The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Silk Weavers named Collier

Appendix

Search for Robert Collier, Silk Manufacturer - Research Undertaken

I thought that I would follow his partner, James Vavasseur, to try and find some information on Robert Collier!

James was born 1823 and apprenticed to James Carter in September 1837:

Indenture

“This indenture witnesseth that James Vavasseur, son of James Vavasseur of No 9 Trump Street, King Street, Cheapside doth put himself apprentice to James Carter,
Citizen and Fishmonger of London by trade a Silk Manufacturer living at No 9 Trump Street aforesaid…….”
7 September 1837
Fishmonger Hall

He was admitted to the Freedom of the City on 14 February 1845.

Content of Appendix

The following records appear to show that the family accumulated wealth from silk weaving and owned property. The Appendix is virtually a Timeline.

1. Trump Street, Cheapside 1834-1837
2. Mile End Old Town 1838-1856
3. From City Directories 1845-1864
4. New Nichol Street 1865-1885
5. Huggin Lane 1890-1898

1. Trump Street, Cheapside 1834-1837

From London Electoral Registers

1834, 1835, 1837

Allhallows, Honey Lane

James Vavasseur, 9 Trump Street

2. Mile End Old Town 1838-1856

From London Electoral Registers

1838

James Vavasseur Junior of 9 Trump Street

46 & 47 Devonshire Street

Also James Vavasseur Senior of Tyson Street

44 & 45 Devonshire Street

1851, 1853, 1856

Mile End Old Town

James Vavasseur of 9 Trump Street, Cheapside

45 -47 West Street, Globe-fields

3. From City Directories 1845-1864

UK City & County Directories 1766-1946

1845 James Vavasseur, Silk Manufacturer (see Carter & Vavasseur)

1850, 1851 James Vavasseur, Silk Manufacturer (see Carter, Vavasseur & Rix)

Also James Vavasseur, Silk Merchant, 4 Queen Street Place

1855

Allhallows, Honey Lane

8 and 9 Trump Street

John Rix of 9 Trump Street
James Vavasseur of De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill

London Land Tax Records 1692 – 1932

Trump Street

1856 James Vavasseur (Thomas)

1857 James Vavasseur (Thomas)
Also John Rix (Hubbard)

1861, 1864 James Vavasseur (Thomas & Hubbard)

4. New Nichol Street 1865-1885

From London Electoral Registers

1865

James Vavasseur New Nichol Street (Factory)

St Matthew, Bethnal Green

1873, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1880, 1881

James Vavasseur, New Nichol Street (House & Factory)

1882, 1885

James Vavasseur, New Nichol Street (Dwelling House)

5. Huggin Lane 1890-1898

From London Electoral Registers

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893

3 Huggin Lane (Joint Tenancy)

And

1894,1895, 1896, 1897, 1898

Part of 4 Huggin Lane (Joint Tenancy)

Joint Tenants

James Vavasseur of Knockholt near Sevenoaks
Edwin Jones Carter of Frognal, Lower Clapton
James Coleman of Bosworth Lodge, Willesden Lane

Colin Bower
24 February 2020

 
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