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Marion

Marion Report 27 Jan 2013 13:37

Edward J. Sims born 1893 Bristol to William E. Sims and Ellen Amelia Sims (nee Boon). Its possible Ellen was born in London
I am trying to confirm parents birthplace and father's occupation and need some census help please.

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 13:43

Possible?

1901 England Census
about Edward A Sims Name: Edward A Sims
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William J Sims
Mother's Name: Louisa Sims
Gender: Male
Where born: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Civil parish: Bristol
Ecclesiastical parish: St Barnabas
Town: Bristol
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Registration district: Bristol
Sub-registration district: Ashley
ED, institution, or vessel: 17
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 148
Piece: 2400
Folio: 64
Page Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
William J Sims 39
Louisa Sims 38
William C Sims 16
Louisa F Sims 10
Edward A Sims 8
Florence L Sims 2
Percival H Sims 2 Months

Louisa born Swansea, Wales, all others born Bristol. William J. a foreman cutter, wholesale clothing. William C. a professional photographer.

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 13:51

Marriages Mar 1891 (>99%)
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Boon Ellen Amelia Bristol 6a 71
Sims William Edward Bristol 6a 71

Marion

Marion Report 27 Jan 2013 13:53

Thanks Margee I have that marriage.1901 index shows a William Sims born Bristol working in Liverpool. Perhaps Ellen was bringing up her family alone? Edward was his fathers second name and he was definately Edward J. Sims.

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 13:57

Ignore that 1901 census that I posted, it's this couple:

Marriages Mar 1884 (>99%)
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HATTON Louisa Bristol 6a 137
SIMS William Joseph Bristol 6a 137

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jan 2013 13:58

1901 ?????
SIMS, William E Head Married M 30 1871 Wine Cellarman
St Phillips Bristol VIEW
SIMS, Ellen A Wife Married F 34 1867 House Duties
London City VIEW
SIMS, Grace E Daughter Single F 9 1892 Scholar
St Phillips Bristol VIEW
SIMS, Frederick Son Single M 7 1894 Scholar
Easton Bristol VIEW
SIMS, Herbert Son Single M 5 1896 Scholar
St George Bristol VIEW
SIMS, Gertrude Daughter F 3 1898
St George VIEW
SIMS, Edith Daughter F 1 1900
St George VIEW
SIMS, Edward Son M 0 (1 MOS) 1901
St George VIEW

Piece: 2393

Folio: 116

Page: 5

Registration District: Bristol

Civil Parish: Bristol

Municipal Borough:

Address: 3, Woodbine Road, Bristol

County: Gloucestershire

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 14:01

Yes 1891 census says she was born Paddington, London:

1891 England Census
about Ellen Amelia Sims Name: Ellen Amelia Sims
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Wm Edwd Sims
Gender: Female
Where born: Paddington, London, England

Civil parish: St Philip and St Jacob
Ecclesiastical parish: Emmanuel
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: St Philip
ED, institution, or vessel: 41
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1985
Folio: 27
Page Number: 6
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Edwd Sims 23
Ellen Amelia Sims 24



Joseph

Joseph Report 27 Jan 2013 14:02

Births Mar 1893
Sims Edward Arthur Bedminster 5c 650

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 27 Jan 2013 14:04

What evidence do you have of his birth year and the name of his parents

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jan 2013 14:04

??????
Name: Ellen A Boon
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1866
Registration district: Newington
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 275 (click to see others on page

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 14:04

1901 England Census
about Ellen A Sims Name: Ellen A Sims
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: William E Sims
Gender: Female
Where born: London, England

Civil parish: Bristol
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Registration district: Bristol
Sub-registration district: St George
ED, institution, or vessel: 55
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 24
Piece: 2393
Folio: 116
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
William E Sims 30 , wine cellarman
Ellen A Sims 34
Grace E Sims 9
Frederick Sims 7
Herbert Sims 5
Gertrude Sims 3
Edith Sims 1
Edward Sims 1 Month

Marion

Marion Report 27 Jan 2013 14:05

Thanks Maddie this looks more probable. Its possible they had two sons called Edward as I got the original birthdate from Familysearch and was confused by 2 different christenings.

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jan 2013 14:12

is this his birth
Name: SIMS, Edward John

Registration district: [?] Barton Regis

County: Gloucestershire

Year of registration: 1893

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3

Volume no:[?]6A

Page no:[?]158


Barton Regis was, from 1894 to 1904, a rural district in the administrative county of Gloucestershire, adjacent to the City of Bristol.[1

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 14:13

Possible death of first Edward:

Deaths Dec 1895 (>99%)
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Sims Edward John 2 Bristol 6a 23

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Birth of second one:

Births Mar 1901 (>99%)
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Sims Edward Bristol 6a 185

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Marion

Marion Report 27 Jan 2013 14:13

I have had to work back from Vera J. Sims born 1922. I am clutching at straws without ordering birth certificates at the moment as I am doing this for my grandaughter's paternal family . I believe without confirmation that Vera's parents were Edward Sims and Elsie M. Davies and that Edward's parents were the above. Struggling in the dark at the moment but using Familysearch as a lever.

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jan 2013 14:14

brother herbert
Name: SIMS, Herbert Alfred

Registration district: [?] Barton Regis

County: Gloucestershire

Year of registration: 1896

Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3

Volume no:[?]6A

Page no:[?]91

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 14:17

Yes, Vera's mother was definitely a Davies:

Births Jun 1922 (>99%)
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Sims Vera J Davies Bristol 6a 222

Margee

Margee Report 27 Jan 2013 14:19

You probably have this:

Marriages Jun 1920 (>99%)
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Davies Elsie M Sims Bristol 6a 631
Sims Edward J Davies Bristol 6a 631

Joseph

Joseph Report 27 Jan 2013 14:21

Marriages Sep 1919
Orchard Edith E Sims Bristol 6a 637
Sims Edward A Orchard Bristol 6a 637

Marriages Jun 1920
**Sims Edward J Davies Bristol 6a 631
**Davies Elsie M Sims Bristol 6a 631

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jan 2013 14:22

their marraige 2 years before vera's birth

MarriageFinderâ„¢: Edward J Sims married Elsie M Davies [?]

Name: SIMS, Edward J

Registration district: [?] Bristol

County: Gloucestershire

Year of registration: 1920

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Spouse's last name Davies

Volume no: [?] 6A

Page no: [?] 631
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Name: DAVIES, Elsie M

Registration district: Bristol

County: Gloucestershire

Year of registration: 1920

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Spouse's last name: Sims

Volume no: 6A

Page no: 631