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William COLLETT + Esther Ellen SWNEY - Paeroa

Journal by ngairedith

William COLLETT (1851-1929)
was (apparently) born in Epping Forest, London on 31 January 1851

Esther Ellen SWNEY (1864-1906)
was born in Hunua, (near Papakura), Auckland on 30 September 1864
- a daughter of Peter SWNEY (1829-1884) & Esther Ellen LEACH (1839-1905)
OF NOTE the known siblings of Esther were:
* 1862 - 1916 Emily Janet Swney
- married Samuel Burge & had 11 children
* 1864 - 1906 Esther Ellen Swney
- married William Collett & had 14 children (as featured here)

* 1867 - 1941 Harriet Rosalie Swney
- married Edwin Doran Vowsey & had 11 children
* 1869 - 1948 Peter Alexander Swney
- married Ellen Spearing Jackson & had 4 children
* 1871 - ? William James Swney
- married Clara Agnes Johnson
- he married Olive Hume
* 1874 - 1950 Eliza Swney
- married William James Mulgrew & had 4 children
* 1876 - 1948 John Thomas Swney
- married Kathleen Agnes Abbott & had 3 children


William COLLETT married Esther Ellen SWNEY
- their 14 known children:

... 1
1881 - 1941 Sarah Ann Collett
- Sarah married Charles McKENZIE in 1899
- their known children
* 1899 - 1900 William Joseph McKenzie
* 1902 - 1976 Gladye Ettie McKenzie
- Sarah & Charles divorced in June 1920
- she next married William Joseph SIMPSON in Nov 1920
SARAH died in Auckland 17 Aug 1941 aged 60


... 2
1883 - 1969 Catherine Collett
- Catherine married Samuel Henry ROULSTON (1880-1967) in 1906
- their known children:
* 1907 - Lee Dulcie Roulston
* 1908 - Rhona Dulcie Roulston
* 1910 - Henry Algie Roulston
* 1912 - Reynold Roulston


... 3
1885 - 1928 Albert George William Collett
- Albert married Helen THOMLINSON (1881-1944)
ALBERT died aged 53 in Australia


... 4
1887 - 1962 Rose Jubilee Collett
- born at Waitoa
- Rose married Reginald Ivens ROBERTS (1878-1964) in 1908
- Reginald was born in Coromandel and was a Builder
- their known children:
* 1909 - Leonard Ivens Roberts
* 1911 - Reginald William ROberts
ROSE died 15 December 1962 aged 75
REGINALD died 18 June 1964 aged 86
- they are buried Lots 4 & 6, Block P, PRO at Pukerimu, Paeroa


... 5
1890 - 1959 John Henry Collett
- John married Sarah RADFORD (1888-1959) in 1912


... 6
1891 - 1906 Annie Maria Collett
ANNIE died 29 May 1906 in Paeroa aged 15 (17 days after her mother)
- she is buried at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery, Paeroa


... 7
1893 - 1963 William Ivan Collett
- William married Thelma Gladys ARDERN (1903-1972) in 1924
WILLIAM died 21 July 1963 aged 69
- he was cremated at Waikumete, Auckland
THELMA died 18 October 1972 aged 69 in Auckland
- her ashes were scattered from Waikumete


... 8
1895 - 1974 Mary Jane Collett
- Mary married Walter Harold LLEWELYN (1892-1960) in 1916
- 3rd of 8 children of Charles Vaughan LLEWELYN & Annie Elizabeth REDGATE


... 9
1897 - 1972 Esther Ellen 'Nellie' Collett
- Esther married Eugene HOGAN in 1916
ESTHER died 13 September 1972 in Acukland aged 74
EUGENE died 12 August 1974 in Auckland aged 81
- they were cremated at Waikumete


... 10
1899 - 1993 James Leach Collett
- James married Mary Margaretta KARL (1901-1976) in 1926
JAMES died 8 October 1953 aged 87 in Auckland
- buried Plot 028, Row 2, Block A at Purewa


... 11
1900 - ? Thomas Collett
- Thomas possibly married Alice Mabel McENTEE (1900-1980) in 1918


... 12
1902 - ? Lucy Collett
- Lucy married Christopher HOOLE (1895-1929) in 1922
- Lucy possibly remarried


... 12
1904 - 1980 Ivy Myrtle Collett
- Ivy married William Edward POTTER (1902-1986) in 1924
IVY died 13 March 1980 aged 76 in Auckland
- her ashes were retuned from Purewa


... 14
1905 - 1997 Violet May Collett
- Violet married Percy Edward WOODMAN (1905-1963) in 1930
PERCY died 17 Nov 1963 in Whangarei aged 58
- he is buried Plot 433, Block 10 RSA at Maunu cemetery
VIOLET died 28 June 1997 in Whangarei aged 91
- ashes buried Plot 193, Block A at Maunu cemetery


Esther Ellen Collett died 12 May 1906 aged 42
William COLLETT died 24 April 1929 aged 69
- they are buried Lot 1, Block C, PRO at Pukerimu cemetery

NOTES
On May 12th 1906 Esther Ellen, wife of William Collett, and mother of Mrs C. McKenzie and Mrs Sam Roulston, after a short illness; aged 42 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Thames Road, Paeroa, at 2p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th



FLOODING in PAEROA & districts has been a regular problem for hundreds of years
* 1896 - * 1898 below - * 1907 - * 1936 - * 1981 - I was there for that one, the one they call 'the flood of floods' when a huge torrent of water literally picked up the whole Waikino business district and many homes and washed them downstream through the Karangahake Gorge. The Waikino Hotel stood - and still stands :)
see the Hotel, defiant as always). All the shops opposite the hotel are no longer
* 2006 - * 2012

PHOTO
PAEROA under flood
during Jan-Feb 1898 from Alexander Turnbull Library
... note Peter Keller's General Store on right which means this was Normanby Road. He moved into this building in 1896 which was previously occupied by J. Phillips & Son (also General Store). He moved his business into the Masonic Buildings in Dec 1900. Peter Keller (1837-1917) was born in Germany & arrived in Otago in 1862.
He was a member of the Paeroa Borough Council and was twice Mayor there

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by wyn on 2013-05-15 17:46:39

Hi, i am wondering if you know whether you had in your past family a Margaret Collett born around the 1840's that married a Daniel Brown,they lived in Akaroa NZ and had twins,B/1860'S A MARGARET AND ELLEN....Collett was not such a common name back then,maybe there is a connection....Do you know where the Collett's come from?.....I am trying my upmost in finding my past.........Wyn

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