Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel SIMMONS (c1760-?)

and Barbara HARMAN (1765-?)


Samuel Simons and Barbara Harman may have been my 6x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 14 May 1786 in Brighton, Sussex.  They were both then of Brighton.

Samuel Simmons's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might he have been baptised on 13 May 1759 in Cuckfield, Sussex and have been the son of John Simonds and Ann Russell?  John and Ann married in Bolney, Sussex on 11 April 1748.

Barbara Harman was baptised on 6 October 1765 in Brighton.  She was the daughter of Simon Harman (1733-?) and Elizabeth Gunn (1729-?).


Samuel Simmons and Barbara Harman had 7 known children:

  1. John Simmons was baptised on 11 March 1787 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  2. Stephen Simons was baptised on 22 February 1792 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  He married Sarah Downs in 1813.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Sarah Symonds was baptised on 17 June 1794 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  4. Sarah Simmons was baptised on 14 June 1796 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  5. Nathaniel Simmons was born about 1798 in Brighton.

    Nathaniel may have married Mary Marchant by banns on 8 March 1818 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

  6. Susanna Simmons was baptised on 29 September 1804 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  7. Mary Simmons was baptised on 13 August 1809 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012