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The Simpson family, Idle, Caverley Parish

from the 1600's, Yorkshire, England

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John Hainsworth Simpson, 1873-1964

WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:

My wife's grandmother was a Simpson and her family lived in the village of Idle from at least the 1600's. Today "Simpson Green" is all that remains to signal their ownership of land. Idle is now part of the city of Bradford but retains its identity.

Jane Macdonald came forward in 2013 with a very helpful chart of the Simpson lineage done by her great grandfather, John Hainsworth Simpson, around 1905. Using my earlier work, the chart and new information, we have constructed a lineage and welcome others to help us advance this project.

  Randy Saylor, 2005, 2013


Use these links to jump up and down this web page.
  1. Overview
  2. Sources - and things yet to do.
  3. Comment about this Simpson family lineage.
  4. Generation 1 & 2
  5. Generation 3
  6. Generation 4
  7. Generation 5
  8. Generation 6
  9. Generation 7
  10. Generation 8
  11. Generation 9
  12. People not yet placed in this lineage



1. OVERVIEW
Idle, West Yorkshire, is still a very recognizable village within the larger Bradford community. Our interest stems from the fact that the early Simpson family owned land in Idle and Simpson Green is named on this Google Maps image. The words "Simpson Green" is written in the 1739 Claverley Church register. Idle is found in early records going back to the 14th C and this account gives a nice summation of its history.

In 1629, William Simpson of Idle is mentioned in the Calverley Church records. A later mention of the sons of William Simpson is in the Hearth Tax of 1672. John Hebden emailed me this comment, "both Richard & John Simpson are listed as paying tax on 3 hearths in Idle (a civil township not an ecclesiastical parish). They follow in the listing which indicates they were neighbours. Three hearths each, so fairly substantial properties, indicates some standing in the community with few having more. There are no more Simpsons listed in Idle but quite a few in the two Wapentakes."

Idle is in the Parish of Calverley and both Richard and John Simson's baptismal records for 1629 and 1631 have survived naming their father as "William Simson of Idle". This William Simson becomes the progenitor of this lineage. The spelling of the surname starts as Simson, morphs to Sympson in a few early records and standardizes to Simpson by the 1700's.  Early wills have been found and they have been helpful in constructing a family lineage back to the 1600's.

Some records for Manor of Idle have survived and the Simpson family is not named as part of the Manor ownership. When they acquired land, and by whom is not known at this time. More work is yet to be done and the lineage and notes below are shared in the hopes that others will join in.




2. SOURCES - and things yet to do
  1. Agbrigg & Morley Hearth Tax List Lady Day 1672, John R. Hebden (deceased), May 1992, publisher unknown. John kindly reported the Simpson entry to me in 2004. The Hearth Tax record concerning the Simpsons is noted in Idlethorp below.
  2. Idlethorp, Wright Watson, 1950, Publisher not named, 469 pages. The preface states the book was supported by "the subscribers and the hard work of the Publication Committee." This book, written with a love for the community, contains extensive comments on the manorial records, old farmsteads, houses, industry, schools and churches, families and local stories of the Idle community. The Simpsons are mentioned in a number of places.
  3. 'The Genealogy of the Simpsons of Idle', a chart and notes done by John Hainsworth Simpson (1873 - 1964). The chart measures about 2 x 3 feet in size and lists the Simpson lineage from the 1600's to early 1900's. It is in the possession of descendant, Jane Macdonald, who was told by her grandmother that her father John Hainsworth Simpson (JHS) made this document.
  4. Calverley, St Wilfrid Parish (1574 - 1812) and Idle Parish (1788 - 1811) registers on Ancestry. Idle was part of the Calverley Parish until 1878. Given the good standing of the Simpsons, they are well represented in the registers. These registers are the major source of baptism, marriage and burial records. Some records were not present via the search index but were found by searching the images manually. To see a map of the parish, go to this page at Family Search and enter 'Calverley' and select 'Calverley Yorkshire'.
  5. Guiseley, St Oswald Parish registers (1588 - 1812)- this parish, north of and not adjacent to Calverley, has Simpsons from this lineage and these have not yet been checked. JHS did include information from this parish in his notes. William Simson's 1661 will mentions land in Guiseley. In 1905, JHS made notes from the Guiseley register and early 17th C Simson baptisms, etc are present. It is possible the family came to Idle from Guiseley. This will be pursued.
  6. Non Conformist Church registers - Idle had an early Congregationalist church and some of the later Simpsons were adherents. This needs to be checked on Ancestry.
  7. Exchequer and Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of York, 1688 - 1858, (PCY) - Pre 1858 Wills and Administrations have been an important tool to determine or confirm the children of people in the Simpson family. Because they had land and some wealth, they needed to provide a will and these have been administered (probated) at the PCY. The information from the Simpson wills is posted here on a separate web page on this site. This information was gathered by using the films of the original hand written PCY index books through the Church of Latter Day Saints (99445-99453). Once a will of interest was found in the index book, then the film for the appropriate copybook volume was obtained and read. There were other smaller courts in and around York where wills may have been probated. See the subscription site at Origins.net  for information on these pre 1858 probate jurisdictions. It is possible that this Simpson family may have owned land south of Yorkshire and that a will may be found administered by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC). See this search feature at the National Archives web site. 
  8. Manor Court Rolls of Bradford and Idle - Watson in Idlethorp provides Simpson references from manor court rolls and other information about the Idle Manor house and mills. All these need to be checked.
  9. Census and Civil records - Census records from 1841 and Civil BMD records from 1837 have been used.
  10. Newspapers - Finding surviving early newspapers for the area needs to be done.
  11. Jurisdictional records - Go to this web site, enter 'calverley' and follow the links to juridictions and options.
  12. Dig further into the Calverley Parish web site.



3. COMMENT about this SIMPSON FAMILY LINEAGE
The generations below reflect the current best construction based on the work of John Hainsworth Simpson (JHS), Jane Macdonald and myself. The parish BMD records form the foundation and the wills and gravestone records help to confirm some sections of the family. Bits from the book, Idelthorp, have also helped. For 19th C information, census data has been very helpful and post 1837 civil BMD records are available where confirmation is needed. Much more can be done. The generations are arbitrarily stopped around 1900.

JHS followed his own line more or less straight to his time in 1905. He identified siblings at each generation but did not work them further forward. The continual use of the forenames John, William and James have made the task all the harder. The current lineage still reflects the start by JHS but we have made a few changes to his work and these are noted below. Interested researchers are welcome to help broaden and strengthen this tree.

Most of the birth and death dates below are, for example, in the form "bef. 10 Oct 1703" indicating a baptism or burial record as the source. Source notes, for each date presented, have been made but are not presented here as they would make the whole too cumbersome to read. These notes will be shared with those interested.

JHS recorded all the records of baptism, marriage and burial for those Simpsons living in Idle by going through the actual Calverley Parish registers. It appears that virtually all of them descend from William Simson, b. 1661, the progenitor. At the bottom of this web page are unplaced names and most of those are "of this parish", meaning they live in Calverley which includes idle with other locations. Only a few are unplaced who are said to be from Idle. Idle was a part of Calverley and most entries in the early registers state the particular location of the individual. It was later that "of this parish" became the descriptor.


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4. GENERATION 1 AND 2
OVERVIEW
These two generations have a surprising amount of information and the people listed are quite certain in terms of relationships. Baptisms, wills and other records make for a fairly clear picture.

EARLIER WILLIAM SIMPSON
JHS left a note stating that "there was a William Simpson summoned to a Court Baron held by William Calverley Esq 4 Nov 1475. Unfortunately, for the present, I cannot link them up."

William Simson [Simpson] who died in 1661 is the progenitor of this lineage. See his 1661 will naming his wife, children and some grandchildren. Of his three sons, it is Richard and his descendant line that is followed forward through his son William who married Elizabeth Ferne. JHS did add a few more generations of the descendants of Richard into generation 4.

1475 EARLIER WILLIAM SIMPSON
JHS left a note stating that "there was a William Simpson summoned to a Court Baron held by William Calverley Esq 4 Nov 1475. Unfortunately, for the present, I cannot link them up."

1629 CALVERLEY CHURCH REGISTER
1. William Simson, Pew 6d per year
2. In the Year of Our Lord One thousand six hundred and twenty nine, Robert Harper of Calverley, sould unto William Simpson of Idle, the Mountie? or one half of a seat or stall as it is placed the next behind the north dore Js: Graunt
Source: Notes made by JHS and transcribed as written, c. 1904

CHURCH WARDENS CALVERLEY CHURCH
Richard Sympson 1664, 1665, 1666, 1677
John Simpson 1682 -1683
Source: Notes made by JHS and transcribed as written, c. 1904

1672 HEARTH TAX
Both Richard & John Simpson are listed as paying tax on 3 hearths in Idle (a civil township not an ecclesiastical parish). They follow in the listing which indicates they were neighbours. Three hearths each, so fairly substantial properties, indicates some standing in the community with few having more. There are no more Simpsons listed in Idle but quite a few in the two Wapentakes.
Source: Agbrigg & Morley Hearth Tax List Lady Day 1672, J.R. Hebden, 1992, email from John Hebden, 2004

ASSESSMENT LEVY - WAR WITH FRANCE
1668 - Brothers, John and Richard Simpson paid an assessment levy of 0.3.8 to carry on the war with France.
1692 - Richard & John Simpson paid an assessment levy of 1.6.8. (Assess upon the yearly profits of trade, and all lands, tenmes, hereds, etc., within the Town of Idle 1692 for a Grant to their majesties of 4/- in the for one yr. for carrying on a vigorous warre against France.)
Source: Idlethorp, Wright Watson, 1950, pages 319, 434

1686 SESSION ROLL NOTES
John Simpson was constable of Idle in 1686.  He gave information on the 18th of October of that year before Walter Calverley Esq, JP, that Anthony Selater, of Idell, yeoman, in February last did assault him when assisting to collect the “hearth money” there & let his masstiffe dog upon them. [later note] this was at Grange Idle JHS
Source: Notes made by JHS and transcribed as written, c. 1904

16 Oct 1700, WILLS OF JOHN and ANNE SIMPSON
Adm[inistration] of John Simpson of Idle to William his son.
Adm[inistration] of Anne Simpson widow, of Idle to her son.
Source: Notes made by JHS and transcribed as written, c. 1904



Generation 1


1.      WILLIAM1 SIMSON . He died in May 1661 in Buried Calverley. He married MARY. She died on 03 Apr 1679 in Buried Calverley.

 

William Simson and Mary had the following children:

 

i.        MARY2 SIMSON was born before 25 Dec 1622 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She married William Ambler on 19 Oct 1644 in Headingley, Yorkshire.

 

3.               ii. RICHARD SIMSON was born on 20 Jan 1628/29 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 03 Jun 1700 in Idle Greene. He married MARY.

 

4.               iii. JOHN SIMSON was born before 17 Nov 1631 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 17 Oct 1700 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married ANN. She died before 17 Oct 1700 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

5.               iv. WILLIAM SIMSON was born before 26 Aug 1633 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died in Sep 1665 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Marie Williamson on 13 May 1648 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      RICHARD2 SIMSON (William1) was born on 20 Jan 1628/29 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 03 Jun 1700 in Idle Greene. He married MARY.

 

Richard Simson and Mary had the following children:

 

i.        MARY3 SIMPSON was born on 30 May 1655 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 06 May 1658 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

6.               ii. WILLIAM SIMPSON was born on 27 Feb 1661/62 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 23 Jul 1729 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Deborah Collier on 01 Jul 1690 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 12 Sep 1760 in Idle Green, Yorkshire.

 

7.               iii. RICHARD SIMPSON was born before 16 Apr 1665 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 18 May 1728 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married ELIZABETH. She died before 06 Apr 1711 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

8.               iv. JOSEPH SIMPSON was born before 23 Jun 1668 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 11 Dec 1720 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married SARAH. She died before 25 Jul 1694 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (2) MARY RISHWORTH on 05 Nov 1704.

 

v.       INFANT SIMSON.  Infant died on 07 Oct 1671.

 

3.      JOHN2 SIMSON (William1) was born before 17 Nov 1631 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 17 Oct 1700 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married ANN. She died before 17 Oct 1700 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

John Simson and Ann had the following children:

 

i.        MARGARET3 SIMPSON was born before 11 Mar 1652 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

ii.       MARY SIMPSON was born before 11 Mar 1654 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Samuel Beck on 01 Sep 1681 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      JOHN SIMPSON was born before 08 Feb 1657 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 31 May 1684 in Idle, West Yorkshire.


iv.      JANE SIMPSON was born before 25 Oct 1660 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Richard Ferrer on 02 Jan 1694 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

v.       ANNIE SIMPSON was born before 13 May 1663 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Thomas Harrison on 02 Jun 1692 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

8.               vi. WILLIAM SIMPSON was born before 30 Jul 1670 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 06 Nov 1721 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Ferne on 14 Dec 1704 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

4.      WILLIAM2 SIMSON (William1) was born before 26 Aug 1633 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died in Sep 1665 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Marie Williamson on 13 May 1648 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

William Simson and Marie Williamson had the following child:

 

i.        WILLIAM3 SIMSON was born about 1661 in Idle, West Yorkshire. William died before 01 Apr 1717 in Idle Green, Yorkshire.

 


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5. GENERATION 3
The Richard line continues through William (5) who married Deborah Collier.  His son William (8) married Ann Gill and William left a will in 1747.  See the wills.

The main thread of this lineage continues through William (5 below) who married Deborah Collier.

SIMPSON GREEN - Idle
14 Dec 1704 - The son of John and Ann Simpson, William, married Elizabeth Ferne at Calverley Church. As a settlement, William made over to his wife the land at Simpson Green. William and Elizabeth lived at Idle Green. Their only son, John, married Mary Booth of Thorpe.
Source: Idlethorp, Wright Watson, 1950, p. 319.

Generation 3

 

5.      WILLIAM3 SIMPSON (Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 27 Feb 1661/62 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 23 Jul 1729 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Deborah Collier on 01 Jul 1690 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 12 Sep 1760 in Idle Green, Yorkshire.

 

William Simpson and Deborah Collier had the following children:

 

9.               i. WILLIAM4 SIMPSON was born before 03 May 1691 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He died before 15 Feb 1747 in Thackley, West Yorkshire. He married Ann Gill on 01 May 1716 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She was born about 1690. She died before 06 Sep 1780 in Thackley, West Yorkshire.

 

ii.       DEBORAH SIMPSON was born before 22 Sep 1692 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      SUSANNAH SIMPSON was born before 16 May 1696 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Joseph Crosley on 28 May 1738 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

10.            iv. SARAH SIMPSON was born before 15 Dec 1698 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Jeremy Haley on 04 Sep 1721 in Bradford, Yorkshire.

 

v.       MARY SIMPSON was born before 26 Jul 1694 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died before 17 Jul 1771 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Thomas Dawson on 05 May 1734 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

vi.      ANN SIMPSON was born before 17 Oct 1703 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died after 1747. She married James Waterhouse on 30 May 1739 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

vii.     JANE SIMPSON was born before 08 Aug 1706 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died before 10 May 1785 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

6.      RICHARD3 SIMPSON (Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 16 Apr 1665 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 18 May 1728 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married ELIZABETH. She died before 06 Apr 1711 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

Richard Simpson and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

                      i.    ELIZABETH4 SIMPSON was born before 17 Aug 1704 in Greengates, Yorkshire, England. She died before 01 Jun 1706 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

ii.       CHILD SIMPSON.  Child died before 07 Jan 1708 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

7.      JOSEPH3 SIMPSON (Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 23 Jun 1668 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He died before 11 Dec 1720 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married SARAH. She died before 25 Jul 1694 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (2) MARY RISHWORTH on 05 Nov 1704.

 

Joseph Simpson and Sarah had the following children:

 

11.            i. WILLIAM4 SIMPSON was born before 10 Feb 1688. He died before 15 Sep 1741 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He married Rachel Wilson on 23 Nov 1718 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 31 May 1767.

 

ii.       ANN SIMPSON was born on 15 Apr 1692.

 

iii.      JOSEPH SIMPSON was born on 11 Oct 1686. He died before 07 Apr 1707.

 

iv.      JOSEPH SIMPSON was born before 21 Oct 1708 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 06 Apr 1711 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married MARY. She died before 30 Dec 1726 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

8.      WILLIAM3 SIMPSON (John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 30 Jul 1670 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 06 Nov 1721 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Ferne on 14 Dec 1704 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

William Simpson and Elizabeth Ferne had the following children:

 

i.        WILLIAM4 SIMPSON was born in 1705. He died on 20 Jul 1729 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

ii.       ANN SIMPSON was born before 17 Oct 1705 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      HANNAH SIMPSON was born on 26 Dec 1707 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married John Stansfield on 06 Nov 1728 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

iv.      SARAH SIMPSON was born on 09 Mar 1710/11 in Idle Green, Yorkshire.

 

12.            v. JOHN SIMPSON was born before 29 Apr 1714 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He married Mary Booth on 03 Sep 1733 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.





6. GENERATION 4

This generation has proven to have a challenge. JHS had the lineage continuing through John (b. 1735) below. But this John leaves a will in 1802 and names his children which are different from the ones JHS had listed. The children listed by JHS are those of John 1723 -1791. JHS listed John of 1723 as a son of William Simpson and Ann Gill. This William left a will in 1747 and did not name any children.

The problem is - who is the father of John of 1723? His baptism says his father is William and at this time he is left as JHS claimed - a child of Wm Simpson and Ann Gill. However we feel this may be an error given that the will names no children. A better father may be William 1705-1729 who married Elizabeth Ferne. This is under review.

The marriage of Judith Hudson to John of 1723 is a good fit as they marry in 1745 and start having children in 1746.

It is conjecture that Mary Gaunt is the second wife of John of 1735. She is older and a spinster when married and may be the mother of son Thomas.


Generation 4

 

9.      WILLIAM4 SIMPSON (William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 03 May 1691 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He died before 15 Feb 1747 in Thackley, West Yorkshire. He married Ann Gill on 01 May 1716 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She was born about 1690. She died before 06 Sep 1780 in Thackley, West Yorkshire.

 

William Simpson and Ann Gill had the following child: Note - this may be an error. Possibly the father of John below is William 1705-1729 who married Elizabeth Ferne.

 

13.            i. JOHN5 SIMPSON was born on 15 Mar 1723/24 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 22 Jan 1791 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Judith Hudson on 03 Nov 1745 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 25 Mar 1782 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

10.      SARAH4 SIMPSON (William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 15 Dec 1698 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Jeremy Haley on 04 Sep 1721 in Bradford, Yorkshire.

 

Jeremy Haley and Sarah Simpson had the following child:

 

i.        JEREMY5 HALEY.

11.      WILLIAM4 SIMPSON (Joseph3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 10 Feb 1688. He died before 15 Sep 1741 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He married Rachel Wilson on 23 Nov 1718 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 31 May 1767.

 

William Simpson and Rachel Wilson had the following child:

 

i.        JOSEPH5 SIMPSON was born in 1723 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

12.      JOHN4 SIMPSON (William3, John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 29 Apr 1714 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He married Mary Booth on 03 Sep 1733 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

John Simpson and Mary Booth had the following children:

 

i.        ANN5 SIMPSON was born on 11 Mar 1733/34 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

15.            ii. JOHN SIMPSON was born before 11 Feb 1735 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 12 Dec 1802 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (1) FIRST WIFE before 1764. He married (2) MARY GAUNT on 29 May 1780 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She was born about 1744. She died on 01 Feb 1801 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      MARY SIMPSON was born before 10 May 1739 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iv.      WILLIAM SIMPSON was born before 07 Mar 1740 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 29 Aug 1816 in Idle Thorp.

 

v.       MARTHA SIMPSON was born before 25 Dec 1741 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married James Brashaw on 25 May 1761 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

vi.      THOMAS SIMPSON was born about 1749. He died before 03 Mar 1821 in Idle, West Yorkshire.





7. GENERATION 5
The lineage continues through John (1723 - 1791) who we feel married Judith Hudson.

JHS records in his notes that John Simpson b. 1714, first married Mary Booth in 1731 and then Judith Hudson in 1745. This is probably not correct. John, b. 1714, marries Mary Booth in 1731 and they start having children in 1733 and his occupation as a worsted comber is consistent with his children till the last in 1741. JHS also lists the marriage of Judth Hudson with John Simpson, b. 1723, in 1745 and has children starting in 1746 and every few years after. John is described as a clothier in the baptisms of his children and this distinguishes him from John of 1714 who is a wool comber. John b. 1723 as husband of Judith Hudson is a better fit. One loose end is that a granddaughter of John Simpson and Mary Booth is named Judith. JHS records that Judith is a widow at death - this is not true as the record states she is the "wife of John Simpson". John of 1723 is still alive when Judith dies.

The line continues with James (1754 - 1819) and his wife Rhoda Bradford. Rhoda died only 40 years before JHS was born. On the notes of JHS he writes "ours" beside this couple. It is most probable that JHS was informed by his grandfather (died 1904) or village elders that James Simpson and Rhoda Bradford were is gg grandparents.


Further to this, my wife's mother, who is part of this same direct line, wrote in her memoir, "There were other Simpson’s in Idle when I was a child, Cousins or half cousins of my mother’s. Arthur Simpson, who bought the Unitarian Chapel and a Sunday school. He turned the Sunday school building into a garage and repair shop in 1921, and ran a taxi service. Alfred Simpson, an antiquarian, [this would be John H. Simpson, an error in her memory] lived in a beautiful old house in Thorpe Garth. He said that one line of our family could be traced back to John Bradford, who was burnt at the stake at Smithfield’s in 1555."

Generation 5

 

13.      JOHN5 SIMPSON (William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 15 Mar 1723/24 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 22 Jan 1791 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Judith Hudson on 03 Nov 1745 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She died before 25 Mar 1782 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

John Simpson and Judith Hudson had the following children:

 

i.        ANN6 SIMPSON was born before 29 Jun 1746 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

ii.       MARY SIMPSON was born on 12 Jan 1748/49 in Idle Green, Yorkshire.

 

iii.      WILLIAM SIMPSON was born before 28 Jul 1751 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He died on

 

17  Aug 1814 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married BUCKE.

 

16.            iv. JAMES SIMPSON was born before 10 Nov 1754 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 27 Jun 1819 in Idle Thorpe. He married Rhoda Bradford, daughter of Benjamin Bradford on 26 Sep 1785 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England. She was born on 05 Jun 1764 in Headrow, Leeds. She died before 13 Feb 1831 in Idle Thorpe.

 

17.            v. ELIZABETH SIMPSON was born before 20 May 1757 in Idle Chapel, Idle, West Yorkshire. She married JOHN MANN.

 

vi.      JOHN SIMPSON was born before 13 Jan 1760 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before

 

30  Jul 1806 in Idle Green, Yorkshire. He married an unknown spouse on 29 May 1780 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.


vii.     SARAH SIMPSON was born before 23 May 1762 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married George Booth on 16 May 1781 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

viii.    RACHEL SIMPSON was born on 28 May 1775 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married Wright Horth on 05 Jan 1795 in Calverley, West Yorkshire.

 

14.      JOHN5 SIMPSON (John4, William3, John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 11 Feb 1735 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 12 Dec 1802 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (1) MARY GAUNT on 29 May 1780 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. She was born about 1744. She died on 01 Feb 1801 in Calverley, West Yorkshire. He married (2) FIRST WIFE before 1764.

 

John Simpson and Mary Gaunt had the following child:

 

i.        THOMAS6 SIMPSON was born about 1787. He died between Jul 1841-May 1842 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Hobson, daughter of Thomas Hobson on 12 Nov 1837 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England. She was born about 1797.

 

John Simpson and First Wife had the following children:

 

ii.       JAMES SIMPSON was born before 23 Sep 1764 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 07 Aug 1808 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      JOHN SIMPSON was born before 24 Jan 1768 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

17.            iv. HANNAH SIMPSON was born before 23 Sep 1770 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married William Brooksbank on 09 Jun 1794.

 

v.       FRANCIS SIMPSON was born before 1781.

 

JUDITH SIMPSON was born before 1781. She married Jeremiah Booth on 08 May 1798 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England.






8. GENERATION 6
The direct line in this lineage continues through John (1794-1852) who married Mary Rawnsley (1789-1866) who was born in Hawksworth, Otley Parish. The marriage record between this couple states that they were married in Bradford Parish and both were from Bradford Parish which is a bit of a problem. We assume JHS knew about this couple first hand from his grandfather who lived till 1904 given that his father died when JHS was 3 years old. Mary died in 1866 just a few years before JHS was born and Mary was his great grandmother. We have to assume that JHS got this right.

Generation 6

 

15.      JAMES6 SIMPSON (John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 10 Nov 1754 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 27 Jun 1819 in Idle Thorpe. He married Rhoda Bradford, daughter of Benjamin Bradford on 26 Sep 1785 in Calverley, Yorkshire, England. She was born on 05 Jun 1764 in Headrow, Leeds. She died before 13 Feb 1831 in Idle Thorpe.

 

James Simpson and Rhoda Bradford had the following children:

 

18.            i. WILLIAM7 SIMPSON was born about 1785 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 30 May 1844 in Idle Thorp. He married MARY BEAUMONT. She was born about 1787. She died before 04 Mar 1862 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

ii.       NANCY SIMPSON was born about 1787 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died before 19 Nov 1790 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      JAMES SIMPSON was born before 06 Aug 1791 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 1797.

 

iv.      BENJAMIN SIMPSON was born on 23 Jun 1791 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died on 03 Oct 1809 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

19.            v. JOHN SIMPSON was born about 1794 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died in Aug 1852 in Idle, parish of Caverley, Chapelry of Idle. He married Mary Rawnsley before 1822. She was born about 1789 in Hawksworth, Otley Parish, Yorkshire. She died in 1866 in buried 1866, aged 77 yrs.


vi.      JAMES SIMPSON was born on 16 Jul 1797 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died in Sep 1896.

 

vii.     MARY SIMPSON was born on 03 May 1804 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She died in 1804.

 

viii.    MARY SIMPSON was born on 14 Jun 1805 in Thorp, West Yorkshire. She died in 1891.

 

ix.      MARIA SIMPSON.  She died before 09 Oct 1809 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

16.      ELIZABETH6 SIMPSON (John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 20 May 1757 in Idle Chapel, Idle, West Yorkshire. She married JOHN MANN.

 

John Mann and Elizabeth Simpson had the following child:

 

i.        WILLIAM7 MANN was born on 11 Jul 1779.

 

17.      HANNAH6 SIMPSON (John5, John4, William3, John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 23 Sep 1770 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married William Brooksbank on 09 Jun 1794.

 

William Brooksbank and Hannah Simpson had the following children:

20.

i.

JAMES7 BROOKSBANK was born before 07 Jun 1795. He married ELIZABETH

 

 

WATERHOUSE. She died in 1836. He married (2) MARY BROOK on 24 Feb 1850.

 

ii.

WILLIAM BROOKSBANK was born before 06 Jul 1809.




9. GENERATION 7
The line of JHS and Jane Macdonald continues through John (1823 - 1904). My wifes line is through Joseph (1830 - 1904).

Generation 7

 

18.      WILLIAM7 SIMPSON (James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1785 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 30 May 1844 in Idle Thorp. He married MARY BEAUMONT. She was born about 1787. She died before 04 Mar 1862 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

William Simpson and Mary Beaumont had the following children:

 

i.        WILLIAM8 SIMPSON.

 

ii.       SARAH SIMPSON was born on 20 Nov 1811 in Idle, West Yorkshire. Sarah died in 1862 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

iii.      SUSANNAH SIMPSON was born on 19 May 1820 in Butt Lane, Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

19.      JOHN7 SIMPSON (James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1794 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died in Aug 1852 in Idle, parish of Caverley, Chapelry of Idle. He married Mary Rawnsley before 1822. She was born about 1789 in Hawksworth, Otley Parish, Yorkshire. She died in 1866 in buried 1866, aged 77 yrs..

 

John Simpson and Mary Rawnsley had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES8 SIMPSON was born about 1822 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died before 23 Feb 1897 in Idle. He married Mary between 1851-1861. She was born about 1813 in Northowram, Yorks.

 

22.            ii. JOHN SIMPSON was born on 18 May 1823 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 10 Oct 1904. He married Eliza Keighley on 29 Sep 1845. She was born about 1827 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

23.            iii. JOSEPH SIMPSON was born about 1830 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died about 01 Jun 1904 in Buried Idle, Yorkshire. He married (1) ANN BATLEY, daughter of John Batley and Hannah Wrigglesworth on 27 May 1860 in Parish Church, Parish of

Bradford, Yorkshire. She was born on 04 Jun 1830 in Bradford, Yorkshire. She died on 20 Oct 1881 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (2) ELIZABETH PLEWS, daughter of Thomas Plews on 28 Aug 1882 in Parish Church Caverley. She was born about 1845 in Headingley, Yorkshire. She died in 1900.

 

23.            iv.    ELIZABETH SIMPSON.  She married HY PARKINSON.

 

v.       SARAH SIMPSON.  She married J SUGDEN.

 

vi.      MARTHA SIMPSON.

 

vii.     HARRIET SIMPSON.  She married FIRTH.

 

20.      JAMES7 BROOKSBANK (Hannah6 Simpson, John5 Simpson, John4 Simpson, William3 Simpson, John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born before 07 Jun 1795. He married ELIZABETH WATERHOUSE. She died in 1836. He married (2) MARY BROOK on 24 Feb 1850.

 

James Brooksbank and Elizabeth Waterhouse had the following children:

 

24.            i. ELIZABETH8 BROOKSBANK was born in 1825. She married ROBERT GASCOIGNE. He was born in 1828 in Rawdon.

 

ii.       SARAH BROOKSBANK was born in 1827.

 

iii.      MARY SELINA BROOKSBANK was born in 1830.





10. GENERATION 8
The JHS line is through William (1851 - 1877) who marries Annie Hainsworth. My wifes through Mary Hannah (1873 - 1968).

Generation 8

 

21.      JOHN8 SIMPSON (John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 18 May 1823 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 10 Oct 1904. He married Eliza Keighley on 29 Sep 1845. She was born about 1827 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

John Simpson and Eliza Keighley had the following children:

 

25.            i. MARY9 SIMPSON was born on 23 May 1846. She married John Hodgson on 12 May 1869.

 

 

26.            ii. JOSEPH SIMPSON was born about 1848 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Sarah Jane Whitfield on 09 Feb 1873. She was born about 1846 in Idle.

 

27.            iii. WILLIAM SIMPSON was born on 12 Apr 1851 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 30 Mar 1877 in Blakehill Quarry, Idle. He married Annie Hainsworth, daughter of John Hainsworth on 20 Jan 1873 in Idle, Holy Trinity.

 

iv.      JOHN SIMPSON was born about 1854 in Idle, West Yorkshire.

 

28.            v. JAMES SIMPSON was born about 1856 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Sarah Elizabeth Smith on 27 Feb 1881.

 

vi.      ELIZA ANN SIMPSON was born about 1860 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married William Hy Dawson on 04 Jul 1885.

 

29.            vii.   ALFRED SIMPSON was born about 1862 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married MARY

 

JANE BARKER.

 

viii.   MARIA ELIZABETH SIMPSON was born about 1864 in Idle, West Yorkshire.


22.      JOSEPH8 SIMPSON (John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1830 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died about 01 Jun 1904 in Buried Idle, Yorkshire. He married (1) ANN BATLEY, daughter of John Batley and Hannah Wrigglesworth on 27 May 1860 in Parish Church, Parish of Bradford, Yorkshire. She was born on 04 Jun 1830 in Bradford, Yorkshire. She died on 20 Oct 1881 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married (2) ELIZABETH PLEWS, daughter of Thomas Plews on 28 Aug 1882 in Parish Church Caverley. She was born about 1845 in Headingley, Yorkshire. She died in 1900.

 

Joseph Simpson and Ann Batley had the following child:

 

30.            i. MARY HANNAH9 SIMPSON was born on 22 Aug 1873 in Idle. She died on 13 Nov 1968 in Calverley Hospital, Idle. She married Patrick Michael Burke, son of Peter Burke and Anne Hamrogue on 06 Sep 1902 in Parish Church, Calverley, York. He was born before 21 Jan 1872 in Aghamore, County Mayo, Ireland. He died on 20 Oct 1953 in Bradford, England.

 

23.      ELIZABETH8 SIMPSON (John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson). She married HY PARKINSON.

 

Hy Parkinson and Elizabeth Simpson had the following child:

 

i.        SAMUEL BURLEY9 PARKINSON.

 

24.      ELIZABETH8 BROOKSBANK (James7, Hannah6 Simpson, John5 Simpson, John4 Simpson, William3 Simpson, John2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born in 1825. She married ROBERT GASCOIGNE. He was born in 1828 in Rawdon.

 

Robert Gascoigne and Elizabeth Brooksbank had the following child:

 

i.        ANNIE9 GASCOIGNE was born about 1853 in Dublin IRE.





11. GENERATION 9

Generation 9

 

25.      MARY9 SIMPSON (John8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 23 May 1846. She married John Hodgson on 12 May 1869.

 

John Hodgson and Mary Simpson had the following children:

 

31.            i.      CHARLES10 HODGSON.  Charles married Elizabeth Barker on 13 Jul 1900.

 

32.            ii.     WILLIAM HODGSON.  He married Jane Wilkinson in Nov 1896.

 

iii.      JOHN HODGSON.

 

iv.      "In the early 1900s  JHS was Sunday School Superintendent of St John's Mission Church and School in Idle.   He had first attended this same church school as a scholar, a quarter of a century earlier in 1877."JAMES HODGSON.

 

v.       MARY ELIZA HODGSON.

 

vi.      ALFRED HODGSON.

 

26.      JOSEPH9 SIMPSON (John8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1848 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Sarah Jane Whitfield on 09 Feb 1873. She was born about 1846 in Idle.

 

Joseph Simpson and Sarah Jane Whitfield had the following children:

 

33.            i.      CHARLES10 SIMPSON was born on 11 Feb 1874. He married MARY JANE BOOTH.

 

ii.       ANNIE ELIZA SIMPSON was born on 15 Dec 1876.

 

PHEBE SIMPSON was born on 26 Mar 1877.

iv.      EMMA SIMPSON was born on 29 Dec 1883.

 

27.      WILLIAM9 SIMPSON (John8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 12 Apr 1851 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 30 Mar 1877 in Blakehill Quarry, Idle. He married Annie Hainsworth, daughter of John Hainsworth on 20 Jan 1873 in Idle, Holy Trinity.

 

William Simpson and Annie Hainsworth had the following children:

 

34.            i.      JOSHUA10 SIMPSON was born in 1871 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married EMILY

PARKINSON.

 

35.            ii. JOHN HAINSWORTH SIMPSON was born on 06 Apr 1873 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He died on 23 Sep 1964. He married Mary Jane Lane on 17 Aug 1896 in Idle, Holy Trinity. She died 3 March 1945.

 

iii.      MARY ELIZABETH SIMPSON was born in 1875 in Idle, West Yorkshire. She married JOHN E GRANT.

 

iv.      ELIZA JANE SIMPSON was born in 1877.

 

28.      JAMES9 SIMPSON (John8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1856 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married Sarah Elizabeth Smith on 27 Feb 1881.

 

James Simpson and Sarah Elizabeth Smith had the following children:

 

i.        EDITH EMMA10 SIMPSON was born on 07 May 1882.

 

ii.       LILY ELIZA SIMPSON was born on 19 Mar 1884.

 

iii.      GEORGE SIMPSON was born on 15 Feb 1886.

 

iv.      HARRY SIMPSON was born in 1888.

 

v.       HERBERT SIMPSON was born on 13 Sep 1890.

 

vi.      ALICE SIMPSON was born on 20 Nov 1896.

 

vii.     JOHN WILLIAM SIMPSON was born on 24 Nov 1898.

 

viii.    FLORENCE SIMPSON was born on 29 Jun 1900.

 

ix.      FRED SIMPSON was born on 29 May 1903.

 

29.      ALFRED9 SIMPSON (John8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born about 1862 in Idle, West Yorkshire. He married MARY JANE BARKER.

 

Alfred Simpson and Mary Jane Barker had the following children:

 

i.        HARRY10 SIMPSON was born on 18 Mar 1884.

 

ii.       ARTHUR SIMPSON was born on 16 Feb 1888.

 

iii.      WILLIE SIMPSON was born on 13 Aug 1891.

 

iv.      ANNIE SIMPSON was born on 13 Aug 1891.


v.       MAY SIMPSON was born on 13 May 1898.

 

30.      MARY HANNAH9 SIMPSON (Joseph8, John7, James6, John5, William4, William3, Richard2 Simson, William1 Simson) was born on 22 Aug 1873 in Idle. She died on 13 Nov 1968 in Calverley Hospital, Idle. She married Patrick Michael Burke, son of Peter Burke and Anne Hamrogue on 06 Sep 1902 in Parish Church, Calverley, York. He was born before 21 Jan 1872 in Aghamore, County Mayo, Ireland. He died on 20 Oct 1953 in Bradford, England.

 

Patrick Michael Burke and Mary Hannah Simpson had the following children:

 

36.            i. EDITH MARY10 BURKE was born on 16 Jun 1903 in Idle. She died on 20 Apr 1994 in Windslow, Bucks. She married JAMES THOMSON ANDERSON EASSON. He was born on 14 Oct 1898 in Lochee?, Angus Co, Scotland. He died in Feb 1991 in Stoke Manderville, Bucks.

 

37.            ii. CONSTANCE BURKE was born on 05 Sep 1904. She died on 09 Jan 1986 in Winwick Hospital, Bradford, York. She married Alve "Dick" Pitts on 13 Dec 1958 in Idle Parish Church. He died in 1964.

 

38.            iii. FLORENCE MAY BURKE was born on 27 Nov 1905 in Idle, Bradford. She died on 27 May 1996 in Collingwood, Ontario. She married Samuel Mowbray, son of John William Mowbray and Alice Hampshire Buckroyd on 06 Oct 1934 in Eccleshill, Yorkshire. He was born on 28 Mar 1909 in Bradford, England. He died on 15 Feb 1995 in Collingwood, Ontario, see notes re ashes.



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12. PEOPLE NOT YET PLACED

JHS BAPTISM NOTES from Calverley Register
8 Dec 1673, Mary dau. of Rich Sympson, Idle
1 Aug 1695, Maria, dau John, Idle
May 10 1696,  Sussanah, dau William Sympson, Idle
17 Aug 1704,  Eliza dau of Richard, Greengates
21 Oct 1708,  Joseph, son of Joseph, Idle
29 July 1721, James, bastard child of Mary Simpson, Idle, spinster  [as confirmed on Ancestry]
11 Jul 1779, Wm, son of Elizabeth Simpson by Jno Mann, Idle [not found on Ancestry]
3 May 1789, Robert, son of William Simpson, at Idle, b. 6 Apr  [as confirmed on Ancestry]
Source: Baptism page of notes by JHS, c. 1904

JHS MARRIAGE NOTES from Calverley Register [Calverley parish unless otherwise stated - a few state "Idle"]
24 Sep 1640, Xpoffer Simpson & Agnes Fletcher
18 Jul 1646, William Dickson & Jenit Simson [Ancestry index as Jenet]
1 May 1650, John Simpson & Mary Smith
22 Apr 1656, Francis Simpson & Elizabeth Brown
6 June 1665, James Rickleton & Ann Sympson
29 Jun 1686, William Caverley & Mary Simson
1 Sep 1681, Samuel Beck & Mary Symson
June 1692, Thomas Harrison, parish Leeds, & Ann Simpson of this parish
11 Oct 1693, Jonah Sympson & Sarah Pawson, both of this parish
2 Jan 1694, Richard Ferrer & Jane Sympson
22 May 1701, James Slater & Mary Sympson
5 Jun 1701, John Thornton & Mary Sympson [JHS has this Mary as the one bap. 1673 and unplaced.]
1 Jun 1703, John Howgate & Martha Simpson of Calverley
5 Nov 1704, Joseph Simpson & Rishworth
18 Apr 1706, John Simpson, parish Leeds, & Margaret Atkinson
28 Sep 1718, Jonathan Ducker "Pudsey" & Dorothy Simpson
23 Nov 1718, William Simpson of Idle & Rachel Wilson
1 Sep 1732, Robt Charnock [Ancestry index as Robt Chalack] & Sarah Simpson both of this parish
29 Jul 1744, Francis Simpson & Grace Hall of this parish
6 May 1734, Thos Dawson & Mary Simpson, both of this parish
16 Mar 1789, Joseph Simpson & Martha Clarkson, both of this parish
c 1790, Elizabeth Simpson, m. John Illingworth of Huddersfield - as named as niece in will of Thomas b. 1749.
29 Jun 1797, John Simpson, of this parish, & Hannah Yewdall, of Bradford parish
14 Jul 1816, Thomas Simpson & Frances Naylor [indexed as Magin] of this parish. [not recorded by JHS]

JHS BURIAL NOTES from Calverley Register
18 Aug 1698,  John Simpson, Idle
3 Jun 1700,  Mary, d, widow Simpson, Idle
22 Jan 1700,  Mary Simpson, widow, Idle Green
2 Nov 1726, Wm Simpson, 51 yr,  [thus born 1675]
1 Dec 1731 , Ann Simpson, [not found on Ancestry]
10 Apl 1734, Joseph Simpson of Idle, Clothier
12 May 1744, Ann S of Thackley, widow
31 May 1767, Rachel Simpson of Idle
26 Aug 1770, Mary Simpson of Greengate, Idle, widow
25 Jan 1771, James Simpson of Idle, age 50 [JHS states he is the above unplaced bastard son born 1723.]
25 Feb 1785, Wm S of Eliz Simpson, Calverley, Wid?
17 Nov 1793, Abraham Simpson, son of John, Idle
2 Jan 1798, William, 17 yrs, son of John S, Idle [thus born 1781]
12 Dec 1802, Mary, 57 yrs, wife of John Simpson, Idle, [thus born 1745]
27 Dec 1815, Lucy dau of Mary Simpson, Idle, infant

JHS GRAVESTONE NOTES
23 Jan? 1771, James S, son of Mary, 55 yr?
16 July 1771, Mary his mother Dawson
1815, Jas Greenwood

MARRIAGE from Ancestry
22 May 1701, Mary Sympson and James Slater, Calverley, St Wilfrid
18 Jun 1701, Mary Sympson and John Thornton, Calverley, St Wilfrid
29 June 1748, Jno Simpson and Hannah Gunn? [indexed as Jenn], both of this parish, Calverley, St Wilfrid

MARRIAGES to place
JOHN SIMPSON, Spouse:  HANNAH YEWDALL  Family
Marriage:  29 JAN 1797   Calverley, Yorkshire, England
Messages: Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.:  Dates:  Source Call No.:  Type:  Printout Call No.:  Type:
M007253  1721 - 1812  0990547   Film  6909570   Film

JOHN SIMPSON, Spouse:  MARY LIGHTFOOT  Family
07 JUN 1802   Askham Bryan, Yorkshire, England
Messages:  Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.:  Dates:  Source Call No.:  Type:  Printout Call No.:  Type:
M039721  1604 - 1836  0496815 IT 4  Film  6909926   Film
NOTE: There is a will for Mary Simpson, formerly Lightfoot, died Nov 1823, pg Vol 168, #683

MARRIAGE to place
[see the unplaced 1824 will of William Simpson, refers to his mother Hannah Illingworth]
4 Feb 1808, John Illingworth, of this parish, widower & Ann Simpson of this parish spinster [xcrossed out] widow by banns. Witnesses, Thomas Hudson, Benjamin Hardy
Parish:    Calverley, St Wilfrid
Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812
Original data: Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service. Image seen.

DEATH - who is this?
Possible Willm - 1748, October, Willm of Idle, p. Calverley, T Up -
Source: Index to Wills, Prerogative Court York, 1741-1770 FHL 99447, (#3 at Don Mills FHC)


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