Cumberbatch Family History

Benjamin Comberbach[1]

Male Est 1770 - 1823  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Comberbach  [1, 2, 3
    Born Est Feb 1770  Haughton, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 5 Mar 1770  St Boniface Church, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Occupation Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lawyer 
    Residence 5 Mar 1770  Haughton, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 6 Jun 1793  [6, 7
    Admitted at the Inner Temple 
    Occupation 6 Jan 1794  [8
    Esquire 
    Occupation 31 Jul 1798  [2
    Money Scrivener - Bankrupt 
    Residence 31 Jul 1798  Craven Street, Strand, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aug 1823  Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Age: 53y 
    Occupation 4 Aug 1823  [3
    Attorney at Law 
    Reference Number 0000164 
    Residence Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 4 Aug 1823  Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I164  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Mr John Comberbach,   b. Est Sep 1725, Cuddington, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 23 Jul 1779 and 27 Jul 1779, Haughton, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Dutton,   d. Apr 1805, Maes Mynan, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 May 1769  St Boniface Church, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 11, 12
    • By licence.
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Sparkes,   b. 1770,   d. Sep 1821, Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [1
    Marriage License 21 Dec 1793  [13
    Married 6 Jan 1794  St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Harriet COMBERBACH,   b. 9 Mar 1795, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820  (Age < 24 years)
     2. Louisa COMBERBACH,   b. 20 Feb 1798, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Henry COMBERBACH,   b. 2 May 1807, Whittington, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1807, Whittington, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est Feb 1770 - Haughton, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 5 Mar 1770 - St Boniface Church, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer - - Worcester, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Mar 1770 - Haughton, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jan 1794 - St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Jul 1798 - Craven Street, Strand, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 53y - Aug 1823 - Calcutta, Bengal, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Calcutta, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Aug 1823 - Calcutta, Bengal, India Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • His [John Comberbach's] fifth and youngest son Benjamin [Comberbach], was baptized at Bunbury, [5] March 1770. On the 6th of June, 1793, he was admitted of the Inner Temple. For some time he practised as a solicitor at Worcester. He then went out to India, and practised in Calcutta, for fifteen years, and was very successful in his profession, as appears from the following extract:­
      "Mr. Comberbach, formerly of Worcester, but now a resident in Calcutta, has lately brought to issue, by much perseverance and skill, a cause which had been for a considerable time before the Supreme Court, wherein Rajah Moory Loll was prosecutor against four other natives, for a conspiracy to compel him to sign the release of a suit respecting his landed property. After five days hearing the prisoners were found guilty, and the Rajah has, in consequence, for a decision so important to his interests, remunerated Mr. Comberbach with a present of £10,000."

      He married [Sarah] Spark[e]s, of Bridgenorth, in Salop, and had issue, two daughters, Harriet and Louisa. Harriet married a Captain [Thomas] Maddocks, and upon her death he married Louisa [Comberbach]. Harriet had issue an only child, Harriet-Fanny [Maddock], now wife of - [George Hammerton Crump], of Pentre­pant Hall, near Oswestry.

      Benjamin Comberbach died at Calcutta.

      Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of Comberbach [6]
    • Whereas the acting Commissioners In the Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued against Benjamin Comberbach, late of Craven-Street, in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Money-Scrivener, have certified to the Right Honorable Alexander Lord Loughborough, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, that the said Benjamin Comberbach hath in all Things conformed himself according to the Directions of the several Acts of Parliament made concerning Bankrupts; This is to give Notice, that, by virtue of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, his Certificate will be allowed and confirmed as the said Act directs, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before the 25th Day of August instant.

      The London Gazette
      Publication date:31 July 1798
      Issue:15046
      Page:732 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of COMBERBACH, George William MARSHALL LL.B., (Privately published in London 1866) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S8189] London Gazette 31 July 1798 Issue: 15046 Page 732 Benjamin Comberbach Bankrupt.

    3. [S4458] Burial Calcutta, Bengal, India 4 Aug 1823 Benjamin Comberbach.

    4. [S22] Family History Database by Paul Leyland, Paul Leyland, (Received by email.).

    5. [S4454] Baptism Bunbury, Cheshire, England 5 Mar 1770 Benjamin COMBERBACH.

    6. [S1] Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of COMBERBACH, George William MARSHALL LL.B., (Privately published in London 1866).

    7. [S227] Inner Temple Admission Records 6 Jun 1793 Comberbach Benjamin.

    8. [S4456] Marriage Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (St Mary's Church) 6 Jan 1794 Benjamin COMBERBACH & Sarah Sparkes.

    9. [S14] Bertram Merrell's Marriage Index Version 3.0, Bertram Merrell, (CD).

    10. [S7] Cheshire Parish Register Database.

    11. [S3] IGI, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of September 21, 2010).

    12. [S17] Family Search; Collection: England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000, (http://pilot.familysearch.org).

    13. [S4455] Faculty Office Marriage Licence 21 Dec 1793 Benjamin Comberbach & Sally [Sarah] Sparkes.