Thomas Crumpton about 1816 - 1895

Thomas Crumpton was born in 1819 in Oldbury, Worcestershire, the son of Mary and Ham. Thomas was baptised on 29 Aug 1819 in Oldbury.

One of the earliest records show Thomas Crompton, (note spelling difference), a miner, marriage to Sarah Bishop 13 October 1838 in the Registration District of West Bromwich.

He was living in Oldbury at the time of his marriage.

In the 1841 census, Thomas is recorded living with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Sarah in New Village, Oldbury. He is a miner.

The 1851 census shows that their family has grown: they have two daughters: Sarah A Crumpton born about 1841 and Elizabeth born about 1843, and three sons all born in Oldbury: Issac (Isiah) born about 1845, Thomas born about 1848, and Eli (the surname is spelt Crumpton on Eli’s Birth Certificate) born in 1850.

By the 1861 census the family has moved to Staveley in Derbyshire and has grown to include three more sons who were also born in Oldbury: Jeremiah born about 1856, Jesse Crompton (note spelling difference) born about 1853 and Richard Crompton (note spelling difference) born about 1859, so the family had moved within the last 2 years to settle in Derbyshire.

The 3 oldest sons, aged 11,13 and 16 years were working as coal miners, no doubt alongside their 43-year-old father, Thomas, the head of the family.

Daughters, Elizabeth, now 18 years was a dressmaker, and her older sister, Sarah, is a House Servant.

By 1871, the census shows that the family makeup has changed.

Thomas and Sarah are living in Aston, Yorkshire with their youngest son Richard.

There is also a George Goodby Crumpton (recorded as a son) born about 1866 in Oldbury.

This is apparently incorrect according to sources from Genes Reunited who state that George is a Grandchild – perhaps on a visit to his grandparents. George’s parents were Sarah A Crumpton and Thomas Goodby.

Further research shows that Sarah Crumpton and Thomas Goodby were married on 8th December 1861 in Derby.

The 1881 census shows a George Goodby born 1866 Oldbury as the son of Sarah A. Goodby and Thomas Goodby living at 12 Junction Street, Oldbury, Worcestershire.

Eli and his brother Jesse were lodgers in Aston, Yorkshire – living 4 doors away from their parents and both working as colliers

In the 1881 census, Thomas and Sarah have moved with their youngest son Richard to Bond Terrs, Sharlston, Yorkshire.

By the 1891 census, Sarah and Thomas (aged 75 yrs and still working as a coal miner!) have returned to Oldbury in Worcestershire to live out their remaining days.