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Plymouth, a sea-port, borough, and market town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the southern division, hundred of Roborough, county of Devon, 44 miles southwest of Exeter, and 215 miles west southwest of London, containing, exclusively of parts of the parishes of St. Andrew and Charles the Martyr,* but including the towns of Devonport and Stonehouse... In the 27th of Elizabeth [ca 1586], Sir Francis DRAKE obtained an act of parliament for supplying the town with fresh water, which he brought by a rivulet, called a leat, from the confines of Dartmoor, which, after a circuitous course of twenty-four miles, discharges itself into a reservoir in the town.

*No parish records for Charles the Martyr have been located in the IGI. Not yet known if they simply haven't been extracted yet, or if they are not extant.

The GORGES Family held properties at Tamerton-Folliet near Plymouth. Sir Francis DRAKE "is said by many researchers to have" married "a COMBS" (no issue), but no one seems to know who said it, nor their source (According to Dr. Josiah H. Combs' "Combes Genealogy," Chapter II, p. 6, it was not Francis DRAKE, but his brother who married a COMBS. No source given). Given the numerous Combs who were early in the Colonies, identifying either Drake's wife could be significant.


22 Jun 1685 Plymouth England. Exchequer King's Rememberancer Port Books. Controller. Ships Inward from Virginia with Tobacco
The Palme Tree, George COOMBE, Master
(VSLA SR 09778, pp. 1-2) (See Ships Lists and Early Combs to Virginia)

1926 281. Release and indemnity in the matter of the estate of John SKINNER of Buenos Aires, decd, Thomas John SKINNER of Bristol to Frank COOMBES of Plymouth and Charles Henry DENMAN of Taunton [Somerset] (142) (1 doc.) (Somerset Records Office, Index to Archives, Accession No: G/2426; G/2440 Group Code : DD/AY)


Plymouth, St. Andrew, a parish within, but separate of the City of Plymouth, in the southern division, Hundred of Roborough, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books... in the patronage of the Mayor and Corporation [of Plymouth].

Extracted from FamilySearch>Org, IGI, (1) and (2) #0896648, "The Register of baptisms, marriages, and burials of the parish of St. Andrew's Plymouth co. Devon a.d. 1581-1618 : with baptisms, 1619-1633" - sources not yet viewed):

23 May 1585 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Anthony COUMBE & Cherin (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

26 Dec 1588 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: William COMBE & Eliz SAMON (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

1 Dec 1589 Christened: Joan COOME, d/o William COOME

20 Feb 1592 Christened: Thomasin COME, d/o William COME

21 Jun 1594 Christened: Thomas COOME, s/o Edward COOME

11 Nov 1594 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: John COOME & Alce RAWLYN (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) SW: RAWLINS, RAWLINGS

3 Aug 1596 Christened: Mary COOME, John COOME

15 Jun 1599 Christened: Joshua COOMBE, s/o John COOMBE

28 Jan 1599 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Martyn COMBE & Alce WEYE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

12 Oct 1600 Christened: Jane COOMBE, d/o Martin COOMBE

31 Mar 1602 Christened: Thomas COOME, s/o Martin COOME

23 Jan 1603 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: William COOME & Margaret FAREWELL (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Words: FARWELL, FARRELL

Notes: See also Totnes, Devonshire re this surname.

23 Mar 1604 Christened: Joan COOME, d/o Martin COOME

13 Jul 1606 Christened: Jane COME, d/o William COME

16 Feb 1606 Christened: Prudence COOMBE, d/o Martin COOMBE

21 Sep 1608 Christened: John COMBE, s/o William COMBE

13 Nov 1608 Christened: Honor COMBE, d/o Martin COMBE (2)

The given name, Honor, is also found in St. Mary Major, Exeter, Devon (the 1561 christening of Honour COMES, daughter of George) and Plympton St. Mary (the Jun 1608 christening of Honor COMBES, d/o John).

2 Jun 1610 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Florence COOME & Thomas RENNELL (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

27 May 1611 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Pascoe COMBE & Joan PEARSE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Word: PIERCE, PEARCE

27 Dec 1612 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Martyn COOMBE & Joan FREEND (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Words: Martin, FRIEND

29 Nov 1615 Christened: Susan COMBE, d/o Martin COMBE

28 Oct 1616 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Joan COMBE & Thomas COUPPER (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Word: COOPER

8 Jan 1617 Christened: Martin COMBE, s/o Martin COMBE

5 Oct 1618 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Jane COMBE & Jacob NORTHCOTT (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) [Search Words: James NORTHCUT, NORTHCUTT]

8 Nov 1619 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Martyn COMBE & Thomasine KUSTICE OR CUSTICE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

8 Oct 1620 Christened: Stephen COMBE, s/o Martin COMBE

22 Apr 1621 Married: John COOME & Jane SKEYNE OR SKEYNER "of Plymouth, Devon, EN. (Original Source not known, IGI entry: P#: 43, O#: 1251. May not be "real" marriage record, film not viewed) Search Words: SKINNER, SKEINE

9 Nov 1621 Christened: Phillip_ COMBE, s/o John COMBE

15 Sep 1622 Christened: Jane COMBE, d/o Martin COMBE

3 Jun 1632 Christened: John COMBE, s/o John COMBE

13 Jul 1625 Christened: William COMBE, s/o Martin COMBE

22 Aug 1625 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Stephen COMBE & Hester ROWTER (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Word: Easter, Esther ROUTER

11 Sep 1625 Christened: William COMBE, s/o John COMBE

10 Sep 1626 Christened: Susan COMBE, s/o Martin COMBE

9 Oct 1627 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Martyn COMBE & Joan MOYSIE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

14 Jan 1627 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Joan COMBE & William BALLE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

Notes: See Combs-Ball of Paignton, southern division, Hundred of Haytor (also re Combs-Ball of Old Rappa & Lancaster Cos VA).

18 Apr 1630 Christened: Thomas COOMBE, s/o John COOMBE

14 Apr 1633 Christened: Mark COOMBE, s/o Thomas COOMBE

2 Jul 1632 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Thomas COOMBE & Margaret SHEERE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

25 Sep 1632 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Jane COOMBE & Nicholas HAUKE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Word: HAWK, HAKE

26 Oct 1635 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Henry COOMBE & Jane SERGIANT (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Words: SERGEANT

5 Nov 1638 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Sampson COOMB & Jane COYTE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

29 Nov 1640 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Joan COOMPE & John SMALE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Word: SMALL, SMAILE

14 Jan 1640 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: John COOMBE & Joan JANE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

17 Jul 1642 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Eliz COOMBE & Thomas WELLING (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)

3 Nov 1642 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Thomas COOMBE & Embling KELLIE (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) Search Words: KELLY, KELLEY

25 Dec 1642 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Stephen COOMBE (M) S: 25 Dec 1642 Ba: E001831 Spouse: Alice CHIN (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869) [Search Words: CHINN]

5 Nov 1656 Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire, EN. Married: Grace COOME & Richard CARY (IGI, Ba: E001831, So: 481081, Pr: 0543869)


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