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

Margaret Watson Cumpston  YER3/1/7/4


1900 EY/3/1/7/4/3/ birth at Leeds Bramley 9b 361 Dorothy Mary PARKIN daughter of Margaret Watson Cumpston and Joe Parkin birth free bmd Jun Q 1900

Baptised Dorothy Mary Parkin Parish: Upper Armley, Christ Church Baptism Date:28 Feb 1900





3 May 1867 Margaret Watson Cumpston birth [my great grandmother]


Sculcoates East Hull Reg Dist 2 James Place Princess Street Mason St Hull daughter of Watson Cumpston and Mary Ann Knaggs birth yorks freebmd.  Subsequently married Joe Parkin


1871 Census Jarrow RG 10 5047 on board the ship Avalanche with her parents Captain Watson Cumpston and Mary Ann Knaggs

Name: Margaret Watson Cumpston Age: 4 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867 Relation: Master Daughter (Master) Gender: Female Where born: Hull, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish: Vessels Town: Jarrow County: Durham Country: England

Registration District: South Shields ED, institution, or vessel: Avalanche Household Schedule Number: 1 Piece: 5047 Folio: 31. This is a really important document as it shows the family did travel with Watson, on his ships, and it gives the only record I have found of his signature.


1881 Census Sculcoates RG11/4761 Margaret, scholar, 13 Years, at 6 Christ Church St Sculcoates Hull with her parents Watson Cumpston and Mary Ann Knaggs


1891 Census Cottingham St Johns Newland Hull, RG 12/3914 living at 7 Hop Grove Cottingham Hull Margaret Watson Cumpston age 25 shop assistant, with her mother Mary Ann Knaggs


25th September 1894 Marriage of Margaret Watson Cumpston aged 27 at Sculcoates St John Newland Hull Ref 9d 260 to  Joe Parkin


1895 EY/3/1/7/4/1/ birth of son Henry Watson PARKIN [my grandfather] Wortley sub living at 11 Edinburgh Grove Leeds to Margaret Watson Cumpston and Joe Parkin. Born 15.4.1895 Wortley sub Bramley 9b 390 See Photograph below

BAPTISM: 3 Jul 1895 - Upper Armley, Christ Church, Yorkshire, England


1901 Census  Armley Christ Church 11 Edinburgh Grove Leeds Margaret Watson  [Nee Cumpston] Parkin age 34 years


1947 Death at Leeds of Margaret Watson Cumpston aged 79 Death 1947  March Q She died 2 years before my birth and I have no photos of her

1898  EY/3/1/7/4/2/ birth of son at Leeds Bramley 9b 368

Norman Cumpston PARKIN to Margaret Watson Cumpston and Joe Parkin birth free bmd Jun Q 1898 Christening Name: Norman Compston Parkin Parish: Upper Armley, Christ Church Baptism Date: 13 Jul 1898 Father's Name: Joe Parkin Mother's Name: Margaret Watson Parkin (see photo for misprint of name - entered as Compston

NB.  Margaret's birth and census data is in yellow boxes. Each child has a different coloured box.

Deaths are in green and marriages in pink


To read more about Margaret's parents click here:


Watson Cumpston &

Mary Ann Knaggs

I have inherited few family photos. If you recognise any of these people and have photos I would be delighted to receive copies of them.

Margaret Watson CUMPSTON

birth certificate

NOTE - do not mix up this woman with Margaret Watson CUMPSTON


Name: Margaret Cumpston

Birth Date: abt 1866

Date of death Registration: Mar 1951

Age at Death: 85

Registration District: Hull

Yorkshire East RidingVolume: 2a

Page: 344 SPOUSE: David Hutchinson Cumpston

BIRTH: abt 1866 - Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

RESIDENCE: 1901 - Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England


They were related by marriage


Only record I have found of Watson CUMPSTON's signature and he completed the form

Watson CUMPSTON mariner age 37 Master Born Hull

Mary CUMPSTON married aged 32 Master's wife born Flamborough

Joseph CUMPSTON aged 11 Master's son born Hull

Margaret Watson CUMPSTON aged 4 Master's daughter born Hull

Grandad Parkin centre

This is the only photograph I have ever seen of my grandfather, Henry Watson PARKIN, centre, discovered in 2011.


England & Wales, Marriage Index, Spouse Alice Sharp Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1920 Registration District: Gainsborough Lincolnshire Volume Number: 7a

Page Number: 2095


Death  Date of Registration: Jun 1969 Age at Death: 74 Registration District: Howden  Yorkshire East Riding Volume: 5a Page: 344

1911 England Census

Name: Margaret Watson Parkin Age in 1911: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867

Relation to Head: Wife Gender: Female Birth Place: Hull

Civil Parish: Hunslet County: Yorkshire-West Riding Country: England

Street Address: 69 Beeston Road, Leeds Marital Status: Married Occupation: Draper

Registration District: Hunslet Registration District Number: 501 Sub-registration District: Hunslet ED, institution, or vessel: 30 Piece: 27147

Household Members:

Joe Parkin                        46 Coal Trade

Margaret Watson Parkin 44 Draper employer at home

Henry Watson Parkin 15 Clerk Stock and share broker

Norman Cumpston Parkin 12 School boy

Mary Ann Cumpston            49 Sister in law = Margaret Watson's sister Draper's assistant

1908 Mrs Margaret Watson Parkin Address: 6g Beeston Rd Leeds Publication Title: 1908 Kelly's Directory, Leeds County: Yorkshire Publication Year: 1908


Norman Compston Parkin baptism July 1898