George SIMKIN 1798-1875 b. Suffolk, England
&
Mary HONEYBALL 1797-1838 b. Suffolk, England

Suffolk & Cambridge, England; Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

George SIMKIN b. 1798 Wickhambrook, Suffolk, England, son of Thomas SIMKIN and Ruth HOWE according to the IGI. He was first married in 1816 at Wickhambrook, Suffolk to Mary HONEYBALL b. 1787. Mary SIMKIN died in England in 1838 and George had a second marriage in England in 1849 to Martha "Eliza" STUBBING. George & Eliza SIMKIN and some of their childrem emigrated in 1852 and arrived at Portland, to Victoria, Australia in 1853 on the "Anne Milne" and others emigrated in 1854 on the "Shand" arriving at Portland in January 1855. George SIMKIN died at Digby in 1875 and his second wife Maria died there in 1895 and they are both buried in the Digby cemetery.

George SIMKIN & Mary HONEYBALL had the following children:

  1. George SIMKIN b. 1816, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, England;

  2. Mary SIMKIN b. 1820 England, m. Robert ARGENT;

  3. Eliza SIMKIN b. 1823 England, m. John DISS;

  4. John SIMKIN b. 1826 England, d, 1826, England;

  5. John SIMKIN b. 1827, Cambridgeshire, England married 1850 Cambridgeshire to Sarah Ann WHYE b. 1826 Cambridgeshire, England. John & Sarah arrived at Portland Bay on the "Ann Milne" in January 1853. They had 5 children at Digby where Sarah died in 1906 and John in 1914, with both buried in the Digby cemetery.
    John SIMKIN & Sarah Anne WHYE had the following children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth SIMKIN b. 1854, Digby, Vic, d. 1885, m. Donald GRANT 1848-1897;
    2. Eliza Ann SIMKIN b. 1856, d. 1862, Digby, Vic.;
    3. Sarah Johanna SIMKIN b. 1859 Digby, Vic, d. ........... m. 1905 to Henry Ainslee WESTGARTH 1858-..?..;
    4. Hanna Maria SIMKIN b. 1861 Digby, Vic, d. 1935, Benalla, Vic., m. 1881 to James PETERS 1856-1928 b. "Warrock" station, S-W Victoria, d. South Gippsland, Vic.;
    5. Eliza Alice SIMKIN b. 1869 Merino, Vic, d. 1945, Digby, Vic., m. Robert Joshua BURGESS 1867-1948.

  6. William SIMKIN b. 1831, Carlton, Cambridgeshire, England, d. 1913, Digby, S-W Victoria, m. 1852, Cambridgeshire, England to Elizabeth FREAR b. 1834, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, d. 1921, Digby, S-W Victoria. William & Sarah emigrated in 1852 on the "Anne Milne" and arrived at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria on 1 Jan 1853.
    William SIMKIN & Elizabeth FREAR had the following children:
    1. George William SIMKIN b. 1853, Portland, Vic, mar Sarah JOYCE;
      1. May Elizabeth Isabel SIMKIN, b. 1881, Rutherglen, Vic, mar
        • Frederick Charles BURGESS 1883-1968
        • WW1 1st AIF, 46th Battalion
        • enlisted 30-7-1915, RTA 31-10-1917
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 42 planted by Mrs T BURGESS Snr.

      2. Josephine Ellice SIMKIN, b. 1883, Digby, Vic, mar William John HIDE;

      3. Sydney Allan Joyce SIMKIN, b. 1886, Digby, Vic, m. Maria HARWOOD 1892-1970;
        • WW1 1st AIF 58th Battalion
        • enlisted 30-03-1915, RTA 1-08-1919
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 49, planted by Misses L & G SIMKIN
        • Glenorchy Estate Soldier Settler

      4. Olive Dora SIMKIN, b. 1888, Digby, Vic;

      5. Lottie Della SIMKIN, b. 1891, Digby, Vic;

      6. Myrtle Gwen SIMKIN, b. 1894, Digby, Vic.

    2. Henry SIMKIN b. 1855 Portland, Vic, mar Mercy CORNFORD;

    3. Charles Edward SIMKIN b. 1857, SA;

    4. Emma Elizabeth Mary SIMKIN b. 1858 Digby, Vic, d. 1859;

    5. William SIMKIN b. 1860 Digby, Vic, m. Margaret Elizabeth BROWN;
      1. Dora Bell SIMKIN, b. 1883, Digby, Vic, d. 1883;
      2. Ruby Margaret SIMKIN, b. 1885, Digby, Vic;
      3. Clarence William SIMKIN, b. 1887, Digby, Vic;
      4. Laura Annie SIMKIN, b. 1889, Omeo, Vic;
      5. Stanley George SIMKIN, b. 1891, Omeo, Vic,
        • WW1 1st AIF 32nd Battalion
        • enlisted 5-03-1916, RTA 1-08-1919
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 87, planted by Mr G W SIMKIN
      6. Lyall Wilfred SIMKIN, b. 1893 Cassilis, Vic;
      7. Bertha Elizabeth SIMKIN, b. 1899, Cassilis, Vic.

    6. Elizabeth Mercy SIMKIN b. 1862 Digby, Vic, d, 1886;

    7. James John SIMKIN b. 1864 Digby, mar Jane PICKEN;
      1. Amy Jessamine SIMKIN, b. 1892, Digby, Vic;
      2. James William SIMKIN b. 1894, Digby, Vic, d. 1917, France
        • WW1 1st AIF 8th Battalion, enlisted 25-08-16
        • DOW 12-02-1917, France,
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 38, planted by Mrs Bertha MABBITT
      3. Eileen Mary SIMKIN b. 1896, Digby, Vic;
      4. Ivy Pearl SIMKIN b. 1898, Digby, Vic;
      5. Charles Picken SIMKIN b. 1900, Harrow, Vic;
      6. Elizabeth Frear SIMKIN b. 1902, Harrow, Vic;
      7. George Hamilton SIMKIN b. 1905, Harrow, Vic;
      8. Margaret Jean SIMKIN b. 1908, Harrow, Vic.

    8. John Robert SIMKIN b. 1866 Digby, Vic;

    9. Fredrick Oliver SIMKIN b. 1868 Digby, Vic;

    10. Alica Sarah SIMKIN b. 1871 Digby, Vic, mar Peter McLEAN;
      1. John Charles SIMKIN, b. 1890, Digby, Vic, d. 1933
        • WW1 1st AIF, 5th FAB,
        • enlisted 31-11-1914, RTA 5-04-1919
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 54, planted by Mrs J C SIMKIN

    11. Ellen Emma SIMKIN b. 1873 Digby, Vic mar Thomas Nathaniel Francis MABBITT;

    12. Ada Florence Susan SIMKIN b. 1876 Digby, Vic, m1 Alan Robert George McLEAN,
      • mar.2 William OUTTRAM 1883-1916
      • WW1 1st AIF 58th Battalion, enlisted 12-03-1915
      • DOW, France, 26-11-1916,
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 56, planted by Mrs William OUTTRAM

      Alan McLEAN and Ada SIMKIN had the following family...

      1. Eric Ernest McLEAN, b. 1896, Hamilton, Vic, d. 1967, m. Ann McPHERSON 1896-1963
      2. May Deborah McLEAN, b. 1902, Hamilton, Vic;
      3. Keith Eion Robert McLEAN, b. 1904, Hamilton, Vic;
      4. Agnes Dorothy McLEAN, b. 1910, Digby, Vic;
      5. William Ernest OUTTRAM, b. 1915, Casterton, Vic


  7. Maria SIMKIN b. 1834, Cambridge, England, d. 1909, Digby, S-W Victoria, m. 1852, Cambirdgeshire, England to John TAYLOR, b. 1834, Cambridgeshire, d. 1910, Digby, S-W Victoria. John & Maria emigrated on the "Shand" and arrived at Portland Bay in January 1855 with their infant daughter Elizabeth;

  8. Henry SIMKIN b. 1836, Cambridgeshire, England, d. 1919, Digby, S-W, Vic., m. 1859, Wannon River, S-W Victoria, to Catharine COWELL, b. 1842, Van Diemen's Land, daughter of Eli COWELL and Janet CREIGHTON, d. 1932, Digby, S-W Victoria.
    Henry SIMKIN & Catharine COWELL had the following children...
    1. Jessie SIMKIN b. 1861 Digby, Vic, m. John James McDONALD;
      1. Margaret Catherine Frances McDONALD, b. 1880, Digby, Vic;

      2. William Henry McDONALD, b. 1881, Digby, Vic
        • WW1 1st AIF, 5th Battalion
        • enlisted 17-08-1914, RTA 12-05-1919
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 41, planted by Mr William HIDE

      3. James John McDONALD, b. 1884, Harrow, Vic, m. Elizabeth annie CLARKE

      4. Robin McDONALD, b. 1897, Harrow, Vic,
        • WW1 1st AIF, 5th Battalion
        • enlisted 12-03-1915, RTA 12-05-1919
        • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 18, planted by Mr H SIMKIN

      5. Norman McDONALD, b. 1889, Harrow, Vic.

    2. Frances SIMKIN b. 1863 Merino, Vic;

    3. Violet Catherine SIMKIN b. 1876 Merino, Vic.

    1870 - H. SIMKIN listed as Chief Ranger for Court Perseverance No 3319, Ancient Order of Foresters at Digby.




George SIMKIN 1798-1875
&
Martha Eiza STUBBING 1818-1895

George's first wife died and in 1838 in Cambridgeshire, England and he next married Martha Eliza STUBBING b. 1818 Surrey, England and they had the following children:

  1. George Lynton SIMKIN b. 1848 Cambridgeshire, England, m. 1875, Victoria to Mary Elizabeth Sutton THOMAS, b. 1852, Devonshire, England, daughter of Walter Daniel THOMAS & Anna Maria SUTTON. George Lynton SIMKIN emigrated on the "Shand" and arrived at Portland Bay in January 1855 and Mary THOMAS emigrated with her family on the "Cairngorm" and arrived at Portland Bay in September 1855.
    George Lynton SIMKIN and Mary THOMAS had the following family...
    1. Cecil Edgar SIMKIN b. 1876, Digby, Vic, d. 1941, m. Maude Adeline BANNAM 1891-1962;
    2. Ethel Elsie SIMKIN b. 1879, Digby, Vic., d. 1975;
    3. Percy Walter SIMKIN b. 1881, Digby, Vic, d. 1945.;
    4. Royston Leslie SIMKIN b. 1885, Digby, Vic., d. 1982, m. Ella BRANN 1889-1968;
    5. Ilma Ruth Mary SIMKIN b. 1891, Digby, Vic, d. 1953, Sydney, NSW, m. Frederick George CARDEN 1889-1967;
    6. Lynton George SIMKIN b. 1895, Digby, Vic., d. 1977, m. 1921 to Kate Rosalie KENT ~1889-1983.

    1879 - G. L. SIMKIN listed as Chief Ranger for Court Perseverance No 3319, Ancient Order of Foresters at Digby.

  2. Elizabeth SIMKIN b. 1850 Cambridgeshire, Eng, m. John PERRY;
  3. John Thomas SIMKIN b. c1854, Eng, m. Ann Elizabeth PERRY;
  4. Susan SIMKIN b. 1855, Digby, Vic, m. Isaac BLACKWOOD;
  5. James Ernest SIMKIN b. 1856, Rifle Downs, Vic, d. 1875;
  6. Mary Elizabeth SIMKIN b. 1858, Rifle Downs, Vic, m. Alfred Edward THOMAS;
  7. Harold Robert SIMKIN b. 1861, Rifle Downs, Vic, .................?



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