Geddes Mackenzie Simpson

???? - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London sugar broker of Tower Street, former partner of James Webster, counterclaimed 'for himself' for the compensation on Belle Vue in British Guiana alongside the assignees of James Webster.

  1. James Webster and Geddes Mackenzie Simpson were bankrupt in 1820.

  2. Geddes Mackenzie Simpson was father of Wemyss Mackenzie Simpson (1824-1894), Frances Ramsay Simpson and both uncle and father-in-law of George Simpson (d. 1860), a governor of the Hudson's Bay Company who began his commercial career in Geddes Mackenzie Simpson's brokerage.

  3. Will of Geddes Mackenzie Simpson broker of Tower Street City of London proved 20/01/1849. In the will Mackenzie explains that having had to 'rear and educate' a large family, his estate is limited, comprising largely two life assurance policies with the Equitable and the York. His nephew George Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company was one of his executors.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana no. 658.

  1. London Gazette 17660 16/12/1820 p. 2365.

  2. Dictionary of Canadian Biography online John S. Galbraith, Simpson, Sir George, governor of the HNC, author and businessman'; ibid Sylvia van Kirk,'Simpson, Frances Ramsay (Simpson, Lady Simpson), diarist.' The former suggests that Simpson's brokerage Graham & Simpson had merged with that of Andrew Colvile (ne Wedderburn) c. 1812.

  3. PROB 11/2087/106


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details
Children
Wemyss Mackenzie Simpson

Associated Claims (1)

£11,257 5S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Other
Canada 
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Geddes Mackenzie Simpson was father of Wemyss Mackenzie Simpson (1824-1894) and Frances Ramsay Simpson and both uncle and father-in-law of George Simpson (d. 1860), a governor of the Hudson's Bay...
sources →
Dictionary of Canadian Biography online John S. Galbraith, Simpson, Sir George, governor of the HNC, author and businessman'; ibid Sylvia van Kirk,'Simpson, Frances Ramsay (Simpson,...