The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Famly History

Collier Family

Parish Records

St Dunstans, Stepney

Charles Collier bp 4.9.1803
Silk Weaver of Bethnal Green
married 25.8.1822
Eliza Adams b c 1803/4

(subsquently Charles Collier married Maria Sanders in Croydon in 1863)

St Matthews, Bethnal Green

James Collier Silk Weaver b c 1765
married 22.12.1785
Elizabeth Mason b c 1765

(Witnesses: Wm Purser, Elizth Collier)

Charles Collier born 15.8.1803 bp 4.9.1803
(Parents James & Elizabeth Collier)

St Jude, Bethnal Green

Charles Henry Collier (19), Cigar Maker of 11 Carter Street
(Father Charles Collier, Weaver)
married 25.12.1870
Elizabeth Sophia Crease (19) of 11 Fleur de lis Street
(Father Lewis Crease, Hot Presser)

St Jude, Whitechapel Thomas Baxter (20) Confectioner of 16 South Conduit Street
(Father Frances Baxter, Cutler)
married 29.10.1849
Caroline Bower (19) of 34 Flower & Dean Street
(Father Charles Collier, Weaver)

St Leonards, Shoreditch

Alfred Baxter (23) Confectioner of 28 Wellington Street
(Father Francis Baxter, Carter)
married 16.11.1856
Phoebe Collier (21) of 28 Wellington Street
(Father Charles Collier, Weaver)
Witnesses Charles Collier, Caroline Baxter

Family of Charles & Eliza Collier

There is an extraordinary entry with 4 of Charles& Eliza's children baptised on the same day:

St Matthews, Bethnal Green

Eliza Elizabeth Collier born 17.9.1822
Emma Collier born 6.2.1831
Charles Collier born 15.9.1833
Elizabeth Collier born (14?).7.1837
- all bp 19.1.1844
- Parents Charles Collier Weaver of 14 Harrold Street and Eliza

James Collier, Carpet Weaver of 48 Busby Street
(father Joseph Collier, Weaver)
married 7.9.1863
Clara Collier (minor) of 11 Carter Street
(father Charles Collier, Weaver)
Witnesses: Charles Collier, Mary Ann Collier

St Matthias, Bethnal Green

Charles Henry Collier born (?)16.4.1852
(Parents Charles Collier, Weaver of 15 Hare Street & Maria)

Abraham & Elizabeth Collier

In looking for other Abraham Colliers, I found a series of strange entries:

Fleet Prison

Abraham Collier
married 8.6.1750
Elizabeth Farmer

This was a clandestine marriage under the Rules of the Fleet, but was recorded in 2 church records:

St Botolph, Bishopsgate

Abraham Collier, Weaver of St Botolph, Bishopsgate
married 8.6.1750
Elizabeth Farmer

Unnamed "Spitlefields" Church

Abraham Collier Weaver of Spitlefields
married 8.6.1750 (against the date, the word "Gillotts" is written)
Elizabeth Farmer


Abraham & Elizabeth could be the parents of Chris' ancestor James Collier:

Colin Bower
12 October 2023

Links to:

Collier Family - Index

Silk Weavers named Collier - Index

Family History - Main Index

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