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William Simner - Fled to the States

William Simner - Fled to the States

huntingtheancestors (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SIMNER
I am seeking knowledge about William Simner born Sedgley, England 1854 married Sarah Ann Griffin in 1878 at Newcastle Under Lyme, England - father to Emily 1881, Polly 1887 and George William Simner 1883.
William Simner 1854 fled to states around 1885 - assume to evade justice.
George William Simner 1883 went searching to find his father in the US and returned to the UK (Wales) and family legend was he had returned from Hollywood - any info from USA or UK greatly appreciated

Re: William Simner - Fled to the States

ELLinSpain (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: SIMNER
COINCIDENCE?

Name: William Simner
Birth Place: Sedgley, Staffs
Residence: Wolverhampton
Death Date: 13 Oct 1915
Enlistment Location: Bilston, Staffs
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Battalion: 1/6th (T.F.) Battalion.
Number: 3591
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Aldershot

Re: William Simner - Fled to the States

ELLinSpain (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: simner
further digging; yes coincidence

Simner, William
Cemetery: Loos Memorial

Country: France

Area: Pas De Calais

Rank: Private
Official Number: 3591
Unit: 1st/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Force: Army
Nationality: British
Details:
13th October 1915. Age 20. Son of Joseph and Mary Ellen Simner of 5 Woodcross Bilston Staffs. Panel 73 to 76.

Re: William Simner - Fled to the States

ELLinSpain (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 10:49PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: SIMNER
Name: William Simner
LARCENY
Date of Trial: 26 Feb 1868
Trial Year: 1868
Location of Trial: Staffordshire, England
Sentence: Acquittal

I cannot find anything on passenger lists etc (for either of them) BUT

Name: Mr SIMNER
Date of departure: 19 February 1902
Port of departure: Southampton
Passenger destination port: Barbados, West Indies
Date of Birth:
Age:
Marital status: Single
Sex: Male
ship ORINOCO

no other info on manifest

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Name: SIMNER
Date of departure: 1 November 1940
Port of departure: Liverpool
Passenger destination port: Quebec, Canada
Date of Birth:
Age: Adult
Marital status:
Sex: Male
Occupation: A C
ship DUCHESS OF RICHMOND
PARTY OF R.A.F. C/o MINISTRY OF SHIPPING, LONDON
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