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- William Collishaw married Elizabeth Whittle 18th June 1850 (Hickling)
- likely baptism record in Langar (residence; Langar-cum-Barnston); 6th July 1823 – parents Thomas (farmer) and Elizabeth Whittle.
- Known children:
- Frederick Collishaw born 3Q 1851 – mother’s maiden name Whittle
- Thomas Edward Collishaw born 1Q 1858 – mother’s maiden name, Whittle
- William Frederick Collishaw born 4Q 1860 – mother’s maiden name Whittle
- In addition there are newspaper reports of a number of Miss Whittles who are involved in village events in the 1900s (see gallery, below)
Elizabeth (Whittle) Collishaw:
- William and Elizabeth (Whittle) Collishaw:
- Are resident as neighbours to the south (house no longer there) of Old Mill Cottage in 1861
- This family doesn’t appear to be directly related to the Waterlane Farm and the Wharf Collishaws.
- William Collishaw baptised Hickling, 3rd July 1825 – parents Edward & Elizabeth Collishaw (father’s occupation; gardener – later he is recorded as a butcher).
- Edward Collishaw Birth record; 7th January 1787 (Hickling) – parents John & Elizabeth Collishaw
- Edward Collishaw married Elizabeth Hopkinson (‘of this parish’) in Hickling 19th December 1808
- Census 1841 (see below); occupation – butcher
- Census 1851 (Hickling); butcher (his two granddaughters are in the household – Elizabeth (8) and Mary (7) Smith, both born in Hickling)
- Census 1861 (Hickling); Edward & Elizabeth Collishaw – age 74, continues to be listed as a butcher
- Death record for Edward Collishaw (Bingham District) Q2 1863; buried in Hickling 25th April 1863, age 76.
- There are no other records for an Edward Collishaw of this age in Hickling at this time – however, his occupation as a gardener on William Collishaw’s birth record remains an anomaly (particularly as the two are never clearly listed in the same household in census records).
- It seems that Edward’s sons Robert and William pursue trades in joinery; whilst Edward’s son John and John’s son (George Henry Collishaw) follow Edward’s trade as a butcher.
- Robert Collishaw; age 25 1816 – joiner (born in county)
- Robert Collishaw baptised 25th August 1811 – parents Edward and Elizabeth Collishaw (age discrepancy to be checked)
- Robert Collishaw married Hannah Maltby in Hickling 8th January 1839
- Hannah Collishaw; wife, age 35 1806 (born in county)
- William Collishaw; age 15 1826 Ag lab (born in county)
- Rueben Gibson; age 15 1826 Ag lab (not born in county)
The household is listed next to that of Edward Collishaw – age 50, butcher; as Robert is married he is likely to be in his own household with his brother William residing with him rather than their parents (perhaps in neighbouring properties).
Note; William’s birth record describes his father Edward as a gardener and not as a butcher; there is also a discrepancy in Robert’s age – confirmation needed; there is a possibility that these are two separate Collishaw households but there are significant similarities, too.
Household (2) – all born in county
- Edward Collishaw; age 50, 1791, butcher
- Elizabeth Collishaw; age 50, 1791
- John Collishaw; age 25, 1816, butcher
- Baptism – not found (note; coincidence in dates with Robert)
- Married Ann Faulks 28th July 1841 (Hickling)
- His son, George Henry Collishaw is also a butcher and in 1885 is living as a neighbour to the north and west of Old Mill Cottage – now known as Canal View.
- Elizabeth Collishaw; age 15, 1826, milliner
- Sarah Collishaw; age 13, 1828
Census 1851; William Collishaw; head, age 26, 1825, carpenter (sole household)
- In 1841 he had been in his brother Robert’s household as an Ag Lab – he is now a joiner like Robert. Later he is recorded in Hickling as a baker and grocer but returns to the joinery trade after leaving the village in the 1870s.
- (this is assuming that these are a correct interpretation of these family records and that they all relate to the same William, son of the same Edward)
William Collishaw married Elizabeth Whittle 18th June 1850 (Hickling)
- Elizabeth Whittle; likely baptism record in Langar (residence; Langar-cum-Barnston); 6th July 1823 – parents Thomas (farmer) and Elizabeth Whittle.
- Known children of William & Elizabeth (Whittle) Collishaw:
- Frederick Collishaw born 3Q 1851 – mother’s maiden name Whittle; died 1855 and buried in Hickling 6th January 1855.
- Thomas Edward Collishaw born 1Q 1858 – mother’s maiden name, Whittle (listed in census records for Hickling in 1861 and 1871 – in 1901 he is a widower and joiner in his brother’s household in Aston, Warkwickshire).
- William Frederick Collishaw born 4Q 1860 – mother’s maiden name Whittle. He is listed in census records for Hickling in 1861 and 1871. In 1891 he is unmarried and living with his parents on Cato Street, Aston, Warwickshire as a carpenter and professional cricketer. He is located here until his death in 1936 (marriage, census & probate records) – see photo W0417 cricket team 1863 (possibly his father)
The family is resident as neighbours to the south (house no longer there) of Old Mill Cottage in 1861; this is on the west side of Main Street, slightly south of The Plough Inn and The Wharf.
- William Collishaw; married, age 36, baker & carpenter – born Hickling
- Elizabeth Collishaw; wife, age 37 – born Barnston, Notts
- Thomas Edward Collishaw; son, age 3, scholar – born Hickling
- William [Fredric] Collishaw; son, age 6 months – born Hickling
- William Collishaw; head, age 46, 1825, baker & grocer – born Hickling
- Elizabeth Collishaw; wife, age 48, 1823 – born Barnstone, Notts
- Thomas Ed Collishaw; son, age 13, 1858, scholar – born Hickling
- William F Collishaw; son, age 10, 1861, scholar – born Hickling
There is no trace of the family in 1881 but they are no longer resident in the property neighbouring old Mill Cottage by 1885. It would seem that the family moved away from Hickling at some time in the 1870s or early 1880s, settling in Aston, Warwickshire by 1891:
Census 1891 Cato Street, Aston, Warks):
- William Collishaw; head, age 66, 1825, carpenter – born Hickling
- Elizabeth Collishaw; wife, age 67, 1824 – born Barnstone, Notts
- William F Collishaw; son, age 30, 1861, carpenter and professional cricketer – born Hickling
Death record for Elizabeth (Whittle) Collishaw; Q4 1900, Aston, Warwickshire.
Census 1901 (99, Ash Rd. Aston, Warks):
- William F Collishaw; head, married, age 40, 1861, joiner wood trade – born Hickling
- Lillian Collishaw; wife, age 28, 1873 – born Birmingham
- Miriam Collishaw; daughter, age 2, 1899 – born [Saltley, Birmingham]
- Thomas E Collishaw; brother, widower, age 43, 1858, joiner wood trade – born Hickling
- William Collishaw; father, widower, age 76, 1825, retired joiner – born Hickling
This gallery is from the Wadkin Archives