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Colyton, a market town and parish in the east division, hundred of Colyton, 4-1/3 miles south of Dalwood (Hundred of Axminster), 22 miles east of Exeter, and 151 miles west southwest of London (1)

1190 "Richard de CUMBE received a transfer of land at Farwood in Colyton in 1190 from Walter Abbot of Quarrier- an off shoot of the Abbey of Bec, of which Count Gilbert of Brionne, Baldwin the Sheriff, and the latters three sons were benefactors." (2)

Farwood possibly the same as Great Fairwood of Walter atte COMBE on the 1332 Devonshire Lay Subsidy Rolls?

1332 Colyton. Devonshire Lay Subsidy Rolls. John de COMBE 20d

1377-1588 Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary . C 1/1080/93. Henry VYE of Colyton, husbandman, v. William COMBE.: Detention of deeds relating to lands in Shute.: DEVON. (4)

1583 Essex. The will of Robert CAMMOCK, h/o Francis RICHE (sister of 2nd Earl of Warwick) and gf/o Warwick CAMMOCK (close associate of Archdale COMBE of Old Rappa County, Virginia) refers to "the repairing of Colyton Haven (Devon) 3s.4d., and the erecting of the town of Chard (Somerset)," (less than five mi. from Combe St. Nicholas (Somerset) and Yarcombe (Dorset) and Dalwood (then Dorset, now Devon), home to the Combs-Fry-Rossiter Families, many later of New England).

8 Sep 1589 Colyton, Devon. Married: Joan COMMES and Gregorye FYLLYE (3)[Search Word: FILLY, PHYLE]

2 May 1591 Colyton, Devon. Married: Dorothe COMBE and Peter TYCKEN (3)

5 Apr 1642 Colyton, Devon. Married: John COMBE and Marie SAMPSON (3)

7 Aug 1649 Colyton, Devon. John COOMBE and Mary SHAVE (3)

(1) A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, S. Lewis and Company, London, 1831; and parishinfo.mdb by Terry Lawson, Gerry Lawson and Derek Boys.

(2) The History of the Coumbes of Devonshire and Cornwall

(3) IGI Ba: E001851, +, So: 942.3 B4DC 1928 P

(4) Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, Series C 1 - record not yet acquired

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