Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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My 2x Great Grandfather was John Simmons Back (1843-1898), the illegitimate son of Ann Back (1823-1847), by John Simmons.  And that's all I have, a name!  I have a possible John Simmons born in 1821 the son of Stephen Simmons and Sarah Downs, but nothing to say for certain that he was the father of my 2x Great Grandfather.


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Hugh Symons (c1567-1612) and Elizabeth Streeter (?-?)

Hugh Symmons (1626-1688) and Ann Newman (?-c1656) and Susan Elliotte (1638-1722)

John Simmons (1598-1635) and Mary Millam (1599-?)

John Simmons (c1820-) and Ann Back (1823-1847)

Robert Simmonds (1810-1869) and Susan Pickering

Samuel Simmons (c1760-?) and Barbara Harman (1765-?)

Stephen Simmons (1792-?) and Sarah Downs (1791-1823)

Thomas Symmonds (c1666-1748) and Sarah Burleigh (c1672-1754)

Richard Stedman (?-?) and Ann Simmonds (1703-?)

William Masters (1773-1802) and Elizabeth Simmons (c1775-?)

James Parsons (c1823-?) and Louisa Simmons (1831-1890)

George Virgo (1709-1780) and Mary Simmonds (c1720-1787)

Joseph Trigwell (1754-?) and Mary Simmonds (c1755-?)

Edward Marchant (1696-1761) and Sarah Simmonds (1700-1774)

Jacob Batchelor (c1803-1876) and Sarah Simmons (c1807-1885)

Thomas Gumbrell (1805-1861) and Sarah Simmons (1811-1883)

William Woolven (1697-?) and Susanna Symonds (1703-?)

John Alfrey (1780-1854) and Susanna Simmonds (1783-1854)


My line of descent


Samuel Simmons



Stephen Simmons



John Simmons



John Simmons Back



Annie Back



William Charles Willard



Jesse Willard


Mandy Willard


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Colin Parker descends from Elizabeth Symonds (1665-?) who married John Rosar in 1685 in Ardingly, Sussex.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Hugh Symmons (1626-1688) and Susan Elliotte (1638-1722), who were also my direct ancestors.  Colin has uploaded a GEDCOM to RootsWeb, which gives further details of the descendents of John and Elizabeth - see links below. 

On another line, Colin and I descend from Samuel Swift (1636-1710) and Sarah Plasted (1641-?).

And on another line, Colin and I also descend from William Fowle (c1505-?) and Margaret Godive.


Judy Venables descends from Lucy Simmonds daughter of James Simmonds and Ann Baker who married on 4 May 1755 in Rye, Sussex.  They had a son Joseph Simmonds, born 1774 in East Hoathly, who married Ann Clapson on 3 June 1795 in Warling.  Their son Friend Simmonds, a blacksmith, was born in 1820 in Wartling and married Charlotte Willard, born 1824 in Guestling, the daughter of William Willard and Mercy Baker.

Lucy Simmonds married Thomas Balcomb by licence on 26 August 1794 in Heathfield, Sussex.  She was then a spinster and he a widower.




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