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Looking for Matilda Caroline SIMS, of Young, NSW, Australia

Query by kaysie49

My Matilda was the daughter of William and Caroline SIMS, born c1855, in ENGLAND. The family emigrated to NSW, Australia, and lived in Bankstown and Young. They would've been Australia prior to 1863, as their youngest son, Charles Robert was born on the 24th Nov 1863, in Young.
I have a record of a Matilda Caroline SIMS marrying John EDMONDS in Forbes, NSW, in 1878. But I don't know if this is my ancestor, as the witnesses on the marriage certificate were W.B. EDMONDS and Thomas Michael SIMS. I know that William and Caroline SIMS had four children viz. Matilda, George (c1857), Sarah (c1861) and Charles. So I'm wondering who Thomas William SIMS is, and is this bride my Matilda.
Anyone have info that might clear this up for me?

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on 2007-05-21 00:15:58

kaysie49 , from Western Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2007. is researching the following names: WELLS, SIMS, KEYS and 3 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-05-22 09:45:11

Dear Kaysie49, Hi there. Just going to NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages - search the historical indexes online, I can find:-

William T. SIMS and his wife Caroline had the following children:-

1.Charles R. SIMS born 1863 (Reg.No.15666) at Young NSW Australia
2.Unnamed baby born 1873 (Reg.No.14425/1873) at Gulgong NSW Australia. This same baby could possibly have been stillborn as I've found this record 'female infant SIMS' died 1873 Gulgong NSW Australia (Reg.No.5492/1873).

I can only find one Caroline SIMS that died in the whole deaths database, perhaps this is her. Caroline SIMS died 1914 (Reg.No.11471/1914) at Canterbury NSW Australia. Parents names Charles & Caroline.

I can find 66 William SIMs died in NSW between 1788 and 1976.

State Records Office of NSW type in William Sims in the search box, and go through the assisted immigrants, perhaps you will find the family entering Australia.

Also, if you click on EDMONDS above (and even SIMS) you will see surname wiki pages for both of these surnames. Perhaps you will have some luck.

Usually I've found that witnesses to marriages were no doubt related to the bride and groom somehow.

Joy Murrin Family History Services. This lady is a transcription agent, she can provide transcripts of bdm certificates at a price cheaper than the govt registrar of bdms.

Also, your family consisting of William & Caroline SIMS with daughter Matilda could appear on the 1841 (or even 1851) Census for England maybe. Ask how when you are ready and have more information so that genealogists don't waste time looking for someone who was already in Australia.

Alison - QLD.

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