I was born in Dungannon in 1951. My mother was Winifred simpson , I was fostered in 1952 . My brothers Harold , Leonard, Noel were all fostered. Harold was fostered by a family is Seekinnoor , he died at eighteen. My brother Leonard was at the Royal school in Dungannon , he joined the British army and lost himself. Noel lives in Belfast. Winifred had five sisters. I think the father owned a store in Fivemiletown. The family history is rather tragic Winifred and Herbert Simpson ( possibility siblings were raised in the work house in Dungannon and then fostered out by two sisters who lived in Ballygawley. Both Herbert and Winifred died in the last four years. Herbert published his story , or part of it in a book called " Workhouses of the North West ". I live in Canada. I would dearly love to know my mother's story. She told me she was put away in a mental hospital for four years for having children out side wed lock.She came to Canada in 1997 she told me a little about her life... she said those who put here away were all died and she was still alive. I only got to know her for a little while. I met her in 1990 when I returned to the north to walk 200 miles for peace. She was living in Dungannon and still riding her bicycle. When I asked if U.S.Grant ( Simpson ) was related she said they were the wealthy side of the family. I have one second cousin living in the village of Moy. His mother , my mother's sister drowned in a river, I think life was hard for them. I do not know their story but I would love to. When I met Winifred I took her to the children's home called Conneywarren , where I was placed and there on the wall was a picture of me as a little child. I was fostered in 1952 by the Boak-McGowan family in Ballyheather. I have a exile profile in the Belfast Telegraph page and I got an email from my foster mother's descendant in America and she had a photograph of a little girl called Sheila taken in 1953..It was me in my foster mother's arms. Isn't the internet incredible. We can trace ourselves back into trees !!! I would love to find the Simpson history tree.