Henrietta A Cole1

(c 1845 - )
Henrietta A Cole was born in Wentworth, New Hampshire, circa 1845.1,2

She married Edwin White in Concord, New Hampshire, on 3 November 1864. Edwin gave his occupation as 'clergyman.2'

She was listed in the 1870 US census at 78th district in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband Edwin; he was a wodd turner, they gave the value of their personal estate as $400 and their daughters Leola (4) and Ann (1) were living with them.3

She was listed in the 1880 US census at 31 Lowell St in Lawrence, Essex Co., Massachusetts, with her husband Edwin; he was a wood-turner. Their child Elinor was listed as living with them.4
She was listed as the mother-in-law of Robert Lee Frost in the 1910 US Census in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, along with her husband Edwin.1

She was widowed on the death of her husband Edwin on 27 May 1910.5

She was listed in the 1920 US census as head of the family at Stevens St in Boston, Massachusetts; she was living alone in a rented house with no apparent income.6

Family

Edwin White (1832 - 1910)
Child

Citations

  1. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Roll T624-865, Page 86B, ED 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  2. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at https://www.ancestry.com/, New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947.
  3. [S252] Census - 1 Jun 1870, US Census, Philadelphia Ward 24 District 78, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roll M593-1411, Page 395B, image 89256.
  4. [S250] Census - 1 Jun 1880, US Census, Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, Roll 530, Page 364A, ED 195, image 0349.
  5. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at https://www.ancestry.com/, New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-194.
  6. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Boston Ward 7, Suffolk, Massachusetts, Roll T625-732, page 3B, ED 201, image 418.

Marjorie Colebrook1

(1901 - 1977)
Marjorie Colebrook was born on 3 May 1901 in New Zealand.2

She married Mortimer Homi Shroff, son of Mortimer William Shroff and Bessie Martha Rhoda Clarke, in New Zealand in 1928.1,3,4

She was widowed on the death of her husband Mortimer in May 1966.5,1,6

Marjorie died on 24 December 1977 in Auckland at age 76.5,1,7

Family

Mortimer Homi Shroff (1901 - 1966)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1901/6656, and Death Reg. No. 1977/47602 gives this birthdate; daughter of Claude and Eveline Myneth.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 8922.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1928/7479.
  5. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p14.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1966/28861, aged 65.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1977/47602.

Alison May Coleman1

(c 1892 - 1947)
Alison's birth was registered circa 1892 in Ballarat, Victoria. She was the daughter of Joseph Daniel COLEMAN (a chemist) and Emily CARPENTER, although there is some confusion in the birth indexes, which appear to show the birth of a Richard Henry instead of Alison.2,3

She married Clarence John White at 3 Victoria Parade in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, on 20 June 1911. He was a salesman, she a milliner.4

Alison was divorced from Clarence John White at Melbourne, Victoria, in August 1915.5

Alison's second marriage was to Percy Robert Allen on 25 September 1915 at Independent Church, Collins St in Melbourne, Victoria. He was secretary of a company, and she was still working as a milliner. Both had a single child from their previous marriages, and he had been widowed in Nov 1909.6,7

Alison was divorced from Percy Robert Allen at Victoria in 1920.8

Alison's third marriage was to Herbert George Aorangi Forsaith, son of Robert Arnold Forsaith and Sarah Ann Littler, on 18 November 1922 at St Oswald's Church, Haberfield in Ashfield, New South Wales. She described herself as a widow, but unless her first husband had died by 1922, she was in fact a multiple divorcee.9,1

Alison died on 9 September 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales.10,11

Family 1

Clarence John White (1889 - 1970)
Child

Family 2

Percy Robert Allen (1869 - 1957)

Family 3

Herbert George Aorangi Forsaith (1891 - 1957)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 14164/1922, under names of FORSAITH and ALLEN.
  2. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Birth Reg. No 1892/10044 (for Richard Henry!).
  3. [S934] Registry of BDM Victoria, marriage record, Marriage Reg. No. 16/1915.
  4. [S934] Registry of BDM Victoria, marriage record, Reg. No. 1253/1911.
  5. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at https://www.prov.vic.gov.au, VPRS 283, consignment P0000, unit no. 232, case 40 for 1915.
  6. [S934] Registry of BDM Victoria, marriage record, Reg. No. 16/1915.
  7. [S761] Newspaper - The Argus, issue of 9 Oct 1915, no. 21592, p11, col 1, Marriages; Percy was the son of the late W H ALLEN of Edmonton, England.
  8. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at https://www.prov.vic.gov.au, VPRS 283, consignment P0002, unit no. 30, case 485 for 1920.
  9. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Marriage Reg. No. 14164/1922, under name of ALLEN.
  10. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Death Reg. No. 22846/1947 daughter of Daniel and Emily.
  11. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue of 9 Sep 1948, No. 34545, p12, col2, In Memoriam, inserted by children Irma and Keen, grandchildren Kirrie and Dee.
  12. [S932] Registry of BDM Victoria, birth record.

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Family

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Children

Bessy Collins1

(c 1871 - 1947)
Father*Henry Collins1 b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret Stevenson1 b. c 1847, d. 1876
Bessy Collins was born in Co. Down circa 1871.1

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

She married Albert Edward John Watts at Registrar's Office in Sth Brisbane, Queensland, on 3 March 1896. Albert claimed to be 33, though actually he was only 31 and Bessy was probably about 25, not 23 as claimed.3

She was widowed on the death of her husband Albert on 17 January 1938.4

Bessy died on 10 January 1947 at Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, of broncho-pneumonia.5 She was buried on 11 January 1947 at the Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St & Mt Cootha Rd in Toowong.5

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Albert Edward John Watts (1864 - 1938)
Children

Citations

  1. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government 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. [S931] BDM QLD Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 1896/C1445, as Elizabeth Bessie.
  4. [S930] BDM QLD Registry, death record, Reg. No. 1938/B38284.
  5. [S930] BDM QLD Registry, death record, Reg. No. 1947/B9985, as Elizabeth Bessie, aged 75.
  6. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1894/B54963, mother's name Elizabeth, no father listed.
  7. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1897/B60425.
  8. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1899/C716.
  9. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1902/C662 (twin).
  10. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1902/C663 (twin).

Henry Collins

(c 1833 - bt 1881 - 1884)
Father*(--?--) Collins
Mother*(--?--) (---?---)
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.
Henry's sister Jane was also on board, travelling as an unassisted passenger.

According to family lore, they had been advised to go to a warmer climate, specifically Australia, because of Margaret's 'weak lungs.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 1847 - 1876)
Children

Citations

  1. [S120] Family Group Sheet - I Kemp, "Family group: Robinson-Collins."
  2. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government 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 Government 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 Government 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 1847, 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 Government Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  3. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government 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.

Jane Collins

(c 1846 - )
Father*(--?--) Collins
Mother*(--?--) (---?---)
Jane Collins was born in Ireland circa 1846.1

Jane arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, on 20 September 1875, on board the 'Renfrewshire'. She was travelling as an unassisted immigrant and family stories claim she was travelling with her brother Henry and family to assist with looking after the children.1

Citations

  1. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.

Lucy Collins

(1875 - )
Father*Henry Collins b. c 1833, d. bt 1881 - 1884
Mother*Margaret Stevenson b. c 1847, 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 https://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 Government Archives, Register of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, Item ID 18477, Series ID 13086, Digital Image ID 39246.
  4. [S1222] Regional Archives - Queensland Government 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 1847, 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.