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Name: Mary Simpson

Burial Number: 0343

Gender: Female

Born: 00/1/1824

Died: 11/09/1900

Buried: 15/09/1900


Mary Liversedge Selby was born in Lambeth and was baptised at Lambeth St Mary on 24th January 1824. She was the daughter of David and Mary Selby.

She married Richard Simpson (of Kennington) on 10th October 1844 in Kennington, Surrey (now part of Greater London).

In 1851 they are living in 32 Portman Place, Marylebone and Richard is a Grocer employing 4 men. They also have 2 servants.

Unable to find any census data for 1861.

In 1871 they are living in Mount Pleasant Lodge, Stamford Hill, Hackney. Richard has now moved on to become a manufacturer (of dye chemicals) and they have 4 servants.

By 1881 they are living in Queens Gardens, Hove, Sussex and Richard continues to be a manufacturer of Aniline Dye. They have 6 servants

By 1891 they continue to live in Queens Gardens, Hove but Richard has retired. They still have a staff of 6.

Sometime after 1891, Richard and Mary move to ‘Beda’, Shelley Road, Worthing.
where Mary died In 1900.

Richard was still resident at ‘Beda’ Shelley Road, Worthing at the time of his death.
He left an estate valued at £11200.

Researcher: Sue Standing

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary Simpson

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): voice.scan.moth

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Chains - Medieval thinkers sometimes held that a golden chain bound the soul to the body. Broken links on a headstone can mean the severance and subsequent release of the spirit from the body. Chains are also the insignia of the International Order of Odd Fellows, so called because of their dedication to giving the poor decent burials. This association can be clinched by the observation of the letters IOOF or FLT (Friendship, Love, Truth) either inside or near the chain.


In loving memory of Mary Liversedge the beloved wife of Richard Simpson who passed away September 11th 1900 aged 76 years "For thou didst blend the smile and tear, so take thy rest" "Farewell: Good night: God's will be done" and of Richard Simpson who died April 22nd 1906 aged 84 years.

Further Information


Name: Mary Liversedge Simpson

Gender: Female

Born: 00/1/1824

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Selby

Marriage Date: 10/10/1844

Spouse First Name: Richard

Spouse Last Name: Simpson

Town of Marriage: Lambeth

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/09/1900

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Beda

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2982 2 s 0 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living in 32 Portman Place, St. Marylebone and Richard 29yrs Grocer employing 4 men, Mary 27yrs, William Selby 21yrs (brother in law), William Lewen 16yrs Servant, Mary Quinton 20yrs Servant.


Not Found


Lliving in Mount Pleasant Lodge, Stamford Hill, Hackney. Richard has now moved on to become a manufacturer (of dye chemicals) and they have 4 servants


Living at 4 Queens Gardens, Hove – Household members include – Richard Simpson 59yrs Analine Dye Manufacturer, Mary L Simpson age 57, Catherine D Selby (sister to Mary Liversedge Selby) 45yrs, Rosa Simpson (niece) 27yrs, Fanny Turner (cook) 57yrs, Margaret S Hawkins (kitchenmaid) 20yrs, Jane Williams (housemaid) 19yrs, Eliza Dirday (needlewoman) 29yrs, Harriet Francis (Housemaid) 34yrs, Walter Bradford (manservant) age 24yrs


Census shows family living at Hove – Household members include – Richard Simpson age 69, Mary Simpson age 67, Catherine D Selby age 54, Mary H Shurtiff age 33, Mary A Bria age 39, Annie Ilias age28, Matilda Balchin age 22, Charles Arttle age 25

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