Jacob Sims

???? - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Son and co-partner of William Sims ropemaker of Sun Tavern Fields whose will was proved 22/03/1811, brother of William Sims Sun Tavern Fields ropemaker merchant of George Yard Lombard Street whose will was proved 13/06/1826. With his nephew William Unwin Sims (q.v.) awarded the compensation for two estates in Jamaica as mortgagee.

  1. The will of Jacob Sims of Leytonstone Essex proved 09/02/1842 is almost certainly the will of this man, although it is very short and uninformative, leaving his estate to his wife Mary. The London Assurance Company called a meeting 16/02/1842 to elect a director in place of Jacob Sims deceased.

  2. Jacob Sims of parish of St George in the East Tower Hamlets married Mary Parry 11/07/1812, witnesses included James Sims. 1841 census Jacob Sims merchant aged 50 of Low Leyton Essex living with wife Mary aged 40.

  3. Brother of James Sims of Leytonstone, whose will was proved 29/06/1835, and a witness at his wedding. James Sims himself was a director of the London Assurance until his retirement in 1833. A James Sims was also a partner in G & A Young, Sims and Young which dissolved in 31/12/1817 after which the other partners went on without Sims [the 1833 Jamaica Almanac for Portland shows 'Young and Sims' for the Golden Vale estate, for which William U. Sims and Jacob Sims were awarded the compensation, and for the Cambridge estate, the compensation for which was paid to the executors of William Lambie as receiver]. The will of James Sims is short and uninformative, leaving everything to his brother Jacob.


PROB 11/1520/355; PROB 11/1713/251.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 20072, 18/02/1842, p.444.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/1958; 1841 census online.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 19064, 05/07/1833, p. 1305; London Gazette, Issue 17319, 03/01/1818, p. 21; PROB 11/1848/381.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Jacob Sim
Mary Parry

Associated Claims (2)

£529 13s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£6,779 7s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (5)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1817 [EA] - → Not known
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

London Assurance
notes →
1. Shown as director of London Assurance Birchin Lane Cornhill 24/12/1835; shown as deceased Feb 16 1842 (election of new director in his...
Name partner

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew