William David Simpson

Male 1846 - 1896  (49 years)


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  • Name William David Simpson 
    • He may have adopted the middle name 'Caldow', as his name is given as 'William Caldow Simpson (deceased), Builder' on his daughter Ivy's wedding certificate
    Born 22 Oct 1846  Whitechapel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Mar 1850  St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Parents: David Caldow and Elizabeth Simpson. Address: 'High Street', occupation blindmaker. Also christened this day at the same church, Henry Pratt Simpson, son of Godwin Ratler and Emma Eliza.
    Gender Male 
    Inheritance Had he outlived his father, Willam David would have inherited the following properties (instead they were redistributed among the surviving siblings):

    Cottages 1, 3, 5, 7 Junction Street, Canning Town (No sign of Junction Street)
    Cottages 1-4 Lower Junction Street, Canning Town (No sign of Lower Junction Street)
    Factory and land in Lower Junction Street (No sign of Lower Junction Street)
    Shop 249 Victoria Dock Road Custom House
    Cottages 1-6 Simpsons Road, High Street, Poplar
    Houses 150, 152 High Street Poplar (now Poplar High Street)
    House and shop: 144 High Street, Poplar (?Poplar Chambers?). Sold in 1926.
    House 315 St Leonards Road, Bromley (No sign, only St Leonards Rise)
    Houses 5-11 Bartlett Street, Bromley (No sign)
    Warehouse 12 Bartlett Street, St Leonards Road, Bromley (No sign)
    Plot: Marten Road, Freemasons Road Custom House on the Marten Road Estate (gone)
    Plot: Rear of 144 High Street Poplar
    3 plots: 2, 3, 22 Tidal Basin Estate, North Woolwich Road, Victoria Docks
    Plot: 58 Tidal Basin Estate, Eveline Road Custom House (Road gone)
    Houses: 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 Bidder Street, Canning Town (now industrial estate)
    Shop: on corner of Burard and Queens Road Tidal Basin (now Burrard Road, Queens Road gone)

    Total: Houses: 17. Houses with shops: 1. Shops: 2. Cottages: 14. Factory: 1. Warehouses: 1. Plots: 6.

    Instead, he died leaving only 150 (see 'Will' below) 
    Life Story Lived at Harold Villa, Dames Road. 
    Marriage 26 Oct 1887  St Paul's Church, Stratford, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Minnie Rodwell, age 25. 
    Will 1896  [1
    SIMPSON William David of 61 Dames Road Forest Gate Essex died 6 May 1896 Administration London 9 October to Minnia Simpson widow Effects 150. 
    Died 6 May 1896  West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Buried in City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 53490, Square 17.
    Buried 9 May 1896  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 53490, Square 17. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I52  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 

    Father David Caldow Simpson,   b. 27 Sep 1811,   d. 19 Jan 1899, West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Graydon Pratt,   b. 4 Jun 1823, Lucas St, St George In The East, Tower Hamlets, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1899, West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1839  Saint Alfege, Greenwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Simpson's Road
    Simpson's Road
    This is the location of 1-6 Simpson's Road, Poplar, London, some of the property owned by David Caldow Simpson (1811-1899), and is just to the north of Docklands. It would have been inherited by William David Simpson but due to his premature death was taken instead by his brother David Caldow Simpson (b.1860). It was sold by his son John Graydon Simpson to the local council in 1951.
    Simpson's Road
    Simpson's Road
    This is the location of 1-6 Simpson's Road, Poplar, London, just some of the property owned by David Caldow Simpson (1811-1899) and left to his son William David Simpson. London's wealthy Docklands area is just to the south; you can see a Docklands Light Railway train in the background.

    Unfortunately William David Simpson died three years before his father (something his father's will had not allowed for) so his line did not inherit and his share was divided among the other children. This property went to David Caldow Simpson (b.1860), and was sold by his son John Graydon Simpson to the local council in 1951.
    Simpson's Road, Poplar, London.
    Simpson's Road, Poplar, London.
    This is the location of 1-6 Simpson's Road, Poplar, London, just some of the property owned by David Caldow Simpson (1811-1899) and left to his son William David Simpson. London's wealthy Docklands area is just to the south; you can see a Docklands Light Railway train in the background.

    Unfortunately William David Simpson died three years before his father (something his father's will had not allowed for) so his line did not inherit and his share was divided among the other children. This property went to David Caldow Simpson (b.1860), and was sold by his son John Graydon Simpson to the local council in 1951.
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

    Family Minnie later Minnia Rodwell,   b. 13 Aug 1855, Guildford, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1948, Registration District 'Essex South Western' Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1887  West Ham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date from family notes
    Children 
     1. Harold Edward Simpson,   b. 1888, Forest Gate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1949  (Age 61 years)
     2. William Caldow Nelson Simpson,   b. 2 Aug 1889, West Ham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1961, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Frederick May Simpson,   b. May 1891,   d. Mar 1892  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +4. David Caldow Simpson,   b. 31 Dec 1892, 61 Dames Road, Forest Gate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1969  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Ivy Gwendoline Simpson,   b. 11 Oct 1893, Forest Gate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1979, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2017 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 3).
      From England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941

    2. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 3).
      Letter from Registrar 1997.


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