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Families covered: Comber of Allington, Comber of Chichester, Comber of East Newton, Comber of London, Comber of Shermanbury

Richard de Combre (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461)
1. John Comber of Balcombe, Sussex
  m. Clementia Nichols (dau of Thomas Nichols of East Grinstead)
  A. William Comber of Shermanbury, Sussex (a 1542)
  m. Margaret Arnold (dau of Richard Arnold of West Grinstead)
i. John Comber of Shermanbury (d 1593)
  m. Jane Dunstall (dau of John Dunstall of Comsfield)
  a. William Comber of Shermanbury (d 1627?)
  (1) John Comber of Shermanbury, Mayor of Chichester (d before 21.04.1624)
  The following comes mainly from Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Comber of Dunnington).
  m. Joan Farrington (dau of John Farrington of Chichester)
  (A) John Comber of Dunnington, Sheriff of Sussex (b c1601, d 20.11.1684, dsp)
  m. Mary Higgins of Ligh (relict of John Langrish of Donnington)
  (B) Thomas Comber of Chichester (d by 1634)
  m. Katherine
(i) Katherine Comber
  m. (c10.1663) William Madgwick of Southwark
  (ii) Mary Comber
  m. John Peck of London
  (C) Richard Comber of Chichester (d by 1658)
  m. Elizabeth Langrish (d by 1668, dau/coheir of John Langrish of Donnington)
  (D) Mary Comber
  m. Mark Miller (alderman of Chichester)
  (E)+ other issue - Ellinor, Alice (d before 24.06.1659), Joan, Ann
  (2) Mary Comber
  m1. _ Kelsey
  m2. Edward Bray of Shire
  (3) Elizabeth Comber
  'A History of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex' by Dudley George Carey Elwes & Rev. Charles Robinson (1876, 'Comber and Gratwick of Shermanbury', p191) shows William, who bought Shermanbury in 1542, fahtre of John of Shermanbury (d 1593) father of William of Shermanbury (d 1627) father of (only) Elizabeth who m. Thomas Gratwick (bur 1664). This appears to be confusion with a different line, there being at least one other marriage between the Comber & Gratwick families (see below).
  b. Anne Comber
  m. Robert Thoebridge of Buckstead
  (1) Robert Thoebridge
  c. Elizabeth Comber (b 1559)
  m. William Houghton of Mayfield
  d. Mary Comber
  m. Thomas Bursly alias Birchensby of Burchensty
  e.+ other issue - John, Margaret, Jane, Cicely, Dorothy, Frances
  B. Richard Comber
  i. Roger Comber named Richard by Berry, Roger by Visitation
  m. Margaret/Margery Olive of Sussex
  a. Philip Comber of West Hoathly
  m. Anne Mercer (dau of John Mercer of Hoathly)
  b.+ other issue (dsp) - John of Linfield, Roger of Linley
  ii. Henry Comber of Hornfield or Horsfield, Sussex
  a. Richard Comber
  m. Margaret Barber of Boxted
  (1) Francis Comber (2nd son?)
  m. Margaret Tye of Horsted Keyne
  (2) Margaret Comber
  m. Nicholas Staple
  (3) Richard Comber
  m. John Brocas of London
  (4) Ann Comber
  m. Robert Shewbridge
  (5)+ other issue - John, Richard (dsp)
  iii.+ other issue - Richard, William
C. John Comber
  m. _ Titchbourne
  i. William Comber of Allington, Kent
  m. Martha Brockhull (dau/coheir of Henry Brockhull of Allington)
  a. Elizabeth Comber
  m. John Gratwick (son/heir of John of Cowfold)
  The following is supported by the pedigree on Heath on CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p256).
  (1) William Gratwick of Horsham
  m. Jane Skynner (dau of Edward Skynner of Barkham)
  (2)+ other issue - Richard, Thomas
  b. Ellenor Comber
  m. William Heath of Pedinghoo
  ii. Thomas Comber of West Allington, Sussex the first mentioned by FMG
  m. Ellinor Challoner (dau of Nicholas Challoner or Challenor of Sussex, widow of _ Markwike/Mackworth)
  a. Francis Comber (dsp)
  b. John Comber of Allington, Sussex
  m. Ann Plomer (dau of James Plomer of Southover)
  (1) Thomas Comber of Allington
  m1. Elizabeth Brooke (a 1634, dau of Edward Brooke of Barkham)
  (A)+ issue (a 1634) - Samuel (b c1632), Anne (b c1630), Mary
  m2. Ellenor Bragge
  (2) Francis Comber of London (3rd son) had issue
m. Elizabeth Evans (dau of John Evans of London, sister of John)
  (3) James Comber of London (d 01.02.1670)
  m. Mary Burton (b 1619-20, d 18.05.1672, dau of Bryan Burton of Westerham, relict of Edmund Hamden of Westerham)
  (A) James Comber of London (dsp?)
  m. Hannah Harper (dau of _ Harper, alderman of Stockport)
  (B) Thomas Comber (b c1644, d 26.11.1699, rector of Stonegrave (Yorkshire), Dean of Durham)
  m. Alice Thornton (b c1652, d 20.01.1720, dau/coheir of William Thornton of East Newton by Alice, dau of Sir Christopher Wandesford of Kirklington)
(i) William Comber of East Newton, Yorkshire (b 30.11.1684, d unm 04.03.1702, 3rd son)
  (ii) Thomas Comber of East Newton (b 26.11.1688, d 12.05.1765)
  m. (01.01.1717) Anne Wilson (bur 19.06.1754, dau of Rev. Andrew Wilson of Easingwould, relict of Rev. Elias Meekethwaite of Gilling)
  (a) Thomas Comber of East Newton (bpt 16.06.1722, d 09.04.1779, rector of Morborne & Buckworth, Hertfordshire)
  m. (28.04.1763) Mary Brooke (b 01.04.1739, dau of William Brooke of Fieldhead & Dodworth)
  ((1)) Thomas Comber of East Newton (bpt 06.03.1768, a 1831)
  m. Elizabeth Coote (dau of John Coote of Hampstead)
  ((A))+ issue - Herny George Wandesford, Harriet, Charlotte
  ((2)) Anne Comber (b 15.02.1764)
  m. William Hood of London
((3))+ other issue (a 1779) - Duncomb (b 16.05.1770), William Turner (b 13.07.1771, had issue), Andrew of Liverpool (b 06.04.1774)
  (b) William Comber of Apleford (bpt 19.07.1725, dsp 24.03.1810, vicar of Kirkby Moorside & Kirkby Overcarr)
  m. Dorothy Arbuthnot (d 05.5.1807, dau/heir of James Arbuthnot of Ampleford & Antigua by Dorothy, dau of Rev. Thomas Hassell of Ampleford)
  (c)+ other issue - Andrew (bpt 08.07.1728, d 10.1747), Alice (bpt 20.09.1718, d young)
  (iii) Alice Comber (bpt 15.03.1680, d 11.1740)
  m1. Francis Blackburn of St. Nicholas
  m2. William Kirkby of Kirkby & Ashlock
  (iv) Mary Comber (bpt 16.02.1685, d 20.07.1768)
  m. (12.06.1705) Thomas Brooke of Fieldhead & Dodworth (d 28.04.1739, rector of Richmond)
(v)+ other issue - John (bpt 11.01.1675, d young), Thomas (bpt 26.11.1678, bur 27.04.1681)
  (C)+ other issue - John (d young), Anne (b c10.1652, d 03.04.1660)
  (4) Ellenor Comber
  m. Thomas Lelham of Southwark (grocer)
  (5)+ other issue - John of London (dsp), Ann (dsp)
  c. ?? Comber unnamed son shown by FMG as father of ...
  (1) Thomas Comber (Master of Trinity College, Dean of Carlisle)
  (A) Mary Comber
  m. William Johnson of Rushton Grange (Yorkshire), Sheriff of Lancashire
  d. Mary Comber
  m. John Aylwin of Westdeane
  e. Ann Comber
  m. _ Sherman
  iii. John Comber of Selscombe, Sussex
  m. Joane Milles
  The following comes from Visitation (Surrey, 1623, Comber).
  a. Thomas Comber
  b. John Comber
  (1) Richard Comber
  m. Elizabeth Higham of Wootton
  (A)+ issue (a 1623) - William (b c1614), George (b c1615), Richard, John, Elizabeth
  c. William Comber of Dorking (a 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Clarke (dau of John Clarke of London)

Main source(s): CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p142), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Comber), FMG (vol 2, Comber-Thornton-Blackburn-Kirby, MS313) with input as reported above
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