2011-04-18 Peter Shields wrote about Fuller Bright Cumpston email@example.com
‘I congratulate you on publishing your researches. I am a grandson of Elsie Mary SHIELDS (nee COMPSTON) ,1890-1981, and thus a great-grandson of his Honour Judge John Albert COMPSTON and a great-great-grandson of Revd. John Milton COMPSTON. I had all the gen on my immediate ancestors and some of their siblings and descendants, but you and your contributors have ‘widened’ my tree.
It is tempting to assume that Andrew Fuller Bright was Herbert’s godfather. This page http://suffolkedwards.freehostia.com/sternfield/grpf21.html tells us he came from Suffolk, married in 1856 and had children in Suffolk and Essex, and White’s Directory for 1863 has him as a Grocer in Great Coggeshall in 1863 and the family were still in that part of the world in the 1871 census.
So if he is ‘our man’ I don’t know how an Essex grocer was already known to ex-grocer Revd Compston as early as 1866 when Herbert was born.’
Thanks Peter for this interesting link – I shall do more work on the connections!