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John Collier

See John Collier and family came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
John Collier and Ann Scholefield came c1841 and the first child was baptised at the Methodist / Wesleyan Church Melbourne, and the next 4 at St James Church of England, Melbourne. The family then moved to Nunawading
8 children 1. Francis Collier c1840 came with parents
2. Samuel Collier 1842 #1119
3. James Collier 1846 #15009
4. James Collier 1849 #16289
5. Samuel Collier 1849 #16349
6. Francis Collier 1851 #26898
7. Sarah Ann Collier 1858 #4595
8. Robert Collier 1861 #11074
4. James Collier 1849 #16289 wed 1869 #130 to Mary Ann Britnell 1851 #20573
4 children 1. Robert Collier 1869 #20783
2. Henry Collier 1872 #7386
3. Emma Jane Collier 1874 #14109
4. Ada May Collier 1884 #20473
5. Samuel Collier 1849 #16349 wed 1865 #2457 to Emma Britnell and lived at Box Hill
9 children 1. John Collier 1868 #14444
2. William James Collier 1870 #21514
3. Francis Collier 1873 #864
4. Elizabeth Ann Collier 1875 #14227
5. Alice May Collier 1878 #6979
6. Minnie Isabel Collier 1880 #20596
7. Albert Charles Collier 1882 #25717
8. Samuel Walter Collier 1885 #7899 lived 3 years
9. Jessie Lilian Collier 1888 #6621
7. Sarah Ann Collier 1858 #4595 wed 1884 #5404 to James Bennett and lived at Maffra
3 children 1. Walter John Bennett 1886 #19
2. Geo Saml Bennett 1889 #23387
3. Herbt Hy Bennett 1891 #14404

Lawrence Collier


From on Saturday, 6 November, 2010
Hello Elizabeth,
I am not related to any of the people in your tree, but my interest surrounds the family of Mary Collier who married Laurence Scammell 1834-1884. You mention that Mary was the daughter of Margaret Jackson and Laurence Collier, Yan Yean, Woodstock.
Laurence Collier was guardian of Margaret Delaney 1869-1953) (aged 20 years, daughter of James Delaney & Julia Collier) who married my relative John Cunneen (1866- ). They moved to Western Australia, farmed and reared a large family at Katanning. I believe that Margaret's first cousin Phillip Collier born Woodstock 1873-1948, son of Phillip & Catherine (nee Bourke) Collier, Woodstock, is also related to your Mary Collier.
Phillip Collier (1873-1948) (married to Mary HEAGNEY) was Labor Leader in Western Australia 1917-1936 and the Premier of Western Australia 1924-1930 & 1933-1936.
Kind regards, Margaret O'Callaghan


Thankyou for your clues.
I can not find the arrival of the Collier family, they appear in Victorian records
Lawrence Collier c1810 - 1892 #8604 aged 82, son of Ellen Welsh and Phillip Collier, and his wife, Margaret Jackson 1810 - 1876 #10564 aged 66, daughter of Mary Mullally and Thomas Jackson of Kilkenny, Ireland and both died at Whittlesea, Victoria
Their children in Victoria appear to be -
1. Philip Collier 1834 - 1873 #2981 aged 38 born at Kilk wed 1865 #625 to Catherine Burke
2. Thomas Collier 1836 - 1891 #15957 born in Co Kilkenny, wed 1870 #2828 to Mary Clarke 1847 - 1899 #9960 aged 52, both died at Katamatite
3. Mary Collier 1838 - 1890 #15277 aged 52, wed 1858 #3973 to Laurence Scannell
4. Elizabeth Collier c1841 - 1872 #3319 aged 29 born in Kilkenny, wed 1866 #532 to Patrick Joyce
5. Julia Ann Collier 1846 - 1883 #2708 aged 37, born in Kilkenny, wed 1869 #1817 to James Delany/Delaney
6. Catherine Collier from Kilkenny wed 1878 #3299 to John Sironi from Italy and disappears from Vic index
7. Patrick Collier born at Sea, c1853 - 1883 #12956 aged 30 died at Whittlesea


1. Philip Collier 1834 - 1873 #2981 aged 38 born at Kilk wed 1865 #625 to Catherine Burke, lived at Woodstock
4 Children 1. Margaret Collier 1868 #6440
2. Johanna Collier 1869 #19769
3. Ellen Collier 1872 #6444
4. Phillip Collier 1873 #13691
2. Thomas Collier 1836 - 1891 #15957 born in Co Kilkenny, wed 1870 #2828 to Mary Clarke 1847 - 1899 #9960 aged 52, both died at Katamatite, lived at Woodstock
6 Children 1. James Thomas Collier 1871 #20713
2. Ellen Elizabeth Collier 1873 #6708
3. Mary Anne Collier 1874 #13097
4. Margaret Julia Collier 1876 #6266
5. Phillip Joseph Collier 1877 #25961
6. John Patrick Collier 1885 #7096
4. Elizabeth Collier c1841 - 1872 #3319 aged 29 born in Kilkenny, wed 1866 #532 to Patrick Joyce c1834 - 1873 #8598 aged 38, son of Catherine Loughlin and Robert Joyce from Co Cork, and lived at Woodstock
3 Children 1. Ellen Kate Joyce 1866 #24924
2. Robert Joyce 1868 #20579
3. Margaret Joyce 1870 #20391
5. Julia Ann Collier 1846 - 1883 #2708 aged 37, born in Kilkenny, wed 1869 #1817 to James Delany/Delaney born in Geelong
5 Children 1. Margaret Delany 1870 #26799 born at Whittlesea, wed 1890 #7693 to John Cunneen
2. Daniel Delany 1872 #12706 born at Plenty
3. Lawrence Delaney 1873 #13331 1876 #7717 lived 3 years, born at Upper Plenty
4. Ellen Delaney 1874 #26773 born at Woodstock, wed 1895 #7018 to Robert Cornell
5. Elizabeth Delany 1876 #7892X1896 wed 1893 #4708 to William Donald McLennan
7. Patrick Collier born at Sea c1853 - 1883 #12956 aged 30 and died at Whittlesea, wed 1880 #3310 to Margaret Patton, lived at Wittlesea
2 Children 1. Margt Ann Collier 1880 #25716
2. Elizabeth Ellen Collier 1883 #20407

Edwin Collins

Contact is on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011
Thanks for reply. We got info from a family bible given to Edwin from his mother before he left England which i have a copy of and have been investigating - photos and contact with other family members and am busy updatin g my info. Yours Kerry Collins

Edwin Collins wed Oct-Sep 1852 to Mary Pook, registered Vol 1d, page 351, in District of Lambert, UK
Edwin Collins was a Butcher, aged 34, born in Pricton Surrey and Mary was 34, born in Lambeth, Surrey and they lived in Mills St, Dunkeld when Clara was born 16 Jan 1865, and registered by her father who signed his name on 6 March 1865.
The FirstFamilies2001 page has Edwin Collins born 12 Jan 1831 and died 31 Dec 1881, Mary died 24 Apr 1906
The Deaths Index has Edwin Collins died 1882 #1226 aged 51, son of Sarah Ann Phillips and William Collins.
8 Children 1. Jane Collins aged 10 so born c1855
2. Sarah Ann Collins dead
3. Edwin Collins dead
4. Adolphus Collins 5 - Adolphus Augustus 1859 #14483
5. Sarah Ann Collins 4 - Amelia Sarah Ann 1860 #20613
6. Richard William Edwin Collins 2 - 1862 #20396
7. Clara Matilda Amelia Collins 1865 #2075
8. Walter Henry George Collins 1867 #7811

Frederick Collins

Frederick John Collins wed 1905 #8709 to Annie Louisa Thouliss 1885 #14595 and lived at Lake Marmal
4 Children 1. Thos Geo Collins 1906 #4694
2. Rose Ethel Collins 1912 #4488
3. Wfred Alice Collins 1916 #25126
4. Mary Florence Collins 1920 #35772

James Collins

James Daniel Collins wed c1881 to Amelia Arnold
4 Children 1. Adeline Mary Collins 1873
2. Hedley Hobart Collins 1883 #217
3. Wilfred Arnold Collins 1885 #4168
4. Elise May Collins 1887 #3438
1. Adeline Mary Collins1873 wed 1898 #417 to James Richard Sherwill

Own page for Mary and John Edward Collins,

John Collins

John Collins wed 1860 #2669 to Mary Hart and lived at Irish Town then at Sandhurst
7 Children 1. Timothy Collins 1860 #22074 2. Patrick Collins 1862 #10874 3. John Collins 1865 #11380 4. James Collins 1865 #24677 5. Joseph Collins 1874 #11749
1. Timothy Collins 1860 #22074 wed 1882 #5434 to Eliza Grigg
2 Children 1. Edith Collins 1883 - 1944 #2684 aged 61 2. Timothy Edward Collins 1884 #20455
1. Edith Collins 1883 - 1944 #2684 aged 61, wed 1901 #1515 to John Jose, and lived at Bendigo then Long Gully, 9 children

Phillip Collins

Phillip Collins and Sarah came c1849 and had their sons baptised at Christ Church Church Of England, Geelong
2 children 1. John Phillips Collins 1850 #22363
2. Frederick Collins 1853 #23092
2. Frederick Collins 1853 #23092 wed 1876 #314 to Hannah Fay and lived at Geelong
1 child 1. Frederick John Collins 1879 #3035 - 1893 #10185 aged 14

Thomas Collins

Thomas Collins 31 came Dec 1852 as Assisted British Immigrants with Ann Gilmore 28 on the James T Foord with 3 children, Sarah 5, William 2 and Thomas aged 1.
6 Children 1. Sarah Collins 1847
2. William Collins 1850
3. Thomas Collins 1851
4. Jno Collins 1855 #5215
5. Marguarite Collins 1861
6. Elizabeth Collins 1862 #1979
5. Marguarite Collins 1861 wed 1891 to David Grisold

John Collison

John Collison 28 came Oct 1852 as Assisted British Immigrants on the Wanata with Ann Mair 26
7 Children 1. Annie Collison 1854 #1719
2. William Collison 1856 #7016
3. John Collison 1858 #9788
4. Unnamed Male Collison 1860 #17777
5. Jessie Drummond Collison 1862 #20608 - 1864 #893 lived 1 year
6. James Collison 1864 #21772
7. Jessie Collison 1867 #2101
1. Annie Collison 1854 #1719 wed 1875 #4859 to George Cant Skinner

Own page for Thomas Collison,

James Colliss

James Collis aged 23 came Jun 1855 on the Epaminondas as Assisted British Immigrant
James Collis wed c1856 to Hannah Early and lived at Ballarat and in 1868 at Alberton
6 Children 1. Helena Colliss c1855
2. Albert James Colliss 1858 #16706
3. Frederick Edward Colliss 1861 #13291
4. Mary Ann Colliss 1863 #481
5. Benjamin Colliss 1864 #19772
6. Jane Colliss 1868 #7
7. Louisa Colliss 1871 #6986
1. Helena Colliss possibly wed 1879 to Malcolm Ritchie, 5 Children

William Collopy

Thankyou to who wrote on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 giving details for Maggie and James Martin Collopy
The British Trident came Jul 1855 with Margaret Collopy 22 and Richard Collopy aged 3.
The Grand Trianon came May 1857 with Margaret Callapy/Collopy 40 and Richard Callapy/Collopy aged 10.
William Joseph Collopy 1814 - 12/9/1888 #10085 aged 74, son of Mary Joseph and Timothy Collopy, and Margaret Hayes 1836 - 30/5/1906 aged 70, dau of Ellen Regan and Michael Hayes, came c1855 and lived at Mansfield (Death notice for William in Argus 22 Sep 1888)
10 children 1. Richard Collopy 1851-1921 wed Margaret Cassidy 1859-1893
2. William Collopy 1857-1922 wed Elizabeth Walker 1875-1957
3. Unnamed Female Collopy 1859 #20590 - Mary Ellen Agnes Collopy 1860-1934 wed John McKinnon 1855-1939
4. Unnamed Male Collopy 1862 #3316 = George Timothy Ensebius Collopy
5. Margaret Collopy 1863 #21473 wed Lachlan McKinnon 1847 - 1920
6. Michael Collopy 1865 #23178 wed Mary Boyle 1880 - 1943
7. Catherine Grimonia Collopy 1867 #16197 lived 8 years
8. Agnes Winseslaws Collopy 1869 #23263 - 1931 wed George Byres
9. Martin James Collopy 1872 #10072 wed 1901 #5168 to Maggie May Younger
10. Patrick Collopy 1875 #17148 lived 3 days
2. William Collopy 1857 - 1922 aged 65 wed c1900 to Elizabeth Ellen Walker 1875 #15391 - 1957
7 Children 1. Margaret Collopy 1901, chn Joan, Marie and Ian
2. William Collopy 1903
3. Patricia Collopy 1905
4. Kathleen Collopy 1908
5. Lachlan Collopy 1911
6. Kevin Collopy 1916
7. Frances Collopy 1917
3. Mary Ellen Agnes Collopy 1860-1934 wed 1881 #3497 to John McKinnon 1855-1939 and lived at Mansfield
3 Children 1. Laura Mansfield McKinnon 1882 #10579
2. Guildford Theodore McKinnon 1884 #18359
3. Mary Victoria McKinnon 1886 #19827
4. George Timothy Ensebius Collopy 1862-1918 wed c1890 to Eleanor Doody 1865 - 1941 #9632 aged 77, lived at Melbourne West when the children were born, then at Camberwell East
3 Children 1. John Florens Collopy 1891 #5262 - 1960 #8938 aged 69
2. Geo Brennan Collopy 1894 #5403 - 1973 #24995 aged 79
3. William Auslem Collopy 1897 #13017 - 1973 #1823 aged 76
5. Margaret Alexandria Collopy 1863 #21473 wed 1882 #2184 to Lachlan McKinnon 1847 - 1920 born in Scotland, and lived at Mansfield.
Two named Lachlan McKinnon who appear to be born 1847, arrived 1852, in Aug 1852 on the Flora Mcdonald with 18 others surnamed McKinnon
and in Sep 1852 on the Marco Polo also with 18 others surnamed McKinnon
3 Children 1. Flora Brown McKinnon 1884 #10770
2. Margaret Hayes McKinnon 1885 #19248
3. Lauchlin McKinnon 1887 #29855 - 1887 #14307 lived 4 days
10. Martin James Collopy 1872 #10072 - 1913, wed 1901 #5168 to Maggie May Younger 1881 #4683 born at Pleasant Creek (Stawell)
Maggie May Collopy wed 1915 to James Thomas Wilkinson
6 Children 1. James Arthur Collopy 1 Jun 1902 - 1979 #26057 aged 77
2. Margaret May Collopy 1903 lived 1 year
3. Francis William Collopy 1905 wed Biddy and died in Adelaide
4. Herbert John Collopy 12 Jun 1908 wed 1938 to Constance Mary in WA, moved to Qld with 3 chn
5. Mabel Isobel Collopy 11 Mar 1910 - 18 Oct 1985 wed Bell
6. Lilian May Wilkinson 1916

From: On: Fri, 12 Dec 2003
My Great-grandfather was William Joseph Collopy, married to Margaret Hayes, 1836-1906. I am attaching the information I have re his family. Your site states that he had seven children, but my information is a bit different.
William Joseph Collopy 1814-12/9/1888 wed Margaret Hayes 1836-30/5/1906
Children
1. Richard Collopy 1851-1921 wed Margaret Cassidy 1859-1893
2. William Collopy 1857-1922 wed Elizabeth Walker 1875-1957
3. Mary Collopy 1859 d
4. Mary Collopy 1860-1934 wed John McKinnon 1855-1939
5. George Collopy 1862-1918 wed Eleanor Doody 1865-1942
6. Margaret Collopy 1863-1931 wed Lachlan McKinnon 1847-1920
7. Michael Collopy 1865-1937 wed Mary Boyle 1880-1943
8. Catherine Collopy 1867-1875
9. Agnes Collopy 1869-1931 wed George Byres 1863-195???
10. James Collopy 1872 - 1913 wed Margaret Younger 1881 - ?
11. Patrick Collopy 1875 (Lived 3 days)
Kindest regards
Maureen Tavani (Collopy)

Samuel Colman

Samuel Colman 1848 - 1906 #9824 aged 58, son of Elizth Williams and John Colman, born in Truro, England, wed 1874 #4116 to Emily Harriet Hubble and lived at Maryborough
8 children 1. Ethel Eliza Colman 1875 #23995
2. Samuel Robert Colman 1877 #10122
3. Emily Ada Colman 1878 #24141 aged 6 months
4. Jno Wm Colman 1880 #3649
5. Emily Ada Colman 1881 #10807
6. Daisy Eva Colman 1883 #3942
7. Alfred James Colman 1884 #18385 lived 4 years
8. Matthew Colman 1886 #4288 wed 1920 #10538R to Lilla Margt Heskett
Samuel Robert Colman 1877 #10122 wed c1901 to Mary Garlick 1878 #17357 and lived at Maryborough
7 children 1. Edith Mary Colman 1902 #29100
2. Ethel Gladys Colman 1903 #4643
3. Elsie Doris Colman 1905 #4477
4. Saml Colman 1907 #4539
5. Eva Lillian Colman 1909 #4652
6. Emilie Irene Colman 1911 #13077
7. Daisy Helen Colman 1913 #5453
4. Jno Wm Colman 1880 #3649 wed 1906 #4446 to Alice Edith Letts and lived at Maryborough
6 Children 1. Elva Emily Colman 1907 #20336
2. Una Alice Colman 1910 #4825
3. Hazel Edith Colman 1913 #5436
4. Beryl Haidee Colman 1915 #32151
5. Jno Edwd Colman 1918 #12962
6. Gwendolyn Ruby Colman 1920 #33067
5. Emily Ada Colman 1881 #10807 wed 1903 #4516 to Albert Thos Lardner 1881 #13670 born at Avoca


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