Category Archives: Cumpston people

Masters and Mates Certificates for Great Britain 1850 – 1927

One of the reasons I was keen to renew my Ancestry membership was because the organisation has just released a new collection of Masters and Mates certificates for Great Britain from 1850-1927, as sourced from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. … Continue reading

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Mary Jane COMPSTON married Rev George KERRY in India in 1895

Serampore Convocation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 2012-03-31 I was pleased to hear from Marc Kerry   about his relative Mary Jane Compston who is a member of the Lancashire family tree 1 on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk Message: Mary married the Rev … Continue reading

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Glenn R. Cumpston Obituary 1994 Greene County PA

I have a number of pages about CUMPSTONs in Greene County.  Does anyone recognise this family – if so please contact me. http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/greene-page-2/4535582416 Native of Greene County, 79, of 675 Cullum Street, Meadville, who died Monday, December 19, 1994, in Meadville … Continue reading

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Frances W Cumpston Sacramento County, Elk Grove, California

Gail Lee (Cumpston) Brokaw also wrote to me about her family.  You can now see a page on William Henry junior and her mother Frances: http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wm-henry-jun-frances-w-cumps/4563413184  and a  page on William Henry Senior and his wife Sarah: http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wm-h-sen-sarah-cumpston-mrs-b/4563416949 Frances is Gail’s mother, who was … Continue reading

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William Roscoe Cumpston Greene County Pennsylvania

It has been a very busy time for me in the last 3 weeks having received 8 sightings of CUMPSTONs – all sent to me by their descendants.  Many thanks to you all and by now you will be able … Continue reading

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Cumpston website update

Many thanks to all those who have been visiting my Guild of One Name Studies CUMPSTON website.  Over the last 2 weeks I have been uploading lots of new data about 11 more families.  The site is now 3 years old and … Continue reading

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Searching for surnames

There is a very useful top level search which can be done for those interested in searching for surnames.  Visit http://www.surnameweb.org/  to get an idea of how it works. Here are the results for my own CUMPSTON research http://www.surnameweb.org/Cumpston/surnames.htm Cumpston … Continue reading

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CUMPSTONE entry in New Zealand newspaper

There is a quaint story told in the Waikato Times 23 March 1886 about Mr Cumpstone making a valuable find of a seam of gravel. Can anyone identify him from these few facts?  Could he be George – see my website at  http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/george-compston-waihi/4538630658 … Continue reading

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New Zealand papers on line

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Latest additions to Papers Past (February 2012): … Continue reading

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Ralph CUMSTON

It is now possible to hear CUMSTON people speaking on line and one such link is on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnoWIzkhmC4 where you can hear 1st Ward Council Member Ralph Cumston giving his reaction after Mayor Scott Schertzer gives the “State of the City” Address … Continue reading

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