Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Stephen COMBER (1758/68-1835/40)

and Ann BARTLEY (1767-1841)

 

Stephen Comber married Ann Bartley by banns on 6 September 1792 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.  The witnesses to the marriage were Lisabeth Tirrell and Ba Jeffery.  The banns were published at St. Nicholas on 13, 19 and 26 August 1792.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Stephen may have been the grand nephew of my 6x Great Grandmother, Anne Comber.)

Stephen Comber may have been baptised on 20 August 1758 in Slaugham, Sussex, the son of Stephen Comber (1733-1798) and Elizabeth Mitchell (?-1766) and have died aged 78 years and buried on 19 November 1835 in Slaugham.  Or he may have been baptised on 21 February 1768 in Slaugham, the son of John Comber and Sarah (possibly Sarah Waters) and have been buried on 4 February 1840 in Beeding, Sussex.

Ann Bartley was baptised on 15 May 1767 in Slaugham.  She was the daughter of Richard Bartley and Ann Hounsame (1743-?).  She died aged 72 years in Beeding and was buried on 4 February 1841 in Slaugham.

 

Stephen Comber and Ann Bartley had 10 known children:

  1. John Comber was baptised on 5 July 1795 in Slaugham.  He married Sarah Wood on 6 May 1816 in Slaugham.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Stephen Comber was baptised on 3 September 1796 in Slaugham and buried there as an infant on 6 September 1796.

  3. Ann Bartley Comber was baptised on 26 October 1797 in Slaugham.

    Ann married Henry Vaughan by banns on 2 July 1815 in Slaugham.  They were both then of Slaugham.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Briggs and Agnes Martindale.

    Henry was born about 1792 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He may have been the son of William Vaughan and Zilpha Alfrey (1753-?).

    When the 1841 and 1851 census were recorded the family were living in Handcross in the parish of Slaugham and Henry was an agricultural labourer.

    Henry and Ann had 16 known children:

    1. Ann Vaughan was baptised on 20 October 1816 in Slaugham.

    2. Henry Vaughan was baptised on 30 July 1820 in Slaugham.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was a 61 year old jobbing gardener living in Belmont Park Road in Hornsey, Middlesex along with his 59 year old wife, Frances, and 3 children.

    3. Sarah Vaughan was baptised on 18 February 1821 in Slaugham.

    4. John Vaughan was baptised on 27 July 1821 in Slaugham.

    5. William Vaughan was born in 1823 in Cuckfield and baptised on 15 June 1823 in Slaugham.  He died aged 73 years in the second quarter of 1897.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was a 15 year old and the eldest of his siblings at home.  In the 1851 census he may have been a 27 year old farm labourer living at Balcombe Down in Balcombe, along with wife Mary aged 23 years, who was born in Worth, and 2 children:

      1. Frederick Fielding Vaughan was baptised on 2 April 1848 in Balcombe.

      2. Mary Mercy Vaughan was baptised on 7 April 1850 in Balcombe.

      William may have married Mary Hills on 1 November 1846 in Worth.

      Mary was baptised on 9 March 1828 in Worth and was the daughter of Mercy Hill.

      When the 1881 census was recorded William and Mary were living at 2 Stone Cottages, London Road in Keymer, Sussex and he was the a general labourer.  Also with at that time was their 3 year old Granddaughter Fanny Stenning and 37 year old lodger David Wheeler.

    6. Richard Vaughan was baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  When the 1841 census was recorded he may have been a 15 year old servant in the home of Thomas Cooper a broom maker at Oak Cottage in Slaugham.

    7. Maria Vaughan was born about 1828 in Cuckfield and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  In 1841 she was a 13 year old.  At the time of the 1851 census she was an unmarried 23 year old living in the parental home.

    8. Frederic Vaughan was born about 1829 and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  Fred was a 12 year old at the time of the 1841 census.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was the Independent Minister of Broadwindsor Stoke Abbott and Venn Chapels, living in Chapel Street, Broadwindsor, along with his 40 year old wife George Ann (that's what's in the census index), 3 children and a general domestic servant.

    9. Stephen Vaughan was born about 1831/2 in Cuckfield and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  In 1841 he was a 10 year old.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was 19 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents.

    10. James Vaughan was born about 1833 in Staplefield, Sussex.  He was an 8 year at the time of the 1841 census.  (He was NOT the James Vaughan who married Matilda Field on 22 July 1854 in Slaugham.)

    11. Joseph Vaughan was born about 1835 and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  He was a 6 year old in 1841.

    12. Charity Vaughan was born about 1836 and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  In 1841 she was a 5 year old.

      Charity married Samuel Merritt on 24 April 1858 in Slaugham.

      When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in East Street, Storrington, Sussex and Samuel was a blacksmith.  He was born about 1837 in Brighton.

      The couple had at least 6 children:

      1. Alfred Merritt was born about 1859 in Ashington, Sussex.  He was a 22 year old bricklayer's labourer in 1881.

      2. Samuel Merritt was born about 1865 in Storrington.  He was a 16 year old farm labourer in 1881.

      3. Charles Merritt was born about 1867 in Storrington.  In 1881 he was a 14 year old carter boy.

      4. George Merritt was born about 1869 in Storrington.  He was a 12 year old scholar in 1881.

      5. Edwin Merritt was born about 1875 in Storrington.  In 1881 he was a 6 year old scholar.

      6. Harriett Merritt was born about 1877 in Storrington.  She was 4 years old when the 1881 census was recorded.

    13. Richard Benjamin Vaughan was born about 1839/40 in Slaugham and baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.  He died in 1927 in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.  In 1841 he was 2 years old.  At the time of the 1851 census he was an 11 year old living at home.

      Richard married Ann Williams in 1871 in Brighton, Victoria, Australia. 

      Ann died aged 60 years in 1911 in Scoresby, Victoria.  Her parents were then named as Thomas Williams (c1826-?) and Hannah Strickland (c1830-?).  They had married in Victoria in 1851.  Ann was born in 1851 in Collingwood, Victoria.

      The couple had 1 known son:

      1. Frederick Benjamin Vaugham was born in 1880 in Oakleigh, Victoria and died in 1961 in Sale, Victoria.  He married Frances Elizabeth Butler in 1904 in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.  She was born in 1878 in Yan Yean, Victoria and was the daughter of Thomas Butler and Frances Elizabeth Holmes.  Frederick and Frances had 7 children:

        1. Joan Alma Vaughan

        2. Howard Benjamin Vaughan

        3. Frederick Roger Vaughan

        4. Aubrey Vivian Vaughan

        5. Sidney Francis Vaughan

        6. Geoffrey Richard Vaughan

        7. Hugh Vaughan

    14. Eliza Vaughan was baptised on 6 September 1840 in Slaugham.

    15. George Vaughan was baptised on 18 October 1840 in Slaugham.

    16. Emma Vaughan was born about 1844 in Worth.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 7 year old scholar living at home with her parents.

  4. William Comber was baptised privatley on 26 February 1799 in Slaugham and buried there on 21 June 1827, aged 27 years.

  5. Phelle Comber was baptised on 25 January 1801 in Slaugham.  She was probably a widow by the time the 1841 census was recorded and living at Welshgate in Upper Beeding, along with 4 children and 25 year old William Akhurst.  The 1851 census records that she was a 50 year old widow and living at Plummers in Lower Beeding along with 2 children.  On census night the family had visitor staying with them, namely, 25 year old Joseph Vaughan.

    As Phyllis Coomber she married Richard Baines on 2 December 1823 in Upper Beeding, Sussex.

    Richard and Philadelphia had the following known children:

    1. Sally Baines was baptised on 7 November 1824 in Slaugham.

    2. George Baines was baptised on 9 October 1825 in Slaugham.

    3. William Baines was baptised on 13 April 1827 in Slaugham.  In 1841 he was a 14 year old shoemakers apprentice and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    4. Edwin Baines was baptised on 13 April 1827 in Slaugham.

    5. Thomas Baines was baptised on 28 September 1828 in Slaugham.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

    6. Andrew Baines was baptised on 9 January 1831 in Slaugham.  He died or was buried on 27 May 1834.

    7. Stephen Baines was born about 1833 in Beeding.  In 1841 he was 7 years old.  He married Rebecca Anscombe in the first quarter of 1857 in the Newington registration district.  She was the daughter of Allen Anscombe and Mary Scutt.

    8. Mahala Baines was baptised on 23 October 1836 in Slaugham.  She was 5 years old in 1841.

  6. Fanney Comber was baptised on 20 March 1803 in Slaugham.  She married ? Fielden.

  7. Maria Comber was baptised on 21 October 1804 in Slaugham and buried there on 10 May 1832, aged 26 years.

  8. Sarah Comber was baptised on 11 October 1807 in Slaugham and buried there on 2 March 1828, aged 22 years.

  9. Richard Bartley Comber was baptised on 15 May 1808 in Slaugham and buried there on 20 July 1825, aged 18 years.

  10. Thomas Comber was baptised on 22 April 1810 in Slaugham.  He Sarah Izard in 1833.  (They have their own page.)

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Kath Breen          Tanya Cairns          John J Marsh          Steve Sunderland

BARTLEY          COMBER

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012