- Born: 1842, Boskynwen, Wendron, Cornwall
- Christened: 20 Nov 1842, Wendron, Cornwall
In 1861, John Collins (17) of Wendron, unmarried, tin miner, was living in Boskynwin Down, Wendron. Present were sisters Jane (13), housekeeper, Ellen (9).
In 1871, John Collins (27) of Wendron, unmarried, tin miner, was boarding with Francis Downing and his family in Carthew Wendron.