Francis Simpson

30 April 1823–
Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Francis

Francis Simpson was born on 30 April 1823, in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Francis Simpson and Janet McArthur. He married Agnes Lochead on 23 October 1847, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Haswell, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Francis Simpson
Agnes Lochead
Marriage: 23 October 1847
Jessie Simpson
Margaret Simpson
Mary Simpson
Agnes Simpson
Jane Simpson
Janet Leggat Simpson
Christina Simpson

Spouse and Children

23 October 1847
Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Simpson


    Janet McArthur




    Ann McLean Simpson


    Benjamin Simpson


    Jane Simpson



World Events (8)


Age 7

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 9

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 31

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

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)

  • ... Simpson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Francis Simpson, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Francis Sympson, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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