William Sanson COLLIER
William was born in Hawkchurch, Dorset, England.
He married Georgiana Swift (born in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England in 1841) at Geelong, Australia in 1857.
They had 14 children, eight boys & six girls. Three died in infancy.
Profiles on three of the sons, William Frederick, Cyrus Bishop & Albert Sanson are recorded separately.
The first record of William is a sa labourer in Picton in early 1880. From there he moved to Paraparumu around 1890 as a bushman, then a flaxmiller at Langley Parade, before returning to Picton as a farmer around 1911.