Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Comber (c1554) & Mary Whydebreade

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General History

Matthew Comber & Mary Whydebreade were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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Matthew Comber was born in about 1554 possibly in Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth records found and may not be son of William). He was mentioned in his uncle Roger's 'Will' of 1555. He possibly married Mary Whydebreade on 13th October 1577 in Worth, Sussex (shown as Rivers Comber). Matthew was buried on 30th July 1616 in Lindfield, Sussex. (SxG show date 30/08/1616).

Mary Whydebreade birth details are not known.Mary was buried on 11th November 1615 in Lindfield, Sussex (' Marie, wife of Matthew')(SxG show date as 14/11/1615 )

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Matthew & Mary had eight children.

Ano Francis William John Matthew Thomas Anne Lucy
  1. Ano Comber was baptised on 24th April 1582 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Matthew') and was buried there on 26th April 1582 ('dau of Matthew').
  2. Francis Comber (Frauncs) was baptised on 1st May 1583 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Matthew'). He possibly married Margery Tye on 11th May 1606 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (shown as Rivers Comber). Francis & Margery had at least two children.
    1. Francis Comber (Frauncis Coomber) was baptised on 7th February 1613 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Francis'). (SxG shows 1612). Francis possibly married Mary and had six children. Mary was buried on 11th December 1703 in Ardingly, Sussex. There is a maybe a possible link to a Francis Comber who was a direct ancestor of Mandy Willard (click to access the relevant page on her site or go to 'Links' to access the site home page).
      1. Francis Comber was baptised on 13th April 1646 in Ardingly, Sussex ('son of Francis & Mary). He was buried on 1st October 1701 in Ardingly, Sussex ('husband of Elizabeth'). He married firstly Elizabeth Patcham and hadfour children (John, Mary, Fancis & Elizabeth). He married secondly Elizabeth Waller and had four children (Elizabeth, Anne, Susanna & Sarah).
      2. Mary Comber was baptised on 3rd October 1647 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of Francis & Mary).
      3. Anne Comber was baptised on 17th June 1649 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of Francis & Mary).
      4. Jane Comber was possibly born in about 1651, probably in Ardingly, Sussex. She (or her husband) was mentioned in Sister Susannah's 'Will' of 1716.
      5. Elizabeth Comber was possibly born in about 1653, probably in Ardingly, Sussex. She was mentioned in Sister Susannah's 'Will' of 1716.
      6. Sarah Comber was possibly born in about 1655, probably in Ardingly, Sussex. She was mentioned in Sister Susannah's 'Will' of 1716.
      7. Mercy Comber was baptised in 1656 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of Francis & Mary).
      8. Susannah Comber was born in about 1657 and was buried on 30th October 1657 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of Francis & Mary')
      9. Susannah Comber was possibly born in about 1658, probably in Ardingly, Sussex. She left a 'Will' dated 11th June 1716.
      10. John Comber was baptised on 16th March 1660 in Ardingly, Sussex ('son of Francis & Mary). He married Judith and had children
  3. William Comber was baptised on 21st November 1585 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Matthew'). (SxG show 22/11/1585)
  4. John Comber was baptised on 31st March 1588 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Matthew of Hodlygh'). (SxG show 1587)
  5. Matthew Comber was baptised on 7th June 1590 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Math'). He married Elizabeth Poulter on 18th May 1615 in Balcombe, Sussex (shown as Combar). He administered the estate of his brother in law Robert Hedley in 1622. He left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1652 and died before May 1652. Elizabeth was probably buried on 19th March 1668 in Lindfield, Sussex (widow, Coomber).Matthew & Elizabeth had eight children.
    1. Mary Comber was baptised on 29th September 1616 in Balcombe, Sussex ('dau of Matthew')
    2. Matthew Comber was baptised on 3rd December 1617 in Balcombe, Sussex ('son of Matthew Coomber'). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1651. He married Mary Streeter on 18th June 1640 in Lindfield, Sussex. He was possibly buried on 30th December 1676 in Lindfield, Sussex (source is SxG). Matthew & Mary had seven children.
      1. Matthew Comber was baptised on 18th May 1641 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Matthew & Mary). He was mentioned in his grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21 and was a witness to his Uncle Walter Comber's 'Will' of 1694. He married Elizabeth Wickens on 23rd October 1666 in Lindfield, Sussex.
      2. Mary Comber (Marye Coomber) was baptised on 9th March 1643 in Lindfield, Sussex (dau of Matthew & Mary). She was mentioned in her grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      3. John Comber was born in about 1645. He was mentioned in his grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21. He married Elizabeth Brown on 1st April 1673 in Wivelsfield, Sussex (Elizabeth was sister of Joseph Brown of Cuckfield)
      4. Thomas Comber was born in about 1647. He was mentioned in his grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      5. Anne Comber was baptised on 22nd January 1650 in Lindfield, Sussex (dau of Matthew & Mary). She was mentioned in her grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      6. Ano Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 25th December 1654 in Lindfield, Sussex (dau of Matthew & Mary) and was buried there on 26th December 1654 ('unnamed-infant child of Matthew Coomber').
      7. George Comber (Coomber) was born & baptised on 19th June 1656 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Matthew & Mary).
    3. Thomas Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 6th February 1619 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Mathew) and was buried there on 7th February 1619 (son of Mathew Coomber) (SxG shows 1618)
    4. Robert Comber was born in about 1620. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1652. He married Elizabeth Wood on 20th July 1641 in Lindfield, Sussex. (SxG says 20/02/1641). Robert & Elizabeth had four children.
      1. Elizabeth Comber (Cumber) was baptised on 14th September 1642 in Cuckfield, Sussex (dau of Robert & Elizabeth). She was mentioned in her grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      2. Robert Comber was born in about 1645. He was mentioned in his grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      3. Lucy Comber was born in about 1648. She was mentioned in her grandfather Mathew Comber's 'Will' of 1652 as under 21.
      4. Samuel Comber (Cumber) was baptised on 14th March 1653 in Cuckfield, Sussex (son of Robert & Elizabeth).
    5. Lucy Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 11th August 1622 in Lindfield, Sussex (dau of Mathew) (not shown in SxG)
    6. Thomas Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 2nd November 1623 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Mathew) . (SxG says he was buried there on 27/07/1638)
    7. Walter Comber was baptised on 23rd April 1626 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Mathew). He married Mary. He was a witness in a lawsuit in 1670, then aged 45. He moved from Lindfield to Horsted Keynes and was a miller. He left a 'Will' dated 26th April 1694. Walter & Mary had possibly five children.
      1. Ano Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 8th May 1655 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Walter & Mary) and was buried there on 9th May 1655 ('unnamed-infant child of Walter Coomber').
      2. Walter Comber was born in about 1664, possibly in Lindfield, Sussex and was buried there on 12th February 1665 ('son of Walter')
      3. Ano Comber. Married John Smith of Framfield. Had children who were mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1694.
      4. Lucy Comber was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1694.
      5. Jane Comber was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1694.
    8. Goldsmyth Comber was born in about 1629 and was buried on 30th September 1629 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Mathew Coomber) (SxG says 3/9/1630)
  6. Thomas Comber was baptised on 20th November 1592 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Matthew'). (not shown in SxG). He possibly married Anne Harris on 12th November 1618 in Lindfield, Sussex (shown as Coomber & anne was a widow). Thomas & Anne had four children.
    1. Thomas Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 5th September 1619 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Thomas). (not shown in SxG). He married Margaret. Thomas & Margaret had possibly two children.
      1. Joshua Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 19th January 1656 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Thomas & Margaret).(not shown in SxG)
      2. Benjamin Comber (Coomber) was born & baptised on 6th February 1659 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Thomas & Margaret).(not shown in SxG).
    2. Mary Comber (Coomber) was baptised on 14th April 1622 in Lindfield, Sussex (dau of Thomas). (not shown in SxG)
    3. Richard Comber was baptised on 18th May 1626 in Lindfield, Sussex (son of Thomas). (not shown in SxG)
    4. John Comber was born in about 1627 and was buried on 14th April 1627 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Thomas Coomber'). (not shown in SxG)
  7. Anne Comber was baptised on 23rd March 1595 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Matthew'). (SxG shows1594)
  8. Lucy Comber (Lucye) was baptised on 17th November 1597 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Matthew'). (SxG shows 17/03/1596)

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  1. The name Comber was often shown as Rivers Comber or Rivers alias Comber or Rivers COMBER or just Rivers for families up to about 1615. Families after about 1615 only used the name Comber.
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Wills:

  1. Matthew Comber left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1652 and was proved 5th May 1652 (PCC Prob 11/221/854)
  2. Walter Comber (Family ref ) left a 'Will' dated 26th April 1694 and was proved 20th June 1694 (PCC Prob 11/240/278).
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Genealogies  (Ardingly Centre) - John Comber 1932
  2. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661: Ardingly Parish Registers 1558-1812
  3. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly,
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. Sussex Record Society - PM Inquistions vol 15:- Henry VII - 1649