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Marine Private William Simms (Syms, Simes, Symes, ) (c1757.....)

 
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The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
Royal New South Wales Vetrans Regiment
  • Born : Circa 1757
  • Where Born : Bradfolrd, Wiltshire Engaland
  • Occupation : Shoemaker / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Friendship "
  • Rank attained : Marine Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 22. August 1800
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Transferred 3rd Regiment : 1810
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  • Spouse's Name : Tammissa ( Tamsin) Allen
  • Born : circa 1860
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  • Died : 1825
  • Where Died / Buried : as Simms
  • Spouse's Parents : St James Church Sydney
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Mulgrave Place
    Children :
    1. William Simms ( b. 1792.......d.)
    2 . John Simms (b.1794......d)

    History & Achievements :

    William Simms enlisted as a Marine a member of the 8th Portsmouth Company . He was stationed on board
    the ship " Supply " and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he was sent to Norfolk Island and served there until his return to Sydney . He returned to Norfolk Island on board the ship " Atlantic' as a settler in October of 1791 and was granted 60 acres of land at Proctors Run , Phillispburge Willaim sold his land and returned to Sydney where he enlisted as a member of the New South Wales Corps . Willam and John both Enlisted in the Corps , and transferred in April of 1810 to the 73rd Regiment with their father. They were all sent to Ceylon with the Regiment. Willam and Tamsin were returned to England while their sons were returned to New South Wales. Some speculation abounds that William and his partner Tamsin did not return to New South Wales,however the death of Tamsin was recorded in Sydney in 1825 as Tammissa Simms aged 65. No record of Williams death has been found yet.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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