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Lancelot Cumpston Elizabeth Bowser


More about Lancelot and Elizabeth as a main line family



1756 Cumpston Lancelot birth, probably in the Brough area.

Lancelot Cumpston = Elizabeth Bowser.


1777 Appleby Sessions roll WQ/SR/403 Market Brough Cumpstone Lancelot age 21 carpenter     recognizance

1778 Brough Under Stainmore Cumpston Lancelot age 22 carpenter father of Margaret


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



1811 Castle Gate Penrith Cumpston Lancelot Carpenter Jollies Cumberland Directory

1811      Dockray Penrith Cumpstone Lancelot aged 56 death 1811

1811 St Andrews Penrith Cumpston Lancelot buried 26.4.1811


Recorded as a joiner and furniture maker.


Elizabeth was the sister of General Sir Thomas Bowser.


She died 10 December 1831 aged 76.  The Carlisle Journal Dec. 1831 records her obituary

"December 10th 1831.  Here, on Tuesday last in Botchergate, [Carlisle] Mrs Eliz. Cumpston, sister to Lieut-General Sir Thos. Bowser, formerly Governor General of Madras, aged 76.  She was a good neighbour and a kind friend, and is deeply lamented by all who knew her."



Child of Lancelot and Elizabeth


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John Cumpston = Elizabeth Maria Graham


John born 7 April 1781, christened 6 May 1781.

Married 22 September 1805 at Carlisle St Mary.

Died 1851.


Elizabeth born 1773. Died 1872

Child of John and Elizabeth


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Joseph Hodgson = Ellen Elizabeth Robinson.


Born 1817,  Married 1855

Died 1908.


Ellen born 1819

Died 1899.


Joseph Hodgson Cumpston of Barton Hall  Westmorland is shown in the Return of Owners of Land, 1873 as having 52 acres of land.


Plaque in Barton Church reads

"Sacred to the memory of Joseph Hodgson Cumpston of Barton Hall.  Born February 10th 1817 Died April 5th 1908.  The path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.  Erected by his loving sons and daughters".


1806 St Mary Carlisle POO4861 Cumpston Lancelot son of John  Cumpston and Elizabeth Graham christened 5.10.1806


1841 Carlisle HO 107/175/ 1 Kings Arms Lane Cumpston Lancelot aged 30 son of John and Elizabeth Maria Graham chair maker census 1841