William Simpson

Male Abt 1853 - 1944  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name William Simpson 
    Born Abt 1853  Sauchie, Clackmannan, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 10 May 1855  To Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    'John Davis' 
    • William Simpson, 27yrs
      Janet Simpson, 28yrs,
      Helen Simpson, 8yrs
      John Simpson, 4yrs,
      William Simpson 1yr.
    Electoral Roll 1903  Wide Bay, Maleny Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William Simpson, Maleny, selector
    Electoral Roll 1905  Wide Bay, Maleny Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William Simpson, Maleny, selector
      Jane Simpson, Maleny, domestic duties
      William Simpson, Maleny, grazier
    Electoral Roll 1925  Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Simpson, Goonurga, Grange Hill, Brunswick St, farmer
      Jane Simpson, Goonurga, Grange Hill, Brunswick St, home duties
      Agnes Auld Simpson, Goonurga, Grange Hill, Brunswick St, home duties
    Anniversary 19 Feb 1929  Morris House Tea Rooms, Brisbane Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING.
    The celebration of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W. Simpson, of "Goonurgi," Rosemount-terrace, Windsor, was held at Morris House tea rooms on February 19, when relatives and friends of the couple entertained them at afternoon tea. Though both are natives of Scotland, they migrated to Queensland at different times when young, and were married at Beenleigh by the Rev. Whiting according to the rites of the Congregational Church (although both are Presbyterians on February 19, 1879. The tea rooms were tastefully decorated for the occa- sion with roses, asters, gerberas, zin- nias, and maiden hair fern with gold ribbon. A centre of attraction was a two-tier wedding cake, the gift of the children, to whose order it was made at Rowe's Cafe. The members of the family present were Mr. and Mrs. W. Simpson, jun. (Zillmere), Mrs. C. Smith (Windsor), Mrs. C. J. Douglas (Sandgate), Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Simpson (Nundah), Mr. and Mrs. C. Bryce (Windsor), Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cole (Maleny), and the Misses Simpson (2). The invited guests present were Mrs. A. Cameron (Windsor), Mrs. Swan (Redbank). Mr. and Mrs. W. Auld (Northgate). Mr. A. Auld (Zillmere), Mr. and Mrs. M. Nothling (West'End), Mrs. Burgess (Kelvin Grove), Mrs. Funnell (Ashgrove), and Mr. C. M. Gomm (Brisbane). Mr. Nothling occu- pied the chair, and in proposing the health of Mr. and Mrs. Simpson recalled the fact that Mrs. Simpson was the first white woman resident m Maleny, she having arrived there on horseback, and carrying in her arms her eleven-months-old baby. Mr. Simpson had there successfully followed farming pursuits, and was one of the oldest Justices of the Peace in Queensland, while Mrs. Simpson was for many years the only nurse in Maleny, having been in general request. Mr. Nothling also proposed the health of Mrs. Cameron, who held the privilege of having been bridesmaid at the wedding of the honoured couple 50 years ago at Beenleigh. Mr. Simpson, sen., responded for himself and Mrs. Simpson, and Mr. Bryce on behalf of Mrs. Cameron. Mr. Bryce
    also proposed the health of the family, to which Mr. Simpson, jun.. responded. The golden wedding presents included a purse containing two sovereigns from Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Simpson.

    Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier'Thursday 28th February 1929 
    Died 3 Sep 1944  Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Sep 1944  Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I404  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 

    Father William Simpson,   b. 1828, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1885, Redbank Inn, near Goodna, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jannet Donald,   b. 1827, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1908, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1849  Clackmannan, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Auld,   b. 19 Sep 1855, Polmont, Sterling, Scotland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1932, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1879  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Simpson,   b. 20 Feb 1880, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1962, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Catherine Simpson,   b. 14 Jan 1882, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Jennet Donald Simpson,   b. 28 Aug 1883, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Archibald Auld Simpson,   b. 31 Aug 1885, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Jane Heaps Simpson,   b. 01 Dec 1887, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Ann Patterson Simpson,   b. 1890, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Agnes Auld Simpson,   b. 1892, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ellen Ann Croxford Simpson,   b. 1894, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1979, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. John Donald Simpson,   b. 1896, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

  • Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    The First Maleny Pioneers
    The First Maleny Pioneers
    A wonderful history told by Mr. William Simpson, about the first visitors, and the ones who stayed, all while being helped by the local Aborigines.

    Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Thursday, 25th April 1923

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Immigration Queensland Australia, Queensland State Archives, (www.archives.qld.gov.au).

    2. [S36] Electoral Roll, Maleny, 1903.

    3. [S12] Electoral Roll, Maleny, 1905.


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