Interior 1 – Collingwood/Dickins


Sacred to the Memory of HENRY COLLINGWOOD of LILBURN TOWER and Cornhill House, Esquire, who died July 26th 1827 aged 70 years.

MARY ANNE, widow of the above, died 17th February 1852 aged 74 years.

H.J.W. COLLINGWOOD Esquire, his eldest son, died April 14th 1840 aged 37 years.

Henry, eldest son of the above H.J.W. COLLINGWOOD, died at Cornhill, 22nd August 1936 aged 11 years.

THOMAS HAGGERSTON, fourth son of H.J.W. COLLINGWOOD, LOST AT SEA, May 9th 1859, aged 28 years.

FREDERICK, sixth son of H.J.W. COLLINGWOOD, died at Torquay, February 10th 1867 aged 29 years.

FRANCES the beloved wife of GEORGE CALDWELL DICKINS, late of the 21st R.N.B. Fusiliers and 46th Regiment, eldest daughter of H.J.W. COLLINGWOOD, died at Portobello N.B. September 14th 1867 aged 39 years.


Military record

Through the courtesy of the purser of the Ethiope, Mr. James Pillock, we have a complete summary of news, and details of the loss of Her Majesty’s sloop Heron on the 9th of May, in lat. 4 N., long. 14 50 W., being 200 miles from the coast of Africa, at 4 o’clock in the morning. She was caught in a tornado and instantly capsized. 107 of the crew were lost. Captain Truscott, his gunner, boatswain, 16 seamen, four Portuguese, and two Kroomen saved themselves in a boat, which was picked up by the Irlam, of Liverpool, and conveyed to Sierra Leone. Commander Truscott, George Heydon, boatswain, and Kettle, a private of Marines, died on board the Ethiope, on the passage to Liverpool, of yellow fever. Previously to her loss the Heron captured a slaver, after a chase of 12 hours. The following is a list of the loss:– Lieutenant Collingwood; Mr. Smart, master; Mr. Freeman. Paymaster; Dr. Sproule; Dr. James Reid; Mr. Blair, mate; Mr. Johnston, clerk; Mr, Utney, midshipman; Mr. Abbott, master’s assistant; Mr. Richard Hicks; Lieutenant Porter and the following seamen and Marines:- Kelsey, Mellish, Petrey, Andrews, Shrubsale, Wellar, Veyall, Fryar, Liars, Smart, Smith, M’Guire, Parnall, White, Coan, Kent, M’Intyre, Inglish, Ramsay, Sinclair, Wingfield, Mitchell, Harris, Anderson, Callaway, Junk, Paris, Maroony, Barnsdale, Wallendon, Evans, Humphreys, Heywood, Sears, Goldson, Conquest, Baker, Upperton, Everett, Hitchcock, Greenhow, Howe, Bohanned, Davis, Floyd, Wiggett, Wood, Every, Durhant, Somerville, Cotter, Dutfin, Jessop, Cahill, Owen, Brown, Bennett, Harrison, Buck, Suter, Sawe, Baker, Lock, Foster, Spiers, Gambol, Wilda, Saunders, Prendeville, Hawkins, Peterson, Kimble, Foley, Blackiston; nine kroomen and 11 Spaniards belonging to the slaver make up the number to 107. The slaver had arrived at Sierra Leone in charge of Lieutenant Chapman and a prize crew


Henry Coollingwood had 3 wives Margaret Mills; Dorothy Wilkinson and Mary Anne Watson

Henry John William Collingwood, died 1840  of Lilburn Tower and Cornhill House. At his death, the Lilburn estate was sold to Edward Collingwood. His spouse Frances Emily Carnaby Haggerston (Collingwood) 1805 – 1870.


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