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

Will Edward Cumpstone of Bourz, [Booze]

Yeoman 2 January 1730-1


'Edward Cumpstone of Bourz, yeoman

Son Cuthbert 1s

Daughter Ann Harker 1s

Wife Filles Extrix, all my goods

Witnesses John Mariner, Wm Parsable, Ralph Harker Codicil 2 March 1732-3

Son Cuthbert Cumpstone £5 and my clothes, and his bill to be returned into his hands, and to his son John a bedstead at my extrix's decease.

Dau Ann ux. Geo Harker £8. 8s

Grandchild Jane Sunter my bedding and a panel chest and a coffer.

Wife Fillis extrix

proved 20 June 1733 by exx. before Joseph Peacock surrogate

Bond 20 June 1733 by Phillis Cumpstone of Bouze wid. and John Mariner of do. miner in £50'


Trancription gratefully received from Christine Amsden in Canada.  Visit her website for more Dales families at

"BOOZE, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale wapentake of Gilling West and liberty of Richmondshire; ½ mile E. of Langthwaite, 3 miles NW. of Reeth."   Yorkshire North Riding

In 2007, £5 0s 0d from 1731 is worth:


 £753.83 using the retail price index.

 £7,293.82 using average earnings.

Angela Teasdale   from the Upper Dales Email list can claim John Marnier [above] as her 6 or 7 great grandfather.  She knows very little about him and has been unable to find baptism or burial for him, only his marriage to the Widow Peacock and she would love to know who she was!


Their daughter Margery married Thomas Douglass.


Their daughter Elizabeth Douglass married Robert Stones.  Angela descends from the Stones line.


There is an admon for John's widow Elizabeth in 1770. It states that John was late of Booze in Arkengarthdale.


Thanks for this information Angela!  Can anyone help us further with this family?

8th February 2010.  In response to my request to the Upper Dales FH Group, Tracy added the following information:


"I think the MARRINER family may have had a connection with Barningham - there's a rather vague baptism in 1757 in A'dale of 'John natural son of John' which could be interpreted either as 'father was a widower from Barningham' or 'mother was widow Barningham' or any combination thereof!


However, there were lots of Marriner records in Barningham and that's the parish which Margery Marriner came from when she married Thomas Douglas.


There are 4 relevant Arkengarthdale burials - John 1738, John 1769 (could be your

man) and Margaret 'wife of John' 3 May 1766 & Margery 'wife of John sen' 8

May 1766.  If the 1770 document names John's widow as Elizabeth, it looks like he married again after his first wife died.  I couldn't manage to match up either Margery or Margaret with a Peacock who died in the right time frame though.