Robert Simpson

16 March 1770–
Norwich, Norfolk, England

The Life of Robert

When Robert Simpson was born on 16 March 1770, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, his father, Robert Simpson, was 30 and his mother, Barbara Wells, was 26. He married Mary Shakespear on 18 April 1796, in Great Wakering, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Robert Simpson
1770–
Mary Shakespear
1775–
Marriage: 18 April 1796
Robert Simpson
1799–1834
John Simpson
1803–
Christopher Simpson
1803–1885
Mary Ann Simpson
1808–
Charlotte Simpson
1811–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1796
Great Wakering, Essex, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Simpson

    Male1740–1819Male

    Barbara Wells

    Female1744–Female

siblings

(4)

    Elizabeth Simpson

    Female1766–Female

    Diana Simpson

    Female1768–1831Female

    Male1770–Male

    Susanna Simpson

    Female1772–Female

World Events (2)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 5

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 17

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Simpson in entry for John Simpson, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Robert Simpson in entry for Mary Ann Simpson, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Robert Simpson in entry for Christopher Simpson, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"

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