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                                                       SIMPSON FAMILY
                                                 Of Brighton, Sussex, England
                                                           Descendant Chart
                                                                                                     

Colour code: Generation 1, Generation 2, Generation 3, Generation 4, Generation 5, Generation 6. 
Unknown Simpson. 
   *           William Simpson: Born around 1780; Occupation: Possible Cordwainer; Married Fanny Paine [1774-1828] at Brighton 15th September 1805. 
                                            Died Unknown. William Simpson and his wife Fanny nee Paine had the following children; 
   *              *         Fanny Simpson baptized on the 18th February 1806 at St. Nicholas at Brighton. Fanny died in early childhood [1806 – 1808].
   *              *         Fanny Simpson baptized on the 19th October 1808 at St. Nicholas at Brighton. Married John Swinton Ashhurst, a Law Clerk on the
                                               28th Jan. 1827 at Preston near Brighton. Died 4th March 1847 buried St. Nicholas Brighton 12th March 1847. 
                                               Fanny and John Swinton Ashhurst had the following children; 
   *              *          *     Lewis Ashhurst: Born c. 1828; Married Maria unknown c.1855, Occupation: Military Service. Resided: Dublin, Ireland where he
                                                married.   Lewis Ashurst and his wife Mary had the following issue;
   *              *          *       *      Lewis Ashurst: born c. 1856 Ireland.  May have joined British Army at Dublin at age 14yrs.
   *              *          *       *      Mary Ashurst:  born c. 1858 Ireland.  Returned to Brighton and lived in the home of her paternal uncle John Swinton 
                                                               Ashhurst till the age of twenty-one: Married William Alfred Osborne a Painter  Journeyman 1879 [born 1858. 
                                                               Mary Ashurst & William Osborne had the following issue;
   *              *          *       *        *            Evalyn A. Osborne or Evalin A Osborne: Born 1881 at Brighton. Married Charles H Bendle in March Qtr. 1917.                                                                               
   *              *          *       *        *            Katherine L  Osborne: [also misrecorded as Kathleen],  Born 1884. Married Willis H Parker June Qtr. 1919 at 
                                                               Brighton. 
   *            *           *        *        *            Winifred G  Osborne: Born 1886.  Died in the Sept. Qtr. 1901 at Brighton, at the recorded age of 22 yrs.
   *            *           *        *        *            Essie M  Osborne otherwise known as Clara M Osborne:  Born 1889.   No further information.
   *            *           *        *        *            Bernard A  Osborne: Born 1890 at Brighton.  No  further information.
   *            *           *     John Swinton Ashurst: Born c. 1829; Occupation: Painter & Glazier.  Married: Maria Bonner in 1854. They appear not to have had issue.  
                                               Cared for his niece Mary Ashhurst [above] the daughter of his brother Lewis, who was born in Ireland. John died June Qtr. 
                                               1877 at the recorded age of 47yrs. His niece Mary continued living with his aging widow till her marriage at age twenty-one.
   *            *           *     Fanny Ashurst: Baptised 27th March 1833 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  Married Thomas Wright 1852 at Poplar, London. Died between 
                                               1861-1881 England.  Fanny & Thomas Wright had the following issue;
   *            *           *         *     Fanny Matilda Wright: Born 1852 Poplar, Middlesex, London; married Thomas Beard 1875; died Dec.Qtr.1891 aged 39yrs.
                                                                Fanny Matilda & Thomas Beard had the following issue;
   *            *           *         *         *           Horace William Beard: Born 1872; may have married previously. married2? Kathleen L.E. Caulfield March 
                                                                Qtr. 1920. Died: Unknown. No further information.
   *            *           *         *         *           Thomas Ashurst Beard: Born 1877; married either Emily Reynolds or Jane Charlotte Gladding Sept. Qtr. 
                                                                1906. Died: Unknown.
   *            *           *         *         *           H.H. Beard:  Born c. 1887; no further information.
   *            *           *         *         *           Gertrude F. M. Beard: [assumed Gertrude Fanny Matilda]: Born 1887. May have married Surname Scribbins 
                                                                1921 [registered as Gertrude E.M.].  No further information.
   *            *           *         *         *           William A. Beard: Born c. 1888.  A few marriages could apply.  No further information.
   *            *           *         *         *           Ethel A. Beard: Born c. 1882. Several marriages could apply.  No further information.
   *            *           *         *    Julia Wright: Born 1854 Poplar, Middlesex, London; died unmarried and without issue 1903 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 
                                                               aged 49yrs.
   *            *            *        *    Teresa Wright: Born 1856, Poplar, Middlesex, London.  Assumed portrayed in  one of the photos above. No further information.
   *            *            *        *    Amelia Ann Wright: Born 1859, Poplar, Middlesex, London. Married John Coyne Riley, Melbourne Vic. Australia 16/8/1881.  
                                                               Died Chatswood, Sydney, Australia in 1934.  Amelia & Thomas Wright had the following issue;
   *            *            *        *        *           John Lawrence Riley: Born 19th April 1882 [premature] Melbourne Victoria, died a few hours after birth.
   *            *            *        *        *           Clarence Riley:  Born 5th August 1883 Melbourne Victoria, died only 8 hours after his birth.
   *            *            *        *        *           Olive Pendennis Riley:  Born 10th March 1885 Melbourne Victoria. Married Alfred Adams 1913. Died after 1970.
   *            *            *        *        *           Harold Francis Lytton Riley: Born 1880 Melbourne Victoria. Occupation: Publican. Married Ada Alberta 'Daisy' 
                                                               nee unknown.Died after 1950.  
   *            *            *        *    Elizabeth Wright; Born 1860, Poplar, Middlesex, London. Assumed portrayed in one of the photos above.