Portrait Belived to be of Abraham Crompton?
This oval minature (which was in the family up until October 2000 when it was stolen) had an inscripton on the back stating that it was supposed to be of Abrahm Crompton of Chorley Hall, Lancashire who was the great grandfather of Anne Marsh-Caldwell. Anne's mother was Elizabeth Caldwell (nee Stamford, 1754-1831) who's mother was Hannah Stamford (nee Crompton, 1720-1788) daughter of John Crompton (1682-1750) who was the son of Abraham Crompton (1649?-1724). If the portrait is of Anne Marsh-Caldwell's ancestor Abraham Crompton then it must be Abraham Crompton (1649?-1724), her great great grandfather. If the portrait is of Anne's great grandfather then it must be of John Crompton (1682-1750) and this would possibly be more in keeping with the possible date of the portrait. On the other hand it could be John's brother, the younger Abraham Crompton (1690-1766).
I would be very pleased were this picture to be found and returned to the family archive. A reward of £2,000 is available, no questions needing to be asked. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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