'Holcombe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Holcombe of Cosheston, Holcombe of Hole (Hull)

(1) Commoners reports that "This family ... derives its name forom its ancient inheritance, Holcome or Holtcombe, in the honor of Glocester, in the county of Devon" and notes that "Holtcombe is compounded of holt, a Saxon word, signifying woody, and cum, or as written in Devonshire, Combe, a valley between two hills."
(2) The upper section comes from various web sites with no identification of source. It should be viewed with caution!
Symon de Holcombe of Hole, Devon (d c1103)
1. Symon de Holcombe of Hole
A. Walter de Holcombe of Hole (d 1163)
  i. John de Holcombe of Hole (d 1230)
  a. Benedict de Holcombe of Hole (d 1275)
  (1) Walter de Holcombe of Hole
  (A) John de Holcombe of Hole (d 1300)
  (i) John de Holcombe of Hole (d 1350)
  (a) John de Holcombe of Hole (d 1398)
  ((1)) Walter de Holcombe of Hole
  ((A)) John Holcombe of Hole (b 1394, d 1415) - continued below
  m. Isabel Downe (dau of Hugh Downe of Downe Ralph)



John Holcombe of Hole (Hull) (b 1394, d 1415) - continued above
m. Isabel Downe (dau/coheir of Hugh Downe of Downe Ralph by Isabel, dau of William de la Bruer)
1. John Holcombe
  m. Joan Folkeroy (dau of William Folkeroy)
  A. Roger Holcombe of Hull (d 20.01.1480)
  m. Margaret (d 07.04.1499)
i. William Holcombe (b c1460, d before 1499)
  ii. Charles Holcombe of Hull (b c1473, d 02.01.1527-8)
  m. Jane
  a. Ellis Holcombe of Hull (b c1515)
  m. Elizabeth Sydnam (dau of Thomas Sydnam or Sydenham of Wynsford (Lynsford) Eagle)
(1) Thomas Holcombe of Hull
  m. (20.06.1559) Margaret Trethurfe (dau of Reynold Trethurfe of Cornwall)
  (A) Gilbert Holcombe of Hull (dsp before 18.08.1624)
  m. Anne Courtenay (dau of Peter Courtenay of Landrake)
  (B) Christopher Holcombe (bpt 15.01.1560-1)
  Vivian notes that "This Christopher is said to have been ancestor of the Holcombes of Pembrokeshire in Wales." Commoners shows that to be the case.
  m. "an Irish lady"
  (i) William Holcombe, Mayor of Pembroke (d 1700)
  m. _ Mears of Pembrokeshire
  (a) William Holcombe
  m. _ Meyrick of Bush
  ((1)) Essex Holcombe (Admiral RN, 3rd son) had issue
m. _ Corbet (dau of Thomas Corbet of Nash)
  ((2)) George Holcombe (recor of Pulchedhor (Pembrokeshire), Archdeacon of Carmarthen)
  m1. (sp?) ?? (Mrs Bowen)
  m2. Catherine Stackhouse (dau of _ Stackhouse, Governor of Bombay)
  ((A)) George Holcombe (rector of Leke in Nottinghamshire, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (23.02.1781) Catherine Hurt (dau of Francis Hurt of Alderwasley)
  ((B)) John Holcombe of Cosheston (b 1765, rector of Cosheston & Rhoscrowther)
  m. (1797) Mary Robertson (cousin)
  ((i)) John Holcombe (4th son)
  m. _ Gornal
  ((ii)) Harriett Holcombe
  m. Alfred R. Cocker
((iii))+ other issue - James Robertson (prebendary of St. David's), George, Walter (d unm?), Essex (cleric), Walter, Charles, Corbetta, Elizabeth, Catherine
  ((C)) Eliza Holcombe
  m. James Bowen (rector of Rhoscrowther)
  ((D)) Jane Holcombe
  m. _ Leacroft of Cliff House (Captain)
  ((E)) Corbetta Holcombe
  m. (30.07.1777) William or John Lloyd (Major)
  ((F)) Sophia Holcombe
  m. John Adams of Holyland
  ((G))+ other issue (d unm?) - Richard, Catherine, Ane, Mary
  ((3))+ other issue - William (dsp, Captain), John (dsp, rector of Tenbry & Gumfreston), Jane, Alice
  (b) Jane Holcombe
  m1. _ Nixon
  m2. _ Cluny
  (C) Josias Holcombe
  (2) Jane (or Mary) Holcombe
m. William Langford
  (A)+ issue - Henry, Mary
  (3)+ other issue - Robert, Tristram, John, George, Walter
  b. Elizabeth Holcombe
  m1. William Colmar
  m2. Thomas Graber
  c. Katherine Holcombe
  m. Symon Beadmore or Bradney
  iii. Elizabeth Holcombe
  m. John Babington ## see here ##
  iv. Joane Holcombe
  m. William Perry

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : various web sites
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Holcumbe of Hull', p474), Commoners (vol 4, 'Holcombe of Pembrokeshire', p95+)
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