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Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Combs &c. Entries Extracted from the PRO Catalogue, London

See English Regnal Years for the years Kings and Queens reigned.

Source: Extractions from Public Records Office (PRO) Catalogue, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PROB)

See also Combs &c. Estate Records of England and applicable residences of the deceased. Note that only those records that are linked to a location have been entered in that location (another work in progress).

Important: While the electronic index does provide individual probate information for numerous special categories, it does not include the indices to the PCC will registers. The class for the will registers is PROB 11, which provides only the names of the registers, the date and the number of quires. For example, the reference for the will of Sir Robert LOVETT is PROB 11/195 (10 TWISE). A search of the electronic index for that reference provides only the following:
"PROB 11/195: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Name of Register: Twisse Quire Numbers: 1 - 52. Text Date. 1646."
According to the PRO's PROB 11 Information, all PCC (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) wills (PROB 11) have been microfilmed with copies available for ordering from local FHC's. Note, however, that many of the earlier wills are in Latin.

Numerous other PRO PROB (probate, including wills, administrations, depositions, etc.) do include names, and those with Combs &c. entries are listed as follows.
PROB 3 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Filed Engrossed Eighteenth Century Inventories and Associated Documents
PROB 3/17/121 COMBES, Thomas, city of Salisbury, co. Wilts. esq. John COMBES, exor. 1718 December 18

PROB 3/18/185 COMBE, Thomas, p. of St. Giles, Cripplegate, co. Midd. [London], citizen and butcher, widower 1719 September 14

PROB 3/20/236 COOMBES, William, Heytesbury, co. Wilts. Mary COOMBES, widow, relict and adtrix. 1721 November 16

PROB 3/24/137 Petit, James, COOMBE, p. of Croydon, co. Surr. [Surry] 1725 August 5

PROB 3/37/62 COOMES, Joshua, p. of St. Andrews, Holborn, London. Constance COOMES, widow, relict, and John DRAKE, exors. 1738 June 14

PROB 3/57/2 HARVEST, John, and Elizabeth, his widow, Old Brentford, p. of Ealing, co. Midd. Richard COOMBES, al. COMBES, sole exor. 1758 January 28
PROB 4 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660
PROB 4/1047 COMBES, Adam, of Bristol 1692 6 April

PROB 4/1442 COMB [e ?] Philip, of Farringdon the Great [Great Farringdon], Berks 1666 9 May

PROB 4/3118 COMBE, Joseph, of Pulham, Dorset, yeoman 1691 25 June

PROB 4/3642 COMBS, Andrew, of Great Canford, Dorset, yeoman 1684 14 Feb. (1682)

PROB 4/3910 COMBE, Richard, of Farnham, Dors., yeoman 1668 24 Nov.

PROB 4/4520 SAWYER (SAYER), Peter, of Blewberry, Berks. 1666 16 Aug.
See South Moreton, Berks (less than 3 mi. from Blewbury), and see Peter SAYER and William COMBE of Talbot County, Maryland
PROB 4/5319 COOMES, William, of Stepney, Midd. 1663 4 April

PROB 4/6606 COOMBS [COOMES], Elizabeth, [?of St Margaret Westminster] 1677 22 Jan. Former reference: 1677 W

PROB 4/7449 COOMBES, John, of St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, ob in the East Indies. 1678 7 Aug.

PROB 4/8773. COMBE, Giles, of Otterford, Som., esq. 1678 19 July

PROB 4/10098 COMBE, Richard, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts., esq. 1695 3 May (1692)

PROB 4/10710 COMBES, William, of St. Thomas [alias] St. Nicholas in the suburbs of the City of Oxford, cooper 1688 4 July

PROB 4/10824 RIDGE, John, of Combe, Sussex 1683 27 Nov.

PROB 4/10938 COMBE, Henry, of Trowbridge, Wilts, apothecary 1687 11 May

PROB 4/11019 COMBE, Edward, of Combe, Wilts, gent 1685 23 July

PROB 4/14544 COMBS, Richard, of St. Clement Danes [Westminster], Mdx., ob. at Eaton [Eton], Bucks, bachelor 1685 2 July Undated

PROB 4/15514 COMBES, John, of Totnes, Devon, but ob. in H.M.S. "Faulken" at sea, batcheler 1672 14 Dec.

PROB 4/19264 WEBB, Joane, of Castle Combe, Wilts, widow 1688 5 Sept. Undated

PROB 4/19731 COOMBES, John, of St. Bartholomew the Less, London ob. in Putney, Surrey 1696 31 Mar.

PROB 4/20550 COMBE, George, (goods unadmd, by Nathaniell COMBE, late of of St. Paul, Covent Garden) 1663 28 Nov. Undated

PROB 4/21563 COMBES, Sarah, of Dartford, Kent, spinster 1667 1 Oct.

PROB 4/22948 COMBES, Charles, of HMS [illeg] [illeg] (1690)

PROB 4/24721 COOMES, Ephraim at sea Undated (1 October 1678)

PROB 5 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Miscellaneous Inventories, Accounts, and Associated Documents

PROB 5/2718 COOMBES, Adam, of Bristol, Glos. 1692

PROB 5/3352. COOMBS, Robert, of St Botolph without Aldgate, London. 1708

PROB 20 = Supplementary Wills Series I
PROB 20/569 COMBE, Bryan: S. Mapperton, Dors., gent. 1715

PROB 20/570 COMBE, Thomas: Old Stratford, Warw., esq. 1657

PROB 28 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations: Cause Papers taken by Commission from 1642 to 1722

PROB 28/2 May con COMBE 1713

PROB 28/1110 COMBES con COOKSLEY 1681
PROB 32 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Files of Exhibits pre 1722
PROB 32/48/48 Deceased: COOMBES, William, bach., St. Clement Danes, Middx. Inventory (Sworn 1705 Dec. 3)

PROB 32/48/54 Deceased: COOMBES, William, bach., St. Clement Danes, Middx. Account (Sworn 1705 Dec. 3)

PROB 32/50/49 Deceased: COMBES, Thomas, St. Martin in the Fields, Middx. Affidavit 1707 June 13

PROB 32/56/86 Deceased: (BAUCHAMP als LA COMBE con Rival) Monition to transmit scripts to delegates 1712 June 4 (served 1712 June 5)

PROB 32/59/30 Deceased: COMBES, Richard, St. John, Wapping, Middx., d. abroad Affidavit 1714/15 Feb. 25

PROB 32/59/106 Deceased: COMBS, Richard, St. John, Wapping, Middx. Declarations and Account (Sworn 1715 May 17)
PROB 36 = Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations and Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Miscellaneous Exhibits Pre 1722
PROB 36/10 Name of deceased: [ROE, William] Case title and other data: ROE con ROE et COMBS 1709
Could this relate to William and Elizabeth ROE Combe of Talbot County, Maryland? PROB 37 = Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Cause Papers, Later Series
PROB 37/1720 CHIVERS v COMBES Testator or intestate: CHIVERS, John of Somerford Magna, Wilts., gentleman 1857

PROB 37/103 DUCLOS v BAILEY Testator or intestate: COMBES, Rev. William formerly of Bloomsbury Market, St. George, Bloomsbury, Middx.; late of High Holborn, Middx. 1812-1813

PROB 37/250 TALBOT v TESHNER Testator or intestate: COOMBE, William of St. George's Place, St. George, Middx.; attorney; solicitor-at-law; widower; gentleman 1814

PROB 37/1513 COOMBS v H M Procurator-General Testator or intestate: COOMBS, Mary of Theberton St., Islington, Middx. 1852


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