Robert Collier

about 1535–17 September 1588 (Age 53)
Feckenham, Worcestershire, England

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Collier was born about 1535, in Feckenham, Worcestershire, England, his father, Henry Collier, was 27 and his mother, Sybil, was 30. He married Eleanor Wythe in 1560, in Feckenham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 September 1588, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Walsall St Matthew, Staffordshire, England.

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Robert Collier
Eleanor Wythe
Marriage: 1560
Henry Collier
Sybil Collier
Isabell Collier
Thomas Collier

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  • Marriage
    1560Feckenham, Worcestershire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 14
    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
    1558 · Act of Uniformity
    Age 23
    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
    1569 · State Lottery
    Age 34
    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English colier, in most parts of the country ‘maker or seller of charcoal’, but in some areas (such as Bolton le Moors and Wigan, Lancashire) where coal measures were near the surface, ‘miner or seller of coal’ (in the modern sense, ‘fossil fuel’). The name was taken to Ireland from England and was first recorded there in 1305. In Petty's ‘census’ of 1659, it was recorded as a principal surname in Meath.English: occupational name from Middle English coilour, coliour, culliour, Old French coileor, coillour ‘tax collector’. Surnames with this origin seem to have died out in Britain.French (northern): from collier ‘collar’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of collars.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    • England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
    • U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

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