SIMS, William Dillwyn

1825 - 1895

William Dillwyn Sims, was born at Westminster, London on 7 July 1825, son of Dr John Sims and his wife Lydia, née Dillwyn, who married at Friends Meeting House at Winchmore Hill, Enfield on 16 April 1823, Lydis's sister married Richard Dykes Alexander of Ipswich. In 1851, a 25 year old, living at the St Matthew's Street, Ipswich home of R.D. Alexander. William married at Tottenham, London on 13 September 1855, Eliza May (1826-1915), daughter of Dr Edward Curtis May (1796-1877) of Tottenham and Caroline née Hooper (1790-1883). In 1861, William was a 35 year old agricultural implement maker in the firm of Ransomes and Sims, living at Maybush Lodge House, Felixstowe with 34 year old wife Eliza and 46 year old brother-in-law George Alexander, a retired banker, and his 35 year old cousin Margaret Sims. He was a patron of Needham Market Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition[q.v.] which held an exhibition in the Lecture Hall of the Town Hall, Needham Market, Suffolk in July 1867. By 1881, a retired engineer, and exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 75 St Matthew's Street, Ipswich in 1884, three watercolours 'Matlock Bath Cottages, near Walker's Hotel', 'Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire, by Moonlight' and 'Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire'. William was also a keen photographer. He died at St Matthew's Street, Ipswich on 7 March 1895, aged 69. William and Eliza had issue, Lydia (born 1859) who married Edward Ernest May (1858-1938), Anna Olivia (1861-1947), John Dillwyn (1863-1905), who married Mildred Ransome and Caroline May (born 1864).

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