Check out the marriage bond for William Cumpston and Millisint Watson.
Pallot's Index to Marriages is essential for researchers with London ancestry, as it covers all but two of the 103 parishes in the old City of London. The dates span the time from 1780 to the onset of General Registration in 1837. The more than 1.5 million marriage entries come mainly from London and Middlesex, but also include entries from 2500 parishes in 38 counties outside of London-many not available in other sources. Also included are several records from counties in Wales. With indexing begun in 1813, several of the registers transcribed in Pallot's index no longer exist, having been destroyed or lost in the time since.
The index slips were handwritten on paper, and indexing continued regularly over a period of more than 150 years. Each slip identifies the church or chapel in which the marriage was celebrated, the names of bride and of groom, whether spinster, bachelor, widow or widower and sometimes other detail along with the date of the event.
The original paper slips of the Pallot Index are owned and held at The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, England. The Institute may have access to fuller details that may have survived among the original parish records. (www.ihgs.ac.uk) The Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization and researches in the records themselves can be arranged. Please visit their website for additional information about the services they provide.
I have found some CUMPSTON entries or variants over the years and they are listed here, with links to a page if that has been uploaded. Please contact me if you know more about any of these people.
CUMPSTON Ann spinster and John PROCTER of Urswick Cordwainer Ulverston Lancs 1793
CUMPSTON Catharine widow and John HUGHES Chester Trinity 1826
COMPSON Charlotte m COMPTON T St John Paddington 1834
CUMPSTON Diana and John CARR St Olave Southwark 1798
CUMPSTON Eliz and Archibald HOGG St George in the Borough 1812
CUMPSTON Robt and Robt Cumpston Cathe Harris 1806 Southwark St Saviour
Sarah Cumpston w. of Portsea Hy Whitear w 1810 Alverstoke Licence
Daniel Glover Pte Soldier 31st Reg = Sarah Cumston spinster 1805 Chester Holy Trinity Cheshire
COMPSON Thomas CLK a misprint in volume 6-8-1807 Salop ? N Savage
CUMPSTON Thos w = Elth SHRUB w x St Olave Southwark 1802
Wm Cumston Catharine Williams Chester Holy Trinity 1821
Thomas CUMPSTON husbandman w and Jane ASKEW 29 Oct 1836 Workington Cumberland
CUMSTON Wm Cordwainer Sarah PARRY w 1797 Chester Holy Trinity
Robt Cumpstone Mary Binks 1803 Brough Westmorland Licence
Margt Cumpstone John Darby 1807 Brough Westmorland
Mary Cumpstone Jonathan Nicholson Starforth Yorks Licence 1803 Brough, Westmorland
Geo Cumpstone Agnes Townson 1797 Brough Westmoreland
Cathe Vaughn 1806 Westbury