PART FIVE

 

The Tewkesbury Line Ė 1530 to 1630

 

This is the first of two sections of the fifth part of the Collett family

 

Updated March 2015

 

This first section of the Collett family of Tewkesbury was compiled many years ago, mostly from information contained in the files of the Church of Latter Day Saints.As a consequence, it may not be as accurate as the other sections on the Collett website, which have been independently verified using other sources of information.Therefore further work must be carried out to validate all of the entries, unlike the second section [1630-1960] which was first produced during the early 1990s, and has been steadily added to and updated since them.

 

A Robert Collett of Tewkesbury left a Will in 1559 and he may well have been the father of the first family list below.

 

 

5E1

Although the father of the four children listed below is not known at this time, it is possible that their mother was Joan Collett of Ashchurch whose Will was proved in 1546.

 

 

 

5F1

Richard Collett

Born circa 1534 at Ashchurch

 

5F2

John Collett

Born circa 1537 at Ashchurch

 

5F3

William Collett

Born circa 1539 at Ashchurch

 

5F4

Margery Collett

Born circa 1545 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5F1

Richard Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1534 and was married around 1555.It seems likely that his first wife died possibly in childbirth during the years 1566 to 1568 and that he was married for a second time to Ellen Roberts on 5th February 1569 at Ashchurch.It would appear that they had only been married for around four years when Richard Collett of Ashchurch died in 1573, his Will being proved in 1574.

 

 

 

It would seem that Ashchurch was an early settling place for members of the Collett family in the area of Gloucestershire around Tewkesbury, Ashchurch being only two miles to the east of the city.

 

 

 

Following the death of her husband, the widow Ellen Collett then married John Washbourne on 25th November 1574 at Ashchurch with whom she had a son Giles Washbourne who was born the following year.Twenty-eight years earlier there is the recording of the Will of Joan Colet of Ashchurch in 1546, who may have been Richardís mother.

 

 

 

5G1

George Collett

Born circa 1556 at Ashchurch

 

5G2

Robert Collett

Baptised on 24.09.1557 at Ashchurch

 

5G3

Joan Collett

Baptised on 03.02.1558; infant death

 

5G4

John Collett

Born circa 1559 at Ashchurch

 

5G5

Ann Collett

Baptised on 09.06.1560 at Ashchurch

 

5G6

Ursula Collett

Baptised on 06.09.1563 at Ashchurch

 

5G7

Joan Collett

Baptised on 02.02.1565 at Ashchurch

 

5G8

Gillian Collett

Baptised on 01.07.1566 at Ashchurch

 

5G9

Alice Collett

Baptised on 21.11.1571 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5F2

John Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1537 and he married Margaret Moody on 22nd May 1559 at Ashchurch where all of their children were born and baptised.The Will of John Collett of Ashchurch was proved in 1587, indicating that he died when his youngest child was around six years of age.

 

 

 

5G10

Margaret Collett

Baptised on 02.03.1559 at Ashchurch

 

5G11

Alice Collett

Baptised on 03.01.1561 at Ashchurch

 

5G12

Thomas Collett

Born circa 1563/64 at Ashchurch

 

5G13

William Collett

Baptised on 14.07.1566 at Ashchurch

 

5G14

Elizabeth Collett

Baptised on 02.10.1569 at Ashchurch

 

5G15

Ann Collett

Baptised on 07.03.1571 at Ashchurch

 

5G16

John Collett

Baptised on 03.08.1578 at Ashchurch

 

5G17

James Collett

Baptised on 22.03.1580 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5F3

William Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1539 and he married around 1559.Both of the children listed below were born and baptised at Ashchurch.The Will of William Collett of Ashchurch was proved during 1597, following his death perhaps in the preceding year when he would have been around 57 years old.

 

 

 

Judging by the name of Williamís known daughter, it seems highly likely that his wife was Elizabeth, since the Will of Elizabeth Collett of Ashchurch was proved in 1613.

 

 

 

5G18

Elizabeth Collett

Baptised on 22.02.1561 at Ashchurch

 

5G19

John Collett

Baptised on 25.07.1567 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5F4

Margery Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1545, where she later married Robert Gynes on 1st February 1569.It is interesting that Margeryís nephew, John Collett, the son of her brother John (above), married Anne Gynes at Ashchurch in 1601, which begs the question, was Ann Gynes the daughter of Margery Collett and Robert Gynes.It is possible that Margeryís mother was Joan Collett of Ashchurch whose Will was proved in 1546, which might indicate that Joan died giving birth to her daughter.

 

 

 

 

5G1

George Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1556 and he married around 1580.His daughter Joan was born and baptised at Ashchurch.

 

 

 

5H1

Joan Collett

Baptised on 02.06.1581 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5G4

John Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1559 and he married around 1582. All of his children were born and baptised at Ashchurch

 

 

 

5H2

James Collett

Baptised on 12.07.1583 at Ashchurch

 

5H3

Richard Collett

Baptised on 03.03.1585 at Ashchurch

 

5H4

Katherine Collett

Baptised on 03.03.1590 at Ashchurch

 

5H5

Alice Collett

Baptised on 08.06.1592 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5G5

Ann Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 9th June 1560 where she married William Spiring on 27th May 1583.

 

 

 

 

5G6

Ursula Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 6th September 1563 where she married Thomas Gibbs on 13th June 1587.

 

 

 

 

5G12

Thomas Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1563 or 1564 where he married Bridget Cole on 16th September 1585.

 

 

 

5H6

Mary Collett

Baptised on 25.11.1586 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5G13

William Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 14th July 1566 where he married Ann Gilbert on 9th July 1590 and where their children were born and baptised.

 

 

 

5H7

Bridget Collett

Baptised on 28.11.1591 at Ashchurch

 

5H8

William Collett

Baptised on 03.11.1594 at Ashchurch

 

5H9

Elizabeth Collett

Born circa 1595/96 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5G14

Elizabeth Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 2nd October 1569 where she married John Baker on 4th February 1593.

 

 

 

 

5G15

Ann Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 7th March 1571.At the present time it has not been determined whether she married Philip Surman on 29th November 1598 at Ashchurch or Thomas Davies on 17th June 1599 at Ashchurch.

 

 

 

 

5G16

John Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 3rd August 1578.It was also at Ashchurch that John married Anne Gynes on 26th October 1601, and it was there also that all of their children were born and baptised, although it was only the name of John Collett that appeared on the baptism records.

 

 

 

5H10

Mary Collett

Baptised on 05.09.1602 at Ashchurch

 

5H11

John Collett

Baptised on 01.11.1603 at Ashchurch

 

5H12

Thomas Collett

Baptised on 22.11.1605 at Ashchurch

 

5H13

Ann Collett

Baptised on 27.03.1607 at Ashchurch

 

5H14

William Collett

Born circa 1609 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5G17

James Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 22nd March 1580 where he married Bridget Hitche on 13th October 1606.

 

 

 

 

5H2

James Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 12th July 1583 where he married Joan Haynes on 29th September 1610 and where their children were born and baptised.In 1678 the Will of Joan Collett was proved, but if this was the wife of James Collett she would have been in her eighties when she died. So Joan may have been the wife of a later member of this family, say for example Thomas Collett [Ref. 5I4] who might have been in her fifties when she died.

 

 

 

5I1

James Collett

Baptised on 11.08.1611 at Ashchurch

 

5I2

Mary Collett

Born circa 1612/13 at Ashchurch

 

5I3

John Collett

Born circa 1614/15 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5H3

Richard Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 3rd March 1585 and was listed as of short stature suitable for Calyver in 'Men & Armour of Gloucestershire in 1608'.

 

 

 

The Will of Richard Collett of Ashchurch was proved on 31th May 1633.

 

 

 

 

5H7

Bridget Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 28th November 1591 where she married John Mann on 21st October 1611.

 

 

 

 

5H9

Elizabeth Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1595 and 1596 where she married Walter Garne on 10th May 1615.

 

 

 

 

5H11

John Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 1st November 1603, the son of John Collett. No name for his mother was given on his baptism record. John was 24 when he married Joan Jenkins on 10th February 1628 at nearby Alstone, just three miles east of Ashchurch.So far their only known child was a son who was born at Alstone in 1641, which probably indicates that there were other children born during the intervening twelve years.

 

 

 

5I4

William Collett

Baptised on 08.08.1641 at Alstone

 

 

 

 

5H12

Thomas Collett was baptised at Ashchurch on 22nd November 1605.It is more than likely that he married around 1625 and had a son Thomas who was born around that same time.

 

 

 

5I5

Thomas Collett

Born circa 1625 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5H14

William Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1609 and he married Elizabeth Powell on 25th October 1630 at Ashchurch.Their only known son at this time appears to have been born in Tewkesbury.

 

 

 

5I6

William Collett

Born circa 1631 at Tewkesbury

 

 

 

 

5I2

Mary Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1612 and 1613 where she married William Hawkes on 5th May 1635.

 

 

 

 

5I3

John Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1614 and 1615 where he married Elizabeth Price on 22nd September 1636.

 

 

 

 

5I4

William Collett was baptised at Alstone near Ashchurch on 8th August 1641, the son of John Collett and Joan Jenkins. William later married Joan, although no record of their marriage has yet been found, but their son was baptised at Alstone in 1669.Not long after the birth of their son, or even at the time of his birth, Joan passed away, and on 24th June 1670 William married Elizabeth Worly (Worley) at Alstone.Today Alstone is In Gloucestershire, but in those days it was listed as being in Worcestershire.

 

 

 

5J1

William Collett

Baptised on 16.11.1669 at Alstone

 

 

 

 

5I5

Thomas Collett was born at Ashchurch around 1625 and it is likely that he married around 1645 and had a son who was born and baptised at Ashchurch.

 

 

 

5J2

Thomas Collett

Baptised on 23.03.1646 at Ashchurch

 

 

 

 

5I6

William Collett was born around 1631 at Tewkesbury where he married Eleanor around 1652.All of their children were born and baptised at Tewkesbury.So far no connection has been made to confirm that William was a close relative of Henry Collett (Ref. 5I7)

 

 

 

Williamís and Eleanorís family is shown at the start of the second section of this family line