Cumberbatch Family History

Thomas Comberbatch

Male - 1628


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  • Name Thomas Comberbatch  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Thomas Comberbach  [5, 6
    Occupation 1604  [6
    Constable of the Parish of Church Lawton 
    Reference Number 0006400 
    Died Feb 1627/28  Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 4 Mar 1627/28  Church Lawton Parish Church, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6400  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

    Family Parnelle Merill,   d. May 1641, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Jul 1577  Church Lawton Parish Church, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Comberbach,   b. Est Dec 1586, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1601, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
     2. Elena Comberbatch,   b. Est Mar 1589, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1590, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. William Comberbatch,   b. Est Oct 1591, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1601, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     4. Roger Comberbatch,   b. Est Jun 1594, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1667, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     5. Anna Comberbatch,   d. Sep 1597, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F1936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jul 1577 - Church Lawton Parish Church, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1627/28 - Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Mar 1627/28 - Church Lawton Parish Church, Church Lawton, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Early Church Lawton, Cheshire
      On 12 September 1559 a Joan Comberbatch married a John Fynlowe

      On 17 Mar 1573 a Roger Comberbatch was buried
      On 23 Apr 1601 Agnes Comberbach a widow was buried

      These may well be ancestors of Thomas Comberbatch and Roger & Agnes may well be his parents.
    • Lawton Constables
      A record of the Lawton Constabulary 1542 to 1813.
      Researched by Robert J Farrell.
      The office of constable was a very ancient appointment dating back into medieval times. Originally appointed by the Court Leet, a manorial court which met at least twice a year to deal with petty offences, the breaking of the Assize Bread and Ale and with the maintenance of highways and ditches. The duties were varied in nature ranging from matters of law enforcement and the protection of the community to supervisory and administrative roles. The Constable inspected alehouses and suppressed gaming establishments and was responsible for the apprenticing of pauper children and worked with other officials in te relief of the poor.
      The role had a certain moral overtone in the responsibility for collection of child maintenance from fathers of illegitimate children as bastardy was viewed as a serious matter, particularly if it placed a financial burden upon the parish. One of the more unusual duties was the care of the parish bull!
      With the apprehension of suspected criminals and suppression of riots and unlawful gatherings the constable’s duties could be very demanding, although the degree of diligence and application varied greatly. In general constables were men of substance and standing within the community and in an area like Church Lawton, came largely from the yeoman class of farmers.
      Prior t 1542, the abbots of Saint Werburg’s Monastery Chester held higher office to the lords of Church Lawtn Manor. On the dissolution of the Monastery the ecclesiastical was joined to the lay half by letters patent granted to William Lawton when he and his successors became supreme lords.
      Evidence from these courts was recorded in Court Records. The only known Records of Church Lawton to have survived are described in “Church Lawton Manor Records” and cover the periods 1541-1700.
      The records mention that constables were elected, annually, at the Courts in October. They bound themselves by oath to do justice between man and man and to present all offenders at the next meeting of the court. They were not professional and would have played a very different role to the current day policeman.
      Typical petty offences presented before the Court Leet included:
      - Keeping cards in the house to gamble with;
      - Removing fish from the water of his lordship;
      - Cutting and carrying off sedges to light fires
      In 1839 a law was passed allowing magistrates, if they chose, to establish a police force in their county, and in 1856 the County and Borough Police Act made it compulsory.

      List of Constables who served in Lawton, 1542-1782
      The following lists were taken from records produced by H. Nunn. Lawton Rectory and “Church Lawton Manor Records” by Dr. Frank Renaud.
      Year Constables
      1542 William Cleyton and William Chauntler
      1575 Thomas Latton and John Minshull
      1579 William Hosse and Henry Foden junr
      1591 Thomas Turner and William Cleyton
      1592 Peter Howpre, gentleman and John Lawton, cardmaker
      1596 William Clayton and William Chantler
      1604 John Olcott and Thomas Comberbache
      [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6809] Baptism Church Lawton, Cheshire, England 10 Jul 1594 Roger Comberbatch.

    2. [S6810] Marriage Church Lawton, Cheshire, England (Church Lawton Parish Church) 19 Jul 1577 Thomas Comberbatch & Elena Merill.

    3. [S6813] Burial Church Lawton, Cheshire, England 22 Nov 1590 Elena Comberbatch.

    4. [S6820] Burial Church Lawton, Cheshire, England 4 Mar 1627 Thomas Comberbache.

    5. [S6811] Baptism Church Lawton, Cheshire, England 7 Jan 1586/87 Thomas Comberbach.

    6. [S6829] Lawton Constables.