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St Mary Woolnoth,
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 Mary Woolnoth, Lombard Street, was rebuilt 1716-1726. St Mary Woolchurch Haw was united to St Mary Woolnoth in 1670. Woolnoth parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1538-1985, marriages 1538-1732 & 1745-1953, banns 1754-67 & 1782-1951, burials 1538-1722 & 1744-1852. Some baptisms, marriages and burials with St Mary Woolchurch Haw from circa 1670. No registers are extant for marriages 1732-44, burials 1722-44. A list is available at the Guildhall Library of coffins dated 1726-44 that were removed from the church in 1892-3 and re-interred at the City of London cemetery in Little Ilford. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1538-1885 on IGI
ca 1405 6 HENRY IV. Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III. C 143/436/6. John COUMBE the elder of London to found a chantry at the altar of St. Katherine in the church of St. Michael-le-Quern, and to endow it with shops in the said parish of St. Michael, retaining land in the parishes of St. Michael Cornhill, St. Mary Woolnoth (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, C 142-143 Series - records not yet acquired)
Except where otherwise noted, parish records (christenings and marriages) are from IGI, #0897089, "The transcript of the registers of the united parishes of St. Mary Woolnoth and St. Mary Woolchurch Haw, in the city of London, from their commencement 1538 to 1760 : to which is prefixed a short account of both parishes, list of rectors and churchwardens, chantries, &c., together with some interesting extracts from the churchwardens' accounts" by James Mark Saurin Brooke, FamilySearch.Org - film not yet viewed)
1 Feb 1566 St Mary Woolnoth, London. Christened: Jane COOMES, d/o George COOMES

1 Nov 1581 Saint Mary Woolnoth, London, England. Christened: Humfrey STYLE, s/o Nicholas STYLE

18 Dec 1582 Saint Mary Woolnoth, London, England. Married: Robert MOLSWORTH and Margaret WETHERHILL

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, 1869)
See also William COMBE who married a daughter of Richard HANBERRY, Goldsmith of London, buried in Datchet, Bucks after 1593.
1 Jun 1675 Christened: James COMES, s/o Benjamin

10 Feb 1677 Christened: Hannah COMBS, d/o Benjamin and Hannah COMBS

31 Jul 1678 Christened: Benjamen COMBE, s/o Benjamen and Hannah COMBE

14 May 1680 Christened: Mary and Martha COMBS, d/o Benjamin COMBS (twins?)

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