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St. Michael Bassishaw,
(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 Michael Bassishaw (1.24 mi. north of city centre) was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666, but was sold in 1899 and demolished in 1900. It was united to St Lawrence Jewry in 1897. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms, 1538-1892; marriages, 1538-1890; banns, 1755-1892; and burials, 1538-1853. Later baptisms, marriages and banns were entered in the registers of St. Lawrence Jewry which were destroyed or damaged beyond repair by enemy action in 1940. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1538-1880 is in the IGI.
20 May 1539 Saint Michael Bassishaw, London. Married: Merget ARSDELL and Alen SYMSON (FamilySearch.Org, IGI #6903661 Parish printout of London, St. Michael Bassishaw; #0374500, Parish registers, 1538-1892 Church of England. St. Michael Bassishaw Church (London) - source not yet viewed) [Search Words: Margaret, ARCHDALE, Allen, SIMPSON]
An IGI individual submission listed this marriage as twenty years earlier (to the day) and at "St. Marylebone, London, England."
12 Jul 1543 St. Michael Bassishaw, London. Christened: Homfray MARTYN, s/o MARTYN (FamilySearch.Org)
See Humphrey MARTIN who married 11 Nov 1572, St. Antholin Budge Row, Alice PULLISON, d/o Thomas PULLISON (master of John COMBE, Draper). Not known if same.

From the IGI, Ref: Ba: P001471, So: 845260, Pr: 0415369 (all Bassishaw Combs entries - source not yet viewed):

Christenings
29 Oct 1620 John COMES, son of Thomas COMES

16 Dec 1621 Grace COOMBES, daughter of Thomas and Jaine COOMBES

1 Aug 1624 Robert COMBES, son of Thomas and Jane COMBES

14 Dec 1628 Ruth COMBES, daughter of Thomas and Jaine COMBES

17 Mar 1633 Margaret COMBS, daughter of Thomas and Jane COMBS

10 Dec 1637 Thomas COMBS, son of Thomas and Jane COMBS

13 Nov 1653 Judeth COMBES, daughter of Robart and Judeth COMBES

7 Feb 1664 Judeth COMBS, daughter of Robert and Judeth COMBS
Jane COMBES, wife of Thomas by 1621, may have been Joane FINCH, who married 1st Morris PRICE (see next)
01 Feb - 05 Oct 1641 Will of Winifred GREENE of London [of Kingsbury, Mddx.], Bequests to: the children of my sister Joane COOMES by her husband Thomas COOMES and by her late husband Morris PRICE deceased; Mary FINCH, daughter of my said brother John; my sister Ann FEGON, widow; my sister Grace FINCH, wife of the said Francis FINCH; the rector of St. Michael Bassishaw, London; my son John GREEN (who went to Va.), if he be alive. Wits.: Richard ROCHDALE, scrivener, and Henry FIREBRACE his servant. Pr. 5 Oct 1641 by the brother, John FINCH. (PROB 11/187/121 & 128). See NGSQ 69/117. (American Wills Proved in London, 1611-1775 by Coldham, 1992, pg 5)
No marriage record found for Joan FINCH and either Morris (Maurice?) PRICE or Thomas COOMES; however, see the 1613, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury marriage of Wynifrith FINCH and George GREENE, and note the naming of a daughter, Grace, by Thomas and Jane (aka Joan?) COMBES.

See also Combs Research List Archives, 1998, re Thomas HODGSON who md 28 Nov 1591 at St Lawrence Pountney, London, England, Margery CONSTANCE; presumably father of Elizabeth, christened 30 Sep 1593 Priory Church, Cartmel, Lancashire and, Margery chr 5 Oct 1595 St Michael Bassishaw, London.

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