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Robert Anthony Simpson

Robert Anthony Simpson

Male Abt 1861 - 1923  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Robert Anthony Simpson 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born Abt 1861  South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  80, King Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1881  6, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1881 
    Letterpress Printer 
    Residence 1891  62, Broughton Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1899  14, Erskine Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  4, Ravensbourne Terrace, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 10 Jun 1923  South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Acute hepatitis 
    Buried 12 Jun 1923  Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot 13D 1429
    Person ID I865  Extended Craxford Family | Judith's maternal branch in the Craxford tree, Judith's paternal family tree
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2015 

    Father Robert Simpson,   b. Dec 1831, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1899, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother 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  [5
    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
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Mary Anne Liddell,   b. 1864, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1947, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1886  [6
    Children 
     1. Robert Simpson,   b. 19 Nov 1886, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1959, Rugby, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Thomas Liddell Simpson,   b. 25 May 1889, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1918, No 3 Clearing Station, Caudry, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Mabel Simpson,   b. 1892, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Harold Simpson,   b. 1896, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Leonard Simpson,   b. 3 Oct 1900, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1979, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1861 - 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: Acute hepatitis - 10 Jun 1923 - South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1923 - Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location/Street       : District/Village       : City/Town       : County/State       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Robert Anthony Simpson
    Robert Anthony Simpson
    Printer of South Shields

    BMD Certificates
    DC: Simpson, Robert Anthony (1923)
    DC: Simpson, Robert Anthony (1923)
    Cause of death: Acute hepatitis - inflammation of the liver

    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

    Newspaper Cuttings
    Merger of the South Shields Royal Permanent Building Society
    Merger of the South Shields Royal Permanent Building Society
    Notification of its merger with the Hadrian Building Society in 1962. The 'Royal' was co-founded by Robert Anthony Simpson and his son Leonard became vice chairman of the merged Society

    Edinburgh Gazette Issue 18775 Page 394 May 23rd 1969

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

    2. [S34] 1881 English Census.

    3. [S17] 1891 England Census, South Shields RG12/4155 71 6 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1901 England Census, RG13/476 22 36 266 (Reliability: 3).

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

    6. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Newcastle upon Tyne 10b 182 (JFM 1886) (Reliability: 3).


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