My gggrandfather, William SIMMS, born about 1756 at unknown place, died Dec. 26, 1828
at Hall Green (now part of Birmingham, Warwickshire) married circa 1778/9 Mary ??, born
about 1764 at unknown place, died Feb. 26, 1838 at Erdington, Warwickshire). Listed in
St. Philips' church in Birmingham, they had 12 children of which five sons eventually
went to Newfoundland.
An obituary in a British Columbia newspaper of one of our family who died about a 100
years ago claimed that the SIMMS family originally came from DEVON. I have tried to find
the marriage of William and Mary in the Birmingham area without success. Now I am turning
to DEVON hoping that someone can give me clues as to how I can find if any of the William
and Mary SIMMS were married in the shire.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Harold G. Simms