The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Silk Weavers named Collier

Introducion

My wife Chis' maiden name is Collier and we learnt early on that her Great Great Grandfather was a Silk Weaver named Charles Collier.

Since then we have been trying to find the ancestors and siblings of Charles Collier among many Silk Weavers named Collier living in Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Bethnal Green in the 17th - 19th Cenuries.

The following articles are the result of a lot of research undertaken including enjoyable visits to the East End of London.

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Conclusions

Conclusions

Background to the Silk Weaving Industry in East London

Background to the Silk Weaving Industry in East London

Things we wish we knew

Things we wish we knew

The Family of Thomas & Mary (Kemp) Collier

The Family of Thomas & Mary (Kemp) Collier

The Family of Francis & Maria (Collier) Dearman

The Family of Francis & Maria (Collier) Dearman

Register of Silk Weavers named Collier

Register of Silk Weavers named Collier

Certificates held

Silk Weavers named Collier - Certificates Held

Census Entries Obtained

Silk Weavers named Collier - Census Entries Obtained

Parish Records Obtained

Silk Weavers named Collier - Parish Records Obtained

Streets where they lived

Silk Weavers named Collier - Streets where they lived

Hard Times

Silk Weavers named Collier - Hard Times

Articles in Cockney Ancestor

Decline of Silk Trade (Summer 1983)

Decline of Silk Trade

Spitalfields & 19th Century Silk Weavers named Collier (Summer 2007)

19th Century Silk Weavers named Collier

Furby - a French Connection? (Winter 2007)

Furby - a French Connection?

The Delves Connection

The Delves Connection

Names Indexes

Register of Silk Weavers named Collier - Alphabetical List

Register - Alphabetical List of Silk Weavers

Certificates Held

Names Index - Certificates Held

Visits

Visit to East End of London June 2001

Visit to East End of London June 2001

Visit to City of London 8 October 2011

Visit to City of London 8 October 2011

Visit to London Guildhall 8 Octobert 2011

Visit to Guildhall 8 October 2011

Colin Bower
5 January 2017

Links to:

Silk Weavers named Collier - The Story So Far

Collier Family - Progress to Date

 
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