Combs &c. Research
St. Margaret Lothbury,
(1.24 mi. north of city centre) London

Note: The primary sources for information given in regard to parish records are GenDoc's Victorian City of London Churches (Church of England a.k.a. Anglican) and FamilySearch.Org
St Margaret Lothbury (1.24 mi. north of City Centre) was probably destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 as it was rebuilt 1686-1700. St Christopher Le Stocks was united to Lothbury in 1781.* St Bartholomew Exchange was united to St Margaret Lothbury in 1839. St Olave Old Jewry, St Martin Pomeroy and St Mildred Poultry & St Mary Colechurch were united to Lothbury in 1886. St Stephen Coleman St was united to Lothbury in 1954. Lothbury parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1558-1924, marriages 1558-1837, banns 1774-1899, 1945, burials 1558-1853. Later baptisms and marriage registers are retained by the incumbent. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for 1558-1875 is in the IGI.

* St Christopher Le Stocks (1.24 mi. north of city centre) was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, rebuilt, demolished in 1781. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1557-1781, marriages 1557-1780, banns 1755-80, burials 1557-1781. For later registrations, see St Margaret Lothbury. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1557-1781 is in the IGI. No Combs are in the index.
10 Sep 1570 Saint Margaret Lothbury, London, England. Married: Robert COMES and Margerett BARNAM (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998] [SW: Margaret BARNHAM]
Note: This marriage is in a time frame that would fit with Robert COMBES who was admitted to freedom in Oct 1567 by virtue of his apprenticeship to Agnet ROBARDES as a Draper.
14 May 1605 St Margaret Lothbury, London. Married: Simon LAWRENCE and Marie STILES (FamilySearch.Org, IGI. (Parish registers 1558-1754, Film No. 6903510)
The above may be the same Simon LAWRENCE who, with Humphrey STYLE and Ranulph (Randall) MANNING, were recognitors for the estate of John COMBE of Aldermanbury in 1611. Randall MANNING (s/o Randall and Katherine DERING Manning) married Mary COMBE (s/o the said John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe) in 1608 in Aldermanbury, and according to the Visitations of London 1633-5, one Humphrey STYLE had married Sarah MANNING, sister of Randall MANNING the elder.

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