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CUMPSTONs in Hull YER  Yorkshire East Riding - My own line

Many of my CUMPSTON ancestors lived in the Sculcoates area of Hull.  More photographs can be seen here.


In 1823, the Parish of SCULCOATES contained:

"SCULCOATES, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill, an ancient village, 1 1/2 mile N. of Hull, on the west bank of the river Hull; and contained, not a century ago, only 100 inhabitants, but at present contains 10,449. The southern part of the parish adjoining the town of Hull, is now formed into extensive streets, since the formation of the dock in 1774, and cannot be distinguished by a stranger from the town of Hull, properly so called; it is, however, in the county of York, and the petty sessions are held in a hall erected a few years ago, Jonas Brown Esq. is the only resident magistrate, but some of the East Riding magistrates attend weekly. The church is in the old village, and was rebuilt in 1760; it is dedicated to St. Mary, the King is the patron, and the Rev. William Preston, vicar.


Near the Sessions hall, and in the populous part of the parish, has this year been erected a new church, called Christ church, for which an act of parliament was obtained in 1814, vesting the presentation in the then subscribers of £100., and their survivors, when reduced to eight in number, who, with the vicar of Sculcoates, are the patrons. It is a very handsome structure, with a square tower of white brick and Roche Abbey stone, in the pointed style of the time of Henry IV. aera 1400. It will contain 1300 persons, 500 of whom are provided with free sittings. The whole cost was about £7000 part of which is not yet subscribed, the incumbent is the Rev. John King, M. A. who liberally advanced the sum necessary to complete the building, taking the chance of the sale of seats in return.


On the 26th of September, 1822, this church received consecration from the Archbishop of York. Sculcoates can boast of a higher antiquity than Hull, being mentioned in Domesday book as one of the lordships of Ralph de Mortimer, who was one of the fortunate adventurers that accompanied the Conqueror from Normandy, and was lord of several manors hereabouts."




The Guild Hall, London.


Useful information here about ships and Master Mariners' records



More about Sculcoates can be found here and on GENUKI




YER/3/1/6/1/ - see photo below

Captain Charles Frances CUMPSTON, son of Captain Charles West CUMPSTON

YER/3/1/6/ and my 2nd great grand uncle.  Both Master Mariners sailing out of Hull.


You can learn more of my relatives:

Watson Cumpston his daughter and my great grandmother

Margaret Watson Cumpston and

William Cumpston and Millisint Watson







Francis Street, Sculcoates Hull.  

Number 19 was the home of Charles West CUMPSTON and his family between 1961 and 1871.

The first entries to interest me in Sculcoates were in 1757.  They have not yet been linked to my own family line and I welcome any further information about them:


1757 YER/1/ Sculcoates Holy Trinity  

Crumpton Jos and Hannah master and mariner MI


after 1757 YER/1/ Sculcoates Holy Trinity Crumpton Hannah Jos wife MI


1763 YER/9/ Sculcoates workhouse Mary age 0 Compston death parish register


Please note the various spellings of CUMPSTON.  There are more variants here.



1782 YER/4/ Sculcoates St Mary Cumpston Thomas AND Dorothy Willson marriage


1783 YER/4/1 Sculcoates Holy Trinity  FHL film 990828 C10748-7

Compston John son of Thomas & Dorothy  christened.


1785 YER/4/2 Sculcoates Holy Trinity FHL film 990828 Compston Mary Ann dau. of Thomas & Dorothy  Christened






December 2010

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