Despite a lot of searching remarkably little has been discovered so far about William Simpson. He was listed in the 1891 census as a solicitor living at 1 Princess Street, Leicester, aged 56 and born in Leicester. In the same year the Kelly’s Directory for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland list him as a partner in the Leicester law firm of Owston, Dickinson and Simpson of 23 Friar Lane, Leicester. He is again recorded as a solicitor in the 1899 Wright’s Directory for Leicestershire and Rutland (with a residential address in St. Mary’s Road, Leicester). However, very surprisingly no records that can be definitely related to him have so far been found in the England and Wales Births, Marriages and Deaths indexes, nor the 1851 – 1881, 1901 nor1911 England and Wales censuses.
Presidential Address 7th October 1895: “Evolution of Criminal Law” Trans. LLPS (NS) vol. 4, pp. 61 – 64.
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