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Re: Wife or Widow?
« Reply #27 on: Friday 16 February 18 17:59 GMT (UK) »
They are certainly hiding well.  I have tried tracing a few births with other surnames back to see if I can come up with anything but no luck so far.
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« Reply #28 on: Friday 16 February 18 18:20 GMT (UK) »
Clutching at straws, you could try trawling the Bishops transcripts for Newcastle
https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=9K5M-L29%3A13617901%3Fcc%3D1309819

I would look but it is nearly time to eat and relax for the evening
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Re: Wife or Widow?
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 17 February 18 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Clutching at straws, you could try trawling the Bishops transcripts for Newcastle
https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=9K5M-L29%3A13617901%3Fcc%3D1309819

I would look but it is nearly time to eat and relax for the evening

That would indeed be clutching at straws. Thanks for all your help so far - I'm glad that it's not just me who can't find this lot!

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« Reply #30 on: Saturday 17 February 18 15:15 GMT (UK) »
I've been searching for births for any of the Collins girls or a marriage for Richard but no luck. 
As suggested they could be under the mothers name and she and Richard never married.
There's also quite a gap between Emily and Catherine where one or more children could have been born.

Definitely not just you but at least we have some census entries for them.

I can't find the parents in later census but Catherine may have died in 1893. 

Wish I could find daughter Catherine and the little boy in 1911 but I can't  :(
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« Reply #31 on: Saturday 17 February 18 15:28 GMT (UK) »
Could be Richard in 1901
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I knew Margaretís name from my father who spent a lot of time with her in the 30ís and 40ís.

What was Margaret's (married?) name

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« Reply #32 on: Saturday 17 February 18 15:40 GMT (UK) »
ancestry suggests it was William McFee - marriage 1903. 

I noticed that 1901 and wondered if Isabella was daughter Bella but she wasn't Collins. 
Richard there is down as single not widowed but if he was boarding with strangers they may not have known his marital status.
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Re: Wife or Widow?
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 17 February 18 15:43 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps he was single! We haven't found a marriage so far.

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« Reply #34 on: Saturday 17 February 18 15:48 GMT (UK) »
Ah yes good point! 

There's a Richard Collins death in Jan 1912 age 60 which might be him but then he would be somewhere in 1911.
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« Reply #35 on: Saturday 17 February 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
ancestry suggests it was William McFee - marriage 1903. 

I noticed that 1901 and wondered if Isabella was daughter Bella but she wasn't Collins. 
Richard there is down as single not widowed but if he was boarding with strangers they may not have known his marital status.

Yes, it was William McFee. 1911 has the two of them at home, married for 8 years and records no children in the marriage.