Elizabeth Collins1

#17421, (circa 1774 - )
ChartsAncestors of Mabel Smart

Children of Elizabeth Collins and Charles Hitt

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Elizabeth was from Devonshire. She married Charles Hitt in 1807 in Exeter and they were there in the 1841 census. In 1851, she was with her son-in-law in Lambeth Surrey.

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BirthElizabeth Collins was born circa 1774 in Devon.2
MarriageShe married Charles Hitt on 16 Apr 1807 in Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon.
Witnesses were Rich Pullen & Elizabeth Whicker, who were witnesses to many of the marriages there so likely didn't know Charles and Elizabeth.1 
1841 CensusCharles and Elizabeth Hitt appeared on the 1841 Census of St Sidwell Exeter, Devon, enumerated 1841. Charles was 70, a Gardner, and born in the county. Elizabeth was 65 and born in the county. With them was [probably their daughter] Mary (40) and Elizabeth Jr (6). [Note that the 1841 census records ages rounded down to the nearest 5 years, does not record relationships, and only indicates whether or not the person was born in the county]3 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Charles died on 4 Feb 1851.4 
(Other) 1851 CensusElizabeth Hitt appeared on the 1851 Census of Lambeth, Surrey, as a lodger in the household of William Stocker. She was married [sic], age 77, and born in Devon. The relationship was not noted but she was William's mother-in-law.2 
DeathElizabeth died.
There is an entry in the GRO death index in 1857 for Elizabeth Hitt in Exeter.5 
Last Edited16 Dec 2014


  1. Transcript of the Parish Register of Holy Trinity Exeter, 1563-1837 (FHL Photoduplication Services, film #917095).
  2. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1569 folio 110 page 37. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  3. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/268 Book 4 Folio 19. Image viewed at Ancestry or Findmypast.
  4. Copy death certificate of Charles Hitt, died 4 February 1851, registered 7 February 1851 in the Registration District of Exeter.
  5. FreeBMD. Elizabeth Hitt, Mar Q 1857, Exeter RD.
  6. Transcript of the Parish Register of Broadclyst, Devon, 1652-1850 (Family History Library, Film #916761 & 916,762).