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Gainsborough Parish is only 1.75 miles northeast of Bole, Northamptonshire; and only 9.82 miles southeast of Austerfield, West Riding, Yorkshire… “It is a parish in the wapentake of Corringham, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, comprising the market town of Gainsborough, and the hamlets of Morton, East Stockwith, and Walkerith…” 18-¼ miles northnorthwest of Lincoln, and 147 northwest of London… “situated on the eastern bank of the river Trent, appears to have been founded by a tribe of Saxons, soon after their first invasion of Britain: under the Heptarchy, it belonged first to the kingdom of Northumberland, and then to that of Mercia … the living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Stowe, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the kings's books… and in the patronage of the Prebendary of Corringham in the Cathedral Church of Lincoln. The church, dedicated to All Saints, appears to have been founded and endowed by the Knights Templars, about the year 1209…


From the Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary [22 Jun 1377 - 17 Nov 1558]

C 1/394/19 Rumbold, son and heir of Thomas COMES. v. Thomas SMALWOODE, and Robert COMES.: Messuages and land in Kirton-in-Lindsey and Gainsborough (Gynborowe).: Lincoln.

C 1/486/41 Robert, son and heir of Robert COMBE. v. Thomas ABYE, alias TANNER, baker.: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in Tattershall.: Lincoln.

C 1/490/4 Thomas, son and heir of Robert COMBE of Gainsborough, gentleman. v. Thomas (John) ABY of Tattershall, tanner.: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in ———— called ‘COMBES.’: [Lincoln?]. (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue)

These records not yet acquired. The following the only IGI entry located in this parish thus far (1998)

13 Jul 1595 Gainsborough, England. Married: Elizabeth COME and Willm. PINCHBECKE (IGI, B: 13 Apr 1982 PROVO Ba: E011061, +, E: 21 Jan 1987 PROVO So: 942.53 B4LP V.6, Pr: 0883948, film not yet read)


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