18 Nov 1744 Robt son of Edward CUMPSTON Kirkby Stephen
16 Nov 1745 John son of John CUMPSTON of Waitby
15 Dec 1745 Cath: dau: of Wm CUMPSTONE - Kirkby Stephen
CUMPSTON entries found in Rev Metcalf’s transcript of Ravenstonedale Parish Registers
1596 October 28 Was bap Cuthbartt Cmpstone Sonn of John gottne in adultery
1596 February 6 Was weded John Cumstonne and Ann Swinbank but I know not whare
1651 January 29 was wed John Gouldinton and Jenett Couston
(? Could be Comston – though later in 1732 there is the first of several Coulston christenings – Thos Coulston was the schoolmaster)
1578 October 24 was bur Cuthbart Swinbanke (his son Cristoper was bur in Jul 26 of same year)
1578 january 26 was bur Cuthbert the Sone of Anthonye Swinbanke
1683 august 1 Ellice Cumston was buried
Cumpston, Eliz. (Female)
Address: Duke of York, Fisher street Town: Carlisle
Listed in, The Commercial Directory, of Scotland, Ireland, and the four
most Northern Counties of England, for 1820-21 & 22,
Hearth Tax Westmorland 1674
CUMPSTON Hen, BRS
CUMPSTON Rob, TEA
CUMPSTON Tho, BRS (3)
CUMPSTON Wm, BIR
CUMPTON Anne, UNM
Constables Census Westmorland 1787 Kendal Parish
John CUMPSTON Head
Thos CUMPSTON Son M
Wm CUMPSTON Son M
Peggy CUMPSTON Wife F
Peggy CUMPSTON Daughter F
Catteran CUMPSTON Daughter
The Window Tax North Westmorland 1777
CUMPSTON Elsabel 1 Robert 1, 2
Kirkby Stephen. 364. George. 77. Inmate Workhouse. W. Bongate.
Hillbeck. 246. John. 48. Miner. W. Bongate.
Hartley. 320. Thomas. 70. Ag Lab. W. Warcop.
You can see Westmorland data here
Link to be added
Westmorland, county in N. of England; bounded NW. and N. by Cumberland, NE. by Durham, E. by Yorkshire, and S. and SW. by Lancashire and Morecambe Bay; greatest length, N. and S., 32 miles;. greatest breadth, E. and W., 40 miles; area, 500,906 acres, population 64,191.
Westmorland presents continuous succession of mountain, moor, and fell, intersected by deep winding vales, traversed by numerous streams. The principal of these are the Eden, Lowther, Lune, and Kent, the last forming the broad estuary which terminates in Morecambe Bay. The mountains consist of various ridges belonging to the Pennine and Cumbrian chains. Helvellyn, on the Cumberland border, rises to a height of 3115 ft. The western part of the county is within the Lake District, and contains Hawes Water, Grasmere, Rydal Water, and Ullswater on the Cumberland border, and Windermere on the Lancashire border. The climate is moist.
The arable land is mostly confined to the valleys, where the soil usually consists of a dry gravelly loam, well adapted for turnips, but the greater part of the county is natural pasture. A few tracts of woodland remain of the forests which formerly clothed all the hills. The mineral productions include graphite, marble, roofing slate, and some coal, lead, and copper. The only manufactures of any consequence are the coarse woollens of Kendal. The county has good communications by railway."
Since 1974 Westmorland has been incorporated into the present-day county of Cumbria together with Cumberland, the Furness part of Lancashire and a small part of the former West Riding of Yorkshire around Sedbergh.
The name lives on in Appleby-in-Westmorland its former county town.
An alternative spelling of Westmoreland was sometimes used in C18-19th.
Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary 1842
Thanks to Dave Huddart at GENUKI
"CUMBERLAND, A maritime and border county of England having the counties of Dumfries and Roxburgh on the north, Northumberland and Durham on the east, Westmorland and Lancashire on the south, the Irish Sea on the west, and the Solway Firth on the NW.; length, NE. and SW., 75 miles; extreme breadth, E. and W., 45 miles; average breadth, 22 miles; coast line, about 75 miles; area, 970,161 acres, population 250,647. The coast on the Solway is low and sandy, but on the Irish Sea it is lofty and rugged; chief promontory, St Bees Head. In the NW. the country is open and flat; it is watered by the Eden and other streams, and consists chiefly of verdant meadows and good arable land. From this plain the surface rises towards the east and south into a region with deep defiles or dales, which form the mountainous district of "The Lakes". Coal and iron are extensively worked in the west, the coalfield stretching from the neighbourhood of Whitehaven to that of Maryport. Numerous blast furnaces are constantly at work. Plumbago or black lead is obtained in considerable quantities near Keswick. Slate, limestone, and sandstone are abundant. Copper, cobalt, antimony, manganese, and gypsum are also found. Owing to the general elevation of the land, and the moisture of the climate, the cultivation of the soil is less attended to than the rearing of sheep and cattle. The dairy produce is very considerable. Woollen manufactures are carried on to some extent at Carlisle and some other places The County comprises 5 wards, 208 parishes, the parliamentary and municipal borough of Carlisle (1 member), and the parliamentary borough of Whitehaven (1 member). It is mostly in the diocese of Carlisle. For parliamentary purposes it is divided into 4 divisions, viz., Northern or Eskdale, Mid or Penrith, Cockermouth, and Western or Egremont, 1 member for each division." [Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887]
ANN CUMPSTONE B. 1766 APPLEBY
[This is included in Pallot's Marriage Index as being at Mrswich? on 28 Sep 1793. I had additional data suggesting that over the next 80 years there were Cumpstones in the Ulverston area, around Whicham, some 9 miles from Ulverston. GM]
Ann was born in Appleby in 1766 the first of 8 children of Robert Cumpstone Innkeeper and his wife Hannah Robinson (all baptised in Appleby). The couple were married by Licence in Appleby the same year. Robert says the Marriage Bond has not survived. [I have two possibilties for Hannah - one born 8 Apr 1738 in Appleby, died 18 Jun 1790 [abstract from LDS file no. 170766 page no 2062] A second option is christened 10 Dec. 1738, father Philip Robinson film no. 536148 pg. 25. It is possible these are the same person.]
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