PART THIRTY-TWO

 

The Newfoundland Line

 

Updated March 2020

 

 

Harbour Buffett, which features strongly in this family line, was established in 1854 and, ten years later, it was home to only ten families in the St. Mary's district of Long Island on the inner Placentia Bay.Harbour Buffett was initially established as a Way Office, where the first Waymaster was Thomas E Collett (Ref. 32M3). It was changed to a Post Office on 30th May 1891 and was only served by the Canadian National Railway in 1953.

 

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

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

 

It is the family line of Jonathan Caleb Collett (Ref. 32R72) of St Johnís 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. 32Q90) 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 Collett married (2) Mary Susanna Ridlington Freer on 19th September 1814 at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon. That may have taken place when John was Major John Collett with the North Worcestershire Volunteers, residing at Hagley, where their three children were born and baptised. Mary S R Freer was the eldest daughter of John Freer Esq of Oakham, the county town of Rutland.It is highly likely that it was during the years prior to his marriage to Mary Freer, that Major John Collett had spent some time of his military service being posted to Newfoundland.

 

 

 

What is now known for sure, is that it was the children from Johnís first marriage who settled in Newfoundland in 1815, following the death of their mother, and after which their father was married for a second time. It is possible that it was Johnís knowledge of Newfoundland that resulted in him assisting his children to leave England for Canada.It was during the birth of the coupleís fourth child that Mary Susanna Ridlington Collett died at Stratford-on-Avon on 24th April 1820, where she was buried with her unnamed baby. Over the following eight years, the three earlier children of John and Mary also passed away and were buried with their mother in a vault within Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon. Although no record of the death of John Collett has been found so far, it is understood that he too was buried with his wife and young family at Stratford-upon-Avonís Holy Trinity Church.

 

 

 

A memorial plaque inside Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon carries the following inscription.ďMary Susanna Ridlington Collett, wife of John Collett Esq. and daughter of John Freer Esq. with her infant child lie buried in the vault beneath. They departed this life on 24th April 1820.Eliza Ridlington Collett died 13th April 1825.Barbara Ann Collett died 21st April 1826.Daughters of the above John and M S R Collett.Edward Freer Collett died 7th April 1828. Son of John and M S R CollettĒ

 

 

 

32M1

John Paget Collett

Born in 1797 at Bromsgrove

 

32M2

James Richard Collett

Born in 1799 at Bromsgrove

 

32M3

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT

Born in 1800 at Bromsgrove

 

32M4

Mary Susanne Collett

Born in 1802 at Bromsgrove

 

32M5

Richard Collett

Born in 1803 at Bromsgrove

 

32M6

James Harman (or Norman) Collett

Born in 1808 at Bromsgrove

 

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

 

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, but was buried at Bromsgrove on 6th August 1824. His Will was proved at Bromsgrove on 30th December 1824, in which he was 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 Johnís, 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 on Long Island in Placentia Bay, where Thomas E Collett was the first waymaster in 1854, and later a magistrate. Before that, judging from the birth of their son James and the christenings of siblings Anne and Emma, the family spent a short while at Burkís Cove and Collettís 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 1872.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 Collettís 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 Ďin any way toward building a small Church at Harbour Buffetí. 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 Ďwho hopefully agrees with us, and has kindly promised to see you upon the subjectí. He thanked him for the books and said he was able to start a Ďsmall loan library on the islandí.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 Ďat a meeting of the inhabitants of that place it was determined to erect a School House thereí.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 Ďpraiseworthy conductí.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 Ďso well and so happyí.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. Johnís, 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 in 1824 at Petty Harbour

 

32N2

Richard John Collett

Born in 1826 at Petty Harbour

 

32N3

Eliza Collett

Born in 1828 at Petty Harbour

 

32N4

John Edward Collett

Born in 1830 at Petty Harbour

 

32N5

George William Collett

Born in 1831 at Petty Harbour

 

32N6

Anne Collett

Born in 1833 at Petty Harbour

 

32N7

Emma Collett

Born in 1835 at Petty Harbour

 

32N8

James Collett

Born in 1837 at Collettís Cove

 

32N9

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT

Born in 1838 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N10

Phoebe Collett

Born in 1841 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N11

Eleanor Collett

Born in 1843 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N12

Lucy Collett

Born in 1845 at Harbour Buffett

 

32N13

Henry Holyoake Collett

Born in 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 motherís 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 Johnís 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, the first child of Thomas Edward Collett and Anne Marshall.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 Richardís younger brother George William Collett (below) married Sarahís sister Susan Upshall, while his younger sister Anne Collett (below) married Sarahís brother George Upshall.Richardís 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 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O12

Thomas Edward Collett

Born in 1849 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O13

Rebecca Moore Irene Collett

Born in 1852 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O14

Emma Phoebe Collett

Date of birth unknown possibly 1854

 

32O15

Peter J Collett

Born in 1856 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O16

Lillias Collett

Born in 1858 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O17

Annie Collett

Born in 1860 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O18

Malcolm Collett

Date of birth unknown possible 1862

 

32O19

Richard Collett

Born in 1866 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32N3

Eliza Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 4th August 1828 and was baptised on 1st December 1831, another daughter of Thomas and Anne Collett.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 in 1849

 

32O21

Eliza Ann Masters

Born in 1850

 

32O22

William Henry Masters

Born in 1853

 

32O23

Thomas Edward Masters

Born in 1854

 

32O24

Samuel Masters

Born in 1858

 

32O25

James Masters

Born in 1859

 

32O26

Phoebe Masters

Born in 1861

 

32O27

Mary Masters

Born in 1863

 

32O28

Frederick Masters

Born in 1867

 

32O29

George Masters

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32N4

John Edward Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 25th April 1830, another son of Thomas and Anne Collett.He married Mary Ann Jarvis on 9th December 1851 at St Thomas Anglican Church in St Johnís.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 at St Johnís

 

 

 

 

32N5

George William Collett was born at Petty Harbour on 3rd October 1831, another child of Thomas and Anne Collett.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 Williamís sister Anne Collett in 1856, and Sarah Upshall who married George Williamís 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 Lewis 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 and was a daughter of Thomas and Anne Collett.It was over three years later that she was baptised on 7th September 1836 at Burkís 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 Anneís 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 Burkís Cove on 7th September 1836 along with her sister Anne, two of the children of Thomas and Anne Collett.She tragically died on 17th January 1854, before reaching her twentieth birthday.

 

 

 

 

32N8

James Collett was born at Collettís Cove in Placentia Bay on 3rd April 1837, where he died a few days later on 8th April 1837. He was another child of Thomas and Anne Collett

 

 

 

 

32N9

THOMAS EDWARD COLLETT junior was born at Harbour Buffett on 18th April 1838, the son of Thomas Edward Collett senior and his wife 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.The coupleís youngest child was only thirteen years old when Thomas Edward Collett died on 11th January 1899 and was buried at Harbour Buffett. After twenty-two years living as a widow, Martha Collett was still residing in Harbour Buffett in 1921, although it was only two years later that she passed away at Harbour Buffett on 26th June 1923.

 

 

 

According to the Harbour Buffett (Placentia Bay - St Maryís) census of 1921, Martha Collett of Harbour Buffett was a widow at the age of 75.At that time in her life, she was living at No. 45 with her married son George Collett aged 41 and also born at Harbour Buffett, who was a servant employed by his eldest brother John Collett who lived next door at Harbour Buffett at No. 44.Georgeís wife was Jessie Collett aged 40, and their Harbour Buffett born children were Irene Collett who was eleven, Adie Collett who was eight, Thomas Collett who was seven and Queenie Collett who was five years of age.The family living in the adjacent property, comprised John Collett who was 48 and a general merchant, his wife Bertha Collett who was 47 and born at Sound Island, and their domestic servant Annie Dicks, who was 16 years old.

 

 

 

32O54

Lillias B Collett

Born in 1870 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O55

John Thomas Collett

Born in 1872 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O56

Samuel Collett

Born in 1873 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O57

Albert Edward Collett

Born in 1876 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O58

GEORGE MOORE COLLETT

Born in 1879 at Harbour Buffett

 

32O59

Ann Collett

Born in 1885 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32N10

Phoebe Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 28th March 1841, the daughter of Thomas and Anne Collett.Phoebe was a schoolteacher at Spencerís 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, another child of Thomas and Anne Collett.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 and Anne Collett.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 DeMont (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, the last child of Thomas Edward Collett and Anne Marshall. Tragically, 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, was first child of Richard John Collett and Sarah Upshall.She 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.Margaret A Bonnell, nee Collett, was 59 years of age when she died from a heart failure at Cupids in Newfoundland on 1st August 1909, coincidentally the same year that her son suffered a premature death.

 

 

 

 

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 Johnís. He was the son of Richard and Sarah Collett.It was on 30th December 1880 that he married Jemima Kirby Pike, the daughter on Emanuel Pike, who was born St Lawrence in 1862.†† Thomasí brother Peter J Collett (below) married Jemimaís younger sister Susannah Kirby Pike.Upon the birth of his children, Thomasí occupation was that of a fisherman.According to the Harbour Buffett census in 1921, Thomas Collett was 71 and not working by then, Jemima Collett was 57, Arthur Collett was 23, Alice Collett was 19, and Mabel Collett was 17.Having only just married, the coupleís eldest son William, and his wife Effie were also living at the family home, at No. 47 Harbour Buffett. Apart from their eleven children, the only other known fact is that Thomas Edward Collett died at Harbour Buffett on 9th September 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 MacLean Collett

Born in 1891 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P8

Lillias Kingwell Collett

Born in 1893 at Harbour Buffet

 

32P9

Frederick 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 Johnís. She was the third child of Richard and Sarah Collett, who later married John James Kingwell, who was born in 1849.Rebecca Kingwell, nee Collett, died on 11th March 1930, at the age of 77, when her parents were confirmed as Richard Collett and Sarah Upshall. Her husband John had passed away 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, another daughter of Richard and Sarah Collett. Emma married Albert Boutcher and 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.Emma Boucher was 68 in the census of 1921, when she was living at Kingwell with three of her sons.Head of the household was Peter Boucher, aged 30, and his wife Hannah who was 24.Their children were Elsie and Evelyn, four and two years respectively.Emma other two, unmarried sons, were Albert 33 and Archie 28.

 

 

 

 

32O15

Peter J Collett was born at Harbour Buffett during August 1856, the son of Richard and Sarah Collett.He married Susannah Kirby Pike who was born in 1864, the daughter of Emanuel Pike.Peterís older brother Thomas Edward married Susannahís older sister Jemima Kirby Pike in 1880.However, by the time of the census in 1921, Peter Collett, a fisherman aged 64, was already a widower living at Harbour Buffett. It was there also, where he was residing on the day of census conducted in 1935.On that occasion, Peter Collett was 77 and a widower, who was living off his income, when he was living with his nephew William Collett (Ref. 32P3), the eldest son of his older brother Thomas Edward Collett (above).Peter J Collett at Harbour Buffett died on 5th January 1941, the cause of death being paralysis.

 

 

 

 

32O16

Lillias Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1858, the daughter of Richard and Sarah Collett.Around 1880 she married William (Samuel) Best who was born in 1851.Tragically, Lillias Best, nee Collett, died during childbirth at Merasheen, Placentia St Maryís, on 14th February 1895, the birth of the coupleís last child. Widower William Best survived his wife by 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 Ė named in honour of her mother - was born in February 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.Albertís 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 Lilliasí 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 Tackís 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 William Power junior who was born at Clattice Harbour during 1945, who died during May in 1996.Their marriage produced one child, Katherine Sarah Power, who was born at Southeast Bight via St. Clareís on 3rd May 1979.

 

 

 

 

32O17

Annie Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1860, the eleventh child of Richard and Sarah Collett.Sadly, she was only 28 when she died during 1888.Prior to that, Annie had 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.

 

 

 

 

32O19

Richard Collett was born at Harbour Buffett during 1864, the last child of Richard John Collett of Petty Harbour and Sarah Upshall of Harbour Buffett.He never married and, as Rch Collett, he was said to be 55 years of age in the Harbour Buffett census of 1921, when he was one of two servants at the home of general merchant Isaac Wakely and his wife Lilly and their four young children.Living in the adjacent property, on his own, was Richardís older brother Peter Collett (above). It was during the following year that he passed away at Arnoldís Cove on 21st October 1922

 

 

 

 

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 Johnís.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 Mastersí 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 Marshallís 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, the second chid of Augusta Blanche Collett (Ref. 32P68) and Eric Hann.

 

 

 

Samuel Mastersí 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 Johnís Jamesí 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 1885

 

32P39

William Lambert Masters

Born in 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 Johnís in November 1860.The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend A C F Wood.Johnís occupation was that of storekeeper at the post office in St Johnís where he died and was buried prior to 1928.Phoebe died after 1935 while living at St Johnís where she was also buried.They had just two children both born at St Johnís.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 Effie 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.

 

 

 

Maryís 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 was 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 1894

 

32P43

Henry Lewis Masters

Born on 23.08.1895; died in 1896

 

32P44

Lillias Beatrice Masters

Born in 1897

 

32P45

Charles Oakley Masters

Born in 1899

 

32P46

Alice Masters

Born in 1902

 

32P47

Ethel Masters

Date of birth unknown possibly 1904

 

32P48

Eliza Masters

Born in 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 (below), 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 was the only known child of John Edward Collett and Mary Ann Jarvis.George was married twice, the first time to (1) Mahala Crann, and later (2) Mahala Senior.His only known child was a result of his first marriage and was possibly born at either Harbour Buffett or Famish Cove.It was at the latter, that he raised his family and where he later died and was buried.

 

 

 

32P50

John Collett

Born in 1873 at Famish Cove

 

 

 

 

32O31

Emily Collett was the first-born child of George William Collett and Susan Upshall, whose date of birth is not known, but who was born and died at Harbour Buffett.She married Albert Hollett, possible in 1884, Albert being the son of John Hollett and Elizabeth Bendle, who 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 Albertís 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 Arnoldís Cove, Malcolm having died there on 11th April 1943.

 

 

 

Emily and Albertís 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 Hollettís 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 Douglasís 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 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P52

James Hollett

Born on 29.12.1886 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32O32

Ellen Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1864, the second child of George and Susan Collett.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 Coffinís 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 Lewis Collett was born at Harbour Buffett during November 1869, the eldest son of George and Susan Collett.It was on 19th September 1898, at Harbour Buffett, when Frederick Lewis Collett married Isabella Burton, who was born in August 1874.The marriage register stated that Frederick was 29, that Isabella was 24, both single, and that the witnesses were siblings Lily (Lillias) B Collett (Ref. 32O54) and Samuel Collett (Ref. 32O56), Frederickís cousins.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, with their last child also suffering an infant death.Their absence from the family was confirmed within the census of 1921, when they were living at Harbour Buffet.Fred Collett was 52 and a fisherman with Wakelys Service, his wife Bella Collett was 47, Evelyn Collett was 21, Neil Collet was 19 and working with his father as a fisherman with Wakelys Service, Gordon Collett was ten and at school, as were twin Douglas Collett and Ethel Collett, who were eight years of age.In the property next door was the family of Lewis Collett, Fredís brother (below).

 

 

 

Fred and Isabella were living at Harbour Buffett in 1935 where, still living with them, were three of their surviving children.The family was living at No. 148, where Fred Collett was 67, a home owner, and a labourer at a mercantile premise. His wife Isabella Collett was 60 and a home-maker, while their three children were Gordon Collett, a sailor on SS John Cabot, who was 23, Douglas Collett who was 22 and also a labourer at a mercantile premise, and Ethel Collett who was 22 years old with no occupation.Residing at No. 147 was another Collett family, that of Arthur Collett (Ref. 32P10).Two years later, first Frederick Collett died at Harbour Buffett on 25th November 1937, from dysentery, when he was 70, and ten days later, Isabella Collett, nee Burton, died from meningitis on 5th December 1937, aged 67.

 

 

 

32P53

Evelyn Caldwell Collett

Born in 1900 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P54

Neil Charles Collett

Born in 1902 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P55

Gladys Grace Collett

Born in 1903; died in 1903 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P56

Freeman George Colletttwin

Born in 1905; died in 1905 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P57

George Maxwell Colletttwin

Born in 1905; died in 1905 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P58

Arthur Gordon Collett

Born in 1911 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P59

Ethel Collett†††† †††††††††††† twin

Born in 1913 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P60

Douglas Collett†††††††††††† twin

Born in 1913 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P61

Effie Frances Collett

Born in 1917; died in 1918 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32O34

Lewis M Collett was born at Harbour Buffett during October 1875, the fourth child of George and Susan Collett.Around the end of the nineteenth century, he married Annie Shave, the daughter of Thomas Shave and Margaret Upshall (Ref. 32O41), who was born in September 1877.They, and their ten children, may have been residents of Harbour Buffett, as that was where they were living in 1921 and 1935.In the first of those two census years, the large family was recorded as follows.Lewis Collett aged 46 was a fisherman, Annie Collett aged 44, Austin Collett aged 18 and a fisherman working for his father, Mary Collett aged 15, Reginald Collett aged 12, Augusta Collett who was nine, Charlie Collett who was six, and Florence Collett who was two years old.Also living with the family was widow Susan Collett aged 74, the mother of Lewis Collett, and Roland Hann, nephew who was 16 and a fisherman working for his uncle. All occupants of the household had been born at Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

By 1935, Lewis and Annie had just two of their younger children still living with them.The Harbour Buffett census that year listed the four members of the family at No. 155 as: Lewis Collett aged 58 and a fisherman, home owner and owner of his own cod fishery business; Annie Collett who was 57, home maker; and unmarried daughters Augusta Collett, who was 23 and a saleslady at a dry goods store, and Florence Collett who was 16, but with no occupation.Working at the same dry goods store with Augusta, was Thomas Collett who lived at No. 157, while at No. 156 was Lewisí son Reginald Collett.

 

 

 

According to the census in 1945, Lewis Collett was living new door to his married son Austin at Harbour Buffett.However, instead of saying he was 68, his age was recorded as 72, when he was still working as a lobster fisherman. His wife Ann Collett was recorded as being 69, instead of 67, and the only child still living with them was youngster child, Florence who was 26 and a waitress at the army base. Six years later, Lewis M Collett was 74 when he died on 2nd August 1951, with his widow surviving him by fourteen years, with Annie Collett, nee Shave, passing away on 16th June 1965, at the age of 88.Annie Shave was the sister to Mary Ann Shave who married George Masters (Ref. 32O29).

 

 

 

32P62

Jessie Beatrice Collett

Born in 1900 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P63

Mae Collett

Born in 1901 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P64

Malcolm T Collett

Born in 1902 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P65

Austin Lewis Collett

Born in 1903 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P66

Mary Edwina Collett

Born in 1906 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P67

Reginald Gordon Collett

Born in 1909 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P68

Augusta Blanche Collett

Born in 1912 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P69

Charles Collett

Born in 1915 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P70

Lillian Collett

Born in 1917 at Harbour Buffett; died 1917

 

32P71

Florence Cecilia Collett

Born in 1919 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32O35

Margaret Alice Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1878, another daughter of George and Susan Collett. She married Christopher Hepditch, the son of Richard Hepditch, who was born in 1870 and died in 1924, with his wife Margaret having died nine years earlier in 1913.In the Harbour Buffett census of 1935, the coupleís second child, Richard Hepditch was a bachelor at 36 and a teacher, who was staying with the Collett family of Austin Lewis Collett (Ref. 32P65) at 164 Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

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 at Harbour Buffett in 1881, a son of George and Susan Collett. He is known to have married Sarah Peach, who was also born at Harbour Buffett, but in September 1886.Hubert Collett died just before the census was conducted in 1921, leaving his widow staying at the Wild Cove home of her cousin Henry Peach and his wife Beatie Peach.Sarah Collett was 35 and was working the company of J Marshall, fisherman.

 

 

 

 

32O38

Peter Collett was born at Coffinís Cove, Harbour Buffett during July 1882.He married his sister-in-law Susan Hann, who was also born at Coffinís Cove, in February 1884, the sister of Thomas Hann who had already married Peterís sister Sarah Collett (below).Peter Collett was 20 and a fisherman, when he married Susanna Hann, aged 18, at Harbour Buffett on 30th November 1905, when the witnesses were Fred Collett and Alice Tulk.All of their children were born at Coffinís Cove (where the first child died), as confirmed by the census in 1921, where the family was still living that year at No. 13.Making up the Collett family that day were Peter who was 39 and a fisherman having his own account, Susan who was 37, Wallace who was 13 and a fisherman employed by his father, Percy who was 11 and at school, as was Gertie who was nine, Gladys who was eight Ė but not at school, Stanley was five, and Otto was two years old.Two more child were added to the family over the next six year.

 

 

 

It was at No. 85 Harbour Buffett, a dwelling owned by Peter, that the family was residing in 1935, where Peter Collett was 50 and a labourer at a mercantile premise, Susan Collett was 47 and a home maker, Pierce Collett was 25 and working with his father, Gladys was 21 with no occupation, Stan was 19 and also working with his father, Otto was 15 with no occupation, Susan was 12, and Pearl Collett was seven years old. It is likely that Peter passed away at Coffinís Cove, although the death of Peter Collett was recorded at Harbour Buffett [Entry 13] following his passing on 9th January 1939 at the age of 50, the cause of death being heart disease.

 

 

 

Sometime during the next six years, widow Susan Collett married (2) George H Hollett, with whom she was living at No. 88 Harbour Buffett in 1945.George H Hollett was 60 and a fisherman of cod and herring, who was the owner of his home, his wife Susy Hollett was 56, and living with them were two of Susanís children.They were Otto Collett, aged 25, and Pearl Collett who was 17.

 

 

 

32P72

George Fred Collett

Born in 1906 at Coffinís Cove; died b/f 1921

 

32P73

Wallace K Collett

Born in 1908 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P74

Percy (Pierce) Collett

Born in 1910 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P75

Gertrude Collett

Born in 1912 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P76

Gladys Collett

Born in 1913 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P77

Stanley Collett

Born in 1916 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P78

Otto Freeman Collett

Born in 1919 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P79

Susan Collett

Born in 1923 at Coffinís Cove

 

32P80

Pearl Eleanor Collett

Born in 1927 at Coffinís Cove

 

 

 

 

32O39

Elizabeth Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1886, a daughter of George and Susan Collett. 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, was the last child born at Harbour Buffett to George William Collett and Susan Upshall. Sarah was married twice during her life, the first time to (1) Thomas Messiah Hann, who was born in 1877. Thomas was the brother of Susan Hann who married Sarahís 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 late 1930s, Eric Hann, the son of George Hann married Augusta Blanche Collett (Ref. 32P68), the daughter of Sarahís brother Lewis M Collett (above).

 

 

 

 

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 16th June 1965.She married Lewis M Collett (above) 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 Lewisí 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 Collettís 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 Shaveís 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 Archibaldís 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 Nelsonís brother Archibald Upshall.In 1911 the family was living at Corneyís Cove.Nelson and Elizabeth had eight children.The first of them was Walter James Upshall who married Hannah Boutcher who was born in 1897.Their daughter Ada Beatrice Upshall 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.Nelsonís 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 it 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. 32P65) and Jessie Marshall.Another of Thomasí and Sarahís 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.Walterís youngest daughter Laura Churchill Upshall married Stephen Knight the son of Phoebe Masters (Ref. 32O26) and Charles Knight.

 

 

 

 

32O54

Lillias B Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 10th December 1870, the eldest child of Thomas and Martha Collett.As simply L B Collett, she was a witness at the wedding of her brother John (below) in 1897 and, during September of the following year, Lily and her brother Samuel (below) were the witnesses at the marriage of Frederick Lewis Collett (Ref. 32O33) and Isabella Burton at Harbour Buffett. Three years later, at the age of thirty, 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 Thomas Collett was born at Harbour Buffett 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 was a bachelor and working as a clerk, whose stated religion was Church of England, with Bertha being a spinster and a Methodist.The two witnesses at their wedding were Johnís eldest sister L B Collett (above) and Azariah Stacey.In 1921, John was 48 and a general merchant living at 44 Harbour Buffett, his wife Bertha Collett was 47 and born at Sound Island, and their domestic servant Annie Dicks, who was 16 years old. Living in the adjacent property (No. 45) was John widowed mother Martha Collett and his younger John (below).While John and Bertha had no children of their own, they did take in the orphaned children of his aforementioned brother George, following his death in 1924 and then the death of his wife in 1925. It is interesting to note that Bertha was the great aunt (on her maternal side) of Iris Jean Crocker, who married Thomas David Collett (32Q134) in 1967.

 

 

 

The orphaned children of George Moore Collett and Jessie Metcalf were Irene Metcalf Collett born in 1909, Ethel Adelaide Collett born 1912, Thomas Collett born 1914 and Queen Collett born 1916.Ten years after taking in his nephew and three nieces, John Collett was recorded in the Harbour Buffett (Placentia Bay - St Maryís) census of 1935, as being 63 years of age and born in Newfoundland, whose occupation was that of a retail merchant at a general store, the owner of his own family home. His wife Bertha Collett was 63 and a homemaker, by which time their domestic servant was Elsie Piercy.

 

 

 

Less than four years after that census day, Bertha Collett, aged 64, died on 13th January 1939, at Harbour Buffett [Entry 14], the cause of her death being heart disease, when her place of birth was confirmed as Sound Island.She was then buried at the Church of England Cemetery in Harbour Buffett.Four days prior to her passing, the death of Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38) [Entry 13] took place on 9th January 1939 at the age of 50 and then, on 24th January 1939, Rupert Collett (Ref. 32Q29) [Entry 15] died, the first of them from heart disease, the second of them born at Trinity who died there from dysentery aged one year.

 

 

 

Widowed fisherman John Collett was 73 in the Harbour Buffett census of 1945, when his place of birth was recorded at Placentia West.He was also described as being of Scottish descent and a home owner, plus the census return also stated that he was the father of the children living there with him. The first of them was Adelaide Collett from Placentia West who was 33, single and in domestic work, who was described as his niece, she being the second child of Johnís brother George, aforementioned. The next was Thomas Collett aged 31 and born at Placentia West, who was of English descendants and the brother of Adelaide Collett. Thomas was the husband of Rita Collett, also of Placentia West and of English descent who was 27.With them were their two children David Collett who was three and Kevin Collett who was two years of age, both born at Placentia West.

 

 

 

Living in the adjacent dwelling in 1945, was the Wareham family, who had living with them unmarried Douglas Collett (Ref. 32P60) aged 32 years, while further down the same census sheet was William Collett (Ref. 32P3), a widower aged 63 from Burin Peninsula, the father of single Alice Collett (Ref. 32Q2) who was 21 and born at Placentia West.John Collett, the husband of Bertha Stacey, died at Harbour Buffett (Burin Peninsula) on 16th August 1954 and was buried with his late wife at the Church of England Cemetery in Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

 

32O56

Samuel Collett was born at Harbour Buffett 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 Samuelís sister Lillias Collett (above).Tragically Samuel Collett was only thirty-two when 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 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P90

Warrick Collett

Born in 1903 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P91

John Collett

Born in 1906 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32O57

Albert Edward Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 21st August 1876, another son of Thomas and Martha Collett.He married Susannah Burton on 25th March 1901.Susannah was born during June 1879 and presented Albert with five children.On the day of the census in 1921, the family was residing at 83 Pleasant Street in St Johnís West.Albert was 44 and was working as a carpenter, his wife Susannah was 42, Thomas was 19, Henrietta was 16, Charles was 14, Stuart was 13 and Muriel was 11 years of age. Albert Edward Collett died on 3rd April 1947 and was buried at the Anglican Cemetery in St Johnís, Avalon Peninsula. After nearly twenty years as a widow, Susannah Collett, nee Burton, passed away during 1966.

 

 

 

32P92

Thomas Edward Collett

Born in 1902 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P93

Henrietta Bridden Collett

Born in 1903 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P94

Charles Samuel Collett

Born in 1905 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P95

Frank Stewart Collett

Born in 1908 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P96

Lillian Muriel Collett

Born in 1910 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32O58

GEORGE MOORE COLLETT was born at Harbour Buffett 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.In the census of 1921, George Collett, aged 41 and born at Harbour Buffett, was a servant employed by his eldest brother John Collett (above) who lived in the dwelling next door at Harbour Buffett.Georgeís wife was confirmed as Jessie Collett who was 40, and their Harbour Buffett born children were recorded as Irene Collett who was eleven, Adie Collett who was eight, Thomas Collett who was seven, and Queenie Collett who was five years of age.Living with the family was Georgeís elderly mother Martha Collett.

 

 

 

Tragically, three years later, George Moore Collett died at Harbour Buffett on 18th October 1924 at the age of only 44.Perhaps from the shock of losing her husband, or maybe as a result of the same illness, just six months later, Jessie Collett, nee Metcalf, passed away on 5th May 1925, when she was also 44, following which she was buried with her husband.With the premature deaths of both of their parents, the four young children, aged eight years to fifteen years, were taken into the home of childless couple, John and Bertha Collett, Georgeís eldest brother and his wife.In 1945, the three youngest of those four children, were still living with widowed John Collett at Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

32P97

Irene Metcalf Collett

Born in 1909 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P98

Ethel Adelaide Squires Collett

Born in 1912 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P99

THOMAS COLLETT

Born in 1914 at Harbour Buffett

 

32P100

Queen (Queenie) Collett

Born in 1916 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P3

William Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1883, the eldest child of Thomas Edward Collett and Jemima Kirby Pike. The marriage of William Collett and Effie Elizabeth Bugden took place at St Johnís on 14th January 1921, when the witnesses were Stanley and Ethel Coffin, Ethel being Williamís younger sister (below). William was 39 and a master mariner, while Effie was 24 and a clerk, born at St Johnís. All of their five children were born at Harbour Buffett, where the very recently married couple was living with Williamís parents on the day of the census in 1921.On that day, William was 38 and a shipís captain and Effie was 25. Either during the birth of the coupleís last child, or at some time during the following seven years, Jemima Collett, nee Pike, died at Harbour Buffett.That situation was confirmed in the census of 1935, by which time William Collett was a widower.He was also a cooper, at the age of 53, when he was living at No. 162 Harbour Buffett, which he owned.Living there with him, were his four surviving children, Alice Collett who was ten, Mabel Collett who was eight, John Collett who was seven, and Effie Collett was six years of age. Also staying with the family was Peter Collett (Ref. 32O15) who was 77 and Williamís uncle.

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1945, William Collett was said to be 63 and from Burin Peninsula, while living at No. 82 Harbour Buffett with his four surviving children. They were his unmarried daughters Alice Collett who was 21, Mabel Collett who was 19, both of them presumably keeping house for their widowed father, and Effie Collett who was 16 and working as a saleslady.Completing the household was Williamís son John Collett who was 18 and a schoolteacher.

 

 

 

32Q1

Erna Ward Collett

Born in 1923; died 1923 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q2

Alice Florence Collett

Born in 1924 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q3

Mabel Loreen Collett

Born in 1926; died 1949 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q4

John Collett

Born in 1927 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q5

Effie Collett

Born in 1928 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P4

Ernest Lewis Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 16th August 1885, the registration of his birth confirming that his parents were Thomas and Jemima Collett.One month later, Ernest Lewis Collett, son of master mariner Thomas Edward Collett, was baptised at Harbour Buffett on 20th September 1885.He married Rosie Waters and died in 1945. At some time in his life, when he was a residing at Harbour Buffett, Ernest was a mariner and purchased a fishing boat, which he named Ethel Collett, presumably after his sister Ethel Belle MacLean 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 Harbour Buffett.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. Brendanís, 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 Johnís 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 ĎThe Last Farewell Ė The Loss of the CollettĒ by Gary Collins, the rider to which reads as follows.ďIn 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. Johnís, the crew of the Ethel Collett tell each other stories of life and death on the sea. They relive some of Newfoundlandís 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.Ē

 

 

 

32Q6

Alma Collett married Mr Carter

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32P5

Maude Collett was born at Harbour Buffett around 1887 and was the first daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett. At the age of nineteen, she gave birth to a base-born daughter, Ella Collett, who was born in 1905.Shortly after the birth of the child, Maude Collett died in 1907, and what became of the child is not known.

 

 

 

32Q6x

Ella Collett

Born in 1905

 

 

 

 

32P6

Annie Laura Collett was born at Harbour Buffett 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 Reeves 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 MacLean Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 18th December 1891, the daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett. It was there also, one month later, that she was baptised as Ethel Belle MacLean Collett on 21st January 1892, the daughter of master mariner Thomas Ed and Jemima Collett.Later, at St Johnís, on 10th December 1916, Ethel Collett married Hugh Stanley Coffin, who was born at Haystack on 11th September 1890, the son of George and Eleanor Coffin.The coupleís 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 born after 1921.The St Johnís West census of 1921 included the Coffin family, which was made up of Stanley who was a sausage smoker having his own account, his wife Ethel, and their two young children, Eleanor Coffin who was four and Lloyd Coffin who was two. The family, at No. 70 St Johnís, was employing Evelyn Collett from Harbour Buffett who was 20 and a servant.Staying at the same dwelling was Ethelís recently married younger brother Frederick (below) and his much younger wife Florence.

 

 

 

The aforementioned Evelyn Collett, may have been Evelyn Caldwell Collett (Ref. 32P53), the daughter of Frederick Lewis Collett, even though she was also recorded with her own family at Harbour Buffett in 1921.

 

 

 

 

32P8

Lillias Kingwell Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 11th November 1893, another daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett, who was baptised on 9th February 1894. She married Roy Grandy OBE (Bay L'Argent) and their three children were Joan Grandy, who married Jack Watson, Hope Grandy, who married Douglas Glenn, and Shirley Grandy.When she married, Shirley became Shirley Vacheresse, whose daughter was Deidre who, in 2019, was Diedre Clark.

 

 

 

 

32P9

Frederick Alfred Collett was born at Harbour Buffett around 1895, a son of Thomas and Jemima Collett.Although no record of his wedding day has been found, it is established that Frederick married Florence Waterhouse just prior to the census in 1921.On the day the census was conducted, Frederick and Florence were at the home of Frederickís older married sister Ethel Coffin, nee Collett (above), at St Johnís West.Frederick Collett was 26 and Florence Collett was 20 and from Halifax.No record of the couple has been found after that day.

 

 

 

 

32P10

Arthur Shorter Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1898, another son of Thomas and Jemima Collett.In 1921 Arthur Collett was 23 when he was still living with his family at No. 47 Harbour Buffett, and was involved in some way with civil service - OHMS.Within two years he had married Ada Morash, who was born in 1902, all of their children born at Harbour Buffett, where the family was living in 1935, at No. 147. Arthur Collett was 38 and a home-owner, a customs officer in Civil Service, and a member of the Church of England.His wife Ada Collett was 33 and a home-maker, and with the couple were their first eight children.They were Dorothy Collett who was 12, Laura Collett who was 11, Helen Collett who was nine, Maisie Collett who was seven, Enid Collett who was five, Thomas Collett who was four, Arthur Collett who was one-year- old, and Lloyd Collett who was two months old.Next door, at No. 148, was the family of Frederick and Isabella Collett (Ref. 32O33).

 

 

 

The Harbour Buffett census in 1945 included details for ten members of the family living at No. 26, and they were Arthur aged 48 who was still employed as a customs office, housewife Ada aged 44, Dorothy 22, Laura 21, Helen 19, Maisie 17, Ina 15, Thomas 14, Arthur junior 11, Lloyd who was ten, Margaret who was five and Rosalind who was three years of age. Living at No. 27 was the family of Reginald Collett (Ref. 32P67), while at No. 29 was the family of Austin Collett (Ref. 32P65), Reginaldís older brother.Forty years after that day, Ada Collett, nee Morash, died during 1985.The record of the death of her husband has still to be located.

 

 

 

32Q21

Dorothy Cavell Collett

Born in 1923 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q22

Laura Reeves Collett

Born in 1924 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q23

Helen Pearl Collett

Born in 1926 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q24

Maisie Armistice Collett

Born in 1928 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q25

Ina Lindberg Collett

Born in 1930 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q26

Thomas Grandy Collett

Born in 1932 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q27

Arthur Shorter Collett

Born in 1934 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q28

Lloyd Parson Collett

Born in 1935 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q29

Rupert Ryan Collett

Born in 1938 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q30

Margaret Maxine Collett

Born in 1940 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q31

Rosalind Collett

Born in 1942 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P12

Alice May Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1902, another daughter of Thomas and Jemima Collett. In 1921 Alice Collett was 19 with no occupation, when she was living with her family at No. 47 Harbour Buffett.She later married Leo Whalen.

 

 

 

 

32P13

Mabel Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1904, the last child of Thomas Edward Collett and Jemima Kirby Pike. She was 17 in 1921, when she was living at No. 47 Harbour Buffett with her family.She later she married Bruce Hann, who 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 Ann Green 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 Kingwell 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 Ė 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 the town of 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 Ďold ageí and she was buried at Little Harbour on 1st July 2004.The coupleís two daughter were born at St Johnís 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 Johnís and their relationship produced five children, all born at St Johnís.However, in December 1948 she married Ralph Langer at St Johnís.Ralph was born at Hearts Content in 1905 and following the marriage he adopted the three youngest of Elizaís children. The oldest child Ruby Vivian Masters was raised by Edgar Courtney and his wife.

 

 

 

Eliza and Edgarís 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 Collett was born at Famish Cove during August 1873, the only known child of George Collett and Mahala Crann.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, today known as Fairhaven.Harbour Buffett lies on Long Island on the west side of Placentia Bay, while on the same northing and separate by only ten kilometres of water, lies Fairhaven on the east side of Placentia Bay.It is possible, although not proved, that John and Sarah took into their family a child from a member of John extended family at Harbour Buffett Ė see 1921 census details for further information.

 

 

 

In the Famish Cove (Placentia Bay Ė St Maryís) census of 1921, head of the household was John Collett aged 48, a lobster fisherman who gave his place of birth as Famish Cove.His wife Sarah Collett, from New Harbour, was 42, and their six Famish Cove born children that day were George Collett aged19, who was cod fisherman, Joe Collett aged 17, who was another lobster fishman working alongside his father, Ernest Collett who was 14 and still at school, as were Llewelyn Collett who was 11 and Mary W Collett who was eight years of age.The coupleís youngest son was Stanley Collett, aged two years, while completing the family group was Sarah Upshall, aged 17 years and a domestic servant from Harbour Buffett, who was described as daughter. The marriage of Sarah Upshall, aged 19, and Samuel Smith, aged 23, was recorded at Chance Cove on 19th October 1922, when the witnesses were Adam and Beatrice Clache.

 

 

 

Thirteen years later, according to the census in 1935, John and Sarah Collett were still residing at Famish Cove. John Collett was 57 and a fisherman working in the cod fisheries.His wife Sarah Collett was 55, when both of them were simply described as having been born in Newfoundland.Living with the couple was their unmarried son Stanley Collett who was 16 and their married son Llewelyn Collett, aged 24, together with his wife Irene Collett who was 22 and undertaking house work.Llewelyn was very likely working with his father, as he too was described as a fisherman in the cod fishery

 

 

 

By the time of the 1945 Census, John and his wife were living at 15 Famish Cove, with their immediate neighbours being the coupleís married sons. Home-owner John Collett was 69 and his wife Sarah was 65.Six years later, John Collett died at Fairhaven (formerly Famish Cove) on 16th May 1951, where he was buried at the New United Church Cemetery, his headstone only providing his name simply as John Collett. Just under two years later, he was followed by his wife, who died at Fairhaven on 22nd March 1953, Sarah being buried there with her late husband.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 great granddaughter of John and Sarah Collett is the wife of James (Jim) Millan who comes from Fairhaven on Placentia Bay in 2020.

 

 

 

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 well over one hundred years old, having been 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 1902 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

32Q64

Joseph Collett

Born in 1903 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

32Q65

Ernest Collett

Born in 1906 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

32Q66

Llewelyn Collett

Born in 1909 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

32Q67

Mary Winnie Collett

Born in 1913 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

32Q68

Stanley Thomas Collett

Born in 1918 at Famish Cove (Fairhaven)

 

 

 

 

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 Jamesí 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 Arnoldís 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 coupleís 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 Arnoldís Cove in 1965 who married Lajuan Slade.

 

 

 

 

32P53

Evelyn Caldwell Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1900, the first child of Frederick Collett and Isabella Burton. Within the Harbour Buffett census of 1921, Evelyn Collett was unmarried at the age of 21, and with no occupation, when she was still living with her family.Curiously, an Evelyn Collett aged 20 years and born at Harbour Buffett was working as a servant at the St Johnís home of Stanley Coffin and his wife, the former Ethel Collett (Ref. 32P7) in 1921. It is possible they are one and the same person, particularly since no obvious solution has been found. She subsequently married William Coffin, who was born in 1895, the son of William Coffin and his wife Mary Gilbert.Evelyn Caldwell Coffin, nee Collett, died in 1959.

 

 

 

 

32P54

Neil Charles Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in December 1902, the eldest son of Frederick and Isabella Collett. Upon leaving school, he joined Wakelys Service, where he worked as a fisherman, like his father, as confirmed in the Harbour Buffett census of 1921, when Neil Collett was 19 years old.It was around eight or nine years later, when he married Alice Maud Hull. The marriage produced an uncertain number of children, while the two children of couple listed with them in 1935 were described as the niece and nephew of head of the household Harvey Hull for England and his wife Lillian Hull from Labrador, with whom the family of four was living that census day.The Seal Islands, Labrador, census that year, recorded Neil Collett from Newfoundland as 34 and a fisherman with his own account, Alice Maud Collett from Labrador as 27, and their two children were Lillian Isobel Collett who was four and Harvey Frederick Collett who was one year old, both of them born at Labrador.The aforementioned Harvey Hull was Aliceís older brother.

 

 

 

Not long after 1935, the family left Seal Islands, when they made a permanent home at Danielís Harbour, within the St Barbe district of Newfoundland.Also, during that decade, three more children were added to their family, as confirmed by the next census in 1945.By that time, the enlarged family comprised Neil Collett from Harbour Buffett who was 40 (sic) and a logger working in forestry, Alice Collett from Labrador who was 37, Lily Collett who was 14, Frederick Collett who was 12, Edward Collett who was seven, Douglas Collett who was five, and Effie Collett who was two years old, the three youngest children having been born after settling in Danielís Harbour. Apparently one more child was added to the family, shortly after 1945.Neil Charles Collett died at Danielís Harbour in 1974 when he was 73, while after twenty-five years as a widow, Alice Collett, nee Hull, died at Danielís Harbour in 1999, where she was buried with her husband.

 

 

 

32Q73

Lillian Isobel Collett

Born in 1931 at Seal Islands, Labrador

 

32Q74

Harvey Frederick Collett

Born in 1933 at Seal Islands, Labrador

 

32Q75

Edward Collett

Born in 1938 at Danielís Harbour

 

32Q76

Douglas G Collett

Born in 1940 at Danielís Harbour

 

32Q77

Effie Collett

Born in 1943 at Danielís Harbour

 

32Q78

Grace Collett

Born in 1946 at Danielís Harbour

 

 

 

 

32P58

Arthur Gordon Collett, who was known as Gordon, was born at Harbour Buffett during August in 1911, another child of Frederick and Isabella Collett.It was at Harbour Buffett that he was living with his family in 1921, when Gordon was ten years old and attending school.He was again living with his parents in 1935, when Gordon Collett was 23 and a sailor with SS John Cabot. It is known that he married Rose Roy and that he died during 1981.

 

 

 

 

32P59

Ethel Collett was one half of a set of twins born at Harbour Buffett in August 1913, another daughter of Frederick Collett and Isabella Burton. She was eight years old in 1921 and was still living with her family at Harbour Buffett in 1935, when she was 22 with no stated occupation. Later on, she married Peter Kasperait, with whom she is known to have had a daughter, who went on to married Rodney Pierce.

 

 

 

 

32P60

Douglas Collett was one half of a set of twins born at Harbour Buffett on 31st July 1913, the last two children of Fred and Bella Collett.He was baptised at Harbour Buffett on 4th August 1913, when his father was a fisherman.Douglas Collett was eight years old in 1921.By 1935, he was working with his father as a labourer at a mercantile premise when he was 22 and still living with his parents at Harbour Buffett. After a further ten years, the census in 1945, identified him as living at the Harbour Buffett home of Harry Wareham and his wife Queen Wareham, formerly Queenie Collett (below). It was for that reason, that unmarried Douglas Collett aged 32, was described as the cousin of the Warehams.Not long after that, he married Charlotte Shirley Flander, and passed away in 1988, at the age of 75.

 

 

 

 

32P63

Mae Collett was born at Harbour Buffet in 1901, the second child of Lewis M Collett and Annie Shave.She had left the family home by the time of the census in 1921 and is known to have married Raymond Gedusky. Together, they had two children, a son Elwood Gedusky, and a daughter Linda Gedusky, who married Edward Scott.Mae Gedusky, nee Collett, died during 1991.

 

 

 

 

32P65

Austin Lewis Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 11th April 1903, the eldest son of Lewis and Annie Collett. By 1921 he had finished his education and was working for his father as a fisherman, at the age of 18.He married Jessie Beatrice Marshall the daughter of John Marshall and Eliza Masters, Jessie having been born during 1909.On the day of the census in 1935, Austin Collett was 32 and a salesman at a department store, living at No. 164 Harbour Buffett, with his family.They were Jessie who was 23, Charlie who was four, Calvin (Kelvin) who was two, and Lewis who was one year old.Another four children were born into the family during the following decade which, in 1945 was still residing at No. 29 Harbour Buffett, next door to the family of Arthur Collett at No. 26, and Austinís brother Reginald (below) at No. 29.Austin Collett was 41 and a labourer in the cod fishery, Jessie Collett was 36 and a housewife, Charlie Collett was 13, Calvin Collett was 12, Lewis Collett was 11, George Collett was nine, Frank Collett was seven, Madonna Collett was five, and Marie Collett who was four years old.The six older children were all described as students.Austin L Collett was six months short of his 100th birthday when he died at St Johnís on 11th October 2002, where he was buried.

 

 

 

32Q79

Austin Hubert Collett

Born in 1927; died in 1928

 

32Q80

Ruby Flora Collett

Born in 1931 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q81

Charles Watkins Collett

Born in 1931 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q82

Calvin Sylvester Collett

Born in 1933 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q83

Lewis John Collett

Born in 1934 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q84

George Edward Collett

Born in 1936 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q85

Frank Ambrose Collett

Born in 1937 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q86

Madonna Ruby Collett

Born in 1939 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q87

Marie Alice Collett

Born in 1941 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q88

Irene Eliza Collett

Born in 1952 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P67

Reginald Gordon Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in May 1909, the sixth of the ten children of Lewis M Collett and Annie Shave, who was 12 years old in 1921.In the early 1930s he married (1) Marion Mary Jarvis, who was born in 1914, with whom he had six children, all of whom were born at Harbour Buffett, where the newly married couple was living in 1935.By that time in their life together Marion Ė who was known as Mary, had already presented Reginald with their first child.The census return recorded the family at No. 156, a dwelling owned by Reginald, while living next-door at No. 55 was his father Lewis M Collett, and at No. 157 was his orphaned cousins Thomas Collet and his sister Adelaide Collett (Ref. 32P99 & 32P98). Reginald Collett was 26 and working as a labourer at mercantile premises, his wife Mary Collett was 21, and their daughter Sylvia Collett was only ten months old.Staying with the young family on that day, was Reginaldís maternal grandfather Thomas Shave, who was a widower of 85, who was living off income.

 

 

 

Five more children were added to their family which, in the next census of 1945, was made up of Reginald Collett who was 36 and still working in the cod fishery, Mary Collett who was 31 and a housewife, Sylvia Collett who was 11 and a student, as was Maxwell Collett who was seven, Regina Collett who was two years old, and Ivy Collett who was just one month old. The home at No. 27 Harbour Buffett, was in the ownership of Reginald Collett, when his brother Austin (above) was living at No. 29.Residing at No. 26 was Arthur and Ada Collett (Ref. 32P10) and their large family.

 

 

 

Three years after the birth of the coupleís last child, Marion Mary Collett, nee Jarvis, died during 1958, after which Reginald married (2) Anne White. Annie Collett (nee White) was named as the living grandmother of Vernon Reginald Collett, eldest child of Maxwell Robert Collett, in his obituary of July 2008.

 

 

 

32Q89

Sylvia Ewing Collett

Born in 1934 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q90

Maxwell Robert Collett

Born in 1938 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q91

Regina Pearl Collett

Born in 1943 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q92

Monica Ivy Mahalla Collett

Born in 1945 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q93

Barbara Lillian Collett

Born in 1949 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q94

Marilyn Elsie Frances Collett

Born in 1955 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P68

Augusta Blanche Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in August 1912, another daughter of Lewis and Annie Collett, who was nine in 1921. She was still living with her parents at Harbour Buffett in 1935 when, simply as Augusta Collett, she was 23 and a saleslady at a dry goods store, where her parents neighbour Thomas Collett was a salesman.She married her cousin Eric Hann, who was born in 1907, and who died in 1969. Ericís 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 Sarahís brother Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38) around 1904.In the Harbour Buffett census of 1935, Eric Hann was 26, unmarried and a fisherman, working for the cod fishery, while still living with his parents George Hann, a labourer at 66, and Mary Hann who was 52. Completing the family group was Ericís sister Georgina Hann, who was 19.

 

 

 

Their eight children were Shirley Anita Hann (born in 1937), Gwendolyn Mae Hann (born in 1938), 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 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 married Leo George Marshall who was born in 1935.He was the son of David Marshall and Catherine Upshall Ė 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 September 1919, another daughter of Lewis and Annie, who was two years old in 1921 and was still living with her parents at Harbour Buffett on the day of the census in 1935, when Florence Collett was 16, but not in employment.She was still living at the family home in Harbour Buffett in 1945, the only child still with her parents when, Florence Collett was 26 and employed as a waitress at the local army base. It was a little while after that, when she married Charles Earle and they had two sons Charles Earle and David Earle.

 

 

 

 

32P73

Wallace K Collett was born at Coffinís Cove (Harbour Buffett) during October 1908, the eldest surviving child of Peter Collett and Susanna (Susan) Hann.By the time of the census in 1921, Wallace Collett aged 13 was the coupleís oldest children, who was working with his father as a fisherman at Coffinís Cove. Tragically, four years later, and recorded as Wallace Mck Collett aged 17, he died at Harbour Buffett on 27th December 1925.

 

 

 

 

32P74

Percy Collett was born at Coffinís Cove on 4th August 1910, the third child of Peter Collett and Susan Hann, who was 11 years of age and attending school in the Coffinís Cove census of 1921.Fourteen years later, the family was living at No. 85 Harbour Buffett, when Percy was recorded as Pierce Collett, a labourer with a mercantile premise, who was 25 and unmarried. Not long after the census day in 1935, Percy married Harriet Ann Dicks who was born in 1912.During the following decade, Harriet presented Percy with four children, the family of six recorded living at No. 37 Harbour Buffett in 1945. They were home-owner Percy Collett who was 36 and a fisherman working for a cod fishery, Harriet Collett who was 33, Loretta Collett who was eight, Molly Collett who was seven, Verna E Collett who was four, and Munden Collett who was one year old.Upon his death at St Johnís Avalon Peninsula on 23rd July 1993, Percy was referred to as Percy Collett of Harbour Buffett.

 

 

 

32Q95

Sarah Loretta Collett

Born in 1938 at Grand Falls

 

32Q96

Molly Collett

Born in 1940 at Grand Falls

 

32Q97

Verna E Collett

Born in 1942 at Grand Falls

 

32Q98

Mundon Percy Collett

Born in 1944 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q99

Roy Peter Frederick Collett

Born in 1949 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P75

Gertrude Collett was born at Coffinís Cove in December 1912, another daughter of Peter and Susan Collett, who was described as Gertie Collett aged nine years and at school, in the Coffinís Cove census of 1921.She later married Patrick Hayes.

 

 

 

 

32P76

Gladys Collett was born at Coffinís Cove in July 1914, another daughter of Peter and Susan Collett.She was seven years old on the day of the census at Coffinís Cove in 1921, when her age was incorrectly recorded as being nine. Unlike her siblings, Gladys was recorded as not attending school.In 1935, Gladys was 21 and still living at home which, by then, was No. 85 Harbour Buffett, where she was not credited with any job of work.Two years after that, she gave birth to a base-born son before she was married to (1) Edward Ronald Baker, the father of her son. However, her illegitimate son was adopted by Llewelyn Hollett and his wife Susan Collett (below), the younger sister of Gladys Collett.Gladys Baker later married (2) Daniel J Baillie, who was also born during 1914.

 

 

 

32Q100

Wallace Edward Collett

Born in 1937 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P77

Stanley Collett was born at Coffinís Cove during October 1916, a son of Peter and Susan Collett, who was five years old in 1921, when Stanley and his family were still residing at Coffinís Cove.By 1935, Stanley and his family was living at No. 85 Harbour Buffett, where Stan Collett was 19 and a fisherman working for his father.He later married Agnes, with whom he had two children.

 

 

 

32Q101

Jeremiah Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

32Q102

Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

32P78

Otto Freeman Collett was born at Coffinís Cove October in 1919, another son of Peter and Susan Collett, who was two years old in 1921.He was recorded as Otto Collett aged 15 and with no occupation in 1935, when he and his family were residing at No. 85 Harbour Buffett.Ten years later, Otto Collett was 25 and a lumberman, when he was living with his mother and stepfather George H Hollett at No. 88 Harbour Buffett.He later married Annie Frances Nicholl, who was born in 1925.

 

 

 

32Q103

Alec Freeman Collett

Born in 1948

 

32Q104

Bruce Collett

Born in 1950

 

32Q105

Ruth Alma Collett

Born in 1951

 

32Q106

Elaine Laura Collett

Born in 1954

 

32Q107

Amandio Eugene Collett

Born in 1955

 

32Q108

John Charles Collett

Born in 1956

 

32Q109

Jean Debra Collett

Born in 1958

 

32Q110

Cynthia Louise Collett

Born in 1961

 

32Q111

Ann Marie Collett

Born in 1962

 

32Q112

Otto Boris Paul Collett

Born in 1964

 

32Q113

Mark Francis Collett

Born in 1966

 

 

 

 

32P79

Susan Collett was born at Coffinís Cove in 1923, a daughter of Peter and Susan Collett, and was 12 years old when living with her family at No. 85 Harbour Buffett in 1935. She only seventeen when 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 Susanís grandfather was George William Collett (Ref. 32N5) who was also the great grandfather of Llewelyn. That is the reason why there is a Ďone-stepí difference in their generation references, which is explained below.

 

 

 

This unusual situation arises from the fact the Susanís father, Peter Collett (Ref. 32O38), was one of the younger children of George William Collett, while Llewelynís grandmother was the oldest member of that family, there being a twenty-year gap between their dates of birth.It is now known that, in addition to their own nine Hollett children, Llewelyn and Susan adopted the base-born child of Susanís older sister Gladys Collett (above), that child being Wallace Edward Collett born in 1937.That situation was confirmed by the census of 1945, when the Hollett family was recorded at No. 68 Harbour Buffett as Llewelyn who was 30 and a wireless operator, his wife Susy who was 22, Wallace Collett described as being eight years old and the coupleís adopted son, their daughter Muriel Hollett who was four, and their son Stanley Hollett who was one year old.

 

 

 

32Q114

Muriel Gladys Watkins Hollett

Born in 1941

 

32Q115

Edna Irene Hollett

Born in July 1943; died on 06.02.1944

 

32Q116

Stanley Llewelyn Peter Hollett

Born in 1944

 

32Q117

Madeline Mary Hollett

Born in 1946

 

32Q118

Gordon James Smallwood Hollett

Born in 1948

 

32Q119

Joan Juanita Hollett

Born in 1950

 

32Q120

Calvin Douglas Hollett

Born in 1952

 

32Q121

Derek Walwin Hollett

Born in 1954

 

32Q122

Deborah Ann Hollett

Born in June 1955; died on 06.01.1956

 

 

 

 

32P80

Pearl Eleanor Collett was born at either Coffinís Cove or Harbour Buffett in 1927, the last child of Peter Collett and Susan Hann who, as simply Pearl Collett, was seven years old in the census of 1935, when she and her parents were residing at No. 85 Harbour Buffett.Pearl Collett was said to be 17 in 1945, when she was undertaking domestic work who, together with her brother Otto Collett (above), were living with their mother and stepfather George H Hollett at No. 88 Harbour Buffett. It was during the following year, on 23rd October 1946, when Pearl Eleanor Collett 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.

 

 

 

32Q123

Susan Upshall married Fred Ingram

Born in 1925

 

32Q124

Nelson Stanley Upshall

Born in 1929

 

32Q125

Hilda Elizabeth Upshall

Born in 1930

 

32Q126

John Upshall

Born in 1932

 

32Q127

Llewelyn Breeden Upshall

Born in 1936

 

32Q128

Clotilda E M Upshall married J D Wareham

Born in 1938

 

32Q129

Frances E E Upshall married P Pearson

Born in 1943

 

32Q130

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 Corneyís Cove in 1911. She married Neil Kenneth Masters who was born in November 1901 at Kingwell.Ada died at Arnoldís Cove in 1993.See reference 32Q40 for more details of this family.

 

 

 

 

32P88

Hilda Upshall was one half of a set of twins born at Corneyís 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 at Harbour Buffett on 13th October 1901, the eldest of the three children of Cecilia Laughlin and Samuel Collett who suffered a premature death by drowning.

 

 

 

 

32P90

Warrick Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 31st October 1903, the second child of Samuel and Cecilia Collett.He was only two years of age, when his father drowned.

 

 

 

 

32P91

John Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 29th June 1906, the youngest of the three children of Samuel Collett and Cecilia Laughlin.Tragically, six months before he was born, his father died in a drowning accident.It was during the mid-1930s that he married Ruth Llewelyn at Long Beach in California on 12th February 1936.

 

 

 

32Q131

Edith Collett married Harold Erickson

Born in 1938

 

32Q132

Carolyn Collett

Born in 1943

 

 

 

 

32P92

Thomas Edward Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 5th March 1902, the eldest child of Albert Edward Collett and Susannah Burton.He was a confectioner by 1921, when he was 19 and still living with his family at 83 Pleasant Street in St Johnís West. 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 at Harbour Buffett in 1903, the daughter of Albert and Susannah, with whom she was living in 1921 at Pleasant Street in St Johnís West, by which time she was 16 and was a saleslady at West End, where she was working with her brother Charles (below).She married Austin McKenzie Butler who was born in 1901. Henrietta Butler, nee Collett, died during 1988.

 

 

 

 

32P94

Charles Samuel Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1905 and, at the age of 14 in the census of 1921, he had finished his schooling, when he was working as a messenger at West End, where his sister Henrietta (above) was also employed, while still living at the family home in 83 Pleasant Street in St Johnís West. Sometime later he married Gwendolyn, who was known as Winnie and, on the day of the census in 1935, the pair of them were recorded at 992 Howley Avenue in St Johnís West, where Charles Collett was 30 and an engineer with the telephone company, while housewife Gwendolyn was also 30 years of age.The house in which the childless couple was living, was owned by Charles and valued at 3,000 dollars.It was the same situation in 1945, by which time Charles was 40, as was Gwendolyn, when they were living at 11 Howley Avenue, where Charles Collett was a plant superintendent with the telephone company.

 

 

 

 

32P95

Frank Stewart Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1908, another son of Albert and Susannah Collett.He was recorded at Stuart Collett in the St Johnís West census of 1921 when he was 13 and attending school, when living with his family at 83 Pleasant Street.Frank Stewart Collett was only 26 when he died at Harbour Buffett on 12th April 1934, following which he was buried at St Johnís Forest Road Anglican Cemetery in Avalon Peninsula.

 

 

 

 

32P96

Lillian Muriel Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1910, the last child of Albert Edward Collett and Susannah Burton.It was as Muriel Collett, aged eleven, that she was living at 83 Pleasant Street in St Johnís West with her family in 1921.She married Sam Randall and they had two daughters Audrey and Elaine Randall.

 

 

 

 

32P97

Irene Metcalf Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 16th October 1909, the first-born child of George Moore Collett and Jessie Metcalf. She was eleven years old in the Harbour Buffett census of 1921, but tragically was orphaned three years later.After a further eight years, the marriage of Irene M Collett and Frank Wareham took place on 27th July 1932, Frank having been born 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.Apart from their proven son, one other Wareham child was born in the late 1930s, and that was John Douglas Wareham, who was born in 1938 and who later married Clotilda Emma Marie Upshall (Ref. 32Q128).

 

 

 

According to the census in 1935, the recently married couple was incorrectly recorded under the surname Washem, which may have been an error in transcription.At that same time, the childless couple was residing at Harbour Buffett in Placentia West, where Frank was 32 and a merchant in the supply business, while his wife Irene was 25. Staying with the couple that day, was Ireneís younger unmarried sister Queenie Collett (below), a schoolteacher at a Church of England School. Previously, there had been speculation that Percy Maxwell Wareham, who was born in 1932, may have been an earlier child of Irene and Frank, but that has now been disproved.In fact, Percy Maxwell Wareham, the second husband of Alice Florence Collett (Ref. 32Q2), may well have been a member of Frankís extended family.Bruce Alberta Wareham, the known son of Frank and Irene, later 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, Ireneís brother Thomas Collett (below) married Rita Elsie Daisy Wareham and her sister Queenie Collett (below) married Harry Pafford Wareham, who was Ritaís 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 the father-in-law of Irene Metcalf Wareham (Collett), 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 widowís life for a further twenty years and died on 27th November 1990.

 

 

 

 

32P98

Ethel Adelaide Squires Collett, who was known as Adie, was born at Harbour Buffett on 11th October 1912, the second child of George and Jessie Collett.Following the premature deaths of her parents, when she was eleven years old, she and her siblings were taken in to the home of their uncle John Collett (Ref. 32O55).By 1935, the Harbour Buffett census that year recorded Adelaide S Collett was 23 and the housekeeper for her brother Thomas Collett (below).Ten years later, she was still single at the age of 33, when she was still living with her uncle John Collett at No. 70 Harbour Buffett, where she was acting as his housekeeper.

 

 

 

By that time, her marriage to Percy Charles Shave had already been arranged, and took place on 22nd January 1945.Percy was born in 1916 and died on 23rd August 1955, just after celebrating the coupleís tenth wedding anniversary.Ethel Adelaide Squires Shave, nee Collett, died five years after her husband, on 22nd June 1960.By the time of their untimely deaths, Ethel and Percy had 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 Queenie Collett (below) and her husband Harry Pafford Wareham, while the coupleís 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 were 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 at Harbour Buffett during 1914, the son of George Moore Collett and Jessie Metcalf.Both of his parents had died by the time he was ten years old, when he and his three siblings were taken into the care of Uncle John Collett (Ref. 32O55).Eleven years after being orphaned, and at the age of only 22, Thomas Collett of Harbour Buffett was head of the household and owner of his home No. 157 in Harbour Buffett, where he was a salesman at a dry goods store. Living there with him, was his older sister Adelaide S Collett (above) who was 23 and undertaking house-work for her brother.Interestingly, living in the next two dwellings were two other Collett families, those of next-door neighbour Reginald Collett, and next-door to him, Lewis Collett, while in the next dwelling was the family of George Hann, whose family was connected to the Collett family.

 

 

 

Six years after that, it was on 20th August 1941 when Thomas Collett married his sister-in-law, Rita Elsie Daisy Wareham, who was born in 1918.Following the birth of their two sons, at No. 71 Harbour Buffett, the family of four was living there in 1945, next door to the home of Thomasí uncle John Collett, where Thomasí sister Adelaide was also living.At that time, Thomas, aged 31 and born at Placentia West, was described as being of English descendants. His wife Rita E Collett, also of Placentia West and of English descent, was 27. Their two children were recorded as David Collett who was three and Kevin Collett who was two years of age, both born at Placentia West (Harbour Buffett). Three years after that census day, Thomas and Rita took into their home, one of the three orphaned children of his sister Ethel Adie Shave, nee Collett, who was Jean Collett Shave.

 

 

 

Thomas had enjoyed a long life when he 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 Thomasí sister Queenie Collett (below), whilst it is understood that Frank Wareham, who married Irene Collett (above), was Ritaís cousin.Further enquiries are being made to determine how Ralph Wareham, who married Alice Florence Collett (Ref. 32Q2), may be related to Rita and others of the same surname.

 

 

 

32Q133

THOMAS DAVID COLLETT

Born in 1942 at Harbour Buffett

 

32Q134

Kevin Harry Collett

Born in 1943 at Harbour Buffett

 

 

 

 

32P100

Queenie (Queen) Collett was born at Harbour Buffett on 16th July 1916 and was the fourth and last child of George and Jessie Collett.She was only eight years when both of her parents died, after which she and her sibling were placed under the care of their uncle John Collett. On completing her education, Queenie took up the occupation of a schoolteacher with a Church of England School, as confirmed in the Harbour Buffett census of 1935, when Queen Collett, aged 19, was staying with her recently married sister Irene Metcalf Wareham. Two years later, on 12th October 1937, Queenie married Harry Pafford Wareham who was born in 1913, the brother of Rita Wareham who, four years later, married Queenieís brother Thomas Collett (above). Queenie 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 at Harbour Buffett in 1924, the eldest surviving child of William Collett and Effie Bugden.After the premature death of her mother, when she was only three or four years old, she continued to live with her father and, in 1935, Alice Collett was ten years of age, living with her father and three younger siblings at No. 162 Harbour Buffett. It was also at Harbour Buffett that she was living with her widowed father William Collett in 1945, when she was 21 and the eldest of his four children. She later 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 Harbour Buffett in 1928, the last child of William Collett and Effie Bugden.It seems likely that her mother died during the birth, with the child being given her late motherís name.In 1935, the motherless family was living at No. 162 Harbour Buffett, when Effie Collett was six years old.After a further ten years, Effie Collett was 16 and employed as a saleslady, when she was one of four children still living at No. 82 Harbour Buffett with their widowed father.She later married Leeland Rodway, who was born in 1927, and with whom she had three children: Judith Ann Rodway was born in 1950 and married Kevin Dicks; Joyce Lillian Rodway was born in 1951; and Kevin Frederick Rodway was born in 1957.

 

 

 

 

32Q21

Dorothy Cavell Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1923, the first child of Arthur Shorter Collett and Ada Morash. She was 12 years old in the census of 1935 and was 22 in 1945, by which time she had joined the air force. Dorothy married Harold Roy Gorman, just after that census, but tragically died in 1947 when she was only twenty-four, possibly during the birth of the coupleís first child.

 

 

 

 

32Q22

Laura Reeves Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1924, another daughter of Arthur and Ada Collett.She was 11 in 1935 and was 21 in 1945, when Laura Collett was a saleslady still living with her family at Harbour Buffett. Not long after that day, she married John Frederick Stratton who was born in 1926 and with whom she had a son Charles Alfred Stratton who was born in 1948.

 

 

 

 

32Q23

Helen Pearl Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1926, the third child of Arthur and Ada Collett. By 1935, Helen was nine years of age and, ten years later, when she was 19, she was a schoolteacher who was still living at Harbour Buffett with her family.She later married Charles Sweetland.

 

 

 

 

32Q24

Maisie Armistice Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1928, another daughter of Arthur and Ada Collett.As simply Maisie Collett, in 1935, she was seven years of age, and was 17 years old in 1945 when she was undertaking domestic duties in Harbour Buffett, where she was still living with her family.Whether as the result of an accident or an illness, sadly, Maisie Collett and her sister Ina (below) died at Harbour Buffett on 18th August 1949, at the age of only 21 years.

 

 

 

 

32Q25

Ina Lindberg Collett was born at Harbour Buffett during 1930, the fourth daughter of Arthur and Ada Collett.She was five years of age in 1935 and was 15 in 1945 when, on both occasions, she was living with her family at Harbour Buffett. Four years later, Ina and her sister Maisie (above) may have been involved in a tragic accident, when both of them died together at Harbour Buffett on 18th August 1949.

 

 

 

 

32Q26

Thomas Grandy Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1932, the fifth child, but first son, born to Arthur and Ada Collett.He was four years old and 14 years of age in the Harbour Buffett censuses in 1935 and 1945, and he later married Margaret Anderson, who was born in 1934.Their marriage produced four children.

 

 

 

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 was born at Harbour Buffett in 1934 and, having the same name as his father, was referred to as Junior.He was another son of Arthur Collett and Ada Morash. As Arthur Collett, he was one-year-old in the census of 1935, while ten years later, the Harbour Buffett census of 1945, recorded him with his family as Junior Collett, who was 11 years old.Sometime later, he married Sheila.

 

 

 

 

32Q28

Lloyd Parson Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1935, just two months before the census day that year.By 1945, he was ten years old and living with his family at Harbour Buffett.It is known that he later married Velma.

 

 

 

 

32Q29

Rupert Ryan Collett was born Harbour Buffett in 1938 and was buried there following his death on 24th January 1939 [Entry 15] when it was recorded that he had been born at Trinity and had died from dysentery, aged one year.

 

 

 

 

32Q30

Margaret Maxine Collett was born at Harbour Buffett in 1940 and was five years old in the Harbour Buffett census of 1945, when living there with her parents Arthur and Ada Collett. She subsequently married Norman Pinhorn.

 

 

 

 

32Q31

Rosalind Collett was born in 1942, the last child of Arthur Shorter Collett and Ada Morash, with whom she was living in 1945 at the age of three years. Upon being married, she became Rosalind 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 Arnoldís 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 Arnoldís 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 Corneyís Cove in 1911 and died at Arnoldís 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, Normanís 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 coupleís 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, the first child born to John Collett and Sarah Higden. In the Famish Cove census of 1921, George Collett was19 years of age and a cod fisherman, and he later 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 Collettís sister Mary Collett (below), whose daughter, Julia Crann, married George Collettís brother Stanley Collett (below).Furthermore, the remaining three siblings of George Collett married three Jarvis siblings (below). According to the 1935 Census, George Collett was 32, a fisherman for the cod fishery, and the owner of his home.His wife Bertha was 27 and the coupleís two children were Mabel Collett who was three and Edgar Collett who was two years old, when the family of four was residing at 12 Famish Cove.In the three neighbouring properties, Nos 13, 14 and 15, three other members of Georgeís family were living there in 1935, those of Joseph Collett (his brother), John Collett (his father), and Llewelyn Collett (another brother), respectively.

 

 

 

Ten years later, the family was still living at 12 Famish Cove comprised fisherman George Collett aged 43, Bertha Collett aged 37, (Mabel) Adelaide Collett aged 13, Edgar Collett aged 11, H Leslie Collett who was nine years old and E Sarah Collett who was six years of age.Once again, as in 1935, other Collett families were living at Nos 14, 15, 16 and 17, and they were the families of Stanley Collett, John Collett, Llewelyn Collett, and Joseph Collett.In 2014, on Facebook, photographs were discovered taken at the Collett Family Reunion in Newfoundland during July 2013.They included one of a babyís cradle made by George Collett for his son Edgar, with a note that it was utilised again many years later by Georgeís grandson Raymond Collett in 1955.

 

 

 

32R9

Mabel Adelaide Collett

Born in 1932 at Famish Cove

 

32R10

Edgar Collett

Born in 1933 at Famish Cove

 

32R11

H Leslie Collett

Born in 1936 at Famish Cove

 

32R12

E Sarah Collett

Born in 1939 at Famish Cove

 

 

 

 

32Q64

Joseph Collett, who was known as Joe, was born at Famish Cove in October 1903, another son of John and Sarah Collett.Joe Collett was 17 in 1921, when the was a lobster fishman working alongside his father at Famish Cove. He later married Jessie Jarvis, who was born in July 1907. As mentioned above, Josephís brothers Ernest Collett and Llewelyn Collett (below) married Mildred Jarvis and Irene Jarvis, respectively.Therefore, this was a case of three Collett siblings marrying three Jarvis siblings.By the time of the Famish Cove census of 1935, the Collett family living at No. 13 was made up of Joseph, who was 30, the owner of his home, and a fisherman working in the cod fishery.His wife Jesse was 28, son Charlie was eight, and daughter Marie and Verna were six and one year respectively.

 

 

 

After a further ten years, fisherman Joseph Collett was 41 and Jessie was 38, when with then on that occasion were all five of their children.They were described as W Charlie Collett who was 18, G Marie Collett who was 16, M Verna Collett who was 11, M Hilda Collett who was eight, and L Ada Collett who was six years old.At time, the family was living at No 17 Famish Cove.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.

 

 

 

32R13

W Charlie Collett

Born in 1927 at Famish Cove

 

32R14

G Marie Collett

Born in 1929 at Famish Cove

 

32R15

M Verna Collett

Born in 1934 at Famish Cove

 

32R16

M Hilda Collett

Born in 1937 at Famish Cove

 

32R17

L Ada Collett

Born in 1939 at Famish Cove

 

 

 

 

32Q65

Ernest Collett was born at Famish Cove in September 1906, another son of John and Sarah Collett.Ernest was 14 years old and still attending school in Famish Cove in 1921, where he later married his sister-in-law Mildred Jarvis, who was born in 1911.It was also at Famish Cove, where they were living at the time of the census in 1935.Mildredís two sisters, Jessie Jarvis and Irene Jarvis, married Ernestís two brothers, Joseph Collett (above) and Llewelyn Collett (below).

 

 

 

 

32Q66

Llewelyn Collett was born at Famish Cove in September 1909, another son of John and Sarah Collett, who was 11 years old in 1921. He married his sister-in-law, Irene Jarvis, at Famish Cove, where she was born in 1912. On the day the census was conducted in 1935, Llewelyn Collett, aged 24 and a fisherman in the cod fishery, and his wife Irene Collett who was 22 and undertaking house work, were living at 15 Famish Cove.According to the next census for Famish Cove in 1945, Llewelyn Collett was 35, but with no stated occupation.Living with him at 16 Famish Cove, and owned by him, was his wife Irene Collett aged 33, and their daughter Margaret Collett, who was four years old.Other members of his family were living in the four adjacent properties.

 

 

 

32R18

Margaret Collett

Born in 1941 at Famish Cove

 

 

 

 

32Q67

Mary Winnie Collett was born at Famish Cove in March 1913, the only daughter of John Collett and Sarah Higden. In 1921, Mary W Collett was eight years when she was living with her family at Famish Cove. It was also at Famish Cove, where Mary married John ďJackĒ 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 a