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St Dunstan in the East,
(0.62 mi. east of city centre) London

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Victorian City of London Churches (Church of England a.k.a. Anglican)) and FamilySearch.Org
St Dunstan In The East (Great Tower Street), was rebuilt in 1817-1821, but gutted in 1941. It was united with Allhallows Barking by the Tower in 1960. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1558-1816; marriages, 1558-1939; banns 1754-89 and 1821-51; and burials, 1558-1853. The baptismal registers for the years 1816-1938 were damaged beyond repair in 1941. The IGI includes a partial index for 1558-1880 of baptisms and marriages only.
ca 1270 Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A. E 40/1776 Grant by Geoffrey de CHESEWYK, citizen of London, to William de CUMBE, wool merchant, of London, for 19 1/2 marcs, of a messuage with quay in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower of London, stretching fro King Street on the north to the Thames on the so... [incomplete entry] (54 Henry III.) (2)

1272-1307 [at some time between these dates]. Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A. E 40/1777 Release by Richard de HAKEBURNE, goldsmith, of London, and Margaret his wife, to William de COUMBE, dwelling in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East, for 40s., of a yearly quitrent of 20s. Witnesses:- John de CANTERBIRY, then alderman, Martin BOX, and o... [incomplete entry]" (Edward I.) Note Text: Two seals (2)

ca 1272 Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A. E 40/1778 Release by Geoffrey de SCHESEWICK to William de CUMBE, both citizens of London, of 6s. yearly rent issuing from a tenement, fromerly [formerly] Reginald le SIPWRITCHE's, in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower, stretching from Olvendebrigge on the east to the Tham...[Thames? incomplete entry] (56 Henry III.) Note text: seal. (2)
Only three early (pre-1670) Combs records are in the IGI for this parish, extracted from FamilySearch.Org, IGI, #0845247, "The register of St. Dunstan in the East, London, 1558-1654" by Arthur William Hughes-Clarke (source not yet viewed).
6 Dec 1559 Christened: John COMS, s/o John COMS
Note that this John COMBES is of an age to be John COMBE of Aldermanbury.
11 Dec 1560 Saint Dunstan In The East, London, England. Robert DECROWE and Jane SAYER (FamilySearch.Org, Parish Registers, 1558-1653, 942 B4HA V.69, Book, #6903587) source not yet viewed)
This record included due to (1) the ca 1600 marriage of Ady SARE (SAYRE, SAYER) and Sarah ARCHDALE, d/o Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale; and (2) the 1636 Enfield, Middlesex marriage of a Randoll MANNING to a Katherine DEYCROW. Sarah ARCHDALE (Smith) SARE was the sister of Margaret ARCHDALE Combe whose daughter, Mary COMBE married a Randall MANNING. See also Robert and Jane SAYER Decrowe in both Enfield and Edmonton, Middlesex.
21 Sep 1561 Christened: Eppeiay COMES, d/o COMES [sic]

10 Feb 1597 Christened: Barbara PALMER, d/o Robert PALMER

14 Nov 1599 Christened: Elizabeth PALMER, d/o Robert PALMER

16 Jul 1598 Christened: William PALMER, s/o Robert PALMER

14 Apr 1605 Christened: William PALMER, s/o Robert PALMER
Possibly children of Robert and Mary CRADDOCK Palmer who married 10 Jun 1595, St. Lawrence Jewry. Barbara PALMER married 21 Jan 1616 in St. Lawence Jewry, George CLARKE. According to an undocumented ancestral file submission, Elizabeth married Anthony BIDDULPH, s/ Simon and Joyce BIDDULPH -- perhaps the "cousin BYDOLPHE" referred to in the 1636 Aldermanbury will of William PALMER, brother of Robert?
5 May 1635 St. Dunstan in the East, London. Married: Henry SPEED and Margaret PLAYLE (FamilySearch.Org, IGI extract)
Possibly the same as Henry and Margrett SPEED whose son, John, was christened in 1640 in
St Antholin Budge Row. See one John SPEEDE with Archdale COMBE in Old Rappa County, Virginia
17 Jan 1670 Saint Dunstan in the East, London, England. Married: John COOMES and Sarah BEZER (FamilySearch.Org, IGI extract) [NIGI 1998]
See Allhallows Honey Lane for christening of a Bezan [sic] COMBES, s/o a John and Sarah.
20 Dec 1673 Married: Benjamin COMBE of St. Mary Woolnoth, London, citizen and goldsmith. bachelor. about 25 and Mrs. Hannah HARLOW, of Merton Abbey, co. Surrey, spinster, about 18, consent of father, James HARLOWE. of same. gent.---at St. Dunstan-in-the-East. 20 Dec. 1673. V. (Extracted by Combs Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from Foster's MARRIAGES OF LONDON, London. 1869)

12 Nov 1712 St. Dunstan in the East, London. Christened: James COMBES, s/o John and Jane COMBES (FamilySearch.Org, IGI extract) [NIGI 1998]
Note that the above two IGI marriage entries were not in the IGI in 1998.

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