Ernest Aldrich Simpson (6 May 1897 – 30 November 1958) was an American -born British shipbroker, best known as the second husband of Wallis Simpson, later wife of the former King Edward VIII . Simpson served as an officer in the Coldstream Guards before becoming a shipbroker in the family firm of SSY.  Contents 1 Background 2 First marriage
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Born in New York City, Simpson was educated at The Hill School before attending Harvard University. Simpson was commissioned in the British Army serving as a Captain in the Coldstream Guards during World War I. His father, Ernest Louis Simpson, a British citizen of Jewish background whose original surname was Solomon, co-founded the global shipbrok...
His first wife, whom he married in New York City, on 22 February 1923 and divorced in 1928, was Dorothea Dechert (died 1967), the former wife of James Flanagan Dechert (died 1968), a Princeton University alumnus, whom she married in May 1916 and divorced in April 1920. Born Dorothea Webb Parsons, she was a daughter of Arthur Webb Parsons,[n 2]a law...
Simpson's second wife was Wallis Warfield Spencer (1896–1986), the Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania-born former wife of Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. and the only child of Teackle Wallis Warfield. They married in London, England, on 21 July 1928, and divorced on 3 May 1937. As his obituary in The New York Times noted, the publicity over his second wife'...
His third wife was Mary Raffray (née Mary Huntemuller Kirk, 1896–1941),[n 3] a daughter of Henry Child Kirk, proprietor of the Kirk Silversmith Co. of Baltimore, Maryland and his wife, the former Edith Huntemuller, who dedicated her book Her Garden Was Her Delight to her memory. Mary Simpson's letters, along with her sister's, are held at Harvard U...
Simpson's fourth wife was Avril Leveson-Gower (née Avril Joy Mullens, 1910 – 28 November 1978), the former wife of Brigadier-General Hugh Nugent Leveson-Gower and Prince George Imeretinsky. She was the younger daughter of Sir John Ashley Mullens, of Manor House, Haslemere, Surrey, by his wife, the former Evelyne Maude Adamson. Simpson and Avril Lev...
He was played by Charles Keating in Thames Television's drama series Edward and Mrs Simpsonin 1978. He was portrayed by actor David Harbour in W.E., a 2011 romantic drama film about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's courtship; the movie was co-written and directed by Madonna.NotesReferences
Ernest Herbert Simpson (17 December 1875 – 2 October 1917) was an English stockbroker who played first-class cricket during 1896. He died in France whilst serving during World War I .
Ernest Simpson profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos. Matches (10) SL v AUS (1) SA-W in ENG (1) IRE v IND (1) County DIV1 (4) County DIV2 (3) Previous.
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17/03/2021 · Yet while the public reception to the union was a turbulent one, Wallis herself remained on amicable terms with her previous husband, shipbroker Ernest Simpson, despite the dramatic conclusion of their marriage. The negatives offer a snapshot into the private lives of Edward and Wallis Chiswick Auctions
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Ernest Aldrich Simpson , the ex-husband of the Duchess of Windsor, with his third wife, the former Mrs Jacques Raffray, 7th December 1937. Mrs...
Ernest Simpson in England & Wales, Death Index, 1837-2005. Ernest Simpson was born on month day 1907. Ernest passed away in month 1997, at age 89 at death place. Earnest Simpson in 1911 England & Wales Census. Earnest Simpson was born circa 1908, at birth place, to Albert Simpson and Lavinia Simpson.