'Colier3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Collyer of London, Collier of London

Their coats of arms indicate that both of the families shown on this page were connected to the family shown on Colier1. However, whereas that family is reported to have descended from a Frenchman who came into England temp. Henry VI (who r. 1422-1461), BLG1886 reports that the following family "was originally of Hainault. A branch of it is supposed to have settled in Cripplegate, in the city of London, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth", who r. 1558-1603, "as refugees from Picardy."
Nathaniel Cholier of London (d 1669)
1. Daniel Cholier or Collyer of London
  m. Abigail
  A. James Collyer (2nd son)
i. Mary Collyer
  m. Samuel Alston (Dr.)
  B. Daniel Collyer, Sheriff of London
  m. (1745) Ann Leeds (dau of Thomas Leeds)
i. Daniel Collyer of Wroxham Hall & Newton Lodge (Rev.)
  m. (1774) Catherine Bedingfield (dau/coheir of John Bedingfield of Beeston St. Andrew then Calstor son of William son of Henry son of Francis son of Henry of Sturston son of Sir Henry of Oxborough)
  a. Daniel Collyer of Necton Hall had issue
  m1. (1807) Sarah Duff (d 1811, dau of Alexander, 3rd Earl of Fife)
  m2. Elizabeth Chancellor (dau of John Chancellor of Shield Hill)
b. John Bedingfield Collyer of Hackford Hall, Norfolk (b 26.01.1777, archdeacon of Norwich)
  Details of John comes from BLG1886 (Collyer of Hackford Hall).
  m. (18.03.1800) Catherine Alexander (d 17.03.1853, dau of William Alexander of London (by ?? Monsey), brother of James, 1st Earl of Caledon)
  c. William Collyer of Gimingham, Suffolk (d 1861, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  m. Harriet Collyer (dau of Rev. Charles Collyer of Gunthorpe Hall by Sarah, dau of Edward Roger Pratt) @@ just below
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - George (d St.Sebastian 1813, Captain), Catherine
  ii. Charles Collyer of Gunthorpe Hall (Rev.) had issue
  m. Sarah Pratt (dau of Edward Roger Pratt of Ryston Hall)
  a. Harriet Collyer
  m. William Collyer of Gimingham @@ just above
  C. William Collyer of Cripplegate, London
  i. Charles Collyer (dsp, of the Inner Temple)
  D.+ other issue - Daniel (dsp), Nathaniel (dsp), Peter (dsp), "several daughters"



Henry Collier of London (d before 05.08.1710)
m. Sarah (a 08.1710)
1. Jabez Collier (d 21.03.1732, of Symond's Inn, 2nd son)
  m. (before 08.1701) Elizabeth (d before 26.05.1747, possibly sister of Anne Pope)
  A. Elizabeth Collier
m. Jonathan Fawconer
  i.+ issue - Henry, James, John, Pope
  B. Rebecca Collier
  m. (11.11.1746) Anthony Allen (Master in Chancery)
  C. Sarah Collier (d before 01.1771)
  m. Philip Hollingsworth of Hollingworth of London (son of Philip)
  D. Margaret Collier (b 1718-9, d 08.10.1668)
  m. (30.07.1751) Herman Meyer of London (b 1714-5, d 27.04.1784)
  E.+ other issue - Henry (d 13.08.1743), James (d before 08.0.1773, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire), Watty
2. Ebenezer Collier (d before 07.05.1723, clerk in chancery, 5th son)
  m. (22.02.1710-1) Sarah Boddington (b 1690, d 1743, dau of George Boddington, Director of the Bank of England, MP)
  A. George Collier (b 18.12.1711)
  i. Sir George Collier (b 11.05.1732, d 06.04.1795, Vice Admiral, MP)
  m1. (17.07.1763) Christiana Gwyn (dau of Richard Gwyn of Middleton Hall by Elizabeth)
  a. William George Collier (b 23.06.1769, d 09.06.1832, Captain) had issue
  m(2?). (after 1805?) Frances Mary ?? (b 16.7.1784, d 31.01.1832)
  b. daughter (a 06.1765, d before 11.03.1772)
  m2. (19.07.1781) Elizabeth Fryer (d 24.05.1831, dau of William Fryer of Exeter)
  c. George Collier (d 10.05.1814, Lt. Colonel)
  d. Sir Francis Augustus Collier (d 28.10.1849, Admiral) had issue
  m1. _ Osborn of Antigua
  m2. (11.03.1831) Katherine Thistlethwayte (dau of Thomas Thistlethwayte of Southwick Park)
  e. Henry Theodosius Browne Collier (d 10.09.1872, Admiral) had issue
  m. (26.06.1816) Harriet Nicholas (d 22.10.1850, dau of Robert Nicholas, MP)
  f. Georgiana Collier
  m. _ Aide ("a Greek")
  g. Louisa Collier (d unm)
  ii. Theodosius Benjamin Collier of London (d before 06.1803)
  m. Mary (a 06.1803)
  a. Theodosia Collier
  m. _ Egan
  b. Mary Collier
  m. _ White (Captain)
  c.+ other issue - Benjamin, Sophia (d unm 06.04.1804)
  B. Benjamin Collier (d 24.06.1716, dsp 12.03.1791, youngest son)
  m. Letita Weyland (dau of Mark Weyland)
  C.+ other issue - Isaac (b 04.09.1714, d 20.12.1714), Hannah (b 11.06.1713, a 03.1743), Sarah (b 02.11.1718), Theodosia
3. Elizabeth Collier
  m. (before 08.1701) Samuel Collier
4. Anne Collier
  m. (before 13.12.1722) Thomas Steele
5. other issue - Henry (a 08.1701), John (a 02.1735), Edward, Sarah, Mary
  Either Sarah or Mary married ...
  m. _ Lloyd (a 1717)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 (Collyer of Hill House)
(2) For lower section : MGH (NS1, vol 3 (1880), 'Pedigree of the Family of Collier', p125+)
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