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James Simpson Young

James Simpson Young

Male 1818 - 1879  (61 years)

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  • Name James Simpson Young 
    Born 1818  Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1879  Abbot Hall Kents Bank; buried at Cartmel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21975  My Relatives
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Family 1 Betty Rostson,   b. 1826,   d. 22 Nov 1853, Bowden, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1846  Bowden, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Rostron Young,   b. 25 Nov 1846, Pendleton, Lancashire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1908, Ashby Grange Annan, Dumfries Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     2. James Henry Young,   b. 1848, Pendleton, Lancashire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. George Young,   b. 1851, Pendleton, Lancashire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, New Zealand ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Edward Young,   b. 1852, Bowdon, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1891, Hampton Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     5. William Simpson Young,   b. 19 Nov 1853, Bowden, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Wandsworth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F6680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Ann Riley,   b. 1828,   d. 24 Feb 1899, Monklands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1857  St Ann's, Turton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Simpson Young,   b. 1860  [natural]
     2. Edwin Young,   b. 1859  [natural]
     3. Charles Septimus Young,   b. 1861  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F7639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • James Simpson I of Foxhill Bank, Oswaldtwistle who had made a large amount of money in the calico printing business retired from Foxhill Bank Printworks in 1830 and let the business to Thomas Coates & Co. of Pendleton. However by 1838 the business was back with the family and a partnership was formed called Simpson Rostron & Co. calico printers and appears as such in Slater’s Directory. The partnership consisted of Thomas Simpson (nephew of James Simpson I who is said to have returned from America to where his father, William Simpson, James Simpson I’s elder brother had emigrated), Lawrence Rostron (James Simpson I’s son-in-law), James Simpson Young, and William Gregory Langdon, the last of whom looked after the marketing end of the business in Manchester (Blackburn Standard 30 October 1844).

      In 1840 Thomas Simpson of Foxhill Bank became the owner of the Broadfield Colliery in Oswaldtwistle. James Simpson Young joined him in this enterprise and the firm became known as Simpson and Young. It became one of the biggest employers in the district with a coal depot at Knuzden Brook and tramways from their collieries at Bank Moor to Knuzden and from Broadfield to the Moscow Mills of the Walmsley family and to the Foxhill Bank Print Works.

      By the 1841 census we find James Simpson Young at New Brighton, Wallasey a fashionable seaside resort on the Wirral, in the company of Edward Phillips, Charles Buchanan (first cousin from America? He could be the son of Mary Simpson b.1781 who married William Buchanan of New York), Marion Young (probably his sister) and James Simpson (more likely to be his cousin James Simpson II, later first President of the Vegetarian Society than his father, James Simpson I, even though the latter is not at home at Foxhill Bank Hall in the Census). They are all described as being of independent means and no relationships are given in the census.

      James Simpson I died at Foxhill Bank aged 71 in 1847 and left a will in which the legacies and annuities alone amounted to at least £110,000 besides the uncalculated balance of his estates which passed to his younger son, James II. James I’s sister Jane Young received £52 plus the income from all his property in Methven for life, and her son James Simpson Young received a legacy of £1,500 payable in 1859 (which was the same as his cousin Thomas Simpson).

      at 1851 census at Pendleton