Unknown Simpson

Unknown (Matthew, James or Hugh) SIMPSON ( ) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation of the Blair line.

3 Irish Protestant Brothers arrived in Quebec somewhere between 1830 and 1842. All 3 settled in Rockburn, near Hinchinbrook, Quebec on Concession 8 lots 2 and 3.  Matthew Sr., James, and Hugh. I’ve got lots of census records, but seems everyone had kids around the same time and named them all the same names!

Name Born Married Departed
1. Ellen SIMPSON c 1818 Gerrard FENNELL
20 May 1852
19 Aug 1888 at the Gore, Hinchinbrook, age 70 years.
2. James Simpson  1812 Anne Grier
7 Jan 1845
Hinchebrook
3. Matthew Simpson 1827 Eleanor Devine
8 Mar 1841
Hinchebrook
17 Jun 1890?

Children

2. James Simpson

m. Anne Greer 7 Jan 1845 Hinchebrook Witnesses to  James Simpson marriage: William Arthurs,  Martha  Fennell. Was this Martha our ancestor or her mother?  Episcopal Church at Chateauguay, Ormstown, Huntigdon and Parts Adjacent.  James and Anne were previously married in the U.S., hence their child Alexander that was baptized in 1843.

Children

i. Mary Simpson b. 1834 Ireland; m. John Malhern Labourer in 1852 census. John and Mary were living next to James Simpson.

ii. Anna Simpson b. 1838 Canada

iii. Nancy Simpson b.  25 Jan 1840. She was baptized at Episcopal Church at Chateauguay and Ormstown and Parts Adjacent.  Witnesses were Hugh Simpson, Ellen Simpson and James Simpson.

iv. James Simpson b. 1842 Canada

vi.  Alexander Simpson b.  4 Jun 1843.  Witnesses James Simpson, William Greer and Robert Sadler. Episcopal Church at Chateauguay, Beauharnois, Ormstown, and Parts Adjacent.

vii.   William Simpson b.  27 Apr 1845  He was baptized at Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent  Witnesses were James Coulter and Andrew Hopper.

viii. Helen Simpson b. 1848 Canada

ix.  Mary Jane Simpson b. 24 Jan 1849;  She was baptized at Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent  Witnesses were:  James Coulter and Edward Dawson. (Not in 1852 census)

x.  Martha Jane Simpson b. 30 Oct 1849.  Baptized at United Church of England and Ireland at Durham, Ormstown.  Witnesses: Daniel Hopper, John Law and James Simpson. (Not in 1852 census)

xii.  Isabella Simpson b. 5 Apr 1852.  She was baptized at United Church of England and Ireland at Durham, Ormstown.  Witnesses were:  George Chayne, James Simpson and Anna Simpson. (Not in 1852 census)

xiii. Elizabeth Simpson b.  1 Apr 1854.   They lived in Hinchinbrooke where James was a farmer.  United Church of England and Ireland at Durham, Ormstown.

xiv. Sarah Anne Simpson b. 19 May 1859.  She was baptized at the Church of England at Ormstown and Parts Adjacent.  Witnesses were John Shepard, John Taylor and James Simpson.

1852 Hinchinbrook Census

In the 1852 census, James Simpson lived very near to his brother-in-law Gerrard FENNELL.

Malhern, John Labourer Ireland Episcopalian 1828
Simpson, Mary Ireland Episcopalian 1834
next to

Simpson, James Farmer Ireland Episcopalian 1812
Grace, Ann Ireland Episcopalian 1835
Simpson, Anna Canada Episcopalian 1838
Simpson, Nancy Canada Episcopalian 1840
Simpson, James Canada Episcopalian 1842
Simpson, Alexr Canada Episcopalian 1844
Simpson, William Canada Episcopalian 1846
Simpson, Helen Canada Episcopalian 1848

3. Matthew Simpson

Matthew Sr. b. 1827 in Ireland (Irish Free State) d. 1890 in Rockburn, Quebec. m. Charlotte Beatty/Beattie around 1847

m. Eleanor (Ellena) Devine Witnesses to  Matthew Simpson marriage: Wiliam Arthurs, John Bochard, Mary Ann Bochard. Episcopal Church at Chateauguay, Ormstown, Huntigdon and Parts Adjacent.

Children

i. William Simpson b. 1848 Canada

ii. Martha Simpson b. 1850   m.  10 Apr 1877 Samuel Henderson, married Martha Simpson, eldest daughter of Matthew Simpson, all of Hinchinbrook, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. William A. Johnston

ii.  Hannah Simpson b. 4 Feb 1841.  She was baptized at  Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent  Witnesses were William Kidd, Matthew Simpson and Ellena Simpson.

iii.  Mary Ann Simpson b. 7 Jul 1843.  She was baptized at Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent  Witnesses were Matthew Simpson and Elleanor Devin.
5 Feb 1885 Robert Graham, married Mary Simpson, third daughter of Matthew Simpson, Esq., at the residence of the bride’s father, in Hinchinbrook, by Rev. William A. Johnston.

iv. John Simpson b.  11 May 1845.  He was baptized at Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent.  Witnesses were:  William Fennell (Martha’s brother) and Matthew Simpson.

v. Hugh Simpson b. 1 Aug 1847.  He was baptized at Episcopal Church At Huntingdon and Parts Adjacent  Witnesses were Matthew Simpson and Ellen Devine.

vi. John Simpson  b.  19 Jul 1850.  He was baptized at United Church of England and Ireland at Durham, Ormstown.  Witnesses were:  J. Brethour, Matthew Simpson and Ellen Devine.

1852 Hinchinbrook Census
Simpson, Martha Canada Episcopalian 1850
Simpson, Mathew Farmer Ireland Episcopalian 1827
Bailey, Charlotte Ireland Episcopalian 1827
Simpson, Wm Canada Episcopalian 1848
Simpson, N Canada Episcopalian 1851

Living right next to Mathew and Charlotte were another Mathew Simpson a little too young to be his father and a single Hugh Simpson.

Simpson, Mathew Farmer Ireland Episcopalian 1812
Doolin, Helen Ireland Episcopalian 1816
Simpson, Anna Canada Episcopalian 1842
Simpson, Mary Canada Episcopalian 1844
Simpson, Mathew Canada Episcopalian 1846
Simpson, Hugh Canada Episcopalian 1848
Simpson, John Canada Episcopalian 1850
Simpson, Hugh Ireland Episcopalian 1802

Other Simpsons

…01-19-1894 Dorothea Simpson, Widow of the late Robert Platt, died at Hinchinbrook PQ, aged 93 years 08 months. A native of Londonderry, Ireland.

1852 Hinchinbrook Census
These Simpsons were Presbyterians while the others were Episcopalians

Simpson, John Wheelwright Ireland Presbyterian 1802
Platt, Rebecca Ireland Presbyterian 1814
Simpson, Mary Ireland Presbyterian 1836
Simpson, Jane Ireland Presbyterian 1837
Simpson, David Ireland Presbyterian 1840
Simpson, Sarah Ireland Presbyterian 1843
Simpson, Rebecca Ireland Presbyterian 1846
Simpson, Ann Ireland Presbyterian 1848
Simpson, John Ireland Presbyterian 1850

1852 Hinchinbrook Census
William Simpson lived next to Robert Platt
Simpson, Wm Carpenter Ireland Presbyterian 1812
Brown, Betsey Ireland Presbyterian 1817
Simpson, John Canada Presbyterian 1846
Simpson, William Canada Presbyterian 1847
Simpson, Elisabeth Canada Presbyterian 1849
Simpson, Robert Canada Presbyterian 1851
Platt, Robert Farmer Ireland Episcopalian 1794
Simpson, Dulcey Ireland Episcopalian 1804

1852 Hinchinbrook Census
Willson, Henry Farmer Scotland Presbyterian 1800
Simpson, Elisabeth Scotland Presbyterian 1800
Willson, Henry Canada Presbyterian 1839

1852 Hinchinbrook Census
Burrows, Thomas Shoemaker Canada Presbyterian 1826
Simpson, Margt Milliner England Presbyterian 1830
Burrows, Francis Canada Presbyterian 1848

Source:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~qchuntin/gleaner/

http://www.swquebec.ca/results.asp?ID=46440ec.ca/results.asp?ID=16010

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/159749/person/-2117293614

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census52/

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2 Responses to Unknown Simpson

  1. Pingback: Gerrard Fennell | Miner Descent

  2. Cynthia says:

    would love to know what info you have on the simpson family. James and Ann Greer is my direct line. Hope to hear back! Cynthia Simpson

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