The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Brecht On-Name Study

Visit to London 4 June 2015

In June 2015, I made a rare but memorable visit to London.

Brecht Family

I met up with a first cousin and her husband from Australia and we went on a tour of London particularly Spitalfields.

Meeting First Cousin

At one point, we went to the Town House in Fournier Street, Spitalfields, a former weaver's house.

5 Fournier Street, Spitalfields

The owner was in course of having a a map of Spitalfields drawn up which showed where residents with Huguenot names lived.

I was interested in Fashion Street where Heinrich/Henry Brecht was a colour manufacturer.

Silk Weavers named Coller

I spotted two interesting Huguenot entries in the map:

Isaac Godier who married Eliza Collier, daughter of Charles Collier, Silk Weaver was living in Fashion Street.

Louis Gaucheron was living in Tyssen Steet. Louis' granddaughter Mary Kemp married Thomas Collier.

Unveiling the Huguenot Map

This update was sparked by the introduction of a Creative Writing/Reading Group in our Probus Club:

Creative Writing Piece July 2023

Colin Bower
31 August 2023

Links to:

Creative Writing Project

Project Index

Brecht One Name Study - Main Index

Silk Weavers named Collier - The Story So Far

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