The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Silk Weavers named Collier

Register of Silk Weavers in Families

Each weaver is shown under a Family with a register number and generation number.

There appears to have been a dynasty starting with Weaver 24 William Collier, and his son William, see Family 2 and William's Will:

William Collier's Will

Fountain Heads

Weaver 24 William Collier (Gen 1.) Weaver (1738)
- born c 1710
- Weaver per marriage to Sarah Dealus 5.3.1738 at St Dunstans & All Saints, Stepney

Weaver 26 William Collier (Gen 2.) Fringe, ferrit and velvet ribbon maker (1799)
- bp 31.5.1741 St Leonards, Shoreditch died 1808
- parents William & Sarah Collier
- married Phoebe Booth 3.9.1782 St Leonards, Shoreditch
- buried Christ Church, Spitalfields 20.12.1808 (age 68) living at John Street

Family 1 - no definite link made to William Collier (Weaver 26)
- possible link to Families 5 & 14 (Tyssen St)

Weaver 101. (Gen. 1) James Collier, Weaver (1813-1839)
- born circa 1765
- married Elizabeth Mason 22.12.1785 St Matthews, Bethnal Green
- father of Charles Collier, Silk Weaver 103 per bp 4.9.1803 St Matthew's, Bethnal Green
- father of Joseph Collier, Silk Weaver 124 per bp 6.3.1808 St Matthew's, Bethnal Green
- Weaver of St John St per bp of daughter Jane at St Matthew, Bethnal Green 21.2.1813
- Silk Weaver per marriage of son Thomas Collier, Silk Weaver 172 (Widower) 16.9.1839 to Elizabeth Piper (Widow)
at St George in the East

Weaver 103. (Gen 2.) Charles Collier, Silk Weaver (1841-1853)
- bp 4.9.1803 St Matther, Bethnal Green
- son of James Collier Weaver 101
- married (1) Elizabeth (Eliza) Adams 25.8.1822 per IGI
- married (2) Maria (Sanders) Collier, Weaver 104 30.4.1863
- father of Emma (Collier) Cordell, Silk Weaver born 1831 bp 1844
- father of Sarah Collier, Weaver born c 1833/4
- Weaver per birth of daughter Ann Collier 28.2.1840 City of London Lying-in Hospital
- Silk Weaver, Pleasant Place, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (Age Circa 35)
- Weaver per bp 19.1.1844 of daughter Eliza Emma Collier St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Weaver, 7 Tavistock Street, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 41) - Weaver
per marriage certificate of daughter Emma 6.8.1850
marriage certificate of son Charles 15.10.1853
marriage certificate of daughter Maria 13.4.1856
marriage certificate of son George Feargus 25.12.1865
- Silk Weaver, 11 Carters Rents, Spital Street, Mile End New Town
per 1861 (age 57) & 1871 Censuses (age 67)

Weaver 104 (Gen 2.) Maria (Sanders) Collier, Weaveress (1851)
- born 1810/11
- second wife of Charles Collier
- Weaveress,7 Tavistock St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 40)
- Slk Weaver, 11 Carters Rents, Spital Street, Mile End New Town
per 1861 (age 49) & 1871 (age 58) Censuses

Weaver 105. (Gen 3.) Emma Collier, Silk Weaver (1851)
- born 1829/30
- married 6.8.1850 to William James Cordell (Huguenot links)
- witness John Collier per marriage certificate
- Silk Weaver, 2 Harrold Street, Bethnal Green
- per 1851 Census (Age 20 )

[Gen 2. John Thomas Cordell, Weaver (1827)
- born circa 1802
- bp of son William James Cordell 4.2.1827
(Age circa 25)

Gen 3. William James Cordell, Weaver (1850)
- born 1.10.1827
- Has Huguenot links
- married 6.8.1850 (Age 23) to Emma Collier
per marriage certificate]

Weaver 106. (Gen 3.) Sarah Collier, Weaveress (1851)
- born 1834/5
- daughter of Charles Collier
- Weaveress, 7 Tavistock St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 16)

Weaver 107. (Gen 3.) Maria (Collier) Dearman (1871)
-born c 1829/30
- daughter of Charles Collier
- married Francis Dearman 13.4.1856 St Thomas' Church, Bethnal Green
- Silk Weaver 11 Jubilee Place, Bethnal Green  per 1871 Census

Weaver 124 (Gen 2.) Joseph Collier, Silk Weaver (1838-1851)
- born 11.2.1808 bp 6.3.1808 St Matthew Bethnal Green
- son of James Collier Weaver 101 & Elizabeth
- married Mary Ann (Sanders) Collier 25.12.1827 St Matthew Bethnal Green
- Weaver per birth 19.10.1832 and bp 11.11.1832 (at St Leonards, Shoreditch) of son James
- Weaver per birth daughter Maria 11.9.1838
- Weaver per birth daughter Ann 6.6.1840
- Weaver, Kent Street, Spitalfields
per 1841 Census (age about 30)
- Weaver per bp daughter Sarah born Workhouse 19.11.1842
bp 14.12.1842 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Weaver, 6 Peacock Place, Bethnal Green
per birth son William 8.3.1847
- Weaver per marriage of daughter Mary Ann Collier 9.10.1847 at St Philips, Bethnal Green
- Silk Weaver, 7 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 48)

Weaver 125 (Gen 2.) Mary (Sanders) Collier, Silk Weaver (1851)
- born 1805/6
- wife of Joseph Collier
- Silk Weaver, 7 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 45)

Weaver 126 (Gen 3.) James Collier, Carpet Weaver (1851-1873)
- born 19.10.1832 bp 11.11.1832
- son of Joseph Collier
- Carpet Weaver 7 Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 18)
- married Clara Collier daughter of Charles & Maria Collier
- Carpet Weaver per marriage certificate 7.9.1863
- Weaver 1 Nelson Street per bp son Charles James Collier 17.8.1873

Weaver 127 (Gen 3.) Elizabeth Collier, Silk Weaver (1851)
- born 1834/5
- daughter of Joseph Collier
- Silk Weaver, 7 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 16)

Weaver 172 (Gen 2.) Thomas Collier, Weaver (1823-48)
Thomas Collier born 23.1.1791 bp 25.2.1791
(Parents James& Elizabeth Collier of Holywell Lane)
- married (1) Mary Ann Dean 30/3/1812 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- (2) Widower, Silk Weaver of 12 Little George Street, Bethnal Green per marriage 16.9.1839 to Elizabeth Piper (Widow)
- at St George in the East (father James Collier Silk Weaver)
- Weaver of St John's St, Bethnal Green per bp of children 17.8.1823 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green
(Amelia born 20.9.1818, Elizabeth born 1.3.1821, Matilda born 22.10.1816, Thomas William born 19.7.1823)
- Silk Weaver per marriage of daughter Mary Ann Collier 18.7.1842 Parish Church, Hackney
- Weaver of Fleet Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age circa 50)
- Weaver per marriage of daughter Ellen Collier 10.10.1847
- Weaver per marriage certificate of son Thomas William Collier 21.2.1848

Weaver 173. (Gen 2.) Elizabeth (Piper) Collier Weaver (1841)
- born circa 1790
- Widow, Mantua Maker of 1 Charles Street per marriage 16.9.1839 to Thomas Collier (Widower)
- Weaver of Fleet Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age circa 50)

Weaver 174 (Gen 3.) Thomas William Collier Weaver (1841) Hand Loom Weaver Silk (1851-1881)
- born 19.7.1823 bp 17.8.1823 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
(Parents: Thomas & Mary Ann Collier)
- wife Rachel Willett
- Weaver of Fleet Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age circa 15)
- Weaver 21 St Johns Street, Bethnal Green
per marriage certificate 21.2.1848
- Silk Weaver 25 St Johns Street, Bethnal Green
per birth of son Thomas 3.2.1851 bp 2.3.1851 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Hand Loom Weaver Silk, St John St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 28)
- Silk Weaver, 66 Hare Street, Bethnal Green
per 1881 Census (Age 57)

Weaver 175 (Gen 3.) Rachel (Willett) Collier, Home Loom Weaveress (1851-1881)
- born 1822/3
- wife of Thomas Collier
- Hand Loom Weaveress, 22 St Johns St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 28)
- Silk Weaver 25 St John Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age 34)
- Silk Weaver, 66 Hare Street, Bethnal Green
per 1881 Census (Age 58)

Weaver 176 (Gen 4.) Rachel Collier, Silk Weaver (1861)
- born 1843/4
- daughter of Thomas William Collier, Weaver 174
- Silk Weaver, 25 St John Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census

Weaver 177 (Gen 3.) Ann Collier, Weaver (1841)
- born circa 1826
- daughter of Thomas Collier Weaver 172
- Weaver of Fleet Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age circa 15)
- Weaveress of 15 Thomas St per marriage to John Roney 19.3.1849 at St James the Great

Family 2 - definite link to William Collier (Weaver 26)

Weaver 201 (Gen 3.) William Delves Collier (1814-1854)
- born circa 1775 (Parents William & Phoebe Collier)
- married Eleanor Evitt 9.11.1795 Christ Church, Spitalfields
- Weaver of St John's St
per bp of daughter Jane 14.8.1814 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Silk Manufacturer of St John St bp of son Henry 14.8.1816 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Weaver per death certificate of Eleanor (Evitt) Collier (age 76)17.1.1854 at 4 Tapp Street, Bethnal Green

Weaver 205 (Gen 4.) Matthew Collier Weaver (1820)
- born 14.11.1797, bp 18.9.1798 St Leonards, Shoreditch
- Parents William Delves Collier Weaver 201 & Eleanor Evitt of Spencer St
- married Elizabeth Richards 1.8.1819 St Matthews, Bethnal Green
- Weaver per bp of son Matthew Delves Collier 3.9.1820 St Matthews, Bethnal Green

Weaver 215. (Gen 3.) Thomas Collier 8/1 (see Note 2), Silk Weaver (1803-1841), Cotton Weaver (1851)
- born 1778/9
- parents William Collier & Phoebe Booth
- married 4.7.1802 to Mary (Kemp) Collier
Christ Church, Spitalfields per Leigh Collier
- Weaver, John Street
per bp daughter Mary Sarah 31.8.1803 at Christ Church
per Huguenot Records
- Weaver, Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per bp son James 19.12.1819 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Weaver, Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per bp daughter Jane 24.3.1822 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Weaver, Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per bp son John Daniel 16.11.1823 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Silk Weaver, Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (Age circa 60)
- Weaver per marriage of daughter Jane 28.11.1841 St Johns, Bethnal Green
- Cotton Weaver 12 Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 72)

Weaver 216. (Gen 3.) Mary (Kemp) Collier, Cotton Weaver (1851)
- born 1781/2
- known Huguenot links
- married 4.7.1802 to Thomas Collier 8/1
Christ Church, Spitalfields per Leigh Collier
- Cotton Weaver 12 Shacklewell St Bethnal Green
 per 1851 Census (Age 69)

Weaver 217 (Gen 4.) Elizabeth Collier, Silk Weaver (1841)
- born 1805/6
- married John Furby 9.6.1833 Christ Church, Spitalfields
- Silk Weaver, Colier Court, Bethnal Green
- per 1841 Census (Age 35)

Weaver 218 (Gen 4.) James Collier 7/1 (see Note 2) Silk Weaver (1839-1861)
- born 27.11.1819 bp 19.12.1819 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- son of Thomas Collier 8/1
- married 3.2.1839 to Elizabeth Butler
St Matthews, Bethnal Green per Leigh Collier
- Weaver of Round's Court
per bp son James 7.7.1839 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- Silk Weaver, Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (Age 21)
- Silk Weaver, 4 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 31)
- Silk Weaver 4 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 41)
- Florist 131 Gossett, St Bethnal Green per 1871 Census (age 51)

Weaver 219 (Gen 4.) Elizabeth (Butler) Collier, Silk Warper (1851), Warper (1861), Silk Weaver (1871)
- born 1821/2
- married 3.2.1839 to James Collier 7/1
St Matthews, Bethnal Green
per Leigh Collier
- Silk Warper, 14 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 29)
- Warper 4 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 39)
- Silk Weaver, 131 Gossett St (formerly King Street), Bethnal Green
per 1871 Census (age 49)

Weaver 220 (Gen 5.) James Collier, Weaver (1851)
- born 15.6.1839 bp 7.7.1839 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- son of James Collier 7/1
- Weaver, 14 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 11)
- Silk Weaver 4 King Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 21)
- Florist, 52 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green
per 1881 Census (Age 41)

Weaver 221 (Gen 5.) Elizabeth Collier, Silk Weaver (1851-1861)
- born c 1841/2
- daughter of James & Elizabeth Collier
- Silk Weaver, 14 King Street, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 9)
- Silk Weaver, 4 King Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age 19)

Weaver 222 (Gen 5.) Mary Collier, Silk Weaver (1861)
- born c 1846/7
- daughter of James & Elizabeth Collier
- Silk Weaver, 4 King Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age 14)

Weaver 223 (Gen 5.) Eliza Collier, Silk Warper (1871)
- born c 1852/3
- daughter of James & Elizabeth Collier
- Silk Warper, 131 Gossett St, Bethnal Green (formerly King Street), Bethnal Green per 1871 Census (age 18)

Weaver 230 (Gen 4.) John Daniel Collier, Silk Weaver (1841)
- bp 16.11.1823 St Matthew, Bethnal Green
- son of Thomas Collier, Weaver of Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green  & Mary Kemp
- Silk Weaver, Shacklewell Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age 17)

Weaver 240 (Gen 4.) Mary Sarah (Galopin) Randall (born Collier), Weaveress
- per Huguenot records
- daughter of Thomas Collier 8/1
- bp 31.8.1803 Christ Church, Spitalfields
- Widow living at 22 Retreat Place, Homerton, Hackney with sister Elizabeth
per 1851 Census (Age 47)

Weaver 250 (Gen 4.) William Collier, Weaver (1839)
- son of Thomas Collier 8/1
- bp 26.11.1815 St Matthews, Bethnal Green
- married 4.3.1838 to Eleanor Noon
Christ Church, Spitalfields per IGI
- Weaver Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per son William's birth certificate 5.6.1839

Weaver 260 (Gen 4) Thomas Collier, Weaver (1829)
- bp 6.8.1810 St Matthew, Bethnal Green (Parents Thomas & Mary (Kemp) Collier)
- married Jane (?) Chandler 2.3.1829 St Johns, Hackney
- Weaver of Shacklewell St, Bethnal Green
per bp of son Thomas 13.5.1829
at City of London Lying-in-Hospital, City Road, Finsbury

With the remaiming families no definite links to William (Weaver 26) found as yet

Family 3

Weaver 325 (Gen 1.) Samuel Collier, Hand Loom Silk Weaver (1841-1851)
- Born c 1780/1
- wife Mary Collier
- daughter Sarah Collier
- Weaver Abby Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age approx 60)
- Hand Loom Silk Weaver, 2 Abbey Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 71)

Weaver 326 (Gen 1.) Mary Collier Weaver (1841)
- born c 1780/1
- married Samuel Collier
- Weaver, Abby Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age approx 60)

Weaver 327 (Gen 2.) Thomas Collier, Broad Weaver (1851)
- Born 1815/6
- son of Samuel Collier
- wife Ann Collier
- Weaver, Abby Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age approx 25)
- Broad Weaver, 2 Abbey St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 35)
- Silk Weaver, 49 Edward Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 44)

Weaver 328 (Gen 2.) Ann Collier, Broad Weaver (1851)
- born 1815/6
- wife of Thomas Collier
- Broad Weaver, 2 Abbey Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 35)
- Silk Weaver, 49 Edward Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 45)

Weaver 329 (Gen 3.) Ann Collier, Silk Weaver (1861)
- born 1840/1
- daughter of Thomas Collier, Weaver 327
- married Edward Ebenezer Hardwick, Foreman at Silk Manufactory
- Silk Weaver, 49 Edward Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (Age 20)
- Weaver, 49 Edward Street, Bethnal Green
per marriage Adelphi Chapel, Hackney Road, Bethnal Green 22.8.1861

Weaver 330 (Gen 3.) Mary Collier, Silk Weaver (1861)
- born 1843/4
- daughter of Thomas Collier Weaver 327
- Silk Weaver, 49 Edward Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (Age 17)

Weaver 331 (Gen 2.) Sarah Collier, Hand Loom Silk Weaveress (1851)
- born 1824/5
- daughter of Samuel Collier
- Hand Loom Silk Weaveress, 2 Abbey St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 26)

Family 4 James & Elizabeth Collier
- Possible links to Families 9 and 10 (Virginia Row)

Weaver 400 James Collier Weaver (1851)
- born c 1802/3
- wife Elizabeth Weaver 401 c 1820
- Weaver of 9 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green (Age 48) per 1851 Census

Weaver 401 Elizabeth Collier Weaveress (1851)
- born 1801/2
- married James Collier Weaver 400 c 1820
- Weaveress of 9 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census

Family 5 - Possible link to Families 1  & 14 (Tyssen St)

Weaver 560 (Gen 1) Joseph Collier Weaver (1838)
- born c 1785
- married Hannah (Collier) Weaver 570 circa 1809
- Weaver of New Inn Yard per bp of sons James (Weaver 580) Samuel (Weaver 590)19.10.1819 St Leonards, Shoreditch

Weaver 570 (Gen 1.) Hannah (Collier) Rosler, Hand Loom Weaver (1851)
- born c 1790/1
- married Joseph Collier, Weaver 560
- Hand Loom Weaver, 4 Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 60)

[(Gen 2) Sarah Rosler Silk Weaver (1851)
- born c 1834
- daughter of Hannah Rosler Weaver 570
- Silk Weaver of 4 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 17)

Weaver 580 (Gen 2.) James Collier, Silk Weaver (1851-1871)
- born 14.12.1815 bp 19.10.1819 St Leonards, Shoreditch
- son of Joseph Collier, Weaver 560 and Hannah (Collier) Rosler, Hand Loom Weaver 570
- (belact?) Weaver, 4 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 32)
- Silk Weaver 3 1/2 Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age 45)
- Silk Weaver 3 Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green per 1871 Census (age 48)

Weaver 590 (Gen 2) Samuel Collier (?belact)Weaver (1851-1861)
- born 29.9.1819 bp 19.10.1819 St Leonards, Shoreditch
- son of Joseph Collier, Weaver 560 and Hannah (Collier) Rosler, Hand Loom Weaver 570
- married Ann circa 1855
- Silk Weaver, 4 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 30)
- Silk Weaver 3 1/2 Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age 40)

Family 6

Weaver 660 (Gen 1.) John Collier, Silk Weaver (1845)
- born c 1780
- Silk Weaver per marriage of son James (1845)

Weaver 662 (Gen 3.) James Collier, Weaver (1845-1849)
- born c 1820
- Weaver per marriage to Mary Ann Vickers, St Philip's, Bethnal Green 10.3.1845
- Weaver of 1 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green
per birth of daughter Mary Ann Collier at Workhouse Bethnal Green 15.8.1849

Family 8

Weaver 837 (Gen 2.) Joseph Collier, Silk Weaver (1840-1861)
- born 1807/8
- married Harriet Baker 24.9.1827 at St Leonards, Shoreditch
- Weaver, 6 Patience Street, Bethnal Green
per birth of son Samuel 25.1.1840
- Silk Weaver Hand Loom 3 James St, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 43)
- Silk Weaver 11 Princes Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census(age 54)

Weaver 838 (Gen 2.) Harriett (Baker) Collier, Silk Weaver Hand Loom (1851)
- born 1808/9
- wife of Joseph Collier
- Silk Weaver Hand Loom, 3 James Street, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (Age 42)

Family 9 - possible link to Family 6 (Virginia Row)

Weaver 940 (Gen 1.) William Collier, Silk Weaver (1841-1861)
- born c 1790
- married Elizabeth Beech St Dunstan's, Stepney 13.4.1811
- Living at New Inn Yard per bp of son William at St Leonards, Shoreditch 10.3.1812
- Weaver of New Inn Yard per bp of son Joseph at St Leonards, Shoreditch 8.3.1818
- Weaver of New Inn Yard per bp of son James at St Leonards, Shoredicth 16.4.1821
- Silk Weaver, Hope Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age about 50)
- Weaver per marriage of son James to Sophia Thorogood 27.3.1842
- Weaver per marriage of son Joseph to Elizabeth Matthews 19.6.1848
- Weaver 12 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (age 60)
- Silk Weaver 14 to 13 Mead Street, Bethnal Green, living with daughter Sarah (Collier) Gadderer
per 1861 Census (age 70)

Weaver 941 (Gen 1.) Elizabeth (Beech) Collier, Silk Weaver (1841-1861)
- born about 1790
- married William Collier St Dunstan's, Stepney 13.4.1811
- Silk Weaver, Hope Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age about 45)
- Weaver 12 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (age 57)
- Silk Weaver 14 to 13 Mead Street, Bethnal Green
per 1861 Census (age 68)

Weaver 942 (Gen 2.) Caroline Collier, Silk Weaver (1841)
- born 1822/3
- daughter of William & Elizabeth Collier
- Silk Weaver, Hope Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age 18)

Weaver 943 (Gen 2.) James Collier, Silk Weaver (1841-1861)
- born 10.12.1840 bp 16.4.1821 St Leonards, Shoreditch (parents William Collier Weaver of New Inn Yard & Elizabeth)
- Silk Weaver Hope Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age about 20)
- Labourer of 4 Harriet Place when married Sophia Thorogood at Christ Church, Whitechapel 27.3.1842
(father William Collier, Weaver)

Weaver 944 (Gen 2.) Samuel Collier, Silk Weaver (1841-1871)
- born about 1824/5
- son of William & Elizabeth Collier
- Silk Weaver, Hope Street, Bethnal Green per 1841 Census (age 16)

Weaver 945 (Gen 2.) Sarah Collier, Silk Weaver (1841)
- born about 1826/7
- daughter of William & Elizabeth Beech
- Silk Weaver, Hope Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age 14)
- married Frederick Gadderer 10.5.1847 at St Mary, Spital Square or Wheeler Chapel
- living with parents at 13/14 Mead St per 1861 Census (age 23?)

Weaver 946 (Gen 2.) William Collier, Weaver (1838-1861)
- bp 10.3.1812 at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch
- son of William & Elizabeth Beech of New Inn Yard
- married to Hannah Hood 13.2.1836 at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch
- Weaver, 21 Swan Street, Bethnal Green
per birth of daughter Charlotte Elizabeth 23.6.1838
- Weaver, 18 St James Street, Bethnal Green
per birth of son William 29.12.1839
- Silk Weaver, Somers Buildings, Hope Street, Bethnal Green
per 1841 Census (age about 25)
- Weaver, 12 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green
per birth of sons William 6.9.1841 and Samuel 2.4.1845
- Weaver 12 Virginia Row, Bethnal Green
per 1851 Census (age 39)
- Weaver 4 Diamond Court, Spitalfields
per 1861 Census (age 49)
- Silk Weaver, 1 Diamond Court, Spitalfields per 1871 Census (age60)

Weaver 1050 (Gen 2.) Joseph Collier, Weaver (1840-1851)
- born c 1818
- bp 8.3.1818 St Leonards, Shoreditch (Parents William Collier, Weaver 940 of New Inn Yard & Elizabeth Beech)
- Weaver of 17 Virginia Row married Elizabeth Matthews 19.6.1848 St Mary's, Spitalfield Sq, Wheeler St
- Weaver 1 New Nichol Street, Bethnal Green
per birth of son Joseph 8.4.1840
- Weaver, White Horse Court, Wheeler Street, Spitalfields
per 1841 Census (age 25)
- Weaver 17 Virginia Row, Spitalfields per marriage cert 1848
- Silk Weaver 5 Vincent St, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 32)
- Silk Weaver 43 Thomas Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census (age ? 45)

Family 11

Weaver 1150 (Gen 2.) William Collier, Weaver (1853)
- Born circa 1795 (Parents could be William & Ann Collier)
- married Charlotte Robelon 3.8.1818 at St Matthews, Bethnal Green
- Weaver per bp children St Matthews, Bethnal Green
- Weaver of Brick Lane 18.10.1818 Daughter Sarah Delves Collier
- Weaver of St John St 27.2.1820 Daughter Elinor Collier
- Weaver of Workhouse 18.3.1821 Son William Collier
- Weaver, Wells St, Hackney
per marriage of daughter Eleanor Collier to William Thwaites (25.12.1853 at Parish Church of South Hackney)
Witnesses: James Samuel Furby & Ann (Collier) Furby

Family 13 - Could be Weaver 172

Weaver 1350 (Gen 2.) Thomas Collier Weaver (1840)
- born circa 1808
- Widower who married Ann Primmer per IGI 23.6.1828 St Leonards, Shoreditch (Chapel of St John the Baptist, Hoxton)
- Weaver per birth of son George Furgus Collier 10.6.1840 at City of London Lying-in Hospital

Family 14 - Possible link to Families 1 & 5 (Tyssen St)

Weaver 1450 (Gen 2.) Ann Collier, Silk Winder (1851)
- born c 1803/4 Spitalfields
- Married Silk Winder, 3 Tyssen St, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census (age 47)

Family 15

Weaver 1550 (Gen 2.) Josiah Collier (1860)
- born c 1820
- Weaver per marriage of son Abraham Collier, Spinner of 7 Fox St & Mary Ann Howsham 2.1.1860 at St Matthews, Bethnal Green

Weaver 1551 (Gen 3.) Mary Ann Howsham Weaveress 1861-1881
- born 1843/4 per 1881 Census
- wife of Abraham Collier
- Weaveress of 7 Fox Street, Bethnal Green per 1861 Census
- Weaveress of 11 Fox St, Bethnal Green per 1871 Census
- Silk Fringe Weaver of 227 Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green per 1881 Census (age 37)

Family 17

Weaver 1700 (Gen 1.) Josiah Collier Weaver (1819)
- born c 1795
- married ? Lydia Fitchen1817 at St Mary's, Islington
- Weaver of Duncomb Court per bp daughter Susanna Collier 4.1.1819 St Leonards, Shoreditch

Family 18

Weaver 1800 (Gen 1)Abraham Collier Weaver (1750)
- born c 1730
- Weaver married in secret at Fleet Prison 8.6.1750
- while living in the Bishopsgate/Spitalfields area
- wife Elizabeth Farmer
- son Abraham bp 19.8.1765 St Leonard's, Shoreditch while living in Holywell Lane

Weaver 1801(Gen 2) Abraham Collier Silk Weaver (1841)
- born circa 1765/6
- born 28.7.1765, bp 19.8.1765 St Leonard's, Shoreditch (Parents ? Abraham & Elisabeth Collier of Holywell Lane)
- Silk Weaver of Tyrrel St, Bethnal Green - next to Hope Town - per 1841 Census (age 75)

Family 19

Weaver 1900 (Gen 1) Mathew Collier Weaver (1714-1716)
- born c 1690
- Weaver per marriage to Elizabeth Chesterman 1.12.1714 St Dunstans, Stepney
- Weaver per bp son Mathew Collier 24.3.1716 St Dunstans, Stepney

Family 20

Weaver 2000 Abraham Collier Weaver (1705-1715)
- born c 1674
- married Ann (?Anne Russett 5.8.1694 St Dunstan's)
- Children Abraham, John & Sarah bp St Botolph's, Bishopsgate
- Weaver of Bethnal Green per bp children at St Dunstan's, Stepney:
- Isaac 5.4.1705
- David 15.12.1706
- Thomas 7.11.1708
- Elizabeth 15.10.1710
- William 27.11.1715
- Weaver of Spitalfields per bp 21.3.1714
- children Stephen, Francis & Ann bp St Leonards, Shoreditch
when address given as Hollywell St

Family 21

Weaver 2100 Joel Collier Weaver (1851)
- born c 1797/8 Reading, Berks
- Weaver/Inmate in Workhouse, Bethnal Green per 1851 Census

Notes:

1. All the names have been given an estimated Generation number
2. Leigh Collier numbered his Family Tree Maker sheets :
8/1 Thomas Collier
7/1 James Collier – his son
6/1 Thomas Collier – son of James

The above names have been listed in a Names Index:

Silk Weavers Named Collier - Families Name Index

Colin Bower
5 January 2017

Links to:

Silk Weavers named Collier - Introduction & Index

Silk Weavers named Collier - The Story So Far

Collier Family - Progress to Date

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