Previous Residents



William Parker born 1811

Abraham Parker born 1835

Don and Olive Gibbons married in Holy Rood

David Hawkins christened in Holy Rood September 1944

Maurice Sartin and Phyllis Adams married in Holy Rood 1938

Charles Bogg and Alice Lucas married in Holy Rood 1880s

The Spicer family resident in Coombe Keynes 1800s and 1900s

Ron McIntyre resident at 6 Coombe Keynes 1940 to 1950

Benjamin Brown John Wellman married Elizabeth Summer in Holy Rood 11 May 1811

Barbara Sheppard born in Coombe Keynes 1853, father Peter, mother Mary Ann Keates

Margaret Kirk born at 1 Coombe Keynes 1948

Jean Kirk lived at 1 Coombe Keynes 1945

Bushrod and Butcher families lived in Coombe Keynes 1700/1800s

Streech/Stretch families residents 12-14 century

Sue Lane resided in Coombe Keynes

Riggs family resided in Coombe Keynes

Wilton Walter Lucas christened at Holy Rood in 1883 first child of Nicholas from Owermoigne and Mary Jane nee Riggs

Robert George Raules and Alice Lovelass (sic) married in Holy Rood

Joseph Furmedge resident of the village and later married Tabitha at Affpuddle Church April 1817

Richard Furmedge (brother of the above) married Alice Lovelace (sic) in Holy Rood 1n 1824

Ada Rowe (nee Chuter) resided in Coombe Keynes and attended Holy Rood church 1923 – 1940

Mary Ann Ricketts born in Coombe Keynes 14 March 1850, possibly in the Cottage, father Henry Ricketts

Noreen and Sid Hall married in Holy Rood church 16 June 1951

Susan, Michael and Daphne Drew lived at the Old Vicarage the home of the Drew family from 1933 to 1968. Two brothers died in WWII and are commemorated on a  tablet in the church (see War Memorials). Their mother, Esther, used to play the harmonium for services with her corgi dog lying underneath. Michael married Beryl  6/8/1955 in Holy Rood.For more on the Drew family click here

Mr and Mrs John Read visited the grave of Sarah Ann READ 1818 – 1875, his great grandmother, in November and were thrilled to find her headstone standing centrally below the East window. Sarah Read was visiting “The Parsonage” (now the Old Vicarage) with her daughter, the wife of Rev. John A Miller (later Headmaster of Weymouth College 1885 – 1901) and she died there from “effusion on the brain 7 days”. Also buried with her were Rev Miller’s two children, her grandchildren, aged 10 months and 29 years.