Trail Family Genealogy Forum
Hi Glennis, thanks for clearing that up. No I did not know you were closely related to this line. I found it interesting that John Whipple was a witness to the will. Do you know if he was closely related to the Whipple family of New England that intermarried with Robert Traill of Portsmouth?
As for Sarah Coombe, she was probably more closely related to the Coombes of Maryland than were the Coombes of Kinnell, Scotland. The early Coombes pioneers to Maryland and first Virginia were a London based family. They resembled John Trail in that they first settled near the Rappahannock River of Virginia in the 1660's before moving over to Maryland by the 1670's. Enoch Coombes made a deposition in 1664 stating he was 28 or thereabouts, making him most likely the Enoch Coombes born 13 Jan. 1636 at St. Stephen Coleman St.,London ,England. The second possibility would be the son of Enoch Coombe who was married April 17, 1634 at Clyde Hydon, Devon, England. This also includes John Combest/Coombes(married widow of John Treel) who records tie in with these early Coombes immigrants. Possibly you have come across the Coombes family rearchers site that goes into detail about them all. John Combest was transported into Baltimore County,Maryland by 1682 with Francis Lovelace. They were actually there earlier as Francis appears in 1679 record there. Francis Lovelace resided in Lancaster County, Virginia in early 1660's when Enoch Coombes and John Trail were there.
On a side note, I came across an interesting record that reminded me of our earlier interest in the Maxwell family. David Trail Sr. resided next to Charles Beall at Maryland. Charles Beall was the son of the great Ninian Beall. Charles Beall had a son named Ninian, referred to as Ninian the Mariner. Ninian referred to himself as of the Parish of St. George in the County of Middlesex Mariner, Master of the ship Friendship of London. This Ninian married a Susannah Maxwell, daughter of Samuel Maxwell. This Ninian was born about 1715 and would have grown up alongside the Sons of David Trail Sr. His nephew Joshua Beall was one of the marines under Lt. George Tryall/Trayle aboard the Chester Galley at the outset of the Revolution. Joshua Beall went on to be very active as a Privateer during the Revolution.
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