Market Lavington Museum

The Cummings Family

About a week ago a man (he had a Welsh accent) phoned our curator seeking information about the ancestors of a Thomas Cummings who married a lady called Ann or Anne.

It was unfortunate for this chap that our curator was on the verge of setting off to his daughter’s wedding – taking his daughter with him, of course. I’m afraid we didn’t even get the man’s phone number.

But our curator has now looked through the records at the museum and has found a Cummings family tree. This was among items which had been former curator, Peggy Gye’s personal papers. It was not an accessioned museum item. It’s a hand written tree, sent by another researcher, probably about 15 years ago. It is shown below and can be clicked to see a much larger version.

Cummings Family Tree at Market Lavington Museum

If our phone correspondant sees this then he’ll find his Thomas and Anne  along with his parents from Market Lavington, grandparents, great grandfather and a great great grandfather who were probably from West Lavington.

June 2014 – correction received as below

there is a mistake in this family tree. My maternal William Cummings,born in 1821 Market Lavington, married twice. Firstly Eleanor Draper in 1841 as is shown. She died in 1862 and William married 2ndly Susanna Hopkins in July of 1862. The tree wrongly shows his son William on the next line down born in 1846 as marrying Susanna Hopkins. As can be seen from census returns and parish registers Emily,Charles,Eliza anf Frederick are all children by William’s 2nd marriage and should appear on the line above next to John William bn 1859.
Kind regards
Clive Allen

We’d like to thank Clive for this.

The image showing through from the back of the paper is not relevant. It’s an estate agent advert from Weymouth.

This document could help others researching the Cummings family in the Lavington area as well.