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Edward Compston Kendal = Ruth Sewell

Kendal 1792 page 2

Robert's data is in a yellow box and mine is in blue:



Robert's Grandmother was Ann Compston born 20/8/1906 in Liverpool daughter of Richard Compston and Emma Ingham who married 22/6/1891 St Mary's Church, Kirkdale, Walton on the Hill, West Derby



Richard Compston was born 28/3/1865 Liverpool son of Richard Compston and Elizabeth Smith who married 29/7/1850 at Manchester Cathedral





Richard Compston was born 9/3/1828 Kendal, Westmorland son of Edward Compston and Jane Hine who were married 15/3/1825 in Kendal, Westmorland










Edward Compston was born 24/9/1803 Kendal son of Edward Compston and Ruth Sewell who were married 25/6/1792 in Kendal, Westmorland



Robert Leigh wrote to me in August 2009 about Edward Compston. See page 1


Robert had his Y DNA markers done by Genebase






1803 Kendal C003115 Compston Edward son of Edward Ruth christened IGI 14 Oct

1820 Kendal Highgate Compston Edward cooper Commercial directory 1820

1829 Kendal High Gate High Street Compstone Edward Cooper directory 1829 Pigots

1811 Kendal IR 26//315 see wills file Compston Richard innkeeper will 26 Feb


1828 Kendal Compston Richard son of Edward  and Jane christened IGI 9.3.1828

1850 Manchester Cathedral Compston Richard Elizabeth Smith  Marriage IGI 29 Jul 1850

Edward COMPSTON Kendal m. 1792


Posted on June 12, 2011



 In May 2010 Janice Jones wrote to ask me about Ruth Sewell who married Edward Compston on 25 Jun 1792 in Kendal, Westmorland.  


Janice has an Isabella Sewell who married John Smith on 24 Dec 1797, also in Kendal.  She is unsure of Isabella’s parents but they were probably Henry Sewell and Margaret Bray.  She wondered if my entry for Ruth and her Isabella could well be related.  


Ruth has a family tree at Ancestry which records Spouse & Children:


 Ruth Sewell  1773 –

 Eleanor Compston  1793 –

 Mary Compston  1795 –

 Edward Compston  1803 – 1867

 Ruth Compston 1812 – 1814

 Agnes Compston 1815 –

 Jane Compston  1824 –

Sheila Leigh wrote to ancestry:


'My husbands family tree has a richard compston christened in Kendal on 09/031828 son for Edward Compston (occ joiner) and Jane his wife who lived in French Lane, Kendal.


I have found a christening of an Edward Compston in Kendal in 1803 son of Edward and Ruth which I am trying to establish if this is correct as Richard's father as if it is an Agnes Compston christened 31/03/1815 to Edward and Ruth would be Edwards sister ch 24/09/1803 meaning they are related to Richard Compston ch 1828 in Kendal.


Richard Compston married Elizabeth Smith at Manchester Cathedral 29/07/1850.



A further message stated


[from Jim genesis30 ]


 Posted: 3 Jun 2008 3:15PM


'Edward Compston is my wife's ancestor. The information I have confirms he had a daughter Agnes born on the 31st. March 1815 in Kendal. My wife's line comes from his son Richard who was born on 9th March 1823 in French Lane, Kendal. '


I would welcome contact from these researchers so we can discuss this family further


1851 England Census Name: Edward Compston Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1804 Relation: Head  Spouse's Name: Agnes Compston

The address is shown as 'Captain Faenola'

[Sould read Captain French's  Lane

Where born: Kendal, Westmorland, England

Civil parish: Kendal  Westmorland England


Household Members:Name Age

Edward Compston 47 joiner

Agnes Compston 47 - see comment in pink box >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jane Right 24 visitor house servant born Sedbergh

James Compston 11 son scholar born Kendal

Agnes Compston 8 daughter scholar born Kendal


Registration district: Kendal Sub-registration district: Kendal ED, 2d Household schedule number:

40 Piece: 2442 Folio: 99 Page Number: 9


Note - living next door to William aged 39 and Issabella COMPSTON aged 36.  William was also a joiner.  See note in red box from Janice Jones re Issabella.


compston edward kendal address image

Was this Edward in 1861 ?


1861 England Census

Name: Edward Compston Age: 56 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805

Relation: Boarder Where born: Kendal, Westmorland, England Civil parish: Kendal

Ecclesiastical parish: Trinity Town: Kendal Westmorland England


Kendal Sub-registration district: Kendal ED, Household schedule number: 129

Piece: 3969 Folio: 95 Page Number:  26

Household Members:  Name Age

George Preston 65

Hannah Preston 60

Edward Compston 56 joiner



1841 marriage of Edward COMPSTON and

Agnes Braithwaite.  This was his second marriage after the death of his first wife Ruth.


England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1841 Registration district: Kendal  County: Westmorland Volume Number: 25 Page Number: 412