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William Comston/Cumpston sailor

The following entries are for CUMPSTONs in Devon.  There are also birth notes.  

Note the different variant spellings:


1775 Saint Saviour C050791 Dartmouth Devon Cumpston Mary daugh of William and Hanah Christened IGI 14 April 1775


1775 Saint Saviour C050791 Dartmouth Devon Cumpston Hanah William daughter Mary born 14 April 1775

1781 Dartmouth PROB 11.1083 Dartmouth Crumstone William sailor will 27 November 1781


1788 St Petrox Dartmouth Cumston Hannah marriage IGI 13 Feb 1788.  (Re-marriage after William's death)


1470 - 1869 Wheal Cumpstone tin mine Devon Library and Information services Devon Holne Holne, Tin Mines, Wheal Cumpstone an historical and archaeological survery 1978



Will of William Comston otherwise Crumstone, Sailor of Dartmouth , Devon Date 27 November 1781 Catalogue reference PROB 11/1083  Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers Piece Name of Register: Webster Quire Numbers: 479 - 527

WILL 1807 September 10 - £100


Name and Description of Testator

Cumpston of Portsea Carpenter of His Majesty's ship Saint Albone?


Name and place of abode of Executor

John Lutman carpenter of his Majesty's ship Elizabeth and Wm Fitzmorris Surgeon of Ship Queen Charlotte - proved by John Lutman.


Name of the Legatees distinguishing the Residuary Legatee.

Sarah Cumpston wife


Particulars of the request

I give unto my wife the interest Dividends produce and profits of all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects during her life and after her decease I give the residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects unto and between all and every child or children I shall leave to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

Item details ADM 6/344/85      


ADM  Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies

  Division within ADM  Records of the Navy Board and the Board of Admiralty

    ADM 6  Admiralty: Service Records, Registers, Returns and Certificates

      ADM 6/344  Certificates and other papers submitted by applicants to the Charity.


Record Summary

Scope and content ff. 375-378. Sarah Cumpston, widow of George Cumpston, carpenter Royal Navy who died 16 May 1807. Papers submitted to the Charity for the relief of Officers' Widows.

Covering dates 1807

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years  

Held by The National Archives, Kew  





With thanks to Mrs. Vera Maddison who transcribed this will.