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Ann and John Collins

Sue wrote on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010, she has just found a marriage for a John Collins & Ann in Tasmania. They had at least 2 children before marriage & she is hoping to confirm they had a son Edward about 1835.
Thankyou to Sue, who forwarded a copy of their wedding certificate -
Edward Collins c1835 - 1862, wed 21 Feb 1856 to Mary McCullum - should be McAllen - at St Marys RC Church Geelong, when both gave their ages as 20 and both signed with their marks. She was born In County Clare Ireland abt 1835. Her parents were Laurence McAllen & Honora nee Maloney. Edward's parents are listed as Anne Collins & John Collins (labourer).
Mary McAllen arrived Victoria in 1855 per EPAMINONDAS & she had a sister Bridget whom she sponsored & arrived in Victoria in 1858 per ATALANTA. Bridget Ann McAllen married in Ballarat 1862 to John Lucas who is descended from Nathaniel Lucas & Olivia nee Gascoigne who were both convicts sent to Norfolk Island. There are a number of websites for the Lucas-Gascoigne family & a huge number of descendants, many in Tasmania, some in NSW & Victoria. Bridget Ann Lucas drowned at Balaklava, South Australia 20/10/1881. Her husband John Lucas returned to Victoria & he had a 2nd marriage & further children.
Edward died in Victoria 1862. Mary had a 2nd marriage & died in Victoria 1873 [she had more children & died in childbirth]
Children of Mary McAllen and Edward Collins:
(1) John Collins born Gheringhap (near Geelong) 1856 #13069 known as Edward Collins b. Geelong abt 1857 died April 1914 by hanging Dandenong, Victoria
(2) Marian/Marion Collins born near Geelong 1857 she married John Richard Hirons in Victoria 1880 & had children, 2nd marriage in Queensland & she died there in March 1919
(3) William Collins born 1859 #19310 at Carngham died Victoria 1895, did not marry
(4) Norah Collins born Carngham according to marriage cert (birth reg or baptism not found, but believed to have been in October 1862, her father having died in June 1862). She married John Thomas Parkinson 1887 & had 3 children, one of whom was killed in WW1. Norah died in 1899 He re married (Mary Ann Braun) & had another child. John Parkinson died in 1943.
Can't find Mary's death yet, she may have remarried as her husband Edward (senior) died Carngham 1862 & left her with three young children.
As you know, Edward junior had marriages to;
(1) Eliza Abrey
(2) Eliza Mary Ann De Graaff
(3) Harriet De Graaff

Sincerely, Sue Edward Collins 30 Nov 1859 - 22 Apr 1914 son of Mary McCallum and John Edward Collins, wed (1) 23 Oct 1878 to Eliza Jane Abrey 1861 - 14 Jan 1887, who died after her 5th child was born, death certificate cites diptitheria.
Edward Collins wed (2) 1887 to Eliza Mary Ann De Graaff born 1864 who died 1889 after her first child Leslie 1888 - 1957 was born at Carisbrook, Victoria.
Edward Collins wed (3) to Harriet De Graaff 1870 - 1950 and had 8 children born at Carisbrook
Eliza and Harriet are sisters, daughters of Jacobus Andrianus De Graaff and Eliza Twite
Edward Collins died 1914 aged 56, suicide by hanging at Dandenong.
5 Children
of Eliza Jane
1. William Edward Collins 1879 - 4th April 1943, wed 1905 to Edith Laura Barkla
2. Charles George Collins 1881 - 11 May 1943 wed 1911 to May Barkla at Newstead, died at Ballarat
3. Robert Thomas Collins 6 Apr 1883 - 29 Aug 1974, wed Edith Mary Duff, died at Smithton, Tasmania
4. Henry Beaver Collins 24 Feb 1885 - 3 June 1947, wed 12th May 1915 to Ruby May Kirkcaldy at Latrobe Tasmania, butcher, died at Sheffield, Tasmania.
5. Emily Jane Collins died 16 Mar 1887, lived 2 months 7 days
Child of Eliza Mary 6. Leslie Collins 1888 - 1957
8 Children
of Harriet
7. Arthur Collins 1891 #20654 - 1891 #14045 lived 4 months
8. Jacob Collins born 31 December 1892, 1893 #1774 - 1962, Cafi, or Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia; d. 21 May 1962, Western Australia.
9. Albert Collins died 1895 #12445 lived 1 day
10. Myrtle Annie Collins 1897 #1539 - 1964
11. Roy Collins 1899 #8748 - 1899 #4978 lived 1 day
12. Herbert Claude Collins 1900 #24844 - 1957
13. Ivy May Collins 1903 - 1960, birth not registered
14. James Gordon Collins birth not registered, wed Gertrude Gladys Nicholls

1. William Edward Collins 1879 - 4th April 1943, wed 1905 to Edith Laura Barkla (who is also called Laura Elizabeth Barkla) Children were born at Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia.
2 Children 1. Mavis Hope Collins, c1906.
2. Rex Barkla Collins, c1908 - 1983, wed Beryl Alma Nina Sykes and had 3 daughters.

2. Charles George Collins 1881 - 11 May 1943 died in Dowling Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He married May Barkla 11 May 1911 in Newstead, Launcston, Tasmania. She was born 1888, and died before 1943 as her Husband is described as 'widower in 1943 at death'.
6 Children 1. Reginald Charles Collins 1912, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia; d. 1985; m. Ada Winifred Stevenson.
2. Raymond Collins 1914 infant death
3. Iris May Collins 1918 - 05 June 1948, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
4. Alma Lorna Collins 1923; m. Wilfred Hector Murrell.
5. Thelma Jean Collins 1924 - 08 October 1925.
6. Jack Barkla Collins 1926 - 14 February 1956, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; m. Elsie Jean Crossley.

3. Robert Thomas Collins was born 06 April 1883 in Waterloo, Victoria, Australia, and died 28 August 1974 in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia. He married Edith Mary Duff, 12 April 1911, daughter of Robert Duff and Eva Harvey Day. She was born 29 March 1886 in West Kentish/ Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, and died 08 March 1962 in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia.
3 Children 1. Elsie Eliza Collins 13, b. 1913, never married.
2. Renie Mary Collins, b. 29 April 1919, Smithton, Tasmania, Australia, died 11 February 2000, Smithton, Tasmania, Australia. She wed Walter Leonard Ling 30 April 1940 in Smithton Uniting Church, Smithton, Tasmania, son of Anthony Ling and Linda Mason. He was born 04 October 1915 in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia. 6 children

4. Henry Beaver Collins was born 24 February 1885 in Waterloo, Victoria, and died 03 June 1947 in Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia aged 62. He married 12 May 1915 in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia to Ruby May Kirkcaldy born 18 August 1893 - 30 October 1983 daughter of William Kirkcaldy and Ada Austin born and died in Sheffield, Tasmania.
13 Children
first 5
1. Ruby Annie Collins, b. 29 June 1915, Sheffield, Tasmania; d. 11 April 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, wed Laurence James Goss 29 June 1938 in Sheffield, Tasmania, son of Thomas Goss and Janetta Martin, born 21 December 1905 in Barrington, Tasmania, Australia, and died 09 March 1991 in Tandara Lodge, Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia.
2. William Henry Collins, b. 28 August 1916, Sheffield, Tasmania, wed Jean Sellars
3. George Edward Collins, b. 04 October 1917, Sheffield, Tasmania; d. 05 May 1997, wed Avis Morse
4. Roy Abrey Collins, b. 30 December 1918; d. 30 May 1993, Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, wed Leata Lavina Duff
5. Harold James Collins, b. 28 May 1920; d. 17 December 1996, wed Olive Goss

6. Leslie Collins Born 1888 in Carrisbrook, Died 1957. He Married Nellie Woodland.
6 Children 1. Annie Elizabeth Collins 1917.
2. Leslie Henry (Ted) Collins 1920.
3. Daisy Collins.
4. Dorothy Collins.
5. Thelma Collins.
6. Glenda Collins.

8. Jacob Collins born 31 December 1892 in Cafi, or Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia, and died 21 May 1962, buried Ulverstone General Cemetery, Tasmania. He wed 1918 to Mildred (Millie) Day in Tasmania and they family moved to West Australia Mildred died 31 July 1961.
Their 7 Children are still alive

10. Mrytle Annie Collins Born 1897, Died 1964. She Married Unknown.
4 Children 1. Geoffrey.
2. David.
3. Sally.
4. Anne.

12. Herbert Claude Collins Born 1900, Died 1957. He wed Vera Stewart.
1 Child 1. Janice Collins.

14. James Gordon Collins Born 1905 Estimate Only. He wed Gertrude Gladys Nicholls.
1 Child 1. Raymond Collins.


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