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Charles Evelyn Simmons

Birthplace Devon Kingsbridge England Date of Birth: October 3, 1879


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Charles Evelyn Simmons 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth:10/03/ 1879 Kingsbridge, Devon (3) (5) (7) 

  Baptised 9/4/1879 at Kingsbridge, Devon (3) 

Date and Place of Death: 31/03/1951 Barnet, Middlesex (3) (9) 

Nationality: British 



Childhood: Had three siblings (4) (6) – 

 Grace Millicent Simmons   born 1878, St. Pancras 

 Naomi Ford Simmons born 1881, St. Pancras 

  Alfred Lionel Simmons born 1883, St. Pancras 


Parents: Father: Charles Simmons born 1850, Nottingham (4) 

                Mother: Grace Augusta Godwin born St. Pancras 31/5/1852 – Died 15/2/1920 (4) (8) (10)        

Parent’s occupations: Father was a private tutor in the classics (4) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Educated at University College School (2) 

 Occupation: Architect (1) (5) (7) 

Place of residence at Gretna:  

Job title at Gretna: Architect 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Ruth Charlie Orrinsmith born23/02/ 1873 at Beckenham, Kent (5) (3) (8) (7) 

Date of marriage: 30/03/1901(3) (8) 

Place/Parish of marriage: Christ Church, Hampstead (3) (8) 


Children:   Charles Evelyn Godwin Simmons born 1906 , Hampstead (5) 

                     Janet Lesley Simmons born 1909 , Hampstead (5)                  



Trivia / any other information:  Apprentice architect to Horace Field 1899 – 1903 (2). Partner in Horace Field and Charles Evelyn Simmons 1905 – 1915 (2). Designed St. Ninians Church in Gretna  ( now the Anvil Hall ) and St. Margarets  Church in Eastriggs (2) 

Served at the Ministry of Health during WW1, designing houses for munition workers at Gretna. (1) 

In 1939 he had a civilian role as a Special Constable (7) 


  1. London Deco 
  2. Dictionary of Scottish Architects 
  3. Find my past BMD 
  4. Find my past 1881 census 
  5. Find my past 1911 census 
  6. Find my past 1891 census 
  7. Find my past 1939 register 
  8. Ancestry BMD 
  9. Probate calendar
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