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Navestock, a parish in the hundred of Ongar, 4¼ miles south southwest of Chipping-Ongar… The living is a vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London, 16.78 mi. northeast of the centre of the City of London. Neighboring parishes include Stanford Rivers.

1628 According to the manuscript of George Davison Aylesworth Combes, Richard COMBS, bapt. May 5, 1594, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, s/of Francis & Jane POPE Combs of Hemel Hempstead, was an M.A. and Fellow of Trinity College [Oxford ], later Rector of Navestock, Essex, where he died single in 1628. (See also Navestock)

01 Oct 1652 (Essex Wills, Dean & Chapter of St. Paul. F. 67.) John PAIRTRIDGE of Navestock, Essex, 1 October, 1652, To be buried in the chancel of the Parish Church. To the poor of Navestock £5. To my daughter Margaret HUDSON £100. To my grandchildren Thomas & Jane LAKE at their ages of 18 the £100 that my son-in-law John LAKE oweth me. To my servants Mary CORTER, Elizabeth ELKIN and Elizabeth SCARLETT 20/- each To my cousin John COMBERS 40/- Res. & Ex. wife Jane and son John. Wit: Thomas HAYWARD John COMBERS. Proved 27 June 1663, by relict. (English Origins of American Colonists, a Digest of Essex Wills with Particular Reference to Names of Importance in the American Colonies, William Gilbert, p. 245, No. 195) search words: Combs CARTER PARTRIDGE

In Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, William COMBES, s/o Archdale COMBE, patented land on Partridge's Creek [a.k.a. Poythress' Creek?] How was this John PARTRIDGE a cousin to John COMBS? (a.k.a. COMBERS) See Also Marmaduke HUDSON with Archdale COMBES of Old Rappa.; and see also Combs Archives (1998) re Thomas GREEN of Navestock, Essex as well as Richard COMBE of Navestock in 1628. See also Combs-Hayward families of Wiltshire

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