SECTION 18

LAURA ANNE MARTIN (1870 - 1946) and ARTHUR SIMMONS

Laura Anne Martin, the ninth child and fourth daughter of John Blackwell Martin and Elizabeth Goodwin was born on the 26 May 1870 at Brixworth and married Arthur Simmons in St Mary's, the parish church of Higham Ferrers.

They had six children, Louis Moyra, Percy Martin, Mildred Elizabeth, Bernard Blackwell, Fred Horace and Laura Hannah. Laura Anne died in 1946.

Louis Moyra Simmons, born 9 December 1902 and died 29 August 1989, married Thomas Ladds and they had one daughter, Jennifer Ladds. She married Brian W Coles on the 2 March 1957, having three children, Martin, born 29 December 1958, Adam born 16 December 1959 and Owen born 30 December 1963.

Percy Martin Simmons, born 7 July 1904 and died 7 August 1989 married Amy Machin and had one daughter, Josephine Simmons. She married Gordon Cole, having two daughters, Sharon, born 15 July 1965 and Lisa, born 6 October 1968

Mildred Elizabeth Simmons, born 6 November 1906 and died 31 August 1985 married Leonard Groom.

Bernard Blackwell Simmons, born 6 November 1907 and died 23 November 1970 married Olive White, having one daughter, Moyra. She married firstly, John Downing, divorced, and secondly, Nazrul Islam.

Fred Horace Simmons, born 24 December 1908 and died 30 December 1975 married Phylis Jefferies with one son, Michael. Michael Simmons, born 22 November 1940 married E. Emmison, having three children, David born February 1970, Emma, born September 1972 and Mathew, born 26 December 1973.

Laura Hannah Simmons, born 16 February 1911 married Hubert Wheatley, having three sons, Alan, born 15 January 1931, John born, 21 April 1932 and Norman, born 15 August 1945.

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