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Title: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: sudeeb on Sunday 05 January 20 14:42 GMT (UK)
Box of letters,memoriam cards, photos relating to the SIMMONDS family living in London from 1900 onwards. Reuben H SIMMONDS sergeant drummer in London Scottish Regiment, son Ronald and daughter Dorothy, a piano teacher. Other families mentioned LEE, BRANDON WARD, EVANS,HOLMAN and DONALD STUART a music hall artist. I do not want to get rid of these if they link up with someone's family tree.
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: Treetotal on Sunday 05 January 20 14:50 GMT (UK)
Hi and welcome to Rootschat,

Reuben b. in Surrey in 1862
Wife Sarah b. 1869 in Regents Park, Middlesex
Daughter Dorothy E. b. 1897 in Acton, Middlesex
Son Ronald H. b. 1900 in Acton, Middlesex

Carol
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: chempat on Sunday 05 January 20 19:13 GMT (UK)
The Reuben in 1911 with Ronald and Dorothy, is age 49, a clerk in the wine trade,  No H.

There is a Reuben H. born about 1877.
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: sudeeb on Sunday 05 January 20 22:31 GMT (UK)
Thank you for replying to my post.  Do you have Simmonds in your family tree. Would you be interested in these items I have? They were left to my husband at a house clearance some 25 years ago and I am unhappy to throw them away
Best wishes
sudee
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: chempat on Sunday 05 January 20 22:56 GMT (UK)
I do not have them in my tree.  I am just trying to identify the correct person.

Once you have one definite correct person you can then see if they occur in anyone's tree on Ancestry, GenesReunited, or other sites.

Why do you think he was Reuben H?
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: chempat on Sunday 05 January 20 23:13 GMT (UK)
There is the death in 1942
Deaths March quarter  1943  in Uxbridge  of Reuben Simmonds age 82 i.e. born 1860/1 (depending on accuracy of knowledge of informant)

On the probate index it states Reuben of Strathnairn, Mahlon avenue, Northolt, Middlesex, died 30th December 1942, probate to Ronald Harry Simmonds, shipping clerk, and Dorothy Ethel Irene Simmonds, spinster.
(Think Reuben and Dorothy were living there in 1939)

I think this Reuben is in several trees on Ancestry. 
Ronald's and Dorothy's Mother's maiden name was Ward, which fits in with those trees.

Marriages September quarter  1895 
 Reuben Simmonds    Fulham    1a   521   
Sara Ward    Fulham   
Title: Re: Photographs letters etc relating to Simmonds family with Scottish connections
Post by: chempat on Sunday 05 January 20 23:18 GMT (UK)
Dorothy Ethyl Irene Simmonds was living on Mahlon Avenue in 1978 as probate states.

Apply for her will to see who she left her estate to?

(Ronald probably died in 1960, just Administration).