1805 Info 2a for John Crompton
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Thomas CROMPTON, the first child of John and Ann, was born on 03 June 1837 at Houndales, Nafferton and was christened at Nafferton on 11 July1837.
In 1851 Thomas was a pupil at Yeoman's School, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, a school of 39 pupil, whose age ranged from 8 to 16 years. The name suggests that it attracted the sons of yeomen farmers to a prestigious location in York. It was in close proximity to York Minster and what was then St John's College, York, established in 1841 as a church college for training teachers.
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref H1O7 Piece 2353 Folio 209 Page 38 Sched 158 Dwelling: Yeoman's School, Lord Mayor's Walk Place: York [St Giles], York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton 13 Scholar Yorks, Nafferton
|Above: Aerial photograph of Lord Mayor's Walk, York||Above: Lord Mayor's Walk, York showing the approximate position of Yeoman's School|
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG09 Piece 3606 Folio 72 Page 14 Sched 9 Dwelling: Place: Lowthorpe, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Head U 23 Farmer of 210 acres Yorks, Nafferton employing 2 lab 2 boys Rachael Pearson Serv U 39 House Keeper Yorks, Skipsea Brough Elizabeth Cooper Serv U 15 Yorks, Burton Agnes Mark Temple Serv U 26 Forman [Stet] Yorks, Cayton George Heath Serv U 33 Ag Lab Middlesex, Longford Jerimia Lampleigh Serv U 15 Plough Boy Yorks, Thornholme John Whiting Serv U 13 Crowtenter Yorks, Ottringham
Industrial relations at Lowthorpe
Source: Driffield and Wolds Genealogy
On 04 October 1865 Thomas married Margaret Elizabeth Duggleby of Beswick Hall, Barmston.
|15th October 1865|
GRO Marriages Margaret Elizabeth Duggleby Thomas Crompton 4thQt1865 Beverly 9d 221
Margaret Elizabeth Duggleby was born 01 May1846 (GRO reg: Bridlington XXIII 35) at Barmston, three miles south of Bridlington. She was part of the large Duggleby family who had farmed Beswick Hall for over 300 years. Her father William, the third son, probably had to find his own farm as Beswick was farmed by his father and eldest brother.
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG10 Piece 4805 Folio 61 Page 4 Sched 12 Dwelling: Place: Lowthorpe, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Head M 33 Farmer of 420 acres b Yorks, Nafferton employing 1 shepherd 4 labs Margaret E Crompton Wife M 24 Yorks, Barmston Thomas Crompton Son 3 Yorks, Lowthorpe Mary jane Cole Serv U 20 General Servant Yorks, Buford Harriet Mooring Serv U 19 General Servant Yorks, West Sutton Francis Fairbottom Serv U 22 Farm servant Yorks, Nafferton George Knott Serv U 20 Farm Servant Yorks, Howden Charles Thorley Serv U 19 Farm Servant Yorks, Ruston Parva Thomas Masson Serv U 15 Farm Servant Yorks, Driffield George Hodson Serv U 14 Farm Servant Yorks, Rudstone John Deighton Serv U 21 Farm Servant Yorks, Rudstone
The enumerator's descriptions gives no indication which farm belonged to Thomas. However, the Enumerator's Lowthorpe trail leads from Tithe Farm, Wansford, past Cattleholme and Railway Cottages to Crompton and The Lodge. This suggests the Crompton's farmed Well Close Farm. Sleights was only accessible from Nafferton.
Source: Yorkshire Research - Owners of Land in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1871
An accident at Lowthorpe
Source: Driffield and Wolds Genealogy
1881 Census Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG11 Piece 4792 Folio 57 Page 17 Sched 19 Dwelling: Place: Lowthorpe, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Head M 43 Farmer of 575 acres, Yorks, Nafferton employ 8 men and 6 boys Margaret Crompton Wife M 34 Yorks, Barmston Charles William Crompton Son 9 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Mary Agnes Crompton Dau 7 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe John Henry Crompton Son 5 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Richard Cecil Crompton Son 4 Yorks, Lowthorpe Margaret L. Crompton Dau 1m Yorks, Lowthorpe Mary Ann Laytham Govn U 21 Governess teacher Bedford, Wymington Annie Kitchen Serv U 23 Domestic Serv Yorks, Malton Mary Elliot Serv U 19 Domestic Serv Yorks, Hull Bridge Sarah Thurlow Serv U 13 Nursemaid Yorks, Ruston Parva John Sykes Serv U 21 Farm Serv Indoors Yorks, Sherburn William Hudson Serv U 21 Farm Serv Indoors Yorks, Barythorpe Thomas Sharp Serv U 16 Ag Lab Yorks, Wetwang David Walker Serv U 16 Ag Lab Yorks, Huggate Henry Greenlow Serv U 15 Ag Lab Yorks, Nafferton Francis Bell Serv M 49 Farm Lab Lincoln, Keadby George Davison Ratcatcher M 62 Ratcatcher Yorks, Killington
Their eldest son, Thomas, was away at a boarding school.
1881 Census Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG11 Piece: 4732; Folio: 63; Page: 20; Dwelling: West Green Grammar School Place: Parish of Pocklington, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Crompton Boarder 13 Scholar Lowthorpe
Born June 3rd 1837
Died August 4th 1890
The memory of the lost is blessed
On the right base is recorded
died March 30th 1936
in her 90th year
On the left base is the memorial to their son John Henry killed in action at 3rd Ypres.
Margaret Elizabeth DUGGLEBY/CROMPTON/WILLIAMS
GRO birth Duggleby Margaret Elizabeth Bridlington vol. XXIII page 35 2nd Quarter 1846
Margaret Elizabeth was born in 1846 at Barmston, some three miles south of Bridlington. She was part of the large Duggleby family of Beswick Hall, which they had farmed for over 300 years. Her father William, being the third son, probably had to find his own farm as Beswick was being farmed by his father and eldest brother.
Margaret Elizabeth was widowed on 4 August 1890, when Thomas died. The 1891 census suggests that she took on the responsibility for the farm along with Charles William, her eldest son.
1891 Census Sun/Mon 5/6th April 1891 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG12 Piece 3953 Folio 65 Page 18 Sched 20 Dwelling: Place: Lowthorpe, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Margaret E Crompton Head Wid 44 Farmer Yorks, Barmston Charles W Crompton Son U 19 Farmer's son Yorks, Lowthorpe Mary A Crompton Dau 17 Yorks, Lowthorpe John H Crompton Son 15 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Richard C Crompton Son 14 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Margaret L Crompton Dau 10 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Constance E Crompton Dau 8 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe William E Crompton Son 7 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Arthur M Crompton Son 3 Scholar Yorks, Lowthorpe Mary E S Watson Serv U 23 Governess School Yorks, Ackworth Frances A Mainprize? Serv U 20 Domestic serv Yorks, Gembling Mary J Clubley Serv U 19 Domestic serv Yorks, Carnaby
Source: Bulmer's trade directory Lowthorpe 1892 Farmers Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Crompton
|It has been established that Margaret Elizabeth Crompton was married, for the
second time, to Thomas WILLIAMS in the third quarter of 1894 in Scarborough. However, in the
1901 census, even though Margaret's condition is given as 'married' Thomas WILLIAMS is not
mentioned. In Mary Agnes' wedding photograph, dated Bridlington 20 June 1900, Margaret
Elizabeth appears in her widows weeds, looking like Queen Victoria. It is therefore assumed
that Thomas WILLIAMS had recently died.
GRO death records have been searched for Thomas WILLIAMS' death but there is no firm evidence of a Thomas WILLIAMS dying in the East Riding between 1894 and 1901. His place of death was expected to be Nafferton, however a Thomas WILLIAMS, aged 52, died in Beverley in the 2nd quarter of 1894 (GRO ref: Beverley 9d 57).
On the 1911 census Margaret Elizabeth is recorded as a widow. Against the years married the enumerator has crossed out 10. Does this suggest she was widowed in 1904? Again there are no matching records.
Right: Margaret Elizabeth WILLIAMS at Mary Agnes's wedding 20 June 1900
1901 Census Sun/Mon 31st March/1st April 1901 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG13 Piece 4524 Folio 94 Page 27 Sched 199 Dwelling: 'Annandale', 2 Cambridge Street Place: Bridlington, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Status Birthplace Margaret Williams Head Wid 54 Retired farmer Yorks, Barmston Margaret L Crompton Dau U 20 Yorks, Lowthorpe Constance E Crompton Dau U 18 Yorks, Lowthorpe Arthur M Crompton Son U 13 Yorks, Lowthorpe
|Right: A map locating 2 Cambridge Street, Bridlington|
|Left: 2 Cambridge Street, Bridlington in 2010
The photograph shows the corner of Quay Street and Cambridge Street. The doors facing are numbers 4 and 6. It is believed that the door to number 2 is under the pharmacy shop front.
|The blocked window, to the left of the street name, suggests an entrance to the right of
the wheelie bin door. It is possible that the entrance to this property included the corner
bay window and the feature corner 'attic' window. In its hey-day this must have been a more
salubrious property, over looking an ornamental garden.
Right: Close-up of 2 Cambridge Street, Bridlington 2010
By the time of the 1911 census Margaret Elizabeth had returned to Nafferton.
1911 Census: Sun/Mon 2nd April/3rd April 1911 Source: TNA Ref: RG14 PN28859 Reg. Gen. Ref: RG78 PN1659 En.Dist: 4 Sched: 22A RegDist: Driffield SubDist: Driffield Dwelling: Driffield Road Place: Nafferton, Driffield, Yorkshire East Riding Rooms in dwelling, other than scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom: 7 Years married: - Not completed Children: - Not completed Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Margaret Elizabeth Williams Head W 69 None Yorks, Barmston Margaret Louisa Crompton Dau U 30 Vocalist/Teacher Singing Yorks, Lowthorpe Constance Eleanor Crompton Dau U 28 Yorks, Lowthorpe Catherine Haye Simpson Comp U 20 Lady Help Scotland, Edinburgh Edith Precious Serv U 20 General Servant Yorks, Seaton Ross
|The exact location of the 1911 house can not be determined. On the enumerators round the
house was four dwellings from one end and seven from the other. There are two possibilities.
One of these properties or ...
Right: Driffield Road, Nafferton in 2010; towards North Street and High Street: houses which would easily accommodate two grown daughters and two servants.
|... or Sunnyside, the temporary home of Thomas CROMPTON (b.1863) before he moved into
Left: Sunnyside, 14 Driffield Road, Nafferton 2010
|From the evidence of John Henry
CROMPTON's war record, at the Australian War Memorial, Margaret Elizabeth moved
in later life to the coast. The effects of her dead son were sent, on 29 November 1918, to 7
Princess Royal Terrace, Scarborough.
In October 2010 11 Princess Royal Terrace was for sale at £235000. It was described as:
‘Located on the south side of Scarborough and laid out over five floors this substantial eight bedroomed property has been recently run as a guest house but would make a substantial family home or possibly student accommodation (subject to relevant permissions being obtained). The property briefly comprises eight bedrooms, nine bath/shower rooms, three reception rooms, spacious kitchen, utility room plus a workshop/store to the basement level/owners accommodation. Outside the property has lawned gardens to both the front and rear plus also at the rear there is a decked patio area, garden shed plus additional hard standing. Viewing cannot be recommended highly enough to fully appreciate the finish, lawned rear garden and potential on offer with this spacious terraced home.
|Right: 7 Princes Royal Terrace, Scarborough in 2010|
|Left and above: Maps locating
7 Princess Royal Terrace, Scarborough [YO11 2RP]
|The photograph on the right shows an elderly Margaret Elizabeth at the home of her son
Charlie, at Hall Green Farm, Wakefield. It was taken between John Henry's return from
Canada and his sailing to Australia - 27 April and 31 July 1914. John Henry has marked the
back of the photograph 'My mother, brother Charlie's wife and little girl and brother
Walter'. It is possible that the two brothers took Margaret Elizabeth to Hall Green
Right: - left to right Walter, John Henry
Anne Elizabeth, Ruthie and Margaret Elizabeth
Source: Alex Postan's papers, Wainwright, Alberta
Although Margaret Elizabeth died in Newcastle she returned to Lowthorpe to be buried with Thomas and next to two of her infant children. The memorial to John Henry, her son killed in World War 1 is also recorded on the memorial.
Then, on 4 November 1922, the Australian National Memorial Plaque, Memorial Scroll and 'Where the Australians Rest' were sent to her at 18 Kingswood Avenue, High West Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne. It is possible that she lived with her son Walter.
|Above: Map locating 18 KIngswood Avenue, High West Jesmond
Right: 18 KIngswood Avenue, High West Jesmond
Right: Margaret Elizabeth's memorial at Lowthorpe
GRO deaths Margaret E Williams 89 Newcastle T 106 234 1st Quarter 1936
Thomas WILLIAMS - Margaret Elizabeth's second husband
Thomas WILLIAMS, Margaret Elizabeth's second husband, had been married before.
In 1861 a Thomas WILLIAMS and his young wife, who he may have met in his capacity as a 'commercial traveller, were living in Great Driffield on a street of tradesmen who employed workers.
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG09 Piece: 3607 Folio: 63 Page: 18 Dwelling: New Road Place: Great Driffield, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Williams Head M 25 Commercial traveller Yorks, Barton Le Street Mary A Williams Wife M 21 Yorks, Leeds Mary Swift M-i-L Wid 57 Middlesex, London Jane Grayson Bord 8 Yorks, Sledmere
Logically therefore, his wife's maiden name was Mary A SWIFT, was born in Leeds in 1839. In 1851 her mother, much travelled for the time, was lodging in a house in Scarborough, supported by her son. Mary was recorded as another lodger.
Source: GRO Births Swift Mary Ann 1st Quarter 1839 Leeds vol.23 page 420
However, a FreeBMD search between 1858 and 1861 matches the marriage of a Thomas WILLIAMS to a Mary Squires of Leeds. GRO Marriages show no marriages for Mary SWIFT in 1858, but one in 1859, which according to FreeBMD, did not marry a Thomas WILLIAMS.
Source: GRO Marriages Williams Thomas 2nd Quarter 1858 Leeds vol.9d page 358 Squires Mary 2nd Quarter 1858 Leeds vol.9d page 358 Swift Mary Ann 1st Quarter 1859 Leeds vol.9b page 428
Shortly after the 1861 census Mary ann died ...
Source: GRO Deaths Williams Mary Ann 4th Quarter 1862 Driffield vol.9d page 187
... and Thomas' second marriage followed soon after ...
Source: GRO Marriages Williams Thomas 3rd Quarter 1863 Driffield vol.9d page 375 Lamplugh Ellen 3rd Quarter 1863 Driffield vol.9d page 375
... to Ellen LAMPLUGH, born in Burton Agnes, to ...
Source: IGI v.4/5 Batch: Source: C105901 Type: FC female christening Ellen Lamplugh 15 February 1829, Burton Agnes, Yorkshire Father: James Lamplugh Mother: Jane
... but had moved to Great Driffield by the time of the 1841 census. Her now widowed mother, described as being [of] 'Independent' [means], hints at a family of some past standing.
1841 Census Sun/Mon 6/7 June 1841 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO107 Piece 1217 Book: 2 Folio: 15 Page: 23 Line: 7 Dwelling: Place: Great Driffield, York Name Age Occupation Born in County Jane Lamplugh 45 Independent Y Jeremiah Lamplugh 20 Y Ellen Lamplugh 12 Y Note: Ages are often rounded to the nearest five years
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO7 Piece: 2366 Folio: 93 Page: 7 Sched: 17 Dwelling: Place: Great Kelk, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Robert Danby Head M 39 Farmer of 250 acres employing 2 Yorks, Faston labourers and boys & 1 indoors Jemima Danby Wife M 38 Yorks, Granton ... Ellen Lamplagh Vis U 20 Niece? Yorks, Tholaham
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO7 Piece: 2366; Folio: 366; Page: 4; Dwelling: Church Lane Place: Great Driffield, York, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Jane Lamplugh Head Wid 54 Annuitant Yorks, Granton James Alfred Lamplugh GSon U 8 Scholar Yorks, Kilham
There is no obvious census data for an Ellen LAMPLUGH born 1831 ±2 years, in the 1861 census. In 1871 Thomas was living in the same road, with Ellen and their new son, but it was now an area of a solicitor, annuitants with servants, governess and gardener. Note how Thomas' has changed his occupation.
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871. Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG10 Piece: 4807 Folio: 19 Page: 32 Dwelling: New Road Place: Great Driffield, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Williams Head M 35 Provisions merchant Yorks, Barton Le Street Ellen Williams Wife M 40 Yorks, Thornholme George C Williams Son 1 Yorks, Driffield Jane Armitage Serv U 19 Domestic servant Yorks, Harum [Harpham]
Note: Barton le Street is north-west of Malton.
In 1881 Thomas had retired to Scarborough to the Westborough, a road passing the station and leading to the sea front. The census page shows that professional people and annuitants, with a single servant, lived there. John henry CROMPTON, nominated his mother Margaret elizabeth CROMPTON, then of 55 Westborough Road, Scarborough, as his next of kin in his Australian Army attestation papers. Perhaps Margaret elizabeth and Thomas first met here ...
1881 Census Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG11 Piece: 4804 Folio: 103 Page: 4 Sched: 14 Dwelling: Rose Villa, Westboro, [next to 56 Westborough] Place: Scarborough, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thos. Williams Head M 45 Retired Tanner Yorks, Barton Le Street Ellen Williams Wife M 49 Yorks, Thornholme Geo. D. Williams Son 11 Scholar Yorks, Driffield An... Rose Serv 17 Servant Yorks, Thirsk
|54 Westborough is on the left and 56 on the right. It is believed the Rose Villa is the
central green door.
Right: 54-56 Westborough, Scarborough
By 1891 Thomas WILLIAMS and his family had moved 250m down the A171 to 69 Falsgrove Road.
1891 Census Sun/Mon 5/6th April 1891 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG12 Piece: 3968 Folio 5 Page 3 Sched: 20 Dwelling: 69 Falsgrove Road Place: Scarborough, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Thomas Williams Head M 53 Commercial traveller Yorks, Malton Ellen Williams Wife M 58 Yorks, Driffield Elizabeth Burn Serv U 20 General Servant (Domestic) Yorks, Driffield
Ellen died in 1893 ... .
Source: GRO Deaths Williams Ellen 60 3rd Quarter 1893 Scarborough 9d 301
... and Thomas remarried, for the third time, one year later in the third quarter of 1894 (GRO ref: Scarborough 9d 543).
There is no obvious record of Thomas WILLIAM's death.
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