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Little Sodbury, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Grumbald's Ash, county of Gloucester, 2¾ miles east northeast of Chipping Sodbury… in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester…


Edward STEPHENS (1590-1670), of Little Sodbury, Co. Gloucester, b 1590; elected M. P. for Tewkesbury, 1640; m Anne, dau of Sir Thomas CREWE, Knt., of Co. Northampton (Speaker of the House of Commons), by whom he left issue;-
l. Thomas (Sir), High Sheriff of Co. Gloucester, knighted by King Charles II. 11-7-1660; m Catherine, dau and co-heir of William COMBS, of Stratford-on-Avon [Warwickshire], and, by her had issue. 2. John
3. Edward.
1 Anne, m John PARKER
He died about 1670.

(Extracted by Coomes Researcher Patience Northern from Prominent Families of the United States of America - Burke ISBN 0-8063-1208-0, p293)

Notes: According to Crew Researcher Patricia Ray one Thomas CREW came to Gloucester from Cheshire in the early 16th century and that issue included:
(1) Arthur CREW m. Alice MARTON [MARTIN?], and their son, Robert CREW m Alice BLOMER, and their son, Arthur CREW m. Ursula BRIDGES. Issue:
(1) Arthur, John and several daughters; and (2) William CREW m ?? by whom he had Mathew and William CREW and others. (See Also Matson, Gloucester)


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