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Cumpston, Eliz.
Address: Duke of York, Fisher street Town: Carlisle

Date: 1820
Listed in, The Commercial Directory, of Scotland, Ireland, and the four
most Northern Counties of England, for 1820-21 & 22, containing A representation of the Professional & Mercantile Inhabitants of the Principal Towns, with sketches of ancient and modern history, and a variety
of matter of local and general interest. Embellished with neat Maps of Scotland & Ireland. [Price 18s. neatly bound.], 1820, PIGOT, J. Published by J. Pigot and Co.

Directory Record for John CUMPSTON
Name: CUMPSTON, John
Location of Event: Carlisle, CUL, ENG
Date: 1830 Directory: Pigots
Page: 70

John Cumpston and Elizabeth Maria Graham Carlisle CUL 1/2/

John Cumpston and Elizabeth Maria Graham were the parents of Thomas Bowser Cumpston, born 1810 in Carlisle.

John was the son of Lancelot Cumpston of Brough and Elizabeth Bowser. (See box below)

1781 Wigton POO1981 Cumpston John birth 7.4.1781

1781 Wigton POO1981 Cumpston John christened 6.5.1781

1803 St Mary Carlisle POO4861 Cumpston John chairmaker aged 22 marriage to Elizabeth Maria Graham Carlisle 22.9.1805

1811 Carlisle Abbey St Cumpston John aged 30 chair maker Directory 1811

Children of John Cumpston and Elizabeth Graham

1806 St Mary Carlisle POO4861 Cumpston Lancelot christened 5.10.1806

1841 Carlisle HO 107/175/ 1 Kings Arms Lane Cumpston Lancelot age 30 chairmaker census 1841

CENSUS 1841 CARLISLE Kings Arms Lane

John Cumpston age 55 furniture maker born in county
Elizabeth Cumpston age 55 born in county
Lancelot Cumpston age 30 Chair manufacturer born in county
John Cumpston age 25 saddler born in county
Robert Cumpston age 12 born in county

Lancelot Cumpston and Elizabeth Bowser

1811 Silver Street Penrith Cumpston Lancelot Directory
1811 Dockray Penrith Cumpstone Lancelot age 56 death 1811
1811 St Andrews Penrith Cumpston Lancelot age 56 buried 26.4.1811

Children of Lancelot Cumpston and Elizabeth Bowser

1781 Wigton POO1981 Cumpston John birth 7.4.1781

1786 St Andrews Penrith Cumpston/ Compstone Lancelot son of Lancelot Elizabeth Bowser Baptised 26.11.1786

December 10th 1831 Carlisle Journal

Here on Tuesday last in Botchergate, Mrs Eliz. Cumpston, sister to Lieut-General Sir Thos. Bowser, formerly Governor General of Madras, died aged 76 - she was a good neighbour and a kind friend, and is deeply lamented by all who knew her.


Born 1748 at Kirkby Thore Westmorland; educated at Appleby Grammar School: entered the EI Co's Army at 24: at the taking of Tanjore in 1733: for 3 years engaged in the capture of forts in the N Sircars: at the siege of Pondicherry, 1778: in the Guntur Sircar campaign, 1779: as a Lieutenant in Sir Hector Munro's army in 1780, sent to help Col Baillie and with him, taken prisoner by Hyder Ali in the Perambakam disaster, Sept 1780: confined at Seringapatam 3 years and 8 months: loaded with irons for 3 years and 4 months: liberated 1784: To England for 3 years.

Published his Memoirs of the Late War in Asia: served under Medows in 1792, at the storming of Dindigul: given by Cornwallis the command of a sepoy battalion: served under General Braithwaite at the seige of Pondicherry, 1798: employed against the Raja of Ramnad: effected the reduction of Ceylon, 1796: took fort Calpentein and Colombo: sent to reduce the French force under Perron at Hyderabad: at Seringapatum May 4 1799: stormed the fortress of Gooty: commanded from Hyderabad a mixed force joining Colonel A Wellesley against Doondia Waugh: to England 1803.

Again to India in 1820: commanded Mysore Division: was temporarily C in C of Madras Army 1824-6 on the death of Sir Alexander Campbell: retired May 1826: was a Lieut-General and KCB: died June 1833.

Dictionary of Indian Biography

August 5th 1831
An accident, which terminated fatally, occurred to a young man named 
Edward Thomas CUMPSTON of this town whilst bathing in the river Eden.
Praising the rescue attempts we particularly allude to the conduct of Mr Thomas Rome, who plunged into the river with a great part of his clothes on, and at a period when the life of the unfortunate youth may have been saved, but Mr Rome could not dive, and his exertions were to no avail
Carlisle Patriot Newspaper

Note - Edward Thompson Cumpston born 1814 child 4 of John and Elizabeth Graham chairmaker of Carlisle death shown as 1834 on inherited family Tree which is now in doubt

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