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1819 Born in Newington, Surrey
1853 Dealer in chemical apparatus; he took George Maule into partnership selling scientific apparatus and fine chemicals; Edward C. Nicholson joined the business which became Simpson, Maule and Nicholson.
1861 Manufacturing chemist, living in Tulse Hill with his wife Frances Simpson 45
1871 Landowner, living in Reigate with his wife, Francis, and his nephew, Valentine 21
1881 Retired chemist, 62, living in Reigate Foreign, with his wife Emma C. Simpson 31 and daughter Adelaide C.E. Simpson 
1891 Retired manufacturing chemist and farmer, living on own means in Reigate Foreign, with Emma C Simpson 41, Adelaide C Simpson 10, George Simpson 8, Roger C Simpson 7
1894 Died in Reigate