Cumpston Research

This information was kindly supplied by Trevor Littleton

Trevor has shared with me a full history of James Wilson.
We will be delighted to receive further information.

'Briefly, Isabella was the daughter of Miles Scales of Crosshouses in Lambrigg
by Jane his wife who was the daughter of Isaac and Jane Wilson of The Green
in Lambrigg.

Jane Scales was the sister of James Wilson of Highgate, Kendal who was Christopher Wilson's (Rigmaden & Abbot Hall) father in law, Thomas
Wilson, who married Margaret, the daughter of Thomas Ashburner, Paper
 Manufacturer of Cowen Head. (Thomas & Margaret's family inherited the Paper Mills before renting them out and subsequently selling them to James Cropper), and the
 Revd John Wilson who built a house on Highgate which now houses the Conservative
Club.

There was also a sister Agnes who married William Rowlandson of Bracken Hall
in Lambrigg.
 
Isabella had four siblings: Jane who married James Todd who became tenant at
The Green under his wife's uncle, James Wilson (this is my line) and William,
Isaac & Betty, all of whom died young.
 
Isabella's father, Miles was the son of William Scales of Birks in New Hutton
by Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Gathorne of Old
Hutton.
 
William Scales was the son of Edward Scales of Johnscales, p. Crosthwaite, by
Eleanor, daughter of John Tarne of New Hutton.

The Wilson's and the Scales' were families of considerable importance around South Westmorland in the 17th & 18th centuries.
 
 

James and Jenny Ann Wilson - their line, through their daughter Catherine, became one of the most influencial families in Westmorland!
 
It's interesting to note that James' brother, Thomas Wilson married Margaret Ashburner, daughter of Thomas Ashburner and sister of James Ashburner who amongst other enterprises, owned the Cowan Head Paper Mills.  (See photographs)
 

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