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Offline aghadowey

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Re: Pierre Simon - Bowmaker?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 05 August 11 11:37 BST (UK) »
I can't understand exactly how or why you've started this search but you really need to do back and start from the beginning, searching through records (not just information found from online sites) step by step to avoid attaching the wrong details to people.

For example, if she's your starting point- Mary Jane Charlotte Simon - 1830-1908. get the marriage certificate as Jeuel suggested earlier. It should list her father's name and occupation, etc.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Pierre Simon - Bowmaker?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 05 August 11 12:47 BST (UK) » shows the marriage of, in 1857:
John Richard Blakiston
Mary Jane Charlotte Hill

Mary may be the Mary Jane Charlotte Simon who m. Charles Hill in 1841 (freebmd) - if so it seems at least unlikely she was b. 1830!

In 1861 Mary is listed, with husband John Richard, as Mary Jane Blakiston, aged 36, b. Ireland. Her mother, Charlotte, is in the household - aged 64, b. Scotland, listed as "physicians widow".  In 1871 Mary's age is given as 46 and again as b. Ireland.

The Ipswich herald of January 1, 1842 has her first marriage (taking place on the 20th December 1841), which lists him as Major Charles Hill of the 54th regiment and her as eldest daughter of Doctor Simon of 1, Castle Place, Castle Street, Dover. In the church records ( ) he is James Peter Simon, occupation "M D Surgeon".

In 1841 Mary, aged 16, is living with Charlotte (recorded as aged 40), in Dover.
It is possible, given the marriage record of Mary, that the other half of the family is in St. Lawrence, listed as James Simon, surgeon, aged 45, Alexander, 13, b. Ireland, and Ellen, 13, b. Ireland.

Mary's first husband, Charles Hill, died in 1851 (29th May) in Sedan, France, according to newspaper records; perhaps this is where the family were from in France.  - this, from 1833, may be a reference to the same man. It says that although he is French, he has spent 16 years in Great Britain, has qualifications from Dublin Lying-in Hospital, practiced there for 10 years, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London (no mention of him being FRS). - the mention of the Dublin hospital makes it likely he was associated with Trinity College, Dublin, so see also here:
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Re: Pierre Simon - Bowmaker?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 20 April 19 07:42 BST (UK) »
Hi there.
This is Pierre Simon, my great x3 grandfather.
How odd to see this picture that used to hang in my grandparents hallway & now owned by my fathers cousin.
Pierre Simon's daughter was named Marie and was my great, great grandmother.
He was born in 1807 and was the physician to the French Dauphin, the Duc de Conde and is reported to have saved his life.
I see that it is a long time since you posted this, but happy to answer any questions.

Some of the statements above are not correct, but he was in Dublin.
I am curious about your interest in him...

Ralph was my Great Grandfather

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Re: Pierre Simon - Bowmaker?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 20 April 19 14:34 BST (UK) »
I note from GRO's own birth index that an Alexander Edward Leslie Hill was registered March quarter 1849 St. Pancras, London - mmn Simon (no other Hill mmn Simon births registered between 1841 and 1851 when Charles apparently died in France). Can find nothing further about him other than birth registration but wondered whether this was a son of Mary Jane Charlotte Simon and her first husband Charles Hill.

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