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Sarah Coombs (Priest)

Birthplace: Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Degory Priest, "Mayflower" Passenger and Sarah Godbertz
Wife of John Coombs Sr. and John Coombs
Mother of John Combs JR; Francis Combs; John Coombs; Francis Coombs; Anthony Combs and 2 others
Sister of Mary Pratt and James Priest
Half sister of John Vincent, of Yarmouth; John Vincent Jr.; Samuel Godbertson and Samuel Godbertson

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About Sarah Coombs

Came to America on the Anne in 1623.

New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV ;

William Spooner, the immigrant ancestor, was of Colchester, England, and apprenticed himself, March 27, 1637, to John Holmes, of New Plymouth, in America, gentleman. He was probably a brother of Thomas Spooner, of Salem, Massachusetts, thought to be son of John and Ann Spooner, who in 1616 were living at Leyden, Holland, where Ann, widow of John, was living in 1630; in 1637 Ann Spooner, mother of Thomas and William Spooner, was in Salem in 1637. William Spooner, as apprentice, was transferred to John Coombs, of Plymouth, July 1, 1637.

1637 - "Whereas Wm. Spooner of Colchester, in the County of Essex, by his Indenture bearing date the 27th day of March 1637, etc. hath put himself apprentice with John Holmes of New Plymouth in America, Gent, from the first day of May next after the date of said Indenture, unto the end of a term of six years, etc., now the said John Holmes with the consent of Wm. Spooner bath the first day of July assigned and set over the said Wm. Spooner unto John Coombs of New Plymouth aforesaid Gent. for all the residue of his unexpired term, to serve the said John Coombs. And the said John Coombs in the end of his said term shall give the said Wm. Spooner one comely suit of apparel for Holy days and one for working days, and twelve bushels of Indian Wheat, and a good serviceable musket, bandileers, and sword, fit for service."

1945 - William Spooner became guardiam of John Coombs and Sarahs' children

Came to America on the Anne ship in 1623.

John Coombs arrive in Plymouth before October 12, 1630, at which time he bought a house and garden plot from Ralph Wallen. John married Sarah Priest circa 1631 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, British Colony. She had two sons, John Coombs, born circa 1632, and Francis Coombs, born circa 1635. Her husband is thought to have died before October 15, 1646. Sarah placed her children in the care of William Spooner, when she left Plymouth for England on or before October 15, 1646. She is known to be living in England on August 1, 1648. Sarah Coombs did not return. William Spooner was ordered by the court to keep the boys on August 1, 1648, and not to turn them over to anyone else without a court order.

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Eight Family of Degory Priest, Published by: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994

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Sarah Coombs's Timeline

Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Age 8
Age 17
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 20
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 27
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 1648
Age 33
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States