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)
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)
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
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