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Captain David Collins ( 1756.....1810 )

 

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  • Born : 3rd March 1756
  • Where Born : London , England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sirius "
  • Rank on Discharge : Captain
  • Date of Enlistment : 20. Feb 1771
  • Where Enlisted : Chatham
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  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 24 Mar 1810
  • Where Died / Buried : Hobart / St David's Hobart
  • Parents Names : Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (b.......d.) & Henrietta Caroline Fraser (b.......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Maria Stuart Proctor
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  • Spouse's Parents : Captain Charles Proctor (b....d.) & unknown
  • Partner 1 : Nancy Yates
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  • Partner 2 : Margaret Eddington
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  • Partner 2 's Parents : Thomas Eddington (b.........d) &
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    Children :
    1 . Child born to Maria Stuart Proctor
    2 . Child born to Nancy Yates
    3 . Child born to Nancy Yates
    4 . John Collins ( bapt 14/1/1810 . Hobart ...d.) mother Margaret Eddington
    5 . Eliza Collins ( bapt 14/1/1810 . Hobart ...d.) mother Margaret Eddington

    History & Achievements :

    David Collins began his military life as a member of the 21st Company as a commisioned Lieutenant . Then
    as a Captain Lieutenant of the 22nd Chatham Company,he was a member of the marines, who on board "HMS Southampton" were sent in rescue of Queen Matlida of Denmark. He fought in the American Wars at Bunker Hill served at Halafax and Nova Scotia. Upon his arrival at Port Jackson he served as the secretary to the Governor and as Judge Advocate. He left Australia on the " Britania " September 29th 1796. During 1803 he was commisioned as Lieutenant Governor of the new settlement in Bass Straight and chose Hobart as a better site. David Collins died suddenly, leaving his wife in England with out any support in life.
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  • References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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