Richard Black Simpson

ID# 5138, (7 Sep 1895 - )

Richard Black Simpson was born on 7 Sep 1895 at Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of Charles Martin Davidson/Simpson and Marion Black.

Richard appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Charles Simpson at Castle Blair Park, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland ;
SIMPSON Charles, Head, 45, Mar, Insurance Agent, Edinburgh
SIMPSON Marion B, Wife, 41, Westpans Haddington
SIMPSON Jane G W, Dau, 14, Scholar, Hunterfield Edinburgh
SIMPSON Marion B, Dau, 13, Scholar, East Linton Haddington
SIMPSON Margaret D, Dau, 10, Scholar, Dunfermline, Fife
SIMPSON Richard B, Son, 5, Dunfermline
SIMPSON William, Son, 4, Dunfermline
SIMPSON Thomas, Son, 2, Dunfermline
SIMPSON Helen, Dau, 1, Dunfermline.2

Richard appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Charles Simpson at Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Fifeshire;
SIMPSON Charles, Head, 54, Mar, Insurance Agent, Worker, Edinburgh Midlothian
SIMPSON Marion B, Wife, 51, Mar, Married 27yrs, 8 children born, 6 children living, Edinburgh
SIMPSON Margaret D, Dau, 20, Single, Damask Ironer, Linen Factory, Worker, Dunfermline Fife
SIMPSON Richard B, Son, 15, Trnter(sic), Linen Factory, Worker, Dunfermline
SIMPSON William S, Son, 14, School, Dunfermline
SIMPSON Thomas J, Son, 12, School, Dunfermline.3

Richard Black Simpson married Edith Farquharson on 8 Sep 1921 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Richard Black Simpson
Bachelor, Aged 25
Res: Toronto
Birth: Dunfershire, Scotland
Parents: Chalres Simpson & Marion Black
Edith Farquharson
Spinster, Aged 23
Res: Toronto
Birth: Dufftown, Scotland
Parents: John Farquharson & Annie Gordon

Witnesses: Annie Taylor, 89 Cordon Ave & Alexander Wyse, 312 Waverley Road, Toronto.4,5

Family: Richard Black Simpson and Edith Farquharson

FatherCharles Martin Davidson/Simpson (3 Apr 1856 - 2 Sep 1937)
MotherMarion Black (27 Sep 1859 - 19 Dec 1937)


  1. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1895 Dunfermline Fife, 424/00 0620. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  2. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Dunfermline Fife, 424/ ED 6 Line 14. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  3. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Dunfermline Fife, 424/00 001/00 023. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  4. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  5. [S119] Canadian Vitial Statistics Agency, Canadian BDM Record, Canadian Indexes, unknown repository address, 1921 York Toronto Canada Marriages, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 567. Hereinafter cited as Canadian BDM Record.