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Crediton, a borough, market town, and parish in the Southern Division, Hundred of Crediton, but also extending into the Southern Division Hundred of West Budleigh, 8 miles Northwest of Exeter, and containing the tythings of Bradley, Canon-Fee, Fulford, Knowle, Rudge, Town, Uford, Uton, and Woodland Towards the middle of the sixteenth century, the opponents of the Reformation assembled their forces at Crediton, but were compelled to withdraw by Sir Peter CAREW, who was sent against them with a superior force. In 1644, Charles I. reviewed his troops in this town, which was subsequently possessed by the army under Sir Thomas FAIRFAX: in 1743 a fire destroyed a considerable part of the town, which suffered greatly from a similar calamity in 1769... Almshouses with small endowments were founded by Mr. Humphrey SPARWAY, in 1557, and by Mr. John DAVIE, in 1620...

Note: LANGWORTHS are found in this parish as early as 1573 (See the 1629/30 Oxfordshire, England will of William COMBS (s/o John & Margaret ARCHDALE Combs & nephew(?) of Chrian/Christian LANGWORTH), but no Combs-Langworth/Langworthy/Longworth/Longworthy marriage as been found as yet.

1332 Crediton Devonshire Lay Subsidy Roll
John de COMBE 12d
William de COMBE {Assessor} 8d

Also listed in this roll were the following entries which all list the location as Criditon, but may also be Crediton:

William de COMBE 12d
Simon de COMBE 18d
John atte COMBE 12d
Richard de COMB' 40d

27 Nov 1568 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Wyllyam COOME & Chrystan TREWMAN (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read) Search Words: William Christian TRUMAN

14 Nov 1569 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: William COME (no parents listed) (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

2 Apr 1571 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Joyce COME (no parents listed) (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

17 Nov 1571 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Elyzabeth COME & Rychard SAWNDER (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read) Search Word: Elizabeth, Richard, SAUNDERS, SANDERS

22 Nov 1572 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Rychard COME & Jone BASSE (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read) Search Words: Joan, Richard

Notes: See Nathaniel BASSE and John COMBS of Colonial Virginia

3 Oct 1576 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Willyam COOME (no parents listed) (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read) Search Words: William

6 Oct 1577 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Joys COOME: (no parents listed) (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read) Search Words: Joyce

6 Apr 1580 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Peter COOME (no parents listed) (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

9 Aug 1587 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Richard COOME, s/o Richard COOME (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

1593 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Ref. 446m. Estate of Richard COMBE (See Index to Devonshire Wills & Admins, p. 38)

18 Sep 1601 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Johan_ COOME & John BOND (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read) Search Words: Joan

14 Jan 1607 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Mary COOME & Anthony BOND (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read)

Notes: See also Bond-Combs-Manning under Visitations

22 Jan 1609 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Richard COOEME & Anne SLATER (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read)

30 Sep 1633 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: John COOMBE & Joan HODGE (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read)

7 Dec 1634 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: William COOME or COOLE, s/o John & Joan COOME or COOLE (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

22 May 1636 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Roger COOMBE, s/o John & Joan COOMBE (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

7 Jan 1637 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: John COOME, s/o John & Joane COMMBE (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read)

18 Aug 1639 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Lewes COMMBE, s/o John & Joane COMMBE (IGI, Ba: C050741, So: 917182, Pr: 0933984, film not yet read) SW: Lewis

30 Mar 1657 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Married: Wilmote COOMBE (F) & John PUDDICOMB (IGI, Ba: E050741, So: 917184, film not yet read)

18 Jan 1673 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Dorothy CUME, d/o John CUME (IGI, Ba: C050742, So: 917183, Pr: 0933497, film not yet read)

3 Mar 1685 Crediton, Devonshire, EN. Christened: Samuell CUME, s/o Thomas CUME (IGI, Ba: C050742, So: 917183, Pr: 0933497, film not yet read) 


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