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Staffordshire Tree Family 1

I am in contact with 3 CUMPSTON researchers who have interests in Staffordshire.  I am grateful for their contribution to this data - but it is 'work in progress' and we would welcome in put from anyone with further information.

FAMILY 1  JOHN AND MARY  (MARU)

 

John Cumpston  - sometimes spelt Compston - b 1806 in Sedgley is my colleague Helen's 4 x grandfather.

 

John Cumpston, born abt 1806 place unknown married Mary (also referred to as Maru) time and place unknown.

 

Had 4 children: William 1832, Naomi 1837, Emma 1842.

 

Richard had two sons:- Thomas & John, Thomas is her 2 x  grandfather.

William had seven children - John, Joseph, Samuel, Edward,  Mary, Frank, Alice.

 

John went from being a limestone miner to property owner (Cumpston Row) with the aid of his mortgages and Limestone Charter Master employing 15 men.

 

There is mention from an industrial archeology site: "two Charter Masters at Hurst Hill John Cumpston at 'New work' and Joseph Baker at 'New Shaft'"  Near Bilston.

 

We are trying to establish how they relate to  Compstons/Compsons/Cumpstons  in Penn & Upper Penn, Staffs.

 

I have some data regarding Penn, including in 1744 with Abigail COMPSON who was married there.

 

The earliest entry I have for the county however is:

 

      Year tree no. Parish Ref Address Place Surname First name

      1599   Kingswinsford Prob11/93   Kingswinsford Comson Thomas for whom I have his will.

 

I have included my Sedgley data here which includes John and Ann:

 

Year Parish Ref Address Place Surname First name age Partner parents Occupation data source

 

1820   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson Elizabeth  daughter of

John & Hannah     Christened Vital Records

 

1822   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson Hannah daughter of John & Ann  Christened Vital Records

 

1822   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson George son of John & Hannah     Christened Vital Records

 

1824   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson John son of John  & Ann  Christened Vital Records

 

1829   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson Mary daughter of John & Ann  Christened Vital Records

 

1831   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson William son of  John & Ann  Christened Vital Records

 

1833   Sedgley Stafford FHL 1040789   Sedgley Stafford Compson Joseph son of John & Ann  Christened Vital Records

 

1841 Census   Sedgley Stafford HO 107/998/1 Cinder Hill Wolverhampton Compston John 35 years   Ann  wife   miner census

1841 Census   Sedgley Stafford HO 107/998/1 Cinder Hill Wolverhampton Compston Richard 14 years son of John & Ann   miner census

1841 Census   Sedgley Stafford HO 107/998/1 Cinder Hill Wolverhampton Compston William 10  years   son of John & Ann     census

1841 Census   Sedgley Stafford HO 107/998/1 Cinder Hill Wolverhampton Compston Naomi 5 years   daughter of  John & Ann     census

1841 Census   Sedgley Stafford HO 107/998/1 Cinder Hill Wolverhampton Compston Hannah 2   years daughter of John & Ann     census

 

1846   Sedgley Stafford Wolverhampton Archives   The Coppice Cinderhill Cumpston John          miner mortgage ref DX59/8

 

1852   Sedgley Stafford Wolverhampton+D224 D156Archives   The Coppice Cinderhill Cumpston John  stone miner mortgage Ref DX 59/9

 

1854   Sedgley Stafford FHl 1040790   Sedgley Stafford Cumpston John son of George & Sarah Birth Vital Records

 

1854   Sedgley Stafford FHl 1040790   Sedgley Stafford Cumpston John son of George & Sarah Christened Vital Records

 

1881 census: Sedgely Sarah Compson, 63 years, b abt 1818, 5 Rifle St, widow also Hannah 18,

John 21,

 

To follow: Further census data for Penn and Upper Penn,

 

 

THE FOLLOWING DATA WAS SENT BY Hazel in Norfolk AND HAS BEEN DOVETAILED WITH THAT OF THOMAS

 

Child 1 Son of John and Ann

 

Richard b 1827, married Sarah b abt 1828.

 

They had two sons:-

 

Thomas born 1857 Ettingshall Staffs. Married Ada Matilda Corns 9/1883 (Wolverhampton 6b 833).

 

[Thomas is my colleague Hazel's 2 x  grandfather.]

 

They had 10 or 11 children (not sure about Alice).

1.  George Harry 6/1884,

2. Olive 9/1885,

3. Alice 1886, [I have failed to trace her birth GM.]

4. Sarah J 1887,

5. William John (my colleague's Granddad) 10/1888,

6. Thomas Leonard 12/1891,

7. Ada Mary 6/1893,

8. Samuel Albert 12/1895,

9. Frederick Roland 9/1897,

10. Hanah Leah 9/1898,

11. Joel Ashcroft 3/1903.

 

Notes about these children:

 

5. William John had 5 children, Glyndwr Thomas 1919-2000 was my colleague's father who moved to Manchester, Her father was born in Prestwich, moved to Moston and finally settled in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

 

6. Thomas Leonard married a Cross woman Mar 1913, died 1993 Warwickshire.

 

8.  Samuel Albert b Walsall vol 6b 670 Marriage Jun 1920  to Miriam Maddox Wolverhampton 6b 1839.  Were living at 225 Wolverhampton Road West, Bentley, Walsall.  Only child Jim (RJ) (who pre-deceased his elderly mother who had been widowed some years earlier). Sam fought in WW1

 

9. Frederick joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1915 and served in Egypt, Salonika and Palestine, demobbed 1919.

 

2nd son of Richard b 1827, married Sarah b abt 1828.

John 1854.

 

We suspect that Richard died young, and Sarah shown as widow employed as toll house keeper. [Data being checked]

 

You can see this tree under Thomas

Child 2 Son of John and Ann

 

William b 1832 married Hannah

 

They had seven children -

 

John 1856 a farmer,

Joseph 1859 a chemist,

Samuel 1863 a boilermaker, Edward 1867 a driplater,

Mary 1870,

Frank 1873,

Alice 1876.

Child 3 daughter of John and Ann

 

Naomi b 1837

Child 4 daughter of John and Ann

 

Emma b 1842

We are convinced there is a link to the Welsh Cumpstons, especially in the Oystermouth & Mumbles areas.

 

Can you help make this link?

These documents are held at Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

 

Mortgage  DX59/8  21 July 1846

 

Contents:

1. Daniel Hughes the younger of Sedgley, brickmaker

2. John Cumpston of Cinderhill in the same parish, miner.

Plot of land in the parish of Sedgley in front of the public cartway leading to the Coppice Chapel with three messuages built there.

To secure £120

 

Mortgage  DX59/9  15 May 1852

 

Contents:

1. Thomas Hughes of the Coppice in the parish of Sedgley, brickmaker

2. John Cumpston of Cinderhill in the same parish, stone miner.

Plot of land at the Coppice in the parish of Sedgley with four messuages in course of erection.

To secure £150

 

HAZEL'S CONNECTION WITH THIS TREE

 

JOHN CUMPSTON B 1806 IN SEDGLEY IS HER 4 X GRANDFATHER

HE HAD 4 CHILDREN

RICHARD

WILLIAM

NAOMI

EMMA

 

RICHARD HAD TWO SONS 

THOMAS

JOHN

THOMAS IS HAZEL'S 2 X GRANDFATHER.

WILLIAM HAD 7 CHILDREN

JOHN

JOSEPH

SAMUEL

EDWARD

MARY FRANK

ALICE.