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Will Mary Cumpston, Worthen, Shropshire 10 October 1833

Catalogue Reference PROB 11/1822

Details of 'Mary Cumpston' entries in Worthen:


1829 Compston Mary Parents John (farmer) and Ann christened 26 June 1836

1833 Prob11/1822 Llanfair Montgomery Cumpston Mary will 10 Oct 1833

1841      Aston Mill Montgomery Cumpston Mary age 60 Francis census 1841

1841      Aston Mill Montgomery Cumpston Mary age 15 parents Francis and Mary

                  census 1841

1853 Aston Rogers Montgomery Cumpstone Mary daughter of Edward (farmer) and

            Eleanor at  Aston Mill christened 24 April 1853

1855 Aston Rogers Montgomery Cumpston Mary daughter of Francis (Butcher) and

            Ellen Owens christened 1 April 1855

1885 Westbury Cumpston Mary daughter of Samuel (labourer) Elizabeth labourer

                  christened 17 May 1885


In the Name of God Amen.  I Mary Cumpston of Luaitbeach?  in the Parish of Worthen in the County of Salop being weak in body but of sound mind and knowing the frailty and uncertainty of human life have thought proper to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as can be after my .....


I give and devise unto my brother Richard Rogers All that my messuage or tenement with the lands hereditaments and Appurtenances there unto belonging situated lying and being in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd in the County of Denbigh called and known by the name of Llainwen Buchnowor late in the holding or occupation of Edward Rogers his under tenants or Assigns to hold the same unto my said brother Richard Rogers during the term of his natural life and after his decease I give and devise the aforesaid Messuage or tenements and lands with all its improvements advantages rights and privileges  unto my niece Mary Roberts second daughter of my late sister Ann Roberts deceased her heirs and Assigns and so to be at her disposal absolutely and for ever


I give and bequeath to Joshua Nealor son of the late John Neolor of Minsterley in the county of Salop aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds To Edward John and Robert sons of my late brother John Rogers the sum of twenty pounds each To David John Robert Morris Mary Anne and Susannah sons and daughters of my late brother Samuel Rogers namely to David twenty pounds To John ten pounds To Robert twenty pounds To Morris twenty pounds and to Mary Anne and Susannah ten pounds each To Richard Edward John Robert Joshua Maria Mary Sidney sons and daughters of my brother Richard Rogers namely to Richard twenty pounds To Edward twenty pounds To John twenty pounds To Robert five pounds To Joshua five pounds To Maria ten pounds To Mary twenty pounds To Sidney twenty pounds.


I also desire that as soon after my decease or maybe convenient My effects may be converted into money by my Executors hereafter named and that they my said Executors duly and promptly pay all the legacys herein mentioned out of the money arising out of my Personal Estate and whatsoever sum or sums of money may remain after the payment of my debts and legacies be equally divided between my said Executors hereafter named.  Excepting what may be due to me from my share in the Smiths shop which sum whatever it may be I give and bequeath unto my said brother Richard Rogers.  I also will and ordain that when the Messuage or Tenement and lands before named called and known by the name of Llanwen Bach in the parish of Llanfair Duffryn Clwyd in the County of Denbigh devolves to my said Niece Mary Roberts that she the said Mary Roberts pay the sum of one hundred pounds in equal proportions amongst her Cousins afore named I do hereby likewise nominate constitute make and ordain my said brother Richard Rogers and my said Niece Mary Roberts my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby .........disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Will or Testament heretofore by me made Satisfying and afirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.


In Witness

whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One


The mark of X Mary Cumpston


Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Mary Cumpston her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request have signed our names as witnesses to her last Will and Testament.


Vincent Hughes John Hewitt William Huffen


Proved at London 10th October 1833 before the Judge Oath of Mary Roberts Spinster the Niece the surviving Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Common duly to Administer.

I am grateful to Mrs. Vera Maddison for transcribing this will.

Description Will of Mary Cumpston of Worthen , Shropshire

Date 10 October 1833

Catalogue reference PROB 11/1822  

Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers

Piece Name of Register: Farquhar Quire Numbers: 601 - 650

Jenny in New Zealand wrote on 25th October 2009:


On your list of possible Mary Cumpstone's there may be an error re 1853 entry - in particular the references to Aston Mill and Aston Rogers.  Edward/Eleanor Cumpstone   farmed at Aston Piggott, which is where they lived with their 5 kids at Little Fernhill Farm in Whittington.  However, I note from Edward Cumpstone's will that he gifted land at Aston Hill, houses at Aston Rogers and the farm at Aston Piggott to his 2 sons and wife respectively.  It was other Cumpstone famiies who were millers and operated out of Aston Mill. (ie. Edward's brother Joseph and wife Elizabeth Lewis Wall.


Does anyone have further clarification about this item?