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Pedmore, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, county of Worcester, 1½ miles southeast of Stourbridge… the living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester… in the patronage of Lord FOLEY. The church, dedicated to St. Peter…

1586 (Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Windsor 58) The Will of Anthony PENNE of Pedmore, Worcestershire, Gent names his mother Eliz.; brother Humphrey's 4 children Roger, Henry, Ursula & Martha; sist. Ann COMBYE'S children William, Joane, Katherine & Philip; sister Joice TAYLOR'S children, Anthony, Agnes, Mary Margaret and Elizabeth TAYLOR; sister Mary PEARMAN, wife of Hugh PEARMAN and their children, Anthony, John Nicholas, Jane & Anne PEARMAN; his brother Francis PENNE'S children, Edmund & Eliz.; his brother Gilbert PENNE; his son-in-law John CARTWRIGHT; his brother-in-law John HARLE; and his wife Elizabeth. He names as executors his brothers, John & Francis; and as Overseer, his brother Humphrey. Probated 12 Nov. 1586 by John & Francis PENNE. (Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families, Genealogical Gleanings, Contributory to a History of the Family of Penn, page 552 & 553, Family Tree Maker CD#163, copyright Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, 1996)

Notes: Although we have not identified the husband of Ann PENN Combs, it may be of interest that (1) we have several Phillip Combs in Westmoreland & Old Rappahannock Co VA & St. Mary's Co MD in the 1600s, the latter overseer at one time to Thomas (& Susannah SNOW) Gerrard of St. Mary's Co MD & Westmoreland Co VA; (2) that in ffyfehed (Fivehead, Fifehead), Somersetshire, EN in 1579, the will of an Edward PEN mentions a Jaone COMB; and (3) a COMBS-HICKS will in Berkshire in 1620.

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