Monthly Archives: May 2011

James M. CUMPSTON Ohio and Pennsylvania

 Today I heard from a CUMPSTON descendant pplacier@socket.net who wrote ‘ We are the descendents of the James Cumpston who received the Medal of Honor in the Civil War. We live in southern Ohio and have traveled to several counties trying to … Continue reading

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Beverley, East Yorkshire Archives

Have just spent 3 days in Beverley in East Yorkshire,  at the Early Music Festival, and took the opportunity of visiting the East Riding Archives in Beverley.   I was delighted to deposit with them a copy of my latest book … Continue reading

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Bookcrossing

What is BookCrossing?  http://www.bookcrossing.com    It’s the World’s Library. It’s a smart social networking site. It’s a celebration of literature and a place where books get new life. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the … Continue reading

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ALRC President Rosalind Croucher

My relative Australian Law Reform Commission President Rosalind Croucher interviewed by Radio Atticus about the effects of the recent budget cuts on the ALRC and its operations. You can listen to the interview at http://www.alrc.gov.au/news-media/2011/alrc-president-rosalind-croucher-interviewed-radio-atticus More about Ros on my website at … Continue reading

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CUMPSTONE – Howden deeds

My colleague Janet Higman kindly found two deed entries for me from the Freehold Deeds of Howden and District 1736-1895 from the East Yorkshire Family History Society. They refer to the Rev. George CUMPSTONE of Howden, Clerk and John CUMPSTONE of Howden surgeoun and apothecary.  You can … Continue reading

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Yorkshire surname list

Yorksgen is the Yorkshire email group for those interested in researching in the county. For the Index to surnames on the YKS Surnames database and for instructions on how to submit surnames, go to: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/YKSlist/

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Milo CUMPSTON – USA Veteran’s History Project

This new site has records relating to Milo’s military career and an oral history tape. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/50608  (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress) Milo has his own page on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/milo-j-cumpston-fayetteville/4533614245

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Noah Compson

Today I heard from Jennifer Compson Yoneji yoneji@bresnan.net about her COMPSON relatives. Jennifer asked if Compson is a corrupted form of Cumpston.  Her father’s name is John Edward Compson. His father was George Compson; his father was Noah Compson. Compson is indeed a variant of CUMPSTON … Continue reading

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American surname summary data for the name CUMSTON and CUMPTON

CUMSTON is one of the main variants for my One Name Study – see my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/cumpston-variants-1a/4533301999 for more information. The website however had no information about the CUMSTON surname.  The results went on to state ‘If this really is your … Continue reading

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American Surname Summary Data for CUMPSTON

I’ve found an unusual American website  which gives summary data for the frequency that surnames appear in each state http://www.americansurnames.us/surname/cumpston Frequency Comparisons   Total Rank Frequency % Per million people United States United States (Current snapshot) 825 27496 0.000 3 … Continue reading

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