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Hello  I am looking for my gt gt grandfather RICHARD COLLINS who I think was born circa 1762 in the area of Fanlobbus.  His trade was a weaver.  He joined the 58th Regiment of Infantry late in life and was transferred to the 10th Royal Regiment of Veterans in 1819.  He was discharged from the army in March 1821.  He had a son also RICHARD circa 1811.  Richard (Junior) came to England in 1833 lived in Cheshire for some years then moved to Salford Lancashire and died there in 1895.

Any help in finding Richard (senior) would be much appreciated.

Malcolm Collins


Wednesday 13th August 2014, 05:01PM

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  • Hi Malcolm

    There are a few Richard Collins birth/baptism records on in Cork but they are all in the 1800's & none in Fanlobbus has a baptism in the 1790's parish Cork & Ross parents Richard Collins & Catherine Connor

    Family Search has a Richard John Collins born 1790 Cork married Anne Popples Chase 1815

    On the Dopp & OurFamilyTree have him born in Rathcoole (Rathkeale?) 1756 & parents James Collins and Diana Coakley 


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 14th August 2014, 10:14AM
  • Thank you for your replys.  I have a little more information with regard to Richard Collins (Senior).At the time he was in the Regiment of Veterans he was in Kilmainham Hospital.  On release from Hospital he went to Buttevent and was discharged from there on the 24th March 1821 and his papers indicate he went back to live near Cork.  On his discharge Richard would have been about 59 years old.  His papers also state that he was "Worn Out" so one may assume that he just may have died before 1830.  At his discharge his son also Richard  would have been about 11 years old.

    So I seem to be looking for a very old worn out man with a wife who would be a lot younger than him and has an 11 year old boy who was living near Cork.

    Thank you, thank you very much for all your help.   Malcolm


    Tuesday 26th January 2016, 07:06PM
  • Hi Malcolm

    So Richard junior was born when senior was 72!

    Name:Richard CollinsDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:22-Sep-1812Address:MacRoomParish/District:MACROOMGender:MaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Richard CollinsMother:Catherine Sullivan

    I couldn't find a birth or death record for senior

    If the above is correct this is the parents' marriage:

    Date of Marriage:10-Jul-1792
    Parish / District:MACROOM
    County:Co. Cork
    MacRoomDenomination:Roman Catholic
    Roman Catholic


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 28th January 2016, 01:03AM
  • Hello Col     Sorry about that you are right with the ? .  Looking at all the figures infront of me I added

    where I should have taken away.  Born in 1762 so when he was discharged from the army in 1821 he would

    have been c59 years of age.   Put it down to me being rather old!!!!!

    Many thanks  Malcolm


    Thursday 28th January 2016, 04:24PM
  • I'm afraid these are the only records for around 1862:

    Church BaptismCollinsRichard1761Co. Kilkenny
    Church BaptismCollinsRichard1760Co. Wicklow
    Church BaptismCollinsRichard1758Co. Limerick
    Church BaptismCollinsRichard1757Co. Waterford
    Church BaptismCollinsRichard1767Co. Waterford


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 29th January 2016, 07:40PM