Charles James Sims of Jamaica

1772 - 1812


Son and attorney in Jamaica of John Sims (q.v.) whom he predeceased.

  1. Attorney for John Sims on Holland Estate in Trelawny, 1794. He held this position jointly with James Wedderburn. Probably the Charles James Sims, son of John and Frances Sims, baptised in St Dunstan's Stepney in 1772, and therefore the son of John Sims, merchant of London, whose will was proved in London in 1814.

  2. The family relationships are verified by the marriage notice for Viscount Valentia, eldest son of Earl Montnorris, to Frances Cockburn Sims, only daughter of the late Charles James Sims Esquire of Jamaica, niece of Lady George Cockburn and J. M. Freshfield, Esquire, MP of Moor Place, Betchworth, 21/10/1837.

  3. Charles James Sims, Esquire, one of the Members of Assembly for St Andrew, was buried there 26/12/1812. He appears as MA for St Andrew in the 1808 Almanac and as owner of 25 enslaved people at Mount Canaan and Bellevue there (Western District) in the 1811 Almanac.

  4. Mary Sims, daughter of Rebecca Hanlon, a woman of colour, by Charles James Sims, born 05/11/1796 and baptised 10/01/1797 in Kingston. Charles James Sims, son of Charles James Sims Esquire and Frances his wife, born 11/09/1809 and baptised 30/04/1810 in Kingston. Charles James Sims, son of the late Charles James Sims Esquire, born 19/11/1812 and baptised 21/01/1813 in St Andrew.

  5. Frances Sims, of Walthamstow, Essex and formerly of Jamaica, West Indies, widow of Charles James Sims, esq, who died abroad. Probate inventory, or declaration, of the estate of the same, deceased. The widow of Charles James Sims of Jamaica died July 1816 at Church-Hill House Walthamstow (John Sims' address while he was alive).


  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. Belfast Newsletter 21/10/1837; see also separate entry for John Sims.

  3. (St Andrew unindexed parish registers, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1807-1826, Vol. 2 p. 163; Jamaica Almanacs 1808 and 1811.

  4., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  5. PROB 31/1114/757, Exhibit: 1816/757, [accessed 30/09/2021] (LBS has not read the document itself); Monthly Magazine Vol. 42 August 1816 p. 80.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Charles James (1809-), Charles James (1812-). [Illeg., with Rebecca Hanlon] Mary (1796-)

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
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Inferred relationship but confirmed by the attention of the will of John Sims, which highlights deletions from the will of two references to the testator's son Charles James...
Father → Daughter