Tag Archives: History

Domesday archive on line

In 1986 the BBClaunched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the … Continue reading

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Margaret Leona Cumpston WILSON

I was delighted today to hear from Nevin CUMPSTON who sent me the obituary of Margaret.  100 years old, of Waynesburg, she died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2011. You can read more about her on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/margaret-leona-cumpston/4557955810Continue reading

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IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme

http://www.1914.org/faces/ As part of the IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme, photographs from the Museum’s ‘Bond of of Sacrifice’ are being uploaded to the photo-sharing site Flickr in a set called ‘Faces of the First World War’. On Armistice Day … Continue reading

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93 years ago – the end of WW1

On this day in 1918, 93 years ago, Allied and German troops agreed to end the First World War. More than 8 million men and women saw service in the British forces during ‘the war to end all wars‘, a … Continue reading

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Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies – John CUMPSTON

CAN ANYONE HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS YOUNG BOY? John Cumpston Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 4 Nationality: Creole Gender: Male Parish: St Mary (2) Colonial Dependency: Jamaica Owner Name: Charles Nathaniel Bayly Esquire Record Date: 1832 Source Citation: Class: … Continue reading

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Database of Court Officers for the British Monarchy 1660 -1837

“The Database of Court Officers is an online computer database providing the career histories of every remunerated officer and servant of the English royal household from the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the accession of Queen Victoria in … Continue reading

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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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