on 29th August …

John Simpson married Christina Petrie in 1866 at Kirk Rushen on the Isle of Man.  John was the nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, the famous physician, and lived at 21 Dalrymple Crescent from 1868 to 1873 (he was the first tenant). He subsequently moved to Lauder Road, where he died in September 1876.  He was a partner in the firm of Duncan, Flockhart & Co, who supplied Sir James with the chloroform  for his experiments.


About Joanne Lamb

I live in a Victorian house in Edinburgh, and started to investigate its history - I then got hooked, and investigated the whole street! the result was a book, which you can read about on my website, www.dcedin.co.uk. I'd love to hear from other people who are interested in local history
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