COMBE, Robert, of Morval, Cornw.
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Family and Education
Robert may have been descended from Matthew Combe, a tin merchant who in 1337 had held 13 burgages in Lostwithiel and land on the manor of Penlyne as a tenant of the duchy of Cornwall.1 But he himself lived at Morval, just south of Liskeard, and it was in association with a Liskeard lawyer, Simon Lowys, that he was returned to Parliament not only for that borough but also, previously, for Lostwithiel. In 1405-6 his moveables, which included a horse, corn and household utensils valued at no more than six marks, were confiscated by officers of the duchy as the result of a suit for trespass brought by one John Rowe.2