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Tyrrell County was established in 1729 from the Albemarle Districts of Bertie, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank.


23 Apr 1721-8 Jul 1721 Tyrrell Co, NC Records. Will of Ann X BARNSFIELD (before John PALIN of Pascotank Precinct). "very sick and weak". Dtr Anne Combs - 1 cow and calf, etc. Grdtr Elizabeth ROYAL - my feather berd [bed]. Dtr Elizabeth ROYAL - rest of estate. Wit: Robert PALMER, Evan JONES.

(Provided to Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff as an abstract)

Not identified; however, see also Combs-Palmer Families in Warwickshire, EN; County Middlesex, EN and among the Archdale-Combs Families.


4 Aug 1722 - 23 Mar 1731 (Pasquotank Precinct) Will of William RAYFIELD. Will. "Of Allagator [Alligator] in precinct of Pasquotank" Sons: William, James, John. Wife & Executrix: Ann. Executor: Edward LINNINGTON. Witness: Edward LINNINGTON, John Combs, Seth PHELPS, Richard PUFFINGHALL, Proven before George BURRINGTON

(Abstracts of North Carolina Wills 1690-1760 by Grimes, Page 149)


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12 Feb-16 Mar 1742 (Tyrrell Co., NC) Will of William SMITH. Sons: Thomas, Samuel and John; Wife & Executrix: Elizabeth; Witness: Winneford Combs, Mary MACKEY, Ann MACKE; Proven before W. SMITH C. J. Clerk of Court W. DOWNING

(Abstracts of North Carolina Wills 1690-1760 by Grimes, Page 348) (See below)

31 Oct 1749 - Mar 1750 (Tyrrell Co., NC) Winnifitt Combs - October 31, 1749 March Court 1750; Sons: Robert and Samuel; Daus: Mary Combs, Elisabeth BRADY, Ann WREN; Grandson: James Combs; Ex: Robert Combs (son); Witnesses: David DUNCAN, John WARD, and John JONES; Clerk of Court: Evan JONES.

(Abstracts of North Carolina Wills 1690-1760 by Grimes, Page 78)

31 Oct 1749 (Tyrrell Co, NC Records) Winnifitt X Combs of Tyrrill Co. "very sick and week in body" Sons Robert and Samuell - land I bought from WILLSON. Daughter Mary Combs -pot, chest, pewter plates, wearing apparel. Dtr Elizebeth BRADY - 1S sterling. Dtr Ann WREN 1S sterling. Grandson James Combs - heifer. Other legacies. EX son Robert Combs. Wit: David DUNCAN, John WARD, John X Combs [sic]

(Provided to Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff as an abstract)

1750 Tyrrell Co, NC. Orig. Only. Secretary of State Loose Wills, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Combs, Winnifitt

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)

Notes: Neither Winnifritt (a.k.a. Winnifred) Combs, nor her husband (deceased?) have been identified as yet. The Wilson Deed has not yet been located. The only other Winnifred Combs found early in the colonies so far are (a) Winnifred Combs, b 1749, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co VA, to Mason & Sarah Combs, Sr; and (b) Winnifred ENSEY, who m pre-1753, William Combs of Charles Co, MD.

It is not yet known if any connection exists between the Tyrrell County, NC and Stafford Co, VA Combs, but thought not since Tyrrell is closer to North Carolina's coast. No connection has been found as yet between Tyrrell County and Maryland, although other possibilities include a migration from New England, Old England, Barbados or Colonial South Carolina (See Early Combs &c. Families of Berkeley, Charleston & Orangeburg SC).


1753 Tyrell Co, NC WB-1/2 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. COMES, Thomas

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


24 Oct 1754 Muster Roll of Capt. Thomas LUNDFOR'D (LUNDFORD)

Allygater [Alligator] District

John COMBES, pvt
Robert COMBES, pvt
Samuel COMBES

(Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774, Murtie June Clark, 1983, provided by researcher Denise Mortorff)


1755 Tyrrell Co NC Tax Lists

John Combs
Robert Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews from "North Carolina Taxpayers")


8 Mar 1755-17 Feb 1756 Granville Grant #2415, page 89. John ROUTEN 17 February 1756 105 acres in Tyrrell County in the Parish of St. Andrew at point on the N side of Alligator Creek, joining Chinkapin Ridge OR: /s/(signed) John ROUTON Wits: John NICOLLIE(?), Wm MACKEY surveyed 8 March 1755 SCC (Sworn Chain Carrier) Jon Combs, Allen HOPKINS, Samll DURRANCE D. Sur (?)

(Excerpted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from the book The Granville District of North Caroline 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume Two, by Margaret M. Hofmann, Copyright 1987, ISBN-0-937761-02-8, Published by the Roanoke News Co., Weldon NC)

SW: John, Jonathan.


Nov-Dec 1756 (Tyrrell Co. NC) November 1756 December Court 1756; Samuel DURRANCE. Will. Sons: Wellcome, William, Francis. Ungrateful Wife, LATE Elizabeth DURRANT (sic). Ex: William SWENSON, Francis WARD. Witnesses: Alexander MacCLELLAN, Mary Combs, Francis WARD; CC Francis WARD

(Abstracts of North Carolina Wills 1690-1760 by Grimes, Page 107)

Notes: The above Mary Combs remains unidentified. Although she may have been the daughter named by Winnifred Combs in her 1749 Tyrrell County will, she may have also been married to a Combs.


1770 Wills & Administrations Tyrrell Co, NC. John JENNETT, dec. Thomas JENNETT Admn. Wit: John Combs, Joseph HASSELL

(Provided to Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff as an abstract)


1771 Tyrrell Co, NC. Orig. Only North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Jeremiah Combs

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)

Seeking copy of the above records due to Early Jeremiah Combs of the Southern Frontier.


1775 Tyrrell Co, NC WB-1/93 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. William Combs

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


c1780 Tyrrell Co, NC WB-1/120 Thomas Combs

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


1782 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. Combs, Robert & PERISHO, Mille.

(North Carolina Marriages, NCGenWeb)


6 Feb 1783 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. ADDOMS [*ADAMS], Jonathan married Combs, Martha on 06 [*8] Feb 1783

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index) [*North and South Carolina Marriage Records by William Montgomery Clemens]

SW: ADAMS


4 Sep 1799 (Tyrrell Co NC Marriage Bonds) Wm. BROGDEN & Africa MARTIN; Jesse Combs, bondsman; wit: Ed. BLOUNT

(Tyrrell NC Marriage Bonds, Tyrrell, NC, US GenWeb)

SW: William


1800 Tyrrell Co, NC Census

Page 676
Tomas Combs: 20010-00100-00

Note: Heritage Quest transcribes as Thomas Combs

Page 684
William Combs: 10000-00100-03


28 Apr 1807 (Tyrrell Co NC Marriage Bonds) BRYANT, John & MIDYETT, Polly. William Combs, Bondsman

(Tyrrell NC Marriage Bonds, Tyrrell, NC, US GenWeb)


1810 Tyrrell Co, NC Census Index

COMBES:
COMBES, William, p. #712
COMBES, John, p. #722
COMBES, Thomas, p. #722


14 Aug 1810 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. Combs, William married PLEAGER, Charlotte

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index)


26 Nov 1816 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. John Combs & Ann MIDYETT

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index)


28 Jul 1819 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. Charlotte Combs & Lewis MIDYETT

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index)


1820 Tyrrell Co, NC Census Index

Page 416
Ann Combs


7 Jun 1824 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. Harriet Combs & William ETHRIDGE

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index)


10 Mar 1825 Tyrrell Co, NC Marriage Records. John Combs & Nancy BASNIGHT

(Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Marriage Index)


1830 Tyrrell Co, NC Census Index

Page 322:
John Combs


1840 Tyrrell Co, NC Census Index

Page 22?
John H. Combs

Page 225
William N. Combs

Page 233
Nancy Combs
S. M. Combs


1840 Tyrrell Co, NC Orig. Only North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. John Combs

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


1840 Tyrrell Co, NC WB-2/152. John Combs, Sr

(Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


1850 Tyrrell Co, NC Census Index

Page 373
Spencer COMBES

Page 377
Samuel H. COMBES
William N. COMBES

Page 385
John H. COMBES


27 Jan 1851 HASSELL, Nancy & Combs, Saml. Benjamin SPRUILL; (w) Saml. MCCLEESE, clk. (Tyrrell NC Marriage Bonds, Tyrrell, NC, US GenWeb)


20 Sep 1854 (Tyrrell Co NC Marriage Bonds) HASSELL, Mary E. & MEKINS, Thomas; bondsman: Samuel H. Combs; wit: Saml. McCLEESE, clk. (Tyrrell NC Marriage Bonds, Tyrrell, NC, US GenWeb)


14 Dec 1857 (Tyrrell Co NC Marriage Bonds) HASSEL, Jane & ALEXANDER, Henry; bondsman: Samuel H. Combs; wit: Eli SPRUILL, clk. (Tyrrell NC Marriage Bonds, Tyrrell, NC, US GenWeb)


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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