Pelham Robert Simmonds 1902~1980

Pelham Robert Simmonds

Pelham Robert Simmonds

Phyllis Rose Herbert

Phyllis Rose Herbert

Pelham Robert Simmonds, the son of Asaph Simmonds and Edith Ellen Parish was born on the 15th August 1902 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Phyllis Rose Herbert, the daughter of William Herbert and Emily Ball, was born in 1905.

Between 1902 and 1906 Asaph Simmonds and his family moved to Areley Kings, Stourport.

Pelham Robert Simmonds married Phyllis Rose Herbert on the 21st May 1929 at Kidderminster Registry Office.

Pelham had his own shoe repair business with a shop in Ombersley. When this closed he worked at Parsons Chain Co., Stourport-on-Severn.

Pelham Robert Simmonds Shoe Repair Buisiness

Pelham Robert Simmonds
Shoe Repair Business

Children of Pelham and Phyllis Simmonds b1931 b1935
Jean Evelyn Simmonds Audrey Kathleen Simmonds

Pelham and Phyllis moved to Walsall, West Midlands in the late 60s, early 70s. Pelham worked at H Hucker & Co. (Curriers), Short Acre Street, Walsall until he retired.

Pelham died on the 22nd September 1980, aged 78 years and Phyllis died on the 10th July 1986, aged 81 years. The are both buried in Streetly Cemetery, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands.

School boys gardening at Areley Kings C of E school between 1910 and 1914

The photgraph below was taken between 1910 and 1914 and shows Pelham Simmonds and other School boys of Areley Kings School gardening. The names of the boys and the schoolmaster were written on the back of original photograph and so are assumed to be correct. Hover over the faces in the picture to show their names.

Areley Kings School Photograph Gilbert BreakwellGeorge KendrickJohn Cook (Schoolmaster)Tommy WardTed JonesHarold MorrisJack DimblebeePelham SimmondsArthur WatkinsCecil Glaze Billy Milward
        John Cook


Source Material

1911 Census for 'The Firs' Arely Kings, Stourport, Worcestershire
Name Relationship to Head Marital Status Age Birthplace Occupation
Asaph Simmonds Head Married 40 Rougham, Sufflolk Coachman Domestic
Edith E Simmonds Wife Married 37 Rougham, Suffolk  
Eva E Simmonds Daughter Single 11 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk School
Pelham R Simmonds Son Single 8 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk  
Thomas H Simmonds Son Single 5 Areley Kings, Worcestershire  
1911 Census for 13 Tan Lane, Stourport, Worcestershire
Name Relationship to Head Marital Status Age Birthplace Occupation
William Herbert Head Married 37 Astley, Worcestershire Carter, Railway Company
Emily Herbert Wife Married 38 Stourport, Worcestershire
Evelyn Herbert Daughter Single 9 Stourport, Worcestershire School
Phylis Herbert Daughter Single 6 Stourport, Worcestershire School
William Herbert Son Single 4 Stourport, Worcestershire School
Constance Herbert Daughter Single 6 Months Stourport, Worcestershire
Ester Ball Wifes Mother Widow 75 Stourport, Worcestershire
Birth Certificate for Pelham Robert Simmonds.
When & Where Born Name Father Mother Fathers Occupation Informant
15th August 1902, 10 Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Pelham Robert Asaph Simmonds Edith Simmonds, formerly Parish Coachman (Domestic Servant) Asaph Simmonds, Father, 10 Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds
Marriage Certificate for Pelham Robert Simmonds & Phylis Rose Herbert.
Date Place Name Age Condition Profession Residence Fathers Name Fathers Occupation
21st May 1929 The Registry Office, Kidderminster Pelham Robert Simmonds 26 Batchelor Boot Dealer Areley Kings, Near Stourport Asaph Simmonds Market Gardener
Phyllis Rose Herbert 24 Spinster 13 Tan Lane, Stourport William Herbert General Labourer
Cemetery Record for Pelham & Phyllis Simmonds
Cemetery Names Inscription
Streetly Cemetery, Aldridge, Walsall

Pelham Robert Simmonds 22nd September 1980

Died 22nd September 1980
Aged 78 Years
I know that my Redeemer liveth. Job 19:25-26
Died 10th July 1986
Aged 81 Years

Phyllis Rose Simmonds 10th July 1986