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John Cumpstone Convict of Westmorland

1787

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Second Fleet, 1789-1790

 

John Cumpstone

 

Vessel: Neptune, Scarborough, Surprize Fleet: Second Convicted Date: 16 Aug 1787

Voyage Date: Dec 1789 Colony: New South Wales Piece: HO 11/1

Place of Conviction: Westmorland, England

 

 

Item details HO 47/6/76      

HO 47  Home Office: Judges' Reports on Criminals          

Record Summary

Certificate/memorial of Lord Loughborough and John Wilson concerning several convicts sentenced to death on the Northern Circuit for whom 'some favourable circumstances' appeared on/after their trial

City of York Assizes

John Cumpstone, for horse stealing. 7 years transportation.

Covering dates 1787 Aug 17

 

Held by The National Archives, Kew  and a copy has been requested 12 October 2009

John Cumpstone

 

John Cumpstone, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

 

Known aliases: none

 

Convicted at Westmoreland Assizes for a term of 7 years.

Ship name:  Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize

 

Departure date: December, 1789 Place of arrival: New South Wales

 

Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 68

 

This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

 

 

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

 

Name: John Cumpstone Date of Conviction: 16 Aug 1787

Place of Conviction: Appleby in Westmorland

Vessel: Neptune

Date of Arrival: Jun 1790

 

Source Citation: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 1150; Title: Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and ships; Item: [SZ115]; Microfiche: 621.

 

 2. JOHN COMPSTONE - Male Christening: 26 MAY 1756 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England

Father THOMAS COMPSTONE

 

Because this entry seems closest I have added all the entries for the batch number on the IGI:

 

1-18 of 18 results for >Name: compstone, Batch Number: C067071

 

Margaret Compstone

christening: 03 Mar 1754

KIRKBY STEPHEN ​WESTMORLAND,​

parents: Thomas Compstone

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Thomas Compstone

child: Margaret Compstone

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John Compstone christening:

26 May 1756 KIRKBY STEPHEN,​WESTMORLAND,

parents: Thomas Compstone

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Thomas Compstone

child: John Compstone

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George Compstone

christening: 09 Sep 1753

KIRKBY STEPHEN,​ WESTMORLAND 

parents: William Compstone

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William Compstone

child: George Compstone

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George Compstone christening:

03 Aug 1755 KIRKBY STEPHEN,​WESTMORLAND,​

parents: Edward Compstone

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Edward Compstone

child: George Compstone

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Jane Cumpston

christening: 01 Aug 1779

KIRKBY STEPHEN WESTMORLAND

parents: Mathew Cumpston,​ Jane

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Mathew Cumpston

spouse: Jane

child: Jane Cumpston

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Ann Cumpston

christening: 13 Nov 1836

KIRKBY STEPHEN​ WESTMORLAND parents:

Isabella Cumpston

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Isabella Cumpston

child: Ann Cumpston

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Sarah Cumpston

christening: 30 Oct 1796

KIRKBY STEPHEN WESTMORLAND

parents: Richard Cumpston,​ Margaret Rennison

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Richard Cumpston spouse:

Margaret Rennison child:

Sarah Cumpston

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Sarah Cumpston christening:

08 May 1822 KIRKBY STEPHEN,​WESTMORLAND,​

parents: Edward Cumpston,​ Ann

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Edward Cumpston spouse:

Ann child: Sarah Cumpston

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Mary Cumpston

christening: 17 Apr 1791

KIRKBY STEPHEN WESTMORLAND,​ENGLAND

parents: Richard Cumpston,​ Margaret Rennison

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Richard Cumpston spouse:

Margaret Rennison

child: Mary Cumpston

 

 

 

 

 

Australia's Second Fleet

From Barbara Turner, 1992.1

 

A second fleet of six ships left England  -  Guardian, Justinian,  Lady Juliana, Surprize, Neptune, Scarborough. The Guardian struck  ice, and was unable to complete the voyage.  She was stocked with  provisions.  Only 48 people died in the first group of ships, but  this time 278 died during the voyage.  This time transporting the  convicts was in the hands of private contractors.

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From the "SYDNEY COVE CHRONICLE", 30th June, 1790

 

At last the transports are here

DIABOLICAL CONDITION OF THE CONVICTS THEREON

278 died on the fearsome journey to Sydney Cove

 

-----"  The  landing of those who remained  alive  despite  their  misuse  upon the recent voyage, could not fail to horrify   those  who watched.

  As  they came on shore, these wretched people were hardly  able  to  move hand or foot.  Such as could not carry  themselves  upon  their  legs, crawled upon all fours.  Those, who,  through  their  afflictions, were not able to move, were thrown over the side  of  the  ships;  as sacks of flour would be  thrown, into  the  small boats.

  Some  expired in the boats; others as they reached  the  shore.   Some  fainted and were carried by those who fared  better.   More  had not the opportunity even to leave their ocean prisons for  as  they  came  upon  the decks, the fresh air  only  hastened  their  demise.

  A sight most outrageous to our eyes were the marks of leg irons  upon  the convicts, some so deep that one could nigh on  see  the  bones. ----

-----  We  learn that several children have been borne  to  women  upon the Lady Juliana, the cause for which were the crews  aboard  African  slave  ships which met up with the  transport  at  Santa  Cruz.--- "

------"  So  the  Guardian is lost and with  it  our  provisions.   What, in the name of Heaven, is to become of us ? ----- "

 

A LIST OF THE CONVICTS WHO SET SAIL FROM OLD ENGLAND'S SHORES

 Hereunder  our Readers will find the names of convicts who  were  to have sailed, or did sail, in the transports Neptune, Surprize,  Scarborough and Lady Juliana.

  The information was compiled by our Correspondent in London and  is  complete  in  so far as it lists all the  convicts  who  were  recently landed upon our  shores.  It also, howso ever, gives the  names of convicts who, for various reasons of death &c., did  not  travel  with  the Fleet to New South Wales.  Unhappily,  we  find  ourselves at this time unable to indicate who sailed and who  did  not.

  We  look  to our Readers for their  indulgence  to  involuntary  errors,  though  will  find  no  omissions,  and  trust   general  attention  will secure us from trespassing on their kindness  too  often.

 

CUMPSTONE, John, Warwick - - - - - - - - - 7

 

Note

 

This article is extracted from the file CONVICTS.ZIP, which was authored by a Barbara Turner in 1992 and which is available on many genealogical bulletin boards (BBSs) world-wide.

 

The Sydney Cove Chronicle of 30 June 1790 is a fictitious newspaper which appeared as a four-page "composite newspaper" in the Sydney Daily Mirror on Monday 3 March 1969 . In the article which announced the publication, the Mirror stated that the newspaper, one of a series of two covering the Second and Third Fleets, was "written and compiled by Cirrel Greet, in the style of that time with the assistance of the Public Library of NSW and particularly its Archives Department" (now State Records (NSW)).

The Second Fleet

The Convict Transport Neptune - 1790

 

The Neptune was one of the three ships that made up the second fleet. She embarked her convicts in December 1789 and sailed from England on 19 January 1790. Charles Bateson claims that the Neptune carried 436 male convicts & 78 female convicts (a total of 514). She relanded three convicts prior to leaving English waters. One Hundred and Fifty-Eight convicts died on the Neptune during the voyage to Port Jackson (147 male & 11 female).

 

The three ships of the Second Fleet arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, in company, on 13 April 1790 following a passage of just 84 days from Portsmouth. The Neptune embarked an additional twelve convicts at the Cape of Good Hope (survivors of the Guardian ship wreck). On June 28 1790 the Neptune made landfall at Port Jackson, 158 days after leaving England.

Cumpstone, John Convict Horse Stealing Appleby, Westmoreland Assizes 16 August 1787 7 years

DOES ANYONE RECOGNISE JOHN?

 

I have been trying to trace his history for the last 12 years and am aware of only the following people who could be him.

 

Bearing in mind that he was convicted in 1787, but no age was given, the following men could be in his age group:

Results for:  John Cumpstone, Any Event, 1747 - 1767, Westmorland, England, British Isles

 

 1. John Compston  

Gender: Male Marriage: 19 MAY 1755 Kendal, Westmorland,

Marriages   Spouse:  Margaret Fisher    

 3. JOHN CUMPSTON - Male Christening: 27 MAY 1757 Brough Under Stainmore, Westmorland,

 Father Thomas CUMPSTON

 

 4. JHN CUMPSTON - Male Christening: 31 JAN 1762 Kendal, Westmorland, England

Father:  JHN CUMPSTON    Mother:  MGT.  

 

 5. JOHN CUMPSTON -

Gender: Male Marriage: 29 JUL 1765 Brough Under Stainmore, Westmorland, Spouse:  ELIZABETH BELL  Family

   

6. JOHN COMPSTON -

Gender: Male Christening: 27 APR 1766 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England Father:  JOHN COMPSTON