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Compiled by Claire Smith-Burns who adds; It is fairly complete up to 1940 -- I have compiled it from various sources and also had the Dorset History Centre photocopy their Wills Index cards for all COOMBS variants for me.

COOMBS & var. Wills, Administrations, Inventories for the County of Dorset, England
Listed by Place
Compiled by Claire Smith-Burns, 2006
Court & Source Abbreviations:Type Abbreviations:
DA= Dorset Archdeaconry Court (1660-1857)NE = Netherbury in Ecclesia Prebendal Court (1608-1857)W = Will
BC = Bristol Consistory Court (1681-1857)YE = Yetminster & Grimston Prebendal Court (1654-1856)A = Administration
PCC = Prerogative Court of Canterbury (1383-1857)CK = Chardstock Prebendal Court (1672-1699)I = Inventory
DS = Dean of SarumMA = Milton Abbas Peculiar Court (1683-1857)
SC = Salisbury Consistory CourtWM = Wimborne Minster Peculiar Court (1666-1857)
PPC = Principal Probate Court (1858-1940)CP = Canford & Poole Peculiar Court (1650-1857)
BEWE = Bank of England Will ExtractsPIME = Probate Inventories & Manorial Excerpts of Chetnole, Leigh & Yetminster (R. Machin, 1976)
PlaceSurnameFirst NameOccupation/Condition/Rank/NoteTypeDate ProvenNo.Court/Source
DorsetCOOMBELewisHMS "Lightning Bomb"A174750DA
DorsetCOOMBEJosephLate in NewfoundlandA178320DA
DorsetCOOMBSGeorgeLabrador (Newfoundland)A18188DA
AbbotsburyCOOMBSCharlotteWidow, HousekeeperW30 Oct 1840PROB 11/1934PCC
AllingtonCOOMBSJohn1862423PPC
AshmoreCOMBEJohnW19 Aug 1608PROB 11/111PCC
BeaminsterCOOMBEJohnals. DAVISW17101 203DS
BeaminsterCOOMBSCharlesGentlemanW1868PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSSarah LucySpinsterW1872250PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSThomasYeomanW1873158PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSEsther1878244PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSEdwinMillwright, Draper & Twine ManufacturerW22 Jul 1886208PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSAnn1910222PPC
BeaminsterCOOMBSWilliam Wheadon1917323PPC
BelchalwellCOOMBEThomasA & I1708C147BC
Bere HackettCOOMBSTristramA1699DS
Bere RegisCOMBESWilliamA16179 216DS
Bere RegisCOMBESRichardW163913 199DS
Bere RegisCOMBESWilliamSubbrouckW1633/1655?172PCC
Bere RegisCOOMBESJohnA1688DS
Bere RegisCOOMBESWilliamW17081 81DS
BettiscombeCOMBEJohnClerk ParsonW22 Feb 1555PROB 11/37PCC
BlandfordCOOMESRichardA & I16882 10DA
Blandford ForumCOOMBSJamesA1 Oct 1696C148BC
BlandfordCOOMBSEdmund George1930-1423PPC
BothenwoodCOMBERichardIn HoltW1736102PCC
BothernhamptonCOOMBSMatthewYeomanW9 Feb 1852PROB 11/2147PCC
BourtonCOOMBSWilliam1905356PPC
BradpoleCOOMBSBenjaminReverend, Baptist MinisterW11 Oct 1850PROB 11/2120PCC
Brians PuddleCOOMBSRichardW17438DA
BridportCOOMBSJohn1883253PPC
BroadwinsorCOOMBEJohnA167113DA
BroadwinsorCOOMBESSusan1911226PPC
BryanstonCOOMBESWilliamMalsterA169113DA
BryanstonCOOMBSWilliamI17238DA
BryanstonCOOMBSMaryW17258DA
BryanstonCOOMBSElizabethW175514DA
Burton BradstockCOOMBEGilesW172712DA
Burton BradstockCOOMBSEdwardA15 Feb 1803M49
CanfordCOMBEAnneWidowW20 Jul 1641PROB 11/186PCC
Canford MagnaCOMBEAndrewA1682163PCC
Caundle PurseCOOMBESJohnW179914DA
Caundle PurseCOOMBSGeorgeA18037DA
Caundle PurseCOOMBSMaryW182018DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBESMaryWidowUnproven W28 Sep 1732DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasMalster and InnholderW19 May 174214DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasMalster and InnholderVide W174243DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasAnte WA175151DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasMalsterW6 Oct 176419AC
Cerne AbbasCOMBEThomasMalsterW1777346 CollierPCC
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSRobertMillwrightW21 Jul 1788C152BC
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasMillwrightW19 May 179211DA
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSThomasBrewerW24 Jul 1809PROB 11/1500PCC
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSBettyWidow and Relict of Thomas COOMBS, BrewerW17 Jan 1818PROB 11/1600PCC
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSJamesCommon BrewerW23 Jan 1829PROB 11/1750PCC
Cerne AbbasCOOMBSEmilySpinsterW8 Dec 183714DA
ChardstockCOOMBWilliamW16058 80DS
CharmouthCOMBEWilliamReverend, Clerk, Rector of CharmouthW10 Oct 1783PROB 11/109PCC
CharmouthCOMBEFrancesSpinster, afterwards wife of John WARRENW18071 L-Z, 99BEWE
CharmouthCOOMBSCatherineWidowW19 Apr 1814PROB 11/1554PCC
CharmouthCOMBEBrianReverend, Clerk W17 Feb 1818PROB 11/1601PCC
ChideockCOOMBSEliasW173621DA
ChideockCOOMBSSarahW173924DA
ChilfromeCOOMBEMatthewI169816DA
ChilfromeCOOMBMatthewW173322DA
Corscombe NorthCOMBEJohnYeomanW26 Jun 1646PROB 11/196PCC
CranborneCOOMBSWilliam187347PPC
DorchesterCOMBEBryan/BrianGentlemanW30 May 1739PROB 11/696PCC
DorchesterCOOMBSGeorgeInnholder W174516DA
DorchesterCOOMBSPhilipGentlemanW1760C151BC
DorchesterCOOMBSThomasInnholder, GentlemanW176920DA
DorchesterCOOMBESThomasW177419DA
DorchesterCOOMBSThomasGentlemanW5 Jun 1852PROB 11/2154PCC
DorchesterCOOMBSThomasSolicitor1876213PPC
DorchesterCOOMBSThomas1898326PPC
DorchesterCOOMBSHarriett1908353PPC
DorchesterCOOMBSGrace Elizabeth1913305PPC
DorchesterCOOMBESHenrietta1920213PPC
DorchesterCOOMBSPriscilla1933141PPC
DorchesterCOOMBSJames1933?107PPC
DrimptonCOOMBSJohn1921155PPC
EvershotCOOMBEBriantW166511DA
FarnhamCOMBERichardYeomanW2 May 1635PROB 11/168PCC
FarnhamCOMBERichardYeomanW14 Nov 1668PROB 11/328PCC
FarringdonCOOMBDavidA16656DA
Fifehead MagdalenCOOMBEEdwardA167921DA
Fifehead MagdalenCOOMBSEdwardYeomanW14 Aug 1829PROB 11/1759PCC
FordingtonCOOMBESLawrenceA1662DS
Frome VauchurchCOOMBEThomasA167529DA
GillinghamCOMBEJohnals COMBIEW28 Oct 1561PROB 11/44PCC
GillinghamCOMBEWilliamW28 Oct 1561PROB 11/44PCC
GillinghamCOMBSEdmundW1613SC
GillinghamCOOMBESJohnGentlemanW1 Oct 1819PROB 11/1621PCC
GillinghamCOOMBSJohn188331PPC
GillinghamCOOMBESSidney John189234PPC
GillinghamCOOMBESJoseph1894155PPC
GillinghamCOOMBSJohn1896180PPC
Great Canford & PooleCOOMBESMaryals. PELLY (Thomas PELLY)W15 Jun ??10CP
Great Canford & PooleCOOMBESJohnMary COOMBES, relict, 30 Jun 1756W2 Dec 175538CP
HamprestonCOMBEWalterA1646156PCC?
HamprestonCOMBESWalterA1651121PCC?
HamprestonCOMBESEllianorWidowW25 Feb 1659PROB 11/287PCC
HanleyCOMBEBennetEsquireW1746-175611, 389, 65/2BEWE
HanleyCOMBEBennetEsquireW1748-175514, 131, 65/4BEWE
Hinton St. MaryCOOMBEAviceA166813PCC
HolwellCOOMBSElizabethW172014DA
HolwellCOOMBSWilliamW173436DA
HolwellCOOMBSBenjamin Sr.W174841DA
HolwellCOOMBSJohnA175022DA
HolwellCOOMBSPriscillaW175135DA
HolwellCOOMBSJosephYeomanW4 Apr 1771PROB 11/966PCC
HolwellCOOMBESBenjaminYeoman of Buckshaw Dairy Farm30 Dec 1775PROB 11/1014PCC
HolwellCOOMBESWilliamW179028DA
HolwellCOOMBESGeorgeW180811DA
HolwellCOOMBESBenjaminGentlemanW31 Aug 1815PROB 11/1571PCC
HolwellCOOMBSWilliamW182521DA
HolwellCOOMBSWilliamA18345DA
HolwellCOOMBSJoseph1862335PPC
HolwellCOOMBSIsaac188836PPC
HolwellCOOMBSJohn LanghorneW1889286PPC
HolwellCOOMBSMary Ann190552PPC
HolwellCOOMBSSusanna Elizabeth1914368PPC
HortonCOOMBSThomas1913190PPC
IbbertonCOOMBSJohnW173055DA
Iwerne CourtneyCOOMBSJosiah1894246PPC
Iwerne MinsterCOOMBSSamuelW171912DA
Kington MagnaCOOMBSJames1930-1332PPC
Langton MatraversCOOMBSMaryA168035DA
Langton MatraversCOMBESJohnClerkA29 Jun 1774C131BC
Langton MatraversCOOMBESFrancesA180714DA
LeighCOOMEElizabethWidowI26 Jul 1603PIME
LydlinchCOMBEJohnRector of LydlinchW5 Jun 1745PROB 11/740PCC
Lyme RegisCOOMBEFrancisPt. 2W163412 15DS
Lyme RegisCOOMBEArthur Edward1936116PPC
Lyng?COMBEMaryals. BARRINGTON169348Taunton
Maiden NewtonCOOMBSJamesA179012DA
Maiden NewtonCOOMBESGeorgeW181934DA
Mapperton SouthCOMBEBryanSentence10 Dec 1736PROB 11/678PCC
Mapperton SouthCOMBEBryanWidower, Former GrantAFeb 1738PCC
Mapperton SouthCOMBEBryanWidower, Former Grant 1738, formerly of Co. Wilts.Grant1763PCC
MappowderCOOMBSJohnW176140DA
MarnhullCOOMBRichardA170739DA
MarnhullCOOMBSGeorgeW176542DA
MarnhullCOOMBSMathewW178240DA
MarnhullCOOMBES Margaret Caroline Jane1940120PPC
Milton AbbasCOMBEJohnA164892PCC?
MoredonCOOMBSCorneliusA174520DA
NetherburyCOOMBESamuelClerkA16842 14NE
NetherburyCOOMBEWilliamals. HILLARYA16893NE
NetherburyCOOMBEAnnieals. HILLARYA16913 37NE
North WoottonCOMBEJohn Sr.W163112 24DS
North WoottonCOOMBJohnW1679DS
NorthpethertonCOMBEEdward171528Taunton
NorthpethertonCOMBEJohn177124Taunton
NorthpethertonCOOMBESarahA177612Taunton
NorthpethertonCOOMBERobertA179510Taunton
PiddletrenthideCOMBEBennetW30 Jul 1750PROB 11/780PCC
PooleCOOMBEJohnYeomanW12 Feb 1612PROB 11/119PCC
PoorstockCOOMBEJoaneI169181DA
PoorstockCOOMBESEliasW176956DA
PortlandCOOMBEWilliam1911169PPC
PortlandCOOMBEEmanuel1917223PPC
PortlandCOOMBEAbraham Gibbs1920200PPC
PortlandCOOMBECatherine1930-1671PPC
PortlandCOOMBSAlice Hearn1930-1151PPC
PortlandCOMBEAmelia Henrietta Sweet193458PPC
PulhamCOOMEWilliamYeomanW20 Jun 1567PROB 11/49PCC
PulhamCOOMBEThomasA165918PCC
PulhamCOOMBWilliamA167044DA
PulhamCOMBERobertA168938PCC
PulhamCOMBEJosephBachelorA169196PCC
PulhamCOOMBESAliceA169244DA
PulhamCOMBESPeterADec 1724C132BC
PulhamCOOMBSJosephYeoman, IntestateA28 Jun 1760C149BC
PulhamCOOMBSWalterW178053DA
PulhamCOOMBSNicholasA178222DA
PulhamCOOMBSThomasA (1784)178518DA
PulhamCOOMBSRobertYeoman Adm de bonis non 1 Sep 1827W27 Jun 181136DA
PulhamCOOMBSRobertA18279DA
PuncknowleCOOMBSJames188918PPC
Radipole & Ilminster (SOM)COOMBSCharlotte1868156PPC
RampishamCOOMBWilliamUnproven Will1767DA
Ryme IntrinsicaCOOMBESElizabethA180944DS
ShaftsburyCOMBSHenryW169587DA
ShastonCOOMBERichardA167336DA
ShastonCOOMBJohnA168495DA
ShastonCOMBEHenry169191DA
ShastonCOMBEHenryW169544DA
ShastonCOMBEWilliamW171239DA
ShastonCOOMBSMarthaW171918DA
Shaston St. JamesCOOMBSJoseph18723PPC
SherborneCOOMBSEmily1940260PPC
ShillingstoneCOOMBSPhilipYeoman (Will 1815 & Will 1818)W12 May 1815PROB 11/1568PCC
Sixpenny HandleyCOOMBSRobertW182321DA
South PerrottCOOMBSBenjamin1873311PPC
StalbridgeCOOMBEJoanW169840DA
StalbridgeCOMBERichardGentlemanW30 Apr 1719PROB 11/568PCC
StalbridgeCOOMBEThomasW172422DA
StalbridgeCOOMBEMargerySpinsterW, A & I4 Sep 1732C146BC
StalbridgeCOOMBEMargaretW16 Aug 174637DA
StalbridgeCOOMBEThomasW174875DA
Stock GaylardCOOMBESGeorge18993PPC
StocklandCOOMBEJeremiahW177254DA
Stoke AbbottCOOMBSJohnW184028DA
StourpaineCOOMBSJohn1867123PPC
Stourton CaundleCOOMBSEdwardA18324DA
StudlandCOMBSGeorgeDied in Ship "Elizabeth"A170979PCC
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBSMaryA167761DA
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBESThomasClerk, Sturminster Newton CastleA17 Jun 1760C133BC
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBSJohnA180224DA
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBSElizabethWidow; see also PORTERA1817PCC
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBSMaryW1836BC
Sturminster NewtonCOMBESGeorgeW188912PPC
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBESCharles1933159PPC
Sturminster NewtonCOOMBSLaura1940274PPC
Tarrant HintonCOUMBSMargaretWidowW4 Sep 1732C150BC
Taunton MagdalenCOMBEBenjaminFifehead Magdalen?174442Taunton
ThornfordCOMBETristramA163612 255DS
ThornfordCOOMBESBenjaminA1735DS
Toller FratrumCOOMBESJohnW184834BC
Toller PorcorumCOMBEBryantYeomanW20 Feb 1662PROB 11/307PCC
Toller PorcorumCOOMBSMarySpinsterW1857PPC
Toller PorcorumCOOMBESGeorge1919371PPC
UpweyCOOMBESJames192251PPC
WambrookCOOMBEJohnW17004 43CK
WambrookCOOMBEWilliamW17265 43CK
WarehamCOOMBESRobertMercer9 Feb 1716PROB 11/550PCC
West LulworthCOOMBSElizabethA175147DA
West OrchardCOOMBEHenryA167343DA
WeymouthCOOMESWilliam15 Dec 1655PCC
Weymouth & Melcombe RegisCOOMBESThomasShip CarpenterW24 Apr 1657PROB 11/263PCC
WeymouthCOOMBEWilliamW174946DA
WeymouthCOOMBEMorganW175572DA
Weymouth?COOMBEThomasSon of Edith COOMBE, Widow, legatee of Margaret COOMBE, Stalbridge; Bond, Wm. BESSANT, Jr., Mariner & John BRENTON, Joiner, WeymouthGuardian Bond29 Mar 1756DA
WeymouthCOOMBESEdithW178168DA
WeymouthCOOMBEThomasA181016DA
WeymouthCOOMBSWilliam1917207PPC
WhitstantonCOMBEMary172586Taunton
Wimborne MinsterCOMBEColletW24 Feb 159944WM
Wimborne MinsterCOOMBEWilliamW22 May 161454WM
Wimborne MinsterCOOMELawrenceJoan COOME, 29 Apr 1626W8 Jul 162553WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMESWilliamJohn COMES, 5 Oct 1632A10 Jul 163046WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMBELawrence15 Aug 1636W18 May 163647WM
Wimborne MinsterCOOMBEJoannahRe. Will of Alice BURGIS, 1 Apr 1639W21 Nov 1639146WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMBEMargaretW18 Oct 164545WM
Wimborne MinsterCOOMBESRichardRe. Will of Robert WEEKES, 7 May 1674 (also John SNOOKE)W7 May 16746WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMBERichard11 Mar 1702W6 Apr 170348WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMBESJohnElizabeth COMBES, Ad.A19 Jul 172011WM
Wimborne MinsterCOMBERichardYeomanW3 May 1736PROB 11/677PCC
Wimborne MinsterCOMBESWilliamYeomanW12 Jun 1751PROB 11/788PCC
Wimborne MinsterCOMBESGeorgeDied at BristolA1774PCC
Wimborne MinsterCOMBESRichardOrganistW19 Jan 1802PROB 11/1368PCC
Wimborne MinsterCOMBERichardW180717PCC
Wimborne MinsterCOOMBSJennyWidowW11 Dec 1819PROB 11/1623PCC
Winterborne KingstonCOOMBESMarySpinsterW17894 124DS
WoollenCOOMBSThomasThomas COOMBS, son & Richard SPEAR, prin. Cred. & Adm.; Joane COOMBS, relictA & I19 Apr 172913MA
Wyke RegisCOMBESMatthewW177870DA
Wyke RegisCOOMBSJohnA179431DA
YetminsterCOOMBEWilliam Sr.CarpenterW2 Dec 15926 34DS
YetminsterCOOMEElizabethW16037 71DS
YetminsterCOOMBSWilliamYeomanA & I12 Jul 16973 29YE
YetminsterCOOMBEJosephA & W17325 19YE
YetminsterCOOMBESWilliamW17868 7YE
YetminsterCOOMBESBenjaminW17928 13YE
YetminsterCOOMBESWilliamBrickmakerW1882PPC
YetminsterCOOMBSWilliam1891235PPC

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