Person Index

Collett, Albert William

Albert William COLLETT
b: 1857
d: 3 FEB 1941
Birth Details
1857/491, Albert William Collett, See Book 25

Evening Post 15 July 1891
The annual meeting of the parishioners of the above parish was

held at the schoolroom, Lower Hutt, on Monday evening, the chair being taken by the Incumbent (Rev. J. Jones). The report and balance-sheet were read by Mr. Cheesman, and after several of those present had expressed their views, both were adopted as read.
The report presented by the Vestry was a very lengthy

one, and was to the effect that a considerable improvement had

taken place in the financial condition of the parish, the

balauce of liabilities over assets having been reduced by about

£65, only about £50 being required to extinguish all

liabilities, and this was expected to be accomplished during

the present year. The increased revenue was mainly derived from seat rents and offertories at St. James'' and subscriptions from

Petone. The extinction of the debt to the Diocesan Pension

Fund, amounting to £27 17s 6d, was due to the efforts of the

ladies'' sewing bee. A large sum had also been obtained by means

of entertainments. The liability now existing is mainly made up

of an overdraft arranged to meet the punctual payment of

assessment and other regular calls. The Taita Church was

found to require immediate repair, and the Vestry authorised an

effort for its being substantially repaired. Funds to enable

this being done were raised by means of a donation from the

ladies'' sewing bee, and supplemented by other sources, an old

parishioner who was now in England having sent a donation of

goods, which had realised £10. Some improvements were desired

in the Petone Churchroom, and a fund to enable those to be

carried out had been, raised by local special effort. The

rights of the parishioners in the churchyards had received

attention, and regulations for this purpose had been drawn up,

and would come into force when the Taita Cemetery was ready for

use. Tho portion of the cemetery allotted to the Church had

been placed under the control of the Vestry. Useful work had

been done by the Petone Sub-Vestry, the organisation of

collection being very efficient. A misunderstanding of a

financial nature had to some extent disturbed the harmony of

that part of the parish with the rest, and the settlement of

the matter would fall on the incoming Vestry. Regular services

had been maintained with the assistance of Messrs. K. Wilson,

W. F. Cheesman, J. C. Small. C. P. Powles, H. Gaby, and E. B.

Brown as lay readers. A long series of wet Sundays had

affected the attendance and also the offertories in the early

part of the year, the services at Christ Church on several

occasions being omitted. On acconnt of the difficulty in

providing teachers, the morning Sunday school services at St.

James'' had been discontinued. Mrs. Jones continues to

superintend the St. James'' school, while the Petone one was

supervised by Mr. Jenkins, the infants at the latter being

efficiently managed by Mrs. P. Smith. Christ Church school was

under the management of Miss A. Welch, Mrs. Rush, and Mr. A.

S. Pyke. The voluntary services of Mrs. Rush and Miss Welch as

organists at Christ Church, and Mr. Sherwin as choirmaster at

Potone, were commended to the grateful acknowledgment of the

parishioner. An engagement stipulating that as soon as

practicable the assessment should be increased to as to enable

a stipend worthy of the parish to be given to the incumbent, it

had not been possible to carry out as yet, but as a matter of

simple justice the Vestry commended the matter to the

consideration of the parishioners, the duty becoming more

urgent with the delay. The thanks of the parish were due to the

lady collectors for their services, and the attention of the

incoming Vestry was invited to the desirableness of further

developing this branch of parish work. The Vestry desired to

record their sense of the loss which the parish had sustained

by the death of Sir W. Fitzherbert, who in the earlier days had

taken an active part in parish matters, and as long as his

health had permitted had been regular in his attendance at

church ordinances.
A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies''

sewing bee for the services rendered by them during the year.
A long discussion ensued as to the necessity for further services at Petone Churchroom, and a resolution was passed that the incoming Vestry take into immediate consideration the urgent necessity of further administration in the Petone subdivision of the parish.
Mr. W. F. Cheesman was re-appointed incumbent''s church warden, and Mr. J. R. Ransom was re-elected parishioners'' churchwarden. The Vestry elected were as follows:— Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert, A. Collett, J. Wilkins, S. C. Barraud (Lower Hutt); R. C. Kirk and E. J. Jenkins (Petone); S. Death (Taita). Auditors, Messrs. Whitton and Price.
Votes of thanks having been passed to the Sunday school teachers, lady collectors, members of the choirs, and also to the members of the Christ Church Union, the meeting terminated. At a meeting of the Vestry later on, Capt. Humfrey and Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert and W. F. Cheesman were elected nominators.

Marriage Details
1885/3184, Bride: Henrietta Govin (sic), Groom: Albert William Collett

Evening Post 1/4/1895
WE, Edward Henry Collett and Albert William Collett, trading as Collett Brothers, at the Lower Hutt and Petone, as Wheelwrights, General Smiths, and Undertakers, hereby give notice that we have this day dissolved partnership. E. H. Collett will carry on the Undertaking Business at Petone, and receive and pay all debts due to and by that branch of the business; and Albert William Collett will carry on the Wheelwright''s and General Smith''s Business at the Lower Hutt, and pay and receive all debts due to and by that branch of the business.
Dated this 29th day of March, 1895.
I, ALBERT WILLIAM COLLETT, hereby give notice that I have this day leased my Wheelwright''s Business, General Smith''s and Farriery Business, at the Lower Hutt, to Messrs. Purser & Ridley. I take this opportunity of thanking the public for their liberal support in the past, and trust that it will be extended to my successors.
I am, &c.,
WITH reference to the above notice, we, the undersigned, trust that by civil, careful, and punctual attendance to business, we shall merit a continuance of the support and patronage accorded to Messrs. Collett Brothers.
Dated this 1st day of April, 1895.

Death Details
1916/8921, Henrietta Collett, Aged: 58Y - Date of Death 22/8/1916 from Death Registration

Tararua District Council Cemetery Records
Interment ID: 3119
Last: Collett
First: Henrietta
Cemetery: Mangatera Dannevirke
Last Address: Dannevirke
Age: 57
Section: Main
Block: G
Section/Plot Number: 28
Row Alpha: Religion:
Person Classification: Adult
Marital Status: Married
Date of Death: 22/08/1916
Date of Funeral/Burial: 25/08/1916
Time of Funeral/Burial:
Burial Warrant Number: 109
Number of Burials: 1
Funeral Director:
Interment Type: Ashes
Funeral Officiator: Rev E Robertshawe
Depth: 8
Comments: Ashes

Death Details
1941/17210, Albert William Collett, Aged: 83Y - Date of Death 3/2/1941 from Death Registration

Evening Post 8 February 1941
The death has occurred of Mr. Albert W. Collett, of Taumarunui.

Mr. Collett was the last surviving member of the first Petone

Borough Council. His father, Mr. Henry Collett, arrived in New

Zealand in 1840 in the ship London, and shortly afterwards took

up land in Petone, where he remained for the rest of his life.
Mr. Albert Collett was born in 1857, and went to school in the

stockade which, had been shifted to a site behind the present

Lower Hutt Post Office and was used as a school.
He served his apprenticeship as a wheelwright under his

father. Later, he went to Dannevirke, where he founded the firm

of Collett and Son, ironfounders and millwrights. Branches were

formed in Ohakune and Taumarunui, and the firm played a leading

part in the development of the timber industry in the King

Country. In Dannevirke Mr. Collett was a member of the Borough

Council, and for a long time was Deputy-Mayor.
Mr. Collett took an active interest in the Anglican Church and

was organist and choirmaster at Dannevirke and organist and a

member of the church committee at Taumarunui.
In the early years of the Taumarunui Winter Show Association

he was an active worker and later was made a life member. He

was also connected with many other organisations.
In Dannevirke he was a prominent member of the Masonic Lodge.
  • 1857 - Birth -
  • 3 FEB 1941 - Death -
1818 - 12 OCT 1894
Albert William COLLETT
1857 - 3 FEB 1941
Elizabeth Collett
1818 - 25 OCT 1881
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death12 OCT 1894
Marriage1839to Elizabeth Collett at St. Mary de Loque, Anglican Church, Gloucester, England
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Collett
Death25 OCT 1881
Marriage1839to Henry COLLETT at St. Mary de Loque, Anglican Church, Gloucester, England
MThomas George COLLETT
Death25 JUN 1930
Marriage1866to Mary Ann Russell
Death1 FEB 1936
MCharles Samuel COLLETT
Death1 OCT 1929
Marriage1885to Ruth Eliza Archer
FElizabeth COLLETT
Death29 JUL 1926
Marriage1865to William Butler Buick
MAlbert William COLLETT
Death3 FEB 1941
Marriage1885to Henrietta Gover
MEdward Henry COLLETT
Death12 APR 1916
Death4 DEC 1901
Marriage13 MAR 1877to Eliza Jane Mason at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Death25 JUL 1930
Marriage18 AUG 1881to Elizabeth Priscilla Fox
FEllen Maria COLLETT
Death22 SEP 1924
Marriage1885to William Henry Greenfield
Death21 OCT 1917
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Albert William COLLETT
Death3 FEB 1941
Marriage1885to Henrietta Gover
FatherHenry COLLETT
MotherElizabeth Collett
PARENT (F) Henrietta Gover
Death22 AUG 1916
Marriage1885to Albert William COLLETT
Descendancy Chart
Albert William COLLETT b: 1857 d: 3 FEB 1941
Henrietta Gover b: 1858 d: 22 AUG 1916
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