Simmonds family Prayer book
There are many ways to find genealogy records online, but very few ways to find personal items belonging to our ancestors unless they were handed down through the family.
Recently we were told of a prayer book being sold on ebay, the book is dated 1837 and carries the inscription ‘W Simmonds to J L Simmonds’ as shown here, with the kind permission of the seller.
We can not be certain but this would appear to be the same Simmonds family
And additional family information can be found on here by searching for Simmonds on SynagogueScribes
We sincerely hope that this beautiful prayer book will find its way home.
You may also want to keep an eye out for other similar items being advertised on the various auction sites.
Thank you for your message regarding Frances Eve Benjamin. I was not aware of her background in any detail until now. I have posted a range of data on her including reference to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind online medical records and photograph of Frances in 1888. My posts can be read on British Genealogy Forum Jewish Roots under the heading Frances Eve Benjamin 1860-1910.
You can contact me via this Blog as Gaby Laws has indicated regarding your e mail or through the British Genealogy Forum private e mail.
I’m very interested to read about your ancestors Wolf and Eve as they are the (maternal) grandparents of Frances Eve Benjamin (daughter of Abraham Benjamin and Rebecca Simmonds) whom I am doing a research project on. I wonder if you would like me to share my information about Frances with you? Or you may have information that would be of interest to me that you wouldn’t mind sharing. I would be happy to share my email address with you. I look forward to hearing from you. And I am so pleased that the prayer book found its way home.
Please use the Contact Us, including your email address and I will forward this to Phillip.
Soy Carlos Mario Simmonds de Guayaquil Ecuador.
Mi abuelo Adolfo Hauer Simmonds reputado periodista y escritor tuvo como amigo cercano a Un Sr Mario Kirby fué pintor de prestigio en Ecuador.
Es solo un recuerdo de mi infancia, no tengo ninguna idea de su origen o destino.
Solo un dato curioso
This is a very late reply to your message which I have just read.
If you look on British Genealogy Forum Jewish Roots under the thread Wolf Simmonds-Eve Jacobs you will see data on where Wolf lived from 1810.The address was Newington Southwark. See also a range of posts on BG relating to the Simons/Simmons/Simmonds lines.
I am interested in a Simons/Simmons/Simmonds family who lived at Raven Row Spitalfields in the early 1800s.
Are these by any chance connected to yours?
a great find Phillip
Many thanks to Angela and Gaby for posting on the Simmonds Family Prayer Book. The Simmonds are related to my Jacobs paternal line through marriage and there is a wide range of records on the families including the Stern Collection and on Synagogue and Cemetery Scribes records. In addition, I have posted a range of data on the families on British Genealogy Jewish Forum and there is a Jacobstree website which was established several years ago by one of my Jacobs cousins with contributions world wide.
The Prayer book has found its way ‘home’. My younger brother Steve very kindly bought the book last week for my birthday. I now have the Prayer book and shared photographs with my USA and South American Simmonds/Jacobs cousins.
Wolf Simmonds and his son Judah Lee Simmonds who are recorded in the prayer book appear in the Borough Synagogue records. Wolf aka William Simmons aka Simmonds was President in 1826/27 and his son Judah Lee an officer in 1867. Other Simmonds who were in Hamburg and the West Indies sons of Wolf and Eve Jacobs contributed to the Borough New Synagogue.
My thanks again to Angela and Gaby for posting the Simmonds Prayer book and supporting records.
Dr Phillip Kirby
What wonderful news!! thank you so much for letting us know.