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Joshua Crompton


Born: 171? and died 16 or 22 February 1770 and is buried at St Werburgh, Derby.
Son of: Samuel Crompton (1677-1757) and Ann Crompton (nee Rodes).
Brother of:
1. Abraham Crompton (1711-1714).
2. John Crompton (1713-1788) who married Antonina Woodhouse.
3. Samuel Crompton (1714-1782) who married Elizabeth Fox (1718?-1789).
4. Rebecca Crompton (1721?-1788).
5. Mary Lawrence (nee Compton, 1723?-1749) who married Edward Lawrence.
Half brother of:
6. Elkanna Crompton (1728?-1756?).
Joshua married: Elizabeth Colthurst (17??-1778).
Joshua and Elizabeth had issue:
1. Thomas Crompton (1759-1781).
2. Peter Crompton (1760?-1833) who married Mary Crompton (1757?-????).
3. William Crompton (1761-1769).

Joshua Crompton: An Overview

My knowledge of Joshua Crompton comes from:
1. Information supplied to me by Sheila Howells who has researched this from many sources including the Crompton Papers in the Derby Local History Library.
2. A 1747 Almanack owned by Hannah Stamford (nee Crompton, 1720-1788).
3. Information supplied by Darren Harris regarding Maplewell Hall.

I understand that in 1764 Joshua Crompton bought Maplewell Hall (Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire) from Francis Barber.  Upon Joshua's death in 1770 the estate passed to his son Peter, and upon his death in 1833 passed to his son, Sir Charles Crompton.  In 1864 the estate passed from the Crompton family to William Heygate M.P.

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