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Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson

Male 1831 - 1899  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Robert Simpson 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born Dec 1831  South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 Dec 1831  St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  Deer's Lane, Tyne Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1851  Oliver Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1861  [3
    Ingham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne 
    Occupation 1861  [4
    Printer, Compositor 
    Residence 1871  80, King Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • These were the registered offices of the North and South Shields Gazette
    Residence 1881  6, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1881  [7
    Foreman Printer 
    Residence 1891  4, Ravensbourne Terrace, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 23 May 1899  South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Influenza; syncope 
    Buried 26 May 1899  Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot 13 D 1430
    Person ID I864  Extended Craxford Family | Judith's maternal branch in the Craxford tree, Judith's paternal family tree
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2013 

    Mother Ann Simpson,   b. Abt 1803, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1869, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Family ID F10747  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Hannah Elliott,   b. 1831,   d. 21 Nov 1898, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 May 1859  Holy Trinity Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Robert Anthony Simpson,   b. Abt 1861, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1923, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. Joseph Austin Simpson,   b. 1866, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1911, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Photos
    The Simpson Family
    The Simpson Family
    Father Robert and sons Robert A and Jospeph; Linotype printers of South Shields. Their portraits and signatures are overlaid on a front page of their newspaper "The Free Press"
    “The Linotype”
    “The Linotype”
    A limited edition hard bound volume (1901) advertising and celebrating the spread of the Linotype Composing Machine to newspaper producers around the United Kingdom. Pages featured front pages of over 200 periodicals overlaid with portraits of their proprietors.
    Ingham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne
    Ingham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne
    LEFT: Ingham Place from old map 1861. The Simpson family lived in a house behind the Ingham Place terrace
    RIGHT: Google maps view of the same area 2013. Now redeveloped as part of an industrial estate.
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Simpson, Robert (1859) and Hannah Elliott
    MC: Simpson, Robert (1859) and Hannah Elliott
    To date we have been unable to trace Robert's father, Thomas Simpson
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec 1831 - South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Dec 1831 - St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Deer's Lane, Tyne Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Oliver Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 6, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Influenza; syncope - 23 May 1899 - South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 May 1899 - Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Robert Simpson
    Robert Simpson
    Master printer. Proprietor of the newpaper "The Free Press and Advertiser"
    Tyneside Review
    Tyneside Review
    Magazine published by the Simpsons of South Shields 1887 - 1905

    BMD Certificates
    DC: Simpson, Robert (1899)
    DC: Simpson, Robert (1899)
    Died following a short influenza illness

    Headstones
    HS: Simpson Family
    HS: Simpson Family
    This obelisk commemorates the family of Robert Simpson, printer of South Shields.
    South face:
    (Plinth)
    In
    Loving Memory Of
    ROBERT SIMPSON
    Printer of
    South Shields
    Who Died May 23rd 1899
    Aged 67 Years
    And also of
    HANNAH ELLIOTT
    The beloved wife
    Of the above
    Who died November
    21st 1898
    Aged 67 Years
    JOSEPH
    Beloved husband of
    DOROTHY SIMPSON
    And son of the above
    Died Nov 24th 1911
    Aged 46 years
    Peace, Perfect Peace
    (Upper base)
    In Loving Memory Of
    ROBERT ANTHONY SIMPSON
    Dearly beloved husband of
    Mary Anne Simpson
    And eldest son of the above
    Died June 10th 1923 aged 62 years
    (Lower base)
    "Sunset and evening star
    And one clear call for me
    And may there be no moaning at the bar
    When I put out to sea"

    West face:
    In Memory Of
    DOROTHY
    Beloved wife of
    JOSEPH SIMPSON
    Died Dec 22nd 1941
    Aged 72 years

    East face:
    (Plinth)
    In Affectionate Remembrance of
    THOMAS LIDDELL SIMPSON
    2nd Lieutenant, 15th Battalion
    Durham Light Infantry
    who died in France on November 30th 1918
    whilst on active service with His Majesty's Forces
    and is interred in the Extension Cemetery Chaudray
    near Cambrai France
    aged 29 years
    dearly loved husband of LILY OSWALD SIMPSON
    and son of ROBERT ANTHONY SIMPSON and MARY ANN SIMPSON
    and grandson of
    ROBERT SIMPSON South Shields
    In loving memory of
    MARY ANN SIMPSON
    beloved wife of
    ROBERT ANTHONY SIMPSON
    died February 22nd 1947
    aged 83 years

    Plot: 13D plots 1429 and 1430

    Baptismal Certificates
    XC: Simpson, Robert (1831)
    XC: Simpson, Robert (1831)
    The son of Ann Simpson

    Newspaper Cuttings
    Death of local printer
    Death of local printer
    Death notice for Robert Simpson printed in the Shields Daily Gazette: Wednesday 24th May 1899

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] 1841 England Census, South Shields HO107/297 18 11 17 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S236] 1851 England Census, South Shields HO107/2399 194 70 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S26] 1861 England Census, All Saints Newcastle RG9/3828 14f 54 1 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S26] 1861 England Census.

    5. [S27] 1871 England Census, South Shields RG10/5037 19 31 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S34] 1881 English Census, South Shields RG11/5011 65 15 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, South Shields RG11/5011 65 15 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S17] 1891 England Census, South Shields RG12/4152 5 4 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, South Shields 10a 622 (Reliability: 3).


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