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Name: Caleb Collins

Burial Number: 1082

Gender: Male

Occupation: Army Officer

Born: 16/12/1833

Died: 24/05/1922

Buried: 30/05/1922


Caleb was born in Stedham, Sussex, the son of Rev. Caleb Collins and his wife Isabella. He was baptised at Stedham on 28th May 1834. Caleb was sent to a private school in Titchfield. By 1861, he had joined the army, serving with the 51st Foot (later King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry). In 1866, Caleb was in South Africa, serving with the Cape Mounted Riflemen. He married Mary Jane Harvey at King William’s Town in the Cape Colony on 13th February 1866. Caleb was promoted to Lieutenant in 1868. In 1869, the couple’s first son George Shackleton Collins was born on 2nd June in South Africa. A daughter Blanche Isabel was born the following year. By 1873, the family had returned to England, living in Shalford in Surrey. A son, Sidney Shalford Collins was born here on 24th August 1873. The family were in India in 1875 where a second daughter Daisy Grace was born in Lahore on 13th December. Caleb was promoted to Captain in 1878. Another daughter Mary Poppie was born in Subathu on 5th September of that year. In 1880, a son Frank was born in Subathu on 20th June and tragically Mary Jane died in Seetabaldee, Bengal on 25th October aged 34. Caleb was promoted to Major in 1881. He was back in England by 1887, living at 3 Vale Place, Guildford. On 28th January 1890, Caleb married a widow Annie Emmeline Gould, at Stoke-next-Guildford. Having retired from the army, Caleb, Annie and three of his daughters settled in Guildford where a year after marriage to Annie, a son Raymond was born. Two more daughters followed and the family moved to Brighton. By 1920, the family were living at “Woodlyn” in Shakespeare Road, Worthing. Caleb died here on 24th May 1922. Probate was granted on 21st September to London and County, Westminster and Parr’s Bank Ltd. Effects £10389 18s 3d.


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): issues.soaks.noises

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In loving memory of Caleb Collins Late major 51st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry died 24th May 1922 aged 88 "I know that my Redeemer liveth" also Annie Emmeline his wife died 10th June 1931

Further Information


Name: Caleb Collins

Gender: Male

Born: 16/12/1833

Town: Stedham

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/02/1866

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Harvey

Town of Marriage: King William's Town

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: South Africa

Marriage Date: 28/1/1890

Spouse First Name: Annie

Spouse Second Name: Emmeline

Spouse Last Name: Gould

Town of Marriage: Stoke-next-Guildford

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/05/1922

Cause of death: Heart Failure

Address line 1: Woodlyn

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Herald 27th May 1922

Major’s Sudden Death

The sudden death from heart failure took place on Wednesday of Major Caleb Collins of Shakespeare Road. Late of the King’s Own 51st Light Infantry. He was 88 years of age.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10389 18 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £301907.00

Census Information


Rectory House, Stedham, Sussex

Caleb aged 42, clergyman. Isabella aged 39. Caleb aged 7. George aged 5. William aged 3. Charlotte aged 2. Caroline aged 1 month. Plus 2 servants.


Stubbington House, Titchfield, Hants

Caleb aged 17, pupil at school run by William Foster MA, clergyman, teacher and farmer of 50 acres and family


District Cavalry and Artillery, Northgate Barracks, Canterbury, Kent

Caleb aged 27, ensign in the army with the 51st Foot


Serving in South Africa


Serving in India


Living at “Braeside” Harvey Road, Guildford

Caleb aged 59, retired Major HM Army. Annie E aged 35. Blanche Isabel aged 20. Daisy Grace aged 15. Mary Poppie aged 12. Son not yet christened, aged 1 month (Raymond). Plus a nurse and three servants.


Living at “Outwood” Baillie Road, Guildford

Caleb aged 67, lodger, retired army officer. Living in the household of Elizabeth Davis, living on own means. (The rest of the family were in Brighton).


2 Atlingworth Street, Brighton

Caleb aged 77, retired major, pensioner. Annie aged 55. Raymond aged 20. Irene aged 18. Muriel aged 14. Marjorie Edwards aged 25, governess. Plus 2 servants


Living at Woodlyn, 4, Shakespeare Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Caleb Collins
Male 1834 87 Major Late 51 St K O Infty
Annie G Collins
Female 1855 65 Home Duties
Raymond Collins
Male 1891 30 Unemployed
Irene Collins
Female 1892 28 Home Duties
Muriel Collins
Female 1897 24 Home Duties
Mary Cook
Female 1855 66 Cook

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