Author Topic: Greenville COLLINS (1643-1694) - Descendants/Issue - Information sought  (Read 346 times)

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I am keen to find any details of the children and descendants of Greenville Collins. Greenville was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer, who compiled Great Britain's Coasting Pilot, the first survey of the country's coast undertaken by a Briton.

I believe he was born about 1643 (although I have not seen this evidence) and married an Elinor nee HOCKER at St. Margaret's, Westminster in 1679. Collins became master of the yacht HMY Fubbs in 1694, and died while in command of her on or about 25 March 1694.

Can anyone please help me with this family study? Thanking you.. Cheers, Rob

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Re: Greenville COLLINS (1643-1694) - Descendants/Issue - Information sought
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 August 21 07:23 BST (UK) »
In terms of records I recommend you start with his will:
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5599724

You can also perhaps investigate the line mentioned here:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Naval_Biographical_Dictionary/Collins,_Henry
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