Co-partner of William U. Sims (q.v.).
If the same man, London Assurance called a meeting 16/02/1842 to elect a director in place of Jacob Sims deceased.
Jacob Sims of parish of St George in the East Tower Hamlets married Mary Parry 11/07/1812, witnesses included James Sims. Will of Jacob Sims of Leytonstone Essex proved 09/02/1842; 1841 census Jacob Sims merchant aged 50 of Low Leyton Essex living with wife Mary aged 40.
Possibly son or brother of James Sims, a witness at his wedding. James Sims himself was a director of the London Assurance until his retirement in 1833. A James Sims was also a partner in G & A Young, Sims and Young which dissolved in 31/12/1817 after which the other partners went on without Sims [the 1833 Jamaica Almanac shows 'Young and Sims' for the Golden Vale and Cambridge estates for which William and Jacob Sims were awarded the compensation]. Will of James Sims of Leytonstone proved 29/06/1835.
London Gazette, Issue 20072, 18/02/1842, p.444.
Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/1958; 1841 census online.
London Gazette, Issue 19064, 05/07/1833, p. 1305; London Gazette, Issue 17319, 03/01/1818, p. 21; PROB 11/1848.
Name in compensation records
£529 13S 3D
£6,779 7S 3D
1. Shown as director of London Assurance Birchin Lane Cornhill 24/12/1835; shown as deceased Feb 16 1842 (election of new director in his...