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Cuthbert Cumpston Long Benton

14th November 2010 Pat wrote of new information:



Cuthbert born 1786 and baptised in Long Benton Newcastle.


He was the son of Cuthbert and Dorothy Compstan/Cumpston.


He served in the 1st Brigade, 61st Foot regiment in the Peninsula Wars at the battles of the Pyrenees in 1813 and Toulouse 1814.


I found this in the Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949.


I'm having great difficulty with Cuthbert's parents Cuthbert and Dorothy.  I've found their marriage - 31st May 1779 in Earsden by North Shields - which shows both their surnames as Comston but can't find anything for either of them prior to that date.

Tree 18  Cuthbert CUMPSTON belongs to Pat Handy's husband  


1838 Cummings John son of Elizabeth  Cumpson & Benjamin Cummings birth


1849 Belmont Cummings Jane daughter of Elizabeth Cumpson & Benjamin Cummings birth 1849


1843 Pittington Durham Cummings Benjamin son of Elizabeth Cumpson Benjamin Cummings birth 1843


1846 Kelloe Cummings Elizabeth daughter of Elizabeth Cumpson & Benjamin Cummings birth 1846


1853 Downs Hetton le Hole Cummings Esther married John Handy Elizabeth Cumpson Benjamin Cummings birth 1853

My data includes the following;


1779 Earsdon by North Shields Northumberland Comston Cuthbert married Dorothy Marriage IGI 31 May 1779


1786 Longbenton Cooo34-2 P000341 Northumberland Compstone Cuthbert son of Cuthbert & Dorothy Christened IGI 15 Oct 1786.


He subsequently married Elizabeth.


All my Cuthbert CUMPSTON entries originate in Westmorland.  They go back to 1541 in Ravenstonedale.


Is it possible that this Cuthbert originated there?  


There is NO evidence of any CUMPSTONs being in the North East of England before 1779.