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William Coumbe

A Semi-fictional character, Local Supervisor of Excise and brother-in-law to SimonPuttock. He resides often at Buckland Abbey and is the prime instigator in the running of the local constabulary and estates.

William Coumbe born in 1776 AD obtained a post as Supervisor of Excise at Bude, rather a amusing fact considering he was a descendant of the "smuggler squire". He had eleven children including William, Richard, Edward and John, these four sons noted in order of birth, were William the Supervisor , married Sarah Maynard of Taunton. he died at Hounslow in 1841. Most of the descendants of William the Supervisor left the West Country, and many grandchildren of William Coumbe of Marhamchurch did the same. The migration took place between the years 1820 and 1840 . The descendants are to be found in London, and various parts of England , in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. some were drowned at sea , some have lived in China and others served as officers and privates in the great war .

see also Thomas Coumbe -The Smuggler Squire 1620 - 1675. "smuggler squire" http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ms/ms-en-devon1.htm.

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