Combs &c. Research
Saint Mary Abchurch, Cannon St,
(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 Mary Abchurch was rebuilt following the Great Fire. St Lawrence Pountney was untied to St Mary Abchurch in 1670.* Parish records are in the Guild Library: baptisms, 1558-1812; marriages, 1558-1837; banns 1757-62 and 1804-1911; and burials, 1558-1851. Later baptismal and marriage registers are retained by the incumbent. Some marriages, banns, baptisms and burials are with St Lawrence Pountney. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1558-1837 is in the IGI. Only one Combs IGI record has been located for St. Mary Abchurch:
20 Aug 1749 Saint Mary Abchurch, London. Christened: Robert COMBES, s/o Robt. COMBES (IGI #Ba: C045891, So: 374483, Pr: 0883834, source not yet viewed)
*St Lawrence Pountney was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt (the church grounds and churchyard remain). Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1538-1812; marriages, 1538-1837; banns, 1654-9 and 1757-62; and burials, 1538-1812. Later registers have been retained by the incumbent. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1538-1812 is in the IGI. No Combs have been located in St. Lawrence Pountney as yet.

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