Ann Beake & William Coombs                     Family Chart

 ANN BEAKE was b: 1823 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset to parents William and Elizabeth Beake; Bapt: 06 Apr 1823 St Mary Church,  Weston Zoyland, 1841 occ. servant; she d: 1877 in Bridgwater. She mar: 10th Apr 1844 to widower WILLIAM COOMBS at Moorlynch, Somerset. He was b: Abt. 1811 in Moorlinch, Somerset, the son of JAMES COOMBS and MARY SINGER and d: 1866 in Bridgwater.

Ann's daughter EMMA BEAKE was b. 14 May 1843, Weston Zoyland, Somerset, England (dau of Ann and brought up by grandparents William and Elizabeth Beake) She mar. aged 25yrs JOSEPH STANFIELD age: 20 in 1868 at St. Philip And St. Jacob, Bristol, Gloucester, Eng; (he was b: 05 Sep 1847, Llangattock, Juxta Caerleon, Monmouth, England to parents John and Mary Stanfield)

1881 Census: Aberavon, Glamorganshire, Wales:  Name: Joseph Stanfield; Age: 33 Head of Household: Address: Corlanau; Occ: Iron Refiner; Spouse Emma Stanfield F 35; Children - William John 10yrs; Mary Ann 8yrs; Richard Lewis 6yrs; Emma Jane 3yrs; Elizabeth 0

William Coombe's parents were JAMES (b:1800) and MARY (b: 1797) They had a farm called Polden Hills - their sons, William b: 1811; James Coombs b; 1817; Joseph Coombs (1821-1909) (George Coombs) b: 1825. Moorlinch is part of the extensive grazing marsh grasslands and ditch systems of the Somerset Levels and Moors, lying in the Parrett Basin at the foot of the Polden Hills - the area drains by gravity into the King’s Sedgemoor Drain.

William Coombes 1st marriage in 1833 was to Alice Miller (b: 1815 d: 1838) and they had 3 children  born in Moorlinch, Somerset: Mary Coombs b: 1834; William Coombs b: 1836 and Jane Coombs b: 1838

After Alice's death, Ann became step-mother to the three children, and with her daughter Emma, with William they added 9 more - total 13. 

i Caroline Coombs b: 1847 in Moorlinch, Somerset

ii Frank Coombs (b: 1849 in Moorlinch, Somerset d: 25 Oct 1926 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada) mar: 20 May 1869 in Bridgewater, Somerset to Frances Emily Laver (b: 06 Jul 1848 in Somerton, Somerset;  Marriage: 07 Jun 1868, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; d: 07 Feb 1926 in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada)

Their children:

a. Edward Alfred Coombs b: 27 Oct 1870 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 1918 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

b. Minnie Olivia Coombs 9b: 01 Mar 1872 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 15 Feb 1955 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada) mar: William Edwin Palmer b: 24 Mar 1871 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 06 Oct 1930

c. Mary Ann Coombs (b: 01 Apr 1873 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario d: 07 Feb 1920 in Waterford, Norfok, Ontario)

d. William Francis Coombs (b: 02 Mar 1875 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 04 Mar 1943 in Waterford, Norfok, Ontario)

e.. Annie Ursula Coombs (b: 08 Aug 1876 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 24 Dec 1935 in Ontario, Canada)

f. Frank Coombs (b: 02 Apr 1878 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 14 Jun 1945 in Brandford, Brant, Ontario, Canada)

g. Emma Amelia Coombs (b: 08 Nov 1879 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 04 Sep 1948 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada)

h. Horace Foster Coombs (b: 21 Apr 1882 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 30 Sep 1957 in Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada)

i. Jesse Jeanette Coombs (b: 03 Aug 1882 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada d: 27 Feb 1972 in Brandford, Brant, Ontario, Canada)

j. Thomas Coombs (b: 1883 in Ontario, Canada)

k. George Arthur Coombs b: 25 Apr 1885 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 20 Sep 1919 in Brandford, Brant, Ontario, Canada

l. Frances Louisa Coombs (b: 15 Jun 1887 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 06 May 1974 in Ontario, Canada)

m. Ethel Rose Ella Coombs (b: 06 Apr 1889 in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, d: 07 Mar 1957 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, US)

vi Charles Coombs b: 1851 in Moorlinch, Somerset

vii Elizabeth Coombs b: 1853 in Moorlinch, Somerset

viii Mark Coombs b: 1855 in Moorlinch, Somerset

ix Anna Coombs b: 1856 in Moorlinch, Somerset

x Celia Coombs b: 1858 in Moorlinch, Somerset

xi George Coombs b: 1861 in Moorlinch, Somerset

Coombes Timeline:

1851 census Moorlinch, Somersetshire: William Coombs, head, 40, ag lab, b: Moorlinch; Ann, wife, 30, b: Westzoyland; William, son, 16, ag lab; Jane, dau, 14; Emma, dau, 8 (Emma is listed as Coombs)Eliza, dau, 5; Caroline, dau; Frank, son, 2; Charles, son, 3 weeks

1861 census: Moorlinch Parish, Somersetshire; William Coombs, head, 56, ag lab, b: Moorlinch; Ann, wife, 40, b: Westonzoyland; William, son, 25, shoemaker; Emma Beake, dau-in-law (step daughter), single, 18, house servant, b: Westonzoyland; Frank Coombs, son, 12, ploughboy; Charles, son, 10, ploughboy; Elizabeth, dau, 8; Mark, son, 6; Annie, dau, 5; Celia, dau, 3