Sir John Simeon, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Simeon, 1st Baronet (1756 – 4 February 1824) of Walliscot in Oxfordshire was Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading in Berkshire from 1797 to 1802 and from 1806 to 1818. He also practised as barrister and a member of Lincoln's Inn, and held the offices of Recorder of Reading 1779-1807 and Master in Chancery from 1795 until 1808 when he became Senior Master, and was created 1st Baronet Simeon in 1815.[1]

Rebecca, Lady Simeon (d. 1830) (Thomas Lawrence)

Simeon was the second eldest son of Richard Simeon (died 1784) and Elizabeth Hutton.[2] His elder brother, named Richard after their father, died early. The third brother, Edward Simeon, was a director of the Bank of England.[3] His youngest brother, Charles Simeon, became a prominent evangelical clergyman.[3][4]

Family[edit]

John Simeon married Rebecca Cornwall, daughter of John Cornwall of Hendon House in Middlesex, in 1783. They had a number of children:

  • Richard G. Simeon (21 May 1784 – 11 January 1855) married Louisa-Edith Barrington on 8 April 1813, producing three sons and two daughters [5]
  • Harriet Simeon (died 15 November 1845) married Sir Frederick Francis Baker, 2nd Baronet in July 1814, producing 1 daughter and 3 sons.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Peerage.com
  2. ^ Simeon 1847, pp. 1–2.
  3. ^ a b Simeon 1847, p. 2.
  4. ^ "Simeon, Charles (SMN779C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine

References[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Aldworth-Neville
Francis Annesley
Member of Parliament for Reading
1797 – 1800
With: Francis Annesley
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Reading
18011802
With: Francis Annesley
Succeeded by
Francis Annesley
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Preceded by
Francis Annesley
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Member of Parliament for Reading
18061818
With: Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Succeeded by
Charles Fyshe Palmer
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
of Grazeley, Berkshire
1815–1824
Succeeded by
Richard Godin Simeon