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John Elgar Collins STARKEY 1897 – 1915


John Elgar Collins Starkey c.1915
Photo courtesy of Robert Starkey


1.    John Elgar Collins STARKEY, born 5 Oct 1897 in Stonar, Sandwich (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent). He died 8 Apr 1915 from wounds received 21 Mar 1915, having only been in France since 3 Mar 1915. He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery - Grave III.D.81. He had previously been on the training ship Warspite, after leaving school, and attained the rank of P.O. He then went to work on the liner “Oceanic”, and was transferred from this vessel only a few days before she met her end. Subsequently he joined the army, and was four months in training at Dover before embarking to France. At school he had displayed considerable talent as an elocutionist.


Parents

2.    John Elgar COLLINS, born Abt 1848 in Chislet (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 in Margate (Kent), census 1871 Lodger at Thrums Lane, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1881 at Little Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Cut Cottages, Sandwich Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1861 Carter, occupation 1871 - 1901 Shepherd / Labourer. (1) He married Charlotte Maria HARDING or HARDEN, 31 Oct 1874 at St George, Ramsgate (Kent), born Mar 1851 in Buckland, Dover (Kent), census 1881 at Little Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Cut Cottages, Sandwich Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent). [John & Charlotte separated at some point after the 1891 census, and by 1901 Charlotte was living as a boarder with the DRISCOLL family at 12 Wyndham Road, Dover (Kent). Her occupation at this time was shown as “Fish Seller”. She died 26 Mar 1917 in Dover (Kent) – Aged 66. It appears that John & Charlotte's marriage was childless]. (2) John's subsequent unmarried partner was Emily STARKEY, born 23 Oct 1862 at 2 Commercial Place, Deptford Road, Rotherhithe, London, census 1871 at 8 Camden Cottages, Bell Green, Lewisham (London) - with her Uncle & Aunt, Charles & Jane WELCH, census 1881 at Musley Villa, Manor Road, Wallington (Surrey), census 1891 at Red Lion Inn, Sandwich Road, Stonar (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1881 Housemaid, occupation 1891 General Servant, occupation 1901 "Housekeeper" to John Elgar COLLINS, medical condition 1901 "Deaf", resided 1919 at 3 Dane Road, Ramsgate (Kent), died 5 Jan 1931 at 1 Longfleet Gardens, Poole (Dorset) - Aged 68.

                             Children by Emily STARKEY:

                  i          Emily Beatrice STARKEY, born Dec 1892 in Ashford (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent). She married Claude Garland CALEY, 26 January 1944 at Uxbridge (Middx).

       1.        ii         John Elgar Collins STARKEY, born 5 Oct 1897 in Stonar, Sandwich (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), Private G/6420 - 2nd Btn. East Surrey Regiment, died 8 Apr 1915 from wounds received 21 Mar 1915, buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery – Grave III.D.81.

                  iii        Albert Edward Collins STARKEY, born 5 May 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), died 17 Dec 1990 in Plymouth (Devon) - Aged 89. He married Ellen LEECH, 31 Jan 1924 in Christchurch (Hants).

3.    Emily STARKEY, born 23 Oct 1862 at 2 Commercial Place, Deptford Road, Rotherhithe, London, census 1871 at 8 Camden Cottages, Bell Green, Lewisham (London) - with her Uncle & Aunt, [Charles & Jane WELCH], census 1881 at Musley Villa, Manor Road, Wallington (Surrey), census 1891 at Red Lion Inn, Sandwich Road, Stonar (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1881 Housemaid, occupation 1891 General Servant, occupation 1901 "Housekeeper" to John Elgar COLLINS, medical condition 1901 "Deaf", resided 1919 at 3 Dane Road, Ramsgate (Kent), died 5 Jan 1931 at 1 Longfleet Gardens, Poole (Dorset) - Aged 68.


Grandparents

4.    John COLLINS, born 1825 in Chislet (Kent), baptized 12 Jun 1825 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent), occupation 1851 - 1891 Shepherd, died Dec 1898 in Elham RD (Kent) - Age given as 74. He married Matilda SPRATT, 30 Nov 1844 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                             Children:

                  i          William COLLINS, born Sep 1845 in St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), baptized 8 Sep 1845 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1901 at Everden, Swingfield (Kent). He married Ann Epps RALPH, Dec 1879 in Dover RD (Kent).

       2.        ii         John Elgar COLLINS, born Abt 1848 in Chislet (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 in Margate (Kent), census 1871 Lodger at Thrums Lane, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1881 at Little Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Cut Cottages, Sandwich Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1861 Carter, occupation 1871 - 1901 Shepherd / Labourer. (1) He married Charlotte Maria HARDING or HARDEN, 31 Oct 1874 at St George, Ramsgate (Kent), born Mar 1851 in Buckland, Dover (Kent), census 1881 at Little Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Cut Cottages, Sandwich Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent). [John & Charlotte separated at some point after the 1891 census, and Charlotte lived in Dover]. She died 26 Mar 1917 in Dover (Kent) – Aged 66. (2) John's subsequent unmarried partner was Emily STARKEY, born 23 Oct 1862 at 2 Commercial Place, Deptford Road, Rotherhithe, London, census 1871 at 8 Camden Cottages, Bell Green, Lewisham (London) - with her Uncle & Aunt, Charles & Jane WELCH, census 1881 at Musley Villa, Manor Road, Wallington (Surrey), census 1891 at Red Lion Inn, Sandwich Road, Stonar (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1881 Housemaid, occupation 1891 General Servant, occupation 1901 "Housekeeper" to John Elgar COLLINS, medical condition 1901 "Deaf", resided 1919 at 3 Dane Road, Ramsgate (Kent), died 5 Jan 1931 at 1 Longfleet Gardens, Poole (Dorset) - Aged 68.

                  iii        Elizabeth Sarah COLLINS, born 23 Mar 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), baptized 20 Apr 1851 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent). She married George SMITH, Dec 1867 in Thanet (Kent).

                  iv        (Harriet) Ann COLLINS, born Abt 1860 in Margate (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent).

                  v         Ellen Jane COLLINS, born Dec 1863 in Minster in Thanet (Kent), baptized 3 Jan 1864 at St Mary, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent). She married Frederick CHIDWICK, Dec 1881 at St Anthony, Alkham (Kent).

                  vi        Louisa Ada COLLINS, [registered as Ada Louisa COLLINS], born Dec 1867 in Minster in Thanet (Kent), baptized 5 Jan 1868 at St Mary, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent).

5.    Matilda SPRATT, born Abt 1825 in St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), baptized 5 Jun 1825 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1901 at Ivy Cottage, Everden, Swingfield (Kent), died Jun 1903 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 78.


6.    Joseph Walter STARKEY, born Abt 1829 in London (Middx), census 1861 at 9 Commercial Place, Lower Road, Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), occupation 1860 - 1861 Grocer, died 2 Oct 1867 in Rotherhithe, London (Surrey) - Aged 38. He married (1) Susan GREENBROOK. He married (2) Emily WELCH, 8 Apr 1860 at St Alphege, Greenwich (London).

                             Children by Emily WELCH:

                  i          Walter Joseph STARKEY, born 23 Nov 1860 in Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), census 1861 at 9 Commercial Place, Lower Road, Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), died 27 Jan 1870.

       3.        ii         Emily STARKEY, born 23 Oct 1862 at 2 Commercial Place, Deptford Road, Rotherhithe, London, census 1871 at 8 Camden Cottages, Bell Green, Lewisham (London) - with her Uncle & Aunt, Charles & Jane WELCH, census 1881 at Musley Villa, Manor Road, Wallington (Surrey), census 1891 at Red Lion Inn, Sandwich Road, Stonar (Kent), census 1901 at Wood Cottages, Cheriton (Kent), occupation 1881 Housemaid, occupation 1891 General Servant, occupation 1901 "Housekeeper" to John Elgar COLLINS, medical condition 1901 "Deaf", resided 1919 at 3 Dane Road, Ramsgate (Kent), died 5 Jan 1931 at 1 Longfleet Gardens, Poole (Dorset) – Aged 68. Unmarried partner John Elgar COLLINS.

                  iii        Oliver Good STARKEY, born 22 Dec 1863, in Rotherhithe, London (Surrey).

                  iv        Matilda Beatrice STARKEY, born Abt 1865, in Rotherhithe, London (Surrey).

                  v         Alice Mary STARKEY, born Apr 1867, in Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), died Dec 1867.

7.    Emily WELCH, born Abt 1834 in Sundridge (Kent), baptized 23 Feb 1834 at St Martin, Brasted (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent), census 1851 in Sundridge (Kent), census 1861 at 9 Commercial Place, Lower Road, Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), census 1871 at 3 Addiscombe Road, Croydon (Surrey), occupation 1871 Domestic Servant to the BOYKETT family.


Great-Grandparents

8.    John COLLINS. He married Sarah Ann FOAD, 2 Nov 1816 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent)

                             Children:

                  i          Mary COLLINS, born Abt 1817, baptized 17 Mar 1817 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent), died Oct 1823.

                  ii         Sarah COLLINS, born Abt 1820, baptized 28 Feb 1820 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent).

                  iii        Elizabeth COLLINS, born Abt 1821, baptized 22 Apr 1821 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent).

                  iv        Margaret COLLINS, born Abt 1823, baptized 6 Apr 1823 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent).

       4.        v         John COLLINS, born 1825 in Chislet (Kent), baptized 12 Jun 1825 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent), occupation 1851 - 1891 Shepherd, died Dec 1898 in Elham RD (Kent) - Age given as 74. He married Matilda SPRATT, 30 Nov 1844 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  vi        William COLLINS, born Abt 1828, baptized 16 Mar 1828 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent), died Apr 1828.

                  vii       Harriet COLLINS, born Abt 1829, baptized 10 May 1829 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent).

                  viii      Joseph COLLINS, born Abt 1831, baptized 20 Nov 1831 at St Mary, Chislet (Kent).

                  ix        Henry COLLINS, born after 1831.

9.    Sarah Ann FOAD, born Abt 1797, baptized 25 Jun 1797 at St Mary, Reculver (Kent).


10.  William SPRATT, born 14 May 1789 in Margate (Kent), baptized 31 May 1789 at St John the Baptist, Margate (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), occupation 1841 Agricultural Labourer. He married Mary HUGHES, 8 Oct 1815 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                             Children:

                  i          James SPRATT, born 12 May 1816, baptized 10 Jun 1816 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  ii         Sarah SPRATT, born Abt 1817, baptized 16 Nov 1817 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), died Oct 1820, buried 22 Oct 1820 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  iii        William SPRATT, born Abt 1820, baptized 6 Feb 1820 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  iv        Sarah SPRATT, born Abt 1821 in (Kent), baptized 14 Oct 1821 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

       5.        v         Matilda SPRATT, born Abt 1825 in St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), baptized 5 Jun 1825 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1851 at Reynolds Farm, Chislet (Kent), census 1861 at Prospect Road, Minster in Thanet (Kent), census 1871 at The Square, Birchington (Kent), census 1881 at Evering Farm, Alkham (Kent), census 1891 at Everden, Alkham (Kent), census 1901 at Ivy Cottage, Everden, Swingfield (Kent), died Jun 1903 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 78. She married John COLLINS, 30 Nov 1844 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  vi        Henry SPRATT, born Abt 1829 in (Kent), baptized 22 Feb 1829 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  vii       Hope SPRATT, born Abt 1830, baptized 23 Nov 1830 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), died Oct 1831, buried 23 Oct 1831 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent)..

                  viii      Charity SPRATT, born Abt 1830, baptized 23 Nov 1830 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), died Jan 1831, buried 21 Jan 1831 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  ix        Harriet SPRATT, born Abt 1832 in (Kent), baptized 22 Jul 1832 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  x         Marianne SPRATT, born Abt 1834 in (Kent), baptized 30 Nov 1834 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

                  xi        Esther SPRATT, born Abt 1836 in (Kent), baptized 18 Dec 1836 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

11.  Mary HUGHES.


14.  James WELCH, born Abt 1806 in (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent). He married Susannah GREENBROOK, 1828.

                             Children:

                  i          Mary Ann WELCH, born Abt 1829 in (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent). She married Thomas BLABER, 12 Aug 1849 at St George, Gravesend (Kent).

                  ii         Charles WELCH, born Abt 1832 in Sundridge (Kent), baptized 10 Jun 1832 at St Martin, Brasted (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent), census 1871 at 8 Camden Cottages, Bell Green, Lewisham (London). He married Jane WOODWARD, 20 Apr 1856.

       7.        iii        Emily WELCH, born Abt 1834 in Sundridge (Kent), baptized 23 Feb 1834 at St Martin, Brasted (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent), census 1851 in Sundridge (Kent), census 1861 at 9 Commercial Place, Lower Road, Rotherhithe, London (Surrey), census 1871 at 3 Addiscombe Road, Croydon (Surrey), occupation 1871 Domestic Servant to the BOYKETT family. She married Joseph Walter STARKEY, 8 Apr 1860 at St Alphege, Greenwich (London).

15.  Susannah GREENBROOK, born Abt 1811 in (Kent), census 1841 at Waterloo Place, Sundridge (Kent).


Great-Great-Grandparents

20.  James SPRATT. He married Sarah IMPETT, 15 Oct 1786 at St Mary Magdalene, Monkton, Thanet (Kent).

                             Children:

       10.      i          William SPRATT, born 14 May 1789 in Margate (Kent), baptized 31 May 1789 at St John the Baptist, Margate (Kent), census 1841 at The Street, St Nicholas at Wade (Kent), occupation 1841 Agricultural Labourer. He married Mary HUGHES, 8 Oct 1815 at St Nicholas at Wade (Kent).

21.  Sarah IMPETT, born Abt 1765, baptized 13 Oct 1765 at St Mary Magdalene, Monkton, Thanet (Kent).


3rd-Great-Grandparents

42.  William IMPETT. He married Mary HOWE, 14 Nov 1764 at St Mary Magdalene, Monkton, Thanet (Kent).

                             Children:

       21.      i          Sarah IMPETT, born Abt 1765, baptized 13 Oct 1765 at St Mary Magdalene, Monkton, Thanet (Kent). She married James SPRATT, 15 Oct 1786 at St Mary Magdalene, Monkton, Thanet (Kent).

43.  Mary HOWE.



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