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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 October 04 15:42 BST (UK) »
One thing I have learned in this genealogy hunt, is that any theory can sometimes prove correct and I have found some unusual twists and curved balls so, yes, it may have been possible - very possible. 

I am sure these "James" are the same people. There is only 1 James listed as a Chimney Sweep in these early census records Henry, based on the naming tradition would have had a brother before him called Henry.  If this all checks out, Racheal would have been 35 and James, 36 at the time of his birth. Quite possible that he was what we call a "laat lammetjie" (late lamb)
I shall let you know what else I find....
Howard - Surryey
Francis - Surrey
Bailey - London?
Hester - London?
Simpkins - London
McFadyen - Ireland
Gourley - Ireland/Scotland
McIlwraithe - Ireland/Scotland
Docherty - Ireland
Balmer - Ireland/Scotland
Sweeney - Ireland/Scotland
Cassidy - Ireland/Scotland
Sommerville - Ireland/Scotland
Wood - Ireland/Scotland
McColl - Ireland/Scotland
McGill - Ireland/Scotland
Murphy - Ireland/Scotland
Lavery - Ireland/Scotland
Quigley - Ireland/Scotland
Hinds - Ireland/Scotland

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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 October 04 16:01 BST (UK) »
Sue, are you 100% sure your grandad was born in 1873? There is a James Henry bord in St George's Hanover Square which is where this family all lived, in the Sep Qtr of 1872?  There are also two in 1873, one in Wolverhampton and the other Shoreditch. Shoreditch was probably the closest.

Cheers
Howard - Surryey
Francis - Surrey
Bailey - London?
Hester - London?
Simpkins - London
McFadyen - Ireland
Gourley - Ireland/Scotland
McIlwraithe - Ireland/Scotland
Docherty - Ireland
Balmer - Ireland/Scotland
Sweeney - Ireland/Scotland
Cassidy - Ireland/Scotland
Sommerville - Ireland/Scotland
Wood - Ireland/Scotland
McColl - Ireland/Scotland
McGill - Ireland/Scotland
Murphy - Ireland/Scotland
Lavery - Ireland/Scotland
Quigley - Ireland/Scotland
Hinds - Ireland/Scotland

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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 09 October 04 16:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Debs

I would agree we both have the right James.  The 1881 census reads as follows:-

James Simpkins  Head  Mar   Male   59  Westminster Middx England   Chimney Sweep.(therefore, James born in 1822)

Emma Simpkins  Wife  Mar  Female  45  Westminster Middx England

James Simpkins  Son  Male  8   Westminster   Middx  England   Scholar  (this is my James Henry)

Charles P Simpkins  Son  Male  6 Westminster Middx England Scholar

Source of Information:-
Dwelling. 8 Douglas Place
Census Place. London Middx England
Family History Library Film 1341026
Public Records Office Ref:  RG11
Piece/folio  0115/100
Page No 46

Marriage Record for James & Emma 1873:-

EVANS, EMMA 1873 June Marriages Greater London London Surrey 1d604
SIMPKINS JAMES 1873 June Marriages Greater London London Surrey

Not sure if this is of any help at all.  This is getting very interesting.

 Sue ???

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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 November 04 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Debs.
Any further luck on your Simpkins ancestors ?
I'm still struggling.

suejac


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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #13 on: Monday 21 November 05 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sue

I realyl must apologise - I got so wrapped up in starting a new business Ihave not been online searchign for ages. Just logged in and saw your last post so forgive me for not replying.  It certainly seems as though we haev struck gold in  having the same ancestors and very exciting too.  Apart from that I am still stuck - have you picked up any new leads???
Howard - Surryey
Francis - Surrey
Bailey - London?
Hester - London?
Simpkins - London
McFadyen - Ireland
Gourley - Ireland/Scotland
McIlwraithe - Ireland/Scotland
Docherty - Ireland
Balmer - Ireland/Scotland
Sweeney - Ireland/Scotland
Cassidy - Ireland/Scotland
Sommerville - Ireland/Scotland
Wood - Ireland/Scotland
McColl - Ireland/Scotland
McGill - Ireland/Scotland
Murphy - Ireland/Scotland
Lavery - Ireland/Scotland
Quigley - Ireland/Scotland
Hinds - Ireland/Scotland

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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #14 on: Monday 13 November 06 07:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sue

Any further success on james - he is astill a stumbling black on my end.

Cheers
Howard - Surryey
Francis - Surrey
Bailey - London?
Hester - London?
Simpkins - London
McFadyen - Ireland
Gourley - Ireland/Scotland
McIlwraithe - Ireland/Scotland
Docherty - Ireland
Balmer - Ireland/Scotland
Sweeney - Ireland/Scotland
Cassidy - Ireland/Scotland
Sommerville - Ireland/Scotland
Wood - Ireland/Scotland
McColl - Ireland/Scotland
McGill - Ireland/Scotland
Murphy - Ireland/Scotland
Lavery - Ireland/Scotland
Quigley - Ireland/Scotland
Hinds - Ireland/Scotland

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Re: James Simpkins ...1861 census, Westminster, London.
« Reply #15 on: Monday 13 November 06 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Debs
Nice to hear from you.  We have found some more information, infact my husband has gone back on the Simpkins line to 1644. Information somewhat sketchy, but if you are interested, send me your e-mail address and I will attempt to e-mail you a copy of the tree.
My e-mail address is susanjacobs5@aol.com

Regards Sue
Jacobs- Dorset
Parsons- Wiltshire.
Masons- Farnham Surrey
Johns-  Soho London