Descendants of William Collins (about 1800-?)

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Second Generation

Mary Jane Collins (1823-1857) - daughter of William Collins (? - ?)

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Mary Jane "Jane" Collins is a direct ancestor of Bill Burgar, the author of this history.

She was born in 1823 in Derby according to the 1851 Census.10 

She died in 1857 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.16  Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1857, vol 3b, p 388. - in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.16

Mary Jane "Jane" Collins and Joseph Wardropper were married around 1841.8  This is an estimate based on the birth of their son Robert in 1841 (see below) which  states that the father was Joseph Wardropper.  We have not been able to find the registration of marriage.

 Joseph Wardropper appears to have died in about about 1845, since in 1846 she is a widow and remarries. However, we have not been able to find any reference to his death.  We have not been able to find him in the 1841 Census.  He thus remains a mystery, no record of marriage or death and not in the 1841 Census.

Mary Jane (Jane) Collins  and Joseph Wardropper had the following children:


Robert Wardropper was born in 1842. Civil Registration of Births reference is 1843, Dec, Vol 5, p 473. - in Tonbridge, Kent16   The Civil Registration Birth Certificate states:

Robert Wardropper was born 2nd November 1842 at Tonbridge, Kent. His father was Joseph Wardropper, Engine driver) and his mother Jane Wardropper (formerly) Collis.
The birth was registered on the 14th November 1842, by Jane Wardropper, Mother, of Tonbridge, in the sub-district of Tonbridge Kent.

(The name Collis should be Collins according to her later marriage to William Patterson and the Birth Certificate of her daughter Emma Patterson).

Robert appears in the 1851 Census with his mother and step-father, William Paine Patterson.

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After Joseph Wardropper's death, Mary Jane "Jane" Collins and William Paine Patterson were married on 22 February 1846 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.200 Civil Registration of Marriage Certificate states:

William Paine Patterson, Full age, Bachelor, Engine Driver, of St Philips Bristol, and Mary Jane Wardropper, Full age, Widow, of St Philips were married on the 22nd February 1846 at the Parish Church of St Philip and Jacob in Bristol.
His Father was George Patterson, Carver, and her father was William Collins, Tailor.
W.P.P. and M.J.W. both signed as did the Witnesses Martha Hadfield and Anny? Naish?.

William Paine Patterson was born in 1820 in South Shields, Durham.10

Mary Jane (Jane) Collins and William Paine Patterson had two children before she died in 1857.

See children on William Paine Patterson's page.

See details of William Paine Patterson and his ancestors.


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