I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Treasure Chest Thursday: The Birth Record for Ellen Collcutt (1841)

This week’s treasure find is the birth record for Ellen Collcutt, born in Jericho, St Thomas, Oxford, Oxfordshire, on 1 October 1841.

It’s special significance for my research, is that Ellen’s mother is named. Prior to getting this certificate from the GRO, I’d had no success locating a marriage record for Ellen’s parents, so I didn’t know Emma’s maiden name. But thanks to this record, and the one for her brother James (they arrived in the mail together) I can now say she was Emma Blake.

James Collcutt and Emma Blake had four children together, included noted Victorian architect Thomas Edward Collcutt. James was the son of William Collcutt and his second wife Jane Evans. You can read more about this family here

(Treasure Chest Thursday is a daily blogging prompt hosted by Geneabloggers. It was originally suggested by Leslie Ann Ballou of Lost Family Treasures)

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2 comments to Treasure Chest Thursday: The Birth Record for Ellen Collcutt (1841)

  • Alix Singleton (nee Collcutt)

    Hi there,

    I have just come across this site and much to my delight you and I must be, in some way, related – possibly. JJ Collcutt was my G.G. Grandfather. Edgar H was my great grandfather and John e my Grandpa.

    Would it be OK if I sent some questions your way are you very busy? I have over 1,00o Collcutts on my tree but linking them all together is proving to be hellish.

  • Michele Collcutt

    JJ Collcutt (brother of T.E. Collcutt) was my GG grandfather (father of my G Grandfather, Bertie Hawkins Collcutt) who was a very famous architect in Argentina who built very important buildings (Bassett Smith & Collcutt ) Today are considered inheritance patrimony of the city of Buenos Aires.

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