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Thaxted, a parish in the hundred of Dunmow, 19 miles (N.N.W.) from Chelmsford… situated on the river Chelmar, on the main road from Chelmsford to Cambridge … The living is a vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London… in the patronage of Lord Viscount Maynard, whose ancestor gave £2000 in augmentation of the vicarage. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is a spacious embattled structure, supported by buttresses terminating in canopied niches, in the later style of English architecture, and with a tower and crocketed spire one hundred and eighty-three feet high, the exact length of the church; the south porch is much enriched. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Independents. A free grammar school for the instruction of thirty boys was founded by Thomas YARDLEY.


1602 CP25(2)/140/1764 EASTER, 44 Elizabeth
25. Jn. SMYTHE, sen. & Hy. WAKELYN, plaintiffs. Jn. SAWARD & wife Eliz. & Wm. LOVETT, deforciant, 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 1 orchard, 6 acres arable land & 1 acre pasture in Thaxted. £41. (Feet of Fines for Essex, Volume VI 1581-1603, F.G. Emmison, Leopard's Head Press, 1993 {{Transfer of property}})

William LOVETT has not yet been identified; however, see Combs-Lovett Families re John LOVETT, born ca 1621, died 1643, Sparsholt, Bucks, married Katherine WROTHE of Woodford Bridge, Essex. The only other record located thus far for Lovetts that appear to connect to any Combe families is the 1661 Drapers Company records for Samuel, son of Nathaniel LOVETT of East Ham, Essex.


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