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County Kent, England
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Kent, an important maritime county in SE. of England, bounded N. by the Thames and the North Sea, E. and SE. by the Strait of Dover, S. by the English Channel, SW. by Sussex, and W. by Surrey; greatest length, W. to E., 65 miles; greatest breadth, N. to S., 35 miles; 995,392 ac,… Historically Kent has greater associations than any other co. in England. The co. contains 5 lathes, 73 hundreds, 435 pars., and parts of 6 others, the Cinque Port Liberties of Dover, Hythe, and New Romney, the parl. and mun. bors. of Canterbury, Dover, Gravesend, Hythe, Maidstone, and Rochester (1 member each), the parl. bors. of Chatham, Deptford (part of), Greenwich, Lewisham, and Woolwich (1 member each), and the mun. bors. of Deal, Faversham, Folkestone, Margate, Sandwich, and Tenterden. It is almost entirely in the dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester. For parliamentary purposes the co. is divided into 8 divisions - viz., Western or Sevenoaks, North-Western or Dartford, South-Western or Tunbridge, Mid or Medway, North-Eastern or Faversham, Eastern or St Augustine's, Southern or Ashford, and Isle of Thanet, 1 member for each division; the representation of the co. was increased from 6 to 8 members in 1885. (Gazetteer of the British Isles by John Bartholomew 1887. Vision of Britain)
In addition to Combs &c. parishes (below) are also:
Index to Combs &c. Wills of West Kent
Earliest Combs &c. of Kent
In those instances below where the parish is not linked to a report, see wills or Early Combs. If not there, the inclusion of the parish name may indicate IGI records that have not yet been abstracted.
To learn more about medieval terms for land see the ENGLAND: Land from Medieval to Present Day.
Surname Name Parish Date |C Ref.1 Ref.2 | Notes Combe John Swanscombe 1443d |R 1.13 | m; Combes William Snodland 1452 |P Rous 17 | m; (Coumbys) (codicil same folio; St. George, Estchep, London; Fynchelon, St.Martin, Norfolk) Combe Symonde Wilmington 1476d |R 3.165 | m; Combe Richard/Roger Lewisham 1484d |R 6.16 | m; ("Richard" in will, "Rogger" in heading) Combe William Hoo?, St. Marys 1509d |R 1 | m; 11 July 1509 Combe Richard Halstow 1509d |R 1 | m; 6 Aug 1509 Combe Thomas Edenbridge 1517d |R 1 | m; 17 Aug 1517 Combe William Edenbridge 1534d |R 9.137 | m; Combe George Edenbridge 1552p |R 11.204 | glover; 1546d Combe William Lewisham 1567p |R 13.323 9 | m; (al. Bloome) Combe Francis Edenbridge 1571p |R 14.56 10 | tanner Combes Thomas Plumstead 1614p |R 20.595 23 | victualler Coombs John Edenbridge 1625/6p |R 21.176 27 | gent. Coomes Edmund Plumstead 1625p |R 21.139 | m; Cowmes William Gravesend 1628/9p |R 21.340 27 | brazier (Combes) Coombs Susan Shipbourne 1629p |R 21.379 28 | widow Coomes Thomas Chatham 1634p |R 22.92 29 | sail maker Coomes Joan Lewisham 1637p |R 29 | widow Coombs Thomas Gravesend 1643p |R 22.574 31 | m; Comber Giles West Malling 1586p |R 17.100 | m; Comber James Yalding 1600p |R 19I.112 19 | husbandman Comber John Sutton-at-Hone 1603p |R 19I.334 19 | yeoman Comber George Brenchley 1608p |R 21 | yeoman Comber Susan Sutton-at-Hone 1609/10p|R 20.85 20 | virgin Comber James East Farleigh 1629/30 |S w/3/172 23 Feb | yeoman Comber Robert East Farleigh 1629/30 |S w/3/168 5 Jan | cutler Comber William Chiddingstone 1639 |S w/3/200 22 Oct | m; Coomer Henry Milton 1644p |R 22.613 3 | waterman Lovett Ralph/Rayff Greenwich 1549p |R 11.92 3 | (servant "unto the kinge's majestie")
Abbreviations: b. = buried; d.b.n. = of goods unadministered by; d.m. = during minority of; m; = man; N.E. = no executor nominated in will; P.A.B. = Public Act Book; P.r. = power reserved for administering a like grant; t.a.i. = Tanquam ab intestato (as of an intestate); w = woman; w.p.b. = will proved by.
Additional Combs &c. wills include:
1651 William COMBE of Hollingbourne.
1686 George COOMBES, gent., Westerham