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Mostly Coombe in Australia &

Coumbe in North Hill, Cornwall

Family History & Genealogy

Mostly CoombeMigrants - Rev. William Henry Coombs


State Library of South Australia, B 46868/16Rev. William Henry Coombs was the well known long serving rector of St George’s Church, Gawler. He and his wife Eliza arrived in Adelaide on the barque Augustus on 14 November 1846.


“The newly arrived clergyman, the Rev. Mr Coombe performed service at Trinity Church on Sunday morning inst. We omitted to mention in our shipping report that the reverend gentleman is accompanied by Mrs Coombe.”

SA Register, Wednesday 25 Nov 1846


A short biography: COOMBS, WILLIAM HENRY (b. New Windsor, England, 1817; d. Gawler, SA, 23 Sept 1896) Anglican clergyman.


He married Eliza Charlotte CARTER, 4 Jul 1846, Sudbury St. Gregory, Suffolk, England. They had no known children.


He died 23 Sep 1896. Obituaries: Sudden Death of a Clergyman (Register) and Canon Coombs’s Career (Advertiser)


She died 30 Jul 1898.


Link: Gawler Cemetery information including Canon Coombs’ memorial.


Paternal Ancestry

Unknown. William Henry Coombs’ marriage record gives his father as James Coombs.


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Updated: 19 Dec 2013.