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Misterton, a parish in Somerset, is less than a mile from Crewkerne, and that Misterton, Somerset, and Beamister, Dorset, is only a few miles away.

19 Mar 1619/20 (SOAME, FOL. 27; 294; pg 100) John NORRIS of Misterton, co. Somst. (Dat. Betw. 14 July and Christide following.) Bur. in chyd. of Beamyster [Beamister, Dorset]; brothers Wm., Thos. And Hugh; Hugh's sons, John and Robt.; godchn. Edith SHARLICKE, Alice PATTEN and Wm. COOME; my sists. Eliz. And Agnes; Mary COMBE, dau. of Wm. COMBE, senr.; Joan OUSLIE dau. of John OUSLIE; Mary WEAVER; Edw. HARRIS; Rebecca SHOILICKE; Hugh SHOILICKE; wid. BAKER (?BARKER); Thos. WIGETT; Edith NORTH of Beamister; Roger KNAPPE of the same; Wm. NILLE; John EVANS; Robt. BETSCOMBE of Beamister; Edm. LAKE and Bartw. DARBYE of same; Exor: my bro. Wm. NORRIS. [mark] Wits: John HODDER, Thomas SPRAKE. (Pr. 19 Mar. 1619-20.) (Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England; Register SOAME 1620 by J. Henry Lea, 1904) Search Words: OWSLEY

Note: It is not yet known to which William NORRIS the above record refers, nor the identity of either of the two William Combs or the Mary COMBE, although it appears likely that William COMBE the elder might have been brother to Joseph Combs who d 1620, and father to William COOME the younger as well as to Mary COMBE?

Also note that Bridget ARCHDALE, niece of John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, had married a HARRIS, possibly Richard, who was possibly the father of her sons, William and Richard (See Archdale Families, 1629 will of Bridget's first cousin, William COMBE, and 1631 will of her brother, Abraham ARCHDALE, both of Oxfordshire.


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