James Pierce Collits1,2

M, #7688, b. 25 February 1871, d. 3 November 1928
FatherJohn Collits1 b. 25 May 1842, d. 9 Aug 1881
MotherHonora Hennessy1
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited6 Jan 2019
Birth*25 February 1871 Forbes, NSW, Australia1 
Death of Father9 August 1881 Forbes, NSW, Australia;Principal=John Collits3 
Marriage*4 April 1894 Young, NSW, Australia;Bride=Margaret E Debnam4 
Marriage*30 January 1924 Holy Trinity Church, Orange, NSW, Australia;
Groom: James Pierce Collits
Status: Widower
Place of Birth: Cowra NSW
Occupation: Dealer
Age: 50
Usual Residence: Orange NSW
Father: John Collits dec
Occupation: Laborer
Mother: Norah Hennessey dec

Bride: Eliza Cecilia Yates
Status: Widow
Place of Birth: Wellington NSW
Occupation: Domestic duties
Age: 47
Usual Residence: Orange NSW
Father: Charles Henry Birch
Occupation: Labourer
Mother: Cecilia Maker

Date of Marriage: January 30th 1924
Place of Marriage: Holy Trinity Church, Orange
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: Alice Collits, Elsie Yates
Minister: H Walker Taylor
;Bride=Eliza Ceciia Birch2 
Death*3 November 1928 Orange, NSW, Australia5 

Family 1

Margaret E Debnam d. 23 Sep 1910

Family 2

Eliza Ceciia Birch
  • Deirdre May Collits12


  1. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 9868/1871 James P Collits.
  2. [S168] Orange Parish Records, marriage James Pierce Collits & Eliza Cecilia Yates 1924.
  3. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 6908/1881 John Colletts.
  4. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 7640/1894 James T Collits & Margaret E Debnam.
  5. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 21389/1928 James Pierce Collits.
  6. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 11878/1895 Nora K Collits.
  7. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 2922/1898 Lila Collits.
  8. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 3099/1900 Alice F Collits.
  9. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 31439/1901 Wallace G Collits.
  10. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 32075/1904 Lance Collits.
  11. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 12213/1906 Laura M Collits.
  12. [S1752] Ancestry Sydney Anglican Parish Regiters, 1818-2011, online https://ancestry.com, marriage Kenneth James Thorncraft & Deidre May Collits 1946.