1803 Info 1 for Thomas Crompton
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Thomas' marriage to Isabella ROWLIN
On 12 November 1828 Thomas married Isabella ROWLIN at Bridlington Priory Church.
Thomas Crompton, bach, & Isabella Rowlin a minor, both of this parish Licence with consent of Newyear Rowlin her father, by George Smith Witnesses George Rowlin, John Linskill
It is possible that Thomas took over his father and grandfather's farm in High Green, Bridlington.
1841 Census Sun/Mon 6/7 June 1841 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO107 Piece: 1213; Book: 6; Folio: 9; Page: 12; Line: 13 Dwelling: High Green [This is adjacent to Pinfold Street] Place: Bridlington, York Name Age Occupation Born in County Thomas Crompton 35 Farmer Y Isabella Crompton 30 Y Ann Crompton 10 Y Mallory Lyon 25 Ag Lab Y Thomas Cox 15 Ag Lab Y George Lyon 15 Ag Lab Y William Hardy 10 Ag Lab Y Mary Brodrick 15 Farm servant Y Note: Ages are often rounded to the nearest five years
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref H1O7 Piece: 2367; Folio: 133; Page: 13; Sched: 67; Dwelling: Pinfold Street Place: Bridlington, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Head M 46 Farmer of 240 acres employing Yorks, Bridlington 6 labourers Isabella Crompton Wife M 38 Wife Yorks, Bridlington George Sterrikirk Serv U 24 Ag Lab Yorks, Lund Joseph Hebden Serv U 23 Ag Lab Yorks, Foston Thomas Ayrhill Serv U 18 Ag Lab Yorks, Rillington Thomas Tindall Serv U 16 Ag Lab Yorks, Rudston Abram Hackner Serv M 55 Groom Yorks, Harpham Mary Ann Brambles Serv U 23 House servant Yorks, Reighton
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|Right: Map locating High Green and Pinfold Street, Bridlington in 1854.
Two farms are marked on the map. One bounds Pinfold Street and the second is High Green Farm to the east.
Green Dike was once a pond and when filled in the site of the town fair.
The map also locates Bridlington Priory Church and its graveyard.
|There are two possible locations for Thomas' farm on High Green, Bridlington.
Right: High Green Farmhouse 2010, which, as can be seen on the map, had an entrance opening from Sewerby Road, leading to extensive farm buildings. This is now a redeveloped site.
|Left: 25 Pinfold Street Bridlington 2010 as an eighteenth century farm house and barn conversion for sale as a four bedroom property at £299,500|
|Right: Number 6 Pinfold on High Green, Bridlington in 2001|
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG09 Piece: 3612; Folio: 59; Page: 12; Sched: 70; Dwelling: Pinfold Street Place: Bridlington, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Head M 57 Farmer Yorks, Bridlington Isabella Crompton Wife M 52 Yorks, Bridlington Ann Wilson GDau 9 Scholar Yorks, Harpham Casey Tindall Serv U 24 Foreman Yorks, Reighton John Constable Serv U 20 Waggoner Yorks, Ganton Jane Beilby Serv U 28 House servant Yorks, North Dalton
It is interesting to note that this census contains Ann(ie) Wilson, who may have been at a Bridlington school. In 1861 her younger siblings were classified as 'Scholars' in the family village of Harpham.
Prior to 1812 a BEILBY married a TOPHAM; the name being carried forward as a forename. Between 1888 and 1889 three of the TOPHAM married into the WILSON family. Jane BEILBY may have carried the original family name.
|Thomas died on 11 April 1862 and is buried in Priory Church, Bridlington
(GRO ref: Bridlington 9d 195).
It is possible that the prominent headstone in Bridlington Priory Church, East Graveyard, marks his standing in the town. This may be a continuation of his father's status and the families status as landed gentry and church wardens in Cayton by Scarborough.
Right: Postcard of Bridlington Priory Church
|Left: Bridlington Priory Church in 2001|
In Affectionate Remembrance
of the late
who departed this life
April 11th 1862
Aged 58 years
ISABELLA widow of the above
who departed this life
February 5th 1891
Aged 82 years
Isabella in later life
The 1871 census suggests that, after Thomas' death, Isabella retained ownership of the farm whilst renting it out for income. She lived at 50 Quay Road, Bridlington with her grand daughter.
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG10 Piece: 4811; Folio: 85; Page: 30; Sched: 169; Dwelling: 50 Quay Road Place: Bridlington, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Isabella Crompton Head W 60 Deriving income from land Yorks, Bridlington Alice Wilson GDau 5 Yorks, Harpham
|Above: The location of 50 Quay Road, Bridlington in 2010|
It is difficult to determine the position of 50 Quay Road. The location of the present day number 60 and 46 suggest that number 50 was close to the railway. Present day number 62 is Bridlington Town Council and number 46 a carpet shop. It appears that the Vauxhall Garage of Higgs and Barker are 58 to 52 Quay Street. This suggests that number 50 is the building site between Moorfield Road and the railway line.
50 Quay Road, Bridlington, marked below by a circle.
It was once the offices of Bridlington Gas and later North Eastern Gas.
There is no postcode for this address.
|Above: A 1893 Map locating 50 Quay Road, Bridlington - marked red. Scale 1:10560|
Isabella died many years later in the first quarter of 1891, (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 219) having spent the census of 1881 at Field House, Harpham, with her daughter Ann and was buried with her husband in The Priory Church.
With thanks to Walter Townsend: choirboy at Bridlington Priory, school friend of the farmer's son at High Green and employee of Bridlington Gas.
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