Llewellyn Simmons1

M, #6115, b. 1866, d. 28 December 1897
FatherHezekiah Simmons2 d. 6 Aug 1912
MotherLucy Williams2 b. 1845, d. 1 Jun 1904
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited12 Mar 2021
Birth*1866 Carapook, VIC, Australia;
Lewellyn Simmons son of Hezekiah Simmons & Lucy Williams2 
Marriage*15 March 1893 Parkes, NSW, Australia;
Groom: Lewellyn Simmons
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth:
Occupation: Grazier
Usual Residence: Trundle

Bride: Katherine Elizabeth Franks
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth:
Usual Residence: Gobondry
Father: James Franks
Mother: Margaret

Date of Marriage: 15 March 1893
Place of Marriage: Residence of Mr Pike Gobondry
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: James Pike, George Simmons
Minister: F G Neild
;Bride=Catherine Eliza Franks3 
Death*28 December 1897 "Grassdale", near Trundle, NSW, Australia4,1 
News-Arct*3 January 1898 "The National Advocate", Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
A Sad Affair.
Quite a sensation was caused in Trundle on Tuesday, when the news spread that Mr. Llewellyn Simmons, a highly respected selector of the district, had succumbed to a shot wound. On Tuesday evening Senior-Constable Ranford, of Parkes, received a wire to the effect that Simmons had shot himself fatally. An inquiry held on Wednesday failed to show whether the shooting had been accidental or otherwise. Deceased, who was a middle-aged man, leaves a wife and a couple of children.1 
News-Arct7 January 1898 "The Sydney Stock and Station Journal", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
Death.— The news of the death of Mr. Llewellyn Simmons, a highly respected resident of the district, has cast quite a gloom over the district. Mr. Simmons met his death from the effects of a rifle wound supposed to have been accidently inflicted at his residence, Grassdale, near Trundle. At the time of the sad occurrence there was no one present, save his wife, and a feeble old man in his employ who succeeded in apprising the adjoining neighbours of the unfortunate fatality. Death was instantaneous; the bullet having struck in a fatal direction. On Thursday morning the deceased was interred in the Church of England, portion of the Trundle cemetery, where a large number of sympathetic friends and relations followed his remains to their last resting place in God's acre. The deceased, who was 31 years of age, leaves a wife and two children, and also a large home circle for whom deep sympathy is expressed.4 


Catherine Eliza Franks b. 28 May 1865, d. 31 Jul 1917


  1. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The National Advocate, Monday, January 3, 1898.
  2. [S1698] Ancestry Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922, online https://ancestry.com, Lewellyn Simmons 1866.
  3. [S1299] NSW Marriage Certificate.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Stock and Station Journal, Friday, January 7, 1898.
  5. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 12625/1894 Thomas A Simmons.
  6. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 22166/1895 May L Simmons.