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Ambleside Cumpstons (Cumbria UK)

1/1/ 1669–71 Hearth Tax Roll. Lay Subsidy 195, n. 73, m. 14d.

George Cumpston Amblesyde.

From: 'Ambleside and Troutbeck', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924), pp. 40-57. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk

1/1/ Institute of Historical Research Publication Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 Author William Farrer & John F. Curwen (editors) Year published 1924.  Supporting documents Parish map of Kendale Pages 446-477.  Citation 'General index: A - J', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924), pp. 446-477. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk  Cumpston, George, page 56 Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Record Series, 5. This volume provides summaries and transcripts of documents for the 33 townships in the parishes of Grasmere, Windermere, Heversham, Beetham, Burton and Kirby Lonsdale.

9/1/ 1760 Ambleside Pallots baptism index 1780-1837 Troutbeck Cumpstone Michael baptised Pallots ?1760

 

9/2/ 1760 Ambleside Troutbeck Cumpstone Eliz baptised Pallots ?1760

 

There is a long history of Cumpstons in the Ambleside area.  The earliest records are all linked to the Paper Mill.  I have colour coded each father to assist recognition of family lines and numbered each child in sequence.  All County records items are in gold other than those identified as belonging to a father by name.  The first entry is:

1 1624 Ambleside      Cumpston Richard Birth

2/1 1652 Ambleside Cumpston John son of 2/ William christened PR CRO 29.8.1652

1/2  1655 Ambleside Cumpstone Richard (subsequently married Jane Walker of Grasmere) son of     Richard christened PR CRO 30.12.1655

1/1/3/ 1673 Ambleside Cumston Joseph son of George christened PR CRO 30 Dec 1673

1/2/2/ 1695 Ambleside Compston Jane daughter of Richard christened PR CRO 19.5.1695

 

3/1  1704 Ambleside Crompton Richard son of 3/ Robert papermaker Christened PR CRO 3 Aug 1707

1/2/4/  1708 Ambleside    Cumpston Elisabeth daughter of Richard (and his new wife Jane Bateman?) Christened PR CRO 20.3.1708

4/1  1709 Ambleside Cumstone Mary daughter of 4/ George Christened PR CRO 27.10.1709

(George too old to be born in 1624)

1/2/5/  1710 Ambleside How Head Cumpstone Richard son of Richard and Jane Bateman Christened PR CRO 18.7.1710

4/2/ 1711 Ambleside Cumpstone George son of 4/ Georgii Christened PR CRO 17.1.1711

1/2/6/ 1712 Ambleside Brow Head Loughrigge Cumpstone John son of Richard  and Jane Bateman mill yeoman Christened PR CRO 6.1.1712

5/1/ 1714 Ambleside Crampton Elisabeth daughter of William papermaker Christened PR CRO 13.9.1714

1/2/7/ 1715 Ambleside Brow Head Loughrigge Cumpstone Mary daughter of Richard and Jane Bateman Christened PR CRO 17.11.1715

4/3/ 1716 Ambleside Cumpstone Thomas son of George Christened PR CRO after 8.6.

5/1/  1716 Ambleside Crompton Mary daughter of 5/ William papermaker Christened PR CRO 8.6.1716

1716 Ambleside WPR/63/12 Parch roll 1697/1720 Crampton Mary daughter of William papermaker buried CRO 21 Sept 1716

4/4/ 1720 Ambleside Cumpstone Atkinson son of George Christened PR CRO 9.2.1720

7/1/ 1729 Ambleside Cumpstone Marian son of 7/John yeoman Christened PR CRO 10.8.1728

7/2/ 1731 Ambleside Cumpstone Jane daughter of 7/ John christened IGI  31.10.1731

4/3  1740  Ambleside Cumpstone Barbara daughter of George gentleman Christened PR CRO 12.6.1740

 

4/4/ 1742 Ambleside Cumpstone George son of George yeoman Christened PR CRO 23.1.1742

8/1  1748  Ambleside  P005962 Hawkeshead CUMPSTON Agnes daughter of 8/ Richd christened 1 Sep 1748

4/5/ 1749 Ambleside Cumpstone Jinny Ann daughter of George yeoman Christened PR CRO 1.3.1749

7/1/ 1751   Ambleside P016821 Grasmere Cumpston George son of John Christened IGI 16 Mar 1751

8/2/ 1751 Ambleside Hawkeshead Compstone Jhn son of 8/ Richd Christened IGI 7 Mar 1751

 

8/3/ 1756 Ambleside P016821 Grasmere Cumpstone Jane daughter of Richard Christened PR CRO 18.7.1756

There are a large number of manuscripts in Kendal that I am currently researching:

 

Bound Manuscripts: Volumes I-XVI  WD TE/

They are included in the gold boxes including the following:

 

Cumpstone to Compstone - Minutes for the Conveyance of Nook End II 108

Cumpstone to Compstone Deed of Nook End XVI 266

Cumpstones Wilson and Cumpstone No dates

 

Cumpstones to Lickbarrow & Woodburn - Lease of Brockholes Slate Quarry II 274 no date

 

Richard Rowlandson Bond to Stamp Office London Geo Cumpstone - Thos Shepherd, Benjamin Browne and Thomas Winter - Bound for R R to the Stamp Office for £6100, 1727 &c I 159

Richard Rowlandson Bond to Stamp Office London Geo Cumpstone - Thos Shepherd, Benjamin Browne and Thomas Winter - Bound for R R to the Stamp Office for £6100, 1727 &c IV 86, 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/ 1716 Marriage Settlement 1716 XVI 149 Cumpstones Marriage Settlement - Miles Wilson of Ashness & Mary Cumpstone of Ambleside XIV 223 to 226

4/ 1773 Will of George Cumpstone of Ambleside 1773 XVI 152 & 153

Will of George Cumpstone of Ambleside 1773 IV

Will Minutes for George Cumpstone of Ambleside 1773 IV 169, gentleman. [Miles Ponsonby of Haile Hall was appointed one of his trustees]  D/BH 36/1/1/5  31 Mar 1773. These documents are held at Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

 

1719 Cumpstones Letter from B Browne to Viscount Lonsdale about Mrs Cumpstone Heriots 1719 V 77 & 264

1/1/ 1676 Dixon Family of Orrest head & Rayrigg Bond I Cumpstone to Thos Dixon 1676 IX 150

1/1/ 1673 Browne George Browne & Philipson to Cumpstone - Lease of Paper Mill at Troutbeck Bridge for 7 years 1673 XV 225

1/1/ Bond Geo Cumpstone to Geo Browne to perform covenants in the paper Mill Lease at Troutbeck Bridge 1673 III 130

1/1/ Cumpstones Bond to Robert Philipson Esq to perform covenants in the paper Mill Lease at Troutbeck Bridge 1673 III 133

1725 Browne Benjamin - copy of Letters of Lord Lonsdale about Mrs Cumpstone & Heriots V 77, 264f 1728 V 262 & 3

1786 Letter from Geo Cumpstone XIII 153 Mrs Cumpstone Buried April 6th 1786 0 456

1/1/ 1674 Geo Cumpstone Farming paper Mill at Troutbeck Bridge 1674 III 101

1716 Ambleside Cumpstone to Cumpstone - deed of Nook end XVI 266

Ambleside Nookend - Birkett to Cumpstone - deed of 1716 XV 206-7

mbleside Nookend - Birkett to Birkett (Release of Land at Nookend (1712) XIV 147

Ambleside Nookend - Cumpstone to Cumpstone deed of Nookend ( ) XVI 266

1716 Birkett Chrisr to Cumpstone, deed of Nook End Ambleside 1716 XV 206, 207

1720 Cumpstone to Mackreth - Lease for 21 years of House Kiln and Lands in Ambleside 1720 XV 156

1/2/ 1687 Troutbeck Bridge Mills Lease of a Moiety of a paper Mill at Troutbeck Bridge - Geo Browne to Richard Cumpstone Rent £2. 0. 0 1687 XIV 219

1/1/ 1673 Troutbeck Bridge Mills paper Mill Troutbeck Bridge Robert Philipson of Callgarth and Geo Browne (younger) of Troutbeck to Geo Cumpstone of Ambleside - Lease for 7 years - date 1673 - Rent £5 15s 0 XIV 161

3/ 1673 Troutbeck Bridge Mills paper Mill Troutbeck Bridge Robert Philipson of Callgarth and Geo Browne (younger) of Troutbeck to Geo Cumpstone of Ambleside - Lease for 7 years - date 1673 - Rent £5 15s 0 XV 225

2/1  1676 Troutbeck Bridge Mills Lease of a paper Mill at Troutbeck Bridge Geo Browne & Thos Dixon to John Cumpstone Lease for 5 years - Rent £4. 0. 0 date 1676 XIV 257

2/1  1676 Troutbeck Bridge Mills Lease of Two Mills at Troutbeck Bridge Geo Browne & Thos Dixon to John Cumpstone - consisting of a paper Mill Corn Mill and Kilne and also J Dixon's 2 Closes called Thickams and George Brownes Messuage at Troutbeck Bridge Rent £10. 13. 4 date 1676 XIV 208

1772 Braithwaite to Cumpstone - Deed of a Field called Holbeck on the South East side of Holbeck Lane 1772 XVI 100, 102

6/ 1711 Heriots Barony of Kendal Letter from Benjm Browne, to Lord Lonsdale about Mrs Cumpstones Heriots V 264

Heriots Barony of Kendal Letter from Benjm Browne, to Lord Lonsdale about Heriots and Mrs Cumpstone V 77

 

1764 Wilson Thomas and Miss Cumpstone 1764 V 245

4/ 1739 Appointment of Mary Wilson of Keswick, widow; George Cumpston of Ambleside, gentleman; Joseph Wilson of Fieldside, yeoman; Richard Crosthwaite of Keswick, yeoman, and Joseph Whitehead of Wescoe, yeoman, as guardians to Dorothy Wilson, daughter of Miles Wilson of Keswick, deceased  D/BH 36/1/1/3  12 Jun 1739. These documents are held at Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

1/1/ Letter from Thomas Jackson of Whitehaven junior to Sir John Lowther of Lowther  D LONS/L1/1/29  14 July 1681 ,  These documents are held at Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters. Complaining that he is £8 short of what was due to him as collector of the rents for Ambleside paper mill on behalf of his uncle Richard Cumpston for the years 1674-1679

7/ WD AG/Box 58/5  1739/40-1839

These documents are held at Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

Wills:

- John Cumpstone of Ambleside, tobaconnist, made 11 February 1739/40, proved 1 May 1740;

 

 

Mr Cumpstone's Sale of Timber  WD TE/F 138  1767

These documents are held at Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

7/2/ 1813 R 514b/48  1813 Apr 12 Name: Cumpstone, Jane Address: Below Stock, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Westmorland Occupation: Spinster Contents: will Records at Lancs RCO & Kendal.  Will made 25 November 1812

 

4/  1715 The Militia in Westmorland Mr George Cumpston Esq., Ensign

The Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, page 247 New Series ixiv

1/1/  1673 19th November George Browne the younger of Troutbeck conveyed to George Cumpstone of Ambleside the paper mill at Troutbeck Bridge of the annual rent of 3s 4d., Cumpstone paying Philipson and Browne £2.17s 6d. each (Browne MSS. xii).  The Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society p. 170 New Series 1964 ixiv

4/ 1758.  50 loads of slate to Mr George Cumpstone of Ambleside.

The Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society 1984 New Series vi xxxiv pg 181

1/2/ 1723 November.  Will of Henry Bateman of Collwith Little Langdale, Parish of Grasmere.  Legacy to his 'daughter Jane and to Richard Cumstone her husband my son in law'.  Other legacies to his son John, daughter Margaret and Arthur Mackereth.  

Continued in next column

1/2/ 1692 Richard Compstone married Jane Walker of Grasmere, Spinster, marriage bond, 15th August 1692.

1/2/ 1703 Richard Cumpstone Ambleside M016822 Jane Bateman marriage IGI 17 June 1703 his second wife.

The first photograph of Nook End is courtesy of Ron Wall

via www.geograph.org.uk

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1/2/ Bond regarding Richard CUMPSTON

Dated: 25-February-1698

Bondsmen: Jane CUMPSTON, widow of Ambleside; William JACKSON; Thomas MACKERETH of Ambleside, farmer

Inventory of Richard CUMPSTONE, Ambleside, paper maker

Taken 8-December-1698

Assets ........... 18.17.6

Money owed .. 36.0.0

Funeral .......... 4.0.0

Appraised by Thomas & Arthur MACKERETH

 

http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~enzedders/westmorland/csurnames.htm

WHESTLIANA. 27

 

COMPETITORS FOR THE SlLTEE CUP,  Third Round.

Stood. Fell.  John Cumpston

 

The history of the Cumberland & Westmoreland Wrestling Society in London : since the year 1824 (1870)

 

 

1/3  1657 Ambleside  CUMPSTUN Mabbell daughter of Richard Christened PR CRO no date but bet 5.9.1657  and 17.11.1657

1/1 1649 Ambleside Cumpston George son of Richard 25 yrs christened PR CRO 29 Aug 1649

1/1/1/ 1668 Ambleside Cumpston Agnes daughter of George christened PR CRO 17 Sept 1668

1/1/2/ 1670 Ambleside Cumpston Richard son of George christened PR CRO 8 Jan 1670

1/2/1/ 1693 Ambleside Cumpston Agnes daughter of Richard christened PR CRO 28.10.1693

1/2/1/ 1693 Ambleside Cumpston Agnes daughter of Richard death PR CRO 30.10.1693

1/2/3/ 1697 Ambleside Compstone George  son of Richard papermaker Christened PR CRO 29 Jul 1697

5/  1711 Cumpstone William Tyson Ben Browne, and James Birkett 1711 II 270

Heriots Barony of Kendal Troutbeck Heriots &c 1711 XIV 123

1829 Ambleside Cumpston Lodge Carr Thomas surgeon Directory 1829 Pigots

Lancaster Marriage Bonds 1648-1710 October 27th 1666

George Cumpston and Jane Parteridge, p of Grismyre

Bondsman: Richard Compston

 

June 8th 1687 Henry Birket  of Knots, p of Windermere and Mary Compstone of Amblesyde.

Bondsman George Mackreth of Amblesyde yeoman Witnesses : Mabel Mackreth and John Brathwaite

 

August 15th 1692 Richard Cumpston, of Ambleside and Jane Walker, of Grasmere, spinster

Bondsman: Michael Mackereth of Ambleside, yeoman Witness: George Rigg  

 

January 26th 1707-8 George Cumpston, yeoman,and Agnes Mackerth both of Ambleside

Bondsman Arthur Jackson of the same, Witness: Thomas Mackereth

 

The records only cover 1648-1710 The Deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal,Furness and Copeland.

 

ONGOING RESEARCH ON PAPER MILLS

 

J.H.A. Gavin,  Papermaking & Printing in Cumbria   MPhil thesis  (not a Ph.D)   University of Lancaster (1990)

J. Gavin Some Notes on Papermaking in Cumbria (History of the Book Trade in the North, June 1988)

 J.Gavin Papermaking in Westmoreland 1735-1845,   (IPH Yearbook 7, 1988 pp51-58)

 

 

Hearth Tax Westmorland 1674

 

AMBLESIDE Ward: Kendal Date of Survey: 4 Jan. 1674

Geo CUMPSTON

 Jo CUMPSTON

 Rich CUMPSTON

 

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal: Browne of Towne End, Troutbeck

Records relating to Troutbeck Park slate quarries, managed by William Birkett of Low wood (1711-1794) for Ralph Day

 FILE - [no title] - ref. WD TE/Box 21/1/93  - date: Not dated

Contents

Account of Mr Cumpstones expenses at Appleby for food, drink and horses.

With also an account of slate produced at Troutbeck Park [undated].

 

 

 

 

 FILE - Agreement re dispute. Cumpstone and Gill - ref. WD TE/F 228  - date: 1757

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal: Hawkshead Creator(s):  Church of England, Hawkshead Parish, Cumbria   Settlement certificates  FILE - Richard Cumpstone, Labourer of Loughrigg, 11 April 1782 - ref. WPR 83/7/21/40  - date: 1782