From a descendant.
My gr. grandfather was Thomas William Simpson, born 1856 in Long Marton to Richard and Mary Simpson (nee Bellas or Bellasis).
He married Mary Davidson
around 1886, and emmigrated that spring, arriving in Hull, Quebec and settling in Swan Lake. They had 9 kids, only one son survived and had children. He was Thomas b. Dec 10, 1895. He did spend time with his family back in England during the WW1.
Some Information from Simpson Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/pt/person.aspx?tid=371...-1695898843&pg=0
The April to June 1856 birth index lists Thomas William Simpson
, Penrith Cumberland, volume 10b page 542
The Christening records state, Thomas William Simpson
, born May 2 1856, christened May 6, 1856, Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Father Richard Simpson, mother Mary.
In the 1861 census living at Parkhead, Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Registration District Penrith, sub registration district Kirkoswald. Head, Richard Simpson,age 39, farmer of 72 acres employing 1 man, born at Longmartin [Long Marton], Westmorland. Wife, Mary, age 32, farmer’s wife, Longmartin, Westmorland. Son John Simpson, age 7, farmer’s son, born at Longmartin. Son Thomas William Simpson
age 4, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Son Joseph Simpson age 2, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Son George Simpson, age 6 months, born at Kirkoswald, Cumberland. Brother Edward Simpson, age 48, Carter (Ag. Labourer), born at Longmartin. Niece Mary Swage?, age 18, dairy maid, born at Longmartin.
In the 1871 census living at Glendowling, civil parish of Bridge and Yanwath, ecclesiatical parish Carlise, town of Yanwath, Westmorland, registration district West Ward, sub registration district Lowther. Head Richard Simpson, age 49, farmer of 73 acres, born at Long Marton, westmorland. Wife Mary Simpson age 42, born at Long marton. Son John Simpson, age 17, works on the farm. Son Thomas William Simpson
, age 14, born at Kirkoswald. Son Joseph Simpson, born at Kirkoswald. Son George Simpson age 10, born at Kirkoswald. Son Richard B. Simpson age 4, born at Kirkoswald. Mother in Law Mary Bellas, widow, age 74, Landowners?, born at Bongate?, Westmoreland. and 1 servant.
In the 1881 census living at Glendowling, Civil parish of Yanwath and Eamont Bridge, Westmorland, registration district West Ward, sub registration district Lowther. Head Richard Simpson, age 59, farmer of 80 acres, born at Longmartin, Westmorland. Wife Mary age 52, born at Longmartin. Son Thomas
age 24, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald. Son George Simpson age 20, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald. Son Richard B. Simpson age 14, farmers son, born at Kirkoswald. 1 servant.
In the Canadian 1891 census Lorne, Selkirk, Manitoba. Head Thomas Simpson
, age 34, born England, farmer. Wife Mary Simpson
, age 25, born England. Daughter Mary Simpson, born Quebec. Daughter Ida Simpson, age 2, born Ontario.
The 1901 Canadian census, Lisgar Manitoba, sub district Lorne, page 8. Thomas W. Simpson married, age 44, born May 2, 1856, England, farmer, emmigrated 1886. Wife Mary Simpson, age 35, born August 14, 1865, England. Daughter Mary I. Simpson, age 14, born February 26, 1887, Quebec. Daughter Ida M. Simpson, age 11, born May 6, 1889, Ontario. Daughter Clara Simpson, age 9, born November 10, 1891, Manitoba. Daughter Eva Simpson, age 7, born November 30, 1893, Manitoba. Son Thomas Simpson, age 5, born December 10, 1895, Manitoba. Daughter Nita Simpson age 3, born October 8, 1897, Manitoba. Daughter Mabel Simpson, age 1, born December 1, 1899, Manitoba.
In the 1906 census of the Canadian Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Manitoba, Townships 5 & 6, Ranges 9 and 10, subdistrict 4, page 6. [It is a bit difficult to read.] Thos. Simpson
age 50, born England. Wife Mary Simpson
, age 38?, born England. Daughter Mary Simpson, age 19, born Quebec. Daughter Ida Simpson, age 17, born Ontario. Daugter Clara Simpson, age15, born Manitoba. Son Thomas Simpson age 12, born Manitoba. Daughter Nita Simpson age age 10?, born Manitoba. Daughter Mabel Simpson age 8? born Manitoba. Son Wm. Simpson, age 3, born, Manitoba.
In the 1911 census Swan Lake Manitoba, MacDonald district. Mary Simpson, head, widow, born August 1867, age 43, born in England, racial origin Scotch, nationality not readable, Church of England, Landlady. Daughter Nita Simpson, born October 1897, age 13, born Manitoba. Son Thomas Simpson, born December 1895 Manitoba, age 15. Daughter Mabel Simpson, born December 1899 Manitoba, age 11. Son William born May 1905 Manitoba, age 6. 3 lodgers
In the 1916 Canadian census Canton 5, Range 10 1st Meridian, Lorne Municipality, Manitoba. Mary Simpson, head, widow, age 48, born England, immigrated 1891, Telephone Agent. Daughter Mabel Simpson , age 15, born Manitoba, telephone operator. Son William Simpson, age 12 born Manitoba. Son Thomas Simpson, overseas? Prince Albert Barracks single, age 20, born Manitoba, soldier. 1 roomer