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Title: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: Plummiegirl on Sunday 13 January 13 14:15 GMT (UK)
Hi hope someone on here remembers and can help.  Sorry if this now starts to ramble, I am writing as it all comes to mind!

I have a gt/uncle who was known as Dilk or Dilkie (Uncle Dilk to me) he was my granddad's younger brother.

Now I know lots about my uncle his real name was Charles James Simpson and I know he lived at 84 Mallinson Road, his wife was Kit (Kathleen) and he had a daughter Maureen.

What I would like to know is if anyone out there remembers him, you would not forget him, I understand that his home was memorable!  He was a bit of a 'junk' collector and most was in the front garden from what I hear.  Another thing I remember is that he always carried a bag of jelly babies and they would be produced from somewhere deep in an old coat he wore.  He was a bit scruffy!!

My problem is that I have been unable to find a death record for him, he was born in Fulham in 1905, I do NOT need any census or BMD info his family I have all that, what I need to know is if anyone can remember him and when he may have died. 

Some time ago I did go on BBC Radio London (Robert Elms 'Notes & Queries) and a chap called in and said he remembered Dilkie and that his mum was a neighbour and he thinks he died in the early to mid 1980's.  Despite searching the records I can not find anything under either Charles or Charles James Simpson.  Now I have heard that he was at the time living with a woman, who may have registered his death.  I have bought far too many duff certificates, so now am appealing here for some help.

Will be back later today or tomorrow - so do not think I have posted and just disappeared.   :)
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: dawnsh on Sunday 13 January 13 14:44 GMT (UK)
Hi

Have you checked the electoral registers at the LMA or British Library to see when he stopped living at Mallinson Road? That can be an indicator as to when someone's died.

Dawn
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: Plummiegirl on Sunday 13 January 13 15:17 GMT (UK)
Have done that, but have hit a brickwall for his death.  Posting here was my last hope of finding his death.
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: dawnsh on Sunday 13 January 13 15:26 GMT (UK)
When did he fall off the ER at Mallinson Road?
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: Plummiegirl on Monday 14 January 13 10:25 GMT (UK)
In the 60's (on Ancestry) he is in all ER's.  However, there is also a rumour going round the family that he may have moved out of London with 'the woman'.

I know his late sister saw him in the mid 70's near Arding & Hobbs and crossed the road to avoid him, as she told me the story.  He was the black sheep of the family!  And as such very little contact was kept with him, my granddad was really the only one who had kept up with him. 
 
I think I am never really going to get to the bottom of this story, his wife died in the late 50's and his daughter in the mid 60's.  So there is no-one left to ask.

Do not hold out much hope...
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: mm2021 on Monday 06 September 21 11:21 BST (UK)
Hello, Charles James Simpson born 1905, lived at 84 Mallinson Road, Battersea, London SW11    and  his daughter Maureen  HAD MOVED AWAY and lived in Brighton...she is now deceased.  Charles James Simpson  moved to Middlesbrough in North East....He sold his house in Battersea through   CONVEYANCING by  solicitor David Eldridge/ VIBEKE WALTON  of LEE AND  PEMBERTONS AT 45 PONT STREET KNIGHTSBRIDGE. He bought  a bungalow   72 Highfield Road Longlands Middlesbrough advertised through estate agents THIRLWELLS.    He moved from 84 Mallinson Road   two  days before his 90th birthday! He had a 100th BIRTHDAY celebration at NEWPORT DAY CENTRE  on Union street  MIDDLESBROUGH, (A photograph of him celebrating was in the local papers The Gazette and also The Northern Echo) He got  his telegram from the Queen.  He moved into the T. L.C. care home in Highfield Road, (near his bungalow) he was ill and had  died.
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: mm2021 on Monday 06 September 21 11:26 BST (UK)
CHARLES JAMES SIMPSON from 84 Mallinson Road Battersea....there is a family tree on Ancestry UK. Charles Simpson lost touch with his siblings.... though I had posted something on Ancestry UK and a  grandaughter of REGINALD SIMPSON who was Charlie's brother contacted The Newport Day Centre, Union Street, Middlesbrough, and the staff told her to write a letter to  where Charles james Simpson was living ....72 Highfield Road Middlesbrough.  MS.G.P.  McGill GOT THIS LETTER AND SHE CONTACTED THE GANDAUGHTER OF Reginald Simpson who  sent some flowers to Mrs G .P. McGILL after  Mrs G P McGILL had posted  all of Charles Simpson's  old family  photographs  to her ( REGINALD SIMPSON'S GRANDAUGHTER.)
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: mm2021 on Monday 06 September 21 11:28 BST (UK)
MS G P MCGILL   arranged a lovely humanist funeral for Charles JAMES SIMPSON at crematorium in Acklam Middlesbrough
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: mm2021 on Monday 06 September 21 14:41 BST (UK)
Charles James Simpson  had lived at 84 Mallinson Road, Battersea SW11... Charles James Simpson had moved to Middlesbrough two days before his 90th birthday. he sold his house in Battersea and bought a bungalow in Middlesbrough at 72 Highfield Road, Longlands, Middlesbrough.  His house in Battersea was packed on three floors with junk! Toby Cornie/corny  photographer (TOBY CORNIE PHOTOGRAPHER is on the  internet) had bought the top two floors of 84 Mallinson Road, Battersea from Charles James Simpson.  When Toby found out that Charles James Simpson was selling the  ground floor of the  house ...Toby  Cornie/Corney   had asked to buy it thereby owning the whole of 84 Mallinson Road Battersea, and Toby Cornie/Corney  has since sold 84 Mallinson Road Battersea.   Charles James Simpson told his daughter Maureen to come to Battersea to his house to collect whatever collectible items she wanted,  to take back to her own house, in Brighton (Charles James Simpson had bought  her the house). Charles James Simpson had taken Maxine McGill  to Lee and Pembertons solicitors at  45  Pont Street, Knightsbridge, and had told solicitor David Eldridge that he had wanted to add Maxine McGill's name  to the deeds (along with his own name) to 72 Highfield Road, Middlesbrough in a legal document "DEED OF GIFT" David Eldridge took Mr Charles James Simpson aside  to a room and left Ms Maxine McGill in the hallway. The purpose was to find out if Ms McGill was "putting undue pressure" on Charles James Simpson (as is required by law) Once assured,  solicitor David Eldridge then added Maxine McGill's name to the deeds to 72 Highfield Road, Longlands,  Middlesbrough, along with the name of Charles James Simpson's name.  David Eldridge drew up another legal document so that Maxine McGill would inherit the bungalow, should anything happen to Charles James Simpson, ONLY IF MAXINE MCGILL HAD LOOKED AFTER CHARLES JAMES SIMPSON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. Vibeke Walton (solicitor) who worked with David Eldridge gave Maxine McGill verbal assurance that David Eldridge was looking after Maxine McGill's INTERESTS  and not   NOT JUST THE INTERESTS OF CHARLES JAMES SIMPSON WHO WAS PAYING THE LEGAL BILL.   Charles James Simpson's house in Battersea was ABSOLUTELY full of clutter...he had no central heating  and no hot water! Charles James Simpson's daughter Maureen,  who lived in Brighton, had health problems and therefore she would not have been able to care for her father if he had  moved to Brighton. Charles James Simpson didn't want to go into a care home.  I met Charles James Simpson in Battersea and after a few years Charles James Simpson said that he wanted to sell his property in Battersea and move to Middlesbrough...he told a solicitor DAVID ELDRIDGE of LEE AND PEMBERTONS AT 45 PONT STREET KNIGHTSBRIDGE that he had wanted my name to be added to the deeds to the bungalow(ALONG WITH HIS NAME) that he would buy in Middlesbrough. I didnt know David Eldridge, or his junior  solicitor Vibeke Walton and neither of them explained the implications of looking after Charles James Simpson for the rest of his life. I was to put up with Charles James Simpson being a nasty and difficult  towards me. David Eldridge wasn't interested in me...after all I wasn't paying the legal bill. I hadnt got independent legal advice but one day on the phone to Vibeke Walton, I asked if David Eldridge was looking after my interests as well as the interests of Charles James Simpson who was paying the legal bill, and Vibeke Walton told me "YES". This wasn't the case.. I found it very very difficult to care for an elderly man, who was losing his eye sight and hearing and mobility ! It was like walking on egg shells talking to Charles James Simpson...he would get very angry and it was very very difficult for me.
Title: Re: Mallinson Road, SW11 (Simpson family no.84)
Post by: mm2021 on Monday 06 September 21 16:05 BST (UK)
Charles James Simpson born 27the September 1905, I am from Middlesbrough and at one time I was living in Battersea, where I met Charles  James Simpson who lived at 84 Mallinson Road....his house was full OF junk. I was living in a bedsit in Battersea Rise.   Charles James  Simpson said that his wife Kathleen (nee Glynn) had died and that his daughter went to live in Brighton. he had found some woman who he was involved with but that  she had  later died. I moved back to my home town of Middlesbrough and I invited Charles James Simpson up to  Middlesbrough to stay a weekend at my council flat. I would give him a change of clothes and he would have a bath and we would go to the local parks and to the coast and to the moors, before he returned to his home in Battersea. he said that he would like to take me to meet his solicitor at Lee and Pembertons  at 45 Pont Street to meet solicitor David Eldridge.  Charles Simpson said that he wanted to move to Middlesbrough after selling his house at 84 Mallinson Road(he sold two floors of the house to PHOTOGRAPHER TOBY CORNIE/CORNEY, then he sold the  his ground floor apartment to TOBY CORNEY. Charles James Simpson had an appointment at 45 Pont Street, Knightsbridge with solicitor  David Eldridge he told David Eldridge that he wanted to sell his house in Battersea and to buy a bungalow in Middlesbrough, and he told David Eldridge to add my name to the deeds to the bungalow that he would buy in Middlesbrough. David Eldridge made sure that I hadn't put any undue pressure on Charles James Simpson, for my name to be added to the bungalow that Charles James Simpson was buying. So far so good except  that I didn't get independent legal advice and I didnt realise what I was getting  myself into. David Eldridge didn't say to me "Do you know what you are letting yourself in for ?" One day I phoned David Eldridge and I told him that Charles James Simpson was shouting and being very unpleasant  to me all the time and that it was like walking on eggshells, trying to talk to Charles James Simpson" The reply from David Eldridge was " What do you think I am ?! I am not a counsellor!"   So david Eldridge wasnt bothered about how difficult it was for me. David Eldridge's junior Vibeke Walton had given me verbal assurance that David eldridge and her were loking after my interests NOT JUST THE INTERESTS OF CHARLES JAMES SIMPSON WHO HAD PAID THE BILL. david Eldridge had taken my name off the deeds to 72 Highfield Road Middlesbrough and had added the name of Mrs G.P. McGill's name to the deeds so it was alongside the name of Charles James Simpson, and then david eldridge took my name off the will of Charles james Simpson and he added the name of Mrs g.P. McGill . Mrs G.P. McGill inherited the bungalow 72 Highfield road, Middlesbrough and she was left money in Charles's will. Mrs G.P. McGill had said to me "what are you going to do with the bungalow if anything happens to Charles james Simpson, before telling me her sad situation. Maxine McGill then contacted David Eldridge to give the request that my name be taken off the deeds to 72 Highfield road and my mothers name added,,, DID DAVID ELDRIDGE MAKE SURE THAT MO ONE WAS PUTTING UNDUE PRESSURE ON ME to take my name of the deeds and add their name??