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Query by mlskinner

My mother's maiden name is THOMBS, pronounced: Toms.
Her father came from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England in 1904.
Four brothers came together and settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
They started a business, THOMBS Brothers'Builders. The names were Alfred, Albert (Tiny), Edwin, Horace THOMBS.
I think the family name THOMBS originally comes from Wales, but I can't prove it. I know that my grandfather, Ewin James THOMBS married a woman named Charlotte Anne Clayton. Clayton is a Welsh name.
I anyone has any information about the name THOMBS or is related to a THOMBS from this family branch, please contact me.

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on 2011-01-29 17:39:24

mlskinner has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: SKINNER, THOMBS.

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by mlskinner on 2011-01-29 23:21:07

Thank you so much for your response. This is very interesting to me because I am also a descendent of a family named COMYNS who was part of the migration with William the Conqueror in 1066. It of course was DeComyns and the family was very involved with the power behind the throne of Scotland in the 12th and 13th century. Robert the Bruce murdered the Red Comyns at Greyfriar's Church in Dumfries as he was afraid he would lose his bid for the throne of Scotland to him.
At that point he ordered all the Comyns slaughtered and those who weren't murdered by 'The Bruce' ended up as landed gentry in northern England under the protection of King Edward I, the 'hammer of the Scots'. I have written a paper on this family which has been published on several websites and in a Scottish periodical that is no longer in existence.
I am 73 years old and my parents are deceased, but my mother would have been very interested in knowing of the origin of the CLAYTON branch of the family. CLAYTON is on her father's side and Comyns is on her mother's side.
My parents were the same. They had no idea that both of their families had parallelled each other down throught the years. I have my father's side of the family very well documented, however my mother's family is elusive, just for the same reason you are stating here about your family. It is too bad, it is the old English order of things, I never quite understood, but it is quite an interesting research and I find it very fascinating.
I was in UK in 2000 for 2 months and did some research when I was there. I do still have cousins in England whom I spent time with.
I reached a dead end and ran out of time, so my cousin has been trying to piece together what she can of the family. I am just now starting to get into the THOMBS/CLAYTON family.
Thank you so much for your information. It is very interesting. I will keep trying to find the path they took before coming to this part of the world.
If you find any information you 'can' pass along, I will be very grateful.
Marlene in Ohio, USA

by lincbink on 2014-07-10 14:06:37

Edmonds all on

My husband line is a direct line back Hugh. Our last name is Clayton. I have a record of an Leofwine born 980 in Normandy France and dying 1025 in Caudebec, Seine Martine, Haute - Normandie, France. I have him listed as Hugh ' s father and then an Aelfeat (b. 950-980) as father of Leofwine. I am stumped there. Do you know if this might be listed in your families book? WouldWould be allowed to confirm this info or even better add to it? I would love to keep going back in time on this tree, but I'm afraid I have hit a wall. Thank you.


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