Edward Collins the younger

7th Sep 1782 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with others half the compensation for the enslaved people on the Whim estate on Tobago as mortgagees, most likely in a trustee capacity for the family of Rev. James Hamilton (q.v.).

  1. In 1851 Edward Collins aged 68 Justice of the Peace born Truthan was living at Truthan, St Erme Cornwall with wife Elizabeth aged 45, and 6 servants. Will of Edward Collins of Trusham [sic] Cornwall proved 16/07/1855; the will of another Edward Collins of St Erme Cornwall, presumably Edward Collins the elder, was proved 30/10/1827.

  2. Edward Collins of Truthan and Newton Ferrars Cornwall, JP and DL, High Sheriff 1830, born 07/09/1782, son of Edward Collins and Mary Thomas, married Elizabeth daughter of Francis Drake ("late Envoy Extrordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Munich") in 1831; 3 sons: Edward, Charles and Digby. Francis Drake of Yardbury and Wells (1764-1821) was a diplomat during the Napoleonic Wars, Ambassador to the Republic of Genoa and to the Court at Munich.


T71/891 Tobago no. 34, which identifies him as of Truthan near Truro Cornwall.

  1. 1851 census online; PROB 11/2215; PROB 11/1731.

  2. John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (2 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1863), vol. 1, pp. 245-246, 'Collins of Truthan'. Papers of Francis Drake of Yardbury and Wells, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/959364f9-eac9-4da7-9712-be812d4304f3 [accessed 18/11/2016].

We are grateful to William Norton for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Edward Collings the younger
Elizabeth Drake
Edward; Charles; Digby

Associated Claims (1)

£1,199 2s 7d

Addresses (1)

Truthan, St Erme, Truro, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England