Matilda Sims

Matilda Sims[1, 2]

Female 1804 - 1887  (82 years)

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  • Name Matilda Sims 
    Born 22 Aug 1804  Stratton, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 May 1887  London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 May 1887  Old Camberwell Cemetery, Grave #10400, Square 71 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1422  Complete
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2008 

    Father James Sims,   b. Abt 1781, Stratton, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1824  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Jemima Hornblower,   b. 21 Apr 1784, Chacewater, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1855, St Luke Parish, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1803  Gwennap, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Penrose,   b. 16 Sep 1798, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1822  St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Juliana Penrose,   b. 6 Jul 1825, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1882, DSP,London,Surrey,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Charles William Penrose,   b. 4 Feb 1832, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1925, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Matilda Eliza Penrose,   b. 21 Oct 1833, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1906, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Emma Roxana Penrose,   b. 9 Sep 1835, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1888, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Cecilia Elvira Penrose,   b. 12 Nov 1843, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1916, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Census Records
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841:  Julie Penrose
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841: Julie Penrose
    5th person down right side. "Julie Penrose, age 15" living with family of William Sexton, Friars Place, St. George, Southwark.
    "F.S" means Female Servant. This appears to be
    Juliana Penrose.
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841:  Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841: Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    Matilda 35, (Indept) Charles 9, Matilda 7, Emma 4.
    Family lives on St George Row/Road, St. George the Martyr, Southwark.

    The 1841 Census was taken 6 June 1841 and was the first to list individuals by name and occupation.

    (Ancestry.com Index: Look for "Pewrge" family.)
    England Census St Marys, Kennington, London 1851:  Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    England Census St Marys, Kennington, London 1851: Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    St Marys, Kennington
    Entries at bottom of page

    Family lived at No 6 Camden St. (Now Morecambe St. to the east of Walworth Road)

    Matilda Penrose, Age 44, Needlewoman
    Emma, daughter, Age 14, Bookbinder
    Amelia, [Cecilia] daughter, Age 7, Scholar

    Matilda Penrose is listed as head of household, marital status is widow.

    Census date: 30 Mar 1851
    England Census Lambeth 1861:  Matilda Penrose and Elvira Penrose
    England Census Lambeth 1861: Matilda Penrose and Elvira Penrose
    Middle of Page: Matilda Penrose, age 56, Fundholder
    Elvira C. Penrose, age 17, daughter

    181 No 9 York Grove

    Census date: 7 April 1861
    1841 Census Penrose family.jpg
    1841 Census Penrose family.jpg
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1804 - Stratton, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1822 - St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1887 - London, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 May 1887 - Old Camberwell Cemetery, Grave #10400, Square 71 Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Matilda Sims
    Matilda Sims
    Matilda Sims Face
    Matilda Sims Face
    Camberwell
    Camberwell
    A short trip to Camberwell.
    Penrose Street
    Penrose Street
    Penrose Street in the borough of Southwark is in the general area where Charles Penrose was born and raised. Before the 1880s the street appeared on maps as West Street or Hartford Place.
    Looking along Penrose Street
    Looking along Penrose Street
    Penrose is a Cornish name. Some historians claim that all Penroses came from the same original Penrose family in Cornwall. Prominent 19th Century Penroses included Charles Vinicombe Penrose, a naval hero during the Napoleonic Wars. He died in 1830. One of his nephews was the English poet Matthew Arnold, whose mother was Elizabeth Penrose Arnold. So far there is no direct link between the family of Charles W. Penrose and the naval hero and the poet.
    Camberwell Street
    Camberwell Street
    In the early 1800s this area was a suburb of London known for its gardens and horticulture.
    Camberwell today
    Camberwell today
    Today this area is a mix of older residences, green parks and modern buildings.
    Kennington Station
    Kennington Station
    Underground station opened in 1890.
    Drill Hall, Kennington
    Drill Hall, Kennington
    Matilda Sims Penrose and the Parker family lived near here.
    296-98 Kennington Road today.
    296-98 Kennington Road today.
    Matilda Sims Penrose, Charles Parker and Matilda Penrose Parker lived here for several years. Charles had a tailor shop on the first floor and the family lived above. Currently the store front is called Oddbins, Wine Merchant Extraordinaire.

    Documents
    Deseret News
    Deseret News
    Death of Matilda Sims on 1 May 1887

    Headstones
    Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
    Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
    The coping and headstone of the grave had been in good condition in 1907. At present most of the older grave markers had tumbled over. Some were covered with grass and moss, engravings unreadable. Many of the numbered grave marker stones were lost or unreadable, but we found a few of them and were able to figure out the approximate location.

    Susan Woodland Howard is standing on the spot where she believes they are buried.
    Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
    Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
    Most of the graves from the 1800s and early 1900s have nearly disappeared. This is a beautiful area in a good neighborhood, with the grave site protected under the shade of a spreading old oak tree.

    The original headstone carried the inscription: "Matilda Penrose, Died May 1, 1887, age 82. Emma, daughter of above, died October 8, 1888. Matilda Eliza Parker, elder daughter of above, died April 11, 1906, age 73.

    Charles Parker died 9 Mar 1921.

    Contact Susan Woodland Howard if you would like to participate in the restoration of this site.

    Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
    Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
    Square 71 is marked
    Plot Diagram for Square 71
    Plot Diagram for Square 71
    Grave #10400 is marked

    According to Charles W. Penrose Diary he visited his mother's grave site #10400 in the Old Camberwell Cemetery. According to the cemetery records Charles Parker owned the site and he is buried there along with his wife Matilda Eilza Penrose and Charles' and her mother Matilda Simms Penrose. The cemetery records said there was a marker on the grave. There had been floods in the area and either the marker is under mud or was washed away.

    For calibration of your GPS the Y in the road just north of the plot is at Lat N 51.45052 Long W 0.05911 - The actual grave site is Lat N 51.45027 Long W 0.05907

    Histories
    Will of James Sims
    Will of James Sims
    James Sims 1750-1826 was the grandfather of Matilda Sims Penrose. In his will he names four children of his son James: Matilda, Roxana, Juliana, and James Hornblower Sims. The child listed as Elvira on James Sims and Jemima Hornblower's family is probably Roxana Elvira.

    Census Records
    England Census Lambeth 1881:  Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    England Census Lambeth 1881: Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    Middle of page: Charles Parker 45, tailor; Matilda Parker 47, Matilda Penrose, Mother in law, 67, Annuitant.

    230 Kennington Park Road

  • Sources 
    1. [S221] Penrose Publication , Charles W. Penrose Family Organization, FHL US/CAN Fiche [6047361]., 1971 p7 (Reliability: 3).

      Taken from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury ([15 ser #14085, pt 116)

      Jemima Sims, on the twenty-third day 1856 administration of the goods, chattels and credits of Jemima Sims, late of King Street, Bath Street in the parish of Saint Luke in the county of Middlesex, widow, deceased, was granted to Matilda Penrose, widow, one of the natural and lawful children of the said deceased having been first duly sworn to administer.

      Juliana Sims on the thirtieth day of Dec., 1856, administration of the goods, chattels and credits of Juliana Sims, late of King Street, Bath Street in the parish of? Saint Luke in the county of Middlesex, spinster, deceased, was granted to Matilda Penrose, widow, the natural and lawful sister of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer. Jemima Sims, widow, the natural and lawful mother and next of kin of the said deceased having survived the said deceased but died without having taken upon her the letters of administration of her goods, chattels and credits.

      Susan Howard comment: Juliana Sims died a few days following the death of her mother, Jemima Hornblower Sims. Matilda Sims Penrose was granted administration of the estates of her mother, Jemima, and her sister, Juliana.

    2. [S221] Penrose Publication , Charles W. Penrose Family Organization, FHL US/CAN Fiche [6047361]., 1968 p8.
      Death Certificate for Matilda Penrose (the mother of C.W.P.)
      When and where died:1 May 1887 at 298 Kennington Road
      Name & surname: Matilda Penrose
      Sex: Female Age 82 yrs.
      Occupation: Widow of Richard Penrose, a wine merchant
      Cause of death: Bronchitis and Asthma, Asphyxia, certified by T. Brown M.R.C.S,

      Signature of Informant: Charles Parker, son-in-law, present at the death, 298 Kennington Road,
      When registered: 3 May 1887