***LAST UPDATED: 13th March 2005***
married Susanna Tenant (b.abt 1769 - 1836) at Eynsham Parish Church, 1801. Children:
By coincidence, the Simpson family knew the Humphries branch of my family tree. I find this intriguing because the Humphries branch is on my mothers side, while the Simpson branch is on my fathers side. The older sister of Joseph Simpson (my paternal 4xgreat grandfather), Sarah, married Ann Humphries' (my maternal 4xgreat grandmother) younger brother Samuel. Both Ann and Joseph, after their respective marriages, both moved to different parts of Oxford where their children and grandchildren again moved to different parts of Kent and London. These families were finally connected once again when my parents married in Fulham, 1974! Click here to view the Humphries branch of my family tree. Alternatively, click here to see a family tree drawn out showing the connection between the two branches of my family.
It also seems as though the two families were friends as the children of both families were witnesses at each others weddings. When William Simpson married Mary King in 1826, Samuel Humphries was once of the witnesses, along with Rachael Simpson. When Samuel Humphries and Sarah Simpson married in 1822, two of the witnesses were Thomas Humphries and Mary Riddle. Mary had also been a witnesses at the first two marriages of Ann Humphries.
Ellen Bossom (1823 - 1899) at St Thomas' Parish Church, Oxford, in 1844. Children:
Mary Susan - known as Susan - was born a few months before Joseph and Ellen married. All the children were baptised at St. Thomas' Church. The children who died at an early age were also buried at St Thomas. Joseph died in 1854 of smallpox, aged 38 years. He too was buried at St. Thomas church. Ellen died in 1899.
The 1871 census shows Ellen living next door to her daughter Susan and family. Living with Ellen was her son Joseph, another son George and her grandson William. William was Susan's illegitimate son. Ellen's son George was born 3 years after her husband Joseph died. I have found a baptism entry for a George Simpson born 1857 at St Thomas' Church. He was the son of George and Helen Simpson. George was a boatman, and the family were living in Hythe Bridge. Its possible Ellen's name was mistranscribed as Helen, but who George was I don't know. George is also living with Ellen during the 1881 and 1891 censuses. The 1891 census shows Ellen living in the same yard as her daughter Susan.