PART SIXTY-EIGHT

 

The North Lincolnshire Line

 

Updated October 2023

 

 

This family line focuses on the North Lincolnshire village of Haxey, seven miles north of Gainsborough, but starts in Pinchbeck near Spalding in South Lincolnshire, and is the family line of Roy Collett (Ref. 68R8), shown in capital letters.And it was Royís friend John Metcalfe of Walkeringham in Nottinghamshire who helped to develop this family line.

 

 

 

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RICHARD COLLETT would have been born between 1775 and 1795 and he was the father of John Ernest Collett, as confirmed by the latter at the time of his marriage.

 

 

 

68N1††††††††††††††††† JOHN ERNEST COLLETT††††††††††††††††††††† Born circa 1813 at Pinchbeck

 

 

 

 

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JOHN ERNEST COLLETT was born at Pinchbeck near Spalding around 1813, the son of Richard Collett.It was also possibly at Pinchbeck that his future wife was born during the following year.Whether they both ran away from home has not been proved, but it was fifty miles north of Pinchbeck that John married Elizabeth Fisher at Haxey on 19th February 1839.The record of the marriage stated that John was 24 and the son of Richard Collett, while his bride was 23 and the daughter of William Fisher.The baptism of Elizabeth Fisher was conducted at St Botolphís Church in Boston on 10th March 1817, the daughter of William and Frances Fisher.Once married the couple initially settled at Haxey Lane in Haxey, where all of their nine children were born.By the time of the first census conducted in Haxey during the first week of June in 1841, John and Elizabeth Collett were both recorded with a rounded age of 25, while listed with them at their Haxey Lane home was their first child Charles Collett who was one-year-old.Sadly, it was just four months later that the child died, with the result that the coupleís next child was also given the name of Charles, he being the first of the four children added to the family over the next ten years.

 

 

 

That situation was confirmed in the Haxey census of 1851 when John Collett was 37, his wife Elizabeth was 36, and their four children were named as Charles Collett who was eight, Mary Collett who was six, John Collett who was two and William Collett who was only two months old.It is possible that a further child who did not survive was added to the family around 1846, in the four year gap between Mary and John.The next census in 1861 revealed that both John and Elizabeth had been born at Pinchbeck, although ten years later her place of birth was given as Spalding and after a further ten years it was Boston. The family was still residing within the village of Haxey in 1861 and by that time John was 46 and Elizabeth was 45. On that occasion they only had seven children living there with them, and they were Charles aged 18, John aged 14, William aged 10, Richard who was eight, Elizabeth who was six, George Edward Collett who was two, and Jabez Collett who was not yet one-year-old.No record of missing daughter Mary has been identified in that census.

 

 

 

Seven years later the family was still living in Haxey when Elizabeth would have been 52 years of age and therefore not the mother of Frederick Collett who was born there in 1868, the same child described as the son of John Collett in the census of 1871.

 

However, on that occasion the family was recorded in the neighbouring hamlet of Graizelound, less than a mile south of Haxey, as can be seen on this map.

 

 

 

An error on the census return gave Balne, a town in Yorkshire, as the place of birth of John Collett who was 57.The birthplace of his wife Elizabeth, aged 54, was Spalding while the four sons living at Graizelound with them were all confirmed as having been born at Haxey.Richard Collett was 17, George Collett was 12, Jabez Collett was 10, and Frederick Collett was just two years old.The census that year incorrectly recorded young Frederick as a son, when in fact her was a grandson and an orphan, being the only child from their son Charlesí marriage to Jane Jackson, both of whom died prior to the census in 1871 and were buried at Haxey.

 

 

 

It was just over four years after that when John Ernest Collett died at the age of 61 on 28th August 1875 when he was still a resident in Graizelound, following which he was buried in the grounds of St Nicholasí Church in Haxey on 30th August 1875. Probate of his Will, valued at under £200 and left to his wife, was completed at Lincoln on 21st March 1877.Four years later the widow Elizabeth Collett from Boston in Lincolnshire was 66 and had returned to Haxey where the only one of her children still living with her was her son Jabez Collett who, at the age of 20, was a joiner like his older brother John.Elizabeth Collett nee Fisher died at Haxey during the 1890.

 

 

 

68O1††††††††††††††††† Charles Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1840 at Haxey

 

68O2††††††††††††††††† Charles Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1842 at Haxey

 

68O3††††††††††††††††† Mary Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1845 at Haxey

 

68O4††††††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1848 at Haxey

 

68O5††††††††††††††††† William Fisher Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1851 at Haxey

 

68O6††††††††††††††††† RICHARD COLLETT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1853 at Haxey

 

68O7††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Ann Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1855 at Haxey

 

68O8††††††††††††††††† George Edward Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1858 at Haxey

 

68O9††††††††††††††††† Jabez Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1860 at Haxey

 

 

 

 

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Charles Collett may have been a honeymoon baby born at Haxey Lane in Haxey around October or November 1839 who was baptised at Haxey on 10th January 1840, the first child of John Ernest Collett and his wife Elizabeth Fisher.He was just over one-year-old in 1841 when he was living with his parents at Haxey, and it was there also that he died on 7th October 1841.

 

 

 

 

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Charles Collett was born at Haxey Lane in Haxey during 1842 and was named after his late brother.He was baptised at St Nicholasí Church in Haxey on 11th August 1842, the son of John and Elizabeth Collett, and was eight years of age in the Haxey census of 1851.On leaving school, Charles worked as an apprentice to his father, a master wheelwright, which was how he was described in the Haxey census of 1861 when he was 18 and still living with his family. After a further six years Charles Collett married Jane Jackson at Haxey, their wedding recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 1127) during the third quarter of 1867. Theirsí is a tragic story, when first Jane died in 1870 aged only 23, followed shortly after by her husband, when Charles died on 1st January 1871, both of them buried in the grounds of St Nicholasí Church in Haxey.

 

 

 

68P1††††††††††††††††† Frederick Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1868 at Haxey

 

 

 

 

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Mary Collett was born at Haxey during the last three months of 1845, with her birth registered at Gainsborough (Ref. xiv 326). She was baptised there in the Church of St Nicholas on 30th November 1845, the eldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Collett.She was six years old in the Haxey census of 1851, and by the time of the next census in 1861 she had left her family and was employed as a servant in the Kingston-upon-Hull home of ship owner John Woodall and his family.Mary Collett from Haxey was 15 that day.It was just three years later that the marriage of Mary and James Thomas Horberry was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 659) during the first three months of 1864, James being nearly ten years older than Mary. She may even have been expecting his child on the day they were married, since by 1871 she had presented James with two daughters.

 

 

 

The census that year recorded the family of four living in the hamlet of Graizelound, where James Horberry was 34, Mary Horberry said she was 27 when she was 25, and their two children were Frances Horberry who was seven, and Clara Horberry who was four.The family continued to live there, where three more children were added to the family before the census in 1881.By then the family was listed as James, aged 43 and a farmer of eleven acres, Mary who was 35, Clara who was 14, Elizabeth who was seven, William Horberry who was four, and Alfred Horberry who was one-year-old.

 

 

 

It was just the three youngest children from 1881 who were still living with the couple in 1891, when James was 53, Mary was 45, Elizabeth was 17, William was 14 and Alfred was 11.However, it was around 1883 that Mary gave birth to her last child, who has not been located in the census of 1891, but who was living with her parents in 1901.The Graizelound census that year recorded the Horberry family living only five dwelling from Maryís Collett family.Farmer James T Horberry was 63, Mary Horberry was 56, Alfred Horberry was 21 and a labourer working on the railway, while Edith Horberry was 18 and a domestic servant, all of them born at Haxey.

 

 

 

The death of Mary Horberry nee Collett was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 452) during the first quarter of 1911 when she was 66 years of age.

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born at Haxey in 1848, when his birth was registered at Gainsborough (Ref. xiv 346) during the third quarter of that year. He was baptised in the neighbouring village of Epworth, two miles north of Haxey, on 15th October 1848, the son of John and Elizabeth Collett.He was two years old in 1851 and his age was given as 14 in the Haxey census of 1861, when he was still attending school.Ten years later John Collett from Haxey was lodging at the home of the Astin family in Bradford in 1871, where he was working as a joiner, and it was just after then when he became a married man.The wedding of John Collett and Mary Jane White took place at St Nicholasí Church in Haxey on 5th September 1872.John was 24 and the son of John Collett, while Mary was 22 and the daughter of James White.

 

 

 

The coupleís first child was born in Haxey, but it was very likely Johnís work as a joiner that took the young family first to Bradford and then Rotherham, where the family was residing at 75 Eastwood Lane in 1881.By that time Mary had presented John with three children.John was 32, his wife recorded as M J Collett was 30, Arthur Collett was eight, Herbert Collett was five (sic) and J E Collett was still under one-year-old.Sometime after 1881 Johnís work eventually took the family to Doncaster where they were living when the coupleís last two children were born and where they were living in 1891, 1901 and 1911.

 

 

 

In the first of them the completed family was listed as John aged 42, Mary Jane aged 40, Arthur aged 18, Herbert aged 13, John Edwin aged 10, Violetta who was six, and Clara Annie who was three.Ten years later, minus their eldest child who had left home before 1901 and minus their most recent child who had died at the end of 1898, the family was residing within the Wheatley Hills district of the town. John was 50, Mary Jane was 49, Herbert was 23, John Edwin was 20, Violetta was 16 and Clara Annie was 13.Their absent son Arthur was back living with his family at 65 Bentley Road in Doncaster in April 1911, by which time he was a widower with a child of his own. The census that month recorded the household in their 5-roomed dwelling within the Bentley-with-Asksey area of the town, as John Collett who was 62 and a joiner at Bentley Colliery, his wife of 39 years Mary Jane who was 60, their unmarried daughters Violetta who was 26, and Clara Annie who was 23, together with their widowed son Arthur who was 38 and his son Arthur Reginald who was six years old.

 

 

 

In addition to all of the above, the census in 1911 recorded that John and Mary Jane had given birth to a total of seven children with only five of them still alive by that time.The list below includes the names of the coupleís six known children, with just the name of the seventh child missing, which may have been between 1887 and 1898. It was over four years after that when John Collett from Haxey died in Doncaster where his death at the age of 67 was recorded (Ref. 9c 994) during the third quarter of 1915.For another connection to Rotherham see Appendix B at the end of this family line.

 

 

 

68P2††††††††††††††††† Arthur Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1872 at Haxey

 

68P3††††††††††††††††† Herbert Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1877 at Bradford

 

68P4††††††††††††††††† John Edwin Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1880 at Rotherham

 

68P5†††† †††††††††††† Violetta Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1884 at Doncaster

 

68P6††††††††††††††††† Clara Ann Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1887 at Doncaster

 

68P7††††††††††††††††† John Henry Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1898 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

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William Fisher Collett was born at Haxey on 25th January 1851 but, on registering his birth at Gainsborough (Ref. xiv 378), he was simply described as William Collett. It was upon being baptised at St Andrewís Church in Epworth, two miles north of Haxey, on 13th March 1851 that he was recorded as William Fisher Collett the son of John Ernest Collett and Elizabeth Fisher.He was two months old in the Haxey census of 1851, was 10 years old in 1861, and had left the family home by 1871 which, by then was in the nearby hamlet of Graizelound.Three and a half years later the marriage of William Collett and Hannah Crowther was recorded at East Repton in Nottinghamshire (Ref. 7b 60) during the last three months of 1874.Hannah, who was known as Annie had been born at Scrooby in Nottinghamshire and once married they settled in Gainsborough where their two daughters were born prior to the census in 1881.That year the family of four was recorded living at 26 Wheeldon Street in Gainsborough where blacksmith Wm Collett from Haxey was 30.His wife Ann Collett was 30 and the two daughters were Gertrude Collett who was three, and Lilian Collett who was two years of age.Tragically, daughter Lilian died during the following year, a fact that was also confirmed within the census return completed in 1911, and her absence from the intervening census returns in 1891 and 1901.

 

 

 

Four years after suffering the loss of their second daughter in 1882, Annie presented William with the coupleís third child.Both William and Annie were 41 on the occasion of the Gainsborough census in 1891 when the family was living at Tooley Street.The latest edition to the family was their daughter Lucy Collett who was four years old, while still living with the family was the coupleís eldest daughter Gertrude Collett who was 13 and a scholar.Working alongside 41-year-old William that day was William Howdle another blacksmith aged 21 who was also boarding with the family.

 

 

 

The family was still together and residing in Gainsborough at Etherington Street in 1901, where blacksmith William Collett from Haxey was 49.His wife Ann from Scrooby was also 49 and their two daughters were listed as Gertrude Collett who was 22 and Lucy Collett who was 15.Staying with the family that day were three men, the first two being nephews of William Fisher Collett, the third being a visitor.They were George Crowther, a member of Annieís family, who was 30 and an engine fitter from Loversell in Yorkshire, 20-year-old George Collett who was an apprentice blacksmith from Graizelund who was working for his uncle, and George Shadlock from Lincoln who was also 20 and a grocerís apprentice.George Collett was the son of Williamís younger brother Richard (below).

 

 

 

Both surviving daughters, and nephew George Collett, had left the family home in Gainsborough by April 1911, when just William F Collett from Haxey was 60, as was Annie his wife of thirty-four years.The same census return also confirmed that one of their three children, Lilian, had not survived.Living with the couple that day was their nephew married George William West aged 28 and a boilermaker from Gainsborough, together with his wife Lucy West aged 25 and from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and two-year-old daughter Dorothy Lilian West from Gainsborough. The earlier wedding of George William West and Lucy Crowther was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1599) during the third quarter of 1908, with Lucyís birth registered at Worksop (Ref. 7b 25) early in 1886.

 

 

 

No birth record for daughter Lucy Collett has been found, which coincides exactly with that of Lucy Crowther.The two of them would have been cousins of the same age but, if the same person, why did Lucy Collett take her maternal grandmotherís maiden-name on marrying George West.Likewise, no record of Lucy Crowther has been identified within the census returns for 1891 and 1901.

 

 

 

William Fisher Collett of Gainsborough died on 16th October 1916, while his Will was proved in Lincoln on 24th April 1917 in favour of his daughter Gertrude Smithson, the wife of Arthur Richard Smithson.His personal effects were valued at £2,219 17 Shillings.His death at the age of 66 was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 879) during the last three months of 1916.

 

 

 

68P8††††††††††††††††† Gertrude Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1877 at Gainsborough

 

68P9††††††††††††††††† Lilian Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1879 at Gainsborough

 

68P10††††††††††††††† Lucy Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1886 at Worksop, Notts?

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD COLLETT was born at Haxey on 24th December 1852 and was baptised at nearby Epworth on 16th January 1853.His birth was registered at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 595) another son of John and Elizabeth Collett.Richard was eight years of age in the Haxey census of 1861 and, by the time he was 17 years old in 1871, he and his family were living in nearby Graizelound, where Richard was a wheelwright working with his father.Just over one year after that census day, Richard Collett married Jane Elizabeth Hall from Westwood in Lincolnshire, with their wedding recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 918) during the second quarter of 1872.The coupleís first child was born at East Lound, within the Parish of Haxey, prior to moving to Bradford where the next two children were born, before returning to the hamlet of Graizelound also within the Parish of Haxey.

 

 

 

It was at the parish church of St Nicholas in Haxey that the two eldest sons were baptised in a joint ceremony on 8th July 1877.By the time of the census in 1881, when wheelwright Richard was 27, his wife Jane Elizabeth Collett was also 27, and their four children were Kate Elizabeth Collett who was eight, Ernest William Collett who was six, John Edward Collett who was four, and George Collett who was one-year-old and born after the family had resettled in Graizelound.Three more children were added to the family at Graizelound during the following seven years.

 

 

 

By 1891 the family still living there within the Haxey registration district was recorded as Richard Collett a wheelwright aged 38, his wife Jane E Collett who was 37, and their six children.They were Ernest W Collett aged 16, John E Collett aged 14, George Collett aged 10, Richard Collett who was seven, Flora Collett who was five, and Albert Collett who was two years old.Their absent daughter Kate, who was 18, was living close by on that occasion, while staying with the family and working with Richard was his younger brother Jabez Collett (below).Jane may well have been pregnant with the coupleís eighth child on the day of the census, while her ninth child was born three years after.It is possible that Jane died giving birth to the coupleís tenth child, who also did not survive, since Jane Elizabeth Collett nee Hall passed away on 20th August 1896. She was buried at the Church of St Nicholas in Haxey on 22nd August 1896, when her place of residence was confirmed as being the hamlet of Graizelound.

 

 

 

According to the census in March 1901 for Graizelound, widower and wheelwright Richard Collett from Haxey was 48, and it was his daughter Kate E Collett aged 28, who was performing the duties of housekeeper in the absence of her late mother at their home in Owston Road, Graizelound.The remainder of the family was recorded as Ernest W Collett, another wheelwright, who was 26, Richard Collett who was 16 and an apprentice wheelwright working with his father and his brother, Albert Collett who was 12, Edith Annie Collett who was nine, and Harold Victor Collett who was six years of age.Living in the adjacent dwelling on Owston Road, with the Newton family, was the coupleís missing daughter Flora J Collett who was 15, who may have been there because of the lack of space in the Collett house.It was three years later when Richard Collett died at the family home in Graizelound, following which he was buried with his wife at St Nicholasí Church in Haxey on 28th July 1904.

 

 

 

68P11††††††††††††††† Katherine Elizabeth Collett††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1872 at East Lound

 

68P12††††††††††††††† Ernest William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1874 at Bradford

 

68P13††††††††††††††† JOHN EDWARD COLLETT†††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1876 at Bradford

 

68P14††††††††††††††† George Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1880 at Graizelound

 

68P15††††††††††††††† Richard Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1883 at Graizelound

 

68P16††††††††††††††† Flora Jane Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1885 at Graizelound

 

68P17††††††††††††††† Albert Richard Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1888 at Graizelound

 

68P18††††††††††††††† Edith Anne Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1891 at Graizelound

 

68P19††††††††††††††† Harold Victor Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1894 at Graizelound

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Ann Collett was born at Haxey on 7th November 1855 and her birth was registered at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 598).Apart from being Elizabeth Collett at six years of age in the Haxey census of 1861, she was not living with her family at any other time after that.It is possible that she used the name Ann/Annie since, it was as Annie Collett that she married William Grosse, with their wedding recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 950) during the first three months of 1876.William was born at Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, during 1852 with whom she had a son Charles H Grosse who was born at Leeds in 1882, who died on 21st November 1936 at Hunslet where he had been twice married.Elizabeth Grosse nee Collett died on 31st October 1908 at Hunslet in Yorkshire and her husband passed away ten years later in Leeds on 27th October 1918.

 

 

 

 

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George Edward Collett was born at Haxey in 1858 and it was as George Edward Collett aged two years that he was living with his family in Haxey in 1861.By 1871 George Collett from Haxey was 12 years old when he and his family were living in nearby Graizelound.His father passed away four year later and by 1881 George E Collett was 23 when he was a boarder at the home of coal merchant John Morris at Manvers Street in Carlton, Nottinghamshire.At that time in his life George was employed as a railway engine cleaner.Shortly after 1881 George made his way to London where he took up the occupation as a carpenter and a joiner like his brothers John and Jabez.Just over a year after that census day, the marriage of George Edward Collett and Alice Emma Wells from Shoreditch was recorded at Shoreditch (Ref. 1c 217) during the second quarter of 1882.The coupleís first two children were also born at Shoreditch before the family settled at De Beauvoir Road in nearby Hackney, where they were living in 1891 and again in 1901.

 

 

 

On the first of those census days the young family was living at De Beauvoir Road where George E Collett from Haxey was 33 and a carpenter and a joiner, Alice Collett was 29, Ethel A Collett was seven, and Caleb G Collett was five.That census return contained a number of error; George was simply listed as E Collette, his wife as Eliza, and their daughter as Eva.Around twelve months later a third child was added to their family and she was followed by the coupleís final child four years after, both born at Hackney.The Hackney census in 1901 listed the family living at 23 De Beauvoir Road as George E Collett who was 43 and a carpenter and a joiner from Haxey, Alice E Collett who was 39, Ethel A Collett who was 17 and a machinist of baby outfits, Caleb G Collett who was 15 and already working as a commercial clerk, Ivy C Collett who was nine, and Stanley J Collett who was five years of age.The two older children had been born at Shoreditch, as had their mother.

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1911 the family of George Edward Collett from Haxey in Lincolnshire was residing at 69 Albion Road in Stoke Newington.George was 52 and a carpenter working in the building industry, and his wife of twenty-nine years was Alice Emma Collett who was 49.The census return stated that Alice had given birth to five children, of which four had survived.They were Caleb George Collett who was 24 and a clerk in an estate agentís office, Ivy Collett who was 19 and a sewing machinist in baby linen working at home, and Stanley John Collett who was 15 and already an apprentice in the manufacture of scientific and optical instruments.Their eldest child was married by then and, on the day of the census that year, Ethel Alice Lewis from Shoreditch, who had only been married for six months, was 27 when she was staying with her Collett family, perhaps ahead of the birth of her first child.Boarding with the family in their five-roomed accommodation were brothers George Henry Poulten aged 23, and Arthur Thomas Poulten aged 16.

 

 

 

George Edward Collett of 69 Albion Road in Stoke Newington died on 2nd April 1933 and his Will, valued at £576 17 Shillings and 9 Pence was proved in London on 25th April that same year in favour of his eldest son Caleb George Collett, a clerk

 

 

 

68P20††††††††††††††† Ethel Alice Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1883 at Shoreditch

 

68P21††††††††††††††† Caleb George Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1885 at Shoreditch

 

68P22††††††††††††††† Ivy Clara Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1892 at Hackney

 

68P23††††††††††††††† Stanley John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1896 at Hackney

 

 

 

 

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Jabez Collett was born at Haxey in 1860, his birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 580) during the fourth quarter of that year. By the time of the census in 1861 he was only a few months old and by 1871, when he was 10 years old, he and his family were living in the hamlet of Graizelound just one mile from Haxey. Following the death of his father John Ernest Collett four years later, Jabezís mother returned to live in Haxey where Jabez Collett was the only sibling still living there with his widowed mother Elizabeth when he was 20 and his occupation was that of a joiner like his brother John (above).Following the death of his mother during the 1880s Jabez moved in with his older married brother Richard (above) at Graizelound where he was 30 in 1891 with the occupation of a wheelwright, like that of his brother Richard, with whom he was presumably working.It was on 1st October 1900 at St Nicholas Church in Haxey that he married Ann Elizabeth Johnson of Haxey, the daughter of widow Harriet Johnson from Blyton.The marriage was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1677) during the last quarter of 1900.Ann was with-child on that day and their first child was born within two months of their wedding day while they were staying at the home of Annís mother.

 

 

 

The census in March 1901 recorded the four of them living in a three-roomed dwelling in Haxey Lane in Haxey where Harriet Johnson was 64 and head of the household, her married daughter Annie E Collett was 24, her son-in-law was Jabez Collett a joiner at 36 Ė when he was actually forty, and their daughter Nellie Collett who was only five months old.Over the next ten years three more children were added to their family so by the time of the census in 1911 the family comprised Jabez Collett who was 48, Annie Elizabeth Collett who was 33, Nellie Collett who was 10, Daisy Collett who was eight, Eric Collett who was four, and Edna Clara Collett who was one-year-old.

 

 

 

Annie gave birth to one more child just over twenty months after that census day and, where previously the child was believed to be Daisy Clara Collett, which was always questioned, having already given those names to earlier children, she was actually Hilda Annie Collett who was born at Haxey in mid-December 1912.Hilda was nine years of age when her father died, with the death of Jabez Collett, aged 61 and of Westwoodside in Haxey, was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 812) during the first week of December in 1921.He died in the Haxey Almshouse and was buried in the grounds of Haxey parish church on 8th December 1921.His widow survived him by thirty-one years, when she passed away during 1952.

 

 

 

The birth of Daisy Collett was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 723) during the third quarter of 1902, although no further record of her has been found after 1911.

 

 

 

68P24††††††††††††††† Nellie Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1900 at Haxey

 

68P25††††††††††††††† Daisy Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1902 at Haxey

 

68P26††††††††††††††† Eric Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1906 at Haxey

 

68P27††††††††††††††† Edna Clara Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1909 at Haxey

 

68P28††††††††††††††† Hilda Annie Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1912 at Haxey

 

 

 

 

68P2

Arthur Collett was born at Haxey in 1872, the first child of John Collett and Mary Jane White, his birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 677) during the last quarter of that year.After a short spell living in Bradford, where his brother Herbert (below) was born, the family then settled in Rotherham.It was at 75 Eastwood Lane in Rotherham that eight years-old Arthur Collett was living with his family in 1881, although not long after the family moved again, on that occasion to Doncaster.The Doncaster census of 1891 placed Arthur still living with his family at the age of 18.However, he had left the family home in the Wheatley Hills district of Doncaster by March 1901, and was living apart from them in Doncaster when he was 28, unmarried and working as a blacksmith.Just after 1901 Arthur became a married man, but tragically it would seem, his wife died giving birth to the coupleís first and only child.That sad event resulted in Arthur returning to live with his parents at 65 Bentley Road in Doncaster, where he and his son were still staying at the time of the census in 1911.Arthur Collett, a widower from Haxey, was 38 and his son Arthur Reginald Collett was six years old and had been born in Doncaster.

 

 

 

68Q1††††††††††††††††† Arthur Reginald Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1904 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68P3

Herbert Collett was born at Bradford in 1877, another son of John Collett and Mary Jane White, whose birth was registered at Bradford (Ref. 9b 139) during the last quarter of 1877.Prior to 1880 his fatherís work resulted in a move to Rotherham and in 1881 Herbert Collett was incorrectly recorded as being five years old when he was living with his family at 75 Eastwood Lane in the town.Within the next few years the family moved once more, on that occasion to Doncaster, where Herbert was 13 in 1891.It was also at Wheatley Hills in Doncaster that he and his family was recorded in the census of 1901 when he was 23 and employed as a blacksmithís striker.

 

 

 

Two years later, Herbert was residing at 48 French Gate in Doncaster when his marriage to Eliza Coggan of 32 Christ Church Road in Doncaster took place on 27th June 1903 at St Georgeís Church.Herbert was 26 and the son of John Collett, while Eliza was 23 and the daughter of Mark Coggan.Over the remainder of the decade Eliza gave birth to five children, the first of them born in Doncaster, the next four when the family was residing at 11 Ronald Road in Balby-cum-Hexthorpe, Doncaster, where they were recorded in 1911.The census that year listed the family as Herbert Collett from Bradford was 33 and a wire drawerís plate setter at a nearby wire works, Eliza from Rotherham was 30, Lucy Collett was seven and born in Doncaster, Alan Collett was five, Mona Collett was four, John Collett was two, and Olga Collett was just two months old, all of them born after moving into 11 Ronald Road.

 

 

 

It was just four years after that census day that Herbert Collett died in Doncaster at the age of only 38 years.He was not serving with the military at the time, so was not a casualty of the First World War, when he died on 24th April 1915, after which he was buried at Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

 

 

 

68Q2

Lucy Collett

Born in 1903 at Doncaster

 

68Q3

Alan Collett

Born in 1905 at Balby, Doncaster

 

68Q4

Mona Collett

Born in 1907 at Balby, Doncaster

 

68Q5

John Collett

Born in 1908 at Balby, Doncaster

 

68Q6

Olga Collett

Born in 1911 at Balby, Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68P4

John Edwin Collett was born at 75 Eastwood Lane in Rotherham just prior to the census day in 1881, with his birth registered at Rotherham (Ref. 9c 601) during the second quarter of the year, immediately after he was born. On that census day he was simply recorded as J E Collett.While he was still very young, his family settled in Doncaster where John Edwin Collett was 10 years old in 1891.By the time of the next census in 1901 his occupation was that of a tailor when he was still living with his family in the Wheatley Hills area of Doncaster at the age of 20.Just over eight years after that census day, John Edwin Collett married Edith Mary Hoyles of Doncaster, with their wedding recorded there (Ref. 9c 1462) during the last three months of 1909.Their son Harold was born during the autumn of the following year.The census conducted during the following spring recorded the family in the Balby-with-Hexthorpe suburb of Doncaster as John Edwin Collett who was 30 and a tailor maker from Rotherham, Edith Mary Collett who was 23 and from Doncaster, and Harold Edwin Collett who was six months old and also born in Doncaster.

 

 

 

Nine further children were added to their family of the following years, with all of them born at Doncaster, where their births were recorded, and with their motherís maiden-name confirmed as Hoyles.The last of the ten children may not have survived with the birth of the coupleís unnamed daughter recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 1243) near the end of 1932. It was during the Second World War that John Edwin Collett died at the age of 63, when his death was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Ref. 9c 863) during 1944.

 

 

 

68Q7††††††††††††††††† Harold Edwin Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1910 at Doncaster

 

68Q8††††††††††††††††† Leonard Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1912 at Doncaster

 

68Q9††††††††††††††††† Eileen Ella Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1913 at Doncaster

 

68Q10††††††††††††††† Ralph Collett†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Born in 1916 at Doncaster

 

68Q11††††††††††††††† Herbert Collett††††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Born in 1919 at Doncaster

 

68Q12††††††††††††††† Stanley Collett †††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1922 at Doncaster

 

68Q13††††††††††††††† Norah Collett††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1923 at Doncaster

 

68Q14††††††††††††††† Dennis Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1927 at Doncaster

 

68Q15††††††††††††††† Edna Collett†††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1930 at Doncaster

 

68Q16††††††††††††††† a Collett daughter††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1932 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68P5

Violetta Collett was born at Doncaster in 1884, where her birth was registered (Ref. 9c 763) during the last three months of that year, another daughter of John and Mary Collett. In the next three census returns she was recorded in error as Violette Collett when she was six, 16, and 26.In 1911 the family home was at 65 Bentley Road within the Bentley-with-Asksey district of Doncaster, when her father was a joiner at Bentley Colliery.Two months after that census day, the marriage of Violletta Collett and Henry Stead took place at St Peterís Church in Bentley on 7th June 1911, and was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1442).

 

 

 

Violetta was 26 years of age and residing in Bentley, the daughter of John Collett, while Henry was 33 of 43 Fairfield Avenue in Pontefract, the son of James Stead.Their marriage produced two children; John Henry Stead was born in 1913, and Violet Mary Stead was born in 1916, when both births were recorded at Doncaster register office where their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.Many years later, Violetta Stead, nee Collett, was 82 when she passed away, with her death recorded at Essex register office (Ref. 4a 761) in 1967.

 

 

 

 

68P6

Clara Ann Collett was born at Doncaster in 1887, the youngest daughter of John and Mary Jane Collett.It was as Clara Annie that she was recorded with her family at Doncaster in 1891 at the age of three, again in 1901 when she was 13, and once more in 1911 when she was 23 and residing at the family home at 65 Bentley Road in Doncaster.It was just over three years later that the death of Clara A Collett was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1019) during the third quarter of 1914.

 

 

 

 

68P7

John Henry Collett was born at Doncaster in 1898, the youngest child of John Collett and Mary Jane White. Tragically, he was only a few months old when he died at Doncaster and, following his death, his father arranged for him to be buried in the family plot at Haxey where his father had been born.That took placed on 6th December 1898.

 

 

 

 

68P8

Gertrude Collett was born at Gainsborough in 1877, the eldest child of William Fisher Collett and his wife Ann (Hannah Crowther), and her birth was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 725) during the third quarter of 1877.In 1881 the family was living at 26 Wheeldon Street in Gainsborough where Gertrude was three years of age.Ten years later she was 13 and was attending the local school while residing at Tooley Street in Gainsborough.After a further ten years she was 22 in the Gainsborough census of 1901 when she was still living with her parents who, by then, were recorded at Etherington Street in the town.It was four years after that when she married Arthur Richard Smithson, the event recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1573) during the third quarter of 1905, when the witnesses were Annie Fillingham and Morris Butler.Apart from being the sole beneficiary under the terms of her fatherís Will in 1916, the only other detail known about her is that Gertrude Smithson passed away at the age of 87, her death recorded at Lincoln register office (Ref. 3b 254) during the September quarter of 1964.

 

 

 

 

68P9

Lilian Collett was born at Gainsborough in 1879, her birth also recorded there (Ref. 7a 754) during the first three months.On the occasion of the census in 1881 Lilian Collett, aged two years, was living with her parents and her older sister Gertrude (above) at 26 Wheeldon Street in Gainsborough, where she may have been born.Sadly, it was just over eighteen months later that the death of Lilian Collett, aged three years, was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 446) during the fourth quarter of 1882.

 

 

 

 

68P10

Lucy Collett was born in 1886 and was the third and last child of William Fisher Collett and Hannah Crowther (aka Ann/Annie). While the births of her two older sisters (above) were registered at Gainsborough, no such birth record for Lucy has been found.However, aged four years, Lucy was living with her family at Tooley Street in Gainsborough in 1891, and 15 in 1901, by which time the family home was at Etherington Street in Gainsborough.Curiously, living with her parents at Gainsborough in 1911 was Lucy West aged 25 from Worksop in Nottinghamshire.With her was her husband George William West aged 28 and a boilermaker from Gainsborough (nephew), and their daughter Dorothy Lilian West who was two years old and born at Gainsborough (great niece).The earlier marriage of George William West and Lucy Crowther was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1599) during the third quarter of 1908, with Lucyís birth registered at Worksop (Ref. 7b 25) early in 1886.

 

 

 

 

68P11

Katherine Elizabeth Collett was born at East Lound on 16th July 1872, the first child born to Richard Collett and Jane Elizabeth Hall, her birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 684) during the third quarter of that year under the name Kate Elizabeth Collett.Not long after she was born Kate and her parents were living in Bradford where her two brothers (below) were born, before the young family settled in the hamlet of Graizelound.In the census of 1881 she was again recorded as Kate Elizabeth Collett aged eight years, while ten years later she was working in domestic service within the same parish of Haxey at the age of 18.Following the death of her mother in 1896 she returned to the family home and, according to the next census in 1901 for Graizelound, Kate E Collett aged 28 was the housekeeper for her widowed father and the rest of her family.No record of her has been found in 1911, by which time she may have been married.However, she was still alive in the early 1950s, as shown in the photograph below with her two sisters Flora and Edith.

 

 

 

 

68P12

Ernest William Collett was born at Bradford on 27th September 1874, the second child and eldest son of Richard and Jane Elizabeth Collett.It was during the first six months of 1877 that his family settled in his fatherís home parish of Haxey, in the hamlet of Graizelound, and it was at the Church of St Nicholas in Haxey that he was baptised shortly after the move in a joint ceremony with his brother John (below).Ernest William Collett from Bradford was six years old in the census of 1881 and, as the eldest son, Ernest became a wheelwright working alongside his father and in 1891 he was included with his family as Ernest W Collett who was 16.

 

 

 

After a further ten years Ernest was unmarried at 26 when he was training his brother Richard (below) in the profession of a wheelwright.Ernest married the much younger Emma Wright during the next couple of years and by April 1911 Emma had presented Ernest with three children.The Haxey census that month listed the family at Graizelound as Ernest W Collett aged 36, Emma Collett aged 26, Gladys M Collett who was five, Reginald E Collett who was four, and Stanley Collett who was three years of age.Ernest William Collett was still living in Haxey when he died on 5th December 1952, as was his wife Emma when she died on 14th September 1964.They were reunited at that time, when they were buried together in the churchyard of St Nicholasí Church in Haxey, the same grave in which their unmarried daughter Audrey had been died in 1943.

 

 

 

68Q17

Gladys May Collett

Born in 1905 at Haxey

 

68Q18

Reginald Ernest Collett

Born in 1906 at Haxey

 

68Q19

Stanley Collett

Born in 1908 at Haxey

 

68Q20

Frank Collett

Born in 1912 at Haxey

 

68Q21

Audrey Collett

Born in 1919 at Haxey

 

68Q22

Geoffrey Collett

Born in 1924 at Haxey

 

 

 

 

68P13

JOHN EDWARD COLLETT was born at Bradford on 20th October 1876 although it was at Gainsborough that his birth was recorded (Ref. 7a 721).Within the next few months the family settled in Graizelound, while it was at nearby Haxey parish church that he was baptised on the same day as his older brother Ernest (above).According to the Haxey census in 1881 John Collett was four years old and ten years later he and his family were living in Haxey in 1891 when he was named as John E Collett who was 14 and still at school.However, he was 21 when he married Eliza Ann Hather of Haxey, on the 16th March 1898.Eliza was 19, the daughter of John Hather and Eliza Spencer, and had been born at Graizelound on 29th May 1878.

The photograph of John was taken around the start of WW2.

 

 

 

Once married the couple initially set up home in Doncaster, where their first two children were born.Tragically, it would appear, their second child George did not survive long after the census in 1901.On that occasion the family of four was residing in the Balby and West Hexthorpe area of Doncaster where blacksmith John E Collett from Haxey (?) was 24, his wife Eliza A Collett, also from Haxey, was 23, and their two sons were Albert S Collett who was one-year-old and George C Collett who was only a few weeks old, who tragically died just a few months after.

 

 

 

It was the census ten years later that revealed two more children were added to the family, and that they had replaced the coupleís missing son George.Rather strangely the actual census return did not include the full names of John Collett, but simply referred to him as Mr J E Collett who was 34 and from Haxey.His wife was described as Mrs Eliza Ann Collett aged 32, while their sons were recorded as Sidney Collett, who was 11, Norman Cyril Collett, who was eight, and Bernard Alfred Collett who was five years old.This photograph from the mid-1920s shows (from the left) sons Bernard and Ralph with parents John and Eliza.

 

 

 

It may be of interest that the Isle of Axholme Family History Society indicates in the Baptism Records for St Nicholas Church in Haxey that John Edward and his older brother Ernest William were born in Graizelound & Haxey and, although it also confirms that Ernest was born in 1874 and John in 1876, it does state that they were both baptised in a joint ceremony at Haxey on 8th July 1877, which may be where the confusion lies, as they were certainly born in Bradford.

 

 

 

68Q23††††††††††††††† Albert Sidney Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1899 at Doncaster

 

68Q24††††††††††††††† George Clarence Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1901 at Doncaster

 

68Q25††††††††††††††† Norman Cyril Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1903 at Doncaster

 

68Q26††††††††††††††† Bernard Alfred Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1905 at Doncaster

 

68Q27††††††††††††††† RALPH SPENCER COLLETT†††††††††††††††† Born in 1915 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68P14

George Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 31st March 1880, his birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 788) during the second quarter of that year.George was one-year-old in the Haxey census of 1881, a son of wheelwright Richard Collett and Jane Elizabeth Hall, and was 10 years of age in the next census conducted in 1891 when he was living with his family in Graizelound.Upon leaving school, and following the death of his mother at Graizelound in 1896, George became a blacksmithís apprentice under the guidance of his uncle William Fisher Collett.That situation was confirmed in the 1901 Census when 20-year-old George Collett was described as the nephew of William F Collett of Haxey at his home on Etherington Street in Gainsborough.

 

 

 

Like many other members of this family, George eventually made his way to Doncaster where, in the census of 1911, as George Collette (sic), he was 31 and had been born at Graizelund in Lincolnshire.On that day he was a boarder at the home of childless couple Albert and Anna Burton at 5 Fitters Terrace on Cemetery Road in Doncaster.Albert was 49 and a railway coach builder from Doncaster, while Georgeís occupation was by then a blacksmith, both of them employed by the Great Northern Railway.Seven years later George Collett married Ethel E Shepherd, the event recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 7a 1456) during the third quarter of 1918.

 

 

 

 

68P15

Richard Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 16th June 1883, his birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 712) during the third quarter of that year.He was seven years old in the Haxey census of 1891 and on leaving school he worked with his father and his brother Ernest (above).At the age of 17 he was a wheelwrightís apprentice at Owston Road in Haxey in the March census of 1901.Richard was in his mid-twenties when his marriage to Lillian Simpson Lockwood, who was twenty, was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1577) during the third quarter of 1908. By 1911 the first two of the coupleís five children had been born, when the four members of the family also had Richardís youngest brother Harold (below) living with them on the day of the census that year, following the death of their mother in 1896.Twenty-seven-year-old Richard Collett from Haxey was a joiner and wheelwright, his wife Lillian Simpson Collett was 23 and also born at Haxey, as were their two children Vena Collett who was two years old, and Leslie Collett who was just nine months.

 

 

 

Lillian was very likely expecting the birth of the coupleís third child later that same year and that child, like the next one, did not survive.However, the coupleís last child was born in 1915, while it was during the following year that Richard Collett died at Haxey on 25th March 1916.A headstone in the graveyard at the Church of St Nicholas bears his name and confirms he was 32 years of age when he passed away, while it was at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 968) where his death was recorded and, following his burial at St Nicholasí Church on 29th March 1916, the church record stated that he had been a resident of Haxey Lane in the village at the time of his passing.

 

 

 

68Q28††††††††††††††† Vena Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1909 at Haxey

 

68Q29††††††††††††††† Leslie Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1910 at Haxey

 

68Q30††††††††††††††† Archibald Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1911 at Haxey

 

68Q31††††††††††††††† Douglas Lockwood Collett††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1912 at Haxey

 

68Q32††††††††††††††† Bernice Lorraine Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1915 at Haxey

 

 

 

 

68P16

Flora Jane Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 16th September 1885 and was five years old in the Haxey census of 1891 when she was incorrectly recorded as Clara Collett.However, ten years later it was as Flora J Collett aged 15 that she was living at Owston Lane in Haxey in the home of the Newton family.It was also nearby in Owston Lane that the rest of her Collett family was recorded in 1901 following the death of her mother in 1896.

 

The birth of Flora Jane Collett at Haxey was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 737) during the last quarter of 1885.The photograph above shows the three Collett sisters [from the left] Edith Anne (below), Flora Jane and Katherine Elizabeth (above) during the early 1950s.

 

 

 

 

68P17

Albert Richard Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 20th August 1888 and was two years old in the Haxey census of 1891.Curiously at the time of his birth during the third quarter of 1888 the name recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 663) was simply Albert Collett.He was around eight years old when his mother died at Graizelound in 1896 and in 1901, when he was 12, he was living with his widowed father and the rest of his family whose domestic needs were being attended to by Albertís eldest sister Kate.Three years after that, Albertís father died at Graizelound and it may have been that sad event that prompted Albert to emigrate to America, which he did in 1907.On the occasion of the census in 1911 Albert Collett from England was 21 years of age and a servant at the home of the Mason family at Tuxedo in Orange County, New York.

 

 

 

And it was very likely in Orange County that he later married Barbara M Gresch from Austria, with whom he had four children.The first of those four children was listed with the couple at Tuxedo in 1915, with Albert R Collett from England being 26, his wife Barbara M Collett from Austria being 24, and their son Albert S Collett being one year old.In the Draft Registration Event for Orange County in 1917-1918 the date of birth for Albert Collett from England was confirmed as 20th August 1888.It was in 1919 that he became an American citizen.

 

 

 

The census in the next year placed the family of Albert Collett as still living in Tuxedo at 84 Lower Village, where Albert was 31 and employed as a butler by a private family, who was then living in rented accommodation.With him was his wife Barbara who was 27, and their two sons were Albert junior who was six, and Richard who was two years and eleven months old.During the next decade the family left Tuxedo and settled in the Queens district of New York, where they were recorded in the census of 1930.By then Albert was 42, Barbara was 37, Albert was 16, Richard was 13, and the coupleís daughter Barbara was four years old.Two years later Barbara presented Albert with a third son, as reflected in the next census of 1940 when the family was still residing in Queens, although by that time their son Richard had left the family home in New York City.

 

 

 

Albert Collett from England was 51, his wife Barbara from Austria was 47, and their three remaining children were Albert Steven Collett who was 26, Barbara Collett who was 14 and Douglas Collett who was eight years old.Albert Richard Collett from Lincolnshire in England was still a resident of Queens in New York City when he died.

 

 

 

68Q33††††††††††††††† Albert Stephen Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1913 at Tuxedo, Orange Cty

 

68Q34††††††††††††††† Richard Stephen Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1918 at Tuxedo, Orange Cty

 

68Q35††††††††††††††† Barbara Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1926 in New York State

 

68Q36††††††††††††††† Douglas Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1932 at Queens, New York

 

 

 

 

68P18

Edith Anne Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 6th November 1891, her birth recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 690). She was nine years old in the Haxey census of 1901.By that time her mother had already died at Graizelound and Edith Annie Collett was attending the school while living with her widowed father and the rest of her family at Graizelound.On leaving school Edith also left the family home perhaps around 1904, the year that her father died at Graizelound since, in the census of 1911, Edith Annie Collett aged 19 was still living in the Graizelound and Haxey area, not far from other members of her family who were also still living there.Over two years later Edith A Collett was with-child when she married Ernest Kelsey, the event recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1645) during the last three months of 1913, following which she presented him with two daughters.Ernest was born at Haxey on 22nd August 1886 and died there in 1967.Anne Priscilla Kelsey was born at Haxey on 14th March 1914 and she died at Beverley in 1987, while her sister Stella Kelsey was born in 1917.Edith Anne Kelsey nee Collett died at Haxey on 5th June 1974.

 

 

 

 

68P19

Harold Victor Collett was born at Graizelound (Haxey) on 27th June 1894, the last child born to Richard Collett and Jane Elizabeth Hall who died at Graizelound in 1896 and was buried in Haxey when Harold was only two years old.The birth of Harold Victor Collett was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 655) during the third quarter of 1894.It was also as Harold Victor Collett aged six years that he was listed with his family in the census of 1901, when they were living at Owston Road in Haxey.Ten years later, and following the death of his father at Graizelound in 1904, Harold was again recorded under his full name when, at the age of 16, he was staying with his older married brother Richard (above).He later married Katherine I Waters at Hinckley in Leicestershire in 1919 and it was also in Leicester that he died during 1970.

 

 

 

 

68P20

Ethel Alice Collett was born at Shoreditch in 1883, with her birth registered there (Ref. 1c 95) during the third quarter of that year, the first child of George Edward Collett and Alice Emma Wells.

 

Ethel was around thirty years of age when, as Ethel A Collett she married Harry Howells with their wedding recorded at the Middlesex Edmonton register office (Ref. 3a 963) during the third quarter of 1913.It was also at Edmonton that the coupleís two sons were born, with William T Howells born during the spring of 1915 (Ref. 3a 1220), and Ernest Harry Howells born during the last three months of 1917 (Ref. 3a 781).For both births, the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.Ethel was still residing in Middlesex when she died in 1967 at the age of 83, the death of Ethel A Howells recorded there (Ref. 5c 377).She had spent the last couple of decades of her life as a widow, following the earlier death of Harry Howells which was also recorded at Middlesex register office (Ref. 3a 315) in 1943 when he was 58.

 

 

 

 

68P21

Caleb George Collett was born at Shoreditch in 1885 when his birth was registered there (Ref. 1c 92) during the second quarter of the year.Shortly thereafter he was baptised on 17th May 1885 at Dalston St Philip in Hackney, the eldest son of George and Alice Collett.He was five years of age in the Hackney census of 1891 and by 1901 he and his family were living at 23 De Beauvoir Road in Hackney where Caleb G Collett was 15 and already working as commercial clerk.During the next decade the family left Hackney and moved to 69 Albion Road in Stoke Newington where they were recorded in the census of 1911 when Caleb George Collett aged 24 and a clerk in an estate agentís office, was still living with his parents.Caleb was still working as a clerk in 1933 when he was given administration of his father personal effects, his father still living at 69 Albion Road where he passed away.The death of Caleb George Collett at the age of 84 was recorded at Rochford in Essex (Ref. 4a 2465) at the end of 1969.

 

 

 

 

68P22

Ivy Clara Collett was born at Hackney in 1892 where her birth was recorded (Ref. 1b 478) during the second quarter of the year, and child of George and Alice Collett.Ivy C Collett was nine years old in the census of 1901 when living at De Beauvoir Road in Hackney with her family.By the time she was nineteen Ivy and her family were recorded at Stoke Newington in 1911, when she was working as a sewing machinist for a manufacturer of baby linen products.Although not proved, it is possible that it was Ivy Clara Collett who married Walter T Cheverton in 1919 when she was 26, their wedding recorded at St Georgeís Hanover Square register office (Ref. 1a 1008) at the start of that year.

 

 

 

 

68P23

Stanley John Collett was born at Hackney in 1896 with his birth recorded at the Hackney register office (Ref. 1b 488) during the first threemonths of the year.He was recorded as Stanley J Collett who was five years old in the hackney census of 1901, the youngest child of George Edward Collett from Haxey and his London born wife Alice Emma Wells.On leaving school, he also left the family home although he was still living nearby in the Hackney area of London, when Stanley John Collett was 15 and an apprentice working with lens with a manufacturer of scientific and optical instruments.In 1915 he enlisted as a driver with the Royal Field Artillery and was given the service number 925095.†† His trade on enlistment was stated as being that of an apprentice optician, while his next-of-kin was his father George Edward Collett.

 

 

 

He was unmarried at that time and appears to have been discharged, perhaps through injury, on 26th July 1917.It was less than a year later when Stanley was 22 that he married Ada Georgina Connor at Stoke Newington on 19th May 1918.His military record gave a later address for him and his wife (unnamed) 48 Ferndale Road off, Bedford Road in Brixton.Ada was born at Stoke Newington on 14th January 1896 and as Ada Collett nee Connor she died at Camberwell in 1982.

 

 

 

 

68P24

Nellie Collett was born at Haxey Lane in Haxey in 1900, her birth recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 668) during the final three months of that year. She was five months old in the March census of 1901 when she and her parents were living at the home of Nellieís maternal grandmother, and was 10 years of age in 1911.She later married Ernest Whitby from Hull with whom she had a daughter Hilda A Whitby who was born in 1920 at West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire.The child may well have been a honeymoon baby, since it was during the first quarter of 1920 that the marriage was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1523).Nellie Whitby nee Collett was still living at West Stockwith, which lies just south of Haxey, when she died during 1953, fourteen years prior to the death of her husband.

 

 

 

 

68P25

Daisy Collett was born at Haxey in 1902, another daughter of Jabez Collett and Ann Elizabeth Collett, whose birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 723) during the third quarter of the year.She was eight years of age in the Haxey census of 1911, when she was living there with her family.

 

 

 

 

68P26

Eric Collett was born at Haxey on 22nd September 1906, the third child and only son of Jabez and Ann Elizabeth Collett.His birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 703) during the last three months of 1906 and was four years old in the Haxey census of 1911.He was twenty-eight when he married Winifred Anderson in Doncaster and their marriage produced a son and a daughter for the couple.And it was in Doncaster that Eric Collett was living when he died in 1980 aged 73, when his death was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 3 0503).

 

 

 

Eleven years later his wife also passed away at Doncaster in 1991 at the age of 83. Winifred had been born at Gainsborough on 5th January 1908, where she was baptised on 25th January 1908, the daughter of Wilfred and Elizabeth Ann Anderson.Her death, like that of her late husband, was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 3 508).

 

 

 

68Q37††††††††††††††† Malcolm R Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1935 at Doncaster

 

68Q38††††††††††††††† a Collett daughter††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date of birth unknown at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68P27

Edna Clara Collett was born at Haxey in 1909, with her birth recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 706) during the third quarter of the year, another daughter of Jabez and Ann Collett. She was two years old in the census of 1911, and it was during the summer of 1934 that Edna C Collett married James T H Robinson, when their wedding was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 2203).No child have been found, while it was at Great Grimsby that she died and was buried on 14th March 1940, aged 31.The death of Edna Robinson was recorded at Grimsby register office (Ref. 7a 2043).

 

 

 

 

68P28

Hilda Annie Collett was born at Haxey on 17th December 1912, the last child of Jabez Collett and Annie Elizabeth Johnson.Her birth, like her old siblings, was also recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1316) during the first quarter of 1913, when her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Johnson.Hilda was 23 when her marriage to Horace Parkinson was recorded at Gainsborough (Ref. 7a 2189) during the summer of 1936.As far as can be determined, the couple appeared not to have had any children, with the later death of Hilda Annie Parkinson also recorded there (Vol. 1696) during the month of October 1989.It was also at Gainsborough that she was buried on 29th October 1989, aged 76.

 

 

 

 

68Q1

Arthur Reginald Collett was born at Doncaster on 8th April 1904, the son of Arthur Collett and his unknown wife who appears to have died during the birth of their one and only child.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 832).By the time of the census in 1911 Arthur Reginald Collett was six years old and was with his widowed father when they were living at 65 Bentley Road in Doncaster, the home of his grandparents.Arthur Reginald Collett seems to have lived all his life in Doncaster, since it was there that his death was recorded (Vol. 3 0659) at the age of 84 during March 1979.

 

 

 

 

68Q2

Lucy Collett was born at Doncaster in September 1903 and was the eldest child of Herbert Collett and Eliza Coggan.Her birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 906) during the last three months of that year, and she was baptised at St Jamesí Church on 4th October 1903, the daughter of Herbert and Eliza. Not long after she was born, her family moved to 11 Ronald Road in Balby-cum-Hexthorpe where Lucy was seven years old in the census of 1911.She was twenty-one when her marriage to Reginald Prior Horton was conducted at Balby-cum-Hexthorpe on 1st August 1925, when her home address was still 11 Ronald Road and her father was confirmed as Herbert Collett.Reginald was also 21 and was from Greenwich in London, the son of Kirby Horton.

 

 

 

The births of all three children of Reginald and Lucy were recorded at Doncaster register office, and they were Reginald Horton born during the summer of 1926, Colin Prior Horton born during the spring of 1935, and Margaret Horton who was born in mid-1938.In each case, the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.Around the time she was approaching her seventieth wedding anniversary, Lucy Horton passed away at the age of 92, when she died on 2nd April 1995 at Cantley, just east of Doncaster, and was buried at nearby Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

68Q3

Alan Collett was born at Balby in Doncaster during 1905, the eldest son of Herbert and Eliza Collett, whose birth was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 830) during the second quarter of the year.On being baptised at St Jamesí Church on 21st May 1905 he was recorded as Allan Collett the son of Herbert and Elizabeth Collett. He was five years of age in the Doncaster census of 1911 when he and his family was living at 11 Ronald Road in Balby-cum-Hexthorpe, with the census return stating that he had been born in Balby.It would appear he spent all his life in the Doncaster area, since it was there that he died on 5th February 1962 at the age of 56, and was buried in Hyde Park Cemetery, Doncaster, where his father had previously been laid to rest, and where his younger brother John (below) was buried in 1969.The death of Alan Collett was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Ref. 2b 571).No record has been found to suggest he ever married.

 

 

 

 

68Q4

Mona Collett was born at Balby in Doncaster on 15th March 1907, her birth recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 868) during the second quarter, the daughter of Herbert married Eliza Collett.Mona Collett was four years old in April 1911 when she and her family were recorded at their home 11 Ronald Road in Balby-cum-Hexthorpe.It was at Doncaster in 1932 where 25-year-old Mona married John William Stead, the event recorded at the Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1811) during the last three months of that year.Their four children were Janet Stead, born in 1934, Robert J Stead, born in 1936, George W Stead, born in 1941, and Brenda E Stead who was born in 1943.All of the births were recorded at Doncaster register office where their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.Mona was married for almost 42 years when Mona Stead, nee Collett, died at the age of 67, with her death recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 2b 1243) during the month of March 1974.

 

 

 

 

68Q5

John Collett was born on 22nd November 1908 and most likely at 11 Ronald Road within the Balby-cum-Hexthorpe area of Doncaster, where he was living with his family in 1911 when he was two years old.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 865) during the first three months of 1909.He was still residing in Doncaster area when he died on 11th September 1969 at the age of sixty, and was buried at Hyde Park Cemetery with his brother Alan (above) and his father Herbert.His passing was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Ref. 2b 263s).There were a great many men named John Collett within the Yorkshire area of the country of the same age who were married there, so it is still not determined whether he remained a bachelor like his brother Alan.

 

 

 

 

68Q6

Olga Collett was born at 11 Ronald Road in Balby-cum-Hexthorpe, Doncaster on 12th January 1911, the last known child born to Herbert Collett and Eliza Coggan, and was two months old in the census of 1911.Her birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 873).It was in the last three months of 1932 when Olga Collett married George Henry Dean, when their wedding was also recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 2007).Over the following fifteen years Olga presented George with three children.They were Peter Dean in 1937 at Doncaster, Linda Dean in 1940 at Don Valley, and Michael Dean in 1947.All three births confirmed that Collett was the motherís maiden-name. It was also in Doncaster that the death of Olga Dean, aged 75, was recorded (Vol. 3 630) during October 1986.

 

 

 

 

68Q7

Harold Edwin Collett was born at Doncaster on 30th September 1910, the eldest son of John Edwin Collett and Edith Mary Hoyles, who was just six months old on the day of the Doncaster census of 1911.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 876).He was still living in the Doncaster area when he died during March 1977, when his death as Harold Edwin Collett was recorded (Vol. 3 0510) at the age of 66.

 

 

 

 

68Q8

Leonard Collett was born at Doncaster in 1912, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 9c 1915) during the first three months of the year, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hoyles.

 

 

 

 

68Q9

Eileen Ella Collett was born at Doncaster in 1913, the third child and eldest daughter of John Edwin Collett and Edith Mary Hoyles.Her birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1841) during the fourth quarter of the year, with her motherís maiden-name confirmed as Hoyles. It seems that she was known as Ella and during the early 1930s she was employed in domestic service at Old Woodhall in Lincolnshire.All that is known about her is that her family had a shop in Doncaster and that she gave birth to a base-born son who was born at 83 Elsworth Street in Doncaster, in the presence of Nurse Atkinson, on 28th August 1934.By the time his birth was registered on 23rd October that same year, the address at which he was living was recorded as Factory Lane in Doncaster.The son of Ellen Collett was the father of Denise Gardiner, nťe Hind, who was living in Barton-on-Humber in North Lincolnshire in 2015.

 

 

 

 

68Q10

Ralph Collett was born in 1916 at Doncaster where his birth was recorded (Ref. 9c 1586) during the last three months of the year, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hoyles. It was either at the end of 1941 or early in 1942 when Ralph Collett married Marion Tinkler, with their wedding recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1806) during the first quarter of 1942. The births of the first and last of their five children were recorded at Doncaster, with the middle threeís births recorded at Yorkshire register office, and for all five children the motherís maiden-name was confirmed at Tinkler.They were Rosemary who was born during the last quarter of 1943, Ronald in 1946, David in 1947, Kevin in 1950, and Karen (Ref. 2b 548) during the third quarter of 1957, the only one their children for whom no marriage has been found.The marriages of the four older children were recorded at Don Valley, just to the south of Doncaster.

 

 

 

68R1††††††††††††††††† Rosemary Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1943 at Doncaster

 

68R2††††††††††††††††† Ronald Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1946 at Yorkshire

 

68R3††††††††††††††††† David Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1947 at Yorkshire

 

68R4††††††††††††††††† Kevin Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1950 at Yorkshire

 

68R5††††††††††††††††† Karen Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1957 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68Q11

Herbert Collett was born at Doncaster in 1919 another son of John and Edith Collett, whose birth was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 1576) during the third quarter of the year.As with his older siblings, his motherís maiden-name was also confirmed as Hoyles.

 

 

 

 

68Q12

Stanley Collett was born at Doncaster in 1922, his birth recorded there (Ref. 9c 1713) early in that year, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hoyles.

 

 

 

 

68Q13

Norah Collett was born at Doncaster in 1923, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 9c 1477) towards the end of that year, with Hoyles confirmed as her motherís maiden-name.

 

 

 

 

68Q14

Dennis Collett was born at Doncaster either near the end of 1927 or early in 1928, with his birth recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1310) during the first three months of the latter. ††The was the eighth child and youngest son of John and Edith Collett, his birth record confirming that his motherís maiden-name was Hoyles.

 

 

 

 

68Q15

Edna Collett was born in 1930 at Doncaster and was possibly the youngest surviving child of John Edwin Collett and Edith Mary Hoyles.That would certainly be the case if her younger unnamed sister at birth suffered an infant death.Ednaís birth, like all nine of her siblings, was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1268) in the last three months of 1930.

 

 

 

 

68Q17

Gladys May Collett was born at Haxey on 2nd October 1905, the first-born child of Ernest William Collett and Emma Wright.Her birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 675) during the last three months of the year, and she was five years old in the census of 1911.Gladys was nearly forty-two years old when she married Thomas H Bee, their wedding recorded at Scunthorpe register office (Ref. 3b 1109) during the third quarter of 1947.She lived a very long life and was 97 when she passed away, the death of Gladys May Bee recorded at Nottingham register office (Vol. 6861 26a).She died on 22nd June 2003 and was laid to rest at the Misterton New Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

68Q18

Reginald Ernest Collett was born at Haxey on 9th December 1806, the eldest son of Ernest and Emma Collett. His birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 691) during the first three months of 1907, and was four years old in the census of 1911.He married Elsie Maud Guest who was born in Haxey on 15th January 1913.It was as Reginald Ernest Collett, aged 55, that he died at Haxey on 14th March 1962 and was buried in the churchyard of St Nicholasí Church. His death was recorded at Lincolnshire register office (Ref. 3b 390).Elsie lived the next twenty-nine years as a widow and passed away on 23rd July 1991, when she was laid to rest with Reginald at Haxey.

 

 

 

 

68Q19

Stanley Collett was born at Haxey on 19th April 1908 and his birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 738).He was three years old in the Haxey census of 1911 and possibly was never married.When he died in 1983, he was residing in Yorkshire where his death was recorded (Vol. 3 1331).

 

 

 

 

68Q20

Frank Collett was born at Haxey on 7th May 1912 and his birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1475), when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Wright. All that is currently known about him is that he died at Haxey on 4th May 1981, although it was at Retford in South Yorkshire that his death was recorded (Vol. 8 0141) during the month of June in 1981 when he was 69.

 

 

 

 

68Q21

Audrey Collett was born at Haxey in 1919, with her birth recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 949) during the first three months of the year when her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Wright. The only known fact about her is that her premature death, at the age of 24, was recorded at Scunthorpe register office (Ref. 7a 912) after she died on 1st March 1943.Her body was then returned to Haxey where she was buried.The headstone on her grave at the Church of St Nicholas in Haxey also confirms that first her father was buried with Audrey in 1952, followed by her mother in 1964.The headstone epitaph reads as follows:

Beautiful Memories of Audrey

The Beloved Daughter of Ernest William and Emma Collett

who died March 1st 1943 aged 24 years

ďIn Memories lane we meet every dayĒ

Also of the above Ernest William Collett

who died Dec 5th 1952 aged 78 years

And the above Emma Collett

who died Sept 14th 1964 aged 78 years

Re-United

 

 

 

 

68Q22

Geoffrey Collett was born at Haxey on 27th April 1924, the youngest child of Ernest William Collett and his much younger wife Emma Wright.Soon after leaving school, he joined the merchant navy and on 6th April 1944 he sailed into New York onboard the S S Fort Kaskaskia from the Port of San Pedro, Boca Chica Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. The shipís manifest listed Geoffrey Collett aged 20, as having served as a deck hand for one year since joining the crew on 1st September 1943.After the war Geoffrey married Alice Doreen Clark on 4th September 1948 at Misterton in Nottinghamshire, just a few miles south of Haxey, the event recorded at East Retford register office (Ref. 3c 457). Their daughter, and only child, was born during the following year, with the birth of Audrey Collett recorded at Nottingham register office (Ref. 3c 754), when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Clark.Alice was born on 28th January 1918 and died in Yorkshire during 2003.Four years earlier, the death of Geoffrey Collett was recorded at Lincoln register office (Vol. 6191c c56c) in February 1999.

 

 

 

68R6††††††††††††††††† Audrey Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1949 at Nottingham

 

 

 

 

68Q23

Albert Sidney Collett was the eldest of the five sons of John Edward Collett and Eliza Ann Hather and was born at Doncaster, within the parish of St James, on 15th October 1899.He married Ella Sargent during the second quarter of 1922, the event recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1694) when the certificate confirmed that Albert Sidney was 22 and the son of John Edward Collett of 106 Ramsden Road, that Ella was 28 and the daughter of George Sargent, also of 106 Ramsden Road, for their wedding at St Judeís Church in Hexthorpe, Doncaster on 17th April 1922. Once married, he and Ella had a daughter while the couple was still residing in the Doncaster area and before the family moved to London.It is also understood that his wife may have suffered a premature death.The birth of their only known child was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1562) during the third quarter of 1925, when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Sargent.

 

 

 

By the time Albert passed away at the age of 66, he was living in Staffordshire where the death of Albert S Collett, born in 1899, was recorded (Ref. 9b 39) in 1965.

 

 

 

68R7††††††††††††††††† Joan Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1925 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68Q24

George Clarence Collett was born at Doncaster in 1901, his birth recorded there (Ref. 9c 854) during the first three months of that year.He was listed with his family in the census of 1901 as George C Collett but died very shortly after, his death recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 551) under his full name during the third quarter of that same year, a son of John and Eliza Collett.

 

 

 

 

68Q25

Norman Cyril Collett was born at Doncaster in 1902, another son of John and Eliza Collett, his birth recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 845) during the second quarter of the year.He was subsequently baptised at St Jamesí Church in Doncaster on 8th June 1902, when his parents were confirmed as John Edward and Eliza Ann. He later married Elsie Hayes who was also born in 1903, when their wedding was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 1525) during the final quarter of 1924.Their marriage presented the couple with three children, before Norman died at Milton Keynes in 1967, where his eldest daughter died nearly forty years later.The death of Norman Cyril Collett was recorded at Northampton register office (Ref. 3b 528) at the age of 65.

 

 

 

The births of their three children were recorded at Doncaster register office when the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hayes, and they were Brenda (Ref. 9c 1365) during the second quarter of 1927, Gordon (Ref. 9c 1325) during the second quarter of 1932, and Maria (Ref. 9c 1140) during the last three months of 1943. It is possible, but not proved, that Gordon married Jennifer Healam with the event recovered at Spen Valley register office (Ref. 2d 704) during the fourth quarter of 1967.

 

 

 

68R8††††††††††††††††† Brenda Margaret Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1927 at Doncaster; died in 2005

 

68R8††††††††††††††††† Gordon Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1932 at Doncaster

 

68R10††††††††††††††† Maria G Collett††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Born in 1943 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68Q26

Bernard Alfred Collett was born at Doncaster on 21st July 1905, the fourth son of John and Eliza Collett.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 826) during the third quarter of the year. Using his full name, he was baptised at St Jamesí Church on 20th August 1905.It was also as Bernard Alfred aged five years that he and his family were living at Balby-with-Hexthorpe in 1911.He was 31 when he married Elizabeth Franey, who was born on 9th April 1907, with their wedding recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 1697) during the first three months of 1937.It was also at Doncaster that the births of their two sons were recorded, when their motherís maiden-name confirmed as Franey.Bernard Alfred Collett was still living in Doncaster when he died in 1975, where his death was recorded (Vol. 3 0338) when he was 69 years old.The death of his widow was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 3 2119) in 1981 when she was 74.

 

 

 

68R11††††††††††††††† John Peter Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1938 at Doncaster

 

68R12††††††††††††††† Anthony Bernard Collett††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1941 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68Q27

RALPH SPENCER COLLETT was born at Doncaster on 14th July 1915, the youngest child of John Edward Collett and Eliza Ann Hather.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1692) during the third quarter of 1915, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hather.He was still in Doncaster at the end of 1936 or early in 1937 when he married Joyce Tindall who was also born there on 11th October 1915, the daughter of Charles Tindall and Frances Morley.Their wedding was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1711) during the first three months of the latter year.The marriage produced a daughter and a son, when their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Tindall.Ralph Spencer Collett was 75 when died in Doncaster where his death was recorded (Vol. 3 462) in 1991, while it was four years later in 1995 that Joyce Collett nee Tindall passed away aged 79, with her death recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 0421a a44d).

 

 

 

68R13††††††††††††††† Brenda Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1934 at Doncaster

 

68R14††††††††††††††† ROY COLLETT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1938 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68Q28

Vena Collett was born at Haxey on 5th March 1909, the first of the five children of Richard Collett and Lillian Simpson Lockwood. Her birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 723) during the second quarter of the year as Vena Collett, previously thought to be Vera as recorded in error in the Haxey census of 1911.At the age of twenty, the marriage of Vena Collett and (1) Arthur Hurst was recorded at the Nottinghamshire East Retford register office (Ref. 7b 29) during the third quarter of 1929. Arthur was 21, having been born at East Retford on 27th April 1908.However, on their wedding day Vena was already at an advanced stage of pregnancy, with the birth of her daughter Betty Hurst also recorded at East Retford in that same three-month period of 1929 (Ref. 7b 25), when her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett. No further children were added to the family after 1929.

 

 

 

Many years later, following the premature death of Arthur Hurst in 1950 at the age of 42, Vena entered into her second marriage towards the end of that same year, when the wedding of Vena Hurst and (2) John Walker was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 2b 732) during the last three months of 1950.John was born at Wombwell in Yorkshire on 17th June 1907 and he died in 1993, as recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 0421c c39d).After eleven years as a widow, the death of Vena Walker nee Collett was recorded at Yorkshire register office (Vol. 042/1 b67d) in 2004.

 

 

 

 

68Q29

Leslie Collett was born at Haxey on 29th June 1910 and his birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 697) during the third quarter of 1910.He was nine months old in the Haxey census of 1911 and, like many members of this family, Leslie settled in Doncaster where his death was recorded at the age of 59 (Ref. 2b 1022) during June 1969.Curiously, six years earlier, the marriage of Leslie Collett and Doreen Collett was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 2b 708) towards the end of 1963.

 

 

 

 

68Q30

Archie Collett was born at Haxey in 1911, although it was as Archie Collett, rather than Archibald, that his birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1295) during the last three months of the year, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Lockwood.He was another son of Richard Collett and Lillian Simpson Lockwood. Just a few months later he died and was buried at St Nicholasí Church in Haxey on 26th February 1912, again as Archie Collett.The death of Archie Collett was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 921).

 

 

 

 

68Q31

Douglas Lockwood Collett was born at Haxey in 1913 when his birth was recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1314) during the first quarter of 1913.Just like his older brother Archie, so too did Douglas died within months of being born, when he was buried at Haxey on 6th March 1913.His death was also recorded at Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 934).

 

 

 

 

68Q32

Bernice Lorraine Collett was born at Haxey on 20th April 1915 and her birth, like those of her older siblings, was recorded Gainsborough register office (Ref. 7a 1316).Her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Lockwood, being the youngest child of Richard Collett and Lillian Simpson Lockwood.She later married George Smith with whom she had a son Anthony Smith who was born in 1943.Bernice Lorraine Smith nee Collett died in 1997.

 

 

 

 

68Q33

Albert Stephen Collett was born at Tuxedo in Orange County, New York State on 18th September 1913, the eldest child of Albert Richard Collett and Barbara M Gresch. He was six years of age in the Orange State census of 1920 when he and his family were residing at 84 Lower Village in Tuxedo. Albert was again living with his family in 1930 and 1940 but in the Queens area of New York when he was 16 and 26 years old respectively.

 

 

 

At the time of the Second World War, Albert S Collett was unmarried when he enlisted for military service at Camp Upton, Yaphank, Suffolk County New York, on 2nd February 1942.His military record stated that he had been born in New York in 1913 who, following four years at high school, was an office clerk, who entered at the rank of private.A social security record in November 1948 gave his place of birth as Long Island, and his current place of residence as Whitestone in Queens, New York, being the son of Albert Collett and Barbara Gresch.Just over forty years later he was still living in Queens when he died on 14th July 1989, following which he was laid to rest at Mount St Mary Cemetery in Flushing, Queens.

 

 

 

 

68Q34

Richard Stephen Collett was born at Tuxedo on 24th January 1917 and he married Eleanor J Jonke who was born in New York on 23rd September 1916.The first of their two known Brooklyn born children was Barbara who was born on either 29th April 1942 or 13th May 1942, with their son Richard Stephen Collett junior born on 15th March 1946.The four members of the family were recorded in the Brooklyn census of 1950 as Richard S Collett who was 33 and the assistant director of private hospital, Eleanor was also 33, daughter Barbara was seven, and son Richard was four years of age.

 

 

 

Although no record of the marriage of Richard and Eleanor has been found, it was on 7th October 2001 at East Rockaway in Nassau County, New York, that Eleanor died at the age of 85.Seven years later Richard Stephen Collett senior died on 12th January 2008 when he was living at the Rockville Centre in Nassau County, just over one year after the passing of his only son Richard Stephen Collett junior.Within his obituary was a reference to his married daughter Barbara Witteborg, and daughter-in-law Lisbeth Collett.The same article published in the Newsday Newspaper on 14th January 2008 reported that Richard had been born at Long Island.

 

 

 

68R15††††††††††††††† Barbara Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born on 13.05.1942 at Brooklyn, New York

 

68R16††††††††††††††† Richard Stephen Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born on 15.03.1946; died 24.09.2006

 

 

 

 

68Q37

Malcolm R Collett was born at Doncaster in 1935, the eldest of the two children of Eric Collett and Winifred Anderson.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1099) during the fourth quarter of the year, when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Anderson.It was at the Yorkshire Don Valley register office that the wedding of Malcolm R Collett and Winifred Hagger was recorded (Ref. 2b 669) during the second quarter of 1957.Their marriage produced four daughters; the birth of the first child was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 2b 581) at the end of 1957, the other three at Don Valley: Linda (Ref. 2b 725) at the start of 1961, Jayne (Ref. 2b 803) early in 1966, and Diane (Ref. 2b 791) during the summer of 1968.In each case, the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Hagger.

 

 

 

68R17††††††††††††††† Susan Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1957 at Doncaster

 

68R18††††††††††††††† Linda Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1961 at Don Valley

 

68R19††††††††††††††† Jayne Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1966 at Don Valley

 

68R20††††††††††††††† Diane Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1968 at Don Valley

 

 

 

 

68R1

Rosemary Collett was born at Doncaster in 1943, with her birth was recorded there (Ref. 9c 1083) during the last quarter of the year.Her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Tinkler, being the first of the five children of Ralph Collett and Marion Tinkler.She was almost twenty years old when Rosemary married John M Pease, with the event recorded at nearby Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 994) during the third quarter of 1963.Rosemary then gave birth to two daughters, the births of both of them recorded at Doncaster register office when their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett.They were Tracey Pease born in the last quarter of 1970 (Ref. 2b 1689), and Rachael Pease who was born in the summer of 1975 (Vol. 3 0510).

 

 

 

 

68R2

Ronald Collett was born in Yorkshire, possibly within the area of Doncaster, where the birth of his older and youngest siblings was recording, with his birth being recorded at Yorkshire register office (Ref. 2b 633) during 1946, where his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Tinkler.Ronald later married Mary P Bratby with their wedding recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 841) during the last three months of 1967.The births of their four children were recorded at Doncaster register office, when Bratby was confirmed as the motherís maiden-name.

 

 

 

68S1††††††††††††††††† Andrew Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1969 at Doncaster

 

68S2††††††††††††††††† Christopher Ronald Collett††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1971 at Doncaster

 

68S3††††††††††††††††† Stephen Richard Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1977 at Doncaster

 

68S4††††††††††††††††† Corinne Mary Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1986 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68R3

David Collett was born in Yorkshire where his birth was recorded (Ref. 2b 600) during 1947, his motherís maiden-name confirmed as Tinkler.At the age of 25 he married Edith M Bailey with their wedding recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 1198) during the summer of 1972.Three years later their son Gary was born and his birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Vol. 0482) during the third quarter of 1975.

 

 

 

68S5††††††††††††††††† Gary Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1975 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68R4

Kevin Collett was born in 1950 with his birth recorded at Yorkshire register office (Ref. 2b 565), the youngest son and fourth of the five children of Ralph Collett and Marion Tinkler.He was almost twenty-one years of age when he married Carol A Connick as recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 835) early in 1971.The first of the coupleís two children was born a year later, when the birth of their son was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 2b 1888) during the first three months of 1972.Three years after that, the birth of their daughter was also recorded there (Vol. 3 0586) at the start of 1975.On both occasions the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Connick.

 

 

 

68S6††††††††††††††††† Jason Lee Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1972 at Doncaster

 

68S7††††††††††††††††† Samantha Jane Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1975 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68R11

John Peter Collett was born at Doncaster on 7th March 1938 and was the older of the two sons of Bernard Alfred Collett and Elizabeth Franey.His birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c 1233) during the second quarter of the year when his motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Franey.He later married Avril Beamson at the start of 1959 with their marriage recorded at Hemsworth register office (Ref. 2b 1649). Once married the couple returned to the Doncaster area, where the births of their two children were recorded, the first of them John, born later in the year that they were married (Ref. 2b 533) during the third quarter of 1959.After a further three years, their daughter Lorraine was born (Ref. 2b 626) during the summer of 1962.For both occasions their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Beamson.

 

 

 

68S8††††††††††††††††† John G Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1959 at Doncaster

 

68S9††††††††††††††††† Lorraine Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1962 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68R12

Anthony Bernard Collett was born at Doncaster on 17th July 1941, the younger of the two sons of Bernard Alfred Collett and Elizabeth Franey, whose birth was also recorded at nearby Don Valley register office (Ref. 9c 1226) during the third quarter of the year, when Franey was confirmed as his motherís maiden-name.Anthony was married twice in his life, on the first occasion to (1) Joan Turner with the event recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 1203) during the third quarter of 1961, and later to (2) Christine Y Smith during the second quarter of 1980 and recorded at Doncaster register office (Vol. 3 0499).

 

 

 

From the first marriage Anthony and Joan gave birth to two children, a son and then a daughter, the births of both of them recorded at Doncaster register office, when their motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Turner.They were Paul, whose birth was recorded during the first three months of 1962 (Ref. 2b 614), and Beverley during the last three months of 1965 (Ref. 2b 700).

 

 

 

68S10††††††††††††††† Paul R Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1962 at Doncaster

 

68S11††††††††††††††† Beverley J Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1965 at Doncaster

 

 

 

 

68R13

Brenda Collett was born at Doncaster on 12th May 1934, the daughter and eldest child of Ralph Spencer Collett and Joyce Tindall. It was also at Doncaster register office (Ref. 9c j37) where her birth was recorded when her motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Tindall.Brenda was 19 years old when she married Peter G Burton with their wedding recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 789) during the final quarter of 1953.The coupleís only child Lynda A Burton was born during the following year, when her birth was recorded at Doncaster register office (Ref. 2b 545) during the spring of 1954.Brenda was 76 when she died at Wigan on 24th March 2010.

 

 

 

 

68R14

ROY COLLETT was born at Doncaster on 10th February 1938 and was the youngest of the two children of Ralph Spencer Collett and Joyce Tindall.His birth was recorded at Doncaster (Ref. 9c 1167), with his motherís maiden-name confirmed as Tindall.It was at Sprotbrough, three miles north-west of Doncaster that he married Sheila C Gardiner at St Mary's Church on 28th April 1956 and recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 721).Less than six months later Sheila presented Roy with the first of their two children while they were still living within the Doncaster area.It was Royís work which eventually took the family of three to Nigeria in 1967, and it was there in the City of Jos that their second son was born three years later.

 

 

 

The family remained in Nigeria until 1979 when Roy and Sheila moved to Saudi Arabia, then Bahrain, before returning to the United Kingdom.After a while the couple returned to the Middle East, before finally retiring to live in the Nottinghamshire village of Gringly-on-the-Hill, about three miles from Royís ancestral home hamlet of Graizelound within the Parish of Haxey.And it was Roy who kindly provided the details of his life and those of his two sons.

 

 

 

68S12††††††††††††††† PETER VINCENT COLLETT†††††††††††††††††† Born in 1956 at Doncaster

 

68S13††††††††††††††† Richard Spencer Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1970 at Jos in Nigeria

 

 

 

 

68S12

PETER VINCENT COLLETT was born at Doncaster on 16th September 1956, his birth recorded at Don Valley register office (Ref. 2b 626) with his motherís maiden-name confirmed as Gardiner, the first-born child of Roy Collett and Sheila C Gardiner.It was also in Sprotbrough near Doncaster where his parents were married, that Peter married Jean Atack on 6th August 1983.The event was recorded at Doncaster register office (Vol. 3 0453), and it was during the following year that their son was born.Two years later Peter, Jean and Sean left England and settled in Barbados where their family was added to with the birth of a second son, and where the family was still living in 2014.

 

 

 

68T1††††††††††††††††† SEAN SPENCER COLLETT††††††††††††††††††† Born on 31.10.1984 at Doncaster

 

68T2††††††††††††††††† Scott Spencer Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born on 13.04.1987 at Barbados

 

 

 

 

68S13

Richard Spencer Collett was born in the City of Jos in Nigeria on 28th October 1970 and he married Kirsten McMillen in Manchester on 4th September 1999.It was that same year when Richardís work resulted in the couple moving to the Cayman Island and settling in Grand Cayman where they are still living in 2014 and where both of their children were born.

 

 

 

68T3††††††††††††††††† Jacob McMillen-Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born on 15.05.2004 at Grand Cayman

 

68T4††††††††††††††††† Talia McMillen-Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born on 11.01.2006 at Grand Cayman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX A Ė The Warwickshire & Sheffield Family

 

 

 

Although not yet proved, it seems highly likely that William and George Collett were brothers, their common connection being the Warwickshire village of Long Compton, close to the county boundary with Oxfordshire.If it can be subsequently verified that they were brothers, then their parents were most probably Thomas and Mary Collett, as detailed below.

 

 

a68l1

Thomas Collett, whose date of birth is not known, but who was the husband of Mary, appears to have had at least three sons, although only two of them are known to have survived.

 

 

 

a68m1†††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1788 at Long Compton

 

a68m2†††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1791 at Long Compton

 

a68m3†††††††††††††† George Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1800 at Long Compton

 

 

 

 

a68m1

William Collett, who may have been born at Long Compton in 1788, was baptised at Cherington, just north of Long Compton, on 7th December 1788, the son of Thomas and Mary Collett.Tragically, he was less than two years old when he died on 20th March 1791.

 

 

 

 

a68m2

William Collett may have been born at Long Compton after 1791, the son of Thomas and Mary Collett.William was married to Catherine who gave him a son who was born at Long Compton, where the child was also baptised at the parish Church of St Peter & St Paul.

 

 

 

a68n1††††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1814 at Long Compton

 

 

 

 

a68m3

George Collett was born at Long Compton in 1800, as confirmed at the time of his death in 1862 when he was 61.It is possible that he was the younger brother of William Collett and therefore the son of Thomas and Mary Collett, or the older brother of William Collett the son of William and Catherine Collett.However, it is established from the very grand grave memorial in Warstone Cemetery in Birmingham that George was married to Mary and that their only known child was born in Birmingham much later in Georgeís life, sometime during 1838.

 

The 20 feet high obelisk also confirms that George died on 18th April 1862 and that his wife died on 12th May 1889 and that their daughter passed away during April 1906.

 

Not long after their daughter was born George and Mary were living on Constitution Hill in Birmingham, where they were recorded on the day of the census in June 1841.George Collett was 40 years old and working as a leather seller, his wife Mary was 45, and their daughter Jane was three years of age.

 

 

 

Sometime thereafter the family of three moved into a property on Barker Street in Birmingham, which was apparently one of a number of properties owned by George.That was confirmed in the census of 1851 when George Collett from Long Compton was 49 and a proprietor of houses living at 14 Barker Street with wife Mary, who was 55 and from Sheriffs Lench in Worcestershire, and their daughter Jane who was 13.After a further ten years George was 60 and described as a retired leather seller from Long Compton.Mary Collett from Lench was 65 and unmarried Jane Collett was 23.It was one year later that George died and by the time of the census in 1871 widow Mary Collett, aged 75, was an annuitant who still had living with her, her daughter Jane who was 32.No obvious record of either Mary or Jane has been found in any subsequent census.

 

 

 

a68n2†††††††††††††††† Jane Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1838 in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

a68n1

William Collett was born during the first five months of 1814 at Long Compton in Warwickshire midway between Shipston-on-Stour and Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.It was also at Long Compton that he was baptised on 5th June 1814, the son of William and Catherine Collett.William was thirty-one years old when he married (1) Eliza Silvester from Ansty, to the north-east of Coventry.Eliza was baptised at Ansty on 10th December 1819, the daughter of William and Rebecca Silvester.The record of their marriage at St Philipís Cathedral in Birmingham on 6th May 1845 confirmed that William Collett was the son of William Collett and that his bride Eliza was the daughter of William Silvester.

 

 

 

The census in 1851 placed the young family living at Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham, where wood turner William Collett from Long Compton was 37, wife Eliza from Ansty was 32 and their two surviving children were Emma Collett who was five and George Collett who was one year old.The coupleís missing first child, and base-born son George, had been born at Birmingham (Ref. xvi 330) during the last quarter of 1843, but died in December and was buried at St Thomasí Church on 6th December 1843.His replacement, George William Collett, was born at Birmingham during the first three months of 1850, after which a further four children were added to the family.

 

 

 

The census ten years later in 1861 recorded the enlarged family still residing at 183 Bromsgrove Street within the Birmingham Parish of St Martin, known as St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring.William Collett was 46 and again a wood turner, his wife Eliza was 42, and their six children were named as Emma Collett who was 15, George Collett who was 11, Mary A Collett who was nine, Martha Collett who was seven, William Collett who was five and Arthur John Collett who was just one-year-old.All of the children had been born after the married couple had settled in Birmingham.Only the four middle children were still attending school, perhaps indicating that the eldest daughter was helping her mother in the family home.

 

 

 

Sadly, Williamís wife Eliza passed away within the next twelve months, her death recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 45) during the first quarter of 1862, following which she was buried in the churchyard of St Martinís Church on 11th February 1862.She was only 42 years old.Four years later, widower William Collett married (2) Mary Ann Wiseman at St Thomasí Church in Birmingham on 25th June 1866, the event recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 263) during the second quarter of that year. Five years later, the Birmingham census of 1871 recorded the family as William Collett, who was 56 and born at Long Compton, who was still working as a wood turner, his new wife Mary A Collett who was 45 and born at Birmingham, while still living with them was Williamís three Birmingham born sons, George who was described as Gervais Collett who was 21, William Collett who was 15 and Arthur J Collett who was 12.

 

 

 

By that time, Williamís daughter Mary Ann was already living and working in London, and it was there also where her brother George, another wood turner like his father, moved to during the following decade and where he was living in 1881.Two years after the census day in 1871, the death of William Collett was recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 48) during the second quarter of 1873, when he was 58.

 

 

 

a68o1††††††††††††††† Emma Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1846 at Birmingham

 

a68o2††††††††††††††† George William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1849 at Birmingham

 

a68o3††††††††††††††† Mary Ann Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1852 at Birmingham

 

a68o4††††††††††††††† Martha Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1854 at Birmingham

 

a68o5††††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1856 at Birmingham

 

a68o6††††††††††††††† Arthur John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1859 at Birmingham

 

 

 

 

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Emma Collett was born at Birmingham on 9th February 1847, her birth recorded there (Ref. xvi 377) during the first quarter of the year.She was subsequently baptised on 1st July 1847 at St Philipís Cathedral, where her parents William Collett and Eliza Silvester had been married twenty-one months before she was born.In the Birmingham census of 1861 Emma was 15 years old when she was living with her family at 183 Bromsgrove Street.Five years later an Emma Collett, the daughter of William Collett, who said she was 22 on her wedding day, was married to Samuel Warwick, the son of Frederick Warwick, at St Andrews Church in Bordesley on 3rd June 1866.

 

 

 

 

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George William Collett was born in Birmingham, perhaps at the end of 1849 or the beginning of 1850, and was the second child and eldest son of wood turner William and Eliza Collett.His birth was recorded at Birmingham (Ref. xvi 340) during the first three months of 1850 under his full name. The only other occasion when his full name was used was when he passed away.He may have been born at Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham, where his family was living in 1851 when George Collett was one year old.By 1861 the census that year placed George Collett, aged 11 years and attending school, was living at 183 Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham with his family.Following the death of his mother, George was 21 in 1871 when he was still living at the family home with his widowed father, when the census return recorded his name in error as Gervais Collett.The reason he had not previously been identified in the next census of 1881, was because he said he was older than his actual years, in addition to which he had left Birmingham and was living in London by then.

 

 

 

According to the census in 1881, unmarried George Collett from Birmingham was recorded in error as being 35, rather than 31, when he was a lodger at 2 Baxter Cottage on Newland Terrace in Kensington, from where he was working as a wood turner like his late father.It was while he was working in London that he met his future wife and, although they returned to Birmingham to be married, no record of the couple has been found within the national census of 1891.The marriage of George Collett and Ada Drusilla Walters was recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 111) during the first three months of 1891.

 

 

 

On the day of the census in 1901 George Collett from Birmingham was a wood joiner who said he was 47 years old, rather than his real age of 51, perhaps out of embarrassment for having a wife who was many years younger.He and his family were living on Westville Road in Shepherds Bush within the London parish of Hammersmith.His wife Ada Collett from Whitechapel was 34 and their two London born children were Florence Collett who was eight and born in Kensington, and William Collett who was two years of age and born at Shepherds Bush.On the day of the census Ada may have been expecting the coupleís third child who was born at Shepherds Bush later that same year.

 

 

 

When exactly the family left London for the south coast is not known, except that by the time of the next census in 1911, the family had settled at Hove, near Brighton, in Sussex and was recorded residing at 16 Westbourne Street in the town.On that occasion George Collett from Birmingham gave his age as 64 instead of 61, when his occupation was that of a licensed bath chair attendant.Ada Collett was listed as being 45 and born at Whitechapel, while the coupleís four children were named as Florence Collett who was 19, a domestic servant, William Collett who was 12, Ethel Collett who was nine, and George Collett who was six years old.All of them were recorded as having been born in Kensington.

 

 

 

The death of George W Collett was recorded at Birmingham register office (Ref. 6d 209) during the final quarter of 1927.The birth of his eldest daughter, Florence, was recorded at Kensington (Ref. 1a 146) during the third quarter of 1892.His second child suffered an infant death, and his birth was also recorded at Kensington (Ref. 1a 142) during the third quarter of 1895.The birth of daughter Muriel Ethel Collett was recorded at Kensington register office (Ref. 1a 179) during the third quarter of 1901.

 

 

 

a68p1†††††††††††††††† Florence Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1892 at Kensington, London

 

a68p2†††††††††††††††† William Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1895 at Kensington; infant death

 

a68p3††††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1897 at Shepherds Bush

 

a68p4†††††††††††††††† Muriel Ethel Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1901 at Shepherds Bush

 

a68p5††††††††††††††† George Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1905 at Shepherds Bush

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ann Collett was born at Birmingham in 1852, her birth recorded there (Ref. 6d 68) during the first three months of that year, the daughter of William Collett and his wife Eliza Silvester. It was at 183 Bromsgrove Street, within that part of Birmingham known as St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring, that Mary A Collett, aged nine years, was living with her family in 1861.Sometime after leaving school, Mary left her family to take up work in London, where she was recorded in the next census of 1871.On that day Mary A Collett from Birmingham was 19, unmarried, and a servant and a housemaid at the Islington home of solicitor and attorney Juvis Brock from Bath and his large family.

 

 

 

Mary Ann Collett, aged 20 and the daughter of William Collett, was married to Stephen Hands at Long Compton on 10th September 1872.Stephen was 25 years of age, and was the son of George and Elizabeth Hands.His birth was recorded at Chipping Norton during the third quarter of 1847 and was baptised at Long Compton on 27th August that year.Very tragically for Mary Ann, she was only married to Stephen for a few months, when his death was recorded at Chipping Norton (Ref. 3a 486) during the first three months of 1873, when he was 25.It was on 22nd February 1873 when he was buried at Long Compton.What actually happened to her husband is not yet known, but it seems evident that Mary Ann Hands nee Collett remarried prior to 1881, since no record of her as Mary Ann Hands has been found in any census after 1873.One possibility is the marriage of Mary Ann Hands and John Shelswell which took place in Birmingham on 28th February 1875.

 

 

 

 

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Martha Collett was born in Birmingham during 1854, the youngest of the three daughters of William and Eliza Collett.Her birth was recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 65) during the third quarter of that year.It was at 183 Bromsgrove Street in St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring, Birmingham, that she was recorded with her family in the census of 1861 at the age of seven years.Following the death of her mother a few years later, Martha Collett from Birmingham was 16 years old in the census of 1871 when she was described as the niece of Joseph and Martha Faulkner at their home in Long Compton.Sixty-six-year-old Joseph had been born at Long Compton in 1804, just ten years before Marthaís father had been born there, while his wife Martha Faulkner, aged 59, had been born at Evenlode near Eynsham in Oxfordshire.It is therefore very likely that Joseph was related to Martha through her mother Eliza Silvester, rather than Marthaís father.

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born in Birmingham during 1856, the son of William and Eliza Collett, and it was there that his birth was registered (Ref. 6d 67) in the fourth quarter of that year.According to the census of 1861 William, aged five years, was recorded with his family at 183 Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham and ten years after that, when he was 15 and his occupation was that of a galvaniser, he was still living with his family in Birmingham.It was mostly his work as a galvaniser that eventually resulted in William moving north to the steel town of Sheffield, where he married Rose Ann Newton of Sheffield, their wedding recorded there (Ref. 9c 564) during the last three months of 1878.

 

 

 

The birth of the coupleís first child, William, was recorded at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 443) during the fourth quarter of 1879 and his baptism was conducted at the Church of St Vincent de Paul on Solly Street in Sheffield on 6th October 1880, where he was recorded as Gulielmus Collett, the son of Gulielmi Collett and Rosannea Newton.In the census of 1881 William Collett from Birmingham was 25 and employed as a malleable iron caster living at 23 Trinity Street in Sheffield with his wife Rose Ann Collett, who was only 21, and their son William aged one year.Lodging with the young family, and providing additional income, were John Wilkinson aged 43 and a scissor forger and Thomas Hatton who was 28 and an iron labourer.Tragically, just over one year later, the death of their son William Collett was recorded at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 227) during the second quarter of 1882 at the age of two years.

 

 

 

During the next six years three more sons were added to the family, although once again, the last of them did not survive.That son was Arthur Collett whose birth was recorded at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 439) during the second quarter of 1887 and his death was recorded there (Ref. 9c 309) during the last three months of that same year.It was also at Trinity Street that the family was still residing in 1891, but at number 40 instead of number 23.William Collett was 34 and an iron caster, Rose A Collett was 32, George Collett was eight years old and John Collett was six years of age.Boarder and scissor forger John Wilkinson from Sheffield was still living with the family at the age of 54, so there is a possibility that he was Roseís father.

 

 

 

In the census conducted at the end of March in 1901 it was revealed that the family had left 40 Trinity Street and instead were living very nearby in the street at the southern end of Trinity Street, which was Furnace Hill.Whether by sheer coincidence or not, their address was recorded as 40 Furnace Hill.By that time iron caster William Collett was 44 and an employer, presumably employing his own son George Collett who was 18 and also working as an iron caster.Williamís wife was confirmed as Rose A Collett from Sheffield who was 44.Completing the household was the coupleís youngest son John who was 16, once again boarder John Wilkinson who was described as a single man, aged 64, who was a scissor forger, plus boarder James Bales who was 16 and a heater at the furnace works.

 

 

 

It was a similar situation after a further ten years, when the Sheffield census of 1911 listed William Collett from Birmingham as 55 and his wife Rose Ann Collett from Sheffield as 52 when the couple was still residing at 40 Furnace Hill.Williamís occupation was still that of an iron caster, when he was also classified as a worker, not an employer as ten years earlier.William and Rose had been married for thirty-two years, during which time Rose had given birth to five children, only two of whom had survived.This means that there is one child missing from the list below.Surviving son George had left home during the previous decade, while the coupleís youngest surviving son John was still living at home with his parents, even though he was married with a child of his own.

 

 

 

Within a few weeks of the census day in 1911 William Collett died, his death recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 293) during that same second quarter of 1911 when he was 55.His widow survived him by around eighteen months, when the death of Rose A Collett was also recorded at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 658) during the last three months of 1912.

 

 

 

a68p6†††††††††††††††† William Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1879 at Sheffield; infant death

 

a68p7††††††††††††††† George Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1882 at Sheffield

 

a68p8††††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1885 at Sheffield

 

a68p9†††††††††††††††† Arthur Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1887 at Sheffield; infant death

 

 

 

 

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Arthur John Collett was born in Birmingham in 1859, the last of the six children of William Collett and Eliza Silvester.The birth of Arthur John Collett was recorded at Birmingham (Ref. 6d 72) during the third quarter of that year.It is possible that he was born at 183 Bromsgrove Street within the Birmingham Parish of St Martin where he and his family was living in 1861, when Arthur John Collett who was just one-year-old.Tragically, his mother died early in the next year, and two years after his father was re-married.That was confirmed by the next census in 1871 when Arthur J Collett was 12 and was still living in Birmingham with his father William and his new wife Mary A Collett, together with Arthurís two older brothers George and William (above).

 

 

 

Three months prior to the 1881 census, Arthur John Collett married Harriet Wadsworth from London, the event recorded at Aston (Ref. 6d 407) during the final three months of 1880.It was actual on Christmas Day that they were married, when Arthurís father was confirmed as William Collett, and Harrietís father was named as John Wadsworth.Arthur was 22 and Harriet was 20 years of age and they were married at St Andrewís Church in the Bordesley area of Birmingham.On the day of the census, the following year, the young couple was residing at Sampson Road North in Aston, Birmingham, from where 21-year-old Arthur John Collett was a tin burnisher and his wife Harriet was 20 and a press worker, possibly working at the same tin factory as her husband.

 

 

 

At least five children were born to the couple during their time together, all of them born at Birmingham, with four of them living with Arthur Ė recorded as John - and Harriet in 1891, together with a boarder John Cross who was 30 and a metal roller at the tin factory where head of the household Arthur was still employed as a tin burnisher.On that day it was at Charles Henry Street in Birmingham St David that Arthur was 31, Harriet was 28, daughters Florence, Emily and Harriet were eight, five and under one year old, with the coupleís only known son William being three years of age. The coupleís last child was born during the following year.

 

 

 

Ten years later Arthur John Collett would have been 41, when he was not living with his family, which was recorded at a dwelling on the High Street in Bordesley, the home of the aforementioned John Cross.Each of four of the five children of Arthur John Collett were described as the stepchild of John Cross, with the former Harriet Collett, their mother, named as Harriet Cross, his wife, aged 38. Emily Collett was 16, Willie Collett was 14, Harriet Collett was 11, and Martha Collett was eight.

 

 

 

What happen to Arthur during the last ten years of his life is a mystery, since he and his wife obviously parted company, with her eventually cohabiting with her former lodger John Cross.No marriage record for the couple has been found, despite Harriet being named as his wife in 1901 and again in 1911. No record of Arthur has been found within the census of 1901, even though it is known that he was still alive.However, the death of Arthur John Collett was recorded at Birmingham register office (Ref. 6d 33) during the fourth quarter of 1908 when he was 49.It is possible that he developed an illness which caused him to be separated from his wife and family.

 

 

 

On the day of the census in 1911, wire drawer John Cross was 41, his wife Harriet Cross from London was 48 and, the only one of Harrietís five children still living with the couple within the Aston district of Birmingham, was unmarried Harriet Collett who was 20 and from Birmingham, who was described as the stepdaughter of John Cross.

 

 

 

a68p10††††††††††††† Florence Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1883 at Birmingham

 

a68p11††††††††††††† Emily Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1885 at Birmingham

 

a68p12††††††††††††† William John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1888 at Birmingham

 

a68p13††††††††††††† Harriet Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1890 at Birmingham

 

a68p14 †††††††††††† Martha Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1892 at Birmingham

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Shepherds Bush in London and his birth was recorded at Fulham register office (Ref. 1a 271) at the end of 1897. He was listed as being two years old in 1901, when he and his parents George and Ada Collett were living at Westville Road in Shepherds Bush, when his place of birth was confirmed as Shepherds Bush.Sometime after 1905 the family moved to Hove in Sussex where 12-year-old William from Kensington (sic) was living with his family at 16 Westbourne Street in 1911.Six years later he entered military service at the age of 18 when he joined the 30th Battalion of the Training Reserve.His place of residence was still Hove, while his place of birth was recorded as Fulham.The later death of William Collett was recorded at the London Mile End Old Town register office (Ref. 1c 284) during the third quarter of 1925.

 

 

 

 

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George Collett was born on 7th June 1905 at Fulham and was baptised at St Paulís Church in Hammersmith on 20th August 1905, the youngest child of George Collett and Ada Drusilla Walters.Unlike his older siblings, his birth was not recorded at Kensington register office, instead it was recorded at Fulham (Ref. 1a 251) during the third quarter of 1905.Shortly after he was born the whole family moved to Hove near Brighton in Sussex, when every child in the family was said to have been born in Kensington in the Hove census of 1911.It was at 16 Westbourne Street in Hove there George was six years of age.

 

 

 

 

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George Collett was born at Trinity Street in Sheffield in 1882, his birth recorded in Sheffield (Ref. 9c 425) during the third quarter of that year. He was eight years old on the day of the census in 1891 when he and his family were living at 40 Trinity Street while, during the decade the family moved to nearby 40 Furnace Hill at the end of Trinity Street.And it was there that George Collett, aged 18, was living with his family when he working as an iron caster alongside his father William Collett in 1901.Just of two years later the marriage of George Collett and Kate Sweeney was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 909) during the second quarter of 1903.Kate Sweeney was born during the first week of 1885 and was baptised at Neepsend in Sheffield on 7th January 1855, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Sweeney.

 

 

 

Once married, the couple settled in Sheffield, where all of their known children were born.The Sheffield census of 1911 recorded the family as William Collett, who was 28 and a cutlery caster, his wife Katherine Collett who was 26, and their four children.They were William, who was said to be five instead of seven, John and George, who were said to be two, when in fact John was five and George was three, plus Walter who was only a few weeks old. A further son was added to the family two years later.However, the early death of Catherine Collett was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 755) during the first three weeks of 1914 when she was only 29 years old.It was at the cemetery of St Michael Roman Catholic Church in Sheffield that she was buried on 21st January 1914.

 

 

 

The birth details for the coupleís five sons, recorded at Sheffield register office, are as listed in the table below.Only for the birth of the youngest child was the motherís maiden-name confirmed as Sweeney.Sadly, the death of that same son, Michael J Collett, was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 694) during the third quarter of 1914, when he only one year old.Although not proved as the son of George and Katherine Collett, the death of William Collett (no age given) was recorded at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 761) during the last three months of 1915, just over a year after Michael J Collett, both deaths occurring after the premature death of their mother.

 

 

 

a68q1†††††††††††††††† William Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q4 1903 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 543)

 

a68q2†††††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q3 1905 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 546)

 

a68q3†††††††††††††††† George Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q3 1908 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 560)

 

a68q4†††††††††††††††† Walter Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q1 1911 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 560)

 

a68q5†††††††††††††††† Michael J Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q3 1913 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 1143)

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born at Trinity Street in Sheffield in 1885, the son of William and Rose Collett, whose birth was recorded there (Ref. 9c 453) during the second quarter of 1885.On the occasion of the census in 1891 John was five years old when he and his family were residing at 40 Trinity Street in Sheffield.Ten years later the family was still living in the same area, albeit at 40 Furnace Hill just at the bottom of Trinity Street.The census return in 1901 listed John Collett aged 16 as a labourer working at a local ironworks alongside his father and his brother George, with whom he was also still living.

 

 

 

It was around during the first quarter of 1909 that John Collett married Alice Keyworth from Sheffield, their marriage recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 9c 586), and later that same year their son Henry was born.All of that was confirmed in the census of 1911 when John Collett from Sheffield was 26 and an iron caster, like his father, with whom he was most likely still working.He and his wife Alice, aged 22, and their son Ė recorded as Harry Collett who was one-year-old, were recorded as living at the home of Johnís parents at 40 Furnace Hill in Sheffield.A further four children were added to the family over the next decade, all as listed below.

 

 

 

The death of John Collett at the age of 78 was recorded at Sheffield register office (Ref. 2d 39) during the month of June 1963.Alice Collett, nee Keyworth, survived her husband by over twenty-two years and was 96 when she passed away in Sheffield, her death recorded there (Vol. 3 1470) during November 1985.The death certificate also confirmed that she had been born on 16th April 1889.

 

 

 

The birth details for the coupleís five children, recorded at Sheffield register office, are as listed in the table below.Only for the birth of the youngest child did not include the motherís maiden, while all of the others confirmed the motherís birth surname was Keyworth.

 

 

 

a68q6†††††††††††††††† Henry (Harry) Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q3 1909 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 572)

 

a68q7†††††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q4 1912 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 1048)

 

a68q8†††††††††††††††† Rosa A Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q2 1915 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 1063)

 

a68q9†††††††††††††††† Clara Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q4 1917 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 867)

 

a68q10†††††††††††††† William Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born Q4 1919 at Sheffield (Ref. 9c 1193)

 

 

 

 

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Florence Collett was born at Birmingham in 1883, the first child of Arthur John Collett and Harriet Wadsworth, whose birth was recorded at Aston (Ref. 6d 313) during the first three months of that year.It was at Charles Henry Street just south of Birmingham city centre that eight-year-old Florence was recorded with her family in 1891.Something strange happened to the family over the next decade, when Florenceís mother set up home in nearby Bordesley with John Cross, who had been a lodger with the Collett family in 1891.That was despite Florenceís father still being alive up until 1908.On the census day in 1901, Florence Collett was not living with her mother and stepfather, instead she was a boarder at the home of widow Emma Elkington.

 

 

 

Florence Collett was 18 and a collar ironer at a local laundry and, staying at Eagle Terrace on the Witton Road within the parish of Aston Manor, was the 18-year-old son of Emma Elkington, Ernest Elkington of Birmingham.It was just over three years later that Florence Collett and Albert Ernest Elkington were married, the event recorded at Aston register office (Ref. 6d 682) during the third quarter of 1904.The childless couple was residing at Small Heath, Aston, in 1911 when Albert E Elkington and his wife Florence were both 28.

 

 

 

 

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Emily Collett was born at Birmingham in 1885 while it was at Aston that her birth was recorded (Ref. 6d 258) during the last three months of that year. She was five years of age in the census of 1891 when she and her family were living at Charles Henry Street in Birmingham.Ten years later her mother, Harriet Collett nee Wadsworth from London, was listed in the census of 1901 as Harriet Cross, the wife of John Cross who had been a lodger with the Collett family in 1891.On the day of the census in 1901 Johnís stepdaughter Emily Collett was 16 and a tin press worker, living at High Street in Bordesley.

 

 

 

 

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William John Collett was born at Birmingham either towards the end of 1887 or early in 1888, his birth recorded at Aston (Ref. 6d 276) during the first quarter of 1888.In 1891 he and his family were living at Charles Henry Street in Birmingham, when William Collett was three years of age.Sometime during the following years something happened in the family which resulted in his father leaving the family, with Williamís mother taking up with the man who was lodging with the couple in 1891.This was confirmed in the Aston census of 1901 when Willie Collett was 14 and a fitterís assistant engineer, and the stepson of John Cross who was the husband of Harriet Cross, formerly Collett, his mother.On that day Willie and three of his sisters were residing with John and Harriet at the High Street in Bordesley.

 

 

 

The marriage of William John Collett and Rose Whiley took place at Bordesley on 25th December 1913.William was described as a bachelor of 25 and the son of Arthur John Collett, while spinster Rose was 24 and the daughter of William Whiley.Their marriage produced two daughters for William and Rose, and they were Edna E Collett whose birth was recorded at Kings Norton (Worcestershire) register office (Ref. 6d 71) during the third quarter of 1921, and Hettie M J Collett with her birth recorded at Worcestershire register office (Ref. 6c 182) during the first three months of 1924.In both cases the motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Whiley.

 

 

 

a68q11†††††††††††††† Edna E Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1921 at Kings Norton

 

a68q12†††††††††††††† Hettie M J Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1924 at Worcestershire

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Collett was born at Birmingham in 1890, where her birth was recorded (Ref. 6d 91) during the last three months of 1890.She was under one year old in the Birmingham census of 1891, when she and her family was living at Charles Henry Street and, it was possibly at that address, where Harriet was born.By 1901, when Harriet Collett was 11, she was living with her mother Harriet and stepfather John Cross at the High Street in Bordesley.Ten years later Harriet Collett was 20 and a hinge dresser at a local foundry in the Aston area of Birmingham, when she was the only child of Arthur John Collett and Harriet Wadsworth still living with her mother who, by then was Harriet Cross, the wife of John Cross, a wire drawer, most likely working at the same foundry as his stepdaughter.

 

 

 

 

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Martha Collett was born at Birmingham in 1892 and it was there also that her birth was recorded (Ref. 6d 85) during the final quarter of that year.She was the last child born to Arthur John Collett and Harriet Wadsworth and, it is possible she was born at Charles Henry Street, where her family was living in 1891.Life in the Collett household was turned on its head later that same decade since, by March 1901, Marthaís father was not around, even though it was not until 1908 that he died, when Marthaís mother was described as Harriet Cross. She and her Collett children, including Martha who was eight years of age, were living at the High Street in Bordesley, the home of John Cross, a lodger at the family home in 1891.

 

 

 

Martha was no longer living with her mother at the home of John Cross, but instead she was described as a patient at a hospital in Bordesley where, at the age of 18, her occupation was stated as being that of a wrapper-up in a tin warehouse.Fourteen months later the marriage of Martha Collett and Joseph Riley took place on 26th May 1912 at the Church of St John the Baptist in Deritend.The coupleís only known child was born two years later, when the birth of John Riley was recorded at Aston register office (Ref. 6d 962) during the second quarter of 1914.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX B Ė The Gloucestershire & Rotherham Family

The village of Woodmancote lies immediately east of Bishopís Cleeve, just north of Cheltenham

 

 

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John Collett married Mary Etheridge at Bishopís Cleeve on 24th November 1787, their marriage producing at least four children who were all baptised at Bishops Cleeve even though their eldest son John later said he was born at nearby Woodmancote.Assuming John was of full age on his wedding day it seems likely that he was born around 1765.Two other weddings took place at Bishops Cleeve over the following years and they involved Hannah Collett who married John Haines on 26th December 1796 and Hester Collet who married Simon Warder on 19th February 1798.It is possible that they were sisters and related to John Collett, perhaps their older brother.

 

 

 

More details are known about Mary Collett, nee Etheridge, who was living at the Prestbury, Cheltenham, home of her married daughter Mary Sheppard in the census of 1851.On that day she was 92 and was from Woodmancote, was a widow and an annuitant.That information pinpoints her birth around 1760, which ties in nicely with the date of her wedding and the birth of her last child.However, Woodmancote might not have been where she was born, but raised her family.Two different women named Mary Etheridge were baptised in nearby Worcestershire; one at Ribbesford on 12th January 1759 daughter of Mary Etheridge, the other at Ombersley on 3rd May 1759 daughter of Joseph and Margaret Etheridge. It would appear that after 1851 she survived for a further three years, when the death of Mary Collett was recorded at Cheltenham during the last three months of 1854 (Ref. 6a 285), although no age was provided.

 

 

 

b68m1†††††††††††††† Mary Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1788 at Woodmancote

 

b68m2†††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1792 at Woodmancote

 

b68m3†††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1794 at Woodmancote

 

b68m4†††††††††††††† Benjamin Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1802 at Bishops Cleeve

 

 

 

 

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Mary Collett was born in 1788 at Woodmancote, just east of Bishops Cleeve and north of Cheltenham, and was baptised at Bishops Cleeve on 22nd February 1789, the first of the four children of John Collett and Mary Etheridge.It was at Cheltenham on 27th July 1812 that Mary Collett from Woodmancote married George Sheppard.By the time of the census in 1841, Maryís husband was Joseph Sheppard from Prestbury near Cheltenham, both of them having a rounded age of 50, when they were living at Oakland Row in Prestbury.It was the same situation in the next two census returns except in the first of them Maryís widowed mother was living with them.

 

 

 

According to the Prestbury census of 1851, Joseph Sheppard was 62 and a poulterer of Prestbury, where he had been born in 1788, when his wife Mary Sheppard from Woodmancote was also 62.With them that day were three unmarried children; son Charles Sheppard was 34 and another poulterer, working alongside his father, who had been born in Cheltenham, Benjamin Sheppard was 21, and Ellen Sheppard was 16, both of them had been born in Prestbury, neither of them had a job of work.Completing the household at Prestbury Road, between Cheltenham and Prestbury, was Mary Collett from Woodmancote who was 92, a widow, and an annuitant living on her own means.

 

 

 

After her mother passed away in 1854 it left Joseph and Mary as 73 and 72 respectively, when both of them were described as poulterers, as was son Charles, aged 44, who was the only other person living at the address in Prestbury in 1861. Four years after that census day the death of Mary Sheppard was recorded at Cheltenham (Ref. 6a 254) during the last quarter of 1865.

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born at Woodmancote during 1792 and was baptised at Bishops Cleeve on 27th January 1793, the eldest son of John and Mary Collett.It was also at Bishops Cleeve on 6th November 1826 that he married Ann Butler from the nearby hamlet of Gotherington, who had been born there in 1801.Their marriage produced an unknown number of children.The baptisms of their two known children have been identified within the parish records at Bishops Cleeve.On the day of the first national census in June 1841 John Collett, with a rounded age of 45, was an agricultural labourer living in the hamlet of Gotherington with his wife Ann, whose rounded age was 35.Only two children were recorded with them, and they were Sarah Collett who was 13 and William Collett who was eight years of age.

 

 

 

By the time of the next census in 1851 agricultural labourer John Collett from Woodmancote was 58 and his wife Ann was 48 when they were living alone in Gotherington, where they were still living ten years later.On that occasion the couple, then aged 68 and 59 respectively, had living with them at their home on Cleeve Road in Gotherington, their grandson John Collett who was three years old and the only known child of their son William.John Collett died at Gotherington in early 1869, his death at the age of 76 was recorded at Winchcombe (ref. 6a 287) during the first three months of that year.Two years after his death the widow Ann Collett was 68 when she was the head of the household in Gotherington, where she had living with her, her son William and his son John.

 

 

 

b68n1††††††††††††††† Sarah Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1827 at Woodmancote

 

b68n2††††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1832 at Gotherington

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Woodmancote in 1794 and was baptised at Bishops Cleeve on 23rd November 1794, another son of John and Mary Collett.Although not confirmed, it seems likely that he married Mary Yeend of Woodmancote who was born there around 1801.Mary Collett nee Yeend has been identified in three census returns, while no obvious record of her husband has been found even though on each occasion she was described as being married.In 1841 Mary Collett, with a rounded age of 35, was a farm servant living at Bishops Cleeve with farmer Charles Yeend who was 20.

 

 

 

Ten years later married Mary Collett from Woodmancote was 49 and an annuitant living at Bishops Cleeve with her mother Nancy Yeend who was 71 and a widow who had been born in Bishops Cleeve.She too was described as an annuitant.The only person living with them was Nancyís granddaughter Ellen Minett aged 14, with the family of William and Susannah Minett living in the adjoining dwelling.After a further ten years the census in 1861 still described Mary Collett from Woodmancote as being married, when she was 59 and a fund holder residing at 1 St Annes Terrace in the centre of Cheltenham.Still living with her was her mother Nancy A Yeend who was 81 and an annuitant, together with two members of the Minett family.They were Maryís niece Alice A Minett who was 10 and Elizabeth Minett who was 21 and a servant who was Nancyís granddaughter.

 

 

 

It should be noted that St Annes Terrace runs parallel to and is adjacent to Fairview Road, both streets leading off Hewlett Road.This is of particular interest because it was at Fairview Road that the family of John Osborne Collett was living in 1901 and 1911, John being the grandson of Maryís brother-in-law John Collett.

 

 

 

 

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Benjamin Collett was possibly born during the first few months of 1802 in the hamlet of Woodmancote like his older siblings and, as they were, Benjamin was baptised at Bishops Cleeve on 4th April 1802.He was the youngest of the known children of John Collett married Mary Etheridge.His later occupation was that of a cooper, and it may have been his work that eventually took to Twickenham where he married Elizabeth who was born there in 1823.All of this has been taken from the Twickenham census in 1861 when Benjamin Collett from Bishops Cleeve was 58 and living in Heath Lane in Twickenham with his wife Elizabeth Collett who was 37.

 

 

 

Just nine years later the death of Benjamin Collett aged 68 was recorded on 16th February 1870, the day he was also buried in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Twickenham.The burial record also confirmed he was residing at Heath Lane when he died and that he had a second forename which is undecipherable, but appears to be Ohey (?).

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Collett was born at Gotherington, just north of Bishops Cleeve, most likely towards the end of 1827, and was baptised at the parish church in Bishops Cleeve on 6th April 1828, the eldest child of John Collett and his wife Ann Butler.She was 13 years old in the Gotherington census of 1841 and she eventually married the slightly older James Davis from Winchcombe.James was a farmer and in 1881 he was 57 years of age and living at Down Hatherley, midway between Gloucester and Cheltenham, where he employed sixteen-year-old John Perkins as an agricultural labourer.Completing the household was Jamesí wife, Sarah Davis who was 53 and from Woodmancote, and her nephew John Collett who was porter for a wine and spirits merchant.He was 23 and had been born at Gotherington, the only known son of Sarahís brother William (below).

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Gotherington during 1832 and was baptised at Bishops Cleeve on 23rd December 1832, another son of John Collett and Ann Butler.He was eight years old in the Gotherington census of 1841 when he was living there with his parents and his older sister Sarah.During his life he was married and had a son, while it might be that his wife did not survive the ordeal since the three-year-old child was staying with Williamís parents at Cleeve Road in Gotherington in 1861.Where William was at that time has not yet been determined.After a further ten years the Gotherington census of 1871 listed William and his son living there with his widowed mother, Williamís father having passed away two years earlier.On that occasion William Collett was a widow at the age of 38, while his son John O Collett was 13, all three occupants confirmed as having been born at Gotherington.

 

 

 

According to the next census in 1881, William Collett from Gotherington was 48 and an upholsterer residing in Bishops Cleeve.His status was that of a married man, although he was the only person recorded at the dwelling in that village.

 

 

 

b68o1††††††††††††††† John Osborn Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1857 at Gotherington

 

 

 

 

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John Osborn Collett was born at Gotherington in 1857, his birth recorded at Winchcombe in Gloucestershire (Ref. 6a 317) during the third quarter of that year.It is possible that his mother did not live long after he was born as he was living with his grandparents at Cleeve Road in Gotherington.At the age of three years, John Collett from Gotherington, was described as the grandson of John Collett from Woodmancote who was 68 and his wife Ann Collett from Gotherington who was 59.His grandfather died eight years later and in 1871 John O Collett, aged 13, was already working as a labourer while he and his widowed father William were living at the Gotherington home of Johnís widowed grandmother.

 

 

 

Perhaps following the death of his father and his grandmother during the 1870s, John was subsequently taken in by his fatherís married sister Sarah Davis on her husbandís farm at Down Hatherley to the west of Cheltenham.And it was there that he was recorded in the census of 1881 when as nephew John Collett from Gotherington he was 23 and wine and spirits porter.Three years later, under the name of John Osborne Collett, he became a married man.His marriage to Winifred Capper was recorded at Gloucester (Ref. 6a 490) during the third quarter of 1884, with the first of their six children being born in Cheltenham during the following year.

 

 

 

On the day of the census in 1891 the family was living at Sidney Street in Cheltenham, where John Osborne Collett was 33 and a cellarman, his wife Winifred Collett was 31, and their three sons were listed as John Collett who was five, Arthur Collett who was three, and Ernest Collett who was seven months old.All of the members of the household were recorded as simply having been born in Gloucestershire.By the time of the March census ten years later in 1901 the family which was residing at Fairview Road in Cheltenham.John Collett senior from Gotherington was 43 and a porter and packer at a local chemistsí, while his wife was described as Winifred Collett from Lassington who was 41.Their six sons were listed as John Collett who was working as an errand boy at the age of 15, Arthur Collett who was 13 and still at school, William Collett who was 12, Ernest Collett who was 10, Frank Collett who was eight and Sidney Collett who was five years old.

 

 

 

The next census in 1911 recorded the same family living at 34 Fairview Road in Cheltenham.John Collett from Gotherington was 53 and his occupation was that of a bill distributor who had been married for 26 years.During those 26 years his wife Winifred Collett aged 51 and from Lassington had given birth to six children, all of whom were still alive in 1911.However, only three of them were still living with John and Winifred and they were Ernest Collett who was 20, Frank Collett who was 18 and Sidney Collett who was 15.All three of them were working as errand boys.It would appear that John Osborne Collett lived most of his adult life in Cheltenham, and it was there that his death was recorded (Ref. 6a 493) as John O Collett during the last three months of 1930.

 

 

 

b68p1††††††††††††††† John Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1885 at Cheltenham

 

b68p2††††††††††††††† Arthur Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1887 at Cheltenham

 

b68p3††††††††††††††† William Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1888 at Cheltenham

 

b68p4††††††††††††††† Ernest Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1890 at Cheltenham

 

b68p5††††††††††††††† Frank Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1892 at Cheltenham

 

b68p6††††††††††††††† Sidney Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1895 at Cheltenham

 

 

 

 

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John Collett was born at Cheltenham in 1885, where his birth was recorded (Ref. 6a 444) during the second quarter of that year, the eldest of the three sons of John Osborne Collett and Winifred Capper.He was five years old in the Cheltenham census of 1891 when he and his family were living in Sidney Street, while ten years later it was at Fairview Road in the town that John, aged 15 and an errand boy, was still living with his family.As soon as he was old enough, John became a soldier and entered military service with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment.Upon entry into the army John Collett aged 18 and a resident of Cheltenham was assigned the service number 7134.It was three years after that when, on 13th October 1906, John Collett from Cheltenham married Annie Barber and within four years their marriage had produced two daughters, both of them born at Rotherham, just four miles north-west of Sheffield.

 

 

 

In April 1911 John Collett was 25 and a drayman working on the railway, while his place of birth was stated as being Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.His wife Annie Collett, to whom he had been married for four years, was 26 and had been born in Bristol.Their two children were named as Winifred Collett who was three, and Lilian Frances Collett who was two years of age, both born at Rotherham.If other children were added to their family after that time, there is no knowledge of them within the current family.Living with the young family at 33 Holmes Lane in Rotherham was unmarried Thomas William Sutor from Worcestershire who was 30 and another Drayman on the railway.Not long after 1911 the family returned to Cheltenham, where Annie gave birth to son and where she and her three children lived during the First World War.

 

 

 

Johnís earlier experience in the military must have served him well when the Great War erupted in Europe, as he survived the ordeal and was discharged from duty in 1919 at the age of 33.His wartime record stated that he had been a member of the Royal Engineers serving in the Railway Operating Division, had been born in Cheltenham, and that he and his family were living at 120 Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham at the time of his discharge.His military record also confirmed that John Collett was awarded the 1914 Star medal and that he had sustained a serious injury on 8th October 1914, which resulted in the loss of his left eye.The report states that he was in the trenches near Ypres when a bullet from a sniper struck him on the left side of his face and passed through his eye.From that time forward he was classed as unfit for war service, but fit for home service, and he was later awarded a pension for his disability.The same record confirmed that he had three children and that his occupation in civilian life was that of a blacksmith.

 

 

 

b68q1††††††††††††††† Winifred Annie Collett††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1907 at Rotherham

 

b68q2††††††††††††††† Lilian Frances Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1908 at Rotherham

 

b68q3††††††††††††††† John Arthur Collett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1914 at Cheltenham

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Collett was born at Cheltenham in 1887, his birth recorded there (Ref. 6a 422) during the last three months of that year.He was three years old in the Cheltenham census of 1891 when he and two of his three brothers were residing at Sidney Street with their parents John and Winifred Collett.During the following years the family left Sidney Street and in March 1901 the completed family was recorded at Fairview Road in Cheltenham, where Arthur Collett was 13 and still at school.On leaving school Arthur travelled south to Devon where he eventually joined the Royal Navy and was assigned to HMS Sutlej.In 1906, possibly before he had enlisted, HMS Sutlej was posted at the China Station but, in May that year, the Cressy class cruiser became a boys' training ship in the North America and West Indies Station.It was during 1909 that the vessel returned to England, although it is not known where Arthur became a member of the crew.The census in 1911 confirmed that bachelor Arthur Collett from Cheltenham was 23 and an able seaman still serving with HMS Sutley at Devonport.The death of Arthur Collett was recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 7b 407 during the first three months of 1947 when he was 61.

 

 

 

 

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William Collett was born at Cheltenham in 1888, the third son of John and Winifred Collett, who rather curiously was not living with his family on the day of the census in 1891.Instead, at the age of three years, William Collett of Cheltenham was a patient in the childrenís ward of the local hospital on Winchcombe Street in the parish of St Marys within town.However, ten years later the census at the end of March 1901 placed 12-year-old schoolboy William living with his family at Fairview in Cheltenham.Within the next census of April 1911 there are a great many William Colletts who were born around 1888, but not one of the identified as William from Cheltenham.

 

 

 

 

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Ernest Collett was born at Cheltenham in August 1890, the fourth son of John and Winifred Collett whose birth was recorded at Cheltenham (Ref. 6a 276) during the third quarter of the year.He was seven months old in the census of 1891 when living with his family at Sidney Street in Cheltenham where it is likely he was also born.Three more brothers were added to the family over the next few years and by 1901 the completed family was living at Fairview in Cheltenham.It was also at 34 Fairview Road in Cheltenham that Ernest, aged 20, was still living with his family in 1911 when he was an errand boy.The marriage of Ernest Collett of Cheltenham was recorded at Cheltenham register office during the second quarter of 1922.Coincidentally the deaths of Ernest Collett and his older brother Arthur (above) were both registered at Cheltenham in 1947, Ernestís under Ref. 7b 290 during the second quarter of that year, a few months after his brother.

 

 

 

 

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Frank Collett was born at Cheltenham in 1892 and possibly at Sidney Street where his family was living in 1891.He was eight years old in the next census of 1901, by which time the family had settled in Fairview in Cheltenham.It was there also, at 34 Fairview Road that Frank Collett, an errand boy, was still living with his family in 1911 at the age of 18.

 

 

 

 

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Sidney Collett was born at Cheltenham in 1895 and was five years old in 1901 when he and his family were recorded at Fairview in Cheltenham.Ten years later Sidney was 15 and had left school and was working as an errand boy with his two older brothers, most likely for the boysí father who was a bill distributor.At that time in their life the family was residing at 34 Fairview Road in Cheltenham.Four years later a certain Kate Elizabeth Hall was married by banns at St Pauls Church in Cheltenham to Alex Morgan Griffin Williams on 18th April 1915.Sadly, Alex died in 1917, presumably as a victim of the Great War, after which his widow married Sidney Collett.

 

 

 

It was during the first quarter of 1919 that the marriage of Sidney Collett and Kate E Williams was recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 6a 841), out of which was born a daughter.It would seem that the couple lived all of their life in Cheltenham, since it was there that the death of Sidney Collett, aged 68, was recorded (Ref. 7b 384) during the first three months of 1964.Kate survived her husband by just over five years, with her passing also recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 7b 854) during the last three months of 1969 when she was 79.On that occasion her date of birth was written as 28th October 1890.

 

 

 

Their daughter Gwendoline Eileen Collett later married Reginald George Thomas Holtham, with whom she had six children.

 

 

 

b68q4††††††††††††††† Gwendoline Eileen Collett†††††††††††††††††††† Born in 1920 at Cheltenham

 

 

 

 

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Winifred Annie Collett was born at Rotherham on 8th April 1907, the eldest of the three children of John Collett and Annie Barber.Simply as Winifred Collett, aged three years, she was recorded in the census of 1911 as living with her family at 33 Holmes Lane in Rotherham, in the house where she and her sister Lilian (below) may have been born.

 

 

 

 

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Lilian Frances Collett was born at Rotherham on 8th November 1908, the second daughter of John and Annie Collett, who was two years of age in the Rotherham census of 1911, although shortly thereafter the family settled in Cheltenham where Lilianís father had been born.It was twenty-two years later when Lillian F Collett married Henry Charles Bradbury in Cheltenham during 1933.Lilian Frances Bradbury, nee Collett, died in London while she was living at 4 Dericote Street in Hackney on 13th January 1961.Her Will was proved in London on 14th March 1961, when her husband was named as Henry Charles Bradbury, a coach painter.Her personal effects were valued at £965 3 Shillings and 8 Pence.And it was Lilianís grandson Chris Bradbury, who lives in Cheltenham, who made contact in the summer of 2015 seeking help to discover more about his ancestors.Chrisí sister also recalls that Lilian was an artist and that she suffered with poliomyelitis.

 

 

 

What is curious is that Chrisí grandfather was known in the family as Alfred Bradbury and a skittles cup he won also had the name Alfred on it.However, Lilian did give birth to a son Alfred who suffered an infant death, which raises the question, did her husband use the name from then on or was it a third forename.The coupleís other children were John Bradbury, Reginald Bradbury Ė Chrisí father, David Bradbury, Gwen Bradbury - who died as a teenager, Eileen Bradbury, and Ken Bradbury, with baby Alfred Bradbury being their last child.Up to the mid-1950s the family home was at Pilley Crescent in Leckhampton just south of Cheltenham, after which they moved to Pates Avenue in Cheltenham.

 

 

 

 

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John Arthur Collett was born at Cheltenham on 15th November 1914, the only known son of John Collett and Annie Barber.The marriage of John A Collett and Grace G Page was recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 7b 770) during the third quarter of 1946.At the time of his death in 1984 John Arthur Collett was residing with the Southampton area of Hampshire, where his passing was recorded (Vol. 20 1086) during the month of October when he was one month short of his 70th birthday.

 

 

 

 

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Gwendoline Eileen Collett was born on 8th January 1920, the only known child of Sidney Collett and Kate Elizabeth Hall, whose birth was recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 6v 994).The later marriage of Gwendoline Eileen Collett and Reginald George Thomas Holtham was recorded at Cheltenham register office (Ref. 6a 1485), with whom she later had six children.The announcement of the coupleís wedding was reported in the Gloucestershire Echo on 25th May 1940, confirming that Reginald and Gwendoline were married in Cheltenham on 21st May 1940.

 

 

 

The Gloucestershire Echo dated 27th January 1947 announced the arrival of a son for Gwendoline Collett Holtham and Reginald Holtham, Royal Navy, who was born at Cheltenham on 24th January.Three years later, the same newspaper published a notice regarding the birth of another son for Gwendoline and Reginald, Robert Holtham who was born on 11th July 1950 again at Cheltenham.

 

 

 

The full list of their Cheltenham born children is as follows: Gillian S Holtham in 1941; Sandra Holtham (1945-1945); John A Holtham in 1947; Robert Holtham in 1950; Elizabeth A Holtham in 1955; and Jeanette Holtham in 1961.The motherís maiden-name was confirmed as Collett for all six children.