William is, to date, the earliest ancestor of the Collingwood family, who appear to have lived in Whittingham for several generations.
While our line did not move, others lived in Alnwick and then moved further south to Middlesbrough.
The Atkinson Family of Lorbottle House are distantly related to these Collingwoods through a female line. Our ancestor, Elizabeth Collingwood, worked for the Atkinsons. We wonder if she knew she was related!
In our attempts to find our earlier Collingwood ancestors, we have gathered many facts pertaining to other families of this name. We are happy to share this information with other researchers.