Primary Sources: Alumni, Cantabrigienses from 1261-1752, compiled by J.A. Venn, Cambridge University Press, London, 1921; and Alumni Cantabrigienses from 1752-1900, compiled by J. A. Venn, Cambridge University Press, London,1954, Electronic Edition

Note: J. A. Venn, former president of Queen’s College, Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England (1922-1954), compiled the ten volumes of Alumni Cantabrigienses, which include all known students, graduates, and officers at the University from 1261 (earliest records) to 1900.

Selected Definitions:

Matriculation: the formal admission of a student into the University as distinguished from his admission into a College. It occurred in each of the three terms, Lent, Easter, Michaelmas.

Incorporation in another University conferred the privileges of their degree.

Fellow-commoner; the first of the three ranks in which students were matriculated.

Sizar: a Cambridge undergraduate receiving allowance for expenses from college.

Com. Reg.: Comitia Regia; i.e., certain gatherings of the Senate of the University at which royal personages were present and degrees specially conferred.

Annotated Entries

COMBE, JOHN. Admitted at King’s College, a scholar from Eton, 1448. A John COMBE was Vicar of Stapleford, Cambs., to 1461.

COMBE, M. Adm. at King’s College, a scholar from Eton, c. 1460.

COMB, --. Bachelor of Canon Law [abrogated 1535]; 1470-1; grace for D. Cannon Law 1471-2.

COMBE, --. Admitted as a Fellow-commoner at Corpus Christi College, 1479.

COMBAR, JOHN. Matriculated pens. from Trinity Hall College, Easter, 1550. Possibly B.A. (Oxford) 1559.

COMBER, THOMAS. Matriculated pens. from Trinity College, ca 1592. Son of -, barrister. Born at Shermanbury, Sussex, Jan. 1, 1575. School, Horsham. Scholar, 1595; B.A. 1594-5; M.A. 1598; B.D. 1609; D.D. 1616. Fellow, 1597. Lived in France for three years. Chaplain to James I. Rector of Worplesdon, Surrey, 1615. Dean of Carlisle, 1629. Master of Trinity, 1631-45, ejected. Vice-Chancellor, 1631, 1636-7. Deprived of his preferments and imprisoned. A learned orientalist. Died Feb. 28, 1653-4. Buried at St Botolph’s, Cambridge.Will, P.C.C. (D.N.B.; Surrey Arch. Coll., IX. 313.)

COMBE, FRANCIS. Adm. pens. at Sidney College, May, 1600. Son of of Francis, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts, where born in 1583. Died May 21, 1641, s.p. [without issue]. Buried at Hemel Hempstead. Monumental Inscription at Abbot’s Langley. Will, P.C.C. Benefactor to Sidney. (Cussans,III, Pedigrees)

CUMBER, WILLIAM, Matriculated pens. from King’s College, Easter, 1631.

COMBE, JOHN. Admitted pens. (age 16) at Caius College, Apr. 17, 1646. Sn of of Edward, gent., deceased. B. at Bacton, Suffolk. School, Bury St Edmunds. Matric. 1646; Scholar, 1648-50. (Venn,I. 362.)

See also SAYER of Bacton below.

COOMB, SAMUEL. Admitted sizar (age 24) at Christ’s College, 1648. Son of John. Born in Dorset. School, Frampton. Subscribed for priest’s orders (Bristol) 20 Aug 1662, as literate. C. of Godmanstone, Dorset. (Peile, I. 522; F. S. Hockaday.)

COMBER or CUMBER, THOMAS. Adm. sizar (age 14) at Sidney College, 18 Apr 1659. Son of James (not John, as in D.N.B.). Born at Westerham, Kent (his mother’s home), 19 Mar 1644-5. School, private. Scholar; B.A. 1662-3; M.A. 1666; D.D. (Lambeth) 1678. Ord. deacon, Aug. 18, 1663; priest (York) Sept. 20, 1664. R of Stonegrave, Yorks., 1669. Preb. of York, 1677; precentor, 1683. Rector of Thornton Dale, Yorks., 1679. Dean of Durham, 1691-9. Author, theological. Died Nov. 25, 1699. Buried at Stonegrave. (D.N.B.; F.M.G.)

COMER, JONATHAN. Adm. sizar (age 17) at Christ’s College, July 1, 1667. Born at Broad Clist, Devon. School, Broad Clist. Matriculated 1668; B.A. 1670-1. Ord. deacon (Exeter) Sept. 1670; priest, June, 1671. Rector of Dunkerton, Somerset, 1675-77; of Babcary,1677. Died before Apr. 1729, at Babcary. (Peile, II. 12.)

COMBES, RALPH. Admitted at King’s College, a scholar from Eton, 1676. Born at Stockport, Cheshire. Matriculated 1677; B.A. 1680-1; M.A. 1684. Fellow. Conduct of Eton College. Rector of Wootton Courtney, Somerset, 1689-1720. Died 1720.

COMBE, EDWARD. Entered July 10, 1679. B.A. from Pembroke College, 1683-4; M.A. 1715. S. of Edward, of Worcester. Matriculated from St John’s, Oxford, July 10, 1679, age 18. School, Merchant Taylors’. Rector of St Martin’s, Worcester, 1691-1738. Died Mar. 3, 1737-8.(Al. Oxon)

COMES, RICHARD. Admitted pens. at Trinity College, Mar. 11, 1722-3. S. of Richard, of Somerset. School, Wells. Matric. 1724-5.Adm. at the Middle Temple, Feb. 9, 1722-3.

COMBE, BENEDICT. Admitted pens. (age 17) at St John’s College, July 5, 1726. Son of Brian, attorney, of (Maperton), Dorset. Born at Netherbury, near Bridport. School, Turnworth, near Blandford. Matriculated 1726; B.A. 1729-30; M.A. 1733. Fellow,1732-6. Incorp. at Oxford, 1733.

COMER, WILLIAM. M.A. from Pembroke College, 1726; of Balliol College, Oxford. Son of Nicholas, of Langford Budfield, Somerset, clerk. Matriculated from New Inn Hall, Oxford, Apr. 9, 1715. Perhaps B.A. (Oxford). V. of Kingston-on-Thames, 1727. Died July, 1766, aged 68. M.I. at Kingston.Will, P.C.C. (Al. Oxon.; Manning and Bray, I. 392.)

COOMBES, JOHN. Admitted pens. at St Catherine’s College, 20 Aug 1739. Son of William, of Axminster, Devon. Matriculated 1739. Matriculated from Balliol College, Oxford, Feb. 25, 1735-6. (Al. Oxon.)

COMBER, THOMAS. Admitted pens. at Jesus College, 3 Jul 1741. Son of Thomas, of East Newton, Yorks., Esq. Matriculated 1742; Scholar; B.A. 1744-5; LL.B. 1770; LL.D. 1775. Rector of Kirby Misperton, Yorks., 1768. Rector of Buckworth, Hunts., 1770-8. Rector of Morborn, 1770-8. Chaplain to Countess of Balcarres. Died Apr. 9, 1778. Buried at Stonegrave. Brother of the next. (F.M.G., 768.)

COMBER, WILLIAM. Admitted pens. at Jesus College, July 8, 1743. Of Yorkshire. S. of Thomas, of East Newton, Yorks., Esq. Matriculated 1744; Scholar; B.A. 1746-7; M.A. 1770. Rector of Hasketon, Suffolk, 1754-6. V. of Kirkby Moorside, Yorks., 1756-1810. Rector of Kirkby Overcar, 1770. Died Mar. 24, 1810,aged 84. Brother of Thomas (above). (F.M.G., 768.)

COMBE, Alexander Christmas. Adm. Fell.-Com. at St. John’s, Mar. 31, 1792. Of Middlesex. Did not reside. School, Harrow. His name occurs in the ‘Plate-Book䜩 as a donor of plate to the College. (St John’s Coll. Adm., IV.) (Alumni Cantabrigienses from 1752-1900, Vol. Two, Surnames C-F, J. A. Venn, comp. Cambridge University Press, London, 1940.)

COOMBE, John Riché. Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, Oct. 10, 1793. Of America. S. of Thomas, D.D. [Doctor of Divinity], Rector of St Michael’s, Queenhithe, London (by his 1st wife, Sarah Anne LEAKE, dau. of Bernard BADGER and Susannah RICHÉ, of Hempsted, Long Island [Nassau Co, NY]). B. May 21, 1774, at Philadelphia [PA], America. Scholar, 1791; matric. Michs. 1793; B.A. 1798; M.A. 1805. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Dec. 31, 1797. Licensed public preacher in the diocese of Canterbury, 1806. Succeeded his father as Vicar of Tenterden, Kent, 1806-30; resigned. Died May 12, 1855, at Sparkes, Rolvenden, Kent. Half-brother of Thomas (1818). (Misc. Gen. et Her., N.S., IV. 151; Cant. Act Bk.; G. Mag., 1855, 1. 656.)

Notes: See also Thomas COOMBE below.

COOMBE, Thomas. Adm. Fellows-Commoner at Peterhouse, Nov. 17, 1818; from Oxford. Matric. (Wadham College [Oxford University]) Feb. 9, 1815, age 18. S. of Thomas, D.D. [Doctor of Divinity], Rector of St Michael’s, Queenhithe, Middlesex, and Preb. of Canterbury [by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Francis CHASSEREAU (his [COOMBE’S] father was a refugee; a native of Philadelphia [PA] and banished as a loyalist; a friend of Benjamin FRANKLIN). B. Nov. 11, 1796.] School, Westminster. Matric. Lent, 1819; B.A. 1821; M.A. 1824. Ord. deacon (Ely, Litt. dim. from London) Apr. 15, 1821; priest (-, Litt. dim. from Canterbury) 1822; C. of Frittenden, Kent. C. of Waterbeach, Cambs. Rector of Girton, 1846-9. Remained without cure. J.P. for Cambs. Married Anna Maria, dau. of Melchior Henry WAGNER, Dec. 8, 1818, at St James’s, Piccadilly, London. Died Jan. 7, 1876, at Ramsgate. Buried in Brompton cemetery. Half-brother of John R. (1793) and father of William (1857). (T. A. Walker; Al. Oxon.; Misc. Gen. et Her., N.S., IV. 151.)

Notes: See also John Riché COOMBE of 1793.

COOMBE, George Augustus. Adm. pens. at Christ’s College, Jan. 17, 1825. Matric. Lent, 1825.

COOMBE, John Henry. Admitted pens. at Sidney, Feb. 10, 1832; from Oxford. Matric. (St John’s College, Oxford) June 26, 1829, age 18. Son and heir of George, surgeon, of Woolwich, Kent. Born there Mar. 4, 1811. School, Merchant Taylors’. Matric. Lent, 1832. Afterwards at St Bees College. Ord. deacon, 1846; priest (Chester) 1847; C. of Preston Patrick, Westmorland, 1846-7. P.C. of Egton, Lancs., 1848-9. Morning Lecturer at St Michael’s-le-Belfry, York, 1849-50. C. of All Souls’, York, 1850-4. C.-in-charge at Cleasby, Durham, 1854-76; V. there, 1876-87. Disappears from Crockford, 1888. (Al. Oxon.)

COOMBE, William Alexander. Admitted pens. at Queens’ College, Oct. 10, 1832. Of Herts.

COOMBS, William. Adm. sizar at St John’s, June 7, 1833. Of Berks. Matric. Michs. 1833; Scholar; B.A. 1837; M.A. 1840. Ord. deacon, 1838; priest (Chester) 1839; C. of Prescot, 1838-41. P.C. of St Catharine’s, Wigan, 1841-58. Chaplain at Featherstone Castle, Northumberland, 1858-60. C. of Stanstead Abbots, Herts., 1860-3. C. of Titley, Heref., 1866-74. V. of Douglas, Lancs., 1874-84. Resided latterly at Surbiton, Surrey. Died there July 21, 1888, aged 74. (Scott, MSS.; The Guardian, July 25, 1888.)

COOMBE, John Adams. Admitted sizar at ST JOHN’S, Mar. 5, 1836. Of Essex. [Son of W. F., of Cuton Hall, Chelmsford. Matric. Michs. 1836; Scholar, 1839; B.A. (4th Wrangler) 1840; M.A. 1843. Fellow. Ord. deacon, 1841; priest, 1842; C. of Holy Trinity, Cambridge. Rector of Alburgh, Norfolk, 1846-70. Not in Crockford, 1872. Married Sarah, dau. of J. E. WILSON, Esq., of Bene’t Street, Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1846. Author, Solutions of the Cambridge Problems. Brother of Charles G. (1842). (Scott, MSS.)

COOMBE, Thomas. Admitted pens. at Trinity College, Feb. 22, 1839. Matriculated Michaelmas. 1839; Scholar, 1842; B.A. (16th Wrangler) 1843; M.A. 1846. Ord. deacon (Worcester) 1844; priest (Chichester) 1846; C. of Brighton, 1844-52. P.C. of All Saints’, Brighton, 1852-86; Surrogate. Died Oct. 10, 1886, aged 65, at Brighton. Father of Thomas Henry (1859) and of Walter (1875); probably brother of William (1857). (The Guardian, Oct. 13, 1886; Crockford, 1870.)

COOMBE, William Anthony Michell. Admitted pens. at Trinity College, Apr. 22, 1841. Matriculated Michaelmas 1841. Perhaps admitted at Magdalene, Feb. 9, 1857, as William (see note sub William (1857)).

COMBE, Matthew. Adm. pens. (age 18) at Trinity Hall, May 14, 1841. 4th Son of Boyce COMBE, Esq., of Acton, Middlesex. [Bencher of Gray’s Inn and Police Magistrate, in London.] B. Jan. 3, 1823. Matric. Michs. 1841; LL.B. 1848; LL.D. 1860. Adm. at Gray’s Inn, May 30, 1844. Called to the Bar, 1847. Of Nelson, New Zealand. Died unmarried Sept. 2, 1869. (Burke, L.G.) (Alumni Cantabrigienses from 1752-1900, Vol. Two, J. A. Venn, comp. Cambridge University Press, London, 1940.)

COOMBE, Charles George. Admitted pens. at Peterhouse College, Apr. 15, 1842. Son of W. F., of Cuton Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, where he was born. School, Sedbergh. Matriculated Michaelmas 1842; Scholar, 1843; B.A. (19th Wrangler) 1846; M.A. 1849. Fellow, 1849. Ord. deacon, 1847; priest (Ely) 1848; C. of Gt Shelford, Cambs., 1847-9. C. of the Chapel of Ease, Islington, 1853-5. V. of Crookes, Sheffield, 1855-82. Chaplain of Chapel of Ease, Worthing, Sussex, 1882-93. V. of St Paul’s, Worthing, 1893-1902. Married Eliza Mary, dau. of A. R. CHALK, of Mountfield, Springfield, Essex, Jan. 2, 1850. Author, religious. Died Mar. 5, 1902. Brother of John A. (1836). (T. A. Walker, 476; Sedbergh Sch. Reg.)

COOMBS, Monckton [Howell]. Adm. pens. at Trinity, Jan. 24, 1844. Matric. Lent, 1844.

COOMBE, William. Adm. pens. at Magdalene, Feb. 9, 1857, from Trinity. Son of Thomas COOMBE (1818), clerk, of Royal Crescent, Ramsgate [London]. Probably brother of Thomas (1839).

COOMBE, Thomas Henry. Admitted pens. at Jesus College, Oct. 1, 1869. S. of Thomas (1839), clerk. Born at Brighton. School, Eton. Matriculated Michaelmas,1869. Living abroad in 1890. Brother of Walter (1875).

COOMBS, Herbert Lloyd Griffiths. Admitted pens. at Corpus Christi College, Sept. 28, 1872. Of Devon. B. Jan. 27, 1855, at Devonport. School, Plymouth Grammar. Matric. Michs. 1872; B.A. 1876; M.A. 1880. Ord. deacon, 1878; priest (Gloucester and Bristol) 1879; C. of St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, 1878-86. V. of Ford, Devonport, 1886-91. V. of Thornes, Yorks., 1892-1905. Resided latterly at Shipdham, Norfolk. Died Jan. 26, 1915, aged 59. (Crockford; The Times, Jan. 28, 1915.)

COOMBS, Herbert Lloyd Griffiths. Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, Sept. 28, 1872. Of Devon. B. Jan. 27, 1855, at Devonport. School, Plymouth Grammar. Matric. Michs. 1872; B.A. 1876; M.A. 1880. Ord. deacon, 1878; priest (Gloucester and Bristol) 1879; C. of St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, 1878-86. V. of Ford, Devonport, 1886-91. V. of Thornes, Yorks., 1892-1905. Resided latterly at Shipdham, Norfolk. Died Jan. 26, 1915, aged 59. (Crockford; The Times, Jan. 28, 1915.)

COOMBES, George Frederick. Adm. pens. at St John’s, May 27, 1875. Son of Jeremiah, schoolmaster. B. Mar. 7, 1856, at Stockport, Cheshire. [Bapt. Apr. 5, 1856.] School, Manchester Grammar (Mr F. W. Walker). Matric. Michs. 1875; Exhibitioner; Scholar, 1878; B.A. 1879; M.A. 1882. Ord. deacon, 1880; priest (Chester) 1881; C. of Portwood, Cheshire, 1880-3. Classical Master at Manchester Grammar School, 1880-3. Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Winnipeg [Canada], 1883-1905. Precentor of the Cathedral and Professor of Music and Classics at St John’s College, Manitoba[Canada], 1883-1922. D.D. (Hon. causa) Manitoba University, 1905. Dean of Rupertsland, 1905-22. Professor of Ecclesiastical History at St John’s College, Manitoba, 1905-22. Professor of Classics at Manitoba University, 1915-22. Died Sept. 22, 1922, at Santa Monica [Los Angeles Co], California. Buried at Winnipeg. (Scott, MSS.; The Times, Oct. 21, 1922.)

COOMBE, Walter. Adm. at Caius, Oct. 1, 1875. Son of Thomas COOMBE (1839), clerk, of Brighton [Sussex]. Born there Apr. 10, 1856. School, Christ’s Hospital. Matric Michs.1875; Scholar, 1875-9; B.A. 1879; M.A. 1883. Ord. deacon (Canterbury) 1880; priest, 1881. Chaplain and Second Master at Redhill School, 1882-5. HeadMaster of Royston Grammar School, Yorks., 1886-9; of Tideswell Grammar School,1889-94. Rector of Stonton Wyville, Leics., 1894-1906. Rector of Oxburgh with Foulden, Suffolk, 1906-28. V. of Gooderstone and Caldecot, Norfolk, 1906-28. Rural Dean of South Cranwich, 1916-19. Public preacher for Norwich diocese, 1929-38. Of Blenheim House, Wells, Norfolk. Died there Feb. 1, 1938. Buried at Oxburgh. Brother of Thomas H. (1869). (Venn, II. 417; Crockford, 1937; The Times, Feb. 3, 1938.)

COOMBE, Thomas Sandby. Matriculated Non-Coll. Michaelmas, 1879, from Cavendish Hall College. B.A. 1883. At Guy’s Hospital. M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P., 1891. Medical Officer to the Hoo Union District and to the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Hoo. In practice there (COOMBE and SPOOR). (Medical Directory, 1922.)

COOMBE, Russell. Admitted (age 24) at Caius College, Oct. 1, 1879. Son of Joseph, of Hampstead. B. at Waterford, Ireland. Matric. Michs. 1879; B.A. 1883; M.A. 1890; M.D. 1898. At St George’s Hospital, London; House Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon-Registrar. F.R.C.S., 1886. L.R.C.P. (Edin.) 1887. In practice at Exeter; afterwards in partnership with Norman Francis LOCK, F.R.C.S. Surgeon, Exeter Dispensary, etc. House Surgeon at Devon and Exeter Hospital; of Southernhay, Exeter, in 1898. Served in the Great War (Major, R.A.M.C.; Operating Surgeon at Netley Hospital, 1915-16). Donor of silver plate to the College. Author, Pocket Epitome of the British Pharmacopoeia, etc. Died Feb. 15, 1933, at St Germans Lodge, Exeter. (Venn II. 442; The Times, Feb. 16, 1933; Medical Directory.)

COOMBES, Herbert Edwin Henshaw. Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 11, 1886. S. of Edwin, clerk, of Poole, Dorset. B. July 19, 1867, at Parkstone. School, Wimborne Grammar (Mr E. Fynes Clinton). Matric. Michs. 1886; B.A. 1889; M.A. 1893. Ord. deacon, 1890; priest (London) 1891; C. of Child’s Hill, Middlesex, 1890-3. C. of Eastbourne, 1893-5. V. of Houghton, Carlisle, 1895-1901. Chaplain to the Missions to Seamen, 1901-8. V. of North Stoke with Ipsden, Oxon., 1908-17. Rector of Freshwater, 1917-27. Rural Dean of West Wight, 1925-7. Rector of Emmanuel, Didsbury, 1927-34. Rural Dean of Heaton, 1929-34. Died July 15, 1934, aged 66. Brother of the next. (Crockford.)

COOMBES, Theodore Robert. Admitted pens. (age 19) at Jesus College, Oct. 1888. Son of Edwin, clerk [and C. of Nordelph, Norfolk, 1868-70]. Born there Oct. 1, 1869. School, Wimborne Grammar (Rev. E. Fynes Clinton). Matric. Michs. 1888; Scholar; B.A. 1891; M.A. 1895. Assistant Master at Totteridge Park School, 1892-4; at Stubbington House, Fareham, 1894-8. Head Master of a preparatory school at Sheringham, Norfolk, 1898-1905. Assistant Master at Rotherham Grammar School, 1906-7. Head Master of Lincoln Choir School, 1910-19; of Llandaff Cathedral School, 1919-33-. Brother of Herbert E. H. (1886). (Schoolmasters’ Directory, 1932-3.)

COOMBS, William Joseph Mundy. Matric. Non-Coll. Michs. 1888; from Cavendsh H.; B.A. 1891; M.A. from Downing, 1900. Ord. deacon, 1894; priest (Durham) 1895; C. of Norton-on-Tees, Durham, 1894-1902. C. of Whitby, 1902-7. V. of Norton, 1907-16. V. of Sowerby, 1918-24. Rector of Goodramgate with V. of Bedern, 1924-32. Rural Dean of York, 1931-2. Canon and Preb. of York, 1931-9-. V. of Sutton-on-the-Forest, 1932-9. (Crockford, 1939.)

COOMBES, Theodore Robert. Adm. pens. (age 19) at Jesus, Oct. 1888. Son of Edwin, clerk [and C. of Nordelph, Norfolk, 1868-70]. B. there Oct. 1, 1869. School, Wimborne Grammar (Rev. E. Fynes Clinton). Matric. Michs. 1888; Scholar; B.A. 1891; M.A. 1895. Assistant Master at Totteridge Park School, 1892-4; at Stubbington House, Fareham, 1894-8. Head Master of a preparatory school at Sheringham, Norfolk, 1898-1905. Assistant Master at Rotherham Grammar School, 1906-7. Head Master of Lincoln Choir School, 1910-19; of Llandaff Cathedral School, 1919-33-. Brother of Herbert E. H. (1886). (Schoolmasters’ Directory, 1932-3.)

COMBE (post AINSWORTH), Nigel Victor. Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 15, 1891. Son of Matthew COMBE [M. D., Surgeon-Major, R.A.], of 6, Cranley Place, S. Kensington, London. B. Jan. 12, 1873, in London. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894. Sometime of Midhurst, Sussex. J.P. During the Great War, Hon. Sec. West Sussex Soldiers and Sailors Families Association, etc.; M.B.E., 1920. Assumed the surname of AINSWORTH in lieu of COMBE, by Royal Licence, 1927. Of Smithills Hall, Bolton, Lancs., and of St Richard’s Walk, Chichester. (Kelly, Handbook, 1936.) (Alumni Cantabrigienses from 1752-1900, Vol. Two, J. A. Venn, comp. Cambridge University Press, London, 1940.)

Notes: Record of change of arms from COMBE to AINSWORTH is indexed by PRO under HO 45/12713, 1926-7. Also, not known if relevant; however: 1724-1733 St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. (MS 25,626/12) Robert COMBERS or COMBE (Also includes AINSWORTH) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Wills 1672-1837, p. 50, described as: “A Peculiar court of the Dean and Chapter - copy calendars to registers of wills 1672-1837 comprising photocopies of calendars in MS,25,626/7-14. Paper, vol., Kept in Mss reading room.”)

COMBE, Robert George Nicholson. Adm. at Clare, Oct. 12, 1897. Matric. Michs. 1897; B.A. 1900; M.A. 1904; LL.M. 1908. (Alumni Cantabrigienses from 1752-1900, Vol. Two, J. A. Venn, comp. Cambridge University Press, London, 1940.)

Notes: Robert George Nicholson COMBE of Clare College, Cambridge, and of Dunmurry Co., Antrim, Ireland, (21), second son of Abram COMBE of Belfast, Antrim, gent., was admitted to London’s Middle Temple on Jan. 29, 1900


ARCHDALE, Daniel. Matriculated pens. from Christ’s College, Dec. 1610; atterwards Fell.-Com. One of these names, Son of Martin, of London, admitted at Lincoln’s Inn, 6 Aug 1612. (Peile, I. 279.)

ARCHDALE, Robert. B.A. from Christ’s College, 1607; M.A. 1611. Incorporated at Oxford, 1610. Rector of Trimley St Martin, Suffolk,1627-39.

Notes: Both Daniel and Robert were sons of Martin and Barbara SEXTON Archdale (Ayloffe)

ARCHDALE or ARCHDALL [post ARCHDALL-GRATWICKE], George John. Adm. pens. at Emmanuel College 1 Jul 1811. Of Derbs. S. of Richard, Esq., M.P. [Born at Spondon. Bapt. there May 14, 1787] School, Derby. Matric. Michs. 1811, as ARCHDALL; Scholar, 1812; B.A. 1815; M.A. 1818; B.D. 1825; D.D. (Lit. Reg.) 1835. Fellow, 1817. Bursar. Master, 1835-71. Vice-Chancellor, 1835 and 1841. Ord. deacon (Ely) Nov 3; priest (London, Litt. dim. from Ely) Dec. 22, 1822, as Geo. ARCHDALE. Canon of Norwich, 1842-67. Assumed, by Royal Licence, Apr. 28, 1863, the additional surname of GRATWICKE. Married Jemima Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. William KINTERSIDE, of Angmering, Sussex, 1835. During his mastership extensive improvements to the Lodge were undertaken, and a strip of waste land, purchased from the Corporation, was added to the Fellows’ Garden. ‘A man of singular good sense with the charm of an old time courtesy.’ In early life he had been among the English travellers detained in France by Napoleon, and took pleasure in relating anecdotes of the Emperor. Benefactor to his college. Died Sept. 16, 1871, at the Lodge. (Derby Sch. Reg.; J. B. Peace, Emmanuel Coll. Hist.)

ARCHDALE or ARCHDALL, Mervyn. Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, Oct. 12, 1866. Of Tipperary, Ireland. [Son and heir of Thomas Hewan, M.A. (Dublin), afterwards Vicar of Tanfield and Canon of Durham] Matriculated Michs. 1866; B.A. 1870; M.A. 1883. Ordained deacon, 1869; priest (Carlisle) 1870. C. of Kendal, 1869-73. Secretary to the London Jewish Society, 1873-82. V. of St Mary Balmain, Sydney, N.S.W., 1882-1907. Rector of Penrith, N.S.W., 1907-13. Canon of Sydney, 1902-17. Not in Crockford, 1918.

ARCHDALE or ARCHDALL [post PORTER], John Porter. Adm. at Caius College, Oct. 1, 1874. 2nd s. of Nicholas Montgomery, of Co. Fermanagh, Ireland [and Adelaide Mary, dau. of the Rev. John Grey PORTER, of Belle Isle, Co. Fermanagh]. B. Apr. 3, 1855. School, Bromsgrove. Matric. Michs. 1874. Assumed, by Royal Licence, May 11, 1876, the surname and arms of PORTER in lieu of ARCHDALE. Succeeded to his father’s estates, Feb. 2, 1877. Of Belle Isle, Co. Longford, Ireland. High Sheriff of Longford, 1879; of Fermanagh, 1883. J.P. and D.L. for Co. Longford and Co. Fermanagh. Senator for Northern Ireland. Married and had issue. (Venn, II. 415; Burke, Irish Gentry; Walford, County Fam., ed. 1920; Fox-Davies, 1930.)


CLIFTON, Robert, B. Can.L. 1466-7. One of these names V. of Hampton, Midds., 1457.

[Numerous other CLIFTONS, but no mention of Antholin, etc.]


LANGWORTH, Thomas. Matriculated pens. from St John’s College, Easter,1605. Perhaps s. of Adam (1566).

LANGWORTH, Thomas. Matriculated pens. from Trinity College, Easter, 1606, scholar from Westminster; B.A. 1609-10; M.A. 1613.Fellow, 1612.

LONGEWORTH, Christopher. Matriculated pens. from St John’s College, Easter, 1577; B.A. 1580-1. One of these names was son of George, of Longworth, Lancs. Inherited Longworth. Buried at Bolton-le-Moors, Mar. 30, 1608. (Vis. of Lancs., 1567; E.Axon.)

LONGWORTH, Laurence. Matriculated sizar from Queens’ College, Easter, 1554.

LONGWORTH, Richard. Matriculated pens. from St John’s, Michs. 1549. Probably 3rd s. of Thomas, of Longworth. B. at Bolton, Lancs. B.A. 1552-3; M.A. 1556; B.D. 1562-3; D.D. 1567. Fellow of Queens’, 1553-7. Fellow of St John’s, 1559. Proctor, 1561. University preacher, 1561. Master of St John’s, 1564-9. Vice-Chancellor, 1567-8. Ord. deacon (London) Mar. 9, 1560-1. Preb. of Durham, 1567-72. Preb. of Worcester, 1568-79. Dean of Chester, 1573-9. Rector of Cockfield, Sussex. Died 1579. Will (P.C.C.) 1579. (Cooper,I. 399; Vis. of Lancs., 1567.)

LANGWORTH or LONGWORTH, ADAM. Matriculated pens. from St John’s College, Michalemas 1566. Of Worcestershire. Son of Lancelot, of Kirtlebury. B.A. from Queens’, 1569-70; M.A. from Corpus Christi, 1573. Fellow of Corpus Christi, 1571-3. Afterwards fellow of St Catharine’s. Will of Adam LANGWORTH, of Canterbury, gent. (P.C.C.) 1623; mentions son Thomas. Brother of John (next). (Misc. Gen. et Her., IV.204; J. Ch. Smith.)

LANGWORTH, JOHN. Matriculated pens. from St John’s, Easter, 1566. Son of Lancelot, of Kirtlebury, Worcestershire. B.A. 1567-8; M.A. 1571; B.D. 1577-8. Fellow, 1568. Incorporated at Oxford, 1572. D.D. (Oxford) 1579. Preb. of Worcester, 1568. Rector of Folkington, Sussex, 1573. Rector of Buxted, 1574. University preacher, 1577. Archdeacon of Chichester, 1581-6. Archdeacon of Wells, 1589-1609. Rector of Rotherfield, Sussex, 1592. Preb. of Canterbury, till 1614. Buried in Canterbury Cathedral, 13 Jan 1613-4. (Vis. of Kent, 1663; Al. Oxon.)

LANGWORTH, -. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Peterhouse College, Apr. 26, 1578.

LANGWORTH, JOHN. Admitted pens. (age 15) at Caius College, 5 Oct 1587. Son of Arthur, gent., of Ringmer, Sussex. School, Buxted (Mr Munks). Of Broyle, Sussex, succeeding his father. Married Mary, dau. of Thomas CHALLENOR. (Venn, I. 130;Vis. of Kent, 1619.)

LONGWORTH, George. B.A. from St John’s, 1606-7. Buried at All Saints’, Cambridge, Oct. 8, 1608.

LANGWORTHY, George. Admitted pens. at St Catharine’s College, 1631. Of Devon.

LANGWORTHY, George. M.A. from King’s College, 1743. Son of Francis of Charleton, Devonshire, clerk. Matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, Feb. 4, 1725-6, age 19; B.A. (Oxford) 1729. Chaplain in the Navy, 1739-41. Rector of East Buckland, Devonshire, 1743. Will (Exeter) 1767; of Stokenham, Devon, clerk. (Al. Oxon.)

DAMES-LONGWORTH, Francis [DAMES, Francis Longworth]. Adm. pens. at Trinity College, June 13, 1881. S. of Francis Travers, of Glynwood, Athlone, Co. Westmeath [Ireland]. Born Oct. 6, 1862, at Dublin. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1881; Scholar, 1884; B.A. (Class. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class) 1884; M.A. 1893. Amateur racket champion (singles), 1892, 1893, 1901, and (doubles), 1895, 1901, 1906 and 1908. Assistant Master at Marlborough, 1885; at Charterhouse, 1886-1908. Assumed name of LONGWORTH, 1881. Died Aug. 20, 1936, aged 73, at Southsea. (Charterhouse Reg.; Trinity Coll. Record, 1936; The Times, Aug. 22, 1936.)

LONGWORTH, Richard. Adm. pens. at St John’s College, May 27, 1870. S. of Solomon, builder [and Mary]. Born Jan. 2, 1851, at Blackburn, Lancs. Matric. Michs. 1870; B.A. 1874; M.A. 1877. Ord. deacon (Lichfield) 1874; priest, 1875; C. of Tunstall, Staffs., 1874-6. C. of Blisworth, Northants., 1876-80. C. of Hasland, Derbs., 1881-2. C. of East Crompton, Lancs., 1883-4. C. of Prestwich, 1884-5. C. of Holmer, Herefs., 1885-7. In Crockford, without cure, until 1896.


PALMER, ANTHONY, Adm. pens. (age 14) at Caius, June 12, 1579. Resident in 1581. S. of John, gent., ‘jurisperitus,’ of Hartlip, Kent. B. in London. School, Willesden (Mr GRIFFITH). Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Oct. 21, 1583. Knight of the Bath, 1603. Married (1) Catherine, dau. of William KINGSMILL, of Southampton; (2) Margaret, sister of Sir Dudley Digges, of Chilham, Kent. Buried at Chilham, Sept. 3, 1630. M.I. (Venn, I. 103; Vis. of Kent, 1619.)

See 27 Apr 1614, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, marriage of Sir Anthony and Margaret DIGGES (d/o Thomas and Ann St. LEDGER Digges, the latter having married 2nd Thomas RUSSELL and witness to the 1616 of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, will of William SHAKESPEARE, in which he bequeathed his sword to Thomas COMBE of that parish). See also the 1618 Southampton will of Sir William KINGSMILL (father of Sir Anthony PALMER’S first wife) in which he mentions a lease to Sir Anthony PALMER, refers to his land in Warwickshire and to land leased by him to William COMBE deceased.

PALMER, ARCHDALE, adm. pens. (age 15), Sidney College, 3 Mar 1627/8, son of William PALMER, Esq. (and Barbara Archdale, of Wickham, Bucks [sic]). Born at Aldermanbury, London. Adm. at the Middle Temple, June 18, 1631. High Sheriff of Leics., 1641. Of Wanlip, Leics., Esq. Married Martha, dau. of Thomas SMITH, of London, merchant. Died Aug. 6, 1673, aged 63. Buried at Wanlip. M.I. Will (P.C.C.) 1673. Brother of William (1631-2), father of Archdale (1657/8) and of Joshua (1675). (Nichols, III. 1099; Vis. of London, 1634.)

Eldest son of William PALMER of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London (s/o Thomas and Joan FOX Palmer of Marston, Staffordshire), and Barbara ARCHDALE (d/o Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale). William PALMER died testate in Aldermanbury in 1636, and his wife, Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer in 1650/1 in Wanlip, Leicestershire.

PALMER, WILLIAM, Adm. pens. (age 15) at Sidney College, Mar. 24, 1631-2. S. of William, citizen of London. B. at Aldermanbury, London. Matric. 1632. Adm. at the Middle Temple, June 17, 1634. Knighted, Apr. 18, 1641. Carver to King Charles I. Of Hill, Beds. Died c. 1674. Brother of Archdale (1627-8) and father of Thomas (1661). (Burke, L.G.; Nichols, III. 1101.)

Brother of above Archdale PALMER. Often confused (as may be the case here) with his first cousin, William PALMER, s/o Robert (and Mary CRADDOCK?) Palmer of Hill, Beds, who was knighted in the same year.

PALMER, ARCHDALE. Adm. pens. (age 18) at SIDNEY, Mar. 19, 1657-8. S. of Archdale (above), Esq. B. at Wanlip, Leics. Schools, Coventry and Meadborne. Matric. 1658. Migrated to Pembroke, Apr. 5, 1659. B.A. 1661-2; M.A. 1665. Ord. deacon and priest (Lincoln) Dec. 22, 1667; C. of St Andrew’s, Hertford. Buried Sept. 18, 1683. Son of Archdale (1628) and Brother of Joshua (1675). (Nichols, III. 1101.)

PALMER, JOSHUA. Adm. pens. at ST CATHARINE’S, Apr. 20, 1675. S. of Archdale (1627-8), of Wanlip, Leics., Esq. Adm. at Leyden, May 21, 1681; M.D. there, July 2, 1682. Licentiate R.C.P., 1683. Will (P.C.C.) 1708; of St Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. Brother of Archdale (1657-8). (Munk, I. 429.)

PALMER, WILLIAM. Adm. pens. at Clare, May 28, 1678. Of Gt Peatling, Leics. Matric. 1678; B.A. 1681-2. One of these names s. of William, of Wanlip, Leics. Adm. at Leyden, Oct. 18, 1689, age 24; M.D. (Leyden) 1692. Adm. an Extra-Licentiate of the R.C.P., Mar. 2, 1692-3. Married and had issue. (Munk, I. 497; Burke, L.G.)

PALMER, THOMAS. Adm. at King’s, a scholar from Eton, 1661. S. of Sir William (1631-2), of Hill, Beds. Matric. Lent, 1663; B.A. 1666-7; M.A. 1669 (Lit. Reg.); M.D. 1683. Fellow, 1665. Travelled abroad. Adm. at Leyden, Apr. 16, 1676. M.D. (Padua). Candidate R.C.P., 1683. Fellow, Apr. 12, 1687. (Munk, I. 473.)


1590 SARE or SAYER, ADY, Matric. pens. from Jesus College, c. 1590. S. and h. of Thomas, of Lenham, Kent (and Joanna, dau. of John ADY). B.A. 1593-4. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 1593. Called to the Bar, 1603. Bencher, 1619. Lent Reader, 1620. Of Provenders, Norton, Kent. Married and had issue. (Vis. of Kent, 1619; Inner Temple, Masters of the Bench.)

Ady SARE married Sarah, d/o Thomas and Margaret CLIFTON Archdale of St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Their daughter, Margaret, married John COMBE of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London. Thomas ARCHDALE mentions Norton, Kent in his 1609 Aldermanbury will. The Archdale Memoirs state Ady SARE was “of Provendery, Kent” with no mention of Norton, which is less than ten mi. from Lenham, Kent.

SAYER, JOHN. Adm. sizar (age 16) at Christ’s, Oct. 10, 1627. 2nd s. of Thomas, of Bacton, Suffolk. B. at Mendham. Schools, Eye (Mr HALL) and Bury (Mr DICKINSON). Matric. 1628; B.A. 1631-2. Perhaps V. of Eastham, Essex.

SARE, THOMAS. M.A. from Trinity, 1638 (Incorp. from Oxford). Doubtless s. of Robert, of Woodhurst, Sussex, pleb. Matric. (Magdalen Hall, Oxford) Jan. 31, 1622-3, age 17; B.A. 1625-6. M.A. not recorded. Rector of Whatlington, Sussex, 1641. One of these names of St Antholin’s, London, clerk; buried there Aug. 27, 1678; will (Cons. C. London) 1678. (Al. Oxon.)

Thomas SARE of St. Antholins, Clerk, born bef 1609, was likely Thomas, s/o Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE Sare.


MANNING, Randolph. Matric. pens. from Christ’s, 1592-3. Perhaps 4th s. of Randal, of London. If so, of Edmonton, Middlesex. Married Mary, dau. of John COMBE. (Peile, I. 208; Vis. of London, 1634.)

The Randall to whom the author refers is Randall MANNING (s/o Randall and Katherine DERING) of Edmonton, Middlesex who m 13 Dec 1608, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, Mary COMBE, d/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe (d/o Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale).


DITCHFIELD, Edward. Adm. pens. at Emmanuel, Apr. 12, 1619. S. and h. of Edward, gent., of St Mary Woolchurch, London. Matric. 1619; B.A. 1622-3. Adm. at the Middle Temple, July, 1623; and perhaps at Gray’s Inn, Mar. 5, 1628-9.

Edward DITCHFIELD, s/o Edward DITCHFIELD of Edmonton, Middlesex, married 27 Mar 1631/2, St. Botolph Bishopgate, London, Mary MANNING, d/o Randall and Mary COMBE Manning (See Manning herein); and gd/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe. Edward Sr.’s first wife (name unknown) was buried at St. Mary Woolchurch and his second, Katherine WHITTINGHAM, at St. Mary Woolchurch Haw.


WALLER, Henry. Matric. Fell.-Com. from King’s, Michs. 1618, ‘‘Walter.’ Perhaps 2nd s. of Thomas, of Gregories-in-Beaconsfield, Bucks., prothonotary. Married and had issue. (Vis. of Bucks., 1624.)

Henry WALLER married 4 Apr 1627, St. Benet Paul’s Wharf, London, Jane SAYERS, d/o Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE Sayer, and gd/o Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale and Thomas and Joan ADY Sare. Henry and Jane were residing in Beaconsfield, Bucks by 1629 when she was named in the 1629 Orion College, Oxford University will of her first cousin, William COMBE (s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe). See Edmund and Griffon WALLER below re Beaconsfield Bucks and also re Edmund WALLER and Richard ARCHDALE (s/o Barnard and Anne FERNE Archdale).

WALLER, Robert. Adm. at King’s (age 18) a scholar from Eton, Aug. 25, 1578. S. of Edmund, of Beaconsfield, Bucks. Bapt. Dec. 2, 1560. Matric. 1578. Left in 1581. Adm. at the Inner Temple, 1581. Of Coleshill, Herts. Married Anne, dau. of Griffin HAMPDEN, of Hampden, Bucks., and sister of John HAMPDEN. Buried Sept. 2, 1616, at Beaconsfield. Will, P.C.C. Father of Edmund (1621), the Poet, and Griffon (1623). (Lipscomb Pedigree, III. 183; Clutterbuck, I. 351.)

WALLER, Edmund, Matric. Fell.-Com. from King’s, Easter, 1621. S. and h. of Robert (1578), of Chalfont, Bucks., Esq. B. Mar. 3, 1605-6. Schools, High Wycombe and Eton. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, July 3, 1622. M.P. for Ilchester, 1624; for Chipping Wycombe, 1626; for Amersham, 1628, 1640; for St Ives, 1640; for Hastings, 1661. F.R.S., 1663. Of Hall Barn, Beaconsfield. Paid poetic court to ‘Sacharissa’ (Dorothy SPENCER), 1635; his verses circulated in manuscript. Defended Episcopacy, 1641. Conducted the impeachment of Sir Francis CRAWLEY, 1641. Opposed the raising of troops by Parliament, 1642. Leader in a plot (Waller’s plot) to seize London for Charles I. Expelled from Parliament, 1643; imprisoned in the Tower of London, 1643-4. Fined and banished; withdrew to Paris. Pardoned through Cromwell’s influence and returned to England, 1651. Commissioner of Trade, 1655. Constantly advocated toleration, particularly for the Quakers. The well-known poet. Married (1) Ann, dau. of Edmund (? John) BANKS, of London, July 5, 1631; (2) Mary BRACEY (BRESSY), of Thame, Oxon. Died Oct. 21, 1687. Buried at Beaconsfield. M.I. Brother of Griffon (1623). (Burke, L.G.; Lipscomb, III. 187; King’s Coll. Hist., 139; D.N.B.)

See Edmund WALLER in 1636 Wycombe, Bucks petition with Richard ARCHDALE, s/o Barnard and Anne FERNE Archdale

WALLER, Griffon. Matric. Fell.-Com. from King’s, Easter, 1623. 2nd s. of Robert (1578), of Beaconsfield, Bucks., Esq. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, May 11, 1625. Adm. at Leyden, July 17, 1629, Waler. Brother of Edmund (1621).


LOVETT, --. M.A. 1459.

LOVETT, Richard. Matriculated sizar from Trinity College, Easter, 1628; Scholar, 1631; B.A. 1631-2; M.A. 1635. Perhaps Rector of Foston, Leicestershire, 1646.

LOVET, Joseph. Admitted sizar (age 16) at Christ’s College, Mar. 10, 1627-8. Son of Richard. Born at Cleaton, Staffs. (? Salop). School, Stoke (Mr Broomhill). Matric. 1628; B.A. 1631.Father of Thomas (1660-1).

LOVETT, Thomas. Matric. sizar from St John’s College, Easter, 1619;B.A. 1622-3.

LOVET, Thomas. Adm. pens. (age 16) at Christ’s College, Feb. 9, 1660-1. Son of Joseph (1627-8). Born in London. School, St Paul’s. Matric. 1661; B.A. 1664-5; M.A. 1668. Fellow, 1667-93. Incorp. at Oxford, 1676. Ord. deacon and priest (Lambeth) Aug. 9, 1667. Perhaps V. of Glynde, Sussex, 1668. V. of Beddingham in 1670. Rector of Taplow, Bucks., 1681. Preb. of Ely, 1692-8. Died in College. Buried in the Antechapel,Mar. 9, 1698-9. (Al. Oxon.; Peile, I. 595.)

LOVET, LOVAT or LOWAT, -. Adm. pens. (age 18) at St John’s College, May 21, 1666. S. of Richard, of Betley, Staffs. B. there. School, Barthomley (Mr Caudrey). Matric. 1667;B.A. 1669-70.

LOVAT, Thomas. Adm. pens. (age 19) at St John’s College, Dec. 7, 1668. S. of William, deceased, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. B. there. School, Audlem, Cheshire (Mr Colton).Matric. 1669; B.A. 1669-70.

LOVETT, Thomas. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Sidney College, Oct. 7, 1713. S. of Thomas, of Nottingham. School, Oakham. Matric. 1714; Scholar; B.A. 1717-8; M.A. 1721. Ord. deacon (York) June, 1718; priest (Lincoln) Sept. 20, 1719. Rector of Stubton, Lincs., 1719-20. V. of Pocklington, Yorks., 1723-76. Died Dec. 2, 1776. Benefactor to Sidney. (Hist. ofSidney, 182; M. H. Peacock.)

LOVETT, Verney. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 19) at Trinity, Oct. 24, 1771. [3rd] s. of Jonathan, of Liscombe, Bucks. and of Kingswell, Co. Tipperary [and Eleanor, dau. of Daniel MANSERGH, of Macrony, Co. Cork]. [B. July 6, 1752.] School, Lismore, Co. Waterford. Matric. Easter, 1772; B.A. 1776; M.A. 1779; D.D. 1806. M.A., ad eundem, at Trin. Coll., Dublin, 1782. Inherited the property of Kingswell, Co. Tipperary. Vicar-Choral of Lismore, 1781-1825. Rector of Skreen, Co. Sligo, 1784-5. Preb. of Seskinan (Lismore) 1785-95. R. of Moira, Co. Down, 1788. Treasurer of Cork, 1795-1815. Preb. of Kilbrogan, Cork, 1815-18. Rector of Kilnagross, Co. Cork, 1818-25. Chaplain to the Prince of Wales. Married Frances Mary, dau. of Henry GERVAISE, Archdeacon of Cashel, and had issue. ‘He was glad to be in the Church that he might have the talk to himself, at least one day in the week’: thus it is recorded on the portrait-drawing (1777) by John Downman, in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Died Feb. 17, 1825, at Lismore, Co. Waterford; buried at Cashel. (Trin. Coll., Dublin, Graduates; Burke, L.G. and Extinct Baronetcies; G. Mag., 1825, I. 473; H. B. Swanzy.)

See Lovett Family Memoirs…

LOVETT, William. Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 15, 1891. S. of William, of Berwood Grove, Chester Road, Erdington, Warws. B. 1873, at Erdington. School, Malvern College. Matric. Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894. Died 1921, at Buenos Aires. (Malvern Coll. Reg.)


HERNE, John. Adm. pens. (age 16) at Pembroke, July 15, 1633. S. of John, of Godmanchester, Hunts., gent. Matric. 1633. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Feb. 4, 1636-7.

Possibly the “Jo. HERON of Huntingt”. (Visitations) a.k.a. “Joh. HERNE” (parish records) a.k.a. “John HERNE, esq.” (Burke) who married 15 Jul 1640, Soulbury, Bucks, Dorothy LOVETT, d/o Sir Robert and Ann SAUNDERS Lovett.

HERNE, Robert. Adm. pens. (age 16) at Caius, Mar. 28, 1635. S. of Robert, gent. B. at Tibenham, Norfolk. Schools, Aylsham (Mr Knolles) and Newport (Mr Lee). Matric. 1635. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Oct. 18, 1637. Of Tibenham, Esq. Died Mar. 2, 1685-6. M.I. at Tibenham. (Venn, I. 317; Vis. of Norfolk, 1664.)

Perhaps the “Robert HERNE of Norf.” who married Sarah LOVETT, sister of the above Dorothy (this according to Visitations of Bucks), in which case above-referenced Visitations may so state.

HERNE, Robert. Adm. pens. at Clare, Jan. 23, 1670-1. Of Ameringhall, Norfolk. Matric. 1671; B.A. 1674-5; M.A. 1678. Fellow, 1678-1705. Senior proctor, 1694-5. V. of Everton, Hunts., 1691-1705. Died 1705.

HERNE, John. Adm. pens. at Clare, Feb. 26, 1672-3. Of Tibenham, Norfolk. Matric. 1672-3; B.A. 1676-7; M.A. 1680; D.D. 1690 (Com. Reg.). Fellow, 1680. Incorp. at Oxford, 1681. Ord. deacon (London) Apr. 25, 1683. Canon of Windsor, 1690-1707. Chaplain to the King, 1690. Perhaps Rector of East Woodhay, Hants., 1691-1707. Rector of East Shefford, Berks., 1694-1707. Died Apr. 24, 1707. Will, P.C.C. (Al. Oxon.; Le Neve, Mon.)

HERNE, Robert. Adm. pens. at Clare, Feb. 26, 1672-3. Of Tibenham, Norfolk. S. and h. of Robert (? 1635), of Tibenham, Esq. Matric. 1672-3. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, July 1, 1674.


DOWNE, Richard. M.A. 1626 (Incorp. from Oxford). Perhaps s. of John, of Pilton, Devon. Matric. from Exeter College, Dec. 13, 1615, age 18; B.A. 1619; M.A. 1621-2; B.D. 1630; D.D. 1633. Rector of Tawstock and Marwood, Devon, 1636. (Al. Oxon.; Vis. of Devons, 1620.)

Married 19 Mar 1637/8, Tawstock, Devonshire, Mary LOVETT, d/o Sir Robert and Ann SAUNDERS Lovett


COODE, John, admitted sizar (age 18) at Sidney, June 20, 1642, son of John. Born at St. Wen, Cornwall. School, Little Peterick. Matriculated 1642, as “GOODE”.

Probably the John COODE, s/o John, christened 18 Sep 1625, Saint Wenn, Cornwall (where no Combs found until late 1800s per IGI). Also the John COODE who removed to St. Mary’s County, Maryland and was active in the Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689. The latter’s son, John COODE, was christened at St. Gluvias Parish, Penry, Cornwell, the second son of John COODE, a lawyer, and Grace ROBINS of Penryn, Cornwall, England. John the younger, matriculated circa 1664, at Exeter College, Oxford University, 2 years; and in Jul 1668 was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England, and assigned to St. Gluvias, Cornwall. The family removed to Maryland ca 1670-2. (Combs-Cody researcher George Baumbach)


WATERHOUSE, Edward. Adm. Fell.-Com. at Emmanuel, June 30, 1635. Of Middlesex. S. of Francis, fishmonger, of London, and of Greenford, and great nephew of Sir Edward, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland. LL.D. 1668 (Lit. Reg.). F.R.S., 1663. Resided for some years at Oxford and studied at the Bodleian Library. Faculty (Lambeth) to receive holy orders, Apr. 7, 1668; became ‘a fantastical preacher.’ Of London and Greenford, Middlesex. Married (1) Mary, dau. of Robert SMITH, alias CARRINGTON; (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Richard BATEMAN, of Hartington, Derbs. Author, heraldic and miscellaneous. Died at Mile End [Stepney, Middlesex], May 30, 1670, aged 51 [born ca 1619]. Buried at Greenford. (Cussans, III. 155; D.N.B.)

See Combs &c. Visitations, Waterhouse Family. Sir Edward WATERHOUSE, “Sir Edward WATERHOUSE of Woodchurch in Kent, Chauncellor of the Exchequer, and one of the Privie Councell in Ireland,” was the son of John WATERHOUSE of Whitchurch, Bucks, Esq. (“lyeth bur. at Berkhampsted [Berkhamstead],” Herts) and Margaret TURNER (d/o Henry TURNER of Blunt’s Hall in Essex, Esq.); died s.p. despite three marriages: (1) Elizabeth VILLIERS; (2) Margaret SPILMAN of Kent; and (3) Debora, widow of … HARLAKENDEN of Kent, Esq. Sir Edward was the nephew of Agnes WATERHOUSE who married Robert COMBE of Newington, Middlesex, ancestor of the Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Combes.


EDGEWORTH, EDWARD. Studied at Cambridge; but not found in the records. Preb. of St Patrick’s, Dublin, 1565. V. of Kirby Green, Lincs., 1571. Preb. of Lincoln, 1575. R. of St Anne, Aldersgate St, 1579-80 and 1581-7. V. of St Albans, Herts., 1579. V. of Barking, Essex, 1584-7. Vicar-choral, Christ Church, Dublin, 1586. R. of Carrickfergus, 1590. Bishop of Down and Connor, 1593-5. Died 1595, at Dublin. Buried at St Michan’s. (Cooper, II. 176.) (See Mr. Lovett Out of Ireland)


COLLINS, John Coombes. Adm. sizar at St John’s, Dec. 16, 1821. Of Somerset. S. of John, of Bridgwater. B. Mar. 11, 1798. Matric. Lent, 1822; B.A. 1826; M.A. 1848. Ord. deacon, Apr. 3, 1825; priest (Bath and Wells) Nov. 5, 1826; C. of Wemdon, Bridgwater, 1825-30. C. of Middlezoy, Somerset, 1830-45. P.C. of St John’s, Eastover, Bridgwater, 1846-67. Married Susannah, dau. of Richard BALL, Sept. 20, 1823. Botanist. Compiled ‘List of Somerset Plants’ in Watson’s New Botanical Guide. Died Sept. 30, 1867. Buried at Eastover. Father of John A. W. (1852). (Scott, MSS.; British and Irish Botanists.)

COLLINS, John Argyle Welsh. Adm. pens. at St John’s, July 3, 1852. S. of John Coombes [COLLINS] (1821), P.C. of St John’s, Bridgwater, Somerset. B. June 2, 1833, at Middlezoy. School, Cheltenham College. Matric. Michs. 1852; Scholar, 1853; B.A. 1856. Ord. deacon, 1857; priest (Exeter) 1859; C. of Milbrook, 1857-61. Chaplain to the Forces, 1861-93; mentioned in despatches. V. of Hill Farrance, Somerset, 1892-4. V. of Newton St Cyres, Devon, 1894-1911. Died May 9, 1911, aged 77. (Scott, MSS.)

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