William Simmonds

M, b. 1 January 1812, d. 3 March 1894
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31541
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
     William Simmonds was born on 1 January 1812 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Simmonds and Sarah Browne.2 He was baptised on 17 January 1812 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Sarah Browne in the 1841 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a school master living with his mother and three other people.3 The banns for the marriage of William and Margaret were read on 19 April, 26 April and 3 May in St George the Martyr.4 He married Margaret Bowd, daughter of Robert Bowd, on 18 July 1846 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Thomas Edwards and Louisa Christmas. William was a schoolmaster, like his father William. Margaret's father Robert was a Ropemaker.5,6,7 He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a schoolmaster living with his wife and children and a lad aged 12 called Robert Bowd presumably a relation of William's wife.8 He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a schoolmaster living with his wife and children.9 He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a Postmaster Assistant Overseer and Parish Clerk living with his Postmistress wife and family.10 He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was Assistant Overseer living with his wife, daughter and grandson, William aged 11.11 His wife Margaret died on 18 March 1889 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.12,13 He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Stone Cottage, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a retired school master living with his daughter Frances, who is listed as housekeeper.14 He died on 3 March 1894 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, at age 82 William had been a Clerk of the Parish for 50 years.12,15 He was buried on 8 March 1894 in Christ Church, Shamley Green, Surrey, England, after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh. His grandson Howard was drowned on SS Mohegan four years later and was buried beside him.16,17 His estate was probated on 24 May 1894 in London to William Joseph Simmonds a carpenter and Albert Edward Simmonds an Inspector of Nuisances. His effects were valued at £1,440 16s 7½d.12

Family

Margaret Bowd b. c 1826, d. 18 Mar 1889
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 - son.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 1 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1045/7 Folio 5 Page 2.
  4. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  5. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 - son.
  6. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1846/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 211.
  8. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 394 Page 3.
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  10. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 826 Folio 85 Page 7.
  11. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 84 Page 6.
  12. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes 1889/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 95 age 62.
  14. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  15. [S3] GRO Indexes 1894/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 103 age 83.
  16. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.
  17. [S40000] Various websites Find a Grave.

Margaret Bowd1

F, b. circa 1826, d. 18 March 1889
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31452
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
     Margaret Bowd was born circa 1826. She was the daughter of Robert Bowd.2 The banns for the marriage of William and Margaret were read on 19 April, 26 April and 3 May in St George the Martyr.3 She married William Simmonds, son of William Simmonds and Sarah Browne, on 18 July 1846 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Thomas Edwards and Louisa Christmas. William was a schoolmaster, like his father William. Margaret's father Robert was a Ropemaker.1,4,5 She was the wife of William Simmonds in the 1851 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a schoolmaster living with his wife and children and a lad aged 12 called Robert Bowd presumably a relation of William's wife.6 She was the wife of William Simmonds in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. William was a schoolmaster living with his wife and children.7 She was the wife of William Simmonds in the 1871 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Margaret was the Postmistress.8 She was the wife of William Simmonds in the census of 3 April 1881 Wonersh, Surrey, England.9 She died on 18 March 1889 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.10,11 She was buried on 25 March 1889 in Christ Church, Shamley Green, Surrey, England, after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.12 Her estate was probated on 15 June 1894 in London her Administration papers were given to William Joseph Simmonds a carpenter and Albert Edward Simmonds an Inspector of Nuisances. Her effects were valued at £173 14s 0d.10

Family

William Simmonds b. 1 Jan 1812, d. 3 Mar 1894
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 - son.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - daughter.
  3. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  4. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1846/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 211.
  6. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 394 Page 3.
  7. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  8. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 826 Folio 85 Page 7.
  9. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 84 Page 6.
  10. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1889/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 95 age 62.
  12. [S40000] Various websites Find a Grave.

Rosetta Garratt

F, b. circa 1848, d. 1903
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31453
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     Rosetta Garratt was born circa 1848 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of William Garratt and Harriet Dufton.1 She was baptised on 17 November 1848 in Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, England, Her father was a clock maker.2 She was the daughter of William Garratt and Harriet Garratt in the 1851 census in Milk House Gate, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 She was the daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England.4 She was a daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1871 census in Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Rosetta was a dressmaker.5 She married William Joseph Simmonds, son of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd, on 1 August 1881 in Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, England, after the banns were read. The ceremony was witnessed by Arthur Garratt and Alicia Garratt. William was a joiner living in Woodbridge Road and his father William was a Parish Clerk. Rosetta lived in the High Street and her father William was a watchmaker.6,7 She was the wife of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1891 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a joiner, carpenter living with his wife and four children.8 She was the wife of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a joiner, carpenter living with his wife and five of his children. Harold was described as feeble minded from birth.9 She died in 1903 in Guildford, Surrey, England.10

Family

William Joseph Simmonds b. 1847, d. 1 Apr 1919
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1594 Folio 554 Page 32.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.
  5. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 92 Page 35.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1881/Q3 Guildford Volume 2a Page 89.
  7. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  9. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes 1903/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 67 age 54.

William Simmonds

M, b. 1870
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31454
Last Edited20 Sep 2017
     William Simmonds was born in 1870 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Ann Edmonds. He was baptised on 3 April 1870 in St Nicolas, Guildford, Surrey, England, his father was a carpenter and joiner.2 He was a son of William Joseph Simmonds and Ann Simmonds in the 1871 census in Mills Cottages, Commercial Road, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1891 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a watch maker.4 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a watch maker.5 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 162 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a watch and clock jobber living in a six roomed home. He was unmarried.6

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1870/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 73.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 49 Page 42.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  6. [S4] Census Records RG14PN3068 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED2 SN84.

Alfred Simmonds

M, b. 1872
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31455
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     Alfred Simmonds was born in 1872 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Ann Edmonds. He was baptised on 7 July 1872 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, his father was a carpenter.2 He was listed in the Census 1881 as the nephew of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds on 3 April 1881 in Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1891 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Alfred was a watch maker.4 He married Lucy Treagus, daughter of Henry Treagus and Emma Cooper, in 1904 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.5 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in Hendred, Wodeland Road, Guildford, Surrey, England. Alfred was a watchmaker living with his wife, two children and sister in law Mary Treagus.6

Family

Lucy Treagus b. 1882
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1872/Q2 Guildford Volume 2a Page 66.
  2. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1904/Q2 Petersfield Volume 2c Page 323.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3070 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED4 SN281.
  7. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Harold Simmonds

M, b. 1883
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31456
Last Edited28 Aug 2016
     Harold Simmonds was born in 1883 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Garratt. He was baptised on 6 April 1883 in St John the Evangelist, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey, England, his father was a carpenter.2 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1891 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Harold was described as feeble minded from birth.4 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1911 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Harold was described as feeble minded from birth.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1883/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 80.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3075 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED9 SN204.

Arthur Garratt Simmonds

M, b. 1885
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31457
Last Edited6 May 2015
     Arthur Garratt Simmonds was born in 1885 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Garratt. He was baptised in April 1885 in St John the Evangelist, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey, England, his father was a joiner.2 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1891 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Arthur was a watch maker.4 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1911 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Arthur was a watch maker.5 He witnessed the marriage of Eva Kate Robinson and Stanley Simmonds on 27 September 1924 in St John the Evangelist, Merrow, Surrey, England.6,7

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1885/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 77.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3075 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED9 SN204.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1924/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 220.
  7. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.

Mabel Simmonds

F, b. 1889
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31458
Last Edited6 May 2015
     Mabel Simmonds was born in 1889 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Garratt. She was baptised on 5 May 1889 in St John the Evangelist, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey, England, her father was a joiner.2 She was the daughter of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1891 census 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 She was the daughter of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.4 She was the daughter of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1911 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.5 She received the probate of the estate of William Joseph Simmonds on 16 April 1919 to Stanley Simmonds a private in HM Army, Mabel Simmonds a spinster and a solicitor William Triggs Stevenson Turner. His estate was valued at £429 12s 0d.6

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1889/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 86.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 559 Folio 91 Page 17.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3075 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED9 SN204.
  6. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

Stanley Simmonds

M, b. 1891, d. 1942
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31459
Last Edited27 Oct 2018
     Stanley Simmonds was born in 1891 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Garratt. He was baptised on 3 May 1891 in St John the Evangelist, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey, England, his father was a joiner.2 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Simmonds in the 1901 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of William Joseph Simmonds in the 1911 census in 24 Sandifield Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England. Stanley was a boot makers assistant.4 He received the probate of the estate of William Joseph Simmonds on 16 April 1919 to Stanley Simmonds a private in HM Army, Mabel Simmonds a spinster and a solicitor William Triggs Stevenson Turner. His estate was valued at £429 12s 0d.5 He married Eva Kate Robinson on 27 September 1924 in St John the Evangelist, Merrow, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edith Annie Gyatt and Arthur Garratt Simmonds. Stanley was a clerk living at Wye Cottage, Millmead, Guildford. Eva was living in Coxhill Cottages in Merrow, her father James was a Gardener.6,7 He died in 1942 in 2 Coxhall Cottages, Merrow, Surrey, England.8,9 He was buried on 11 December 1942 in St John the Evangelist, Merrow, Surrey, England.9

Family

Eva Kate Robinson b. c 1899

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1891/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 83.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 603 Folio 81 Page 7.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3075 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED9 SN204.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1924/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 220.
  7. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes 1942/Q4 Surrey South Western Volume 2a Page 591 age 51.
  9. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.

John Henry Simmonds

M, b. 1848, d. 1852
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31460
Last Edited27 Jul 2018
     John Henry Simmonds was born in 1848 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd. He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1851 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 He was baptised on 13 June 1852 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 He died in 1852 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 He was buried on 26 June 1852 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in the churchyard in plot 212.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1848/Q3 Hambledon Volume 4 Page 191.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 394 Page 3.
  3. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1852/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 58.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.

Albert Edward Simmonds

M, b. 1850, d. 1 April 1922
Albert Edward Simmonds
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31461
Last Edited29 Jan 2019
     Albert Edward Simmonds was born in 1850 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd. He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1851 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 He was baptised on 11 July 1852 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, at the same time as his sibling Margaret.3 He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 He was a son of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1871 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Edward was a bricklayer.5 He married Rebecca Kemp in 1874 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.6 Albert received a letter dated 4 February 1874 telling him he had been elected Inspector of 'Insidences' in the Union and he should attend the board on Monday 16 February to receive his instructions and take up his duties. The letter was from F Ferdinand Smallpiece.7 He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife and children. His nephew Alfred was staying with them.8 He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife and children.9 When Albert's father William died in March 1894, Albert, Rebecca and their six children moved into Stone Cottage.10 He received the probate of the estate of William Simmonds on 24 May 1894.11 He received the probate of the estate of Margaret Simmonds on 15 June 1894.11 He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife.12 He was for over twenty years Wonersh Parish Clerk, as his father and grandfather had been before him and when he retired in 1911, it had been held in his family continuously for 113 years.13 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife and two of their surviving five children.14,10 His wife Rebecca died in 1912 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.15 Albert retired in 1921 from the Sanitary Inspector which he held for forty-seven years. Up to the last he served as the Church as a Sidesman and as a bell ringer.13 He died on 1 April 1922 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, after a short illness.16,11,13 He was buried on 5 April 1922 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 428 after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.17 His estate was probated on 20 July 1922 in London to Albert Henry Simmonds an accountant. His effects were valued at £1,270 9s 3d.11

Family

Rebecca Kemp b. 1848, d. 1912
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1850/Q1 Hambledon Volume 4 Page 217.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 394 Page 3.
  3. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 826 Folio 85 Page 7.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1874/Q4 Windsor Volume 2c Page 991.
  7. [S9289] E-mails between Phillippa Hardy-King and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2018.
  8. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  9. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  10. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Ethel Simmonds memories.
  11. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  12. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 68 Page 5.
  13. [S8] Wonersh Parish Magazine May 1922.
  14. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3169 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED13 SN74.
  15. [S3] GRO Indexes 1912/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 200.
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes 1922/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 200 age 72.
  17. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.
  18. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Margaret Ann Simmonds

F, b. 1852, d. 19 October 1929
Margaret Ann Hardy née Simmonds
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31462
Last Edited29 Jan 2019
     Margaret Ann Simmonds was born in 1852 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd. She was baptised on 11 July 1852 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, at the same time as her sibling Albert.2 She was the daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 She was a daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1871 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Margaret was a Post Office Assistant.4 She married James Thomas Hardy on 14 March 1880 in St Mary, Islington, London, England, after the banns had been read on 29 February, 7 March and 14 March in this church as both being of this Parish. The ceremony was witnessed by William Joseph Simmonds and Frances Sarah Simmonds. James was a Compositor and his father Henry a Cooper. Margaret's father William was described as a Rate Collector. Both James and Margaret gave their address as 8 Twyford Street in Islington.5,6 She was the wife of James Thomas Hardy in the census of 3 April 1881 Wonersh, Surrey, England.7 She was the wife of James Thomas Hardy in the 1891 census in Petersfield Villa, Barnett Lane, Wonersh, Surrey, England. James was a printer reader living with his wife and three children. At this time Barnett Lane was called Woodgers Lane.8 She was the wife of James Thomas Hardy in the 1901 census in 2 Walton Villas, Walton Road, Woking, Surrey, England. James was a printers reader living with his wife and children.9 She was the wife of James Thomas Hardy in the 1911 census in Chinthurst, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, England. James was a reader printer living with his wife and two of his daughters in their six roomed home. James wrote that they had six children two of which had died before 1911. I initially thought their sixth child was Elizabeth born in 1909 and died 11 weeks later but she was baptised in private and the record states she was a baseborn child, so I have no idea who their sixth child was.10 She witnessed the marriage of Leonard Hesketh Ramsden and Christine Hardy on 21 June 1918 in Christ Church, Woking, Surrey, England.11,12 She died on 19 October 1929 in Chinthurst, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, England.13,14 She was buried on 22 October 1929 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 425 after a service conducted in St John the Baptist in Wonersh by Rev G H Isaacson Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Woking. Her husband James was buried in the same plot in 1933.15 Her estate was probated on 9 December 1929 in London to her husband James Hardy, a retired printers reader. Her estate was valued at £464 18s 4d and later resworn as £555 8s 4d.13

Family

James Thomas Hardy b. c 1851, d. 1933
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1852/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 88.
  2. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 826 Folio 85 Page 7.
  5. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1880/Q1 Islington Volume 1b Page 387.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 86 Page 10.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 79 Page 7.
  9. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 596 Folio 61 Page 26.
  10. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3032 RG78PN107 RD33 SD1 ED5 SN177.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1918/Q2 Guildford Volume 2a Page 219.
  12. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  13. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes 1929/Q4 Guildford Volume 2a Page 126 age 77.
  15. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.
  16. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Arthur Edwin Simmonds

M, b. 1854, d. 1916
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31463
Last Edited10 Aug 2018
     Arthur Edwin Simmonds was born in 1854 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd. He was the son of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 He married Elizabeth Beckley in 1875 in Marylebone, London, England.3 He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in 8 Rollo Street, Battersea, London, England. Arthur was a Pawnbrokers Assistant living with his wife and children, widowed Grandmother Ann Fitchett and brother in law Alfred Beckley.4 He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 8 Rollo Street, Battersea, London, England. Arthur was a Pawnbrokers Assistant, his wife Elizabeth was a dressmaker. They were living with their five children and had a lodger Frank Jones an Undertakers Assistant.5 His wife Elizabeth died in 1895 in Wandsworth, London, England.6 He married Annie Louise Davies on 8 February 1898 in St Philip, Battersea, London, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edward Thomas Davies and Esther Davies. Arthur was a Pawnbrokers Manager living in 3 Worsill Street. Annie lived 32 Tyneham Road, her father John was a platelayer.7,3 He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in 25 Darley Road, Battersea, London, England. Arthur was a Pawnbrokers Assistant living with his new wife and daughter. They had a lodger a railway clerk named Ernest Bloomfield.8 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 3 Dulka Road, Clapham Junction, London, England. Arthur was a Pawnbrokers Assistant living with his wife and daughter, his Grandmother Eliza Heather, a boarder Catherine Ross and her daughters Lily and Violet. There were seven rooms in his home.9 He died in 1916 in Wandsworth, London, England.10

Family 1

Elizabeth Beckley b. 1857, d. 1895
Children

Family 2

Annie Louise Davies b. 1870, d. 1945
Child

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1854/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 88.
  2. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1875/Q4 Marylebone Volume 1a Page 1029.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG11 Piece 649 Folio 39 Page 13.
  5. [S4] Census Records RG12 Piece 422 Folio 113 Page 44.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1895/Q3 Wandsworth Volume 1d Page 355.
  7. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  8. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 459 Folio 36 Page 13.
  9. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN2243 RD26 SD3 ED23 SN61.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes 1916/Q2 Wandsworth Volume 1d Page 733 age 61.

Frances Sarah Simmonds

F, b. 1857, d. 1949
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31464
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     Frances Sarah Simmonds was born in 1857 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd. She was baptised on 7 February 1858 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 She was the daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 She was a daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1871 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 She witnessed the marriage of James Thomas Hardy and Margaret Ann Simmonds on 14 March 1880 in St Mary, Islington, London, England.5,6 She was the daughter of William Simmonds and Margaret Simmonds in the 1881 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Frances was an Organist.7 She was the daughter of William Simmonds in the 1891 census Stone Cottage, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England, She is listed as Housekeeper.8 She married John Hollister in 1892 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.9 She was the wife of John Hollister in the 1901 census in 249 Victoria Road, Aston, Warwickshire, England. John was a stone carver living with his wife and children.10 She was the wife of John Hollister in the 1911 census in 249 Victoria Road, Aston, Warwickshire, England. John was a stone carver living with his wife and children.11 Her husband John died in 1933 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.12 She died in 1949 in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England.13

Family

John Hollister b. 1852, d. 1933
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1857/Q3 Hambleodn Volume 2a Page 94 - mother Bowd.
  2. [S7] Ancestry All Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 180 Page 1.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 826 Folio 85 Page 7.
  5. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1880/Q1 Islington Volume 1b Page 387.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 84 Page 6.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes 1892/Q2 Christchurch Volume 2b Page 1201.
  10. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2886 Folio 26 Page 2.
  11. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN18292 RG78PN1102 RD385 SD4 ED23 SN142.
  12. [S3] GRO Indexes September 1933 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 34 age 81.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes June 1949 Stratford upon Avon Volume 9c Page 880 age 91.
  14. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

William Garratt

M, b. circa 1794, d. before 1861
Reference31465
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     William Garratt was born circa 1794 in Derbyshire, England. He married Harriet Dufton on 8 November 1835 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England.1 He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Milk House Gate, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a clock maker living with his wife and children. His daughter Rosetta is enumerated as Rebecca.2 He died before 1861.3

Family

Harriet Dufton b. c 1817
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 - no image.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1594 Folio 554 Page 32.
  3. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Harriet Dufton

F, b. circa 1817
Reference31466
Last Edited27 Oct 2018
     Harriet Dufton was born circa 1817 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.1 She married William Garratt on 8 November 1835 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England.2 She was the wife of William Garratt in the 1851 census in Milk House Gate, Guildford, Surrey, England. William was a clock maker living with his wife and children. His daughter Rosetta is enumerated as Rebecca.3 Her husband William died before 1861.1 She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Harriet was living with her children.4 She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Harriet was listed as a watch and clock maker living with her children.5

Family

William Garratt b. c 1794, d. b 1861
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 - no image.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1594 Folio 554 Page 32.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.
  5. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 92 Page 35.

Richard A Garratt1

M, b. circa 1839
Reference31467
Last Edited5 May 2015
     Richard A Garratt was born circa 1839 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.1 He was the son of William Garratt and Harriet Dufton. He was the son of William Garratt and Harriet Garratt in the 1851 census in Milk House Gate, Guildford, Surrey, England.2 He was the son of Harriet Garratt in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Richard was a watchmaker.3

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1594 Folio 554 Page 32.
  3. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.

Arthur Garratt1

M, b. 1850
Reference31468
Last Edited6 May 2015
     Arthur Garratt was born in 1850 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of William Garratt and Harriet Dufton.1 He was the son of William Garratt and Harriet Garratt in the 1851 census in Milk House Gate, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of Harriet Garratt in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England.4 He was a son of Harriet Garratt in the 1871 census in Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Arthur was a dispencer of medicine.5

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1850/Q2 Guildford Volume 4 Page 192.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1594 Folio 554 Page 32.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.
  5. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 92 Page 35.

Alicia Garratt1

F, b. 1853
Reference31469
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     Alicia Garratt was born in 1853 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Garratt and Harriet Dufton.1 She was baptised on 4 March 1853 in Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, England, her father was a clock maker.3 She was the daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England.4 She was a daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1871 census in Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. Alicia was a dressmaker.5

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1853/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 49.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.
  5. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 92 Page 35.

Alice Garratt1

F, b. 1855
Reference31470
Last Edited6 May 2015
     Alice Garratt was born in 1855 in Guildford, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Garratt and Harriet Dufton.1 She was the daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1861 census in 1 Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England.3 She was a daughter of Harriet Garratt in the 1871 census in Market Street, Guildford, Surrey, England.4

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1855/Q2 Guildford Volume 2a Page 47.
  3. [S4] Census Records RG9 Piece 428 Folio 89 Page 23.
  4. [S4] Census Records RG10 Piece 812 Folio 92 Page 35.

Eva Kate Robinson

F, b. circa 1899
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31471
Last Edited27 Oct 2018
     Eva Kate Robinson was born circa 1899.1 She married Stanley Simmonds, son of William Joseph Simmonds and Rosetta Garratt, on 27 September 1924 in St John the Evangelist, Merrow, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edith Annie Gyatt and Arthur Garratt Simmonds. Stanley was a clerk living at Wye Cottage, Millmead, Guildford. Eva was living in Coxhill Cottages in Merrow, her father James was a Gardener.2,1

Family

Stanley Simmonds b. 1891, d. 1942

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1924/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 220.

Rebecca Kemp

F, b. 1848, d. 1912
Rebecca Simmonds née Kemp
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31472
Last Edited29 Jan 2019
     Rebecca Kemp was born in 1848 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.1,2 She married Albert Edward Simmonds, son of William Simmonds and Margaret Bowd, in 1874 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.3 She was the wife of Albert Edward Simmonds in the census of 3 April 1881 Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 She was the wife of Albert Edward Simmonds in the 1891 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife and children.5 On 16 November 1892 Mrs A E Simmonds was enrolled as an Associate of The Primrose League. Her league number was C716899.6 When Albert's father William died in March 1894, Albert, Rebecca and their six children moved into Stone Cottage.7 She was the wife of Albert Edward Simmonds in the 1901 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife.8 She was the wife of Albert Edward Simmonds in the 1911 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a Sanitary Inspector living with his wife and two of their surviving five children.9,7 She died in 1912 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.10 She was buried on 15 October 1912 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 429 after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.11

Family

Albert Edward Simmonds b. 1850, d. 1 Apr 1922
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1848/Q4 Kings Lynn Volume 13 Page 169.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1874/Q4 Windsor Volume 2c Page 991.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  6. [S9289] E-mails between Phillippa Hardy-King and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2018 Copy of diploma.
  7. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Ethel Simmonds memories.
  8. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 68 Page 5.
  9. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3169 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED13 SN74.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes 1912/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 200.
  11. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.

Albert Henry Simmonds1

M, b. 1875, d. 1938
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31473
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     Albert Henry Simmonds was born in 1875 in Godalming, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Kemp.1 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1881 census in Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1891 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. Albert was a clerk in Tannery Office.4 When Albert's father William died in March 1894, Albert, Rebecca and their six children moved into Stone Cottage.5 He married Emily Carloss in 1898 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.6 He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in 8 Theodore Terrace, Ramsgate, Kent, England. Albert was a traveller for a Customer Machine company living with his wife and children, Ernest was 5 months old.7 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 31 Black Horse Lane, Croydon, Surrey, England. Albert was a Secretary to a private Automatic Machine Company living with his wife and son. Their daughter Ethel had died.8 Albert signed up for a short service for the duration of the war into the Durham Light Infantry on 1 August 1916 in Maidstone. He gave his address as 53 Linden Road, Gillingham, Kent. He was 40 years 8 months old, was 5 feet 9½ inches tall. His chest measurement was 41 inches. His Regimental number was 251281. He was discharged on 28 January 1919 as Sergeant.9 He received the probate of the estate of Albert Edward Simmonds on 20 July 1922.10 He died in 1938 in Croydon, Surrey, England.11 He was buried on 25 March 1938 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 433 after a ceremony in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.12

Family

Emily Carloss b. 1871, d. 1935
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1875/Q4 Guildford Volume 2a Page 70.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  5. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Ethel Simmonds memories.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1898/Q1 Birkenhead Volume 8a Page 689.
  7. [S4] Census Records RG13 Piece 827 Folio 827 Page 17.
  8. [S4] Census Records RG14PN3284 RG78PN125 RD39 SD2 ED3 SN53.
  9. [S7] Ancestry British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.
  10. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1938/Q1 Croydon Volume 2a Page 852.
  12. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.

Howard Simmonds1

M, b. 1878, d. 14 October 1898
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31474
Last Edited29 Jan 2019
     Howard Simmonds was born in 1878 in Godalming, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Kemp.1 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1881 census in Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1891 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 When Albert's father William died in March 1894, Albert, Rebecca and their six children moved into Stone Cottage.5 On 14 October 1898 he drowned when the steamship Mohegan floundered on the treacherous pair of rocks known as the Maen Voes (The Voices) Manacle Rocks, Falmouth at 6:45pm. The Manacles Rocks lie just over a mile east of Manacle Point on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula. Their name is derived from the Cornish for Church Rocks or Maen Eglos, they are a treacherous crescent of submerged and semi-submerged rocks notorious for claiming the lives of many hundreds of seafarers. Although quite scattered they can be defined as three main groups of rocks. There was much written about this wreck including the story that it was a deliberate act and insurance fraud.

The ship was sailing from Tilbury to the United States with a 53 passengers and 104 crew. All was well until the ship passed Falmouth. Observers noted that the ship was too close in to the coast and despite attempts at warning her of this, the Mohegan under Captain Griffiths carried on. The passengers were believed to have just sat down for dinner when a horrible grinding sound was heard from the hull. The ship had just hit Vase Rock and had its rudder torn off. Helpless, the Mohegan ploughed headlong into the Maen Voes where she quickly started sinking. The ship sank within twenty minutes leaving only her funnel and the top of her superstructure visible. 107 souls were lost, many were buried in a mass grave in St. Keverne Churchyard nearby. A stained glass window was erected in St Keverne’s church bearing the inscription: To the Glory of God and in memory of the persons who perished in the wreck of the SS Mohegan on the Manacle Rocks. There is also a window erected by the Atlantic Transport Comp., owners of the vessel.6,7 He was buried on 20 October 1898 in Christ Church, Shamley Green, Surrey, England, next to his grandfather William after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh to celebrate his memory.8,9

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1878/Q3 Guildford Volume 2a Page 84.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  5. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Ethel Simmonds memories.
  6. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Photograph taken by Jan Cooper.
  7. [S40000] Various websites www.cornwallinfocus.co.uk/history/manacles.php.
  8. [S40000] Various websites Find a Grave.
  9. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987.

Frank Simmonds1

M, b. 12 November 1880, d. 1974
ChartsSimmonds Family
Reference31475
Last Edited18 Oct 2018
     Frank Simmonds was born on 12 November 1880 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Kemp.1 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1881 census in Bakers Shop, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of Albert Edward Simmonds and Rebecca Simmonds in the 1891 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England.4 Siblings Frank, Percy and Ethel all received their certificates to Wonersh Band of Hope giving a Temperance Pledge on 9 February 1894. When Albert's father William died in March 1894, Albert, Rebecca and their six children moved into Stone Cottage.5 Frank must have worked for the Supply stores as he was issued with a business card that read: Frank Simmonds. Tea, Grocer and Provision Merchant, Supply Stores Wonersh. Families waited on daily.6 He married Ethel Simmonds, daughter of Frank Simmonds and Sophia Blunt, in 1908 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.7 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in Solrig, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Frank was an outfitters shopkeeper living with his wife and 7 month old son.8 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Frank was listed as living at Bucklers Hard, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, with his wife Ethel. Frank was a gents clothing outfitter.9 He received the probate of the estate of Sidney Simmonds on 17 August 1953 Frank was described as a gentlemans outfitter.10 He died in 1974 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.11

Family

Ethel Simmonds b. 9 Sep 1880, d. May 1984
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1880/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 136.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 793 Folio 90 Page 18.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 573 Folio 78 Page 6.
  5. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Ethel Simmonds memories.
  6. [S9289] E-mails between Phillippa Hardy-King and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2018 Frank Simmonds business card.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1908/Q3 Tonbridge Volume 2a Page 1631.
  8. [S4] Census Records RG14PN4926 RG78PN213 RD73 SD2 ED19 SN129.
  9. [S41939] National Register - 29 September 1939 RG101/1775G/020.
  10. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1974/Q2 Tonbridge Volume 16 Page 2111 age 93.