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Name: John Simpson

Burial Number: 0422

Gender: Male

Occupation: Assistant Draper; Draper; Linen Draper; General Draper;

Born: 11/03/1835

Died: 12/10/1903

Buried: 15/10/1903


John Simpson was born in North Burton, Yorkshire, on March 11th, 1835, to William and Ann Simpson, he had two older brothers, Richard 9yrs, and Robert 8yrs; his father was a Farmer. When he was 25yrs old, he was an Assistant Draper at 27/28 High St., Guildford, Surrey; the shop was owned by 60yr old Thomas Horn, Linen Draper, also from Yorkshire, and eventually, John Simpson took over the business.

In 1871, aged 35 yrs. he married Emily Hall, 21yrs, at Eton, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. In 1891, John and Emily, were living at Burlington House, Semaphore Road, Holy Trinity, 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, and Ruby 13yrs.

Shortly afterwards, John retired, and moved to Worthing, with Emily, Albert, and Ruby, they lived at Wye House, Downview Road, where John died, on 12th October 1903, aged 68yrs. Probate was granted to Emily Simpson, widow, Ernest Simpson, Draper, Albert John Simpson, and Arthur Henry Frewin, Gentleman. Effects £27593 12s 5d. Value 2020 – £3.3m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

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



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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


Name: John Simpson

Gender: Male

Born: 11/03/1835

Town: North Burton

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 15/8/1871

Spouse First Name: Emily

Spouse Last Name: Hall

Town of Marriage: Burnham

County of Marriage: Buckinghamshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/10/1903

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Wye House

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £27593 12 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £3300000.00

Census Information


Walkington, Yorks.

William aged 30, farmer. Ann aged 29. Richard aged 9. Robert aged 8. John aged 5. Plus 8 labourers and servants.


Quay Road, Bridlington, Yorks.

John aged 15, visiting Elizabeth Simpson, widow, boarding house proprietor.


27/28, High Street, Guildford, Surrey.

Thomas Horn, 60yrs, Linen Draper, John Simpson, 25yrs, Assistant Draper, plus 8 Assistant Drapers and 1 domestic servant.


27 and 28 High Street, Guildford, Surrey.

John aged 33, linen draper. Plus 7 shop men, 1 cashier, 1 dressmaker, 1 milliner and 2 servants.


27/28, 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.


Burlington House, Semaphore Road, Guildford, Surrey.

John Simpson, 55yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Emily, 41yrs, 3 children, Albert, 14yrs, Charles, 10yrs, Ruby, 4yrs, niece, Mabel Hall, 7yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


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.

Miscellaneous Information

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