and Sarah BLAND (c1760-?)
Sarah Bland married on 23 May 1777 in West Hoathly, Sussex.
William was then of West Hoathly and Sarah of Horsted Keynes, Sussex.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
William Comber may have been baptised on 21 January 1759 in West Hoathly
and have been the son of Francis Comber (1730-1799) and Mary Allcock. He
died aged 74 years
was buried on 21 January 1832 in West Hoathly (as per the National Burial
Sarah Bland's date and place of birth are unknown, to me. She
may have died before the recording of the 1841 census. The IGI records
that a Sarah Bland was baptised on 6 November 1757 in Upper Beeding,
Sussex, the daughter of John Bland and Sarah Parsons who had
married there in 1749.
and Sarah Bland had 8
was baptised on 14 June 1777 in West Hoathly and buried there on 5/6 July
1777. (NBI 5th, IGI 6th)
was baptised on 4 October 1778 in West Hoathly. He may have been the
who married Mary before or about 1810 and then settled in East
Grinstead to raise their family. But there were 2 John Combers
baptised in East Grinstead, one in 1779 and the other in 1783.
was baptised on 4 March 1781 in West Hoathly.
was baptised on 25 January 1782 in West Hoathly. He died aged 12
years and was buried on 10 July 1795 in West Hoathly.
was baptised on 17 October 1785 in West Hoathly.
was baptised on 10 February 1788 in West Hoathly.
was baptised on 19 September 1790 in West Hoathly.
was baptised on 15 February 1795 in West Hoathly.
I have not been
able to identify, 1778 William, 1781 Francis and 1790 John in the 1841 and
1851 census. Nor do the 3 brothers appear to have married or had any
children baptised in West Hoathly - of course they may have married and
I had wonder if
1790 John, above, had married Ruth, as the 1841 census records that a
50 year old John and 40 year old Ruth were living at Heigate in East
Grinstead. John was an agricultural labourer. In 1851 the couple
were living at Highgate, East Grinstead, which was the home of Ruth's
parents, Edward Inkpin and his wife Mary. John gave his
place of birth as East Grinstead. That John was most probably baptised
on 14 November 1790 in East Grinstead, the son of Thomas Comber and
The 1841 census
also records a 50 John, senior, living at Mill House in Horsted Keynes,
Sussex, along with: Elizabeth 45, Emma 12, Alfred, 10, Harriet 8 and
Ann 3. The 1851 census sees the family still living in Mill House and
John gave his age as 55 and said he was born in Ardingly, Sussex. Also
part of the household were: wife Elizabeth 53, son Alfred 18,
daughter Anne 12, son Arthur 9, sister Eleanor Comber unmarried 66
and 2 servants.
Archives web site records that a William Comber, labourer of West
Hoathly left a will which was proved on 18 November 1813.
The details about
the family of William Comber and Sarah Bland have come from
the IGI, Sussex Marriage Index and National Burial Index. We need to
check each event against the original West Hoathly registers which are held
at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester. The parish registers
may also record burials that have not been included in the NBI. There
may also be a will for William, if so there maybe a copy of the document on
microfilm at the East Sussex Record Office in Lewes. The WSRO may also
have manorial records showing property ownership/tenancy succession.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012