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Watson Cumpston death cert Trinity House Hull lloyds ship Voilier withernsea pier

Louis Philippe CUMPSTON b. 1838 Douglas Isle of Man, died 1920 Perth Australia aged 82

& son Louis Bowser CUMPSTON born 27.11.1865 Liverpool England died 30 November 1931 age 66 years

Louis Bowser CUMPSTON 


January 1877 sailed on the Marpesia to Australia with sisters twin Florence Marguerete Louise (christened 22.2.1866), Annie Blanche (christened 9.5.1867), and brother Richard Stanley Cumpston (christened 29 Mar 1869).  He married Amy Muriel Love in 1901, and Daphne Norah VENN in 1901





Victoria Government Gazette Online Archive 1836-1997

1884 Gazette 109 page 2676 Friday September 12th 1884


In the Court of Insolvency at Echuca, Midland District - in the Estate of Louis Philippe CUMPSTON, of Echuca, in the colony of Victoria, accountant. Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of creditors in the above estate will be held at the Court House, Echuca, on Friday the 19th day of September AD 1884 at the hour of Eleven o'clock in the forenoon for the purposes set forth in sectin 53 of the Insolvency Statute 1871.

Dated at Echuca the 5th day of September 1884. GC MORRISON Chief Clerk

NB Mr Shackell is the assignee named in the order, and Mr A C Akehurst is the solicitor acting in the insolvency.

Victoria Government Gazette Online Archive 1836-1997

1885 Gazette 8 Page 284 Friday January 23rd 1885


The Insolvency Statute 1871 In the Court of Insolvency in the matter of Louis Philippe CUMPSTON of Echuca, in the colony of Victoria, accountant, insolvent.  The above named Louis Philippe CUMPSTON intends to apply to the Court of Insolvency at Echuca on Friday the thirteenth day of February 1885 at Ten o'clock in the forenoon for a certificate of discharge, pursuant to the provision of the Insolvency Statute 1871 and to dispense with the condition mentioned in section 136 of the statute.

Dated the twenty-second day of January AD 1885 AC Akehurst Solicitor for the said Louis Philippe Cumpston Echuca.

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The West Australian Saturday 24 April 1897


B U I L D E R S. TENDERS are invited for Carpenter's Work - (labour and material) for ENGINE HOUSE ; until the 27th inst. Plans and Specifications may be seen at my office.

L. BOWSER COMPSTON,  Architect, St. George's-terrace.

The West Australian  Wednesday 27 January 1897


TO LET, vacant Land, corner Murray and George streets, opposite Empire Hotel. Apply L. Bowser Compston, St. George's terrace.

I found an entry on the Victoria Archives, immigration to Victoria 1873  with shows a LP CUMPSTON aged 33 sailing May 1873 on the Great Britain, with no other members of his family.

Victorian Government Gazette 1877

The following Application for Licences under S 19 and 47 of the Land Act 1869 have been approved: 

2238 95 E Louis Phillipe Cumpston: garden site 5 0 0 Wharparilla west side of the Campaspe 8 and 9 . Dept. of Lands and Survey Melbourne 20 Nov 1877


Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1896


Family name Given name  Age Ship name  Departure Destination Film Ref month Film Ref year Page



Family Link CUL 12


Louis Philippe CUMPSTON born 1838 died 20 August 1920. Perth Australia aged 82 years

Married Annie (Corlette) Cowell Maughold Isle of Man  2.7.1863


1931 Perth Australia Cumpston Louis Bowser age  66 death 30.11.1931

The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

In the County Court of Cheshire, holden at Birkenhead. In the Matter of a Special Resolution for Liquidation by Arrangement of the affairs of Louis Phillipe Cumpston,

of No. 6, Beatrice-street, Seacombe, in the county of Chester. late of Walton Park, Walton, and previously of No. 3, Great Mersey-street, Liverpool, both in the county

of Lancaster, Builder.

THE creditors of the above-named Louis Phillipe Cumpston, who have not already proved their debts, are required on or before the 8th day of March, 1873, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims to me, the undersigned, Hugh Carmichael, of No. 77A, Lord-street, Liverpool aforesaid, Accountant, the Trustee under the liquidation, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of the Dividend proposed to be declared.—Dated this 26th day of February 1873.

H. CARMICHAEL, Trustee.  Gazette Issue 23954 published on the 28 February 1873

1865 Liverpool

Cumpston Louis Bowser son of Louis Phillipe & Catherine Annie Cowell born 27.11.1865 Liverpool christened 22 Feb 1866 St Peter Liverpool Ref 8b 355

1866 St Peter Liverpool Cumpston Louis Bowser age 1 Christened IGI 22 Feb 1866 St Peter Liverpool Twin of Florence ML below


1866 St Peter Liverpool Twin -Cumpston Florence Marguerete Louise daughter of Louis Philipe & Catherine Annie Cowell Christened 2.2.1866 Twin


1867 St Peter Liverpool Cumpston Annie Blanche daughter of Louis Philipe  & Catherine Annie Cowell Christened 9.5.1867

1869 St Peter Liverpool Compston Richard Stanley son of Louis Philipe & Catherine Annie Cowell  Christened IGI 29 Mar 1869

1871 England Census Civil parish: Liverpool Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviour Town: Liverpool

County/Island: Lancashire Country: England Registration district: Liverpool Sub-registration district: Mount Pleasant


Louis P Cumpston Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Relation: Head Where born: Douglas, Isle of Man

Spouse's Name: Catherine A Cumpston


Household Members:

Name Age

Louis P Cumpston            32

Catherine A Cumpston 27

Florence M L Cumpston 6

Louis B Cumpston            5 Query this age as both were shown as twins at birth

Richard S Cumpston 2

ED, institution, or vessel: 31 Household schedule number: 44 Piece: 3785

Folio: 33 Page Number: 8

1861 England Census Name: Louis Philippe Cumpston Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Relation: Nephew Gender: Male Where born: Isle of Man, Isle of Man


Civil parish: Everton Ecclesiastical parish: St George Town: LiverpoolCounty/Island: Lancashire Registration district: West Derby Sub-registration district: Everton ED, institution, or vessel: 58  Household schedule number: 18 Piece: 2720 Folio: 4 Page Number: 5


Household members

Name Age

Richard Cubbin 44 head Widow b Isle of Man builder brick maker

Margaret Cumpston 48 sister widow - ? mother of Louis Phillipe

Children of Richard - Robert Cubbin 14 Richard Cubbin 11 Walter Cubbin 8 Elizabeth Jane Cubbin 16

Isabella Scillicon 73 aunt of Richard Eliza Cubbin 42 sister or Richard, sister of Richard Jane Cubbin 40





Marriage Louis Philippe CUMPSTON and Annie  (Corlette) COWELL Maughold Isle of Man 2 July 1863

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Louis Phillipe Cumpston

Gender: Male Electoral Year: 1903 State: Western Australia District: Perth

Subdistrict: East Perth

Obituary Perth Mirror 5 dec 1931


ON TUESDAY Mr. Louis Bowser Cumpston, one of the leading Perth architects, died at Subiaco after a long illness. Mr Cumpston bad been engaged in architectural business for many years, during which he had   designed a large number of the fine hotels scattered throughout the agricultural and suburban areas, in which   line he specialised. He left a widow, three daughters, and one son. Dr. Cumpston, ot Dwellingup. He was a prominent member of the Celtic Club and various sporting associations and will be much missed.

West Australian 12 Dec 1898


ALLEGED LARCENY.-At the City Police Court on Saturday, before Mr. A. S. Roe, P.M., Louis Bowser Cumpston was charged, on the information of one Simmons, with the larceny of a piano and other goods to the value of .£1,000, the property of his wife. Mr. Ewing appeared for defendant, and stated among other things that divorce proceedings were pending between the defendant and his wife, Simmons being attached to those proceedings as the co-respondent. The magistrate adjourned the hearing of the case, and granted bail.