William Jefferies Collins
Person Male Born 6/1/1856 Died 16/5/1939
Architect and housing developer. He purchased twenty three acres at the foot of Muswell Hill in 1899, and began to build traditional family sized houses. This area had been occupied by Rookfield, Avenue House and another house, known as Lalla Rookh. In 1912 he moved to Southampton, leaving the development which became Rookfield Garden Village, (see there for more information) to two of his sons, Herbert and William Brannan Collins.
From Airgale: Born Middlesex. Married Mary Martin Brannan 9 August 1879. Died Southampton.