and Elizabeth MANSBRIDGE (c1843-1916)
Elizabeth Mansbridge married on 15 December 1864 in West Hoathly,
Sussex. (William and Elizabeth were not my direct ancestors.
Elizabeth was the niece of my 3x Great Grandmother,
Mansbridge (1808-c1880). I also have earlier Comber ancestors
from Ardingly, but don't know, yet, if there is any link. My Comber
line comes to a halt with
Francis Comber born about 1610. I have listed William's ancestors
at the end of this page.)
Comber was baptised on 3 January 1841
in West Hoathly. He was the son of John Comber (1796-1842) and Sarah
Mason (1798-1876). His father and elder brother were Sawyers.
William's surname was recorded as Coomber in the 1861 and 1881 census and
his occupation at both times was given as Lath Cleaver (which I assume was
preparing strips of wood for constructing walls and ceilings ready for a
plasterer to cover). When the 1861 census was recorded he was living
in West Hoathly along with his widowed mother and elder sister, who were
both Bakers. William was buried on 1 July 1916.
was born about 1843 in Bolney,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
William Mansbridge (1792-1874) and
Walder (1799-1878). She was an 8 year old Scholar in 1851
living with her parents. By 1861 she was probably the 19 year old
Servant living in the home of Thomas Sewell (think that's his
surname) at Bolney Cottage in Bolney. Elizabeth died in 1916.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in West Hoathly.
and Elizabeth Mansbridge
had 8 known children:
was born about 1869 in West Hoathly.
Coomber was born about 1871 in West Hoathly.
Ephraim Coomber was born/baptised on 29 October 1871 in West Hoathly.
He died in 1915. He married Constance Holman. She was
born in 1874 and died in 1962.
was born/baptised on 9 March 1873 in West Hoathly. He died in 1946.
Mary Coomber was born about 1875 in West
Hoathly. When the 1881 census was recorded she was staying in the
home of her Uncle
was born about 1876 in West Hoathly. He died in 1961.
was born/baptised on 27 February 1877 in West Hoathly. He died in
was born about 1879 in West Hoathly.
William Comber (1840-1916)
alias Comber (?-c1524) and Joan (?-?)
Thomas Rivers alias Comber (c1523-c1660) and unknown
Thomas Rivers alias Comber (c1545-?) and unknown
Thomas Rivers alias Comber (c1566-1632) and Ann Burstow
Comber (c1610-1670) and Elizabeth Plaw (1619-1669)
Thomas Comber (1652-1707) and Sarah (?-?)
Francis Comber (1687-1766) and Jane Payne (1691-1753)
Francis Comber (1730-1799) and Mary Alcock (?-?)
Edward Comber (1761-1838) and Mary Weston (1773-1833)
John Comber (1796-1842) and Sarah Mason (1798-1876)
William Coomber (1840-1916) and Elizabeth Mansbridge
Details about William and his ancestors have come from:
"The Comber Family: with notes on the various families of the surname
Rivers", by Geoffrey B. Barrow
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012