PART FORTY-TWO

 

The Tetbury Gloucestershire Line

 

Updated September 2016

 

 

The Gloucestershire town of Tetbury is situated about nine miles south-west of Cirencester and close to the county boundary with Wiltshire.  The origin of this family line appears to lie within the Cirencester area, including Arlington in Bibury.

 

 

This is the family line of Jeannie Clare Evans (Ref. 42S3) and Laura Jane Salman (Ref. 42S9)

of Berkeley in Gloucestershire and has been compiled with assistance from Jamie Moore

 

 

The opportunity was taken during October 2010 to upgrade this file to include in the appendix

those members of the Collett/Collet families from the villages around Tetbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

42M1

Collett parents of Richard and Hannah Collett, about whom nothing is currently known.

 

 

 

42N1

Richard Collett

Born in 1814

 

42N2

Hannah Collett

Born in 1820

 

 

 

 

42N1

Richard Collett was born during August in 1814, but so far no baptism record has been found for him.  It is also believed that he had a sister Hannah and that both of them were very likely born within the Cirencester area of Gloucestershire.  In 1881 Richard gave his place of birth as Tetbury.  Richard Collett married Mary Scriven at Baunton, just to the north of Cirencester, on 25th December 1838.  Richard was described as a bachelor of full age and a labourer of Baunton whose father was curiously not known, while Mary was a spinster of full age of Baunton, the daughter of labourer William Scriven.

 

 

 

Mary Scriven was born at Duntisbourne, where she was baptised on 26th March 1809, the daughter of William and Sarah Scriven.  However, two years prior to her marriage to Richard Collett, Mary Scriven had given birth to a base-born daughter, Jane Scriven, who was baptised at Baunton in 1836.  By 1841 Richard and Mary were living at Arlington where ‘Rich Collett’ was 27 and his wife Mary was 30.  Living with them at that time were their three children, Jane aged six, Elizabeth who was two and William who was only seven months old.  The census return contained an error insofar as the eldest child was recorded as John, and this is borne out by no future record of a child by that name being listed with the family in subsequent census returns, whereas Jane was.

 

 

 

The census in 1851 indicated that Richard and his family had returned to the town of his birth, that being Tetbury.  And it was at Harper Street on 30th March 1851 that Richard, age 36, was living with Mary who was 40.  During the years between 1841 and 1851, the family was extended by the births of a further four children, although only three survived.  Eldest daughter Jane Collett was 15, while son William was 10.  The couple’s second daughter Elizabeth was 11 years old and was already working in Cheltenham.  The family’s new arrivals were John who was five, Job who was three and Sarah who was one-year old, all three of them having been born at Tetbury.

 

 

 

Ten years later in 1861 Richard, then 46, and Mary 40, were still living at Tetbury and there had been a further addition to the family with the arrival of son Thomas aged eight years.  The couple’s other children at that time were William 20, John 15, Job 12 and Sarah who was 11.  At sometime during the next decade Mary died at Tetbury leaving Richard a widower to look after their remaining children.  That tragic event may also have been the reason why the family left Harper Street and moved to Church Street.  According to the 1871 Census widower Richard was 56 and was living at Church Street in Tetbury.  The only members of his family still living with him in 1871 were his daughter Sarah who was 22 and his son Thomas who was 19.

 

 

 

In April 1881 Richard was 67 and a general labourer living as a boarder at the first cottage in Saul Road in Fretherne, eight miles south-west of Gloucester.  That was the home of Isabella Rudge, a mariner’s wife from South Shields in Durham.  At that same time Richard’s son John was living with his own family in the neighbouring village of Saul, less than one mile from Richard’s home in Fretherne.  There was no record of Richard in either of the census returns for 1891 or 1901 so it must be assumed that he died sometime after April 1881.  During his life he was referred to as ‘Frenchy Collett’ by his family and friends.

 

 

 

42O1

Jane Collett (formerly Jane Scriven)

Born in 1837

 

42O2

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1839

 

42O3

William H Collett

Born in 1840

 

42O4

David Walter Collett

Born in 1842

 

42O5

John Collett

Born in 1845

 

42O6

Job Collett

Born in 1847

 

42O7

Sarah Collett

Born in 1849

 

42O8

Thomas Collett

Born after March 1851

 

 

 

 

42N2

Hannah Collett was born around 1820 according to the census of 1841, although unfortunately no baptism record or birth record for her has been found.  It is possible that she was born within the area around the town of Cirencester, where it is established that her brother Richard was married in 1838.  In the census conducted in June 1841, Hannah Collett was recorded as being 20 years old, that likely to be a rounded age, rather than her actual age.  On that occasion she was living within the Tetbury registration district.

 

 

 

 

42O1

Jane Collett was born as Jane Scriven, the base-born daughter of Mary Scriven.  According to a later census return, Jane was born at Cheltenham in 1835 and was baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church in Baunton, near Cirencester on 15th May 1836.  Following the marriage of her mother to Richard Collett at Baunton during 1838, Jane took the Collett name and by 1841 she was six years old and was living with her family at Arlington, in Bibury.  During the next ten years Jane and her family moved to Tetbury where her father had been born.  The census in 1851 placed Jane Collett, who was born at Cheltenham, living at Harper Street in Tetbury with her family when she was 15 years old.  It must be assumed that she was married sometime before 1861 since, in that year’s census, no record of her as Jane Collett has been found

 

 

 

 

42O2

Elizabeth Collett was born at Arlington in 1839 and was two years of age in the 1841 Census for Arlington.  However, it would appear that she was baptised at nearby North Cerney on 21st July 1839, the daughter of Richard and Mary Collett.  For some reason, at the time of the 1851 Census, Elizabeth was living in Cheltenham aged 11 where she was working as a servant and laundress.  The Cheltenham connection is interesting for that was where it is believed that her sister Jane (above) was born.

 

 

 

No positive record of Elizabeth Collett has been found after that time, either in the census returns for 1861 or 1871, but by 1881 Elizabeth was still a spinster living and working at Berkeley Castle in Berkeley to the south-west of Gloucester.  Elizabeth Collett was 43, was housekeeper and domestic servant to Peer of the Realm, Lord Fitz Hardinge, and his wife Lady Fitz Hardinge. Elizabeth’s place of birth was given as Poole Keynes, which lies to the south of Cirencester, compared to North Cerney, which lies to the north of the town.

 

 

 

 

42O3

William H Collett was born at Arlington in the Parish of Bibury on 4th November 1840.  He was baptised at Bibury on 21st January 1841, the fourth child of Richard Collett and Mary Scriven.  He was listed as being seven months old in the first national census on 6th June 1841.  Ten years later William, then aged 10, and his family had left the Bibury area and were living at Tetbury, as they were a further ten years after that when William was 20.  Sometime during the next ten years William left Tetbury and by the time of the 1871 Census he was aged 30 and was living at Hanley Castle near Upton-upon-Severn in Worcestershire.

 

 

 

It is possible, although not yet proved, that William married Elizabeth around 1872.  If so their daughter was born the following year at Tredegar in South Wales but by 1881 the three of them had moved north to Middlesbrough.  That year’s census revealed that peddler William H Collett, aged 40 and from Gloucestershire, was living at 15 Eldon Street in Thornaby with his wife Elizabeth also aged 40, but born at North Pathington in Somerset, and their daughter Emily Jane aged seven years.  There were no suitable matches to William, Elizabeth or Emily in the 1891 Census so it seems more than likely that the family had left England to live abroad somewhere by then.

 

 

 

42P1

Emily Jane Collett

Born in 1873

 

 

 

 

42O4

David Walter Collett was born at Arlington in 1842 and baptised at Bibury on 25th December 1842.  Sadly, David died while still very young and was buried in 1844.

 

 

 

 

42O5

John Collett was born at Tetbury in 1845 following a move there from Bibury by his parents Richard and Mary Collett shortly after the 1841 Census.  By 1851 John was five years old and was confirmed as having been born at Tetbury where he was also living again in 1861 when he was 15.  Eight years later on 22nd May 1869 John married Louisa Sparrow who was born during 1845 at Hankerton, just over the county boundary in Wiltshire.  The wedding took place at Whiteshill-by-Stroud and it was there that they were living at the time of the 1871 Census.  Both of them were 25 and by that time their marriage had produced their first child, Emma who was one-year old.

 

 

 

Ten years later in 1881 the family was living at Church Lane in Saul, eight miles south-west of Gloucester and very near Frampton on Severn.  John was listed in the census as an agricultural labourer at the age of 35, the same age as his wife.  The census return confirmed that the couple’s first two children (of the three listed below) were born at Whiteshill and at nearby Stonehouse, and that in 1881 they were 10 years old and eight years old respectively.  At the time of the census Louisa was pregnant with their third child who was born at Saul later that same year.  At that same time John’s widowed father Richard Collett was residing in the neighbouring village of Fretherne, just one mile from Saul.

 

 

 

According to the later census of 1891 John Collett, age 46, and his wife Louisa, age 45, were living at Berkeley near Thornbury in South Gloucestershire and living with them were their sons Albert, who was 18, and Frederick who was nine years of age.

 

 

 

By 1901 the family had moved to Purton near Sharpness and it looks as though it may have been work that forced the moved, as John, age 55, was then a labourer at the docks.  Living with him was his wife Louisa, also 55, and son Frederick who was 19 and also working with his father as a dock labourer.  The pair of them were employed at the docks in Sharpness where they unloaded the ships and transferred the cargo onto barges.  The barges then made the ‘safer’ journey along the Sharpness to Gloucester canal, so avoiding the need to use the more treacherous waters of the River Severn.

 

 

 

John and Louisa, both aged 65, were again recorded as living at Purton in the census of 1911 when they were living with their married son Frederick and his young family.  Sometime during the next decade Louisa must have passed away, following which John continued to live with his son Frederick and his family at Purton.  Evelyn Collett, who was born in 1914 and was the daughter of John’s son Frederick, remembers her grandfather John Collett living with the family at their home in Purton.  That would have been towards the end of the Great War, or shortly thereafter, when John would have been over seventy years of age.

 

 

 

42P2

Emma B Collett

Born in 1870 at Whiteshill

 

42P3

Albert Edward Collett

Born in 1872 at Stonehouse

 

42P4

Frederick James Collett

Born in 1881 at Saul

 

 

 

 

42O6

Job Collett was born at Tetbury around 1847 although his age in subsequent census records varied from one to another.  For example, in 1851 he was aged three, in 1861 he was 12 and in 1871 he was 24.  By the time of the latter he had left the family home in Tetbury and was living in South Worcester.  It is not clear what happened to him after 1871 as there was no corresponding Job Collett anywhere in the United Kingdom at that time or at anytime thereafter.

 

 

 

 

42O7

Sarah Collett was born at Tetbury in 1849 and was one year of age at the time of the 1851 Census for Tetbury where she was living with her family.  She was still recorded as living at Tetbury for the next two national censuses it which she was listed as being aged 11 and 22.  For the latter in 1871 she was living with her widowed father Richard and younger brother Thomas (below).  It seems likely that she married William Jones and both she and William were living in Gloucester in 1901.  Sarah was aged 52 and born at Tetbury, while William was also aged 52 but born at Berkeley.  Sarah’s occupation was given as a dressmaker while William was working as a gardener.

 

 

 

 

42O8

Thomas Collett was born at Tetbury in 1851 or 1852 but certainly after the census that took place at the end of March in 1851 in which he did not appear.  In 1861 and 1871 he was recorded as living in the family home at Tetbury and was aged 8 and 19 respectively.  In 1871 he and his sister Sarah (above) where the only children still living with their widowed father Richard at Saul Road in Fretherne.  As with his brother Job (above), there was no obvious record of Thomas listed in any of the census records of 1881, 1891 or 1901.

 

 

 

 

42P1

Emily Jane Collett was born at Tredegar in Wales during 1873, and was the only known child of William H Collett from Gloucestershire and his wife Elizabeth from Pathington in Somerset.  Emily Jane was seven years old at the time of the census in 1881, when she was living at 15 Eldon Street in Thornaby, Middlesbrough with her parents.  No other record of Emily or her parents has been found after that time.

 

 

 

 

42P2

Emma B Collett was born at Whiteshill in 1870.  At the time of the 1881 Census Emma was aged 10 and was living with her parents and brother Albert (below) at Church Lane in Saul.  Sadly, it is believed within the family that, Emma died during 1889 when she was just 19 years old.

 

 

 

 

42P3

Albert Edward Collett was born at Stonehouse in 1872 and was eight years old in 1881 when he was living with his parents and his sister Emma (above) at Church Lane in Saul.  According to the next census in 1891 Albert E Collett was 18 and was living with his family at Hinton near Purton to the north of Sharpness within the Berkeley registration district.  A few years later in the middle to late 1890s, Albert married (1) Alice Gray who was born at Pyrton near Watlington in Oxfordshire in 1872.  Once married the couple settled at Hinton, on the east bank of the River Severn, where their three children were born and where the family was living in 1901.

 

 

 

Previously it was stated here that all three of Albert’s and Alice’s children had been born at Purton and that it was at Purton that the family was living in 1901.  However, the census that year clearly placed the family living at Hinton, on the road between Sharpness and Purton.  In the census return Albert E Collett from Stonehouse was 28 and was a grain weigher, possibly at Sharpness Docks where his father and brother Frederick (below) both worked.  They too were listed in the census as living in Hinton with Albert’s mother.

 

 

 

The same census return also stated that Albert’s wife was Alice E Collett, age 29 and from Pyrton in Oxfordshire, while their two children were recorded as Violet I Collett who was three years of age and Lionel A Collett who was under two months old, although oddly, both of them were listed as having been born at Berkeley, just three kilometres to the south of Sharpness, possible where their births were recorded.  One more child was added to the family just over four years later when they were still living at Hinton.  However, that happy event must have been tinged with sadness with the death, either during or shortly thereafter, of Alice Elizabeth Collett nee Gray whose passing was recorded at Thornbury register office (Ref. 6a 167) during the last three months of 1905 when she was 33 years of age.

 

 

 

By April 1911 Albert Collett was 39 and a widower who was then living at 17 Dinmore Road in Sharpness with his three children.  His occupation at that time was still associated with the grain trade and his place of birth was confirmed as Stonehouse.  The details of Albert’s children were as follows.  Violet Collett was 13 and had already left school and was playing the role of housekeeper to the rest of the family.  Lionel Collett was 10 years old and was still attending school, while Arthur Collett, who was five years of age, had not yet started his education.  On that occasion the place of birth for all three children was given as Sharpness within the sub-district of Berkeley.

 

 

 

It was later that same year when Albert E Collett married (2) Rhoda Horsell, the wedding recorded at Thornbury register office (Ref. 6a 527) during the last quarter of 1911.  Albert Edward Collett died at Sharpness on 26th November 1935 and his Will was proved at Bristol on 10th February 1936.  It was at 17 Dock Row in Sharpness that he was living at that time, when administration of his personal effects of £663 18 Shillings was granted to his unmarried daughter Violet Isabel Collett.

 

 

 

42Q1

Violet Isobel Collett

Born in 1897 at Hinton, nr Purton

 

42Q2

Lionel Albert Collett

Born in 1901 at Hinton, nr Purton

 

42Q3

Arthur Collett

Born in 1905 at Hinton, nr Purton

 

 

 

 

42P4

Frederick James Collett was born at Saul near Frampton-on-Severn on 7th June 1881, the son of John and Louisa Collett.  He was nine years old at the time of the census in 1891, when he was living with his parents at Berkeley.

 

Ten years later according to the 1901 Census he was 19 and was living with his parents at Hinton near Purton, from where he was working as a labourer with his father John at the nearby Sharpness docks.

 

Frederick later worked as warden on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal, and at some stage in his life he worked as a police office – see photograph – after which he later returned to working at the docks.

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Frederick married Mabel Mary Mears shortly after the start of the new century and most likely when Mabel was nearing twenty years of age, as she was born at Purton on 22nd November 1884.  It would appear that from the day of their wedding Frederick and Mabel lived for many years in the village of Purton, and it was there that all of their children were born.

 

 

 

According to the Purton census conducted in April 1911 Frederick and his young family had living there with them his elderly parents John and Louisa who were both 65.  Frederick James Collett was 29, his wife Mabel Mary Collett was 26, and their children were Frederick Charles John Collett, who was six, Victor Sidney ‘Eugen’ Collett, who was five, and ‘Hereward’ Edwin Collett who was two years old.  All three children were confirmed as having been born at Purton, as was their mother.  Missing from the family was the couple’s only daughter at that time, Marian Emily who had sadly died in the Spring of 1908 at the age of six months.

 

 

 

Sometime after 1911, and either during or after the First World War, Frederick’s mother died, following which his widowed father John Collett continued to live with Frederick and his family at Purton.  Frederick’s eldest surviving daughter Evelyn recalled many years later that her grandfather had lived with the family when she was a just young girl.

 

 

 

42Q4

Frederick Charles John Collett

Born on 07.01.1905

 

42Q5

Victor Sydney Eugene Collett

Born on 03.06.1906

 

42Q6

Marian Emily Collett

Born on 08.09.1907

 

42Q7

Herewood Edwin Collett

Born on 05.02.1909

 

42Q8

Evelyn Mabel Collett

Born on 22.03.1914

 

42Q9

John Junior Collett

Born on 04.09.1916

 

42Q10

Ruby Gertrude Collett

Born on 31.10.1924

 

 

 

 

42Q1

Violet Isobel Collett was born at Hinton near Purton during 1897, the eldest of the three children of Albert Edward Collett and his first wife Alice Elizabeth Gray.  She was three years of age in the Hinton census of 1901 when her place of birth was given in error as Berkeley, and was 13 years old in 1911.  By that time she was living at 17 Dinmore Road in nearby Sharpness, where she was acting as housekeeper for her widowed father and her two younger brothers following the earlier death of her mother, when Violet was only eight years old.  She never married and it was as Violet Isobel Collett that she was granted administration of her father’s estate upon his death in 1935.  At that time she was still living with her father at 17 Dock Row in Sharpness.

 

 

 

 

42Q2

Lionel Albert Collett was born at Hinton near Purton during February 1901 and was described in the Hinton census of 1901 as being under two months old.  Hinton is adjacent to Purton, both just north of Sharpness where Lionel’s father may have worked.  Lionel was the eldest of the two sons of Albert and Alice Collett and his birth was recorded at Thornbury register office (Ref. 6a 277) during the second quarter of 1901.  However, the census in 1901 also gave his place of birth as Berkeley.  His mother died in 1905, possibly during the birth of his younger brother, since in 1911 Lionel Collett was living with his widowed father and his two siblings at 17 Dinmore Road in Sharpness when he was 10 years old.

 

 

 

 

42Q4

Frederick Charles John Collett was born at Purton on 7th January 1905 and was 6 at the time of the 1911 Census when he was living with his family at Purton.  Like his father, Frederick also worked at the Sharpness Docks.  He married school teacher Edna Phelps, possibly around 1930 or shortly thereafter.  During his later life Frederick took his family to live in Wanswell, which lies midway between Purton and Berkeley, and it was at the new Berkeley Power Station that Frederick was working during the 1960s.

 

 

 

42R1

Roy Collett

Born circa 1935

 

 

 

 

42Q5

Victor Sydney Eugene Collett was born at Purton on 3rd June 1906 and was five years old at the time of the 1911 Census when he was recorded as Victor Sidney Eugen Collett who was living with his family at Purton.  Victor was employed as a farm labourer and he later worked on the tankers that used the canal to gain access to and from the city of Gloucester.  He later married Phyllis Tinbrell and the couple lived in Purton opposite the village green.

 

 

 

 

42Q6

Marian Emily Collett was born at Purton on 8th September 1907 and tragically died at six months of age in the spring of the following year.

 

 

 

 

42Q7

Herewood Edwin Collett was born at Purton on 5th February 1909 and was two years old in the 191 Census for Purton when his name was recorded at Hereward Edwin Collett.  He married Nancy Gainey and later in their life together they lived in Riddle Street on the outskirts of Purton.  During his life Herewood worked as an agricultural labourer and also spent some time working on the canal.

 

 

 

42R2

Philip Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

42Q8

Evelyn Mabel Collett was born at Purton on 22nd March 1914.  When she was very young she remembers that he widowed grandfather came to live with her family at Purton.  She left school at fourteen, at which time she entered domestic service in Bristol. 

 

In her early twenties Evelyn married Deric Albert Eastmead Nelmes who was born at Mobley near Berkeley on 16th December 1914.

 

It was at Mobley that the couple lived most of their adult lives, following their move from Bristol where their daughter was born.

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42R3

Jean Maureen Nelmes

Born on 19.08.1937

 

 

 

 

42Q9

John Junior Collett was born at Purton on 4th September 1916 and was named after his grandfather who was living with the family around the time of his birth.

 

He married Lily Lena probably just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.  After the war John worked at the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station constructing the gas circulators ready for the opening in 1962. 

 

John and Lily lived in the Berkeley area during their lives together.

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42R4

Michael Collett

Date of birth unknown; infant death

 

42R5

Douglas Collett

Born in 1943

 

42R6

Margaret Collett

Born circa 1945

 

42R7

Christine Collett

Born circa 1948

 

 

 

 

42Q10

Ruby Gertrude Collett was born at Purton on 31st October 1924.

 

She married Ivor Smart.

 

As the youngest child of Frederick and Mabel Collett, Ruby lived all her life at the home of her parents in Purton.

 

And it was at Purton that the couple’s two sons were born.

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42R8

Barry Smart

Born circa 1950

 

42R9

Neil Smart

Born circa 1952

 

 

 

 

42R2

Philip Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Pamela with whom he had two children.

 

 

 

42S1

Victoria Collett

Born circa 1972; died at 6 months

 

42S2

Sharon Collett

Born circa 1972

 

 

 

 

42R3

Jean Maureen Nelmes was born at Bristol on 19th August 1937.  When she was very young she moved with her parents from Bristol to the Mobley district of Berkeley where she grew up. 

 

As a young lady she worked in the local grocer’s store as a clerk, before becoming a telephonist at Dursley telephone exchange. 

 

Around 1974 Jean married Alan Cedric Evans who was born in London on 19th May 1934.  It was around 1980 that the couple moved to Purton where Jean still lives today.

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42S3

Jeannie Clare Evans

Born on 27.01.1977

 

 

 

 

42R5

Douglas Collett was born at Berkeley in Gloucestershire during 1943, the second of the four children of John Junior Collett and his wife Lily Lena.  Nothing further is known about his life, except that on the CBS News website on 14th September 2016 the following item was published regarding new research into the treatment of prostate cancer being undertaken at Oxford University which included an interview with Douglas Collett from Cromhall in Gloucestershire. 

 

“Douglas Collett says his initial reaction to a prostate cancer diagnosis 'was to get rid of it.'  But after reading up on the risks and benefits of surgery and radiation, he feels more men should be fully informed about the various strategies.  Douglas Collett, a retired construction worker from Cromhall, said he was horrified when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  It hit me like a sledgehammer, the 73-year-old said.  My initial reaction was to get rid of it.  But after reading up on the risks and benefits of surgery and radiation, Collett said he was relieved to have been assigned to the monitoring group, and feels more men should be fully informed about the various strategies.  Maybe the first option shouldn't be surgery or radiotherapy, he said.  I'm quite happy to have avoided any of those side-effects.  I feel just fine now so maybe I never needed anything else.”

 

 

 

 

42R8

Barry Smart was born at Purton around 1950.  He married Valerie Hopkins and they lived at Cam in Dursley.

 

 

 

42S4

Melanie Smart

Born circa 1974

 

42S5

Steven Smart

Born circa 1976

 

42S6

Rachel Smart

Born in 1978

 

 

 

 

42R9

Neil Smart was born at Purton around 1952.  He married Elizabeth Schlitching and they live at Purton, where Neil continues to follow the family tradition by working at the Sharpness Docks.  All four of their children were born at Purton.

 

 

 

42S7

Jason Smart

Born in 1970

 

42S8

Richard Smart

Born in 1971

 

42S9

Laura Jane Smart

Born in 1978

 

42S10

Leanne Francesca Smart

Born in 1988

 

 

 

 

42S3

Jeannie Clare Evans was born at Gloucester on 27th January 1977 and in 2008 she is working near Berkeley as a piano teacher.

 

 

 

 

42S7

Jason Smart was born at Berkeley in 1970 and still lives in that area wife his wife and child.

 

 

 

 

42S8

Richard Smart was born at Berkeley in 1971.  After he married he moved to live in Cyprus.

 

 

 

 

42S9

Laura Jane Smart was born at Berkeley in 1978.  She married Paul Salman in 2001, and the couple currently lives in Dursley with their two sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix – Other Colletts from Tetbury and the surrounding area

 

(the following includes Collett and Collet variations)

 

 

42m1

William Collett married Sarah Phelps on 29th November 1807 at Westonbirt, three miles south-west of Tetbury.  The first six of their known seven children were baptised at Sherston Magna, two miles south of Westonbirt, with the seventh child baptised at Westonbirt.  By the time of the first national census in 1841 William Collet was 60 and his wife Sarah was 50, both rounded ages.  Still living with them were four of their seven known children and they were Charles Collet 20, Susan Collet 15, Thomas Collet 12, and William Collet who was eight years old.  That last entry on the census may indicate that the couple’s older son William, who would have been 17, had died before 1832.

 

 

 

During the next decade William Collet died, leaving his widow Sarah Collet, who was 64 and receiving parish relief, still living within the Tetbury area in 1851.  Living with her at Westonbirt was her youngest son William 19, together with her married son Thomas, his wife Hannah, and their son George.  Ten years later in the census of 1861, Sarah Collett from Sherston was 73 and was living with widow and head of the household, Sarah Clements who was 72, at North Lodge in Westonbirt.

 

 

 

Sarah Phelps was the daughter of William and Mary Phelps and was baptised at Sherston Magna on 29th April 1787 and had reached the grand age of 83 by the time of the Westonbirt census of 1871 where, it is assumed, she died shortly thereafter.

 

 

 

42n1

Henry Collett

Born circa 1815

 

42n2

Charles Collett

Born circa 1818

 

42n3

George Collett

Born circa 1821

 

42n4

William Collett

Born circa 1823

 

42n5

Susanna Collett

Born circa 1826

 

42n6

Thomas Collett

Born circa 1828

 

42n7

William Collett

Born circa 1832

 

 

 

 

42n1

Henry Collett was born around 1815 and was baptised at Sherston Magna in Wiltshire on 30th April 1815, the eldest son of William and Sarah Collett.  In 1841 just one Collett family was recorded living within the Tetbury registration area, and that was the family of Henry and Elizabeth Collett.  Both were 25 years old, and living with them were their two children George Collett who was one-year old, and Emma Collet who was not yet twelve months old.

 

 

 

Henry Collet was 35 and his wife Elizabeth was 36 by 1851.  They were still living within the Tetbury registration district when their family comprised George Collet 11, Emma 9, Robert 8, Anne 7, Sarah 5 and Aaron who was not yet one-year old.  Ten years after that, the Tetbury census of 1861 listed, Henry Collett as 46, Elizabeth as 47, and their five children as George Henry Collett 21, Annie Eliza Collett 16, Aaron Collett 11, Mary Collett who was eight, and Ellen Collett who was six years old.  Daughters Emma and Sarah would have been 20 and 14 years old, while son Robert would have been 18, had they still been living with their family.

 

 

 

In 1871 only their youngest daughter Ellen Collett was still living with Henry and Elizabeth.  Henry was 56, Elizabeth was 57, and Ellen Collett was 16.  During the 1870s Ellen left her parents’ home, but by 1881 the couple had seen the return of their unmarried son Robert.  On that occasion Henry Collett was a farm servant of 65 years from Sherston in Wiltshire, who was living in a farm cottage in Westonbirt with his wife Elizabeth who was 67 and from Westonbirt, and their son Robert Collett who was another farm servant.  His place of birth was confirmed as Westonbirt and he was 38 years old.

 

 

 

Henry Collett died during the next decade, and so by 1891 Elizabeth at the age of 77 was widow.  Still living with her at Westonbirt was her son Robert who was 48 by then and still a bachelor.  Neither Elizabeth, nor her son, featured in the next census in March 1901.

 

 

 

42o1

George Henry Collett

Born circa 1838

 

42o2

Emma Collett

Born circa 1840

 

42o3

Robert Collett

Born circa 1842

 

42o4

Anne Elizabeth Collett

Born circa 1844

 

42o5

Sarah Collett

Born circa 1846

 

42o6

Aaron Collett

Born circa 1849

 

42o7

Mary Collett

Born circa 1852

 

42o8

Ellen Collett

Born circa 1854

 

 

 

 

42n2

Charles Collett was born around 1818 and was baptised at Sherston Magna on 19th March 1820, the son of William and Sarah Collett.  In the census for the Tetbury registration district in 1841, Charles Collett was 20 (rounded age), when he was still living with his family.  Within the next couple of years Charles married Elizabeth and by the end of March in 1851 the couple had three children.  The Tetbury area census that year recorded Charles and his wife as both being 32, and their children as George Collett who was six, Eliza Collett who was five and William who was two years old.

 

 

 

By 1861 a further five children had been added to the family, which comprised Charles who was 42, his wife Elizabeth who was 43, and their seven surviving children.  They were George Collett 16, William Collett 12, Elizabeth Collett 9, Mary Collett 7, Sarah Collett 5, Henry Collett who was three, and Thomas Collett who was under one-year old.  It would appear that Eliza had died shortly after 1851 Census, since the next child born into the family was given her name.

 

 

 

The family of Charles and Elizabeth Collett had reduced in size by 1871, with their older children having left the family home.  On that occasion Charles and his wife were both 52, while only three of their children were still with them, and they were Elizabeth Collett 19, Henry Collett 13, and Thomas Collett who was ten.  By 1881 Charles Collett from Sherston was 61 and was working as a carpenter, while he was living at Vales Cottages in Minchinhampton with his wife Elizabeth who was 62 and from Tetbury.  Charles Collett died during the 1880s, as confirmed by the Minchinhampton census of 1891 when his widow Elizabeth was still living there at the age of 72.

 

 

 

Charles Collett was 82 in March 1901, although on that occasion he gave his place of birth as Knockdown, Sherston.  His wife Elizabeth Collett from Tetbury was 83, and the couple was still living in Minchinhampton at that time.  And it was there, not long after, that they both died.

 

 

 

42o9

George Collett

Born circa 1844

 

42o10

Eliza Collett

Born circa 1846

 

42o11

William Collett

Born circa 1848

 

42o12

Elizabeth Collett

Born circa 1851

 

42o13

Mary Collett

Born circa 1853

 

42o14

Sarah Collett

Born circa 1855

 

42o15

Henry Collett

Born circa 1857

 

42o16

Thomas Charles Collett

Born circa 1860

 

 

 

 

42n3

George Collett was born around 1821 and was baptised at Sherston Magna on 28th April 1822, the son of William and Sarah Collett.  No obvious record of George has been found in any census return, and he certainly was not living with his family in the Tetbury area in 1841 when he would have been 18.

 

 

 

 

42n4

William Collett was born around 1823 and was baptised at Sherston Magna on 28th November 1824, the son of William and Sarah Collett.  He would have been seven by the time of the census 1841, but was not listed with his family.  Ten years later the family had a new William which very likely means that the couple’s first William had been the victim of an infant death.

 

 

 

 

42n5

Susanna Collett was born around 1826 and was baptised at Sherston Magna on 11th March 1827, the eldest daughter of William and Sarah Collett. It was as Susan Collett that she was living with her family in 1841.

 

 

 

 

42n6

Thomas Collett was born around 1828 and was baptised at Sherston Magna 3rd January 1830, the son of William and Sarah Collett.  Thomas was 12 in 1841, and around the time he was twenty years old he married Hannah.  By 1851 their marriage had produced the couple’s first child, and in the census that year Thomas Collett was 22 and a labourer, his wife Hannah from Wilsley (?) was 29, and their son George was only one-year old.  The family was living at Westonbirt, at the home of Thomas’ mother Sarah Collett, and living with her was Thomas’ youngest brother William (below).  No further record of Thomas or his family has been found after that time.

 

 

 

42o17

George Collett

Born circa 1850 at Westonbirt

 

 

 

 

42n7

William Collett was born around 1832 and was baptised at Westonbirt on 9th December 1832, the youngest child of William and Sarah Collett.  He was eight years old in 1841 and 19 in 1851 when he was living with his widowed mother Sarah at Westonbirt.  Also living with William and his mother was his brother Thomas (above) and his wife and their son George.  At some time during the 1850s William married Ann who was eight years older than William and already had a daughter Eliza.  By the time of the census in 1861, the two of them were living in the Tetbury area where William was 28 and Ann was 36.  Also by that time Ann’s daughter was named as Eliza Collett age 15.

 

 

 

A few years later Ann presented William with a daughter of his own, when the family was living in the village of Leighterton three miles west of Tetbury.  That was confirmed by the Leighterton census in 1871 when William Collet was 38, his wife Ann was 45, and their daughter Clara was 5 years old.  On leaving school Clara Collett entered domestic service and by 1881, at the age of 15, she was employed by groom William Golding and his wife Louisa at nearby Oldbury-on-the-Hill, while her parents were still living at Boxwell-with-Leighterton (just Leighterton today).

 

 

 

William Collett from Westonbirt was an agricultural labourer at 46, while his wife Ann was 54 and from Pinkney near Sherston.  During the next ten years William and Ann, left Leighterton and settled in the West Malmesbury area where they were recorded as living in 1891.  By that time William was 58 and Ann was 64.  No further record of the couple has been located after 1891.

 

 

 

42o18

Eliza Collett (adopted)

Born circa 1845

 

42o19

Clara Collett

Born circa 1865 at Leighterton

 

 

 

 

42o1

George Henry Collett was born at Westonbirt in 1838 where he was baptised on 20th March 1838, the eldest child of Henry and Elizabeth Collett.  It was as George Collett aged one year, and George Collet aged 11 that he appeared in the census returns for the Westonbirt in 1841 and 1851, where he was living with his family.  At the time of the census in 1861 he was recorded as being 21 and was listed under his full name of George Henry Collett, while still living at Westonbirt with his family.  Around four or five years later, George married Jane, and by 1871 their marriage had been blessed with their first two children.

 

 

 

The two children had been born at Sherston to the west of Malmesbury, and it was there that the family was living in 1871, and where their next child was born a couple of years later.  According to the census in 1871 George Henry Collett was 30, his wife Jane 28, their daughter Sarah was three, and their son Walter was one-year old.

 

 

 

Over the next ten years a further three children were added to the family, the last two after the family had moved from Sherston to Westonbirt.  So by 1881 the family living in a farm cottage at Westonbirt was made up as follows.  George H Collett was 41 and a farm servant from Westonbirt and his wife Jane was 38 and from Crudwell, to the east of Tetbury.  Their five children were listed as Sarah J Collett 13, Walter G Collett 11, Annie L Collett who was eight, Fanny E Collett who was six, plus Albert A Collett who was two-years old.  After a further four years, Jane presented George with their last child while the family was still at Westonbirt.

 

 

 

The Tetbury area census of 1891 indicated that the couple’s two eldest daughter Sarah and Anne had left home, perhaps to be married.  The remaining family on that occasion comprised George 51, Jane 48, Walter 21, Fanny 16, Albert 12, and Edith who was five years old.  From the next census in 1901, it is clear that George Henry Collett died during the 1890s. At that time his widow Jane Collett from Crudwell was 58 and was living at Lasborough near Tetbury with her son Albert who was 22, and her daughter Edith who was 15.  The place of birth for both children was confirmed as Westonbirt.  Jane’s son was married during the first decade of the new century, so by April 1911 when Jane was 68, it was just her youngest daughter Edith who was still living with her at Lasborough.

 

 

 

42p1

Sarah Jane Collett

Born circa 1867

 

42p2

Walter George Henry Collett

Born circa 1869

 

42p3

Anne L Collett

Born circa 1872 at Sherston

 

42p4

Fanny E Collett

Born circa 1874

 

42p5

Albert A Collett

Born circa 1878

 

42p6

Edith Collett

Born circa 1885

 

 

 

 

42o2

Emma Collett was born at Westonbirt during the first five months of 1841, the eldest daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Collett.  She was listed as being under one-year old in the June census of 1841 when she was one of two children living with her parents at Westonbirt.  Ten years later she was nine years old, and ten years after that she was no longer living with her family by 1861.  It was at Forthampton near Tewkesbury that Emma married Edward Clarke five years later in 1866.  Edward was baptised there on 2nd August 1846, the son of Edward Clarke and Dinah Dance. 

 

 

 

Over the following years Emma and Edward had six children, the first born at Westonbirt, the next three at Forthampton, and the last two at Chaceley, one mile south of Forthampton.  The children were: Walter Clarke (born 1867); Arthur Clarke (baptised on 4th April 1869); Annie Elizabeth Clarke (baptised on 31st December 1871); Dinah Sarah Ellen Clarke (baptised on 9th November 1873); Richard Clarke (baptised on 13th August 1877); and Hubert Clarke (baptised on 24th October 1880).

 

 

 

By 1881 the Clarke family was living at Brockeridge Common in Twyning, to the north of Tewkesbury.  Edward from Forthampton was 35 and a bricklayer, his wife Emma was 39 and from Westonbirt, and living with them were five of their six children.  Walter was 14 and had left school and was working as a labourer, Anne Elizabeth was 9, Dinah Sarah Ellen was 7, Richard was three years old, while baby Hubert was just eight months old.  The missing children Arthur, who would have been 11, may have died during the 1870s.

 

 

 

 

42o3

Robert Collett was born at Westonbirt during 1842 where he was baptised on 25th December 1842, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Collett.  In 1851 he was eight years old and with his family at Westonbirt but then, on living school, Robert may have become a soldier as he only reappeared again in 1881.  On that occasion he was unmarried and 38, when living with his elderly parents in a tied farm cottage in Westonbirt from where he was working as a farm servant with his father.  With the death of his father in the following years, bachelor Robert, age 48, was still living with his mother in 1891.  And that was the last record of Robert and his mother, who both must have died before the end of the century.

 

 

 

 

42o4

Anne Elizabeth Collett was born at Westonbirt around 1844, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Collett, and was Anne Collett age seven in the Westonbirt census of 1851.  It was in the census of 1861 that she was recorded as Annie Eliza Collett who was still living at the family’s home at 16.

 

 

 

 

42o5

Sarah Collett was born at Westonbirt around 1846, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Collett, and was five years old in the Westonbirt census on 1851.  Sarah would have been 15 in 1861, but by then she was not living with her parents.

 

 

 

 

42o6

Aaron Collett was born at Westonbirt around 1850, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Collett, and was under one-year old in the census of 1851.  Ten years later Aaron was 11 and was still living with his family in Westonbirt.

 

 

 

 

42o7

Mary Collett was born at Westonbirt around 1852 and was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Collett, and she was eight years old in 1861.

 

 

 

 

42o8

Ellen Collett was born at Westonbirt around 1854, the youngest child of Henry and Elizabeth Collett, and was six in 1861.  By 1871 Ellen was 16 and was the only child still living with her parents.

 

 

 

 

42o9

George Collett was born at Tetbury around 1844, the eldest child of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.  He was six years old and 16 years of age in the two census returns for the Tetbury area in 1851 and 1861, when he was living with his parents.  It was during the following decade that George married (1) Mary who was eight years older than George, and by 1871 the childless couple had settled in the village of Bisley within the Stroud & Rodborough registration district.  George Collett was 26 and his wife Mary was 34.

 

 

 

By 1881 George Collett from Tetbury was a carpenter and a joiner at the age of 36, when he was living at Bellevue Terrace in the village of Bisley, at the southern end of the Cotswolds.  Living with him, was his wife Mary who was 44 and a seamstress from Woodchester, near Stonehouse.  The couple was still there ten years later, when the census in 1891 confirmed that George Collett from Tetbury was 46, and Mary W Collett was 54.  Sadly, it was during the next few years that Mary died at Bisley, following which George later married (2) Lucy of Bisley.

 

 

 

Once married, the couple left Bisley and moved the two miles south to settle in Chalford, where they were living in 1901.  George Collett from Tetbury was 56 and his occupation was that of a carpenter.  His wife Lucy Collett was 52.  Ten years after that the couple was still living in Chalford, where George was 66 and Lucy was 62.

 

 

 

 

42o10

Eliza Collett was born at Tetbury around 1846, and was the eldest daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.  In the Tetbury area census of 1851, Eliza was five years old when living there with her family.

 

 

 

 

42o11

William Collett was born at Tetbury around 1848, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.  In the census of 1851 William of Tetbury was living there with his family at the age of two years, and ten years later he was 12 years old in 1861.  Towards the end of the 1860s William married Ann from Brokenborough, just across the county boundary into Wiltshire, and north of Malmesbury.  By the time of the census in 1871 William and Ann already had their first child who had been born at Brokenborough, like his mother.  William Collett from nearby Tetbury was 21, his wife Ann Collett was 24, and their son George Collett was just one-year old. 

 

 

 

One mile to the east of Tetbury is the village of Long Newnton, and it was to there that the family moved just after 1871, and where they were living when their seven subsequent children were born.  Long Newnton was also just one mile north of Brokenborough, and three miles from Malmesbury

 

 

 

According to the census conducted in 1881, William and his family were living at Pond Lodge in Long Newnton.  William Collett (from Tetbury) was 32 and a carter and an agricultural labourer, and his wife Ann was 37.  Their five children at that time were George Collett who was 11, Francis Collett who was eight, Fanny Collett who was five, Mary Collett who was three and Kate Collett who was only two months old.  Three final children were added to the family during the 1880s, but by the time of the Long Newnton census in 1891 the three eldest children had left the family home to make their own way in the world.  The remaining family was listed as William 41, Ann 47, Mary 13, Kate 10, Alice aged eight, Frederick aged six and Sarah who was three.  The couple’s daughter Fanny was 15 and was living and working nearby.

 

 

 

By March 1901 William Collett (from Westonbirt) was still living at Long Newnton with his wife and their two youngest children.  William was 51 and was working as a carter on a farm, while his wife Ann (from Brokenborough) was 57.  Their children were recorded as Frederick Collett, who was 16 and a plough boy who was also working on the farm with his father, and Sarah Collett who was 13.  Both children had been born while William and Ann had been living at Long Newnton.

 

 

 

Within the next ten years the couple’s son Frederick left the family home to be married, and by April 1911 the family was still living at Long Newnton where William (from Tetbury) was 62, Ann was 67, and unmarried Sarah Collett was 23.  No trace at all has been found of their son in the census of 1911.

 

 

 

42p7

George Collett

Born in 1869

 

42p8

Francis William Collett

Born in 1872

 

42p9

Fanny Collett

Born in 1875 at Long Newnton

 

42p10

Mary Collett

Born in 1877

 

42p11

Kate Collett

Born in Jan. 1881 at Long Newnton

 

42p12

Alice Collett

Born in 1882

 

42p13

Frederick Collett

Born in 1884 at Long Newnton

 

42p14

Sarah Collett

Born in 1887

 

 

 

 

42o12

Elizabeth Collett was born at Tetbury in 1851 and there also that she was baptised on 2nd November 1851, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

42o13

Mary Collett was born at Tetbury during 1853 where she was baptised on 26th December 1853, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

42o14

Sarah Collett was born at Tetbury in 1855 and it was there that she was baptised on 5th December 1855, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

42o15

Henry Collett was born at Tetbury in 1857 and was baptised there on 3rd January 1858, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

42o16

Thomas Charles Collett was born at Tetbury during 1860 where he was baptised on 2nd September 1860, the youngest son of Charles and Elizabeth Collett.

 

 

 

 

42p1

Sarah Jane Collett was born at Sherston in 1867 the eldest child of George Henry Collett and his wife Jane.  Ten years later Sarah J Collett, age 13, was living in Westonbirt with her family.  At some time in her Sarah moved to London for work, and it was there at Paddington that she was living in 1891 at the age of 23.  It seems likely that she married sometime after that.

 

 

 

 

42p2

Walter George Henry Collett was born at Sherston around 1869, the eldest son of George Henry and Jane Collett, who was one-year old in 1871 when he was listed as Walter G Hy Collett.  He was described as Walter G Collett, age 11, in the census of 1881 when he was living with his family at Westonbirt.  In 1891 Walter Collett was 21 and was still living with his family at Westonbirt.  In the mid-1890s Walter married Elizabeth from Worcester, and by 1901 their marriage had produced two children for the couple.

 

 

 

Once married the couple settled at Bowldown Farm on Bowldown Road which runs between Westonbirt and Lasborough, where the two children were born.  However, by March in 1901, the family of four was recorded as living at Beverston, one mile west of Tetbury, which could include Bowldown Farm.  Walter Collett from Westonbirt was 31 and was described as superintending work on the farm.  His wife Elizabeth was 36, and their two children were Elsie Collett who was four, and Mark Collett who was one-year old.  Elizabeth was very likely expecting the couple’s third child on the day of the census, since their second daughter was born later that year.

 

 

 

Ten years later Walter was 41, and his wife was recorded under the name Ellen, who was 45.  By that time in 1911, Walter’s eldest daughter was listed in the town of Malmesbury where she was 14.  So the children living in Tetbury with Walter and Ellen were Frank Collett who was 11, and his sister Doris who was nine.

 

 

 

42q1

Elsie Edith Halin Collett

Born in 1896 at Bowldown, Beverston

 

42q2

Frank (Mark) Collett

Born in 1899 at Bowldown, Beverston

 

42q3

Doris Collett

Born in 1901 at Bowldown, Beverston

 

 

 

 

42p4

Fanny E Collett was born in 1874 at Westonbirt after her parents had moved there from nearby Sherston, and it was there that she was still living with her family at the age six years in 1881.  Ten year later, and after she had finished her schooling, Fanny Collett was 16 and was continuing to live with her family in Westonbirt.

 

 

 

 

42p5

Albert A Collett was born at Westonbirt in 1878, the son of George Henry and Jane Collett.  It was as Albert A Collett aged two years, that he was recorded living with his family at Westonbirt in 1881.  He was still there ten years later in 1891 when he was 12.  Sometime during the 1890s Albert’s father died, so by march 1901 Albert was 22 and was one of only two children living with his widowed mother Jane at Lasborough near Tetbury, the other being his younger sister Edith (below).

 

 

 

It was towards the end of that decade when Albert married Florence, and their first child was born during August in 1910.  By the time of the census in 1911 Albert, age 32, and Florence, age 29, were living at Lasborough near Tetbury with their son George who was eight months old.  Other children may well have followed in the years after 1911.

 

 

 

42q4

George Collett

Born during August 1910

 

 

 

 

42p6

Edith Collett was born at Westonbirt in 1885, the youngest child of George Henry and Jane Collett.  She was five years old in 1891 when she was living with her family at Westonbirt, but with the death of her father during the next decade, Edith and her brother Albert (above) were the only children still living with their mother in 1901.  The three of them were living at Lasborough near Tetbury by then, when Edith was 15 years old.  With her brother leaving home to be married during the following years, Edith Collett from Westonbirt and still unmarried at the age of 25 in 1911, was the only member of the family still living with her elderly mother Jane.

 

 

 

 

42p7

George Collett was born at Brokenborough in 1869, the eldest son of child of William Collett of Tetbury and his wife Ann from Brokenborough.  He was one-year old in 1871, but shortly after that his family moved one mile north to Long Newnton, where they settled and where all of George’s siblings were born.  It was there that George and his family were living in 1881, when their dwelling was Pond Lodge and where George was 11.  By the time of the next census in 1891, George Collett from Brokenborough was 21 and was living and working in the Highworth & Swindon area of Wiltshire with his brother Francis (below).

 

 

 

And it was while George was working in Swindon that he met his wife Eleanor Jane, whom he had married by the start of the new century.  Once married the couple moved to London, and it was in Battersea that they were living in March 1901.  George Collett from Brokenborough was 31 and was working as a carpenter, while his wife Eleanor from Swindon was 30.  No record has been found to suggest that George and Eleanor ever had any children, and it was just the two of them living together in the Wandsworth area in 1911, when George was 41 and Eleanor Jane was 40.

 

 

 

 

42p8

Francis William Collett was born at Long Newnton in 1872 the second son of William and Ann Collett.  It was as Francis Collett age eight years that he was living with his family at Pond Lodge at Long Newnton in 1881.  On leaving school, Francis joined with his brother George (above) when they moved to Swindon to seek work.  And it was within the Highworth & Swindon registration district that the pair was living in 1891, when Francis Wm Collett was 18.  Towards the end of the year, Francis’ brother became a married man, and all three of them left Swindon for London.

 

 

 

The census in 1901 confirmed the brothers were both living in the Battersea area where Francis Wm Collett from Long Newnton was 28 and was employed as a general labourer.  During the first ten year of the new century Francis William Collett married Rose Melina and by 1911 the couple was living in the Fulham area of London.  Francis was 38 and Rose was 40.

 

 

 

 

42p10

Mary Collett was born at Long Newnton in 1877, the daughter of William and Ann Collett.  In 1881 and 1891 Mary was three years old and 13 years old respectively, when living at Pond Lodge with her family in Long Newnton, although by 1901 she had left the family home.  In the census of 1911, there are two Mary from Long Newnton who were both 33.  One was unmarried Mary Elizabeth Collett who was living at Pontypridd in Wales with no one else by the Collett name, while the other was the widow Mary Henrietta Cooke who was still living in Long Newnton with her five years old son Reginald Cooke.

 

 

 

 

42p12

Alice Collett was born at Long Newnton in 1882, the daughter of William and Ann Collett.  She was eight years old in 1891 when living at Long Newnton with her family.  It may have been the fact that her two eldest brothers were living in London at the end of the century that persuaded Alice to seek work in the city.  According to the census in 1901, Alice Collett from Long Newnton was 19, and was working as a domestic housemaid with a family in the Westminster St James area of the city.

 

 

 

It is possible although not proved, that not long after Alice Collett married clerk Charles William Rose from Ongar in Essex, and shortly after they were married Alice presented Charles with a son.  By 1911 the family was living in the Knaresborough area of Yorkshire, where Alice Medova Rose from Long Newton was 29, Charles William Rose was 33, and their son Charles Stanley Rose was 10.

 

 

 

 

42p14

Sarah Collett was born in 1887 at Long Newnton, one mile east of Tetbury.  At the time of the Long Newnton census in 1891 Sarah was three years, and ten years later in March 1901 she was 13, and was one of only two children still living there with her parents.  By April 1911, 23 years old Sarah Collett from Long Newnton was still living in the village of her birth and was the only child still living there at the home of her elderly parents.  It is not known at this time whether Sarah was married after 1911.