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Hi , my name is Dave Collings . I have been researching my family history and have come to an abrupt halt with my Great Grandfather William Henry COLLINGS. I know that he was born in Devonport , England on 30th June 1830 and that he was a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy . He was married to Eliza Maria LUCKS , also from Devonport. They had six children of whome , my Grandfather James Thomas COLLINGS was born in 1877. Of the others Eliza J.COLLINGS was born in Dundee , Scotland in about 1867 , the rest were all born in Devon , they were Florence K. COLLINGS born about 1870. William H. COLLINGS born about 1872 . Lillian M. COLLINGS born about 1875 and Frederick E. COLLINGS born about 1889. I would love to know if there are any descendants of the above out there anywhere.
For interest my great grandfather was trained on the training ship H.M.S. Victory then served on H.M.S.Cambrian,H.M.S.Bellerophon,H.M.S.Cornwallis,H.M.S.Sampson, H.M.S.Cambridge and H.M.S.Liffey. At least one of these , the Cambridge was a gunnery training school at anchor and basically a hulk.
Regards to all.
I am researching the descendants of my great grandfather , William Henry Collings.
He was born in Devonport , Devon ,England on 30thJune 1830 . He was a Petty Officer in the British Navy for over 23 years. He was Married to Eliza Maria Lucks.
They had six children Eliza J. Collings born about 1867
Florence K. Collings born abt. 1870
William H Collings born abt. 1872
Lillian M.Collings born abt. 1875
My Grandfather James Thomas Collings
and Frederick E. Collings born abt. 1889
It is these children that I am hoping to get information about , I have come to a complete halt with British records
Regards to all,
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