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Cholsey, a parish in the hundred of Reading, though locally in the hundred of Moreton, county of Berks, 2-1/2 mi. southwest of Wallingford... The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Berks, and diocese of Salisbury... and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains some remains of Norman architecture. There is a chapel of ease at Moulsford, in this parish. A monastery was founded in 986, by Ethelred, as an atonement for the murder of his brother, Edward the Martyr, which was destroyed by the Danes in 1006, together with the village wherein it was situated. The abbot of Reading had a seat here, which was granted in 1555 to Sir Francis ENGLEFIELD, and conveyed afterwards by the crown to William KNOLLYS, Viscount Wallingford, subsequently created Earl of Banbury..." (Lewis, 1830), lies northeast of South Moreton (Combs and Lovett) and abt 15 miles southeast of Sparsholt, Berks (See also Parishes within 11 miles of Sparsholt, Berks).

Note: Moulsford (the parish) lies in the hundred of Moreton, 4 miles south southwest of Wallingford... The living is a perpetual curacy, united to the vicarage of Cholsey, in the archdeaconry of Berks, and diocese of Salisbury. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist... (Lewis, 1830).
1619 Before this year, Mary LANE (d/o Richard & Johanna WHITNEY Lane of Bridgetown, Warwickshire and Micham, Surrey) m Richard BISHOP of Cholsey, Berks. Her brother, Edward LANE (b ca 1689) had m Mary, d/o Thomas COMBS of Old Stratford, Warwickshire (Combs &c. Visitations)
Only one Combs IGI entry has been located for Cholsey:
15 Jan 1629 Cholsey, Berkshire, England. Born: John CUMM, male. No parents listed (IGI, Ba: E021302, So: 254502, Pr: 1238676, film not read)

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