1805 Info 1a for John Crompton
His early life and marriage

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John CROMPTON's christening cup, presented by his father Thomas

No parish entry for his christening has been found. His nearest siblings were christened at Bridlington. The evidence for his year of birth is to be found in John's christening cup.

Above: The base inscription giving evidence of the year of his birth.
Below: The hall marks giving evidence of the maker and year of assay.

Thomas Richardson and family seem to have move to the Nafferton property around 1814-1815. By 1828 Thomas, the eldest son, probably occupied one of the Bridlington properties, as witnessed by his marriage and his children's christenings documents.

On 4 November 1834 John CROMPTON married Ann JEFFERSON, the girl next door, who's family lived in Greater Houndales.

Marriage in the Parish of NAFFERTON
1805info1a, sheet 2

Originally, in the 1822 will of  John's grandfather, Thomas of Bridlington, the properties in Bridlington and Nafferton were to be held in trust by Thomas Richardson CROMPTON until 1832 when it was to pass to Thomas, John's eldest brother. But by 1840 John appeared to be farming Houndales, on his own ...

1840 Trade directory
John Crompton Farmer, Houndales

... and his father Thomas Richardson CROMPTON, recorded on the census as Richardson, was living in his retirement home of North Street Nafferton.

1841 Census Sun/Mon  6/7 June 1841
Source:   FHL Film TNA Ref HO107
          Piece 1215; Book: 5; Folio: 9; Page: 11; Line: 25; 
Dwelling: North Street (after Crompton Square)
Place:    Nafferton, Yorkshire
  
Name                Age  Occupation  Born in County
Richardson Crompton  65  Farmer            Y
Martha Crompton      55                    Y
Paulina Crompton      4                    Y

Note: Ages are often rounded to the nearest five years

This census also shows that Thomas Richardson and Martha's grandchild Paulina was also living in North Street. Paulina was the illegitimate child of Elizabeth CROMPTON, born 1811, and Thomas LUCKHURST.


The 1841 census shows Ann a tHoundales, but there is no obvious record of John. Was he working at Thornholme where the family were found in the 1851 census?

1841 Census Sun/Mon  6/7 June 1841
Source:   FHL Film TNA Ref HO107
          Piece 1215; Book: 5; Folio: 7; Page: 6; Line: 12; 
Dwelling: Howdale [Sic]
Place:    Nafferton, Yorkshire

Name              Age   Occupation    Born in County
Ann Crompton       25   Farmers wife        Y
Thomas Crompton     3                       Y
Henry Crompton     10m                      Y
John Donkin        20   M. S.               Y
Samuel Coates      15   M. S.               Y
Charles Horsfield  15   M. S.               Y
Elizabeth Bilton   20   F. S.               Y
Mary Dixon         13   F. S.               Y 
 
Note: Ages are often rounded to the nearest five years

Between 1841 and 1851 John and his family moved to a farm in Thornholme, 5 miles (8km) from Nafferton.

1805info1a, sheet 3
A modern map locating Thornholme - 36kB jpg
Above: A modern map locating Thornholme in relationship to Bridlington, Nafferton and Houndales
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref HO7
            Piece: 2367; Folio: 20; Page: 32-33; Sched: 10
Dwelling:      
Place:      Thornholme, Yorks, England

Name               Rel  Mar  Age  Occupation           Birthplace 
John Crompton      Head  M   45   Farmer of 460 acres  Yorks, Bridlington
                                  employing 9 men
Ann Crompton       Wife  M   38                        Yorks, Nafferton
Henry Crompton     Son       10                        Yorks, Nafferton
Alice Crompton                        living with grandmother see below
May Crompton       Dau        6                        Yorks, Nafferton
John Crompton      Son        5                        Yorks, Nafferton
Ann Crompton       Dau        1                        Yorks, Thornholme
Robert Baron       Serv   U   20   Ag Lab              Yorks, Naseby
John Bomser        Serv   U   21   Ag Lab              Yorks, Kilham
Mark Elridge       Serv   U   19   Ag Lab              Yorks, Nafferton
George Bennington  Serv   U   16   Ag Lab              Yorks, Nafferton
Richard Rooks      Serv   U   12   Ag Lab              Yorks, Nafferton
William Palliser   Serv   U   22   Ag Lab              Lincs, Middlethorpe
Ann Gennison       Serv   U   17   Domestic Servant    Yorks, Thornholme
Ann Massender      Serv   U   20   Domestic Servant    Yorks, Flambro
Constartra Smith   Serv   U   11   Domestic Servant    Yorks, Selby 

Their daughter Alice was living in Nafferton, with her Grandmother, probably attending a day school.

1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref HO7
            Piece 2366  Folio 337  Page 6
Dwelling:   North Street    
Place:      Nafferton, Yorks, England

Name              Rel  Age  Occupation  Birthplace         (Notes)
Alice Jefferson   Wid   64              Yorks, Nafferton   (nee England)
Alice Crompton    GDau   8  Scholar     Yorks, Nafferton   (dau of John Crompton and Ann)
Margaret Morra    Vis   50              Yorks, Nafferton
1805info1a, sheet 4
1854 map of Thornholme - 22kB gif
Above: an 1854 map of Thornholme. Scale 1:10560
The farm is not named in any of the census returns. In 1861 it is the tenth building listed by the enumerator.
There are four shapes which create a farm yard image. However, the census only lists one farm in the village and one named farm, Moor Farm, near Two Gates Houses.
Source: GRO Deaths
CROMPTON  Anne  2nd Quarter 1859  Bridlington  vol. 9d  page  185
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref RG09
            Piece: 3611 Folio: 26 Page: 18  Sched: 10
Dwelling:   Farm House    
Place:      Thornholme, Yorks, England

                  Rel  M   Age   Occupation              Birthplace
John  Crompton    Head Wid  55   Farmer of 560 acres     Yorks, Bridlington
                                 employing 10 men  boys
Henry Crompton    Son   U   20   Farmers Son             Yorks, Nafferton
Alice Crompton    Dau   U   18   Farmers Dau             Yorks, Nafferton
May  Crompton     Dau   U   16   Farmers Dau             Yorks, Nafferton  
John  Crompton    Son   U   15   Farmers Son             Yorks, Nafferton          
Annie Crompton    Dau   U   11   Farmers Dau             Yorks, Thornholme
Jane Howles       Serv  U   22   House Serv              Yorks, Sowerby 
Mary A Prince     Serv  U   17   House Serv              Yorks, Rudston
George Rowlins    Serv  U   20   Carter                  Yorks, Bridlington 
Jasper Hodgson    Serv  U   20   Shepherd                Yorks, Foxholes 
Frances Clapman   Serv  U   12   Carter                  Yorks, Bridlington
John Stephenson   Serv  U   12   Carter                  Yorks, Haisthorpe
George Robinson   Serv  U   21   Carter                  Yorks, Beeford
Thomas Thompson   Serv  U   21   Carter                  Yorks, York 
John Bonds        Serv  U   58   Carter                  Yorks, Tong?
Robert Wilson     Serv  U   22   Carter                  Lincs, Spalding
John Nell         Serv  U   20   Carter                  Cambridgeshire, Marrick
Robert Jermain    Serv  U   34   Groom                   Norfolk, Ingham

1805info1a, sheet 5
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871
Source:   FHL Film TNA Ref RG10
Piece:    4810; Folio: 27; Page: 16;
Dwelling:
Place:    Thornholme, Yorks, England

Name             Rel    M Age  Occupation             Birthplace
John Crompton    Head   U  64  Farmer of 381 acres    Yorks, Bridlington
John Crompton    Son    U  25                         Yorks, Nafferton
Eliza Wray       S-i-L  M  49                         Yorks, Nafferton
Alice Lovell     Dau    M  28                         Yorks, Nafferton
Alice j Lovell   Gdau   U   3                         Yorks, Scampston

Eliza Thompson   Serv   U  22  General Serv Domestic  Yorks, Thornton le Clay
Ann Barker       Serv   U  17  Dairy Maid             Yorks, Hutton Cranswick
Richard Pinder   Serv   U  18  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Bridlington
Foster Laughton  Serv   U  17  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Nafferton
Henry Thompson   Serv   U  14  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Burton Agnes
George Hammond   Serv   U  19  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Pickering
Robert Welbevin  Serv   U  37  Ag Lab                 Yorks, North Chatton
John Rank        Serv   M  52  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Ruston Parva
George Champlin  Serv   U  22  Ag Lab                 Yorks, Octon
William Jackson  Serv   M  21  Shepherd               Yorks, Nafferton
Map locating Thornholme 31Kb-gif Left: Thornholme, on the Bridlington road: the home of Mary CROMPTON.

Their deaths

Ann died in the third quarter of 1859 (GRO ref: Bridlington 9d 185) and John on the 26 May 1872 (GRO ref: Bridlington 9d 193) aged 66.


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