1889 - 1961 (71 years)
||William Caldow Nelson Simpson |
||2 Aug 1889
||West Ham, London
- Confirmed by RAF service record at National Archives and the 1939 Register
|The Death Index of Apr-Jun 1961 records William C N Simpson aged 71 (which matches the Birth Index, the National Archive service record and the 1939 Register, namely 2 August 1889). By contrast the 1911 census records William Simpson aged 18, giving a birth date of 1892-93 (and born in Forest Gate), but this family seems to have changed their ages at will... |
||13 Horace Road, Forest Gate, London
|Minnia Simpson, Head, 43, Widow, born in Guildford, Surrey.|
Harold Simpson, Son, 23, Single, Builder's Assistant, born in Forest Gate.
Ivy Simpson, Daughter, 21, Single, born in Forest Gate.
William Simpson, Son, 18, Clerk to LCC (Tramways), born in Forest Gate.
David Simpson, Son, 16, Single, Printer's Assistant, born in Forest Gate
||15 Feb 1916
|From RAF service record at National Archives, ref ADM 188/583/434:|
Height 5'7", Chest 36", Hair Brown, Eyes Brown, Complexion Fair.
Royal Naval Air Service 15 Feb 1916 - 31 March 1918; thence RAF.
Ship served in: HMS President II (Chingford and Crystal Palace)
'Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1919' states that he was in the Royal Navy and his service number was F11934.
Notes from the internet: Naval personnel required to work in London are born on the books of HMS President. During WWI there was a whole series of establishments, up to at least President V.
HMS President II was a 'stone frigate' (shore base), the accounting base for the RNAS. Sometimes the clerks would write where the person was in brackets after it and that could range from Luce Bay to Crystal Palace and also included Calais or Dunkerque. As it was an accounting base someone listed at President II could also be on a ship or boat too small for its own paymaster.
The Crystal Palace at Sydenham was taken over by the RN in early September 1914 to be the RND Divisional Depot (in November 1914 this role was taken over by Blandford Camp).
||13 Horace Road, Forest Gate E7
|Simpson Minnia, Mother, 60yrs 2mo, F, Widow, Guildford Surrey, British, not any (occupation), not any (employment).|
Simpson Harold, Son, 43yrs 2mo, M, single, Forest Gate Essex, British, Builder, not working.
Simpson William, Son, 32yrs 4mo, M, single, Forest Gate Essex, British, Clerk, Ministry of Labour, Westminster.
Minnia Simpson now appears to have been born in 1860-61, and Harold is now 43...
||29 Sep 1939
||12 Buckingham Road, Wanstead & Woodford MB, Essex
|Simpson William, M, 2 Aug 89, S, Clerk War Office|
Simpson Minnia, F, 13 Aug 70*, W, Household duties
*The birthdate of 1870 is clearly nonsense!
||12 Jun 1954
|Exact date from Haynes family tree at ancestry.co.uk |
||Betty Harries nee Simpson recounted that he married late in life, was a bit of a scrounger who lived with his mother, dabbled in buying and selling houses and was not well liked. Dorothy Muller in particular disliked him. He lived in Wanstead, possibly Cambridge Park Road, but not Dulverton where the aunts of the previous generation lived. No children.  |
||20 May 1961
||Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex
||12 Jul 1961
|SIMPSON William Caldow Nelson of 4 The Shrubbery Grosvenor Road Wanstead London E11 died 20 May 1961 at Whipps Cross Hospital Leytonstone Essex Administration London 12 July to Doris Florence Ethel Simpson widow. Effects £5516 5s. |
||Simpson & Elder
||13 Jan 2022 |
||William David Simpson, b. 22 Oct 1846, Whitechapel , d. 6 May 1896, West Ham, Essex (Age 49 years) |
||Minnie later Minnia Rodwell, b. 13 Aug 1855, Guildford, Surrey , d. 26 Jan 1948, Registration District 'Essex South Western' (Age 92 years) |
||22 Oct 1887
||West Ham, England
||Doris Florence Ethel Haynes, b. 23 Jul 1909, West Ham , d. Jul-Sep 1982, Kingston-upon-Thames (Age 72 years) |
||12 Jun 1954
||8 Jan 2013 |
- [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 2).
From Betty Harries 2011