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The Simpson family in our tree lived at Ayle, near Kirkhaugh, Northumberland.
Thomas Simpson who died in 1785 at Ayle is at the head of this tree.
His son Thomas, born in 1761, married Hannah Lowdon at Allendale, Northumberland in 1785. Thomas and Hannah had eight children, only four of these survived to be named in Thomas’s will, which was written in 1812, the year that he died. Thomas was a miner.
Thomas and Hannah’s son William, born in 1797 married Mary Johnson at Whitfield, Northumberland in 1832.
William and Mary had five children, all born in Alston, Cumberland before William died in 1844. William was a draper at Front Street, his widow Mary continued the business after William’s death, with her son William.
William and Mary’s three daughters Elizabeth, Mary Anne and Hannah did not marry, they lived at Ashley House in Alston.
Thomas, William and Hannah’s eldest son, did not marry, he died at the age of 31.
William Johnson Simpson, their second son, married Mary Anne Whaley at Lambley, Northumberland in 1869.
William and Mary Anne had six children, the eldest, Dora, married Thomas Arthur Holmes at Alston in 1901.
T. Arthur and Dora Holmes continued the drapery business at Front Street, Alston.

Descendants of Thomas Simpson

1 Thomas Simpson - 1785
.... 2 Ann Simpson
........ +Jonathan Lee - 1797
.... 2 George Simpson
.... 2 Hannah Simpson
.... 2 John Simpson - 1797
.... 2 Thomas Simpson 1761 - 1812
........ +Hannah Lowdon 1759 - 1826
.......... 3 Mary Simpson 1786 - 1786
.......... 3 Thomas Simpson 1787 - 1789
.......... 3 Nancy Simpson 1790 - 1790
.......... 3 Joseph Simpson 1792 - 1825
.......... 3 Thomas Simpson 1794
.......... 3 William Simpson 1797 - 1844
.............. +Mary Johnson 1805 - 1876
................. 4 Thomas Simpson 1833 - 1865
................. 4 Elizabeth Simpson 1835 - 1914
................. 4 William Johnson Simpson 1837 - 1897
..................... +Mary Anne Whaley 1849 - 1917
....................... 5 Dora Simpson 1872 - 1953
........................... +Thomas Arthur Holmes 1870 - 1926
............................. 6 William Walton Holmes 1902 - 1999
................................. +Edith Elsie Maud Ruff 1920 - 2012
.................................... 7 Glenys Elizabeth Holmes
........................................ +Roger Campbell
.......................................... 8 Stephen Campbell
.............................................. +Sarah Harding
.......................................... 8 Sally Ann Campbell
.............................................. +Aidan Harington
................................................. 9 Evie Harington
................................................. 9 Leo Harington
.................................... 7 Jillian Mary Holmes
.................................... 7 William John Holmes
........................................ +Jane Elizabeth Armstrong
.......................................... 8 Alan William Holmes
.............................................. +Vicki Hodgson
................................................. 9 Matthew Alan Holmes
.......................................... 8 Sarah Jane Armstrong Holmes
.......................................... 8 John Andrew Holmes
.............................................. +Leanne Marie Davis
................................................. 9 John William Holmes
............................. 6 John Holmes 1904 - 1978
................................. +Dulcie Mary Thompson 1905 - 1977
.................................... 7 Ian Holmes 1940 - 2000
............................. 6 Arthur Ernest Holmes 1905 - 1963
............................. 6 Dorothy Annie Holmes 1915 - 1993
................................. +William Davidson Souter 1909 - 1987
.................................... 7 William Holmes Souter 1945 - 1997
.................................... 7 Alan Souter
........................................ +Svetlana V Starostenko
.......................................... 8 Daniel Alan Winston Souter
....................... 5 Thomas William Simpson 1874 - 1955
........................... +Winifred Youngs 1880 - 1941
............................. 6 Winifred M Simpson 1917 - 2009
....................... 5 Frederic George Simpson 1879 - 1953
....................... 5 Mary Simpson 1883 - 1937
....................... 5 John Whaley Simpson 1884 - 1939
....................... 5 Charles Victor Little Simpson 1887
................. 4 Mary Anne Simpson 1840 - 1922
................. 4 Hannah Simpson 1842 - 1916
.......... 3 George Simpson 1800
.......... 3 Elizabeth Simpson 1802 - 1828
.............. +Foster Halden
.... 2 Jane Simpson 1767 - 1837
.... 2 William Simpson 1770 - 1797



© J Holmes January 2016