Leslie Owen Collett

29 January 1898–18 May 1953 (Age 55)
Doornberg, Hofmeyr, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Leslie Owen

When Leslie Owen Collett was born on 29 January 1898, in Doornberg, Hofmeyr, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, John Owen Collett, was 30 and his mother, Kate Gedye, was 27. He married Anna Catharina Lategan on 18 January 1926, in Middelburg, Cape Colony, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 18 May 1953, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Owen Collett
Anna Catharina Lategan
Marriage: 18 January 1926
Noel John Owen Collett
Michael Owen Collett

Spouse and Children


    Anna Catharina Lategan


18 January 1926
Middelburg, Cape Colony, South Africa


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World Events (8)


Age 1

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.

Age 4

Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.

Age 15

Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of Coll 1.2 Respelling of French Collet , cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Leslie Owen Collett, "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989"
  • Leslie Owen Collett, "South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972"

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