FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM COMBER AND
William Comber was born in about 1510 of Kinver, Staffordshire. He married Joan Hacket, the daughter of Nycolas and Constance Hacket. William and Joan were listed in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3, taken in "The Paroche of Kynver the feste of Sent Margett" 1532.
William Comber, Joan uxor eius (his wife), Anna.
William also had a brother, George Comber, who was mentioned in the will of William's son Thomas in 1557. William died in 1535, leaving a will dated 13 March 1534/5, and proven 26 July 1535. The will mentioned his daughter Anne, son Thomas, brother Thomas, and father-in-law Nycolas Hacket.
In the now and the xiijth day of Marche in the yere of
our Lord, 1534, I Wyllm Coumber, hole & pfectt in mynd
albehytt syck in bodye make my testament in thys manner &
forme, first I bequeath my sowle unto Almyghtye God to our
Lady Saynt Mary & to all the hole company of heven &
my body so buryd in the churchyard of Saynt Peter of Kynvare.
Item, I bequeath unto the high alter…to the …of the church
xiijd. Item, to my daughter Anne iij
shypp & ij heyffrus. Item to my sonne Thomas
iiij shypp & a heyfur. The residue of my goods I bequeath
to my wyffe bryngyng & paying my detts. And I wyll yt my
wyff & my brother Thomas be my
executors & my father in law Nycolas Hacket
being overseers. These beying wyttnes Syr Edward Hawys pryst
Wyllm …, Phylypp Shypard with others on the day & yere
William and Joan had the following children:
*1. Anne, born in about 1530 of Kinver; married Robert Garret 31 January 1561 in Kinver; buried 18 May 1592 in Kinver.
2. Thomas, born in about 1531; left will dated 1556 and proven 1557, mentioning his mother, sister Anne Comber, his uncle George Comber, his brother (in law?) Jhon Sperrye, and his uncle Thomas Hacket.
SOURCES: Kinver parish register; will of William Comber
of Kinver, 1535; will of Thomas Comber of Kinver, 1557; will
of William Comber of Kinver, 1545, will of Edward Comber of
Kinver, 1584; A List of Families in the
Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3
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