The following data was kindly supplied to me by Bert Cumpstone in 2002. It is only now via my website that I have managed to link it with other researchers, including Jenny in New Zealand.
JOHN'S DATA IS IN BLUE BOXES AS THEY REFER TO THE ORIGINAL TREE COLOURS [MIDLANDS TREE 2 FRANCIS CUMPSTONE AND MARTHA
John Cumpstone died in hospital at Burton on Trent on 16th November 1925 aged 88 years. He had been living with his son of his first marriage Edwin, at White House Farm, Walton on Trent for the last few years of his life.
On his second marriage to Jane Jones of Shrewsbury he had one child: >>>>>>>see photo
Jane Ellen Cumpstone, born at Winsley, Westbury in 1876. She died at Weir Hill Farm Shrewsbury in 1944. Whilst lodging with relatives at Buildwas, she took the job of junior teacher at Ironbridge where she met Alfred Thomas Edwards a departmental manager at the Coalbrookdale Iron Works and they married in 1896.
The Edwards family had been living at White House Inn, Lincoln Hill, Ironbridge. The newleyweds took up residence there and had three sons.
CHILDREN OF JANE ELLEN CUMPSTONE AND ALFRED THOMAS EDWARDS
Alfred William Bernard Edwards [31 May 1898 - October 1983. Died in New Zealand.
Jane [Jones] Cumpstone had a fall on the farm, breaking her hip, and she was taken from Aston Rogers by farm cart to the Royal Salop Infirmary, Shrewsbury where she eventually died on 24th December 1912.
John Cumpstone continued farming at Bank House and was joined by his grandson Reginald John Hector Edwards. His daughter Jane Edwards spent many months each year with her father and her children accompanied her and attended school in Worthen.
In 1917 RJH Edwards joined the Flying Corps and shortly afterwards John left Bank House to live with his son in Walton on Trent.