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Simeon Henry Pearce

Simeon Henry Pearce Additional Information on Pearce,  Simeon Henry - I7041

Male 1821 - 1886  (Age: 64)    Has 4 ancestors and 8 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Simeon Henry Pearce 
    Born 27 Jan 1821  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1841  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Shortly after arrival in New South Wales, on 25 December 1841 with his cousin Samuel, Simeon founded the town of Randwick in memory of his home town in Gloucestershire, England. During his residence there of nearly forty-two years, he filled several important Government positions, one of which was Commissioner for Crown Lands. Simeon was also one of the oldest magistrates of the colony.

      As a result of Simeons work, the municipality or Randwick was formed and gazetted. He for several years acted as Mayor, and afterwards as an Alderman. He was also a director of the Randwick Asylum for nearly thirty years, as well as being vice-president.

      Information about him can be found in the pages of Randwick City Council's website. For Randwick, see this Wikipedia article

      St Judes Church in Randwick, was designed under the direction of Simeon to resemble as close as possible, the old church of his birthplace.

      His residence he called after that of his minister in England, Blenheim House.

      He was followed to the grave in St. Jude's burying ground by 500 persons. Four ministers officiated at the burial service. A tablet to his memory is placed in the Asylum for Destitute Children there, on which is the following inscription:--

      "In memory of Simeon Henry Pearce, Esq., J.P., Vice-President of this institution. Born at Randwick, Gloucestershire England, Jan. 27th, 1821. Died .Jan. 18th, 1886. This tablet is erected by the board of directors in acknowledgment of the very valuable services rendered by Mr. Pearce as a director for nearly thirty years."
      Into Place: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Ship's Manifest: 'Lady Clarke' - 4 September 1841
    Ship's Manifest: "Lady Clarke" - 4 September 1841
    This document is part of the ship's manifest of the ship "Lady Clarke" which departed Plymouth, England bound for Sydney, Australia. On board were 192 persons including Simeon Henry Pearce. The ship arrived in Sydney on 25 December 1841.
    Died 18 Jan 1886  Randwick, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Churches
    Randwick Churches
    Randwick Churches
    The photograph on the left is of Randwick Church, in Gloucestershire, England and on the right is Randwick Church, New South Wales, Australia. Simeon Pearce laid the first stone of the church in New South Wales (Sydney) in 1861. The church was modelled on the church of his home village in Gloucestershire, England but has had a number of additions since it's completion in 1865. The rectory was added in 1870, the clock tower in 1877 and the transepts in 1888.
    Person ID I7041  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2008 

    Father James Pearce (ID:I7061)
              b. 1797, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 May 1858, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61) 
    Mother Elizabeth Chapman (ID:I7062)
              b. 1795, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 May 1860, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65) 
    Married 7 Nov 1815  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F1887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Isabella Thompson (ID:I7071)
              b. 1828, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1900, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72) 
    Married Jan 1848  Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2008 17:34:46 
    Family ID F1890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1821 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1841 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1848 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1886 - Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4091] New South Wales, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists.

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