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JOSEPH WATSON IS THE GREAT GRAND NEPHEW OF WATSON CUMPSTON and MARY ANN KNAGGS and my first cousin 3 x removed.

Joseph was born on 2 MAY 1861. He married Alice Jane TERRY [see photo 2]

His father was Charles Francis Cumpston b. Nov 1862

Grandfather was Charles West Cumpston b November 1862

Great grandfather Thomas Cumpston b. 1793 Hull

On September 25 1894 Joseph ws the witness at the wedding of Margaret Watson Cumpston at St. John's CE, Hull.

Margaret was my great grandmother.

Joseph's birth certificate on 2 May 1861 registered at 9 James Place, Mason St., East Sculcoates. 'Son of Watson CUMPSTUN [stet] and Mary CUMPSTUN [stet] formerly KNAGGS. Registrar Henry Preston.

Joseph Charles Cumpston Hull

1861 EY/3/1/7/1/ Sculcoates East Reg Dist ref EAS/20/151 9 James Place Mason St Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles son of Watson and Mary Ann Knaggs birth 2.5.1861

1871 EY/3/1/7/1/ Jarrow RG 10 5047 On board the ship Avalanche at Jarrow
Cumpston Joseph Charles aged 11 census 1871

1872 EY/3/1/7/1/ 3 Farnley Sq Ella St Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles aged 11 Court Directory entry for Watson 1872

1881 EY/3/1/7/1/ Sculcoates RG11/4761 6 Christ Church St Sculcoates Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles age 20 Printer Census 1881

1891 EY/3/1/7/1/ Cottingham St Johns Newland RG 12/3914 7 Hop Grove Cottingham Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 29 Printer machinist Census 1891

1895 EY/3/1/7/1/ Sculcoates 9d 276 Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 34 years and Annie Terry marriage free bmd 1895 Jun Q

1895 EY/3/1/7/1/ 2 The Limes Ella St Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 34 years Machinist Directory 1895

1897 EY/3/1/7/1/ 3 Farnley Sq Ella St Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 36 years Printer directory 1897

1901 EY/3/1/7/1/ Sculcoates St Augustines RG 13/4460 3 Farnley Square Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 39 years print machinist census 1901

1936 EY/3/1/7/1/ Sculcoates 84 Kirkham Drive Hull Cumpston Joseph Charles 75 years death cert 2 December 1936 Dec

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH CHARLES & ANNIE TERRY
CHILD 1
DORIS CUMPSTON

1898 EY/3/1/7/1/1 Cottingham 9d 142 COT/20/483 3 Farnley Sq Ella St Hull Cumpston Doris Emma birth free bmd 1898 Mar Q

1901 EY/3/1/7/1/1 Sculcoates St Augustines RG 13/4460 3 Farnley Square Hull Cumpston Doris Emma age 3 daughter census 1901

1925 EY/3/1/7/1/1 Sculcoates 9d 370 Hull Cumpston Doris Emma 27 years and Parmery marriage free bmd Jun Q 1925

Doris told the story to Eileen Colman, then Secretary of the East Yorkshire Family History Society, about her home having a picture of the ship the Saffron in their home, and that Watson Cumpston had knocked down the Withernsea Pier when captaining the shipin October 1880. This story was subsequently disproved and forms a chapter in my book.

CHILD 2 JOSEPH WATSON CUMPSTON

1898 EY/3/1/7/1/2 Cottingham 9d 133 Hull Cumpston Joseph Watson birth 25.9.1898
1899 EY/3/1/7/1/2 Cottingham/sculcoates 9d 133 COT/22/111 Cumpston Joseph Watson birth yorks freemnd 25.9.1898

1901 EY/3/1/7/1/2 Sculcoates St Augustines RG 13/4460 3 Farnley Square Hull Cumpston Joseph Watson age 1 son census 1901

1908 EY/3/1/7/1/2 Hull Cumpston Joseph Watson age 10 scholar scholarship to Hymers College 1908 [See photo number 3]

1995 EY/3/1/7/1/2 Beverley 38b/50 Beverley Cumpston Joseph Watson age 96 death 1995 Feb

DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH WATSON CUMPSTON

JEAN [CUMPSTON] GREEN Jean is my cousin who I have visited in Tunbridge Wells in 2010.

Births Sep 1928 CUMPSTON Jean Jessie Barlow Stockton 10a 86

Marriages Jun 1949 Cumpston Jean Austin J Barrow Hull 2a 384

Andy Green  my cousin writes that he still has Joseph Charles's silver pocket watch.

His mother Jean Green nee Cumpston grew up in Hull during WW2 where his Grandfather was an air raid warden.

Andy says 'My Grandad [Joseph Watson Cumpston] was a great character who lived until he was 96. He won a scholarship to Hymers College in Hull - amazing considering his family could even afford school books. He held the long jump record there for a while and even tried out for Hull City Football Club - who he supported all his life. He was (underage) in the trenches in WW1 in the Durham Light Infantry. He married Jessie Barlow when he was an office junior. My Auntie Doris outlived him and she was an amazing character too.

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