I am researching ancestors and descendants of my four great grandfathers:
William James Simsion
Born 16th January 1862, Wiltshire, England
I have traced the Simsion Family Tree as far back as the marriage of Samuel Simsion and Martha Pepler in Edington, Wiltshire in 1787.
Born about June 1852, Deptford, Kent, England married Elizabeth Mary James (nee Plaistow) about September 1899, Greenwich, London, England. William’s parents were William Rutt and Amelia Plastow (yes, William and Elizabeth were cousins). My research on the Rutt side has taken me to William Rutt, b abt 1810.
Born between 1827 and 1833, Hampshire, England, died 1st March 1887, Marton, New Zealand, married Mary O’Connor Nee Daley 28th February 1876, Wanganui, New Zealand. William came to New Zealand, apparently as a cook, possibly with the British Army about 1856. I can go no further back than these two great grandparents.
George John Perfect
Born 6th September 1833, Chatham, Kent, England, migrated to New Zealand with first wife Margaret Rook(e) arriving 11th February 1876, married my great grandmother Jane McLaren 1884. There seem to be quite a few of his many descendants tracing his ancestors and descendants; and I am particularly interested in building a complete descendant tree with photos.