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Simms and Dixon Family Movements

Simms family

The earliest ancestor i can currently locate within the Simms family tree is my 9th great-grandfather William Symes (Born. 1590). His descendants lived in Warwickshire for around THREE centuries! This was initially in Barton-on-the-heath but a great deal of it was spent in Brailes. Eventually, in the very early 1900's, my great-grandfather Alfred Simms moved down to surrey. They lived in Great Bookham and later, Epsom and Leatherhead. I love in surrey - but was born in Leatherhead. I even work at a company in Leatherhead nowadays. A significant branch, led by my 2nd great-uncle Joseph Simms, migrated to the USA.

Dixon Family

The earliest ancestor i can currently locate within the Dixon family tree is my (likely) 5th great-grandfather Francis Dixon (Born. 1761). The Dixon's spent a noteworthy amount of time in Yorkshire and specifically Ryedale (see previous articles) before eventually finding themselves in York. My (likely) great-grandfather Frederick Shann Dixon eventually found himself down in Dorking after serving in the first world war. My father is highly likely to be descended from him - although i am trying to track that connection down and verify it.

My father and mother likely met in the Dorking / Leatherhead area. As an adopted child many questions still remain and yet i have been able (especially with thanks to DNA) answer and figure out extensive family history without having uttered a single word to either - without having even had laid eyes upon them. This is something i hope changes in the future, obviously.... though that is out of my control.

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