Elizabeth Collins

F, b. circa 1760
  • Elizabeth Collins was born circa 1760.
  • Elizabeth Collins married Joseph Lower, son of James Lower and Phillipa Condy, on 20 February 1785 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. They were both of the parish and signed with their mark. Witnesses were Mark Tiddy and John Collins.

Children of Elizabeth Collins and Joseph Lower

Elizabeth Collins

F, b. 5 September 1770
  • Elizabeth Collins was baptized on 5 September 1770 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Collins and Catherine Unknown.
  • At the age of 27 years, 8 months and 16 days, Elizabeth Collins married James Dunn on 21 May 1798 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Child of Elizabeth Collins and James Dunn

Elizabeth Collins

F, b. 1827, d. 29 January 1902
  • Elizabeth Collins was born in 1827. She was the daughter of George Collins and Mary.
  • Elizabeth Collins married William Corcoran circa 1853 in County Carlow, Ireland.
  • Elizabeth Collins and William Corcoran immigrated in 1855. William, aged 27 and Elizabeth, 24 travelled on the Sabrina.
  • Elizabeth Collins died on 29 January 1902 in Sandy Creek, Queensland.

Children of Elizabeth Collins and William Corcoran

Elizabeth Ambrosine Collins

F, b. 1849
  • Elizabeth Ambrosine Collins was born in 1849 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Elizabeth Ambrosine Collins was living in the household of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. John is shown as a 33 year old mariner with the RN, born St Mawes living with his wife Elizabeth 31 born St Mawes, and children Joseph 10, scholar, Bennett G Collins 8, John Collins 5, Ambrazina 2. All the children were born in St Mawes. An unmarried uncle John Greet, a 57 year old porter born St Mawes is also living with the familly.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Elizabeth Ambrosine Collins was living in the household of Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 40 year old widowed head, a lodging house keeper living with her children: Mary 20, a dressmaker, Elizabeth Ambrosie 12, a scholar, George Greet 8, a scholar and John 15, and Naval apprentice RN. Mary Lower, Elizabeth's mother is also living with the family, aged 72, formerly a fish seine maker. All were born in St Mawes.

Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins

F, b. 1893, d. 8 December 1985

Nell Maddern (nee Collins) at Maddern Reunion in Crows Nest 1983
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins was born in 1893 in Brisbane, Queensland. She was possibly born in Paddington as her parents were living in Rockburn Street, Paddington in 1915. She was known to her siblings as "Tottie" when she was younger and later as "Aunty Tottie" by her Collins's nieces and nephews.
  • She was the daughter of Cornelius Collins and Ellen Bridget Nolan.
  • In 1904,Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins's mother, Ellen Bridget Nolan died in Brisbane, Queensland. Being the eldest daughter " Tottie" most likely played a big part in raising the younger members of the family. Her brother Cornelius Nolan was sent to stay with family or friends after his mother's death.
  • He was a clerk or accounts worker like her father.
  • At the age of 41 years, Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins married John Victor David Maddern, son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart, on 11 August 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent and Nell carried out home duties.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins was listed as the next of kin of John Victor David Maddern when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 April 1942 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as Elizabeth. His service number was Q225104. He was discharged on 9 August 1944 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Force.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent.
  • Jack and Nell used to run a newsagency in Crows Nest, and Jack also sold Singer sewing machines, travelling around the district in his Singer branded utility.
  • Jack and Nell moved to Goomeri where Jack had bought a cattle property. They lived in Goomeri and Jack travelled to the property to work.
  • On 30 March 1940Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins was named as a beneficiary of Cornelius Collins's will. in which he left some land at Enoggera to his daughers Nell and Gretrude.
    The following notice appeared in the Transmission of Land By Death Section of "The Courier Mail" on 22 July 1950 -"(a) CORNELIUS COLLINS, late of Rosalie. Brisbane.— (b) 28th June. 1949 (c) Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Maddern of Goomeri, wife of Jack Maddern, and Gertrude Eva Bradbury, of Rosalie, Brlsbane, wife of George Bradbury, as Devisees as tenants In common.— (d) Re sub. 2. and. sub. 1. resub. 1. sub. C por. 226. parish Enoggera.— e) Fee-simple. — (f ) Will dated 30th March 1940.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1963 living at 30 Barnes Street, Goomeri. John was a grazier and Nell carried out home duties.
  • In September 1954 a photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper in September 1954. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern retired in 1963 in 27 Deagon Street, Sandgate. . Jack built a block of flats there and rented them out to suppliment his income.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at 27 Deagon Street, Sandgate.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins died on 8 December 1985 in Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Queensland. She died from "left cerebrovascular accident". Her husband Jack was the informant on her death certificate. He stated she had been married at the age of 36 and died when she was 88 years old. In fact Nell was born in 1893 and was 10 years older than Jack, not six. In which case she was 92 when she died.
  • She was buried on 10 December 1985 in Pinaroo Lawn Cemetery - Portion 7, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She was buried after a Roman Catholic ceremony.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins also went by the name of Nell Maddern.

Child of Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins and John Victor David Maddern

Elizabeth Theresa Collins

F, b. 1881

Elsie May Collins

F, b. 1889

Florence R Collins

F, b. circa 1878
  • Florence R Collins was born circa 1878 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of George Greet Collins and Florence Green Jenking.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Florence R Collins was living in the household of George Greet Collins and Florence Green Jenking in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. George is shown as a 28 year old coachman, head of the family living iwth his wife Florence aged 27 and their children Florence R aged 4 and Martha aged 1. All were born St Mawes.

Frederick Collins

M, b. 1884

George Greet Collins

M, b. 1853
  • George Greet Collins was born in 1853 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census George Greet Collins was living in the household of Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 40 year old widowed head, a lodging house keeper living with her children: Mary 20, a dressmaker, Elizabeth Ambrosie 12, a scholar, George Greet 8, a scholar and John 15, and Naval apprentice RN. Mary Lower, Elizabeth's mother is also living with the family, aged 72, formerly a fish seine maker. All were born in St Mawes.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census George Greet Collins was living in the household of Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as a 51 year old widow, patriotic fund, living with her unmarried daughter Mary 30, as dressmaker and son George G 18, a roper. All were born St Mawes. Visiting were: James Cock, 30 pensioner born St Mawes, George Davies 26, Sailor Part NK London, William Macfogill, 17, scholar born Isle of White.
  • His marriage, at 22 years, to Florence Green Jenking, daughter of William Jenking and Sarah Green, was registered in the June 1875 Quarter in Truro, Cornwall Registration District.
  • George Greet Collins and Florence Green Jenking appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. George is shown as a 28 year old coachman, head of the family living iwth his wife Florence aged 27 and their children Florence R aged 4 and Martha aged 1. All were born St Mawes.

Children of George Greet Collins and Florence Green Jenking

Gertrude Eva Collins

F, b. 1895

George Bradbury and ‘Gertie’ Bradbury (nee Collins). Sister of Nell Maddern (nee Collins)
  • Gertrude Eva Collins was born in 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Cornelius Collins and Ellen Bridget Nolan.
  • At the age of 39 years, Gertrude Eva Collins married George Heyward Bradbury in 1934 in Queensland.
  • On 30 March 1940Gertrude Eva Collins was named as a beneficiary of Cornelius Collins's will. in which he left some land at Enoggera to his daughers Nell and Gretrude.
    The following notice appeared in the Transmission of Land By Death Section of "The Courier Mail" on 22 July 1950 -"(a) CORNELIUS COLLINS, late of Rosalie. Brisbane.— (b) 28th June. 1949 (c) Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Maddern of Goomeri, wife of Jack Maddern, and Gertrude Eva Bradbury, of Rosalie, Brlsbane, wife of George Bradbury, as Devisees as tenants In common.— (d) Re sub. 2. and. sub. 1. resub. 1. sub. C por. 226. parish Enoggera.— e) Fee-simple. — (f ) Will dated 30th March 1940.

Harold Collins

M, b. 1891

Henry Collins

M, b. 1893

Herbert Collins

M, b. circa 1875
  • Herbert Collins was born circa 1875.
  • Herbert Collins married Florence Sarah Primmer, daughter of Benjamin Primmer and Sarah Tasker, on 29 April 1908 in New Zealand. The Manawatu Times reported :- "At the Cuba Street Methodist Church yesterday Miss Florence S. Primmer, daughter of Mr B. Primmer was married to Mr Herbert Walter Collins, of Hastings, fourth son of the late Mr Henry E.
    Collins. The bride, who wore a pretty cream embroidered voile, was attended by her sister Miss Maud Primmer, Miss H. Collins, sister of the bridegroom, and Misses Madge and Melba Flynn, nieces of the bride. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Jack Jamieson as best man, and Mr R. Home as groomsman. The bride's travelling dress was a pretty green cloth costume and a green velvet hat. Mr and Mrs Collins will take up their residence in Hastings."
  • In 1914,his wife, Florence Sarah Primmer died in New Zealand.

Children of Herbert Collins and Florence Sarah Primmer

Honora Collins

F, b. 1898

Irene Mary Collins

F, b. 1 January 1904
  • Irene Mary Collins was born on 1 January 1904 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Collins and Mary Murphy.
  • Irene Mary Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Collins in 1930 in Djuan. John was a farmer as was their son Con. Daugthers Irene and Veronica carried out home duties.
  • Irene Mary Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Collins and Mary Murphy in 1943 in Djuan, Crow's Nest. John was a farmer as was their son James and Con who also farmed at Djuan. Daughters Bridget, Irene and Veronica also lived at Djuan possibly with their parents.

James Collins

M, b. 1903

James Collins

M, b. 1913, d. 20 October 1980
  • James Collins was born in 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Collins and Mary Murphy.
  • James Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Collins and Mary Murphy in 1943 in Djuan, Crow's Nest. John was a farmer as was their son James and Con who also farmed at Djuan. Daughters Bridget, Irene and Veronica also lived at Djuan possibly with their parents.
  • James Collins died on 20 October 1980 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 22 October 1980 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. RCLAW5-007-0019. He is buried with his brother Cornelius.

Johanna Collins

F, b. 1904

John Collins

M, b. 1818, d. between 1853 and 1861
  • John Collins was born in 1818 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of Richard Collins and Mary Unknown.
  • At the age of 20 years, John Collins married Elizabeth Lower, daughter of Joseph Lower and Mary Greet, in December 1838 in Truro, Cornwall.
  • John Collins and Elizabeth Lower appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in St Mawes, Cornwall. John is shown as a 33 year old mariner with the RN, born St Mawes living with his wife Elizabeth 31 born St Mawes, and children Joseph 10, scholar, Bennett G Collins 8, John Collins 5, Ambrazina 2. All the children were born in St Mawes. An unmarried uncle John Greet, a 57 year old porter born St Mawes is also living with the familly.
  • John Collins died between 1853 and 1861. Elizabeth was shown as a widow on the 1861 census.

Children of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower

John Collins

M, b. 1846
  • John Collins was born in 1846 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Collins was living in the household of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. John is shown as a 33 year old mariner with the RN, born St Mawes living with his wife Elizabeth 31 born St Mawes, and children Joseph 10, scholar, Bennett G Collins 8, John Collins 5, Ambrazina 2. All the children were born in St Mawes. An unmarried uncle John Greet, a 57 year old porter born St Mawes is also living with the familly.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Collins was living in the household of Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 40 year old widowed head, a lodging house keeper living with her children: Mary 20, a dressmaker, Elizabeth Ambrosie 12, a scholar, George Greet 8, a scholar and John 15, and Naval apprentice RN. Mary Lower, Elizabeth's mother is also living with the family, aged 72, formerly a fish seine maker. All were born in St Mawes.

John Collins

M, b. 1875, d. 29 July 1955
  • John Collins was born in 1875 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Cornelius Collins and Margaret Collins.
  • John attended Highfields School, then known as the Koorjarwan State School. After leaving school he joined the Railway. His athelitic abilites saw him winning trophies for running, pole volting and high jump.
    John won his block of land at Djuan in a ballot. With his father and brother Daniel, he was contracted to carry out road works on the North Road between Toowoomba and Merritt's Creek for the Highfields Divisional Board. John and Daniel also carried out construction work on the roads from Crow's Nest to Djuan. They built a heavy bridge over Perseverance Creek in 1891.
    He was community minded and became the secretary of the Queensland Farmers Union (Djuan) and Djuan Primary Producers association. He was also a member of the Djuan State School Committee.
  • John Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer as was his brothers Maurice and Daniel.
  • At the age of 28 years, John Collins married Mary Murphy, daughter of Denis Murphy and Mary Hart, on 8 July 1903 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • John Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Djuan. John was a farmer as was their son Con. Daugthers Irene and Veronica carried out home duties.
  • He and Mary Murphy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Djuan, Crow's Nest. John was a farmer as was their son James and Con who also farmed at Djuan. Daughters Bridget, Irene and Veronica also lived at Djuan possibly with their parents.
  • John Collins died on 29 July 1955 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 30 July 1955 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Collins and Mary Murphy

John Collins

M, b. 1906, d. 1906
  • John Collins died in 1906 in Queensland.
  • He was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Collins and Mary Murphy.

John Thomas Collins

M, b. 1898

Joseph Collins

M, b. May 1840
  • Joseph Collins was born in May 1840 in St Mawes, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Joseph Collins was living in the household of Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 22 year old wife of a mariner (crossed out) born in country living with her twin children Mary and Joseph aged 11 months, both born in country.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Joseph Collins was living in the household of John Collins and Elizabeth Lower in St Mawes, Cornwall. John is shown as a 33 year old mariner with the RN, born St Mawes living with his wife Elizabeth 31 born St Mawes, and children Joseph 10, scholar, Bennett G Collins 8, John Collins 5, Ambrazina 2. All the children were born in St Mawes. An unmarried uncle John Greet, a 57 year old porter born St Mawes is also living with the familly.

Josephine Vincent Collins

F, b. circa 1895, d. 1983
  • Josephine Vincent Collins was born circa 1895. She was the daughter of Edward Collins and Mary Ann Toomey.
  • Josephine Vincent Collins married Norman Keith Wockner, son of Frederick Wockner and Louisa Wagland, in 1916 in Queensland.
  • Josephine Vincent Collins and Norman Keith Wockner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Goombungee. Norman was an auctioneer.
  • In 1975,her husband, Norman Keith Wockner died in Queensland.
  • Josephine Vincent Collins died in 1983 in Queensland.

Kathleen Collins

F, b. 11 April 1902, d. 22 March 1979
  • Kathleen Collins was born on 11 April 1902 in Djuan, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Collins and Johanna Leahy.
  • Kathleen Collins and Maurice Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Haden. Maurice was a storekeeper and his daughter Kathleen a shop assistant. Daughter Mary Ellen carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 28 years, 1 month and 6 days, Kathleen Collins married John Wilson O'Connor, son of Cornelius O'Connor and Mary Wilson, on 17 May 1930 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Toowoomba, Queensland. He and Kathleen lived at "Mountain Camp", taking over his parents property.
  • On 10 November 1969,her husband, John Wilson O'Connor died in Queensland at age 80.
  • Kathleen Collins died on 22 March 1979 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 76.
  • She was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Margaret Collins

F, b. 18 March 1880, d. 26 April 1964
  • Margaret Collins was born on 18 March 1880 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Cornelius Collins and Margaret Collins.
  • Margaret Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll with Cornelius Collins and Margaret Collins in 1913 in Cabarlah. Con was a farmer as was their son Simon. Their daughters Margaret and Bridgit most likely lived with them. The girls gave their address as Reedy Creek.
  • At the age of 36 years, 10 months and 20 days, Margaret Collins married Edward Evans, son of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf, on 7 February 1917 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Toowoomba, Queensland. They had four children.
  • Margaret Collins and Edward Evans both worked for the railway. He was listed as a Fetter and she a Gatekeeper on the 1922 Electoral Role in Stanthorpe
    in 1922.
  • On 17 April 1929,her husband, Edward Evans died in Queensland at age 46. After Edward's death Margaret continued to work for the railway and was Station attendant at Peaks Crossing in 1941. She had retired by 1949 and was living at 3 Logan Street, Greenslopes. She moved back to Toowoomba in 1954 to Rome Street.
  • Margaret Collins died on 26 April 1964 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 84.
  • She was buried on 28 April 1964 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Margaret Collins

F, b. 1843, d. 25 November 1933
  • Margaret Collins was born in 1843. She was the daughter of John Collins and Margaret Keane.
  • At the age of 24 years, Margaret Collins married Cornelius Collins in 1867 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Collins and Cornelius Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Cabarlah. Cornelius was a farmer.
  • Margaret Collins and Cornelius Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Cabarlah. Con was a farmer as was their son Simon. Their daughters Margaret and Bridgit most likely lived with them. The girls gave their address as Reedy Creek.
  • Margaret Collins died on 25 November 1933 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 27 November 1933 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Collins and Cornelius Collins

Margaret Collins

F, b. 1896