Hi Derek, No relation of any Colliers - it is just a research project for which I am trying to piece some parts of the family together. I have, as I said, found them to be an interesting family. I have recently, by the way, looked at the will of John Collier -who left money to the poor of Taynton. It helps a little in piecing together that part of the family. This John Collier, who died in 1726 [PROB 11/608/211] was a prosperous brewer and property owner in Southwark. He was another son of Robert Collier of Taynton, although I am not sure whether by the first of Robert's wives, or Margery, the second, who was mother of Timothy Collier of Burford and Brize Norton. At any rate, he mentions all three of the other sons of Robert Collier in his will. John Collier of Southwark had an unmarried daughter, Martha, died 1741 [Will PROB 11/711/166, 'Martha Collier, Spinster of Saint George the Martyr, Surrey'], and a son, Wharton, who died intestate in 1773. From these wills it is clear that of John's brothers: William [who died in fact in 1667 leaving his estate administered by a widow, Ann] had a son also named William [and he would seem to have been alive at the time of the writing of John's will in July 1725]; the brother Robert - who had taken his step-mother, Margery, to court - had a son, Thomas [the pewterer perhaps?]; and Timothy had four sons [Timothy, Robert, George and John - the last of these became a carpenter in Burford and was still apparently alive in 1756]. There is no mention of Robert Collier the master of the Blanket Hall, who died in 1723 or of his various children, so the relationship between this Robert and the Colliers of Taynton remains unproven still.