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Combs &c. Families
of Antrim, Ireland
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7 Sep 1695 - 1 May 1703 "At Ulster Province Meeting (Quaker), 7 Mo. 27, 1695, the following friends were appointed to visit families: ... Lisburn [Meeting].-Thomas SQUIRE, John COMBE. (Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, Albert Cook Myers, Swarthmore, PA, 1902, "Some Extracts from Records of Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Ireland, etc.")
"At Ulster Province Meeting, 3 Mo. 1, 1703, Barclay's Apology to be delivered to: James STARR for Old Castle, John COMBS for Lisburn, Sam. WILKINSON for Antrim, Eli CROCKET for Ballymoney, Robert MILLER for Dunlady, George FOX for Monallen, Eli CROCKET for Coleraine, Edward HUDSON for Grange, William WHITSITT for Charlemont, William GRAY for Ballyhagen, Richard BOYS for Ballinderry, John WALKER for Lurgan, Mathias CALVERT for Carrickfergus. (Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, Albert Cook Myers, Swarthmore, PA, 1902, "Some Extracts from Records of Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Ireland, etc.")
8 Mar 1750. Married (location in Ireland not yet known): Mary COMBS of Clogh, County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland and George NIXON, possibly of Innskillen, County Ulster [sic].
According to "Historical Records of Old Frederick and Hampshire Counties, VA by Wilmer L. Kerns, Ph.D., Heritage Books, Inc. 1991, pg 237, extracted by Combs Researcher Sherry Marine: George NIXON, Sr., son of James and Sarah (EDWARDS) Nixon, was b 27 Mar 1687, Ireland. He md Mary JANNEY....three ch born to them included George NIXON II, b 25 Feb 1730, md 8 Mar 1750, Mary Combs, d/o Jonah Combs, of Clogh, Co Antrim, Ireland. Removed to Loudoun Co, VA ca 1757.
Dr. Kerns does not include his sources; however, according to Nixon Researchers Valerie Robinson, email@example.com, and Peter Nixon, firstname.lastname@example.org, George NIXON II was born in Innskillen, County Ulster, Ireland; emigrated from Innskillen, County Ulster, Ireland ca 1757 with brothers, John and Jonathan NIXON w/George and John NIXON moving to Loudoun Co VA, and Jonathan NIXON to present-day Poolesville, Montgomery Co, MD (est. from Frederick Co, MD in 1776 and directly across the Potomac River from Goose Creek and Leesburg, Loudoun County). According to Peter Nixon, on 27 Dec 1780, George & Mary (Combs) Nixon were recorded as witnessing a marriage at the Fairfax Friends MM in Loudoun with a 1767 deed listing George NIXON as having been a Quaker witness (affirmed instead of sworn). In Loudoun Co, VA, the NIXONS were closely associated with at least one Combs Family which also had Quaker Connections. See also Bucks Co, PA re Quaker Combs and Janneys with the Janneys also moving down to Loudoun.
See also Quaker Samuel COMBE of Cork.
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