Sunday, 9 May 2021

George Collins and Martha Thompson

St. Andrew's Church, Cransley
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Jonathan Thacker - geograph.org.uk/p/6663331

Martha Thompson, daughter of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, married the 20 year old George Collins, a Carpenter, at her parish church of St Andrew's, Cransley, Northamptonshire, on 8 Nov 1847. Martha's father isn't listed on the marriage certificate (he was already deceased, but that shouldn't make any difference), but it's clear this is her, because witnesses include one of the Thompson family and, specifically, Martha's sister, Maria Blackett.

In 1848, they have a son, George Collins, born in St George in the East.

Then Martha Collins died in 1850, aged just 24 and, in 1851, George Collins (24), Carpenter, Widower, is lodging with John and Maria Blackett.

So far, I've been unable to trace either George Collins further.

Marriage of George Collins to Martha Thompson

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