John Graydon Simpson, DFC

John Graydon Simpson, DFC

Male 1909 - 1975  (66 years)

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  1. 1.  John Graydon Simpson, DFCJohn Graydon Simpson, DFC was born 22 Mar 1909, Wanstead, Essex (son of David Caldow Simpson and Helen Maria Kay); died 29 Oct 1975, Stepney, London.

    Other Events:

    • Inheritance: 1-6 Simpson's Street, Poplar, London; These were some of the properties that would have been inherited by William David Simpson, but since he predeceased his father, were instead taken by another son, David Caldow Simpson (b.1860). Records show that they were sold by John Graydon Simpson in 1951.
    • WW2: 1943-44; 28 June 1943: 926079 Sergeant John Graydon Simpson promoted to probationary Pilot Officer (149147). [Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 August 1943] Feb 1944: Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to Flying Officer John Graydon Simpson (149147), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 467 (R.A.A.F) Squadron. [Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 February 1944] His son records: 'He was first a navigator, then an air gunner and finally a bomb aimer and instructor. He also flew in Oxfords, Ansons, Halifaxes and Blenheims.' A history of operations carried out by 467 and 463 Sqns is at www.467463raafsquadrons.com/L02Pgs/diary02.htm
    • 1939 Register: 29 Sep 1939, 20 Broomhill Road, Wanstead & Woodford Borough Council; Simpson David C, M, 11 Nov 60, M, Retired Property Owner Simpson Florence, F, 12 May 80, M, Unpaid Domestic Duties Simpson Helen M, F, 11 Jun 04, S, No Occupation; Vol Canteen Worker Simpson John G, M, 22 Mar 09, S, Architect; Civil Air Guard John, Olive M M, F, 28 Oct 11, S, Domestic Servant.
    • Awards: Feb 1944; Distiguished Flying Cross, awarded for 'an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy'.
    • Probate: 19 Dec 1975, London; SIMPSON, John Graydon of 1 Albion Pk Loughton Essex died 29 October 1975 Probate London 19 December 116229 750134825L

    John married Kathleen M Hall Jan - Mar 1943, Epping, Essex. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Helen Kay Simpson was born Oct - Dec 1945, Essex South Western; died 2004.
    2. David Graydon Simpson was born 1950.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  David Caldow SimpsonDavid Caldow Simpson was born Oct-Dec 1860, St George in the East (son of David Caldow Simpson and Elizabeth Graydon Pratt); died 3 Feb 1945, Essex South Western.

    Other Events:

    • Career: Builder
    • Patent--PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS GRANTED.: Feb 22 1923, London; Patent no. 193,308: 'Improvements in Combined Casement Stays and Fasteners' was filed by a David Caldow Simpson of Giltar House, Broomhill Road, Woodford, London.
    • Address: 1899: 31 Woodford Road, Forest Gate. 1938: 'Dulverton', 55 Cambridge Park Wanstead, Essex
    • Marriage: Oct - Dec 1899, Pembrokeshire
    • Life Story: 1901; 1901 census: Listed as 'Builder, Employer', and lived in Wanstead with his sister Katherine Elizabeth Simpson (aged 60).
    • Census: 1911; Living at 34 Sylvan Road, Snaresbrook, Essex: David Simpson, Head, 50, Married, Builder, employer, born Middlesex St Georges Helen Simpson, Wife, 48, born Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire John Simpson, Son, 2, born Wanstead, Essex Marjorie Simpson, Daughter, 6, born Wanstead, Essex Florence Marchant, Visitor, 50, Single, born Tenby, Pembrokeshire (presumably friend of Helen)
    • Inheritance: 1899, 1932, 1938; 1899: From father David Caldow Simpson: Houses: 2, 4, 6 Rochester Avenue, Green Street, Upton Park Shop: corner of Beaconsfield Road and Hermit Road, Canning Town Shops: 140-140, 141a Victoria Dock Road Tidal Basin Cottages: 43-47 Stephenson Street, Canning Town Shops: 47, 49 Stephenson Street, Canning Town Cottages: 1-4 Jerries Place, Cranbrook Road, Silvertown Houses: 10, 12 Randolph House Custom House Total: Houses: 5. Shops: 6. Cottages: 4. 1932: Inherited from sister Catherine Elizabeth Simpson 1938: Inherited from sister Elizabeth Anne Simpson
    • 1939 Register: 29 Sep 1939, 20 Broomhill Road, Wanstead & Woodford Borough Council; Simpson David C, M, 11 Nov 60, M, Retired Property Owner Simpson Florence, F, 12 May 80, M, Unpaid Domestic Duties Simpson Helen M, F, 11 Jun 04, S, No Occupation; Vol Canteen Worker Simpson John G, M, 22 Mar 09, S, Architect; Civil Air Guard John, Olive M M, F, 28 Oct 11, S, Domestic Servant.
    • Probate: 29 Sep 1945, Llandudno; SIMPSON David Caldow of Redcot 20 Broomhill-road Woodford Green Essex died 3 February 1945 Administration (with Will) Llandudno 29 September to John Graydon Simpson flying officer R.A.F. and Helen Marjorie Simpson spinster. Effects 40074 19s.5d.

    Notes:

    (Research):1901 Census.
    Granfaton? Rd, Wanstead, Essex.

    David Caldow Simpson, Head, Mar, 41yrs, Builder, Employer, born London Middlesex.
    Katherine Elizabeth Simpson, Sister, 60yrs, London Middlesex.

    David — Helen Maria Kay. Helen was born 1862 or 1863, Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire; died poss Apr-Jun 1919, West Ham. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Helen Maria Kay was born 1862 or 1863, Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire; died poss Apr-Jun 1919, West Ham.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1911; Living at 34 Sylvan Road, Snaresbrook, Essex: David Simpson, Head, 50, Married, Builder, employer, born Middlesex St Georges Helen Simpson, Wife, 48, born Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire John Simpson, Son, 2, born Wanstead, Essex Marjorie Simpson, Daughter, 6, born Wanstead, Essex Florence Marchant, Visitor, 50, Single, born Tenby, Pembrokeshire (presumably a friend of Helen)

    Children:
    1. Helen Marjorie Simpson was born 11 Jun 1904, Wanstead, Essex; died 20 Jun 1997.
    2. 1. John Graydon Simpson, DFC was born 22 Mar 1909, Wanstead, Essex; died 29 Oct 1975, Stepney, London.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  David Caldow Simpson was born 27 Sep 1811; was christened 24 Jan 1813, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England (son of James Simpson, Gentleman, Of Mile End Old Town. and Susannah Caldow); died 19 Jan 1899, West Ham, Essex; was buried 25 Jan 1899, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.

    Other Events:

    • .: 1841?, Whitechapel Hight Street; A glimpse of the area: ... here Bull Court intersects ... 77 Lawson William, coffee rooms 78 Marchant Mrs Maria, staymaker 79 Butler James, linendraper 80 Chater Charles, boot maker 80 Horton James & Sons, jewellers 81 Simpson Godwin & David, window blind maker 82 Wehrle Henry & Co, watch & clock ma 83 Hart William, hat manufacturer 84 Wallis Miss H & Co, hosiers & glovers ... here Angel Alley intersects ... From https://pubshistory.com/Whitechapel/WhitechapelHighStreetNorth1.shtml
    • Occupation: 1839, Church Steet, Greenwich, Kent; Painter; later property developer/landlord in the East End of London.
    • Marriage: 4 Nov 1839, St Alphage, Parish of Greenwich, Kent; Both David and Elizabeth lived in 'Church Street' (presumably in Greenwich)
    • Census: 1841, Tattoo? Place, Tower Hamlet, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex.; Betsy G.....?, 53yrs, Schoolmistress, not born in county. Mary Hawkins, 25yrs, Milliner, yes,born in county. Godwin Simpson, 30yrs, Plumber, yes, Emma Simpson, 22yrs, yes. Emma Simpson, 4months, yes. David Simpson, 25yrs, Plumber, yes. Elizabeth Simpson, 18yrs, yes. Not known Simpson, female, 5months, yes.
    • Census: 1851, 4 George Terrace, Tower Hamlet, St George in the East.; David Simpson, Head, Mar, 39yrs, Blind Maker, born Stepney Middlesex. Elizabeth Simpson, Wife, 27yrs, born St George, Middlesex. Catherine Simpson, dau, 10yrs, Middlesex. William Simpson, son, 4yrs, Whitechapel, Middlesex. Elizabeth Simpson, dau, 2yrs, St George, Middleswex. 1 servant.
    • .: 7 Jul 1851, Court House, Portugal Street,Lincoln's Inn; 11.00am Monday: 'The following persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for protection from process, are required to appear in Court... before Mr Commissioner Phillips... David Caldow Simpson, formerly of 19 Nassau Place, Commercial Road, Middlesex, Painter, late of 6 Lucas Place, Commecial Road, Middlesex, Blind Maker, and now of 5 George Terrace, Commercial Road, Middlesex, Blind Maker & Provision Agent.' http://tinyurl.com/mlc24pa
    • Patent--PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS GRANTED.: 1857, Newton's London Journal Of Arts.; Patent--PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS GRANTED.
    • Patent--PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS GRANTED.: 5 Nov 1857, Journal of the Society of Arts, January 15, 1858; PATENT LAW AMENDMENT ACT. Applications for patents and protection allowed. [From Gazette, Jan.8, 1858.] 2806. Godwin Ratler Simpson and David Caldow Simpson, No.78, High-street, Whitechapel, and No.5, George-terrace, Commercial-road - Improvements in spring blinds.
    • Census: 1871, Wanstead, Essex.; David C Simpson, Head, Mar, 59yrs, House Joiner, born London Middlesex. Elizabeth Simpson, Wife, 46yrs, born London Middlesex. Children at home, all single. Catherine E 29yrs, Elizabeth 22yrs, Emma S 19yrs, Frederick J 17yrs, Frances Jane 14yrs, James H 12yrs, David C 10yrs, previous all born London Middlesex, and Eva E 6yrs, born Wanstead, Essex.
    • Residence: 1881, Graydon Villas, Wanstead Road, Forest Gate, Essex.
    • Census: 1881, Graydon Villas, Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex.; David C Simpson, Head, Mar, 69yrs, No occupation, born Stepney, Middlesex. Elizabeth G Simpson, Wife, 58yrs, born Stepney, Middlesex. Children at home, all single. Catherine E 39yrs, ? Middlesex, William 34yrs, (Builder), Whitechapel, Middlesex, Elizabeth 32yrs, Emma S 29yrs, Frederick 27yrs, Frances Jane 24yrs, David 20yrs, (Builder) .....previous born St Georges, and Eva 16yrs, born Forest Gate,West Ham, Essex.
    • .: 1884, Victoria Dock Road, London; Deeds relating to the Town of Ayr Public House (formerly 5 Simpson's Terrace) Victoria Dock Road, with concert room (from 1884) Reference: E/OPP/4 Title: Deeds relating to the Town of Ayr Public House (formerly 5 Simpson's Terrace) Victoria Dock Road, with concert room (from 1884) Description: Also additional premises (5-9 Burnham Street, Canning Town) at rear of the Town of Ayr, on which was built The Royal Albert Music Hall (marginal plans of the public house on lease of 9 September 1873, of public house and concert room on Mortgage of 2 Feb. 1880 and of public house and music hall on lease of 1 Aug. 1906. An agreement of 14 July 1909 between W. Maddams and The Royal Albert Syndicate Ltd., for rebuilding refers to plans for fitting up in the Royal Albert Music Hall a portion of the interior of the Imperial Theatre, Westminster. Principal parties: David Caldow Simpson, Wm. Burton, John King, Wm. Maddams, Charles Relf, Thomas Paulin, Mann Crossman and Paulin Ltd., A.G.H. Hunt, The Royal Albert Syndicate Ltd. Includes: Debentures of the Royal Albert Syndicate Ltd., exhibited in a Chancery Division Suit, Maddams v. Royal Albert Syndicate, Ltd., 1912. Date: 1873-1911 Held by: London Metropolitan Archives: City of London, not available at The National Archives Language: English Physical description: 46 documents
    • Census: 1891, 31 Woodford Road, Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex.; David C Simpson, Head, Mar, 79yrs, Retired Builder, born St Georges, London. Elizabeth G Simpson, Wife, 68yrs, born St Georges, London. Children at home, all single. Catherine E 50yrs, Elizabeth Ann 42yrs, Emma Susannah 39yrs, Frances Jane 34yrs, previous born St Georges, .... David Caldar* 30yrs, (Builder) and Eva Ellen 26yrs, born West Ham, Essex.
    • Will: 1899; Will of David Caldow Simpson, 'Graydons', 31 Woodford Road, Forest Gate, b.27.9.11, m.4.11.1839, d. 19.1.1899. Son of James and Susannah Simpson. To wife Elizabeth Graydon Simpson: (nee Pratt) born 1823) 16 shops: 3-18 Blue Row, High Street, Leyton (poss High Road, Leyton. No sign of Blue Row.) 2 houses 1, 2 'Lyntons', Katherine Road, East Ham Land to rear of Dames Road, Forest Gate (entrance from Bignold Road) Total: Houses: 2. Shops: 16. Plots: 1. She died in April 1899 so would not have inherited. To daughter Katherine Elizabeth Simpson: (born 1842) Houses and shops: 28, 30, 30a, 32, 32a, 34, 34a, 36, 36a, 38, 40, 42 Dames Road, Forest Gate House and shop 'Leytonstone Chambers', High Road, Leytonstone 1, 2 Blue Row, High Street, Leyton (leasehold) (No sign of Blue Row.) Total: Houses: 2. Houses with shops: 13. To son William David Simpson (of (61?) Harold Villa, Dames Road). 1847 - 6/5/1896 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 (taken by William David's brother David Caldow Simpson and sold by his son John Graydon Simpson in 1951) 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. (William did not inherit as he died before his father - he died worth only 150). To daughter Elizabeth Anne Simpson: (born 1849) Shops: 102, 104, 106, 108 Green Street, Upton Park Shops: 132, 134 Barking Road, Canning Town Houses and shops: 1, 3, 5, 7 Rathbone Street, Canning Town Shops: 48, 50 Rathbone Street, Canning Town Total: Houses with shops: 4. Shops: 8. To daughter Emma Susanna Simpson: (born 1852) Shops: 56 Rathbone Street, Canning Town Shops: 85, 87 Rathbone Street, Canning Town (leasehold) Shops: 37, 39, 41 Hallsville Road, Canning Town Shops: 1, 2 Simpsons Terrace, Victoria Dock Road Total: Shops: 8. To son Frederick James Simpson: (of 257 Romford Road, Forest Gate) (born 1854) Cottages: 1-7 Francis Cottages, Emma Road, Plaistow Shop: 35 Hallsville Road, Canning Town Shop: 3 Simpsons Terrace, North Woolwich Road (leasehold) Houses: 16, 18, 20, 22 Whiteman Street Customs House Shops: 1-4 Emma Terrace, North Woolwich Road, Silvertown Shop: 245 (corner of Eastwood Road, North Woolwich Tidal Basin Houses: 205, 207, 209 North Woolwich Road Tidal Basin Houses: 1, 2 Grafton Road, Plaistow Total: Houses: 9. Shops: 7. Cottages: 7. To daughter Francis Jane Simpson: (born 1857) Shop: 4 Simpsons Terrace, Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town (leasehold) Shops: 6, 7 Simpsons Terrace, Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town House and shop: 80 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town Cottage at rear of above, Fulton Street, Canning Town Shop: 81 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town Houses: 212, 214 Lilliput Road Custom House (corner of Frederick Road and Lilliput Road) Cottage: 1 Queens Road Tidal Basin Total: Houses: 2. Houses with shops: 1. Shops: 4. Cottages: 2. To son David Caldow Simpson Jr: (of 31 Woodford Road, Forest Gate) (born 1861) Houses: 2, 4, 6 Rochester Avenue, Green Street, Upton Park Shop: corner of Beaconsfield Road and Hermit Road, Canning Town Shops: 140-140, 141a Victoria Dock Road Tidal Basin Cottages: 43-47 Stephenson Street, Canning Town Shops: 47, 49 Stephenson Street, Canning Town Cottages: 1-4 Jerries Place, Cranbrook Road, Silvertown Houses: 10, 12 Randolph House Custom House Total: Houses: 5. Shops: 6. Cottages: 4. To daughter Eva Ellen Simpson: (born 1865) House: Chestnut House, Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate Houses: 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45 Woodford Road, Forest Gate Cottage: 52, 58, 58a Bignold Road, ForestGate Shops: 14, 16, 18, 22, 26 Dames Road, Forest Gate Total: Houses: 8. Shops: 5. Cottages: 3. In trust for: brother Tristram Shandy Simpson sister Ellen Lester Simpson nieces (presumably children of Tristram and Ellen): Hope Sally Simpson, Susan Eliza Simpson, Emma Susanna Simpson, Ada ? Simpson: Houses: 14, 16, 26, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 85, 87, 89, 91 Marten Road, Freemasons Road Custom House Shop: 20 Dames Forest Gate Total: Houses: 20. Shops: 1. Total property of Estate: Houses: 65 Houses with shops: 19 Shops: 57 Cottages: 30 Factory: 1 Warehouses: 1 Plots: 7. = 180 lots. Estate value 56,881. Streets possibly named after family members: Katherine Road, East Ham (after daughter Katherine Elizabeth Simpson) Emma Road, Plaistow (after daughter Francis Jane Simpson) Emma Terrace, North Woolwich Road, Silvertown (after daughter Emma Susanna Simpson) Francis Cottages, Emma Road, Plaistow (after daughter Francis Jane Simpson) Frederick Road (after Frederick James Simpson)

    Notes:

    Poplar High Street
    South side
    'Poplar High Street: South side', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 77-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46471. Date accessed: 07 August 2007.


    Nos 128154 and Simpson's Road (all but No. 1302 demolished).
    The only building now directly abutting on Poplar High Street here is the Roman Catholic Settlement of the Holy Child at No. 130(132) (Plate 11d). This demure block was built, primarily as a youth club, in 19556, to designs by Adrian Gilbert Scott (18821963) in a style consonant with that of his clergy house for the church of SS Mary and Joseph in Upper North Street (see page 239). The pre-stressed concrete floors were designed by Concrete Limited of Leeds. (ref. 526) The longitudinal shape of the building indicates that it occupies two of the deep sites on this side of the High Street. The side fenestration reveals the arrangement by which the rear part has a two-storey club-room rising from basement level, thus accommodating the steep fall of the site that has always characterized this side of the street.
    The Settlement, which took its present name in 1913, derives from a settlement at Tower Hill founded in 1893, which moved to Poplar in 1918, and Nos 130132 in 1920. (ref. 527)
    Discounting possible pre-seventeenth-century building, the frontage between Poplar Terrace and the east side of Simpson's Road was the last considerable part of the High Street to be completely developed. This was in the 1850s, when it was the freehold property of the Stock family.
    Nos 128136 were built between 1857 and 1861 at least three of the houses by Adin Sheffield, a builder of Bromley. (ref. 528) On the 186770 Ordnance Survey map they seem to be unique in the High Street in having some sort of small garden, or perhaps only an 'area', in front of them: an exception was No. 134, the one house of the five then in a shopkeeper's tenure. The other occupants (in 1868) were a rate-collector (with a particularly spacious garden), a solicitor, a relieving officer sharing a house with the district surveyor, and an architect at No. 136, E. L. Bracebridge, who was probably responsible for the design of all these houses for Mrs Stock. However, in respect of No. 136 at least, his assistant Thomas Wayland Fletcher (see page 63) claimed the actual designing. (ref. 529) By 1892 Bracebridge was the only surviving 'professional' man in these houses. Between the wars they were often in use for 'public' or charitable purposes. (ref. 530)
    Nos 138154 had probably been part of the scattered property held of the manor of Stepney both north and south of the High Street and bought in 1690 by the London goldsmith Abraham Chambers from the executors of Sir William Portman, whose family had held it since 1652 or earlier. In 1773 the lease and in 1775 the enfranchised freehold passed to William Currie, esquire, the owner-occupier of the big house opposite at the site that became Nos 119123; (ref. 531) and, as the owner-occupiers of that house continued to own this south-side property, it may have been partly considerations of 'amenity' that kept it undeveloped. In 1797 John Stock acquired both properties from the Curries, (ref. 532) but no development took place until the Stocks gave up the big house and rebuilt that site in the 1850s.
    In 1852 Edward Stock sold off the frontage at what became Nos 138152 as five freehold plots. (ref. 533) The purchasers were all local men a chemist (for the site of No. 140 and, probably, No. 138), a stationer (No. 142), a victualler (No. 144), an auctioneer (No. 146) and a surgeon (Nos 148152 and Simpson's Road behind them), although only the auctioneer John Carter lived here. (ref. 534) He was a party with Stock to the sale of sites, and is likely to have been the actual 'entrepreneur'.
    The houses were built in 185562, possibly by the bricklayer George Fairweather of Poplar, who witnessed most of the deeds of sale. Again Bracebridge was probably the responsible architect, with T. W. Fletcher claiming, as at No. 136, the actual designing of No. 146, for Carter. (ref. 535)
    All, except No. 146, contained shops or, at No. 144, a 'Commercial Hotel and Coffee House', (ref. 536) which had deteriorated by 1881 to a working-men's lodging house filled with 25 inmates. (ref. 537)
    At the 40ft-wide site of Nos 148152 the local surgeon, Thomas Gray, who had property interests north of the High Street and elsewhere in Poplar, leased the whole for 90 years in 1855, took a ground rent of 30 per annum, and indirectly created a slum. His lessee was a 'blind-maker and builder', David Caldow Simpson of Commercial Road East. (ref. 538) In 18556 Simpson built three narrow houses over shops at Nos 148152, (ref. 539) but instead of allowing them the deep gardens of their neighbours laid out a north-south row of houses behind them called Simpson's Road. The fact that the houses were called Frederick's Cottages suggests that Simpson was associated in this enterprise with another local builder, Frederick William Simpson.
    The approach to Simpson's Road from the High Street, east of No. 152, was only 10ft wide, which led the district surveyor to bring a case against D. C. Simpson under the powers given to the Metropolitan Buildings Office. The case collapsed because No. 152 had not then been built, and by the time it was the Metropolitan Buildings Office had itself disappeared. (ref. 540) Simpson's original idea was to build ten tiny houses measuring 12ft by 10ft. This he changed to six L-shaped houses, (ref. 541) although they were occupied as seven or eight. In 1881 there were 65 people living in them, the heads of households including two charwomen, two labourers and a sweep. (ref. 542) The houses, islanded in an alleyway, were less hemmed in than some slums off the High Street, but by 1889 were condemned to closure by the Poplar Board of Works as unfit for human habitation chiefly, it seems, because of damp and the thoroughly bad condition of the buildings. They were closed in 18912, but not demolished. (ref. 543) In 1951 a Mr J. G. Simpson sold the freehold of Nos 16 Simpson's Road to the London County Council for 400. (ref. 544)
    Eastward, the Stocks owned a house of respectable width standing back from the street at No. 154, where a Mrs Stock lived in 1852. (ref. 545) The family no longer used the house after Simpson's Road was built next door and the architect Henry Stock (c18241909), Edward's nephew, of the firm of Snooke & Stock, built a singlestorey shop on part of its frontage in 1867. (ref. 546)

    From: 'Poplar High Street: South side', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 77-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46471. Date accessed: 07 August 2007.
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    East India Dock Road, North side
    Nos 1-301 (and Nos 2-50)
    'East India Dock Road, North side: Nos 1-301 (and Nos 2-50)', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 127-47. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46479. Date accessed: 07 August 2007.

    Nos 213215 were perhaps built by David Caldow Simpson in association with Frederick Simpson. They had an interest in, and probably built, the adjacent Nos 217221, and their associate, the local auctioneer John Carter, had the sewer laid in front of this stretch of houses and by 1857 had a lien on Nos 213215. (ref. 306) The Simpsons and Carter may therefore have developed Nos 213221 or 223 jointly. Nos 213215 are set back originally behind forecourts projecting on the pavement, where a central gate led to paired front doors. The block plans are mirrored, with small rear wings. (ref. 307) Behind later shops the stock-brick fronts with (originally) undressed straight-headed window-openings rise through three storeys to finish with a block cornice and parapet, behind which dormer windows are set in the front slope of a slated mansard roof. The party wall is carried up above the roof-line. Between the house-fronts is a tablet incised EMMA PLACE. The rear is similar but the heads of the windows are not gauged and there is no parapet. To judge from No. 213 the interiors are without interest, although that house contains original features, such as the dog-leg staircase with square-section balusters and round, simply turned newels, the plainest of chimneypieces and skirting boards, and some simple joinery. No. 215 was occupied as a lodging house by the 1860s. In 1899 the occupants were an auctioneer (No. 213) and a building society (No. 215) but in 1902 the auctioneer covered most of the back garden of No. 213 with a workshop. (ref. 308)
    Nos 217223 were built at the same time, probably by the Simpsons, under the name of Trafalgar Terrace. They were in commercial use from the beginning and are now much altered. (ref. 309)

    From: 'East India Dock Road, North side: Nos 1-301 (and Nos 2-50)', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 127-47. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46479. Date accessed: 07 August 2007.

    Patent--PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS GRANTED.:
    2806. Godwin Ratler Simpson and David Caldow Simpson, of High-street, Whitechapel, and George-terrace, Commercial-road, for improvements in spring blinds.[Dated November 5th.]

    David married Elizabeth Graydon Pratt 4 Nov 1839, Saint Alfege, Greenwich, Kent. Elizabeth (daughter of Christopher Pratt, Ship Owner, Coalfitter, Merchant, Dealer and Chapman and Elizabeth Sparrow) was born 4 Jun 1823, Lucas St, St George In The East, Tower Hamlets, London; was christened 4 Jul 1823, St George In The East; died 4 Apr 1899, West Ham, Essex; was buried 11 Apr 1899, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Graydon Pratt was born 4 Jun 1823, Lucas St, St George In The East, Tower Hamlets, London; was christened 4 Jul 1823, St George In The East (daughter of Christopher Pratt, Ship Owner, Coalfitter, Merchant, Dealer and Chapman and Elizabeth Sparrow); died 4 Apr 1899, West Ham, Essex; was buried 11 Apr 1899, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 12 Jan 1900, London; SIMPSON Elizabeth Graydon of 31 Woodford-road Forest Gate Essex widow died 4 April 1899 Probate London 12 January to David Caldow Simpson and Frederick James Simpson builders Effects 6639 17s.

    Notes:

    Married:
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    Children:
    1. Catherine Elizabeth Simpson was born 1841, Stepney; was christened 27 Jul 1845, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died 24 Mar 1932.
    2. Ellen Rhoda Simpson was born 1842, Stepney; was christened 27 Jul 1845, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died an infant.
    3. Frederick Godwin Simpson was christened 20 Jul 1845, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died Jul - Sep 1848, St George In The East.
    4. William David Simpson was born 22 Oct 1846, Whitechapel; was christened 10 Mar 1850, St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England; died 6 May 1896, West Ham, Essex; was buried 9 May 1896, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 53490, Square 17..
    5. Elizabeth Anne Simpson was born 1848, St Georges, Middlesex; died 28 Aug 1938.
    6. Emma Susanna Simpson was born 1852, St Georges, Middlesex; died 15 Jul 1925, District of West Ham; was buried 21 Jul 1925, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.
    7. Frederick James Simpson was born 1854, St George In The East; died 21 Jul 1932.
    8. Frances Jane Simpson was born 1856, St George In The East, Middlesex; died 8 Sep 1925; was buried 14 Sep 1925, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.
    9. James Henry Simpson was born 1858; died Sep 1873, Age 15; was buried 11 Sep 1873, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.
    10. 2. David Caldow Simpson was born Oct-Dec 1860, St George in the East; died 3 Feb 1945, Essex South Western.
    11. Eva Ellen Simpson was born 13 Jul 1864, West Ham, London; died 17 May 1957, Registration District: Essex South Western.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Simpson, Gentleman, Of Mile End Old Town. was born 1774, Brook Street, Holborn, Camden; was christened 17 Aug 1774, St Andrew, Holborn, Camden, London, England (son of David Simpson and Margaret Lister); died Aug 1831, London; was buried 28 Aug 1831, St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney.

    Other Events:

    • Career: Solicitor (from children's marriage certificates)
    • Career: 1816, Mile End Old Town, Stepney, London; Excise Officer

    Notes:

    Christened:
    http://sharing.ancestry.com.au/3349708?h=40971f&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

    Buried:
    http://sharing.ancestry.com/3349916?h=9d01bf&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

    James married Susannah Caldow 6 Jan 1803, St James, Clerkenwell, Islington,. Susannah was born 1778, Chelsea, Middlesex; died After 1851 census. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Susannah Caldow was born 1778, Chelsea, Middlesex; died After 1851 census.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Waterloo Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex; Sarah Simpson Female 60 1781 Middlesex, England ( transcription error, image is Susanna) Eliza Simpson Female 20 1821 Middlesex, England Transcription Ellen Simpson Female 20 1821 Middlesex, England Transcription Susannah Simpson Female 20 1821 Middlesex, England Transcription Jno Sewell Male 20 1821 Middlesex, England Transcription Census details Family member first name SUSANNAH, ELLEN, ELIZA, SARAH, JNO Family member last name SIMPSON, SEWELL First name(s) Sarah Last name Simpson Gender Female Age 60 Birth year 1781 Birth county Middlesex Birth county as transcribed MIDDLESEX Birth place (other) England Street Waterloo Terrace Parish or township St Dunstan Stepney City or borough Tower Hamlets Town Ratcliffe County Middlesex Country England Registration district Stepney Archive reference HO107 Piece number 714 Book number 3 Folio number 9 Page number 11 Record set 1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Category Census, Land & Surveys Subcategory Census Collections from United Kingdom
    • Census: 1851, 7 Arbour Square, Stepney, Middlesex; SIMPSON, Susanna Head Widow F 73 1778 Annuitant, Chelsea, Middlesex SIMPSON, Bluda (Rhoda) Daughter Unmarried F 30 1821 Annuitant, Stepney, Middlesex SIMPSON, Ellen Daughter Unmarried F 28 1823 Annuitant, Stepney, Middlesex Piece: 1552 Folio: 667 Page: 21 Registration District: Stepney Civil Parish: Stepney Address: 7, Arbour Square, Stepney County: Middlesex http://sharing.ancestry.com.au/4666904?h=e6b242&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

    Notes:

    Census:
    There are errors in transcriptions....Sarah will be susannah.. not sure if she had a daughter called Eliza, will need to do further work.

    Children:
    1. Frederick William Simpson was born 12 Jul 1805; was christened 24 Jan 1813, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died 19 Jul 1890, Registration District of West Ham.
    2. Tristram Shandy Simpson was born 29 Jun 1807, St Luke, Stepney; was christened 24 Jan 1813, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died Oct-Dec 1896, District of West Ham.
    3. Godwin Rattler Simpson was born 15 May 1809, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.; was christened 24 Jan 1813, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died 24 May 1882, 449 Mile End Road, Middlesex..
    4. 4. David Caldow Simpson was born 27 Sep 1811; was christened 24 Jan 1813, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; died 19 Jan 1899, West Ham, Essex; was buried 25 Jan 1899, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.
    5. Susannah Rhoda Simpson was born 16 Jun 1816, Mile End Old Town, Stepney, London; was christened 25 Aug 1816, Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London; died 24 Dec 1886, Sunbury, District of Staines, Middx.; was buried 28 Dec 1886, Saint Dunstan Churchyard, Stepney, London.
    6. Ellen Letitia / Lister Simpson was born 15 Jan 1819, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex; was christened 25 Jul 1819, St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex; died Oct - Dec 1903, West Ham.

  3. 10.  Christopher Pratt, Ship Owner, Coalfitter, Merchant, Dealer and Chapman was christened 14 Dec 1770, Faversham, Kent (son of John Pratt and Anne Robus).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 1800, Sunderland; Ship Owner
    • Occupation: 1804 & 1807, Sunderland, Durham, UK; Fitter
    • Bankrupt: 16 Dec 1815, Bishopwearmouth, Durham; Durham County Advertiser 16 December 1815 The Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against CHRISTOPHER PRATT, of Bishopwearmouth, in the county of Durham, coal-fitter, merchant, dealer and chapman, intend to meet on the sixth day of January next, at eleven o?clock in the forenoon at the house of Thomas Jowsey, the Bridge Inn, in Bishopwearmouth aforesaid, in order to make a final dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt, when and where the creditors, who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said dividend; and all claims not then proved will be disallowed
    • Occupation: 1817, living at Wapping; Provisions Merchant
    • Occupation: 1823, living at Lucas St, Tower Hamlets; Ships Chandler

    Christopher married Elizabeth Sparrow 27 Nov 1800, Sunderland, Durham, UK. Elizabeth (daughter of John Sparrow, Coal Fitter and Elizabeth Graydon) was born 1780, Sunderland, Durham, UK; died Oct-Dec 1859, Mile End. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Sparrow was born 1780, Sunderland, Durham, UK (daughter of John Sparrow, Coal Fitter and Elizabeth Graydon); died Oct-Dec 1859, Mile End.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1851, 3 Arbour Square, Stepney, Middlesex; First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place Isabella Morgan Head Widow Female 50 1801 Lodging House Keeper Hull, Yorkshire, England Transcription Elizabeth Pratt Visitor Widow Female 71 1780 - Sunderland, Durham, England Transcription Census details First name(s) Elizabeth Last name Pratt Relationship Visitor Marital status Widow Gender Female Age 71 Birth year 1780 Occupation - Birth place England Birth town Sunderland Birth town as transcribed Sunderland Birth county Durham Street Arbour Square Town - Parish Stepney City - County Middlesex Hamlet - Parliamentary borough Tower Hamlets Municipal ward - Registration district Stepney Archive reference HO107 Piece number 1552 Folio 666 Page 19 Record set 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Category Census, Land & Surveys Subcategory Census Collections from United Kingdom

    Notes:

    Name:
    Was previously thought to be Graydon changed to Sparrow on the 2 June 2015, by Joanne

    Census:
    Elizabeth Pratt is staying only a couple of doors away from Susanna Simpson (living at 7 Arbour Square), 2 children of both women married.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Married, on the 27th Nov., at Sunderland, Mr. Christopher Pratt, of Faversham, Ship Owner, to Miss Sparrow, daughter of the late Mr. Sparrow, of Sunderland.

    Antiquities of Sunderland and Its Vicinity, Volume 13

    Children:
    1. Female Pratt was born Before 1804.
    2. John Pratt was christened 18 Mar 1802, Sunderland, Durham, UK.
    3. Ann Pratt was born 26 Sep 1804; was christened 8 Mar 1805, Sunderland, Durham, UK; died 15 Dec 1874, 10 Cumberland Street, Bristol.
    4. Christopher Pratt was born 26 Apr 1807; was christened 20 May 1807, Sunderland, Durham, UK.
    5. Emma Eliza Pratt was born 2 Sep 1817, Wapping, Middlesex.; was christened 24 Sep 1817, St John, Wapping, Middlesex; died 28 Dec 1891.
    6. 5. Elizabeth Graydon Pratt was born 4 Jun 1823, Lucas St, St George In The East, Tower Hamlets, London; was christened 4 Jul 1823, St George In The East; died 4 Apr 1899, West Ham, Essex; was buried 11 Apr 1899, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. Grave number 35677, Square 20.


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