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Alfred Simpson [1848-1897]
Alfred Simpson [1897-1917]
Archibald Simpson [1878-1917]
Charles Arthur Simpson [1870-1936]
Clement Simpson [1889-1917]
Constance Sophia Pickney Simpson [1868-1948]
Rev David Simpson [17??-1???]
David Colin Simpson [19??-]
E. Simpson [19??-19??]
Edgar Simpson [1894-1918]
Edward Simpson [18??-1917]
Edward Simpson [1844-1937]
Eliza Simpson [1875-1932]
Ethel Simpson [1898-1952]
Francis Simpson [1898-1918]
Frank Simpson [1884-1915]
Rev G. Hudson Simpson [19??-19??]
George Simpson [1896-1960]
Granville Simpson [1888-1918]
Harry Simpson [18??-19??]
Henry Simpson [18??-191?]
Humphrey Simpson [1864-1939]
J. Simpson [17??-1837]
J. Simpson [18??-18??]
James Simpson [1850-1923]
Jane Simpson [18??-19??]
John Simpson [16??-17??]
John Simpson [1704-1???]
John Simpson [1727-1???]
John Simpson [1727-1768]
John Simpson [1774-18??]
John Simpson [1794-1866]
John Simpson [1821-1891]
Rev John Simpson [1821-1897]
John H. Simpson [18??-19??]
John Taylor Simpson [1852-19??]
Joseph Simpson [18??-18??]
Joseph Simpson [1811-1879]
Joseph Simpson [1816-1879]
Joseph Simpson [1848-19??]
Joshua Simpson [1???-18??]
Lydia Simpson [1774-1842]
Margaret Simpson [1820-18??]
Margaret Victoria Simpson [1901-1964]
Martha Simpson [1???-18??]
Percy Simpson [1876-19??]
Richard Simpson [17??-18??]
Rev Richard Simpson [1718-1796]
Richard Bates Simpson [1799-1851]
Robert Simpson [1???-1???]
Sally Simpson [1748-17??]
Thomas Simpson [17??-1???]
Thomas Simpson [17??-18??]
Thomas Simpson [18??-18??]
Thomas Simpson [1813-1850]
Thomas Simpson [1861-1926]
Thomas Herbert Simpson [1871-19??]
Thomas Parr Simpson [1888-1918]
W. H. Simpson [18??-191?]
Walter Leslie Simpson [1918-1942]
William Simpson [17??-18??]
William Simpson [1743-1809]
William Simpson [18??-18??]
William Simpson [18??-19??]
William Allison Simpson [1880-1918] 


Simpson, Alfred
[1848-1897] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1881].

In [Q1] 1872, he married Rose Hannah Helm [1852-19??] in Halifax.


Rose Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Walter [b 1873] who was a butcher [1891, 1901]
  4. Martha Florence [b 1874]
  5. Edith [b 1879] who was a worsted coating weaver [1901]
  6. Ada Mary [b 1881] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  7. Lilly [b 1884] who was a worsted yarn picker [1901], a yarn finisher worsted [1911]
  8. Annie [b 1886] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  9. Harry [b 1888] who was a head doffer (worsted) [1901]
  10. Beatrice [b 1891] who was a weaver cotton bunting [1911]
  11. William [b 1895] who was a cloth finisher at dress works [1911]
  12. Alfred

The family lived at

  • 72 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1881]
  • Clog Yard, Halifax [1891]
  • 9 Wainhouse Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 14 Highfield Place, Halifax [1911]

Alfred died in Halifax [Q3 1897] (aged 49) 

Simpson, Alfred
[1897-1917] Son of Alfred Simpson.

He was a baker's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died at Ypres [22nd October 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood [XXII A 16].

He is remembered at King Cross Cemetery, Halifax and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Archibald
[1878-1917] Son of James Simpson.

He was a mineral water worker with his father [1901].

In [Q4] 1907, he married Eliza Ann Makepeace in Todmorden.


Eliza Ann was the daughter of Walter Thomas Makepeace
 

The family lived at

  • 7 Aspinall Street, Banksfield, Mytholmroyd

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 29th November 1917 (aged 39).

He was buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery [VII C 1].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Simpson, Charles Arthur
[1870-1936] Son of Joseph Simpson.

Born in Triangle.

He was a silk dresser's apprentice [1891] / a silk dresser [1901] / landlord of the Reed Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1901-1902] / landlord of the Branch, Sowerby Bridge [1902-1905] / licensed victualler at the Blue Ball, Norland [1906-1916]

On 19th July 1891, he married (1) Grace Whipp [1871-1915] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Wakefield Road, Skircoat, was born in Norland, the daughter of Peter Whipp, carter
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1895] who was a weaver woollen [1911]

On 25th November 1922, he married (2) Leah Elizabeth Dronfield [1873-1941] at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at 8 Back Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Simpson, Clement
[1889-1917] Son of Humphrey Simpson.

Born in Greetland.

He was a farm worker [1911] / employed at Pye Nest Farm [for 9 or 10 years].

During World War I, he enlisted [Wakes Monday], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Fampounx, on Easter Monday [9th April 1917].

He was buried at the Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux [I B 69].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Constance Sophia Pickney
[1868-1948] In 1899, she became the second wife of Courtney Clarke Rawson

Simpson, Rev David
[17??-1???] A Scot. He came from Newcastle to be Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1779]. Horsfall Turner says
[he] was a supposed Arian and was driven out

He moved to Holcombe, Lancashire

Simpson, David Colin
[19??-] Aka Dave Simpson. Writer.

Born in Salford. He wrote a popular stage adaptation of The Railway Children. He lives in Todmorden [2007]

Simpson, E.
[19??-19??] BSc.

Deacon at Christ Church, Pellon [1948]

Simpson, Edgar
[1894-1918] Son of Ruth & Herbert Simpson.

Born in Greetland.

He was mobilised [8th June 1916] and, after his medical, he was classed as fit for labour work at Home Only.

He was discharged after 287 days [22nd March 1917] as no longer physically fit for War Service.

He was granted a pension of 13/9d [8th May 1918]; this was back-dated to 13th February 1918.

He died 2nd November 1918.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Simpson, Edward
[18??-1917] Of Kings Bromley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 28th March 1917.

He was buried at the St. Leger British Cemetery [3]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Edward
[1844-1937] Hull-based architect who designed St Bernard's RC Church, Halifax

Simpson, Eliza
[1875-1932] Of Mytholmroyd.

In her will, she left bequests for various religious and other organisations in the district.

In 1933, she and Jane Simpson gave money to establish the Eliza & Jane Simpson Isolation Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary

Simpson, Ethel
[1898-1952] Of Boothtown.

In the 1920s, she worked in Bradford. She later went to live with her sister in Sheffield.

She had a brother Henry Simpson who adopted the name Simpson Waddington about 1938.

In 1920, she married John Reginald Halliday Christie in Halifax.

He moved to London in 1923 to escape the shame of his criminal record. Ethel followed her husband in 1934.

Christie murdered Ethel and buried her body beneath the floorboards at 10 Rillington Place because she suspected him of the other murders he had committed

Simpson, Francis
[1898-1918] Of Ripon.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 80th Battery 15th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt [E 31].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Frank
[1884-1915] Son of Sarah & Richard Simpson of Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1906, he married Betsy Gibson in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th December 1915 (aged 31).

He was buried at the Gunners Farm Military Cemetery [F 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q3] 1917, Betsy married Paul Dunn in Oldham.

They lived at 7 Villa Road, Oldham

Simpson, Rev G. Hudson
[19??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Southowram

Simpson, George
[1896-1960]

On 20th December 1919, he married Ethel at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Ethel was the daughter of
John Phillips and the widow of John Oldfield.

She had lost her father, her brother John William and her first husband in World War I

 

The couple moved to Doncaster, where they died

Simpson, Granville
[1888-1918] Son of Thomas Simpson.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a labourer in a woollen mill / a labourer in a cotton mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 4th June 1918.

He was buried at the Auchonvillers Military Cemetery [II L 18].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Simpson, Harry
[18??-19??] Partner in H. & J. T. Simpson.

He lived at 21 Kliffen Place, Halifax [1905]

Simpson, Henry
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Humphrey
[1864-1939] Born in Greetland.

He was a clothing club collector [1883] / a worsted spinner clerk [1891] / a bookkeeper [1901] / a collector, clothing club [1911].

In 1883, he married Martha Elizabeth Parr [1863-1947] in Halifax.


Martha Elizabeth was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Irving [1884-1932] who was an overlooker mill hand (worsted) [1901], an overlooker worsted spinning [1911]
  2. John Thomas [1887-1979] who was a mill hand (worsted) [1901], an overlooker worsted spinning [1911]
  3. Clement
  4. Martha [b 1891] who was a color matcher (worsted spinning) [1911]
  5. Charles Henry [1892-1893]

The children were born in Greetland.

The family lived at

  • Scar, Greetland [1891]
  • 78 Albert View, Pellon [1901]
  • 48 Newstead Terrace, Gibbet Street [1911]
  • 195 Queens Road, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] were sisters-in-law:

  • Margaret E Parr [b 1859] who was a worsted spinner's warper [1891], a housemaid (domestic) [1901], a reeler worsted spinning [1911]
  • Sarah A Parr [b 1861] who was a worsted spinner's warper [1891], a warper worsted spinning [1901, 1911]

Simpson, J.
[17??-1837] Of Todmorden.

On 13th November 1837, his body was found in a wood at Egerton, Huddersfield. His daughter said that he had left home a fortnight earlier without saying where he was going and the family never saw him again. A report in The Times and the Halifax Express has the heading

The late murder near Huddersfield

Simpson, J.
[18??-18??] Coal agent at Halifax.

In April 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Simpson, James
[1850-1923] Born in Todmorden.

He was licensed victualler at the Stag Inn, Heptonstall [1881].

He established a hop ale and mineral water manufacturing business at Hawksclough [recorded in 1891, 1901, 1911, 1913].

His trade mark was the Latin inscription

Suum cuique

He lived at Acre Villas, Mytholmroyd.

He was active on the Hebden Bridge Division of the County Council and Chairman of the Hebden Bridge & Mytholmroyd Gas Board [1908]

On 4th January 1872 he married Grace Abbott [1848-1909] from Todmorden, at Holme in Cliviger.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1873-1946] who married Samuel Helliwell
  2. Annie Lightburn [b 1876] who was a fustian machinist [1901]
  3. Archibald
  4. Jessie [b 1880] who was a schoolmistress [1901] and married Ernest Sutcliffe

The family lived at Stag Inn, Heptonstall [1881]; 3 Bolton Terrace, Wadsworth [1891]; Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [1901]; Acre Villas, Mytholmroyd [1911]

In 1911, the widowed James was living with daughter Mary Jane and her husband Acre Villas.

He died at Acre Villas [12th January 1923].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,605 5/5d. Probate was granted to his daughters Mary Jane Helliwell & Jessie Sutcliffe

Simpson, Jane
[18??-19??] In 1933, she and Eliza Simpson gave money to establish the Eliza & Jane Simpson Isolation Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary


Question: Can anyone tell me anything more about Jane or Eliza or their family?

 

Simpson, John
[16??-17??] Of Hipperholme.

Son of Joseph Sympson.

On 30th September 1703, he married Mary Ramsden [1684-1704] from Quarles.

Children:

  1. John

Mary died with the birth of their son

Simpson, John
[1704-1???] Son of John Simpson.

On 7th March 1728, he married (1) Dorothy Sharp.


Dorothy was the daughter of Rev Nathan Sharp
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ann who died unmarried
  3. Joseph who died young [d 1736] of smallpox
  4. Elizabeth who died young [d 1736]
  5. Dorothy

He married (2) Grace Brogden.


Grace was the daughter of John Brogden of North Bierley
 

Children:

  1. William who died young
  2. Richard who died young
  3. Sarah
  4. Susan
  5. Grace

Simpson, John
[1727-1???] Son of John Simpson.

He married Mary Scholfield from Rochdale

Simpson, John
[1727-1768] Of Hipperholme.

He married Mary [1736-1765].

There is a memorial to the couple and their children in Coley Church

Simpson, John
[1774-18??] Of Halifax.

On 11th March 1798, he married Martha Bates [1777-1???].

Children:

  1. Richard Bates
  2. Thomas [b 1703]
  3. Mary [1805-1807]

Simpson, John
[1794-1866] He married (1) Sarah [1793-1850].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1820-1878] who married William McVine

He married (2) Sarah [1821-1891].

After John's death, Sarah married Thomas Greenwood. She survived Thomas and was buried with John and his first wife.

John and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery , next to the grave of William McVine's family

Simpson, John
[1821-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a herbalist [1865, 1871] / Halifax town crier [1875-1880] / a stone mason's labourer [1891].

He succeeded David Moorhouse as Halifax town crier [1875-1880].

A newspaper notice in January 1876 announced


NOTICE.

MR. JOHN SIMPSON, No. 2. Star Yard, Northgate having been duly Licensed and Registered TOWN CRYER of Halifax on Friday January 21st 1876 does hereby give notice that all orders entrusted to him will be immediately attended to

Yours Truly, J. SIMPSON

 

In 1838, he married (1) Susannah Wood.

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1840]

On 22nd June 1865, he married (2) Elizabeth Ashworth at Halifax Register Office.


Elizabeth [1845-1874] was the daughter of Ephraim Ashworth
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1864]
  2. Mary [b 1869]
  3. Martha Emma [b 25th January 1871]

The children were born in Halifax

Elizabeth died 30th March 1874.

In 1879, his 2 children (aged 11 and 9) were found alone and filthy in the house, with only a frock and a handkerchief each. John was ordered to find a surety of £10 to make provision for the children, or 10 months' imprisonment. He found the surety.

John was in Halifax Workhouse [1881, 1891].

He died of paralysis in the Workhouse [23rd August 1891].

Ben Cordingley succeeded John as town crier

Simpson, Rev John
[1821-1897] Born in Whitehaven, Cumberland [23 April 1821].

He was a Primitive Methodist Minister at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, Halifax and/or Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top [1865].

He published several tracts and sermons

Around 1870, he left the Methodists and entered the Catholic Church.

In 1848, he married Mabel Ireland [1827-1890] at West Derby, Liverpool.

He died at Oldham [17th January 1897] See Samuel Laycock

Simpson, John H.
[18??-19??] LRCPS.

Physician and surgeon at Mytholmroyd [1905]. He lived at Calder Grange House, Mytholmroyd

Simpson, John Taylor
[1852-19??] Son of Thomas Simpson.

Born in Halifax [4th November 1852].

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School & Kippax Hall, Leeds / Chairman of Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited / a partner in H. & J. T. Simpson / a member of Halifax Town Council / an Alderman [1898] / Mayor of Halifax [1898-1899] Chairman of the Highways & Sewerage Outfall Works / a governor of Heath Grammar School / Honorary Secretary of the Halifax Liberal Association / a Freemason / a member of the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge.

He married Annie [1852-1901].

They lived at

Annie died 21st August 1901

Simpson, Joseph
[18??-18??] Corn / coal dealer. Brother of Mary, wife of Thomas Collinson.

On 29th April 1865, a legal notice of Bankruptcy in the local paper announced

John Simpson, formerly of Bowness, Windermere, Corn & Flour Dealer, afterwards of Crossley Terrace, Halifax, labourer, then Clay Pits and now of 11 Foster Court, a Coal Agent. Bankrupt [7th April 1865]

The coal business was taken over by his nephew Thomas Collinson – see Robert J. Maude

Simpson, Joseph
[1811-1879] Of Sowerby Bridge.

He married Charlotte [1811-1869].

Charlotte died 10th April 1869.

Joseph died 20th January 1879.

The couple were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Simpson, Joseph
[1816-1879] Son of cart driver Joseph Simpson.

Born in Greetland.

He was a foundry man [1839] / a labourer [1841] / a labourer in an iron foundry [1851, 1852, 1871]

In 1839, he married (1) Martha Dyson [1817-1851] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Rochdale, the daughter of cart driver Benjamin Dyson.

She was a factory girl [1839]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851] a cotton worker [1861]
  2. Thomas [1841] who died in infancy
  3. Mary [b 1845] a cotton reeler [1861]
  4. Joseph

Son Thomas died aged 9 months and was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [28th September 1841].

Wife Martha died in 1851.

In 1852, Joseph married (2) Mary Ann [1819-1898] of Lower Oak, daughter of labourer John Eastwood, at Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Charley [b 1852]
  2. Arthur [b 1860]

The family lived at Stile, Sowerby [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Martha [1st October 1851]; Charley [24th July 1862]; Joseph [6th March 1879]

Simpson, Joseph
[1848-19??] Son of Joseph Simpson.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a silk piecer [1861] / a foundry man [1868] / a core maker [1871] / a labourer in an iron foundry [1881] / a core maker [1891] / an iron core maker [1901] / a core maker in an iron foundry [1911]

In 1868, he married Emma Williams [1845-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Soyland, was the daughter of warehouseman William Williams
 

Children:

  1. Charles Arthur
  2. Emma J [b 1873]
  3. Thomas Williams [b 1874] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1891] a machine toolmaker's blacksmith [1901], a blacksmith general [1911]
  4. Joseph Herbert [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891] a silk dresser [1901]
  5. Annie Elizabeth [b 1878] who was a worsted mill hand [1891, 1901]
  6. William Allison [b 1880] who was a worsted mill hand [1891, 1901] a dyer's labourer [1911]
  7. George Edgar [b 1882]
  8. Louisa [b 1884] who was a weaver woollen
  9. John Alfred [b 1886] who was a clogger [1901, 1911]

The family lived at

  • Triangle, Sowerby [1871]
  • Pond, Sowerby [1881]
  • Middle Street, Triangle [1891]
  • Stile, Sowerby [1901]
  • 48 Middle Street, Sowerby [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were Joseph's stepmother Mary Ann and sisters Sarah (gill tenter in a worsted mill)  and Mary (comb tenter in a worsted mill) 

Simpson, Joshua
[1???-18??] Merchant.

He lived at Savile Green, Halifax [1822]

Simpson, Lydia
[1774-1842] Born in Sowerby.

She had a daughter – father unknown – Eliza Frances Simpson [1805-1829] who married Richard Allen Jackson.

On 29th October 1809, she married Samuel Haigh [1787-1854] at Halifax Parish Church.

Samuel was an overlooker [1841].

They lived at New Mill, Erringden [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was grandson John Jackson.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Lydia [3rd March 1842]; Samuel [27th April 1854]; Eliza Frances [1st November 1829]

Simpson, Margaret
[1820-18??] In July 1853, she was charged at York Crown Court with, on 29th March 1853,
having feloniously caused Mary Fielding to take a noxious drug, with intent to procure her miscarriage

Simpson was found guilty.

See Auguste Wilhelm

Simpson, Margaret Victoria
[1901-1964] Her battered body had been assaulted and strangled and was found in Zachariah Wood, Barkisland.

No one was ever accused of her murder, although it was later linked to the Yorkshire Ripper

Simpson, Martha
[1???-18??] Bookseller, stationer & bookbinder. She had a circulating library at Crown Street, Halifax [1822]

Simpson, Percy
[1876-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was landlord of the Foresters' Arms, Norland [1911].

He married Elizabeth [1873-19??]

Simpson, Richard
[17??-18??] He was an agent for the London Tea Company at Crown Street, Halifax [1822]

Simpson, Rev Richard
[1718-1796] He trained at Dr P. Doddridge's Academy and served at Stainton in Ravenstonedale before becoming Minister at Warley Congregational Church [1764]. He served at Warley for the rest of his life.

He was a well-known agriculturalist and farmer. He bought Old Hall Farm, Warley [1790].

He was a mentor for the young Benjamin Boothroyd.

He was one of a number of local men who took a monthly course of services at a local Workhouse.

He enjoyed good health and walked to Westmorland every year.

He was buried in the chapel

Simpson, Richard Bates
[1799-1851] Son of John Simpson.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at the Square Independent Chapel.

On 3rd April 1823, he married Hannah [1799-1885], daughter of John Crossley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1825-1846] who died in Toronto
  2. Mary [b 1829] who (possibly) died before the family emigrated to Canada
  3. Maria [1832-1910] who married [1852] Thomas Henry Ince [1827-1897], a Toronto lawyer, and died at Leicester, Massachusetts

He was a corn dealer [1833]. Sometime between 1841 and 1846, the family moved to Toronto, Canada

In the Toronto city directory [1846/7], he is listed as being with

J. Crossley & Company

which is possibly the business established by John Crossley.

They appear to have moved frequently between Canada and Britain:

  • In 1841, Hannah her three daughters were living at Terrace Green Hill in Halifax
  • Oldest daughter Hannah was buried in Toronto [1846]
  • Richard Bates Simpson died in Toronto [1851] and was buried at St James Cemetery there
  • In 1851, Hannah and daughter Maria were living with her widowed mother Elizabeth Crossley at Northowram
  • Youngest daughter Maria was married at Toronto [1852]

Simpson, Robert
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Shelf [1857]

Simpson, Sally
[1748-17??] Daughter of Zachariah Spencer.

On 26th January 1770, John Wesley visited the 22-year-old girl who suffered fits and convulsions. She was described by Dr Alexander as being bewitched

Simpson, Thomas
[17??-1???] A teacher at Natty Binns's School

Simpson, Thomas
[17??-18??] Established Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited [1798].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Simpson, Thomas
[18??-18??] Son of Thomas Simpson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Taylor

Simpson, Thomas
[1813-1850] Of Brighouse.

Son of John Simpson, sawyer.

He was a cabinet maker [1840].

On 7th July 1840, he married Elizabeth Crabtree [1820-1903] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John? Crabtree, clogger
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1842-1847]
  2. Sarah [1845-1857]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Simpson, Thomas
[1861-1926] / Tom

He was a woollen mill overlooker.

In [Q4] 1885, he married Mary Alice Nuttall [1857-1914] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. William [b 1885] who was a harrier [1911]
  2. Granville
  3. Ivy [b 1891] who was a cop winder in a cotton mill [1911]

The family lived at

  • 21 Lydgate, Todmorden [1891]
  • 10 Robinwood Terrace, Todmorden [1901]
  • 14 Robinwood Terrace, Todmorden [1911]

Simpson, Thomas Herbert
[1871-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an electric tram driver [1901, 1907] / publican at the Lord Raglan, Halifax [1911].

He was the driver of the tram involved in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907. He was unharmed in the accident.

In [Q3] 1896, he married Clara Kershaw [1873-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1899] who was a doffer (worsted mill) [1911]
  2. Florence [b 1901]
  3. Willie [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 12 Chatham Square, Halifax [1901]
  • Ripon Terrace, Chester Road, Boothtown [1907]

Living with them in 1901 was his sister Sarah E. Simpson [aged 17] (worsted spinner) 

Simpson, Thomas Parr
[1888-1918] Son of William Simpson.

Born in West Vale [13th April 1888].

In [Q2] 1915, he married Hilda Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
The family lived at

  • 24 Albert View, Pellon
  • 21 Chapel Lane, Salterhebble

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died in the St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax [16th November 1918].

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J A 88,] and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale

Simpson, W. H.
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Simpson, Walter Leslie
[1918-1942] Son of Lily & Thomas Simpson of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 24th August 1942 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Delhi War Cemetery [7 H 6].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Simpson, William
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1783]

Simpson, William
[1743-1809] Around 1780, he leased Heath Hall, Halifax where he carried on his business as a woollen cloth merchant.

He married Elizabeth [1741-1814].

Children:

  1. Ann [1770-1827] who married Thomas Ramsden
  2. Elizabeth [1771-1810] who died at Gomersal
  3. Eleanor [1779-1791]

The family were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Simpson, William
[18??-18??] Corn miller at Mixenden Corn Mill [1861]

Simpson, William
[18??-19??] MB, BCh.

Physician and surgeon at Mytholmroyd [1905]. He lived at Calder Grange House, Mytholmroyd

Simpson, William Allison
[1880-1918] Son of Emma & Joseph Simpson of 48 Stile, Triangle.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 14th April 1918 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 [VI B 27].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church, and on Triangle War Memorial

 

The Simpson family of Hipperholme
Important family whose members have included Thomas Sympson and John Simpson.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

See St John the Baptist, Coley

Simpson surname
There are over 50 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Simpson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Simpson:


Marriages 1808, 1835, 1855, 1868, 1882, 1890, 1891, 1894, 1899, 1915; Deaths 1900, 1907
 



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