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John Collins, Jr.

Birthplace: County Rd, Maidstone, Kent, UK
Death: Died in Essex,VA
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Collins, Sr. and NN
Husband of Margaret Millicent Collins / Goodlowe
Father of Catherine Collins and William Collins, Sr.
Brother of Katherine Collins

Managed by: James Thomas Rigsby
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About John Collins, Jr.

Notes on John Collins Sr (1569-1644), John Collins Jr (1590-1686) and William Collins (1615-1686)

John Collins Sr. was created hereditary Keeper of the Gaol for Maidstone by King Charles I in 1631. This was a titled position with property rights. The title passed to John Collins Jr. upon the death of John Collins Sr in 1644.

All three Collins men had been supporters of King Charles I. The antagonism against King Charles was very strong in the 1630s and 1640s, making the Collins men very anxious. William Collins emigrated to Virginia on 15 May 1635 aboard the ship Plaine Joane. When King Charles was executed by Parliament in 1649, John Collins Jr realized he was in serious danger. John Collins Jr left England sometime before 2 Oct 1655 and joined his son William in Virginia.

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John Collins, Jr.'s Timeline

Maidstone, Kent, UK
Age 25
Maidstone, Kent, UK
Age 25
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
April 1684
Age 94
Essex, VA, USA
July 15, 1686
Age 96
Virginia, United States