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Mary Collins (Merwin)

Also Known As: "Anne Merwin", "Widow Tinker"
Birthplace: Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Merwin and Mary Margaret Merwin
Wife of Robert Tinker; Robert Tinker and Humphrey Collins
Mother of John Tinker, Sr.; Alice (Mary) Smith; Mary Sension; Robert Tinker, Jr.; Rhoda Hoyt and 4 others
Sister of Mary Merwin; Anthony Merwin; Walter Merwin and Nicholas Merwin

Managed by: David Bradbury Stewart
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About Mary Collins

New Windsor, the home of the Tinker family, is best known as the site of Windsor Castle, which occupies 12 acres of land and has served as the residence of a long succession of English Monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II. In 1615 Robert was a church warden of New Windsor and "there for" signed the Bishop's Transcripts that year for the parish. At his death ,he owned property in New Windsor in the"parishe" of Clewer (Cleyw orth) and Winkfield in the County of Berk, in Berkshire and Burnham in the County of Buck, in Buckinghamshire, and in Berkhamstead, County of, Hertfordshire. He left his wife Mary well off as long as she was widowed. She was to get a leasehold interest in a dwelling house in New Windsor and in a " messuage" or tenement in Clewer. The will is most interesting. It appears that he owned land, orchards and a tanning business, much of it in the tenure of others during his lifetime . Robert was the son of Randall Tinker.

Date of birth has also been (erroneously?) reported to be August 6, 1606.

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1669.


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Mary Collins's Timeline

August 6, 1575
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 19
Age 28
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
August 6, 1606
Age 31
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
February 20, 1608
Age 32
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
June 16, 1611
Age 35
Windsor, Berkshire, England
July 18, 1613
Age 37
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
July 21, 1616
Age 40
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
May 14, 1618
Age 42
Scotton, Lincolnshire ENGLAND