Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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William Simons (d.1902)

From Graces Guide

William Simons (c1822-1902), founder of William Simons and Co

1841 Margt Simons 40, lived in Renfrewshire with John Simons 20, carpenter, Wm Simons 15, carpenter, Mary Simons 15, Margt Simons 13, Peter Simons 12[1]

1851 Margret Simons 62, lived in Greenock, with William Simons 28, shipbuilder, Margaret Simons 23, Peter Simons 21[2]

1861 William Simons 35, Ship Builder Employing 672 Men, lived in Renfrew with jis sister Margaret Simons 29[3]

1871 William Simons 47, iron ship builder, lived in Renfrew with Mary M Simons 30[4]

1881 William Simons 58, Shipbuilder Employing 300 Men, lived in Renfrew, with Mary W Simons 39[5]


1902 Obituary.[6]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. The Engineer 1902 Jul-Dec: Index: Miscellaneous