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Cumpston  Maud Elizabeth Co. Durham born 1901 m. Ebenezer Wilkie HALL

Helen Fitzgerald wrote to me on 30 September 2009 about her ancestors in County Durham.


Message: 'My Grandmother was Maud Elizabeth Cumpston, born Durham March 1901, married to Ebenezer Wilkie Hall.  She was my Maternal grandmother.   I have no relatives left on my Mother's side.  Maud grew up in Spennymoor, Co. Durham, and lived later in life in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.  Can you help me find any living relatives?'


My research has found the following information:












The following are the CUMPSTON entries for County Durham from free bmd in date order. Please note - there are also strong lines for CUMSTON and these should be noted as a potential variant


Surname  First name(s)  Age  District  Vol  Page  


Marriages Mar 1846    

Cumpston  William        Durham  24 56    


Births Dec 1846  

Cumpston  Mary Ann     Durham  24 80    

Cumpston  Robert         Durham  24 80    


Deaths Dec 1846    

Cumpston  Mary Ann     Durham &c  24 70    

Cumpston  Robert         Durham &c  24 70    


Births Mar 1848  

Cumpston  Thomas       Durham  24 97    


Births Sep 1849  

Cumpston Cuthbert      Durham  24 86    


Deaths Sep 1849  

Cumpston  Elizabeth     Durham &c  24 67    


Births Mar 1850  

Cumpston  Mary Ann     Durham &c  24 91    


Births Jun 1852  

Cumpston  Elizabeth     Durham  10a 204    


Deaths Sep 1853  

Cumpston  Thomas       Durham  10a 114    


Deaths Mar 1854  

Cumpston  Ann            Durham  10a 136    


Births Jun 1854  

CUMPSTON  Dorothy     Durham  10a 227    


Deaths Mar 1855

Cumpston  Elizabeth     Durham  10a 155    


Births Sep 1856  

Cumpston  William       Durham  10a 266    


Births Sep 1859  

CUMPSTON  John       Durham  10a 295    


Deaths Dec 1860  

Cumpston  Cuthbert      Durham  10a 160    


Deaths Mar 1864  

Cumpston  Thomas     Durham  10a 175    


Births Sep 1864  

CUMPSTON  Mary Ann Richardson     Durham  10a 346    


Births Dec 1866

Cumpston  Elizabeth R     Durham  10a 3[14]5    


Deaths Jun 1867  

Cumpston  Dorothy  13  Durham  10a 213    


Births Jun 1869  

Cumpston  George Cuthbert     Durham  10a 374    


Deaths Sep 1871  

Cumpston  Elizabeth  80  Durham  10a 256    


Deaths Sep 1874    

Cumpston  John  1  Durham  10a 296    


Deaths Sep 1884  

Cumpston  Mary  75  Gateshead  10a 537    


Deaths Jun 1886  

Cumpston  Mary Ann  62  Durham  10a 169    


Marriages Jun 1894    

Cumpston  Elizabeth Richardson     Durham  10a 535    


Deaths Mar 1897    

Cumpston  John  78  Durham  10a 201    


Deaths Dec 1897  

Cumpston  John  38  Durham  10a 218    


Marriages Mar 1900  

Cumpston  George Cuthbert     Auckland  10a 271    


Births Mar 1901  

Cumpston  Maud Elizabeth     Durham  10a 425 This is Maud, our subject.    


Deaths Sep 1901  

Cumpston  William  80  Durham  10a 264    




Continued from column 1:


Births Sep 1908  

Cumpston  George Cuthbert     S. Shields  10a 860    


Deaths Dec 1916  

Cumpston  William  60  Durham  10a 450    


Marriages Dec 1923  

Cumpston  Maud E  Hall  Hartlepool  10a 245    


Births Sep 1928    

CUMPSTON  Jean  Barlow  Stockton  10a 86    

NOTE (1/1/7/1/2/1/) JEAN IS MY COUSIN daughter of Joseph Charles Cumpston and Annie Terry.  They all appear in my new book The Cumpstons of Hull, Master Mariners and their families.




Deaths Jun 1933  

Cumpston  George C  25  Hartlepool  10a 142





6th December 2010 delighted to hear from my colleague Janet Higman that she too has this family in her tree.  Janet wrote:


Sarah Ellen SAMUELS 1876-1958 (my 2nd cousin twice removed) married

George Cuthbert CUMPSTON 1869-1943 in Auckland, Durham Reg Dist in 1900.

Their daughter Maud Elizabeth was born in 1901: Durham  10a 425    Born Tudhoe Grange

Surname  First name(s)  Mother/Spouse/Age  District  Vol  Page  Marriages Dec 1923  

Cumpston  Maud E  Hall  Hartlepool  10a 245    

Hall  Ebenezer W  Cumpston  Hartlepool  10a 245  


See 1911 census for Ebenezer W Hall in end column >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

They appear in the 1901 census just after Maud's birth.

1901 census Durham, Tudhoe  39 King Street


George Cuthbert Cumpston Head age 31 Draper Employer at home born Belmont

Sarah Ellen Cumpston (Nee Samuels) wife age 24 born Middlesbrough Yorkshire

John Thomas Sparks Boarder widower age 71 retired boiler smith born Birmingham

Maud Elizabeth Cumpston daughter single 2 months born Tudhoe Grange

Sarah Fairley servant single 23 years general servant


District 43 Image 13 Parish of Tudhoe, Ecclesiastical Parish St Andrews Tudhoe Household schedule number: 70 Piece: 4680 Folio: 72 Page Number: 13

The 1891 census at Durham Stockley shows that George Cuthbert Cumpston was at School Row Stockley in the Page Bank village


The census runs over 2 pages for this family and they lived next door to another Cumpston family:


Family 1

Wm Cumpston Head single age 24 coal miner, born Philadelphia [This is County Durham not the USA!] [born c. 1867 ]

John Cumpston brother single [age hard to read] coal miner born Hall Garth

Mary Anne sister single 26 dressmaker born Hall Garth

Elizabeth sister single age 24 born Hall Garth  Elizabeth Richardson Cumpston

Date of marriage Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1894 Registration district: Durham

Volume Number: 10a Page Number:  535

George Cuthbert Cumpston brother single 21 born Page Bank

William Cumpston father widower 68 born Hallgarth Page Bank Durham [circa 1823]


Family 2

Next door was the Kirtley family where Ann Cumpston lived with her husband John Kirtley.  With them lived her father John Cumpston widower, aged 72 retired miner born in Jesmond Northumberland. [circa 1819 circa]


I suspect that John aged 72 and William aged 68 were brothers.

District 38 image 11

1911 Census name: Maud Cumpston Age in 1911: 10 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901

Relation to Head: Daughter Birth Place: Spennymoor Civil parish: Boldon Durham  Street Address: Sheraton House St George's Villas East Boldon


Household Members:

George Cuthbert Cumpston 41

Sarah Cumpston 34

Maud Cumpston 10

George Cumpston 2


Registration district: South Shields Registration District Number: 556 Sub-registration district: South Shields ED, institution, or vessel: 80 Piece: 30339


1881 England Census Name: Geo. Cuthbert Cumpston Age: 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Relation: Son

Father's Name: William  Cumpston Mother's Name: Mary Ann Cumpston

Where born: Gilesgate Moor, Durham, England

Civil parish: Stockley Durham England Street Address: Page Bank


Household Members: Name Age

William Cumpston 57  coal miner b Chester le street

Mary Ann Cumpston 56 wife born Philedelphia [note this is Co Durham not USA]

William Cumpston 24 miner

Jno. Cumpston 21 coal miner

Mary Ann Cumpston 16

Eliz. Richardson Cumpston 14

Geo. Cuthbert Cumpston 11 Occupation: Scholar


Registration district: Durham Sub-registration district: St Oswald ED, 34 Piece: 4957 Folio: 10

Page Number: 13

1871 Census

1861 England Census William Cumpston Age: 38 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823 Relation: Head

Spouse's Name: Mary Ann Cumpston Where born: Chester, Durham, England


Civil parish: Durham St Giles Ecclesiastical parish: Belmont Durham England


Household Members: Name Age

William Cumpston 38 miner born Chester [le street]

Mary Ann Cumpston 36 wife

Dorothy Cumpston 7 scholar

William Cumpston 4 death aged 60 1916 Durham vol 10a page 450

John Cumpston 1


Registration district: Durham Sub-registration district: St Nicholas ED, 13  Household schedule number: 242 Piece: 3742 Folio: 42 Page Number: 46

Maud's father was George Cuthbert CUMPSTON born 1869

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

George Cuthbert Cumpston Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1869

Registration district: Durham Volume: 10a Page: 374


Marriage 1900

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915  George Cuthbert Cumpston married Sarah Ellen Nee Samuels

Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1900 Registration district: Auckland  Volume Number: 10a  Page Number: 271


1841 England Census Name: William Cumpston Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1821 Civil parish: Pittington Hundred: Easington (South Division) Durham England

Household Members: Name Age

Cuthbert Cumpston 58

Elizabeth Cumpston 50

John Cumpston 22

William Cumpston 20

Ann Cummings 5

Mary Gray 7


Registration district: Durham and Lanchester Sub-registration district: St Nicholas Piece: 314 Book: 6 Folio: 25 Page Number: 18



1911 England Census Name: Ebenezer W Hall Age in 1911: 14 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897 Relation to Head: Son

Birth Place: West Hartlepool, Durham, England

Civil parish: West Hartlepool Durham

Street Address: 43 Wansbeck Gardens West Hartlepool

Occupation: Feteegraph Messanger


Household Members: Name Age

Jane C Hall 39

Ethel M Hall 16

Ebenezer W Hall 14

Jane W Hall 11

Sebella M Hall 8

George W Hall 1


Registration district: Hartlepool Registration District Number: 545

Sub-registration district: Hartlepool ED,19 Piece: 29619