John Simmons

b. 1816
FatherJohn Simmons b. c 1790, d. 1854
MotherPhiladelphia Langridge b. 5 Feb 1792
     John Simmons was born in 1816 at Barcombe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Simmons and Philadelphia Langridge.
John Simmons was baptized on 24 March 1816 at Chailey, Sussex, England, Abode Balcombe.2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 234; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193546-193547."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Ann Simmons

b. circa 1796, d. 1859
     Mary Ann Simmons was born circa 1796 at Sussex, England.
Mary Ann Simmons married Henry Breach, son of Thomas Breach and Sarah Knight, on 20 May 1814 at Seaford, Sussex, England.1
In 1841 Mary Ann Simmons and Henry Breach lived at Alciston, Sussex, England.2
Mary Ann Simmons died in 1859 at Sussex, England.

Family

Henry Breach b. 10 Apr 1785, d. 1880
Marriage*
Mary Ann Simmons married Henry Breach, son of Thomas Breach and Sarah Knight, on 20 May 1814 at Seaford, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Alciston; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 8; Page: 9; Line: 14; GSU roll: 464161."

Sabina Keturah Simmons

b. circa 1836, d. 1891
     Sabina Keturah Simmons was born circa 1836 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
Sabina Keturah Simmons married Barnaby Barber, son of Richard Barber and Elizabeth (?), in 1859 at North Aylsford, Kent, England.
On 2 April 1871 Sabina Keturah Simmons and Barnaby Barber lived at Grocer's Shop And Beer House, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, England.1
On 3 April 1881 Sabina Keturah Simmons and Barnaby Barber lived at Kemsing Station, Kemsing, Kent, England.2
Sabina Keturah Simmons died in 1891 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

Family

Barnaby Barber b. 27 Jul 1835, d. 1903
Marriage*
Sabina Keturah Simmons married Barnaby Barber, son of Richard Barber and Elizabeth (?), in 1859 at North Aylsford, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 942 folio 5 page 2."
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 905 folio 51 page 4."

Sarah Simmons

     Sarah Simmons married William Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Cottingham, on 24 October 1811 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1

Family

William Mitchell b. 24 Oct 1773
Marriage*
Sarah Simmons married William Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Cottingham, on 24 October 1811 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Sophia Simmons

b. 23 December 1821
FatherJohn Simmons b. c 1790, d. 1854
MotherPhiladelphia Langridge b. 5 Feb 1792
     Sophia Simmons was baptized on 23 December 1821 at Fletching, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Simmons and Philadelphia Langridge.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Stephen Simmons

b. 1819, d. 1906
     Stephen Simmons was born in 1819 at Rodmell, Sussex, England.
Stephen Simmons married Elizabeth Howell, daughter of Henry Howell and Harriet Terry, in 1876 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Stephen Simmons died in 1906 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth Howell b. 1832, d. 26 May 1884
Marriage*
Stephen Simmons married Elizabeth Howell, daughter of Henry Howell and Harriet Terry, in 1876 at Lewes, Sussex, England

William James Simmons

b. circa 1875
     William James Simmons was born circa 1875 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
William James Simmons married Florence Harriet Taylor, daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry, in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
William James Simmons was a milkman in 1901.
On 2 April 1911 William James Simmons and Florence Harriet Taylor lived at 27 Station St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
William James Simmons was a milk seller on 2 April 1911.

Family

Florence Harriet Taylor b. 1874, d. 1951
Marriage*
William James Simmons married Florence Harriet Taylor, daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry, in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Ernest Sidney Simms

b. 1875, d. 1926
FatherThomas Simms b. 1844
     Ernest Sidney Simms was born in 1875 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Simms.
Ernest Sidney Simms married Kate Barber, daughter of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis, in 1902 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.
Ernest Sidney Simms was a baggage labeller with the South East & Coastal Railway (SE&CR) in 1911.1
On 2 April 1911 Ernest Sidney Simms and Kate Barber lived at 121 Ardgowan Road, Catford, Kent, England.1
According to the 1911 census, Ernest and Kate had had four children but two had died.1
Ernest Sidney Simms died in 1926 at Lewisham, London, England.

Family

Kate Barber b. 1875
Marriage*
Ernest Sidney Simms married Kate Barber, daughter of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis, in 1902 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 2799."

Mary Lillian Simms

b. 27 December 1908, d. 17 May 1988
FatherErnest Sidney Simms b. 1875, d. 1926
MotherKate Barber b. 1875
     Mary Lillian Simms was born on 27 December 1908 at Catford, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Ernest Sidney Simms and Kate Barber.
Mary Lillian Simms married Ernest Walter Dowdy, son of Stephen Dowdy, in 1935 at Bromley, Kent, England.2
Mary Lillian Simms died on 17 May 1988 at 8 Kingsdale Close, Battle, Sussex, England, at age 79.3
Her estate was probated on 9 September 1988 at London, England, Effects: £115,629.3

Family

Ernest Walter Dowdy b. 25 Oct 1902, d. 1983
Marriage*
Mary Lillian Simms married Ernest Walter Dowdy, son of Stephen Dowdy, in 1935 at Bromley, Kent, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 2799."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1935, Bromley, Vol 2a Page 1635."
  3. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Percy Cecil Simms

b. 16 September 1903, d. 1987
FatherErnest Sidney Simms b. 1875, d. 1926
MotherKate Barber b. 1875
     Percy Cecil Simms was born on 16 September 1903 at Catford, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Ernest Sidney Simms and Kate Barber.
Percy Cecil Simms married Muriel Amy Buckingham, daughter of Albert George Buckingham, in 1932 at Lewisham, London, England.
Percy Cecil Simms died in 1987 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

Family

Muriel Amy Buckingham b. 25 May 1909, d. 1998
Marriage*
Percy Cecil Simms married Muriel Amy Buckingham, daughter of Albert George Buckingham, in 1932 at Lewisham, London, England

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 2799."

Thomas Simms

b. 1844
     Thomas Simms was born in 1844 at Grendon, Buckinghamshire, England.

Family

Child

Celia Simons

b. 1925
FatherReuben Simons
MotherNellie Benjamin
     Celia Simons was born in 1925 at Holborn, London, England.1 She was the daughter of Reuben Simons and Nellie Benjamin.
Celia Simons married Peter James Gardiner on 21 June 1947 at Register Office, Hackney, London, England.
On 26 March 1953 Celia Simons and Peter James Gardiner lived at 50 Carrington Road, Flixton, Lancashire, England.

Family

Peter James Gardiner
Marriage*
Celia Simons married Peter James Gardiner on 21 June 1947 at Register Office, Hackney, London, England

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1925, Holborn, London, Vol 1b Page 967."

Elizabeth Simons

     Elizabeth Simons married James Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves, in 1815 at Marylebone, Middlesex, England.
James and Elizabeth had five children.

Family

James Akehurst b. 17 Apr 1794
Marriage*
Elizabeth Simons married James Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves, in 1815 at Marylebone, Middlesex, England

Marie Simons

b. 16 April 1933
FatherReuben Simons
MotherNellie Benjamin
     Marie Simons was born on 16 April 1933 at 127 Rutland St, Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England.1 She was the daughter of Reuben Simons and Nellie Benjamin.
Marie Simons married Earl Julian Alfred Marchant, son of Percy William Harold Marchant and Tilda Mary Turk, on 12 March 1955 at Register Office, Hackney, London, England.2
On 23 February 1956 Marie Simons and Earl Julian Alfred Marchant lived at 285 Moorside Road, Flixton, Lancashire, England.
Marie Simons and Earl Julian Alfred Marchant emigrated on 10 June 1966 to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on the ship "Australis" arriving Sydney six weeks later.
Our family emigrated to Australia on the 10-06-66, we arrived in Sydney after a 6 weeks boat trip from the UK, on the Greek Shipping Line called "Australis". We stayed at Cabramatta Migrant Hostel (not nice) until Dad got a Silk Screen Printing job 3 weeks later and we moved to Bradfield Migrant Hostel in a better suburb near Lane Cove. A year later we moved into our own flat in Deewhy near the beach. Then 18 mths later we travelled to the Central Coast, an hour and a half north of Sydney to check it out over the weekend, as friends of dad had said it was delightful and out of the rat-race of the city. We loved it, so we moved there and Dad commuted each day to Sydney for 8 yrs. We have been here ever since - Yvonne Predabon (nee Marchant).

Family

Earl Julian Alfred Marchant b. 24 Oct 1932, d. 25 Jan 2001
Marriage*
Marie Simons married Earl Julian Alfred Marchant, son of Percy William Harold Marchant and Tilda Mary Turk, on 12 March 1955 at Register Office, Hackney, London, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S145] Birth certificate of Marie Simons, born 16 Apr 1933, registered 30 July 1933 in the Registration District of Stepney, London, England (GRO Index Ref: unknown gro index ref).
  2. [S150] Marriage certificate of Earl Julian Alfred Marchant and Marie Simons, married 12 Mar 1955 in the Registration District of Hackney, London, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 5c Page 1620).

Mary Simons

     Mary Simons married Thomas Attree on 23 September 1745 at Lullington, Sussex, England.1

Family

Thomas Attree
Marriage*
Mary Simons married Thomas Attree on 23 September 1745 at Lullington, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Reuben Simons

      Reuben came across the Russian border and travelled to London. When he arrived they couldn't pronounce his Russian surname, so he saw a truck go past with Simons Mattresses on it and used that name as his new surname (from material provided by Ron Bloomfield of Nuneaton, UK.)
Reuben Simons married Nellie Benjamin circa 1923.
Reuben Simons was a tailor (journeyman) on 16 April 1933.

Family

Nellie Benjamin
Marriage*
Reuben Simons married Nellie Benjamin circa 1923. 
Children

Frances Simpson

b. 19 October 1808
     Frances Simpson was baptized on 19 October 1808 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Frances Simpson also went by the name of Fanny.
Frances Simpson married John Swinton Ashurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 28 January 1827 at Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 16 September 1829 Frances Simpson and John Swinton Ashurst lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Family

John Swinton Ashurst b. 25 Dec 1805
Marriage*
Frances Simpson married John Swinton Ashurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 28 January 1827 at Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Simpson

b. 4 May 1914, d. 30 June 2005
Bill Simpson and Mary Ellen (Nell) wedding 1943.
Photo courtesy of Peter Simpson 2013.
     William Simpson was born on 4 May 1914 at Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia.
William Simpson married Mary Ellen Wilkins, daughter of Frederick Wilkins and Elizabeth Hannah Snape, on 27 February 1943 at St John's, Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia.
William Simpson died on 30 June 2005 at Victoria, Australia, at age 91.

Family

Mary Ellen Wilkins b. 10 Oct 1915, d. 6 Feb 1989
Marriage*
William Simpson married Mary Ellen Wilkins, daughter of Frederick Wilkins and Elizabeth Hannah Snape, on 27 February 1943 at St John's, Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia

William Martin Simpson

     William Martin Simpson married Daisy Victoria Eva, daughter of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe, in 1907 at New Zealand.

Family

Daisy Victoria Eva b. 18 Nov 1887, d. 1981
Marriage*
William Martin Simpson married Daisy Victoria Eva, daughter of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe, in 1907 at New Zealand

John Sinclair

b. 1865, d. 1937
     John Sinclair was born in 1865.
John Sinclair married Bridget Bermingham, daughter of Denis Bermingham and Jane Bartlett, in 1900 at Australia.
John Sinclair died in 1937 at Australia.

Family

Bridget Bermingham b. 29 Mar 1867, d. 1938
Marriage*
John Sinclair married Bridget Bermingham, daughter of Denis Bermingham and Jane Bartlett, in 1900 at Australia