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Name: George Collins

Burial Number: 0051

Gender: Male

Occupation: Gunner Royal Marines

Born: 05/09/1848

Died: 08/01/1880

Buried: 12/01/1880

Story

George was born in Farnham Surrey, the son of John Collins a labourer. He joined the Royal Navy aged just 14 on 13.1.1862. Due to his age an elder family member had to give their consent for him to join up which was his Sister Mary. On his papers it says he was an orphan. In 1866 he volunteered for 10 years continuous service in the Royal Marines. He was stationed at the Eastney Barracks Portsmouth where he was a gunner. George married Eliza Richardson (nee Street) a widow on 12.5.1874 in St. Mary’s Church Portsea, she was living at Grigg Street, Portsea, Portsmouth. Eliza was born in Worthing to William and Mary Street and had married Frederick William Richardson in 1865 in Worthing. It is unknown when Frederick died. When George left the Royal Marines in 1876, they must have moved back to Worthing. George died in 1880 at 3 Western Cottages Worthing of phthisis (Tuberculosis) Eliza was present at the death. Eliza is shown on the 1881 census as living in Cobden Road Worthing.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

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Further Information

Birth

Name: George Collins

Gender: Male

Born: 05/09/1848

Town: Farnham

County: Surrey

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 12/05/1874

Spouse First Name: Eliza

Spouse Last Name: Richardson nee Street

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/01/1880

Cause of death: Phthisis

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Western Cottages

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

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Personal Effects

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Census Information

1881

Living at 10 Cobden Road Worthing – Eliza Collins widow aged 39, Washerwoman

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