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Offline MaureeninNY

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Re: Birth of Miss SIMMS in Hertfordshire.
« Reply #36 on: Friday 18 October 19 03:54 BST (UK) »
For anyone who is still following this thread, Norman Rupert Simms was born on 17th September 1910. He changed his name to Norman John Simms and turns up in Rochdale in 1939 as an asbestos spinner. He died in the Royal Infirmary in Manchester on 3rd March 1985. His occupation was given as Market Trader (Retired). His place of birth is given as Aylesbury, Bucks, which ties in.

Not following at all. Sorry.

 "He changed his name to Norman John Simms and turns up in Rochdale in 1939 as an asbestos spinner"


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Re: Birth of Miss SIMMS in Hertfordshire.
« Reply #37 on: Friday 18 October 19 08:54 BST (UK) »
Maureen, I think he has been found in 1939 as Norman John Simms in Rochdale, though with a birth year of 1911 not 1910.

Then dies in 1985, with 17/09/1910 given as his birth.


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Re: Birth of Miss SIMMS in Hertfordshire.
« Reply #38 on: Friday 18 October 19 09:02 BST (UK) »
Yes, chempat, that is correct. It is all about telling small lies so that he is not easily found. From what I can ascertain he did not want the responsibility of a child. The Simms family, apparently, closed ranks and shielded him, although, it appears, they were not welcoming him back to Buckinghamshire.
LAY - HAM, BKM
SARGENT - SFK
THAIN - NFK, SFK, YKS
DEAN - YKS
WAGER- YKS
HARRIS - BKM
SIMMS - BKM
and lots more besides


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Re: Birth of Miss SIMMS in Hertfordshire.
« Reply #39 on: Friday 18 October 19 13:13 BST (UK) »
Maureen, I think he has been found in 1939 as Norman John Simms in Rochdale, though with a birth year of 1911 not 1910.

Then dies in 1985, with 17/09/1910 given as his birth.



Thanks,Cpat,

I don't know WHAT I was looking at last night but I could not find that 1939 entry. ::)

Well done to Heatha!

Maureen