PART THIRTEEN

 

The South Africa Line - 1750 to 1990

 

Updated January 2012

 

 

This is the family line of Philip Godfrey Collett (Ref. 13R32) of Cape Province,

and Brigid Louise Schalker nee Collett (Ref. 13R83) of Grahamstown, SA.

Philip’s line is denoted by the names in capital letters,

while Brigid’s line is denoted by the underlined names

 

To date no link has been found to connect William Collett (Ref. 13M2)

or any of his siblings to any of the other Collett lines

 

Much of the new information in the June 2008 update was extracted

from www.1820settlers.com and UK Census records

 

 

 

13L1

Undiscovered Collett parents born circa 1755 and married circa 1777

 

 

 

13M1

Joseph Collett

Born circa 1778

 

13M2

WILLIAM COLLETT

Born circa 1779

 

13M3

James Collett

Born circa 1780

 

 

 

 

13M1

Joseph Collett was born circa 1778.  He married Elizabeth Ricketts on 22nd July 1798 at Painswick.  All of their children were born at Stroud.

 

 

 

13N1

James Collett

Baptised on 06.03.1803 at Stroud

 

13N2

William Collett

Baptised on 10.03.1805 at Stroud

 

13N3

Elizabeth Collett

Baptised on 12.07.1807 at Stroud

 

13N4

George Collett

Baptised on 03.12.1809 at Stroud

 

13N5

John Collett

Baptised on 31.01.1813 at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13M2

WILLIAM COLLETT was born circa 1779 married Martha around 1799.   All of their children were born at Stroud.  Martha died in 1837 while William had died at an earlier time, possibly around 1830.

 

 

 

13N6

JAMES LYDFORD COLLETT

Born on 14.02.1800 at Stroud

 

13N7

Joseph Collett

Born on 15.02.1803 at Stroud

 

13N8

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1806 at Stroud

 

13N9

Sarah Collett

Date of birth unknown at Stroud

 

13N10

Ann Collett

Date of birth unknown at Stroud

 

13N11

Rhoda Collett

Date of birth unknown at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13M3

James Collett was born circa 1780.  He married Priscilla Golding on 18th June 1801 at Stroud.  All of their children were baptised at Stroud and all were listed as the children of James Collett and Priscilla Golding except daughter Susanna, who was oddly recorded in the IGI as the daughter of James Collett and Susanna Golding.

 

 

 

13N12

Harriett Collett

Baptised on 04.07.1802 at Stroud

 

13N13

Charles Collett

Baptised on 04.12.1803 at Stroud

 

13N14

Charlotte Collett

Baptised on 03.11.1805 at Stroud

 

13N15

Susanna Collett

Baptised on 03.04.1808 at Stroud

 

13N16

Sophia Collett

Baptised on 08.04.1810 at Stroud

 

13N17

James Collett

Baptised on 19.04.1812 at Stroud

 

13N18

Daniel Collett

Baptised on 02.10.1814 at Stroud

 

13N19

Robert Collett

Baptised on 10.05.1818 at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13N1

James Collett was baptised on 6th March 1803 at Stroud, the son of Joseph Collett and Elizabeth Ricketts, and he married (1) Harriett Simms on 25th December 1826 at Stroud.  It would appear that some of their children were born at Stanley End in Stroud, although all of the baptisms took place at Stroud.

 

 

 

According to the 1841 Census the family was living at Rodborough within the registration district of Cirencester, Stroud and Tetbury.  The family at that time comprised James, with a rounded age of 35, and his wife Harriet aged 30, and their children Charles 14, Joseph 12, Eliza 10, William who was eight, John who was six, George who was four, Sarah who was two, and Ann who was under one year old.

 

 

 

Tragedy may well have hit the family during the following year, since no record has been found for James’ wife after 1841.  Therefore it is possible that she died during the months following the birth of the couple’s last child, Ann Collett, who also missing from the family in 1851.  Following the death of his wife, James then married (2) Sarah from nearby Bisley, with whom he may have had two further children, unless of course they were born to James and Harriet prior to her passing.  No baptism record for either child has been found to date.

 

 

 

By the time of the census in 1851 James Collett, age 47, with his new wife Sarah, age 43, was once again living in Stroud.  The members of his family who were still living there with him were William Collett, age 18, John Collett, age 16, George Collett, age 14, and Sarah Collett who was 12.  James’ older son Joseph was 22 and was also living nearby in Stroud on that occasion, although no trace has been found of his eldest son Charles or his daughter Eliza.  The three missing oldest children had been replaced by two new arrivals who were Harriet Collett, who was seven, and Samuel Collett who was four years old.

 

 

 

Ten years later in 1861, James Collett was 58 year old, his wife Sarah was 52, and the only children still living with them at Stroud was his youngest daughter Harriet Collett, who was 17, and his youngest son Samuel Collett who was 14.  After a further ten years, all of the children had left the family’s home within the Stroud & Rodborough registration district, leaving just James Collett, who was 68, and Sarah Collett, who was 62.

 

 

 

During the 1870s James Collett died at Rodborough, so by the time of the next census in 1881, his widow Sarah was 72 and her place of birth was confirmed as Bisley.  At that time she was living alone at Butter Row in Rodborough, where she was described as a housekeeper and formerly a woollen cloth worker.  Her absence in the next census very likely confirms she passed away during the next few years.

 

 

 

13O1

Charles Collett

Baptised on 03.06.1827 at Stroud

 

13O2

Joseph Collett

Born on 08.03.1829 at Stanley End

 

13O3

Eliza Collett

Born on 04.05.1831 at Stanley End

 

13O4

William Collett

Baptised on 14.04.1833 at Stroud

 

13O5

John Collett

Born in 1834 at Stroud

 

13O6

George Collett

Baptised on 12.02.1837 at Stroud

 

13O7

Sarah Collett

Baptised on 21.07.1839 at Rodborough

 

13O8

Ann Collett

Born in 1841 at Rodborough

 

The following are the likely children of James Collett by his second wife Sarah:

 

13O9

Harriet Collett

Born in 1844 at Stroud

 

13O10

Samuel Collett

Born in 1847 at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13N2

William Collett was baptised on 10th March 1805 at Stroud, the son of Joseph Collett and Elizabeth Ricketts.  He married Sybil Vines on 31st July 1825 at Stroud.  All of their children were born at Stroud, but so far no record of any member of the family has been located in any of the UK censuses, so this may indicate that they emigrated to one of the colonies.

 

 

 

However, in the census of 1871 William Collett was 76 and was still living in Stroud, although he was very likely a widower by then, since there was no record of his wife Sybil living with him at that time.

 

 

 

13O11

Joseph Collett

Baptised on 31.07.1825 at Stroud

 

13O12

Henry Collett

Baptised on 04.11.1827 at Stroud

 

13O13

Alfred Collett

Baptised on 14.11.1830 at Stroud

 

13O14

Mary Ann Collett

Baptised on 02.09.1832 at Stroud

 

13O15

Enos Collett

Baptised on 16.04.1837 at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13N3

Elizabeth Collett was baptised at Stroud on 12th July 1807 and in the census of 1841 she was had a rounded age of 30 when she was living within the Stroud & Stonehouse registration district.  No further record of her as Elizabeth Collett has been found after that time, which may indicate that she was married by 1851.

 

 

 

 

13N5

John Collett was born at Stroud on 31st January 1813, the youngest child of Joseph Collett and his wife Elizabeth Rickets.  By the time of the first national census John Collett was (1) married to Sarah and the marriage had produced at least one child for the couple.  However, the census that year only listed John Collett with a rounded age of 25 living within the Stroud & Rodborough area, with no record of his wife and daughter who was baptised at Leonard Stanley.

 

 

 

It is therefore possible that both mother and daughter died shortly after Emma was baptised.  John Collett, age 38 and from Stroud, was still living alone in 1851, and by that time he was living and working in the Frampton-on-Severn area within the Wheatenhurst & Frampton registration district.

 

 

 

It would appear that he married (2) Jane during the years following the census in 1851, since by 1861 he and Jane had a daughter and the family was still living in the Frampton area.  John Collett from Stroud was 48, his wife Jane was 37, and their daughter Amelia Collett was five years old.

 

 

 

More tragedy seems to have hit the Collett family with the death of their daughter in the early 1860s, since by 1871 it was only John and Jane who were still living in Frampton, with no trace of their daughter.  John was 58 and Jane was 47.  During the following decade the couple left Frampton and moved south a few miles to Wotton-under-Edge, where they were living in 1881 at a dwelling in Bradley Lane.  John Collett, age 68 and from Stroud, was a non-domestic flower gardener, while his wife Jane Collett from Horsley in Gloucestershire was 57.

 

 

 

13O16

Emma Collett

Baptised on 28.12.1832 at Leonard Stanley

 

The child of John Collett by his second wife Jane:

 

13O17

Amelia Collett

Born in 1855 at Frampton-on-Severn

 

 

 

 

13N6

JAMES LYDFORD COLLETT was born at Stroudwater in Gloucester on 14th February 1800.  At the age of 15 years he was articled to an attorney in London.  He asked his father to grant him permission to emigrate to one of the colonies but his father refused.  So he stowed away on a sailing vessel bound for Australia but was discovered and put ashore at Cape Town.

 

 

 

James had travelled on board the ship Salisbury which arrived at Table Bay on 8th December 1821, having set sail from England on 14th August.  His name on the emigrants’ list was amongst the party headed up by Major General Colin Campbell on which he was described as an indentured labourer.  Once in South Africa he secured work as a clerk assisting with the landing of settlers.

 

 

 

He married Rhoda Trollip on 5th February 1824 at Grahamstown in Eastern Cape, after she too had emigrated to South Africa.  Rhoda was born at Horningsham near Frome on 21st December 1806 the daughter of Joseph Trollip and Susanna Crouch and had sailed to South Africa the previous year onboard the ship Weymouth in Mr Hyman’s party.

 

 

 

At the time of their wedding James owned a small farm near Port Alfred.  He later bought farms at Olifantsfontein and at Koonap River and imported Merino sheep from New South Wales and Saxony.  In 1842 he bought three large farms in the Cradock area and in 1854 he was chosen as a member of parliament to sit on the first Cape Parliament.

 

 

 

The couple’s homestead was called Grassridge and over the years James became a successful and wealthy farmer.  He was one of the first men to breed merino sheep on a large scale and used to enter as many as 500 merino rams for sale at one time. 

 

 

 

However, due to drought and a recession he was made bankrupt in 1862 and was forced to sell all of his many farms.  As a result he and Rhoda were offered a cottage on Mulberry Grove by his son-in-law Joseph Trollip, before their own son John offered them accommodation at Dassie Krantz.

 

 

 

Following a frightening incident with a defiant servant, James and Rhoda were eventually moved by their son John back to Grassridge where the couple lived out the rest of their lives.

 

 

 

James Lydford Collett died on 10th August 1875 at Grassridge Farm, Fish River in the Cradock District of Eastern Cape at the age of seventy-five.  He was also buried at Grassridge Farm.  Rhoda died at Rietvlei, Middelburg in November 1895.

 

 

 

13O18

Rhoda Ann Collett

Born on 27.12.1824

 

13O19

JOHN COLLETT

Born on 27.11.1826

 

13O20

Susanna Collett

Born on 13.07.1829

 

13O21

Martha Collett

Born on 29.06.1831

 

13O22

James Collett

Born in 1833

 

13O23

William Collett

Born on 07.08.1835

 

13O24

Joseph Collett

Born on 17.07.1837

 

13O25

George Collett

Born on 09.04.1840

 

13O26

Elizabeth Collett

Born on 08.02.1844

 

 

 

 

13N7

Joseph Collett was baptised on 15th February 1803 at The Old Meeting House Independent Church in Stroud, the son of William and Martha Collett.  At some time in his life he was given £200 by his brother James (above) and he emigrated to America where he met and married Mary.  The only other known fact is that Joseph Collett in California on 26th December 1875.

 

 

 

13O27

Ann Collett

Born in America, date unknown

 

13O28

Charlotte Collett

Born in America, date unknown

 

 

 

 

13N8

Elizabeth Collett was born in 1806 and it is believed that she married twice, the second time to Mr Bradley.  There were no children from either marriage and she died in 1892.

 

 

 

 

13N9

Sarah Collett, whose date of birth is not known, is known to have followed her brother Joseph (above) to America where she had two sons and four daughters.  It was also in America that she died.

 

 

 

 

13N10

Ann Collett, whose date of birth is not known, possibly emigrated to America with her siblings.

 

 

 

 

13N11

Rhoda Collett, whose date of birth is not known, is known to have married T Arnott of Glamorgan in 1841 from where she went to live in South Africa.  By early June in 1841 Rhoda and her husband must have left Britain as she was not listed in the census either as Arnott or Collett.

 

 

 

Rhoda is known to have presented her husband with a son Thomas Arnott in 1843.

 

 

 

 

13N15

Susanna Collett was baptised at Stroud on 3rd July 1808.  It would appear that she married William Canter and by June 1841 she and her family were living within the Stroud & Minchinhampton registration district.  William Canter and his wife Susanna were both recorded with rounded ages 30 years, while their four children were Charlotte Canter 15, Sampson Canter, who was seven, Anna Canter, who was four, and baby George Canter who was one year old.

 

 

 

 

13N18

Daniel Collett was baptised at Stroud on 2nd October 1814.  It is likely, although not proved, that he married Eliza Nobbs at nearby Miserden on 26th December 1837.

 

 

 

 

13O1

Charles Collett was baptised at Stroud on 3rd June 1827, the eldest child of James Collett and his first wife Harriet Simms.  Although baptised at Stroud, he may have been born within the Stanley End area of Stroud.  In the census of 1841, Charles Collett was the oldest child still living with his family at the age of 14.  However, no trace of him has been found in any later census.

 

 

 

 

13O2

Joseph Collett was born at Stanley End, Stroud on 8th March 1829, the son of James and Harriet Collett.  At the time of the 1841 Census he was twelve years old and was living with his family in Stroud.  By 1851 he was unmarried at the age of 22 when he was still living in Stroud, but not with his family.

 

 

 

Sometime during the following ten years Joseph married Elizabeth and the couple were listed together in the Stroud census of 1861.  Joseph was 32, while his wife Elizabeth was 33.  Ten years later it would appear that it was still just Joseph, age 42, and Elizabeth who was 43, who were living in Stroud, the marriage apparently not producing any children for the couple.

 

 

 

By the time of the census in 1881 they were again living alone at Chapel Street in Stroud.  Joseph was working as a general haulier like his brother William (below).  Joseph was fifty-two and confirmed he had been born at Stroud, while his wife Elizabeth was also born at Stroud and fifty-three.

 

 

 

Ten years later Joseph was sixty-one and a widower and was listed as living within the Rodborough & Stroud registration district, his wife Elizabeth having died in the preceding years.

 

 

 

By 1901 Joseph was seventy-two, and by that time he was living in the Chalford registration district to the east of Stroud.  Ten years later in April 1911 he was eighty-one and was back living in Stroud on his own.

 

 

 

 

13O3

Eliza Collett was born at Stroud on 4th May 1831 and was baptised there on 29th May 1831, the daughter of James Collett and Harriett Sims.  While she was living with her parents in 1841, when she was 10 years old, she had left the family home in Stroud by 1851 and no trace of her anywhere else has been located.

 

 

 

 

13O4

William Collett was born at Stanley End and was baptised at Stroud on 14th April 1833, and was eight years old in the June census of 1841.  It was towards the end of the 1850s that William married Mary Ann, and by 1861 she had presented him with their first child.  William was 26, Mary A Collett was 29, and Charles Collett was one year old.  Over the next decade three more children were added to their family.

 

 

 

According to the census in 1871 William Collett, age 38, and his wife Mary, who was 42, and their family were living at Randwick within the Stroud & Stonehouse registration district.  Mary was listed as having been born at Stroud, where three of her children were born, with the last child being born after the family had moved to Randwick. 

 

 

 

On that occasion their children were recorded as Charles W Collett, aged 11, Mary J Collett, who was nine years old, Rose E Collett, who was six years old, and Sarah Collett who was just one year old.  However, sometime after 1871 and before the next census of 1881 William’s wife died.

 

 

 

This was confirmed by the census in 1881 in which William Collett, age 50, was a widower living with his family at Fair View in Randwick.  His place of birth was given as Stanley, rather than Stanley End, and his occupation was that of a haulier, like his older brother Joseph (above).

 

 

 

All four of his children were still living with him and all were still not married.  Only William’s daughter Sarah, who was eleven and born at Randwick, was still at school.  All of the three older children were employed as woollen cloth workers, and all having been born at Stroud.  Charles Collett was 23, Maria Collett was 21, and Rose E Collett was 19.

 

 

 

Just after the start of the new century, carrier William Collett was still living at Randwick when, in March 1901, he gave his age as being 70.  Still living with him, and acting as his housekeeper was his youngest daughter Sarah Collett who was 30 years old.

 

 

 

13P1

Charles William Collett

Born in 1858 at Stroud

 

13P2

Mary F Collett

Born in 1861 at Stroud

 

13P3

Rose E Collett

Born in 1864 at Stroud

 

13P4

Sarah Collett

Born in 1869 at Randwick

 

 

 

 

13O5

John Collett was born at Stroud in 1834 and was six years of age in 1841 when he was living at Rodborough with his parents James and Harriet Collett.  Ten years later he was still living at his parents’ home in Stroud when he was 16.

 

 

 

During the middle of the next decade he married Harriet and by the time of the next census in 1861 the marriage had produced three daughters, all of them born at Stroud.  The census that year listed the family as John Collett, age 26, his wife Harriet Collett, age 25, and their three children as Sarah Collett, who was four, Eliza Collett, who was two, and Martha Collett who was under one year old, who sadly died not long after the day of the census.  The loss to the family was offset by the birth of a further three daughters during the 1860s. 

 

 

 

According to the census in 1871 John Collett was 38 rather than 36, while his wife Harriet was 35.  The five children living at Stroud with then on that occasion were Sarah, age 14, Eliza age 12, Harriet, who was six, Elizabeth who was three, and Alice M Collett who was not yet one year old.  Three more daughters were added to the family during the 1870s, as confirmed in the census of 1881.

 

 

 

By that time the couple’s two eldest daughter had left the family home, presumably to be married as they would have been 24 and 22 respectively.  The other members of family were living at Clark Court off Acre Street in Stroud, where all of them were confirmed as having been born at Stroud.  John Collett, age 48, was working as a labourer, and his wife Harriet, who was 45, was employed as a chairwoman.  Their daughter Hannah, age 16, was a cloth mill hand, while daughter Elizabeth, age 13, was a seamstress.  The next three girls were all attending school, and they were Alice, who was ten, Mary, who was seven, and Ellen who was five.  The youngest child, Lucy, was two years old.

 

 

 

John Collett died sometime during the 1880s, since by 1891 the census that year recorded Harriet Collett, age 55 from Stroud, living there with her youngest daughter Lucy Collett who was 12.  Living in nearby in Stroud was Harriet’s daughter Mary Collett who was 18, while daughter Alice M Collett was 20 and was living in the Rodborough area.

 

 

 

Ten years later Harriet Collett, age 65, and her daughter Lucy Collett, age 22, were both working as charwomen when living in Rodborough, although they was no record of Alice who had been living ten years earlier, who was most likely married by then.  The only member of the family found in 1911 was Harriet Collett, age 75, who was then living at Epsom in Surrey.  By that time Harriet’s daughter Lucy, age 32, was married to Hubert Charles Berkeley, age 28, and they and their two children, Hubert George, who was two, and Frederick John, age seven months, were still living in Stroud.

 

 

 

13P5

Sarah Collett

Born in 1856 at Stroud

 

13P6

Eliza Collett

Born in 1858 at Stroud

 

13P7

Martha Collett

Born in 1860 at Stroud

 

13P8

Harriet Collett

Born in 1864 at Stroud

 

13P9

Elizabeth Collett

Born in 1867 at Stroud

 

13P10

Alice M Collett

Born in 1870 at Stroud

 

13P11

Mary Collett

Born in 1873 at Stroud

 

13P12

Ellen Collett

Born in 1875 at Stroud

 

13P13

Lucy Collett

Born in 1878 at Stroud

 

 

 

 

13O6

George Collett was baptised at Stroud on 12th February 1837, the son of James and Harriet Collett.  By 1841 George was four years old when he was living in Rodborough with his family, but then following the death of his mother, his father remarried and the family moved back to Stroud where George was 14 in 1851.

 

 

 

 

13O7

Sarah Collett was baptised at Rodborough on 21st July 1839, where her parents James and Harriet were living in 1841 when Sarah was two years old.  During the next couple of years her mother died and her father remarried, so by 1851 Sarah, at the age of 12, was living in Stroud with her father and her stepmother.

 

 

 

 

13O18

Rhoda Ann Collett was born on 27th December 1824 at Bathhurst in Eastern Cape, South Africa.  On 31.05.1842 she married her cousin Joshua Trollip at Groenfontein Farm in Cradock.  It was also at Groenfontein where Joshua was born on 17th May 1822.  He was the son of Stephen Trollip and Mary Weller and the nephew of Rhoda’s mother Rhoda Collett nee Trollip.

 

 

 

The marriage produced twelve children for Rhoda and Joshua and all were born within the Cradock district of Eastern Cape.  Two of the children died very young, one not quite a year old and the other at just three years of age. 

 

 

 

Rhoda Ann Trollip nee Collett died on 17th November 1898 aged 73 at Mulberry Grove in Eastern Cape and was buried at Katkop Farm in Eastern Cape, where her husband was buried following his death at Doornhoek on 16th April 1887.

 

 

 

One of Rhoda’s daughters, Jessie Harriet Collett Trollip, later married William Jacobus Van Heerden and their daughter Annie Van Heerden married her uncle Albert Henry Collett (Ref. 13P24) the son of John Collett (below).

 

 

 

 

13O19

JOHN COLLETT was born on 27th November 1826 at Grahamstown in Eastern Cape.  On 19th July 1854 he married his cousin Mary Trollip at Doornberg Farm in Cradock.  She was the daughter of Joseph Anthony Trollip and Phoebe Whitehead and her father Joseph was the brother of John’s mother Rhoda.  All of their fourteen children were born at Grahamstown in Cradock. 

 

 

 

Mary Trollip was nearly ten years younger than her husband, having been born at Cradock on 22nd June 1836.  In the book “A Time to Plant” by Joan Collett (on page 211), John was described as short and calm, while, by comparison, Mary was tall and more excitable. 

 

 

 

Of their children, John and Gervase were noted as being tall, Norman was quite short, and most of them were slow spoken people, although Letty, Rosa and Norman were lively.  And with the exception of Walter, Herbert, Jessie and Dudley who had red/sandy hair, the other members of the family had dark hair.

 

 

 

In 1850 Grassridge Farm was acquired by John and Mary and, thirty-three years after, further land at Rem. Petzer Kraal, Doornberg and two other locations was added, increasing their total holding to almost 2,000 hectares in the district of Middelburg.  The purchase of these extra lands was secured with the help of Mary’s father who was the bondholder for the £2,500 mortgage.

 

 

 

By the time of his death over twenty years later, John’s total holding amounted to 6,715 hectares valued at £7,915.  In the years prior to his death the land was farmed by his son Norman and Dudley.  His estate also included two properties bought by John in Cradock Town, these being 33 Beeren Street which later became a boarding house, and business premises in Adderley Street which was later taken over by the Butler Brothers (see notes below).

 

 

 

John and Mary where founder members of the Fish River Methodist Chapel and upon the death of the couple their children place a memorial tablet in the chapel.  John, who was referred to as ‘John Collett of Grassridge’, died at Grassridge Farm in Cradock on 10th August 1908 aged 81, his wife having died there almost exactly two years earlier on 9th August 1906.

 

 

 

On settlement of John’s estate in 1910 his surviving twelve children each received £950 17shillings and 2pence.  In addition, a debt of £675 owed by James Butler of Adderley Street was waived due to ‘the fall in property prices’ and the fact that James’ financial position was ‘not very strong’.

 

 

 

It should be noted that James Butler was John Collett’s son-in-law, being the husband of John’s oldest daughter Letty.  His brother and business partner Charles Butler was also John’s brother-in-law, he having married John’s daughter Mary.

 

 

 

13P14

Walter James Collett

Born on 25.04.1855

 

13P15

Annie Letitia Collett

Born on 29.08.1856

 

13P16

Herbert Joseph Collett

Born on 14.02.1858

 

13P17

Jessie Marion Collett

Born on 29.05.1860

 

13P18

Mary Emma Collett

Born on 04.02.1862

 

13P19

Rosie Phoebe Collett

Born on 22.02.1864

 

13P20

Rosa Phoebe Collett

Born on 08.03.1865

 

13P21

John Owen Collett

Born on 12.04.1867

 

13P22

Martha Rhoda Collett

Born on 15.12.1868

 

13P23

Agnes Collett

Born in 1870

 

13P24

Albert Henry Collett

Born on 03.06.1871

 

13P25

Gervase Chancellor Collett

Born on 10.04.1874

 

13P26

NORMAN HUGH COLLETT

Born on 27.01.1877

 

13P27

Dudley Templeton Collett

Born on 09.07.1878

 

 

 

 

13O20

Susanna Collett was born at Grahamstown on 13th July 1829.  She married Richard John Maskell in January 1849 and the marriage produced seven children for the couple.  Richard was born around 1825 and Susanna died at Besterkraal, Hanover in Cape Province on 29th July 1889.

 

 

 

It is interesting to note that Susanna’s eldest son was Joseph John Maskell and that he marriage Rosa Phoebe Collett (Ref. 13P20) his cousin, the daughter of Susanna’s brother John Collett (above).

 

 

 

The complete list of their seven children comprised Emily, an unnamed infant, Martha, the aforementioned Joseph, Ellen, Ida and Matilda.

 

 

 

 

13O21

Martha Collett was born at Grahamstown on 29th June 1831 and she married John Trollip on 26.09.1851.  John was the son of William Trollip and Patience Everly and was born on 08.05.1828 at Daggaboer Farm in Salem, Eastern Cape.  John was also a nephew to Martha’s mother.

 

 

 

Martha died at Daggaboer Farm on 5th October 1891 aged 60 and her husband died the following year, just nine days after the anniversary of Martha’s passing, on 14th October 1892 at Kaffirslaagte River in Eastern Cape. 

 

 

 

Rather oddly the death certificate for Martha stated that she had no children.  This might indicate that their two children Sophie Usher Pike and Louis Henry Meaker were adopted.  See Martha’s brother James (below) for a possible Usher connection.

 

 

 

 

13O22

James Collett was born at Grove Hill in Bathurst on 15th May 1833.  He married Mary Simpson on 19th January 1859 in Grahamstown.  Mary, who was born at Bathurst around 1840, was the daughter of the Reverend William Simpson and Ann Usher and the sister of Emily Simpson who married James’ brother Joseph Collett (below).  Also see Ref. 13O24 and 13P38 for further Collett/Simpson liaisons.

 

 

 

James Collett died on 16th December 1910 at Colletton House in Rhyneheath, Karoo in South Africa.

 

 

 

13P28

Cecil Ernest Collett

Born in 1859

 

13P29

Charles Hedley Collett

Born on 21.11.1862

 

13P30

Alice Annie Alicia Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13P31

Benjamin Shaw Collett

Born on 09.12.1866

 

13P32

Denham Godlonton Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13P33

Florence Emily Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13P34

William James Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13P35

Irene Mary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13O23

William Collett was born at Olifantsfontein in Cape Province on 7th August 1835.  William was also known as Ian and farmed land at Rietvlei near Middelburg.  He married Anna Maria Cook on 10th September 1862 at Cradock and she was the daughter of Edward Cook and Mary Frances Thornhill.  Anna was born at Nisbet Bath in Great Namaqualand on 29th May 1843.

 

 

 

It is established that the couple’s first five children were born at Middelburg, although it seems very likely that the remainder were also born there, in view of the fact that William was known as the father of the Middelburg branch of the Collett family.  William Collett died on 22nd March 1916 just over twelve years after his wife Anna had died on 16th October 1903.

 

 

 

13P36

Dora Frances Collett

Born on 25.10.1863

 

13P37

Henry Collett

Born on 20.07.1865

 

13P38

Edith Anna Collett

Born on 04.06.1867

 

13P39

William Edward Collett

Born on 22.04.1869

 

13P40

Ewart James Collett

Born on 02.05.1871

 

13P41

Frederick Slater Collett

Born in 1873

 

13P42

Myra Collett

Born in 1875

 

13P43

John Wesley Cam Collett

Born on 27.11.1877

 

13P44

Elizabeth Martha Collett

Born in 1880

 

13P45

George Morley Collett

Born in 1882

 

13P46

Ethel Daisy Thornhill Collett

Born in 1884

 

 

 

 

13O24

Joseph Collett was born on 17th July 1837 at Grahamstown where he married Emily Simpson on 4th April 1860.  Emily was born in 1842 and was the sister of Mary Simpson who married Joseph’s brother James Collett (above) and the daughter of the Reverend William Simpson and Ann Usher. 

 

 

 

Joseph Collett died in July 1901 at Middelburg leaving Emily a widow for the next twenty-three years before she died at Grapevale in Naauwpoort, Eastern Cape on 25th December 1924.

 

 

 

13P47

Percy Collett

Born in 1861

 

13P48

Alice Emmeline Collett

Born in 1864

 

13P49

Amy Josephine Collett

Born in 1865

 

13P50

William Arthur Collett

Born in 1866

 

13P51

Collett Langford Collett

Born in 1868

 

13P52

Elizabeth Anne Collett

Born in 1870

 

13P53

Ada Susannah Collett

Born in 1873

 

13P54

Joseph Collett

Born in 1875

 

13P55

Mabel Winifred Collett

Born in 1877

 

13P56

Isobel Mary Collett

Born circa 1880

 

13P57

Cecil Reginald Collett

Born in 1883

 

 

 

 

13O25

George Collett was born on 9th April 1840 at Eastern Cape, where he died during August 1879.  It was also at Eastern Cape that he married Martha Susanna Adendorf on 28th April 1862.  Martha, who was born at Free State in South Africa in 1843, outlived her husband by almost twenty-one years and died at Daggaboersnek in Bedford, Eastern Cape on 28th June 1900.

 

 

 

In her Will just five of the couple’s nine children were mentioned.  These were Annie, Jack, Thomas, Eva and James.  Of the others, Martha had died the year after she was born, Horatio had died just three years before his mother, leaving Richard and Norman who must have died sometime before the end of the century.

 

 

 

13P58

Horatio George Collett

Born on 13.02.1864

 

13P59

Annie Rhoda Collett

Born on 21.05.1865

 

13P60

John Hedley Collett

Born on 04.08.1866

 

13P61

Richard Clifford Collett

Born on 04.02.1868

 

13P62

Thomas Henry Collett

Born on 05.09.1869

 

13P63

Martha Selena Collett

Born on 17.04.1870

 

13P64

Eva Elizabeth Collett

Born on 18.01.1874

 

13P65

James Christopher Collett

Born on 02.05.1877

 

13P66

Norman Collett

Born in1879

 

 

 

 

13O26

Elizabeth Collett was born at Groensfontein in Cradock on 8th April 1844.  At the very young age of sixteen years and ten months she married Jonathon Crooks on 14th February 1861.  The marriage produced five children for the couple, these being Aveline, Albert, Amelia, Percy, James and Edith.

 

 

 

Elizabeth’s husband was born around 1840 and both he and Elizabeth died at Eastern Cape.

 

 

 

 

13P1

Charles William Collett was born at Stroud in 1858, the eldest child of William and Mary Ann Collett.  He was one year old in the Stroud census of 1861, was 11 years old in the census of 1871, and was 23 in 1881.  In the latter he was living at Fair View in Randwick with his widowed father and his three sisters.  His occupation at that time was that of a woollen cloth worker.

 

 

 

 

13P2

Mary F Collett was born at Stroud in 1861 but after the census day that year.  Just like her brother William (above) and her sister Rose (below) her ages in the 1871 and 1881 censuses were at odds with each other.  She was stated as being aged nine years in 1871 and 21 in 1881 and for the latter her name was written as Maria Collett.

 

 

 

Also in 1881 she was living with her widowed father and her siblings at Fair View in Randwick from where she was employed as a woollen cloth worker.

 

 

 

 

13P3

Rose Collett was born at Stroud in 1864 and was six years old and referred to as Rose C Collett in the census of 1871, whereas in 1881 she was Rose E Collett, age 19.  In 1881 she was living at Fair View in Randwick with her family and was working as a woollen cloth maker like her older sister and brother.

 

 

 

 

13P4

Sarah Collett was born at Randwick in 1869, the youngest of the four children of William and Mary Ann Collett.  Sarah was one year old in the Randwick census of 1871 when she was living there with her parents and her three siblings, but not long after that, her mother died.

 

 

 

Sarah was eleven and attending school in 1881 when she was living with her widowed father William and her three siblings at Fair View in Randwick.  Twenty years later Sarah was the only member of the family still living with her father at Randwick where she was acting as housekeeper for her father.

 

 

 

 

13P14

Walter James Collett was born at Grahamstown on 25th April 1855 and it was at Cradock where he married Bremmerina Rose-Innes on 2nd June 1880.  There is some disputed over the date that he died.  One source states that it was during August 1908, while another say it was in 1943.  What is known is that Bremmerina was born in 1857 and died in 1930.

 

 

 

13Q1

a daughter Collett

Born in 1881

 

13Q2

John Alexander Collett

Born in 1882

 

13Q3

Olive Mary Collett

Born on 17.12.1883

 

13Q4

George Chapman Collett

Born in 1885

 

13Q5

Cecil Walter Collett

Born in 1887

 

13Q6

Mildred Kate Collett

Born in 1889

 

13Q7

Hilda Rose Collett

Born circa 1891

 

 

 

 

13P15

Annie Letitia Collett, who was referred to as Letty, was born at Grahamstown on 29th August 1856.  She married James Butler on 28th March 1882 at Cradock.  James was the brother and business partner of Charles Butler who married Letty’s sister Emma Collett (below) and who together ran a company Butler Brothers from premises in Adderley Street in Cradock Town sold to them by Letty’s father John Collett.

 

 

 

James and Charles were the sons of Philip John Butler and Mary Watts.  James was born at Cradock on 22nd July 1854.  Letty was educated at Bedford and was the first of only two of the daughters of John and Mary Collett that did not stay in farming.  Letty died in 1951 while her husband had died many years before on 17th June 1923.

 

 

 

During their life together they had seven children and these were Mary, Ernest Collett Butler, Florence, Alice, Ada, James and Kathleen.

 

 

 

 

13P16

Herbert Joseph Collett was born at Grahamstown on 14th February 1858.  He never married and during his older years he was looked after by his younger sister Jessie (below).  Herbert Joseph Collett died on 13th June 1937 aged 79 and was buried at the Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

13P17

Jessie Marion Collett was born at Grahamstown on 29th May 1860 and like her older brother Herbert with whom she lived in their old age, she never married.  So it was as Jessie Marion Collett that she died on 21st December 1946, aged 88, following which she was buried two days after at the Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

13P18

Mary Emma Collett, who was referred to as Emma, was born at Grahamstown on 4th February 1862.  It was there at Grassridge Farm that she married Charles Butler on 14th October 1891 in a double ceremony with her sister Rosa Collett (below). 

 

 

 

Charles was the brother and business partner of James Butler who married Emma’s sister Letty Collett (above).  He was born on 11th January 1864 at Barnstaple in Devon, England and his marriage to Letty produced five children for the couple.  They were Harold, Alfred, Marion, Joseph and Dorothy.

 

 

 

Emma was the second of only two daughters of John and Mary Collett who did not continue in the family business of farming.  Instead she started a newspaper in Vryburg and later between 1927 and 1940 she was the Mayor of Cradock. 

 

 

 

Seven years after she ceased her mayoral duties Mary Emma Butler nee Collett died at Cradock on 25th March 1947 aged 85 and was followed less than two years later by her husband who died at Uitenhage in Eastern Cape on 7th January 1949.

 

 

 

 

13P19

Rosie Phoebe Collett was born at Grahamstown on 22nd February 1864, the daughter of John Collett and his wife Mary Trollip.  Tragically it was there also that she died just two weeks later on 6th March 1864.

 

 

 

 

13P20

Rosa Phoebe Collett was born at Grahamstown on 8th March 1865, and it was at Cradock where she married her cousin Joseph John Maskell on 14th October 1891.  This was a double wedding with her sister Emma Collett (above) and over the following years Rosa presented Joseph with six children. 

 

 

 

Joseph was the eldest son of Richard John Maskell and Susanna Collett (Ref. 13O20) who was nearly ten years older than Rosa, having been born in 1856.  Rosa Phoebe Maskell nee Collett died on 3rd March 1956 at Hanover District of Eastern Cape, aged 90.

 

 

 

The couple’s six children were Eric Maskell, Wilfred Maskell, Eileen Maskell, Edwina Maskell, John Maskell, and Kenneth Maskell.

 

 

 

 

13P21

John Owen Collett was born at Grahamstown on 12th April 1867, the son of John and Mary Collett.  He married Kate Gedye on 11th January 1894, Kate having been born in 1871.

 

 

 

Their marriage resulted in the birth of seven children.  John lived a long and fruitful life that produced seven children before his death at Uitenhage on 17th September 1958 when he was 91.  Kate was a widow for the next nine years until her death in 1966.

 

 

 

13Q8

Kathleen Maud Owen Collett

Born in 1894

 

13Q9

Hazel Mary Owen Collett

Born in 1896

 

13Q10

Leslie Collett

Born in 1898

 

13Q11

Elfreda Owen Collett

Born in 1900

 

13Q12

Beryl Owen Collett

Born in 1903

 

13Q13

Rowena Joyce Collett

Born circa 1907

 

13Q14

Kathryn Owen Collett

Born in 1910

 

 

 

 

13P22

Martha Rhoda Collett was born at Grahamstown on 15th September 1868.  On 8th October 1900 at Cradock she married her cousin John Hedley Collett (Ref. 13P60), the son of George Collett (Ref. 13O25) and Martha Susanna Adendorf.  John was referred to as Jack by the families and had previously been married to Martha’s younger sister Agnes who died before the couple had any children of their own.

 

 

 

John Hedley Collett was born on 4th August 1866 and died two days after his one hundredth birthday on 6th August 1966 and was buried at Fish River Cemetery with his wife Martha who had died sixteen years earlier on 7th April 1950, at the age of 81.

 

 

 

13Q15

Winifred Martha Collett

Born on 17.04.1902

 

13Q16

Enid Hedley Collett

Born on 08.10.1903

 

13Q17

Gladys Mary Collett

Born on 10.11.1905

 

13Q18

Joan Marion Collett

Born on 24.02.1908

 

13Q19

John Hilton Collett

Born on 18.08.1911

 

 

 

 

13P23

Agnes Collett was born at Grahamstown in 1870.  Very little is known about Agnes but it is understood she married her cousin Jack Collett aka John Hedley Collett (Ref. 31P51).  It is also believed that the marriage lasted only two years and bore no children for the couple before Agnes’ untimely death.  Widower Jack then married Agnes’ older sister Martha (above).

 

 

 

 

13P24

Albert Henry Collett, who was referred to as Bertie, was born at Grahamstown on 3rd June 1871.  He married his niece Annie Van Heerden on 20th October 1897 at Cradock.  She was the daughter of William Jacobus Van Heerden and Jessie Harriet Collett Trollip and the granddaughter of Rhoda Ann Collett and Joshua Trollip (Ref. 13O18), Rhoda being the sister of Albert’s father John Collett.

 

 

 

Annie was born on 13th July 1878 and during their married life together she and Albert lived at Speelmanskop Farm.  Annie Collett nee Van Heerden died on 3rd March 1958, and was followed three and a half years later by Albert Henry Collett who died on 19th October 1961, aged 90.  Both of them were buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

13Q20

Dulcie Mabel Collett

Born in 1898

 

13Q21

Beatrice Mary Collett

Born in 1900

 

13Q22

May Harriet Collett

Born in 1903

 

13Q23

Iris Miriam Collett

Born circa 1905

 

13Q24

Albert Henry Collett

Born in 1907

 

 

 

 

13P25

Gervase Chancellor Collett was born at Grahamstown on 10th April 1874, and he later married Rowena Gedye on 9th July 1913.  She was the daughter of James Banfield Gedye and Elizabeth Lillie Kirk and was very likely to be the younger sister of Kate Gedye who married Gervase’s older brother John Owen Collett (above). 

 

 

 

Rowena was born on 24th June 1880 and died on 5th February 1971.  Gervase had died under three years earlier on 18th June 1968, aged 94, and both of them were buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

13Q25

Roslin Rowena Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q26

Barbara Kate Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q27

Rona Marion Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q28

Jennifer Hope Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P26

NORMAN HUGH COLLETT was born at Grahamstown on 27th January 1877.  He married Gladys Isobel Hart on 28th June 1916, Gladys having been born in 1886.  During their life together they owned property at Katkop where they lived with their children.

 

 

 

Norman Hugh Collett died on 4th September 1966, at the age of 89, while his wife died eight years later in 1974, both of them being buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

13Q29

Neville Norman Collett

Born on 30.05.1917

 

13Q30

GODFREY HUGH COLLETT

Born on 11.10.1918

 

13Q31

Keith Dudley Collett

Born on 21.09.1922

 

13Q32

Richard John Collett

Born on 01.03.1925

 

13Q33

Ethlyn Collett

Born on 06.10.1926

 

 

 

 

13P27

Dudley Templeton Collett was born at Grahamstown on 9th July 1878.  He married (1) Kate Marian Jubb on 3rd March 1920 at Grahamstown.  Kate was born on 22nd March 1880 and died on 24th January 1951, following which, later that same year, Dudley married (2) Alice Jubb his sister-in-law.  He died ten years later on 19th October 1961 aged 83.  Both Dudley and Kate were buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

13Q34

Joan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P28

Cecil Ernest Collett was born in 1859 and he was around twelve years of age when he died in December 1871 at Legkraal in Cape Province.  He was buried at Grassridge Farm in Fish River on 25th December 1871.

 

 

 

 

13P29

Charles Hedley Collett was born on 21st November 1862, the son of James Collett and his wife Mary Simpson.  He later married Amy Minnie Williams with whom he had seven children.

 

 

 

13Q35

Doris Collett

Born in 1897

 

13Q35

Lionel Hedley Collett

Born in 1898

 

13Q37

Douglas Denham Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q38

Ernest Aubrey Collett

Born in 1903

 

13Q39

Kathleen Mary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q40

Lillian Anne Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q41

Margaret Rose Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P30

Alice Annie Alicia Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was referred to in her father’s Will as Annie Alicia but elsewhere throughout her life she was referred to as Alice.

 

 

 

 

13P31

Benjamin Shaw Collett was born on 9th December 1866, and he married Judith Plessis with whom he had two sons.

 

 

 

13Q42

James William Collett

Born in 1906

 

13Q43

Francis Collett

Born in 1910

 

 

 

 

13P34

William James Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Alice Maitland Geard with whom he had five children.

 

 

 

13Q44

Vernon Maitland Collett

Born in 1907

 

13Q45

Neville Maitland Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q46

Joan Maitland Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q47

Ernest Maitland Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q48

Ruth Maitland Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P35

Irene Mary Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Joseph Mounsey Grey.  Joseph was the son of George Grey and Mary Frances Cook and he died around 1910 after the birth of the couple’s five children.  Their children were Godfrey, Doris, Derrick, Phyllis and Hector.

 

 

 

 

13P36

Dora Frances Collett was born on 25th October 1863 and she married John Forbes on 30th October 1899.  Dora Frances Forbes nee Collett died during 1941.

 

 

 

 

13P37

Henry Collett, who was known as Harry, was born at Middelburg on 20th July 1865.  It was later in his life, perhaps sometime after his older sister Irene (above) had married Joseph M Grey, that he was henceforth known as Harry Grey Collett. 

 

 

 

During the Anglo Boer War, while Harry was on active service he met Elizabeth Susannah Shone who was the only daughter of Mary Ann Susan Harebottle and George Clarkson Shone of Clifton in Bedford.  Elizabeth was born on 20th January 1869 at Stanley Farm in Bedford and had ten brothers.  Herr grandparents, like those of her husband’s, were also 1820 settlers.

 

 

 

It was on 9th October 1900 that Harry and Elizabeth were married, the wedding ceremony taking place under a big apricot tree on the farm known as Highlands in the Steynsburg district; the farm belonged to two of Elizabeth's brothers.

 

 

 

Fifty years later on 9th October 1950 Harry and Elizabeth celebrated their Golden Wedding.  During their life together they have reared seven children, four sons and three daughters.

 

 

 

One daughter Alice died at the age of twenty-one while working as a nursing at the Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown.  In addition to their own children they also had sixteen grandchildren, all of whom were present at the celebration party.

 

 

 

A record of their day of celebration was reported in their local newspaper, and this is reproduced as an appendix at the end of this family line.  Henry Collett lived for another six years and died at Middelburg in 1956 aged 91 and was followed by his wife who died there on 4th May 1957.

 

 

 

13Q49

Mary Anna Grey Collett

Born circa 1901

 

13Q50

John Grey Collett

Born in 1903

 

13Q51

Alan Grey Collett

Born circa 1905

 

13Q52

Wilfred Grey Collett

Born in 1907

 

13Q53

Alice Grey Collett

Born in 1909

 

13Q54

Ethne Grey Collett

Born in 1912

 

13Q55

Victoria Grey Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P38

Edith Anna Collett was born on 04.06.1867, the daughter of William Collett and his wife Anna Marie Cook.  It is not known if she ever married, but she died in 1910.

 

 

 

 

13P39

William Edward Collett was born on 22nd April 1869.  He married (1) Catherine Bremner on 17th February 1897 with whom he had four children.  Whether Catherine died after the birth of their fourth child is not known, but it is known that Edward, as he was called, later married (2) Kate Perkins.

 

 

 

There seemed to be a family tradition in this family to use the second Christian name in each case.  Edward lived a long life and was 91 years of age when he died in 1960.

 

 

 

13Q56

Robert William Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q57

Janet Mary Collett

Born in 1904

 

13Q58

Donald Edward Bremner Collett

Born in 1906

 

13Q59

Catherine Innes Collett

Born in 1907

 

 

 

 

13P40

Ewart James Collett was born at Wonderheuwel in Middelburg on 2nd May 1871, the son of William (Ian) Collett and his wife Anna Maria Cook.  Ewart was a military man and saw active service during the Anglo-Boer War, in the years from 1899 to 1902.

 

 

 

The following year he married Helen Liesching Greaves on 3rd June 1903 at Tafelberg in Cape Town.  Helen was the daughter of William Henry Gilfillan Greaves and Wilhelmina Johanna Southey and was born on 2nd May 1880.  The marriage produced five children for the couple, and all of them born at Middelburg in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

 

 

 

He resumed his military career at the outbreak of the Great War which saw him rise to the rank of Colonel.  He was later awarded the Distinguished Service Order medal for his contribution to the war effort.

 

 

 

However, he was severely affected by the mustard gas used during the campaign from which he never fully recovered and which contributed towards his death at Dunblane in Eastern Cape on 7th December 1927.  Helen lived the next fifty years of her as a widow, up until she died at Middelburg in 1968.

 

 

 

His youngest son followed in his father’s footsteps and saw military active in World War Two, during which he gave his life for King and Country.

 

 

 

13Q60

Evelyn Grace Ewart Collett

Born on 20.01.1905 at Middelburg

 

13Q61

Rosalie Collett

Born on 28.09.1908 at Middelburg

 

13Q62

Georgina Pauline Ewart Collett

Born on 24.11.1910 at Middelburg

 

13Q63

Noel David Ewart Collett

Born on 25.12.1914 at Middelburg

 

13Q64

Anthony Ewart Collett

Born on 16.03.1924 at Dunblane, Midd.

 

 

 

 

13P41

Frederick Slater Collett was born in 1873 and his story is a particularly tragic one.  On leaving school he became a journalist and worked for the Daily Mail reporting on events in South Africa and in particular the Boer War.

 

 

 

He married Miss J Kannemeyer just around the turn of the century and shortly after they were married he left his wife to join the Corp of Scouts and served under Captain Raymond de Montmorency in the Anglo-Boer War.

 

 

 

The captain had been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on 2nd September 1898 during the Battle of Khartoum and his Corp of Scouts in 1900 also bore his name.

 

 

 

However, it would appear that as a result of their brief time together, Frederick’s wife was with-child around the time when he was killed in action on 23rd February 1900 at Schoeman’s Kop, Weltevreden Farm in Molteno, Eastern Cape.  That was also the same day that Captain Montmorency was killed.

 

 

 

Further tragedy was to strike the family when both mother and child died, possibly just shortly after or during the birth of the unnamed child.

 

 

 

The reference to Frederick Slater Collett in the record of journalists, noted that he died at Schoeman’s Farm.

 

 

 

 

13P42

Myra Collett was born in 1875, the daughter of William Collett and his wife Anna Marie Cook, and she died in 1960.

 

 

 

 

13P43

John Wesley Cam Collett was born on 27th November 1877, the son William and Anna Marie Collett, and he died in 1938.

 

 

 

 

13P44

Elizabeth Martha Collett, who was referred to as Bessie, was born in 1880 and married Arthur Richmond.

 

 

 

 

13P45

George Morley Collett was born in 1882 and died during that same year.

 

 

 

 

13P46

Ethel Daisy Thornhill Collett was born in 1884.  She married Morien Mason and died in 1945.

 

 

 

 

13P47

Percy Collett was born in 1861.  He married Mary Every who was the sister of Frederick Every who married Percy’s sister Alice Collett (below) and, from that time onwards, Percy was known as Percy Every Collett.  The marriage produced three children for the couple.  Percy Collett died in 1925, following which Mary married Percy’s best friend Cyril Simpson.

 

 

 

13Q65

Cyril Simpson Collett

Born in 1891

 

13Q66

Edgar Every Collett

Born in 1892

 

13Q67

Muriel Baden Collett

Born in 1900

 

 

 

 

13P48

Alice Emmeline Collett was born in 1864 and she married Frederick Every with whom she had seven children.  It seems very likely that Frederick was the brother of Mary Every who married Alice’s brother Percy Collett (above).  The couple’s seven children were Clarence Every, Nora Every, Ina Every, Harold Every, Eric Every, Mildred Every, and Ada Every.

 

 

 

 

13P49

Amy Josephine Collett was born in 1865.  She married William Atkinson with whom she had five children.  They were Clement Atkinson, Harold Atkinson, Jessie Atkinson, Phyllis Atkinson, and Leo Atkinson.

 

 

 

 

13P51

Collett Langford Collett was born in 1868.  He married Clara Lomax in 1903 who was the daughter of the Reverend Lomax.  C L Collett died at Rockvale, in Louisvale in Northern Cape in 1960.

 

 

 

13Q68

Frances Langford Collett

Born circa 1904

 

13Q69

Grace Collett

Born in 1905

 

13Q70

Joseph Arthur Collett

Born circa 1907

 

13Q71

Francis Lomax Collett

Born in 1910

 

13Q72

Wilfred Collett

Born in 1913

 

13Q73

Dorothy Collett

Born in 1914

 

13Q74

Cecil Collett

Born circa 1917

 

13Q75

Clara Irene Collett

Born circa 1920

 

 

 

 

13P53

Ada Susannah Collett was born in 1873 at Middelburg and she married Robert Duthie with whom she had a daughter Emily Robert Duthie.

 

 

 

 

13P54

Joseph Collett was born in 1875 and died during the following year.

 

 

 

 

13P55

Mabel Winifred Collett, who was referred to as Winnie, was born in 1877.  She married Clement Percival Biggs with whom she farmed land at Grapevale in Naauwpoort.  Winnie died four years short of her one hundredth birthday in 1973.  The couple’s six children were Lewellyn Biggs, Shirley Biggs, Norman Biggs, Elma Biggs, May Biggs, and Rhona Biggs.

 

 

 

 

13P56

Isobel Mary Collett was born around 1880 and she married Fred Leonard with whom she had four children.  They were Brian Leonard, Ellen Leonard, Cora Leonard, and Neil Leonard.

 

 

 

 

13P57

Cecil Reginald Collett was born in 1883 and died in Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

 

13P58

Horatio George Collett was born at Knapsackfontein in Bedford, Eastern Cape on 13.02.1864.  He married Catherine (Kate) Metcalfe Rayner with whom he had just one child before his premature death on 31st August 1897 at Daggaboersnek in Bedford.

 

 

 

13Q76

Horace Rayner Collett

Born on 25.09.1895

 

 

 

 

13P59

Annie Rhoda Collett was born on 21st May 1865, the eldest daughter of George Collett and his wife Martha Susanna Adendorf.  Annie died in 1931.

 

 

 

 

13P60

John Hedley Collett, who was referred to as Jack, was born on 4th August 1866 at Cradock.  He married (1) Agnes Collett (Ref. 13P23) his cousin, but tragically it would appear that she only survived for two years after the wedding before she died, possible in childbirth.

 

 

 

Jack then married Agnes’ older sister (2) Martha Rhoda Collett (Ref. 13P22) on 08.10.1900 at Cradock.  Agnes and Martha were the daughters of John Collett (Ref. 13O19) whose brother George Collett (Ref. 13O25) was Jack’s father.

 

 

 

Sadly there were no children arising from his first marriage and the five children from his second marriage can be found listed under Martha Rhoda Collett (Ref. 13P22).

 

 

 

 

13P61

Richard Clifford Collett was born at Cradock on 4th February 1868.  It is not known whether he was ever married but there was no reference to him in his mother’s Will following her death in 1900.  It must therefore be assumed that he had already passed away prior to the start of the twentieth century.

 

 

 

 

13P62

Thomas Henry Collett was born at Eastern Cape on 5th September 1869.  And it was also at Eastern Cape that he married Lena Henrietta Michel on 4th November 1904.  Lena was the daughter of Johan Michel and had been born at Eastern Cape, where she later died.  All four their children were born at Eastern Cape.

 

 

 

Thomas had followed family traditions and was a farmer with holdings at Avondale, Readsdale and Stockenstrom.  At the time of his death he left this land, plus four other areas, to his four children.

 

 

 

Sadly, prior to his death, his wife Lena had been suffering with mental health problems and the record of her death curiously read as follows: Lena Henrietta Michel of Stockenstrom, also known as Seymour or Mpofu, was admitted to the Mental Hospital in Queenstown on 27th November 1930.

 

 

 

This rather odd obituary may point to the fact that Lena was not the wife of Thomas Collett, particularly as an earlier family history record gave the name of his wife as Ethel Michel.

 

 

 

Thomas Henry Collett died on 13th February 1946 aged 76 at Elvanwater in the house of his son-in-law Robert Marshall at Stutterheimaged.  Ten years prior to his death Thomas made his Will at Avondale on 10th August 1936 as witnessed by D F Kemp and E G Wilson.

 

 

 

The sole executor of the Will was Thomas’ oldest son Henry Magnus Collett who finally settled the estate on 2nd December 1947.  Only one of Thomas’ three sons wanted to continue in farming and this was Thomas Kenneth who took over the holding at Avondale.

 

 

 

It may be of further interest that Thomas had a life assurance policy which was left to Julius Magnus Michel, who was very likely his brother-in-law.

 

 

 

13Q77

Thora Michel Collett

Born on 04.09.1905

 

13Q78

Henry Magnus Michel Collett

Born on 27.03.1908

 

13Q79

Thomas Kenneth Collett

Born in 1912

 

13Q80

Horatio Theo Collett

Born in 1917

 

 

 

 

13P63

Martha Selena Collett was born at Cradock on 17th April 1870 and died in 1871.

 

 

 

 

13P64

Eva Elizabeth Collett, who was also referred to as Edith, was born at Cradock on 18th January 1874.  She died on 31st December 1943 aged 69.

 

 

 

 

13P65

James Christopher Collett was born at Middelburg on 2nd May 1977.  He married Mary Isabella Annear on 12th November 1903 at Somerset End in Eastern Cape Colony.  Mary was the daughter of Samuel John Annear and Eliza Jane Webber and was born at Somerset End on 18th February 1877.

 

 

 

James and his older brother Thomas Henry Collett (above) had jointly entered into a mortgage bond to purchase land called The Meadows situated at Vlakfontein in Middelburg.  The bond drawn up at Cardock and Daggaboer was dated 5th January 1901.

 

 

 

James Christopher Collett died on 28th September 1959 at Ermelo in Transvaal.  It was also there that Mary Isabella Collett nee Annear died almost five years later on 1st September 1964.

 

 

 

13Q81

George Clifford Annear Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q82

John Rex Annear Collett

Born on 19.07.1906

 

13Q83

James Max Annear Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13Q84

Jack Annear Collett

Born on 10.12.1912

 

13Q85

Mabel Edith Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13P66

Norman Collett was born at Middelburg in 1879.  It seems likely that he never married and that he died before the turn of the century as there was no mention of him in his mother’s Will when she died in 1900.

 

 

 

 

13Q1

An unnamed Collett daughter was born to Walter James Collett and Bremmerina Rose-Innes in 1881 but she died shortly after the birth.

 

 

 

 

13Q2

John Alexander Collett was born in 1882 and in 1909 he married Gladys Mitford Pringle Bowker who was the daughter of Duncan Campbell Bowker and Beatrice Scott Pringle.  She was born in 1882.  John Alexander Collett died in 1962.

 

 

 

13R1

Herbert Duncan Collett

Born in 1910

 

13R2

Ronald Innes Collett

Born in 1912

 

13R3

Alexander Conroy Collett

Born in 1918

 

13R4

Beatrice Pringle Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R5

Sheila Gladys Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R6

Walter John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R7

Peter Mitford Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q3

Olive Mary Collett was born on 17th December 1883.  She lived for almost ninety years and died on 25th August 1973 and was buried at the Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

13Q4

George Chapman Collett was born in 1885.  He married Hilda Brown and died in 1967.

 

 

 

13R8

Derrick George Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R9

Amy Rayner Collett

Born in 1920

 

13R10

Roger Holden Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q5

Cecil Walter Collett was born in 1887 and was just nine years old when he died in 1896.

 

 

 

 

13Q6

Mildred Kate Collett was born in 1889.  She married her ‘distant cousin’ Cyril Simpson Collett (Ref. 13Q65) who was the son of Percy Collett and Mary Every. 

 

 

 

The marriage produced two children for the couple, Thelma Collett and Walter Ralph Cyril Collett who are listed under Cyril Simpson Collett.

 

 

 

At sometime after the birth of their two children Mildred and Cyril where divorced and Mildred later died in 1974 and was buried at the Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

13Q7

Hilda Rose Collett was born around 1891 and she married Henry Daniel with whom she had a daughter Maureen Ethne Daniel.

 

 

 

 

13Q8

Kathleen Maud Owen Collett was born in 1894.  She married Michael Meyer and died in 1964.

 

 

 

 

13Q9

Hazel Mary Owen Collett was born in 1896 and she died in 1916 at the age of twenty.

 

 

 

 

13Q10

Leslie Collett was born in 1898.  He married Catherine Lategan with whom he had four children.  Leslie died in 1952.

 

 

 

13R11

Joy Owen Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R12

Natalie Ray Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R13

Noel John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R14

Michael Owen Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q11

Elfreda Owen Collett was born in 1900.  She lived to be 86 and during her life she was married to Eric Butler Fear with whom she had four children.  These were John, Cherry, Fay and Peter.

 

 

 

 

13Q12

Beryl Owen Collett was born in 1903 and died in 1974.

 

 

 

 

13Q13

Rowena Joyce Collett was born around 1907 and she married Frank Tilley with whom she had three children.  These were Ivan, Richard and Carolyn.

 

 

 

 

13Q14

Kathryn Owen Collett was born in 1910.  She married Frank Mahon and the marriage produced two daughters, Moira Mahon and Barbara Mahon before Kathryn died in 1986.

 

 

 

 

13Q15

Winifred Martha Collett was born on 17th April 1902 at Cradock where she married George Harvey Brown on 2nd March 1928.  George, whose sister Norma married Winifred’s brother John (below), was the son of William McLintock Brown and Charlotte Turner.  Winifred Martha Brown nee Collett died on 14th November 1968 at Cradock aged 66.  The marriage produced three children for Winifred and George and these were Una, Donald and Ian.

 

 

 

 

13Q16

Enid Hedley Collett was born on 8th October 1903 at Cradock where she lived and died on 14th August 1989.

 

 

 

 

13Q17

Gladys Mary Collett was born at Cradock on 10th November 1905 and it was there that she married Herbert Buller Kolo Colling on 2nd November 1937.  She died at Port Elizabeth on 10th April 1991 aged 85.  The marriage produced two children for the couple and these were Helen and John.

 

 

 

 

13Q18

Joan Marion Collett was born on 24th February 1908 and she married Ivanhoe Benjamin Thomas Hallier in Cradock.  Ivan was the son of Benjamin Thomas Hallier and Margaretha Annie Van Heerden.  Their children were Marjorie, Thomas and Louise.  Joan Marion Hallier nee Collett died at Cradock on 27th March 1985 aged 77.

 

 

 

There were earlier connections between the Collett and Heerden families, so it is possible that Ivan’s mother was the former child of one such relationship.  See Ref. 13O18 and Ref. 13P24.

 

 

 

 

13Q19

John Hilton Collett was born on 18th August 1911.  He married Norma May Brown the sister of George Brown who married John’s sister Winifred Collett (above) and who was the daughter of William McLintock Brown and Charlotte Turner.  John Hilton Collett died on 21st August 1986 aged 75.

 

 

 

13R15

Herbert Hilton Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R16

Garth Hedley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R17

William John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q20

Dulcie Mabel Collett was born in 1898 and she married Fenner Moorcroft with whom she had six children.  They were William Moorcroft, Joy Moorcroft, Cecil Moorcroft, May Moorcroft, George Moorcroft, and Albert Moorcroft.  Dulcie Mabel Moorcroft nee Collett died during 1957.

 

 

 

 

13Q21

Beatrice Mary Collett was born in 1900 and died in 1987.

 

 

 

 

13Q22

May Harriet Collett was born in 1903 and died in 1989.

 

 

 

 

13Q24

Albert Henry Collett was born in 1907.  He married (1) Antoinette Potgieter with whom he had one son.  Perhaps following the death of his first wife, Albert later married Alice Leonard and this marriage also produced a son for the couple.  See Ref. 13P56 for a previous Collett/Leonard link.

 

 

 

13R18

John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R19

David Leonard Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q25

Roslin Rowena Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Derrick George Collett (Ref. 13R8) who was the son of George Chapman Collett (Ref. 13Q4) and Hilda Brown.  The marriage produced four children for Roslin and Derrick.

 

 

 

Curiously when counting back the generations, Roslin would have been Derrick’s aunt since her father was Gervase Chancellor Collett (Ref. 13P25) the younger brother of Derrick’s grandfather Walter James Collett (Ref. 13P14).

 

 

 

13R20

Carol Margaret Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R21

Neil Christopher Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R22

Marianne Claire Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R23

Malcolm George Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q26

Barbara Kate Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Eric Fynney with whom she had just one child Mark.

 

 

 

 

13Q28

Jennifer Hope Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Ian Heggie and they had two children Claire and Richard.

 

 

 

 

13Q29

Neville Norman Collett was born at Port Elizabeth on 30th May 1917.  He married Nancy Glen Cuyler on 1st September 1945 at Uitenhage.  Nancy was the daughter of Jacob Glen Cuyler and Alice Lilian Walton.  Neville died on 30th November 1969 aged 52.

 

 

 

13R24

Alison Neville Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R25

Sinclair Neville Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R26

Lindsay Neville Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R27

Peter Neville Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q30

GODFREY HUGH COLLETT was born on 11th October 1918 at Cradock where he married Joan Bladen on 9th October 1945.

 

 

 

13R28

Elizabeth Joan Collett

Born on 29.11.1946

 

13R29

Judith Margaret Collett

Born on 31.01.1948

 

13R30

Hugh David Collett

Born on 11.08.1949

 

13R31

Alan Richard Collett

Born on 06.07.1952

 

13R32

PHILIP GODFREY COLLETT

Born on 09.12.1954

 

13R33

Charlotte Mary Collett

Born on 07.01.1959

 

 

 

 

13Q31

Keith Dudley Collett was born at Middelburg on 21st September 1922.  He married Helen Lorraine Lawford at Cradock on 20th January 1951.

 

 

 

13R34

Norman Keith Arthur Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R35

Edward Charles Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q32

Richard John Collett was born at Cradock on 1st March 1925.  He married Stella Mary Hopgood on 6th May 1950 at Uitenhage.

 

 

 

13R36

John Gordon Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R37

Anne Mary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R38

Colleen Patricia Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q33

Ethlyn Collett was born on 6th October 1926 and married Ronald Ashton Wentworth.  She died on 22nd May 2004 at Knysna when she was seventy-seven.  During her life she presented Ronald with three children Keith Wentworth, Graham Wentworth, and Anthony Wentworth.

 

 

 

 

13Q34

Joan Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was the author of the book “A Time to Plant” about the early Collett settlers in South Africa.  She married Eric Rendall with whom she had two daughters Susan and Anita.

 

 

 

 

13Q35

Doris Collett was born in 1897 and died during the following year.

 

 

 

 

13Q36

Lionel Hedley Collett was born in 1898 and he married Muriel Gale.  Lionel lived a long life and died in 1984 aged 86.

 

 

 

13R39

Margaret Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R40

Hillary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R41

Brian Hedley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q37

Douglas Denham Collett, whose exact date of birth is not known but was probably around 1900, married Mary Keightley.

 

 

 

13R42

Doris Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R43

Marina Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R44

Wendy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q38

Ernest Aubrey Collett was born in 1903 and he married Iola Wilson.  Ernest died in 1974.

 

 

 

13R45

Hedley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R46

Trevor Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q39

Kathleen Mary Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Charles Hancock with whom she had three children.  These were Robert, Beth and Jean.

 

 

 

 

13Q40

Lillian Anne Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Dennis Heher.  The couple had three children, these being Gillian, Edwin and Anthony.

 

 

 

 

13Q41

Margaret Rose Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Mr Chard.

 

 

 

 

13Q42

James William Collett was born in 1906.  He married Olga Benette and he later died in 1981.

 

 

 

13R47

Anthony Shaw Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R48

Rosalie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R49

Judith Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q43

Francis Collett was born in 1910 and he married Fairy M Haupt.  He was aged 74 when he died in 1984.

 

 

 

13R50

Johanna Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R51

Vernon Francis Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q44

Vernon Maitland Collett was born in 1907.  He married (1) Denise Begbie and the marriage produced just one child for the couple.  Whether Denise died or the couple were divorced has not been established, but it is known that Vernon later married (2) Nettie Dormehl.

 

 

 

Vernon was 81 years of age when he died in 1988.

 

 

 

13R52

June Denise Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q45

Neville Maitland Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Hilda C de Jager.

 

 

 

 

13Q46

Joan Maitland Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Spencer Nourse.  Spencer’s brother Charles Nourse married Joan’s sister Ruth (below).

 

 

 

 

13Q47

Ernest Maitland Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Hester Kern.

 

 

 

13R53

Bernice Lorraine Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R54

Kenneth Wesley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R55

William James Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R56

Lynn Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q48

Ruth Maitland Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Charles Nourse the brother of Spencer Nourse who married Ruth’s sister Joan (above).

 

 

 

 

13Q50

John Grey Collett was born in 1903 and died in 1989.

 

 

 

 

13Q52

Wilfred Grey Collett was born in 1907 and died in 1981.

 

 

 

 

13Q53

Alice Grey Collett was born in 1909 and tragically she died around her twenty-first birthday in 1930.

 

 

 

 

13Q54

Ethne Grey Collett was born in 1912 and, like her sister Alice (above), did not survive to see her thirtieth birthday having died at the age of twenty-eight in 1940.

 

 

 

 

13Q56

Robert William Collett, whose date of birth is not known, first married (1) Marjorie Boyes and later (2) Brenda Filmer.  All of Robert’s five children came from his first marriage.

 

 

 

13R57

Janet Marjorie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R58

William Edward Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R59

Mary Diana Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R60

Katherine Innes Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R61

Robert Rutledge Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q57

Janet Mary Collett was born in 1904 and died aged twenty-two in 1926.

 

 

 

 

13Q58

Donald Edward Bremner Collett was born in 1906 and died in 1987.

 

 

 

 

13Q59

Catherine Innes Collett was born in 1907 and died in 1974.

 

 

 

 

13Q60

Evelyn Grace Ewart Collett was born at Middelburg in Eastern Cape on 20th January 1905, the eldest child of Ewart James Collett and his wife Helen Liesching Greaves.  Evelyn later married Reginald Meintjies, who was the son of Henry Meintjies and Maud Elizabeth Maskell.  It seems more than likely that Maud Elizabeth Maskell was in some way related to an earlier generation of this family line.

 

 

 

The marriage of Evelyn and Reginald produced three children, these being Evelyn, Adrian and Jean.  Evelyn Grace Ewart Meintjies nee Collett died at Middelburg on 24th January 1999, just four days after her ninety-four birthday.

 

 

 

 

13Q61

Rosalie Collett was born at Middelburg in Eastern Cape on 28th September 1908, the second child of Ewart and Helen Collett.  Tragically she survived for just less than seven weeks, when she died at Middelburg on 15th November 1908.

 

 

 

 

13Q62

Georgina Pauline Ewart Collett was born at Middelburg in Eastern Cape on 24th November 1910, the third daughter of Ewart and Helen Collett.  Georgina later married Robert Dower who was born at Bedford on 11th June 1908, the son of Robert Dower senior.  The couple had three daughters, Helen Dower, Rosemary Dower, and Judy Dower.  Robert Dower died in 1975, and was followed eleven years later by his wife Georgina, who died at Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Cape on 22nd April 1986.

 

 

 

 

13Q63

Noel David Ewart Collett was born at Middelburg in Eastern Cape on 25th December 1914, the eldest son of Ewart James Collett and his wife Helen Liesching Greaves whose.  Noel later married Joan Haldane the daughter of Thomas Haldane.  Noel David Ewart Collett died at Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Cape on 16th January 1997.

 

 

 

13R62

Ian Haldane Ewart Collett

Born on 19.03.1941 at Middelburg

 

13R63

Anthony Andrew Ewart Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q64

Anthony Ewart Collett was born at Dunblane, Middelburg, Eastern Cape on 16th March 1924.  At the outbreak of the Second War World he joined the South African Air Force and served with Squadron 184 before being seconded into the Royal Air Force.  It was while serving with the RAF during the Battle of the Bulge that he was tragically killed on 27th December 1944 at Schleiden in Germany, when he was only 20 years old.

 

 

 

This particular event in the campaign was the largest land battle of the war and lasted for over forty days from mid December to the end of January.  At the time of his death Anthony had reached the rank of Lieutenant Pilot.  He gained his wings and commission with the South African Air Force and, during his time with 184 Squadron, he was based at Volkel in Holland with 121 Wing, flying Hawker Typhoons Mark1b.  

 

 

 

After the war the body of Anthony Ewart Collett was laid in its finally resting place at Rheinberg War Cemetery.  The cemetery is situated on the road to Kamp Lintfort in Nordrhein in Germany, 3km south of Rheinberg, 24km north of Krefeld and 13km south of Wesel.  His service number was 328483V and his parents, as next-of-kin, were listed in his military records as the Late Colonel Ewart J Collett and Helen L Collett of Middelburg, Cape Province in South Africa.

 

 

 

The full account of his final sortie was recorded as follows:

 

 

 

On 27th December 1944, at 11:45, three sections of two aircraft, one led by Lieutenant Collett, took off from Volkel to carry an armed reconnaissance of the Schleiden area over Germany.  Cannon attacks were made on motorised transport, and on the second attack, Lt. Anthony Collett's aircraft (MN 294) tragically collided with another Royal Air Force plane, flown by Squadron Leader Short, the Officer Commanding 181 Squadron, 124 Wing. The port wing of Anthony's aircraft was sheared off and the aircraft spun into the ground and exploded.  A total of three of the six aircraft were lost in that sortie.

 

 

 

At the time of that dreadful accident Anthony’s remains were recovered from the crash site and were buried locally.  However, after the War a new central cemetery was built by the Army War Graves Service, at which time Anthony body was taken from his original grave and re-buried in Plot 14.D.7 at the newly built Rheinberg War Cemetery at Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal in Germany.

 

 

 

All of this new information was kindly supplied by Steve Addison in Australia, who is a second cousin of Anthony Ewart Collett.  Each year Steve places the family Roll of Honour on the local war memorial at the ANZAC dawn service.  Steve is very interested in the Air Force and served as a helicopter medic with 31 Squadron in the South African Air Force for his national service in the 1980's.  He also later qualified as a private pilot.

 

 

 

 

13Q65

Cyril Simpson Collett was born in 1891 and, it must be assumed, the original Cyril Simpson was a close family friend of Percy Every Collett in order for him to name his first son after him.  It is also interesting to note that upon the death of Percy in 1927 his widow Mary married Cyril Simpson who was presumably a life-long friend.

 

 

 

Cyril married (1) Mildred Kate Collett (Ref. 13Q6) who was his ‘distant cousin’ and the daughter of Walter James Collett (Ref. 13P14) and Bremmerina Rose-Innes.  Both of Cyril’s children came from this first marriage.

 

 

 

Cyril and Mildred, who was born in 1889, must have been divorced at sometime in their lives as Cyril later married (2) Shirley Smith.  Cyril died in 1971, while his first wife Mildred died three years after in 1974 and was buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

13R64

Thelma Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R65

Walter Ralph Cyril Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q66

Edgar Every Collett was born in 1892 and died seventy years later in 1962.

 

 

 

 

13Q67

Muriel Baden Collett was born in 1900.  She married Arthur Green with whom she had two children before she died in 1968.  Their two children were France and Arnold.

 

 

 

 

13Q69

Grace Collett was born in 1905 and died in 1965.

 

 

 

 

13Q70

Joseph Arthur Collett was born around 1907 and he later married Freda Lownds.

 

 

 

13R66

Arthur Langford Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R67

Julie Dorothy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R68

William Lomax Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q71

Francis Lomax Collett was born in 1910.  He married Nona Annie Aspeling who was the daughter of Robert Lavers Aspeling and Amanda Eunice Nona White.  Francis died in 1982.

 

 

 

13R69

Robert Langford Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R70

Peter Lomax Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R71

Cherry Lynette Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q72

Wilfred Collett was born in 1913 and died in 1985.

 

 

 

 

13Q73

Dorothy Collett was born in 1914 and died the following year in 1915.

 

 

 

 

13Q74

Cecil Collett was born around 1917 and he married Florence Hamilton.

 

 

 

13R72

Cecile Jurina Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R73

Lesley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R74

Cecil Hamilton Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R75

Dorothy Constance Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R76

Celia Clare Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q76

Horace Rayner Collett was born on 25th September 1895 and died in 1953.  During his life he was married to Clara Pitt with whom he had four children.

 

 

 

13R77

John Rayner Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R78

Kenneth Arthur Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R79

Cynthia Jewel Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R80

Eileen Catherine Mary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q77

Thora Michel Collett was born at Eastern Cape on 4th September 1905.  She married Robert Samuel Gordon Marshall on 9th November 1926.  Robert was the son of George Henry James Marshall and Jane Margaret Boucher.  Robert was born at Eastern Cape on 30th October 1904 and tragically he died at Queenstown on 21st March 1965, the day that his only son Kenneth Gordon Marshall was married. 

 

 

 

Nineteen years later in 1984 his wife Thora died and was buried at Queenstown with her husband.

 

 

 

 

13Q78

Henry Magnus Michel Collett was born at Eastern Cape on 27th March 1908.  What is known is that in 1936 he was working at Barclays Bank in Addo when he was the sole executor for the Will of his father Thomas Henry Collett. 

 

 

 

Four years after the death of his father Henry Magnus Michel Collett married Mary Louisa O’Neill on 15th July 1940, with whom he had three children.  It was fifty-six years later that Henry Magnus Michel Collett died at Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape on 21st December 1996.

 

 

 

13R81

John Hamilton Collett

Born on 20.06.1941

 

13R82

Mary Elizabeth Collett

Born on 12.09.1943

 

13R83

Brigid Louise Collett

Born on 07.08.1947

 

 

 

 

13Q79

Thomas Kenneth Collett was born at Eastern Cape in 1912.  He married Tienie Van Der Westhuizen and, at the time of the death of his father in 1947, he was the only member of the family interesting in pursing a career in farming.

 

 

 

He eventually purchased land at Avondale where he lived for the remainder of his life, although he was at Seymour in Eastern Cape when he died.

 

 

 

13R84

Lorna Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R85

Janet Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q80

Horatio Theo Collett was born at Eastern Cape in 1917.  He married Rhona Brown who was the daughter of Frederick Stanley Brown and Florence Harris.  Horatio died around 1998 in Cape Town.

 

 

 

13R86

Jennifer Jean Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R87

Patricia Megan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q81

George Clifford Annear Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Doreen May Emslie.

 

 

 

13R88

Norman James Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R89

Esme Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R90

Neville Richard Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R91

Joan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q82

John Rex Annear Collett was born at Schoombie in Eastern Cape on 19th July 1906.  He married Ada Grace Barnett.  John had only just celebrated his sixty-seventh when he died at Ermelo in Transvaal on 9th August 1973.

 

 

 

13R92

Denis Raymond Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R93

Christabel Grace Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R94

Edgar John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q83

James Max Annear Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Susanna Magrietha Strauss.

 

 

 

13R95

Christina Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R96

James Montague Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R97

Jeffrey John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q84

Jack Annear Collett was born at Burgersdorp in Eastern Cape on 10th December 1912.  He married Shirley Westray Acutt.  Jack Annear Collett died at Pietermaritzburg in Natal on 7th July 1970.

 

 

 

13R98

Enolla Dawn Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R99

Lynette Annear Collett

Born on 16.11.1943

 

13R100

James Christopher Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R101

Margaret Amy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13R102

Vinson Edmund Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13Q85

Mabel Edith Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married John Francis Stoker Cope.  He was born at Wakkerstroom in Transvaal on 6th February 1907 and it was in Transvaal at Ermelo that he died on 14th December 1966.  During their time together Mabel presented John with two children, Moira and Eric.

 

 

 

 

13R1

Herbert Duncan Collett was born in 1910.  It would appear that he married Catherine Cookson prior to the start of the Second World War and left Catherine with their daughter when he enlisted with the Die Middelandse Regiment of the South African Forces.

 

 

 

He was promoted to Sergeant 9396 and was serving with his regiment in Egypt when he was killed in action on 8th October 1941.  He was buried in the Alexandria War Memorial Cemetery at Hadra in Egypt where his grave reference is 2.E.11.

 

 

 

The cemetery was first used in 1915 and was extended during WW2 and used from 1941 onwards.  Today the cemetery has 1,700 WW1 burials and 1,305 from WW2.  Hadra lies on the eastern side of Alexandria near the University of Alexandria.

 

 

 

13S1

Ruth Collett

Date of birth prior to 1941

 

 

 

 

13R2

Ronald Innes Collett was born in 1912 and he married Olga Parker.  Ronald died in 1984.

 

 

 

13S2

Linda Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R3

Alexander Conroy Collett was born in 1918 but only survived for around five years before he died in 1923.

 

 

 

 

13R4

Beatrice Pringle Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Norman Comyn with whom she had one child David.

 

 

 

 

13R5

Sheila Gladys Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Gordon Bell and they had two children Patricia and Patrick.

 

 

 

 

13R6

Walter John Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Bernice Sellers.

 

 

 

13S3

Jennifer Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S4

Merrylee Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S5

Anita Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R7

Peter Mitford Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Yvonne Mocke.

 

 

 

13S6

Terry Dawn Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S7

Mitford Alexander Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R8

Derrick George Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Roslin Rowena Collett (Ref. 13Q25).  She was the daughter of Gervase Chancellor Collett (Ref. 13P25) and Rowena Gedye.

 

 

 

Curiously when counting back the generations, Roslin would have been Derrick’s aunt since her father Gervase was the younger brother of Derrick’s grandfather Walter James Collett (Ref. 13P14).  The details of their children are included under Roslin’s name (Ref. 13Q25).

 

 

 

 

13R9

Amy Rayner Collett was born in 1920 and she married Clive Thompson with whom she had two children.  These were Colin and Brenda.  Amy died while still relatively young in 1958 aged 38.

 

 

 

 

13R10

Roger Holden Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Kathleen Tait.

 

 

 

13S8

Catherine Sinclair Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S9

Paul Roger Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S10

Penelope Ann Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R11

Joy Owen Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Almero Rademeyer with whom she had three children, Paul, Vaughn and Gail.

 

 

 

 

13R12

Natalie Ray Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Alec Munro with whom she had six children.  These were Leslie, Ann, Wendy, Jeanine, Gay and Frans.

 

 

 

 

13R13

Noel John Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Phyllis Born.

 

 

 

13S11

Janice Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S12

Christopher Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R18

John Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Hilary Edwards.

 

 

 

13S13

Marcia Hilary Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S14

Clair Patricia Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S15

Arthur John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R19

David Leonard Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Robin Welsh.

 

 

 

13S16

Kim Sharon Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S17

Dawn Joy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S18

Linda Adele Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S19

Paul David Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R20

Carol Margaret Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Michael Kuys with whom she had three children.  These were Vicki, Leonie and Cecil.

 

 

 

 

13R21

Neil Christopher Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Faith Hobbs.

 

 

 

13S20

David Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S21

Debbie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R22

Marianne Claire Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Richard Gopel.

 

 

 

 

13R23

Malcolm George Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Sally Hinks.

 

 

 

13S22

Kenneth George Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S23

Megan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R24

Alison Neville Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Wouter Hollerman with whom she had two children being Nicholas and Renee.

 

 

 

 

13R25

Sinclair Neville Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Mary Stuart.

 

 

 

13S24

 Jessica Elizabeth Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S25

Timothy Sinclair Collett

Born on 29.02.1980

 

13S26

Heloise Nancy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S27

Isobel Judith Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R26

Lindsay Neville Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Stephen Ashley with whom she had two children Gregory and Andrew.

 

 

 

 

13R27

Peter Neville Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Jennifer King.

 

 

 

13S28

Daniel Peter Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S29

Megan Jennifer Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R28

Elizabeth Joan Collett, who was referred to as Liz, was born on 29th November 1946 at Cradock where she married Brian Louw Van Wijk on 19th December 1970.  Their daughter Bridget Louw Van Wijk was born in 1971 and son David Louw Van Wijk was born during 1973.

 

 

 

 

13R29

Judith Margaret Collett, who was referred to as Judy, was born at Cradock on 31st January 1948.  And it was there also that she married John Lewis Beken Caryer on 8th July 1972.  Their sons Harley Beken Caryer and Quinton Beken Caryer were born in 1975 and 1976.

 

 

 

 

13R30

Hugh David Collett was born on 11th August 1949 at Cradock where he married Ruth Ann Douglas on 16th December 1979.

 

 

 

13S30

James Hugh Collett

Born in 1973

 

13S31

Janet Catherine Collett

Born in 1975

 

13S32

Emma Charlotte Collett

Born in 1988

 

 

 

 

13R31

Alan Richard Collett was born at Cradock on 6th July 1952.  He married Mare Erasmus on 29th March 1980 at Knysna.

 

 

 

13S33

Richard Godfrey Collett

Born in 1981

 

13S34

Russell Francois Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S35

Liesl Collett

Born in 1984

 

 

 

 

13R32

PHILIP GODFREY COLLETT was born at Cradock on 9th December 1954.  He married (1) Gillian Ann Van Lingen on 27th December 1979 at Middelburg with whom he had four children.  Whether he was divorced from Gillian or that she died is not known.  What is known is that Philip later married (2) Margot Jane Blagdon Shearing on 15th December 2001 at Bathurst.

 

 

 

13S36

Kathleen Lara Collett

Born in 1981

 

13S37

Rachel Joan Collett

Born in 1983

 

13S38

OLIVER JOHN PHILIP COLLETT

Born in 1985

 

13S39

Anna Grace Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R33

Charlotte Mary Collett was born on 7th January 1959 at Cradock where she married Hugh Anthony Wormald on 2nd January 1982 with whom she had a son Andrew born in 1987, plus another son Stephen shortly after.

 

 

 

 

13R34

Norman Keith Arthur Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Meryl Every.  See earlier links between the Collett family and the Every family.

 

 

 

13S40

Beverley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S41

Charlene Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R35

Edward Charles Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Ingrid Schilz.

 

 

 

 

13R36

John Gordon Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Margaret Fairweather.

 

 

 

13S42

Barbara Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S43

Gillian Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S44

Lynn Stella Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R37

Anne Mary Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married David Bowker with whom she had a daughter Kate.  See earlier links between the Collett and Bowker families.

 

 

 

 

13R38

Colleen Patricia Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Jan de Villers and the marriage produced two children for the couple.  These were Noel and Stephen.

 

 

 

 

13R39

Margaret Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Andrew de Kock with whom she had three daughters.  They are Carin de Kock, Susan de Kock, and Megan de Kock.

 

 

 

 

13R41

Brian Hedley Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Gillian Ramsey.

 

 

 

13S45

Lynne Alison Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S46

Robert Hedley Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R42

Doris Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Brian Logan with whom she had four children: Mark Logan, Brett Logan, Paul Logan, and Rayne Logan.

 

 

 

 

13R43

Marina Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Raymond Hancock with whom she had four children: Deidre Hancock, Peter Hancock, Valerie Hancock, and Jean Hancock.

 

 

 

 

13R44

Wendy Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married (1) Brian King.  From this relationship Wendy presented her husband with three daughters, they being Denise King, Linda King, and Tracy King.

 

 

 

It is not known whether Wendy was divorced from Brian King or whether he died, but Wendy later married (2) Eric Eaglestone with whom she had a son Bruce Eaglestone.

 

 

 

 

13R45

Hedley Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Shirley Hart.

 

 

 

13S47

Carolyn Grace Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S48

Charles Hugh Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S49

Anne-Marie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R46

Trevor Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Margaret Ogilvy.

 

 

 

13S50

Graham George Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S51

Joanne Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S52

Ingrid Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R47

Anthony Shaw Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Delphine Channer who was most likely the sister of Raymond Channer who married Anthony’s sister Rosalie Collett (below).

 

 

 

13S53

Claire Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S54

Byron Shaw Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R48

Rosalie Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married (1) Raymond Channer who was very likely the brother of Delphine Channer who married Rosalie’s brother Anthony Shaw Collett (above).  That married produced three children for the couple, Rene Channer, Michelle Channer, and Raymond Channer.

 

 

 

Whether her husband died or they were divorced is not known.  What is known is that Rosalie later married (2) J Van Den Berg [J Vandenberg] with whom she had a son Ryan.

 

 

 

 

13R49

Judith Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married A van Rensburg with whom she had six children.  They were Anthony van Rensburg, Dwight van Rensburg, James van Rensburg, Galia van Rensburg, Martin van Rensburg, and Joshua van Rensburg.

 

 

 

 

13R50

Johanna Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Erik Bredenkamp.

 

 

 

 

13R51

Vernon Francis Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Johanna Schoeman.

 

 

 

13S55

Lizl Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S56

Stephen Francis Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S57

Venetra Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R52

June Denise Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Wally Zwart with whom she had four children, Zane, Ashley, Heydon and Milton.

 

 

 

 

13R53

Bernice Lorraine Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married C A Visser and they had three children Karen Visser, Louise Visser, and Adrian Visser.

 

 

 

 

13R54

Kenneth Wesley Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Beverley Roberts who was probably the sister of Valerie Roberts who married Kenneth’s brother William James (below).

 

 

 

13S58

Candace Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S59

Gina Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R55

William James Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Valerie Roberts who was more than likely the sister of Beverley Roberts who married William’s brother Kenneth Wesley (above).

 

 

 

13S60

Melaney Gail Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S61

Andrew James Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R56

Lynn Elizabeth Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Terry Breen and the couple had two daughters Bronwyn Breen and Bridget Breen.

 

 

 

 

13R57

Janet Marjorie Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Ian Phillips and they had three children.  They were Ingrid Phillips, Michael Phillips, and Christopher Phillips.

 

 

 

 

13R58

William Edward Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Cynthia Lilford-Powys.

 

 

 

13S62

Lianne Joan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S63

Robert William Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S64

Brett Edward Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R59

Mary Diana Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Arthur Walker and they had three children Beula Walker, Melanie Walker, and Andrew Walker.

 

 

 

 

13R60

Katherine Innes Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married John Swart with whom she had three children John Swart, Colette Swart, and Peter Swart.

 

 

 

 

13R61

Robert Rutledge Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Wendy Avery.

 

 

 

13S65

Belinda Jean Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S66

Sean Edward Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S67

Ryan Robert Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R62

Ian Haldane Ewart Collett was born at Middelburg in Eastern Cape on 19th March 1941, the eldest son of Noel David Ewart Collett and his wife Joan Haldane.  He never married and became a man of the cloth.  And it was as the Reverend Ian Haldane Ewart Collett that he died at Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape on 9th August 2010.

 

 

 

 

13R63

Anthony Andrew Ewart Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was the second of the two sons of Noel David Ewart Collett and his wife Joan Haldane.  Later in his life Anthony married Daryl-Ann Thompson, with whom he had four children.

 

 

 

13S68

Anthony Ewart Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S69

Christina Margot Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S70

Samantha Jane Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S71

Wendy Leigh Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R64

Thelma Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Gordon Gowar with whom she had three children.  They were Anthony Gowar, Diana Gowar, and Jeanette Gowar.

 

 

 

 

13R65

Walter Ralph Cyril Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Nadine Newton.

 

 

 

13S72

Garth Ralph Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S73

Jennifer Joy Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R69

Robert Langford Collett, whose date of birth is not known, Barbara Ashton.

 

 

 

13S74

Richard John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R70

Peter Lomax Collett, whose date of birth is not known, was married and had two children although there are currently no details of his wife at this time.

 

 

 

13S75

Lindsay Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S76

Dominique Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R71

Cherry Lynette Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married (1) Mr Weedy.  However the marriage produced no children for the couple and later, either as a result of divorce or death, Cherry married (2) Ambrose or Mr Ambrose with whom she had a daughter Candace.

 

 

 

 

13R73

Lesley Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Andrew Leighton Mackie.  The fact that Lesley’s daughter by Andrew Mackie carried the Collett surname may indicate that the child was born prior to the wedding.

 

 

 

13S77

Zara Leigh Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R74

Cecil Hamilton Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Tersia du Plessis.

 

 

 

13S78

Cecil Langford Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S79

Claire Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R76

Celia Clare Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Ronald Brian Gericke with whom she had two children Brynn Gericke and Karina Gericke.

 

 

 

 

13R77

John Rayner Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Martha Olivier.

 

 

 

13S80

Charmaine Marie Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S81

John Rayner Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R78

Kenneth Arthur Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Anna Dannhauser.

 

 

 

13S82

Annalise Lynette Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S83

Estelle Annette Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S84

Kevin Andrew Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R79

Cynthia Jewel Collett, whose date of birth is not known, John Turner with whom she had six children.  They were Anthea Turner, Barbara Turner, Peter Turner, Denise Turner, Erica Turner, and Fiona Turner.

 

 

 

 

13R80

Eileen Catherine Mary Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Hendrik Tosen and they had two daughters, Theresa Tosen and Marlene Tosen.

 

 

 

 

13R81

John Hamilton Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Brenda Lazell.

 

 

 

13S85

James Russell Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R82

Mary Elizabeth Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Kingsley Amm and the marriage produce two children for the couple, they being Susan Amm and David Amm.

 

 

 

 

13R83

Brigid Louise Collett was born on 7th August 1947, the youngest of the three children of Henry Magnus Michel Collett and his wife Mary Louisa O’Neill.  Brigid, who was known as Biddy, married René Schalker and they had three children, Guy Schalker, Kay Schalker, and Paul Schalker.

 

 

 

In 2011 Biddy and René were living in Grahamstown in South Africa, and it is thanks to Biddy that more details have been added to her family for the update of this family line in April 2011.

 

 

 

 

13R84

Lorna Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Humphrey le Grice with whom she had three children.  They were Lynette le Grice, Dean le Grice, and Kim le Grice.

 

 

 

 

13R85

Janet Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married John Williams the marriage producing two children for the couple, Vicky Williams and Leigh Williams.

 

 

 

 

13R86

Jennifer Jean Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Jan Robbertze.  Their three children were Jan Robbertze, Theo Robbertze, and Nicolette Robbertze.

 

 

 

 

13R87

Patricia Megan Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Charles Myhill and their three children were Christopher Myhill, Victoria Myhill, and Julian Myhill.

 

 

 

 

13R88

Norman James Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married (1) Isabel Catharina Roos.  This first marriage for Norman resulted in the birth of two children.  He later married (2) Margaret Anna Hendler with whom he had a further two children.

 

 

 

13S86

George Clifford Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S87

Debra Maud Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S88

Roger James Charles Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S89

Odette Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R89

Esme Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Eamon Patrick William Strauss with whom she had three children Gailen Strauss, Marilyn Strauss, and Charmaine Strauss.  This is the second Collett/Strauss relationship in this family line.

 

 

 

 

13R90

Neville Richard Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Lynette Arnold.

 

 

 

13S90

Leigh Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S91

David John Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R91

Joan Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Neville Geldenhuys and they had three children Brian Geldenhuys, Kathleen Geldenhuys, and Patricia Geldenhuys.

 

 

 

 

13R92

Denis Raymond Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Wilhelmina Jeanette Ferrier.

 

 

 

13S92

Brian Jonathan Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S93

Kathleen Lorraine Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S94

Patricia Nadene Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R93

Christabel Grace Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Vincent Bertram Cooke and they had two daughters Sheryl Cooke and Debra Cooke.

 

 

 

 

13R94

Edgar John Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Jennifer Ann Hope East.

 

 

 

 

13R95

Christina Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Peter Pelser and they had two sons Ian Pelser and Gavin Pelser.

 

 

 

 

13R97

Jeffrey John Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Madeline Carol Geoghegan.

 

 

 

13S95

Aveline Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S96

Belinda Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S97

Norman Max Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R98

Enolla Dawn Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Anthony Sanby Thomas and they had two sons Glen Thomas and Graeme Thomas.

 

 

 

 

13R99

Lynette Annear Collett was born at Pietermaritzburg in Natal on 16.11.1943.  She had not quite reached her first birthday when she died at Ermelo in Transvaal on 22.10.1944.

 

 

 

 

13R100

James Christopher Collett was born at Pietermaritzburg but his date of birth is not known.  He married Kathleen Harper.

 

 

 

13S98

Mechel Dawn Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

13S99

Clare Angela Collett

Date of birth unknown

 

 

 

 

13R101

Margaret Amy Collett was born at Pietermaritzburg but her birth is not known.  She married Raynor Herbert Dean and they had just one daughter Lynette Dean.

 

 

 

 

13S1

Ruth Collett’s exact date of birth is not known except that it was before 1941 when he father was killed on active service in Egypt with the South African Forces.   It is known that she married Brian Suter.

 

 

 

 

13S3

Jennifer Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Michael Kingwill.

 

 

 

 

13S4

Merrylee Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Clive Ingram.

 

 

 

 

13S5

Anita Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Barend Vorster.

 

 

 

 

13S6

Terry Dawn Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Ian Craig McIntosh.

 

 

 

 

13S8

Catherine Sinclair Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Michael Upton.

 

 

 

 

13S9

Paul Roger Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Simone Linder.

 

 

 

 

13S13

Marcia Hilary Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Michael van Aswegen.

 

 

 

 

13S25

Timothy Sinclair Collett, who was born on 29th February 1980, tragically died just short of his third birthday on 4th February 1983, following which he was buried at Fish River Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

13S47

Carolyn Grace Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Helmut Glockle.

 

 

 

 

13S49

Anne-Marie Collett, whose date of birth is not known, married Neil Wetmore.