Bessy COLLINS1

(c 1871 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON1 b. c 1837, d. 1876
Bessy COLLINS was born circa 1871 in Ireland.1

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.1

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.2

The orphanage records show she was 'hired out' for short periods in 1882 and 1884 before her discharge (aged 16) on 31 May 1887.2

Citations

  1. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.

Henry COLLINS

(c 1833 - bt 1881 - 1884)
Henry COLLINS was born in Tullylish, Co. Down, circa 1833.1

He married Margaret STEVENSON, daughter of William STEVENSON and Mary McMULLIN, in Tullylish, Co. Down, on 17 August 1863.1

Henry arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875, on board the 'Renfrewshire' accompanied by his wife Margaret STEVENSON and children Sarah Jane, Henry James, Samuel Albert, William Alfred, Bessy, Richard (aka Frederick) and Lucy. They were assisted immigrants and had left Glasgow on 5 Jun, apart from Lucy, who was born during the voyage.2

He was widowed on the death of his wife Margaret on 23 April 1876.3

Ten days after his wife's death all of their children (except baby Lucy, who was possibly adopted out) were placed in the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot home with the reason stated as being 'mother dead, father not in employment'. What then happened to Henry is unclear, although the orphanage records imply he died sometime between 1881 and 1884.4

He died between July 1881 and April 1884 in Australia as the reormatory school records for his sons Samuel and William state he was alive in Jul 1881, but dead by Apr 1884.5

Family

Margaret STEVENSON (c 1837 - 1876)
Children

Citations

  1. [S120] Family Group Sheet - I Kemp, "Family group: Robinson-Collins."
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  3. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1876/B10601, parents William STEPHENSON and Mary MCMULLIN.
  4. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.
  5. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register - Prosperpine Hulk and Reformatory School for Boys, Item ID 532416, Dept Nos. 1-1404, Series ID 986, pages 8 and 12.
  6. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1865/32/1006/3/235, Banbridge.
  7. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1867/32/1006/5/421, Banbridge.
  8. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1869/32/1006/8/107, Banbridge (although mother's maiden name given as WADDELL?).
  9. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1871/32/1006/10/211, Banbridge.
  10. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1873/32/1006/12/332, Banbridge.

Henry James COLLINS1

(1865 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON1 b. c 1837, d. 1876
Henry James COLLINS was born at Drummillar in Banbridge, Co. Down, on 5 November 1865.1

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of their parents Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.2

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.3

He was discharged from the orphanage on 16 October 1876, when he entered service with a Mrs CAMPBELL of Logan River.3

Citations

  1. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1865/32/1006/3/235, Banbridge.
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.

Lucy COLLINS

(1875 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON b. c 1837, d. 1876
Lucy was born at sea in the 'Renfrewshire' and her birth registered on arrival, Queensland, on 31 August 1875.1,2

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.3

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.4

Citations

  1. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth Reg. No. 1875/M884 (M indicate a Marine birth).
  2. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages at Sea, Class BT 158, Piece 4, ship Renfrewshire; also Registers of Births at Sea of British Nationals, Class BT 160, Piece 1, ship Renfrewshire.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  4. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.

Lucy COLLINS1

(1871 - b 1875)
Father*Henry COLLINS1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON1 b. c 1837, d. 1876
Lucy COLLINS was born at Drummillar in Banbridge, Co. Down, on 11 March 1871.1

Lucy died before 1875.

Citations

  1. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1871/32/1006/10/211, Banbridge.

Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS1,2

(1873 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS2 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON2 b. c 1837, d. 1876
Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS was born at Drummillar in Banbridge, Co. Down, on 1 March 1873.1,2

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.1

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.3

The records show that he was 'hired out' in Feb 1885, but remained at the orphanage until his eventual discharge on 3 June 1885 into the care of 'his sister', presumably being Sarah Jane, as she would now have turned 21.3

Citations

  1. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  2. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1873/32/1006/12/332, Banbridge.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.

Samuel Albert COLLINS1

(1867 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON1 b. c 1837, d. 1876
Samuel Albert COLLINS was born at Drummillar in Banbridge, Co. Down, on 6 August 1867.1

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of their parents Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.2

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.3

Orphanage records state he was then 'sent to the hulk' but this means the Moreton Bay Reformatory School, whose records state he arrived on 1 July 1881,having been sentenced on 22 Jun for 5 years for 'neglect'. This term would have expired on 21 Jun 1886, when he would have been 18.3,4

Citations

  1. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1867/32/1006/5/421, Banbridge.
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.
  4. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register - Prosperpine Hulk and Reformatory School for Boys, Item ID 532416, Dept Nos. 1-1404, Series ID 986, page 8, no 184.

Sarah Jane COLLINS

(c 1864 - 1934)
Father*Henry COLLINS b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON b. c 1837, d. 1876
Sarah Jane COLLINS was born in Co. Down circa 1864.

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of their parents Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.1

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.2

She was discharged from the orphanage on 3 April 1879, when she entered service with a Mrs LOWELL of Cooparoo.2

She married William Henry ROBINSON, son of William Alfred ROBINSON and Ellen BAKER, at St Johns Cathedral in Brisbane, Queensland, on 31 March 1885.3,4,5

Sarah died on 23 April 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland.3,6 She was buried on 24 April 1934 at the Balmoral/Bulimba Cemetery, 441 Wynnum Rd, Morningside.3,7
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.
  3. [S120] Family Group Sheet - I Kemp, "Family group: Robinson-Collins."
  4. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1885/B009609.
  5. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1885/B009609.
  6. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1934/B023904.
  7. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Grave 184, Portion 8.

William COLLINS1

ChartsCollins descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1926/C417, p335, son of William COLLINS and Annie Louisa CHICK.

William Alfred COLLINS1

(1869 - )
Father*Henry COLLINS1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret STEVENSON1 b. c 1837, d. 1876
William Alfred COLLINS was born at Drummillar in Banbridge, Co. Down, on 20 May 1869.1

Sarah Jane COLLINS, Henry James COLLINS, Samuel Albert COLLINS, William Alfred COLLINS, Bessy COLLINS, Richard (aka Frederick) COLLINS and Lucy COLLINS arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875 on board the 'Renfrewshire' in the company of their parents Henry COLLINS and Margaret STEVENSON.2

On 3 May 1876, just 10 days after their mother's death, all the COLLINS childern (namely Sarah, Bessy, Henry, Samuel, William and Richard ), but excluding baby Lucy, were admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot.3

The orphanage records show that he was placed in service with a Mr TEESDALE of Mooloolabah on 23 Sep 1879 but he was subsequently sent to the reformatory for 3 years on 26 April 1884 for being 'neglected'. The reformatory records state that both his parents were dead; this sentence would have expired on 26 Apr 1887 when he was 17.3,4

Citations

  1. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth Reg. No. U/1869/32/1006/8/107, Banbridge (although mother's maiden name given as WADDELL?).
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register to Diamantina Orphanage and Receiving Depot, Item ID 268111, Dept Nos. 1 - 3858, 1859 - 2172 (1865-1908), Series ID 6866, pages 33 and 39.
  4. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Governement Archives, Admission register - Prosperpine Hulk and Reformatory School for Boys, Item ID 532416, Dept Nos. 1-1404, Series ID 986, page 12, no 292.