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Richard Coomes

Male Abt 1654 - Abt 1747  (~ 93 years)

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  • Name Richard Coomes 
    Born Abt 1654  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1747  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10630  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    +1. Thomas Coomes,   b. Bef 1698,   d. Bef 27 Jan 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F3399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The text below is from the Combs-Coombs &c. site, which is in general an exemplary work of cooperative genealogy.

      Nothing is known of Richard Coombs' ancestry, and very little about his early years. According to Maryland transport records, he was transported in 1676 by one Edward COOKE, Mariner (Lib 15, fol. 383) It remains unknown to whom Richard was actually indentured in Maryland (assuming he was indentured). According to both Kelly's "Hamilton Family," page 14, and Sr. Mary Donnelly's "Imprints," Richard married an Anne SHIRCLIFFE, but the source for this statement remains unknown.

      Richard was born ca 1653/4 according to depositions he gave in Charles county in the early 1700s (see that county) and died before 1747 (Land Liber Z-2, p. 160). He has yet to be found in any records with any other Combs other than his own descendants, even though his descendants are found owning land originally owned by Phillip Combes of Charles County (by 1656), and associating with the same families as the Combes of St. Mary's County (descendants of Abraham Combes and Enoch Combes).

      In 1703, twenty-seven years after his arrival in Maryland, Richard purchased 200 acres of Green's Inheritance from Robert and Mary GREEN (Land Lib Z-1, fol. 70). He also acquired the tract "Addition" from William GREEN (as repayment of a debt?), and purchased part of the tract, "Christian Temple Manor."

      Richard's children, none of whom are proven other than William who inherited his land, are believed to be:

      William, b ca 1700, d. Sept. 1783, Charles County, Maryland, m. Winifred ENSEY (d/o John and Winnefred)
      Richard, Jr., d. Jan. 1752, Frederick County, Maryland
      Thomas, d. Jan. 1753, Charles County, Maryland, m. Elizabeth WHARTON
      Eleanor, died Frederick County, Maryland, married (1) Dennis DOHENY, and (2) John CLEMENT

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c.