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9 Apr 1620 (SOAME, FOL. 46; 538; pg 179) Will of Phillipe COMBE of Great Farringdon, Co Berkshire, yeoman, dated 09 Apr 1620, proved 27 May 1620, to be buried in churchyard of Farringdon; Ch. And poor of Farringdon; poor of Westbrooke; brother Thos. COMBE; leases of 1d. in Farringdon and Westbrooke; Barnarde, 2d son of brother Thos.; sister Agnes GEORGE, decd., her children.; sister Eliz. TUCKWELL'S chn.; my sd. brother's chn.; my servants, Margery YOUNGE and Alice BUTLER; wife's kinswoman Joane SMITH; neighbor Wm. LAWNDER; Extx: wife ELIZ.; Overseers: friends. Thos. REYNOLDES of Coleshill and Wm. GREENE of Farringdon, baker. [mark] Wits: Thos. COMBES, Richard HILL, William HEARDE, Jo. HICKS, script. (Pr. 27 May 1620.) (Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England; Register SOAME 1620 by J. Henry Lea, 1904) SW: LAUNDER REYNOLDSPhillip is a given name seen frequently among the Combs of Early Maryland & Westmoreland County, Virginia. Might Barnard COMBS above have been named after Barnard ARCHDALE, uncle of Margaret ARCHDALE Combs? Also note that a Thomas REYNOLDS witnessed Phillip COMBE'S will, and that in 1608, the will of John COMBE of Old Stratford, Warwickshire, named a Thomas REYNOLDS as kinsman, and Thomas COMBS of Old Stratford was the step-father of Bridget YONGE, d/o William & Mary BONNER Yonge (Young), and granddaughter of Anthony & Bridget SAVAGE Bonner. Also note the Jo. HICKS as a witness and the PENN-COMBS-HICKS wills of Somerset and Worcester, which also include, among the COMBYES [sic] a Phillip.
9 May 1666 Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. PROB 4/1442. COMB [e ?] Philip, of Farringdon the Great, Berks. (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, PROB Series - record not yet acquired)
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