Peter Brown Family History

Thomas Comber (c1580) & Anne

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General History

Thomas Comber & Anne 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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Thomas Comber was born in about 1580. He was of Horsted Keynes and lived at Bunstrove. He was the son of Thomas Comber the son of Walter Comber. He married Anne. Anne was buried on 19th August 1630 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (source is SxG). Thomas left a 'Will' that was proved on 11th June 1633.
NOTE: there is confusion between this Thomas & Anne and Thomas & Anne of Philpotts in West Hoathly- some children could be of either parents.

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Thomas & Ann had six children.

Thomas Francis John Joan Susan Richard
  1. Thomas Comber was born in about 1604 probably in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1633 but named as dead in son Thomas's 'Will' of 1662. He married firstly Elizabeth Taylor on 29th May 1626 (License issued at Lewes). Elizabeth was buried on 13th August 1635 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. He married secondly Elizabeth and had Thomas had children. Thomas left a 'Will' dated 6th September 1652 and died prior to May 1658. (Note: this looks like two separate families)
    1. William Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 4th April 1627 in Hosted Keynes, Sussex. He was mentioned in his grand father Thomas Comber's 'Will' of 1633 and in his father's 'Will' of 1652 (as executor).He left a 'Will' dated 13th July 1693.
    2. Elizabeth Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 20th July 1628 in Horsted Keynes. She was mentioned in her grand father Thomas Comber's 'Will' of 1633.
    3. Thomas Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 25th April 1630 in Horsted Keynes. He was mentioned in his grand father Thomas Comber's 'Will' of 1633 and in his father's 'Will' of 1652. He married Mary. He left a 'Will' dated 3rd June 1662 and was buried on 6th June 1662 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.
    4. Richard Comber was baptised on 15th February 1632 in Horsted Keynes and he was buried there on 4th May 1632.
    5. Richard Comber was born in West Hoathly and baptised on 26th April 1641 in Horsted Keynes. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1652.
    6. Anne Comber was born in West Hoathly and baptised on 22nd December 1643 in Horsted Keynes (dau of Thomas).
    7. Anne Comber (Comberde) was born in West Hoathly and baptised on 8th September 1644 in Horsted Keynes (dau of Thomas). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1652.
    8. Francis Comber was baptised on 10th April 1646 in Horsted Keynes (no parents shown). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1652 and in his brother William's 'Will' of 1693. (Note: IGI show as Frances and daughter)
    9. George Comber was baptised on 3rd February 1649 in Horsted Keynes (son of Thomas). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1652
    10. Sarah Comber (Cumber) was baptised on 11th May 1652 in Horsted Keynes (dau of Thomas). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1652.
    11. John Comber was baptised on 12th June 1655 in Horsted Keynes (son of Thomas).(SxG says 1653)
  2. Francis Comber was baptised on 15th March 1607 in West Hoathly, Sussex (no parents shown ). (SxG shows 1606). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1633. He married firstly Anne and married secondly Elizabeth. Francis & Elizabeth had maybe three children.
    1. Barbara Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 6th May 1638 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('dau of Francis & Anne')
    2. Francis Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 8th March 1641 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('son of Francis & Elizabeth').
    3. John Comber was born in West Hoathly and was baptised on 11th June 1642 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('son of Francis).
  3. John Comber was born in about 1608, probably in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1633, in his brother Thomas's 'Will' of 1652 and in his nephew William Comber's 'Will' of 1693.
  4. Joan Comber was baptised on 17th June 1610 in West Hoathly, Sussex (daughter of Thomas). She was possibly buried on 4th April 1627 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (Source is SxG).
  5. Susan Comber was born in about 1612 possibly in Hosted Keynes, Sussex and was buried on 5th May 1626 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.
  6. Richard Comber was baptised on 27th December 1614 in Hosted Keynes, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1633.He married Ursula Corner on 10th July 1650 in Lindfield, Sussex. Ursula was buried on 20th January 1657 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Richard & Ursula had two children.
    1. Susan Comber was baptised on 21st October 1650 in Hosted Keynes, Sussex. She was buried on 12th September 1683 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.(source is SxG)
    2. Thomas Comber was baptised on 23rd December 1651 in Hosted Keynes, Sussex.

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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. Thomas Comber (Family ref 1) left a 'Will' dated 6th September 1652 and was proved 16th June 1658 (PCC Prob 11/281/241)
  2. William Comber (Family ref 1 A) left a 'Will' that was dated 13th July 1693
  3. Thomas Comber (Family ref 1 C) left a 'Will' that was dated 3rd June 1662 and was proved 11th June 1633 (Lewes A23.P38)
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