c.1862 - 1930

John D. Simmons, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland about 1862 and in the mid 1880s was living at Holmbury St Mary, Surrey in mid 1880's. In 1891, a 29 year old living on own meanrs, at Midland Road, Bedford with his 54 year old widowed mother Eliza Stowe and a step-daughter, 29 year old Jane Stowe. As J. D. Simmons, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1885-1888 from Holmbury St Mary, Dorking but does not seem to have exhibited. He died in East Sussex in 1930.