Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Combs

Male Abt 1748 - 1796  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Richard Combs 
    Born Abt 1748  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jun 1796  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56595  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father William Combs,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1783, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Winifred Ensey,   b. Abt 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clare Green,   b. Aft 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1789  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F28235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 348.
      Richard Coomes, May 9, 1796; June 6, 1796
      I, Richard Coomes of CC being very sick but perfect and sound memory
      To wife Clare Coomes, all the land I am percessed and injoyed with to her during her life then to be equally divided between all my children.
      To wife Clare Coomes all the personal property I am percessed with to her during her life after my just debts is paid, then to be equally divided between all my children.
      Executor: wife Clare Coomes
      Signed: May 9, 1796 Rich'd Coomes
      Wit: Bennett Hamilton, Richard Coomes, Clare Ann Farrall
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 220.
      William Coomes' Sr Will.
      I, William Coomes Sr of CC, planter, am in perfect health.
      To my son William Coomes - a parcel of land adjoining the land of his deed, from the rowlling path 100 yards in width as his land runs to his beginning tree, thence to Greens Inheritance.
      To Joseph Coomes' 2 oldest daughters - 1 cow apiece.
      To Richard Coomes - several tracts of land, viz, Coomes Delight, Duncassell Paw thickets enlarged, and all my land between Walter Smith's land and my son William's land, and 1 Negro boy, Isack.
      To Clare Thompson - the use of a tract of land called the addition, during her life, and after her death to be equally divided between her 2 sons.
      To my daughter Winifrit Smith - a parcel of land from the end of the meadows to the end of the last line of Coomes hunting place.
      To Edward Miles - all my land on the south side of the pond, adjoining his plantation and McFeniss line.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Smith - a tract of land called Donde reserved, from her plantation, with McFenises line to the long Pond, and with the pond to her brothers line and with his line and the Rowling road to an ancient path that leads to George Boswell's as far as McFeniss line, and with it to her plantation. Also 1 Negro man called Charles.
      To Sarah Greene - the plantation she lives on, and with my fence to the road and with the road to the path that leads to George Boswells, and with McFenises line and as my lands runs to the plantation, during her life; after to be her son Henry's,
      To Anna Coomes - 1 Negro girl called Mary.
      To Mr. Ignatius Mathews - 1 Negro called Benjamin or a Negro woman and child, to be sold, one half of the money to be given to the poor, the rest for the use he shall think proper,
      To my wife - my dwelling plantation and the use of my stock, during her life, and also my Negroes excepting Charles and Isack, and the rest of estate, after my just debts are paid, to be equally divided between William Coomes and Richard Coomes.
      Executor: my afd son William Coomes.
      Signed Feb 11, 1783 - Wm Coomes Sr_ Wit - Giles Green Jr,
      Joseph Green Thompson, James Thompson.
      Probated on Sep 27, 1783 by the oath of the executor,
      William Coomes Jr, and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 315.
      Clare Green, 3 Dec 1793; 30 Nov 1795
      I, Clare Green of CC being in good health and of sound and disposing mind and memory
      To son-in-law Charles Ferrall and Eleanor his wife during their lives a negro woman named Sarah and her future increase under this injunction and prohibition that the said negro Sarah nor none of her children shall be carried to reside out the Province under a forfeiture of their right in any such negroes and after the death of the said Charles Ferrall and his wife the said negro woman with her increase afsd to be equally divided among all the children of the said Ferrall and his wife that may be living at the death of the said Ferrall and his wife.
      To the said Charles Ferrall and his wife under the prohibition restriction and terms above mentioned during their lives as aforesaid a negro boy named Lem son to Sarah and after their deaths as afsd the said negro boy to divided in manner afsd after the death of the said Ferrall and his wife among all their children as afsd and should any of the negroes afsd become forfeited by their removal out of the state afsd from thence forward they are to become the property of the said Charles Ferrall and wife's children.
      To daughter, Eleanor Ferrall a bed, bedstead and furniture also a cow and calf.
      To granddaughter Anne Ferrall a negro girl named Phillip and her increase from that date hereof but should she die before me I give and bequeath the said negro Philip with increase afsd to be equally divided among her brothers and sisters.
      To son-in-law Richard Coomes and his wife Clare a negro woman named Hannah, a negro girl named Judy and a boy named Charles with the future increase of the said females for and during the lives of the said Coomes and his wife under the same prohibition forfeiture and restrictions as mentioned in my devise to Charles Ferrall and his wife and after the death of the said Coomes and his wife, or before should they or either of them become forfeited by their being removed out of the state afsd, I give and bequeath the same to be equally divided among the children of the said Richard and Clare who may be alive at the time of my death.
      To grandson Francis Green, a negro boy named Jack
      To son Henry Green all the remaining part and parcel of my estate be it of what nature or kind soever after all my just debts and funeral charges are paid.
      Executor: son Henry Green
      Signed: 3 Dec 1793 Clare (her mark) Green
      Wit: Samuel Hanson Senr, Bennett Hamilton
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 407. Bond of conveyance, recorded at the request of Henry Green. I, Joshua Coomes of CC, am bound to Henry Green, Joseph Thompson, & Richard Coomes, of CC, in the sum of 300 £, this Oct 16, 1786, to warrant that I, heir to Wm Coomes, late of CC, decd, convey by deed to sd Henry Green, Joseph Thompson, & Richard Coomes, all the lands bequeathed to Sarah Green, wife of the sd Henry, Clare Thompson, wife of the sd Joseph, & Richard Coomes, by the will of sd William Coomes decd, to them and their heirs forever. Signed - Joshua (X his mark) Coomes. Wit - Bennett Hamilton, Joseph Green Thompson. Recorded Feb 26, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 517. Jul 1, 1789 from Joshua Coomes of CC, shoemaker, to Richard Coomes of CC, planter, for 500 £, all those several tracts of land which were heretofore bequeathed to sd Richard Coomes by his decd father, William Coomes, late of CC, as by the will of sd William Coomes dated Feb 12, 1783. Signed - Joshua (0 his mark} Coomes. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*, Recorded Jul 1, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 520_ Jul 1, 1789 from Richard Coomes and Joshua Coomes of CC, to Bennet Hamilton of CC, for 100 £ all that tract of land in CC called Duncastle and part of Pawthicets Enlarged, containing about 52 acres. Signed - Rich Coomes, Joshua (0 his mark) Coomes. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*. Clare, the wife of the sd Richard Coomes, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jul 1, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 522. Jul 1, 1789 from Richard Coomes, Joshua Coomes, and Bennet Hamilton of CC, planters, to Walter Smith of CC, carpenter, for 184 £10 shillings, all that tract of land in CC called Coomes' Delight, part of Paw Thicket Enlarged, part of Doncastle, and part of Spy Park, containing about 135 acres. Signed - Richard Coomes, Joshua (0 his mark) Coomes, Bennet Hamilton. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*. Clare, the wife of the sd Richard Coomes, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jul 1, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 148. Deed of Trust. Sep 17, 1790 from Richard Coomes of CC, to Walter Smith and Henry Green of CC. Sd Coomes has theretofore obliged himself to pay sundry debts upon bond, bpen account, or otherwise, which debts have not been paid by sd Coomes; he wants all persons who have just claims against him to be paid. Now this deed witnesses that Richard Coomes, for 5 shillings, has sold to Walter Smith and Henry Green, 2 tracts of land called Coomes Hunting place and two Partners, lying in CC and containing 200 acres. Also, the following Negroes: a woman named Henny and her 3 children, and men named Isaac & Ned. Also, all the stock of horses & cattle and all the household furniture now in the possession of sd Richard Coomes. This deed is in trust that the above land and property will be sold, and the sale money applied as follows: firstly, to pay Walter Smith and Henry Green the costs of executing this trust; secondly, to pay all persons who have just claims against sd Coomes; thirdly, to pay to Coomes any money remaining. Sd Richard Coomes and Clare, his wife, have mutually agreed to live separately and apart from each other. Now this deed further witnesses that Richard Coomes hereby covenants with Walter Smith and Henry Green that he, sd Richard Coomes, shall permit sd Clare to live separately, and will not disturb any persons who may receive her into their habitations, and he agrees that Walter Smith and Henry Green to apply the rents, issues, and profits of such parts of the tracts of land afd and Negroes and farm animals as remain in their hands after paying all debts, as follows: one half thereof for the support and maintenance of sd Richard Coomes, and the other half for the support and maintenance of sd Clare while she chooses to live separate from her husband. If Clare dies in the lifetime of sd Richard and all the debts of Richard have been paid, or if Clare and Richard shall jointly think fit to live together again, then this deed to be void. Signed - Rich' Coomes. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Geo. Dent*. Recorded Sep 17, 1790.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 224. Deed of Trust. Feb 26, 1791 from Richard Coomes of CC, planter, to Walter Smith and Henry Green of CC, planters. Richard Coomes, by deed of trust dated Sep 17, 1790, sold sundry lands, Negroes, stock, and household furniture, then in the possession of sd Richard Coomes, unto Walter Smith and Henry Green, in trust for the uses in the deed expressed. One of the uses agreed to was that after the payment of sd Coomes' debts and the expense of executing the trust, the rest of the estate of sd Coomes contained in the deed, consisting of lands, Negroes, stock, and household furniture, should be applied and disposed of as to its rents, issues, and uses by sd Smith and Green in the manner following; that is to say, one half thereof for the support and maintenance of Clare, the wife of sd Richard, during the time she thinks proper to live apart from her husband, and the other half for the support and maintenance of sd Richard Coomes, with the proviso that if Clare dies in the lifetime of sd Richard and all Richard's debts have been paid, or if Clare and Richard think fit to cohabit together after all of Richard's debts have been paid, then sd deed to be void. Sd Richard Coomes and Clare, his wife, have decided to cohabit together as man and wife, and Richard wishes not to take any advantage of the condition afd, but wants the trusts in the deed to remain the same. Now this deed witnesses that Richard Coomes, for 5 shillings, has sold to Walter Smith and Henry Green, all the lands, Negroes, stock, and household furniture mentioned in the afd deed, intrust for the uses expressed in the afd deed. Signed - Rice Coomes. Wit - Henry Barnes*, Henry H Chapman*. Recorded Feb 26, 1791.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-181: COOMES HUNTING PLACE: 275 acres; Possession of - 275 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed for William Coomes 15 April 1725 lying at or near the head of Port Tobacco branch beginning at a bounded White oak: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,

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