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Chelsea, 3.62 mi. southwest of centre of City of London, "a parish in the Kensington division of the hundred of Ossultone, county of Middlesex... This place was anciently called Chelcheth, or Chelchith, probably from the Saxon Ceosl, or Cesol, sand, and Hythe, a harbour, from which its present name is derived... at an early period, the residence of illustrious persons, whose superb mansions procured for it the appellation of the village of palaces. Among these was the residence of the chancellor, Sir Thomas MORE, at the north end of Beaufort-row... taken down by Sir Hans Sloane in the year 1740... The bishops of Winchester had a palace at the upper end of Cheyne-walk... Queen Elizabeth had a palace here; and Sir Robert WALPOLE resided for some time in a mansion previously belonging to the crown... The mansion and gardens of the Earl of Ranelagh... Chelsea comprehends the old town on the bank of the river, over which is a bridge of wood leading to Battersea in Surrey, and the new buildings erected since 1777, and called Hans Town, in honour of Sir Hans Sloane, a former lord of the manor. In the old town is Cheyne-walk... The county magistrates hold a petty session here for the hundred every Tuesday; and four headboroughs, nine constables, and other officers, are appointed at the court held for the manor..." (Lewis, 1831)

Chelsea, St. Luke Christenings extracted from the IGI, source: B: 26 May 1978 PROVO Ba: C067053, E: 23 Aug 1978 PROVO Pr: 0883996, SP: 3 Oct 1978 PROVO:

27 Jan 1638 Christened: Ambros COMBES, s/o Ambros
22 Mar 1639 Christened: Grace COMBES, d/o Ambros and Hester
11 Jun 1641 Christened: Nathaniell COMES, s/o (blank)
13 Nov 1642 Christened: Elewthelip COMBES, s/o Ambros

Notes: The christenings of these children are also recorded at St. Stephen Coleman Street, London, one-time home of Ellis COMBE, "somehow" kin to John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe who married in 1587 at St. Antholin Budge Row, where is found an earlier Ambrose COMBE.


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