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St Mary Somerset,
City Centre, London

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St Mary Somerset, Upper Thames Street, was damaged in 1666, rebuilt in 1695, and demolished in 1872. St Mary Mounthaw* was united to St Mary Somerset in 1670, and in 1866, both were united to St. Nicholas Cole Abbey in 1866. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1558/9-1880; marriages, 1558/9-1837; banns, 1754-8; burials, 1557/8-1853. Marriages from circa 1671-1711 and 1837-78 are with St Mary Mounthaw. For later baptisms and marriages see St Nicholas Cole abbey. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1558-1878 is in the IGI.

* St Mary Mounthaw was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, and not rebuilt. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1568-1887; marriages, 1568-1666 and 1754-1809 and 1814-49; and burials, 1568-1849. For baptisms after 1887, see St Nicholas Cole Abbey. For marriages ca 1671-1754 and after 1849, see St Mary Somerset. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1568-1875 is in the IGI. No Combs have been located in this IGI.
16 Sep 1562 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: Anne COMES, d/o COMES (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #0845245, source not yet viewed)

18 Jan 1561 Saint Mary Somerset, London, England. Married: John COMBES and Margaret DUONGER (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]

9 May 1591 St. Mary Somerset, London, England. Married: Thomas COMBES and Anne CHAMBERS (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]

13 Feb 1665 St. Mary Somerset, London, England. Married: Robert COMBES and Isabell JOHNSON (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]
Only the first of the above four records was in the IGI for Combes in 1998, and all marriages need to be extracted, particularly given that the marriage of John and Margaret DUONGER [DUNGAR? DONGAR?] is in a range that could fit the parents of John COMBE of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury (his birth year est. at 1660). Also note that this is one of only two appearances of the surname DUONGER (or var. spell.) in London. The only other record is of a marriage between William DUNGER and Hannah HOW on 13 Apr 1642 at Saint Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex. No potential christening record has been located for Margaret. Other early (pre-1600) appearances of this surname (var.) in the IGI are at St. Bees, Cumberland (no early Combs) and Goring, Sussex (no Combs), thus consideration should be given to the possibilty that this surname is signficantly different than transcribed; i.e., this is the only DUONGER sp. in the IGI, and also does not appear as such in PRO records. Conversely, the surnames, CHAMBERS and JOHNSON, are too common to even make a guess at this point as to their ancestries.
11 Mar 1783 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: Frances COMBE, d/o Harvey Christian and Alice Christian COMBE (ibid.)
6 May 1784 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: Harvey Tree COMBE, s/o Harvey Christian and Alice Christian COMBE (ibid.)
12 Apr 1785 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: James Harvey COMBE, s/o Harvey Christian and Alice Christian COMBE (ibid.)
31 Mar 1786 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: Charlotte COMBE, d/o Harvey Christian and Alice Christian COMBE (ibid.)
18 Jul 1787 Saint Mary Somerset, London. Christened: Matthew COMBE, s/o Harvey Christian and Alice Christian COMBE (ibid.)
Harvey Christian COMBE, Lord Mayor of London and s/o Harvey and Christian JARMAN Combe, who married 15 May 1750, St. Peter Cornhill, London.


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