I was pleased to hear from Flo Brookes about her relatives
Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2012
I am related to
Charles Hartwell Compston, and thereby, his ancestors,
Charles Robert Compston - Auctioneer in Lancaster but born in Kendal with his wife, Isabella Brookes, also from Kendal. [See both photos supplied by Flo.]
Charles R's father was John Compston of Kendal (a builder) and mother was Sarah Hartwell.
John Compston's family all originate from this area but Sarah's family came from Staffordshire - Fisherwick near Lichfield.
Edward, son of CRC, went to live in Canada and there are family there whom my mother used to keep in touch with.
Helena, daughter of CRC, had a daughter Muriel who married a John Cairns and moved to Australia.