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Archdale, Combs &c. Families
of Saint Antholin Budge Row
(city centre) London
St. Antholin
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Budge Row
circa 1850*
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St. Antholin Budge Row was destroyed in 1666, rebuilt by Wren, sold 1874, demolished 1875, and the parish united in 1873 with St Mary Aldermary.* St. Antholin's extant records are: baptisms 1538-1872, marriages 1538-1873, banns 1754-1952, burials 1538-1853. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1538-72 is in the IGI.

* As a result of both the Great Fire of 1666 and London's diminishing residential population, the parishes of St. Antholin Budge Row, St. John the Baptist Walbrook and St. Thomas the Apostle were all ultimately united with St. Mary Aldermary (not to be confused with St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury). The parish records for all four are in the Guildhall Library. (GenDoc's Victorian Churches (Church of England a.k.a. Anglican)

Except where otherwise noted, all St. Antholin parish register extracts are IGI entries from the source: "The parish registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London, containing the marriages, baptisms and burials, from 1538 to 1754; and of St. John Baptist on Wallbrook, London, containing the baptisms and burials from 1682 to 1754, partly edited by Jodeph Lemuel Chester and completed under the direction of Geo. J. Armytage, Chester, Joseph Lemuel , 1821-1882 (Main Author); Photocopy of original. Includes index. Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. on 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. FHL BRITISH Film: #0845229 Item 2 (FamilySearch.Org)

The parish of St. Antholin Budge Row was home to the Archdale, Clifton and Combe Families: Richard CLIFTON, Skinner (to the King?), and his wife, Mary MORTON of Shropshire (per Archdale Memoirs, not yet confirmed) Visitation), were residing in this parish by 1540. Thomas ARCHDALE, who married their daughter, Mary, was the son of John ARCHDALE of Staffordshire, and resided in this parish at least as early as 1568. John COMBE, who later married Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale, may have resided here as early as 1576, and possibly even been born in the parish. Both Thomas ARCHDALE and John COMBE were freedmen of the City of London due to their membership in the powerful Drapers Guild, and both also presumably relatively well-to-do. The records of this parish indicate that the ARCHDALE presence was probably the result of the marriage of Thomas ARCHDALE to Mary CLIFTON (although the COMBE family may have been here first).
22 Apr 1509 - 28 Jan 1547 [at some time between these dates] Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A. E 210/9554 Indenture of apprenticeship of Robert WORSTON, son of John WORSTON, late of Aldenham, co. Herts, yeoman, to John COMBE, citizen and merchant tailor of London; Herts. London. 10 Hen. VIII (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, E Series - record not yet acquired)

1519 Commissary Court of London. Register 9, Folio 129 John COME or COMBES, citizen & tailortailor, St. Antholins. Register 6, Folio 59,60v (Excerpted by Combs Researchers Denise Mortorff and Joe Kendalll from "Wills Etc. In the Commissary Court of London" by the British Public Record Society, Vol.86 p.65)
It is not yet known if John of 1509 is the same as John of 1519, and this will has not yet been acquired.
Aug. 17, 1540 Thomas CLIFTON son of Richard bur. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 1.)

10 Oct 1541 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London. Married: John ADY and Margaret JOHNSON (FamilySearch.Org)

Jun. 27, 1545 Marye dau. of Richard CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 5.)

Jul. 08, 1548 Joane dau. of Richard CLIFTON bur. (ibid., p. 6)
The above Clifton entries were apparently all children of Richard CLIFTON, Skinner, died 1567, said by the Archdale Memoirs to have been skinner to King Henry VIII, and h/o Margaret MORTON of Shropshire, with Mary CLIFTON of 1545 the same who married Thomas ARCHDALE (see below). The ADY-JOHNSON marriage included due to Thomas and Joan ADY Sayer, parents of Ady SARE, h/o Sarah ARCHDALE (not known if this ADY was kin).
7 Dec 1548 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England. Christened: ... CHURCHMAN, son of Richard CHURCHMAN (FamilySearch.Org)

1 Jan 1550 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England. Christened: ... CHURCHMAN, son of Richard CHURCHMAN (Family Search.Org)
See the Visitation of Gloucester, 1623, Stratford Family, which includes the marriage of Richard STRATFORD of London to Allicia, daughter of ... CHURCHMAN of London. Richard STRATFORD was the son of Richard STRATFORD of Hellings and Margaret COMBE, d/o William COMBE of Cheltenham, Gloucester. No record of the Stratford-Combe marriage, or the christening of Alicia CHURCHMAN has been located as yet. All Churchman records for St. Antholin have not been extracted from this source.
8 Feb 1551 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Elsabeth PULLISON, daughter of Thomas PULLISON (IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Elizabeth

This is the first PULLISON parish record located in St. Antholin thus far. One Thomas PULLISON (believed to have been the same, but not yet documented) apprenticed John COMBE as a Draper ca 1575 (see below).

12 Feb 1553 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Robert PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON (IGI, Film No. 6903536)

11 Dec 1554 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England . Christened: Alse PULLISON, daughter of Thomas PULLISON. (IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Alice (See probable marriage below)

16 May 1558 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Winefrid PULLISON, daughter of Thomas PULLISON (IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Winnifred

5 Nov 1559 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: An PULLISON, daughter of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Ann

24 Jul 1561 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Water PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Walter

8 Nov 1562 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Mihill PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536) SW: Michael

6 Dec 1564 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Prudence PULLISON, daughter of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536)

23 Sept. 1566. CLIFTON, Robert, and Alice SPERYN, spinster - to marry at St. Antholin, London. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from London Marriage Licences, 1521-1869; Ed. by Joseph Foster, London 1887, p. 296) SW: SPERRIN, SPERN

10 Nov 1566 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Nicholas PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536)

Jun. 14, 1567 Richard CLIFTON Bur. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 19)

1567 Will of Richard CLIFTON, skynner, Seint (sic) Anthonye (sic) in London. 3 Babington. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendall from "The Index Lib. Index of wills proved in the pcc 1558-83 v. iii," Smith and Duncan, London 1898, p. 69) SW: Skinner
Might this will, not yet ordered, be the source for Richard having been skinner to the King and h/o Margaret MORTON of Shropshire (Archdale Memoirs).
30 Jul 1567 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Christened: Winefrid CLIFTON, d/o Robart CLIFTON (FamilySearch.Org)
This record not extracted from the source below, but see 1581 burial below of Winifred, daughter of Robert CLIFTON.
Sep. 29, 1567 Robert CLIFTON and Als PERIN marr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.18 )
Were Robert & Alice SPERYN of the 1566 record and Als PERIN of the 1567 record probably the same couple? Was Robert possibly an elder son of Richard & Mary MORTON(?) Clifton?
17 Oct 1568 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: William PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536)

21 Oct 1568 John son of Robert CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 19)

31 Oct 1568 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Thomas ARCHDALE and Mary CLIFTON, marr." (Memoirs of the Archdales, p. 89)
Thomas ARCHDALE was the son of John ARCHDALE of Stafford, Staffordshire.
06 Nov 1569 St. Antholins Church-Budge Row, London, England. Margaret ARCHDALE, daughter of Thomas & Mary, christened. (St. Antholins Parish Register, transcribed by Combs-Hicks Researcher Pat Osborn Orton from the 1569 records of St. Antholins Church-Budge Row, London, Guildhall Library, London)
Note: Memoirs does not include wife's name in christening record.
5 Feb 1570 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England Christened: Edward PULLISON, son of Thomas PULLISON(IGI, Film No. 6903536)

17 Jul 1561 St Antholin Budge Row, London. Married: John FOXALL and Sibble WHIPP (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #6903537, #0374419, St Antholin Budge Row, London, Marriages, 1538-1754 - source not viewed)
See Foxhall Families, and also note that the IGI has an individual submission (not a parish extract) for this marriage with the same date, but at Canterbury, Kent, and the bride listed as Isabella WHIPP.
July 19, 1571 Water(sic) son of Rob. CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.21)

11 Nov 1572 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, England . Married: Alice PULLISON and Umphery MARTIN (IGI, Film No. 6903537)
According to an Ancestral file (documentation not provided), Humphrey MARTIN was the son of Roger MARTIN of London (s/o Lawrence and Elizabeth CHEKE Martin) and Lettice PACKINGTON of Hampton, Worcestershire (d/o Humphrey PACKINGTON). Other children of Roger and Lettice PACKINGTON Martin included Edmond; Susan (married Robert BEE); and Martha (Mary) m John CASTLEYN. [SW: CHEEK] This is the last PULLISON parish record located thus far in St. Antholin.
3 Aug 1574 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Christened: Sarah, dau. of Thom. ARCHDALE (Archdale Memoirs)

1575-1583 (est.). John COMBE was apprenticed as a Draper to Thomas PULLISON (Records of the Drapers Company)
Thomas PULLISON, Draper, may have been the same who was a resident of St. Antholin during at least the period 1551 to 1570 based on parish records (entered herein - possibly not complete). Thomas PULLISON, Draper, was an Alderman of London by 1581, Sheriff of London in 1582 and Lord Mayor of London in 1583 (Past Lord Mayors of London) -- the same year John COMBE attained his freedom.
July 3, 1575 Elisabeth dau. of Rob. CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.24 )

9 Dec 1576 St Antholin Budge Row, London, England. Married: Thomas TAYLOR and Julian TAGUS (FamilySearch.Org)
See Thomas TAYLOR, Thomas FARRINGTON and John COMBE in 1598 (John COMBE records, Drapers Company, 1598)
22 Jun 1578 "Registers of St. Antholin: 'Marriage: June 22, 1578. Roger CUMBER and Joyce ARDEN.'" ("Shakespeare's Family, A record of the ancestors and descendants of William Shakespeare with some account of the Ardens," by Mrs. C. C. Stopes, Elliot Stock, Paternoster Row, London, 1901) [Note: This particular ARDEN was not identified as a relative of Shakespeare]

1 Apr 1578 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Christened: Barbara, dau. of Thom. ARCHDALE (Archdale Memoirs)

30 Oct 1578 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Buried: John, son of Thom. ARCHDALE (Archdale Memoirs)

Nov. 4, 1578 John son of Rob. CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.26 )

26 Nov 1578 St Antholin Budge Row. Buried: Mary, wife of Thomas ARCHDALE (Archdale Memoirs)

Apr. 13, 1580 Thomas son of Rob. CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.27 )

Apr. 14, 1581 Winifred dau. of Rob. CLIFTON bur. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.28 )

Sep. 2, 1582 William son of Robert CLIFTON chr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p.29 )

29 Dec 1583 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. "Thomas ARCHDALE and Blith WILFRED marr." (Archdale Memoirs)
Following the death of his first wife, Mary CLIFTON, Thomas ARCHDALE married second, Blith WILFRED, about which nothing more is known as yet.
26 Eliz I [1584] Chancery: Ancient Deeds, Series CC. C 147/79. "Grantor: Thomas WHEELER, citizen and clothworker of London. Grantee: Thomas ARCHEDALE, citizen and draper of London. Place or Subject: Rhiwhiriaeth [in Llanfair-Caereinion]. County: Mont [Montgomeryshire, Wales] (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, C 146-148 Series - record not yet acquired)

40 Eliz I [1598] Chancery: Ancient Deeds, Series CC. C 147/37. "Grantor: John Owen VAUGHAN, of Llwydiarth (Lloydiarth), esquire. Grantee: Humphrey ap THOMAS, of Rhosaflo [in Llanfair Caereinion], husbandman. Place or Subject: Rhiwhiriaeth [in Llanfair Caereinion]. County: Mont [Montgomeryshire, Wales]
It is not known why Thomas ARCHDALE purchased land in Wales, but he apparently sold it between 1584 and 1598.
2 May 1585 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Christened: Larance CAMP, s/o Larance CAMP (FamilySearch.Org)
One Lawrence CAMPE married 3 May 1584 at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, Jane WESTLEY. One Lawrence CAMPE, a Draper, invested in the second charter of the Virginia Company. Not yet known if either or both is the same as above.
Sep. 13, 1586 Ambros COMES and Annis CLARK Marr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 32)
The relationship of the above Ambrose COMES to John COMBE has not yet been determined; however, a later Ambrose COMBE and wife, Hester, are found in the nearby parish of St. Stephen Coleman Street, London, where Ellis COMBE of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury (kinsman to John COMBE who follows) is also found. This latter Ambrose is also found in the records of St. Luke's, Chelsea, Middlesex
Oct. 31, 1587 Margaret CLIFTON buried (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 32)
The above may have been Margaret MORTON, wife of Richard CLIFTON, Skinner, and mother of Mary CLIFTON, wife of Thomas ARCHDALE, parents of Margaret ARCHDALE who follows.
11 Dec 1587 St. Antholin's Church Budge Row, London John COMBS, Merchant, married Margaret ARCHDALE (Records of St. Antholins Church-Budge Row-London, 1569; Copied from records located at Guildhall Library, London, transcribed by Combs-Hicks Researcher Pat Osborn Orton; Archedale Visitation, London, 1633-4)

April 23, 1589 Robert CLIFTON bur. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 33)

Sep. 12, 1594 Edward PERSON and Alce CLIFTON marr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 37)
Was Alce CLIFTON possibly Alice PERRIN (a.k.a. SPERYN), widow of Robert CLIFTON, died 1589?
27 Nov 1611 St. Antholin Budge Row. "Mr. Thomas ARCHDALE of Aldermanbury was buried." (Archdale Memoirs)
Thomas ARCHDALE died testate in St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, his will including a request that "My body to be buried in the parish church of St. Antholins near the body of my first wife."
July 8, 1624 Richard OLDUM and Mary CLIFTON marr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll from "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London...Joseph Chester and Geo. Armytage, London 1883, p. 58) SW: OLDHAM

02 Jun 1634 Final concord between George THETCHER, querent [plantiff], and John COMBE and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants relating to two messuages in the parishes of St Antholin, Budge Row and St John the Baptist upon Walbrook. (Drapers Guildhall Library, Ms 14 580, Correspondence, Penelope Fussell, Keeper of the Manuscripts, Guildhall, London, to Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff)
John COMBE, baptised 16 Aug 1602, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, eldest son of John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe, and h/o Elizabeth LOVETT whom he married 08 Jul 1630, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire. The administration of his mother's estate had been granted to John a month earlier (See St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury), and possibly included properties she had inherited from her father, both in St. Antholins, and also in St. John the Baptist Walbrook (also a city centre parish), both mentioned in the 1609 Aldermanbury will of John's maternal grandfather, Thomas ARCHDALE.

Question: Who was George THETCHER? Was he actually a THATCHER? Might he have been kin to Sylvester THATCHER of Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia, first h/o Margaret UNKNOWN, who afterward married Warwick CAMMOCK, close associate of Archdale COMBE of Old Rappa (thought to have been s/o John and Elizabeth LOVETT Combe)?

See George and Ann THATCHER of St. Stephen Walbrook, London, and see also George and Margaret SYLVESTER Thatcher of Hastings, Sussex.
16 Feb 1640 Saint Antholin Budge Row, London, London, England. Christened: John SPEED, son of Henry and Margrett SPEED (FamilySearch.Org, IGI Parish Extract)
Henry and Margaret may have been the same as Henry SPEEDE and Margaret PLAYLE who married 5 May 1635, St. Dunstan in the East per IGI. See John SPEEDE of Old Rappa County, Virginia
27 Aug 1678 St. Antholin's, London. Buried: Thomas SARE, Clerk. (died testate: 1678 will, Consistory Court of London per James Venn, compiler of Alumni, Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University)
Thomas SARE of St. Antholins, Clerk, was likely Thomas, s/o Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE Sare.
17 Jun 1688 St. Antholin Budge Row, London. Christened: Richard LONGWORTH, son of Richard and Elizabeth LONGWORTH (FamilySearch.Org, IGI)

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