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,.

Hannah Simpson

b. circa 1784, d. 1877
     Hannah Simpson was born circa 1784 at Little Barford, Oxfordshire, England.
Hannah Simpson married William Bandy, son of John Bandy and Anne Dimmock, on 1 May 1814 at Adderbury, Oxfordshire, England.1
Hannah Simpson died in 1877 at Northamptonshire, England.

Family

William Bandy b. 9 Apr 1786, d. 1859
Marriage*
Hannah Simpson married William Bandy, son of John Bandy and Anne Dimmock, on 1 May 1814 at Adderbury, Oxfordshire, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Oxfordshire Family History Society; Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; Anglican Parish Registers; Reference Number: PAR2/1/R4/1."

Jack Bronte Simpson

b. 28 January 1912, d. 1981
     Jack Bronte Simpson was born on 28 January 1912 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Jack Bronte Simpson married Rosaleen Grace Coomber, daughter of William Lindsay Coomber and Rose Ellen Leeves, in 1933 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Jack Bronte Simpson died in 1981 at Polegate, Sussex, England.

Family

Rosaleen Grace Coomber b. 20 Nov 1912, d. 1989
Marriage*
Jack Bronte Simpson married Rosaleen Grace Coomber, daughter of William Lindsay Coomber and Rose Ellen Leeves, in 1933 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England

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

Ann Sims

b. 23 January 1782
FatherWilliam Sims
MotherElizabeth Butler
     Ann Sims was baptized on 23 January 1782 at St Mary, Battle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Sims and Elizabeth Butler.
Ann Sims married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier, on 3 August 1801 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
Ann Sims witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 December 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

William Akehurst b. 14 Aug 1780, d. 6 Feb 1855
Marriage*
Ann Sims married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier, on 3 August 1801 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S779] Will of William Akehurst of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 20 Dec 1854, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 2 Aug 1855. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/85/272).

William Sims

     William Sims married Elizabeth Butler on 4 July 1774 at Sedlescombe, Sussex, England, William of Battle.1

Family

Elizabeth Butler
Marriage*
William Sims married Elizabeth Butler on 4 July 1774 at Sedlescombe, Sussex, England, William of Battle.1 
Child

Citations

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

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

Edward Sinden

b. circa 1824, d. circa 1858
     Edward Sinden was born circa 1824 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
Edward Sinden married Mary Coleman, daughter of Jesse Coleman, in 1850 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Edward Sinden was a butcher on 22 March 1856.1
On 22 March 1856 Edward Sinden and Mary Coleman lived at 14 Model Dwelling, Church St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Edward Sinden died circa 1858 at Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Coleman b. 1827, d. 1912
Marriage*
Edward Sinden married Mary Coleman, daughter of Jesse Coleman, in 1850 at 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, "(John Sinden)."

Edward Henry Sinden

b. 19 September 1852
FatherEdward Sinden b. c 1824, d. c 1858
MotherMary Coleman b. 1827, d. 1912
     Edward Henry Sinden was baptized on 19 September 1852 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Sinden and Mary Coleman.
As of 26 September 1859, Edward Henry Sinden was also known as Edward Gladman.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 606; Folio: 95; Page: 7; GSU roll: 542670."

John Sinden

b. 22 March 1856
FatherEdward Sinden b. c 1824, d. c 1858
MotherMary Coleman b. 1827, d. 1912
     John Sinden was baptized on 22 March 1856 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Sinden and Mary Coleman.

Citations

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

Alfred Edwin John Skelton

b. 26 September 1889, d. 25 October 1947
FatherPhilip Henry Skelton b. 24 Jun 1858, d. a 3 Sep 1914
MotherJane Mary Ward b. 27 Aug 1865, d. 26 Feb 1947
     Alfred Edwin John Skelton was born on 26 September 1889 at Asansol, West Bengal, India. He was the son of Philip Henry Skelton and Jane Mary Ward.
Alfred Edwin John Skelton died on 25 October 1947 at Valentine, Crondace Bay, New South Wales, Australia, at age 58.

Amy Winifred Skelton

b. 1885, d. 30 August 1945
FatherPhilip Henry Skelton b. 24 Jun 1858, d. a 3 Sep 1914
MotherJane Mary Ward b. 27 Aug 1865, d. 26 Feb 1947
     Amy Winifred Skelton was born in 1885 at Asansol, West Bengal, India. She was the daughter of Philip Henry Skelton and Jane Mary Ward.
Amy Winifred Skelton was baptized on 19 February 1885 at Bengal, India.1
Amy Winifred Skelton married Edward Edwin Jeffries on 8 April 1912 at St Pauls Church, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.
Amy Winifred Skelton died on 30 August 1945 at 72 Margaret St, West Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Edward Edwin Jeffries b. c 1887
Marriage*
Amy Winifred Skelton married Edward Edwin Jeffries on 8 April 1912 at St Pauls Church, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Citations

  1. [S15] International Genealogical Index (IGI) compiled by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1999 Edition (1999) "batch C750296,dates 1885, source call No 0510875."