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Australia data

Western Australia Directory  1897 page 310


L. B. Cumpston Architect, 236 St George's Terrace Perth

L. Bowser Cumpston architect; p.r. Verona, Lamb Street, Perth

L. P. Cumpston see Mercantile Agency Co.


R. S. Cumpston see Commercial Agency Co.

THE RYERSON INDEX to contemporary death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers


Surname Given Names Notice Type Date Type Age Other Details Publication Published


CUMPSTON Alan George Death notice 07AUG 2001 Death   Courier Mail (Brisbane) 11AUG2001  

CUMPSTON Helen Ida Death notice 11 JUL 2005 Death 95   Canberra Times 13JUL2005  

CUMPSTON Ina Mary Probate notice 15 DEC 2003 Death  late of Barton, formerly of Deakin Canberra Times 15DEC2003  

CUMPSTON Lorrain Death notice 02 APR 1955 Death  late of Black Rock Sydney Morning Herald 06APR1955  

CUMPSTON Mary Funeral notice 08 DEC 2003 Funeral   Canberra Times 08DEC2003  

CUMPSTON Mary Death notice 03 DEC 2003 Death 84  at Clare Holland House Canberra Times 05DEC2003  

CUMPSTON Una Florence Death notice 27 SEP 1985 Death   Sydney Morning Herald 30SEP1985  

COMPSON, Alice Daw Kapunda Christ Church Anglican Burial, Grave, Headstone, Cemetery, South Australia.

Shirley G Cumpston death year  1890 Box Hill Victoria



Registration Number  Last Name  Given Name(s)  Father's Given Name(s)  Mother's Given Name(s)  District  




 New South Wales

Marriages  1788 to 1958


Registration Number  Groom's Surname  Groom's Given Name(s)  Bride's Last Name

at Time of Marriage  Bride's Given Name(s)  District













Do you recognise Mary Compston, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 26 April 1848?  Please tell  me if you have any information.


Sentence details: Convicted at Lancaster Assizes at Liverpool for a term of 7 years on 11 December 1847.


Vessel: Tory. Date of Departure: 26 April 1848. Place of Arrival: Van Diemen's Land.  Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 301 (152)


Author/Creator: Great Britain. Home Office. ; State Library of Queensland. ;

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. : Australian Joint Copying Project Is Part Of: Criminal : Convict transportation registers [HO 11]


Place of Conviction Lancashire HO/62 province Tasmania, Title Pardons Years 1852-3

[New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859]

Article: Research by P.H.V. Cumpston and colleagues in critical care medicine provides new insights.

Article from: Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week Article date:June 14, 2009



All passengers, regardless of their travel class, were allowed to take baggage to the extent of fifteen or twenty cubic feet.  For the many months of the voyage, wives were instructed to take three cotton dresses, one pair stays, four petticoats, sixteen chemises, two flannel petticoats, whilst husbands were instructed to take two fustian jackets, waistcoats, and trousers, three pairs canvas trousers, one over-coat, and two felt hats.


Men were advised that the wife make as many of her clothes on board as possible, as the occupation serves to pass away many an otherwise idle, heavy hour.


Three types of travel were available -- cabin, intermediate, and steerage with tickets costing between £20 and £70.  Women received the same rations as men. Children between one and fourteen received half an adult's rations. Children under one, no ration, except one quart of water daily. Matrons were appointed to undertake the motherly duty of seeing that all the young females are in their sleeping apartments at a proper hour.


Passengers were required to rise by 7am and to be in their beds by 10pm.

Source: Capper J. 'The Immigrant’s Guide to Australia', George Phillip & Son, 1853.

This page includes some general data about Cumpston[e]s in Australia.  Where more information about the individual is available they will have a separate page - scroll under the CUMPSTON tab.  Since I started my research I have made contact with 52 relatives in Australia.


Click on the name to view the data.  Births are in yellow boxes, marriages in pink and deaths in green.