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John Vaughan Simpkinson

Male 1924 - 2011  (86 years)



  • Name John Vaughan Simpkinson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 08 Sep 1924  Limpsfield Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    Education abt 1938 - 1943  Lancing College Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    Residence Sep 1939  Lancing College Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Military Service abt 1943 - 1945  Navigator, RAF Bomber Command  [5
    Education abt 1945 - 1948  King's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • History
    Occupation abt 1950 - 1984  Burton-on-Trent Find all individuals with events at this location ; Technical sales adviser  [5
    • The majority of his career was spent working for Rumenco (formerly English Grains Co), Burton-on-Trent
    Marriage 24 Feb 1950  St Matthew, Darley Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Sheila Margaret Bates,   b. 27 Oct 1929, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1992, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1952 - 1953  4 Evington Drive, Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence abt 1958 - 1960  81 Welford Rd, Blaby Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence abt 1964 - 1979  The Mount, Etwall Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Death 03 Sep 2011  Derby Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8, 9
    • John Vaughan Simpkinson. Died peacefully at home Saturday 3rd September aged 86. Beloved husband of the late Sheila, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral service Monday 12th September 11:30am at St. Wilfrid's Church Egginton. No flowers please, but donations if desired to either UNICEF or RAF Benevolent Fund. [Derby Telegraph]
    Burial 12 Sep 2011  St Wilfrid, Egginton Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Notes 
    • John Vaughan Simpkinson (1943), son of FVS (1907), died on 3 September 2011. John was born on 8 September 1924 at Limpsfield, Surrey. He was educated at Lancing College, although as part of the 1938 intake he subsequently found himself evacuated to Shropshire along with the other pupils and staff. Like many of his generation, university education was deferred and he went straight to serve his country. John received his RAF training in Canada before serving in the latter stages of the War as a navigator in Bomber Command. Once hostilities had ceased he was able to come to King's to read History. After a short spell teaching at Seaford College and then a brief period in the shoe industry, John found his metier in the animal food industry. The majority of his career was spent working for Rumenco and his technical knowledge and expertise, especially with regards to ruminant animal nutrition, made him a familiar figure troubleshooting within the farming community throughout the UK. His contribution to farming was recognised when he was made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and he continued as a consultant after his retirement. His wife Sheila, whom he had married in 1950, died in 1992 and John is survived by his three sons, one daughter and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. [King's College, Cambridge, Annual Report, 2012] [5]
    Person ID I0336  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2020 

    Father Francis Vaughan Simpkinson,   b. 02 May 1889, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1943, Melton Mowbray Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Athol Bruce Blaxland,   b. 29 May 1894, Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1978, Stalisfield Cottage, Temple Ewell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Engagement 19 Oct 1920    [10
    • The marriage will take place in December between Francis Vaughan Simpkinson (late temp. Captain, R.E.), of 2, Cottesmore-gardens, Kensington, and Athol Bruce Blaxland, Abbey Vicarage, Shrewsbury [The Times, 19 Oct 1920]
    Marriage 30 Nov 1920  Holy Cross Abbey, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    • Simpkinson : Blaxland. On the 30th Nov., at the Abbey Church. Shrewsbury, by the Vicar, father of the bride, Francis Vaughan Simpkinson, A.M.I.C.E., late Temporary Captain, R.E., only son of Mr. H. W. Simpkinson, C.B., and Mrs. Simpkinson, of 2, Cottesmore Gardens, Kensington, and Limpsfield, to Athol Bruce, elder daughter of the Rev. Bruce and Mrs. Blaxland, of the Abbey Vicarage, Shrewsbury. [The Times, 03 Dec 1920]
    Family ID F0765  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sheila Margaret Bates,   b. 27 Oct 1929, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1992, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Engagement 09 Nov 1949    [13
    Marriage 24 Feb 1950  St Matthew, Darley Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
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     4. Living
    Last Modified 08 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F0766  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 04 Mar 1950.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Godstone, 4Q1924.

    3. [S03] Family Members, CFT.

    4. [S69] Register England & Wales 1939.
      b 08 Sep 1924

    5. [S20] School and College Registers, King's College, Cambridge, 2012.
      Annual report

    6. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    7. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, rcryer164 on ancestry.com.

    8. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Gilbert Family History.
      https://www.gilbert-family-history.net/

    9. [S11] Newspaper, death notice, Derby Telegraph, 08 Sep 2011.

    10. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 19 Oct 1920.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Atcham, 4Q1920.

    12. [S05] The Times, marriages, 03 Dec 1920.

    13. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 09 Nov 1949.