COLLINS

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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INSTEAD of the third paragraph in p. 183, ante, commencing with "William Collins," read:

William Collins, "the finest English poet which England has produced," was, though a native of England, of Irish extraction; he was the son of a hatter in Chichester, being born there on the 25th December, 1720; his uncle was a Colonel in a Foot regiment; he died a lunatic in his sister's house, in Chichester, in 1756.

For the fourth paragraph in same page, read:

"Of the Cork family was the late Stephen Collins, Esq., Q.C., whose son, John T. Collins, Esq., Barrister-at-law, is (in 1887) the chief representative."

And at the end of the "O'Collins" paper, same page, we should have added the following:

There are a few families of the name of Collins, settled in Ireland, which are considered of English extraction. About 1651, a Cadet of a Cornish "Collins" family (which was probably founded there by an offshoot of the family of the Lords of Lower Connello, who migrated from Ireland in the 13th or 14th century), acquired property and settled in the county Galway. His descendants intermarried from time to time with members of the Blake, French, Daly, and Kelly families; and his representative at the beginning of this century was John Collins, Esq. (born 1775, died 1826), who married Ellen, daughter of Rev. Joseph Tenison,[1] Rector of Wicklow, and left issue:

I. William Tenison Collins, M.D.; m. and left issue, who d. s.p.

II. Joseph Tenison Collins, now (1887) Manager of the National Bank, Ballinasloe, who m. as second wife Sarah MacCarthy (for whose descent see "MacCarthy Reagh," No. 4, page 126, ante, and foot note), and had issue by her:

I. Charles MacCarthy Collins, born 1850; a member of the Irish, English, and Queensland Bars; a J.P. for Queensland; M.R.I.A.; Fellow of the Institute of Bankers (Lond.); author of History, Law, and Practice of Banking, and other works; m. in 1879 Elizabeth-Isabel, dau. of Wm. Crompton-Ashlin, Esq., of Cloughton, Birkenhead, and has issue, a son and daughter.

II. Alfred Tenison Collins, now (1887) Secy. of Hibernian Bank, Dublin; married and has issue.

III. Mary MacCarthy Collins, unm.

III. Philip Tenison Collins, M.D. of Wednesbury, died 1882, leaving issue:

Edwd. Tenison Collins, M.D., of Wednesbury, married.

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NOTES

[1] Tenison: Rev. Joseph Tenison was great-grandson of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Tenison, Bishop of Ossory, who was nephew of Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, and great-grandson of Very Rev. Philip Tenison, Archdeacon of Norwich (1586-1660).—[Burke's Landed Gentry: "Tenison of Portnelligan."]


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