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St. Giles Cripplegate,
(1.24 mi. north of city centre) London

Note: The primary sources for information given in regard to parish records are GenDoc's Victorian City of London Churches (Church of England a.k.a. Anglican) and FamilySearch.Org
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street (1.24 mi. north of city centre) was damaged in World War II, rebuilt 1953-63. St Giles, including Whitecross street prison, is in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's (probates and administrations). Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1561-1961, marriages 1561-1953, 1963-1987, banns 1782-6, 1791-1832, 1838-1940, burials 1561-1853, Later baptisms and marriage registers are retained by the incumbent. Cripplegate was within the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. Archdeacon of London. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for 1561-1885 is in the IGI.

St. Bartholomew Moor Lane was united to St Giles Cripplegate in 1900. St Mary the Virgin Aldermary was united to St Alphage London Wall in 1917, and St. Alphage and Aldermanbury were both then united to Cripplegate in 1954.
21 Jan 1576 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, England. Married: Mary COOME and Peter DYAPER (FamilySearch.Org, IGI entry from No. 0380199, Parish registers, 1559-1936 Church of England. St. Giles Cripplegate Church (London), film not read)

6 Dec 1587 St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England. Christened: Ambrose WILLOWBY, son of WILLOWBY (ibid.)
See Sir Robert LOVETT of Soulbury, Bucks who, according to Burke, married Susan BROOKS, widow of Sir Ambrose WILLOUGHBY. Not yet known if same, nor even if Burke is correct.
1 Dec 1602 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Married: Annes COOMES and Nicholas WESTE (FamilySearch.Org, IGI, #0380199, Parish registers, 1559-1936 Church of England. St. Giles Cripplegate Church (London) - source not yet viewed)

9 Feb 1607 St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England. Married: Nicholas CAM and Priscilla SAMES (FamilySearch.Org)
See also Nicolas CAMME (aka CAME and COMBE) Gent of Barklay Hundred, Virginia Colony, in 1620
10 Nov 1611 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England. Married: John TYLLEY and Marget RAWLENS (FamilySearch.Org)

2 Dec 1611 St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: William COOMES, s/o Thomas COOMES (IGI, Ba: C022432, So: 380199, Pr: 0541761 - source not yet viewed)

17 May 1636 Thomas PALMER of St. Giles Cripplegate, merchant-tailor, aged 35, deposes 17 May, 1636, that he is sending two servants to Virginia in the Constance, (whose names are Griffith MORNER and John PALMER, son of this examinate.) (English Origins of American Colonists, p.168)

28 Sep 1642 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Henry COMBES, s/o Edward COMBES (IGI, Ba: C022435, So: 380200, Pr: 0932930, source not yet viewed)

02 Jul 1644 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Married: John CAMM and Mary NICHOLLS (FamilySearch.Org, IGI, St Giles Cripplegate Parish Records, 1561-1634, #0380199, Film #6903743, source not yet viewed)

30 Apr 1645 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Frances COMBES, d/o Edward COMBES (ibid.)

14 Jun 1646 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Rob. COOMES, s/o Rob. COOMBES (ibid.) [Search Words: Robert]

20 Sep 1646 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Elizabeth COOMES, d/o Edw. COOMES (ibid.) [Search Words: Edward]

1 Apr 1649 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Tho. COOMES, s/o Edw. COOMES (ibid.) [Search Words: Thomas, Edward]

25 Dec 1652 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Hen COMES, s/o Willi COMES (ibid.) [Search Words: Henry, William]

21 Oct 1655 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Mary COOMES, d/o Will and Eliza COOMES (ibid.) [Search Words: William, Elizabeth]

01 Jul 1658 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: William COMBES, s/o Wm. and Alice COMBES (ibid.)

30 Dec 1660 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Elizab. COOMES, d/o Willi. and Elizab. COOMES (ibid.) [Search Words: Elizabeth, William]

2 Jun 1663 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, England. Mary COOMES and Lawrenc DUDLEY (FamilySearch.Org, Parish Registers, 1657-1679, St Giles Cripplegate #038202, Film No. 6903743 - source not yet viewed) [Search Words: Lawrence]

01 Feb 1663 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London. Married: Richard ARCHDELL and Thomazin CHANDLER (ibid.)

15 Dec 1667 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Amy COOMES, d/o Richard and Ann COOMES (ibid.)

Sep 1667 Mathias PROSSER of St. Giles Cripplegate, London, who died in Virginia. Administration to the grandmother, Jane PROSSER alias PITT alias PINDAR alias SAYWARD. ("American Willis And Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1610-1857 by Peter Wilson Coldham, 1989, pg 11, 48, 58, 92, 108, 121, 127, 143, 193, 232, 234, 254, 297, & 321).
A Matthias PROSSER, s/o Matthias, was christened in St. Giles Cripplegate on 31 Oct 1656.
19 Apr 1668 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Elizab. COMBES, d/o William and Elizab. COMBES (IGI, ibid.) [Search Words: Elizabeth, William]

02 Jul 1671 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: John COOMES, s/o Rich. and Ann COOMES (ibid.) [Search Words: Richard]

7 Jan 1672 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Edw. COOMBES, s/o Rich and Ann COOMBES (ibid.) [Search Words: Edward, Richard]

18 May 1679 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Will COOMBS, s/o Will and Mary COOMBS (ibid.) [Search Words: William]

12 Jul 1687 St Giles Cripplegate, London. Christened: Penelope PLEYDELL, d/o John and Eliz. PLEYDELL (FamilySearch.Org, #038023, Parish registers, 1559-1936 Church of England. St. Giles Cripplegate Church (London) - source not yet viewed) [Search Words: Elizabeth, PLAYDELL] Penelope PLEYDELL
Post-1699 IGI entries not yet extracted.
1689 Stephen COMBE, yeoman, St. Giles, Cripplegate, Middlesex, Folio 93. (Extracted by Combs Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from "The Index Library - Index to Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and now preserved in the Probate Registry, Somerset House, London", Vol. XI, 1686-1693. ed. C. Harold Ridge. London: British Record Society Limited, 1958, p. 64)

14 Sep 1719 Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Filed Engrossed Eighteenth Century Inventories and Associated Documents. PROB 3/18/185. Thomas COMBE, p. of St. Giles, Cripplegate, co. Midd., citizen and butcher, widower (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue)

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