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The Cumpstons of Hull - Master Mariners and their Families

By Glenys Marriott


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The largest number of Cumpston descendants originated among the bleak fells of Westmorland. This book tells the story of one branch who found their way to the port of Kingston upon Hull in the mid-eighteenth century and made their livelihoods in trades associat

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978-0-956763501 [B46]

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The largest number of Cumpston descendants originated among the bleak fells of Westmorland. This book tells the story of one branch who found their way to the port of Kingston upon Hull in the mid-eighteenth century and made their livelihoods in trades associated with the sea. It charts the development of the port and the fortunes (and misfortunes) of them as Humber pilots, coopers, block and tackle-makers, and even a poet with aristocratic connections who was convicted of attempted manslaughter.

Principally it focuses on a family of master mariners of adventurous spirit who plied their trade around the world. Some made their lives in the new Commonwealth of Australia where they came to distinguish themselves in the arts, public health, the law and twentieth-century Antarctic exploration.

This is a stirring tale based on careful and detailed genealogical research undertaken over many years which took the author across the Southern Ocean on expedition to the huts of Scott and Shackleton

 

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THE CUMPSTONS OF HULL – Master Mariners and their families by Glenys Marriott
The tale of the Cumpstons of Hull follows the journey of a family from Westmorland to Kingston upon Hull and then outwards to the rest of the world, each generation building and learning from the experiences of the last. The ups and downs and changes of family life are recorded here with empathy.  Glenys Marriott skilfully manoeuvres the reader through a plethora of family history information through simple displays which enables a lot of information to be easily readable and understandable. Each individual in the family is brought to life by a wide ranging variety of evidence, photographs and interviews all carefully referenced. The mind boggling web of family inter-relationships is clarified by a clear numbering system, so the reader knows instantly  from which original family an individual is descended. For example 1/2/3/4/7 would mean that 1 is the first generation noted, 2 is the second child of the first generation etc. This book would appeal to anyone interested in the seafaring history of the port of Kingston upon Hull and its associated trades in the 19th century. By using this book as a reference, it would give confidence and inspire a family historian to set down the layers and dramas of family life, thus creating their own piece of history. Novice researchers would gain a comprehensive view of the differing variety of resources available from which to glean information about their ancestors.

How lucky are the current Cumpston families to possess such an heirloom?

Pam Smith
Family History Tutor and Researcher
Associate Member of AGRA
Guild of One Name Studies 4961


 

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