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Sunday, 9 May 2021

George Collins and Martha Thompson

St. Andrew's Church, Cransley
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Martha Thompson, daughter of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, married George Collins, a Carpenter, at the 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 should still be named), but it's clear this is her, because the witnesses include Solomon Thompson, presumably Martha's brother; Martha's sister, Maria Blackett and also one of the Bottrell/Botterill 'clan' (Martha's eldest sister, Mary, had married Stephen Bottrell).

In 1848, they had 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, was 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