Ursula Flora Collins
Ursula Flora Collins
Date of Birth 1 November 1843
Place of Residence 'Ila House' 3 Brisbane Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name George Thomas Collins
Childrens Names George Adye, Ada, Robert, Mary Matilde, Emily, Ursula, Mary Alice, Thomas, George, Reine & George Randolph

Mrs Ursula Flora Collins was born on 1 Nov 1843 in Stepney, London, England, to Captain Robert McEachern (12 Dec 1814-29 Apr 1885) and Mary Ursula Clark (died 1890) who married on 4 Mar 1837. Ursula was the third of nine children. One brother, Robert William, was the father of Robert Alfred McEachern who is also in the Family Album. Ursula was married to solicitor and later politician George Thomas Collins on 29 Apr 1863 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Launceston, by Rev. RK Ewing. Her father was captain of the Star of Victoria at the time of her marriage.

Ursula and George had eleven children: George Adye, 1864-1868; Ada Flora, 1865-1945; Robert McEachern, 1867-1948; Mary Matilde, 1869-1870; Emily Ila, 1870-1934; Ursula Josephine, 1874-1958; Mary Alice, 1876-1900; Thomas Neil, 1878-1945; George, 1880-1880; Reine Desiree, 1882-1973 and George Randolph, 1885-5 Jun 1942. Ursula danced in the vice-regal quadrille at the Masonic Ball held in conjunction with the Tasmanian Exhibition on 9 Dec 1891. Ursula and George celebrated their golden wedding in the music room at 'Ila House' with family and friends in 1913. Ursula died on 18 Oct 1929 at 'Ila House' and was buried at Carr Villa, Section B2 No. 101, next to her husband George, who died on 25 Aug 1926. Ursula is pictured in the Family Album with six of her children.

Sally Vandenberg & Prue McCausland Mar 2008