From: "A History of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, St. Gabriel Street, Montreal"
By Rev. Robert Campbell, Montreal 1887

Andrew Simpson, who was elected a member of the temporal committee in 1847, and re-elected in 1848, owned pew No.20, at the time of the disruption, was a native of Caithnesshire, Scotland, and came to Canada in 1834. He was of the firm Simpson and Dawson brewers. He moved the 6th resolution at the meeting 30th June, 1845, at which the "Rules and Regulations" were changed. He was the step-father of  Thomas Graham, now one of the elders in St. Gabriel Street Church, and it's treasurer for many years.  Mr. Simpson died in 1871.

Extra notes:
Andrew Simpson was the uncle of James Shearer
and also the great uncle of Christina Oman (wife of Peter Lyall)

*Researching Andrew Simpson.........Patty Brown..........gggg niece  (see Simpson query)
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