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What happened to Gran's brothers?


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My grandmothers brothers David and Walter Simpson are proving elusive. I've looked everywhere for a date of death without success. Family rumour is that they both died as young men in London.

This is the family in 1881 census

Catherine Simpson 48
Catherine Simpson 6 born 16th August 1875
David Simpson 8 born in June Quarter of 1873
Samuel Simpson 51
Walter Simpson 10 born 1871

and again in 1891
Samuel H M Simpson, aged 61, law writer, born Greenwich
Catherine aged 57 born London St Dunstans.
Walter, aged 20, born London St Andrews
David aged 18, born St Andrews
Catherine aged 16, born St Andrews.

I think this may well be Walter..

Name: Walter Arthur Simpson (although this is a Walter ARTHUR Simpson.. looks as though it maybe our Walter unfortunately)
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Year of Registration: 1900
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 31
District: Strand (1837-1913)
County: London, Middlesex
Volume: 1b

Ben found these two entries which may be our David..

This may be David in 1901 lodging at 112 Southwark Bridge Road
St George The Martyr aged 27 born in London a General Labourer.
There was a David Simpson marriage in 1911 in the St Pancras area of London

Can someone please confirm that I haven't missed a death date somewhere and if I haven't, suggest where I go from here?

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