Samuel COMPSTON and a Thomas Compston appear in Pigot's 1828 as joiners. This would make Thomas just 17. Would the entry have referred to their father?
Compston, Saml. Brougham street Compston, Thos. Stramon gate
Westmorland Directory 1834 page 649
Samuel Compston joiners and timber merchants
Samuel is working with Thomas as 'joiners' and they are listed as also being timber merchants at Brougham street.
Samuel and Thomas Compston at Captain French Lane Kendal 1855
Samuel and Thomas Compston are shown on this entry at Captain French Lane. Note - Samuel died in 1850.
John Compston is at Highgate
Post Office Directory Kendal 1858
There is an entry in 1858 for John Compston at Highgate Kendal followed by an entry for
Compston Samuel and Thomas carpenters, joiners and builders Captain French's Lane although Samuel died in 1850