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RANDALL, Anne Esther

RANDALL, Anne Esther

Female 1828 - 1918  (89 years)

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  • Name RANDALL, Anne Esther 
    Born 13 Mar 1828  77 London Rd, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Jun 1828  St. George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jan 1918  Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetary, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I208  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2011 

    Father RANDALL, Thomas,   b. Abt 1802, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1857, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Benfield, Elizabeth,   b. 1808, Glouster City, Gloustershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1826  Tower Hamlets, St Mary Whitechapel, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623&enc=1> about Thomas Randall
      Name: Thomas Randall
      Spouse Name: Elizabeth Benfield
      Record Type: Banns
      Marriage Bann Date: 05 Mar 1826
      Parish: St Mary, Whitechapel
      County: Middlesex
      Borough: Tower Hamlets
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COLLIS, William,   b. 20 May 1826, Chipping Hill, Witham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1900, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1852  Saint Pauls Church, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. COLLIS, Ada Annie,   b. 12 Nov 1853, Barnes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1925, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. COLLIS, William Arthur,   b. 24 Nov 1854, Barnes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1937, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. COLLIS, Laura Elizabeth,   b. 6 Apr 1856, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1858, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. COLLIS, Anna Bertha,   b. 23 Aug 1857, Camberwell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1865, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     5. COLLIS, Alfred George,   b. 9 May 1859, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1865, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +6. COLLIS, Austin Watson,   b. 29 Jan 1864, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1942, Pittsburg, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. COLLIS, Rachael,   b. 9 Feb 1866, Hammonton, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1912, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +8. COLLIS, Walter Winner,   b. 14 Sep 1868, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1930, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. COLLIS, Florence Elizabeth,   b. 8 Jan 1871, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1945, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +10. COLLIS, Lillian Esther,   b. 11 Oct 1872, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1954, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1918 - Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558&enc=1> about Ann Esther Randall
      Name: Ann Esther Randall
      Record Type: Baptism
      Date: 15 Jun 1828
      Father's Name: Thomas Randall, butcher, London Rd.
      Mother's Name: Elizabeth Randall
      Parish: St George the Martyr
      Borough: Southwark
      County: Middlesex



      NDGW # 69-005
      Anne's death certificate states her mother's maiden name as "Ann Beufield" could be Benfield.
      !CHRISTENING: LDS Extracted records- Batch # C022442 sheet 5665, call # 307693
      !BIRTH: Family Bible in possession of Marilyn Parker.
      !DEATH: State File #437 vol. 2 pg. 2084
      !CENSUS: 1900 California, Contra Costa County, film # 1240085, book # 280, Sheet # 6, she was living, a widow, as head of household with Lillian E., age 27, and Rachel, age 34, who were both single. The census stated she owned the home free. The value of her home in Brentwood upon Anne's death, 3 Jan 1918, was &1000.

      Sealed to Parents 22 Jan 1971 S G

      Anne Esther Randall was said to have been a lady in waiting to queen Victoria before Anne was married. ( The royal archives in England have no record of this and they say that they keep very good records of Ladies in Waiting. Nor do they have any record of her mother, Elizabeth or Ann Benfield as a lady in waiting.). The story is told by the family that the queen gave Anne a pair of silk stockings that are still in the family. As far as can be proven, it is just a fun family story.

      Anne Esther'Randall's family had their own coach and footman. Her father was a pork butcher on London Road in Southwark, England. Anne was christened at the church of England, Saint George the Martyr, just down the street. There was a debtor's prison next door to the church. At the time Anne was growing up, Charles Dicken's father was in that debtor's prison. Charles Dicken's would visit his father there. It is most likely that Charles Dicken's also attended that same church as a child. I don't know where she met her future husband, but the story passed down is that her father was not pleased that she married William Collis, who was a brewer. They married in 1852. Within 4 1/2 years they had 4 children: Ada, William, Laura, and Anna. Was it adventure that prompted them to immigrate to the United States? Whatever the reason, they were preparing to leave England, when their 3rd child, Laura Elizabeth, died suddenly, at 2 years of age, just 8 days before sailing. It is believed she died from the inoculations received in preparation for the trip. On 25 April 1858 they left from London, England, sailed for America on the ship Cornelius Grinnell with Capt A. G. Fletcher, and arrived in New York 3 June 1858. What a hardship to leave a little one behind. Another little boy, Alfred, was born to Anne almost a year after arriving in the U.S. Another little boy, Austin, was born nearly 5 years later. At ages 5 and 7, both Alfred and his sister, Anna, died within 2 weeks of each other. Rachael was born a year later in 1866. After being discharged from the Union Army, William and Anne decided to move west. Rachael was born in New Jersey before they left by freighter to go to the Isthmus of Panama. They crossed the Isthmus where they marveled at the monkeys. They then boarded a freighter up the Pacific Coast to San Francisco. Their furniture was shipped around the horn of South America. They settled in San Francisco where William was a saloon keeper. Their last three children, Walter, Florence, and Lillian were born in San Francisco, California. They had 10 children born to them, 3 of which died young. One child, Rachael, was listed as an imbecile, rumored to have been caused by a fall on her head,and never married.
      After the death of her husband, Anne maintained a home in Brentwood with her two unmarried daughters, Lillian and Rachel. In 1903 she lived at 566 Walter Street in San Francisco. She had a dowager hump caused by osteoporosis. The last 4 years before her death, she lived with her daughter, Florence Gates, because she needed contant attending. Anne died at age 90, January 2, 1918, of old age. She is buried in the Point of Timber Cemetary in Brentwood, Costa County, California. Her will left the ranch in Brentwood, valued at $1000, to be divided among her 6 surviving children.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Annie E Collis
      Home in 1900: Supervisors District 5, Contra Costa, California
      Age: 42
      Estimated birth year: abt 1858
      Birthplace: England
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Race: White
      Home owned free
      Immigration year: 1857
      Household Members: Name Age
      Annie E Collis 42
      Lillian E Collis 27 Asst. Post mistress
      Rachel Collis 34