Cumberbatch Family History

Roger Comberbach

Roger Comberbach[1]

Male Est 1666 - 1720  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Roger Comberbach  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born Est Apr 1666  Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 May 1666  St Mary's Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Education 8 Jul 1680  Brasenose College, Oxford University, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Matriculated Brasenose College, Oxford University 
    Age: 14y 
    Occupation 22 Oct 1685  [5
    Gentleman 
    Residence 22 Oct 1685  Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 3 May 1686  [1, 12
    Admitted at the Inner Temple 
    Occupation 1688  [1
    Clerk of the courts of Pentice, Crownmote and Portmote for the City of Chester 
    • His son Roger filled the office of Clerk of the courts of Pentice, Crownmote and Portmote for the City of Chester 1712 - 1756.
    Occupation 13 Jul 1690  [13
    Bencher 
    Occupation 19 Nov 1693  [14
    Chester Town Clerk 
    Occupation 20 May 1694  [1, 2, 12
    Called to the Bar 
    Occupation 27 Apr 1696  [15
    Esquire 
    Occupation 9 Jun 1697  [16
    Esquire 
    Occupation 25 May 1699  [17
    Esquire 
    Occupation 19 Sep 1700  [1, 2
    Recorder of Chester and a Welsh Judge 
    Occupation 11 Dec 1702  [18
    Esquire 
    Occupation 29 Dec 1702  [19
    Recorder of Chester 
    Residence 29 Dec 1702  St Peter's Parish, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Occupation 8 Jul 1705  [20
    Recorder of Chester 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1712  [10
    Esquire 
    Occupation 24 Nov 1712  [8
    Recorder of Chester 
    Will 3 Mar 1714  [1, 9
    Residence 3 Mar 1717  City of Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 19 May 1717  [1, 2, 12
    Bencher 
    Death Jan 1720  [2
    Freeman of Chester 29 Feb 1690/91  [3
    Died Jan 1719/20  [1
    Probate 18 Jul 1720  Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Reference Number 0000042 
    Person ID I42  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2017 

    Father James Comberbach,   b. Est Feb 1633, Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 5 Oct 1696 and 20 Oct 1696, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Jane Shenton,   d. Aug 1680, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Street  [1
    Marriage License 21 Oct 1685  Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married 22 Oct 1685  St John the Baptist's Church, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Comberbach,   b. Est Apr 1687, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Comberbach,   b. Est Dec 1688, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alice Comberbach,   b. Est Jun 1690, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Roger Comberbach,   b. Est May 1692, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1692, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Roger Comberbach,   b. Est Oct 1693, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1757  (Age ~ 63 years)
     6. William Comberbach,   b. Est Mar 1696, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1696, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Ellen Comberbach,   b. Est May 1697, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alice Comberbach,   b. Est Apr 1699, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James Comberbach,   b. Est Nov 1702, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1702, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     10. James Comberbach,   b. Est Jun 1705, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est Apr 1666 - Nantwich, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 20 May 1666 - St Mary's Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Matriculated Brasenose College, Oxford University - 8 Jul 1680 - Brasenose College, Oxford University, Oxford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 21 Oct 1685 - Chester, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Oct 1685 - Nantwich, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1685 - St John the Baptist's Church, Chester, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Dec 1702 - St Peter's Parish, Chester, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 3 Mar 1717 - City of Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 18 Jul 1720 - Chester, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Recorder's Steps, Chester, Cheshire, England
    The Recorder's Steps, Chester, Cheshire, England
    Caption Note: Recorders Steps
    Picture Note: The Recorder's Steps. A stone plaque here marks the building of the steps by City Recorder Roger Comberbach in 1700 to allow access to his house. This may not be accurate for in 1720 – the year after Comberbach's death – the Assembly ordered the city's mason to create a new flight of steps "between the Bridge and Dee Lane". Very soon afterwards, on 21 May 1721, one Kenneth Edwards, a tanner, fell down these new steps and died. In 1730, his son Roger Comberbach built a new house for himself, Dee House, on the site of the amphitheatre. [http://www.chesterwiki.com/The_Groves]
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Description: Recorders Steps Grade 1 Listed
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Grade: I
    Picture Note: Date Listed: 28 July 1955
    Picture Note: English Heritage Building ID: 470164
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: OS Grid Reference: SJ4077065921
    Picture Note: OS Grid Coordinates: 340770, 365921
    Picture Note: Latitude/Longitude: 53.1871, -2.8878
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Location: The Groves, Chester, City of Chester and West Cheshire CH1 1SB
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Locality: Chester
    Picture Note: Local Authority: Cheshire West and Chester
    Picture Note: County: Cheshire
    Picture Note: Country: England
    Picture Note: Postcode: CH1 1SB
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Stone steps in 2 offset flights of 12 and 15 steps, from the
    Picture Note: City Walls to the Groves. 1820-22. For Chester Corporation.
    Picture Note: The lower flight is separated from the wall by a strip of
    Picture Note: Gothick stonework. A plaque probably 1881, set into the wall,
    Picture Note: erroneously dated, is inscribed RECORDER'S STEPS Erected by
    Picture Note: the Corporation of this City A.D.1700 for the Convenience of
    Picture Note: ROGER COMBERBACH, Recorder.
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  • Notes 
    • Legatee under the will of Roger Comberbach, testator of 1678.
      Author of "Comberbach's Reports."

      "Roger Comberbach had been previously town clerk, and was subsequently one of the judges of Caernarvon, Anglesey, and Merioneth. He died January 1719, and was suceeded in the recordership by his son-in-law, Thomas Mather" Ormerod's History of Cheshire Vol. i, p.188.

      It is stated by Ormerod that he was author of several legal works ; this I [GWM] am inclined to doubt; the only one I have been able to discover is –
      “The Report of several Causes argued and adjudged in the Court of King’s Bench at Westminster, from the First Year of King James the Second, to the Tenth Year of King William the Third. Collected by Roger Comberbach, Esq., late Recorder of Chester, and one of the Justices of North Wales. Published by his son, Roger Comberbach, of the Inner Temple, Esq. In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer, Esq.), for J. Waithoe. in the Middle Temple, adjoining the Cloysters, 1724.”

      This book, printed in black letter, in folio, is dedicated to Lord Chancellor Macclesfield. “The author,” says the dedication, “Was one whom your lordship was pleased to regard.” It is, I believe, well known to lawyers; of its value I am unable to pronounce any opinion. Mr. Lowndes, in his Bibliographers’ Manual, calls it “a book of no authority.” He was, it is said, connected with Elizabeth Minshull, the third wife of John Milton, the poet, but in what way I have been unable to ascertain.

      He was much respected by the members of the corporation of Chester, who built a flight of steps in the wall of their city for his convenience. Hanshall says, “The land beneath the walls is called the GROVES, from a regular line of fine trees which formerly ornamented the river side from the bridge to Barrell Well, but most of them are now cut down, and the road itself is stopped up. The steps which lead from tile wails to the Groves are called the Recorder’s steps, and were erected at the expense of the corporation about 1700, for the convenience of Recorder Comberbach, who resided in Duke Street.” - History of Cheshire, 1817, p. 285, note. His portrait may still be seen in the Common hall of the city of Chester. He married Alice, daughter and co-heir of William Street, alderman of Chester, and, dying in 1720, left issue with others a son, Roger. This Roger published his father's Reports, and was himself author of “The Contest, in which is exhibited a Preface in favour of Blank Verse, with an experiment of it in an Ode upon the British Country Life, by R. C.” It also contains an Epistle from Dr. Byrom to Mr. C. in defence of Rhyme, and an Eclogue by Mr. C. in reply to Dr. Byrom. It was published in London in 1755 or 1758, 4to. Roger Comberbach was admitted of the Inner Temple 11th Feb., 1709, and called to the Bar 27th Nov. 1721. He was made LL.B. of Lambeth, 6th February, 1749. See Gentleman’s Magazine for 1864, vol. i., p. 637. [1]

  • 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. [S224] Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford 1500 - 1886 Comberbach Roger.

    3. [S271] Chester Freemen Rolls Roger Comberbach 29 Feb 1690/91, (Chester Freemen Rolls Part 1 1392-1700 Part 2 1700-1805, Record Society Vols 51 & 55).

    4. [S6768] Marriage Licence Chester, Cheshire, England 21 Oct 1685 Roger COMBERBACH & Alice Street.

    5. [S6767] Marriage Chester, Cheshire, England (St John the Baptist's Church) 22 Oct 1685 Roger Comberbach & Alice Street.

    6. [S6760] Pedigree of James Comberbach of Nantwich 1688.

    7. [S6766] Will of James Comberbach, tanner of Nantwich, 1696.

    8. [S273] Chester Freemen Rolls Roger Comberbach 24 Nov 1712, (Chester Freemen Rolls Part 1 1392-1700 Part 2 1700-1805, Record Society Vols 51 & 55).

    9. [S240] Will of Roger Comberbach, City of Chester, 1720, (WS 1720 Roger Comberbach).

    10. [S6954] Will of Richard Adams Proved 8 May 1712.

    11. [S6783] Baptism Nantwich, Cheshire, England 20 May 1666 Roger Comberbach.

    12. [S226] Inner Temple Admission Records 3 May 1686 Comberbach Roger.

    13. [S6770] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 13 Jul 1690 Alice Comberbach.

    14. [S6772] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 19 Nov 1693 Roger Comberbach.

    15. [S6773] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 27 Apr 1696 William Comberbrach.

    16. [S6775] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 9 Jun 1697 Ellen Comberbach.

    17. [S6776] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 25 May 1699 Alice Comberbach.

    18. [S6777] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 11 Dec 1702 James Comberbach.

    19. [S6779] Burial Chester, Cheshire, England 29 Dec 1702 James Comberbach.

    20. [S6778] Baptism Chester, Cheshire, England 8 Jul 1705 James Comberbach.