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Mostly CoombeMigrants - Frogpool Gwennap Coombe

 

Samuel Coombe and children of his brother Henry migrated from Frogpool, Gwennap, Cornwall to South Australia.

 

“On looking through some old local Government records in the Parish of Gwennap, Cornwall, England, I have come across the names of the following persons who emigrated to South Australia from 1846 to 1849 ...” Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Tuesday 24 March 1936.

 

Samuel COOMBE and Harriet DUNSTAN - Success – 1848

 

Samuel COOMBE, his wife Harriet DUNSTAN, daughter Jane and three children (Harriet, Samuel, Caroline), migrated from Frogpool, Gwennap, Cornwall to South Australia. They arrived at Adelaide on 28 Jan 1848 on the Success.

 

The family group is as follows. The following abbreviations are used: ? = uncertain, NI = no issue, ... indicates known descendants, CON = Cornwall, SA = South Australia, VIC = Victoria

 

Samuel COOMBE, b. 1805 Perranarworthal CON, d.1861 Adelaide SA

+ Harriet DUNSTAN, m. 1832 Gwennap CON, d. ?

├── Jane COOMBE, b. 1833 Gwennap CON, , d. 1914 Murraytown SA

│  + William JACKA, m. 1850 Adelaide SA ...

├── Harriet COOMBE, b. 1836 Gwennap CON, d. 1903 VIC

│  + Samuel NASH, m. 1852 Adelaide SA, ...

├── John COOMBE, 1840-44, Gwennap CON. NI.

├── Samuel COOMBE, b. 1843 Gwennap CON, d. 1850 Adelaide SA, NI

├── Caroline COOMBE, b. 1845 Gwennap COM

│  + Benjamin BLEECHMORE, m. 1864 Wesleyan Chapel, Macaw Creek SA, ...

└── Mary Ann COOMBE, b. May 1848 Adelaide, d. Sep 1848 Adelaide. NI.

 

Henry COOMBE and Mary TREVENA – Gosforth - 1865

 

Henry Coombe and his wife Mary Trevena had at least two children who migrated to Australia. John, Mary and Elizabeth Coombe arrived in Adelaide on the Gosforth on 23 Dec 1865. The family were copper miners from Gwennap, Cornwall. Mary Trevena Coombe migrated 1871-78; she was in a Falmouth draper’s shop in the 1871 census.

 

Also on that ship was a man named either Joseph Coomb or Josh Coombes. It is not known if he is related.

 

The family group is as follows. The following abbreviations are used: ? = uncertain, NI = no issue, ... indicates known descendants, CON = Cornwall, SA = South Australia, VIC = Victoria

 

PLEASE NOTE: There are possible problems with this tree. Use with caution and check! Please advise errors.

 

PUZZLE: James Anthony COOMBE, son of John Henry COOMBE and Mary Ann DOIDGE (below) is understood to be buried in a family plot of the Benedictus COOMBE Lewannick family in Clunes VIC. And yet there is no apparent family connection.

 

Henry COOMBE, b. 1811 Perranarworthal CON, m. 1837 Gwennap CON, miner, d. 1865 Frogpool Gwennap CON

+ Mary TREVENA, d. 1890 Gwennap CON age 79

├── Elizabeth COOMBE, b. 1839 Gwennap CON

├── William Henry COOMBE, b.c. 1841 Gwennap CON

├── John COOMBE, b. 1842 Gwennap CON, d. 1893 Clunes age 52 (?)

│   + Mary Jane BARNETT, b. 30 May 1841 Gwennap, m. 27 Feb 1865 Redruth CON, d. 1891 Clunes age 51.

│    ├── Elizabeth Jane COOMBE, b.c. 1865, m. Thomas Henry RUNDLE 1890 VIC ...

│    ├── John Henry COOMBE, b. 15 Dec 1866 Kapunda Mines SA, d. after Sep 1921 ...

│    │  + Mary Ann DOIDGE marr. 1889 VIC, d. 1921 Perth WA, children in Clunes VIC Funeral

│    ├── William COOMBE, b. 1869 Sebastopol VIC, d. 1947 Adelaide SA ...

│    │  + Mary Maud CRAIGIE marr. 1891 Broken Hill NSW

│    ├── Samuel COOMBE, b. 1870 Sebastopol VIC

│    ├── Anthony COOMBE, b. 1873, d. 1876 Ballarat VIC. NI.

│    ├── Loveday Louisa COOMBE, b. 1874 Sebastopol VIC, m. HIGGINS 1896 ...

│    ├── Mary COOMBE, 1875-76 Clunes VIC. NI.

│    ├── Bessie COOMBE, 1877-78 Clunes VIC. NI.

│    ├── Walter COOMBE, b. 1879 Clunes VIC, d. 1953 Adelaide SA ...

│    │  + Ethel Maud LINES m. 1901 Adelaide SA, d. 1952 at Hazelwood Park SA

│    └── Thomas COOMBE, b.,d. 1881 Clunes VIC. NI.

├── Samuel COOMBE, b. Mar 1848 Gwennap CON

├── Mary Trevena COOMBE, b. Mar 1848 Gwennap CON, Falmouth 1871 census

│   +Thomas PEARCE, m. 1878 VIC ...

├── James COOMBE, b.c. 1851 Gwennap CON

└── Elizabeth Jane COOMBE b.c. 1853, Gwennap CON

 

Ancestry

 

The parents of Samuel and Henry were John COOMBE and Julia HOCKEN, married Perranarworthal CON in 1796.

 

Resources

 

Gwennap Online Parish Clerk

 

Contact

  

Updated: 01 Feb 2016 

 

Thanks to Ann, Colleen and Pauline for additional research. To add, contribute, comment, contact David Coombe