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Looking for verified information on Ann(a) Clara SIMONS (b. circa 1847) wife of Jeremiah Crowell NORTON

Query by ALV

I am looking for verified information (birth place, year of birth) on ANN (ANNA) CLARA SIMONS.

In documents, she has been variously referred to as Ann, Ann Clara, Anna, Anna Clara and just Clara.

LDS and others have her parents as Walter Simons and Catherine Wiffen (married early 1842 in Chelmsford, Essex, England - BMD UK Chelmsford Mar 1842 #51);

There is no UK or NZ BMD birth for ANN(A) SIMONS (on any variation) that would match info given. Some sources I have seen give 1842 and others 1847. Her death certificate gives it practically as 1847. LDS give it as 1842.

She married Jeremiah Crowell NORTON (born 6 June 1819 Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA; died 31st Aug 1897 Northland, NZ) on 5 July 1862 Auckland, NZ (NZ BMD 1862/4505).

It is interesting to note that she married as Clara Simons and he as Jeremiah Carvell Norton (widower).

After Jeremiah Crowell NORTON died in 1897; she married Joseph TIMPERLEY(her son's father-in-law) in 1899. This time she calls herself Ann Clara (NZ BMD 1899/3021).

She died 5th May 1914; Again she is noted as Ann Clara (NZ BMD 1914/2768).

I wonder what her real first names were?

Any verified info on her would be appreciated.

Please be positive as all comments made are helpful.

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by ALV Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-02-14 17:13:49

Looking for all my family and my wife's links - basically Norton, Simons, Curtis, Wright, Vickers, Lambert, Ashby, Williams, May, Scott, Smith, Hambling, Timperley (Timperly), Davis, Pease, Howe, Thomas, Osborne, Corthine, Hardwick, Powis, Huckens, Vickery, Phelps, Howland, Chipman, Bassett, Claghorn,Cleveland, Dunham, Robinson, Mayhew, Hawes, Winn, Soule, Slade, Waterman, Dangerfield, Orpin, Camp, Singyard, Houghton,Leakey, Garland, Dawe, Lawrence & Cleal.

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by ngairedith on 2012-02-14 17:24:42

the descendants of Ann Clara Simons with Jeremian Crowell Norton & Ann Sarah with Joseph Timperley

by ALV on 2012-02-14 17:33:21


What I am really looking for is verified information on when and where Ann(a) Clara Simons was born?

As I said above I have a considerable amount of documents but lots of contradictions.

by ALV on 2012-02-14 17:36:32

And what her real Birth names were.

by ngairedith on 2012-02-15 04:08:16

yes, I just wanted to keep the two journals together so that anyone looking at your query can then go to the link and view the extra info

by ALV on 2012-02-15 04:17:06

That's okay

by penne on 2012-04-08 20:47:56

I think this information is accurate
Name SIMONS, Walter Vessel SIR GEORGE SEYMOUR: Arrived:Auckland Nov 26 1847 Notes 1 woman, 3 children under 10 (of the 54th foot from Cambridge). Royal New Zealand Fencibles.
5ft 6ins tall.bald.occ tailor
1841 cencus Chelmsford /Braintree Tailor
The family lived at Howick, moved to the Bay of islands, where Walter features often in the Russell court papers for fighting.
Ann Clara had a child Constance with John jay priar (claim for maintanance in the Russell court files) Constance died.Also had unlawful connection with a son of Walter Bolger (son of harbour master) Edward Bolger.In 1887 she had another child with no father named, so probably not jeremiahs.One could assume she married Joseph Timperley at an older age, probably to find herself a home. No financial assistance in those days.

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