Mary SIMPSON (née ROBINSON) (1871-1959)
Mary Simpson, née Robinson (1871-1959), was the niece of Eugénie Sladden, being the daughter of her sister, Mary Anna Robinson.
Mary was born on 2nd November 1871 at Marshgate House, Richmond, the eldest of four children of Frederick Dalgarno and Mary Anna Robinson. She was baptized on 1st December 1871 at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
At the age of 41 Mary married widower, Edward Henry Simpson, known as Ted, on 3rd May 1913 at Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, Devon. Ted was 33 years her senior and had six grown-up children. Mary had probably got to know the Simpsons when they lived in Richmond close to her home. At the time of the 1911 census, she had been visiting Ted’s household at Highfield, Budleigh Salterton, Devon when his wife was in hospital; Kate died a short time later.
Mary and Ted continued to live at Highfield and had almost nine years of married life together, Ted dying on 29th April 1922, aged 84.
Mary remained living in Budleigh Salterton for the rest of her life, dying at The Quillet, Cliff Terrace, on 13th February 1959, aged 87. Her nephew, Francis Edwin Walton, a solicitor, was executor; she left effects of £36,435 12s 2d.