Charles Warren and the Lost Inheritance

Simpson History Group

Saturday, 9th March 2019 at 7.30 pm
Simpson Village Hall, Ashland, Simpson, Milton Keynes MK6 3AE

A talk by Eric Gates.
On 11 April 1872 Charles Warren, lies dying in Simpson House, his home for over 40 years. Since arriving in the village as a young building surveyor he has become a prosperous builder, farmer and landowner. During that April day he is visited by Charles Powell, his friend, solicitor and business partner. He makes a number of seemingly inexplicable and substantial changes to his will. Nine days later, Charles Warren is dead.

What lies behind the mystery – or is it a conspiracy – of the changed will? How did the changes affect the future of Simpson House and the lives of those involved?

Transcript of the talk