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Family of William SIMPSON and Hester WITHY

Husband: William SIMPSON (1795-1866)
Wife: Hester WITHY (1795-1834)
Children: Edward SIMPSON (1826- )
George SIMPSON (1829- )
Mary SIMPSON (1831- )
William Henry SIMPSON (1833-1834)
Lydia SIMPSON (1827-1832)
Marriage 4 May 1825 Friends Meeting House, Frenchay

Husband: William SIMPSON


William SIMPSON, hester withy w simpson marriage 1825

Name: William SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Father: William Tully SIMPSON (1769-1808)
Mother: Maria GUNDRY (1764-1843)
Birth 24 Feb 1795 Castle Street, Bristol, Gloucester, England
Occupation Brush manufacturer of Melksham
Death 19 May 1866 (age 71) Melksham

Wife: Hester WITHY

Name: Hester WITHY
Sex: Female
Father: George (junior) WITHY (1763-1837)
Mother: Lydia HARWOOD (1772-1860)
Birth 25 Apr 1795 Bristol, Gloucester
Death 30 Mar 1834 (age 38) Melksham
Burial 6 Apr 1834 (age 39) Melksham; Quaker cemetery King St, Wiltshire, England

Child 1: Edward SIMPSON

Name: Edward SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Birth 3 Apr 1826 Melksham Wilts

Child 2: George SIMPSON

Name: George SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Birth 25 Mar 1829 Melksham Wilts

Child 3: Mary SIMPSON

Name: Mary SIMPSON
Sex: Female
Birth 8 Nov 1831

Child 4: William Henry SIMPSON

Name: William Henry SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Birth 2 Sep 1833
Death 30 Jan 1834 (age 0)
Burial 1 Feb 1834 (age 5 mns) Flax Bourton

Child 5: Lydia SIMPSON

Name: Lydia SIMPSON
Sex: Female
Birth 13 Nov 1827 Melksham Wilts
Death 10 Apr 1832 (age 4 yrs 6 mns) Melksham
Burial 15 Apr 1832 (age 4 yrs 6 mns) Melksham
Wiltshire Friends record R3 584 42

Note on Wife: Hester WITHY

Unsure about DOB - may be 1804 ? (source Barbara & David Withy)


Hester Simpson, Melksham, Wilts. Aged 39 30 March 1834 Wife of Wm. Simpson, of Melksham. This beloved Friend was the daughter of George and Lydia Withy, of Melksham. Her mind was visited by her Heavenly Father's love in very early life; and there is good ground to believe, that she yielded to the regulating power thereof through life; and in the discharge of the duties devolving upon her as wife and parent, she was very exemplary. She bore a protracted and painful illness with great resignation to the Divine will, and peacefully departed, (as she expressed herself), "in full confidence in her Saviour;" in whom it is consolingly believed she was accepted.


Note from Salisbury and Winchester Journal - Salisbury,

Monday, May 16, 1825.- Married, Mr. Wm. Simpson, of Melksham, to Hester, daughter of Mr. Geo. Withy, of Downend (see:


Marriage - 1825 5 4 Frenchay Friends record R2 579 597 49 23

death - Wiltshire R3 584 54