Francis Comber

15 May 1687–20 February 1766
West Hoathly, Sussex, England

The Life of Francis

When Francis Comber was christened on 15 May 1687, in West Hoathly, Sussex, England, his father, Thomas Comber, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Rivers, was 35. He married Jane Payne on 3 March 1708, in West Hoathly, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 February 1766, in his hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Hoathly, Sussex, England.

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Family Time Line

Francis Comber
Jane Payne
Marriage: 3 March 1708
Sarah Comber
Elizabeth Comber
Jane Comber
Thomas Comber
Mary Comber
Francis Comber

Spouse and Children

3 March 1708
West Hoathly, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Comber


    Sarah Rivers




    Anne Comber


    Thomas Comber


    Sarah Comber


    John Comber



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World Events (4)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Comer or Coomber .2 Irish: reduced form of McComber .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Comber, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Francis Comber, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Francis Cumber in entry for Sara Cumber, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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