PART FORTY-ONE

 

The Middlesex Ickenham & Ruislip Line - 1720 to 1910

 

(see also The Middlesex Harefield Line - 1772 to 2011)

 

Updated April 2022

 

 

Prior to August 2012 this branch of the Collett family was contained within an appendix to

Part 41 Ė The Middlesex Harefield Line but, since then, for easier handling of the data,

it has been given its own separate identity

 

 

It seems very logical that the following families may well have a direct relationship with the Collett family from Kempsford in Gloucestershire that settled in the village of Harefield in Middlesex.Not only might there be local links within the Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip area, but also through a known connection earlier between John Collett, an illustrator, and J Goldar (or Golding), an engraver, the agent for both being a member of the Weatherley family.In addition to which William Weatherley who married Mary Ann Collett (Ref. 41o7) spent some of his previous married life at South Cerney in Gloucestershire, not far from Kempsford.This then is their story.

 

 

 

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Giles Collett, the elder, married Margaret Paine at St Paulís Church in Shadwell, within the Tower Hamlets area of London, Middlesex, on 31st October 1708, with their known son, of the same name, born there during the following year.

 

 

 

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Giles Collett

Born 1709 at Shadwell, London

 

 

 

 

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Giles Collett, the younger, was born in the Shadwell area of London during 1709, the confirmed son of Giles Collett and Margaret Paine. Giles later married Rebecca and so far, it is confirmed that they had two sons, Samuel and John, although the latter may have suffered an infant death, to be replaced by a further son given the same name. It was after the birth of his last child that Giles Collett died and was buried on 12th April 1762 at St Maryís Church in Bromley St Leonard within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Middlesex.An alternative record gives the date of his death as 25th August 1760.

 

 

 

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Samuel Collett

Baptised in 1754 at Battersea, London

 

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John Collett

Baptised in 1757 at Bromley, London

 

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John Collett

Baptised in 1760 at Bromley, London

 

 

 

 

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Samuel Collett was the son of Giles and Rebecca Collett and was baptised at St Maryís Church in Battersea within the London Borough of Wandsworth in Surrey on 4th October 1754.Apart from the fact he married and had a son, the only other known fact about him, at this time, is that he died in 1828.

 

 

 

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Thomas Collett

Born circa 1780 in London

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was the son of Giles and Rebecca Collett, and he was baptised at St Maryís Church in Bromley St Leonard within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Middlesex.It is likely, although not proved, that John married Elizabeth Calton at Old Church in St Pancras on 22nd February 1789.However, new information received from Max Hamilton in 2022 includes the baptism record for John Collett, the son of John and Elizabeth Collett which took place at the Church of St John the Baptist in Pinner, but on 14th October 1787, fifteen months before their wedding day.It is also interesting, that the name of John (the father) had been crossed out and replaced with the name of William Collett.

 

 

 

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John Collett

Born in 1787 at Pinner, Middlesex

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Collett was born around 1780, and was baptised at St Marylebone Church in Westminster on 19th March 1780, the son of Samuel and Mary Collett.It seems highly likely that Thomas and John (below) were cousins, making their respective fathers, Samuel and John, brothers.It is confirmed that Thomas married Sarah Weedon at Ickenham on 16th August 1824, Sarah having been baptised at Ickenham on 20th February 1791, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Weedon.Over the next decade the couple may well have had a number of children, although the only two so far confirmed was born at Ickenham eight years later in 1832.Sarah was considerably younger than Thomas, and was born at Ickenham in 1790, where she was baptised on 20th February 1791, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Weedon.

 

 

 

On the occasion of the Ickenham census in 1841, Thomas Collett was 60 and his wife Sarah was 50.By that time, they had two children; their son James who was eight, and their daughter Elizabeth who was five.It may be assumed that Elizabeth did not survive, because ten years later in 1851, she was missing from the family that year which was residing at Long Lane in Ickenham, where she would have been 15.Thomas Collett from Brentford, Middlesex, was 70 by then and his occupation was confirmed as being that of a Registrar of Birth & Deaths.His wife Sarah from Ickenham was 60 and their son James was 18 and also born at Ickenham, who was working as a clerk.The three of them were supported by a servant, Harriet Humphreys aged 18 and from Hillingdon.

 

 

 

No record of Thomas Collett has been found after that day, so it must be assumed that he passed away during the 1850s.According to the next census in 1861, Sarah Collett of Ickenham was a widow aged 71, when she was living with her married son and his young family in Ickenham, but very likely died not long after that.

 

 

 

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James Weedon Catherock Collett

Born in 1832 at Ickenham

 

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Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1835 at Ickenham

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born within the Pinner district of Ruislip in Middlesex and was baptised at St John the Baptist Church in Pinner on 14th October 1787.He was the only son of John Collett and Elizabeth Calton, although the register had been amended to include the fatherís name to be William.That church service took place just over a year before his parents were married.Previously written here, and possibly in error, was the baptism of John Collett at St Marylebone Church in Westminster on 12th August 1791, also the son of John and Elizabeth Collett.John Collett later married Charlotte Montague of Ickenham following the reading of banns at St Maryís Church in Hanwell, Middlesex on 16th June 1817.The bride signed the register in her own hand, with John making the mark of a cross, while the two witnesses were William Griffiths and Maria Montague.Charlotte was the daughter of George Montague and Anna Scaffold and was born at Ruislip on 20th March 1794, where she was baptised on 13th April 1794.

 

 

 

All of the children of John and Charlotte Collett were born and baptised at Ickenham.Twenty-four years after their wedding day, their eldest daughter Elizabeth had left home to be married and the coupleís second-born daughter Mary had died within a year of being born.After the birth of their last child the family had moved to Sharps Lane in Ruislip, just south of Ickenham, meaning that they were living closer to Pinner, where John had been born.For the first National Census in June 1841, the family as made up of John Collett who was 50 and a farmer, Charlotte Collett who was 44, and their children who were George Collett aged 23 and another farmer, Charlotte Collett aged 17, Mary Collett aged 15, John Collett who was 12, William Collett who was 10, and Thomas Collett who was eight years old.

 

 

 

The family, albeit reduced in size, was still living in Ruislip in 1851, at a dwelling which was referred to as being in Sharps Village, which may have been Sharps Lane.Only the two youngest children were still living there with their parents by that time.John Collett from Pinner was 60 and a hay dealer, his wife Charlotte was 57 (instead of 54) and from Ruislip, while their two sons was recorded as both having been born at Ickenham, and both were employed as agricultural labourers.They were William Collett who was 19, and Thomas Collett who was 17.

 

 

 

It was seven years later that the death of John Collett was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 17) during the second quarter of 1858.It may have been that sad event which resulted in Charlotte having to move out of the family home in Ruislip.It was also at that time when Charlotte had to seek employment and became a childrenís nurse. By 1861 she was the only Collett living in the Hendon & Harrow registration area, where she was recorded as Charlotte Collett aged 68 (instead of 64) and from Ruislip, who was employed as a servant at the home of Charles and Charlotte Hart, where she was very likely the nursemaid of their young son Arthur.

 

 

 

However, it was during the following ten years that she returned to Ruislip, where she was living in 1871 with her unmarried daughter Charlotte and her two granddaughters Mary Ann and Emily, the two base-born children of her other daughter Mary Ann Collett.At that time in her life, Charlotte was a widow of 78 (instead of 74) from Ruislip who was described as a former nurse, when she was living next door to the Swan Inn.The reason Charlotte Collett nee Montague was not recorded in the next census, conducted on 3rd April 1881, was because she had died just a few days earlier and was buried at Ruislip on 2nd April 1881. The Ruislip parish record confirmed that she was 87 years old and was residing at Eastcote Lodge Cottages in nearby Eastcote.The death of Charlotte Collett was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 22) during the second quarter of 1881.

 

 

 

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George Collett

Born in 1818 at Ickenham

 

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Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1820 at Ickenham

 

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Mary Collett

Born in 1822 at Ickenham

 

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Charlotte Collett

Born in 1824 at Ickenham

 

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Mary Ann Collett

Born in 1826 at Ickenham

 

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John Collett

Born in 1829 at Ickenham

 

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William Collett

Born in 1831 at Ickenham

 

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Thomas Collett

Born in 1833 at Ickenham

 

 

 

 

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James Weedon Catherock Collett was born at Ickenham in 1832, there he was baptised 6th January 1933, the only known son of Thomas Collett and his wife Sarah Weedon.He was eight years old in June 1841 when he was living at Ickenham with his parents and his younger sister.Ten years later he was still living at Long Lane in Ickenham, the home of his parents, by which time he was 18 and was working as a clerk, possibly with his father who was a registrar of births, deaths and marriages.

 

 

 

During the next decade both of his elderly parents passed away and James became a married man when he married Angelina Rafield (Rayfield).The wedding took place on 8th February 1857 at Old Church in St Pancras where James was recorded under his full name, as he was at the time of his baptism.Angelina, or Angela, was the daughter of John Rayfield and his wife Christian Nelson Whitehead and was born at Stockbury near Sittingbourne in Kent.It was around six months later that same year that their daughter was born and baptised at Ickenham.

 

 

 

It was also at Ickenham that the family of three was living in 1861.The census return confirmed the family as James Collett aged 28, his wife Angelina who was 29, and their daughter Elizabeth S Collett who was three years old.Living with them on that occasion was Jamesí widowed mother Sarah Collett, aged 71, who probably continued to live with the family until she passed away sometime during the 1860s.After a further ten years, no additional children had been added to the family, which was still residing in Ickenham, and which comprised James who was 39, Angelina who was 38, and their daughter Elizabeth Sarah Collett who was 14 years of age.

 

 

 

Tragedy hit the family in the 1870s with the death of Angelina so, by the time of the census in 1881, James Collett aged 48 was still living at Ivy Cottage, Long Lane in Ickenham, where he had lived with his parents as a child, but with just his daughter Elizabeth with him that day.Jamesí occupation was that of a collector of rates and taxes, while his place of birth was confirmed as Ickenham, although his status was still that of a married man, rather than a widower.Visiting James and Elizabeth was William Wilshire, a widower from Denham in Buckinghamshire who was 80 years old.

 

 

 

Sometime after 1881, James and his daughter left Ickenham, when they moved nearer to the centre of London, to settle in Acton, and it was there that they remained and where James retired.In 1891 the pair of them was listed at Acton as James Collett from Ickenham who was 58, and Elizabeth Collett who was 39.By March 1901, James Collett was working as a gardener at the age of 68 and, still performing the role of his housekeeper, was his daughter Elizabeth who, on that occasion, was recorded as Bessie Collett.James Weedon Cathrock Collett died in the Acton area during the first ten years of the new century, leaving his daughter still living there in 1911.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Sarah Collett

Born in 1857 at Ickenham

 

 

 

 

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George Collett was born at Ickenham in 1818 and was baptised at St Margaretís Church in Uxbridge on 28th June 1818.He was the eldest child of labourer John and Charlotte Collett, with whom he living at Sharps Lane in Ruislip in 1841.George Collett was 23 years old and a farmer, as was his father, with whom he was presumably working.No other record of George Collett has been found after that time.

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Collett was born at Ickenham during in 1820, where she was baptised on 25th December 1820, the daughter of John Collett and his wife Charlotte Montague.During the first quarter of 1840, she married (1) Joseph Wood of Kensal Green at Kensington in London, the son of William Wood and his wife Ann Hood from Gloucestershire. By the time of the June census in 1841, Elizabeth had given birth to their first child.The young family was living at Willesden within the Hendon registration district of Middlesex, where Joseph Wood was 20, as was his wife Elizabeth, together with their daughter Mary Ann Wood who was eleven months old.

 

 

 

Three more children were added to the family during that decade but sadly, in either late 1850 or during the first couple of months of 1851, Elizabeth Wood was made a widow by the loss of her husband.That fact was confirmed in the census of 1851, when Elizabeth Wood, a widow from Ruislip was 30 and head of the household at Willesden.Her four children were listed with her as Mary A Wood aged ten years, William H Wood who was eight, George Wood who was six, and Sarah Elizabeth Wood who was two years old.All of the children were confirmed as having been born at Willesden.

 

 

 

It was seven years later, on 31st May 1858, that Elizabeth Wood married (2) Henry Martyn, a bricklayer, at St James Church in Paddington, when her father was confirmed as John Collett, with William Martyn named as the father of the groom.The married produced at least two sons, one of whom was living with the couple within the Westminster St John registration district in 1861.The census that year recorded the family as Henry Martin aged 43, Elizabeth Martin aged 42, and Henry Martin junior who was not yet one year old.The coupleís second son was born during the following year.In 1881, the family was residing at 26 Heathfield Road in Clapham, by which time their eldest son had already left home.Henry Martin was 63 and a bricklayer from Torrington in Devon, his wife Elizabeth Martin from Ruislip was 60, and their son Walter Martin was 18 and a carpenter who had been born in Westminster.

 

 

 

 

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Mary Collett was born at Ickenham in 1822 and was baptised there on 15th March 1823, the third child of John and Charlotte Collett.Tragically, she died at Ickenham five months later on 20th August 1823.

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte Collett was born at Ickenham in 1824, where she was baptised on 22nd August 1824, the daughter of John and Charlotte Collett.By 1841 Charlotte and her family were living at Sharps Lane in Ruislip, where she was recorded as being 17 years of age in the census that year.No record of her has been found in the census of 1851.However, according to the Ruislip census of 1861, unmarried Charlotte Collett, aged 36, was blind and a former domestic servant who was still living there in Ruislip. Staying with her that day, was her niece Sarah Collett who was eight years old and born at Ruislip, the eldest daughter of Charlotteís brother John Collett (below) and his wife Mary.While Sarah was confirmed as attending school, it is likely that she was also tending to the needs of her blind auntie Charlotte at other times in the day.

 

 

 

Lodging with Charlotte and Sarah were two unmarried brothers, and they were Thomas Mann aged 23 who was a blacksmith, and George Mann who was 19 and a gardener.By that time in her life, Charlotteís father had already died and her mother was living in the nearby Harrow area but, by the time of the next census in 1871, Charlotte and her mother Charlotte had been reunited and were living together in Ruislip Village.

 

 

 

The census return that year had head of the household as the widow Charlotte Collett aged 78, while her unmarried daughter Charlotte, aged 47 and from Ickenham, was an annuitant who was blind and paralysed.Her disabilities may have been the result of an accident while working as a domestic servant, rather than being a condition from birth, otherwise why was she not being cared for by her parents in 1851, when her two younger brothers William and Thomas were the only siblings still living at home on that occasion.

 

 

 

Also living with the two Charlottes in 1871, were two grandchildren who, it now transpires, were the two base-born children of Charlotteís sister Mary Ann Collett (below).They were Mary Ann Collett aged 17 and from Ruislip, and Emily Collett who was 15 and born at Kensal Green.Within the next six months, Charlotte Collett died at Ruislip at the age of 47, when her death was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 25) during the third quarter of 1871. Her mother Charlotte passed away in 1881.

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ann Collett was born at Ickenham during the latter months of 1826 and was baptised at Ickenham on 20th May 1827, the daughter of John and Charlotte Collett.During the second half of the 1830s, Maryís parents took the family to live in Ruislip, where they were recorded at Sharps Lane in 1841, when Mary has a rounded age of 15.Mary Collett was 24 at the time of the census in 1851 when she was living and working within the Uxbridge & Hillingdon registration district, the only Collett recorded there. At that time in her life Mary Ann Collett was a domestic servant at the home of Charles and Frances MacNamara.Two years later, Mary Ann may have been employed at the home of widower James Robert Bristow as a childrenís nurse, following the recent death of his wife, and it seems highly likely that James was the father of Mary Annís first illegitimate daughter.

 

 

 

In the next census of 1861, Mary Ann Collett aged 31 (sic) and from Ickenham, was a visitor at the Hillingdon home of the East family headed by Thomas East and his wife Ellen.Living there with her, were her two base-born children, Mary Ann Collett who was seven, and Emily Collett who was four.Three years later it is established that Mary Ann Collett became the second wife of William Weatherley, when they were married at Hillingdon on 10th April 1864.The parish record at the Church of St John the Baptist in Hillingdon named the couple as William Weatherley and Mary Ann Collett, while the two witnesses were the aforementioned Thomas East, and Esther Stone.

 

 

 

The marriage record for Mary Ann and William gave the name of Mary Annís father as John, while William was listed as having been born at Harefield in Middlesex.Only Mary Ann signed the register in her name, while William made the mark of a cross.There is a chance that William Weatherley was the son of John Weatherley and Charlotte Woodley, although it should be noted that a William Weatherley was baptised at Ickenham on 16th October 1831, the son of Edward Fern Weatherley and his wife Mary Ford.In addition to which, in the census of 1861 [see below] William Weatherley said he was born at Ruislip, which is very close to Ickenham.It should also be noted that eighteen months after they were married Mary Ann presented William with a son, George Weatherley, the first of the three children born to the couple during the 1860s.

 

 

 

The second of those three children, John Weatherley, was born at the family home on Sharps Lane in Ruislip, which was very likely within the Kings End area of Ruislip, where the family was living when the subsequent censuses were conducted.It is also interesting that in the census of 1901, the same John Weatherley and his family were residing in Home Cottages on Sharps Lane in Ruislip.

 

 

 

William and his first wife Eliza Sherman had spent much of their married life together in the village of South Cerney near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.The marriage had produced two children for William and Eliza, but it was shortly after the census in 1861 that Eliza Weatherley nee Sherman died.The census that year placed Eliza Weatherley aged 34, with her two children, living at the home of her parents within the Cirencester registration district, which included South Cerney.The two children were William Weatherley who was three, and Eliza Weatherley who was one year old.Her absent husband on that occasion was living at Kings End in Ruislip, where the census return described him as William Weatherly, aged 32 and from Ruislip, who was a married man, working as a farm labourer.Living there with him was another farm labourer Thomas Ball who was 29.

 

 

 

Page 16 of that same Ruislip census return in 1861 was very interesting because of two deleted entries from the household of William Weatherley and Thomas Ball.The two names crossed through, with a note alongside saying that they had been re-entered on Page 19, related to widower James Weatherley aged 74, and his son Edward Weatherley aged 35, who were both farm labourers, who had been caught ďsleeping in the barnĒ, presumably attached to the premises occupied by William Weatherley.

 

 

 

When Mary Ann Collett married William Weatherley, she did not enter the partnership with her two illegitimate children.Instead, they were placed in the care of their grandmother, the widow Charlotte Collett in Ruislip, which is where they were recorded in 1871.At that same time, the new Weatherley/Collett family was also living nearby in Ruislip. By that time, William Weatherley had living with him his two children from his first marriage, plus his new wife and their three children. The full household was listed as William Weatherley aged 43, his wife Mary Ann Weatherly aged 45, William Weatherley who was 12, Eliza Weatherley who was 11, George Weatherley who was six, John Weatherley who was three, and Ellen C Weatherly who was two years old.On the day of the census, Mary Ann may have already been pregnant with the coupleís fourth child, who was born later that same year.

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1881, the family was living at Kings End in Ruislip, where William had been living in 1861, and where the family may have been living in 1871, although no address was given in the census return that year.In 1881, Mary Annís two stepchildren, William and Eliza, had left the Weatherley home, so the family comprised just William Weatherley who was 52 and an agricultural labourer from Harefield, his wife Mary Ann Weatherley who was 53 and from Ickenham, and their four children, all born at Ruislip.They were George Weatherley aged 16, John Weatherley aged 14, Eliza (Ellen) Weatherley who was 11, and Alice Weatherley who was nine years old.The two sons were also working as agricultural labourers, and very likely with their father.

 

 

 

The Weatherley dwelling was next door to Kings End Farm where William and his two sons may have been working at that time.Also living at Kings End on that same occasion, was the family of John Weatherley, aged 62 and a former hay binder, and Mary Annís brother John Collett (below) with his family, whose dwelling was adjacent to Primrose Hill Farm, the farm of Walter Weedon who employed two labourers and a boy.The Weedon name is interesting, since Thomas Collett [the registrar] had married Sarah Weedon in 1824.

 

 

 

After a further ten years, William and Mary Annís two eldest children had left the family home in Ruislip, so the census of 1891 only listed the family as William Weatherley aged 62, Mary Ann Weatherley aged 63, Ellen C Weatherley who was 22, while the coupleís youngest daughter Alice Weatherley aged 18, was incorrectly named as Alia Weatherley.William Weatherley died at Ruislip during the 1890s and, in the March census of 1901, his widow was still living in Ruislip where she was recorded as Mary Am Weatherley who was 73 and from Ickenham.Mary Ann Weatherley, aged 84, was still living alone in Ruislip in April 1911, when again she was confirmed as having been born at Ickenham.

 

 

 

Mary Ann Weatherley nee Collett died at Ruislip ten years later when she was living at Church Houses in the village.Her death, at the age of 93, was recorded during the first quarter of 1921.Mary Ann must have been a good influence on her husband during their thirty odd years together, because, as stated earlier, he signed their wedding register with a cross but many years later, when he came to sign the wedding register for his eldest son from his first marriage, he managed to sign his name in full.

 

 

 

The following two children were the offspring of Mary Ann Collett by an unknown father or fathers:

 

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Mary Ann Bristow Collett

Born in 1853 at Ruislip

 

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Emily Collett

Born in 1856 at Kensal Green

 

The following children are the result of Mary Annís married to William Weatherley:

 

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George Weatherley

Born in 1864 at Ruislip

 

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John Weatherley

Born in 1866 at Ruislip

 

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Ellen C Weatherley

Born in 1869 at Ruislip

 

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Alice Maria Weatherley

Born in 1871 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born at Ickenham in early 1829 and it was there also that he was baptised on 23rd August 1829, the son of John and Charlotte Collett.He was 12 years by the time of the census in 1841, and by that time he and his family were living at Sharps Lane in Ruislip.While two of his younger siblings were still living at the family home on Sharps Lane in 1851, John was a married man and had already started his own family.It was during the previous year, on 17th February 1850, that the marriage of John Collett, the son of John Collett, and Mary Dalton, the daughter of Thomas Dalton, took place at Hammersmith in Middlesex. According to the Ruislip census in 1851, John Collett from Ickenham was 21 and a hay dealer, his wife Mary Collett from Hodsden in Hertfordshire was 22, with their first child George Collett having been a honeymoon baby, born towards the end of 1850.Over the next decade, five more children were added to their family, although one of them suffered an infant death so, by 1861, the family recorded at Kings End in Ruislip comprised John Collett who was 32 and a hay-binder, Mary Collett who was 33, and four of the five surviving children.They were George Collett who was 10, William Collett who was six, Susannah Collett who was two, and Ellen Collett who was under one year old. A later addition to the family was also given the name Charlotte, but she too, suffered an infant death. Living nearby was Johnís older unmarried and disabled sister Charlotte Collett (above), who had living with her, John and Maryís eldest daughter Sarah Collett who was eight years of age.

 

 

 

Two more child was added to the family during the following years, with only one of them listed with the family in 1871.However, by then, the coupleís eldest son George had left the family home and was living close by.The family residing at Ruislip comprised John Collett aged 42, Mary Collett aged 44, William Collett who was 16, Susannah Collett who was 12, Ellen Collett who was ten, and Rosa Collett who was eight years of age.All of their children had left home by 1881, so it was just John Collett, aged 52 and from Ickenham, who was a hay binder, and his wife Mary, aged 51 and from Hoddesden in Hertfordshire, who were the only members of the family still living at Kings End in Ruislip.The coupleís youngest surviving child, Rose Collett aged 18, was a general domestic servant at the Bury Street home in Ruislip of farmer William Mason and his wife Elizabeth.

 

 

 

No record of John has been found after 1881, which may indicate that he died during the 1880s.His wife Mary was a widow in Ruislip census of 1891 when, at the age of 63, she was living at Kings End with her married son William with his wife and their family.It seems likely that Mary passed away during the following decade, since no trace of her has been found in the census of 1901.

 

 

 

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George Hubert Collett

Born in 1850 at Ruislip

 

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Sarah Collett

Born in 1852 at Ruislip

 

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William Collett

Born in 1855 at Ruislip

 

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Charlotte Ann Collett

Born in 1857 at Ruislip

 

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Susannah Collett

Born in 1859 at Ruislip

 

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Ellen Collett

Born in 1861 at Ruislip

 

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Rosa Collett

Born in 1863 at Ruislip

 

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Charlotte Collett

Born in 1865 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Ickenham during the first six months of 1831, and was baptised there on 28th August 1831, the son of John and Charlotte Collett.Before the end of the decade the Collett family moved the short distance to Ruislip where they were living in 1841, at Sharps Lane, when William was ten years old.He was one of just two children still living with his parents at Sharps Lane, Ruislip in 1851, when he was 19 and employed as an agricultural labourer possibly working alongside his brother Thomas (below).

 

 

 

It was during 1854 at Tewkesbury, that William Collett of Ickenham married Hannah Edmonds of Ruislip, who was born there on 6th April 1829 and baptised there on 5th July 1829, the daughter of labourer John Edmonds and Elizabeth Biggs. Hannah entered into the marriage having already given birth to a son, Stephen John Edmonds, who was born and baptised at Ruislip towards the end of 1849, father not known.It was on 2nd May 1875 at Uxbridge that he married Elizabeth Stanborough (born in 1854).Once married, Hannah presented William with two children during the remainder of that decade and by 1861 the family was confirmed as still living at Ruislip, where all of their children were eventually born.In the census of 1861, William Collett was 29, Hannah Collett was 31, son William Collett was three, and daughter Mary Ellen Collett was one year old.

 

 

 

The census ten years later in 1871, recorded the family at Bury Street in Ruislip as William Collett who was 39 and from Ickenham, Hannah who was 41, William who was 13, Mary who was 11, James who was nine, Sarah who was seven, Charlotte who was five, Alice who was two, and Louisa who was under one year old.Just one more child was born into the family at Bury Street, as confirmed in the 1881 census, when William and his family were still living in Ruislip at 11 Bury Street.William from Ickenham was an agricultural labourer at the age of 50, his wife Hannah of Ruislip was 51, and just four of their Ruislip-born children were still living there with them.They were James who was 20, Alice who was 13, Louisa who was 11 and Rose who was nine.Helping Hannah with the running of the house was general domestic servant Eliza Allcock from Tring in Hertfordshire who was 25, who eventually married into the Collett family when she wed Williamís eldest son.

 

 

 

Ten years after that, all bar one of their children had left the Collettís family home at 11 Bury Street in Ruislip, as recorded in the census of 1891 when general labourer William Collett was 59, his wife Hannah was 61, and their son Arthur James Collett was 29, a labourer for a brick-layer.After a further ten years it was just William and Hannah living there, although by then the coupleís eldest son William was living very nearby in Bury Street with his family.By that time in his life William senior was 69, when he was employed as a labourer on a local sewage farm, while his wife Hannah was 71.

 

 

 

Before the end of that decade, the death of Hannah Collett, nee Edmonds, of Bury Street in Ruislip-Northwood, aged 80, took place on 6th April 1910, the informant of her passing at Uxbridge register office was her son James Collett of The Common in Ruislip-Northwood.She had been in a coma for four days, after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage, and was buried at Ruislip on 12th April 1910, two months before her youngest son was buried there.Her road labourer husband survived her by over three years and, in April 1911, widower William Collett of Ickenham, a farm labourer and a hedger and ditcher was still living at Bury Street in Ruislip at the age of 79, where he died on 4th November 1913.He was 82 years of age and had suffered with bronchitis for fourteen days, coupled with cardiac failure.The informant of his death at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 40) was his daughter Charlotte E Watts of Reservoir Lane, The Common in Ruislip-Northwood.Six days later he was buried at Ruislip on 10th November 1913.

 

 

 

41p16

William George Collett

Born in 1857 at Ruislip

 

41p17

Mary Ellen Collett

Born in 1859 at Ruislip

 

41p18

Arthur James Collett

Born in 1861 at Ruislip

 

41p19

Sarah Collett

Born in 1863 at Ruislip

 

41p20

Charlotte E Collett

Born in 1865 at Ruislip

 

41p21

Harriet Alice Collett

Born in 1867 at Ruislip

 

41p22

Louisa Emma Collett

Born in 1870 at Ruislip

 

41p23

Rose Ann Collett

Born in 1872 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

41o10

Thomas Collett was born at Ickenham in 1833, the youngest child of John Collett and his wife Charlotte Montague, as confirmed by his baptism record at Ickenham on 10th November 1833.Not long after he was born his parents took the family to live in nearby Ruislip and Sharps Lane, which is where they were living in 1841 when Thomas was eight years old, and again in 1851 when he was 17.On that occasion the family, comprising his parents and his brother William (above), were again residing at Sharps Lane in Ruislip from where Thomas was working as an agricultural labourer with his brother.

 

 

 

Thomas was a man of mystery after that, since no record of him has been found in any of the census returns from 1861 through to 1901, which has raised the question, was he abroad either through choice or because of transportation to one of the colonies following a misdemeanour.Whatever the reason he was back living in Ruislip in April 1911.It would appear from the census that year that he returned to the village where he was described as Thomas Collett aged 70 and from Ruislip, who was living with his nephew William Collett (Ref. 41p10) and his wife Harriet Blackford.He was the third child of Thomasí brother John Collett (above), and it may have been William Collett who completed the census return on behalf of Thomas, for which he was unaware he had been born at Ickenham and that he was actually nearer 77 years of age.

 

 

 

 

41p1

Elizabeth Sarah Collett was born at Ickenham in 1857, only six months after her parents were married, her birth registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 21) during the third quarter of the year.It was also at Ickenham that she was baptised on 23rd August 1857, the daughter of James and Angelina Collett, although the IGI recorded her motherís name in error as Selina.It was as Elizabeth S Collett aged three years that she was noted in the census of 1861 when she was living in Long Lane in Ickenham with her parents, and later as Elizabeth Sarah Collett aged 14 in 1871.Not long after that, her mother passed away, leaving Elizabeth to look after her father, and that may have been the reason why she never married.In 1881, she and her father were still living at Ivy Cottage, Long Lane in Ickenham, where unmarried Elizabeth Collett aged 24 and from Ickenham was working as a municipal laundress, perhaps even at the local council offices where her father was employed in the rates and taxes department.

 

 

 

Between 1881 and 1891, Elizabeth and her father left Ickenham when they moved east to Acton, where they were living in 1891 and 1901.In the Acton census of 1891, Elizabeth Collett was 33, and in 1901 she was recorded as Bessie Collett from Ickenham aged 42 who was still working as a laundress.Elizabethís father died at Acton sometime during the ten years after March 1901 since, in the next census of 1911, Elizabeth Collett from Ickenham was living alone at Acton at the age of 50.

 

 

 

 

41p2

Mary Ann Bristow Collett was born at Ruislip in December 1853, her birth as simply Mary Ann Collett was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 30) during the last three months of the year. She was baptised at Islington on 29th October 1854, the base-born daughter of Mary Ann Collett.However, the baptism record stated that her father was James Robert Collett who was a cooper.In fact, her mother Mary Ann Collett was a childrenís nurse for widower James Robert Bristow whose occupation was that of a cooper.Therefore, it is believed that those two gentlemen were indeed the same man.In 1861 Mary Ann, together with her mother and her sister Emily (below), were visiting the East family at their home in Hillingdon when, as Mary Ann Collett, she was seven years old.Three years later her mother was married to William Weatherley, at which time Mary Ann and her sister Emily were given into the care of their grandmother Charlotte Collett in Ruislip.And it was there, immediately next door to The Swan Inn at Ruislip Village, that Mary Ann Collett of Ruislip was living in 1871 when she was 17 years old and working as a general servant.

 

 

 

It was nearly five years later that Mary Ann Collett married Frank Lacey at Ruislip on 15th December 1875.Frank was ten years older than Mary having been born at Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire in 1843.On their marriage register there was no reference to Mary Annís father, while the two witnesses were James Bryant, the likely Best-Man, and Patience Collett, who was the wife of Maryís cousin George Hubert Collett (below).According to the next census in 1881, Frank Lacey was 30 (sic) and a journeyman bricklayer.Mary A B Lacey from Ruislip was 26 and by then she had presented Frank with three children: Frank B Lacey who was four; Mabel M Lacey who was two; and Albert G Lacey who had only just been born at their home on Eastcote Road in Ruislip.Fifteen years later, Mary Ann very likely gave birth to the coupleís last child, when Alice Grace Lacey was born in 1896 at Eastcote within the parish of Ruislip who, at the time of the census in 1911, was recorded as Grace Lacey aged 14 who was living with Mary Annís married sister Emily Warner nee Collett (below).

 

 

 

 

41p3

Emily Collett was born at Kensal Green in 1856, the second base-born daughter of Mary Ann Collett of Ruislip.However, her birth was recorded at Hendon (Ref. 3a 83) during the third quarter of that year.She was four years old at the time of the census in 1861, when she and her mother and her older sister Mary Ann (above) were visitors at the Hillingdon home of Thomas East and his wife and family.In 1864 Emilyís mother married William Weatherley and it was either then or before that, when Emily and her sister Mary Ann were taken in by their grandmother Charlotte Collett in Ruislip.That move was confirmed by the census in 1871 when Emily Collett from Kensal Green was 15 and working as a general servant like her sister.

 

 

 

Ten years later, according to the census in 1881, unmarried Emily Collett aged 26 and from Paddington, was a housemaid, one of many servants at the home of Sir Edward William Berkeley Portman at Knighton House in Blandford, Dorset.Edward was ultimately a descendant of the Tudor landowner Sir William Portman.He was the son of William Henry Berkeley Portman, the Second Viscount Portman and Mary Selina Charlotte Fitzwilliam.Eleven years later he married the Honourable Constance Mary Lawley in 1892 and he died in 1911.He was educated Christ Church College in Oxford, was a Major with the Dorset Yeomanry, held the office of the High Sheriff of Somerset, and was Justice of the Peace.

 

 

 

It was during the final quarter of 1882 that Emily Collett married the much older Benjamin Michael Warner, the event recorded at the Dorset Shaftesbury register office (Ref. 5a 491), when Emily gave her fatherís name as William Ė a servant, which may have been a reference to her stepfather William Weatherley.It was at Seabera House in Chine Crescent, West Bournemouth that the couple was living in 1911.Emily Warner was described as being 55 years of age and from Kensal Green who had been married to Benjamin aged 63 for 27 years.Staying with them in 1911 was Grace Lacey who was 14 and the youngest daughter of Emilyís sister Mary Ann Bristow Lacey nee Collett (above).

 

 

 

 

41p4

George Weatherley was originally thought to have been born at Ruislip on 30th October 1865, the first children born to William Weatherley by his second wife Mary Ann Collett.However, it may have been one year earlier that he had been born, because the baptism of George Weatherley, the son of William and Mary Ann Weatherley, is now known to have taken place at Ruislip on 7th May 1865.It was also written here. in the earlier version of this file. that George Weatherley had been baptised at St Andrews Church in Enfield on 7th October 1866, the son of William and Mary Weatherley, which now appears to be incorrect having received the new baptism details from Gemma Dales in January 2014.

 

 

 

By 1871, and at the age of six years, George was living with his family in Ruislip and was still there ten years later when he was 16 and he and his family were recorded in the Kings End area of the village.On that occasion George was already working as an agricultural labourer with his father and younger brother John (below).George was still unmarried in 1891 when he was 26 and living and working in the Uxbridge area.

 

 

 

Possibly around six years later he married Ellen Buckingham from Devon and they had a son George Henry Weatherley who was born at Uxbridge in 1898.The census in 1901 placed the family still living in Uxbridge, where George Weatherley aged 37 and from Ruislip, was a sub-contractor at the Edith Works, his wife Ellen from Devon was 43, and their son George was two years old.Ten years after that the family was still living in Uxbridge when George was 46, Ellen was 54, and George Henry was 12.It seems highly likely that Ellen Buckingham may well have been related in some way to Edwin Ernest Buckingham who married Georgeís sister Alice Maria Weatherley (below) at Ruislip in 1899.

 

 

 

 

41p5

John Weatherley was born at Sharps Lane in Ruislip on 21st June 1866, his birth being registered at Ruislip on 30th June 1866 by his mother Mary Ann Weatherley formerly Collett.In the Ruislip census of 1871, he was three years old, and by 1881 he and his family were living at Kings End in Ruislip, by which time he was 14 and already working as an agricultural labourer with his older brother George (above) and their father.

 

 

 

By the time of the next census in 1891 John Weatherley from Ruislip was 24 when he was listed as being at an institution in Gillingham in Kent.In fact, he was a soldier billeted at Brompton Barracks, where he was a sapper with the Royal Engineers.It therefore seems highly likely that he was undergoing his military training in Kent at that time.Also, his absence from the 1901 Census in England was the result of him being involved in the Boer War in South Africa.

 

 

 

The correct John Weatherley from Ruislip, of this family line, met Grace from Whitstable in Kent when he was based in that county in the early years of the 1890s.They were married around the 1895 and had three children before the end of the century, the first two children being born at Whitstable, according to the census in 1901, although that was not their place of birth by 1911.When he knew he was to be sent to fight the Zulus in South Africa, he moved his young family from Whitstable to be near to his own family in Ruislip.For the time he spent in South Africa, Sapper J Weatherley 25316 of the 26th Field Company of the Royal Engineers received the South Africa Medal and clasps for his involvement at Johannesburg, Cape Colony, and Orange Free State.

 

 

 

The young Weatherley family was living at Home Cottages in Sharps Lane in Ruislip by March 1901 when, in the absence of her husband John, Grace Weatherley aged 26 and from Whitstable in Kent, had no stated occupation, but had with her the coupleís three children.They were Mabel A Weatherley, who was five, Victor A Weatherley (Victor Adolphus), who was three, and Alice M Weatherley (Alice Mona) who was one year old and born at Ruislip, whereas her two older sisterís place of birth was Whitstable.On that occasion the Weatherley family was living right next door to the Collett family of William Collett and his wife Harriet Blackford (below).

 

 

 

On his later return from South Africa, and on being discharged from the Royal Engineers on 11th July 1902, John Weatherley continued with his former occupation, being that of a bricklayer, and over the following years he bought and repaired houses, and then let them out for rent.It was at The Old Police Station near St Martinís Church in Ruislip that he and his enlarged family were living in April 1911, although the childrenís names and age were very mixed up.John Weatherley from Ruislip was 46 and a bricklayer and an employer, Grace Weatherley from Whitstable was 36, while only seven of their known eight children were living there with them.And they were Mabel, who was 16; Mona (Alice Mona), who was 14; Grace, who was 11; Victor (Victor Adolphus), who was eight; Percy, who was five; Jackie, who was two; and baby Ruth who was under one year old.

 

 

 

Sometime after 1911 John and Grace moved away from London and to return to Graceís home county of Kent, and it was there at Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey, that John Weatherley died during 1947, when his age was recorded as 83 which, if correct, means he may have been born around 1864.His son Victor Weatherley died on the Isle of Sheppey in 1950.This is the family line of the great granddaughter of Mary Ann Collett and her Weatherley family, to whom we are grateful for all of the Weatherley details that she has so generously provided.

 

 

 

 

41p6

Ellen C Weatherley was born at Ruislip in 1869, the eldest daughter of William and Mary Ann Weatherley.She was described as Ellen C Weatherly, aged two years, in the Ruislip census of 1871, the initial C perhaps being for Charlotte, the name of her Collett grandmother.Ten years later it was as Eliza C Weatherley aged 11, that she was still living at Kings End in Ruislip with her family.

 

 

 

 

41p7

Alice Maria Weatherley was born at Ruislip towards the end of 1871 and certainly after the census that year.She was the youngest of the four children of William Weatherley and his second wife Mary Ann Collett and was nine years old at the time of the Ruislip census in 1881 when she was living with her family at Kings End.It was as Alia Weatherley of Ruislip that she was still living with her parents and sister Ellen at Ruislip in 1891, when Alice was 18.

 

 

 

It was eight years later, as Alice Weatherley aged 26 and the daughter of William Weatherley, that she married Edwin Ernest Buckingham, aged 30 and the son of Henry Buckingham, at Ruislip on 30th April 1899.Three years earlier Aliceís brother George Weatherley had married Ellen Buckingham who may have been Edwinís sister.

 

 

 

 

41p8

George Hubert Collett was born at Ruislip on 18th December 1849, the first-born child of John Collett and Mary Dalton, whose birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. iii 439) during the last three months of that year.He under six months old in 1851, and was 10 years of age in the Ruislip census of 1861, when George H Collett was living within the Kings End area of Ruislip with his family. George was 20 in the census of 1871, by which time he was still living and working in Ruislip, and not far from his parents and the rest of his family.He married Patience during the following year, and by 1881 the marriage had produced three children for the pair of them.At the time of the birth of their first child, George and Patience were living at Iver in Buckinghamshire, but returned to Ruislip shortly after, where the next two children were born.

 

 

 

However, by 1881 the family was settled in Kingston-upon-Thames and were recorded at 3 Avenue Terrace in the town.George was 30 and hay-binder like his father John, and his place of birth was confirmed as Ruislip.His wife Patience was 31 and from Oxford, and their three children were George Collett from Ivor who was seven, William Collett from Ruislip who was five, and Albert Collett also from Ruislip who was two years old.There was one other person staying with the family at that time, and he was Arthur Lavender, a lodger aged 22 from Ruislip.

 

 

 

Two or three years later the family left Kingston and moved to nearby New Malden, where their daughter was born.Life then became a little complicated, with names and ages randomly recorded as far as the census returns were concerned, because in 1891, the family at New Malden was curiously recorded as George Collett aged 40, Patience Collett aged 42, Herbert Collett aged 14, Henry Collett aged 11, and latest addition to the family being May Collett who was six years of age.

 

 

 

Only the coupleís youngest child, their only daughter, was still living with George and Patience by March 1901.The New Malden census that month listed the three of them as George H Collett, who was 50 and a hay-binder from Ruislip, Patience M Collett, aged 52 from Headington in Oxford, and their daughter Ellen M Collett who was 16 and a dressmaker who had been born at New Malden in Surrey.

 

 

 

Daughter Ellen May left the family home in New Malden to be married in 1906, with her place in the home filled by the return of her older brother Albert Henry, who may have been a soldier involved in the Boer War ten years earlier.The census that year recorded George Hubert Collett from Ruislip as 60 and a hay dealer, his wife Patience Mary Collett was 62 and from Barton in Oxfordshire, and their son Albert Henry Collett was 31 and a hay dealer who had recently been widowed.Completing the household was 38-year-old Albert Brooks from Hove in Sussex, who was employed by George Hubert as his assistant and a hay tier.

 

 

 

From Surrey, George eventually moved to Rochford in Essex, where he was living at the start of the Second World War.By that time, he was a widower at the age of ninety, when his date of birth was confirmed as 18th December 1849 in the 1939 Register. He was further described as an incapacitated hay cutter who was residing at the Public Assistance Institution on Union Lane in Rochford, just north of Southend-on-Sea. Nine months later, and as a result of the German bombing, George Hubert Collett was evacuated from Rochford House, when he was taken to Gressenhall in East Dereham, Norfolk, on 12th June 1940.That move had taken place following Georgeís refusal to accept the offer made by his daughter May, presumably to go and live with her and her husband.He was still at Gressenhall when he died on 11th May 1942 within the Norfolk borough of Breckland.His body was then taken to Kingston-upon-Thames, where he was laid to rest in the Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium.The burial record stated that former wife was Patience Mary Collett, and father of Albert Henry Collett.

 

 

 

41q1

George Herbert Collett

Born in 1873 at Iver, Bucks

 

41q2

William Walter Collett

Born in 1875 at Ruislip

 

41q3

Albert Henry Collett

Born in 1879 at Ruislip

 

41q4

Ellen May Collett

Born in 1884 at New Malden

 

 

 

 

41p9

Sarah Collett was born at Ruislip either near the end of 1852 or during the first six weeks of 1853, with her birth registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 25) in 1853. Shortly thereafter, she was baptised at Ruislip on 6th February 1853, the eldest daughter of John and Mary Collett. As the eldest daughter in the family, when she was eight years of age, Sarah was living in Ruislip not far from her parents, but at the home of her blind and disabled aunt Charlotte Collett, her fatherís older sister.Fifteen years later Sarah Collett aged 23 and of Ruislip was married by banns to George Brill, also of Ruislip, who was 34, a labourer, and the son of William Brill.Their wedding was conducted at the parish church in Ruislip on 22nd April 1876, where they both signed the register.It is not known how many children they had,

 

 

 

According to the census in 1881, the family was residing at Bury Street in Ruislip, where George Brill was 38 and an agricultural labourer, and Sarah Brill was 28.Their three children by then were Elizabeth Brill who was four, George Brill who was two, and Edith Brill who was a recent addition to the family.All five members of the household had been born at Ruislip.Nine years later, their son William Brill was baptised at Ruislip on 7th September 1890, and was confirmed as the son of George and Sarah Brill of Bury Street in Ruislip.The slightly enlarged family was still living at Bury Street in 1891, but without the coupleís eldest daughter Elizabeth who would have been fourteen years of age.That day, the family was listed as George Brill a 48-year-old woodman Sarah who was 38, George junior who was 12, Edith who was 10, Sarah Brill who was two, and William Brill who was under one year old.

 

 

 

One more child was added to the family which, by 1901, was residing at Withey Lane on Ruislip Common, from where George was a wood bailiff aged 58, 48-year-old Sarah was a dressmaker, when the four children still living with the couple were George Brill aged 22 and a foreman at the sewage farm, Sarah Brill was 12, William Brill was 10, and Louisa Brill was eight years old. At the start of the next decade the family group was made up of the two parents, two unmarried sons, and a granddaughter.George was 68 and an estate woodman warder, Sarah was 58, George junior was 32 and a general labourer, William was 20 and working at a nearby motor works, and the granddaughter was six-year-old Violet Mary Brill who had been born at Brighton.†† She must therefore have been the base-born daughter of one of George and Sarahís surviving daughters.

 

 

 

 

41p10

William Collett was born at Ruislip possibly towards the end of 1854 or just after the start of 1855, with his birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 29) during the first three months of the latter.He was the second son and third child of John and Mary Collett, was baptised at Ruislip on 4th March 1855, and was six years old in 1861, when he and his family were living at Kings End in Ruislip. He was 16 years of age in 1871 when, on both occasions, he was living with his family in Ruislip.Just over four years later, William Collett was married by banns to Harriet Blackford, from Brightwalton in Berkshire, at the parish church in Ruislip on 6th June 1875.The record of their marriage stated that Harriet was 23 and that William was 22, who was really only twenty years of age.On most occasions after that he inflated his age, presumably out of embarrassment at being three years younger than Harriet.

 

 

 

Other details on their marriage register, were that they were both residing in Ruislip, William being a labourer and the son of labourer John Collett, while Harriet was the daughter of David Blackford, a labourer, and signed the register in her own hand, with William making the mark of a cross.The two witnesses were Isaac King and Margaret Blackford. In the first census after they were married, William Collett, an agricultural labourer from Ruislip said he was 30 instead of 27, compared to his wife Harriet who was 31.At that time, they were living in Ruislip Village with their first two children.They were Ellen Collett who was four, and John Collett who was two years old.Living with the family was Williamís cousin, William Collett aged 22 and from Ruislip, who was also an agricultural labourer.He was William George Collett (below).

 

 

 

Four other agricultural labourers were listed at the dwelling on that occasion and three of them were described as the brother-in-law to head of the household William Collett.They were also born at Brightwalton and they were Simeon Blackford aged 22, Isaac Blackford aged 20, and Richard Blackford aged 18.The fourth member of the team was John Bowden who was 24 and from nearby Hillingdon.

 

 

 

Over the next decade, two more children were added to the family and, following the death of his father at Ruislip during the 1880s, Williamís mother was living with him and his family at Ruislip in 1891.The census that year recorded the family as William aged 38, Harriet aged 40, John who was 12, Richard who nine, and Emily who was two years of age. Missing daughter Ellen, who was 14, had already left school and home by then, and was working nearby at 5 Field End Villas in Ruislip, the home of her uncle James Blackford, the brother of Ellenís mother.Also by then, the coupleís missing son George, had sadly already died at Ruislip early in 1888, aged three years.It is important to note here, that eight-month-old Roland Albert Collett (Ref. 2Q110), whose birth was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 42) during the third quarter of 1890, was not the youngest child of William and Harriet.He was the son of fireman Frank Charles Collett from Gloucestershire and his wife Florence Ada from Warwickshire, who were residing at Grove Terrace in Norwood, with their son in 1891.See Part Two

 

 

 

By the time of the next census in 1901, only the two youngest surviving children were still living at Home Cottages in Sharps Lane, Ruislip with William and Harriet.On that occasion the familyís surname was misspelt with just one t, so William Collet aged 45 and from Ruislip was a farmer labourer, and had working with him his son Richard Collet who was 20.Harriet Collet was 48, and their daughter Emily Collet was 12.Living with the family was unmarried Thomas Brill aged 58 and a woodcutter of Ruislip.Living in the dwelling next door was the family of John Weatherley (above), although John himself was away fighting in the Boer War in South Africa at that time.John was the son of William Weatherley and his wife Mary Ann Collett, the sister of Williamís father John Collett.

 

 

 

Curiously, ten years later, in April 1911, the two youngest children had left home in Ruislip by then, but had been replaced by their older brother John, who had possibly returned to his family having been serving abroad with the army in 1901.Even more curious was the arrival of Williamís uncle, his fatherís brother Thomas Collett who had not been listed in any previous census after 1851.So, the complete household at Ruislip comprised William Collett aged 57 from Ruislip who was a general labourer, his wife Harriet who was 59 and from Brightwalton, their son John Collett from Ruislip who was 31 and a general labourer, and uncle Thomas Collett who was a boarder and another general labourer, who was incorrectly described as being 70 years of age and from Ruislip, instead of being 77 and from Ickenham.

 

 

 

The recent release of the 1921 Census for England and Wales revealed the following details of the family.The two members of the family still living at Sharps Lane in Ruislip were head of the household William Collett who was 67, born at Ruislip, and working as a river-man with Middlesex County Council, and his daughter Emily Catherine Collett who was 32 years and 4 months and also born at Ruislip, who was carrying at home duties for her father.A third person was boarder Albert Edward Shelley from London who was a storeman with the Royal Air Force Stores Depot, who married Emily just days later.

 

 

 

41q5

Ellen Collett

Born in 1877 at Ruislip

 

41q6

John Collett

Born in 1879 at Ruislip

 

41q7

Richard Collett

Born in 1882 at Ruislip

 

41q8

George Collett

Born in 1884 at Ruislip

 

41q9

Emily Catherine Collett

Born in 1888 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

41p11

Charlotte Ann Collett was born at Ruislip in 1857, with her birth registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 27) during the second quarter of the year.She was then baptised at Ruislip on 3rd May 1857, another child of labourer John Collett and his wife Mary. It was around nine months later that the death of Charlotte Ann Collett was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 24) during the first three months of 1858.

 

 

 

 

41p12

Susannah Collett was born at Kings End in Ruislip, either at the end of 1858 or early in 1859, when her birth was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 27) during the first quarter of 1859.She was another child of labourer John Collett and his wife Mary, who was also at the parish church in Ruislip that she was baptised on 6th February 1859.It was also in the Kings End area of Ruislip that two-year-old Susannah was living with her family in 1861.

 

 

 

 

41p13

Ellen Collett was born at Kings End in Ruislip early in 1861, with her birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 34) during the first three months of the year.She was baptised there on 7th April 1861, the daughter of hay-binder John Collett and his wife Mary.She was one year old at the time of the Ruislip census of 1861 and was 10 years old by 1871.After a further nine years, the marriage of Ellen Collett from Ruislip and George Tobutt, also from Ruislip, was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 55) during the last three months of 1880.Just a few months later, the childless couple was living on Bury Street in Ruislip, where George was 23 and an agricultural labourer, and his wife Ellen was 20.During their first ten years together, Ellen presented George with five children, the first off them born at Ruislip, the remainder after the family settled in Denham, Buckinghamshire, with the family residing at New Denham in 1891.There is an additional interest in their relationship, because Tobutt was one of the married surname options for Ellenís cousin Charlotte Collett (below).

 

 

 

George Tobutt was born at Ruislip in 1856 and was the son of Daniel and Jane Tobutt, his birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 31) during the first three months of the year.The New Denham census of 1891 listed the family as George Tobutt aged 35 and a general labourer, Ellen Tobutt aged 30, Rosa Tobutt who was nine, Edith May Tobutt who was six, Leonard Tobutt who was four, George Tobutt who was one, and son Jesse Tobutt who was under one year old.Edith May Tobutt from New Denham was born on March 10th 1885 and baptised at Ruislip on 5th July 1885, the same that George Collett of Bury Street, Ruislip was baptised, the son of William George (and Eliza Collett), Ellenís cousin (below).Three more children were added to the family during the following six years, and again all of them were born at Denham, where the family was still living in 1901.George Tobutt was a general labourer aged 45, Ellen was 40, and their eldest daughter Rosa had already left the overcrowded family home by then.The remaining children were Edith who was 16, Leonard who was 14, George who was 12, Jesse who was 10, Arthur Tobutt who was eight, Harry Tobutt who was six, and Emily Tobutt who was three years old.

 

 

 

After a further ten years it was just the four youngest children who were living at New Denham with their parents.George Tobutt was 55 and a general labourer at a timber-yard, who had been born at Ruislip.He was a married man of thirty years, during which time he and his absent wife had given birth to six children, with only four of them still living at the family home.Where his wife was that day has not yet been discovered, however, their four children were Jessie Tobutt who was 20 and a general labourer at a private house, Arthur Tobutt who was 18 and also a general labourer at a timber-yard, Harry Tobutt who was 16 and a general labourer with a barge builder, and Emily Tobutt who was 13.Ellen Tobutt, nee Collett, was still living in Buckinghamshire when she died, her death recorded at Buckinghamshire register office (Ref. 3a 1856) in 1941, when she was said to be 78.She may have spent the last twenty-five years of her life as a widow, following the death of George Tobutt, born in 1856, which was recorded at St Georgeís Hanover Square in London (Ref. 1a 630) during the first quarter of 1916.

 

 

 

 

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Rosa Collett was born at Ruislip in 1863, the seventh child of John Collett and Mary Dalton, the latterís maiden-name used as a forename for one of her own children later on. Like all of her siblings, her birth was also registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 35) during the first three months of that year.Rosa was eight years of age in the Ruislip census of 1871, when she was living there with her family.On leaving school, as with many young ladies, Rosa entered into domestic service and in 1881, Rosa Collett from Ruislip, aged 18, was employed by farmer William Mason and his wife Elizabeth, as a general domestic servant at their home on Bury Street in Ruislip. She was 22 years old, when the marriage of Rosa Collett and Richard Martin, son of Richard and Anne, was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 53) during the second quarter of 1885.Six years after their wedding day, the couple and their two children were residing at Little Kings End in Ruislip, where Richard Martin was 29 and an agricultural labourer, Rosa Martin was 28, Alice F Martin was three and had been born at nearby Harefield, and Sydney Dalton Martin was one year old and born at Ruislip like his mother.

 

 

 

Richardís work caused the family to move a few times after 1891, with two further children born in Buckinghamshire and Leicestershire.Possibly during, or after, the birth of another child in Leicestershire, the premature death of Rosa Martin, nee Collett, aged 35, was recorded at Leicester register office (Ref. 7a 172) during the third quarter of 1898.As a result of the loss of his wife, Richard Martin, a widowed aged 39 and born at Harefield, had returned to live with his elderly parents in Ruislip by 1901.At that time in his life, he was working as a groundsman on a golf course, and with him were his two sons and a younger daughter.Ruislip-born son Sydney D Martin was 11 years of age, Ernest Martin from Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire was six, and Annie Martin from Glen Parva in Leicestershire was four years of age.

 

 

 

After completing her education, Richardís eldest daughter took up work as a general domestic servant at the Rickmansworth Road, Ruislip home of elderly couple Thomas and Ann Wilson, both born at Hillmorten in Middlesex, Thomas being a retired railway contractor.Alice F Martin from Ruislip (sic) was 13 years old and one of three servants employed by Thomas and Ann Wilson, who also had their middle-aged unmarried daughter Elizabeth A Wilson living with them. Alice F Martin never married, with her death recorded at Middlesex register office (Ref. 5f 312) in 1961 at the age of 72.

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte Collett was born at Ruislip in 1865 and was the last child of John Collett and Mary Dalton, who was named after her deceased sister Charlotte Ann Collett.Her birth, and a few months later her death, were both recorded at Uxbridge, the first event during the second quarter of 1865 (Ref. 3a 39), with the second tragic event during the last three months of the same year (Ref. 3a 26).

 

 

 

 

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William George Collett was born at Ruislip in 1857, where he was baptised on 4th October that year, the eldest son of William and Hannah Collett.It would appear that he lived all his life at Ruislip, where he was living with his family in 1861 when he was three years old, and again in 1871 when he was 13.By the time of the next census in 1881, William Collett was an agricultural labourer aged 22, when he was living at the Ruislip home of his older married cousin William Collett (above), with whom he was presumably also working at that time.

 

 

 

It is very interesting that living nearby at Bury Street in Ruislip was Williamís own family, where they employed a domestic servant by the name of Eliza Allcock, who was from Tring in Hertfordshire.Eliza was 25 and, despite being slightly older than William, they were eventually married within three weeks of that census day.That was obviously the reason why William was not living under the same roof as his future bride.It was at St Martinís Church in Ruislip, at the intersection of Bury Street and Eastcote Road that, as simply William Collett, he and Eliza Allcock were married on 24th April 1881.The entry in the parish register confirmed that William was 23, a bachelor, labourer, the son of William Collett, and residing in Ruislip.It also recorded that Eliza was 24, a spinster, with no occupation, living in Ruislip, the daughter of Charles Allcock.The couple both signed the document in their own hand, while witness William Collett made the mark of a cross.Almost exactly five months later William and Eliza were back in the church for the baptism of their first of nine children.

 

 

 

Once they were married, William and Eliza initially settled in Ruislip where certainly their first four children were born and baptised.When the coupleís first two children were baptised, the family was living at Bury Street in Ruislip.On the occasion of the baptism of daughter Rose Alice, William was a labourer at the Cottage on Hundred-Acre Farm in Kings End, Ruislip, whereas two years later the family home was at the Cottage on Grayís Farm in Hillingdon when daughter Annie was baptised at Ruislip.However, no census return for any member of the family has been located in the census of 1891 when William would have been 33, Eliza would have been 35, and by which time it is established that they had given birth four children; Catherine Collett who would have been seven, George Collett who would have been five, Rose Collett who would have been three, and Annie who would have been one year old.Two of those children, Catherine and Annie may not have survived.However, two years later, on the day their son Thomas Collett was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip during the summer of 1893, labourer William Collett and his wife Eliza were living at Ireland Cottages in the Kings End area of Ruislip.

 

 

 

By March 1901 the family had increased in size with the addition of three more children and was living in Bury Street, just a few doors from where Williamís parents were still living.At that time in his life William was working with his son George and his elderly father at the local sewage works, where they were employed as labourers.Once again the familyís surname was spelt with only one t.William Collet was 44, his wife Eliza Collet from Tring was 45, and their five children were George Collet aged 15, Rose Collet aged 13, Thomas Collet who was seven, May Collet who was four, and Sidney Collet who was two years old.No record of daughter Annie has been found, except those for her baptism and birth at Uxbridge register office.

 

 

 

On the day of the census, it is likely that Eliza was expecting the birth of the coupleís last child, since she presented William with another daughter later that same year.Five years later William and Eliza were made grandparents by the birth of their first grandchild Harold Collett, who was the son of the coupleís unmarried daughter Rose Alice Collett.From then onwards, Harold was raised by his grandparents at their home on Bury Street in Ruislip, where they were living in 1911.On the census day that year William George Collett, a labourer of Ruislip was 54, and his wife of thirty years was Eliza Collett from Tring who was 55. The three children still living with them were Thomas Collett who was 17 and a carter, Sidney Collett who was 12, and Emmie (Annie) Collett who was nine years of age.Both of the younger children were still attending the local school.The grandson of William and Eliza was named as Harold Collett of Ruislip who was four years old.The coupleís missing children, George Collett, Rose Alice Collett, and May Collett, were living nearby within the Uxbridge registration district, but not in Ruislip, where it was confirmed that they were all born.By that time their son George was married although his wife was only 21.

 

 

 

Although, recorded in error in 1911 as Emmie Collett, the coupleís youngest child Annie, was born at Bury Street in Ruislip around the end of 1901 or start of 1902, and was very likely named in the memory of her older sister Annie about whom nothing is known after she was baptised.As the last-born child, she was still living with her parents when Eliza died at the age of 65, her death recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 36) as Elizabeth Collett, wife of William George Collett, during the third quarter of 1920.Less than one year later, the Ruislip census of 1921 recorded William George Collett as 63 years and 4 months old living at 2 Barters Cottages on Bury Street in Ruislip, when he was a general labourer employed by Norwood Urban District Council at Harris Martins Lane in Ruislip.His daughter Annie Collett, aged 19Ĺ, was carrying out the role of housekeeper for her widowed father.William had survived his wife by fifteen years when the death of William George Collett was recorded at Middlesex register office (Ref. 3a 49) in 1934 at the age of 76.

 

 

 

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William James Collett

Born in 1881 at Ruislip

 

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Catherine Collett

Born in 1884 at Ruislip

 

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George Collett

Born in 1885 at Ruislip

 

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Rose Alice Collett

Born in 1888 at Ruislip

 

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Annie Collett

Born in 1890 at Hillingdon

 

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Thomas Collett

Born in 1893 at Ruislip

 

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May Collett

Born in 1896 at Ruislip

 

41q17

Sidney Collett

Born in 1898 at Ruislip

 

41q18

Annie Collett

Born in 1902 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

41p17

Mary Ellen Collett was born at Ruislip in 1859 and was baptised there in the parish church of St Martin (pictured right) on 2nd October 1859, the daughter of labourer William Collett and his wife Hannah Edmonds.

 

She was named as Mary Ellen Collett aged one year at the time of the Ruislip census of 1861 when she was living there with her family.

 

Ten years later she was listed simply as Mary Collett aged 11 years in the Ruislip census of 1871, when she was again still living there with her family.

 

Curiously, so far, no record of her has been found within the census of 1881 when she would have been around twenty-one years of age.

 

 

 

 

41p18

Arthur James Collett was born at Ruislip in 1861, the third child of labourer William and Hannah Collett, who was baptised there on 7th July 1861.As James Collett he was living with his family at Bury Street in Ruislip in 1871, when he was nine years old, and again in 1881 at 11 Bury Street, when James was 20 and was an agricultural labourer, probably working alongside his father.Ten years later he was the only member of his family still living at 11 Bury Street in Ruislip with his parents and on that occasion, he was recorded as Arthur James Collett aged 29 who was working as a brick-layerís labourer.It is possible he was a member of the armed forces around the end of the century, since no record of him has been found in the census of 1901.However, it is now confirmed that Arthur James Collett of Ruislip Common was 49 when he died in 1910 and was buried there in the grounds of the parish church on 9th June 1910, just two months after his mother was buried there.

 

 

 

 

41p19

Sarah Collett was born at Ruislip in 1863, the daughter of William and Hannah Collett, and the only record of her living with her parents at Bury Street in Ruislip was in 1871 when she was seven years old.It is possible that the Sarah Collett, aged 16, who was a servant at the home of 50-year-old widow Sarah M Groome from Fulham at 12 Apsley Villas in Hampton Road in Twickenham, was Sarah Collett from Ruislip, even though the census return gave her place of birth as which may have been a misinterpretation of Ickenham.However, it is understood, although not confirmed, that she married George Jones and that by 1911 George Jones was 48 and his wife Sarah Jones from Ruislip was 47, when they were living in Acton.

 

 

 

 

41p20

Charlotte E Collett was born at Ruislip perhaps at the end of 1865 or soon after the start of 1866, the daughter of William and Hannah Collett.Her birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 39) during the first three months of 1866.Like her sister Sarah (above), she was another child who was only recorded living with her parents in Ruislip in 1871, when she was five years old.Thereafter it is unclear where she was located.However, upon the death of her father in November 1913, it was Charlotte E Watts, daughter, residing at Reservoir Lane, The Common in Ruislip, who was the informant of his death.That information from later in her life has revealed that she was married to Henry Watts from Ruislip who was a farm labourer in 1901 when he was 41, his wife Charlotte was 36, and their son Arthur T Watts was nine years of age.On that same day Charlotte was expecting the birth of a daughter, who was born shortly thereafter.

 

 

 

Over the next six years Charlotte and Henry had a further two daughters, all of their children born at Ruislip, where the family was living in 1911.By that time Henry Watts was 50, Charlotte Watts was 45, Arthur Watts was 19, Lilian Watts was nine, Kate Watts was six and Grace Watts was four years of age.

 

 

 

 

41p21

Harriet Alice Collett was born in 1867 at Ruislip, another daughter of William and Hannah Collett.It was simply as Harriet Collett that her birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 37) during the third quarter of the year.In the following two census returns, she was listed with her family at Bury Street in Ruislip, as Alice Collett who was two years old in 1871 and 13 years of age in 1881, when she was still at school.On completing her education, she entered into domestic service and, at the age of 22, Alice H Collett from Ruislip was a domestic servant at a property on Harrow Road in Harrow, within the Hendon registration district in 1891.Just of seven years later, the premature death of Harriet Alice Collett, aged thirty years, was recorded at Hendon register office (Ref. 3a 121) during the third quarter of 1898.

 

 

 

 

41p22

Louisa Emma Collett was born at Ruislip in 1870, the daughter of William and Hannah Collett, whose birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 40) during the last three months of that year.Perhaps due to poor health, she was initially baptised privately at home on 7th January 1871 but, having recovered from her malaise, Louisa Emma attended the parish church in Ruislip to be formally baptised with three other children on 5th February 1871. The church record confirmed that she was the daughter of labourer William Collett and his wife Anna, with two of the other children baptised that day being members of the Edmonds and Brill families, who had links to the Collet family.She was therefore around three or four months old in the Ruislip census of 1871. Ten years later, when she was recorded as Louisa Collett, she was 11 years of age in 1881 when she was living with her family at Bury Street in Ruislip.It was during 1890 that she married William Anderson from St Albans, and shortly afterwards Louisa presented William with their first child.Their daughter was born at Paddington, as were all their subsequent children, with the family living there in 1891, 1901, and again in 1911.

 

 

 

At the time of the first of them, William Anderson was 26, his wife Louisa was 22, and their daughter Mabel was not yet one year old.Ten years later, the couple had three children, so that family comprised William Anderson aged 36, whose occupation was that of a baker, Louisa Anderson from Ruislip who was 32, Mabel Anderson aged ten, Percy Anderson who was six, and Reginald Anderson who was four.A further two children were added to their family during the next five years, so by 1911, the family still living in the Paddington area of London was made up of William aged 47, Louisa aged 41, Mabel who was 20, Percy who was 17, Reginald who was 14, Stanley Anderson who was eight, and Ernest Anderson who was five.

 

 

 

 

41p23

Rose Ann Collett was born at Bury Street (pictured here around 1911) in Ruislip on 19th September 1872, the daughter of farm labourer William Collett and his wife Hannah Edmonds.Her birth was recorded in the Hayes sub-district of Uxbridge in Middlesex.She was around six weeks old when Rose Ann Collett, daughter of William, a labourer, and Hannah Collett of Bury Street, was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 3rd November 1872.She was then nine years old in the Ruislip census of 1881.

 

 

 

Upon leaving school, Rose left the family home in Ruislip and entered the world of domestic service.The census in 1891 recorded Rose A Collett from Middlesex as 19 years old and employed as a housemaid at a property in Arundel Square in Islington.Initially thereafter, nothing further was known about her.However, thanks to Max Hamilton, the great grandson of Rose Ann Collett, it is now established that Rose Ann Collett married John Joseph Kenny (1865-1948) at St Margaretís Church in Westminster on 2nd October 1903.Rose was 31 and a spinster residing at 36 Catherine Street, the daughter of William Collett.John was a butler and a bachelor at the age of 36, who was living at 8 The Sanctuary, the son of Thomas Kenny.Over the following years, Rose and John had six children and they were Edward Kenny, Alice Kenny who was born in 1904, Thomas Kenny who was born on 8th May 1905 Ė who died in 1989, William Kenny who was born on 9th May 1909 Ė who died in 1998, Agnes Kenny who was born on 23rd March 1912 Ė who died in 1987 at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, and Bessie Kenny who was born on 22nd August 1914 at Hammersmith, where she died on 6th November 1953.

 

 

 

Some of the above details were confirmed in the census of 1911 when the family was recorded residing at 37A Guinness Trust Building in Hammersmith within the Fulham registration district of London, where William Agnes and Bessie were born.John J Kenny from County Galway in Ireland was 41 and an office cleaner, and his wife Rose Kenny from Ruislip was 39, while curiously, it was only their three sons who were living there with the couple.They were listed as Edward Kenny who was 10 [was he really born before they were married?], Thomas Kenny who was five, and William Kenny was two years old.That raises the question, what had already happened to missing daughter Alice who would have been six.

 

 

 

Seven members of the family were still living together at 37 Guinness Buildings, Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith on the day the national census was conducted in 1921.Head of the household was John Joseph Kenny who was 53 and a staff foreman employed at J Layone Co Ltd, Cadly Hall, West London.His wife Rose Ann Kenny was 48, Alice Louise Kenny was 17 and working in ladies tailoring at Harrods on Brompton Road, Thomas Kenny was 16 and a shop assistant at Mr Birdleís Shop on Fulham Palace Road, William Kenny was 13, Agnes Rose Kenny was nine, and Bessie Kenny was six years old.

 

 

 

Twenty-four years after that day, it was on 9th June 1945 when 73-year-old Rose Ann Kenny, nee Collett, died at home at 17a Guinness Buildings, Fulham Palace Road from a cerebral haemorrhage, and was buried at Mortlake Cemetery.By that time, her husband John Joseph Kenny was a retired foreman cleaner, having worked for a wholesale caterer.The informant of her death at Hammersmith register office was her son J Kenny of 28 Marlborough Street in Harrow.Five years after losing his wife, the death of John Joseph Kenny was recorded on 29th September 1948, following which he was buried with his late wife.Probate of his Will was proved in London on 18th July 1949, when the main beneficiary was Kathleen Kenny and when the died that John died was recorded as 31st October 1948.It may therefore be that 29th September 1948, was the date he signed his Will.

 

 

 

The youngest of their seven children, Bessie Kenny, married Henry Sanders (1910-1987) at St Augustineís Roman Catholic Church on Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith on 20th January 1940. It was their daughter Janette Sanders (08.11.1942-13.07.2001) who, with her husband Matthew Sydney Hamilton (11.04.1941-), were the parents of the aforementioned Maximilian Hamilton who was born at Hammersmith on 23rd August 1962 who, initially supplied his family details for inclusion in the August 2015 update of this family line.Since then, in early 2022, Max has generously given his time and resources to bring us more up-to-date with this family line, including the first inclusion of details from the new UK 1921 Census.Bessie Kenny, the wife of Henry Sanders a motor coach driver, was only 39 when she died at 54 Tabor Road in Hammersmith on 6th November 1953, thirty-four years before her husband passed away.The body of Bessie Kenny was laid to rest at Hammersmith Cemetery on 12th November 1953.

 

 

 

 

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George Herbert Collett was born at Iver in Buckinghamshire close to the end of 1873 or soon after the start of 1874, the eldest of the four children of George Hubert Collett and his wife Patience.His birth was registered at Eton (Ref. 3a 469) during the first three months of 1874.After he was born, his parents settled in Kingston-upon-Thames for a couple of years, and it was there, as George Collett aged seven years, that he was living with his family at 3 Avenue Terrace in 1881.Another move following within the next two years, which saw the family finally settle in nearby New Malden.

 

 

 

It was there during the next census in 1891 that he was still living with his family when he was described as Herbert Collett aged 14, rather than 17, his real age.The marriage of George Herbert Collett and Mary Ellen Ireland, from Sunderland, was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 739) during the second quarter of 1898. By 1901 their first child had been born, when George and his new family were still living in New Malden but at Wakefield Terrace on Burlington Street, not far from his parents.George Herbert Collett was 27 and a hay-binder from Iver, the same occupation as his father, so they may have been working together on a local farm, as they had been before George was married.The census return confirmed that his wife was Mary Ellen Collett from Sunderland who was 26, and their first-born child was Herbert O Collett who was two years old and had been born at New Malden.

 

 

 

Six more children were added to their family during the first ten years of the new century and by April 1911 all seven children were still living in New Malden where they had been born.However, only six of them were living with George and Ellen on the day of the census, since their daughter, Gladys Beryl Collett aged two years, was staying with Georgeís married sister Ellen May Aldridge, nee Collett (below), who had just suffered the loss of her first child.

 

 

 

The eight members of the New Malden family who were residing there at the same address were George Herbert Collett from Iver was 37 and a hay-tier, his wife Mary Ellen Collett from Sunderland who was 36, together with six of their seven children.They were Herbert Oswald Collett who was 12, Harry Reginald Collett who was eight, Ivy Collett who was six, Violet Collett who was four, George Victor Collett who was two, and Harold Jack Collett who was only six months old.During the First World War, George Herbert Collett, living in Surrey and born at Iver in Buckinghamshire, was a member of the 2nd London Divisional Veterinary Hospital with the Army Veterinary Corps service number SE/6960.Many years later the death of George Herbert Collett died when he was 82, his death recorded at the Surrey North-Western register office (Ref. 5g 565) during the second quarter of 1956.

 

 

 

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Herbert Oswald Collett

Born in 1898 at New Malden

 

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Harry Reginald Collett

Born in 1902 at New Malden

 

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Ivy Collett

Born in 1904 at New Malden

 

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Violet Collett

Born in 1906 at New Malden

 

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George Victor Collett

Born in 1908 at New Malden

 

41r6

Gladys Beryl Collett

Born in 1909 at New Malden

 

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Harold Jack Collett

Born in 1910 at New Malden

 

 

 

 

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William Walter Collett was born at Ruislip on 2nd October 1875, the second son of George and Patience Collett.His birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 33) during the last quarter of the year. He was around four years old when his parents took the family to living in Kingston-upon-Thames and, after only a few years spent there, the family moved again to New Malden not far from Kingston.It may have been the short time he spent at each of these places that was the reason why he seemed confused in later census returns when he was required to give his place of birth.

 

 

 

In 1881 he and his family were living at 3 Avenue Terrace in Kingston-upon-Thames, when William Collett was five years old and his place of birth was confirmed by his parents as Ruislip.It was around 1883 that the family moved to New Malden and upon leaving school William also left the family home to obtain work with horses.According to the next census in 1891, William Collett aged 15, was the only one of the Collett name residing in the Kingston & Esher census registration district.On that occasion it would have been his employer who entered his place of birth, which curiously was not Ruislip, Kingston or New Malden.

 

 

 

His work as a groom eventually took him to Cambridgeshire and the village of Sutton, five miles west of Ely.It was while he was working there that he met and married Florence Louise from Pimlico in London.It was very likely around the turn of the century that they were married, and by the time of the next in March 1901 Florence was expecting the arrival of their first child.The census that year confirmed that couple living at Sutton as William Walter Collett from Malden, who was 25 and a non-domestic groom, and his wife Florence Louise Collett who was 21 and from Pimlico.

 

 

 

After the birth of their first child later that same year, the family remained in Sutton until around 1907 when Williamís work eventually took him to London where the family was residing in April 1911.However, it is unclear at the moment where their third child was born.According to the census in 1911, the family was residing within the Lambeth-Stockwell area of London where 35-year-old William Walter Collett from Ruislip was a porter and lift attendance in a hotel, Florence Louise Collett from Pimlico was 31. The first two of the three children living with the couple were Sutton-born Francis Jack William Collett who was nine, and Esme Florence Collett, who was five.It is highly likely that the third child was in fact the daughter of Williamís widowed brother Albert Henry (below), whose wife died during or shortly after Marjorie Ida Collett was born at Teddington.Her birth was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 516) during the third quarter of 1908, who was two years of age in 1911.William Walter was 94 when he died, his death recorded at London register office in 1970.

 

 

 

The birth of William and Florenceís eldest child Francis, was recorded at Ely register office (Ref. 3b 520) during the third quarter of 1902.But tragically, he was only 17 years old when he died, the death of Francis Jack William Collett recorded at Lambeth register office (Ref. 1d 363) during the first quarter of 1920, maybe a casualty of the flu pandemic. The coupleís daughter Esmeís birth was also recorded at Ely (Ref. 3b 506) during the third quarter of 1905.

 

 

 

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Francis Jack William Collett

Born in 1902 at Sutton, near Ely

 

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Esme Florence Collett

Born in 1905 at Sutton, near Ely

 

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Marjorie Ida Collett

Born in 1908 at Teddington

 

 

 

 

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Albert Henry Collett was born at Ruislip in 1879 and was the son of George and Patience Collett.His birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 43) during the second quarter of that year and before his family left Ruislip to settle in Kingston-upon-Thames, where they were living in 1881.On that occasion Albert aged two years, and his family, were residing at 3 Avenue Terrace in Kingston.Another family move took place two or three years later, when they travelled the short distance to nearby New Malden, where they were living from 1884 onwards.

 

 

 

In the New Malden census of 1891 Albert was listed with his family as Henry Collett, who was 12.Ten years later Albert, or Henry, was no longer living with his family in New Malden, instead it is anticipated that he may have joined the army with his cousin John Collett (below).Both of them have not been located in Great Britain in 1901, so it is possible that they were in South Africa involved in some way in the Boer War.However, sometime during the first decade of the new century, Albert became a married man but, by the time of the New Malden census of 1911, when he had returned to live with his parents, he was described Albert Henry Collett from Ruislip who was 31, a widower, and a hay salesman.

 

 

 

Three years later, at the outbreak of war in Europe, Albert Henry Collett aged 35 and born at Ruislip, enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps.It is also established that his marriage was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 848) during the second quarter of 1908, when he was 29 years old.His bride may have been Maria Louisa Worger who was born in Sussex during 1876, the former wife of Harry Worger.It was most probably during the birth of their daughter Marjorie Ida Collett, later that same year, that resulted in the death of his wife, the child then taken into the family of Albertís older brother William Walter Collett (above).

 

 

 

 

41q4

Ellen May Collett was born at New Malden in 1884, just after her parents had moved there from Kingston-upon-Thames.It was at Kingston where her birth was registered (Ref. 2a 343) during the last three months of that year.She was the last child born to George Hubert Collett by his wife Patience and in the census of 1891 the child was recorded at New Malden with her family as May Collett aged six years.She was still there ten years after that, when she was described as Ellen M Collett, aged 16 and from New Malden, who was employed as a dressmaker.

 

 

 

The marriage of Ellen May Collett and John Aldridge, from Kingston Vale, midway between Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames (Ref. 2a 857) towards the end of 1906.John was the son of George and Ann Aldridge.During the following years Ellen presented John with a child who tragically died not long afterwards.By the time of the census in April 1911 they were recorded residing at 29 South Lane, a five roomed dwelling in New Malden, where John Aldridge was 27 and his wife Ellen May Aldridge from New Malden was 26.The census return confirmed that John was a carpenter, and that he had been married to Ellen for four years, during which time they had one child, no longer living.Staying with the couple on that occasion was Ellenís niece Gladys Beryl Collett who was two years old and also born at New Malden, the daughter of Ellenís older brother George Herbert Collett (above).Ellen and John eventually had a daughter of their own, when Gladys S Aldridge was born during 1915.

 

 

 

 

41q5

Ellen Collett was born at Ruislip possibly at the end of 1876 or early in the next year, with her birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 42) during the first three months of 1877, the first child of William Collett and his wife Harriet Blackford.She was four years old in the Ruislip census of 1881, when she was living there with her family.After leaving school, Ellen entered into domestic service, which resulted her leaving the family home in Ruislip, where she was living and working in 1891.Ellen Collett of Ruislip was 14 years old and a general domestic servant at the Eastcote Road, Ruislip home of sculptor Walter Kemp and his wife Mary Ellen.It would have been around six years later that she married William Collins of Ruislip, and by 1901 they had two children.The Ruislip census that year listed the four of them as William Collins aged 27 and a carter on a farm, his wife Ellen who said she was 27, instead of 24, their son William Frederick Collins who was three, and their daughter Florence E Collins who was two.

 

 

 

Whether William Collins was away from his family for years after that, or whether there were other children who did not survive, is not known.But by 1911 only one more child had been added to their family and she was born during 1910.The full family was recorded as William Collins aged 36, Ellen Collins aged 35, Frederick Collins who was 13, Florrie Collins who was 12, and baby Olive Collins who was eleven months old.Every member of the household had been born at Ruislip, where they were still living.

 

 

 

 

41q6

John Collett was born at Ruislip in 1879, the second child and eldest son of William and Harriet Collett, with his birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 45) during the first quarter of the year.Not long after he was born, he was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 31st March 1879.In both 1881 and 1891 he was living with his family in Ruislip when he was two years old and 12 years of age respectively.It is very likely that on leaving school that he joined the army and was perhaps even involved in the Boer War in South Africa, because he was absent from the family home in Ruislip in 1901.

 

 

 

However, he was once again living with his parents in Ruislip in April 1911, when he was confirmed as John Collett aged 31 and from Ruislip, who was still a bachelor.It was exactly the same scenario for his cousin Albert Henry Collett (above), who was also absent from his home in 1901, but who had returned by 1911.He too was 31 in 1911 so there is a remote chance that both of them were in the army together.During the summer of the following year, the marriage of John Collett and Miriam B Bentley was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 72) during the third quarter of 1912.No record of any children has been found.

 

 

 

The childless couple was residing at 8 Windmill Way in Ruislip on 19th June 1921, when the census that day revealed that John Collett from Ruislip was 42 years and 3 months old, and a labourer employed at the Pinner Gas Works, under three miles west of Ruislip.His much younger wife Miriam Beatrice Collett was 33 and born at Walworth in Surrey, who was undertaking home duties.

 

 

 

 

41q7

Richard Collett was born at Ruislip in 1882, his birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 39) during the first three months of that year. He was the son of labourer William and Harriet Collett.Richard was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 5th February 1882 and, in the Ruislip census of 1891, he was nine years old while living there with his family.By 1901, he was working as a farm labourer with his father, at the age of 20.It was sometime after that when he left the family home in Ruislip and, by the time of the next census in 1911, he was a married man.Shortly before the census day that year Richard had married Mary, as confirmed by the census which recorded the childless couple residing within the Uxbridge registration district.

 

 

 

Richard Collett from Ruislip was 29 and was employed as a public works labourer with the local council, and his wife was Mary Collett from Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire who was 21.Ten years later the couple still had no children, according to the census of 1921, when they were living at 6 Barters Cottages on Bury Street in Ruislip.Richard Collett from Ruislip was 39 years and 6 months old, and a general labourer working for Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council. His wife Mary Elizabeth Collett from Cleobury Mortimer was 28 years and 9 months old, and undertaking home duties.Living with them was their nephew Robert James Rippard who was 12 years of age and born at Cleobury Mortimer.Living a 2 Barters Cottages was William George Collett (Ref. 41p6) and his daughter Annie Collett (Ref. 41q18).

 

 

 

 

41q8

George Collett was born at Ruislip in 1884, with his birth recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 44) during the second quarter of the year.He was the youngest son of labourer William Collett and his wife Harriet, and was baptised at Ruislip on 1st June 1884.Tragically, George was three years of age when he died at Ruislip, the death of George Collett recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 29) during the first three months of 1888.

 

 

 

 

41q9

Emily Catherine Collett was born at Ruislip either near the end of 1888 or early in 1889, the last child born to William Collett and Harriet Blackford, whose birth was recorded at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 41) during the first three months of 1889.Emily was two years old and 12 years of age in the following two census returns for Ruislip, but by 1911 she was recorded as Kate Collett from Ruislip who 22 and working as a parlour-maid in the Cowley area of Uxbridge at the Cowley Lodge home of retired widower living on his own means, one of two servants employed by him.Ten years later, and following the recent release of the 1921 Census for England and Wales, the details therein revealed that two members of the family were still living at Sharps Lane in Ruislip.They were head of the household William Collett who was 67 years and 5 months old, born at Ruislip, and working as a river-man with Middlesex County Council, and his unmarried daughter Emily Catherine Collett who was 32 years and 4 months and also born at Ruislip, who was carrying at home duties for her father.A third person was boarder Albert Edward Shelley from London who was 32 years and 5 months, a storeman with the Royal Air Force Stores Depot, who was engaged to be married to Emily.Just days after the census day, the marriage of Emily Catherine Collett and Albert Edward Shelley was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 75) during the same second quarter of 1921.

 

 

 

 

41q10

William James Collett was born at Back Lane in Ruislip only a few months after his parents were married there near the end of April in 1881.It was at the parish church in Ruislip was he was baptised on 25th September 1881, the first of the nine children of William George Collett, a labourer, and Eliza Allcock.

 

 

 

 

41q11

Catherine Collett was born at Bury Street in Ruislip during the early months of 1884 and was the first daughter of William George and Eliza Collett. Like the majority of her eight siblings, Catherine was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 4th May 1884, when the record of the baptism confirmed the family was living at Bury Street and that her father was working as a labourer.For some reason, no record of Catherine, or any member of her family, has been found within the census returns for 1891.Furthermore, no further record of Catherine has been unearthed.

 

 

 

 

41q12

George Collett was born at Ruislip on 12th May 1885, the eldest son of the eight children of William George Collett and his wife Eliza Allcock.His birth was registered at Uxbridge (Ref. 3a 43) during the second quarter of 1885.He too was baptised at Ruislip, but in a joint ceremony on 5th July 1885 with Edith May Tobutt, the daughter of his fatherís cousin Ellen Tobutt, nee Collett.His younger siblings were mostly born at Ruislip over the following sixteen years, so it is rather odd that no record of any member of the family has been found in the census of 1891. It was a Bury Street in Ruislip that George and his family were living in 1901, when George Collett from Ruislip was 15 and working as a labourer at the local sewage works with his father and his grandfather.

 

 

 

Towards the end of the next decade George married Maud Annie and by April 1911 the childless couple was living within the Uxbridge registration district but not in Ruislip.George Collett from Ruislip was 25 and his wife Maud Annie Collett was only 21, perhaps indicating that they had only very recently become a married couple.This, and the fact that Maud Annie would have probably been too young to have already given birth to a four-year-old son, virtually confirms that the grandson Harold Collett who was living with Georgeís parents in 1911, was the base-born son of his sister Rose (below).

 

 

 

 

41q13

Rose Alice Collett was born at the family home on Hundred-Acre Farm in Kings End, Ruislip on 7th May 1888.It was also at Ruislip where she was baptised on 3rd June 1888, the eldest daughter of farm labourer William Collett and his wife Eliza.She was 13 years old in the Ruislip census of 1901, while no record of her or any member of her family has been located in 1891 when she would have been three years old.It would appear that five years later, when Rose was around 19 years of age, she gave birth to a base-born son Harold who was born at Ruislip.Following the birth, it would also appear that the child was raised by Roseís parents at Bury Street in Ruislip, with whom he was living at the time of the census in 1911, when he was four years old.At that same time, Rose Alice Collett was 23 and a domestic servant employed at the Willesden, Middlesex, home of commercial traveller Arthur Gordon Brown and his family.Her place of birth was recorded as Kings End in Ruislip.Just two years later, the marriage of Rose A Collett and Frank A Chapman was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 76) during the second quarter of 1913.

 

 

 

It was also at Willesden register office that the births of the coupleís four children were recorded, when their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.They were Frank W Chapman during the last three months of 1913 (Ref. 3a 542), Thomas G Chapman during the first three months of 1915 (Ref. 3a 512), Rose E Chapman during the second quarter of 1917 (Ref. 3a 397), and Gordon D Chapman during the third quarter of 1924 (Ref. 3a 425).

 

 

 

41r11

Harold Collett

Born in 1906 at Ruislip

 

 

 

 

41q14

Annie Collett was born on 7th September 1890 at the family home, The Cottage at Grayís Farm in Hillingdon, where Annieís father was employed as a labourer.Her birth, as Annie Collett, was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 22) during the last three months of 1890.She was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 5th October 1890, the daughter of William George Collett and his wife Eliza.No record of any member of the family has been discovered within the census of 1891, and for Annie no other record has been found at all.Coupled this with, the fact that another Annie was added to the family around 1902, it should perhaps be safely assumed that this Annie suffered an infant death.

 

 

 

 

41q15

Thomas Collett was born at Ireland Cottages, Kings End, Ruislip in 1893, the second son of labourer William and Eliza Collett, who was baptised there on 5th August 1893.Before the end of the century, Thomasí family moved to Bury Street in Ruislip, where he was seven years old in the Ruislip census of 1901.He was still living at the family home in Bury Street ten years later, by which time he was 16 and had already left school and was working as a carter.The later marriage of a Thomas Collett and Florence Nunn was recorded at Hendon register office (Ref. 3a 441) during the first three months of 1914, and produced a daughter Florence May Collett, whose birth was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 71) during the third quarter of 1915. The wedding of Thomas and Florence, after the reading of banns, was conducted at St Johnís the parish church in Pinner on 14th February 1914, when the groom was 20 and a labourer residing at Bury Street in Ruislip, the son of labourer William George Collett.The bride was described as the daughter of Joseph Nunn, a labourer, who was 18 years of age and living at Tythe Cottage, Commonís Lane in Pinner, with the two witnesses being Joseph and Alice Nunn.

 

 

 

By the time Florence Jane Collett, nee Nunn, died on 3rd November 1955 at 53 Linden Avenue in Ruislip, she had been a widow for three years.Her Will was proved at London on 1st December 1955, the sole beneficiary of her estate of £2,557 15 Shillings and 8 Pence being her daughter Florence May Collett, a spinster.The earlier death of Thomas Collett, aged 59, was recorded at Middlesex register office (Ref. 5f 488) during 1952.

 

 

 

41r12

Florence May Collett

Born in 1915 at Uxbridge

 

 

 

 

41q16

May Collett was born at Ruislip in 1896, the fourth of six children of William and Eliza Collett.Her birth was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 45) during the second quarter of the year.She was four years old in 1901, when she was living with her family at Bury Street in Ruislip, but ten years after that, having left school, she was already working at the Ruislip home of tortoiseshell worker Thomas David Upcraft and his wife Alice Charlotte Upstart, where she was recorded as May Collett aged 14 and from Ruislip.Nine years later, the marriage of May Collett and Hubert G Bull was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 99) during the third quarter of 1920.Their two daughters were Irene May Bull (born in 1921) and Marjorie Bull (born in 1923), their births recorded at Uxbridge register office, where their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.

 

 

 

 

41q17

Sidney Collett was born at Church Hill Cottage in Ruislip during 1898, the penultimate child of labourer William Collett and Eliza Allcock.He was baptised at the parish church in Ruislip on 4th September 1898, and was two years of age in 1901, and was 12 years old in 1911. On both occasions, Sidney and his family were living on Bury Street in Ruislip.It would appear that Sidney was married later in his life, when the marriage of Sidney Collett and Margaret Clark was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 405) during the second quarter of 1939.Margaret may have been some years younger than her husband, since she gave birth to three sons of the following years, including twins.In each case the births were recorded at Uxbridge, when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Clark.The twins born towards the end of 1942 had the same record (Ref. 3a 220), with the last childís birth was recorded during the last three months of 1945 (Ref. 3a 182).

 

 

 

41r13

Sidney Collett†††††††††††††††† twin

Born in 1942 at Uxbridge

 

41r14

Michael Collett††††††††††††††† twin

Born in 1942 at Uxbridge

 

41r15

Anthony Collett

Born in 1945 at Uxbridge

 

 

 

 

41q18

Annie Collett was born at Bury Street in Ruislip either and the end of 1901 or early in 1902, the youngest child of William George Collett and his wife Eliza Allcock, and their second child of that name.In the Ruislip census of 1911, Emmie Collett? was nine years of age.Ten years later, according to the census of 1921, which was conducted on 19th June that year, Annie Collett from Ruislip was 19 years and 6 months old when she was carrying out domestic (home) duties for her recently widowed father William George Collett who was 63 and still working as a general labourer for the local council.The family home was at 2 Barters Cottages, Bury Street in Ruislip, where Annieís mother had died less than a year earlier, at the age of 65. Living at 6 Barters Cottages were Richard and Mary Elizabeth Collett (Ref. 41q7).

 

 

 

 

41r1

Herbert Oswald Collett was born at New Malden on 3rd December 1898, his birth recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 360) during the first quarter of 1899. He was the first child born to George Herbert Collett and Mary Ellen Ireland.He was two years old in the census of 1901, when he and his parents were living at Wakefield Terrace on Burlington Street in New Malden.Ten years later the enlarged family was again living in New Malden, when Herbert was 12 years of age.Nine years after that day, he gave his age as being 25 when the marriage of Herbert Oswald Collett and Violet Dorice Stanway Brown took place at St Matthewís Church in Redhill, Surrey, on 1st April 1920.Violet was also recorded as 25 years of age, so maybe the younger Herbert inflated his age by three years.His father was confirmed as George Herbert Collett, a soldier, while Violet was the daughter of Frederic Brown, a motor dealer.On that day Herbert was living at 56 Smith Lane in New Malden, with Violet residing at Chalet Mar, Lynwood Road in Redhill.No record if any children has been found.

 

 

 

The electoral rolls from the mid-1920s through to the mid-1930s confirmed that Herbert Oswald Collett was residing at 35 Woodlands Road, Redhill within the Reigate district of Surrey.However, within a few years Herbert and Violet had moved to Gloucestershire, where they were recorded when the 1939 Register was compiled just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.At that time in his life, Herbert O Collett was 45 years old and the hotel keeper for the Mill Inn at Withington within the Northleach registration district, where his wife Violet D Collett was also 45.

 

 

 

The couple was still managing the Mill Inn at Withington in 1952, when Violet Dorice Stangate Collett died on 29th December.Administration of her personal effects valued at £2,151 6 Shillings was granted at Oxford on 12th March 1953, to her husband Herbert Oswald Collett, a major in Her Majestyís army. The death of Violet Dorice Stanway Collett was recorded at Gloucestershire register office (Ref. 7b 507) during the first quarter of 1953, when she was 59.The later death of Herbert Oswald Collett was recorded at Gloucestershire register office (Ref. 7b 632) in 1969, when he was 70 years old.

 

 

 

 

41r2

Harry Reginald Collett was born at New Malden on 14th July 1902, most likely at Wakefield Terrace on Burlington Street, where his parents were living in 1901.The birth of Harry Reginald Collett was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 407) during the third quarter of the year.He was the second child of George Herbert and Mary Ellen Collett, who were still living in New Malden in 1911, when Harry was eight years of age.He may have been married twice in his life, since the marriage of Harry R Collett and Winifred M Thomas was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 1376) during the third quarter of 1927, when Harry Reginald Collett would have been approaching his twenty-fifth birthday.The birth of their daughter Jean M Collett was also recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames (Ref. 2a 690) during the last quarter of 1928, when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Thomas.

 

 

 

Later on in his life he was a Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Navy and was married to Lillian May.By the 1950s he was receiving a Royal Navy pension, when Lillian May Collett died on 30th May 1955.At that time in their life Harry and Lillian were residing at 147 Hayling Avenue within the Copnor district of Portsmouth.Administration of her personal effects was dealt with by her husband at Winchester on 29th June 1955, the value of her estate being £698 7 Shillings and 6 Pence.Twenty-one years later, the death of Harry Reginald Collett was recorded at Somerset register office (Vol. 23 1853) in 1976, when he was 74 years old.

 

 

 

41s1

Jean M Collett

Born in 1928 at Kingston-upon-Thames

 

 

 

 

41r3

Ivy Collett was born at New Malden in 1904 and her birth was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 425) during the third quarter of the year.She was the eldest daughter of George and Mary Collett and was six years old in the New Malden census of 1911.Ivy was 22 years old when her marriage to William T Dawes was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames (Ref. 2a 1121) during the second quarter of 1927.

 

 

 

 

41r4

Violet Collett was born at New Malden in 1906, with her birth recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 404) during the last quarter of the year.She was four years of age in the New Malden census of 1911, another daughter of George and Mary Collett.The later marriage of Violet Collett and Arthur J Walker was also recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 1623) during the third quarter of1930.

 

 

 

 

41r5

George Victor Collett was the fifth of the seven children of George and Mary Collett.He was born at New Malden in 1908 and his birth was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 399) during the last three months of the year, and was two years old in the New Malden census of 1911.Twenty years later, George Victor Collett married Ethel L Hinton, their wedding recorded at Croydon register office (Ref. 2a 1119) during the third quarter of 1931.Over the following years, Ethel gave birth to two children, their births recorded at Hendon in Middlesex and in the Surrey North-Eastern area, when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hinton.

 

 

 

41s2

James Victor Collett

Born in 1935 at Hendon Q3/3a 661

 

41s3

Margery A Collett

Born in 1937 in Surrey Q4/2a 72

 

 

 

 

41r6

Gladys Beryl Collett was born at New Malden in 1909, when her birth was recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 462) during the second quarter of the year.She was the youngest daughter of George and Mary Collett and was not living with her family at New Maldon in 1911.Instead, two-year-old Gladys Beryl Collett was staying with her fatherís married sister Ellen May Aldridge, nee Collett (below) who, tragically, had just suffered the loss of her first-born child.Gladys was described as the niece of John Aldridge and his wife Ellen, at their home in New Malden, when her place of birth was confirmed as New Malden.By the terrible hand of fate, Gladys was only five years old when she died, her death recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 487) during the second quarter of 1914.

 

 

 

 

41r7

Harold Jack Collett was born at New Malden on 29th September 1910 and was six months old in the New Malden census of 1911.He was the last child born to George Herbert Collett by his wife Mary Ellen Ireland, his birth recorded at Kingston-upon-Thames register office (Ref. 2a 417).He was 26 years of age when he was married to Phyllis G Hall, the event recorded at the Surrey North-Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 232) during the second quarter of 1937.It is possible that Michael was their only child, with his birth also recorded at the Surrey North-Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 53) during the last three months of 1937.Many years later, Harold Jack Collett died in 1992 at the age of 81, with his death recorded at Hampshire register office (Vol. 20 1873).Five years later, Phyllis G Collett died at Weybridge in Surrey on 1st July 1997.

 

 

 

41s4

Michael J Collett

Born in 1937 in Surrey

 

 

 

 

41r11

Harold Collett was born at Ruislip in 1906, and was the base-born son of unmarried Rose Alice Collett.His birth was recorded at Uxbridge register office (Ref. 3a 34) during the third quarter of that year. From birth, he was raised by his grandparents William Collett and his wife Eliza Allcock at their home on Bury Street in Ruislip, where he was four years old in 1911.

 

 

 

 

41s4

Michael J Collett, whose full name may have been Michael Jack Collett, after his father Harold Jack Collett, was born in Surrey in 1937, with his birth recorded at the Surrey North-Eastern register office (Ref. 2a 53) during the last three months of that year, when his mother was confirmed as Phyllis G Hall. It was at the Surrey Richmond register office that the marriage of Michael J Collett and Yvonne D B Parker was recorded there (Ref. 5d 2176) during the summer of 1967.Although not yet proved, it may be the case that they had a son David whose birth was recorded at Eton register office (Ref. 6a 2120) during the summer of 1970, when the motherís maiden-name was recorded as Parker.If so, then he went on to marry Ruth Bowchier, their wedding recorded at the North Surrey register office during the summer of 2001.

 

 

 

41t1

David Michael R Collett

Born in 1970 at Eton