I am looking for my grandmother Velma Agnes Matilda Worms -she was born to
Alfred Joseph Worms and Mary Matilda Swinton in 1917.
born in Devon, England to Samuel Lewis Worms and Matilda Lewis, on 23 July, 1871, is one Alfred Joseph Worms who would seem to fit the time frame.Is this the same?
Also have this information:
(written by someone else)
Aaron WORMS bormc 1775 Germany (probably Frankfurt) (I am descended through Henry/Hyam Worms his possible brother, and he was definately from Frankfurt)
Aaron married Rachel LAMART (Rekla d. of Isaac Lamert) 28 May 1799 at the Great Synagogue London. They had at least 7 children; Sarah, Samuel Lewis, Joseph, Matthew, Matilda, Rebecca and Henry. These are the anglicised names. There are 4 circumsision records for children of Aaron Worms of Whitechapel Rd for the Jewish names - 26 April 1809 Juda Lim, 31 Dec 1810 Mordecai, 29 Aug 1812 Emdash, 1 January 1819 Moses). All the preceding records are from the Great Synagogue London. Henry married Rebecca Nathan and their descendants came to Australia - though surprisngly, I am not descended from this line!
What I have (badly organised I'm afraid) shows that the New Zealand Worms descend from Samuel Lewis WORMS who married Hannah JOSEPH (d of Simon) at the Great Synagogue London 27 Sept 1826Source Marriage Register of Great Synagogue London. I have children of the marriage Rosetta, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lewis Samuel b c 1827, Sidney Joseph bn 1837 (he was living in South America by 1884) ) According to the letter written by M C Worms this Lewis Samuel WORMS went to Ceylon to work on tea plantations connected with the Worms family. He married a mixed race girl and was not accepted by the family back in England, and they ended up going to NZ. One of Samuels sons was William Worms Bn 1876, and he had 2 sons William Frederick Bn 1916 and Malcolm Coverdale Worms bn c 1920 (another researcher lists sisters Una, Dora and a brother Roy)
The letter referred to above was probably written by a Malcolm Coverdale WORMS bn c 1920 NZ. He states that his brother William has a son John William Worms bn 1954, and Malcolm Worms had children David bn 1947, Marion, Paul, Susan and Je???.