John Sims

???? - 1814


Biography

Owner of Holland estate in Trelawney 1793-1794. Almost certainly John Sims merchant of London Street, City of London [and Walthamstow] whose will was proved 30/12/1814. This man's will was silent on property in Jamaica, but his executors were John Wedderburn 'of Bedford Square' (q.v. under John Wedderburn of Spring Garden), George Grote and John Jackson, while his daughter Elizabeth Rutherford Sims married Daniel Stephenson (q.v.). Another daughter, Frances James Sims, married the elder James William Freshfield (q.v.), while his grand-daughter Elizabeth Sims Stephenson married Charles Kaye Freshfield. The connection is strengthened by the fact that Charles James Sims, who appears as the attorney of John Sims for the Holland estate 1793-1794, bears the same name as the Charles James Sims baptised at St Dunstans and All Saints Stepney, son of John and Frances Sims, in 1772 (Frances James Sims was baptised at St Matthew Bethnal Green in 1773), while the widow of Charles James Sims of Jamaica died July 1816 at Church-Hill House Walthamstow, John Sims' address while he was alive. John Sims instructed his executors and trustees to raise £20,000 and pay the income to his daughters Frances James Sims and Elizabeth Rutherford Sims.

Sources

PROB 11/1563/414; Judy Slinn, A History of Freshfields (1984) pp. 63, 68; Monthly Magazine Vol. 42 August 1816 p. 80.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1793 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Testator → Executor
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship. It is known that Frances Cockburn Sims was the daughter of Charles James Sims of Jamaica, and it has been deduced by LBS that Charles James Sims of Jamaica was the...

Addresses (1)

Church Hill House, Walthamstow, Middlesex, London, England