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Eliza and Louis Collas


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Collas family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Collas, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

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New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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John Gervoise Le Vesconte Collas
Francois Guillaume Collas of St Martin

Origin of Surname

The Christian name was a pet name for Nicolas and developed as a surname. The name is found more in Guernsey than Jersey.

Collas appears in the Extente of 1528.

Early records

  • Nicolas Vulgo dictus Colas, 1492
  • Johanne Collas (1492- ) St Ouen m Helier de Carteret (1480- )
  • John Collas (1568- ) m (1596) Jane RIchardson, d of Jean and Isabel Le Marquand

Payne's Armorial of Jersey

One of the most ancient houses of Britany is that of Collas, Seigneurs de I'Espine. At the disastrous battle of St Aubin-du-Cormier, Gratian Collas, of this family, being grievously wounded, was one among the many Bretons whose only safety lay in flight. He found, however, time and opportunity to carry with him his wife, and also some of his wealth, and, crossing over to the opposite coast of Jersey, took refuge in the parish of Saint Martin.

There, on 15 September 1490, he purchased, conjointly with Appaulina, his wife, the Maison de St Martin. As a striking instance of the integrity and simple faith of the islanders at that time, it may be mentioned that the contract referred to above was merely read at the foot of the high cross in the parish churchyard, which rendered the purchase valid. However, 20 years afterwards, it was deemed right to register the sale in the form of a deed, sealed with the broad seal of the island, and countersealed by Nicholas de Hamptonne, then Lieut-Bailly; which deed is still extant in the family.

From this spot the family has never removed, and the house, although rebuilt, occupies the site of its veteran predecessor.

Coat of arms

Arms : Argent, a double-headed eagle, displayed, with wings inverted, sable, armed gules. Quartering: Or, on a mound in base vert, a holly-bush ppr; a bordure, sable, entoyre of eight mullets of six points, pierced of the first, for Bisson gules, three mullets, or, for Hamptonne or, three cherries, gules, stalked vert, for Messervy or, three leaves, vert, for Anqtjetil gules, four fusils conjoined in fesse, argent, a mullet for difference, for De Carteret.

Crest : A plain cross, or

Motto : Crux, spes imica

Variations

  • Colas
  • Collas

Family records

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Church records

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Family wills



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Burial records


Family businesses

Collas and Slous' store at Gaspe, Canada


Family album

Ministers and lay preachers of the Methodist French Circuit in 1867, including Helier Collas. The picture was taken by Asplet and Green a year after they set up in business at 18½ Beresford Street and also includes P Tourgis, Philippe Amy, P Le Gresley, Thomas J Desprès, Mr Ahier, Mr Benest, P Garnier, Mr Hamon, D Bisson, G Le Masurier, Abraham Pallot, J Syvret, P G Adair, G Skelton, T Binet, T Billot, Mr Vautier, E de Carteret, W Le Duc, T Lucas, P Norman and J Le Cornu

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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