Mostly Coombe in Australia &
Coumbe in North Hill, Cornwall
Family History & Genealogy
Mostly Coombe – Migrants - Thomas Loaring Coombe and Family
Thomas Loaring Coombe (also Thomas Loring Coombe), was a flour miller in England, South Australia and New South Wales, suffering bankruptcy in them all. On 24 May 1857, the R. M. Mills arrived in Adelaide, SA with Thomas, his wife, two children and a servant “Thos. L., Georgina E., Georgina E., and Henry Coombe”. None of his children survived to have children of their own.
He was often referred to as T. L. Coombe, was occasionally incorrectly referred to as J. L. Coombe, but is not to be confused with John Lean Coombe.
Thomas was the son of Edward Coombe, miller and Sarah Plucknett. “Edward Coombe married Thomas Plucknett’s daughter, at Thorverton, in 1823, and is described in the marriage licence bond as a miller. He ran the mill at Feniton until he died in 1840 and then his sons Thomas Loaring and James Coombe ran it successively. They had another brother, Edwin, and I am wondering if it was he who later took over Thorverton Mill.” Source: John Winchurch on Plucknett millers.
The family is listed below. Migrants are in bold. The following abbreviations are used: ? = uncertain, NI = no issue, ... indicates known descendants, DEV = Devon, SA = South Australia, NSW = New South Wales.
Thomas Loaring COOMBE, b. 1826 Honiton on Otter DEV, d. 1888 Exeter DEV.
Some other events for Thomas:
Thomas Loaring COOMBE’s sister also migrated: Nathaniel WHEATON & Louisa WHEATON (née Louisa Coombe), arrived Port Adelaide, Sep 1849, ship “Aden”.
Updated: 30 Dec 2017