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James Henry SIMSON

DaveHam9

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Hello,

1871
CP: Govan
Lanark
13 Bellhaven Terr
Henry Simson head age 53 occ American merchant (retired) born Barony
Margaret wife age 49 born Gorbals
Mary dau age 26 born Barony
James H son age 20 occ warehouseman born Barony

James Henry arrived in Australia before 23 Aug 1881. ???

He married in NSW on that date.

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Hey Dave you seen the marriage index for James :2fun::2fun::2fun:

3152/1881
Groom SIMSON JAMES HUNG
Bride WARK MARY
District WEST MACQUARIE



The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Friday 26 August 1881

SIMSON - WARK - August 23, at Avoca, Bathurst, by the Rev. A. C. Geokie, D.D., James Henry, only son of Henry Simson, Esq., The Mains, Helensburg, N. B., to Mary, eldest daughter of J. N. Wark, Esq., Avoca, Bathurst.
 
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Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904)
Saturday 25 October 1890

Death of Mr. J. H. Simson. — A wire reached Bathurst fast night conveying the intelligence that Mr. J. H. Simson, for some years manager of the gas works erected by Mr. Wark, had met with his death by drowning at Lady Robinson's Beach. No particulars of the sad occur rence were forwarded; Mr. A. Wark, brother-in-law of deceased, left Bathurst last night by train for the scene. Mr. Simson only recently left Bathurst, in tending to visit England, he having come in for some property there.


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Friday 31 October 1890

Wa are informed that the reoovery of tb« body of Mr. J. H. Simson at \ Botany was due to the exertion of Mr. Sparkes,\>t Botany, who was amongst tb« volunteer* sosrehiag for the body. Mr. Sparkes' thorough knowledge of the local tides, &_, has been of great servios «a previous occasion«, and has enabled him to recover the bodies of «averti persons whs btv« bean drowned

11536/1890 SIMSON JAMES H HENRY UNKNOWN ROCKDALE
 

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Got him :biggrin: Tho i cant understand the name of the ship :confused::rolleyes:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Saturday 22 July 1876

Per John Duthie, fiom Livcrpoil -James H simson, W Richaids, Charles S Jackson, James Risdale, Samuel Waters.



Edited.. That is the correct name of the ship apparently :rolleyes: No passenger list in NSW archives for it. I did find this link tho but they have him as

SIMSON W. H. CLERK :rolleyes:

http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1876/08/068joh.htm
 
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Thanks gibbo. ;)

I didn't find those other bits about him drowning. I was puzzled by the mention of a beach in this notice. So they kept the body at the nearest hotel. :D

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 28 October 1890 p.8
Funerals
THE FRIENDS of the deceased JAMES HENRY SIMSON are respectfully informed that his Funeral will move from Saywell's Hotel, Lady Robinson's Beach, THIS TUESDAY, at 12 o'clock, for the Waverley Cemetery. Mrs. P. KIRBY, undertaker, 88 Hunter-street; 351 Oxford-street; and William-street, Darlinghurst. Telephone 875.
 
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