William Coombs

Male30 September 1855–1937

Brief Life History of William

When William Coombs was christened on 30 September 1855, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Coombes, was 36 and his mother, Fanny Gosney, was 35. He married Mary Ann Read on 18 October 1893, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1937, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Coombs
Mary Ann Read
Marriage: 18 October 1893
John Coombs

Sources (6)

  • William Coombs in household of Henry Coombs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1916
  • William Coombs, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1893Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): variant of Coombe , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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