Elizabeth Simpson of Portland Place (née Lawrence)

???? - 1825


  1. Will of Elizabeth Simpson widow [and relict of John Simpson formerly of Bounty Hall Jamaica] of [Portland Place] Saint Marylebone [made in 1822] proved 15/11/1827. Under the will she left her property including Bounty Hall in trust (her trustees included Edward Barret Moulton Barrett and her son John Simpson of Fair Lawn] to support a legacy of £600 p.a. to her daughter Margery Tulloch with the estate passing for life to her son John Simpson and then to her Tulloch grandchildren. She left her daughter Elizabeth Dunn £300, four of her grandchildren £3000 each and a further three grandchildren £1000 each. In a rather pained codicil also dated 1822, she recorded that her husband John Simpson had died in 1785, and that since then her son John Simpson of Fair Lawn had paid her amounts of money from the estates without ever rendering her an account, so that she had no idea whether she had lived within her means or not, and whether she could provide properly for Margery Tulloch's family. The will was the subject of the Chancery suit of Tulloch v Simpson [into which the compensation for Bounty Hall was paid], which on a hearing in 1840 showed her as having died in March 1825.


  1. PROB 11/1733/119.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Simpson
John Simpson of Fair Lawn

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1785 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Her status appears to have been somewhat uncertain: in her own will, she left Bounty Hall to her son but also commented that she had received varying payments from him over the years since her husband died in 1785, representing dower.

Relationships (7)

Mother → Son
Widow → Deceased Husband
Mother → Daughter
Grandmother → Grandson
Grandmother → Grandson
Mother → Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England