Cumberbatch Family History

John Cumberbatch[1]

Male Abt 1625 - Abt 1686  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name John Cumberbatch  [2, 3
    Born Abt Jul 1625  St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Aug 1625  St. Stephen Church, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 26 Jun 1646  St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Burgess of Bristol 18 Feb 1648  [7, 8
    Horner 
    Hearth Tax Assessment 1662  [9
    5 hearths : Broadmead, St. James Parish, Bristol, England 
    Residence 1662  Broadmead, St. James Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Master to Apprentice 4 Jul 1667  [2
    John Cumberbatch (his son) 
    Occupation 4 Jul 1667  [2
    Horner : a worker in horn making spoons, combs, or musical horns 
    Master to Apprentice 19 May 1675  [3
    Samuell Cumberbatch (his son) 
    Occupation 19 May 1675  [3
    Horner : a worker in horn making spoons, combs, or musical horns 
    Will Dated 10 Feb 1686  City of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died Abt 11 Feb 1686  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried 12 Feb 1686  St. Peter Parish Church, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Will Proved 18 Feb 1686  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Will Inventory 5 Apr 1687  [13
    £665 13s 6d - £1,114,514.43 today 
    Name John Comberbach  [5, 6
    Name John Cumberback  [14
    Reference Number 0000602 
    Person ID I602  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2014 

    Father Alexander Cumberbatch,   b. Est Nov 1586, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1655  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Alice Hayes,   d. Abt Oct 1643, St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jul 1614  Holy Trinity Church, Arrow, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Unknown,   bur. 28 Jan 1684, St. Peter Parish Church, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Cumberbatch,   b. Abt Jun 1646, St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Cumberbatch,   d. Feb 1728, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joshua Cumberbatch
     4. Alexander Cumberbatch,   b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1721/22, St Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebeckah Cumberbatch,   bur. 30 Nov 1683, St. Peter Parish Church, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abraham Cumberbatch,   b. Est 1650, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 27 Apr 1690 and 11 Jun 1690  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Unknown  [1
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jul 1625 - St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 2 Aug 1625 - St. Stephen Church, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Jun 1646 - St. Stephen Parish, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1662 - Broadmead, St. James Parish, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Dated - 10 Feb 1686 - City of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 11 Feb 1686 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Feb 1686 - St. Peter Parish Church, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Proved - 18 Feb 1686 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Minute Book of the men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1667 - 1689 BRS XXVI [at SoG]

      pp. 197-198

      CUMBERBATCH John, of Broadmead, 1669; of Merchant Street, 1681; went with MORFORD to the mayor, 1655; presented at Sessions for not repairing the street, and for keeping inmates, 1669, 1681; sufferer 1670; his grandson, of the same name, d. [died] at his house , 1679; 2 muskets and sword seized at his house, 1684 (Trans. B.G.A.S. 2 (1878) 106).

      BGAS 2 (1878) pp. 104-106
      Seizure of Arms in the County of Gloucester in 1684
      by Sir John Maclean

      Great religious and political excitement disturbed this country during the latter part of the reign of King Charles II. Intrigues and conspiracies, plots and counter-plots, were of constant occurrence. In 1669 the Duke of York acknowledged his conversion to Romanism, and, in consequence, became an object of aversion to many persons. Some years afterwards a Bill even passed the House of Commons to exclude him from the throne. The King's illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth made a progress through the country of almost royal splendour, which gave grave offence, and he was held to bail. In the following year the plot called the Rye House Plot was discovered, having for its alleged object the assassination of the King and Duke of York and securing the Crown to the Duke of Monmouth. The Earl of Essex, Lord William Russell, Lord Howard of Escrick, Algernon Sydney, and others were arrested, but the Duke of Monmouth escaped and fled into Holland; Lord Essex died in the Tower [of London], but Russell and Sydney were executed. The Duke of Monmouth was afterwards pardoned and returned to Court. He made a confession of his offences, which, having afterwards endeavoured to explain away, he was again banished, and retired to Holland. This left the Duke of York in the ascendant. In 1684 much disquietude continued to prevail, and the Lords Lieutenants of the several Counties were directed to seize the arms of persons disaffected to the Government. This was communicated to Lord Dartmouth, Master-General of the Ordnance, by the Earl of Sunderland, Principal Secretary of State, on the 2nd June, with instructions that such of the arms as were useful for arming the Militia should be kept for that purpose, and that the rest should be sent to such places as were mentioned in a certain list enclosed. In respect of the county of Gloucester, the arms were directed to be left in charge of Mr. Nicholas Webb, Postmaster, at Gloucester.
      It is not unlikely that, to a great extent, the names of the persons suspected were derived from a document discovered among the papers of the Earl of Shaftesbury upon their seizure in 1681. It contained a list of friends and opponents in every shire, alphabetically arranged under the respective heads of "worthy men," and "men worthy" ["of hanging, as was understood"].
      The schedule of the arms seized shows but a very indifferent collection. Many of them consist of old blunderbusses, swords without scabbards, and other useless and obsolete weapons, fowling pieces, &c., and leads to the conclusion that the suspected persons were very badly armed, or succeeded in eluding the Government search:-

      An Accompt of Armes, Armour, and Ammunition Seized and taken from Dangerous & disaffected persons in ye Several Cittys and Counties, and in the Several Places hereafter mentioned, viz.,

      Civit. Bristoll.-

      Jno Cumberbatch Musquets 2, Sword 1

      The Will of John Comberbach :

      Be it remembered that I John Comberbach of the Citty (sic) of Bristol Horner being of sound and perfect mind & memory do make and ordeine (sic) [ordain] this my last will & testamt in manner & forme (sic) following that is to say:
      Itin. &c I give and bequeath to my sister Ann wife of Richard Case of the said Citty (sic) Crago? one Messuage or tenemt: which I lately built on a peece (sic) of a void ground granted to me by Indenture of lease dated the eight & twentith (sic) day of September which was in the yeare (sic) of our lord god 1682 Trustees of lande (sic) belonging to ye hospitale or Almehouse (sic) called Tainily Cheppele to hold to her & her assigns for all my terme (sic) & interest therein which said Messuage doth adjoine (sic) to Richard Loxe's garden & now or late in the lesser or occupacon of.
      Itin. I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Comberbach Spinster All that Messuages or tenemts by me built on part of the said grounds & lyeth (sic) next adjoining to the Messuage or tenemt aforesaid & now or late in the tenure of Sarjant Sadler to hold to my said Sister Elizabeth & her assigns for all my terme (sic) & interest therein to the said twoe (sic) Sisers (sic) All Messauges or tenements are situate & being in the Barton land all the Barr's land within the Suburbs of the said Citty (sic) of Bristol.
      And my will is that both my sd [said] Sisters shall pay five shillings up and ^until (sic) arreares payment of the celcheife? rent to the said Trustees their Heires (sic) & assignes (sic). And if either of them my said Sisters shall refuse or neglect to pay to the said Trustees their heires (sic) or assigns the said five shillings p.Anm that then I will that it shall be lawful for my wife Sarah & her assigns to enter & distreine on such of the said Messuages where rent or smises? of five shillings shall be in arrears & the distresses to distresses deteine (sic) & keep until (sic) the said parly rent or payment of such Messuage shall be fully satisfied & paid.
      And I will that fourty shillings p.Anm being the residue of the lords rent payable for all my tenemts there to the said Trustees shall be yearly issueing (sic) & payable out of thee other of the tenements there adjoining to my two tenemts aforesaid which I gave to my said two sisters as aforesaid on one side & reaches neare (sic) to the corner of the said land on the said land on the other-side. And if then that is to say on each house twenty shillings And if shall happen that either of the sum of twenty shillings soe (sic) chardged (sic) on the said twoe (sic) tenemts as afore sd [said] shall be behind & unpaid & distress be made for non-payment thereof on any other of the said tenemts so given & being in arrears aforesaid or on any of my four tenemts & there which I lately settled on my wife Sarah that then I will that such person {John Cumberbach his mark end-of-page-one}?{page two}& persons whose house or goods shall be distreined or molested or troubled to enter & upon such of my said tenemts which shall be in arrears for the said twenty shillings p.Anm soe (sic) by me chardged (sic) thereon as aforesaid and there be distreine and the distresse & distresses there had & found to take carry away deteine (sic) [detain] & keepe (sic) untill (sic) of such arrears of rent & all chardges (sic) ordinary & extraordinary of taking gersrer? all distresses such pson (sic) or psons (sic) soe (sic) distreined or molested shall be fully sattisfied (sic) & paids due.
      Itin. I confirm a certain gift, which I made to my said wife Sarah heretofore of six broad peeces (sic) of gold & __ __ _____{too small and blurred to read}
      And I do also coroborate (sic) & confirm onto my said wife Sara (sic) And to her use & to the use of the child she now gods [Godparent?] withall All those my other four houses tenemts & buildings with their appleinnces (sic) which I built on the said pcell (sic) of ground soe (sic) granted to me as aforesaid & by me lately assigned & settled to twoe (sic) Trustees for the use of her & the said child.
      Itin. I give & bequeath unto my said wife my best featherbede (sic) [feather bed], my best sute(sic) of curtaines (sic) and vallians (sic) [valance], my best bedsteed (sic) [bedstead], three pair of my sheetes (sic), my twoe (sic) best ruggs (sic), my two best bogters?, my two best pillows, my brass pott (sic) & warming pan, one pair of Andirouss hulsea, dozen of my best leather chaires (sic), my side cupboard with twoe (sic) drawers to it, six of my lardgest (sic) pewter platters, my pair of fire cages in the kichin (sic) one pair of tongs & slices, All my combs & cases & glister pipes in my Comode?
      Itin. I give to her one paile (sic) one Do? table and pair of billowes (sic) [bellows]. And I give unto her one silk table cloth.
      Itin. I give and to all my grand-children that are now alive five shillings apeice (sic).
      Itin. all the rest of my houses, gardens, parcells (sic) of grounds and premises with their appleinnces [appliances?] And also all my the rest of my goods chattels monyes (sic) [monies], plate, stock, deeds & all other my effects whatsoever of what nature or quality soever my debts & legacies being first paid & funerale (sic) expenses discharged I give as followeth that is to say I give one fourth part thereof to my Son Abraham.
      Itin. I give another fourth part thereof to my Son Samuell (sic).
      Itin. I give another fourth pte (sic) thereof to my Son Joshua. And I give the other fourth part hereof to my Son Alexander. And I make my son Joshua executor of this my last will And I appoint William Weaver & appoint Phillips Tunners overseers of the same. In witness whereof I hand {sign} to this & the former pages containing this my last will & testament sett (sic) my hand & seale (sic) the tenth day of February Ano Dni s___li Ocmid & secdo 1685/6. Sealed, declared, published in the presence of: Thos Banz, Phillip ? Abra Ramsonsons. John Comberbach his mark.

      Will Proved : 18th February 1685/6, Bristoll (sic), before Richard Towgood (Surrogate). [18o ffebrij 1685 &c Jurat fuit uitraneialey Ex. &c roram und Richdo Towgood Surrgato. 1685 Bristoll Testamtd Johnij Comberbach deftd]

      (source : Bristol Record Office : FCW / 1875/1 18 Feb 1685/86 John Comberbach, fiche images 38, 39 & 40)

      WILL INVENTORY :

      A true and pfect (sic) Inventory of all and singular the Goods and Chattels rights and creditts (sic) of John Comberbatch (sic) late of the Citty (sic) of Bristoll (sic) horner deced given? and appraised this present fiveth (sic) day of April in the year of our Lord 1687. By William Sheppard of the same Citty (sic) Carpenter as followeth (vizt)
      Impts in the kitchen li(£) s d
      Two and twenty pewter platters 02 17 06
      ffower pewter candlesticks (sic) att (sic) 00 02 00
      Two pewter Basons [Basins] att (sic) 00 02 00
      One dozen and two pewter plates and one
      dozen of porrongers att (sic) 00 10 00
      One pottle pot, two pewter flaggons beakers,
      salt seller, pewter tankard, 2 steele panns &
      1 bed pan att 00 12 00
      Two pewter chamber potts att 00 01 00
      Four brasse crosses? and two kettles att 01 05 00
      Pestle and mortar, brasse candlestick and
      one brasse chaseing dish att 00 05 00
      Two pairs of Racks , one pair of dogs &
      Iron barr att 00 10 00
      Three pairs of tongs, 3 fire shovles (sic),
      1 ffire fforke, Iron sussey & other peeces
      of Iron about the chimney (sic) 00 04 00
      Ffour spitts, one ty rack? from Poggwhele,
      1 Chayne (sic), one driping pann, 1 ffrying
      pann, 1 smalevine, 2 Iron Boxes and four
      Clamps att 00 07 00
      Three letting panns, 1 driping pann,
      1 Candle box, flower box, 1 paper box,
      1 Coffe pott att 00 07 06
      One table board with a drawer, 3 joynt
      stoles, 1 forne, 3 chayers (sic), 1 old
      backonerack, 1 box of drawrs (sic),
      1 looking glasse & one pair of bellowes att 00 00 00
      Six earthen plates att 00 01 06
      Itin. in the wash kitchen
      Sevl old washing tubbs and boards,
      1 cupboard and other wodden vessels therein
      and some dease? boards lying on the
      banke in the garden att 00 08 00
      Itin. In the workehouse
      Three dozen of Iron howes, 02 dozen of
      Iron Beyls att 01 05 00
      One with 2 chayers and several of
      boards att 00 05 00
      Itin. In the little Chamber li(£) s d
      One feather bed and bedsteed, 1 bolster,
      2 blanketts, 1 rugg, 1 pillow and one paire
      of curtains & vallens thereonto
      belonging att 03 05 00
      Item in the forestreet Chamber
      Two bedsteads, 2 feather beds, 2 fflock
      beds, 3 bolsters, 1 pillow, 2 paire of curtains
      & vallens, 6 ruggs, two blankets and
      two redd matts att 02 10 00
      One silk carpet, one calics carpet &
      1 cushion att 00 10 00
      One chest, 1 sideboard cupboard,
      1 tableboard, 2 joyntsteeds, 6 leather chayers,
      1 looking glasse, one liquid vita bell, 2 trunks,
      1 box, 1 old sadle & 1 case of drawrs att 01 10 00
      One Iron grate with brasse heads, one paire
      of Brasse, 2 ____, one pair of Bellowes
      with glasseware and glasses on the
      havy? peece att 00 10 00
      Itin. In the Chamber one paire of stayers,
      ffive gold rings att 02 10 00
      Six silver spoones and two dramdishes att 02 00 00
      In silver and gold in the house 26 00 00
      Apparell of glister pipes & Ivory Combes
      and other Ivory goods att 04 00 00
      Itnd in the ware chamber
      Three great bookes in folio att 03 00 00
      One carpett and chest, 1 Bible, 1 Testament,
      1 Barrell, 1 shoulder bolt,
      1 screene & cloth att 00 08 00
      Itnd in the Chamber, 2 paire of stayers,
      One halfe headed bedsteed, 1 feather bedd,
      three Ruggs, 1 Blankett & one coffer att 00 14 00
      Itnd in the room next the ware Chamber
      One halfe headed bedsteed, 3 fflock beds,
      1 bolster, two feather pillows and
      1 blankett att 00 08 00
      One Chest, two trunks & 1 dulcimore att 00 04 00
      One paire of blankets & one shoulder
      bolt att 00 02 00
      Itnd ffiveteen sheetes with other linen att 02 10 00
      Itnd his wearing apparel att 02 10 00
      Itnd Lumbar goods about the house att 01 10 00
      Itnd due for rent 15 00 00
      Itnd due for Bond 100 00 00
      Itnd One Chattle (sic) lease for yeeres of li(£) s d
      a house scituate att Broadmead and in the
      Pish (sic) [Parish] of St. James called the
      horzies of the value of five pounds pAnnm att 80 00 00
      Itnd One other chattle (sic) lease for two
      lives of 6 severall tenements lyeing att
      the Barrs in the Pish (sic) [Parish] of
      St. James aforesaid att the yeerely value
      of ten pounds p.Annm att 90 00 00
      Itnd One other lease for yeeres of tens?
      severall tenemts lyeing in Merchant Street
      in the said pish (sic) [Parish] of St. James
      of the yeerely value of ffive & twenty
      pounds p.Annm att 300 00 00
      Itnd One other lease of three other
      tenements adjoining to the left menconed (sic)
      [mentioned] tenemts of the yeerely value of
      thirty shillings p.Annm att 18 00 00

      li(£) s d
      Total 665 13 06

      Wm Sheppard, Ellis Clarke } Appraised

      1687 / 17 Bristol, Jurrid bono &c Johij Comberbach defti

      (source: Bristol Record Office : FCI/1686-1696/5 fiche image 18, 19 & 20).

      £665 13s 6d is worth about £1,114,514.43 today.

      (Also available is EP/J/2/1 Bdl 3, which is an account only of this inventory, but this is now considered 'UFP' 'UnFit for Production' by the Bristol Record Office. (Source : Bristol Probate Inventories 1542 - 1804).

      He owned property at Broadmead, St James, Bristol; the Barrs St. James, Bristol; and Merchant Street, St. James Bristol. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] File (merged): C:\Users\Bob\Documents\Family Historian Projects\Cumberbatch of Bristol\Alexander Cumberbatch of Bristol 2010-11-19.ged.
      Record originated in...

    2. [S51] Bristol Burgess Books, (Name: Microfiche of the books;), FC/BB/1(h)4 1885/6-1669 image 17 : Page 86.
      same day [This 4th of July 1667] John Cumberbatch Horner was Admitted into the Liberties of this Citty (sic) for that he was apprentice to John Cumberbatch (his father) & hath taken the oath of Allegiance and paid £0 4s 6d.

    3. [S51] Bristol Burgess Books, (Name: Microfiche of the books;), FC/BB/1(h)7 1662-1689/90 image 8 : Page 205.
      Samuell Cumberbatch Horner was admitted into the Liberties of this Citty (sic) for that he was the apprentice of his father John Cumberbatch horner, hash (sic) taken the oath of Allegiance & paid £0 4s 6d.

    4. [S42] Baptism Register - England, Parish Church, (Name: Film or Fiche;), St. Stephen Parish Register, Bristol, England : Bristol Record Office : FCP/St.S/R1(a)3 (c1611-1643) image 17.
      Place and date of birth guessed from place and date of baptism : 2 August 1625 John the sonne (sic) of Elizander Comberbach was baptized.

    5. [S42] Baptism Register - England, Parish Church, (Name: Film or Fiche;), St. Stephen Parish Register, Bristol, England : Bristol Record Office : FCP/St.S/R1(a)3 (c1611-1643) image 17.
      2 August 1625 John the sonne (sic) of Elizander Comberbach was baptized.

    6. [S42] Baptism Register - England, Parish Church, (Name: Film or Fiche;), St. Stephen Parish Register, Bristol, England : Bristol Record Office : FCP/St.S/R1(a)4 (c1643-1663, b1565-1579) image 6.
      Baptizinge : 26 June 1646 John sonne (sic) of John Comberbach & Elizabeth

    7. [S39] Another Family History Database - Lt. Col. Cave, Lt. Col. Stephen Cave, (Name: Print-out of the Descendants of Abraham Parry Cumberbatch 22 August 2001;), Handwritten family tree.

    8. [S52] Bristol Burgesses Index, Bristol & Avon Family History Society, (Name: Indexes and basic information transcribed from the Bristol Burgess Books at the Bristol Record Office;), Index to Volume 2 P.39.
      Page: 362; Num:7; Date: 18-Feb-1648; Status B; Surname: CUMBERBATCH; Forename: John; Trade: Horner
      Index to Volume 2 P.40
      Page: 362; Num:7; Date: 18-Feb-1648; Status P; Surname: CUMBERBATCH; Forename: Alexander; Trade:


    9. [S73] Hearth Tax Assessment, Local Government, Bristol Record Office Index to Hearth Tax Assessment.
      Cumberbatch John, St. James Parish (Bristol), Address: Broadmead, Hearths : 5.

    10. [S99] Will - Barbados, (Name: Society of Genealogists;), Bristol Record Office : FCW / 1875/1 18 Feb 1685/86 John Comberbach, fiche images 38, 39 & 40.

    11. [S99] Will - Barbados, (Name: Society of Genealogists;), Bristol Record Office : FCW / 1875/1 18 Feb 1685/86 John Comberbach, fiche images 38, 39 & 40.
      Will dated 10 Feb 1685/86, buried 12 Feb 1685/86

    12. [S55] Burial Register - England, Parish Church, (Name: Film ofParish Register Transcript;), St. Peter Parish Register, Bristol, England : Bristol Record Office : FCP/St.PE/R/5(a)1 (CMB(I) 1667-1697) image ?.
      Comberbacke (sic), John, B 12 February 1685 [1686]

    13. [S99] Will - Barbados, (Name: Society of Genealogists;), Bristol Record Office : FCI/1686-1696/5 fiche image 18, 19 & 20.

    14. [S55] Burial Register - England, Parish Church, (Name: Film ofParish Register Transcript;), St. Peter Parish Register, Bristol, England : Bristol Record Office : FCP/St.PE/R/5(a)1 (CMB(I) 1667-1697) image ?.
      Cumberback, Elizabeth, wife of John Cumberback, B 28 January 1683

    15. [S4433] Marriage Arrow, Warwickshire, England (Holy Trinity Church) 9 Jul 1614 Alexander Cumberbatche & Alice Hayes.

    16. [S4434] Marriage Alcester, Warwickshire, England (St Nicholas Church) 9 Jul 1614 Alexsander Cumberland & Alice Hayes.