Cumpston Research

Felicity wrote to me on
2010-03-01

Subject: Compston ancestors
Message:
A Compston descendent here: John Compston 1828 - 1889 (Herbert Fuller Bright's father) had a daughter Anne H who married a man with a hat shop in Rotherham called George Miller. Their daughter Katherine (Kit) Miller married Frederick Ernest Horseman (son of a farmer) and they emigrated to Australia. Their daughter (my grandmother) was Marie (Mollie) Compston Horseman who married William Longford Power. Their son was Roderick Packenham Power who married Elizabeth (Binkie) Langtry Stafford and had me Felicity (Felix) Ann Power.

Marie (Mollie) Compston Horseman had some success as a cartoonist and you can read about her in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10232b.htm
I'm not sure what her Baptist ancestors would have made of her!

Thanks very much for the work you have put into the site. I was able to add Samuel Compston to my family tree and discovered John's wife was originally a Dean.
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Many thanks Felicity for sending me this wonderful history and photograph of Mollie and Bill and for helping me make this connection!
[See photograph opposite.]
I was able to put Felicity in touch with Judith Meare, a direct relative,

Horseman, Mollie, 1911 - 1974 cartoon drawings and photograph, ca. 1955-1965
 
Date of Work ca. 1955-1965
Type of Material Graphic Materials Call Number PXE 923. Physical Description Drawings : 13 watercolour & ink drawings (mounted on 2 cardboard sheets) ; 21 x 29 cm. or smaller - 42.9 x 32 cm. or smaller (mount) Photographs : 1 photoprint ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm.

Marie Compston (Mollie) Horseman was a painter and cartoonist who worked on Smith's Weekly and the Bulletin throughout the 1930's. She became known for her humourous cartoons and illustrations for children's books. -- Reference: Heritage : the national women's art book, 500 works by 500 Australian women artists from colonial times to 1955 / edited by Joan Kerr. [Sydney?] : Art and Australia ; Roseville East, N.S.W., 1995 .   Contents
1. "My name is Siki Don't Be Afraid ...." [8 drawings]
2. "Your bundle is much whiter than mine! ..." [5 drawings]
3. [Mollie Horseman in coat with artwork, photograph]
Presented July 2003
Library of New South Wales

OTHER HORSEMAN DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

V18391199 23A/1839 HORSEMAN RICHARD
 
18610/1879 HORSEMAN ALICE E JAMES MARY RICHMOND RIVER
 
4244/1902 HORSEMAN EDWARD ALBURY

7082/1908 HORSEMAN MARY A L JAMES K MARY REDFERN

10309/1909 HORSEMAN JANE A WILLIAM G JANE A NEWTOWN

18029/1916 HORSEMAN MARY GEORGE MARY A MARRICKVILLE

18029/1916 HORSEMAN MARY GEORGE MARY A MARRICKVILLE

25231/1919 HORSEMAN ARIS R WILLIAM B ST LEONARDS
 
5198/1920 HORSEMAN RITA M C WILLIAM RHODA F REDFERN

5396/1921 HORSEMAN JANE A JOHN JANE REDFERN
 
11530/1927 HORSEMAN JAMES K WILLIAM ELIZA S ROCKDALE

1616/1933 HORSEMAN ELSIE JAMES W AGNES E HURSTVILLE

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