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Frome, a parish in county Somerset, only 3 mi. from the border of Wilts, it is 6.33 miles northwest of Warminster, Wilts;


Frome Parish Register Marriages (1558-1575)
(Nigel Batty's Frome Parish Marriages)

21 Jan 1558/9 John KENDALL and Joan SHEPPARD
13 Oct 1562 Edmund COME and Joan KNIGHT
04 Nov 1562 John COME? and Agnes WHYTE
21 May 1563 Peter HOWSE and Elizabeth COOME
22 Jan 1564/5 Robert SHARPE and Matilda KENDALL
10 Jul 1568 Thomas BARBER and Elizabeth COOME
02 Apr 1571 Stephen COOME and Agnes BUTCHER.
24 Nov 1572 William KENDALL and Katherine COOKE
01 May 1575 William HALES and Elizabeth COOME
12 Jun 1575 Thomas MILTON and Christiana COOMBE
24 Apr 1576 Valentine KENDALL and Alice PETER

SW: HOUSE, WHITE (No A'dale, L'worthy, Lo'ett)


1609 Wm. [William] COOMBE., Frome Selwood, Som. To Joan C., rel. 1609, p.177.

(Extracted by Combs Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from “The Index Library --Index to Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and now Preserved in the Principal Probate Registry Somerset House, London” Vol. V 1609-1619, ed. Fitch, Marc. The British Record Society, 1968)

Tentative interpretation of abbreviations and meaning: Administration of estate of William COOMBE of Frome Selwood, Somerset, deceased, to Joan COOMBE, relict (widow), in 1609. No Frome Selwood found yet. Not known if Frome Selwood and Frome are the same, but see also Earliest Combs of England, which includes an index from an unidentified Court of Requests that lists a “William COMBE of Keyford in Frome, Selwood, tanner (Somerset, Warwick), 296/71; 393/24.” (this reference not yet read).

Note: According Coombes Descendant Maureen Stewart, “With reference to Frome and Frome Selwood, they are indeed the same place. I refer you to the Frome Research site which is an excellent site.”


4 Jul 1693 Friends Church. Frome, Somerset. Married: Samuel COOMBE and Elizabeth HILL (FamilySearch.Org)

Elizabeth HILL was born in Beckington, Somerset, the daughter of John and Elizabeth HUNT Hill who married in 1663 in Bristol. Samuel was born in Bristol in 1662/3, to Samuel and Elizabeth COMBS and by 3 Jul 1697 birth of son, Joseph) they were in County Cork, Ireland.

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