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St Michael Paternoster Royal,
City Centre, London

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St. Michael Paternoster Royal, College Street, was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, and rebuilt by Wren in 1686-1694. All Hallows the Great, All Hallows the Less and St Martin Vintry were united with Paternoster in 1893. Paternoster parish records are at the Guildhall Library, and include: baptisms, 1558-1812; marriages, 1558-1666 & 1701-1954; banns, 1754-1950; and burials 1558-1850. For marriages, 1675-1701 see St Martin Vintry. The later baptisms register is held by the incumbent. The IGI includes 1558-1885 baptisms and marriages only. Only one Combs was in this index as of 1998.
1598 St. Michael Paternoster royal. "Livery wan to Queen 15 pounds" by Matthew ARCHDALE, Draper. Archdales, Combs and Lovett's &c. of the Drapers Company of London.

14 Nov 1599 - 31 Dec 1599 Will of Matthew ARCHDALE, citizen and draper of London. Five hundred pounds each to Edward MORE als ARCHDALE, Stredwicke MORE, Richard STANSFEILDE and Mary STANSFEILDE. To my cousin Sara ARCHDALE one hundred pounds. To my cousins M. COMBS and Mistress PALMER and my cousin Elizabeth ARCHDALE fifty pounds apiece. To my cousin Richard ARCHDALE five hundred pounds. To Edward BROWNE and his children five hundred pounds. To my brother Thomas one hundred pounds. I discharge my cousin Richard RIPTON all the debt he oweth me and I give him five pounds. To my cousin John ARCHDALE of Whetlie [Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire] thirty pounds. To my cousin Abraham ARCHDALE forty pounds. To my cousin Frances ARCHDALE forty pounds and to her other three sisters, Bridget, Margaret and Barbara, ten pounds apiece. To my cousin Mary daughter of my cousin COMBES. To Thomas BEADLE ten pounds. I ordain and make my brother Thomas ARCHDALE sole executor. (Waters Genealogical Gleanings)
Matthew ARCHDALE, s/o John and Anne ARCHDALE of Stafford, Staffordshire, and brother of Thomas ARCHDALE, to whom he was apprenticed as a draper in the 1570s (freed by his apprenticeshiop in 1580). Matthew died s.p. and is not known to have ever married. One Stridwick MOORE, s/o Mathew MOORE was christened in Jul 1594 at Saint Margaret, Westminster, but it is not known why Matthew would refer to Edward MORE as alias ARCHDALE (unless both were his sons out of wedlock, and Matthew himself Matthew MORE?). Richard and Mary STANSFIELD have not been identified. Sarah ARCHDALE, Margaret ARCHDALE Combs and Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer were daughters of his brother, Thomas ARCHDALE. His "cousin Elizabeth ARCHDALE" has not yet been identified. Richard ARCHDALE was likely Richard, son of Matthew's brother Barnard ARCHDALE, whom Matthew had freed from apprenticeship as a Draper in 1596. Edward BROWN had married Katherine ARCHDALE, also a child of Barnard, Richard RIPTON may have been the son of Matthew's sister, Elizabeth ARCHDALE. John ARCHDALE of Whetlie (Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire) was the son of his brother, Richard ARCHDALE, as were Abraham ARCHDALE, and Frances ARCHDALE and her sisters, Bridget, Margaret and Barbara. Mary COMBE was the daughter of his niece Margaret ARCHDALE Combe. Thomas BEADLE has not been identified.
24 Jun 1798 St. Michael Paternoster, London. Christened: Charles COOMES, s/o Charles and Elizabeth (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #0374506, Parish registers, 1558-1975 Church of England. St. Michael Paternoster Royal Church (London))

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