|Birthplace:||Combe, St Nicholas, Somerset, England|
|Death:||Died in Combe, St Nicholas, Somerset, England|
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About Joseph Combe
Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley ..., Volume 1 By John Woolf Jordan
William (I) Torrey, son of Philip and Alice Torrey. From Combe St. Nicholas, England, and Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Baptized, December 21, 1608, Combe St. Nicholas, died June 10, 1690, Weymouth, Massachusetts; Freeman, 1642; representative. 1642, and often afterward, having special qualifications for that office. He was lieutenant and captain, clerk of the house of representatives and magistrate. (Savage "Geneal. Dic. Papers Pioneers of Mass." Hobart's "History of Obington, Massachusetts"). He married (first) in 1629, at Combe St. Nicholas, Agnes Combe, daughter of Joseph and Winnifred (Rossiter) Combe, who died 1629.
Combs &c. Families of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
21 Mar 1619/20 - 28 Apr 1620 (SOAME, FOL. 31; 335; pg 115) Joseph COMBE of Combe St. Nicholas, a peculiar ddoc. Of Bath and Wells. (Dat. 21 Mar. 1619-20.) Bur. in Ch. of Combe; dau. Agnis (und. 21); dau. Joan (und. 21); my child unborn; Extx: wife Winefred; John BOWDAGE of Totworthe in psh. of Chard; George FRYE of Combe; bro. Wm. COMBE of Combe; Edm. MEADE, of Crockstreete, hatter; John NOTHAN of Yarcombe [Devonshire], rooper; Overs: my bro. Edw. ROSSITER and my brother Edm. COMBE. [mark] Wits: Joseph GREENEFIELD, clk., John FRYE, Edwarde ROSSITER, Edmunde COMBE (mark). (Pr. 28 Apr. 1620.) (Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England; Register SOAME 1620 by J. Henry Lea, 1904)
According to ROSSITER Researcher Stephen M. Lawson, Hugh ROSSITER (1615-1680), named s/o Edward, was the son of an unnamed Combs who was the sister of a Joseph Combs, who would appear to be the same as above. The ROSSITER genealogy also shows that Hugh ROSSITER had married, by 1641, a Dorothy Combs, said to have been the daughter of one Joseph & Winnifred (-----) Combs who would also appear to be the same as above (a first cousin marriage then?). Edward ROSSITER & his Combs wife left Combe St. Nicholas, Co Somerset, EN for the MA Colony, voyaging on the Mary & John, which departed from Plymouth 20 Mar 1630, with Edward ROSSITER listed as a settler and stockholder in Massachusetts Bay Colony, where he died the same year. Dorothy Combs is said to have been the widow of one William NORRIS who died in Salem [Essex Co] MA (See Rossiter-Alsop) She is not named in the above will; however, mention is made of a "child unborn," possibly Dorothy, who is shown by ROSSITER as having been b in 1620?
Some ROSSITER researchers aver that Edward's wife's given name was Elizabeth, and that she was the daughter of a John Combs, but their sources are unknown (perhaps the reference is to the above John & Mary Combs of Taunton, Co Somerset above who had a daughter, Elizabeth?).
According to Rossiter researcher Paul McBride, Mrs. Combs Rossiter was the daughter of a John COMBE who d aft 1592, and who was the son of Thomas COMBE, d 1559, who had resided at Combe St. Nicholas, and at Otterford, Co Somerset England. The McBride records show that John COMBE'S daughter, given name unknown, married Edward ROSSITER (b1575, Combe St. Nicholas, Co Somerset, EN; d 23 Oct 1630, Dorchester, MA), and had a brother named Joseph COMBE (Ref: "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register", The New England Historic Genealogical Society) Note: This source has not yet been pulled.
Joseph Combe's Timeline
Combe, St Nicholas, Somerset, England
January 4, 1608
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
St Nicholas, Somerset, , England
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
April 28, 1620
Combe, St Nicholas, Somerset, England