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Name: Frances Simpson

Burial Number: 0491

Gender: Female

Born: 00/06/1862

Died: 08/03/1906

Buried: 12/03/1906


Frances was baptised at St John’s. Brixton, on 20 June 1862. Her mother was Emma, née Cooke, and her father was William Edmund Slaughter, an assurance clerk. In 1881 they were living at 38, Grafton Square, Clapham. On 26 May 1887, Frances married Bernard Ferdinand Simpson, an architect and surveyor, from Newcastle. On the marriage certificate, Bernard’s father is described as a “railway contractor” while Frances’s was “a gentleman”. They were married at Lewisham and at the time of the 1891 Census were living at 12, Akenside Terrace, Jesmond, in Northumberland, with two children, Gladys, aged 3, and an infant daughter, just 10 days old. They were still in Northumberland in 1901 but had moved to “Moorside”, South Gosforth, and employed a governess, a cook and a housemaid. NB When Bernard died in February 1940, he left £78,697 17s 3d to their daughter, Lady Gladys Beatty, married to a Colonial Official, Sir Kenneth James Beatty, who was appointed Chief Justice of the Bahamas in August 1927.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 16

Exact Location (what3words): camps.extra.chop

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Francis Elizabeth beloved wife of Benjamin F Simpson of Newcastle on Tyne died at Worthing March 8th 1906 aged 44 years.

Further Information


Name: Frances Elizabeth Simpson

Gender: Female

Born: 00/06/1862

Town: Brixton

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Slaughter

Marriage Date: 26/05/1887

Spouse First Name: Bernard

Spouse Second Name: Ferdinand

Spouse Last Name: Simpson

Town of Marriage: Lewisham

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/03/1906

Cause of death: carcinoma uteri; intestinal obstruction; vomiting sand exhaustion;

Address line 1: Eccleston

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2080 2 s 6 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 38, Grafton Square, Clapham – William Edmund Slaughter, 57, head, assurance clerk; Emma Slaughter, 43, wife; Emma M Slaughter, 10, daughter; Frances E Slaughter, 8, daughter; Frederick Wm Slaughter, 7, son; Mary Ann Slaughter, 5, daughter; Charlotte, 4, daughter; plus a nurse and a general servant


Living at 12, Akenside Terrace, Jesmond, Northumberland – B F Simpson, 31, head, architect and surveyor; Frances E Simpson, 28, wife; Emma M Slaughter, 30, visitor (wife’s sister); Gladys Simpson, 3, daughter; infant, 10 days, daughter plus a servant/nurse and a domestic servant


Living at “Moorside”, South Gosforth, Northumberland – Benjamin F Simpson, 41, head, architect; Frances E Simpson, 38, wife; Margery F Simpson,10, daughter; plus a governess, a cook and a housemaid

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