My Comber Ancestors
I join the Comber tree with my 6x Great Grandmother Anne Comber
(1697-1753) who married
George Box (1687-1757) in
1715 in Balcombe, Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1660-1729) and Judith White (1666-1726). They also married in
Balcombe in 1690, but had moved to nearby Ardingly by 1695 and then back to
Balcombe sometime before 1712.
John was the son
(?-1689) and Mary (c1619-1703), and that's where the tree stops ...
for the moment.
Other Comber Families
I am interested in the
who married Elizabeth Michel in 1758 in Slaugham, Sussex. Mainly because I
have an Elizabeth Michell born about the same time who married
John Tullett in 1760 in Slaugham (they were my 5x Great Grandparents).
But I am curious to know if Stephen also descends from "my" earlier Comber
It is thought that the Comber names goes back, with
others such as Combes, to the 'de Combre' family of about 1100, from an
estate in the Bramber area, after the Norman conquest. (Thanks to
Steve and Mic for this information.)
Does anyone know anything about Elizabeth Comber who was born about
1852 in Sussex? She married Robert Joseph Ellis on 25 May 1876
in Middlesex. He was born in 1844. On their marriage
certificate, Elizabeth's father was named as John Comber an artist.
Robert and Elizabeth emigrated to Australia soon after they married and had
11 children: 1877 Harry Robert, 1879 Josephine Mary, 1880 Adeline
Minnie, 1882 Percy Hobart, 1883 F, 1884 Gwendoline Margaret, 1886 Edward
Gilbert, 1888 Ronald Herbert, 1890 Christine Elizabeth, 1893 Eleanor
Rosaline and 1893 Irene May. After 1893 most of the family returned to
England and by 1896 both Elizabeth and Robert had died. The younger
children were raised in the Infant Orphan Asylum in Wanstead.