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Great Holland, a parish in the hundred of Tendring, 12-1/2 miles (S.E. by S.) from Manningtree, containing 413 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £17. 13. 9., and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to All Saints. This parish lies on the coast of the North sea.


5 Aug 1571 Essex Wills (566)) The will of William HARVYE of Great Holland, dated 5 Aug. 1571 bequeaths: "To the poor 6s.8d. To Agnes my wife my house in Bures in the street until my child is 23, then to my daughter Honor; if she die before, to my wife. My wife shall have the keeping of my child till she is 21. To Honor 2 bullocks of 3 years old, and 10 ewes of 3 years apiece at 21. To Alice COMBE my servant 8s. To my mother elizabeth HILLS dwelling in bures a seam of wheat and a seam of barley, both at Shrovetide after my decease. To my brothers John, Anthony and Peter HARVYE 10s. apiece at 21. The rest of my goods to my wife, whom I make my executrix. Witneses: Thomas CARTER, William CLEARKE, Thomas BARTEN. Proved (date not given). (Wills of the County of Essex, England, Volume 2, 1565-1571, by F.G. Emmison, 1986, pg 220.)

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Alice COMBS has not yet been identified. See another William HARVEY, will dated 1562, associated with Richard CAMMOCK of Layer Marney Could Thomas BARTEN above be a.k.a. BURTON? HARVEYS are seen with the Combs of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, but any possible association is unknown at this point. Sarah, daughter of Abraham COMBS of Old Rappa & St. Mary's County, Maryland, married before 1685, Robert CLARKE, but the CLARK English ancestry is likewise unknown.


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