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Grandparents:
Henry Collins

George Trimmer

Anne

Mary

Parents:
William Collins

Elizabeth Trimmer

Children:
Albert Collins
Arthur Collins
Joseph Collins
Edwin Collins
Fanny Collins
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The Collins Family

William Collins' family

Parents:
name born married died
William Collins
8 August1828
Winchester
17 July 1858
Winchester

Elizabeth Trimmer
1834
17 July 1858
Winchester

Children:
name born married died
Albert Collins

7 October 1860
Winchester


Arthur Collins

17 October 1864
Winchester


Joseph Collins

29 August 1867
Winchester


Edwin Collins

18 August 1869
Winchester

Elizabeth Bulpett
Winchester

Fanny Collins

1873


 

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The history of William Collins' family

William was born in 1828 and christened at St Maurice Church, Winchester on 8 August 1828. At that time his father was a shoemaker.

In 1858, William married Elizabeth Trimmer at the Holy Trinty Church, Winchester.

In 1881, the family lived at 79 Freelands Buildings in the St Maurice area of Winchester. Freelands Buildings were probably located in Middle Brook Street. At this time, William's worked as a sawyer, although ten years later, he gave his occupation as a labourer.

A sawyer was a workman whose business it is to saw timber especially in a saw-pit. Saw-pits are arrangements for sawing large pieces of timber by two men using a long two-handled saw.

William Collins. 1881 census entry (8,215 bytes)
William Collins' 1881 census entry

According to the 1891 census, the family were living at 79 Middle Brook Street the same street as the Bulpit family. The Bulpits lived at number 26 Middle Brook Street.

William Collins. 1891 census entry (10,541 bytes)
William Collins' 1891 census entry

In about 1887, Edwin married Elizabeth Bulpit and they set up home three doors away at number 76.

Edwin Collins. 1891 census entry (8,215 bytes)
Edwin Collins' 1891 census entry

A few doors further alone the street at number 72, lived Ann Collins, a 78 year old widow. It is quite likely that this lady was William's mother. Between Ann's and Edwin's houses lived yet another Collins family at number 74. Again, it is likely that the head of this family, Alfred, is related to William.

Ann Collins. 1891 census entry (8,215 bytes)
Ann Collins' 1891 census entry

As you can see from the map below, Middle Brook Street is close to the heart of Winchester near the cathedral.

Area around Middle Brook Street, 1890's (28,223 bytes)
Area around Middle Brook Street, 1890's

sources:
15 Jan 2000 - 1881 census RG11 1232 folio 114 page 4
15 Jan 2000 - 1891 census RG12 937 folios 86,87 pages 44,45,46


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