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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/FEG/1/41
TitleLetters from John Nassau Simpkinson to his cousin Eleanor Isabella Gell
Extent1 item
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryJohn Nassau Simpkinson (1817-1894) was the son of Sir John Augustus Francis Simpkinson and his wife Mary (nee Griffin); he was the nephew of Lady Franklin. Educated at Westminster and Rugby schools and Trinity College, Cambridge, he became an Anglican clergyman, being ordained as a deacon in 1840 and as a priest in 1841, becoming Curate of Hurstmonceaux, Sussex until 1845. He was Assistant Master at Harrow, 1845-1855, then went on to be Rector of Brington, Northamptonshire, 1855-1868. and Rector of North Creake, Norfolk, 1868-1894. He married Sarah Dorothea Vaughan, daughter of Rev. ET Vaughan, Headmaster of Harrow School, at St. Martin's parish church, Leicester, 6 Dec 1849; they had at least nine children.
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