PART THIRTY-TWO

 

The Newfoundland Line

 

Updated October 2017

 

 

This family line starts in Part Two – The Secondary Line at John Collett (Ref. 2L24) and

can be traced back through Part One – The Main Line to Thomas Collett (Ref. 1D1) in 1485.

 

It is the family line of Jonathan Caleb Collett (Ref. 32R65) of St John’s in Newfoundland,

the line being denoted by the names in capital letters.  It is interesting that earlier research

undertaken by his late father indicated the family had originally come from Lower Slaughter

in Gloucestershire, with a Richard Collett who was born in 1626 and who died in 1715.

This would be Richard Collett (Ref. 2H22) who was baptised at Bourton-on-the-Water in 1627

 

It is also the family line of Janelle Collett (Ref. 32S4) of Edmonton in Alberta,

of Bonnie Brown (Ref. 32R5) and Max Collett (Ref. 32Q91) of Placentia Bay,

and Natasha Young (see Ref. 32Q68) of Pasadena in Newfoundland

 

 

More so than any other family line that I have ever had the pleasure to construct (with information kindly supplied by Bonnie Brown and Tony Young), this particular line is full of intrigue with the interweaving of many settler families.  Whilst it is primarily a Collett family line, the other prominent families that appear many times throughout the work include: Bendle, Boutcher, Crann, Gabriel, Gilbert, Gregory, Hann, Hollett, Jarvis, Marshall, Masters, Pike, Shave, Tulk, Upshall and Wareham.

 

 

 

32L1

JOHN COLLETT (Ref. 2L24) was baptised at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire on 10th July 1775 where, in 1778 his father Richard Collett was the churchwarden at St John the Baptist Church.  Another source gives his date of birth as 10th July 1775.  It was also at Bromsgrove on 17th November 1796 that John Collett married (1) Mary Harman, the daughter of James Harman and Sarah Paget, who was born on 21st July 1774.  The same source suggests that the family surname was Norman rather than Harman.  The marriage definitely produced the six children listed below, all of whom were born and baptised at Bromsgrove.  Tragically Mary Collett nee Harman (or Norman) died on 4th March 1813.

 

 

 

What may be of interest is that during the five-year period between the birth of her son James in 1808 and her death in 1813 there were two children born in Worcester to parents John and Mary Collett.  There were Henry Collett, who was baptised on 8th April 1810 at the Church of St Helen, and Mary Collett who was baptised at All Saints Church on 9th February 1812.

 

 

 

Shortly after the death of his first wife, John married (2) Mary Freer (see new notes below) and that may have taken place when John was a Major in the North Worcestershire Volunteers residing at Hagley.  That second marriage for John produced a further three confirmed children and previously those three children were believed to have been born after Major John Collett had been posted to Newfoundland.  However, the baptism records for all three children took place in Worcestershire to John Collett and Mary Susannah Ridlington Collett.  The aforementioned alternative source states that John’s second wife was Mary Susanna Ridlington Freer and that she married John Collett on 19th September 1814.  She was the eldest daughter of John Freer Esq of Oakham, the county town of Rutland.

 

 

 

What is now known for sure is that it was the children from John’s first marriage who settled in Newfoundland in 1815 following the death of their mother and after he had married for a second time.  It was very likely that it was Major John Collett who took his surviving children to a new life, while his second wife remained in England where their three known children were born and where they later died.  Mary Susannah Ridlington Collett died and was buried at Stratford-upon-Avon during 1820 just a few short years before all three of her children by John Collett also died and were buried there with her. It is seemly likely that Mary died during the birth of a fourth child who also did not survive.  By that time John had permanently returned to England having established his older children in Newfoundland, and it was also at Stratford-upon-Avon that he was later buried with his wife and young family.

 

 

 

32M1

John Paget Collett

Born on 10.11.1797 at Bromsgrove

 

32M2

James Richard Collett

Born on 27.02.1799 at Bromsgrove

 

32M3

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT

Born on 07.12.1800 at Bromsgrove

 

32M4

Mary Susanne Collett

Born on 10.02.1802 at Bromsgrove

 

32M5

Richard Collett

Born on 08.11.1803 at Bromsgrove

 

32M6

James Harman (or Norman) Collett

Born on 26.01.1808 at Bromsgrove

 

The following are the children of John Collett by his second wife Mary Susannah Ridlington:

 

32M7

Eliza Ridlington Collett

Born in 1815 at Hagley, Worcester

 

32M8

Edward Freer Collett

Born in 1816 at Hagley, Worcester

 

32M9

Barbara Ann Collett

Born in 1818 at Worcester

 

32M10

a Collett child

Born in 1820; died in 1820 at Stratford

 

 

 

 

32M1

John Paget Collett was born at Bromsgrove on 10th November 1797 where he was baptised in a joint ceremony with his brother James (below) on 16th August 1799, the eldest child of John Collett and Mary Harman.  He died in Newfoundland on 31st July 1824 and his Will was proved on 30th December 1824.  In the Will he was referred to as ‘John Pagett Collett, Gentleman of Bromsgrove’.

 

 

 

 

32M2

James Richard Collett was born at Bromsgrove on 27th February 1799 and was baptised at Bromsgrove on 16th August 1799 with his older brother John (above).  He was the second child of John and Mary Collett and sadly he was still only two years old when he died at Bromsgrove on 7th August 1801, following which he was buried there three days later.

 

 

 

 

32M3

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT was born at Bromsgrove on 7th December 1800 where he was baptised on 1st January 1801, the third child of John and Mary Collett.  When he was only fifteen years old he moved to Newfoundland with his family.  It was at Petty Harbour on Long Island that he took up the occupation of printer for a government official and met and married a local girl Anne Marshall.  She was born at Petty Harbour on 25th July 1804 and was the daughter of George Marshall and Anne Earl.

 

 

 

The wedding took place on 17th August 1823 at Anglican Cathedral in St John’s, following which they had a total of thirteen children.  After an initial period living at Petty Harbour where the first seven children were born, the family set up home at Harbour Buffett in Placentia Bay where Thomas later became a magistrate.  In between times, judging from the birth of their son James and the christenings of siblings Anne and Emma, the family spent a short while at Burk’s Cove and Collett’s Cove in Placentia Bay before their final move to Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

It was at Harbour Buffett that Thomas Edward Collett died on 7th May 1874, while Anne had died there eighteen months earlier on 7th December 1882.  The Harbour Grace Standard Times newspaper reported that Anne had died leaving eight children, fifty-seven grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren.  Perhaps because they lived in small close-knit communities, it is interesting to note that the resulting families of two of Thomas Edward Collett’s children, Richard John Collett and his sister Phoebe Collett, were later linked back together through Anita Maude Best who was born at Merasheen in 1948.  The connection is as follows; Anita father's grandmother was Lillias Collett, the daughter of Richard John Collett, while her grandfather's mother was Richard's sister Phoebe Collett.

 

 

 

It is well documented that in May 1836 Thomas E Collett, a resident of Long Island before he moved to Harbour Buffet, wrote to Archdeacon Wix asking whether he could help ‘in any way toward building a small Church at Harbour Buffet’.  He said that James Butler had consulted the people and had found that they were very eager to help.  Thomas went on to say that he was sending his letter via Alexander Chambers ‘who hopefully agrees with us, and has kindly promised to see you upon the subject’.  He thanked him for the books and said he was able to start a ‘small loan library on the island’.  It was later that same year that Thomas and his family left Petty Harbour and settled in Harbour Buffet.

 

 

 

Once he was living at Harbour Buffet and towards the end of 1836 Thomas wrote a letter to the Board of Education in Placentia in which he said that ‘at a meeting of the inhabitants of that place it was determined to erect a School House there’.  As a result of the Education Act established in 1836 Thomas E Collett was given ten dollars per annum to be the schoolmaster at Harbour Buffet.  The school building was completed in May 1837 and on 1st August that same year Thomas Collett began teaching at the first school in the Harbour Buffett.  This he did for the first year without receiving any payment although the Board of Education later gave him ten dollars in recognition of his ‘praiseworthy conduct’.  He taught at the school until a successor arrived in 1840 and during that time he also read the morning and evening prayers.

 

 

 

In addition to the Harbour Beaufette Society being established under the leadership of Thomas Edward Collett to bring the aims of worship and education to reality, he was a prominent figure in other ways.  In 1845 his father was glad to hear that he and his large family were ‘so well and so happy’.  That was a contrast to back in England where it was difficult for even the most industrious man to make a living because of taxes and large payments.  In Harbour Buffett Thomas was appointed a Justice of the Peace by Governor Le Marchant in 1849.  He was also a Road Commissioner and became a Way Master in 1853 when his boat was hired to carry special mail from Little Placentia and St. John’s, which also carried freight.  In his private life it was said that he had animals for meat, a regular supply of milk, and a horse named Jack.

 

 

 

32N1

Mary Anne Collett

Born on 26.11.1824 at Petty Harbour

 

32N2

Richard John Collett

Born on 01.05.1826 at Petty Harbour

 

32N3

Eliza Collett

Born on 04.08.1828 at Petty Harbour

 

32N4

John Edward Collett

Born on 25.04.1830 at Petty Harbour

 

32N5

George William Collett

Born on 03.10.1831 at Petty Harbour

 

32N6

Anne Collett

Born on 29.04.1833 at Petty Harbour

 

32N7

Emma Collett

Born on 17.05.1835 at Petty Harbour

 

32N8

James Collett

Born on 03.04.1837 at Collett’s Cove

 

32N9

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT junior

Born on 18.04.1838 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N10

Phoebe Collett

Born on 28.03.1841 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N11

Eleanor Collett

Born on 03.02.1843 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N12

Lucy Collett

Born on 23.04.1845 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N13

Henry Holyoake Collett

Born on 16.01.1847 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32M4

Mary Susanne Collett was born at Bromsgrove on 10th February 1802 and was baptised there on 27th May 1802, the eldest daughter of John Collett and his first wife Mary Harman.

 

 

 

 

32M5

Richard Collett was born at Bromsgrove on 8th November 1803 and it was there also that he was baptised on 6th June 1804, the fifth child of John and Mary Collett.  He was the first of their sons who was born after the death of their older son, after whom Richard was named.  He was twelve years old when he moved with his family to Newfoundland in 1815, but some years later, perhaps as a soldier like his father, he was in Africa where he died on 6th November 1824 at Loango.

 

 

 

 

32M6

James Harman (or Norman) Collett was born at Bromsgrove on 26th January 1808 and it was later that same year that he was baptised at Bromsgrove on 30th September 1808, the son of John Collett and Mary Harman.  James, who was also named in honour of his late brother and his mother’s family, was seven years old when his father took the family to Newfoundland in 1815.  It was there, at Petty Harbour, that he married Mary Chafe on 9th November 1833.  Mary (or Maria) who was born during 1810, died in 1894.  James Harman Collett died earlier at Pokeham Path in St John’s on 26th June 1877.  It has not been determined if their marriage produced any children.

 

 

 

 

32M7

Eliza Ridlington Collett was born in Worcestershire in 1815 and was baptised at Hagley on 16th July 1815, the eldest of the three known children of John Collett and his second wife Mary Susannah Ridlington (Freer).  Her mother died at Stratford-upon-Avon when she was only five years old and sadly it was there also that Eliza Ridlington Collett died and was buried in 1823.

 

 

 

 

32M8

Edward Freer Collett, who may also have been known as Edward Frederick Collett, was born in Worcestershire during 1816 and was baptised at Hagley on 15th September 1816, the son of John and Mary Collett.  He was only four years of age when his mother died at Stratford-upon-Avon, where she was buried in 1820, and where Edward Freer Collett died and was buried in 1828 when he was around 12 years old.

 

 

 

 

32M9

Barbara Ann Collett was born in Worcestershire during 1818 and was baptised at Worcester on 30th August 1818, when her parents were confirmed at John Collett and his wife Mary Susannah Ridlington Collett.  It was only eight years after the death of her mother in 1820, when Barbara was barely two years old, that she too passed away at Stratford-upon-Avon where she was buried in 1826.

 

 

 

 

32N1

Mary Anne Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 26th November 1824 where she was baptised on 11th December 1824.  She married John Luther Haddon at Placentia on 14th November 1845.  John was originally from England where he was born on 27th March 1823 at Harpenden in Hertfordshire.  He was also an Anglican school teacher at Harbour Buffett and by 1864 he was a school inspector at Long Pond.  Mary Anne Haddon nee Collett died during 1904.

 

 

 

32O1

James Norris Haddon

Born in 1846

 

32O2

Thomas Collett Haddon

Date of birth unknown

 

32O3

Eliza Jane Haddon

Born in 1849

 

32O4

Emily Jones Haddon

Born in 1851

 

32O5

William Laurence Haddon

Date of birth unknown

 

32O6

Mary Smith Haddon

Born in 1858

 

32O7

John Luther Haddon [junior]

Born on 19.12.1859

 

32O8

another Haddon child

Born in 1866

 

32O9

Ann Haddon

Date of birth unknown

 

32O10

Martha Gill Haddon

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32N2

Richard John Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 1st May 1826, the eldest son of Thomas Edward Collett and his wife Anne Marshall.  He married Sarah Upshall of Harbour Buffett who was born in 1831.  It is interesting that Richard’s younger brother George William Collett (below) married Sarah’s sister Susan Upshall, while his younger sister Anne Collett (below) married Sarah’s brother George Upshall.  Richard’s occupation was that of a planter at Harbour Buffett where all of his children were born and where Richard died in 1888. 

 

 

 

There are further links between the Collett and the Upshall families based in and around Harbour Buffett, as well as other links between these two families and those of the Masters and Shave families perhaps indicating that it was a tightly knit community.

 

 

 

32O11

Margaret Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32O12

Thomas Edward Collett

Born on 07.10.1849

 

32O13

Rebecca Moore Irene Collett

Born on 25.11.1852

 

32O14

Emma Phoebe Collett

Date of birth unknown possibly 1854

 

32O15

Peter J Collett

Born in 1856

 

32O16

Lillias Collett

Born in 1858 d 1895

 

32O17

Annie Collett

Born in 1860 d 1888

 

32O18

Malcolm Collett

Date of birth unknown possible 1862

 

32O19

Richard Collett

Born in 1864

 

 

 

 

32N3

Eliza Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 4th August 1828 and was baptised on 1st December 1831.  She married Samuel Masters on 24th October 1847 at Harbour Buffett.  Samuel was eleven years older than Eliza having been born in 1817.  It seems likely that the couple lived all of their married life at Harbour Buffett, where William was a planter, as it was there where all of their children were born and where Eliza and Samuel were buried.  Eliza Masters nee Collett died on 22nd January 1909, with Samuel having passed away four and a half years earlier on 31st August 1904.

 

 

 

32O20

Emma Julia Masters

Born on 29.09.1849

 

32O21

Eliza Ann Masters

Born on 08.12.1850

 

32O22

William Henry Masters

Born on 28.02.1853

 

32O23

Thomas Edward Masters

Born in May 1854

 

32O24

Samuel Masters

Born in May 1858

 

32O25

James Masters

Born in 1859

 

32O26

Phoebe Masters

Born in July 1861

 

32O27

Mary Masters

Born in May 1863

 

32O28

Frederick Masters

Born on 01.08.1867

 

32O29

George Masters

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32N4

John Edward Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 25th April 1830.  He married Mary Ann Jarvis on 9th December 1851 at St Thomas Anglican Church in St John’s.  Mary was born in 1835 and tragically, shortly after they were married, John Edward Collett died in 1853.  It is not clear whether that sad event happened before or after the birth of his son.

 

 

 

32O30

George Collett

Born in 1853

 

 

 

 

32N5

George William Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 3rd October 1831.  Sometime around the early 1860s George married Susan Upshall who was born in 1841 at Harbour Buffett.  Susan was the younger sister of George Upshall, who married George William’s sister Anne Collett in 1856, and Sarah Upshall who married George William’s older brother Richard John Collett around 1847/48.  It seems likely that the couple lived all of their married life at Harbour Buffett, which was where all of their children were born and where George and Susan both died.  George William Collett died during 1895, while Susan died on 5th February 1924.

 

 

 

32O31

Emily Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32O32

Ellen Collett

Born in 1864 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O33

Frederick Collett

Born in 1867 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O34

Lewis M Collett

Born in 1875 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O35

Margaret Alice Collett

Born in 1878 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O36

Charles Collett

Born in 1880 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O37

Hubert Collett

Born in 1881 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O38

Peter Collett

Born in 1882 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O39

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1886 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O40

Sarah Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32N6

Anne Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 29th April 1833.  It was over three years later that she was baptised on 7th September 1836 at Burk’s Cove in a joint ceremony with her sister Emma.  Anne married George Upshall on 11th September 1856 at the Wesleyan Parsonage in Harbour Buffett.  George was born in 1829 at Harbour Buffett and was the brother of Sarah and Susan Upshall who married Anne’s brothers Richard John Collett and George William Collett respectively.  George Upshall died in 1895 followed by his wife Anne who died on 7th September 1900.

 

 

 

32O41

Margaret Anne Upshall

Born in 1856

 

32O42

George William Upshall

Born in 1858

 

32O43

Josiah Wilson Upshall

Born in 1859

 

32O44

Emma Julia Upshall

Born in 1860

 

32O45

Josiah Andrew Upshall

Born in 1862

 

32O46

Archibald Alexander Upshall

Born in 1864

 

32O47

Elizabeth Ellen Upshall

Born in 1866

 

32O48

Lillian Upshall

Born in 1868; died in 1868

 

32O49

Richard Collett Upshall

Born in 1869

 

32O50

Nelson Peter Upshall

Born in 1870

 

32O51

Sarah Jane Upshall

Born in 1872; died in 1872

 

32O52

Thomas Edward Collett Upshall

Born in 1874

 

32O53

Walter Henry Upshall

Born in 1876

 

 

 

 

32N7

Emma Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 17th May 1835 and was baptised at Burk’s Cove on 7th September 1836 along with her sister Anne.  She tragically died on 17th January 1854 before reaching her twentieth birthday.

 

 

 

 

32N8

James Collett was born at Collett’s Cove in Placentia Bay on 3rd April 1837 where he died a few days later on 8th April 1837.

 

 

 

 

32N9

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT junior was born at Harbour Buffett on 7th April 1838, the son of Thomas Edward Collett and Anne Marshall.  It was also at Harbour Buffett that he later married Martha Gilbert during 1869.  Martha was almost ten years younger than her husband, having been born in 1847.  Thomas Edward Collett died on 11th January 1899 and was buried at Harbour Buffett, while Martha lived the life of a widow for the following twenty-four years and passed away on 26th June 1923.

 

 

 

32O54

Lillias B Collett

Born in 1870

 

32O55

John Collett

Born in 1872

 

32O56

Samuel Collett

Born in 1873

 

32O57

Albert Edward Collett

Born in 1876

 

32O58

GEORGE MOORE COLLETT

Born in 1879

 

32O59

Ann Collett

Born in 1885

 

 

 

 

32N10

Phoebe Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 28th March 1841, the daughter of Thomas Edward Collett and his wife Anne Marshall.  Phoebe was a schoolteacher at Spencer’s Cove in 1871, and it may have been around that time when she married William Best, with whom she had a son Albert Best who was born in 1879.  Just less than twenty years later Albert Best married Winifred Best, the daughter of William Best and Lillias Collett, the niece of Phoebe Collett, she being the daughter of her brother Richard John Collett (above).  In the Census of 1921, Phoebe Best was living with her son Albert and his wife Winifred at their home in Merasheen, and it was during the following years that Phoebe Best nee Collett died in August 1922.

 

 

 

 

32N11

Eleanor Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 3rd February 1843.  She married William Coady who was born in 1840 and who died in 1909.  Eleanor Coady nee Collett died on 24th September 1926.  Their marriage produced five children.  Eunice Coady, who was born in 1866, married Fred Grassier, Frederick Alfred Coady was born in 1868 and died in 1932, Lillith Coady, who was born in 1872, married William Shaw, Edward Albert Coady, who was born in 1874 married Anne, and Henry Coady was born in 1876.

 

 

 

 

32N12

Lucy Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 23rd April 1845, the twelfth child and the youngest daughter of Thomas Edward Collett and Anne Marshall.  She later married Edward Collins who was the son of William Collins and his wife Harriet Andrews.  Their marriage produced at least on child before Lucy Collins nee Collett suffered a premature death during 1879 at the age of 34.  That child was William Thomas Collins who married Lilly Anne Turner, the daughter of John Johnson Turner and Elizabeth Jane Bursey of Lower Island Cove.  In the autumn of 2016 the great great great grandson of Lucy Collett, James Legere, supplied this information, together with his direct line of descent via the following.  The daughter of William and Lilly Collins was Georgina who married Robie DeMone (the son of Dennis Douglas DeMont and Julia Marie Lyons of Nova Scotia).  Their daughter Noreen Beryl DeMont married Edwin MacPhee (the son of George Albert MacPhee and Annie Catherine Smith of Pictou County, Nova Scotia), while it was their daughter, Georgina Louise MacPhee, who married Larry John Legere (the son of Donald Joseph Legere and Vera Rose McLellan of Amherst, Nova Scotia), the parents of James Legere.

 

 

 

 

32N13

Henry Holyoake Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 16th January 1847 and he died there ten months later on 28th November 1847.

 

 

 

 

32O1

James Norris Haddon was born at Harbour Buffett in 1846.  He married Grace Patten Lake and died in 1921.

 

 

 

 

32O3

Eliza Jane Haddon was born at Harbour Buffett in 1849 and she married Reginald Heber Earle.

 

 

 

 

32O4

Emily Jones Haddon was born at Harbour Buffett in 1851 and she married Thomas Congdon Duder.

 

 

 

 

32O9

Ann Haddon was born at Long Pond around 1868 and she married Reginald Heber.

 

 

 

 

32O10

Martha Gill Haddon was born at Long Pond around 1870 and she married Frederick A Gear.

 

 

 

 

32O11

Margaret Collett, whose date of birth is not known but may have been around 1848, married George Bonnell and is known to have had two sons.  One of them was Richard Bonnell who married Ella, and the other one was William Bonnell who was born in 1889 and died twenty years later in 1909.

 

 

 

 

32O12

Thomas Edward Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 7th October 1849 and was baptised on 5th June 1850 at St Thomas Anglican Church in St John’s.  It was on 30th December 1880 that he married Jemima Kirby Pike, the daughter on Emanuel Pike, who was born St Lawrence in 1862.   Thomas’ brother Peter J Collett married Jemima’s younger sister Susannah Kirby Pike.  Apart from their eleven children, the only other known fact is that Thomas Edward Collett died during 1926.  In April 2013 more details were found about the children of Thomas Edward Collett and Jemima Pike, which seems to indicate that they were also born at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

32P3

William Collett

Born in 1883 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P4

Ernest Lewis Collett

Born in 1885 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P5

Maude Collett

Born in 1887 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P6

Annie Laura Collett

Born in 1889 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P7

Ethel Belle McLean Collett

Born in 1891 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P8

Lillias Kingwell Collett

Born in 1893 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P9

Fred Alfred Collett

Born in 1895 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P10

Arthur Shorter Collett

Born in 1898 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P11

Mack Collett

Born in 1900 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P12

Alice May Collett

Born in 1902 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P13

Mabel Collett

Born in 1904 at Harbour Buffet

 

 

 

 

32O13

Rebecca Moore Irene Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 25th November 1852 and was baptised on 30th May 1853 at St Thomas Anglican Church in St John’s.  She married John James Kingwell who was born in 1849.  Rebecca died in 1930, with John having died twenty-four years earlier in 1906.

 

 

 

32P14

Lillias Ann Kingwell

Born in 1875

 

32P15

John Wilson Cleverly Kingwell

Born in 1877

 

32P16

Richard Aubrey Kingwell

Born in 1878; died in 1944

 

32P17

Malcolm George Crane Kingwell

Born in 1885

 

32P18

Sarah Eva Kirkland Kingwell

Born in 1887; died in 1895

 

 

 

 

32O14

Emma Phoebe Collett was possibly born at Harbour Buffett around 1854 and she married Albert Boutcher.  There were other links with the Boutcher family when Walter James Upshall (Ref. 32P81), the son of Nelson Peter Upshall (Ref. 32O50), married Hannah Boutcher around 1917 and his sister Ada Beatrice Upshall (Ref. 32P87) married Neil Kenneth Masters (Ref. 32Q40) the son of Kenneth Masters (Ref. 32P33) and Annie Boutcher.  Emma presented Albert with four children.  Lily Boutcher who was born in 1881 and who died in 1910, Albert Boutcher who was born in 1888 and married Elsie, Peter Upshall Boutcher who was born in 1891 and married Hannah, and Archie Boutcher who was born in 1893.

 

 

 

 

32O15

Peter J Collett was born in 1856 and probably at Harbour Buffett.  He married Susannah Kirby Pike who was born in 1864, the daughter of Emanuel Pike.  Peter’s older brother Thomas Edward married Susannah’s older sister Jemima Kirby Pike in 1880.  Peter J Collett died in 1940.

 

 

 

 

32O16

Lillias Collett was born in 1858, the daughter of Richard John Collett of Petty Harbour and his wife Sarah Upshall of Harbour Buffett.  Around 1880 she married William (Samuel) Best who was born in 1851.  Tragically Lillias Best nee Collett died in 1895, either during, or shortly after, the birth of the couple’s last child, leaving William a widower for almost thirty years, before he died in 1924.  In total William and Lillias had eight children.  Winifred Best, Sarah Best, Richard Collett Best (who was born at Merasheen, Placentia Bay on 4th June 1885), Lucy Best (who was born at Merasheen, Placentia Bay on 25th July 1887), Maude Best who married Charlie Brinston, Ada Best married to become Ada Abbott, Annie Best, and Lillias Best was born in 1895 and she married Isaac Wakely.  According to the registration for the births of Richard Collett Best and Lucy Best, the parents were named as Samuel Best and Lillias Collett Best.

 

 

 

Of their children, it was their eldest child, Winifred Best who was born in 1881, who was still in her mid-teenage years when she married Albert Best who was born in 1879.  Albert’s mother, according to the 1921 Census for Merasheen, was Phoebe Best who was very likely the former Phoebe Collett (Ref. 32N10) who had married William Best.  This would mean that Albert Best and Lillias Best nee Collett were first cousins, making his marriage to Lillias’ daughter equivalent to an uncle marrying his niece.

 

 

 

The marriage of Winifred Best (1881-1949) and Albert Best produced eleven children for the couple between the years 1897 and 1919.  One of them, George Frederick Best, born in 1914 married Elsie Reid who was born in 1925 at Tack’s Beach.  She was the daughter of Ernest Reid and Sarah Jane Beck.  It was the eldest child of George and Elsie, Anita Maude Best who was born at Merasheen in 1948 who kindly provided the complex information linking two branches of the Collett and Best family. 

 

 

 

Anita Maude Best later married Pius Power junior who was born at Clattice Harbour during 1945, who died in 1992.  Their marriage produced one child, Katherine Sarah Power, who was born at Southeast Bight via St. Clare’s in 1977.

 

 

 

 

32O17

Annie Collett was born in 1860 and died in 1888.  Before she died Annie married Benjamin J Squire and gave birth to a son Richard Benjamin Squires in early 1887.  There was believed to be another child born to the couple either later that same year or during the first weeks of the following year.  That child did not survive and may well have been the cause of the death of Annie.

 

 

 

 

32O20

Emma Julia Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 29th September 1849 and was baptised there on 31st March 1850 by Rev. W K White.

 

 

 

 

32O21

Eliza Ann Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 8th December 1850 and was baptised there at the Methodist Church on 19th October 1851.

 

 

 

 

32O22

William Henry Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 28th February 1853 and was baptised at the Methodist Church there on 13th October 1853, the third child and eldest son of Samuel Masters and Eliza Collett.

 

 

 

 

32O23

Thomas Edward Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1854, and it was there that he died on 14th September 1935.  In between these dates he married Matilda Hollett who was born in September 1856, the daughter of John Hollett and Elizabeth Bendle, and she died on 22nd June 1929.  All of their children were born at Harbour Buffett.  For other links between the Hollett and Bendle families see reference 32O25 and 32O31.

 

 

 

32P32

Willis Masters

Date of birth unknown

 

32P33

Kenneth Master

Born in January 1875

 

32P34

John Samuel Masters

Born in 1876; died in 1959

 

32P35

Annie Eliza Masters

Born in 1891; died in 1959

 

32P36

Tryphena Masters

Born in 1896; died in 1912

 

32P37

Thomas Duey Masters

Born in April 1901; died 10.05.1941

 

 

 

 

32O24

Samuel Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1858.  He married Priscilla Drake on 26th December 1885 at St John’s.  Priscilla was the daughter of Thomas Drake and died in 1911.  It seems likely that the couple lived all their life at Harbour Buffett.  They had four children and they were Eliza Masters (1886-1968), Bessie Masters (born in 1891), Walter Charles Masters (who was born in July 1894 and who died on 20th September 1972), and George Oliver Masters (born in 1897).

 

 

 

Samuel Masters’ oldest child, Eliza Masters, married John Marshall around 1908 and in 1909 she gave birth to a daughter, Jessie Beatrice Marshall, who married Austin Lewis Collett (Ref. 32P65) around 1927.  Eliza Masters and John Marshall’s third child was David Hedley Marshall born in 1915.  He married Catherine Upshall and their son, Leo George Marshall born in 1935, married Gwendolyn Mae Hann (Ref. 32Q97).

 

 

 

Samuel Masters’ oldest son, Walter Charles Masters, married Eva Florence Reid in November 1914 at Harbour Buffett.  Eva was born in August 1896 and died in December 1950 at Fairhaven where Walter died twenty-two years later.  Walter and Eva had seven children born between 1915 and 1929.  Their eldest son Samuel N Masters who was born at Harbour Buffett in August 1920 and died at Fairhaven in 1985 married Joan Buckland and it was their eldest daughter Wendy Masters who married Norman Collett.  To date no family connection for Norman Collett has been determined.

 

 

 

 

32O25

James Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in 1859.  He married Emma Bendle who was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1854.  According to the 1921 Census for St John’s James’ wife was listed as a widow indicating he had died prior to this date.  The marriage produced four children all of whom were born at Harbour Buffett.  Nothing very much is known about their youngest son Thomas except that in later life he was living in the USA.

 

 

 

32P38

Reginald Masters

Born in September 1885

 

32P39

William Lambert Masters

Born in July 1891

 

32P40

George Wesley Masters

Born in 1896

 

32P41

Thomas Masters

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32O26

Phoebe Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in July 1861.  She married Charles Knight, the son of Stephen Knight, who was born at St John’s in November 1860.  The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend A C F Wood.  John’s occupation was that of storekeeper at the post office in St John’s where he died and was buried prior to 1928.  Phoebe died after 1935 while living at St John’s where she was also buried.  They had just two children both born at St John’s.  They were Edith Knight who was born in May 1900 and Stephen Knight born in August 1901 who went on to married Laura Churchill Upshall the daughter of Walter Henry Upshall (Ref. 32O53) and Mary Shave.

 

 

 

 

32O27

Mary Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1863 where she married William A Gabriel on 14th April 1879.  He was the son of the Reverend Alfred E Gabriel and was born in Devon in England during July 1857.  Mary died on 9th April 1940 at Corner Brook and was buried at the Anglican Church Townsite Cemetery, while William was also buried there following his death on 7th January 1951. 

 

 

 

During their life together Mary presented William with thirteen children, although only five survived.  They were Florence Irene Gabriel - born on 22nd March 1880, Edmund Llewelyn Gabriel - born on 10th June 1884, Frederick Samuel Gabriel - born on 19th November 1887, Henrietta Maud Gabriel - born on 6th September 1898, and Effe Belle Gabriel who was born on 12th August 1904.  Frederick Samuel Gabriel was the grandfather of Gordon Gabriel of Sydney in Nova Scotia who kindly provided this new information on the child of Mary Masters.

 

 

 

Mary’s other children were recorded as Ada Blanche Gabriel - born on 6th October 1890 at Amherst Cove and baptised at the Bonavista Anglican Church on 10th December 1891, Alfred Alexander Gabriel - born at Middle Amherst Cove on 20th January 1891 and baptised at the Anglican Church on 5th November 1891, and Belle Gabriel who was born at Lark Harbour during August 1894.  The couple later adopted Mary Sheppard who was born at Lark Harbour on 1st May 1912, and it is interesting that when Florence Irene Gabriel married she became Florence Irene Sheppard.

 

 

 

 

32O28

Frederick Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 1st August 1867.  He married Elizabeth Cleason, the daughter of Henry Cleason, who was born in August 1868 at Come-By-Chance.  All of their children were born at Harbour Buffett and it was there, on 23rd May 1931, that Frederick died and was buried, as was Elizabeth who died four years later on 3rd August 1935.

 

 

 

32P42

Louisa Mae Masters

Born in December 1894

 

32P43

Henry Lewis Masters

Born on 23.08.1895; died in 1896

 

32P44

Lillias Beatrice Masters

Born on 04.06.1897

 

32P45

Charles Oakley Masters

Born on 04.06.1899

 

32P46

Alice Masters

Born on 15.06.1902

 

32P47

Ethel Masters

Date of birth unknown possibly 1904

 

32P48

Eliza Masters

Born in May 1906

 

32P49

Ethel Masters

Born after 1906; died age 3 years

 

 

 

 

32O29

George Masters whose date of birth in not known is likely to have been born around 1870.  In the early 1890s he married Mary Ann Shave who was born in 1871.  However, George died very young and was buried at Harbour Buffett in 1894 around the time that his only son William Samuel Masters was born.  It seems very likely that Mary Ann Shave was the older sister of Annie Shave who married Lewis M Collett (Ref. 32O34), both girls being the daughters of Thomas Shave and Margaret Upshall (Ref. 32O41).  Sometime after the death of her husband, Mary Ann married (2) Walter Henry Upshall (Ref. 32O53) with whom she had a further two children.  Tragically Mary died in 1908 at the age of thirty-seven years.

 

 

 

 

32O30

George Collett was born in 1853 and he married (1) Mahala Crann and later (2) Mahala Senior.  His only known child was a result of his first marriage and was born at Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

32P50

John Thomas Collett

Born in August 1873

 

 

 

 

32O31

Emily Collett, whose date of birth is not known but who was born and died at Harbour Buffett, married Albert Hollett possible in 1884.  Albert was the son of John Hollett and Elizabeth Bendle and was born in September 1862 at Harbour Buffett.  Albert was the brother to Matilda Hollett who married Thomas Edward Masters (Ref. 32O22).  It also seems very likely that Albert’s mother was in some way related to Emma Bendle who married James Masters (Ref. 32O25).  Emily and Albert are known to have had two children.  Their daughter Elizabeth Hollett was born at Harbour Buffett on 14th April 1885.  She married (1) William Gregory and later, in the early 1930s, she married (2) Malcolm Henry Peach who was born in 1874.  Both Elizabeth and Malcolm were buried at Arnold’s Cove, Malcolm having died there on 11th April 1943.

 

 

 

Emily and Albert’s son James Hollett was born on 29th December 1886 at Harbour Buffett and he married Ann Marie Gilbert whose parents were John Gilbert and Elizabeth Gregory, yet another connection with the Gregory family.  Elizabeth was probably the aunt to William Gregory who married James Hollett’s sister Elizabeth Hollett (Ref. 32P51).  Emily Collett was the second wife of Albert Hollett, his first wife being Janetta Guy with whom it is believed there were no offspring.  Upon the death of his second wife Emily, Albert married (3) the widow Hannah Hollett nee Hynes who had previously been married to another member of the Hollett family.  This marriage produced a further son for Albert when Frank Earl Hollett was born in 1904.  Frank Earl Hollett later went onto marry Alice Masters (Ref. 32Q57).

 

 

 

Albert Hollett died on 18th October 1929 and was buried at Harbour Buffett where his wife Emily was also buried.  The Collett family had later links to the Gregory family when Pearl Eleanor Collett (Ref. 32P80), the niece of Emily Collett (Ref. 32O31), married Douglas John Gregory (Ref. 32Q51).  It is therefore very likely that Douglas’s father, John Robert Gregory (Ref. 32P38) was the brother of William Gregory who married Elizabeth Hollett (Ref. 32P51) above.

 

 

 

32P51

Elizabeth Hollett

Born on 14.04.1885

 

32P52

James Hollett

Born on 29.12.1886

 

 

 

 

32O32

Ellen Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1864.  She married William Tulk who was born on 16th September 1858, also at Harbour Buffett.  Ellen Tulk nee Collett died on 9th May 1931 at Harbour Buffett, while her husband William died many years later on 30th January 1958 at Coffin’s Cove less than eight months short of his 100th birthday.  Together they had five children all born at Harbour Buffett.  They were Cleverly Joseph Tulk (born 1885 who died on 10th April 1968), Alice Tulk (born on 24th December 1889 and died in February 1989), Elsie Moore Tulk (born on 6th September 1895 and died on 15th March 1995 at Scio Twp in Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA), Ethel Tulk (dates unknown); and Ada Tulk (born on 6th August 1900, who died on 7th November 1990 at Bay Roberts).

 

 

 

 

32O33

Frederick Collett was born in 1867 and he married Isabella Burton who was born in 1874.  Their early married life was scarred by the tragic loss of three of their first five children either during the birth or within the first few months of their lives.  Both Frederick Collett and his wife Isabella died in 1937.

 

 

 

32P53

Evelyn Caldwell Collett

Born in 1900

 

32P54

Neil Charles Collett

Born in 1901

 

32P55

Gladys Grace Collett

Born in 1903; died in 1903

 

32P56

Freeman George Collett twin

Born in 1905; died in 1905

 

32P57

George Maxwell Collett  twin

Born in 1905; died in 1905

 

32P58

Arthur Gordon Collett

Born in 1911

 

32P59

Ethel Collett                                twin

Born in 1913

 

32P60

Douglas Collett                          twin

Born in 1913

 

32P61

Effie Frances Collett

Born in 1917; died in 1918

 

 

 

 

32O34

Lewis M Collett was born in 1875.  He married Annie Shave, the daughter of Thomas Shave and Margaret Upshall (Ref. 32O41), who was born in 1877.  They and their ten children may have been residents of Harbour Buffett as this was where they both died, Lewis on 2nd August 1951 and Annie on 16th June 1965.  Annie Shave was the sister to Mary Ann Shave who married George Masters (Ref. 32O29).

 

 

 

32P62

Jessie Beatrice Collett

Born in 1900

 

32P63

Mae Collett

Born in 1901

 

32P64

Malcolm T Collett

Born in 1902

 

32P65

Austin Lewis Collett

Born in 1903

 

32P66

Mary Edwina Collett

Born in 1906

 

32P67

Reginald Gordon Collett

Born in 1909

 

32P68

Augusta Blanche Collett

Born in 1912

 

32P69

Lillian Collett

Born in 1914

 

32P70

Charles Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32P71

Florence Cecilia Collett

Born in 1919

 

 

 

 

32O35

Margaret Alice Collett was born in 1878 and she married Christopher Hepditch the son of Richard Hepditch.  Christopher was born in 1870 and died in 1924, with his wife Margaret having died nine years earlier in 1913.

 

 

 

They had five children Otto Cecil Hepditch (born in 1897); Richard Hepditch (born in 1899); Effie Shorter Hepditch (born in 1901); Alexandria Hepditch (who was born on 22nd July 1904); and Vera Hepditch (born in 1906).  Alexandria later married to become Alexandria Carpenter and in her later life she lived at North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County of Ohio, where she died as a widow on 22nd June 1992 at the age of 87.  She was the grandmother of Rhonda Worcester of Oberlin in Ohio, who kindly provided a copy of her death certificate on which it was confirmed she was the daughter of a Hepditch father and a Collett mother.  The certificate also recorded that during her life she was a homemaker and that she had been a student and a volunteer.

 

 

 

 

32O37

Hubert Collett was born in 1881 and he married Sarah Peach who was born in 1886.  Hubert Collett died during 1921.

 

 

 

 

32O38

Peter Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1882.  He married Susan Hann who was born in 1884.  Susan was the sister of Thomas Hann who married Peter’s sister Sarah Collett (Ref. 32O40).  Peter died in 1940.

 

 

 

32P72

George Fred Collett

Born in 1906

 

32P73

Wallace K Collett

Born in 1907

 

32P74

Percy Collett

Born in 1910

 

32P75

Gertrude Collett

Born in 1912

 

32P76

Gladys Collett

Born in 1913

 

32P77

Stanley Collett

Born in 1916

 

32P78

Otto Freeman Collett

Born in 1919

 

32P79

Susan Collett

Born in 1923

 

32P80

Pearl Eleanor Collett

Born in 1927

 

 

 

 

32O39

Elizabeth Collett was born in 1886.  She married (1) George Charles Fearn who was considerably older than Elizabeth, having been born in 1852.  At the time of their marriage prior to 1905 she would have been in her late teenage years while George would have been aged around fifty.  Together they raised five children before George died in 1923.  Elizabeth then married (2) the Reverend Benjamin Evans.  The children from her first marriage were:  Gladys Rosland Fearn (born in 1906); Molly Fearn (born in 1908); Herbert George Fearn (born in 1909); Ellen Fearn (born in 1911); and Cecil Fearn (born in 1913).

 

 

 

 

32O40

Sarah Collett whose date of birth is not known married (1) Thomas Messiah Hann who was born in 1877.  Thomas was the brother of Susan Hann who married Sarah’s brother Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38).  The couple had three sons before the untimely death of Thomas in 1908 at the age of thirty-one.  Their three sons were William Brinton Hann (born in 1902), Ronald Hann (born in 1905) and Eric Hann (born in 1907).  Sometime after the death of her husband Sarah married (2) Archie Webber.  In the 1930s Eric Hann, the son of George Hann married Augusta Blanche Collett (Ref. 32P68) the daughter of Sarah’s brother Lewis M Collett (Ref. 32O34).

 

 

 

 

32O41

Margaret Anne Upshall was born in 1856 and she married Thomas Shave who was born in 1852 and who died in 1939.  Their first child, Annie Shave was born in 1877 and died at Harbour Buffett on 16.06.1965.  She married Lewis M Collett (Ref. 32O34) who was born in 1875. As with another such case described later (see Ref. 32P74), Lewis Collett and Annie Shave share the same ancestry in that Lewis’ grandfather was Thomas Edward Collett (Ref. 32M3) who was also the great grandfather of Annie.

 

 

 

This anomaly can be accounted for in the following way.  Thomas Edward Collett’s offspring were George William Collett (Ref. 32N5) born in 1831 and Anne Collett (Ref. 32N6) born in 1833.  Anne was married in 1856 and her first child was Margaret Anne Upshall (Ref. 32O41) born that same year, while George William did not marry until the early 1860s having son Lewis some fifteen years later in 1875.  In the interim, Margaret Anne Upshall married Thomas Shave and gave birth to Annie Shave in 1877, hence the reason for the apparent generation gap.

 

 

 

Margaret Anne and Thomas Shave’s other children were: Lucy Mary Shave (born in 1879 and died in 1953); George Shave (born in 1881); Emma Shave (born in 1883); Thomas Edward Shave (born in 1886 and died in 1935); Martha Shave (born in 1887); Lillias Collett Shave (born in 1892); Walter Alfred Shave (born in 1893); and Barbara Shave (dates unknown).  Their youngest child, Barbara, went on to marry David Tulk with whom she had three children between 1907 and 1913 before David died and she remarried.  David Tulk was very likely a relative of William Tulk who married Ellen Collett (Ref. 32O32) and a cousin to their children.

 

 

 

 

32O44

Emma Julia Upshall was born in 1860 and she married James Geddes who was born in 1867.  Emma died in 1942 followed three years later by James in 1945.  The couple had six children:  Annie Katherine Geddes (born in 1892 and died in 1958); Henry George Geddes (born in 1893 and died in 1963); Ida Geddes (born in 1895 and died in 1968); Ernest Alfred Geddes (born in 1896); Hilda Elizabeth Geddes (born in 1899); and James Harold Geddes (born in 1901 and died in 1925).

 

 

 

 

32O46

Archibald Alexander Upshall was born in 1864 and he married Ellen Shave who was born in 1863.  Ellen may have been the older sister of Elizabeth Ann Shave who married Archibald’s brother Nelson Peter Upshall.  The date of birth of these two girls would seem to indicate that they were probably cousins to the children of Thomas Shave and Margaret Upshall (Ref. 32O41).  Archibald and Ellen both died in the same year, that being 1908.

 

 

 

 

32O49

Richard Collett Upshall was born in 1869 and married Mary Denty who was born in 1870.  Richard died in 1929.

 

 

 

 

32O50

Nelson Peter Upshall was born in 1870 and he married Elizabeth Ann Shave who was also born in 1870.  Elizabeth, who died in 1953, may have been the sister Ellen Shave who married Nelson’s brother Archibald Upshall.  In 1911 the family was living at Corney’s Cove.  Nelson and Elizabeth had eight children.  The first of these was Walter James Upshall (Ref. 32P81) who married Hannah Boutcher who was born in 1897.  Their daughter Ada Beatrice Upshall (Ref. 32P87) married Neil Kenneth Masters (Ref. 32Q40) who was the son of Kenneth Masters (Ref. 32P33) and Annie Boutcher.

 

 

 

There is an earlier link to the Boutcher family when Emma Phoebe Collett (Ref. 32O14) married Albert Boutcher.  Nelson’s second son Charles Cleverly Caldwell Upshall married Mary Dowden who was born in 1905 and whose son, Llewelyn Brenden Upshall born in 1936, married Loretta Collett who was born in 1940 the daughter of Percy Collett (Ref. 32P74).  This again indicates what a close knit community this was.

 

 

 

32P81

Walter James Upshall

Born in 1895

 

32P82

Charles Cleverly Caldwell Upshall

Born in 1898

 

32P83

Llewelyn Earle Upshall

Born in 1900

 

32P84

Ella Grace Upshall

Born in 1902

 

32P85

Emma Ann Upshall

Born in 1905

 

32P86

Nelson Stanley Upshall

Born in 1909

 

32P87

Ada Beatrice Upshall                 twin

Born in 1911

 

32P88

Hilda Upshall                              twin

Born in 1911

 

 

 

 

32O52

Thomas Edward Collett Upshall was born in 1874 and he married Sarah with whom he had a son George Edward Upshall born in 1909.  Thomas died in 1940.  Their son George married Adelaide Dicks who was born in 1911 and they had five children born between 1935 and 1950.  Of these Ronald George Upshall born in 1942 is the most noteworthy as he married Marie Alice Collett (Ref. 32Q88) the daughter of Austin Collett (Ref. 32P64) and Jessie Marshall.  Another of Thomas’ and Sarah’s sons, Frank Archibald Upshall born in 1939 and died in 2002, married Selina Hodder.  They in turn had a daughter Roxanne Marie Upshall born in 1967 who married Leeland Wareham.

 

 

 

 

32O53

Walter Henry Upshall was born in 1876 and he married (1) Mary Ann Masters nee Shave the widow of George Masters (Ref. 32O29).  Mary Ann, who was born in 1871 and who died in 1908, entered the marriage with her two or three-year old son William Samuel Masters.  That second marriage for Mary Ann produced a further two children Rita Ann Upshall and Laura Churchill Upshall born in 1900.  Following the death of Mary in 1908 Walter married (2) Rachel Newhook and later died in 1934.  Walter’s youngest daughter Laura Churchill Upshall married Stephen Knight the son of Phoebe Masters (Ref. 32O26) and Charles Knight.

 

 

 

 

32O54

Lillias B Collett was born on 10th December 1870, the eldest child of Thomas and Martha Collett.  She was twenty years old and one month old when she married Lambert Laughlin on 8th January 1901, but tragically it was just over twenty years after that happy day that she died on 9th February 1921.  Their marriage produced two children, William Hancock Laughlin, and Jennie Laughlin.

 

 

 

 

32O55

John Collett was born on 28th March 1872, the second children and eldest son of Thomas Edward Collett and Martha Gilbert.  He was twenty-five when, on 16th November 1897, he married Bertha Stacey from Sound Island, Placentia Bay, who was born in 1874.  John Collett died on 16th August 1953.  While John and Bertha had no children, they did take in some of the orphaned children of his brother George Moore Collett (below) following his death in 1924 and then the death of his wife in 1925.  This included George’s and Jessie’s son Thomas Collett.  It is also interesting to note that Bertha was the great aunt (on her maternal side) of Iris Jean Crocker who married David Collett (32Q146).

 

 

 

 

32O56

Samuel Collett was born on 22nd September 1873, the son of Thomas and Martha Collett.  It was on 10th January 1901, two days after his sister Lillias (above) was married, that Samuel married Cecilia Laughlin the sister of Lambert Laughlin who married Samuel’s sister Lillias Collett (above).  Tragically Samuel Collett was only thirty-two died on 13th December 1905 as the result of a drowning accident, so was not alive at the time of the birth of his third child.

 

 

 

32P89

Grace Collett

Born in 1901

 

32P90

Warrick Collett

Born in 1903

 

32P91

John Collett

Born in 1906

 

 

 

 

32O57

Albert Edward Collett was born on 21st August 1876 and he married Susannah Burton on 25th March 1901.  Susannah was born in 1880.  Albert Edward Collett died in 1947 and his wife Susannah passed away during 1966.

 

 

 

32P92

Thomas Edward Collett

Born in 1902 at Newfoundland

 

32P93

Henrietta Bridden Collett

Born in 1903

 

32P94

Charles Samuel Collett

Born in 1905

 

32P95

Frank Stewart Collett                   twin

Born in 1909; died in 1934

 

32P96

Lillian Muriel Collett                  twin

Born in 1909

 

 

 

 

32O58

GEORGE MOORE COLLETT was born on 16th December 1879, the son of Thomas Edward Collett and his wife Martha Gilbert.  It was on 7th January 1909 when he married Jessie Metcalf who was born in 1881.  George Moore Collett died on 18th October 1924 at the age of 44, with Jessie following six months later on 5th May 1925 when she was also 44.  With the premature deaths of both of their parents the four young children went to live with other relatives.

 

 

 

32P97

Irene Metcalf Collett

Born in 1909

 

32P98

Ethel Adelaide Collett

Born in 1912

 

32P99

THOMAS COLLETT

Born in 1914

 

32P100

Queen Collett

Born in 1916

 

 

 

 

32P3

William Collett was born at Buffett Harbour in 1883 and he later married Effie Bugden.

 

 

 

32Q1

Erna Ward Collett

Born in 1923; died in 1923

 

32Q2

Alice Florence Collett

Born in 1924

 

32Q3

Mabel Loreen Collett

Born in 1926; died 1949

 

32Q4

John Collett

Born in 1927

 

32Q5

Effie Collett

Born in 1928

 

 

 

 

32P4

Ernest Lewis Collett was born at Buffett Harbour on 16th August 1885, the registration of his birth confirming that his parents were Thomas Edward and Jemima Collett.  He married Rosie Waters and died in 1945.  At some time in his life, when he was a residing at Buffett Harbour, Ernest was a mariner and purchased a fishing boat, which he named Ethel Collett, presumably after his sister Ethel Belle Collett.  The vessel was built in 1892 and was first registered in Lunenburg during that year.  It was a two-masted schooner measuring 67 feet long x 21 feet wide with a gross tonnage of 61, net 55.  It was re-registered by Ernest L Collett in 1915.

 

 

 

The reason the vessel is notable is because it was sunk in a collision with another ship on 9th June 1934 while still in the ownership of Ernest Collett of Buffett Harbour.  On that particular day the boat was being manned by five Newfoundland men; Martin Ford, master, John Curtis, Marshall Wells, and Walter Collins, all from Hare Bay, and Michael Beidgeman of St. Brendan’s, who were all drowned.  A charge of negligence was brought against Captain Edmund Vardy, skipper of the SS Silver City, following a Marine Court of Enquiry held in St John’s on 13th June 1934, further details of which can be found in the Appendix at the end of this section of this family line. 

 

 

 

In addition to this, the events of that fateful night have been dramatised in the book ‘The Last Farewell – The Loss of the Collett” by Gary Collins, the rider to which reads as follows.  In 1934, North America lay stripped of its riches by a great depression.  When the land refused to yield its bounty and the sea grew stingy, everyone in the Western World found it harder to survive, especially those in the isolated outports of Newfoundland.  The Last Farewell tells the true story of a crew of logger-sailors who left their home port of Hare Bay aboard a two-masted schooner in early June of that year.  Along her route to St. John’s, the crew of the Ethel Collett tell each other stories of life and death on the sea.  They relive some of Newfoundland’s richest historical moments, from shipwrecks and sealing disasters, to political strife and financial ruin.  But little do they know that they are heading toward one of the most astonishing tales of them all: their own.”

 

 

 

32Q6

Alma Collett married Mr Carter

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32P5

Maude Collett was born at Buffett Harbour around 1887 and at the age of nineteen years gave birth to a daughter Ella Collett who was born in 1905.  Shortly after the birth of the child Maude died in 1907.  What became of the child is not known.

 

 

 

 

32P6

Annie Laura Collett was born at Buffett Harbour during 1889, the daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett.  It was in 1916 at Halifax in Nova Scotia that she married Ozro Fitch Reeves who was born at St Laurence in Newfoundland during 1890, the son of Thomas and Adelaide Reeve.  The registration of their marriage on 11th January 1916 indicated that Ozro F Reves (sic) was 26, while his bride Annie L Collett was 27 and the daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett. 

 

 

 

It was as Laura Reeves nee Collett that she died in 1932, and was followed one year later by her husband who died in 1933.  Prior to that they had seven children and they were Arthur Frederick Reeves (1916-1994) who married Myrtle Bredeen, Lillian Maude Reeves (born 1918) who married Ken Clarke, Maxwell Thomas Reeves (born 1919), Cecil Edward Reeves (born 1920) who married Edna Bullock, Stanley Robert Reeves (born 1921), Gladys Mae Reeves (born 1923), and Gertrude Alice Reeves (1925-1969) who married Robert Roddy.

 

 

 

Annie Laura Reeves nee Collett was the great grandmother of Liam Joseph Reeves Murphy of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, who made contact in September 2017.  The information received from Liam, reveals that her son Cecil Edward Reeves was around twelve years old when she died.  That therefore places her death somewhere near 1932 when she was 63 years of age.  Liam also reports that his grandfather Cecil is still alive and enjoying a healthy life in 2017, at the age of 97.

 

 

 

 

32P7

Ethel Belle McLean Collett was born at Buffett Harbour on 18th December 1891, when she was named as Ethel Belle Collett, the daughter of Thomas Edward Collett and Jemima Pike.  It was there also, one month later, that she was baptised as Ethel Belle Collett on 21st January 1892, the daughter of Thomas Edward and Jemima Collett.  She later married Stanley Hugh Coffin who was also born in 1891.  Their four children were Roy Coffin, Eleanor Coffin (born 1917) who married Walter McConkey, Lloyd Tetford Coffin (born 1919) who married Wilda Trounten, and Patricia Coffin.

 

 

 

 

32P8

Lillias Kingwell Collett was born at Buffett Harbour in 1893 and she married Roy Grandy.  Their three children were Joan Grandy, who married Jack Watson, Hope Grandy, who married Douglas Glenn, and Shirley Grandy.

 

 

 

 

32P9

Fred Alfred Collett was born at Buffett Harbour around 1895 and he married Florence Waterhouse.

 

 

 

 

32P10

Arthur Shorter Collett was born at Buffett Harbour in 1898 and he married Ada Morash who was born in 1902.  Morash died in 1985.

 

 

 

32Q21

Dorothy Cavell Collett

Born in 1923

 

32Q22

Laura Reeves Collett

Born in 1924

 

32Q23

Helen Pearl Collett

Born in 1926

 

32Q24

Maisie Armistice Collett

Born in 1928

 

32Q25

Ina Lindberg Collett

Born in 1930

 

32Q26

Thomas Grandy Collett

Born in 1932

 

32Q27

Arthur Shorter Collett junior

Born in 1934

 

32Q28

Lloyd Parson Collett

Born in 1935

 

32Q29

Rupert Ryan Collett

Born in 1938

 

32Q30

Margaret Maxine Collett

Born in 1940

 

32Q31

Rosland Collett

Born in 1942

 

 

 

 

32P12

Alice May Collett was born at Buffett Harbour in 1902 and she later married Leo Whalen.

 

 

 

 

32P13

Mabel Collett was born at Buffett Harbour in 1904 and she married Bruce Hann.  Bruce was born in 1902 and died in 1977 and was very likely a relative (possibly  nephew) of Thomas Hann who married Sarah Collett (Ref. 32O40) and his sister Susan Hann who married Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38).  Their children were Audrey Alice Hann (born 1926), Helen Irene Hann (born 1929), Mabel Collett Hann (born 1931) married John Sambucci, Thomas Bruce Hann (born 1933), Arthur David Hann (born 1935), John Hann (born 1937), and Lois Fay Hann (born 1944).

 

 

 

 

32P14

Lillias Ann Kingwell was born in 1875 and she married William Henry Green.  Lillias died in 1939.

 

 

 

 

32P15

John Wilson Cleverly Kingwell was born in 1877 and he married Stella May Hartland.

 

 

 

 

32P17

Malcolm George Crane Kingwell was born in 1885 and he married Nellie Gertrude Pride.  Malcolm died in 1964.

 

 

 

 

32P33

Kenneth Master was born at Harbour Buffett in January 1875.  He married Annie Boutcher who was born at Kingwell in January 1876.  It would appear that most of their children were born at Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

32Q39

Stella Maude Masters

Born in May 1899

 

32Q40

Neil Kenneth Masters

Born in November 1901

 

32Q41

Matilda Masters

Born in 1902 d 1996

 

32Q42

Kathleen Masters

Born in 1905; died in 1996

 

32Q43

Thomas Albert Masters

Born in 1908

 

32Q44

Eva Masters

Born in 1910; died in 1996

 

32Q45

Tryphena Ellen Moore Masters

Born in 1915

 

 

 

 

32P35

Annie Eliza Masters was born in 1891 and she married Frank Burton who was born in 1885.  Both Annie and Frank died in 1959.  The marriage produced ten children, the third of which was Elsie born in 1913 who married Donald Richard Slade who was also born in 1913.  Elsie and Donald had a son Baxter Slade, who married Jean Collett Shave, but who tragically drowned.

 

 

 

 

32P38

Reginald Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in September 1885.  He never married and died in the Veterans Hospital at Halifax in Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

32P39

William Lambert Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in July 1891 and he also died in the Veterans Hospital at Halifax in Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

32P40

George Wesley Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in 1896.  He was married and died on 7th February 1957 at Harbour Buffett where he was buried and where his daughter Annie was born.  Annie Viola Masters was born there on 1st January 1929 and she married Norman Masters (Ref. 32Q55).

 

 

 

 

32P42

Louisa Mae Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in December 1894.  She married John Robert Gregory on 13th December 1915 at Harbour Buffett.  John was also born at Harbour Buffett on 22nd July 1891 and it seems likely that he was the brother of William Gregory who married Elizabeth Hollett the daughter of Emily Collett (Ref. 32O31).  Louisa died during July 1979 at Dunville and was buried at Southeast Placentia, while her husband had died many years earlier in 1951. 

 

 

 

All of their children were born at Harbour Buffett and they were Otto William Gregory (born on 6th October 1916), Lillian Bertha Gregory (born on 14th October 1918, died on 26th September 1934), Charles Gregory (born on 17th November 1919, died on 17th November 1919), Albert Frederick Gregory (born on 1st August 1921, died in January 1926), Douglas John Gregory (see below), Alice Rose Gregory (born on 27th September 1927), Frank Oliver Gregory (born on 10th November 1929), and George Gregory (born on 7th November 1936, died on 7th November 1936).

 

 

 

Of particular interest is their son Douglas John Gregory who was born at Harbour Buffett on 27th December 1924.  It was on 23th October 1946 that he married Pearl Eleanor Collett (Ref. 32P80) who was born in 1927.  Douglas died at Harbour Buffett on 10th August 1951.

 

 

 

 

32P44

Lillias Beatrice Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 4th June 1897.  Her only son was fathered by Robert Bailey whom she may or may not have married sometime after the child was born.  However, tragically two months after her twenty-ninth birthday Lillias died on 20th August 1926 at Harbour Buffett where she was buried and from that day onwards her son was looked after and brought up by her mother (his grandmother) Elizabeth Masters (Ref. 32P28).

 

 

 

32Q55

Norman Masters

Born on 24.08.1919

 

 

 

 

32P45

Charles Oakley Masters was born on 4th June 1899 at Harbour Buffett and he married Elizabeth Gilbert in 1974.  Elizabeth died on 24th February 1988 at North Harbour where she was buried while Charles died on 20th September 1990 at Clarenville but was buried at North Harbour with his wife.

 

 

 

 

32P46

Alice Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 15th June 1902.  She married Frank Earl Hollett on 30th June 1942 at the Anglican Church in Topsail NL.  Frank was born on 28th October 1904 at Harbour Buffett, the son of Albert Hollett and Hannah Hynes – see Ref. 32O31.  See also a later reference to the Hynes family at 32Q122.  Due to an accidental fall while painting his house, Frank suffered a serious neck injury which resulted in his death on 11th August 1980 at the Walwyn Cottage Hospital in Come By Chance.  He was buried on 13th August 1980 at Little Harbour East.

 

 

 

Alice lived the next twenty-four years as a widow before passing away at 2010 hours on Tuesday 29th June 2004 at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home in Carbonear.  The cause of death was simply stated as ‘old age’ and she was buried at Little Harbour on 1st July 2004.  The couple’s two daughter were born at St John’s and Harbour Buffett respectively.

 

 

 

32Q56

Hannah Hollett

Born on 29.12.1943; stillborn

 

32Q57

Alice Elizabeth Hollett

Born on 21.01.1945

 

 

 

 

32P47

Ethel Masters who date of birth is not known but believed to be around 1904 must have died as a child since a subsequent daughter to the family was also given the same Christian name.

 

 

 

 

32P48

Eliza Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 30th May 1906.  From 1932 to the mid 1940s she was involved in a relationship with Edgar Courtney.  That happen while she was living at St John’s and their relationship produced five children, all born at St John’s.  However, in December 1948 she married Ralph Langer at St John’s.  Ralph was born at Hearts Content in 1905 and following the marriage he adopted the three youngest of Eliza’s children.  The oldest child Ruby Vivian Masters was raised by Edgar Courtney and his wife.

 

 

 

Eliza and Edgar’s second child Olive Lorraine Masters was adopted by another family shortly after the birth but was reunited with her siblings in 1995.  Eliza died on 1st March 1985 at British Columbia but her ashes were buried in the graveyard at Southeast Placentia alongside those of her sister Louisa Mae (Ref. 32P42) who had died six year earlier.  In her later years Eliza was referred to within the family as Aunt Effie.

 

 

 

The five children of Eliza Masters and Edgar Courtney were Ruby Vivian Masters (born on 20th December 1932), Olive Lorraine Masters (born on 12th April 1934), Elizabeth Masters-Langer (born on 11th November 1939), Allister Masters-Langer (born in June 1941, died on 16th June 1996), and Anita Louise Masters-Langer (born on 9th February 1943).

 

 

 

 

32P50

John Thomas Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in August 1873.  He married Sarah Higdon the daughter of Thomas Higdon and Flora Butt.  Sarah was born in September 1878 at New Harbour and all of their children were born at Famish Cove.  According to the 1921 Placentia Bay Census John was living at Famish Cove with his wife and their seven children, including their youngest son Stanley Thomas Collett.  However, listed below are only six of those seven Collett children, while the seventh child appears to be Sarah Upshall who was born in 1904.

 

 

 

By the time of the 1945 Census John and his wife were still living at Famish Cove and living with them were his son Llewelyn Collett and his family.  John was listed as being 69, Sarah was 65, their son Llewelyn was 35, his wife Irene was 33, and their daughter Margaret was four years old.  John Thomas Collett died at Fairhaven on 16th May 1951, followed by Sarah who died on 22nd March 1953.  Both were buried at the New United Church Cemetery in Fairhaven.  The interesting facts about this family are that they had close connections with the Crann and Jarvis families, insofar as three of the children married into the Crann family and the other three into the Jarvis family.

 

 

 

The Bible shown here was owned by John and Sarah Collett, and the attached note reads as follows:

 

This Bible was owned by my grandparents John and Sarah Collett of Famish Cove and is 104 years old.  It was printed at the Cambridge University Press, London in 1907 by the British and Foreign Bible Society instituted in the year 1807.

 

There was a Collett Family Reunion in Newfoundland in July 2013 when this, and other artefacts, were displayed.

 

 

 

32Q63

George Collett

Born in July 1902

 

32Q64

Joseph Collett

Born in October 1903

 

32Q65

Ernest Collett

Born in September 1906

 

32Q66

Llewelyn Collett

Born in September 1909

 

32Q67

Mary Winnie Collett

Born in March 1913

 

32Q68

Stanley Thomas Collett

Born on 17.10.1918

 

 

 

 

32P52

James Hollett was born at Harbour Buffett on 29th December 1886.  He married Ann Marie Gilbert who was born at Haystack in 1892, the daughter of John Gilbert and Elizabeth Gregory.  It is interesting to note that James’ sister Elizabeth Hollett (Ref. 32P51) married William Gregory who was very likely the nephew of John Gilbert and Elizabeth Gregory.

 

 

 

All four of the children were born at Harbour Buffett where James died on 14th November 1961 and where he was buried.  When Ann Marie died in 1980 she was buried at Arnold’s Cove.  Their son George Cleverley Hollett, who was born in January 1920, was killed in a boating accident at Montreal.  Their eldest son Llewelyn Hollett, who was born in April 1914, married Susan Collett (Ref. 32P79).  The couple’s first born child was Emily Hollett who was born during September 1912, while their youngest child was Albert John Hollett.  He was born at Tickles in Harbour Buffett in 1930.  He married Dorothy Hann who was born at Kingwell in 1938, the daughter of Isaac Hann and Martha Brown.   The couple had two sons Philip Hollett born in 1963 and Mervin Hollett born at Arnold’s Cove in 1965 who married Lajuan Slade.

 

 

 

 

32P53

Evelyn Caldwell Collett was born in 1900 and died in 1959.  She married William Coffin who was born in 1895, the son of William Coffin and his wife Mary Gilbert.

 

 

 

 

32P54

Neil Charles Collett was born in 1901 and died in 1971.  He married Alice Hull and the marriage produced seven children.  Although no details are known at this time, the Toronto Star published the obituary for their son Douglas George Collett on 28th May 2010, from which has been obtained a few brief details.

 

 

 

32Q73

Neil Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q74

Fred Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q75

Douglas George Collett

Born circa 1921

 

32Q76

Edward Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q77

Lillian Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q78

Effie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q79

Grace Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32P58

Arthur Gordon Collett was born in 1911 and died in 1981.  It is known that he married Rose Roy.

 

 

 

 

32P59

Ethel Collett was one half of a set of twins born in 1913 and she married Peter Kasperait with she is known to have had a daughter who married Rodney Pierce.

 

 

 

 

32P60

Douglas Collett was one half of a set of twins born in 1913.  He married Charlotte Shirley Fiander or Flander and died in 1988.

 

 

 

 

32P63

Mae Collett was born at Harbour Buffet in 1901.  She married Raymond Gedusky and died in 1991.  Together they had two children; a son Elwood Gedusky and a daughter Linda Gedusky who married Edward Scott.

 

 

 

 

32P64

Austin Lewis Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1903.  He married Jessie Beatrice Marshall the daughter of John Marshall and Eliza Masters.  Jessie was born in 1909.

 

 

 

32Q80

Austin Hubert Collett

Born in 1927; died in 1928

 

32Q81

Ruby Flora Collett

Born in 1931

 

32Q82

Charles Watkins Collett

Born in 1931

 

32Q83

Calvin Sylvester Collett

Born in 1933

 

32Q84

Lewis John Collett

Born in 1934

 

32Q85

George Edward Collett

Born in 1936

 

32Q86

Frank Ambrose Collett

Born in 1937

 

32Q87

Madonna Ruby Collett

Born in 1939

 

32Q88

Marie Alice Collett

Born in 1941

 

32Q89

Irene Eliza Collett

Born in 1952

 

 

 

 

32P67

Reginald Gordon Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1909.  He married (1) Marion Mary Jarvis who was born in 1914 but who died in 1958.  After which he married (2) Anne White.  Annie Collett (nee White) was named as the living grandmother of Max Robert Collett in his obituary in July 2008.

 

 

 

32Q90

Sylvia Ewing Collett

Born in 1934

 

32Q91

Maxwell Robert Collett

Born in 1938

 

32Q92

Regina Pearl Collett

Born in 1943

 

32Q93

Monica Ivy Mahalla Collett

Born in 1945

 

32Q94

Barbara Lillian Collett

Born in 1949

 

32Q95

Marilyn Elsie Frances Collett

Born in 1955

 

 

 

 

32P68

Augusta Blanche Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1912.  She married her cousin Eric Hann who was born in 1907 and who died in 1969.  Eric’s father was George Hann who was possibly related to Thomas Hann who married Sarah Collett (Ref. 32O40) around 1900 and his sister Susan Hann who married Sarah’s brother Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38) around 1904.  Their eight children were Shirley Anita Hann (see below), Gwendolyn Mae Hann (see below), Harold Winston Hann Born in 1940), Ronald Hann Born in 1942), Ruby Florence Hann Born in 1945), Helen Sheila Hann, Lois Pauline Hann Born in 1952), and Daniel Eric Hann Born in 1955).

 

 

 

Shirley Anita Hann was born in 1937 and she married Frank Oliver Gregory on 5th October 1956.  He was the son of John Gregory and Louisa Masters and was born on 10th November 1929 at Harbour Buffett.  The couple had two daughters Anita Lillian Mae Gregory, who was born on 2nd February 1957, who married Rex Roebotham, and Patsy Gregory who was born after 1957 who later married Franklin Stockless.

 

 

 

Gwendolyn Mae Hann was born in 1938 and she married Leo George Marshall who was born in 1935.  He was the son of David Marshall and Catherine Upshall – see Ref. 32O24.  The marriage produced three sons, William Andrew Marshall, Ken Leo Marshall, and Dwayne Eric Marshall.

 

 

 

 

32P71

Florence Cecilia Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1919.  She married Charles Earle and they had two sons Charles and David.

 

 

 

 

32P74

Percy Collett was born in 1910, the third child of Peter Collett and Susan Hann.  He later married Harriet Ann Dicks who was born in 1912 and died in 1994.  Percy was referred to as Percy Collett of Harbour Buffet, which was most likely where his and Harriet’s children were born.

 

 

 

32Q96

Sarah Loretta Collett

Born in 1938

 

32Q97

Molly Collett

Born in 1940

 

32Q98

Verna Collett

Born in 1942

 

32Q99

Mundon Percy Collett

Born in 1944

 

32Q100

Roy Peter Frederick Collett

Born in 1949

 

 

 

 

32P75

Gertrude Collett was born in 1912, the daughter of Peter and Susan Collett, who later married Patrick Hayes.

 

 

 

 

32P76

Gladys Collett was born in 1913, the daughter of Peter and Susan Collett, and she married (1) Edward Ronald Baker, the father of her son, and later married (2) Daniel J Baillie who was born in 1914.

 

 

 

32Q101

Wallace Edward Collett

Born in 1937

 

 

 

The couple had two children Kimberly Laura born in June 1984 and Christopher Wayne born in 1987.

 

 

 

 

32P77

Stanley Collett was born in 1916, the son of Peter and Susan Collett, who later married Agnes with whom he had two children.

 

 

 

32Q102

Jeremiah Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q103

Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32P78

Otto Freeman Collett was born in 1919, the son of Peter and Susan Collett.  He later married Annie Frances Nicholl who was born in 1925.

 

 

 

32Q104

Alec Freeman Collett

Born in 1948

 

32Q105

Bruce Collett

Born in 1950

 

32Q106

Ruth Alma Collett

Born in 1951

 

32Q107

Elaine Laura Collett

Born in 1954

 

32Q108

Amandio Eugene Collett

Born in 1955

 

32Q109

John Charles Collett

Born in 1956

 

32Q110

Jean Debra Collett

Born in 1958

 

32Q111

Cynthia Louise Collett

Born in 1961

 

32Q112

Ann Marie Collett

Born in 1962

 

32Q113

Otto Boris Paul Collett

Born in 1964

 

32Q114

Mark Francis Collett

Born in 1966

 

 

 

 

32P79

Susan Collett was born in 1923, the daughter of Peter and Susan Collett.  She married Llewelyn Hollett (Ref. 32Q70), the son of James Hollett (Ref. 32P52) and Ann Marie Gilbert, who was born in April 1914 at Harbour Buffett.  Like many others in this family line, Susan and Llewelyn share the same ancestry, in that Susan’s grandfather was George William Collett (Ref. 32N5) who was also the great grandfather of Llewelyn.  That is the reason why there is a ‘one-step’ difference in their generation references, which is explained below. 

 

 

 

This unusual situation arises from the fact the Susan’s father Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38) was one of the younger children of George William Collett, while Llewelyn’s grandmother was the oldest member of that family, there being a twenty year gap between their dates of birth.

 

 

 

32Q115

Muriel Gladys Watkins Hollett

Born in 1941

 

32Q116

Edna Irene Hollett

Born in July 1943; died on 06.02.1944

 

32Q117

Stanley Llewelyn Peter Hollett

Born in 1944

 

32Q118

Madeline Mary Hollett

Born in 1946

 

32Q119

Gordon James Smallwood Hollett

Born in 1948

 

32Q120

Joan Juanita Hollett

Born in 1950

 

32Q121

Calvin Douglas Hollett

Born in 1952

 

32Q122

Derek Walwin Hollett

Born in 1954

 

32Q123

Deborah Ann Hollett

Born in June 1955; died on 06.01.1956

 

 

 

 

32P80

Pearl Eleanor Collett was born in 1927, the last child of Peter Collett and Susan Hann.  It was on 23rd October 1946 when she married Douglas John Gregory (Ref. 32Q51), the son of John Robert Gregory and Louisa Mae Masters (Ref. 32P42).  He was born at Harbour Buffett on 27th December 1924 where he was buried following his death on 10th August 1951.

 

 

 

 

32P82

Charles Cleverly Caldwell Upshall was born in 1898 and he married Mary Dowden who was born in 1905.  Of interest here is that their son Llewelyn Breeden Upshall married Sarah Loretta Collett (Ref. 32Q104) who sadly passed away in 2009.

 

 

 

32Q124

Susan Upshall married Fred Ingram

Born in 1925

 

32Q125

Nelson Stanley Upshall

Born in 1929

 

32Q126

Hilda Elizabeth Upshall

Born in 1930

 

32Q127

John Upshall

Born in 1932

 

32Q128

Llewelyn Breeden Upshall

Born in 1936

 

32Q129

Clotilda E M Upshall married J D Wareham

Born in 1938

 

32Q130

Frances E E Upshall married P Pearson

Born in 1943

 

32Q131

Harry S R Upshall married C Keating

Born in 1946

 

 

 

 

32P86

Nelson Stanley Upshall was born in 1909 and he died on 1st October 1969.  He married Susannah Bella Trowbridge who was born in 1913 and who died on 16.05.1990 at Little Harbour East.  The couple had two children, Sheila Lillian born in 1949 who married Clifford Williams, and Harvey Nelson who was born in 1952 and who married Beaulah Upshall the daughter of Henry and Hilda Upshall.

 

 

 

 

32P87

Ada Beatrice Upshall was one half of a set of twins born at Corney’s Cove in 1911.  She married Neil Kenneth Masters who was born in November 1901 at Kingwell.  Ada died at Arnold’s Cove in 1993.  See reference 32Q40 for more details of this family.

 

 

 

 

32P88

Hilda Upshall was one half of a set of twin born at Corney’s Cove in 1911.  She married Uriah Gilbert who was born in 1910 and who died in 1995.  The marriage produced three children, Freeman Lewis born in 1943, Ada Elizabeth born in 1946, and Rita Ann born in 1952 who died in 1968.  Their eldest son Freeman Lewis Upshall married Florence Hann who was also born in 1943.

 

 

 

 

32P89

Grace Collett was born on 13th October 1901, the eldest of the three children of Samuel Collett and Cecilia Laughlin.

 

 

 

 

32P90

Warrick Collett was born on 31st October 1903, the second child of Samuel and Cecilia Collett.

 

 

 

 

32P91

John Collett was born on 29th June 1906, the youngest of the three children of Samuel Collett and Cecilia Laughlin.  It was during the mid 1930s that he married Ruth Llewelyn at Long Beach in California on 12th February 1936.

 

 

 

32Q132

Edith Collett married Harold Erickson

Born in 1938

 

32Q133

Carolyn Collett

Born in 1943

 

 

 

 

32P92

Thomas Edward Collett was born in Newfoundland on 5th March 1902, the eldest child of Albert and Susanna Collett.  He later married Dorothy Louise Davis, the daughter of Thomas Davies and Kathie Martin who was born in Newfoundland on 14th May 1904.  It was at Kelowna in British Columbia that Dorothy Louise Collett nee Davies died on 20th June 1974, when her husband was confirmed at Thomas Edward Collett.

 

 

 

 

32P93

Henrietta Bridden Collett was born in 1903.  She married Austin McKenzie Butler who was born in 1901.  Henrietta died in 1988.

 

 

 

 

32P94

Charles Samuel Collett was born in 1905 and he married Winnie.

 

 

 

 

32P96

Lillian Muriel Collett was one half of a set of twins born in 1909.  She married Sam Randall and they had two daughters Audrey and Elaine Randall.

 

 

 

 

32P97

Irene Metcalf Collett was born on 16th October 1909 and on 27th July 1932 she married Frank Wareham who was born in 1904, the son of Alberto Wareham.  Based on the date that they married it seems more than likely that they had more than just the one known son, Bruce Alberta Wareham, who was born in 1943, eleven years after their wedding day.  Other Wareham children born in the 1930s were (a) Percy Maxwell Wareham, who was born in 1932, who was the second husband of Alice Florence Collett (Ref. 32Q2), and (b) John Douglas Wareham who married Clotilda Emma Marie Upshall (Ref. 32Q137) who was born in 1938.  Irene’s and Frank’s proven son Bruce Alberta Wareham married Hilda Frances Gregory, who was born in 1947, with whom he had two sons Alberto Wareham, born in 1968, and Kenneth Wareham.

 

 

 

There must have been a good close relationship between the Colletts and the Warehams as, in addition to this coupling, Irene’s brother Thomas Collett (below) married Rita Elsie Daisy Wareham and her sister Queen Collett (below) married Harry Pafford Wareham, who was Rita’s brother.  In addition to all of this, the first husband of the aforementioned Alice Florence Collett (Ref. 32Q2) was Ralph Arthur Wareham who was born in 1915. 

 

 

 

All that is known for sure about the Wareham family is that it was the husband of Irene Metcalf Collett, Frank Wareham, whose father Alberto Wareham, was the brother of W W Wareham, a fish drier in Harbour Buffett.  Frank Wareham died on 21st October 1969 while his wife Irene Metcalf Wareham nee Collett lived a widow’s life for a further twenty years and died on 27th November 1990.

 

 

 

 

32P98

Ethel Adelaide Squires Collett, who was known as Adelaide, was born on 11th October 1912.  She married Percy Charles Shave on 22nd January 1945, who was born in 1916 and who died on 23rd August 1955.  Ethel died five years after her husband on 22nd June 1960.  By the time of their premature deaths Ethel and Percy left behind three young children.  Their eldest daughter Jean Collett Shave, who was born in 1948, was taken in by Thomas Collett (below) and his wife Rita, Joan Glenda Shave, who was born in 1949, was cared for by Queen Collett (below) and her husband Harry Pafford Wareham, while the couple’s son Harold Shave, who was born in 1951, went to live with Irene Metcalf Collett and her husband Frank Wareham.

 

 

 

Jean Collett Shave later married Baxter Slade and in 2013 they are still living in Newfoundland.  Like Jean, Baxter was also another direct descendent from Thomas Edward Collett (Ref. 32M3), them both sharing the same great great grandfather.  Joan Glenda Shave went on to married David Kane, and Harold Shave was married twice, the first time to (1) Linda Cumby and then (2) Susan.  For connections to other members of the Shave family see references 32O26, 32O29, 32O33, 32O40, 32O45, 32O49 and 32O52.

 

 

 

 

32P99

THOMAS COLLETT was born during 1914, the son of George Moore Collett and Jessie Metcalf.  It was on 20th August 1941 that he married Rita Elsie Daisy Wareham who was born in 1918.  Thomas died on 12th May 1987 at the age of 73, although Rita survived until she was 93, when she passed away on 25th July 2012.  Rita was the sister of Harry Pafford Wareham who married Thomas’ sister Queen Collett (below), whilst it is understood that Frank Wareham, who married Irene Collett (above), was Rita’s cousin.  Further enquiries are being made to determine how Ralph Wareham, who married Alice Collett (Ref. 32Q2), may be related to Rita and the others.

 

 

 

32Q134

THOMAS DAVID COLLETT

Born in 1942

 

32Q135

Kevin Harry Collett

Born in 1943

 

 

 

 

32P100

Queen Collett was born on 16th July 1916 and on 12th October 1937 she married Harry Pafford Wareham who was born in 1913, the brother of Rita Wareham who married Thomas Collett (above). Queen and Harry had three children and they were Phyllis Rita Wareham, who was born in 1939, who married Jim Whatley, Patricia Rose Ann Wareham, who was born in 1943, who married Jim Janes, and Harry Wareham, who was born in 1952, who married Peggy.

 

 

 

 

32Q2

Alice Florence Collett was born in 1924 and she married (1) Ralph Arthur Wareham who was born in 1915 and with whom she had three children.  Robert Wareham, Ralph Wareham junior and Elizabeth Wareham who married Mr Stuckless.  From the records it would appear that Ralph may have died as, at a later date, Alice married (2) Percy Maxwell Wareham who was born in 1932.  It seems logical that first husband Ralph was the brother of Frank Wareham who married Irene Collett (Ref. 32P97), Rita Wareham who married Thomas Collett (Ref. 32P99) and Harry Wareham who married Queen Collett (Ref. 32P100).  See Ref. 32P97 for more information on the Wareham family.

 

 

 

 

32Q5

Effie Collett was born in 1928.  She married Leeland Rodway who was born in 1927 and with whom she had three children: Judith Ann Rodway born in 1950 married Kevin Dicks; Joyce Lillian Rodway born in 1951; and Kevin Frederick Rodway born in 1957.

 

 

 

 

32Q21

Dorothy Cavell Collett was born in 1923 and she died in 1947 when she was only twenty-four, while it was before that tragic event that she had married Harold Roy Gorman.

 

 

 

 

32Q22

Laura Reeves Collett was born in 1924.  She married John Frederick Stratton who was born in 1926 and with whom she had a son Charles Alfred Stratton born in 1948.

 

 

 

 

32Q23

Helen Pearl Collett was born in 1926 and she married Charles Sweetland.

 

 

 

 

32Q25

Ina Lindberg Collett was born in 1930 and died on 18th August 1949 at Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

 

32Q26

Thomas Grandy Collett was born in 1932.  He married Margaret Anderson who was born in 1934.

 

 

 

32R1

Myra Ada Collett married Mr McKay

Date of birth unknown

 

32R2

Sandra Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32R3

Sharon Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32R4

Paul Arthur Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q27

Arthur Shorter Collett junior was born in 1934 and he married Sheila.

 

 

 

 

32Q28

Lloyd Parson Collett was born in 1935 and he married Velma.

 

 

 

 

32Q29

Rupert Ryan Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1938 and was buried there following his death on 24th January 1940.

 

 

 

 

32Q30

Margaret Maxine Collett was born in 1940 and she married Norman Pinhorn.

 

 

 

 

32Q31

Rosland Collett was born in 1942 and she later married to become Rosland Rouah.

 

 

 

 

32Q39

Stella Maude Masters was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1899 and she married Walter Gilbert who was born in 1890 at Haystack.  The marriage produced eleven children born 1917 and 1940.  Stella died at Arnold’s Cove in 1966.  The eldest of their children was May Gilbert who was born at Haystack in 1917.  She married Freeman Wareham who was born in 1901 and with whom she had five children.  May died at Arnold’s Cove in 1983.

 

 

 

 

32Q40

Neil Kenneth Masters was born in November 1901 at Kingwell.  He married Ada Beatrice Upshall (Ref. 32P87) the daughter of Nelson Upshall and Elizabeth Shave.  Ada was born at Corney’s Cove in 1911 and died at Arnold’s Cove in 1993 where Neil had previously died in 1966 and where there were both buried.  The couple had five children from 1928 to 1946 one of which was Neil Kenneth Masters born in 1930 at Harbour Buffett who married Lillian Iris Upshall.

 

 

 

 

32Q41

Matilda Masters was born in 1902 and married Denis Hann who was born on 8th October 1900 at Port Royal.  Matilda died in 1996.  The marriage produced twelve children all of whom were born at Port Royal.

 

 

 

 

32Q55

Norman Masters was born at Harbour Buffett on 24th August 1919 and he married his cousin Annie Viola Masters (Ref. 32Q46) who was born at Harbour Buffett on 1st January 1929.  Norman was the son of single mother Lillias Masters, the father being Robert Bailey.  Four days before his seventh birthday in 1926 Norman’s mother Lillias Masters died and from then on he was brought up by his grandmother Elizabeth Masters (Ref. 32P28). 

 

 

 

There were four children that resulted from the marriage of Norman and Annie and all of them were born at Harbour Buffett.  These were David George Masters (born on 24th October 1950), Ruby Marie Masters (born on 16th December 1952), Norma Louise Masters (born on 7th March 1954), and Beatrice Pauline Masters (born on 25th October 1956).  Norman Masters died at Burin on 23rd March 1994.  The couple’s youngest daughter Beatrice Pauline Masters married Morley Wayne Pike who was born at Burin on 30th January 1952.

 

 

 

 

32Q57

Alice Elizabeth Hollett was born at Harbour Buffett on 21st January 1945.  She married Percy Alvin Brown on 5th August 1964 at Harbour Buffett.  Percy was born on 28th August 1941 at Kingwell, the son of Wilson Brown and Mondella Allen.  All of their children were born at Little Harbour East.

 

 

 

32R5

Bonita Carol Brown

Born on 21.12.1965

 

32R6

Carolyn Marie Brown

Born on 19.07.1968

 

32R7

Alvin Frank Brown

Born on 05.09.1969

 

32R8

Roy Wilson Brown

Born on 10.06.1975

 

 

 

 

32Q63

George Collett was born at Famish Cove in July 1902 and he married Bertha Crann who was born in 1908.  Bertha Crann was the sister of Robert Crann who was born in December 1889 and whose son John Crann married George Collett’s sister Mary Collett (Ref. 32Q67) and whose daughter Julia Crann married George Collett’s brother Stanley Collett (Ref. 32Q68).  Furthermore the remaining three siblings of George Collett married three Jarvis siblings – see (Ref. 32Q64).  According to the 1935 Census George Collett, age 32, and his wife Bertha, age 27, were living at Famish Cove with their two children, Mabel Collett, who was three, and Edgar Collett, who was two years old, perhaps indicating that they were married around 1930.

 

 

 

In 2014 on Facebook photographs were discovered taken at the Collett Family Reunion in Newfoundland during July 2013.  They included one of a baby’s cradle made by George Collett for his son Edgar born in 1933, with a note that it was utilised again many years later by George’s grandson Raymond Collett in 1955.

 

 

 

32R9

Mabel Collett

Born in 1932

 

32R10

Edgar Collett

Born in 1933

 

 

 

 

32Q64

Joseph Collett, who was known as Joe, was born at Famish Cove in October 1903.  He married Jessie Jarvis who was born in July 1907.  As mentioned above, Joseph’s brothers Ernest Collett and Llewelyn Collett (below) married Mildred Jarvis and Irene Jarvis respectively.  This was therefore a case of three Collett siblings marrying three Jarvis siblings.  Angie Collett made contact in August 2010.  She is the great granddaughter of Joseph Collett, and it is hoped that, in due course, she will provide details of her family that will extend it from Joseph to the present day.

 

 

 

 

32Q65

Ernest Collett was born at Famish Cove in September 1906 where he married Mildred Jarvis who was born in 1911 and where they were living at the time of the 1935 Census.  Mildred’s two sisters Jessie Jarvis and Irene Jarvis married Ernest’s two brothers Joseph Collett (above) and Llewelyn Collett (below).  

 

 

 

 

32Q66

Llewelyn Collett was born at Famish Cove in September 1909 where he married Irene Jarvis who was born in 1912.  According to the 1945 Census Llewelyn Collett, age 35, his wife Irene, age 33, and their daughter Margaret, who was four years old, were living at Famis Cove with Llewelyn’s parents John and Sarah Collett (Ref. 32P50).

 

 

 

32R11

Margaret Collett

Born in 1941

 

 

 

 

32Q67

Mary Winnie Collett was born at Famish Cove in March 1913 where she married John “Jack” Crann who was born during December 1912 also at Famish Cove.  John was the son of Robert and Caroline Crann who were living at Famish Cove at the time of the 1921 Census and were recorded as follows.  Robert Crann, was born in December 1889 at Harbour Buffett, his wife Caroline Crann, was born in February 1895 at Haystack, and their sons John Crann, born in December 1912, Earl Crann, born in November 1914, and Ronald Crann, born in April 1920, while their daughter was Ira Crann who had been born in September 1916.  All of the children were born at Famish Cove.

 

 

 

Robert and Caroline had another daughter Julia who was born in the year after the census and it was she that married Mary Collett’s brother Stanley Thomas Collett (below).  Minnie’s husband John ‘Jack’ Crann died at Corner Brook in 1999.

 

 

 

 

32Q68

Stanley Thomas Collett was born at Famish Cove on 17th October 1918.  He married Julia Blanche Crann on 5th May 1943 at St John’s.  Julia was also born at Famish Cove on 17th September 1922 and was the daughter of Robert and Caroline Crann – see Ref. 32Q67.  According to the 1945 Census Stanley Collett, age 26, and his wife Julia, age 23, together with daughter Effie, who was one year old, were living at Famish Cove in Placentia Bay.  Julia Blanche Collett nee Crann died on 14th November 2004 at Placentia Bay and was buried at the graveyard of the United Church in Fairhaven.

 

 

 

The existence of a son, grandson and great grandson for Stan and Julia were only discovered on Facebook in 2014, following photographs taken at the Collett Reunion which took place in Newfoundland during July 2013.

 

 

 

32R12

Effie Collett

Born circa 1944

 

32R13

Roger Collett

Born circa 1946

 

 

 

Stanley Thomas Collett was the grandfather of Natasha Young who, in 2007 was living

at Pasadena in Newfoundland and who kindly contributed details of her ancestors

 

 

 

 

32Q75

Douglas George Collett was born around 1921, the son of Neil Charles Collett and his wife Alice Hull.  Although very little is known about his life, apart from the details included in his obituary printed in the Toronto Star on 28th May 2010.  This confirmed that he married Grace around 1943, and that the married produced a number of children who were still alive at the time of his death.  He and Grace were residents of Oakville, on the edge of Lake Ontario just south of Toronto, where Douglas George Collett died on 27th May 2010.  The full obituary is reproduced below.

 

 

 

COLLETT, Douglas George - (Charter Member of Central Baptist Church, Oakville and WWII Veteran) Passed away on Thursday 27th May 2010 at the Oakville - Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 89.  Beloved husband of Grace for 67 years. Loving father of Doreen and her husband Grant Seiveright, Jim and his wife Trish, Ken and his wife Mary.  Devoted grandfather of Jill Durrant (John-Michael), Greg Seiveright (Sarah), Jayne, Jeffrey, Connor, Mitchell, Sean, Ryan, Erin and Kristin Collett. Cherished great-grandfather of Joshua and James Durrant, Gabriel and Madeleine Seiveright.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600).  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday 31st May 2010 at Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, Oakville, ON L6K 1K3 with a reception immediately after the service in the church hall.  Interment will follow the reception at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville.  If desired, memorial contributions to Central Baptist Church or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family

 

 

 

The obituary for his widow Grace Collett was published in the Toronto Star newspaper on 15th January 2014, which read as follows:

 

 

 

COLLETT, Grace Elizabeth - (Charter Member of Central Baptist Church, Oakville) Passed away on Monday 13th January 2014 at the Oakville -Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 93.  Beloved wife of the late Douglas Collett (2010).  Loving mother of Doreen and her husband Grant Seiveright, Jim and his wife Trish, Ken and his wife Mary.  Devoted grandmother of Jill Durrant, Greg Seiveright (Sarah), Jayne, Jeffrey, Connor, Mitchell, Sean, Ryan, Erin and Kristin Collett.  Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua and James Durrant, Gabriel, Madeleine and Rebekah Seiveright.  Visitation will take place at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday 18th January 2014 at Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, Oakville, L6K 1K3. Reception to follow at the funeral home before interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Central Baptist Church or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

 

32R14

Doreen Collett

Date of birth unknown circa 1945

 

32R15

James (Jim) Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32R16

Kenneth (Ken) Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q82

Charles Watkins Collett was born in 1931, the eldest son of Austin Lewis Collett and Jessie Beatrice Marshall.  He was in his early twenties when he later married Molly Collett (Ref. 32Q104) who was the daughter of Percy Collett and Harriet Dicks and born in 1938.  It was as Charlie and Molly Collett that the couple was named within the 2012 obituary of Charles’ brother George Edward Collett (below).

 

 

 

32R17

Donna Collett

Born in 1956

 

32R18

Kendall Collett

Born in 1958

 

32R19

Gerald Collett

Born in 1961

 

32R20

Randall Collett

Born in 1965

 

 

 

 

32Q83

Calvin Sylvester Collett was born in 1933 and he married Vera Rideout.  Apart from their three children, the only other mention of the couple was in 2012 when Calvin and Vera Collett were named in the obituary of Calvin’s brother George (below).

 

 

 

32R21

Janet Jessie Collett

Born in 1955

 

32R22

Patsy Marie Collett

Born in 1959

 

32R23

Dean Calvin Collett

Born in 1964

 

 

 

 

32Q84

Lewis John Collett was born in 1934 and he married Placida Rossiter.  Lewis and his wife were still alive in 2012 when they were named as Lewis and Passy Collett within the obituary for Lewis’ brother George (below) in 2012.

 

 

 

32R24

Sandra Collett

Born in 1961

 

32R25

Mary Collett

Born in 1962

 

32R26

Lawrence Collett

Born in 1965

 

32R27

Austin Joseph Collett

Born in 1968

 

32R28

Louie Collett

Born in 1970

 

 

 

 

32Q85

George Edward Collett was born in 1936 and he married Eileen Mosse, although the surname of George’s in-laws was recorded as Moss in 2012 – see below.  All that is currently known about George has been taken from his obituary published on the website Your Life Moments, which reads as follows:  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario - He passed away peacefully at home on 19th March 2012 at the age of 77, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of Eileen, cherished father of Bonita Dua and her husband Wayne of Cambridge, and Blair and Jackie Collett on London (Ontario).  Wonderful grandpa Rachelle Dua and Austin Collett, Kayli and Zachary McGuffin.  George will be sadly missed his siblings Charlie and Molly Collett, Calvin and Vera Collett, Lewis and Passy Collett, Frank and Irene Collett, Madonna Hollett and Ed, and Irene Penny and Dave.  Also missed by his in-laws Ivy and Llewelyn Shears, Clifford and Linda Moss, and Ron Upshall.  Predeceased by his parents Austin and Jessie Collett and his sister Marie Upshall.

 

 

 

32R29

Bonita Collett

Born in 1963

 

32R30

Blair Collett

Born in 1966

 

 

 

 

32Q86

Frank Ambrose Collett was born in 1937 and he married Irene Benson with whom he had three children.  Frank and Irene Collett were amongst the names of the siblings of George Edward Collett in his obituary of 2012.

 

 

 

32R31

Stephen Collett

Born in 1961

 

32R32

Heather Collett

Born in 1966

 

32R33

Barbara Collett

Born in 1968

 

 

 

 

32Q87

Madonna Ruby Collett was born in 1939 and she married Edward Hollett.  Their two children were Edward George Hollett, who was born in 1962, and Nancy Lynn Hollett who was born in 1965 who later married Roger Butt.  In the 2012 obituary for Madonna’s brother George (above) the names of Madonna Hollett and her husband Ed were listed with his other siblings.

 

 

 

 

32Q88

Marie Alice Collett was born in 1941 and she married Ronald George Upshall.  Ronald was the son of George Upshall and Adelaide Dicks and was born in 1942.  Their two sons were Paul Gorge Upshall who was born in 1968 who later married Leanne Barrett, and Andrew Ronald Upshall who was born in 1975.  Sadly by the time of the death of her older brother George in March 2012, Marie Alice Upshall nee Collett had already passed away, leaving her widowed husband Ron Upshall named as one of George’s in-laws.

 

 

 

 

32Q89

Irene Eliza Collett was born in 1952 and she married David Charles Penney with whom she had three children.  They were David Nelson Penney who was born in 1970, Karen Collette Penney who was born in 1972, and Jason Lewis Penney who was born in 1978.  In 2012 it was as Irene Penny and her husband Dave that they were named in the list of siblings of the later George Edward Collett, Irene’s brother (above).

 

 

 

 

32Q90

Sylvia Ewing Collett was born in 1934 and she married Allan Berkshire Hann who was born in 1926.  Their marriage resulted in the birth of four children: Doris Eileen Hann who was born in 1955 who married James Powers; Edna Barbara Hann who was born in 1957 who married Bill Hyde; Mervin Walter Hann who was born in 1965, and Gordon Allan Hann who was born in 1967.

 

 

 

 

32Q91

Maxwell Robert Collett was born in 1938 and he married (1) Vera Taylor, (2) Molly Graves, and (3) Brenda Keough.  His first two children were born out of his marriage to Vera, while the last three came from his marriage to Brenda.  In 2009 Max, as he was known, was living at St John’s in Newfoundland, when he and Brenda were just two of the many names listed in the obituary for his eldest son Vernon at Toronto in July 2008.

 

 

 

32R34

Vernon Reginald Collett

Born during 1963

 

32R35

Vaughan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

The following are the children of Max Robert Collett and his second wife Brenda:

 

32R36

Robert Phillip Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32R37

Paul Maxwell Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32R38

Mary Beth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q92

Regina Pearl Collett was born in 1943 and she married Patrick Gaulton with whom she had four children: Patricia, Barry, Byron and Rick.  Regina died in 1993.

 

 

 

 

32Q93

Monica Ivy Mahalla Collett was born in 1945 and she married Raymond Cole with whom she had two children: Tina and Raymond junior.

 

 

 

 

32Q94

Barbara Lillian Collett was born in 1949 and she married William Kenway with whom she had two children: Bradley and Beneta.

 

 

 

 

32Q95

Marilyn Elsie Frances Collett was born in 1955.  She married (1) Edward Clarke and then (2) Robert Hartley.

 

 

 

 

32Q96

Sarah Loretta Collett was born at Harbour Buffet on 5th October 1938, the daughter of Percy Collett and his wife Harriet Ann Dixons.  She later married Llewelyn Breeden Upshall (Ref. 32Q136) who was born on 27th July 1936.  Sarah Loretta Upshall nee Collett died on 9th September 2009 when she was one month short of her seventieth birthday.  Her daughter Deborah Ann Upstall was born in 1961 and is married to Matthew Dumais and provided the new details about her parents.

 

 

 

 

32Q97

Molly Collett was born in 1938 and she married Charles Watkins Collett (Ref. 32Q82) who was born in 1931 the son of Austin Collett (Ref. 32P64) and Jessie Marshall.

 

 

 

 

32Q99

Mundon Percy Collett was born in 1944 and he married Harrietta Francine Slade who was born in 1945 at Harbour Buffett. 

 

 

 

32R39

Sharon Collett

Born in 1964 at Harbour Buffett

 

32R40

Yvonne Collett

Born in 1965

 

32R41

Beverley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q100

Roy Peter Frederick Collett was born in 1949 and he married Christine Ezekial.

 

 

 

32R42

Roy Collett junior

Born in 1973

 

32R43

Rene Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q101

Wallace Edward Collett was born in 1937.  He married Frances Manning who was born in 1938.

 

 

 

32R44

Peter John Collett

Born in 1961

 

32R45

Jeffrey Wallace Collett

Born in 1963

 

32R46

Christopher Baker Collett

Born in 1967

 

32R47

Heather Eliza Collett

Born in 1969

 

32R48

Gregory Gerome Collett              twin

Born in 1970

 

32R49

Pamela Iris Collett                        twin

Born in 1970

 

 

 

 

32Q104

Alec Freeman Collett was born in 1948 and he married Ann Rose.

 

 

 

32R50

Peter David Collett

Born in 1970

 

32R61

Paul Michael Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32Q105

Bruce Collett was born in 1950 and he married Molly B Chippet who was born in 1951.

 

 

 

32R52

Bradley Stephen Collett

Born in 1974

 

32R53

Blake Sheldon Otto Collett

Born in 1977

 

32R54

Melanie Renee Collett

Born in 1982

 

 

 

 

32Q106

Ruth Alma Collett was born in 1951 and she married Kevin Flood who was born in 1948.  The couple had two children Ann Marie Flood, born in 1968, who married Sean Dwyer, and Cory Flood who was born in 1977.

 

 

 

 

32Q107

Elaine Laura Collett was born in 1954 and she married Harvey R Noel who was born in 1948.  They had two sons Matthew Robert Alexander Noel who was born in 1982 and Stephen Bryan noel who was born in 1985.

 

 

 

 

32Q108

Amandio Eugene Collett was born in 1955 and he married Gayle MacDonald.

 

 

 

32R55

Kristopher Glenn Collett

Born in 1979

 

32R56

Terra Jean Nikole Collett

Born in 1983

 

32R57

Grant Alexander Dale Collett

Born in 1988

 

 

 

 

32Q109

John Charles Collett was born in 1956 and he married Shirley Kumyre who was born in 1958.

 

 

 

32R58

Joanne Collett

Born in 1980

 

32R59

Mark Collett

Born in 1982

 

 

 

 

32Q110

Jean Debra Collett was born in 1958 and she married Douglas Mercer.

 

 

 

 

32Q111

Cynthia Louise Collett was born in 1961 and she married Dennis Barker who was born in 1953.

 

 

 

 

32Q113

Otto Boris Paul Collett was born in 1964 and he married Lisa Ann Gilfillan who was also born in 1964 but at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.  Their son Nicholas made contact in 2014 and kindly provided further details for his family including the name and date of birth for his ‘missing brother’ Connor.  Nicholas also confirmed the members of his family live in Virginia in the USA.

 

 

 

32R60

Nicholas Paul Collett

Born in 1990

 

32R61

Adam Patrick Collett

Born in 1993

 

32R62

Connor Joseph Collett

Born in 1995

 

 

 

 

32Q114

Mark Francis Collett was born in 1966 and he married Kimberley A Hynes who was born in 1966 - see earlier Hynes (32O31 and 32P46)

 

 

 

 

32Q117

Stanley Llewelyn Peter Hollett was born in 1944 and he married Mabel Bertha Trowbridge who was also born in 1944.  Their eldest child Claude Charles Hollett, who was born in 1963, died in 1968 when the family was living at Little Harbour East.  Their eldest daughter Bertha Mabel Hollett who was born on 20th August 1965 married Nathan Hann who was born in 1964 and was the son of Leroy Hann and Elsie Brace.  Their marriage created two children Kimberly Laura Hann, born in June 1984, and Christopher Wayne Hann who was born in 1987.  The last two children of Stanley and Mabel were James Llewelyn Hollett, who was born in September 1967, and Susan Irene Hollett who was born in 1972.

 

 

 

 

32Q127

John Upshall was born in 1932 and he married Winifred Elizabeth Gilbert who was born in 1932.  The couple had three daughters, Rosemary Leta born in 1951 who married Mr Saunders, Anita Maxine born in 1956 who married Mr Eithier, and Joan born in 1960 who married Mack Williams.

 

 

 

 

32Q128

Llewelyn Breeden Upshall was born in 1936 and he married Sarah Loretta Collett (Ref. 32Q104) who was born during 1938 and died during 2009.  Their daughter Deborah Ann Upshall later married Matthew Dumais.

 

 

 

 

32Q134

THOMAS DAVID COLLETT, who was known as David, was born on 26th June 1942, the eldest of the two sons of Thomas Collett and Rita Elsie Daisy Wareham.  He later married Iris Jean Crocker on 21st October 1967 and the couple’s three sons were all born in Newfoundland.  Thomas David Collett died on 3rd January 2005, the cause of death being cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

 

 

 

32R63

Thomas David Collett junior

Born in 1968

 

32R64

Glendon Mark Collett

Born in 1971

 

32R65

JONATHAN CALEB COLLETT

Born in 1974

 

 

 

&nbs