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Robert Cumpston Brough Sowerby

Will of Robert Cumpston Brough Sowerby Westmorland 18th May 1804 Proved 9th July 1804


In the name of God Amen

I Robert Cumpston the elder of Brough Sowerby in the parish of Brough in the County of Westmorland Yeoman being infirm in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to [say] Imprimis I will and direct that all my just debts which I owe at the time of my death together with my Funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my will shall in the first place be paid and satisfied


Item 1 Give and bequest unto my wife Margaret Cumpston all my Household Furniture except my six silver Teaspoons one s wine glass one Feather Bed and three Bed Quilts which I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret Wright And whereas I have Mortgage Deeds or …… of reversions of my son in law James Wright House in Penrith my mind and will is that the Interest arising from the same shall be paid and applied to my daughter Margaret Wright wife of James Wright of parish aforesaid Currier during her natural life for her own sole and separate use and disposal without the control of Intermeddling of her husband or any other Husband she may afterwards marry and my Mind and Will is that the receipt or receipts of my said Daughter whether sole or married and not withstanding her coverture shall from time to time be a good and sufficient Discharge for the same or any part thereof and from and after the principal sum to go and be paid by my Executor to the Child or Children of the said Margaret Wright lawfully begotten share and share alike when they and each of them shall attain the age of Twenty one years


And as to and for and concerning all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever or wheresoever or of what nature or kind soever the same or any part thereof shall be found situate standing lying or being I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof according to the different natures tenures and qualities thereof unto my Son Robert Cumpston his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns he paying thereout all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and the Charges of proving this my will as aforesaid and doing and performing the bequests herein before given And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Robert Cumpston Executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former and other Wills by my at any time heretofore made As Witness my hand and seal this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Four


Robert Cumpston x his Mark and Seal.


Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence and also in the presence of each other of us




This will was proved at London the ninth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the Worshipful Samuel Pearce Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Robert Clumpston the son of the deceased and the sole Executor named in the said will to whom Admon was granted a full and singular the Goods Chattels and credits of the said deceased He having been first sworn duly to Administer.


1424 Brough Sowerby Cumston Robert Manorial record

1600 Brough  P003131 Brough u Stainmore CUMPSTON Roberth son of  Cuthberth Christened IGI 27 Jan 1600

1631 Brough M003131 Brough U Stainmore Comston Roberte and An Suttan marriage IGI 9 Feb 1631

1633 17 Brough Brough U Stainmore Comston Roberte son of Roberte christened Cro 2 Feb 1633


1641 Brough M003131 Brough U Stainmore Comston Robert  and Isabell Laidman marriage CRO 16 Dec 1641

1643 Brough Brough U Stainmore Compston Robert and Isabell Nicholson marriage IGI 16 Dec 1643

25.2.1649/50 Brough Brough U Stainmore Cumpston Robt Jun Light in the Dale sold estate

1657 Brough Brough U Stainmore Cumpston Robert son of Robert buried CRO 27 Feb 1657/8


1671 Brough Brough U Stainmore Compston Robert buried CRO 2 Sept 1671

1675 Brough Brough U Stainmore Compston Robart son of Thomas christened  CRO 12 Mar 1675


There are Robert Cumpston entries in Brough back to 1424 in the Manorial records.  The earlier ones are placed in the pink box and whilst it is difficult to prove their relationship to the people mentioned in this will, I would welcome any information that readers have.


Check out census entries 1841 in Carlisle


1698 Brough M003131 Brough U Stainmore Compston Robt Jun and Frances Pettie marriage IGI 23 Jun 1698 [grandfather of the deceased Robert senior)


1716 Brough FHL 97354 Brough U Stainmore Compston Robert son of Thomas Christened Vital Records 22 Jul 1716


1742 Brough M003131 Brough U Stainmore Cumpston Robert and Jannet Rickerby marriage IGI 21 Dec 1742 [father of the deceased Robert]


1755 Brough FHL 97354 Brough U Stainmore  Cumpston Robert son of Thomas Christened Vital Records 29 Jul 1755 [Thomas and Robert Senior were brothers]


1777 Brough Brough Sowerby CUMPSTONE Robt Window Tax 1777 [Senior deceased}

1778 Brough P003131 Brough U Stainmore CUMPSTON Robert son of Robert and Elizabeth.  Father yeoman.  Christened 2 Jun 1778 [Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Margaret Robinson of Plover-rig and she died in March 1794]


1802 Brough ref WQ/SR/581/9-10 Kendal Session Roll CUMSTONE Robert yeoman Alehousekeeper's recognisazance 3.7.1802 [Robert Senior decesed]

1803 Brough P003131 Brough U Stainmore CUMPSTON Robert and Mary Binks? marriage Pallots Index 5 Feb 1803 jpgm2 [Robert Junior]


1804 Brough MI Brough Brough Sowerby Cumpston Robert 51 years MI Brough Church 1804


1804            Brough Prob11/1411 Brough Sowerby Cumpston Robert 25 years  son of Robert & Elizabeth [Robert f of Robert and Margaret] will ref Prob 11/1411 9 July 1804


1804            Brough Brough Sowerby Cumpston Robert son of Robert & Elizabeth executor mentioned in will ref prob 11/1411 9 July 1804

The following details refer to the above will.

Description Will of Robert Cumpston, Yeoman of Brough , Westmorland

Date 09 July 1804

Catalogue reference PROB 11/1411  

Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

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

Piece Name of Register: Heseltine Quire Numbers: 443 - 495