Simons Simmons Genealogy

21 August 2006



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Dr G.M.W.Mann.     Baytrees

Burnhams Rd,   Lt.Bookham

Surrey, U.K.          KT23 3AU




SIMONS Family Summary

17-18C, Elmstead, Hatfield Peveril, Essex


click here for the SIMONS family tree  (see below for index of marriages on the tree)





10 William SIMONS 1669-1734

  m ?





9 Hugh SIMONS  c1700?-1774

  m Martha BURTON 1722 Lt.Bromley





8.William SIMONS  1729-c1770

  m Susannah WILSON 1751 Gt.Bromley





7.Ann Martha SIMONS  c1760-1808

  m Francis SPEAKMAN 1778 Writtle


The SIMONS family were farmers and landowners, prominent members of the parish of Elmstead, Essex from at least the beginning of the 18C when William was appointed churchwarden at St Ann & St Lawrence.


One of his sons, Hugh SIMONS, married Martha BURTON at Gt.Bromley in 1722 and was appointed freeman of the Borough of Colchester.


Hugh's eldest son William married Susanna WILSON at Gt Bromley but then left the Elmstead district to become a farmer at Hatfield Peveril.


William died before 1772 and his wife remarried another farmer, William SPEAKMAN of Terling.  William SIMONS’ daughter, Ann Martha, married William SPEAKMAN's nephew, Francis SPEAKMAN at Writtle in 1778.











BLESS John                     c1750                             SimoT0  SIMONS Mary

BURTON Martha               1Jan1722 Little Bromley ESS          SimoT0  SIMONS Hugh

GOFLING John                   c1720                             SimoT0  SIMONS Catherine

LETCH Susanna                  c1772 Terling ESS?                SimoT0  SIMONS William

LUCKING Thomas             12Sep1774 Terling ESS                 SimoT0  SYMONS Polly

MASKELL John                   c1770                             SimoT0  SIMONS Elizabeth

SPEAKMAN Francis           14Jul1778 Writtle ESS                 SimoT0  SIMONS Ann Martha

SPEAKMAN William           22May1772 Hatfield Peveril ESS        SimoT0  SIMONS Susanna (wid, nee WILSON)

WENDEN Elizabeth                1757 Great Bromley ESS           SimoT0  SIMONS Hugh

WHITE John                 27Oct1776 Terling ESS                 SimoT0  SIMONS Elizabeth

WILSON Susanna                  1751 Gt.Bromley ESS              SimoT0  SIMONS William









1.      B10.  Origin of William SIMONS of Elmstead born 1669


2.      B7.  The baptism of Ann Martha SIMONS has not been found.  Probably baptised c1760 at Elmstead or nearby.  She had six siblings, but only one baptism is known; the youngest child Sally, baptised at Terling in 1764