Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John NEWNHAM (1737-1820)

and Elizabeth COMBER (1739-1829)

 

John Newnham and Elizabeth Comber married on 20 December 1763 in Balcombe, Sussex.  He was a yeoman of Horley in Surrey.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Nicholas and Henry Goldsmith.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Newnham was born on 9 December 1737 and baptised on 25 December 1737 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son of John Newnham (1712-1745) and Anne Potter (c1710-1771).  John was a joint executor of the 1778 will of William Comber, his wife's uncle.  John made his own will in 1820 (click here to read a transcript).

Elizabeth Comber was baptised on 5 February 1738/9 in Balcombe.  Her parent's names were not recorded in the baptism register, although she was the daughter of Thomas Comber (1700-1774) and Ann Fairhall (1704-1766).  She died aged 91 years on 9 October 1828.  She was mentioned in the 1778 will of her Uncle William Comber, by which she inherited many of his household goods after the death of her Aunt.  Elizabeth made her will in 1829.

 

John Newnham and Elizabeth Comber had 8 known children:

  1. Ann Newnham was baptised on 10 December 1764 in Balcombe, Sussex.  She was mentioned in her father's will as the the wife of Charles Edwards a yeoman or Horley.

  2. Mary Newnham was baptised on 6 September 1767 in Horley.

  3. Elizabeth Newnham was baptised on 30 June 1771 in Horley.  She was mentioned in her father's will as the wife of James Harding a tanner of Horley.

  4. John Newnham was baptised on 12 June 1775 in Horley and probably died in infancy.

  5. Mildred Newnham was baptised on 10 May 1777 in Horley.  She married William Newnham in 1796.  (They have their own page.)

  6. John Newnham was baptised on 26 November 1778 in Horley.  He was mentioned in his father's will and inherited his father's farm, orchard and lands.

  7. William Newnham was baptised on 26 May 1780 in Horley.  He died on 5 May 1856 at New Park Road, Horley.  He appointed the Reverend Alfred Turner as executor of his will (husband of his niece).  (Thanks to Janet Lee for this information.)  He was mentioned in his father's will.

  8. Thomas Newnham was baptised on 15 May 1784 in Horley.  He was mentioned in his father's will.

 

COMBER          NEWNHAM

This page was updated on 22 April 2012