Charlotte Compton b.1859 married William Hooper b.1853

  (a) Unknown (    -    ) married  Unknown (    -    )(6xGt Grandparents)

      (b) John Compton (1760-    ) married  Elizabeth Unknown (1760-    ) (5x Gt Grandparents)

         The above has not been confirmed which means only William's line is correct below with assumed siblings

            (c) William Compton (1798-1870) married  Martha Unknown (1813-    ) (4x Gt Grandparents) **see census below

                (see below: Martha's letter written in 1872 to her son William (1832) in New Zealand)

                    (d) Mary Compton (1822-    )

                    (d) John Compton (1824-   ) not confirmed

                    (d) Caroline (or Catherine) Compton (1825-    ) married 1851  William Knott (1829-    ) *** see cenus below

                            (see my census listing below for Caroline & William Knott)

                    (d) James Compton (1827-    )

               (d) Eliza Compton (1829-    ) married Unknown (    -    )   

                    (d) Jane Compton (1831-1831) died aged 6 months

                    (d) William Compton (1832-1878) UK-NZ married 1853  Maria Cain (1833-1895) (3x Gt Grandparents)UK-NZ ** see census below

                          (e) Walter Compton (1856-    ) died aged 14 yrs

                          (e) Sarah Compton (1858-    ) died aged 10-14 mths

                          (e) Charlotte Compton (1859-1929) UK-NZ married  William John Hooper (1853-1927) UK-NZ (2x Gt Grandparents)

                                 (f) Charlotte and William's children under Hooper Combined Trees

                          (e) Martha Compton (1861-    )  married  Henry Robert Wilton (1857-1940)

                                 (f) Martha and Henry's children under Wilton Combined Trees

                          (e) Rhoda Compton (1866-    )  married  Robert Wilton (1859-1942)

                                 (f) Rhoda and Robert's children under Wilton Combined Trees

                                 (f) Thomas Compton (1864-1924) married  Elizabeth Helen Bland Rayner (1866-1926)

                                         (g) Florence Elizabeth Compton (1889-1959) married  Wilfred Blann Gaskin (TREE TWO) (1883-1953)

                                                   (h) Florence and Wilfred's children under Gaskin Tree Two

                                         (g) William John Thomas Compton (1890-1966) married  Katherine Olive Graham (1889-1980) (SEE LINKS)

                                                   (h) Erl (Earle) William Compton ((1912-1971) married Tilly Tiramehameha Te Tau (1913-    )

                                                            (i) G  E  Compton (1933-    ) married E  A  Corbett (    -    )

                                                                   (j) R  N  Compton (1958-    ) married  M  P  Jimenez (    -    )

                                                                            (k) C  H  Compton (1985-    )

                                                                   (j) T  G  Compton (1959-    ) married  A  Unknown (    -    ) (SEE COMPTON COTTAGE)

                                                                   (j) N  G  Comtpon (1960-    )

                                                                   (j) K  W  Compton (1964-    ) partner  T  A  Rohcoff (1970-    )

                                                                            (k) S  H  Compton (1986-    )

                                                                   (j) A   E  Comton (1971-    )

                                                   (h) Nella Elizabeth Compton (1916-    ) married  Arthur Lisle Peters (1912-    )

                                                   (h) L  Compton (1919-    ) married  R  V  Ive (    -    )

                                                           (i) C  Compton (1945-    ) married  H  L  Schadvoyne (    -    )

                                                                   (j) C  Compton (    -    )

                                                                   (j) J  E  Compton (    -    )

                                                           (i) C  Compton (1949-    ) married  A  Wiles (1946-    )

                                         (g) Myrtle Alice Compton (1891-1952) married  Walter Henry Spooner (1885-1968)

                                                 (h) Myrtle and Walter's children under Combined Spooner Trees  

                                         (g) Iris Evelyn Compton (1901-1977) married  Clarence Rayner Foster (1892-1984)

                                         (g) Elma Helen Compton (1895-1962) married  George McKenzie (1891-1951)

                                                 (h) Elma and George's children under Combined McKenzie trees 

                                 (f) Hannah Compton (1868-1939) married 1894  Hugh Morrison McPhee (1857-1916)

                                         (g) Hannah and Hugh's children under Combined McPhee Trees 

                                 (f) Leonard Compton (1864-1923) married  (1) Elizabeth Field (    -    )

                                                                                                                   (2) Annie Mary Peterson (    -   )

                                 (f) Peter Mathew Compton (1870-1952) married  Margaret Marshall (1872-1952)

                                         (g) Edith Marshall Compton (1899- 1984) married  John Stewart (1900-1970)

                                                  (h) Edith and John's children under Combined Stewart Trees 

                                 (f) Maria Elizabeth Compton (1871-1921) married Benjamin Richard Rayner (1865-1942)

                                         (g) Maria and Benjamin's children under Combined Rayner Trees

                                 (f) Jacob William Compton (1875-1938) married  Emily Nott (    -    ) 

                                 (f) Esther (Esta) Rebecca Compton (1873-1955) married Albert East (    -    )

                   (d) Martha Comton (1836-1843)

                   (d) Mathew (Mat) Compton (1837-    ) married            (1) Unknown

                                                                                            married 1871  (2) Emma Chubb (1838-    )

                          (from mother Martha's letter we know Mathew married twice)

                           (Children from Matthew and Emma's marriage)

                           (e) Ralph Compton (1872-    )

                           (e) Emma Compton (1874-    )

                           (e) Clementina Compton (1876-    ) married 1900  William Roe E Thompson (1873-    )

                  (d) Edward Compton (1838-1849) not confirmed

                   (d) Sarah (Sally?) Compton (1840-    ) married Unknown (    -    )

                           (from mother Martha's letter we know Sarah had two children Betsy (Elizabeth?) & Anne in 1872)

              (d) Ann Louisa (Annie) Compton (1843-    ) married 1864  Thomas Meades (1837-    ) **** see census below

             (c) Jn (John) Compton (abt 1800-    ) married 1820 Ann Barrah (    -    )

             (c) Martha Compton (1801-    )

             (c) Jas (James) Compton (1803-    )


My apologies for including my ASSUMPTIONS & UNCONFIRMED data but ....

The dates and locations make the possible-probable family link worth investigating and sharing. It is not normal practice to include non-confirmed branches of a family on a tree but I have decided to share my findings & cross-links from the Census Records of 1841-1901, Parish information for Stanwell provided by Carol Sweetland, Free BMD Records, Later Day Saints and Ancestry.Com records, infromation obtained from other geanealogy based sites on the net and a letter written in 1872 by William Compton's (1798) widow, Martha, to her son, also William (1832), who was living in New Zealand.

The 'connection' originates in the village of 'Ash' in Surrey. Ash (derived from Ash Tree) was bequeathed by it's Saxon owner to the Monks of Chertsey Abbey. Ash is situated in the borough of Guildford in Surrey, England. Urban development in Ash means it runs directly into Aldershot which is on the western side of the River Blackwater in Hampshire. The railway arrived in Ash in 1849. Soldiers would march from the Ash Railway Station to their camp in Aldershot prior to the Aldershot Station being built in 1870. 'Our' William Compton (1798) was born in Ash, Surrey and married Maria Cain in Staines (near Stanwell) Middlesex, England and remained living in the Staines/Stanwell area to raise their family. William died in Stanwell in 1870 aged 74 but I have not found a census entry for Martha for 1871 (still alive in 1872 as she wrote the letter) nor a death entry for her.

Email from Carol Sweetland dated 22nd March 2007

Hello Joanne, I don't have any Staines parish records but I do have some for Stanwell. These are all my Compton entries. Children of William and Martha Compton, labourer of Stanwell Moor, baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Stanwell, Middlesex.:- Mary bapt 3rd Apr 1822; Catherine bapt 28th Aug 1825; James bapt 9 Sep 1827; Eliza bapt 7 Jun 1829; Jane bapt 12 Mar 1831. Burials:- John bur 29th Aug 1824 infant of Stanwell Moor aged 6 mths; Mary Ann 12th Feb 1843 infant of Staines Union Workhouse; Martha bur 19th feb 1843 aged 7 of Staines; Edward bur 10th sep 1849 aged 11 of Stanwell Moor; Martha bur 6th Oct 1851 aged 29 in Staines Union Workhouse. Hope these are of some help - Regards Carol Sweetland.

Letter on behalf of Martha Compton dated Feb 4th 1872 from Stanwell as written by her neighbor 'Mr Weston'

Dear Son & Daughter inlaw, I can hear no tidings of you for so long a time I have got Mr W Weston to write a few lines to you for me hopeing to find you and your little family in the in Joyment of Good health as I am thankfully to say at the present time I do not even know if you have heard of the death of your dear father as I have trusted to your brother Mat writing to you and as we have had no answer from you since his death I thought perhaps you did not get his letter your father has been dead this two years and I can say the God of your father and of the widow as been a God to me for through the barrel of meal as sometimes ran very low yet any bread as been given and my water as been sure how true is that passage he shall keep them alive in the time of faimen your Brother Mathew is Married again to a young person rather higher in life then myself and are living in at Hampton your Sister Eliza and family are all well likewise Sally and her husband and two children Betsy and Anne are likewise quite well I have not seen them lately I saw Eliza and Sarrah at Christmas I shall be very Glad to hear from you once more my time here may not be long but I hope when my time comes I may be able to say come Lord Jesus Oh come quickly I am living by the side of Mrs Weston at Stanwell so you see we have walked together a many years to the house of God we have seen many trials and the Lord as helped us on and through them until now we have Great measory to call open our souls and all that is within us to Obey and praise his holy name I have not heard anything of the Cains I do not know wther they are still liveing at Kentish Town I Hope if you get this you will answer it as i shall be so Glad to hear from you with my kindest love I Remain your Efate and Loving Mother Martha Compton Stanwell near Staines Middlesex England.

FreeBMD Compton names from Staines - Middlesex (those underlined are our Compton's)

Mark b 1839: Sarah b 1840: Mary Ann b 1841: Mary Ann b 1842: Martha d 1843: Anne b 1843: Charlotte married 1845 either William Shieves or James Saw: Jane b 1846: John d 1847: James d 1849: Eliza b 1850: Mary Ann b 1851: Martha d 1851: Charles James b 1853: William married 1853 Maria Cain: Mary Ann d 1854: Henry b 1855: Walter b 1856: Frederic b 1857: Henry d 1857: Louisa Mary d 1857: Charles James b 1858: Sarah d 1858: Charlotte b 1859: James Charles b 1859: James Charles d 1859: William b 1861: Rosetta b 1862: Thomas b 1863: Emily b 1864: James d 1864: Mary Ann d 1867 aged 56: William died 1870 aged 74. If anyone can shed light on any of these Compton's please email      

(b) John Compton (    -    ) married Elizabeth Unknown. They had a son named Jas Compton who was christened on the 10th April 1803 in Ash, Surrey and a daughter Martha Compton who was christened on the 10th of May 1801 in Ash, Surrey. An assumption (made by myself) is that Jn & Eliz possibly/probably had two other sons born in Ash named John b. abt 1800 and William b. 1798.

(c ) William Compton (1798-1870) was born in Ash, Surrey, England. He married Martha Unknown who was born in Stanwell Moor, near Staines, Middlesex, England. William and Martha remained their entire life in Stanwell Moor. William was decribed as a Labourer or retired Labourer at the time of the birth of his children or on the census returns. FreeBMD lists a William Comtpon dieing in Staines  in 1870 aged 74. This age is correct for this to be 'our' William and also corresponds with Martha's 1872 letter to her son in New Zealand saying "your father has been dead this two years".

(c) John Compton (abt 1800-    ) married Ann Barrah on the 8th August 1820 in Ash, Surrey, England. (Not confirmed)

(c) Jas Compton (1801-    ) was Christened on the 10th April 1803 in Ash, Surrey, England. His parents were said to be Jn and Eliz Compton. (Not confirmed)

(d) Caroline (or Catherine) Compton (1825-    ) was lised by Carol Sweet as being Catherine baptised on the 28th August 1825 in St Mary The Virgin Church, Stanwell Moor, Middlesex. The FamilySearch IGI Index lists Catherine Compton marrying William Knott on the 12th August 1851 in Old Church, St Pancras, Middlesex. The 1851 Census lists a 25 year old Caroline Compton (born Staines) working as a servant for George & Ellen Middleton at 27 Westhall Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, MDX.  

(d) Mathew Compton (1837-    ) married Emma Chubb. Emma was the daughter of John and Sarah Chubb. It appears that Matthew and Emma named one of their children after Emma's sibling, Clementina Chubb. Emma was born in Bethnal Green. According to Matthew's mother's letter written in 1872 Matthew had by then remarried a second time " to a young person rather higher in life then myself". Matthew married Emma Chubb in 1871 so it appears Emma who Martha was describing in her letter in 1872. Martha's letter also says Mathew is living in Hampton which corresponds with the 1881 Census which lists Mathew and Emma's son Ralph as being aged 9 and born in Hampton. In 1881 the family was living at 25 Pantile Close. By 1891 they had moved to Stoke Newington and by 1901 they were living in Tottenham. Throughout the census records Mathew is said to be a Constable excepting for the 1901 Census were he is said to be a retired Policeman.

(e) Clementina (Tina) Compton (1876-    ) daughter of Matthew Compton b.1837 married William Roe E Thompson in 1900. They had one known child, Renee who married an Unknown Carmichael. Reneee and her husband had two known children, Elsie and Allan. William Roe E Thompson was b. in 1873 in Shoreham, Kent, England. He was the son of Edwin Thompson b.1840 in Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, England and Hannah Edgington b. abt 1839 in Shoreham. William had siblings Hannah, Kate, Thomas and Ethelind who were all born in Shoreham.

Unidentified ..... Notes written by E J Godley (1999) for Biographical story:  At Christmas 1881 Logan and a friend climbed Mt Holdsworth in the Tararua Ranges. (The friend is indicated as being John Buchanan of the Geological Survey Department, Wellington). The two Botanists left Wellingtonfor Masterton on the afternoon train on Sunday 24th december. On Christmas Day the rode from Masterton to Mr Compton's homestead via Fern Flat, hoping to enlist him as a guide, but he was away and they spent the afternoon botanizing unsuccessfully on the banks of the Waingawa River. When Mr Compton returned in the evening, they found he would only be able to take them to the foot of the mountain and bring back the horses for two assistants from the Botanic Garden who were to follow them from town on Monday. Dec 30th- After a stormy night, it was still raining hard on Friday 30th but at midday Logan and two assistants set out for the lower camp where they loaded the horses and reached Mr Compton's farm at 8 pm. HELP - can anyone please tell me who Mr Compton was?  email 


**  1851 CENSUS:  Stanwell - Middlesex - England

NAME                         STATIS     AGE         BIRTHPLACE                   OCCUPTAION

William Compton     Head           51             Ash, Surrey, Eng                Shepherd

Martha Compton      Wife           46              Stanwell, MDX, Eng

Matthew Compton   Son             14              Staines, MDX, Eng            Agr Laborer

Sarah Compton        Dau             11              Staines, MDX, Eng            Scholar

***  1861 CENSUS:   Stanwell Moor - Middlesex - England

NAME                         STATIS      AGE        BIRTHPLACE                     OCCUPATION

William Compton      head            63           Ash - Surrey                          Labourer

Martha Compton      wife              58           Stanwell - Middlesex        

Caroline Knott          gr/dau         5             Camdentown - Middlesex

NOTE: My Assumption is - Caroline Knott is probably the daughter of Catherine Compton and William Knott. According to FamilySearch IGI William Knott married Catherine Compton on the 12th Aug 1851 in Old Church, St Pancras, London, England. See William Knott's census entry below to help follow the assumption I have made.


** 1851 CENSUS:  Victoria Road - Hammersmith - Middlesex - England

NAME                          STATIS     AGE           BIRTHPLACE                              OCCUPATION

Tabitha Atkins          head           42                Westboro Green - Sussex            School Mistress

Martha Atkins           dau             18                Hammersmith - Middlesex           At home

William Compton     visitor        18                Staines Moor - Middlesex              Labourer 

NOTE: This is probably 'our' William Compton (born 1832). Maria Cain was also listed as being a maid in Hammersmith at the same time so it is possible they meet during their time spent in Hammersmith. 


*** 1861 CENSUS:   39 Hartland Rd - Kentish Town - St Pancras - Middlesex - England

NAME                           STATIS      AGE         BIRTHPLACE                             OCCUPATION

William Knott              head            32             St Pancras - Middlesex              Tailor

Caroline Knott            wife              34             Stanwell - Middlesex

Caroline Knott            dau               5               St Pancras - Middlesex

William Knott             son                3                             "

Emily Knott                 dau               1                              "

NOTE: Caroline (snr) age makes her born abt 1827 : FeeBMD lists Catherine Compton as marrying William Knott on the 12th August 1851 in St Pancras Old Church. Caroline is listed as aged 25 in the 1851 Census. I think Caroline (jnr) was not actually home during this census but stopping with her grandparents William and Martha Compton - see their census entry above. In the 1881 Census Emily was aged 21 and now a domestic servant working for Edward & Emma Low. Edward Low was an Architect in Staines, Middlesex. In 1891 Census Emily Knott was a 31 year old domestic servant living with her Aunty Annie L Meades (nee Compton) and Uncle Thomas Meades.


**** 1871 CENSUS:  Byfleet - Surrey - England

NAME                          STATIS     AGE          BIRTHPLACE                                OCCUPATION

Thomas Meades         head          37              Hanley - Hampshire                       Ag Lab              

Ann L Meades             wife           27              Staines - Middlesex                       

Emily Knott                  niece          11            Camden Town - London                  Scholar

NOTE: Thomas Meades married Ann (Annie) Louisa Compton in 1864. Emily Knott was the daughter of William Knott & Catherine (aka Caroline) Compton - see William Knotts census listings. Emily was with her Aunty Ann Meades nee Compton.      



(d) Matthew Compton (1837-    ) census available for 1851-1871-1881-1891-1901

(e) Ralph Compton (1872-    ) census available for 1881-1891-1901

John and Sarah Chubb census available for 1841-1851-1861 (this is Emma Chubb's parents & includes Emma - Emma married (d) Matthew Compton b.1837



      The following are a list of 'Compton' names buried in the Archer Street Cemetery, Queens Park, Masterton, New Zealand. Some are connected to 'Our' family (see tree above) but some I cannot place. Can anyone HELP me to identify which families they belong to, who their parents or wives might be. This will allow me to then be able to add them to one of numerous 'Compton' families I have on my Ancestry.Com Family Tree.

Plot PMC - Row 17:  Peter Mathew Compton d.2 Feb 1952  bur.4 Feb 1952  aged 81 (see tree above)

Plot JC - Row 19:  John Compton d.10 Aug 1934  bur.11 Aug 1934  aged 82 (HELP who is this John Compton?)

Plot MC - Row 2: Martha Compton d. 17 Mar 1913  bur.19 Mar 1913 aged 58 (HELP was Martha the wife or unmarried daughter of a Compton?)








                             (d) Alfred Compton (    -    ) married  Elizabeth Unknown (     -    )

                                        (e) William Deblacquire Compton (1845-    ) married 1870  Elizabeth Lake (    -1885)

                                                  (f) Maude Compton (1872-1968)

                                                  (f) Spencer Compton (1874-    )

                                                  (f) William Compton (1875-    )

                                                  (f) Mabel Compton (1877-    )

                                                  (f) Albert Compton (1879-    )

                                                  (f) Alice Gertrude Compton (1882-1960) married 1918  Charles Harold Gooding (1879-1957)


For corrections or additions please email  and I will be happy to make any changes.








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