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Chigwell, a parish in the hundred of Ongar , county of Essex, 3.93 mi. southwest of Theydon Bois , 6.24 mi. northeast of East Ham, 6.48 northeast of West Ham, 6.39 northwest of Dagenham, 6.69 southwest of Navestock , 7.78 southwest of North Weald Bassett , 7.95 southwest of Stanford Rivers, 7.58 northwest of Hornchurch, 6.24 northeast of Edmonton and Tottenham, Middlesex , 6.48 northeast of Enfield, Middlesex , 10.85 mi. northeast of London and 7.48 mi. southeast of Cheshunt, Cheshunt, Herts. (See also Parishes within 8 miles of Chigwell and note that all of the above listed locations were home to Combs or Combs-Associated families).


7 Aug 1568 - 6 Jan 1575/6 Essex Wills. The will of "Thomas FULLER of Chigwell yeoman," dated 7 Aug. 1568, named "Joan my wife" to whom half of the profits of his farm called Billingbornes in Chigwell were to go during her widowhood… as well as various other items… "except Harry FULLER'S part of household stuff i.e. the bed in the parlour, 1 of the greatest brass pots, a turned table, and a round table…" and "willing her to make good the household stuff that is John COMBERS' to the uttermost." Other bequests included "to the poor in Loughton 20s. To my godchildren 6s8d. each. To the mending of the way between DODD'S two closes and the house where COPHOOPE dwelleth. To John son of William COMBERS £5 at the end of his apprenticeship; if he die before, the £5 between Edward and Joan COMBERS his brother and sister. To Thomas GRENE my servant 20s. To Andrew FULLER my cousin as overseer for his pains 10s. The rest of my goods to my brother Henry FULLER and Henry his son, whom I make my executors." Also mentioned are his lands in Chigwell, i.e. two closes called Cobdon and Matters, Bush Croft, Church Field, Dovehouse Field, two parcels of land and pasture between Dovehouse Field and Church Field, Wattes Croft, a close called Six Acres (containing 21 acres), a messuage called Appletons "wherein the said Thomas FULLER dwells… which I purchased by certain writings fivepartite between one Thomas COLSHILLL of London esquire and me and others, dated 26 March, 9 Eliz. [1567]; all which he bequeathed to "Henry FULLER my cousin, one of the sons of my brother Henry of North Weald Bassett, and his heirs male…" and for default of issue, "successively to Edward, to Richard, and to John, other sons of Henry my brother…." Also mentioned "I have by deed dated 6 August 1568 enfeoffed Henry and one Richard SPRENGER of Hastingswood in North Weald Bassett of the premise to the uses expressed in my Will." Witnesses: Henry ARCHER, John SIMPSON, John COMBERS, Joan FULLER, Richard PUNTE, Thomas GRENE, Thomas SALTMAS, RICHARD RIPTON, WILLIAM [sic]. Proved 6 Jan. 1575/6. (Wills of the County of Essex (England) Vol. 3 1571-1577 by F.G. Emmison, 1986, (415)) search words: SPRINGER Combs GREEN COLESHILL KEMP Combs

William COMBS, father of John, Edward & Joan COMBS has not yet been identified. Of particular interest in the above will is the witness Richard RIPTON as a Draper of the same name (earlier apprenticed to Thomas ARCHDALE) is referred to as "Cousin" Richard RIPTON in numerous Archdale Family wills, including that in 1609 of Thomas ARCHDALE, Draper of London , whose daughter, Margaret, m in 1587, St. Antholins, Budge Row, London, one John COMBS, Merchant and Draper of London. Richard RIPTON was freed by his apprenticeship as a Draper by Thomas ARCHDALE in 1581 (See Drapers Company). The finding of John COMBERS and Richard RIPTON seems far more than coincidence, but WHO WAS HE? Also note reference to APPLETON'S messuage, and see (1) Roger APPLETON in Essex will of John CAMBER of East Tilbury, dated 06-19 Mar 1602/3; and (2) reference to sister-in-law Mrs. Anne APPLETON in 1693 Leicester will of William PALMER, grandson of Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer.


30 Sep 1618 Chigwell, Essex, EN. Married: Daniell ARCHDALL and Margaret ALGER. (IGI, Ba: E041861, So: 571177, Pr: 1037062, film not yet read)

Daniel, s/o Martin and Barbara SEXTON Archdale (Ayloffe) of London and Hornchurch, Essex was baptised 3 Jun 1593 at St. Margaret Pattens, London. He died testate in 1647 in Wennington, Essex. He was first cousin of Margaret ARCHDALE Combe


Note that Chigwell was equi-distant from St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London and Edmonton, Middlesex. (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, Series SP - record not yet acquired)


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