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Holborn (1.38 miles northwest of city centre), includes the parishes of: Holy Trinity Kingsway, Lincoln's Inn Roman Catholic, Lincolns Inn Chapel, Lying in Hospital Endell St, St Andrew, St Giles & St George.

St. Andrew, Holborn, Holborn Circus. "The parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, within the city, includes the extra-parochial liberty of Barnard's Inn; but the largest part of the parish is in the Holborn division of the hundred of Ossultone, Middlesex, the population of which is returned with the parish of St. George the Martyr." (Lewis, 1831) Destroyed in 1666, it was rebuilt in 1687. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1558-1889; marriages, 1559-1698 and 1714-1952; banns 1653-8, 1754-8, 1862-93 and 1900-53; and burials 1558-1855. The marriage register for 1698-1714 is not extant. Later baptisms and marriage registers are retained by the incumbent. The IGI includes baptisms from 1558-1875 only. (GenDoc's Victorian City of London Churches (Anglican Church a.k.a. Church of England))

From IGI entries (Ref. B: 7 Sep 1971 SLAKE Ba: C010511, EN E: 19 Feb 1972 SLAKE So: 374348 Pr: 6901256)
3 Jun 1562 Christened: Daniell COMES, s/o (blank)

19 Nov 1564 Christended: Thomas COMES, s/o (blank)

29 Sep 1569 Christened: John COMES, s/o (blank)

14 Apr 1583 Christened: James COMES, s/o John COMES
From IGI entries (Ref. B: 10 Oct 1970 ALBER Ba: C020839 E: 4 Nov 1970 ALBER So: 374348, SP: 24 Mar 1971 ALBER Pr: 6901256):
10 Mar 1618 Christened: Ame COME, d/o Thomas COME and Margarett HUGHS

17 Sep 1637 Christened: Sara COOMBE, d/o John and Ann COOMBE

There are several late 1600s and early 1700s Combs (and var. sp.) IGI entries not yet extracted. No marriage record found for Thomas and Margaret HUGHES Combes. Perhaps because they weren't, perhaps because her name or surname was added to the record, or perhaps the minister simply knew her maiden name?

From the same source (2nd) as above, are also found three early Lovett families:

9 Nov 1595 Christened: Valyntyne LOWVETT, s/o Christopher

16 May 1597 Christened: John LOUEVETT, s/o Christopher

10 May 1615 Christened: Charles LOVETT, s/o Thomas

11 Nov 1621 Christened: John LOVETT, s/o Robertt and Joane

16 Nov 1623 Christened: Mihill LOVETT, s/o Robertt and Joane

3 Apr 1625 Christened: Margreatt LOVETT, d/o Robertt and Joane

The above Christopher LOVETT is of particular interest due to an early Christopher who LOVETT who "adventured" in the colonies with Sir Ferdinando LOVETT (See Drapers Company) One Christopher LOVETT (apparently the widower of an Alice) married a Margaret HARDINGE in Chesham, Bucks in 1560, but that was thirty-five years earlier than the above and unlikely to have been the same. The John LOVETT, s/o Robert, was christened in the right year (1621) to have been the son of Sir Robert LOVETT of Soulbury, Bucks, but the latter was married to an Ann or Alice SAUNDERS, not a Joane, and not known to have any association with this parish. Note: There are other later Lovett IGI entries for this parish not extracted here.

12 Mar 1670 St. Andrew Holborn, London, England. Christened: Thomas SARE, s/o Dutton SARE and Rebeckah (FamilySearch.Org)

See 3 Nov 1623 St. James Clerkenwell marriage of Thomas DUTTON and Susan SARE

St Pancras (Soper Lane, All Saints, Foundling Hospital, Old Church, Percy Chapel, St John the Baptist, St Mary the Virgin, St Peter)

Note: There are numerous later (late 1600s, 1700s and 1800s) Combs IGI entries for St. Pancras parishes, none of which have been extracted as yet.

St. Pancras, Soper Lane, includes the chapelry of Somers-town, is in the Holborn division of the Hundred of Ossulstone, 2 miles northwest of St. Paul's Cathedral in London... later united with the parishes of Allhallows, Honey Lane, and St. Mary Le Bow... (Lewis, 1831).

The St Pancras Soper Lane parish report (Soper Lane) has been moved to St Pancras, Soper Lane, London (Mar 2001)

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