Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

Fuller Bright Compston

2011-04-18 Peter Shields wrote about Fuller Bright Cumpston peter_shields@hotmail.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 … Continue reading

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Thomas Howard COMPSTON of Ravenswood WV, USA

bchlds@austin.rr.com wrote to say My grandfather was Thomas Howard Compston of Ravenswood, WV.  In attempting to research the family tree, I saw that the earliest document actually spelled his last name as Cumpston. He had 8 children, Thomas Jr (my father), … Continue reading

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Leonard Edward COMPSTON of Sedgley and John William COMPSTON

27th March I received a message from Ruth Brandreth  ruthbrandreth@gmail.com ‘  I am looking into my family history, my father was Leonard Edward Compston Sedgley, cousin to Archie Compston  again Sedgley.  Both had U.S.A contact.’ There is lots of information about Archie … Continue reading

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Mary CUMPSTON

On 4th April 2011 I received a message from  Catherine at catherineahuw@talktalk.net  ‘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 … Continue reading

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Google translate

Google translate now does Latin to English translation.

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York WWII evacuees

If anyone was evacuated to York at that time perhaps they might be interested in checking this site out http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/ww2/ks3/rations1.htm

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More from Google books

Ravenstonedale A free grammar school in which the boys of the parish are taught the Latin and Greek lnaguages gratis, the usual number of whom is from 15 to 20, who pay a small quarterage for English, writing etc and about … Continue reading

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Google books – Digest of Parochial Returns

Just found this on google books …. A Digest of Parochial Returns made to the select committee appointed to inquire into the Education of the Poor.  Session 1818 vol 2 Ho of Commons 1 April 1819.  The records are arranged … Continue reading

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Rosalind Croucher

The British Journal for the History of Science The British Journal for the History of Science, FirstView Article DOI: 10.1017/S0007087410001512 (About DOI) Published online: 2011 Research Article Mrs Janet Taylor’s ‘Mariner’s Calculator’: assessment and reassessment   JOHN S. CROUCHERa1 and ROSALIND F. … Continue reading

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Colin Barnett obituary

Ray Marriott The Guardian,Sunday 27 February 2011 For anyone who lived through the winter of discontent or the “dirty jobs” strike in the late 1970s, the name of my friend Colin Barnett was synonymous with trade union intransigence. As the … Continue reading

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