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Abbots Langley, a parish in the hundred of Cashio, less than five mi. southeast of Hemel Hempstead, and about five mi. southwest of St. Albans.
From the "Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of Herts," Pigot & Co., London, 1839: "Abbots Langley is a village and parish in the hundred of Cashio, situated a short distance to the west of the main road to St. Albans, between that town and Kings Langley, nearly two mi. from the latter place; it formerly belonged to the abbey of St. Albans, and thus obtained its present designation..."
Abbots Langley Parish Records (Extracted from FamilySearch.Org, #0991336, Parish registers, 1538-1919 Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Langley (Hertfordshire) - source not yet viewed)
13 Jun 1539 Married: Willmus. EWER and JohannaAccording to the Visitations of Herts, one William EWER of Aldenham married 30 Jan 1588, Aldenham, Herts, Joane BRISCOE, daughter of Edward BRISCOE. This source is also the source for the marriage of Barbara EWER (d/o Henry and Elizabeth CLARK Ewer and gd/o William and Joane BRISCOE Ewer) to Francis COMBE of Hemel Hempstead. Was this perhaps the father of William EWER of Aldenham?
18 Sep 1604 Abbots Langley, Herts. Married: Siceley COMBES and George SMITHE.Siceley has not been identified. See the 28 May 1573 St. Mildred Poultry with St. Mary Colechurch, London, marriage of Ciceslye PALFREYMAN and John COMBE. Could this be a widow or a daughter?
27 Oct 1633 Abbots Langley, Hertford, England. Christened: Nathanniell POPE, son of Stephen and Agnes POPE (FamilySearch.Org, IGI, 0991336 - Parish registers, 1538-1919 Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Langley (Hertfordshire) - source not yet viewed)See the marriage of Jane POPE to Francis COMBE of Hemel Hempstead.
15 Jul 1635 Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Married: Amie LOVETT and Henry DALLING (ibid.)Amie has not yet been identified. See Lovett Families
20 Aug., 1643 Chas. I. CHANCERY PROCEEDINGS. JAS. I. AND CHAS. I. E.e. [?]. Christopher EMERSON and Will. KELLAWAY, of London, gents., v. Tobye COMBE, esq., and John COMBE, senior, gent. Defts. having sold the manor of lordship of Abbots Langley als. Lees Langley, in Co. Herts., 1 cap. mess. and other lands and tents. there to plts. now with others of their name pretend title to the said premises, and distnrb plts. in their enjoyment thereof. (The English Emersons by P.H. Emerson, David Nutt, Publisher, 270, Strand, London, W.C., 1898.)The author adds that Christopher EMERSON was of St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, and that his administration was dated 1672, he having "left a widow Ann, a sister Ethelreda and a son John. He was a merchant, and owned property in Co. Herts and Co. Lincoln; in the former he was part lord of Abbots Langley Manor in 1644..."
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