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Name: Albert Simpson

Burial Number: 0427

Gender: Male

Occupation: Draper's Assistant

Born: 22/11/1876

Died: 14/01/1904

Buried: 18/01/1904

Story

Albert was born in Guildford, the son of John and Emily. He was baptised at St Mary, Guildford on 4 Feb 1877. John was a draper with a shop in Guildford High Street. According to his obituary, Albert was devoted to his parents and assisted in the shop. He never married. By 1902, Albert’s father had retired and the family moved to Worthing, living at Wye House in Downview Road. Sadly, John died in 1903 and was buried at Heene. Albert died on 14 Jan 1904. He caught a chill which turned from influenza to pneumonia. He was buried next to his father. Probate was granted on 16 Apr to Ernest Simpson, draper. Effects £7963 7s 8d (approx. £626K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 45

Exact Location (what3words): logs.trying.formal

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In loving memory of John Simpson formerly of Guildford born March 11th 1835 departed Oct 12th 1903. Albert John Simpson son of the above born Nov 22nd 1876 departed January 14th 1904 "At rest"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Albert John Simpson

Gender: Male

Born: 22/11/1876

Town: Guildford

County: Surrey

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/01/1904

Cause of death: influenza, pneumonia

Address line 1: Wye House

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Surrey Times 28 Jan 1904 “Death of a Guildfordian” Many Guildfordians will hear with regret of the death of Mr Albert John Simpson late of 27 and 28 High Street, Guilford and Wye House, West Worthing. Deceased who was the third son of the late Mr John Simpson was for a period of about 25 years an inhabitant of Guildford, and was of great assistance to his father for many years in his extensive drapery establishment. He was very devoted and attached to his parents and his father’s decease in October last brought about a shock from which he never recovered. For the past two years he had lived with them at West Worthing. His illness was only of short duration, for having contracted a bad chill, influenza and pneumonia set in and brought about his premature death. The funeral took place at Heene Church, West Worthing on Monday afternoon, the last mournful rites being performed by Rev. Bland assistant curate. Messrs Jordan and Gray of Worthing were the undertakers. There follows a long list of mourners and floral tributes.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7963 7 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £626000.00

Census Information

1881

27 & 28 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

John aged 45, draper. Emily aged 31. Albert J aged 4. Charles aged 1. Jane Simpson aged 22, sister. Plus 4 servants, 6 draper’s assistants, 1 cashier, 5 dressmakers and 3 milliners.

1891

“Burlington House” Semaphore Road, Guildford, Surrey

John aged 55, linen draper. Emily aged 41. Albert aged 14. Charles aged 10. Ruby aged 4. Mabel Hall aged 7, niece. Plus 1 servant.

1901

76 North Street, Guildford, Surrey

John aged 65, general draper. Emily aged 51. William aged 27. Albert aged 24. Ruby aged 13. Mary Middleton aged 28, governess. Plus 5 draper’s assistants and 3 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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