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Name: Emily Simpson

Burial Number: 0821

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1850

Died: 17/3/1916

Buried: 22/03/1916


Emily Hall was born in 1850 in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, to John Hall, 33yrs, Master Butcher, and Mary nee Rance,38yrs. She had 3 older siblings, John 13yrs, Clara, 8yrs, and Walter, 7yrs.
In 1871, aged 21yrs. she married John Simpson, 35yrs, at Eton, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, he was a Draper with a business on Guildford High Street. In 1891, John and Emily, were living at Burlington House, Semaphore Road, Guildford, with 3 children, Albert John, 14yrs, Charles, 10yrs, and Ruby, 4yrs.
By 1901, the family had moved to 76, North Street, Guildford, with sons, William 27yrs, Albert John 24yrs, both Drapers, and Ruby 13yrs.
Shortly afterwards, John retired, and they moved to Worthing, with Albert and Ruby, and lived at Wye House, Downview Road, where John died, on 12th October 1903, aged 68yrs. Emily suffered another bereavement the following year when her son, Albert, died, aged 27yrs.
Emily and Ruby moved to Shakespeare Road, naming their house, Burlington, after their home in Guildford. Ruby married David Ganner in 1912.
Emily Simpson died on 17th March 1916, aged 66yrs. Probate was granted to William Bell Simpson, Draper, and Ruby Emily Ganner. Effects £4889 3s 4d. Value 2020 – £428K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 46

Exact Location (what3words): logs.trying.formal

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Emily Simpson

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1850

Town: Unknown

County: Buckinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Hall

Marriage Date: //1871

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Simpson

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Buckinghamshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/3/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Burlington

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Surrey Advertiser – March 22nd 1916.
The news of the death of Mrs. J. Simpson, of Burlington, Shakespeare Road, Worthing, on Friday, at the age of 66, will be received with much regret by that lady’s numerous friends in Guildford. The deceased was the widow of Mr. John Simpson, who was for many years head of the well- known draper’s business in High Street, now carried on by his sons, Mr. William Simpson and Mr. Ernest Simpson. On his retirement from business, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, with their youngest son, Mr. Bert Simpson, took up their residence at Worthing, where Mrs. Simpson suffered a double bereavement by the death of Mr. Simpson and her son. Mrs. Simpson, though she had been ailing for some considerable time, was ill for only a fortnight, and she passed peacefully away in her sleep. She leaves one daughter, (Mrs. Ganner) and two sons, Messrs. E. and W. Simpson, to whom the deepest sympathy will be extended in their great loss. The funeral will take place at Heene Churchyard, Worthing, today (Wednesday).

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4889 3 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £428000

Census Information


Living at 116, High Street, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. John Hall, 34yrs, Master Butcher, wife, Mary Ann, 39yrs, Elizabeth Etty, 12yrs, Fanny, 6yrs, John 3yrs, Emily, 1yr.


Living at 116, High Street, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. John Hall, 44yrs, Butcher, wife, Mary Ann, 49yrs, Elizabeth E., 22yrs, Fanny, 16yrs, John, 13yrs, Emily, 11yrs, Clara, 8yrs, Walter, 7yrs, visitor, Fanny Rance, 30yrs, Milliner.


Living at 28/28, High Street, Guildford, Surrey. John Simpson, 45yrs, Draper, wife, Emily, 31yrs, 2 children, Albert, 4yrs, Charles 1yr, plus 8 assistant drapers and 4 domestic servants.


Living at Burlington House, Semaphore Road, Guildford. John Simpson, 55yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Emily, 41yrs, 3 children, Albert, 14yrs, Charles, 10yrs, Ruby, 4yrs, niece, Mabel Hall, 7yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 76, North Street, Guildford. John Simpson, 65yrs, General Draper, wife, Emily, 51yrs, William Simpson, 27yrs, Draper, Albert Simpson, 24yrs, Ruby Simpson, 13yrs, plus 5 residential Assistant Drapers, and 4 domestic servants.


Living at Burlington, Shakespeare Road, Worthing. Emily Simpson, 61yrs, widow, Private Means, Ruby Emily Simpson, 23yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

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