Author Topic: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney  (Read 5393 times)

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 11:24 BST (UK) »
In the 1980 there were lots of researchers searching for Irish birth records for overseas clients trying to leave Rhodesia and other African countries but I do know of several clergy here getting requests at that time for baptism records for grandparents or parents born before 1864 so I suspect that will be the route you will need to follow.
If your branch of the Sim family in Sligo were Church of Ireland you'll need to see how far back the registers go as many COI registers sent to Dublin for safekeeping were destroyed in the Civil War.
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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 11:50 BST (UK) »
That sounds promising, but it will certainly take time. I think Walter Sim was Scots Presbyterian. My father's cousins lived at Camphill House until the 70s or 80s. I've lost touch with them. Rubena Nisham was my father's second cousin. Anyway, thank you very much for your help. I'll post any progress!

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that information, Hallmark

Afer, if you are a grandson of Walter Stuart/Stewart Sim, you and I are related. Would you be interested in exchanging notes?

What I have is a transcription of the information in the registers of baptisms:

Name: Walter Stuart Sim
Date of Birth: 29-May-1860
Date of Baptism:  15-Dec-1860
Address:  Bayview, Sligo
Parish/District: St Johns Union
Gender:  Male
County:  Co Sligo
Denomination:  Church of Ireland
Father: Alexander
Mother: Jane
Occupation: Mill Owner

but I don't have a note of where I found it (I know - I should have!)

As I understand it this is before the start of formal birth certificates in Ireland.
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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 16:22 BST (UK) »
Oh yes, I would indeed. I have to rush out now, but I will get back later this evening and look through your message properly

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 14:57 »
Thanks from me too for that info Hallmark!
Hi Afer, my GG Grandfather was Walter Sim's brother, Alexander James Sim.  I don't know much about the Sim family but have discovered some distant cousins through this forum which is quite exciting.  I can message you if you like :D

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 15:21 »
Gravestones
http://www.kabristan.org.uk/kabristan-indexes/ireland-indexes/70-ireland-county-sligo-graveyards-part-iii/1237-county-sligo-graveyards-part-iii-s

SIM Alexander
(St Paulís Church of Ireland Collooney County Sligo Ireland)

SIM Alexander James
(St Paulís Church of Ireland Collooney County Sligo Ireland)

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 15:30 »
Hi poolmac, yes do message (*)

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 15:40 »
Thanks again Hallmark, I will pop into St Paul's cemetery in Collooney next time I'm passing to visit the graves and take a look at the headstones.

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Re: Alexander Sim, of Sim's Mills, Collooney
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 15:45 »
Maybe contact Sheila if interested??


1.20 Extracts from correspondence - part 20

Alexander SIMS died 1886 at Collooney Mills, Sligo, his nephew James SYM, Sheboygan, WI date 1890-03-18

Her email address is here  https://sites.google.com/site/irishgleanings/home