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Family History & Genealogy
Mostly Coombe - Henry Coumbe, Margery Northey and 3 generations
All the five Coumbe headstones in North Hill church cemetery are for descendants of Henry and Margery Coumbe (nee Northey). This is a descendancy chart of research to date for Henry Coumbe (baptised 29 Oct 1726 at North Hill) and Margery Northey (b. 1725, Altarnun) and married at Altarnun in 1746. Of course, some events have less certainty than others. More details are available (especially dates), but to improve readability they are not presented here.
Margery Northey was the daughter of Nevill Northey, mason of Altarnun, and his wife Grace EARE (or Grace EARL or Grace EARLE). It seems that the Northey’s are actually the origins of the mason occupation within the Coumbe’s.
Other topics on this page are:
· Henry Coumbe's Ancestry
· More Recent Descendants
Did you find your grandparent or other ancestor in the descendancy chart below? Is there anything you can add to help build the family history?
I would welcome any help with several questions in particular:
* Is anyone else
researching these ancestors?
The following abbreviations are used, NH - North Hill, NI - No issue, LNK - Linkinhorne, SA - South Australia. The author welcomes corrections, contributions and links to the research of others.
Henry Coumbe, b.
1726 NH, d. 1801 Tolcarne, NH. Yeoman
More Recent Descendants
Those descended from any of the following may be able to help with information to help build the family history.
John Philpe Coumbe (1804-1887)
John Philpe Coumbe had at least four children: John Philp, William, Richard and Henry. By the 1871 census, he had returned to North Hill Village.
Thomas Coumbe (1815/16-1896)
Thomas married Susanna Coad in 1837 and they had children: James Coumbe (1837-1923), Elizabeth Ann Coumbe (1839-1840), John Coumbe (1841-1910, see North Hill Emigrants) and Susan Coad Coumbe (1843-46). Susanna died in childbirth in 1843. Thomas was a stone mason, living at Battens Lake, North Hill Village and Trebartha. He was living on his own means in 1891 and died in 1896. Susan and daughter Elizabeth Ann are among the Coumbe's buried in North Hill cemetery.
It is likely that John COUMBE (above, 1841-1910 USA) was the father of Elizabeth BARTLETT's base child: John Coumbe BARTLETT who was baptised 8 May 1859.
James Coumbe (1837-1923) and Children
Thomas' son James married Jane POMEROY in 1859. James died in 1923 and Jane in 1924 in Trebartha Village. Their children were: Edward Pomeroy, Ellen Coumbe, James Coumbe (below), Mary Ann Coumbe, Maria Coumbe, Susan Coumbe, Thomas Coumbe (who married Edith Sleep - see below), John Coumbe, Samuel Coumbe (below), Emily Coumbe, Elizabeth Jane Coumbe and Sarah Coumbe. The family lived in Trebartha Mill Cottages - see Trebartha. James, wife Jane and daughter Sarah were still in Trebartha in 1901.
identified in the 1901/11 censuses are:
George Coumbe (1836-1900) and George Coombe (1860-)
George was the North Hill Village innkeeper. He married Mary Doidge and had three children: George Coumbe (1860-), Mary Ann Cowling Coumbe and Georgina Coumbe. The eldest child, George, was a saddler when he married Jane Halls in 1893 and in the 1901 and 1911 censuses they were in Trevadlock (Lewannick / Altarnun); he a farmer on his own account with children Tryphena Coumbe (b.c.1894), Colin George Coumbe (b.c. 1898). Colin George Coumbe was buried at Rilla Mill Methodist on 31 Jul 1986, age 88.
Jacob Bowden and Ann Coumbe
Jacob Bowden, wife Ann Bowden and daughter Lydia, with son Ed born aboard, migrated to South Australia on the Royal Admiral, arriving 18 Jan 1838. Ann was the sister of James Coumbe, the author's major migrant of interest.
Henry Coumbe's Ancestry
For those interested in how far back the family tree goes, here is my best estimate to date. Better information and alternative constructions are welcome!
Henry Coumbe, bap. 29 Oct 1726, NH, son of:
John Coumbe and Joan Hender, m. 7 Sep 1723, NH
John Coumbe, bap. 19 Jul 1695, NH, son of:
John Combe and Mary ?, m. 1689 (second marriage?)
John Combe could be bap. 28 Oct 1664, NH, son of: (this is from where confidence becomes much lower)
William Combe and Grace Smith, m. 5 Nov 1663, NH
William Combe, bap. 26 Jun 1633, NH, son of:
Walter Combe and Margery Harvy, m. 25 Nov 1623, NH
Walter Combe, bap 6 Feb 1594, LNK.
For information on John Coumbe (b. 1790 NH, Linkinhorne carpenter), including several lines of descendants, please contact Hilary Butler.
For all others, to add, contribute, comment, contact David Coombe. I am the great-great-great-grandson of James Coumbe (mason of Lostwithiel and Australia, born 1811) and Jane Lean.
Updated: 29 Jan 2016