanley Collitt from Walthamstow age 24, unmarried, and living and working in the Wandsworth area of London.Stanley later married Emily with whom he had two daughters.

 

 

 

According to Kelly's Directory and the Post Office directory, Stanley was managing a public house in Islington in 1934 and four years later in 1938 he was residing at 164 Barnsbury Road in Islington.By the time of his death twenty-three years later he was living at Bucklow in Cheshire during 1961, not far from Warrington where his eldest daughter died in 1998.

 

 

 

27R3

Ivy Emily Collitt

Born in 1913 in London

 

27R4

Joyce Beryl Collitt

Born in 1920 in London

 

 

 

 

27Q4

Ernest Harold Collitt was born at Leyton (or possibly Walthamstow) on 18th October 1889, the son of John Collitt and Jane Elizabeth Fine.He was one year old in the Leyton (Walthamstow) census of 1891 and was around ten years old in 1899 when his father died.In March 1901, he was recorded in the census as Ernest Collitt, age 11 and from Walthamstow, who was attending the Warehousemen, Clerks and Drapers School at Purley in Surrey.This was a charitable institution for the orphans of those formerly involved in the drapery trade, as Ernestís father had been prior to his death.Today, the school is the Royal Russell School.

 

 

 

Ten years after that, Ernest was listed in the census of 1911 as Ernest Collitt age 21 from Leyton, who was living and working in the Bethnal Green area of London.He married Dorothy Adelaide Louise Garwood on 24th June 1920, with whom he had two children, the first of them being a honeymoon baby.Dorothy had been born on 24th August 1890.During the Second World War Ernest took his family from London to the relative safety of Holland-on-Sea near Clacton.It is understood that he was unaware that his Ďone-step removedí uncle William Silvester Collitt (Ref. 27P13) had moved to Clacton many years before the First World War.So it was a surprise to both families when, following the wedding in 1949 of Ernestís daughter Edna to Kenneth William Collitt (below), they discovered they were related.Ernest Harold Collitt died on 22nd March 1955, while it was almost exactly sixteen years later that his widow passed away on 17th March 1971.

 

 

 

27R5

Edna Doreen Collitt

Born on 17.03.1921 at Hackney

 

27R6

Gordon John Collitt

Born on 02.05.1924 at Hackney

 

 

 

 

27Q5

Percy Frank Collitt was the fifth and last child of John Collitt and Jane Elizabeth Fine and he was born at Leyton (or possibly Walthamstow) in the latter part of 1891.His father died when he was eight years old, and in March 1901 Percy F Collett, age nine years and born at Walthamstow, was living with his widowed mother at 45 Warren Road in the Leyton area of London, with his sister May and brother John (both above). According to the census in April 1911, Percy Frank Collitt was 19 years old and was living and working in the Croydon area of South London, when his place of birth was confirmed again as Walthamstow, as it had been in 1901.

 

 

 

During the First World War, Percy was Private G/16220 with the 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment.It was on 30th June 1916 that Percy died from the injuries he sustained on the frontline in Belgium, following which he was buried at the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery at Comines-Warneton in Hainaut, Belgium.The headstone that marks his grave includes his name as Percy Frank Collett, rather than how the family spelt it.However, according to his great niece Christina Hammond in April 2014, the family will be changing the headstone to read as Percy Frank Collitt.

 

 

 

 

27Q7

Thomas Morton Collitt was born at Prahran in Melbourne during 1884, the second of the three children of Thomas Collitt and his wife Anne Marion Jones.It seems likely that his second named derived from the place of birth of his father, that being Morton-on-Swale in Yorkshire.

 

Thomas junior was only eight years old and was living with his family at 12 Royal Arcade, Bourke Street in St Kilda, Melbourne, when his father died.Two years later his mother remarried, when she wed Thomas Fowell Buxton in 1894.Thomas Morton Collitt later married Amy Hilda Harrison, when he was around 25, and that the marriage produced just one child.The couple were only married for around sixteen or seventeen years when Thomas Morton Collitt died in Australia during 1926.

 

 

 

27R7

Albert Collitt

Born in 1911 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27Q11

Eleanor A Collett was born at Stockton-on-Tees in 1876, the eldest child of Joshua and Eleanor Collett.In 1881 she was living at 3 Mill Lane in Stockton with her family, where her father was a general shopkeeper.Rather curiously, Eleanor and her two siblings Joshua and Miriam (below) were all missing from the family home in 1891, which might indicate they were away at boarding school or with relatives.What is known is that Eleanor and her sister Miriam were recorded in the Aysgarth & Hawes area of North Yorkshire, when Eleanor A Collett was 14.

 

 

 

However, by the time of the census in 1901 all three children were back living with their parents and the rest of the family in Stockton.Eleanor A Collett was 24, and was described as an artist and a musician, while living with her family in the East Hartburn district of Stockton.By 1911 Eleanor was married, but from the great many of that name born in Stockton in 1876, it is not a simply task to identify which married Eleanor was previously Eleanor A Collett.

 

 

 

 

27Q12

Joshua R Collett was born at Stockton in 1877, the eldest son of Joshua and Eleanor Collett.He was three years of age in the census of 1881, when he was living with his family at 3 Mill Lane in Stockton.Ten years later in 1891, Joshua and his two sisters Eleanor and Miriam were all absent from their parents house in Stockton.His two sisters have been located though, and were living together in the Aysgarth & Hawes area of North Yorkshire, where they may have been attending a boarding school.

 

 

 

However, no obvious trace has been found to identify where Joshua was in 1891, perhaps he too was at a boysí boarding school, but ten years after that he was once again living with his parents in the Stockton area.By that time in March 1901, Joshua R Collett, age 23, was working with his father who was a merchant in fancy goods, when Joshua was described as an assistant general merchant.

 

 

 

During the next decade Joshua married Harriet Ann of Stockton, and by April 1911, the couple had a son.According to the census that month, Joshua Rose Collitt was 33, as was his wife Harriet Ann Collitt, and listed with them at Easington in County Durham was their seven month old son William Gordon Collitt, who was very likely named after Joshuaís late brother who suffered an infant death.It is quite likely that further children were added to the family over the following years.

 

 

 

27R8

William Gordon Collitt

Born in September 1910

 

 

 

 

27Q13

Miriam Collett was born at Stockton in 1879, and this may had taken place at 3 Mill Lane in Stockton where the family was living in 1881 when Miriam was one year old.By the time she was 11, Miriam and her older sister Eleanor were very likely attending boarding school in the Aysgarth & Hawes area of North Yorkshire.The census that year recorded her as Miriam Collett.On completing her education, Miriam returned to Stockton, and in 1901 she was once again living with her family in the East Hartburn area of the town.By that time Miriam Collett was 21 and a dressmaker.

 

 

 

A couple of years later, Miriam married John Alfred Holmes Tweedy, following which the couple moved to Hartlepool where they were living in 1911.During the previous years, Miriam had presented her husband with two children, so the family was recorded as John A H Tweedy 30, Miriam Tweedy, 31, Elsie Tweedy who was six, and John Alfred Tweedy who was three years old.

 

 

 

 

27Q14

Florence Isabella Collett was born at Stockton in 1881, but after the census day which fell on the third of April that year.It is also very likely that she was born at 3 Mill Lane in Stockton, where her family was living at the time of the census.In 1891 Florence H Collett was nine years old while living with her family in Stockton, and ten years later she was 18.By that time her family was living in the East Hartburn area of Stockton, and Florence was working for her father.He was a general merchant in fancy goods, and her occupation was recorded as a clerk to a general merchant.

 

 

 

According to the next census in April 1911, Florence Isabella Collett was 28 and was still unmarried and living with her parents in Stockton.It is possible that sometime after that she married, although no details are current known to confirm or deny this.

 

 

 

 

27Q15

Lillian Collett was born at Stockton-on-Tees in 1885, the daughter of Joshua and Eleanor Collett.She was five years old in the Stockton census of 1891, and was 14 in the East Hartburn, Stockton, census in 1901, when she was still attending school, while living with her parents.By April 1911 Lillian Collett was 24.She was unmarried and was still living with her parents in Stockton.However, also living with the family was five years old Stanley Rose Collett who was born at Stockton, who may have been the base-born child of Lillian Collett.

 

 

 

27R9

Stanley Rose Collett

Born in 1905 at Stockton-on-Tees

 

 

 

 

27Q24

Stanley Silvester Collitt was born on 9th July 1906, the eldest of three children of William Silvester Collitt and Elsie Agate Harris.It is likely the birth took place while the couple were living within the London area, and before the family moved to Clacton-on-Sea.And it was at Clacton that the family was living in April 1911 when Stanley Silvester Collitt was four years old.It is known that Stanley later married Beatrice Sanders, although the marriage produced no children for the couple.Contrary to what was previously written here, it is confirmed that Stanley Silvester Collitt died during August 1977.

 

 

 

 

27Q25

Kenneth William Collitt was born on 29th September 1907, the second eldest child of William Silvester Collitt and Elsie Agate Harris.Just after he was born his family left the London area and moved south to settle in Clacton-on-Sea, and it was there that his family was recorded at the time of the census in 1911.The census return included Kenneth William Collitt, aged three years, living at Clacton with his parents William and Elsie Agate Collitt, his brother Stanley Silvester Collitt and sister Phyllis Mary Collitt.

 

 

 

It was thirty-eight years later, on 24th September 1949 and unbeknown to him at that time, that Kenneth William Collitt married Edna Doreen Collitt (Ref. 27R5) who was the daughter of his cousin, one-step removed, Ernest Harold Collitt (above).How this happened, quite simply, stemmed from Ernest Harold Collitt losing his father when he was ten years old and as a result he did not have any knowledge of his wider family.

 

 

 

The marriage produced three children for Kenneth and Edna, and it was on 18th August 2001 that Kenneth William Collett passed away, while his wife Edna died seven years later on 7th December 2008.Kennethís and Ednaís two sons are both married and have Collitt children of their own.

 

 

 

27R10

Stephen Kenneth Collitt

Born on 17.05.1953

 

27R11

Trevor William Collitt

Born on 11.11.1955

 

27R12

Christina Margaret Collitt

Born on 27.11.1960

 

 

 

 

27Q26

Phyllis Mary Collitt was born at Clacton-on-Sea on 6th March 1911 the youngest of the three children of William Silvester Collitt and Elsie Agate Harris.In the Clacton census of 1911, Phyllis Mary Collitt was just one month old, while living there with her family.Phyllis lived to celebrate her ninetieth birthday in 2001, but sadly she died just five days later on 11th March 2001.During her long life, she had married Cyril Coles, who was affectionately called Tiny, with whom she had a daughter.Angela Coles was born on 30th March 1942 and she married Robin Studd in 1968.An alternative source gives Phyllisí husbandís name as William Coles.

 

 

 

 

27Q27

Robert Collett was born at Thornham in 1875 and was the first child from the marriage of William Collett and Alice Wild.It was at Oldham that the birth of Robert Collett was recorded (Ref. 8d 706) during the second quarter of 1875. In 1881 Robert was five years old and was living with his mother Alice and his younger brother John Collett (below) at the home of George Firth and his wife and Alice Firth nee Collett (Ref. 27P20) at Stakehill in Thornham.No trace of Robertís father has been found in any census after 1861, which may indicate that he was working abroad or had passed away.By 1891 Robert Collett of Thornham was 15 and a labourer at the nearby bleach works when he was still living at Stakehill, with his mother Alice and his brother John (below), at the home of Jonathan Wild his motherís older brother, for whom she was acting as his housekeeper.

 

 

 

Ten years later in March 1901 Robert was still living with his mother at the Stakehill, Middleton home of Jonathan Wild where Robert from Thornham was 25 and a carter at the local bleach works.According to the next census in April 1911, Robert Collett was a married man living at Middleton with his wife Mary Ann Collett.Robert was 36, while his wife was ten years older at 46.On that occasion Robertís place of birth was recorded as Castleton.For clarification Castleton is an area of Rochdale while nearby Thornham and Middleton maybe one and the same place.The death of Robert Collett was recorded at Middleton (Ref. 8d 670) during the second quarter of 1937 when he was 61.

 

 

 

 

27Q28

JOHN COLLETT was born at Thornham on 17th July 1877, the second known son of William Collett and Alice Wild, whose birth was recorded at Oldham (Ref. 8d 753) during the second quarter of that year.By the time he was four years old John was living with his mother and brother Robert (above) at the Stakehill home of farm labourer George Firth and his wife, the former Alice Collett (Ref. 27P20).In 1891 John Collett of Thornham was 14 years old and a labourer at the bleach works where his older brother Robert (above) was also employed.At that time he was still living at Stakehill with his mother Alice and brother Robert, but at the home of their motherís brother Jonathan Wild.Seven years later John Collett aged 21 married Eliza Shepherd at the Primitive Methodist Church in Oldham and joined the army, at which time he stated his parents were his next-of-kin and living at 124 Stakehill in Castleton in Rochdale. However, his time in military service may have been short-lived because by March 1901 he was working as a blacksmith and a farrier when residing at George Street in Gorton in Lancashire.John Collett from Thornham was 24 and his wife Eliza Collett from Middleton was 21.

 

 

 

Eliza was born in 1879 at Middleton and was the daughter of Edward and Lizzie Shepherd of 9 Taylor Street in Middleton.Once married in 1898, the couple settled in the Gorton district of Manchester where their first four children were born.On the day of the census in 1901 Eliza was carrying Johnís second child, the birth of which was due at any time.Possibly because of that impending event, their one-year old daughter Jessie was staying with her grandmother Alice Collett at nearby Stakehill in Middleton.Sadly though, the child may have been with her grandmother because she was poorly as it was at the end of that same year when she died.

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1911 the family was residing at 13 Grasmere Street, Longsight, near Gorton.John Collett from Middleton was 34 and an electric car driver employed by Municipal Tramways.His wife of twelve years and also from Middleton was 31 and it was confirmed that she had given birth to four children, with one of them having died by then.Their three sons were recorded as Robert Collett who was nine, James Collett who was seven and John Collett who was three years of age, all three of them born at Gorton.Living with the family was Alice Firth a widow of 78 from Middleton who was described as a great aunt, the former Alice Collett (Ref. 27P20). Not long after that John and Eliza and their three sons emigrated to Australia where their family was added to with the birth of another four children.

 

 

 

27R13

Jessie Collett

Born in 1899 at Gorton, Manchester

 

27R14

ROBERT COLLETT

Born in 1901 at Gorton, Manchester

 

27R15

James Collett

Born in 1904 at Gorton, Manchester

 

27R16

John Collett

Born in 1907 at Gorton, Manchester

 

27R17

Edward Collett †††††††††††† twin

Born after 1911 in Australia

 

27R18

Ernest Collett †††††††††††††† twin

Born after 1911 in Australia

 

27R19

Doris Collett

Born after 1911 in Australia

 

27R20

Frances Collett

Born after 1911 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27R1

Dennis Percival John Collitt was born in England in 1920 and probably in London, the son of John (Jack) Collett and Amy Currey.All that is so far known about Dennis is that he did not emigrate to New Zealand with his brother Donald (below), and that around 1990 he was living on Canvey Island, which would correspond with his death in Essex during 2003.

 

 

 

 

27R2

Donald Fine or Fyne Collitt was born in London on 24th November 1921, the son of John (Jack) Collett and his wife Amy Currey.His second forename was derived from his maternal grandmother Jane Eliza Fine or Fyne.His father died when Donald was only fifteen in 1937, and it was during the Second World War that he married Joyce Lillian Lowman with whom he had two daughters.When their youngest child was around five years old Donald and his family emigrated to New Zealand, when they sailed out of the Port of London on board RMS Rangitiki and arrived at Wellington on 4th March 1951.

 

 

 

The immigration records in New Zealand show that Donald F Collitt, age 29, was a draughtsman.What happened to the family after 1951 is not known at this time, but the records in New Zealand state that Donald was made a widower upon the death of Joyce Lillian Collitt nee Lowman in 1971 at the age of 49.Twenty-eight years later Donald Fyne Collitt died in New Zealand during 1999, when his date of birth was confirmed as 24th November 1921, when previously it was believed to have been in 1922.In 2014 contact was made by Christina Hammond with one of Donaldís daughters, so it is hoped to bring this branch up to date over the coming months.

 

 

 

27S1

Marian Norma Collitt

Born in 1944 in England

 

27S2

Julia M Collitt

Born in 1946 in Rochford, Essex

 

 

 

 

27R3

Ivy Emily Collitt was born on 24th October 1913, most likely in London, the eldest of the two daughters of Stanley Thomas Collitt and his wife Emily.The only other detail known about her is that she died at Warrington in December 1998.

 

 

 

 

27R4

Joyce Beryl Collitt was born somewhere in London on 8th February 1920, the youngest daughter of Stanley and Emily Collitt.Much later in her life she married David Watkin-Jones during in 1966, to whom she was married for twenty-two years, up until her death at Honiton in Devon during the month of August in 1988.

 

 

 

 

27R5

Edna Doreen Collitt was born at Hackney on 17th March 1921, the daughter of Ernest Harold Collett and Dorothy Garwood.On 24th September 1949 she married Kenneth William Collitt who, it was later revealed, was the son of William Silvester Collitt her distant relation, although they did not know they were related at that time.The details of the continuation of this family can be found under Ref. 27Q25.

 

 

 

 

27R6

Gordon John Collitt, who was known as John, was born at Hackney on 2nd May 1924, the son of Ernest Harold Collett and Dorothy Garwood.During his life he emigrated to Canada, and it was there that he died on 21st June 1996.

 

 

 

 

27R7

Albert Collitt was born in Australia during 1911, the son of Thomas Morton Collitt and his wife Amy Hilda Harrison.All that is currently known about his is that he was a married man who had a son, and that he died in 1993.

 

 

 

27S3

Geoffrey Wayne Collitt

Born in 1945 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27R10

Stephen Kenneth Collitt was born on 17th May 1953, the eldest of three children of Kenneth William Collitt and Edna Doreen Collitt.Stephen married Gillian Ruby Scrivener on 22nd May 1978, and they have two children.Gillian was born on 11th August 1956.In 2010 Stephen and Gillian were living in Essex, and it is thanks to Stephen and his sister Christina (below), that much of the detail regarding their family line has been gathered and generously provided for inclusion here.

 

 

 

27S4

Hannah Georgina Collitt

Born on 17.07.1981

 

27S5

Andrea Beth Collitt

Born on 05.02.1985

 

 

 

 

27R11

Trevor William Collitt was born on 11th November 1955, the second son of Kenneth William Collitt and Edna Doreen Collitt.Trevor married Julie Rose Blenko on 16th December 1978, with whom he has three children, Julie having been born on 5th June 1957.

 

 

 

27S6

James William Collitt

Born on 02.07.1980

 

27S7

Zena Rose Collitt

Born on 27.09.1982

 

27S8

Tessa Louise Collitt

Born on 23.11.1992

 

 

 

 

27R12

Christina Margaret Collitt, who is known as Nit, was born on 27th November 1960, the daughter of Kenneth William Collitt and Edna Doreen Collitt, Kenneth and Edna being distantly related.Christina married Roger Sidney Hammond on 27th June 1992, Roger having been born on 20th April 1961. They have three children and in 2010 the family was living at Hitchin in Hertfordshire.The children are William G Hammond who was born on 2nd December 1993, Gabrielle R Hammond who was born on 8th June 1995, and Lucinda A, (Lulu) Hammond who was born on 24th August 1998.

 

 

 

It is thanks to the tremendous amount of information received from Christina Hammond nee Collitt, and her brother Stephen Collitt (above), that the story of her family from Ralph Collett and Anne Vevers in the 1600s can be told in such detail.

 

 

 

 

27R13

Jessie Collett was born at Middleton in Manchester in 1899, the eldest child of John Collett of Thornham and Eliza Shepherd of Middleton.Her birth was recorded at Oldham (Ref. 8d 705) during the last quarter of 1899.In March 1901, just before the birth of her brother John (below), Jessie Collett was one-year old and was staying with her grandmother Alice Collett at Stakehill in Middleton.Tragically it was later that same year that the death of Jessie Collett aged two years was recorded at Chorlton in Lancashire (Ref. 8c 540) during the final quarter of 1901.Chorlton is today Chorlton-on-Medlock.

 

 

 

 

27R14

ROBERT COLLETT was born at Gorton in Manchester during 1901, the eldest surviving child of John and Eliza Collett.His birth was recorded at Chorlton register office (Ref. 8c 843) during the last three months of 1901.Robert was nine years of age in the Longsight Manchester census of 1911 when he and his family were identified at 13 Grasmere Street just west of Gorton.He was around ten years old when he and his family emigrated to Australia, and it was there also where he married Alice Dalley.

 

 

 

27S9

Beverley May Collett

Born in 1929 in Australia

 

27S10

JOHN ROBERT COLLETT

Born in 1932 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27R15

James Collett was born at Gorton in Manchester in 1904, his birth recorded at Chorlton register office (Ref. 8c 866) during the first quarter of 1904. He was seven years old in April 1911 when the census that month placed him and his family living at 13 Grasmere Street in the Longsight area of south Manchester not far from Gorton, his confirmed place of birth.During the next year or so his parents emigrated to Australia taking James and his two brothers with them.It was in Australia that he married Eileen Boardman, the sister of Kathleen Boardman, who married Jamesí brother Edward Collett (below).

 

 

 

 

27R16

John Collett was born at Gorton in Manchester in 1907, while the birth was recorded at Chorlton register office (Ref. 8c 797) during the fourth quarter of that year. He was three years of age in the census of 1911 when he was living at 13 Grasmere Street in Longsight.Shortly after the census day his parents emigrated to Australia, where John Collett later married Gladys Huet.

 

 

 

 

27R17

Edward Collett was one of twins whose date of birth is not known except that it took place in Australia after his parents had emigrated there after April 1911.He married Kathleen Boardman, the sister of Eileen Boardman, who married Edwardís brother James Collett (above).

 

 

 

 

27R18

Ernest Collett was one of twins whose date of birth is not known except that it took place after April 1911 in Australia, where he later married Grace Carson.

 

 

 

 

27S3

Geoffrey Wayne Collitt was born in Australia during 1945 and was the son of Albert Collitt.No further details are known about his mother, or whether he had any brothers or sisters.He later married Anne Constance Ide in 1970 with whom he had five children.It was his ex-wife Anne Glennie who first contacted Christina Hammond in 2012 who put her in touch with Brian Collett, and the new information that she kindly provided enabled this line to be extended.

 

 

 

27T1

Stephen Collitt

Born after 1970

 

27T2

Christopher Collitt

Born after 1970

 

27T3

Sharon Collitt

Born after 1970

 

27T4

Grant Collitt

Born after 1970

 

27T5

Darren Collitt

Born after 1970

 

 

 

 

27S4

Hannah Georgina Collitt was born on 17th July 1981, the eldest of two children of Stephen Kenneth Collitt and Gillian Ruby Scrivener.Hannah married farmer Martin Speck and they have two sons, Joshua Speck and William Speck.

 

 

 

 

27S6

James William Collitt was born on 2nd July 1980, the eldest son of Trevor William Collitt and Julie Rose Blenko.And it was on 25th July 2009 when James married Joelle Elizabeth King who was born on 22nd June 1983.Their daughter was subsequently born less than four years later.Exactly two years later the coupleís son was born.

 

 

 

27T6

Emily Rose Collitt

Born on 08.04.2013

 

27T7

Henry James Collitt

Born on 11.04.2015

 

 

 

 

27S7

Zena Rose Collitt was born on 27th September 1982 the second of the three children of Trevor and Julie Collitt. It was on 29th August 2009 that she married Jamie Sinclair Simcox.Zena later presented her husband with a daughter, and she was followed by the birth of a son, Peter David Simcox, who was born on 8th May 2014.

 

 

 

 

27S9

Beverley May Collett was born in 1929 and she married Robert Jackson.

 

 

 

 

27S10

JOHN ROBERT COLLETT of Murray Farm Road at Beecroft in New South Wales was born on 13th February 1932.

 

He married Esme Hamilton on 12th April 1953.

 

This photograph was taken at Shepton Mallet at the Collett Reunion in June 2006.

 

Esme Collett nee Hamilton passed away during the first few days of December 2013.It was John himself who confirmed this to Margaret Chadd.

 

 

 

27T7

JAMES GREGORY COLLETT

Born in 1959 in Australia

 

27T8

David John Collett

Born in 1962 in Australia

 

27T9

Robert Michael Collett

Born in 1967 in Australia

 

27T10

Jennifer Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1970 in Australia

 

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27T7

JAMES GREGORY COLLETT was born in 1959, the eldest child of John Robert Collett and his wife Esme Hamilton.He later married and had a son of his own.

 

 

 

27U1

CHRISTOPHER JOHN COLLETT

Born in 1990 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27T9

Robert Michael Collett was born in 1967 and he married Marlene Patricia in 1990.The marriage is known to have produced a daughter for Robert and Marlene.

 

 

 

27U2

Emily Lauren Collett

Born in 1994 in Australia

 

 

 

 

27T10

Jennifer Elizabeth Collett was born in 1970 and she married David Sorkovsky in 1996.

 

 

 

 

27U1

CHRISTOPHER JOHN COLLETT was born in 1990, the son of James Gregory Collett.