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William Collins, of Isle of Wight

Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England
Death: before October 10, 1687
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Collins, II; Margaret Millicent Collins / Goodlowe and Elizabeth Collins
Husband of Ann Collins / Wildes
Father of Jenny Collins; Catherine Collins; John Collins, I; Ann Collins; James Collins and 6 others
Brother of Catherine Collins

Managed by: Jane Angela Leavell
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About William Collins, of Isle of Wight


Emig. to Isle of Wight in 1635

Arrived in American Colonies:

Plain Joan, sailed May 15, 1635

The Plain Joan, Master Buckam, sailed May 15, 1635, departing London, England

xv Maij 1635

"Theis under-written names are to Virginea: imbarqued in the Plaine Joan Richard Buckam Mr. the pties having brought Attestacon of their conformities to the orders & discipline of the Church of England.

Alphabetical Order:

Alsopp Jo 50 Aris Jo 19 Arnold Tho 30 - from Cheselborne, Dorsetshire or Kelshale, Suffolk, bound for :Providence, RI. Ref: Austin 246. 36 pg 31 & 156 Baldwinn Wm 20 Barber Francis 18 Barrowe Jo 26 Beddell Jo 22 Bennet Jo 18 Blackett Tym 40 Bland Luke 20 Briers Robert 21 Britton Tho 26 Brooke Robert 33 Bulkley Tho 32 Cartie Charles 18 (MaCartie?) (yes) Cartie Owen Ma 18 (MaCartie?) (yes) Clark Daniell 33 Clark William 27 Coke Robert 25 Coker Jo 21 Collins Wm 20 Collins Wm 34 Davies Chris 22 Day Richard 32 Donoldson Henrie 25 Downes Richard 34 Flane Charles 18 Fleming Richard 24 Frier Tobias 18 Gilbert Robert 18 Godbitt Tho 320 Gray Francis 15 Hall Tho 21 Hitchcock Wm 27 Hughes Jo 30 Hutt Robert 14 Jackson Henry 24 James Wm 26 Johnson John 20 Kent Nico 16 Koorbe Roger 25 Lavor Wm 22 Lawrence Richard 20 Lem Mathew 20 Lewes Robert 23 Lloyd Tho 20 Marsh Jno 26 Marshall Jo 21 Miller James 18 Nelson Joseph 26 Newman Thomas 15 Northin Jo 22 Palliday Jo 23 Paulson Wm 23 Peach Arthur 20 Perk's Ann 27 Perpoynt Henry 22 Piggott Wm 50 Pitcher Tho 20 Raddish Jo 23 Resburie Jo 30 Rolles Jo 22 Shawe Jo 21 Shinglewood Robt 26 Smith Geo 34 Steddall Willm 26 Stump Tho 32 (Stamp?) Sudburrowe Peter 20 Talbot Geo 18 Taylor Chris 22 Thomas Chri 26 Topliss Wm 30 Trent Jo 27 Turner Tho 21 Viper Tho 26 Ward James 18 Ward Robert 22 Warren Jo 27 Wheeler Edward 18 Wilson Edward 22 Wolley Richard 36 Wray Ralph 64 Wynd James 23 Young Samuell 14

Between 1678 and 1679 - arrival in colonies Middlesex CO., Virginia

The Collins and Travis families and their allies : the interrelationships of twenty-five Southern colonial families and their development Statement of Responsibility: by Mary Collins Landin Authors:Landin, Mary Collins (Mary Nell Collins), 1941- (Main Author) Format: Books/Monographs/Book with Fiche Language: English Publication: Utica, Mississippi : M.C. Landin, c1982 Physical: 433 p. : ill., ports. Subject Class:929.273 C694

William Collins (1612-1705) immigrated in 1635 from Kent County, England to King and Queen County, Virginia. His father, John Collins Jr. (ca.1590-1663), immigrated in 1655 to Surry County, Virginia. Edward Travers (b.1592) immigrated from England to Jamestown, Virginia and changed his surname to Travis. He married Ann Johnson, and while some of his children still used the surname Travers, his son William Travis (ca.1640-1680) did not and was the line used in this book. Intermarriage between the Collins and Travis families for the lines in this book occurred when Thomas Edward Collins Jr. (b.1908) married Nell Ellis Travis in 1937. They live on a farm near Utica, Mississippi. Descendants and relatives of the immigrant ancestors lived in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere. Includes ancestry on the Travis--Travers and some other lines to 1066 A.D. in England.

Includes index.

Includes Catchings, Chapman, Ellis, Hollingsworth, Landin, McNair, Merrill (Merrell), Riser and related families.

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William Collins Birth 1615 •Maidstone, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England Death 1687 •Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA Burial Unknown Memorial ID 93406365

  • WILLIAM COLLINS was born Approx. 1615, Maidstone, Kent County, England and died Bef. October 10, 1687, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. He married ANN "MRS. WILDS" KING Abt. 1640 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, daughter of ROBERT KING and MARY. She was born in Isle Of Wight Co. Virginia, and died Bet. 1700-1701 in Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM COLLINS: Source: Ancestral File (AFN:R7SF-1) Source; W.F.T. Vol 11 Tree 0778.

William Sponsored his passage to the colony. William came to the Virginia Colony in 1635 the age of 20. The ship of passage was the "Plain Joan". On that same voyage was William's uncle also named William) - age 34.

Source W.F.T. Vol. 15 Tree 2711. William Collins came to Virginia in 1635 at age 20. He landed on May 15 from the Plain Joan. (Richard Backman, master)."Having brought attestations of their conformation to the orders and discipline of the Church of England". He took up 561 Acres in Isle of Wight County in 1691, and 1620 acres with Tim Corners in King and Queen County October 10, 1701 where he was listed as a merchant.

Source; W.F.T. Vol. 2 Tree 4332. William and Ann had at least one son, John, who married Eleanor Oliver, Daughter of John, as seen by the will of John Oliver, filed in Isle of Wight Co., Va., William Collins, on Oct. 20,1691, and Timothy Coniers received a Colonial land grant for 620 acres near George Dillard's plantation. On march 30, 1691, Edward and John Lewis sold 352 acres to William Collins and Timothy Coniers. William was Christened in Maidstone, Kent County, England.

Source; Ancestry.com. William is believed by some researches to be the father of James Collins Sr. born (possible) 1688 and died in 1766 in Caroline County, Virginia and the father of Joseph Collins who married Lucy Marchbanks (Mrs. Prisher).

Notes for ANN "MRS. WILDS" KING:

  1. 1. SOURCE; "Wills and Administrations, Vol. 1 1647 - 1758" (page 35).

Thomas Wilds, dying intestate, Administration requested by William Collins who married Ann his relict, April 3,1673. Recorded April 9, 1673. Security Thomas Parker and Thomas Poole. (Will Book B, pt. 2).

  1. 2. Misc. items for Collins. Marriage Records - Isle of Wight County, Virginia. (The following item may be the father of Ann King Wilds, the wife of William Collins of the Isle of Wight County, Virginia). April 19, 1648 John

King and Lawrence Ward (land grant), 50 acres on the end of a branch of the Pagan Bay Creek called the Freshett, begining at Turkey Hill for the transfer of himself twice, Elizabeth his wife and 8 persons.

Source; W.F.T. Vol. 15 Tree 2711. Ann was the widow of Thomas Wilds. And the record of King and Queen County shows that one Ann Collins, widow,married (3rd marriage) Alex Murre (or Merry).

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM COLLINS and ANN KING: Source; Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Wills and Administrations, Vol 1. 1647 - 1758 Index Page 35. THOMAS WILDS, dying intestate, administration requested by WILLIAM COLLINS, who married Ann, his relict, April 9, 1673. Recorded April 9,1673. Security THOMAS PARKER and THOMAS POOLE.

Will book "B pt. 2". Page 35. " Marriage Records - Isle of Wight, County, Virginia". WILLIAM COLLINS and MRS. ANN WILDS,relict of THOMAS WILDS 1675. Wills and Deeds Book 2 (Rev.) page 35.

Source; " Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Wills and Administrations, Vol. 1. 1647 - 1758".

Page 62. WILLIAM COLLINS, dying intestate, administration requested by ALEXANDER MURRE, who married Anne, the relict of said COLLINS. Dated Oct. 10, 1687. Recorded Oct. 21, 1687. Will Book 2, pt. 2.

Page 271. WILLIAM COLLINS estate appraisal presented by NICHOLAS SMITH, by WILLIAM SMITH,ROBERT KING, JOHN WESTON. Dated Oct. 21, 1687 Recorded 1687. Will Book B, pt. 2.

Page 434. ANN MURRAY, age 49, nuncupative, proven by FRANCES PARKER and ROBERT KING. Leg. is son JOHN COLLINS; daughter ANN COLLINS; daughter MARTHA MURRAY; daughter MARY MURRAY; last two daughters to live with their uncle, ROBERT KING. Recorded February 10, 1700/1701. Apprisal TRISTRAM NORSWORTHY, FRANCES PARKER, WILLIAM SMITH, JAMES BAGNALL, June 9, 1701. Will Book B.

Children of WILLIAM COLLINS and ANN KING are:

i. ANN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1643, Isle Of Wright County, Virginia.

ii. JAMES COLLINS, b. 1645; d. 1766, Caroline County, Virginia.

iii. THOMAS COLLINS, b. Abt. 1647, Isle Of Wright County, Virginia; d. Bef. January 03, 1747/48, Caroline County, Virginia.

iv. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1649, Isle Of Wright County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1691, King & Queen County, Virginia.

v. JOHN COLLINS, b. Bet. 1640 - 1655, King an Queen County, Virginia; d. January 16, 1692/93, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

Parents John Collins 1590–1686 Unknown Collins Birth and death dates unknown Spouse Anne King Wilds Collins Murre* 1611–1687 Children James Collins* 1645 – unknown Thomas Collins* 1647–1748

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