Cumpston Research

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Watson Cumpston death cert Trinity House Hull lloyds ship Voilier withernsea pier

Cumbria births pre 1837

BAPTISMS, 1741-1750


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

County/Colonial: Northumberland

Date: 1820

Listed in, The Commercial Directory, of Scotland, Ireland, and the four

most Northern Counties of England, for 1820-21 & 22,

Hearth Tax Westmorland 1674


















Constables Census Westmorland 1787  Kendal Parish



 Shearman  M


Thos 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


1851 census



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]