Estyn Douglas ApSimon

Birth Name Estyn Douglas ApSimon
Gramps ID I0015
Gender male
Age at Death 76 years, 4 months, 10 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 30/8/1885 Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire Is the exact date family Bible? Reg. Ormskirt Q4!! Birkdale is 1901 census. 1 2 3 4 5
Education about 1900 Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire    
Education 1909 Lightbound, Owen & MacIver, Solicitors, 18 Water Street, Liverpool, Lancashire Estyn qualifies as a solicitor (i.e. admitted to Rolls) 3rd class, having been pupil with the firm. Wynn Wheldon may still have been managing clerk at this stage. LLB, in pre-war £150 p.a.. 6 7 8a
Occupation between 1919 and 1920   1919. Estyn was employed as secretary (Company Secretary?), by Hendersons, sacked by them around 1920. 6
Occupation 5/2/1936 Liverpool Assizes, Liverpool, Lancashire Three years penal servitude for "salesman" EDA of Mount Rd, Higher Bebbington, for forging share certificates to defraud a Liverpool moneylender and commission agent (his father was also one). AMA has no memory of the trial and thinks he may have been sent to Swindon for the duration, care of the guard with address round his neck. 7
Occupation 19/11/1936   Struck off the Rolls following conviction for conspiracy and forgery. 7
Residence 1938 London Estyn left Janet and children at Bebington and went to London in 1938. Desertion or ejection? 6
Occupation 1938   Travelling with one Dawson in a Chevrolet in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia's camel. 9
Residence 1939 Priory Lodge, Wycombe Rural District, Buckinghamshire Lodging with a master decorator and wife.  
Residence 8/12/1939 Clovelly, Chalklands, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire Given as his address in In the Steps of Lawrence of Arabia, published on this date as Douglas Glen. 10
Death 9/1/1962 New End Hospital, Hampstead, Middlesex AMA says he died of cancer and that TTA and HTA visited him. 11 12
Residence 9/1/1962 Flask Walk, Hampstead, Middlesex   11
Residence 1891 Lower Willow House, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Living with his parents. 2
Residence 1901 5, Dunraven Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Living with his parents.  
Residence 1946 26 Fellows Road, Hampstead, Middlesex   13
Occupation 1911 Hoylake, Wirral, Cheshire Solicitor. Living with parents. 14
Degree   Liverpool University, Liverpool, Lancashire LLB.  
Residence between 1885 and 1887 17 Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire 1887 date is from White's. 1885 Namebase. 15 16a
Residence between 1887 and 1891 Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Start date established in the Monthly Tidings article, recording the Catharine St. Presbyterian Church's thanks to Thomas for almost 20 years service. 1891 census gives Willow Hall Lane - if in another house here, that may explain the discordance re address. 7a 15 17a 18a
Residence between 1901 and 1902 5, Dunraven Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Thomas, Annie, Joe, TTA, ATA, EDA, Harriet (sister in law), Mary Anne Jones 24 Rhos Denbigh servant 15 3 19a

Relation to the centre person (Thomas Trevor ApSimon) : brother


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Thomas Jones/ApSimon [I0008]21/11/184318/9/1919
Mother Anna Elizabeth Thompson [I0011]27/11/185326/9/1928
    Brother     Joseph Henry ApSimon [I0012] 3/6/1879 1925
    Brother     Thomas Trevor ApSimon [I0007] 5/11/1880 1976
    Brother     Arthur Tryweryn ApSimon [I0014] 6/1883 4/8/1917
         Estyn Douglas ApSimon [I0015] 30/8/1885 9/1/1962


    Family of Estyn Douglas ApSimon and Janet Reid [F0009]
Unknown Partner Janet Reid [I0024] ( * 29/5/1886 + 3/1973 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1911 Wirral, Cheshire Registered Q2. 20
Residence between 1920 and 1926 26 Park Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire   21 22 23
Residence between 1914 and 1918 9 Mostyn Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Letter 19181104 TTA to Annie expresses contentment at Mostyn Av having been "sold at such a good figure." 24 19b
Residence 1930 The Mount, 56 Caldy Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Where previously they had had a large house to themselves, this is a large house inhabited by various couples. 25
Name Birth Date Death Date
Richard Douglas ApSimon [I0039]19131965
Jean Elizabeth ApSimon [I0040]16/10/19181984


Whence his name? Estyn is extend in Welsh, and he is the youngest. But surely his father at least wasn't this frivolous. Estyn in Flintshire? Estyn from Iustyn, Justyn, Justin, Justinianus? Someone famous with that name?



Family Map

Family Map


  1. Thomas Jones/ApSimon [I0008]
    1. Anna Elizabeth Thompson [I0011]
      1. Joseph Henry ApSimon [I0012]
      2. Thomas Trevor ApSimon [I0007]
      3. Arthur Tryweryn ApSimon [I0014]
      4. Estyn Douglas ApSimon
        1. Janet Reid [I0024]
          1. Richard Douglas ApSimon [I0039]
          2. Jean Elizabeth ApSimon [I0040]


Source References

  1. 1939 England and Wales Register [S0005]
  2. 1891/04/05 UK Census [S0041]
  3. 1901/03/31 UK Census [S0044]
  4. England & Wales Deaths [S0053]
  5. England & Wales Births [S0055]
  6. AMA: TTA's Notes re Estyn [S0003]
  7. TGEA: TGEA press clippings [S0014]
      • Page: RA Jones marriage notice 1890
  8. Law Notes [S0162]
      • Date: 1909
      • Page: Volume 28, Page 184
  9. James Canton: From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia [S0013]
  10. Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [A] Group 1. Books. New Series [S0012]
  11. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) [S0011]
  12. TGEA: TGEA < AMA [S0039]
  13. Electoral Register [S0078]
  14. 1911/04/02 UK Census [S0033]
  15. AMA: NAMEBASE [S0019]
  16. White's Directory of Bradford, Halifax... [S0131]
      • Date: 1887
  17. Transactions of the Liverpool Welsh National Society [S0064]
      • Page: Sixth Session 1890-1891
  18. The Monthly tidings a record of Christian work among the Calvinistic Methodists or Presbyterians [S0067]
      • Page: Vol. III No. 7 - July 1887
  19. Kelly's Cheshire Directory [S0085]
      • Date: 1902
      • Date: 1914
  20. England & Wales Marriages [S0047]
  21. Electoral Register 1920 [S0048]
  22. Electoral Register 1926 [S0049]
  23. UK City and County Directories [S0077]
  24. Electoral Register 1918 [S0050]
  25. Electoral Register 1930 [S0051]