Henry COLLINS was born bef. 15 February 1807 in Paxford, Worcestershire, England. He married Ann HARRIS 16 June 1832 in Blockley, Worcestershire, England. He died bet. January and March, 1875 in Shipston District, Gloucestershire, England. Ann HARRIS was born abt. 1811 in Broadwell, Gloucestershire, England. She died bet. January and March, 1886 in Shipston District, Gloucestershire, England.


Children of Henry COLLINS and Ann HARRIS are:
1. Frances COLLINS, b. bet. April and June, 1840 See John Edward KNIBBS & Frances COLLINS
2. John COLLINS, b. abt. 1836
3. William Henry COLLINS, b. abt. 1838
4. Joseph COLLINS, b. abt. 1843
5. Sarah COLLINS, b. abt. 1846
6. Mary A COLLINS, b. abt. 1850
7. James COLLINS, b. abt. 1852

Notes for Henry COLLINS:

I am told by Mauri Collins, a descendant of this line of the Collins family, that Henry was the son of William Collins b.1765 at Blockley, Worcestershire, England and his wife Elizabeth Broadways. They had 4 children:
Joseph Collins b.1803 at Paxton, Worcestershire
Henry Collins b.1806 at Paxton, but died at just a few days old
Henry Collins b.1807 at Paxford
William Collins b.1809 at Paxford

Joseph Collins went on to marry a girl named Elizabeth and they had 9 children. At some point, part of this family emigrated to the USA with the current generations living in Chicago, Illinois.

Henry Collins b.1807 married Ann Harris and they had 6 children, one of whom was Frances "Fanny" who married John Edward Knibbs. Fanny emigrated with her husband to South Africa in July 1859.
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I'm also told by another descendant of Henry, a lady named Margaret Guest:
William Collins. b. 1838 Moreton in Marsh married Julia Miles b. 1830 - d 1904. They had eight children after their marriage in Middlesex London 1858. Some time later, they moved to Birmingham where they lived till their deaths. William was a policeman in the Birmingham area.
Minnie was one of the children born 1868 - d 1960 where she moved to the Isle of Wight with her daughter. Minnie married Joseph Henry Morris b. 1867 - d 1945. Minnie died aged 93 at Northwood, near Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.
Margaret is descended from Henry's son William.
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In 1841, Henry, his wife and three children were living at Park Ends, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire:
Henry Collins 30 Labourer
Ann Collins 30
John Collins 6
William Collins 4
Frances Collins 1

All apart form Henry were recorded as having been born in that county.
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Henry and his wife and children can be seen in the 1851 census living at Moreton-in-Marsh:
Henry Collins Head 44 Farm Labourer Paxford Worcestershire
Ann Collins Wife 40 Broadwell Gloucestershire
John Collins Son 15 Farm Labourer Moreton Gloucestershire
William Collins Son 13 Farm Labourer Moreton Gloucestershire
Fanny Collins Dau 10 Scholar Moreton Gloucestershire
Joseph Collins Son 8 Scholar Moreton Gloucestershire
Sarah Collins Dau 5 Scholar Moreton Gloucestershire
Mary A Collins Dau 1 Moreton Gloucestershire
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In 1861, Henry and family were living at Hight Street, Shipston-On-Stour Warwickshire:
Henry Collins Head Mar 54 Coal Hewer Warwickshire Paxford
Ann Collins Wife Mar 50 Gloucestershire Broadwell
Mary A Collins Daur 11 Gloucestershire Moreton in Marsh
James Collins 9 Scholar Gloucestershire Moreton in Marsh
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In 1871, Henry was still living at High Street, Shipston on Stour:
Henry Collins Head Mar 63 Coal Wharf Labourer Paxford Worcestershire
Ann Collins Wife Mar 60 Broadwell Gloucestershire
Thomas Collins Grandson 8 Moreton in Marsh

Sources for Henry COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Charlbury,
  4. 1861 British Census,
  5. 1871 British Census,
  6. Personal Contact with Marie Collins,

Notes for Ann HARRIS:

Ann can be seen as a widow in 1881 living at back of High Street, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, England:
Ann Collins Head Wid 70 Broadwell Gloucester
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Ann died aged 75 years.

Sources for Ann HARRIS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Marie Collins, Personal Contact with Marie Collins gave her surname 
  3. 1881 British Census,

Notes for John COLLINS:

I'm told by Mike Collins, a direct descendant of John's, that John maried Ellen Rood in Lewisham District, in Jul-Sep 1857. John was born in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England but then moved to Plumstead, Kent, England where he worked at Woolwich Arsenal for 40+ years. His wife Ellen was born in about 1836 at Deptford, Kent, England.
They had five children: John (b.1858), George (b.1860), Elizabeth (b.1866), Walter (b.1870) and Ellen (b.1874).
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In 1881, we see John living at 21 Sprays Street, Plumstead, Kent:
John Collins Head Mar 45 Labourer Moreton Gloucestershire
Ellen Collins Wife Mar 45 Deptford Kent
Walter Collins Son 10 Scholar Woolwich
Ellen Collins Daur 7 Scholar Woolwich
Joseph Collins Relation UnM 39 Foreman Moreton Gloucestershire
Thomas Collins Boarder UnM 40 Labourer Banby(?) Cork Ireland

Sources for John COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,

Notes for William Henry COLLINS:

William married Julia Miles in Marylebone District, London during q1/1858.
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In 1861, we see William living at Weston Cottage 3, Weston Under Penyard, Herefordshire:
William H Collins Head Mar 23 Police Constable Moreton Gloucestershire
Julia Collins Wife Mar 28 Moreton Gloucestershire
Julia Margret Collins Daur 2 London Middlesex
Anne Maria Collins Daur 4 mths Weston Herefordshire
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In 1871, they were living at 4 Violet Place, Islington, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
William Henry Collins Head Mar 37 Police Constable Gloucestershire Moreton in Marsh
Julia Collins Wife Mar 38 Charwoman Gloucestershire Moreton in Marsh
Julia Margret Collins Daur 12 Middlesex London
Anne Maria Collins Daur 10 Scholar Herefordshire Weston
Emily Collins Daur 8 Scholar Herefordshire Bosbury
Albert William Collins Son 6 Scholar Herefordshire Bosbury
Minnie Collins Daur 3 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Alfred Collins Son 1 Warwickshire Birmingham
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William and Julia had 8 children in total:
Julia Margaret, abt.1859, Middlesex
Anne, abt.1860, Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire
Emily, abt.1863, Bosby, Herefordshire
Albert, abt.1864-1917, Bosby, Herefordshire
Minnie, abt.1868, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alfred, abt.1870, Birmingham, Warwickshire
William, abt.1873, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Henry, abt.1877, Birmingham, Warwickshire
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I also learned the following from Margaret Guest who's also descended from this part of the Collins family:
William Collins. b. 1838 Moreton in Marsh, married Julia Miles b. 1830 - d 1904.
They had eight children after their marriage in Middlesex London 1858. Some time after they married they moved to Birmingham where they lived till their deaths. William was a policeman in the Birmingham area. Minnie was one of the children born 1868 - d 1960. She moved to the Isle of Wight with her daughter. Minnie married Joseph Henry Morris b. 1867 - d 1945.
Margaret is descended from Minnie.

Sources for William Henry COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Beccy Anthony,
  3. 1861 British Census,
  4. 1871 British Census,

Notes for Joseph COLLINS:

Joseph was living with his brother John in 1881.

Sources for Joseph COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,

Notes for Sarah COLLINS:

Sources for Sarah COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,

Notes for Mary A COLLINS:

Mary married a man named William Milton during q4/1870 at Shipston District, Gloucestershire.
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They could be seen in 1871 living at High Street, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire:
William Milton Head Mar 26 Labourer Bourton on the Water Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Milton Wife Mar 23 Morton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

Sources for Mary A COLLINS:

  1. 1851 British Census,

Notes for James COLLINS:

Sources for James COLLINS:

  1. GRO England & Wales,