Collins Family of Tuena, NSW


John Collins came to Australia as a young man, probably attracted by the lure of gold. which had been discovered in various part of the country during the 1850s.  John is believed to have been born in about 1837 at Folkestone, Kent.  He was a gold digger at Araluen, NSW, when he married Jane Quarme Nancarrow in 1863.

Jane had arrived in Australia in 1848 with her parents, Robert and Mary Nancarrow,  and sister Fanny, on the ship Thetis.  Fanny and Jane were born in Grampound, Cornwall, in 1843 and 1845 respectively.

After living in the Braidwood district for about ten years, John and Jane Collins moved, with their family, to Tuena, a small mining town between Goulburn and Bathurst.

Descendents of John and Jane Nancarrow:

Edward John Collins (c.1837-1924) = Jane Quarme Nancarrow (1845-1901)
married 26 Oct 1863 at Braidwood, NSW


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