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Coumbe in North Hill, Cornwall

Family History & Genealogy

Mostly Coombe Cornwall and Coombe


Most of my Cornwall research into the Coumbe (also Combe and Coombe) family is pertinent to the parish of North Hill (also known as Northill).


Adjacent Parishes


Additional research has expanded into the adjacent parishes of Altarnun and Lewannick.  The 1880s Ordnance Survey map below shows the three parishes. Aproximate road distances between the three centres are:

   - North Hill to Lewannick: about 3 miles

   - Lewannick to Altarnun: about 3.5 miles

   - North Hill to Altarnun: about 5.5 miles.


Altarnun - Lewannick - North Hill Map - Click for larger scale.


Some Useful Cornwall Resources


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks and Search Database


Cornwall Online Census Project  


Parish Register transcripts on CD available from  


Combs &c. Families of Cornwall, England from Combs-Coombs &c., a Nonprofit Historical-Genealogical Research Group.


Updated: 21 May 2012


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