Margaret Ann Simpson (née Forte or Foote)

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for two estates in Barbados, in one certainly and in the other probably as executrix of John Simpson. Almost certainly the Margaret Ann Simpson of Bath who died in 1836.

  1. The will of Margaret Ann Simpson widow of Bath Somerset was proved 19/09/1836. In the will she refers to her 'faithful agents...Irlam & Higginson of Liverpool,' who were Barbados merchants. She left £1000 to her sister Sarah Bland and the bulk of her estate to her nephew Neville Loftus Bland (who died in 1867, leaving £30,000).


  1. PROB 11/1867/220; shows a Margaret Ann Goodridge marrying a John Simpson. However, Burke's Irish Family Records (1976) p. 130 shows Sarah Bland, the mother of Neville Loftus Bland, as nee Foote [sic], the daughter of Samuel Foote [sic] of Demerara. These latter two references might conceivably refer to Forte and Samuel Forte, although 'Foote' is supported in other genealogical records for the family. The will of Thomas Ashburner proved in 1802 identified Margaret Ann Simpson as his 'sister by marriage.'

Further Information

Maiden Name
Forte or Foote
John Simpson

Associated Claims (2)

£2,369 3s 4d
£3,359 11s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Relationships (3)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England