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North Weald Bassett, a parish partly in the hundred of Harlow, but chiefly in that of Ongar, 3¼ miles east northeast of Epping, containing the hamlets of Hastingwood and Thornwood… The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London… (Lewis…, 1831), 18.27 mi. northeast of centre of City of London, and 7.78 mi. northeast of Chigwell … and Stanford Rivers, 18.45 mi. northeast of centre of City of London.


4 Dec 1573 - 8 Jan 1573/4 Essex Wills, EN (252) The will of Edward FULLER of Stanford Rivers, dated 4 Dec. 1573, and proved 8 Jan 1573/4, decreed that he was to be buried in North Weald Bassett churchyard; and included bequests: "to my daughter HAWKES' children which are four, Edward £10 at 26 or marriage, and Alice, Elizabeth and Margaret each £10 at 20 or marriage; if three of them die before, two parts to the survivor and the other two parts to be equally divided among my son CUMBORS' children ; which £40 to be paid out of my land at Dagenham called Chesbrowgh and at Chigwell in the occupying of Thomas DOWSET. To Thomas HEARD of Stanford 40s. To Edward son of Thomas DOWSET of Chigwell £3 and 2 milch kine of his own that be in my pasture, also another cow of mine at my executors' discretion. To my brother Henry FULLER my black mare and to my son William SOMNER my black colt, in consideration of which I will that they each give Joan CUMBERS my daughter 40s. To Thomas DOWSET, a boy in my house, and Edward, the sons of William DOWSET, each a bullock of 1 year old when my executors think it fittest for them. To Dorothy PEPPER 5s., Robert DOWSET of Stanford and Thomas his son 3s.4d. apiece. To the poor folk of Stanford 20s., North Weald Bassett 10s. and Harlow 13s.4d. To my godchildren 2s. apiece. To George SAXEFORTH 20s. I will that at the time of my burial there be spent in meat and drink 40s. To Elizabeth HAWKES £10 more at 20 or marriage. The rest of my goods to my daughters Joan CUMBERS and Thomasine SOMNER equally to be divided. I appoint my two sons William SOMNER and John CUMBERS executors and my brother Henry and my cousin Andrew FULLER overseers, and for their pains 10s. apiece. Witnesses: William ATKINSON pastor [rector] of Stanford [Rivers], Thomas HEARD of Stanford Rivers husbandman. Proved 8 Jan. 1573. (Wills of the County of Essex (England) Vol. 3 1571-1577 by F.G. Emmison, 1986, pp. 175, &176) Search Words: SUMNER Combs CHESBROUGH DOSSETT

Notes: It appears that Edward FULLER and Thomas FULLER of Chigwell were brothers, and the will of Edward documents that a COMBS-FULLER kinship existed, with one John COMBS/COMBER having married Edward FULLER'S daughter, Joan, their children unfortunately unnamed. Note also ATKINSON, another surname (Timothy) found later with Combs-UNDERWOODS in Essex & Richmond Counties, Virginia. Note also the mention of Harlow where is found the STACY Family.


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