Coombe, Thomas, Dd

Coombe, Thomas, D.D.

a minister of the Church of England, was born in Philadelphia about 1746, and graduated from the college there in 1766. He was chosen, November 30, 1772, assistant minister of Christ Church and St. Peter's, in that city. On account of having exhibited a disposition inimical to the American cause, he was imprisoned in September 1777. Although an appeal was made in his behalf, the executive council of Philadelphia determined to send him from the country. In July 1778, he went to England and did not again return to America. For some time he was chaplain to lord Carlisle, in Ireland, by whom he was presented with a parish. He was a prebendary of Canterbury, and one of the forty-eight chaplains to the king. He wrote some poems. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:280.

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