On Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:58:27 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Penny
Fay Compton (Virginia Mackenzie) was his sister - but you probably knew
that. As was Viola Compton, another film actress. His grandfather appeared
on stage as Henry Compton though his real name was Charles Mackenzie.
Yes. The Compton name came from a previous generation and it is through
the Comptons we are supposedly related. A 4th Great Grandmother of mine
was Amy Compton, born 1779 in Coln St Aldwayn, Glos of parents John
Compton & Hannah West.
Annoyingly I think I've now lost the piece of paper on which I had
recorded the Mackenzie/Compton tree as far back as I had traced it.
May I commend one of the genealogy sites for recording such things, rather
than scraps of paper. Most of them have free weekends from time to time and
That said, I have so far failed to find the connection between my forebears
and Valentine Dyall although I remember seeing him on a family tree my
grandmother had. Maybe I should try tracing his tree...
Post by Jenny M Benson
I'm also said to be doubly related to Hannah West, a 3rd Great
Grandmother, Maria West, probably being the great-niece of Hannah, but
it's something else I have yet to prove. It gets more difficult back in
It certainly does - old newspapers can be helpful and findmypast.co.uk
includes searches of the British Newspaper Archive.
Cousin marriages tend to confuse things, especially when they occur within
large families who all tend to use the same 'family' forenames.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959