William Broad of Collingbourne Kingston
Hester Potter
Mary Anne Broad
Henry George Collins


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Rosetta Augusta Finch

  • Rosetta Jane Collins
  • Hester Mary Collins
  • Florence Maria Collins
  • Henry George Collins
  • Kate Collins
  • Charles Toten Collins
  • Maria Louisa Collins
  • Emily Gertrude Collins
  • Albert Edward Collins

Henry George Collins

  • Born: 1856, Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire, England
  • Christened: 6 Dec 1857, Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Married: 15 Jul 1883, Stepney St. Thomas, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England 2
  • Died: 1929, Southampton district, Hampshire, England 3

  Research Notes:

Eldest natural-born son of Mary Ann Broad, and christened Henry George Broad. By all accounts Henry adopted the surname of his mother's first husband, Charles Collins, who is recorded as being Henry's father when Henry married in 1883. As such it is quite possible that Charles Collins was Henry's biological father.


In 1871 Henry Broad Collins, aged 13, born in Collingbourne, scholar, was with his parents in Collingbourne Kingston.

In 1881 Henry Collins, aged 23, born in Collingbourne Wilts, unmarried, carman, was boarding in Poplar All Saints, London.

In 1891 Henry G. Collins, aged 33, born in Wiltshire, carman, and wife Rosetta A., aged 32, born in St. George's London, were living at 9 Alton St., Bromley, London. Present were children (born in Limehouse London): Rosetta J. (6), scholar, Esther M. (4), scholar, Florence M. (2)

In 1901 Henry G. Collins, aged 43, born in Collingbourne Wilts, excavator, and wife Rosetta, aged 42, born in St. Georges London, were living at 9 Alton St., Bromley, London. Present were children (born in Limehouse London): Rosetta J. (16), Hester M. (14), confectionary works, Florence M. (12), Henry G. (9), Kate (7), Charles T. (5), Maria L. (3), Emily G. (1), Albert E. (3m), visitor Herbert J. Fisher (20) of Collingbourne Wilts, excavator

In 1911 Henry George Collins, aged 53, born in Collingbourne Wilts, labourer, and wife of 29 years Rosetta Augusta, aged 53, born in St. Georges in the East (mother of 9 children), were living at 15 Alton St., Bromley London. Present were children (born in Bromley, all single): Hester Mary (24), jam filler, Florence Maria (22), label storekeeper, Kate (17), tea and sugar packer, Charles Toten (15), milk boy, Maria Louisa (13), Emily Gertrude (11), Albert Edward (10)


Henry George Collins died aged 71 years. 3

  Marriage Information:

Henry married Rosetta Augusta Finch, daughter of Samuel Toten Finch and Jane Elizabeth Edwards, on 15 Jul 1883 in Stepney St. Thomas, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England. (Rosetta Augusta Finch was born on 15 Sep 1858 in St. George's, London, England, christened on 5 Oct 1858 in St. Matthias, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England and died in 1926 in Southampton district, Hampshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Henry George Collins, 26, bachelor, labourer, of 57 Belgrave St., son of Charles Collins, labourer, and
Rosetta Augusta Finch, 25, spinster, of 55 Belgrave St., daughter of Samuel Toten Finch, custom house officer

Married after Banns

Witnesses: James Finch, Elizabeth Ann Finch


1 Collingbourne Kingston Wilts Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 55, no. 439.

2 Stepney St. Thomas Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 44, no. 87.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 1st Quarter, vol. 2c, p. 13.

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