My ggg-grandfather Joseph Simons was married on 1st January 1792 to Hannah Vazie in Chester-le-Street by licence, by J Harman, according to a photocopy of the Bishop's Transcript. Witnesses Ann Vazie, Wm Vazie, Wm Pybus. A William Pybus was a saddler in Chester-le-Street 1798 British Universal Directory - too good a coincidence? Does any one know anything about this William Pybus? I am trying to put some flesh on the bones of the life of Joseph Simons and any connections might well help. I believe that Vazies, Simons and Pybus were involved in the local militia cavalry.