Mary Ann Kate Roberts was born 31 December 1863 in Warninglid, Sussex, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Roberts (1813-1889) and Mary Ann Walder (1839-1886) and died 9 September 1943 in Archway Hospital, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married William Thomas Coombs (1860-1947) 18 April 1886 in St John Fitzroy Square, St. Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Born in Warninglid, Sussex in December 1863. Her mother and father were not yet married, so the baby was illegitimate. They moved away in 1864 to London, probably to escape a scandal. Thomas Roberts was still married to his dying first wife when Mary Ann Walder was pregnant. His wife died in November 1863 of phthisis which she had for a number of years according to the death cert. Thomas acknowledged paternity and the baby was baptised with his name as the father. She was christened at the same church her parents wed. She was known as Kate and grew up in Stoke Newington, Bow, Lambeth, Walworth, Holborn then Pancras where she settled after marrying William Coombs. They did live in Islington near to Pancras from 1888 to 1898 but stayed in Pancras from then until her death in 1943. Kate was a tailoress, as was her sister. Their paternal grandmother Ann Roberts was a dressmaker.


Offspring of Mary Ann Kate Roberts and William Thomas Coombs (1860-1947)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Thomas Frederick Coombs (1887-1969)
Catherine Isabella Coombs (1889-1930) 22 September 1889 2 Southampton Terrace, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom 2 March 1930 4 Peases Street, St Helen Auckland, County Durham, England, United Kingdom George Samuel Hart (1886-1917)
George Musgrave (1891-1968)

Ada Harriet Coombs (1892-1954)
Frederick Francis Coombs (1892-1958)
Alice Coombs (1894-1966)
Minnie Coombs (1896-1896)
Florence Coombs (1897-1898)
Arthur George Coombs (1899-)
Albert Edward Coombs (1902-1956)
Maude Lilian Coombs (1904-1992)


Offspring of Thomas Roberts and Esther Carroll (c1818-1863)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Katherine Roberts (1863-1943) 31 December 1863 Warninglid, Sussex, England, United Kingdom 9 September 1943 Archway Hospital, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom William Thomas Coombs (1860-1947)

Maria Alice Roberts (1865-1949)
Elizabeth Emily Goodacre Roberts (1867-1932)
Frederick William Roberts (1870-1936)
Margaret Minnie Roberts (1872-1913)
Harriet Ada Roberts (1877-1955)
Ann Elizabeth Roberts (1851-1932) 11 July 1851 Woolwich, London, England, United Kingdom 1932 Willesden, London, England, United Kingdom Sidney Luff (1850-1874)

Frances Amelia Roberts (1853-1854)
Frederick Goodacre Roberts (1860-1861)


Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • Birth certificate, baptism record, school admission and discharge records, and census records, all noting birthplace. 1881 onwards note London as her birthplace but 1871 says Sussex, her real birthplace, before her parents moved to London when she was a baby.

Born in Sussex, parents moved to London shortly after and she was baptised in London. She was baptised in London, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Rob

¶ Death
  • Death certificate



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