Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard COMBER (1758-1833)

and Mary TULLY (1761-1841)


Richard Comber and Mary Tully married by banns on 4 August 1783 in Linfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Comber was baptised on 12 March 1758 in Lindfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Francis Comber (1727-1771) and Mary Martin (c1730-?).  Richard died aged 75 years on 1 August and was buried on 6 August 1833 in Ardingly.  His will was proved in Lewes in 1834.  He was of Lywood in Ardingly.

Mary Tully was born on 23 December 1761 and baptised on 17 January 1762 in Ardingly, Sussex.  She was the eldest daughter of John Tully and Sarah Isted.  Mary died aged 79 years on 14 July 1841 and buried in Ardingly.  (Mary's sister Sarah Tully married John Comber in 1786.)


Richard Comber and Mary Tully had 10 known children:

  1. Ann Comber was born on 3 October 1785 and baptised on 29 October 1785 in Ardingly.

    Ann married Thomas Brigden on 18 April 1805 in Cuckfield.

  2. Eleanor Comber was born on 4 July 1787 and privately baptised on 20 July 1787 in Ardingly.  She was received into the Church on 11 January 1788.

  3. Mary Comber was born in August 1789 and baptised on 28 September 1789 in Ardingly.

  4. John Comber was born on 27 December 1790 and privately baptised on 2 February 1791 in Ardingly.  He was received into the Church on 8 April 1791.  John was buried in Ardingly on 17 February 1795 aged 4 years.

  5. Elizabeth Comber was born on 15 May 1792 and baptised on 12 June 1795 in Ardingly.  She was buried there on 26 February 1795 aged 2 years.

  6. Richard Comber was born on 25 March 1794 and baptised on 17 May 1794 in Ardingly.  He married Sarah Box in 1818.  (They have their own page.)

  7. John Comber was born on 2 February 1796 and baptised on 24 February 1796 in Ardingly.  He died aged 59 years on 24 June 1855 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  He was a miller.

    John married Elizabeth Isted by banns on 21 August 1818 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of West Hoathly.

    Elizabeth died aged 73 years on 11 September 1873 and was buried in Horsted Keynes.

    John and Elizabeth had 5 sons and 4 daughters.

  8. Elizabeth Comber was born on 24 January 1798 and baptised on 14 February 1798 in Ardingly.

  9. William Comber was born on 31 March 1799 and baptised on 17 May 1799 in Ardingly.  He died aged 68 years on 28 June 1867 and was buried in Cuckfield.  He was of Goddard's Farm in Lindfield.

    William married Harriet Burstow, widow on 14 February 1829 in Brighton.  She was previously Harriet Stone.

    Harriet died aged 75 years on 16 August 1883 and was buried in Cuckfield.

  10. Thomas Comber was born on 7 March 1801 and baptised on 10 April 1801 in Ardingly.  He died aged 83 years on 15 January 1885 and was buried in Cuckfield.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Driver by licence on 24 November 1826 in Framfield, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Ardingly and she a spinster of Framfield.

    Elizabeth died aged 80 years on 28 August 1887 and was buried in Cuckfield.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012