PART THIRTY-ONE

 

The Wiltshire and Somerset Appendix

 

(a Somerset branch of the family with its origins in Gloucestershire)

 

Updated February 2020

 

 

The information in this file was previously in a number of appendices within the original Part 31 Ė The Wiltshire and Somerset Line.At the end of 2019, that file was substantially updated, following receipt from Stephen Carpenter, of the Wiltshire Family History Society, of transcribed parish records for the County of Wiltshire.That work provided a confirmed link between the main body of the file and the details previously included in Appendix One and Appendix Two.Merging those three elements, together with the insertion of a massive amount of new details obtained from the parish records, resulted in the new file, renamed Part 31 Ė The New Wiltshire Somerset Line, being too large to retain the third appendix. This, therefore is a revamped version of that remaining appendix, which would be a shame to lose.

 

 

 

THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM THOMAS COLLETT OF BATH

 

 

 

 

 

When searching for William Thomas Collett (Ref. 31P23), who was living in Bath shortly after he was born to parents from South Wraxall, another William Thomas Collett was discovered, who does not appear anywhere on the Collett Family History website.So, he and his family line have been included here, in the hope that his actual lineage might be identified at a later date.To start, we know his father was also William Collett, but from Marshfield in South Gloucestershire, near the county boundary with Somerset and not far from Bath.

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Marshfield around 1826, although no record of his birth or baptism has been found.Who his parents were in still not known because, at the age of 15, young William Collett was living at Marshfield with the Holder family of Thomas and Hannah Holder, both 25, and their son Robert Holder, aged three years. What is known is that, nine years later, he married Margaret Sarah Lephard (Leppard) who was born at Hungerford in Berkshire, with their wedding recorded at Bath (Ref. x1 9) during the first quarter of 1851.A few weeks later, the pair of them was recorded in the census of 1851 at Midsummer Buildings in the Walcot area of Bath, where the first of their children was born two years later.On that census day, William Collett from Marshfield was 26 and a farm labourer, and Margaret S Collett from Hungerford was also 26.

 

 

 

After the Walcot birth of daughter Margaret Elizabeth, the family made their home at nearby Bathwick, where all of the coupleís remaining children were born and baptised, with the births recorded in Bath.According to the census conducted in 1861, the family was residing at Villa Fields in Bathwick-with-Woolley, where William Collett from Marshfield was 34 and a masonís labourer and his wife Margaret S Collett from Hungerford was 36. The five children with them that day were recorded as Margaret E Collett from Walcot who was eight, Louisa Collett who was five, William T Collett who was three, and the twins Richard and Robert Collett who were both two years old.

 

 

 

More children were added to the family over the next decade, although they had to suffer the loss of son Robert, who died in November 1867. It was also at Villa Fields, Bathwick-with-Woolley, that the enlarged family was still living in 1871.William was 44 and a labourer, who said he had been born at Bathwick like all of his children.His wife Margaret S Collett was 46 and from Hungerford, while their five children were William T Collett aged 13 and still at school, as was Richard who was 12, James who was nine, Francis G Collett who was seven and Mary E Collett who was four years of age.The coupleís two eldest daughters had already left home by then.

 

 

 

Perhaps it was the premature death of his son Robert that had a bad effect on head of the household William Collett, because it was in the years leading up to the next census day that he walked out on his family.On that day in 1881, he was a lodger at the home of the Barton family in nearby Twerton at Dorset Street, when William Collett from Bath was 53 and a married man, whose occupation was that of a mason. Sometime after that, he left Somerset and travelled north to Cheshire where, in 1891, he was a patient at Upton-by-Chester.The census return just said he had been born in England, that he was 63 and married, and that he had worked as a relieving officer before becoming ill.The subsequent death of William Collett at Nantwich was recorded at Chester register office (Ref. 8a 236) during the third quarter of 1891, when he was still 63, after which he was buried at Nantwich on 14th July 1891.

 

 

 

Back in 1881, the wife of William Collett was still living at Villa Fields in Bathwick-with-Woolley with two of her sons.Head of the household Margaret S Collett from Hungerford continued to say she was married, and that she was 56 and working as a cook.Her two sons were Richard who was 21 and Francis who was 17.The next Bathwick census in 1891 recorded Margaret Collett from Berkshire as being the married head of the household, who was 66 but with no stated occupation.The only child still living with her, was her son Richard Collett who was 31.It is possible that she would have been unaware that her husband was ill on that day, and that he passed away a few months later. It was four years later that the death of Margaret Sarah Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 399) during the second quarter of 1895, when she was 70.

 

 

 

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Margaret Eliza Collett

Born in 1853 at Walcot, Bath

 

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Louisa Collett

Born in 1855 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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William Thomas Collett

Born in 1857 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Richard Collett††††††††††††† twin

Born in 1859 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Robert Collett†††††††††††† twin

Born in 1859 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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James Collett

Born in 1861 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Francis George Collett

Born in 1863 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Mary Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1867 at Bathwick, Bath

 

 

 

 

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Margaret Eliza Collett was born at Walcot in Bath in 1853 and was baptised at St Saviourís Church in Bath on 29th May 1853, the first-born child of William Collett and Margaret Sarah Leppard.Her birth was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 716) during the second quarter of the year.She was eight years old in 1861 and, on completing her education, she left Bathwick to make her own way in the world. Where she was in 1871 has not yet been discovered, while in 1881, Margaret Eliza Collett was 26 and the domestic cook at the house of Martin Henry Whish and his wife Ellen at Alderley within the Chipping Sodbury area of South Gloucestershire.Also employed at the same address was her sister Louisa (below) who was a housemaid for the couple, and their youngest sister Mary Elizabeth who was helping her older sisters.

 

 

 

Nine years later, the marriage of Margaret Eliza Collett and William Hulance was recorded at the Chipping Sodbury register office (Ref. 6a 249) during the first quarter of 1889.One year later, Margaret gave birth to the coupleís only child. By that time Margaret already had a daughter who was four years old, as confirmed in the Alderley census of 1891.William Hulance was 37, Margaret E Hulance was 36, and daughter Margaret E Hulance was one year of age.The family was again residing in Alderley in 1901, where William Hulance was 45 and a domestic gardener, Margaret Eliza Hulance was 47, and daughter Margaret Ellen Hulance was 11.Staying with the family was Margaretís younger sister Mary Elizabeth Collett (below).

 

 

 

Where the family was in 1911 is not known, although it is confirmed that the death of Margaret Eliza Hulance, nee Collett, was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 578) during the last three months of 1922, at the age of 69.

 

 

 

 

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Louisa Collett was born in 1855 at Bathwick, just east of Bath, where she was baptised at St Maryís Church on 12th August 1855, another daughter of William and Margaret Sarah Collett.She was five years old in 1861, but was not living at the family home in Bathwick-with-Woolley in 1871.That year, Louisa Collett was 15 and a servant at the Widcombe home of Joseph Chinnock, aged 74, and his much younger wife Jane who was 45. Ten years later, she was reunited with her older sister Margaret (above), when they were working together in the service of the Whish family at the Alderley (Chipping Sodbury) when Louisa from Bath was 24 and a domestic servant and housemaid.

 

 

 

Louisa was still working for widowed Martin Whish in 1891 at the age of 35, but on that occasion, one of the other two servants was her younger sister Mary E Collett (below).She was still unmarried at the end of the century when she was still a servant at the Alderley home of Martin Henry Swish who was 85, when Louisa Collett from Bathwick was 45. As a loyal servant of Martin Whish for most of her working life, it would appear that she was a beneficiary upon his death and was able to retired to Torquay, where she was living in 1911, in the St Marychurch district of the town.Unmarried Louisa Collett was 55 and living on private means. Just over ten years later, the death of Louisa Collett was recorded at Newton Abbott register office (Ref. 5b 141) during the last three months of 1921, when she was 66.

 

 

 

 

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William Thomas Collett was born at Bathwick in 1857, the third child and eldest son of William Collett and Margaret Sarah Leppard. His birth was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 631) during the third quarter of 1857, following which he was baptised at St Maryís Church in Bathwick on 9th August 1857 and was three years old in 1861. By 1871 William was 13 years old and still attending school, while living with his family at Bathwick-with-Woolley. The later marriage of William Thomas Collett and Catherine Mary Deverill was recorded at Bath during the fourth quarter of 1880 (Ref. 5c 1033). Catherine (or Caroline Ė see later) was born at Hinton Charterhouse in Somerset, with her birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 708) during the second quarter of 1859 as Caroline Mary Deverell.By 1871, Catherine Deverill, from Hinton Charterhouse, was a servant aged 12 years at Norton St Philip, just south of Hinton Charterhouse, the home of octogenarian Susan Withers and her elderly son Charles Withers.

 

 

 

In the neighbouring county of Wiltshire, Elizabeth Deverill (1785-1865) was the wife of William Collett (Ref. 31N3) of South Wraxall near Bradford-on-Avon, not far from Bath.

 

 

 

Within six months of her wedding day, Catherine was named as Mary Collett in the census of 1881, when she and two of her younger siblings were living at Twerton Hayes Buildings in Twerton (Bath), with her husband William T Collett, aged 23 and a plumberís labourer from Bath.Mary Collett from Hinton Charterhouse was 22, Daniel Deverill was 16 and Maria Deverill was eight years old and also born at Hinton Charterhouse.As far as can be determined, Catherine presented William with four children while the couple was living at Twerton, the first three of them being born during the first ten years of their married life.

 

 

 

By 1891 the family was still living at Twerton, where William T Collett was 35 and again working as a plumberís labourer.His wife, named as Caroline Mary Collett was 32 and had presented William with three children. William Henry Collett was nine, Margaret Elizabeth Mary Collett was six, and Martin Richard Charles Collett was four. Staying with the family was Williamís younger brother James Collett (below), who was 29, and uncle James Palmer from Suffolk, aged 48, who was a widower and a jobbing gardener. Ten years later, the Bath census return, completed in 1901, included plumber William T Collett who was 43, his wife Kate Mary Collett who was 42, and sons Martin Collett and Alfred Collett who were 14 and five years of age respectively, both of them born at Twerton, as were all of their children.

 

 

 

Nine years after that census day, the death of Williamís wife was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 275) during the third quarter of 1910, when she was 51 years old.Curiously, like the census in 1891, she was listed as Caroline M Collett.In addition to that, it is very interesting that the eldest daughter of her son William, was also given the name Caroline Maud Mary Collett, Maud being the name of his wife. Her demise was confirmed in the census of 1911, when William Thomas Collett from Bathwick was a widower at the age of 54, whose occupation was that of a labourer and a plumber.Looking after him, his son Alfred, and his brother Richard (below), was his unmarried daughter Margaret Collett, who was described as a domestic cook.

 

 

 

At the time of his death, his stated age was incorrectly recorded as being 63, rather than 69, when the death of William Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 590) during the final three months of 1926.

 

 

 

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William Henry H Collett

Born in 1881 at Twerton, Bath

 

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Margaret Elizabeth Mary Collett

Born in 1884 at Twerton, Bath

 

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Martin Richard Charles Collett

Born in 1886 at Twerton, Bath

 

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Alfred James L Collett

Born in 1895 at Twerton, Bath

 

 

 

 

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Richard Collett was born at Bathwick in 1859 and was the twin brother of Robert (below).They were baptised together at Bathwick on 10th April 1859, the second and third male children of William and Margaret Collett.The birth of Richard Collett was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 733) during the first three months of 1859 and he was two years old in the Bathwick-with-Woolley census of 1861.Four years after the death of his twin-brother, Richard was again living with his family at Bathwick-with-Woolley in 1871 at the age of 12 years.However, in 1881, Richard Collett from Bathwick was living at Villa Fields in Bathwick with his just mother and his brother Francis, when he was 21 and a labourer.

 

 

 

He never married and, at the age of 31, he was again working as a labourer in 1891, when he was the only child still living at Bathwick with his mother who, by then, had been separated from his father for over ten years. Where Richard was in 1901 has not been determined, but by 1911 he was a masonís labourer working in the building trade, when he was 52, unmarried, and born at Bathwick, staying at the Bath home of his widowed older brother William Thomas Collett. Twenty-five years later, the death of Richard Collett of Bathwick was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 605) during the second quarter of 1936 when he was 77.

 

 

 

 

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Robert Collett was born at Bathwick in 1859 and was the twin brother of Richard (above) whose joint births were recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 733).They were baptised together at Bathwick on 10th April 1859, the second and third male children of William and Margaret Collett.Robert was two years of age in 1861, when he and his family were residing in Bathwick-with-Woolley.Tragically, he was only eight years old, when he died at Bathwick, the death of Robert Collett recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 408) during the fourth quarter of 1867.He was then buried at Bathwick on 21st November 1867.

 

 

 

 

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James Collett was born at Bathwick in 1861 and just after the census day that year, with his birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 732) during the second quarter of the year.He was a few months old when he was baptised at Bathwick on 14th July 1861, another son of William and Margaret Collett.It was at Bathwick-with-Woolley that he was living with his family in 1871, when James was nine years old.After leaving school, he also left Bathwick and in 1881 he was working as a servant and domestic gardener at a dwelling in the Gloucestershire village of Northleach, when James Collett from Bath was 19.Ten years later, on the day of the census in 1891, James Collett was staying with the family of his older brother William Collett (above), at Twerton, when he was still unmarried at the age of 29, and employed as a plate layer on the Midland Railway.

 

 

 

A little over four years after that day, the marriage of James Collett and (1) Rebecca Tessa Leppard was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1052) during the fourth quarter of 1895, Leppard also being his motherís maiden name.Two year later, Rebecca presented James with a son who was born at Bath, where the three of them were living in 1901.James Collett was a general labourer of 39, his wife Rebecca Teressa Collett from Canada was 37, and their son was Albert James Leppard Collett who was three years of age.Tragically, Rebecca died during the following year, most likely at the time of the birth of the coupleís second child, who also did not survive.The death of Rebecca Teressa Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 311) during the third quarter of 1902, when she was 39.

 

 

 

In 1901, his brother Francis (below) was a married man with a family living in Bath where, staying with them was his sister-in-law, unmarried Anna S Snell, aged 28, who was a confectionerís shop assistant. One year after losing his first wife, the marriage of widower James Collett and spinster (2) Anna Selina Snell was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1098) during the third quarter of 1903.Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Ann Snell and was born in 1872, being ten years older than James.What is strange, is that no record of James, Anna, or Jamesí son Albert, has been identified anyway in 1911, so it has not been possible to discover if James had any children with Anna during the first eight years of their marriage.

 

 

 

What is known, is that Geoffrey W G Collett was born at Bath in 1914, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Snell.The later death of James Collett of Bathwick was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 520) during the third quarter of 1934 when he was 73.His obituary was published in the Bath Chronicle & Herald on 7th July 1934, included the surname of Chancellor, possibly the name of his solicitor. Being so much younger than her husband, it was nearly twenty years after losing her husband, when the death of Anna S Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 7c 39) during the last quarter of 1953, at the age of 81.

 

 

 

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Albert James Leppard Collett

Born in 1897 at Bath

 

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Geoffrey W G Collett

Born in 1914 at Bath

 

 

 

 

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Francis George Collett was born in 1863 at Bathwick, where he was baptised on 13th March 1864, the seventh child of William and Margaret Collett.His birth was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 672) during the last three months of the previous year and as Francis G Collett, he was seven years of age in the Bathwick-with-Woolley census of 1871. He was 17 in the Bathwick census of 1881, one of only two sons still living there with his mother at Villa Fields, when he was employed as a porter.It is not known where he was in 1891, but four years later he married Rosina Snell, daughter of daughter of Thomas and Ann Snell, whose younger daughter Anna later became the second wife of James Collett (above).

 

 

 

The marriage of Francis George Collett and Rosina Snell was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 823) during the first quarter of 1895, when the groom was 32.Francis was a butcher who was living in Bath in 1901, at the age of 37.By then, he and Rosina, aged 31 and from Castle Combe, had three sons, all of the born in Bath.Reginald Collett was five, Harold Collett was four and Leonard Collett, who was not yet one year old. Staying with the family was Rosinaís younger sister Anna S Snell who was 29 and also born at Castle Combe who, two years later married Francisí brother James.

 

 

 

The coupleís final child was also born in Bath, before the family moved to nearby Widcombe, just south of Bathwick, where they were living in 1911.George Collett was 47, a butcher, and Rose Collett was 41, when only three of their four sons was living with them, following the death of son Leonard at Bath in 1904.The surviving three sons were Reginald 15, Harold 14 and new arrival Leslie for was four years old.Once again, one of Rosinaís younger sisters was living with them, and she was Rachel Snell from Castle Combe who was 22.

 

 

 

Francis and Rosina died just three years apart, their deaths recorded at Bath register office.The passing of Francis George Collett was recorded there during the last three months of 1937 (Ref. 5c 589), when he was 73, and it was during the same period in 1940, that the death of Rosina Collett was recorded there (Ref. 5c 1490) at the age of 70.

 

 

 

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Reginald George William Collett

Born in 1895 at Bath

 

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Harold James L Collett

Born in 1897 at Bath

 

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Leonard John Collett

Born in 1900 at Bath

 

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Leslie Collett

Born in 1906 at Bath

 

 

 

 

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Mary Elizabeth Collett was born at Bathwick, possibly at the end of 1866 or during the first weeks of 1867, with her birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 392) during the first quarter of 1867.She was baptised at Bathwick on 10th February 1867, the last child of William Collett and his wife Margaret Sarah Leppard.She was four years old in the Bathwick-with-Woolley census of 1871 while, at the age of 13 in 1881, she was already a domestic helper in Alderley, at the same address where her two older sisters Margaret and Louisa were employed as servants to the Whish family.In 1891 Mary E Collett was 24 when she was working alongside her older sister Louisa (above) as domestic servants at the Alderley home of widower Martin Whish.After another decade, unmarried Mary Elizabeth Collett, aged 34 and from Bathwick, was a visitor at the Alderley home of her married sister Margaret Eliza Hulance, when her occupation was that of a domestic servant in 1901.

 

 

 

 

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William Henry H Collett was born at Twerton sometime after the day of the census in 1881, with his birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 564) during the third quarter of that year. He was the eldest of the four known children of William Thomas Collett and Catherine Mary Deverill who, as William Henry Collett was nine years old in the Twerton census of 1891.A few days before the next census in 1901, the marriage of William Henry H Collett and Maud Mary Carter was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 791).Then, on the day of the census that year, William H Collett from Bath was 21 (sic) and a book-binder and his wife Maud M Collett was 20 (sic) and also born in Bath, who had no job of work.

 

 

 

Maud Mary Carter was born at Walcot during the first months of 1883, making her only eighteen years old when she married nineteen-year-old William. It is believed that their marriage produced at least three children born at Bathwick, with all three recorded with the couple on the day of the Bath census in 1911 in the Weston district of the town. By that time, William H Collett from Twerton was 29, when his occupation was that of a machinist in the printing trade. Maud M Collett from Walcot was 28 and their three children were Caroline M M Collett who was nine, Dorothy L G Collett who was six and Ernest W H Collett who was two years of age, all three confirmed as having been born at Bathwick.

 

 

 

Just over fifty years after that day, the death of William H H Collett was recorded at Wells register office (Ref. 7c 209) during the third quarter of 1962, when he was 80 years old.Two years prior to his passing, he had been widowed following the death of Maud M Collett, which was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 7c 20) during the last three months of 1960, at the age of 77.

 

 

 

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Caroline Maud Mary Collett

Born in 1901 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Dorothy Louisa G Collett

Born in 1904 at Bathwick, Bath

 

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Ernest William Henry Collett

Born in 1908 at Bathwick, Bath

 

 

 

 

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Margaret Elizabeth Mary Collett was born at Twerton on 19th July 1884, her birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 573) during the third quarter of the year, the second child of William and Catherine Collett. She was recorded using her full name in the Twerton census of 1891, when she was six years old.After leaving school she entered domestic service and in 1901 she was described simply as Margaret Collett who was 18 and a parlourmaid living and working at the Bath home of Sicilian born Thomas Ninmo, a Major General with the Indian Staff Corps, and his family.

 

 

 

Following the death of her mother in 1910, Margaret returned to the family home in Bath, where she was living with her widowed father and her youngest brother Alfred (below), who had living with them Margaretís uncle Richard Collett, her fatherís younger brother. Once again, she was simply included in the census of 1911, as Margaret Collett from Twerton who was 27 and a domestic cook.

 

 

 

Three years later, the marriage of Margaret E M Collett and John H Tucker was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1215) during the last quarter of 1914. John Henry Tucker was born at Bath in 1881, the son of Edward and Catherine Tucker. The marriage provided the couple with a daughter and a son, the record of their births confirmed their motherís maiden name was Collett. The birth of Margaret G Tucker was recorded at Bath register office during the last three months of 1916 (Ref. 5c 770), where the birth of Ronald J Tucker was recorded (Ref. 5c 649) during the second quarter of 1919.The death of Margaret Elizabeth M Tucker was recorded at Bath during the first weeks of 1976 (Ref. 22 0290), when she was 91.

 

 

 

 

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Martin Richard Charles Collett was born at Twerton, Bath in 1886 with his birth recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 588) during the third quarter of that year. As with his sister (above), Martin was also listed in the Twerton census of 1891 under his full name, when he was four years of age. After a further ten years, Martin Collett had completed his schooling and, at the age of 14, was already working as a barber, while still living with his parents in Bath. Rightly or wrongly, it has been assumed that Martin left Great Britain during the first decade of the new century, since no record of him has been found in the census of 1911, nor that of a marriage or death.

 

 

 

 

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Alfred James L Collett was born at Twerton in 1895 and was the last child born to William Thomas Collett and Catherine Mary Deverill.His birth, like his older siblings, was recorded at Bath registry office (Ref. 5c 513) during the fourth quarter of 1895.Sometime after he was born his family moved to Bath, where they were living in 1901, when Alfred Collett from Twerton was five years old and one of only two children still with their parents. Following the death of his mother in 1910, Alfred had left school and was working as an antique dealerís messenger at the age of 15, when he was living with his widowed father, his unmarried sister Margaret and his uncle Richard Collett.

 

 

 

It was in the second quarter of 1920 that Alfred J L Collett married Hilda B Mortimer, the event recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1491).Over the following years Hilda gave birth to four children, which was followed by the premature death of her husband, when the death of Alfred J Collett, aged 38, was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 729) during the first quarter of 1934.

 

 

 

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Betty K Collett

Born in 1921 at Bath

 

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Enid M Collett

Born in 1923 at Bath

 

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Hazel M Collett

Born in 1926 at Bath

 

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Eric J Collett

Born in 1931 at Bath

 

 

 

 

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Albert James Leppard Collett was born at Bath on 7th September 1897, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 5c 508) during the last three months of 1897. He was the only known child of James Collett and Rebecca Tessa Leppard who was three years of age in the Bath census of 1901.Albert was four years old when his mother died and was five years old when his father married his sister-in-law, the sister of his brother Francisí wife.Although no record of Albert, his father or his stepmother, has been found, it was during the third quarter of 1924 when, at the age of 27, he married Edith M Blyth, the event recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 1165). No record of any children has been found and in 1975 the death of Albert J L Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 22 0231) early in that year.

 

 

 

 

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Geoffrey William G Collett was born at Bath on 23rd June 1914, the son of James Collett by his second wife Anna Selina Snell, his birth recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 834) during the third quarter of 1914, when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Snell.He never married and he was still living in the Bath area when he died in the spring of 1986 at the age of 71, his death recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 22 83).

 

 

 

 

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Reginald George William Collett was born at Bath on 1st August 1895, where his birth was recorded (Ref.5c 569) during the third quarter of the year.He was the eldest of the four sons of Francis George Collett and Rosina Snell and was five years old in the Bath census of 1901. By 1911 the family was residing in the Widcombe area of Bath, just south of Bathwick, when Reginald had already left school and was working as a watchmaker at the age of 15. It was fourteen years later, as Reginald George W Collett, that his marriage to Gladys M Farley was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1166) during the third quarter of 1925. After being married for four years Glady gave birth to a son whose birth was recorded at Bath. The family appear to have lived their life at Bath, where the death of Reginald George Collett was recorded (Ref. 7c 803) during the spring of 1973, when he was 77.

 

 

 

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Kenneth Reginald Collett

Born in 1929 at Bath

 

 

 

 

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Harold James L Collett was born at Bath in 1897 with his birth recorded there (Ref. 5c 529) during the second quarter of the year.As simply Harold Collett, he was four years old in the Bath census of 1901 and was 14 in 1911 when he and his family were living in Widcombe, from where Harold was already working as a printer.Like his older brother Reginald (above), Harold was also married in 1925, but earlier in the year, when the marriage of Harold J L Collett and Ethel Schickel was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 1188) during the second quarter of that year.The marriage produced two children for the couple, both recorded at Bath register office, where the later death of Harold J L Collett was also recorded at Bath (Ref. 7c 398) during the first quarter of 1968, when he was 71.

 

 

 

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David James L Collett

Born in 1931 at Bath

 

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Kathleen Mary R Collett

Born in 1935 at Bath

 

 

 

 

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Leonard John Collett was born at Bath towards the end 1900, with his birth recorded there (Ref. 5c 501) during the last three months of that year. He was only a few months old in the Bath census of 1901, while it was just over three years later, that the death of Leonard John Collett was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 304) during the third quarter of 1904.

 

 

 

 

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Leslie Collett was born at Bath in 1906, the last of the four sons of Francis George Collett and Rosina Snell.His birth was also recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 474), during the third quarter of the year and by 1911, when he and his family were residing in the Widcombe area of south Bathwick, when Leslie was four years old.It seems that he never married and lived all of his life in the Bath area, where his death was recorded (Ref. 7c 53) during the third quarter of 1957, when he was 51.

 

 

 

 

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Caroline Maud Mary Collett was born at Bathwick on 30th July 1901, her birth recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 613) during the third quarter of the year.She was the eldest child of William Henry H Collett and Maud Mary Carter and was nine years old in the Weston (Bath) census of 1911.She was around 28 years of age when she married Ernest E V Perrett, their wedding day recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 1272) during the third quarter of 1929.She and Ernest later moved west, within the county, to live in the Taunton, where they were joined at some time by Carolineís brother Ernest Collett (below).And it was there, at Taunton Deane register office (Ref. 23 1462), that the death of Caroline Maud M Perrett was recorded at the start of 1990, four years before her brotherís death was also recorded there.

 

 

 

 

31r2

Dorothy Louisa G Collett was born at Bathwick near the end of 1904 and her birth was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 487) during the first months of 1905.It was in 1927, as Dorothy L G Collett, that her marriage to Walter L Wilkins was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 1258) during the second three months of that year. Dorothy gave birth to the coupleís only known child nine months later, when the birth of John L Wilkins was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 653) during the last months of that same year, his motherís maiden name confirmed as Collett.Her son was only three years old when his mother died, possibly giving birth to her second child, who also did not survive the ordeal.The death of Dorothy L G Wilkins was recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 734) during the first quarter of 1931, at the age of 26.

 

 

 

 

31r3

Ernest William Henry Collett was born at Bathwick on 19th February 1909, the only son of William Collett and Maud Carter, whose birth was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 453). It would appear that he never married and, later in his life, settled in the Taunton area of Somerset, most likely living at the home of his married sister Caroline (above).The death of the two siblings was recorded at Taunton Deane register office within four years of each other, the passing of Ernest William H Collett recorded there (Ref. 7241b b59b) during the early months of 1994.

 

 

 

 

31r4

Betty K Collett was born at Bath in 1921, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 5c 888) during the third quarter of the yea, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Mortimer.Her marriage to Ernest H Reeves was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 7c 26) during the first three months of 1947.

 

 

 

 

31r5

Enid M Collett was born at Bath in 1923, her birth recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 774) during the first quarter of that year, when her motherís maiden name was confirmed as Mortimer.She was 21 when she married William A Gibbs in 1944, the event recorded at Bath (Ref. 5c 1089) during the last three months of the year.

 

 

 

 

31r6

Hazel M Collett was born at Bath in 1926 and her birth, like those of her two older sisters, was recorded there during the second quarter of the year (Ref. 5c 739), her motherís maiden name being Mortimer.She married Dennis H Davies at Bath, where their marriage was recorded (Ref. 7c 34) during the second quarter of 1948.

 

 

 

 

31r7

Eric James Collett was born at Bath in 1931, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 5c 638) during the last three months of that year, the last child of Alfred James L Collett and Hilda B Mortimer. He had only just celebrated his second birthday, when his father suffered a premature death. Raised by his widowed mother, it seems that he never married, with the death of Eric J Collett being recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 7c 12) during the second quarter of 1965, when he was only 33 years old.

 

 

 

 

31r8

Kenneth Reginald Collett was born in Bath on 16th June 1929, the only known child of Reginald George William Collett and Gladys M Farley.His birth was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 5c 644) during the third quarter of 1929, when the motherís maiden name was confirmed as Farley. No record of a marriage had been found, while the death of Kenneth Reginald Collett was recorded at Bath & North East Somerset register office (Ref. 300/1 c8d) during the first months of 2004, at the age of 74.

 

 

 

 

31r9

David James L Collett was born at Bath in 1931, the older of the two children of Harold James L Collett and Ethel Schickel.His birth was recorded at Bath during the second quarter of that year (Ref. 5c 690), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Schickel.David was twenty-seven when he married Valerie A Nicholls, their wedding recorded at Bristol register office (Ref. 7b 99) during the first quarter of 1959.

 

 

 

 

31r10

Kathleen Mary R Collett was born at Bath on 21st December 1934, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 5c 587) during the first three months of the following year, her motherís maiden name confirmed as Schickel.It was during the third quarter of 1957, when the marriage of Kathleen M R Collett and John H G Chitson was recorded at the Bath register office (Ref. 7c 13), the marriage producing two sons.David A J Chitson was born during the second quarter of 1960, his birth recorded at Weymouth register office (Ref. 7c 1088), when his motherís maiden name was confirmed as Collett.He later married Fleur J S Roper in Bournemouth during 1986.

 

 

 

Kathleenís second child was Jeremy Chitson, also born at Weymouth, whose birth was recorded there (Ref. 7c 1195) during the second quarter of 1962. It was during the summer of 1984 that he married Nichola J Watton at Bath (Ref. 22 275). The later death of Kathleen Mary Chitson, nee Collett, was recorded at Bath register office (Ref. 3001c c52c) during the summer of 1995, at the age of 60.