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St Stephen Walbrook and St Benet Sherehog
(city center and north) City of 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 Stephen Walbrook (city centre) was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, and rebuilt. St Benet Sherehog (see below), St Mary Bothaw and St Swithin Stone were united to Walbrook in 1670.* Walbrook's parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1557-1954, marriages 1557-1940, banns 1754-1954, burials 1557-1860. Later baptisms and marriage registers are held by the incumbent. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for 1557-1880 is in the IGI

* St Mary Bothaw was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, and not rebuilt. It was united to St. Swithin London Stone in 1670 and to St Stephen Walbrook in 1954. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1536-1653/4, marriages 1536-1657/8 & 1754-1812, banns 1754-64, burials 1536/7-1653. For baptisms 1675-1944, marriages 1672-1754 and 1813-1941, banns 1778-1852, burials circa 1670-1853, see St Swithin London Stone. A partial index to baptisms 1536-1653 on IGI. No Combs have been located in this index.

St Swithin London Stone was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, rebuilt, then damaged in 1940, sold ca 1960. It was united to St Stephen Walbrook in 1954. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1615-1944, marriages 1619-1941, banns 1754-60 & 1778-1852, burials 1614-1853. A partial index to baptisms 1615-1875 is in the IGI. No Combs have been located in this index.
1545 Commissary Court of London. Robert COMBES, citizen & leathers., St. Stephen, Thorpe by Waynfleete, etc., Lincs. (O.W. 1545, Register 11, Folio 164) (Combs &c. English Estate Records)
This record does not specify if this is St. Stephen Walbrook or St. Stephen Coleman St. Considering the presence of Ellis COMBE in St. Stephen Coleman St., and the given name Robert amongst the families of Ellis and John COMBE (h/o Margaret ARCHDALE), this record may be significant. Thorpe St. Peter is less than a mile from Wainfleet in Lincolnshire.
29 Sep 1628 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: John THETCHER, s/o George and Anne THETCHER. (FamilySearch.Org)

04 Jul 1630 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: Thomas THACHER, s/o George and Ann THACHER. (FamilySearch.Org)

30 Sep 1632 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: James THACHER, s/o George and Anne THACHER. (FamilySearch.Org)

14 Mar 1634 St Stephen Walbrook, London. Christened: John VNDERWOOD, s/o William VNDERWOOD (FamilySearch.Org) [Search Word: UNDERWOOD]

13 Apr 1635 St Stephen Walbrook, London. Christened: John VNDERWOOD, s/o William and Alice VNDERWOOD (FamilySearch.Org) [Search Word: UNDERWOOD]

18 Mar 1640 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: George THETCHER, s/o George and Anne THETCHER. (FamilySearch.Org)

21 Jun 1643 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: Hannah TATCHER, d/o George and Anne TATCHER. (FamilySearch.Org)

26 Jan 1665 St. Stephen Walbrook, London, England. Christened: George THACHER, s/o James and Amy THACHER. (FamilySearch.Org)
The James of 1665 is presumably James who was christened on 30 Sep 1632 in this parish. No marriage record located for him and Amy as yet, nor for his parents. This THATCHER family is of interest due to the St. John the Baptist Walbrook record above. See also George and Margaret SYLVESTER Thatcher of Hastings, Sussex and Sylvester THATCHER of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.
St Benet Sherehog (1.24 mi. due north of City Centre) was destroyed in 1666 and not rebuilt. It was united to St Stephen Walbrook in 1670. Parish records are in the Guildhall Library, but only a few Bishop's Transcripts survive (1629-40). For registers from circa 1670, see St Stephen Walbrook. A partial index to baptisms and marriages for the years 1557-1880 is in the IGI.

Extracted from FamilySearch.Org, #6903546, Computer printout of London, "St. Stephen Walbrook and St. Benet Sherehog, London, England" (source not yet viewed - may be Bishops Transcripts? This parish is newly added to the IGI since 1998):
1 Mar 1583 Saint Stephen Walbrook And Saint Benet Sherehog, London, England [sic]. Married: John COMES and Anne WOODWARD (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]
Is this possibly the John COMBE of St. Peter Paul's Wharf who died in 1611, leaving a widow, Ann?
21 Mar 1591 Saint Stephen Walbrook And Saint Benet Sherehog, London, England Married: William EWER and Alse SOWTHEND

30 Aug 1612 Saint Stephen Walbrook and Saint Benet Sherehog, London, England. Married: Robert CAPELL and Alice HOLLINGWOORTH
See the 1633 St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury will of Ellis COMBES who names brother John COMBES and "Alice/niece/? CAPPELL."


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