William Simpson was born on 10 Feb 1860 at Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland .1
He was the son of James Simpson and Agnes Raeburn.
William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of James Simpson at Farm Cottage, Bolton, East Lothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON James, Head, 26, Ploughman, Pencaitland Haddington
SIMPSON Agnes, Wife, 27, Humbie
SIMPSON William, Son, 1, Bolton
TROUPA Alexander, Boarder, 49.2
William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of James Simpson at Broomhouse, Corstorphine, Midlothian, Scotland ;
SIMPSON James, Head, 36, Ploughman, Pencaitland, Haddington
SIMPSON Agnes, Wife, 31, Humbie
SIMPSON William, Son, 11, Scholar, Ormiston
SIMPSON Marion, Dau, 7, Scholar, Ormiston
SIMPSON John, Son, 5, Ormiston
SIMPSON Thomas, Son, 3, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Elizabeth, Dau, 9mths, Corstorphine.3
William appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Pirntation Farm Ploughman's House, Stow, Midlothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Agnes, Marion, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Janet, Mary and James ;
SIMPSON William, Head, 21, Ploughman, Ormiston
SIMPSON Agnes, Mother, 40, Humbie
SIMPSON Marion, Sister, 17, Field Worker, Ormiston
SIMPSON John, Brother, 15, Field Worker, Ormiston
SIMPSON Thomas, Brother, 13, Field Worker, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Elizabeth, Sister, 10, Scholar, Corstophine
SIMPSON Janet, Sister,8, Scholar, Pencaitland
SIMPSON Mary, Sister, 4, Scholar, Ormiston
SIMPSON James, Brother, 2, Liberton.4
|Father||James Simpson (3 Dec 1834 - 8 Apr 1878)|
|Mother||Agnes Raeburn (c 1840 - 13 Mar 1908)|
- [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MBDF-NG1 : accessed 14 Jun 2014), William Simpson, 10 Feb 1860; citing ORMISTON,EAST LOTHIAN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.
- [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Bolton East Lothian, 704/ ED 2 Line 22. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
- [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Corstorphine Midlothian, 678/ ED 2 Line 1. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
- [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Stow Midlothian, 699/ ED 7 Line 18. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.