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The wedding of Walter William Collins and Florence Vibert. Walter came from Portland, Dorset, and married Florence at St Lawrence in 1920. They had a son, Henry Giles Collins (1923-1994), who died in South Africa

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Origins of surname

The name has two probably origins, one English and one Irish. The former suggests that the name means son of Nicholas, from Col and kin. The latter is an anglicised form of 'Coileain', meaning 'the young hound'.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey records in 1658 when Thomas, the first of three children of English soldier Thomas Collins, was baptised in St Ouen.


These three variations are found throughout Jersey church records, often all three within the same family group.

  • Collins
  • Collin
  • Collings

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Collins family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Louis Collin of St Helier, 4 October 1777 - D/Y/A/12
  • Jeanne Collin, 2 Knysna Villas, Samares, St Clement , D/Y/A/119
  • Mary Collin, St Ouen, widow of Philip Hubert - 20 April 1934, D/Y/A/94
  • Jeanne Collin, widow of William Mellisks, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery, 18 March 1786 - D/Y/A/14
  • James Collings of 64, Lambert Terrace, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 13 March 1872, D/Y/A/36
  • William Collings of St Brelade, 25 August 1810 - D/Y/A/18
  • Emma Collings, 28 Belmont Road, St Helier, widow of Samuel Moses Penney - 8 January 1912, D/Y/A/71
  • Ellen Collins née Marett, 9a Devon Avenue, Greve D'Azette, St Clement - 30 January 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Alice Collins née Soudain, 5 Royal Crescent, Don Road, St Helier - 1 April 1938, D/Y/A/102
  • Charles Collins of The Cottage, Millbrook, St Lawrence - 27 March 1945, D/Y/A/113
  • Thomas Collins of Vingtaine du Coin, St Brelade 20 November 1739 - D/Y/A/7
  • John Collins, 24 Seale Street, St Helier - 23 March 1914, D/Y/A/73
  • Thurston Collins, 9 Mulcaster Street, St Helier - 26 May 1909, D/Y/A/68
  • Ernest Collins, Durbanville, Cape Colony - 26 November 1929, D/Y/A/89

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