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St Bride Fleet Street (0.87 miles northwest of city centre) was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, was rebuilt, gutted during WWII, and rebuilt again. Bridwell Chapel was united to St Bride Fleet Street in 1864.* Holy Trinity Gough Square was united to St Bride in 1906.** Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1587-1672, 1673-1939 and 1952; marriages, 1587-1666 and 1675-1969; banns, 1735-1825 and 1850-1908; marriage licenses, 1869-72 and 1883-1907; and burials 1587-1672 and 1673-1854. Registers for baptisms for part of 1672-73, marriages 1666-75, burials for part of 1672-1673 are not known to exist. For baptisms 1842-1906, marriages 1869-1906, and banns 1879-1906, see also Holy Trinity Gough Square. Later baptisms and marriage registers are retained by the incumbent. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1587-1880 is in the IGI

* Bridwell Chapel is a hospital and precinct church which was united to St Bride Fleet Street in 1864. The parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1695-1812, marriages, 1694-1754; and burials, 1695-1812. The registers for baptisms 1669/70-82, marriages 1671-81 and 1754-1818, and burials 1666/7-81/2 are now largely illegible following damage during WWII. The registers for baptisms 1813-63, marriages 1822-63 and burials 1813-45 were destroyed by enemy action in 1940. For baptisms, marriages and banns from 1864 and marriage licenses from 1869 see St Bride Fleet Street. A partial index to baptisms is in the IGI. No Combs have been located there.

**Holy Trinity Gough Square, a district chapelry, was constituted in 1842, the church built that year, and sold in 1906. It was united to St Bride Fleet Street in 1906. Parish registers are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1842-1906; marriages, 1869-1906; and banns, 1879-1906, There are no burial registers. For later registers see St Bride Fleet Street. A partial index to baptisms and marriages is in the IGI, but there are no Combs entries.

Whitefriars Precinct did not maintain separate registers. Pre-1842 registration for the inhabitants of this precinct are found in the registers of St Bride Fleet Street and St Dunstan in the West. In 1842 the precinct was included in the chapelry of Holy Trinity Gough Square.

31 Jan 1587 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Thomas, son of Thomas COMBE (IGI Entry, Ba: C022422, So: 380154, Pr: 0820621, Film not read)

20 Aug 1588 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Anne COMME, d/o William COMME (IGI Entry, Ba: C022422, So: 380154, Pr: 0820621, Film not read)

6 Feb 1594 St Bride Fleet St, London. Married: Richard UNDERWOOD and Margaret HARDING (FamilySearch.Org, Parish registers, 1274-1939 Church of England. St. Bride Fleet Street Church (London) - source not yet viewed)

23 Dec 1611 St Bride Fleet St, London. Married: Susan CAMMOCKE and Frauncis GEERES (FamilySearch.Org)

29 Nov 1612 St Bride Fleet St, London. Married: Thomas DUTTIN and Tomasin PAWNER (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #0380154, Parish registers, 1274-1939 Church of England. St. Bride Fleet Street Church (London) -source not yet viewed)

8 Jul 1619 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Nathaniell POPE, son of John and Joane POPE (FamilySearch.Org, IGI, #0380154, Parish registers, 1274-1939, Church of England. St. Bride Fleet Street Church (London) - source not yet viewed)

8 Apr 1638 "St. Bride's London, England" Married: William PALMER and Margaret GARDINER (FamilySearch.Org) Note: This may not be a parish record.

Might this have been the marriage of Sir William PALMER of Hill, Bedfordshire, and the sister of Sir Thomas GARDINER? (See Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury)

12 Oct 1644 St Bride Fleet St, London. Christened: Thomas SAIRS, s/o Frances and Cresten SAIRS (FamilySearch.Org)

6 Feb 1655 St Bride Fleet St, London, England. Christened: Ann PLOYDELL, d/o Charles PLOYDELL (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #0380155, Parish registers, 1274-1939 Church of England. St. Bride Fleet Street Church (London) - source not yet viewed)

22 May 1660 St. Bride Fleet St., London. Married: Fardenandoe GORGIS and Mary ARCHDALE. (IGI, Ba: E022423, So: 380155)

Ferdinando was the son of John GORGES who died testate 1656/7 St. Margaret, Westminster; and Mary the daughter of Thomas and Mary NEVILLE Archdale of High Wycombe,Bucks.

01 Jul 1666 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Rebekah and Jane COMES d/o William COMES (IGI Entry, Ba: C022424, So: 380155, Pr: 0820620, Film not read)

14 Nov 1677 St Bride Fleet St, London. Married: Susanna ARCHDALE and John SLADER (FamilySearch.Org)

Possibly Susan ARCHDALE, d/o Thomas and Mary NEVILLE Archdale?

24 Aug 1671 Black Bourton, Oxon. Lic Richard COOMBES of St. Bride's London married Anne SHEEVE of Wallingford, Berks (Extracted from FHC microfilm 1239454, Oxford County marriages 1538-1754, A-Coventrie, males, by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff)

3 Dec 1682 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: John COMBS s/o John and Margaret COMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

16 Jun 1684 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Rachell COMBS d/o John and Margaret COMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

16 Jan 1684 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Anna COMBS d/o Beniamin and Hannah COMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

17 Feb 1688 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Elisabeth COOMBS d/o John and Margaret COOMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

25 May 1696 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: Gorge COOMBS, s/o Gorge and Dorothy COOMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

27 Feb 1698 St. Bride Fleet St., London, England. Christened: John COMBS, s/o Gorge and Dorothy COMBS (IGI Entry, Ba: C022425, So: 380155, Pr: 0820593, Film not read)

IGI entries from the 1700s have not yet been extracted.


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