Daniel SIMS (1810-1885)

Daniel SIMS was from a labouring family in the village of St Mary Bourne in Hampshire.  On the 22nd November 1830 he took part in the local swing riots with his brother John and father William amongst others.  For his part he was transported to New South Wales, Australia, a place from which he would … Read moreDaniel SIMS (1810-1885)

William SIMS (1778-1862)

William SIMS was until 1830 a labourer in the parish of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, England.  He was a husband with a large family to support.  On the 22nd November 1830 he was by all accounts the ring leader in the local swing riots this was to change his life forever.  For his part he … Read moreWilliam SIMS (1778-1862)

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