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Joseph COLLITS

Male 1808 - 1888  (80 years)


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  • Name Joseph COLLITS 
    Born 01 Mar 1808  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Nov 1888  Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 03 Nov 1888  Forbes Cemetery, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Anglican Section (Unmarked)
    Notes 
    • Initially he was listed as a blacksmith in the 1828 census, when he was living with his sister Sarah Watkins nee Collett.

      Listed as Licencee of the Dog and Duck hotel in George Street, Sydney in the Australian Newspaper dated 7 april 1834.

      In 1846 he was the first licencee of the Old Rose inn at Hartley, which was one used by Cobb & Co as an overnight stop on the way to Bathurst.

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      Joseph Collits was reputed to be a very wealthy man and at one time owned Bogabigal Station. Although he married twice, in each case there was no issue. He left his station properties to the adopted son, who is said to have wasted the money and did not show any appreciation of his benefactor’s generosity, even to the extent of not marking his last resting place.

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      2/11/1888. Joseph Collits, grazier, 80 years. Senile decay, duration of illness 5 weeks. Certified by William Smith, friend. Buried 3/11/1888 C. of E. Forbes Cemetery. Born Nepean River. Married Mary Ann Field, Martha Haynes.
    Person ID I639  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father Pierce COLLITS,   b. 1765, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1848, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary HARDWICK,   b. 24 Dec 1769, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1841, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 15 Nov 1795  St Dunstanes, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Ann FIELD,   b. 04 Mar 1795, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1865, Bugabigli Station, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1845  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F278  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Martha GULLY,   b. Abt 1817, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1882, Mundigal, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 06 Mar 1866  Mt Clarence, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Robena COLLITS,   b. Abt 1854,   d. 01 Oct 1875  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      V18082171 1A, Parramatta, NSW

    2. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      9256/1888, Castlereagh, NSW

    3. [S367] Field Family Newsletter, Dorothy CEFARIN, Edition 39 (August 2009).

    4. [S363] Collits history book.

    5. [S513] Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001;).

    6. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      V1845315 30B

    7. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    8. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      2145/1866, Mt Clarence, NSW