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Stephen Simpson (1869-1954), Chairman of Willey and Co
1869 Born at Mansfield
1894 Re-located to Exeter to work for Willey and Co after he patented coin-operated gas meters and the company was interested in producing them
1939 Living at Spitchwich Manor, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot: Stephen Simpson (born 1899 July 25th), Engineer. With Stephen J. V. Simpson (born 1915), Engineering draughtsman.
Raised funds for the repair of Exeter Cathedral after bomb damage in WWII.