Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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John COMBER (1660-1729)
and Judith WHITE (1666-1726)
were my 7x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They married on 26 June 1690 in Balcombe, Sussex. Of their 9 children,
8 survived to adulthood and married and had families of their own.
John and Judith had at least 31 Grandchildren, born between 1718 and 1745.
was born on 16 March 1660 in Ardingly, Sussex. His birth was recorded in the
Ardingly registers but not his baptism. He was the youngest son of
(?-1703). He was a husbandman of “Batchelors”. His
will was dated 22
January 1726/7 and proved on 14 June 1730. John was buried on 30
December 1729 in Balcombe.
date and place of birth/baptism are uncertain, as there are two
possibilities. The first Judith was baptised on 25 February 1665/6 in
Balcombe, the daughter of Reuben White. The second
on 10 November 1666 in East Grinstead, Sussex, the daughter of
(1643-1682). Judith was buried on 10 May 1726 in Balcombe. However, the burial
register records that she died aged 55, making her born about 1671.
I am inclined to think that Balcombe Judith married John, and that East
Grinstead Judith married Thomas Dumbrill on 5 May 1698 in East
Chiltington, Sussex. BUT, John and Judith Comber did not name any of their
sons Reuben, but did they name a son Thomas and a daughter Anne.
Therefore, I sway back to thinking East Grinstead Judith married John.
John Comber and Judith White had 9 known children:
was baptised on 6 February
1690/1 in Balcombe and buried there on 10 February 1690/1.
baptised on 12 February 1691/2 in Balcombe. He
Catherine Illman (1691-1762) in 1724. (They have their own
was born and baptised on 11 July 1695 in Ardingly. He married
Ann Neale (1696-1769) in 1722. (They have their own page.)
Comber, my 6x Great Grandmother,
was born and baptised on 9 September 1697 in Ardingly. She married
(They have their own page.)
was born on 29 April and
baptised on 30 April 1700 in Ardingly. He married
Ann Fairhall (1704-1766) in 1734. (They have their own page.)
was born on 29 January and
baptised on 2 February 1702/3 in Ardingly. He died in 1778 in Crowhurst,
Surrey. He was a yeoman. His
will was dated 17 June 1778 and proved on 4 December 1778, in which he
named his nephew
John Comber (1725-1785) as his executor. He
along with his brother Thomas were named as joint executors of
their father's will, by which they were to jointly receive the residue of
their father's goods and chattels.
probably married twice. He may have first married Ann Falconer
on 23 September 1732/3 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
He then married
Blundel on 1
July 1771 in Crowhurust,
who died after her husband.
had 1 known son:
John Comber was mentioned in his father's will, by which he was
left an annual annuity of Fifteen Pounds rising to Thirthy Pounds on the
death of his step mother.
was born and baptised on 2
June 1705 in Ardingly. He married
in 1729. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 25
September 1707 in Ardingly. She received Thirty Pounds under terms
of her father's will and was mentioned in her brother
William's 1778 will.
25 April 1734 in Balcombe.
Henry and Mary had 5 known children:
Goldsmith was baptised on 20
March 1735/6 in Balcombe.
Martha Goldsmith was baptised on 9 September 1739 in Balcombe.
Martha married John Rastrig on 7 August 1774 in Balcombe.
On 14 October 1806, John was a witness to the marriage of his niece, by
Edward Knowles, in Balcombe.
John and Martha had 2 known children:
Sarah Rastrigg was baptised on 12 February 1775 in Balcombe.
Marchant in 1799. (They have their own page.)
Mary Rastrigg was baptised on 8 April 1776 in Balcombe.
Mary married William Muddle on 9 July 1799 in Balcombe.
Goldsmith was baptised on 17 May
1741 in Balcombe.
Goldsmith was baptised on 22 January 1742/3 in Balcombe.
She was mentioned in her Uncle William's 1778 will.
Sarah Goldsmith was baptised on 20
January 1746 in Balcombe. She married William Fieldwick on
9 September 1775 in Balcombe, as his second wife.
Sarah had 3 known children:
William Fieldwick was baptised on 18 July 1776 in Balcombe.
Sarah Fieldwick was baptised on 11 March 1780 in Balcombe.
Elizabeth Fieldwick was
baptised on 13 June 1783 in Balcombe. She died on 16 March 1853
and was buried in Balcombe on 25 March 1853. Elizabeth married
Edward Knowles on 14 October 1806 in Balcombe. He was
baptised on 26 November 1780 in Balcombe and was the son of
Richard Knowles (c1740-1788) and
Frances Brooker (c1744-1826).
was baptised on 22 January
1711/2 in Lindfield. She received Thirty Pounds under terms of her
father's will and was mentioned in her brother William's 1778 will.
Smart on 20
January 1734/5 in Isfield, Sussex.
Edward and Elizabeth had 1 known son:
was mentioned in the 1778 Will of his Uncle William Comber.
Did Edward and Elizabeth
have 4 children (Elizabeth, Phoebe, Mary and Charles) baptised in Ringmer,
Sussex between 1739-1746?
Judith Comber widow of Ardingly left a will dated 18 May
1752, she mentioned her 6 grandchildren the sons and daughters of her late
son Walter Comber who were to receive £5 a piece when they
reached 16 years of age. Granddaughter Mary Comber
left silver tea spoons, tongs, china ware, tea table and tea kettle.
Granddaughter Ann Comber to receive my gold wedding ring
and silver shoe buckles and some wearing apparel. Granddaughters
Jane Comber and Elizabeth Comber two long
silver spoons, aprons, shifts, handkerchiefs 4 piece of linen cloth, to be
equally divided. Son William Comber
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012