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Dagenham, a parish in the hundred of Becontree, county of Essex, 3½ miles southwest of Romford… roughly midway between East Ham and Hornchurch (abt 3 mi. from each).

18 Jan 1573/4 - 20 Mar 1753/4 (Essex Wills, EN (276)) Audrey MALLE maid, [abode not given], 18 Jan. 1573/4. to the poor of Dagenham at my burial by the discretion of my uncle Thomas COOPER 20s. To my brother William all my household stuff. To Margaret my half sister 20s. at marriage or 21. The rest of my substance to be divided equally betwixt William and my sister at the years as is abovesaid of my other sister. I ordain my uncle my executor. Witnesses: John FRITH, Richard COMBERS. Proved 20 March 1573/4. (Wills of the County of Essex (England) Vol. 3 1571-1577 by F.G. Emmison, 1986, p. 106) keywords: Combs

The above is the only mention found of Richard COMBERS thus far., although note that the will of Edward FULLER included a bequest to the CUMBER children of land at Dagenham. See Also the Richard Combs of Colonial Virginia in 1635, and the Richard COMBS of Devon ca 1619.

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