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Mary Collins (Merwin)

Also Known As: "Anne Merwin", "Widow Tinker"
Birthdate:
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 and Humphrey Collins
Mother of Alice (Mary) Smith; Mary Sension; Robert Tinker, Jr.; Rhoda Hoyt; Captain John Tinker, Sr. and 4 others
Sister of Mary Merwin; Anthony Merwin; Walter Merwin and Nicholas Merwin

Managed by: David Bradbury Stewart
Last Updated:

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.

sources

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  • Find A Grave
  • MyHeritage
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing
  • Ancestry Family Trees
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Find A Grave Memorial# 57029868 Mary Merwin Tinker-Collins

  • Birth: 1575 Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Death:  1670 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Daughter of Thomas and Mary Burrough Merwin.
  • She married her first husband Robert Tinker on January 26, 1600 in Amersham, Bucks, England.
  • • It is felt that Mary came to this country with her son John after her second husband Humphrey Collins died in 1634.
    • Possibly she sailed on the same ship as John Hawthorne and William Knight both of Berkshire.
    • First she probably lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts near two daughters.
    • Around 1640 she, John, and her married daughters moved to the new town of Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    • Here they were among the first to be granted land.  
  • Family links: 
    •   Spouse:  Robert Tinker (1565 - 1624)* 
    •   Children:  John Tinker (1613 - 1662)*
  • Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
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http://www.tinkersunited.co.uk/public_dbs/line01/p115.htm#i5730 Mary Merwen

  • TMG Id: 5730, (circa 1575-)
  • Charts: Descendants Chart for Robert Tinker http://www.tinkersunited.co.uk/public_dbs/line01/ui05.htm#a25
  • Line 01
  • Birth Mary Merwen was born circa 1575 at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. 
  • Marriage 1 She married Robert Tinker on 26 January 1600 at St Mary's, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. 
  • Marriage 2 She married Humphrey Collins on 12 February 1631 at New Windsor, Berkshire, England. 
  • Family 1: Robert Tinker (c 1565-c May 1624)
    • Children
      • 1 Sarah Tinker (circa 1601-circa 1617)
      • 2 Helen Tinker (circa 1604-)
      • 3 Mary Tinker (circa 1606-after January 1669/70)
      • 4 Robert Tinker (circa 1608-circa 1625)
      • 5 Rhoda Tinker (circa 1611-21 November 1694)
      • 6 John Tinker+ (circa 1613-21 October 1662)
      • 7 Anne Tinker (circa 1616-before 10 January 1683)
      • 8 Sarah Tinker (circa 1619-6 June 1652)

Family 2: Humphrey Collins

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Mary was born about 1575, presumably at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, whose registers do not appear to be complete. After the death of her second husband in 1634, Mary (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins came to New England, probably in the company of her son John Tinker. Although there is no record of her arrival, it is possible that the sailed on the same ship as John Hawthorne and William Knight, both of Berkshire, who arrived in New England about 1636. She probably lived first at Dorchester, MA, where two of her daughters were living. Around 1640 Mary Collins, her son John Tinker, and several of her married daughters all moved to the newly founded town of Windsor, CT, where they were among the first residents granted land. Mary's homelot in Windsor was a four-acre tract on the east side of the Rivulet or Farmington River, bounded by the homelots of Thomas Bascombe and Nicholas Sension. Sometime about 1648 Mary Collins sold her homelot in Windsor to James Eno. Her subsequent history is unknown. She may have joined her son John Tinker, who removed to Boston about that time, or moved into the home of one of her daughters. No record of her death has been found.

Father: Thomas MERWIN b: ABT 1525

Marriage 1 Robert TINKER b: ABT 1565

   Married: 26 JAN 1600/1601 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

Children

   Has No Children Sarah TINKER c: 22 NOV 1601 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has No Children Helen or Ellen TINKER b: ABT 1604 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has Children Mary TINKER b: 1606 c: 6 AUG 1606 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has No Children Robert TINKER c: 20 FEB 1608/1609 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has Children Rhoda TINKER c: 16 JUN 1611 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has No Children John TINKER c: 18 JUL 1613 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has Children Anne TINKER c: 21 JUL 1616 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
   Has Children Sarah TINKER c: 26 JUL 1619 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England

Marriage 2 Humphrey COLLINS

   Married: 12 FEB 1631/1632 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England

Sources:

   Title: The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England. Part Two: John Tinker
   Author: Douglas Richardson
   Abbrev: Douglas Richardson
   Publication: New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1995, Vol. 149
   Abbrev: Tinker Ancestry
   Page: pp. 403-425
   Title: The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England
   Author: Douglas Richardson
   Abbrev: Douglas Richardson
   Publication: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1995, Vol. 149
   Abbrev: Merwin -Tinker Ancestry
   Page: p. 300 

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Mary Merwin b.est 1575 d.aft 1648

▼Facts and Events Name[1][2][3] Mary Merwin Gender Female Birth[2] est 1575 Marriage 26 Jan 1600/01 Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Englandto Robert Tinker Marriage 12 Feb 1631/32 New Windsor, Berkshire, Englandto Humphrey Collins Living[2][3] abt 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Death[2][3] aft 1648

Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  Thomas Merwinest 1525 - 1586
   M.  Unknown Unknownbef 1535 - 

m. bef 1555

   Nicholas Merwinest 1555 -
   Walter Merwinest 1557 - 1600
   Mary Merwinest 1559 - 1562
   Anthony Merwin1562 - bet 1633/34
   Margaret Merwin1566 - 1567
   Unknown Merwinest 1570 -
   Mary Merwinest 1575 - aft 1648

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Robert Tinkerest 1565 - 1624
   W.  Mary Merwinest 1575 - aft 1648

m. 26 Jan 1600/01

   Sarah Tinker1601 - 1617
   Helen Tinkerest 1604 -
   Mary Tinker1606 - aft 1669
   Robert Tinker1608/09 - 1625/26
   Rhoda Tinker1611 - bef 1694
   John Tinker1613 - 1662
   Ann Tinker1616 - aft 1676/77
   Sarah Tinker1619 - 1652

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Humphrey Collinsest 1575 - bet 1634
   W.  Mary Merwinest 1575 - aft 1648

m. 12 Feb 1631/32 Add another spouse & children

"From surviving correspondence of John Tinker in the Winthrop Collection, we know that Tinker's mother [Mary Merwin Tinker Collins] was in New England. At the end of a letter to Governor John Winthrop, dated 26 Feb 1639/40 from London, Tinker added a postscript: "I would intreate your worshipp's favor that this letter to my mother may be conveyed by the first opportunity for it is mater of consequence and I shall rest bound to your worshipp."[3] (p. 401)

"Attempts to locate the widow Mary Collins in New England records were unsuccessful until a reference was found in Henry Stiles' History of Ancient Windsor. Stiles relates that north of the mill and east of the road, several settlers had their lots, including one of Mary Collins "who sold to James Eno - this is now the old Eno place, occupied by Samuel Eno." Here was the evidence that a Mary Collins was in New England, and in a town where both Miles Merwin and John Tinker resided. Examination of early Windsor land records confirmed that sometime before 1640 Mary Collins was granted a four-acre homelot on the east side of the Farmington River, bounded by the homelots of Thomas Bascombe and Nicholas Sension, which she later sold to James Eno, as noted earlier by Stiles. The date is not recorded, but the sale probably took place about 1648, when James Eno married his first wife, Anna Bidwell."[3] (p. 403)

"Following the death of her second husband, Mary (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins came to New England, probably in the company of her son, John Tinker. Although there is no record of her arrival in the New World, there is a possibility that she sailed on the same ship as John Hawthorne and William Knight, both of Berkshire, who arrived in New England about 1636. She probably lived first at Dorchester, Mass., where two of her daughters were living. Around 1640, Mary Collins, her son, John Tinker, and several of her married daughters, all moved to the newly founded town of Windsor, Connecticut, where they were among the first residents granted land.

Sometime about 1648 Mary Collins sold her homelot in Windsor to James Eno. Her subsequent history is unknown. She may have joined her son John Tinker, who about that time removed to Boston, or moved into the home of one of her daughters. No record of her death has been found."[3] (p. 408-409) ▼References

   ↑ Churchyard, James Nohl. Data (Mostly Negative) on the English Origins of Matthias St. John.
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Richardson, Douglas. The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England: Part I: Miles Merwin of Windsor and Milford, Conn. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul 1995), 149:300.
   Mary Merwin, b. say 1575; living ca. 1648 at Windsor, Conn; m. (1) at Amersham, Bucks, 26 Jan. 1600/1, as his second wife, Robert Tinker, merchant, of New Windsor, Berks; m. (2) at New Windsor, 12 Feb. 1631/2, as his second wife, Humphrey Collins, yeoman, of Clewer, Berks. Mary was mother of John Tinker of Windsor and New London, Conn., and Boston and Lancaster, Mass., and of Mary Tinker, wife of Matthias Sension of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Wethersfield, and Norwalk, Conn.
   ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Richardson, Douglas. The English Ancestry of the Merwin and TInker Families of New England: Part II: John Tinker of Boston and Lancaster, Massachusetts and Windsor and New London, Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Oct 1995), 149:401-409. 

Source: http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Mary_Merwin_%281%29

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Mary Collins's Timeline

1575
August 6, 1575
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
1595
1595
Age 19
England
1604
1604
Age 28
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
1606
August 6, 1606
Age 31
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
1608
February 20, 1608
Age 32
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
1611
June 16, 1611
Age 35
Windsor, Berkshire, England
1613
July 18, 1613
Age 37
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
1616
July 21, 1616
Age 40
New Windsor, Berkshire, England
1618
May 14, 1618
Age 42
Scotton, Lincolnshire ENGLAND