James was the son of Charles (1795-1875) and Amelia (nee McEleshead) Collins. He was born in 1837 and died in the District in 1896. He married Annie Cook of Foxton who appears in the Snelson scrapbook as one of the earliest white woman in the Manawatu.
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- Tautuhi matihiko
- James Motteshead Collins of Foxton
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