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COOMBS. London but possible West County Origins.

benny1982

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My 4xgreat grandfather was George Coombs. He was born in about 1790. He wed a Sarah in around 1810ish and they had 4 children:-

Matthew George Coombs born 16 July 1812 at 114 Garys Inn Lane, Holborn, London
Margaret Coombs born 3rd June 1817 in Marylebone London.
Frederick Coombs born 22 December 1819 in Orange Court, Soho, London
William Thomas Coombs born in September 1828 in Husband Street, Soho, London.

I think Sarah was later known as Sarah Bradford. I am having difficulty finding anymore info on them and their marriage. I have just sent off for the original PR of a George Coombs marriage to Sarah Davy in Axminster in Devon in April 1810.

Matthew G Coombs wed twice in 1835 and 1845 at the same church, Paddington, an area that he didnt usually live in? Why would that be? His 1845 address was North Wharf Road. A Thomas Coombs aged 56 was living down North Wharf Road there in 1851 born in Westminster. He was christened at St Margaret, Westminster in 1793.

He had two older brothers William Thomas Coombs and William Coombs born in 1787 and 1798. The first one must have died.

I am trying to find out more on George though.

Ben
 

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marriages (more often then not) took place in the parish of the bride.....so maybe his brides lived there.............also if a certain church was preferred by the couple to be married....they would register as living at a friends or relatives address who lived within that parish so they could marry there......my great grand parents were registered at the same address on their marriage certificate.....this doesn't always mean that they were co-habiting before marriage tho......again....it could mean that they preferred to marry in a particular church and needed to be registered as living in that parish before they could marry there
 

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I agree. I think Paddington Church was just a favoured church in London and not necessarily was always a place where relatives lived. Matthew Coombs may have just likes the church as he wed both his wives there and neither nornally lived in the area nor did Matthew.

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