What's in name 3. Eliza Jane (Jenny) Perry/Rimmer/Collins and Fredrick or William Rimmer
Eliza Jane (Jenny)(sister of Essie) was born at Bombay, Auckland on the 9 June 1878,the third daughter of Thomas and Eliza Jane Perry.
She attended the Ramarama School from 27 October 1884 to 24 September 1891 when she left to help around the farm.
Some time around 1895 she went to live with her married sister Essie in the city as she wished to have a change from farm life. When her sister died in 1898 leaving two young children she stayed to look after them and at the end of 1899 she married her brother in law Frederick William Henry Rimmer.
She had one child to him, Ivy (19 December 1900). He later left her with the three children to look after and by the beginning of 1902 the oldest child Ella is being cared for by Thomas Perry at Bombay as indicated in the Ramarama School admissions for that year.
Also about this time Bill Collins met Jenny and together they took the responsibility of raising Albert - the younger of Essie's children,and Ivy - Jenny's daughter by Rimmer.
Between 1903 and 1913 Bill and Jenny had four sons and a daughter.
From birth records they lived at Arch Hill, Adelaide Street, Spring Street and finally by 1913 to their house at 71 Beresford Street.
Jenny died at her home 71 Beresford Street in 1948.
As far as I can tell Frederick Rimmer never divorced Eliza but did enter a third marriage in Canada under the name of William Rimmer but later reverted to the name Fredrick Rimmer when his third wife died.
I can find no record of Eliza and William Collins marrying.
This post is based on the research of Laurie Collins and my late father Murray Griffin.