All that I knew about Great Great Grandparents Henry and Hannah before starting the family history was they were Emily’s parents. Henry was the first teacher to the Straits. They lived on Cape Barren before moving to Sawyer’s Bay. Their final resting place – Wybalenna.
The image below originates from Hannah’s photo album.
‘The Collis family, Hurst Berkshire’: – from experience, there may well be other family members with the same photo able to fill a few gaps – just maybe!
It’s possible there are other images to discover?
Fred’s eldest Granddaughters history (Emita Museum) indicated they lived in Sydney for a short time and where Clara Dora was born. Henry had family in Sydney this was confirmed with the letter from his brother Alfred. Henry had 6 siblings. If there are any corrections or stories (further images) please comment and this will capture your contribution.
Below are the children of George Collis (Hurst) and Elizabeth Chaplin (Wokingham)
George 1824 – 1873
Henry 1826 – 1895
Alfred George 1827 – 1905 and author of the letter in 1889
John 1829 – 1918
Elizabeth 1831 – I have seen two variations of death one around 1852 (Berlin) and another 1900 in Victoria.
Edmund Richard Collis 1833 – 1888, married Catherine Tupper- parents to 12?……. Catherine Ann, William Richard, Henry Orwell, Edwin Charles, Emily, Elizabeth Mary, Eliza Sarah, Eva, Minnie, Ada, Alice and Edith.
Emily 1836 – 1838
Henry’s family pedigree below:
Parents George Collis (DOB 1791 ) and Elizabeth Mary Chaplin
Grandparents Thomas Colis (DOB 1756) and Elizabeth Gilbert
Great grandparents Thomas Collis (DOB 1735) and Grace Drew
Great x 2 grandparents Edward Collis (DOB 1695) and Sarah Nash
Great x 3 grandparents William Collis (DOB 1653) and Anne Luttman
Great x 4 Richard Collis – wife unknown – 1600’s