Cumpston Research

I was pleased to hear from Flo Brookes   about her relatives
Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2012

Message:
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.

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

Marriage of
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. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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