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SIMPSON – William 92nd Regiment

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92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
NameSIMPSON – William
Regiment (s)92nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 452
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th March 1826 / 17 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Dark / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 1 year 11 months
Malta – 5 years 2 months
West Indies – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 98 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th May 1848/ Limerick
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 2nd Edinburgh
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853-1856 West Australia
1856-1858 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Dunfermline Fife Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SIMPSON William (Poulterer)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DUNLOP Janet (Margaret)
B 1824 Inverness Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage2nd May 1843 St Mary Magdalene Gillingham Kent England
This marriage says he was a Royal Sapper and miner
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B 1st March 1848 Kilmeedy Limerick Ireland
M SIMS Walter William 25th January 1867 Murray River South Australia (possible marriage)
D 12th June 1928 Swan Hill Victoria Australia
Catherine B c1850 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
D Not yet known (1851 census only evidence of this child )
Andrew B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DUNLOP David (Printer)
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Recorded as Shepherd in death notice in South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 30th April 1856 – page 2
W.Simpson on Guyon passenger list
Adelaide Observer 20th November 1858 – page 5
Departure from Western
27th April 1856 left Western Australia for Adelaide per “Guyon”
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd November 1858 Kanyaka Flinders Ranges South Australia (Presumed on Kanyaka Station (now ruins)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 William Simpson 452 private 92nd Foot Location St. Vincent, St Lucia and Dominica
Discharge: Due to being worn out from long service
In 1851 William was imprisoned for 20 days for an assault on his wife (WO 23/45-00055-1845-1854)
In the 1851 Census William Simpson and his family are living at Riddles Close, Edinburgh. William is aged 42, working as a street porter, born Dunfermline, Fife, while his wife Margaret (not Janet) is aged 27 and was born Inverness, Invernessshire. Daughter Margaret is aged 3, no place of birth and daughter Catherine is aged 1 born Edinburgh.
13th July 1853 Guard’s child Margaret Simpson age 5 was treated successfully for pertussis on board the Phoebe Dunbar.
W. Simpson was not accompanied by his wife and family on the Guyon in 1856, however a stoppage of £13/17/10 on his pension indicates they also sailed somewhere.