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Kingston Bagpuize (aka Bagpuze), a parish in the hundred of Ock, county of Berks, 6-1/4 miles west of Abingdon... The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Berks, and diocese of Salisbury... and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of St. John's College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. James. At New-Bridge, in this parish, are held two annual fairs... A sharp skirmish took place here between the army of the parliament and the royalists, when the former were defeated and driven back, on May 27th, 1644. A charity school has been founded here, but it has no permanent endowment, being supported by annual donations..." Lewis, 1830)... lies abt 8 miles northeast of Sparsholt (See also Parishes within 11 miles of Sparsholt, Berks) and 8.45 miles southwest of the City of Oxford

24 Jun 1591 Kingston Bagpuze. Married: Edward COMBES and Katherin BURROW. (IGI, Ba: E010532, So: 254504, Pr: 1238675, film not read)

17 May 1592 Kingston Bagpuze. Christened: Christian_ COMES, d/o Edward COMES. (IGI, Ba: C010532, So: 254504, Pr: 0933212, film not read)

21 Sep 1593 Kingston Bagpuze. Christened: Marye COMES, d/o Edward COMES. (IGI, Ba: C010532, So: 254504, Pr: 0933212, film not read)

07 Apr 1592 Kingston Bagpuze. Christened: Edward COMBES, s/o Edward COMES. (IGI, Ba: C010532, So: 254504, Pr: 0933212, film not read)

08 Oct 1618 Kingston Bagpuze. Married: Marie COOME and Thomas HAYCROFT. (IGI, Ba: E010532, So: 254504, Pr: 1238675, film not read)

1630 Wills and Administrations. Edward COOMBE, Kingston, Bagpuze [no further entry] (Extracted by Combs Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from "The Index Library Index to Wills Proved and Administrations Granted In the Court of the Archdeacon of Berks 1508-1652," ed. by W.P.W. Phillimore. London. British Record Society Limited. 1893, p. 43)

1630 Edward COOMBE or COOME, Kingston, Bagpuze. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "British Record Society. New Series. Vol.8. London, 1995," which includes Berkshire, England Wills and Administrations 1508-1652)

Notes: The 1619 Oxfordshire will of William COMBS, brother of John COMBS I of Sparsholt, Berkshire, names "Aunt Chrian LANGWORTH of Devonshire." Whether she was the sister of John Combs II, h/o Margaret ARCHDALE, remains unknown (research in progress), but it is possible that "Chrian" was an abbreviation for the given name of Christian or Christine; thus the records of the above parish may be significant. See Also Burroughs-Vassall-Ware Families

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