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Louie (?Louise) Eileen Collins

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Unknown Report 10 Nov 2012 08:28

Thanks for death info. I will follow that up.


Unknown Report 10 Nov 2012 08:26

Louisa was 24 in 1913 at her marriage.


patchem Report 10 Nov 2012 08:25

You have not commented on that proposed death.

How are you so sure of the birth year of Sylvia/Violet?


Unknown Report 10 Nov 2012 08:20

The witnesses were C Richford and J Richford. They were married in gthe Register Office in Islington, London. The Registrar was Herbert? Tice and the Superintendent Registrar was Alex S McAuliffe.
Family stories say that Sylvia was living with her mother in London and was in contact with her paternal grandmother who eventually took the child to live with her. Louie visited her until the father, grandmother and aunt boarded a ship to the other side of the world. Sylvia was listed as 'Violet' on the passenger list and was stated to be 6 years old whereas she was really only four. No record of marital status of father on passenger list.
I have not been able to find birth of Sylvia.


Reggie Report 10 Nov 2012 08:11

Have you considered this?

Deaths Sep 1913 (>99%)
Martin Louisa E 27 Islington 1b 263


Reggie Report 10 Nov 2012 08:06

Her names (and her father's) certainly suggest the possibility of her being Irish.

Try the FREE Irish 1901 and 1911 censuses

Who witnessed the marriage?

How old was Loui(s)e/a?

What did the husband say about his marital status when he emigrated?

Do you know where Sylvia was born?

What was her surname on the emigration record?


Unknown Report 10 Nov 2012 07:58

I am trying to trace my great aunt. She married Robert Alfred Martin/James Arthur Wylie, silversmith, (both names for the groom are on the marriage certificate) on 6/03/1913. Her address is 2 Maldon Villas, Maldon Road, Southend on Sea. Family rumour has her born in Ireland. Father Denis William Collins. There was a daughter who was two at the time of the marriage. Sylvia must have been born in 1911. I cannot find any trace of Louie anywhere. Robert/James emigrated to Australia/New Zealand in 1915 taking Sylvia with him.

Any help to solve this family mystery would be much appreciated.

Jill from New Zealand