James Simpson Young1818 - 1879 (61 years)
Name James Simpson Young Born 1818 Cheshire Gender Male Died 6 Jan 1879 Abbot Hall Kents Bank; buried at Cartmel Person ID I21975 My Relatives Last Modified 4 Apr 2018
Family 1 Betty Rostson, b. 1826, d. 22 Nov 1853, Bowden, Cheshire (Age 27 years) Married 10 Feb 1846 Bowden, Cheshire Children 1. Richard Rostron Young, b. 25 Nov 1846, Pendleton, Lancashire,England , d. 29 May 1908, Ashby Grange Annan, Dumfries (Age 61 years) [natural] 2. James Henry Young, b. 1848, Pendleton, Lancashire,England [natural] 3. George Young, b. 1851, Pendleton, Lancashire,England , d. UNKNOWN, New Zealand ? [natural] 4. John Edward Young, b. 1852, Bowdon, Cheshire , d. 20 Aug 1891, Hampton Court (Age 39 years) [natural] 5. William Simpson Young, b. 19 Nov 1853, Bowden, Cheshire , d. 1927, Wandsworth (Age 73 years) [natural] Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 Family ID F6680 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 Alice Ann Riley, b. 1828, d. 24 Feb 1899, Monklands (Age 71 years) Married 10 Dec 1857 St Ann's, Turton, Lancashire Children 1. Jane Simpson Young, b. 1860 [natural] 2. Edwin Young, b. 1859 [natural] 3. Charles Septimus Young, b. 1861 [natural] Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 Family ID F7639 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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 Slaters 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 Is elder brother had emigrated), Lawrence Rostron (James Simpson Is 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 Is 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