On 4th April 2011 I received a message from Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘You’ve got a will from this lady in 1833. I wonder if you know anything about her roots, please ? I suspect she’s a distant (Rogers) relative of mine, and I was wondering whether you knew anything else about her.’
I replied as follows: you will see under the Shropshire pages that I have quite a lot of data on this family but I can’t tie her in yet. It would be really helpful if you could tell me a little more about your own ancestry to see if we can work together to solve the connection. It is clear that her brother was Richard Rogers.
http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wm-crumpstone-montgomery/4535768217 I suggest that Wm Cumpstone on this page was related to Mary.
http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/shropshire-lds-batch-families/4536359207 Check out this family:
CUMPSTON search Batch Number: C048861 International Genealogical Index
PARENTS JAMES AND MARY
THOMAS COMPSON Christening: 29 NOV 1818 Shifnal, Shropshire, JAMES COMPSON Christening: 06 APR 1821 Shifnal, Shropshire, EDWARD COMPSON Christening: 27 JUL 1823 Shifnal, Shropshire, see child below in 1851
I wonder if this Mary is the one – she had 3 children between 1818 and 1823 and then no more. A will about 1833 could have been hers. When searching look at all the options of spelling – take a look at my variants pages http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/cumpston-variants-1a/4533301999
Does anyone recognise this family?