Parents of
Edith Victoria Winsome COMBE:

George Thomas COMBE
Emily Alexandra ADAMS


Siblings of
Edith Victoria Winsome COMBE:

Reginald George Bradford COMBE
(1898 - 1974)
Letitia COMBE
(1900 - 1900)
Hedley Algernon COMBE
(1901 - 1901)
Arthur Ronald COMBE







Edith Victoria Winifred COMBE
(1897 - 1985)

Edith Victoria Winifred COMBE known as Winsome, was born on 2nd June 1897 in Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire[1], the eldest daughter of George and Emily Combe.

Winsome married George DEAKIN in in Northleach, Gloucestershire in 1920[2].

In 1928, George and Winsome are recorded as living at Stone House, Norton-by-Kempsey, Worcestershire.

Her husband, George and his younger brother James Stanley Deakin, took over the Deakin jam manufacturing business at the end of 1936 when the business was sold by William R. Deakin. The business continued to trade under the name of G. & J.S. Deakin Limited.

George and Winsome had one son, George Anthony Hartley DEAKIN, born Pershore, Worcestershire in 1937. It is likely that at that time George and Edith were living at Pensham Hill just outside Pershore.

By 1940, George, Winsome and son George had moved to Caulin Court, Ladywood, Droitwich.

On 9th October 1943, George tragically died in a car accident at the age of 47. The Deakin Memorial Trust (now The Deakin and Combe Memorial Trust) was set up in George Deakin's memory to support students studying agriculture.

Winsome was awarded the MBE and died in 1985 in Cambridgeshire.


[1]: Source: Register of Births registered in April, May, June in 1897 in Northleach, Vol 6a page 387.
[2]: Source: Register of Marriages registered in July, August, September in 1920 in Northleach, Vol 6a page 1169.