When the 1841 census was recorded, 90 year old Richard and 74 year old Mary
were living at Drybuilding in Nuthurst, along with Peter and Ellen (their
children?), probable grandson Frederick, and 3 15 year old servants,
Hannah Lucas, Charles Carter and Allen Flint (the boys
were both agricultural labourers).
Mary Comber was baptised on 26 October 1788 in Nuthurst.
Mary married William Killner by banns on 7 September 1813 in
Nuthurst. He was then a bachelor of Horsham and she a spinster of
Nuthurst. The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Blake
and John Comber.
Sarah Comber was baptised on 26 October 1788 in Nuthurst.
Charlotte Comber was baptised on 26 October 1788 in Nuthurst.
She married William Smart
1815. (They have their own page.)
may have been born about 1789 in Broadwater, which is within the parish of
Nuthurst. He married
in 1815. (They have their own page.)
Elizabeth Comber was baptised on 13 June 1790 in Nuthurst.
Elizabeth married Richard Blake by banns on 24 November 1812 in
Nuthurst. He was then of Ashurst, Sussex.
David Comber was born about 1792/3. He was baptised at the
age of 19 years on 31 March 1812 in Nuthurst. The names of his
parents were also recorded in the baptism register. He married
Emily Millyard in 1816.
(They have their own page.)
Peter Comber may have been born about
1792-5 in Nuthurst. When the 1841 census was recorded he was living
with his parents in Nuthurst and he was a farmer. He was appointed
an executor of his father's will along with his brothers John and Simeon.
Peter married Matilda Chart, a widow in the first quarter of 1843. As Matilda
Millyard she had previously married Edward Chart on 23 August
1814 in Nuthurst. She was then described as a minor and married with
the consent of John Millyard a farmer of Nuthurst. Matilda's
who was the son of John Comber, above.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in the hamlet of
Maplehurst in the parish of Nuthurst and Peter was a 59 year old farmer of
4 acres. Matilda then gave her age as 51 years. Their young
son was also with them in 1851 and they also had a lodger, 30 year old
William Share and 14 year old servant Harriett Flint.
Peter and Matilda had 1 known son:
Alexander Comber was baptised on 17 April 1847 in Nuthurst.
When the 1851 census was recorded he was 4 years old and living with his
Alexander married Elizabeth Mitchell on 21 March 1868 in
Nuthurst. He was then 21 years old and she 19.
They had 1 known child (possibly more, but I haven't looked):
Mary Comber was born about 1871.
Eleanor Comber was baptised on 28 February 1796 in Nuthurst.
In the 1841 census she may have been recorded as 35 year old Ellen
Comber who was living in Nuthurst in the home of Richard Comber.
In 1851 she was probably 50 year old unmarried Ellen Comber who was
a housekeeper in the home of James Hammond at Newmans Farm in
Horsham. She then gave her place of birth as Broadwater.
Hannah Comber was baptised on 18 March 1798 in Nuthurst. She
may have been the mother of an illegitimate son:
Frederick Comber was baptised on 13 November 1825 in Nuthurst.
In 1841 he was 15 years old and living with his grandparents in
Hannah may have married William Bonniface by banns on 30 June 1832
in Nuthurst. He was a bachelor and she a spisnter and they were both
of Nuthurst. William made his mark and Hannah signed her name.
The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Killner and William
Gorringe Worcester (he witnessed many marriages at that time).
Lucy Comber was baptised on 23 March 1800 in Nuthurst.
Simeon Comber was born on 14 October 1802 in Broadwater and
baptised on 14 June 1834 in Nuthurst. The baptism register records
his date of birth and the names of his parents. He died aged 89
years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1889 in the
Horsham registration district. He was appointed an executor of his
father's will along with his brothers John and Peter.
Simeon married Jane Stone by banns on 17 September 1828 in
Nuthurst. The witnesses to their marriage were James Comber
and Ann Stone.
Jane was baptised privately on 12 July 1805 in Nuthurst. She was the
daughter of Thomas Stone and Elizabeth Pannatt.
She died between 1861 and 1871.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their 4 sons were living
in Nuthurst and Simeon was a farmer. Also with them on census night
were 20 year old John Stone, an agricultural labourer and 14 year
old servant Jane Comber. In the 1851 the couple and their 4
sons were living at Bottings Farm in Nuthurst and Simeon was a farmer of
80 acres employing 1 out and 3 indoor labourer. Also with them was
their 18 year old unmarried house servant, Sarah Harding. The
1861 census records that the couple and their son George were living at
Copsall in Nuthurst and Simeon was then farming 110 acres, employing 2 men
and a boy. Also with them was 15 year old servant/carter boy,
William Carter. By 1871 Simeon was a widower and a retired
farmer, loding with Mary Gratwick a 59 year old widow at Monks
Green in Nuthurst. In 1881 Simeon was lodging with James Walder
and his wife Hannah in Monks Gate
Simeon and Jane had 4 known children:
William Comber was born in Broadwater, as per the census, and
baptised on 18 January 1829 in Nuthurst, at which time his father was a
labourer of Nuthurst.. He was 12 years old in 1841. In 1851
he was a 22 year old farmer's son
Henry Comber was born about 1833 in Shipley, Sussex. He was
8 years old in 1841. In 1851 he was 18 years old.
Joseph Comber was born about 1834 in Nuthurst. In 1841 he
was 7 years old. He was 16 years old in 1851.
George Comber was batpised on 2 April 1837 in Nuthurst, at which
time his father was a farmer of Nuthurst. When the 1841 census was
recorded he was 4 years old. In 1851 he was 14 years old. He
was an umarried 24 year old cowman living at home in 1861.
Jane Comber was baptised on 20 February 1806 in Nuthurst.
(Should this be James Comber?)
James Comber was mentioned in his father's will, in which he was
left a legacy of £100.
When the 1841 census was recorded, there were 2 James Combers
living next door to one another in Nuthurst. The first was a 35
year old agricultural labourer with Frances aged 30,
and they were next door to 60 year Stephen Comber and
55 year old Mary. The other was a 30 year old
wheelwright with 30 year old Hannah and 2 children.
In 1851, 47 year old James with wife Frances aged 41 were living in Maplehurst along with his 43 year old brother Thomas Comber.
The other James aged 45 with wife Hannah aged 44 were also living in
James married Frances Lindfield on 6
November 1830 in Nuthurst. The other married Hannah Hentey
on 13 November 1829 in Bolney.
A James Comber was baptised on 25 March 1804
in Nuthurst the son of Peter Comber and Hannah
White. They also had a son named Thomas baptised in 1807.