Cumpston Research


Jane Lidgett was born in 1793 in Hull the daughter of Jane Foster and George Lidgett.

William George Cumpston was Christened 26 January 1798 at Holy Trinity Sculcoates Hull.

He was a witness at his brother Thomas's wedding on 26 November 1815. Thomas was my 3 x great grandfather.

Jane married William George Cumpston 21 December 1819 at St Mary's Lowgate Hull.

William George was a Hull river Pilot, but lost his job in 1835. He drowned in 1836.

William and Jane had a son George Lidgett Cumpston born in 1821.

In the 1841 census George is living with my 2 x great grandfather Watson Cumpston in Sculcoates, described as a boat builder.

He married Ann Bolton  1845 in Hull.

They emigrated to Australia in 1852 and I should like to hear the true story of how and why they went. My own 'urban myth' is that they were sent by John Lidgett to progress his business. Do you have more information to clarify this?

He died in Ardale Victoria aged 75 years.

QUEEN OF THE NORTH - 1857/1863
Master: Captain D. Brown (1857); Captain Crombie (1863)
Rigging: Ship; sheated in yellow metal in 1855 & 1861; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 858 tons using old measurements and 906 tons using new measurements.
Dimensions: 168 feet long, 33 foot beam and holds 21 feet deep; repairs to damages in 1858
Construction: 1855 in Sunderland
Owners: Bradley & Co. (1857); Lidgett & Son (1863)
Port of registry: Sunderland (1857); London (1863)
Port of survey: Sunderland (1857); London (1863)
Voyage: sailed for Aden (1857); New Zealand (1863)
Rigging: iron Ship
Tonnage: 698 tons
Construction: 1859, Laing in Sunderland
Owners: J. Lidgett
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London



Fram Ist JULY. 1880 to the 8th JUNE. 1881.

Established 1834.

1794 J.Lidgett

1848 J.Lidgett
London Sydney

18S2 J. Allan
Lidgett & Domulle

Index of Merchant sailing ships, 1850-1875 : heyday of sail
by David R. MacGregor

1984 Naval Institute Press

John Lidgett 132, 236

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