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Matson, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's Barton, Gloucester, 2 miles SE of Gloucester… in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester… in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The manor-house was built by Sir Ambrose WILLOUGHBY, Knt., in the reign of Elizabeth, and during the siege of Gloucester became the headquarters of Charles I.


Sir Robert LOVETT, of Liscombe, Soulbury Parish, sheriff of Bucks in 1608, and d. in 1643; m (1) Susan, daughter of Richard BROOKES, esq. and sole heir of her maternal grandfather, Richard PATE, of Matson, in Gloucestershire; and widow of Sir Ambrose WILLOUGHBY; m (2) Anne, daughter of Richard SAUNDERS, esq. of Dinton [Buckinghamshire], by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of BLOUNT, of Blountshall, in the county of Leicester, and by her had, among others, Elizabeth, m 08 Jul 1630, Soulbury Parish, Buckingham, John COMBE (s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London).

Elizabeth COMBS, d/o John and Elizabeth LOVETT Combs, m 10 Nov 1649, Sparsholt, Berks, Mr. Arthur CREWE. See Also Combs-Crew of and Lovett Family Connections. Elizabeth Combs (d/o John & Elizabeth LOVETT Combs, m 10 Nov 1649, Sparsholt, Berkshire, EN, Mr. Arthur CREW. Not known if relationship to above Thomas CREWE, Knt. of Northampton. (See Also Little Sodbury, Gloucester)


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