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St Mildred Poultry and St Mary Colechurch,
(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 Mildred Poultry was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, rebuilt, sold in 1872, then demolished. St Mary Colechurch was united to St Mildred Poultry in 1670.* Both were united to St Olave Old Jewry in 1871, and to St Margaret Lothbury in 1886. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1538-1870, marriages 1538-1871, banns 1756-65 and 1792-1870, burials 1538-1852. For later baptisms, marriages and banns see St Olave Jewry. A partial index to baptisms and marriages 1538-1870 is in the IGI. Only one Combs entry is in the index:

*St Mary Colechurch was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1558-1812, marriages 158-1665/6, burials 1558-1666 and 1671-1812; includes marriages 1592 and 1683/4-84 and burials 1563-1666 and 1671-1715 at Mercer's Hall Chapel. For later registers see St Mildred Poultry. A partial index to baptisms 1558-1870 is in the IGI. No Combs are found in this index, but also note that according to FamilySearch.Org, their IGI sources for these two parishes are: (1) Computer printout of London, Poultry Chapel Camomile Street, Independent, London, England; (2) Computer printout of London, St. Mildred Poultry with St. Mary Colechurch, London, England; (3) Parish register printouts of London, England (Independent Church, Poultry Chapel, Camomile Street); christenings, 1702-1837 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; (4) Parish register printouts of London, England (Saint Mildred Poultry with Saint Mary Colechurch); christenings, 1813-1870, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; (5) Parish register printouts of London, London, England (Saint Mildred Poultry with Saint Mary Colechurch) ; marriages, 1754-1837, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical; Department.

Also note that Mercer's Hall Chapel (non-parochial) parish registers are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms (none), marriages 1592 and 1683/4-84, burials 1563-1666 and 1671-1715; in PR's of St Mary Colechurch: Registers of marriages 1641-1754 and burials 1640-1833 held by the PRO. A partial index to marriages on is in the IGI. No Combs are in this index.
25 May 1573 Married: John COMBE and Sicily PALFREMAN, spinster, of City of London, gen. lic., 25 May 1573. B. (Extracted by COMBS Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from Foster. MARRIAGES OF LONDON, London. 1869)

28 May 1573 Saint Mildred Poultry, London, England. Married: John COMBE and Ciceslye PALFREYMAN (FamilySearch.Org, IGI, #0374989, Parish registers, 1538-1871 Church of England. St. Mildred Poultry's Church (London) - source not yet viewed) [NIGI 1998] [Search Words: Cecilie, Cecily]
Note that the first record is apparently a license with no parishes mentioned, whereas the second is apparently the parish record. See also Cheshunt, Herts.
15 Apr 1628 Saint Mildred Poultry With Saint Mary Colechurch. Christened: Hester COOMES, d/o Ambrose COOMES (IGI, #374989, Pr: 6900168, source not yet viewed)
This seems likely to have been a daughter of Ambrose and Hester COMBE who are found next in the parish of St. Stephen Coleman Street, London
"Henry DIXON, Esq., in 1693, left considerable estates in the parishes of Bennington and Munden, in the county of Herts; of Enfield in the county of Middlesex; and of St. Mildred's in the Poultry, London, in trust to the Drapers' Company, for apprenticing boys of these parishes above the age of fifteen; such as bear his christian and surname, wherever born… (Lewis, 1830)


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