UK, Soldiers who Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Name Birth Location Death Date Regiment Theatre of War
Thomas Hartwell T H Compston 6 Sep 1917 Lancashire Fusiliers Aldershot
Corporal Battalion: 1/5 Battalion (T.F.). Number: 202177 Type of Casualty: Killed in action. XIII. D. 17. TYNE COT CEMETERY Source Information:
Military-Genealogy.com, comp. UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
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.
Charles Hartwell Compston 1876 Jan-Feb-Mar Lancashire Birth
Thomas Hartwell Compston 1891 Apr-May-Jun Lancashire, Westmorland birth
Charles Hartwell Compston ? son of Charles Hartwell Compston Birth Date of registration: Apr-May-Jun 1915 Registration district: Lancaster Volume: 8e Page: 750
Charles Hartwell Compston Marriage Date of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1903
Registration district: Lancaster Volume Number: 8e Page Number: 1213
1851 Census Location Nethergraveship, Westmorland, England
John COMPSTON Age: 37 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814 Relation: Head born: Kendal, Westmorland, England Carpenter
Spouse's Name: Sarah Compston born Elford Staffs.
Sarah Compston wife (this is indexed as 60 but the original image reads to be 40)
Elizabeth Compston 5
Jane Compston 3
Sarah Compston 2
Agness Ann Compston (this is indexed as 10 Months but image reads 7 mon
Elizabeth Hartwell 76 mother in law widow born Ainsley Derbyshire
Class: HO107; Piece: 2442; Folio: 357; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87125-87126.
John COMPSTON married 2nd Dec 1845 Kendal Sarah HARTWELL of Fisherwick near Lickfield Staffs.
John COMPSTON 1855 directory Kendal, from Highgate.
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 about John Compston Probate Date: 26 Jan 1872
Death Date: 25 Jan 1858 Death Place: Westmorland, England Registry: Carlisle
There are a number of deaths of John COMPSTONs in Kendal
Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Mar 1844
Compston John Kendal 25 339
Deaths Jun 1846
Compston John Fell Kendal 25 377
Deaths Mar 1849
Compston John Kendal 25 372
Deaths Jun 1864
Compston John Kendal 10b 417
Deaths Jun 1910
COMPSTON John 60 Kendal 10b 421
1861 CENSUS Civil parish: Kendal Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Sarah Compston AGE: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Relation: Head Gender: Female Where born: Fishewick, Staffordshire, England
Sarah Compston 50
Elizabeth Compston 15
Sarah Compston 12
Charles R Compston 8 see large family photo below
John Compston 6
Household schedule number: 149 Piece: 3971 Folio: 17 Page Number: 27
1871 England Census Civil parish: Kendal Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
Sarah Compston Age: 60 estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Relation: Head Where born: Staffordshire, England
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah Compston 60
Elizabeth Compston 25
Sarah Compston 22
Charles R Compston 18 coal merchants clerk see large family photo below
John Compston 16 apprentice
Hannah Cook 33 lodger
John C Parker 19 lodger
Household schedule number: 158 Piece: 5287 Folio: 16 Page Number: 26
1881 England Census Civil parish: Kendal Street Address: Highgate Yard 127 No 1
Name: Sarah Compston 70 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Relation: Head Where born: Fisherwick, Staffordshire, England Widower
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah Compston 70 Annuitant
Elizabeth Compston 35 housekeeper
Sarah Compston 32 milliner
Piece: 5213 Folio: 62 Page Number: 26
These beautiful photos were sent by Flo Brookes. The first [above] is of
Charles Robert Compston and the large family photo [below centre] shows him with his wife Isabella, nee Brookes, with their children - Charles Hartwell, Helena Mary, Royden Martindale, William Sidney and Edward Douglas. She believes Charles Robert died in 1899 but has not found the record of this.
Charles R was an Auctioneer and Valuer, Sheriff's officer and Insurance agent, with a property in Market Street, Lancaster. The business seems to have lasted well beyond the life of Charles, with Royden running it after Charles Hartwell became an Engineer.
John Compston, the father of Charles, was a builder and had an address in Highgate, Kendal, as a joiner, as did Samuel and Thomas Compston with an address of Captain French lane.
DEATH 1883 Sarah Compston Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Date of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Q 1883 Age at Death: 72 Registration district:
Kendal Volume: 10b Page: 80
UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name Age Birth Date Arrival Date Port of Departure Port of Arrival
T Hartwell Compston 24 abt 1891 10 Dec 1915 New York, Liverpool, Ship Name: Baltic Shipping Line: White Star Line Official Number: 118101
Source Citation: Class: BT26; Piece: 612; Item: 52
26 Walmsley Road Leigh Lancashire, carpenter, last residence Canada. Intended living in England.
Thomas William Compston 1903 Lancaster Lancashire
Marriages Jun 1903
Compston Thomas William Lancaster 8e 1493 married either
Cookson Elizabeth Mary Lancaster 8e 1493 or
Myerscough Mary Alice Lancaster 8e 1493
Charles Robert Compston with his wife Isabella, nee Brookes, with their children - Charles Hartwell, Helena mary, Royden Martindale, William Sidney and Edward Douglas. I believe Charles Robert died in 1899 but have not found the record of this.
Charles R was an Auctioneer and Valuer, Sheriff's officer and Insurance agent, with a property in Market Street, Lancaster. The business seems to have lasted well beyond the life of Charles, with Royden running it after Charles Hartwell became an Engineer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>