Sophia Margaret Simpson

Female 1835 - 1917  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Sophia Margaret Simpson 
    Christened 1 Jan 1835  South Hackney St John of Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 May 1917  Spencer Lodge, Queen St.., Woollahra, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 'Mrs. Sophia Margaret Mowle, widow of Mr. Stewart M. Mowle, whose death was announced on Saturday at the age of 82 years, was the sixth daughter of the late Rev. William West Simpson, M.A. She arrived in the colony with her family in 1840, at the age of 6 years, the voyage being made in the ship Earl Gray, and occupied many weary months. She lived for about two years at The King's School, Parramatta, where her father was acting as headmaster during the absence in England of the Rev. Dr. Forrest. Subsequently, in 1843, the family moved to Wiseman's Ferry, where Mr. Simpson was rector of the parish for about 10 years. Upon Mr. Simpson finding the work beyond him the family was transferred in the old King William IV. to Dapto. Here the late Mrs. Mowle was associated with the work of her father's parish. She was married in 1865, and in the early 'Seventies found opportunity for philanthropic labours amongst the sick and poor at Randwick, where she re- sided. Doctors were few and far between, and trained nurses almost unknown. Up to the day before her death she was engaged on garments for the Children's Hospital. She was in full possession of every faculty, and read and sewed without glasses, and she took an active interest in everything around her. She leaves behind her one son, two daughters, and a large circle of friends.'
      [The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 28 May 1917]
    Person ID I14377  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2013 

    Father William West Simpson,   b. 1794,   d. 21 Jun 1869, The Parsonage, Dapto, Illawarra Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jane Leake,   b. 1795 or 1796,   d. 28 Jul 1864, The Parsonage, Dapto Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1824  Hackney St John, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1028  Group Sheet

    Family Stewart Marjoribanks Mowle,   b. 17 March 1822, Kingsdown, Deal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 November 1908 , .Spencer Lodge, Queen Street, Woollahra, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1865  St. Luke's Church, Dapto, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Unknown Mowle
     2. Unknown Mowle
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1041  Group Sheet


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