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Saint Margaret Pattens, Eastcheap,
(.062 mi. east 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 Pattens, Eastcheap (.62 east of the city centre), was rebuilt in 1684. St Gabrield Fenchurch was united to St Margaret Pattens in 1670.* Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1559-1952, marriages 1559-1952, banns 1653-7, 1754-1881, burials 1558-1853. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1559-1875 is in the IGI.

* St Gabriel Fenchurch (0.62 east of city centre) was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and not rebuilt. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1571-1901, marriages 1572-1837, burials 1571-1851. For baptisms c.1901-52, marriages c.1683/4-1812 and 1837-1952, banns 1754-1881, see St Margaret Pattens. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1571-1872 is in the IGI. No Combs are in this index.
1591 13 Jun Christened: Samwell, son of Martyn ARCHDALE. (FamilySearch.Org)

03 Jun 1593 Christened: Danyell, son of Martyn ARCHDALE. (FamilySearch.Org)

20 Jul 1595 Baptised: Sara, daughter of Martyn ARCHDALE. (FamilySearch.Org)

3 Jan 1597 St. Margaret Pattens. Buried: "Martin ARCHDALE, Citizen of London, Gent." (Funeral Certificate, College of Arms).
Samuel, Daniel and Sarah were the three youngest children of Martin ARCHDALE (s/o John of Staffordtown, Staffordshire) and Barbara SEXTON (d/o Thomas SEXTON of London), who married 13 Jun 1575, St. Olave Hart St., London, three older childen Samuel ARCHDALE of Hornchurch, Essex, died in Jun 1617, and was buried on 10 Jun 1617 at St. Helen's Bishopsgate, London. Daniel ARCHDALE married 30 Sep 1618 in Chigwell, Essex, Margaret ALGER, and died in 1647 at Wennington, Essex. Sarah ARCHDALE married 17 Dec 1618, St. Helen Bishopgate, Richard BAKER. Of their five older children, the eldest, John, was christened in 178 at Allhallows Barking by the Tower; and Ann, Martin the younger and Robert were christened between 1584 and 1589 at St Olave Old Jewry (the christening record of daughter, Alice, born in 1581, has not yet been located).
29 Oct 1597 - 31 Dec 1597 Will of Martin ARCHDALE, citizen and grocer of London 29 October 1597- proved 31 December 1597. To be buried in the parish church of St. Margaret Pattens in London. Sons John, Martin, Robert, Samuel and Daniel. Wife Barbara. Daughters Alice and Sarah ARCHDALE. My good friend Mr. Roger MOUNTAGU shall have the order, rule and disposing of my son John, my brother Thomas ARCHDALE shall have the order, rule and government of my sons Martin and Robert, my brother Matthew ARCHDALE shall have the order, rule and government of my sons Samuel and Daniel, and my wife, Barbara shall have the ordering, rule and government of my two daughters. My poor sister Elizabeth. My nephew, John ARCHDALE, son of Mary ARCHDALE, widow and his brother Abraham ARCHDALE. My sister Anna ARCHDALE of Oxford, widow. The children of my cousin Katherine BROWNE, daughter of my said sister. My nephew Richard RIPTON. The executors to be my son John, when he shall be of the full age of one and twenty years, together with Roger MOUNTAGU, skinner, and my brother Thomas ARCHDALE, draper, citizens of London. A codicil to the above will was subscribed by the testator 12 December 1597. (Waters Genealogical Gleanings)
Richard RIPTON is named as a relative in numerous ARCHDALE wills, but not ever identified? See Also Combs & Ayloffe Families of Essex and Drapers Company. Ditto for Mr. Roger MONTAGUE?

All of Martin ARCHDALE'S children were under age at the time of his death. Also note that the above abstract is apparently incomplete (or "over-abstracted" from our point of view) as Martin ARCHDALE also held Elmstead Farm in Bromley Bromley, Kent, which he left to his son Robert a minor. Thomas A (cit draper) was guardian of his brother Martin's children & eventually John PALMER the grandson of Thomas ARCHDALE held the farm & lived there till the Commonwealth." (Information of B.F. Davis, 6 August 1934, submitted to the Drapers Company). Martin's eldest son, John, is found in Suffolk where Martin ARCHDALE also owned lands, and he and his descendants are later in Ireland.

Memoirs gives a precis of Martin's will, quoting Probate Registry, London and also Cobham 114 (a Gleanings reference?) Memoirs also quotes the following writ of Mandamus:
"A writ of Mandamus having been issued (28 December 40 Elizabeth (1598)), an Inquisition was taken at Eye, Suffolk, on January 12th following. The jurors found that Martin ARCHDALE had died seized in his demesne as of fee, of the Manor of Darsham, alias Abbotts, and of the two Manors called Austins and Gerrards in the parish of Darsham [Suffolk], all of which property had formerly been possessed by Robert WALTER and Francis HONYNG (sic); also of one other messuage and lands in Darsham, which Martin had lately purchased of Thomas GONNELL. It was found also, that the said Martin was seized of the farm called Elmsted, later parcel of the possessions of Nicholas STODDARD gent., in the parishes of Bromley and Mottingham, Kent; of three tenements in Eryth (sic), Kent; of two messuages in Suffolk Lane, London; and of one tenement and 14 acres of land in Englemells, Lincolnshire. The jurors found also, that Martin had devised all these lands and tenements to his sons by will; that his eldest son and heir, John ARCHDALE, was aged 18 years, 11 months and 15 days on the previous 15th December; and that Barbara, wife of Martin ARCHDALE, still survived and was living in Darsham. ( See Chan. Inq. Post Mortem, Vol.252, No. 22.)"

"Bridget DUKE, dau of Edward DUKE of Brampton (Suffolk, EN (probably)), married Francis HONINGS. Francis HONING was one of 11 sons and 3 dau of William HONINGS. One of the other sons was Edward, who married Ursula WINGFIELD. Their 3rd dau Frances married John ARCHDALE, son of Martin ARCHDALE and Barbara SEXTON. The HONINGS are from Carlton, Darsham and Eye, Suffolk, England. (Memoirs)
Researcher Peter Archdale adds: Edward Maria WINGFIELD who instigated and lead the Virginia colonisation was a cousin (of sorts, I will try and sort out exactly how) of Ursula WINGFIELD, who was mother of Frances HONINGS, who married John ARCHDALE who was a 1st cousin of Margaret ARCHDALE who married John Combs. John ARCHDALE (s/o Martin) m 2nd Katherine TEMPLE.

Martin's nephews, nephews John and Abraham ARCHDALE were the sons of his brother, Richard ARCHDALE and his wife, Mary FERNE. Martin's son, Samuel ARCHDALE, born 1591, was admitted to Lincolns Inn 30th May 1609, and died in 1617. (Memoirs, pp. 6-8) The following record is one of those documenting Samuel ARCHDALE'S mother's remarriage to William AYLOFFE:
26 Jul 1598 - 28 Nov 1598 The will of William BOROWGHE Esq. included the following: "…I covenanted before marriage between and Lady Jane WENTWORTH now my wife, to convey and assure to her, for term of her life, as for her jointure or in lieu of her dower, so much land as should be of the yearly value of fourscore pounds. For the performing thereof I leave conveyed to her (for life) my farm at Mile End in the parish of Stebunheth called Mewes, otherwise the White Horse, with the lands belonging, now in the occupation of John ROBINSON and Stephen HOWTON, and also my house in London near unto Rood church at the upper end of Tower Street, now in the tenure &c. of Martin ARCHDALE &c…" ("New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1897") Search Words: Burroughs Borroughs, Howtin, Hawtin, Houghton)
William BOROWGHE'S niece, Judith BURROUGHS (d/o Stephen of Middlesex), married (1) 1586, Thomas SCOTT of Colchester, Essex, & London; and (2) in 1591, John VASSALL of Essex and Stepney, Middlesex who died 1625, an active member of the Virginia Company, whose son, William VASSSALL died in Barbados, and grandchild, John VASSALL later resided in Old Rappahannock Co VA. John VASSALL'S 1625 will included reference to his cousins, Sir Henry PALMER, Mr. Thomas LEIGHE, and friend Mr. John BREWSTER. It is not known whether they were kin to the LEE and PALMER in-laws of the ARCHDALES (See The Burroughs-Vassall-Ware Families and see Edward BURROUGHS w/John GORGES of St. Margaret, Westminster)
19 Apr 1599 St Margaret Pattens, London. Married: Barbara ARCHDALE and William AYLOFFE (FamilySearch.Org)

20 Feb 1611 Saint Margaret Pattens, London, London, England. Married: Alice ARCHDALE and Beniamin AILIFFE (FamilySearch.Org)
Barbara SEXTON Archdale, widow of Martin ARCHDALE, married second Sir William AYLOFFE. Alice ARCHDALE, d/o Martin and Barbara SEXTON Archdale, married her step-brother, Benjamin AYLOFFE, son of Sir William AYLOFFE by his first wife, Catherine STERNE (See Combs &c. Visitations)

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