The Children of Pierce Collit.
Grandchildren

1811 Pierce

1813 Josiah

1815 John

1818 Elizabeth

1819 Eliza

1821 Lydia

1823 Frances

1825 James

1826 Lucy Ann

1826 Edward Field

Oldest daughter Maria. married Philip Strickland in1811,at St Matthews Church at Windsor,

Her children to Phillip Strickland were 3 sons.  Phillip died in 1816.

In the 6th October 1817  she again married to Edward Field  at Castlereagh. The Fields were their best friends and neighbors. They had 5 daughters and two sons. Edward died  in 1846 aged 49 and was buried at Castlereagh.

 

*Edward Field went on to be the last Innkeeper at Rose Inn.

Maria died in 1829 and was buried at Castlereagh aged 33. Pierce and Mary must have been devasted as their eldest daughter had been through so much with them.  She left 10 grandchildren for them.

Edward went on to marry Ester Lees  on the 18th October 1830 and they had 6 more children. The first being born in 1833, 4 years after Marias death.  This time lapse at lease gave the couple a chance to cope with the children from the Edwards  first marriage  to Maria.

Edward died at Castlereagh on the 7th December 1846 aged 49 and his occupation was given as Innkeeper living at Castlereagh.

 

 
   

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Maria, now aged 28 had married Phillip Stickland in 1811at  St Matthews in Windsor, but Phillip died in 1811. On the 6th October 1817 Maria again was married to Edward Field.

in totla Maria had . Maria died in  September 1829. Sarah, now aged 27,had married John Watkins in 1816. Frances, aged 15 had married Thomas Pembroke  in 1822. Sophia maried Thomas Rawsone in

 
 
Grandchildren Second daughter who sailed out the Pierce and Mary was Sarah. At the age of 19 she married John Watkins on 9th September 1816 at the Castlereagh Church at Castlereagh.
1818 James

1819 Mary Ann

1821 Maria

1823 Ann

1824 Elizabeth

1824 Sophia

1827 Michael

1830 Ellen

1831 Joseph

1832 William

1840 Sarah

 

 

They had 3 children one son and two daughters.

John died at Mount York on the 19th June 1844 Sarah aged 39 , then married Michael Scott aged 35 on the 1st January 1846. Michael was Irish and a Roman Catholic and lived at Coalpit Vale. Together they had 9 children

Later in her life Sarah moved and lived at Forbes and died on 18 May 1867 of pneumonia being aged 70 at Cadow", Forbes. Michael died eight years later on 1 June 1875 aged 74 at Carrowobity.

Ironically the two daughters Ann and Elizabeth both died a day apart in March 1863. of "colonial/bilious fever"

Their children:

Eldest son Michael was 22 when he died in 1849 and was buried at Hartley in the Roman Catholic section.

Next son Joseph married Eliza Field at Mount York on 11th August 1852. They also was living at Coalpit Vale

Hi died  on 3 September 1875 Broad Creek, Bogabagil, age 44.ofscrofulous disease of the kneejoints  His occupation was  listed as carrier,

William Scot was married on  16th June 1849 at Carcoar to Ester Jones

Sarah was listed as a Wesleyan Methodist and she was married at St Berbnnards Church at Hartley to Pierce Field carrier on the 22nd August 1859. She too moved out to Forbes and she died Orange Road, near Forbes,   aged 82, old age  and senile decay

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1826 Mary

1829 Susannah

1831  Jane

1833  Esther

1836  Sarah

1840 Pierce

1842 John

Eldest son and the first child born in Sydney was John on the 8th February 1803. at Castlereagh.

John aged 19, married on the 28th January in 1822 at the Castlereagh Church to Hannah Lees. Hannah was 19 at the time of the marriage

John died at his property Myall Park near Forbes aged 87 of senile decay on the 2nd June 1886

Hannah died  on 26th December 1874 at Back Creek near Cowra at the  age of 71, of Asthma

Hannah father  John Lees was a devout Christian. He gave an acre of land at Castlereagh to the Wesleyan Church, built a small chapel on it .A new church at Castlereagh was built in 1847 and in 1921 Mary and John Lees were re-interred at that site

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1822 Mary

1828 Pierce

1840 Sarah

1842 Charles

1844 Joseph

1848 Alfred

Francis was  the next to be born on 26 September 1804 at Castlereagh.  At the age of 18 she married Thomas Pembroke on the 25th July 1822 at the Castlereagh Church.

Francis died at 'Three Brothers" at Bathurst on 19th August 1869 a the age of 68 of entertitis.

Children of 1st marriage Mary , Henry 30, Ellen 28 living; 4 males deceased

She then married  Charles Fell  age 40on the 4th January 1841 at Mulgoa.

Children of 2nd marriage

 Sarah was born at  Regentville Estate", Mulgoa,  and baprised on the 10 Janaury 1841  at Mulgoa daughter of Charles & Fanny Fell, "Regentville Estate", Coachman

Charles was born on 10th Octobver 1841 at Mount York Hartley and was baptised on 17th Janaury 1843 at Bathurst. His fathers occupation at the time was listed as Farmer at Mount York Hartley 

Jospeh was born on 12th December 1842 at Hartley and Baptised at Bathurst his father still listed as a Hartley Farmer.

Alfred was born on 16th December 1848 at Hartley and  was christened at Kelso on 25th March 1849

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1840 Caroline

1842 Pierce

1848 James

1851 Sophia

James was born 21st March 1806. They had him baptized on  24th June 1810 at Castlereagh . It was not until 6 August 1832 that James decided it was time to get married. So Ellen Leech, became his wife.

this was till he married Bridget Clifford. they had a duaghter Caroline born in 1840

  Bridget Clifford
Child  

31st August 1840 Sophia Higgins became his  third  wife , the marriage taking place at  Hassons walls.

 James lived till 30th December 1880 at his property Carrawobitty at  Forbes where he dies aged 84 his occupation being listed as "Squatter" 

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  Joseph Collits was born on 17th March 1808 and was also baptised on 24 June 1810. Jospeh did not get married till 21st July 1845 when he married Mary Perry who was a widow, the marriage taking place at Castlereagh.   He was listed as living at Mt Victoria  as was Marys place of residence.  Mary was born as Mary Ann Field on the 14 March 1795 and was 13 years older than Josphe at their time of the Marriage. Jospeh was 37 and Mary 50.

Mary died Bogabigli, near Forbes, age 71,  of Diarrhoea on the 12 November 1865. The nexr ear on 6th March 1866 he married Martha Sherringham at Mount Clarnece (near Hartley). He was listed at a "grazier" of Lachlan River 

there were no children from either marriage.

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1827 Thomas

1829 Joseph

1834 James

1840 Maria

1843 Eliza

1846 Sophia

1847 Thomas

1849 William

1851 Jesse

Sophia was born on 16 January 1810 at Catlereagh, She went on to marry Thomas Rawsthorne on 30 October 1826 at the age of 16.

She later married Thomas Morris on 19th March 1838 at Castlereagh Thomas had been living at Vale of Clwydd

 

 She died on 25th January 1868 at Billybong Forbes at the age of 58 from a fever that had lasted 6 weeks

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1832 Sarah

1836 Mary

1841 John

1843 Sylvanus

1845 Thomas

1847 Sarah

1850 Amelia

1852 Maria F

1854 Pierce

Amelia Collits was born in  Windsor on 27th September 1812  and baptised a month later on 25th October 1812 at St Mathews Windsor.

 She married John Skeen on 29th June 1832 at the age of 20 a the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kelso, 

 She lived a long  life and died  on 8th October 1896 at Kanimbla aged 84 of senility  and Buried 11/10/1896, Mount York, near Mount Victoria

John Skeen died  on 29th June 1873 at Mount York

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1844 Eliza Willam Collits was the last born child of Pierce and Mary. Born at Castlereagh on the 13th June 1815 and baptised on 25 February 1816. on the 1st August 1842 he married Caroline James at Penrith. Caroline was murdered on the Mt Victoria pass after a  drinking outing.

He then married Mary Ann Quinn on the 1st August 1842 at Penrith . They had one child

William died at Bogabigal near Forbes  and was buried  on the 28th December 1867aged 53 of consumption of 9 months duration.

December 1867? Bogabigal, near Forbes, NSW, Australia, William Collits, Grazier, age 53, consumption, 9 months
 

 

1811 Pierce
1813 Josiah
1815 John
1818 Elizabeth
1818 James
1819 Eliza
1819 Mary Ann
1821 Lydia
1821 Maria
1822 Mary
1823 Ann
1823 Frances
1824 Elizabeth
1824 Sophia
1825 James
1826 Edward Field
1826 Lucy Ann
1826 Mary
1827 Michael
1827 Thomas
1828 Pierce
1829 Joseph
1829 Susannah
1830 Ellen
1831 Joseph
1831  Jane
1832 Sarah
1832 William
1833  Esther
1834 James
1836 Mary
1836  Sarah
1840 Caroline
1840 Maria
1840 Pierce
1840 Sarah
1840 Sarah
1841 John
1842 Charles
1842 John
1842 Pierce
1843 Eliza
1843 Sylvanus
1844 Eliza
1844 Joseph
1845 Thomas
1846 Sophia
1847 Sarah
1847 Thomas
1848 Alfred
1848 James
1849 William
1850 Amelia
1851 Jesse
1851 Sophia
1852 Maria F
1854 Pierce