and Hannah COMBES (c1809-1848)
and Hannah Combes married by banns on
18 September 1828 in Cowfold, Sussex. The were both
of Cowfold. The witnesses to their marriage were Henry
Stanford and Henry Hill. (They were not my direct
Henry Hill was born about 1805-7 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
He died aged 87 years at the Horsham Union and was buried on 22 October
1894 in Lower Beeding.
Hannah Combes was born about 1809. She died aged 39
years and was buried on 25 June 1848 in Lower Beeding. Might she
have been the daughter of George Coombes and
Ann Richardson who married on 16 April 1797 in Newtimber,
In 1841 Henry and Hannah were living in Lower Beeding. He was said to
have been 35 years old and she was 30. Five of their children were at
home on census night.
The 1851 census
records a 45 year old widower, Henry Hill was living in
Lower Beeding, with his children, 12 year old Eliza, Harry 11 and Sarah 6.
Also with them was 22 year old son-in-law William Richardson
who was born in Chailey.
When the 1861 census
was recorded Henry was a 56 year old widower and agricultural labourer,
lodging in the home of 66 year old Stephen Tidy and his 65
year old wife, Mary, at Maplehurst in Nuthurst. Also
part of the household was Stephen and Mary son Jacob Tidy
an unmarried 21 year old agricultural labourer and 28 year old lodger
Henry Hill and Hannah
Combes had 7 known children:
was baptised on 4 January 1829 in Nuthurst. She was 10 years old
in 1841. She died aged 16 years and was buried on 20 August 1845
in Lower Beeding.
was baptised on 10 April 1831 in Nuthurst. She was 10 years old in
Thomas Jeffery on 27 March 1848 in Lower Beeding.
Ann was then 18 years old. Their fathers were named as
Thomas Jeffery and Henry Hill.
was baptised on 28 July 1833 in Nuthurst. She was 6 years old in
1841. She married
Richardson in 1850 and then Thomas Venn in
1860. (They have their own page.)
Hill was baptised on 7 February 1836 in Nuthurst. He was
5 years old in 1841.
was born about 1839. He was 2 years old in 1841. He was 11
years old in 1851.
was baptised on 3 April 1842 in Lower Beeding.
Jacob Tidy on 21 November 1863 in Lower Beeding.
She was a 22 year old spinster and he was a 24 year old bachelor and
labourer from Nuthurst. Their fathers were named as
Stephen Tidy and Henry Hills who were both
labourer. The witnesses to their marriage were Harry Hills
and Ann Jeffery.
Jacob was born
about 1839/40 in West Grinstead.
was baptised on 10 November 1844 in Lower Beeding. She was 6 years
old in 1851.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012