Dedicated to the Memory of Combs &c. founder Carole Hammett (1946-2009)
This Combs &c. Web Site is Generously Hosted by Click Here to Join USGenNet
We Support Free Nonprofit Genealogy and History on the Internet

Last updated 13 April 2009
You are Our 4276th Visitor.
Please Email Additions/Corrections to Webmaster

Woodford, a parish in the hundred of Becontree, adjacent to Wanstead, 1.96 miles southeast of Chingford, 2.24 southwest of Chigwell, 3.62 northeast of Leyton, 4.39 southeast of Edmonton, Middlesex, 5.34 southeast of Enfield, Middlesex, and 8 miles north northeast of London "…so called from the ford in the wood, or [Epping] forest, where is now Woodford-bridge. Woodford is situated on the confines of Epping Forest, on the main road from London to Newmarket, which passes through it… mansions of a superior character, which are principally occupied by wealthy merchants of the metropolis [in 1831]… The custom of Borough English, by which the younger son inherits, prevails in this manor… The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Commissary of London, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the king's books at £11. 12. 1., and in the patronage of the Hon. W. T. L. P. Wellesley…" (Lewis…, 1831)

No Combe families have been located in Woodford as yet, but John LOVETT, born ca 1621, and brother of Elizabeth LOVETT Combe (wife of John, s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe) married Katherine WROTH of Woodford Bridge (Visitations of Bucks). He died in Dec 1643 in Sparsholt, Berks, where his sister was living at the time.

Return to Combs &c. of Essex

Join Combs &c. in Support of USGenNet
— an IRS-approved nonprofit web-hosting service —

Combs &c. Research FamiliesCombs Research Group Proud Patron of USGenNetJoin USGenNet

This site is hosted by USGenNet, a nonprofit web-hosting service solely supported by tax-deductible donations. If this website has provided you with useful information, please consider making a donation to USGenNet to help keep sites like this online.

NOTICE: The Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and complies fully with USGenNet’s Conditions of Use. This Combs &c. Research Report has been provided for the free use of those engaged in non-commercial genealogical research by the nonprofit Combs Research Group. Any and all commercial use is strictly prohibited. Researchers are encouraged to copy and distribute this work freely, but with the proviso that it may only be copied and circulated in its entirety — including this notice, and all sources, bibliographies and credits; and excepting electronically in which case permission is freely granted to link to this site instead. Sincerely, The Combs &c. Research Group, Email: Webmaster.

© 1996-2010 Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group