- Born: 3 Dec 1752, Camborne, Cornwall
- Christened: 24 Dec 1752, Camborne, Cornwall
- Married (1): 4 Nov 1779, Camborne, Cornwall
- Married (2): 25 Aug 1804, Illogan, Cornwall
- Died: 12 Feb 1846, Camborne, Cornwall
In July 1795 Simon moved with his family from Camborne to Birmingham where he was employed by Boulton & Watt at their Soho Foundry at Smethwick. He was probably employed here as an Agent. He returned to Camborne with his family in early November 1802. Earlier that year his son Simon died in an accident at the Soho Foundry.
His wife Elizabeth died shortly after returning to Camborne as did his daughters Elizabeth and Philippa.
Simon is mentioned several times in letters between Boulton & Watt and their Agent, Thomas Wilson in Truro and two letters sent from Simon to Thomas Wilson in Nov/Dec.1802.
(Colin Paul, research)
The following may well apply to Simon VIVIAN, husband of Elizabeth VIVIAN:
Royal Commision Reports 1842
REPORT by CHARLES BARHAM, Esq., on the Employment of Children and Young Persons in the Mines of Cornwall and Devonshire, and on the State, Condition and Treatment of such Children and Young Persons.
No.70. Simon Vivian, 88 years old. Examined at North Roskear May 1st., 1841
Simon married Elizabeth VIVIAN, daughter of Roger VIVIAN and Elizabeth EVA, on 4 Nov 1779 in Camborne, Cornwall. (Elizabeth VIVIAN was born on 29 May 1754 in Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 9 Jun 1754 in Camborne, Cornwall, died in Mar 1803 in Camborne, Cornwall and was buried on 31 Mar 1803 in Camborne, Cornwall.)
Simon Vivian, blacksmith, and Elizabeth Vivian
Simon also married Margaret THOMAS on 25 Aug 1804 in Illogan, Cornwall. (Margaret THOMAS was born about 1764 and died on 11 Dec 1848 in Camborne, Cornwall 1.)