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Halstead, a market town and parish in the hundred of Hinckford…

17 Oct 1574 Essex Wills (979) The nuncupative will of Richard ALTON of Halstead husbandman included that "he did give his lease and term of years in a croft of land called Savers in Feering which he had of one Mr. MARSHALL and all his goods to Anne CLAPHAM his daughter, wife of James CLAPHAM, and her children. Witnesses: Thomas STANE, John KENDALL of Halstead. Administration granted, [date not given], to James CLAPHAM, father of Mabel CLAPHAM, during her minority but not beyond. (Wills of the County of Essex (England) Vol. 3, 1571-1577 by F.G. Emmison 1986, pg 420)

The Combs-Kendall Families of Old Rappa. & Richmond Counties, Virginia intermarried, as did the CLAPHAM family, with the CAMMOCK, THATCHER, GREEN, WEST and numerous other Old Rappahannock Co VA Families. It is not yet known if the above James CLAPHAM might have been kin to William CLAPHAM I of Old Rappahannock Co VA, nor John KENDALL to Thomas KENDALL, also of Old Rappahannock, father-in-law of Elizabeth COMBS Kendall, d/o John & Ann/Hannah (MASON?) Combs of Richmond County, Virginia.

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