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Clerkenwell (1.38 mi. northwest of city centre)..."an extensive and populous parish, in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossultone, county of Middlesex, anciently one of the northern suburbs, but now adjoining the city of London... This district was formerly called the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, and the church of St. James was the only church within it; it is now divided into two districts, one called St. James', and the other St. John's, both in the archdeaconry and diocese of London. The living of St. James' is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the inhabitants of both districts, paying church and poor rates (Lewis, 1831)

24 Jan 1585 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Thomas COOMES, s/o William COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

16 Jul 1587 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Mary COOMES, d/o Henry COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

16 Jul 1587 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Magdalen COOMES, d/o Henry COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

27 Aug 1590 Saint James Clerkenwell, London, England. Married: Thomas COMBES and Margaret HASSOLDE (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]

13 Sep 1590 St. James Clerkenwell, London, England. Married: Anthony FEARNE and Margaret GOORE (FamilySearch.Org)

See the 1631 will of Abraham ARCHDALE of Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, which names "my uncle Anthony FERNE of London, Gent." The same? Is GOORE aka GORE? GOWER? 22 Jul 1604 Saint James, Clerkenwell, London, England. Married: Amey COOMBES and Jacobe SCORRYER (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]

13 Nov 1603 Saint James Clerkenwell, London, England. Married: Thomas COOMES and Elizabeth CHURCHE (FamilySearch.Org) [NIGI 1998]

16 Feb 1606 Saint James, Clerkenwell, London, England. Married: Marie COMBES and Richard SHUTE (FamilySearch.Org, 1551-1754 Parish Register, #6903589 - source not yet viewed)

1611 St. Jas. Clerkenwell. Bapt. - Roger, s. Helen CREWE (i. 62, Extracted by Combs Researcher Vince Griffin from "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames with Special American Instancies," Charles Wareing Bardsley, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996, p. 216)

Notes: See 10 Nov 1649 Sparsholt, Berkshire marriage of Arthur CREW and Elizabeth COMBE (d/o John & Elizabeth LOVETT Combe, gd/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe)

21 Apr 1611 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Mary COOMES d/o Clement COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

9 Sep 1612 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Ellis COOMES, s/o Clement COOMES (IGI, Pr: 0415197)

Notes: See Clement and Katherine REA Coomes of Stepney, Middlesex, who married in 1601 at St. Dunstan, Stepney, Clement COOMES of St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney in 1614 (christening of daughter, Jane) and Clement and Katherine in 1617 in St. Botolph without Aldgate, London.

See also Ellis & Judith BARGER Combe, the former a Draper of London, and "somehow kin to" the above-noted John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, where Ellis is also found recorded.

3 Nov 1623 St. James Clerkenwell, London, EN. Married: Susan SARE & Thomas DUTTON (IGI, British Isles, Batch number: M001411, film not read)

Notes: Sarah (aka Susan?) SARE, d/o Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE (Smith) Sare, named in the 22 Feb 1629/30 Oxfordshire EN will of her first cousin, William COMBE (s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe), and the 13 Sep 1650 Leicestershire will of her aunt Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer (Sarah, Barbara and Margaret the daughters of Thomas & Mary CLIFTON Archdale).

16 Mar 1654 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: John COOMES, s/o William & Alice COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

16 Apr 1674 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: John COOMES, s/o Thomas & Sarah COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

1 Mar 1693 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Elizabeth COOMES, d/o Gilbert & Elizabeth COOMES (IGI, Pr: 0415197, film not read)

21 Mar 1695 Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EN. Christened: Mary COOMES, d/o Gilbert & Elizabeth COOMES (IGI, Ba: P001411, So: 845229, PR: 0415197, Film Not Read, listed in IGI as London)

Later Records of St. James Clerkenwell:

26/29 Jan 1831 Kings Square, St. Lukes, London. Born: Joseph COOMBE, baptised St. James Clerkenwell, s/o Joseph and Mary Ann (Combs Researcher Maureen Reynolds)

MR Notes: One Joseph COOMBE m 29 Mar 1853, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Ellen BUCHANAN, and is believed by some researchers to have been the same as the above. Joseph & Ellen left immediately after their wedding for Auckland, New Zealand, had 12 children, Joseph became first Chief Executive of the Auckland Savings Bank; died in Auckland 01 Dec 1872. Ellen came back to Australia with the younger children. The 3rd daughter Fanny, who had married William HUMPHREYS, also came to AUS. Joseph's ancestry remains a mystery, and seeking more information abt the above family.

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