WESTMORLAND ASSIZES THE TIMES AUGUST 19 1818
APPLEBY FRIDAY (10 o'clock)
Mr Justice Bayley sat in the Crown Court this morning and tried the only remaining case in the calendar.
RICHARD CUMPSTON against whom no bill was found for the riot, was tried for a common assault. It was proved in evidence, that on the 6th of July, the night of the election tumult, the windows of the Commercial Inn had been broken. A number of special constables rushed out, the crowd ran away, but CUMPSTON struck Thomas Wilson a special constable. CUMPSTON was pursued, knocked down and taken. - Guilty. He was condemned to 6 months imprisonment.
FRIDAY AUGUST 14 CROWN SIDE - CONTESTED ELECTION
Richard CUMPSTON (whose trial and punishment we mentioned yesterday) was tried for a common assault, and nothing transpired of the occasion of the assault in the direct examination by Mr Williams, or in the cross-examination by Mr Lamb; but the latter gentleman, in his address to the Jury, said that this case had been the only one brought before them arising from the late contested election. In every election, hundreds of cases of assault much more serious than this trumpery case. It was quite unworthy of the attention of that Court, and ought to have been tried, if tried at all, before the sessions. Were all the cases of that description that had occurred to be brought to that Court, the assizes should have been, not for two days but for two weeks.
1784 Kirkby Stephen M067071 Cumpstone Richard and Margaret Rennison marriage IGI 20 Jan 1784
1795 Kirkby Stephen ref WQ/SR/537 CUMSTONE Richard Christmas Appleby session roll recognizance 22 Dec 1795
IGI ENTRIES FOR RICHARD CUMPSTONS
RICHARD CUMPSTON Christening: 28 NOV 1607 Brough Under Stainmore, Westmorland,
RICHARD COMPSTON Marriage: 25 APR 1650 Brough Under Stainmore, Westmorland, England
to Annas Jackson
RICHARD CUMPSTON Christening: 19 OCT 1651 Brough Under Stainmore, Westmorland,
RICHARD COMPSON 07 DEC 1763 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland,
RICHARD CUMPSTONE Marriage: 20 JAN 1784 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
To Margaret Rennison
RICHARD CUMPSTONE Christening: 11 JAN 1803 Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland,
RICHARD COMPSTON Birth: 09 MAR 1828 , Westmorland,
RICHARD AND MARGARET'S CHILDREN
1784 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone Thomas christened IGI 3 oct 1784
1787 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumstone Hannah christened IGI 25.2.1787
1788 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone Elizabeth christened IGI 17 Feb 1788
1788 Kirkby Stephen C067071 K Cumpstone Elizabeth death IGI 27 Jul 1788
1789 Kirkby Stephen C067071 CUMPSTONE Agnes christened 26 April 1789
1790 Kirkby Stephen Cumpstone Thomas 6 yrs death IGI 14 Oct 1790
1791 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpston Mary
christened IGI 17 Apr 1791
1792 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone Margaret christened IGI 14 oct 1792
1795 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone Mary christened IGI 22 Apr 1795
1796 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpston Sarah christened IGI 30 Oct 1796
1803 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone christened IGI 11 Jan 1803
1806 Kirkby Stephen C067071 Cumpstone Christened IGI 18 Mar 1806
SEE ALSO THE PAGE ABOUT JOHN CUMPSTONE CONVICT
Carlisle Patriot Aug 8th 1818
Calendar of Prisoners who are to take their trial at Appleby on Wednesday
12th day of August...
Richard Cumpston, charged with unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously
assembling with divers other persons, to the disturbance of the public
peace, in Highgate in Kendal, on Monday 16th July 1818 and breaking and demolishing the windows of a certain dwelling house, there situate, in the occupation of James Webster.