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2 vilages of the same name leading to confusion.


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Or a West Compton and East Compton for example.

My Matthew Coombs and Margaret Munday married in 1775, and one index said West Compton-Abbas but I have since found out it was just West Compton, which is in south west Dorset. Witnesses Polycarp Freeman and Robert Greening. Polycarp was of nearby Swyre, and died in West Compton in 1814. No such place in Dorset called West Compton Abbas. There is a Compton Abbas and an East Compton.

Matthew Coombs and his wife then moved to Bincombe, which is only a few miles east of West Compton. Compton Abbas is 20 miles north near Blandford Forum.

I descend from George Coombs born 1790 in Bincombe. He met and married Sarah and they were in London by 1812. The best fit marriage is in 1810 in Axminster, 15 miles west of Bincombe. Goe Coombs to Sarah Davey.

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