Geoff tracing family he didn't know he had

GEOFF Lloyd of New Zealand is trying to find a sister he didn't know he had.

Geoff is currently in Manchester after coming over to find his father's grave in Southern Cemetery.

Leslie Lewis Hyde's last address was Shalom House, Tetlow Lane. He was also known as Leslie Isaacs.

The funeral and burial was arranged by the Jackson Row Synagogue in January 1977.

While over here, Geoff discovered his father's death certificate which stated he had a daughter called Lynn Deborah Hyde.

Geoff only found out in February that he was adopted in October 1944, discovering the identity of his father just six weeks ago.

He is currently in Italy and returning to New Zealand at the end of the month, but would like to find out about Lynn before he goes.

Contact Geoff on 00390583833342 or email

Branching out

John Simmons of Llanelli is researching two branches of his family from Manchester.

Henry George Simmons was born in London in 1828 to George and Ellen Simmons.

He was the third born of 14 children. After spending 10 years in the US until the early 1850s he returned to England, where he met Hannah Harris, daughter of Lewis Harris of Dublin.

They married in Dublin in August 1864 and moved to Manchester.

Henry died in 1876, while Hannah lived from 1838-1873.

Their descendants were Charles Alfred Simmons (born 1865), Frederick Henry Simmons (1866), Edward Arthur Simmons (1868); Ernest Simmons (1869), Ruby (1879), Ernest Maxwell Simmons (1901), Robert G Simmons (1870), Catherine Simmons (1871), Unk Simmons (1873).

John also wants information on the family of Rev Lawrence Mark Simmons and his wife Anna Herzfeld.

He was the minister at the Park Place Synagogue. They had two sons - Vivian George Simmons, who was a minister at the West London Synagogue, and Claude Herzfeld Simmons, who became an Anglican minister in Bath.

Their mother was the daughter of Rabbi Levi Herzfeld of Braunshweig, Germany.

After the death of her husband she left the children in the care of the De Sola family in Maida Vale. She died in San Remo, Italy in 1912.

Her sister, Clara, married Moritz Kalish and lived with her family in Manchester.

Write to 26 Heol Y Bryn, Upper Tumble, LLanelli,Wales SA14 6DR, telephone 01269 832035 or 07790840526 or email

Theatrical search

Ann Lazarsfeld Jensen of Australia has been searching "without luck" for a connection to Emanuel Warner (Manny), a theatrical entrepreneur born in 1866 in Rothehithe. His family's name was Lazarsfeld before they 'bought' an English one. He lived at Beryldene, 263 Goldhurst Road, Hampstead. He may have joined the army in the First World War.

Contact Mansefield, Granger Place, Hartley Vale 2790, Australia or email

WHERE AND WHEN: Neville Goodman of Bristol has submitted this picture of a Jewish Working Men's outings at the start of the 20th century. Neville's paternal grandfather Isaac Goodman is pictured front row third right. He was living in Manchester or Sheffield at the time. Neville would like to know where and when this picture was taken. Contact him at 5 Northover Road, Bristol BS9 3LW, telephone 0117 9503761 or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

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