Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Selby Simpson

From Graces Guide

c.1856 Born in Paddington[1]; son of William Simpson, artists' colourman; nephew of George Simpson (1819-1894)

1871 Apprenticed to Valentine Sentance, grocer[2]

1876 Joined Brooke, Simpson, and Spiller, makers of artificial dyes

1879 A chemist; married Emma Eugenie Pelham in Belsize Park[3]

1891 Scientific chemist and aniline manufacturer, living in Hackney with Emma E Simpson 32[4]

1903 Left Brookes and formed his own company British Aniline Dye and Chemical Works Ltd.

1911 Aniline dye manufacturer, living in Southgate with Emma Eugine Simpson[5]

1941 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. City of London Indenture
  3. Marriage register
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1911 census