Simmonds Family Timeline

Year Family Event World Event
1780The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor, the first Sunday newspaper in Britain, begins publication.
1781Jonathan Simmonds is born in Barton, Suffolk.American Revolution Ends.
1789Bastille stormed, Paris.
1790The first boat specialized as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1800The U.S. Library of Congress is founded.
1810Sake Dean Mahomet opens Hindoostanee Coffee House, the first Indian restaurant in London.
1812William Simmonds born in Rougham, Suffolk.Charles Dickens is born on the 7th Feburary.
1814Jonathan Simmonds Jnr is born in Rougham, Suffolk.Emperor Napoleon abdicates; Louis XVIII becomes King of France
1820Florence Nightingale, nurse born.
1821John Constable paints 'The Hay Wain'.
1826 The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, is opened between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
1830George IV dies and is succeeded by his brother William IV
1835William Simmonds marries Sarah Spink in Hessett, Suffolk.Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle.
1837Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
1839Abraham Simmonds is born in Hesset, Suffolk.

Jonathan Simmonds Jnr marries Jemima Naylor.
The world's first commercial electric telegraph line comes into operation alongside the Great Western Railway line, from Paddington Station to West Drayton.
1840The Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, becomes valid for the pre-payment of postage.
1846Planet Neptune first sighted.
1850"David Copperfield" published.
1852Jonathan Simmonds Jnr. marries Mary Bragg.

Jonathan Simmonds Snr. dies in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
State funeral of the Duke of Wellington
1858Abraham Simmonds marries Caroline Bugg in Rougham, Suffolk.

William Alfred Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk.
The last rebels of the Indian Mutiny surrender in Gwalior
1860The first street trams in Britain are introduced in Birkenhead.

The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, is played for the first time at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.
1870Asaph Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk. Outbreak of the Franco-Pussian War 0n the 19th July. The conflict is a culmination of years of tension between the two powers.
1872The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia.
1876Modern Refridgerator is invented by Carl von Linden who discovered and patented an improved method of liquefying gas.
1879William Simmonds dies in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time
1880Greenwich Mean Time adopted across Great Britain.
1881William Alfred Simmonds marries Susanna Clarke.Gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone
1883Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is published in book form
1886Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile
1887Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, marking the 50th year of her reign
1888Jonathan Simmonds Jnr. dies. John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor is born.
1889Work completed on the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
1890Caroline Simmonds (nee Bugg) the first wife of Abraham Simmonds dies.Agatha Christie, writer born.
1891Cole Porter, composer born.
1892Abraham Simmonds marries Ellen Barker (second marriage) in Rougham, Sufflolk.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1893New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote
1898Asaph Simmonds marries Edith Ellen Parish in Rougham, Suffolk.Charles Lutwidge Dodgson , better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, dies
1899Eva Elizabeth Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk.Alfred Hitchcock, British film director is born.
1900Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds Family) is born in Ombersley, Worsetershire.Oscar Wilde, playwright, writer and poet dies.
1902Pelham Robert Simmonds is born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
1905Phyllis Rose Herbert is born in Stourport-on-severn, Worcestershire.The Automobile Association was founded in United Kingdom
1906Thomas Hector Simmonds is born in Martley, Worcestershire.John Betjeman, English poet, born.
1910Florence Nightingale died, aged 90.
1912The Titanic leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. Four days into her journey she strikes an iceberg and sinks two hours and forty minutes later.
1913Abraham Simmonds dies in Rougham, Suffolk.Unemployment and Maternity benefits introduced.

The first Chelsea Flower Show is held in London.
1914Start of WW1. On the 4th of august Britain declares war on Germany.
1916WW1 Battle of the Somme
1917WW1 The US declares war on Germany.
1918End of WW1. On 11th November the leaders of both sides hold a meeting in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage headquarters at Compiegne. The Armistice is signed at 6am and comes into force five hours later.
1919Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
1920King George V unveils the Cenotaph; The Unknown Warrior is buried.
1922Tutankhamun tomb discovered, Egypt.
1923Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer and broadcaster is born.
1924Kenneth Kendall, British newsreader and presenter is born.
1925John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
1929Pelham Robert Simmonds marries Phyllis Rose Herbert in Kidderminster.

Eva Elizabeth Simmonds marries Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds).
Stockmarket crashes on Wall Street, ushering in the "Great Depression"
1930Planet Pluto discovered.
1931Jean Evelyn Simmonds is born in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, is born.
1933Thomas Hector Simmonds marries Ada Richmond in Stourbridge.Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
1937David Brian Simmonds is born in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
1940The Dunkirk evacuation of British Expeditionary Force takes place. 300,000 troops are evacuated from France to England.

The Battle of Britain begins.
1943The Colossus computer is invented by the British to break German encryption.
1948Mahatma Gandhi, Leader of Indian independence movement is assassinated.
1949Asaph Simmonds dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Wartime rationing of sweets and chocolate ends, but is re-instituted shortly thereafter as shortages return.
1950Outbreak of the Korean War.
1955Jean Evelyn Simmonds
marries Howard Herbert Gosling in Stourport-on-seven, Worcestershire.
First edition of the Guinness Book of Records is published, in London.
1956Britain abolishes the death penalty.
1959M1 motorway officially opened.
1960Coronation Street first televised.
1961David Brian Simmonds marries Grace Helena Ellis in Birmingham.Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space.
1963John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas.
1967The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1970British Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh.
1971Thomas Hector Simmonds dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency
1973Eva Elizabeth Simmonds (nee Simmonds) dies in Areley Kings.

Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds Family) dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
Vietnam War ends.

"Watergate" scandal exposed
1975Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1977Elvis Presley dies in his home in Graceland at age 42.
1980Pelham Robert Simmonds dies in Walsall, West Midlands.John Lennon is shot dead in New York.
1986Phyllis Rose Simmonds (nee Herbert) dies in Walsall, West Midlands.The Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Soviet Union "killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property".
1989Exxon Valdez oil spill In Alaska
1990Margaret Thatcher announces she will resign as Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore as Prime Minister.
1992A fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, causing over £50 million worth of damage.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announce their separation
1997Ada Simmonds (nee Richmond) dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 04:00 a.m
2000Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world.