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Simon Vinson (1826 - 1867)

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Simon Vinson
Born in Torquay, Devonshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 17 Dec 1855 (to 6 Aug 1867) in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Walesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Walesmap
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Simon Vinson was born on the 13th November 1826, in Torquay, Devonshire, England, the son of Thomas Vinson and Catherine Manley. Simon was christened with the forenames of Simon John Love, on the 7th December 1826, in Tor-Moham, Devonshire, England. The last name appears to be written as "Vincens" and transcribed as "Vincent". His father's rank or profession is listed as "mason", and R. Gee officiated.[1][2]

Simon married Mary Ann Doloway on the 17th December 1855, in the Salem Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, by the Rites and Ceremonies of the Independents, officiated by Joshua Burns, Minister, with witnesses Philip Harrison (who signed his name) and David Tibbot (who made his mark). Simon's Rank or Profession is listed as "Excavator". He signed his name, while Mary Ann made her mark. His father is listed as Tom Vinson, stone mason. Her father is not listed. [3]

Over the next dozen years Simon and Mary Ann had five known children, a daughter and four sons: Thomas (1855 – 1898), William (1856 – 1916), John (1859 – 1939), Sarah Anne (1862 - ?), Joseph (1866 – 1876).

On the 7th April 1861 the Vinson family (listed as Vensen), made up of Simon, wife Ann, and sons Thomas, William, and John, were living in Cardiff Road, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales. Simon's birthplace is listed as "Tarkey" in Devonshire (a bad rendering of Torquay), England, and his estimated year of birth is 1829 (off by three years).[4]

Simon Vinson passed away on the 6th August 1867, of general paralysis, in the Lunatic Asylum Newcastle Higher, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, three months seven days before his 41st birthday. His name is rendered as "Simon Vincent" and his age given as 38 years.[5][6]

Cropped screencap of Vinson=Doloway marriage register.
Portion of Simon's marriage certificate, showing both his and Mary Ann's names, their ages, and the date. (Used with permission.)


  1. Citing this Record "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Simon John Love Vincent, Tor-Moham, Devon, England; citing Baptism, The Devon Record Office, Exeter.
  2. England, Devon, Tor-Moham, bishop's transcripts Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1813-1828 page 163 and 4 of the register entry number 822 image number 241 of 279 "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 February 2016), 005884558 > image 241 of 279; Devon Record Office, Exeter.
  3. Family Search org: photograph of marriage registration number 192 in the district of Merthyr Tydfil. Certificate number WMXZ 402529
  4. Citing this Record "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 April 2019), Simon Venson, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. Family Search org: photograph of register entry number 81 Registrar's district Bridgend, county of Glamorgan.
  6. General Register Office UK online search Deaths: Name: Simon Vincent Age at Death (in years): 38 GRO Reference:1867 S Quarter in BRIDGEND Volume 11A Page 238

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