coombes timperley cheshire
my name is madeleine menzies nee roffe. on my mothers side of the family my grand father was harold coombesborn in timperley.
so going backwards what i know is this from family records.
MADELEINE menzies b 11 11 1959 swanley kent
JULIAN roffe b 06.04.1966 tehran iran
LOUISE newman b 07.10.1967 andover hants
ANN coombes b 12.08.1939 swanley kenttoROBERT james norman roffe b 01.07.1937 loughborough leics.
m 27.12.1958 foots cray kent
HAROLD coombes b 17.09.1896 timperley lodge cottage
timperley. died 19.06.1951 wilmington
M1 elizabeth victoria tranter nee tovey who died jul 1930
M2 elizabeth mary rees 10-02-1934 coventry who died
aug. st omer france.
harold had the following bros. sis.
FREDERICK born 1895 timperley moved to hemel hemstead, and died after harold.
ARTHURborn1892 timperley drove coach and horses caught pneumonia and died. i have recently made contact with arthurs grand daughter yvonne coombes on genesreunited.com where she has a tree.
ALICE.E born1901 timperley and died young
later came a CHRISTOPHER who had a motorbike shop "walton and coombes"and raced in TT on the isle of man, he married twice and had a son chris who lives in n wales.
i know from the 1901 cencus that the all lived at DEANSGATE LANE COTTAGES TIMPERLEY with their parents
THOMAS coombes b heaton chapel cheshire 1861mALICE ANN maddocks(but she signed harold birth cert with an X) b1865 timperley.
THOMAS was alive at harold wedding in 1934 coventry and it said retired building contracter on cert. in 1901 he was down as Navvy
i have it that alices parents were called WILLIAM and ELIZABETH maddocks and the question is ....is this your william maddock and elizabeth layton 1837 and 1846??
i also have heard family rumour that harolds maternal granny was french??
on harolds death cert in 1951 jun. his brother chris signed papers and was living at 36, perry road timperley
if this matches anthing any one has have it would be great if you could reply. my mum was only 12 when harold died and my gran carrid on with his presision engineering firm in kent. my uncle was born in 1944 and mum can remember granny coombes visiting but we do not know details of thomas or alices death.
any help greatly appreciated