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Bromley, a market town and parish in the hundred of Bromley and Beckenham, lathe of Sutton at Hone, County of Kent, 10 miles SE of London, on the road to Tunbridge…The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Rochester, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Rochester…

29 Oct 1579 Bromley, Kent, England. Married: Charles COMBES and Joan SNER (Source: Vital Records Index, British Isles, FHL No. 1042453, Dates: 1575-1734 (all records may not have been extracted, film not read)

Martin ARCHDALE, h/o Barbara SEXTON (who m next Sir William AYLOFFE) was uncle to Margaret ARCHDALE who m in 1587 in London, EN, John COMBS, died owning property in Kent as is shown by the following record:

28 Dec 1598 "A writ of Mandamus having been issued (28 December 40 Elizabeth (1598)), an Inquisition was taken at Eye, Suffolk, on January 12th following. The jurors found that Martin ARCHDALE had died seized in his demesne as of fee, of the Manor of Darsham, alias Abbotts, and of the two Manors called Austins and Gerrards in the parish of Darsham, all of which property had formerly been possessed by Robert WALTER and Francis HONYNG (sic); also of one other messuage and lands in Darsham, which Martin had lately purchased of Thomas GONNELL. It was found also, that the said Martin was seized of the farm called Elmsted, later parcel of the possessions of Nicholas STODDARD gent., in the parishes of Bromley and Mottingham, Kent; of three tenements in Eryth (sic), Kent; of two messuages in Suffolk Lane, London; and of one tenement and 14 acres of land in Englemells, Lincolnshire. The jurors found also, that Martin had devised all these lands and tenements to his sons by will; that his eldest son and heir, John ARCHDALE, was aged 18 years, 11 months and 15 days on the previous 15th December; and that Barbara, wife of Martin ARCHDALE, still survived and was living in Darsham. ( See Chan. Inq. Post Mortem, Vol.252, No. 22.)"

Notes: According to the information of B.F. Davis dated 6 August 1934, "Martin ARCHDALE held Elmstead Farm in Bromley, Kent, which he left to his son Robert a minor. Thomas ARCHDALE (cit draper) was guardian of his brother Martin's children & eventually John PALMER the grandson of Thomas ARCHDALE held the farm & lived there till the Commonwealth. (Correspondence #2 from Archivist, Drapers Company to Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff, dated 16 Apr 1998) John PALMER was the s/o William and Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, all of these locations within 15 miles of each other.
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