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Knotting, a parish in the hundred of Stodden, County of Bedford, at the juncture of Northampton and Huntingdon, 4½ mi. southeast of Higham-Ferrers, Northampton; 6 mi. northwest of Clapham, Beds and about 13 mi. southeast of Sandy (See also Parishes within 10 mi. of Knotting).

Arthur ALVEY, the rector of Knotting Parish from 1591 to 1644, was a plebe of Hunts (Huntingdon?) when he came to Trinity College, Oxfordshire, which he attended from 1577-1581. He married ca 1590, married Alice ARCHDALE (d/o Bernard and Ann FERNE Archdale of Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire (See also Alvey Families and Archdale &c. Families).

See also Bob Alvey's Knotting Parish Pictures and Alvey Genealogy. The following records were extracted from computerized transcriptions by the LDS Church of marriages for parishes in Bedfordshire from FHC Film 0543862 by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds that, due to the format, she was unable to interpret the handwriting personally.
(W. = wife, H. = husband):

Knotting Parish Marriages 1603 to 1812:

19 Oct 1615 Married: ARCHDALL Mary and Pope ALVEY

24 Oct 1623 Married: Rich ARCHDALL and Agnes ALVEY

DKM Note: No Combs or var. spellings located in this source. Not extracted was an ALVEY/AKECROOD [ACKROYD?] marriage in 1635.

Ed. Note: Elizabeth ALVEY, born April 28, 1609 in Knotting, Bedfordshire, England, d/o Arthur and Alice ARCHDALE Alvey, m Anthony ACKEROOD February 02, 1634/35 in Knotting.

For a list and analysis of all Bedfordshire Parish Registers checked for Combs, search Combs Research List Archives, Year: 1998.

Pope ALVEY (Sr.), b ca 1590, s/o Arthur & Alice ARCHDALE Alvey, is found in the records of the Drapers Company in 1608 when he was apprenticed to his maternal uncle Richard ARCHDALE, Draper of London (s/o Barnard & Mary FERNE Archdale). Richard and Alice ARCHDALE were first cousins to Margaret ARCHDALE, d/o Thomas & Mary CLIFTON Archdale (s/o John and Anne ARCHDALE), and w/o John COMBE, also a London Draper.

Pope's brother, Joseph ALVEY, is found at Trinity College, Oxford University in 1619 with John COMBE, s/o John & Margaret ARCHDALE Combe. Two sons of the above Pope and Mary ARCHDALE Alvey, Sr., Pope, Jr. and Joseph, later removed to St. Mary's County, Maryland> where they are found in the records of that county with an unidentified Abraham COMBE who was earlier of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia where also was found during same era and with same associations, Archdale COMBE who is believed to have been the grandson of John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe and s/o John and Elizabeth LOVETT Combe, the latter the John COMBE of 1619 in Oxford. Neither Pope's wife, Mary ARCHDALE, nor Richard ARCHDALE, h/o Pope's sister, Agnes ALVEY, have been identified as yet.

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Christenings (from the IGI, film not yet read, ref: Ba: P003341, So: 599353, Pr: 0537042):

1 Dec 1625 Alice ARCHDALE, d/o Richard

19 Nov 1629 Matthew ARCHDALE, s/o Richard

22 Dec 1632 Mary ARCHDAL [sic], d/o Richard

20 Dec 1635 Richard ARCHDALE, s/o Richard

1 Nov 1640 Elizabeth ARCHDALE, d/o Richard

Note: No Combs are found in this parish's baptismal and marriage records. Additional Alvey baptisms are in the above-linked Alvey report.

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