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Surrey, an inland county; bonded, on the NW, by Berks; on the N, by Bucks and Middlesex; on the E, by Kent; on the S, by Sussex; on the W, by Hants. Its boundary, along all the N, is the river Thames. Its greatest length, from NE to SW, is 37 miles; its greatest breadth is 27 miles; its circuit is about 145 miles; and its area is 478,792 acres.

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. John Marius Wilson. 1870-72

See also Parishes within 20 miles of the City of London as some Surry parishes are in the suburbs of Greater London.
1664 Hearth Tax

Combs &c. Records by Hundred and Parish in which Combs and Associated Families have been found thus far

To learn more about medieval terms for land see the ENGLAND: Land from Medieval to Present Day.


No Parish Named

Excerpted from Visitations of Essex, 1558, Erlington Family

  2 Rowland or Edward ERLINGTON of Thoydon Boyce in Essex, of the privie chamber to K.H. ye 8.
    + Agnes mar. [?] Edw. COMBES
      3 Seymond ERLINGTON cheffe buttler to Edw. 6 [1547-1553] buried in St. Peter's Cornehill [London].
        + Alice da. to John MIDLETON sister & hr. to Tho. MIDLETON. Alice married Sir Gilles ALLINGTON Kt 2 husband.
          4 Simond ob. s.p.
          4 John ob. s.p.
          4 Thomas ERLINGTON de com. Midd. [Middlesex]
            + Bridgett da. to Sr. Edward BRAY of Surrey knt.
              5 Thomas ERLINGTON 2 sonne & of Hackney in Middlesex.
                + Eliz. da. to George TARBERVYLE [TURBERVILLE?] of Bere Regis in Dorsetshire.
              5 Edward ERLINGTON of Wethersfeild in Essex.
                + Margarett da. to Sr. John SPENCER of Northamptonsh. relicta Sr. Giles ALLINGTON
                  6 Thomas 3 sonne
                  6 Edward 2 3 sonne
                  6 Johannes ERLINGTON + …
                  6 Maria
              5 Maria
              5 Bridgita

(Combs &c. Visitations, extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owen)

Notes: Which Edward COMBS married(?) [or was father to] the above Agnes COMBS?


1742/04/18 (PRO Ref. No. T53/41p.228) Thos. COOMBS of Surrey received on board the ship Justitia at London and transported to the Colonies. Capt. Barnet BOND. 12 on board. (COMBS &c. Ship's Lists)


Kingston and Kingston Upon Thames are 2 mi. from Petersham and Surbiton, Surry; 2-1/2 from Richmond, Surrey; and directly across the river from Teddington, Middlesex.

1225-1226 Two Deeds of Demise from Alfred son of John to Jordan de CUMBE, citizen of London, of 2a. land in marsh of Cumbe [? Coombe in Kingston upon Thames*], which his father held of Walter son of Siward in `Kingesmerse'; demise from Thomas s. of Arnold and Alice d. of John ALKETON to Thomas de CUMBE and w. Anne of messuage [in Cumbe] (Abstract of 2 Deeds, Reference D/DP/T378, collection of "Petre Family of Ingatestone and West Horndon," Essex Record Office, Essex Archives Online. Note: Ordering information is available at this locale)

*The [bracketed] remarks above are from the Essex Records Office.

No record of Jordan de CUMBE in either London or Surrey has been located as yet.

Kingston Upon Thames Parish Records
(Extracted from the IGI (Ba: P015491, So: 097138, Pr: 1235407, source not yet viewed):

16 Oct 1569 Christened: Rychard COMES, son of Roberd COMES [SW: Richard, Robert]

10 Jun 1592 Married: Robert COMES and Adrye STEARBROWE

1 Jul 1593 Married: William COMES and Elizbthe LOWEDARE [SW: Elizabeth LOUDER]

31 May 1601 Married: Elizabeth COMBES and John STROWDEE [SW: STROUD]

2 Jan 1643 Married: William COMBES and Mary HULL

28 Dec 1646 Married: James COOMBS and Grace HUDSONE

Note: See Marmaduke HUDSON and Archdale COMBS of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia

5 Dec 1647 Christened: Grace COOMBS, d/o James COOMBSE [sic]
12 Mar 1656 Christened: Anna COMES, female, son of Jeames COMESE [sic]


Coomb[e] Park

02 1692 Sunbury Parish, Middlesex. Groom: HOUNES, John, "Late servant to Mr. HARVEY of Coomb Park, Surrey." Bride: SUMMERS, Elizabeth, d/o Robert SUMMERS.

Middlesex EN Marriage Records


Mitcham, about eight miles southeast of the centre of the City of London

1619 Excerpted from the Visitations of Warwickshire ( 307):

  2 Ric'us LANE de Bridgetowne in Com. War
    + Johanna fil. Henrici WHITNEY de Micham in Com. Surrey
      3 Edwardus LANE fil. et haeres Aetat. 30 annoru' 1619.
        + Maria fil. Thomae COMBES de Old Stratford in Com. War.
      3 Maria nupta Ric'o BISHOP de Cholsey in Com. Berks

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher Leslie Owens. See Combs &c. Visitations)

Notes: Mary COMBES was the d/o Thomas & Mary SAVAGE COMBES of Warwickshire.


07 Dec 1672 Married: Sir Richard COMBE (COOMBE), Knight, of Hempsted, Herts. widower, about 40 and Lady Elizabeth GREENE, of Mitcham, Surrey, widow about 40 at Carshalton, Tooting, Croydon, or Mitcham, Surrey. 7 Dec.1672.V. (Extracted by Combs Researchers Joe Kendalll and Denise Mortorff from Foster. MARRIAGES OF LONDON, London. 1869)


Newington, in Surrey, but only ½ mile south of the City of London), is described by Lewis as "a parish in South London near the parishes of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Walworth, Camberwell, and Lambeth, which together form a "connected town" and are joined to Deptford and Greenwich, to the east; and Peckham, Stockwell, Clapham, Battersea, &c., to the south and south-west…"

Excerpted from Combs and Waterhouse Family Visitations, Hertfordshire, 1572:

In 1572, Richard COMBE of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire reported that he was the son of Robert COMBE of Newington, Middlesex [sic] and Agnes, da. of John WATERHOUSE. The WATERHOUSE Visitation lists Agnes WATERHOUSE as wife of Robert COMBE [no location] and daughter of John WATERHOUSE who descended of … WATERHOUSE of Ludlow, Co. Salop (son of Francis WATERHOUSE) and Anne, daughter and heir of SPARKE of London.

Note: The Visitation is specific that Newington is in Middlesex (not Surry) and based on other old records (non-Combs), there may have been a Newington on the north side of the Thames, and this entry irrelevant.


Merton Abbey, about eight miles southwest of the centre of the City of London

20 Dec 1673 Married: Benjamin COMBE of St. Mary Woolnoth, London, citizen and goldsmith. bachelor. about 25 and Mrs. Hannah HARLOW, of Merton Abbey, co. Surrey, spinster, about 18, consent of father, James HARLOWE. of same. gent.---at St. Dunstan-in-the-East [London]. 20 Dec. 1673. V. (Extracted by COMBS Researcher Joe Kendalll from Foster. MARRIAGES OF LONDON, London. 1869)


Dorking, a market town and parish in the second division of the hundred of Wotton, county of Surrey, 12 miles east of Guildford, and 23 miles south southwest of London, on the road through Epsom to Worthing, Bognor, and Brighton…

02 Aug 1640 - 25 Jul 1654 (Barbados Records) The will of Richard COMBER of Barbados bequeaths to Mary DAVIS, dau of Phillip DAVIS and his wife Mary DAVIS of Barbados "land in Weskett in Darking Parish, Co. Surry, on which Daniel STIDWELL tailor now lives," and names brothers William CUMBER, George CUMBER, & John CUMBER, among others


Guildford, a borough town and parish w/separate jurisdiction, although locally in the first division of the hundred of Woking, 30 miles SW of London, and near to the the parish of St. Nicholas (although all bur part in the hundred of Godalming), comprising the parishes of the Holy Trinity, St. Mary the Virgin, and part of that of St. Nicholas, all in the archdeaconry of Surrey, and diocese of Winchester.

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Maureen Reynolds from the Baptist Church Records, Guildford SRY 1744-1844 (as seen in the Muniment Room, Guildford):

1809-1812 George COMBE signed, only as a member, in the notes of the Church Meeting of 30 Apr 1809, Oct 1809, 23 Jun 1810, 27 Jan 1811, 28 Apr 1811, 05 Jul 1812, 26 Jul 1812, 28 Jun 1812 and Aug 1812.

1812 - Burials - Child of Mr(s) COOMBS of Stoke-next-Guildford, buried.

29 Feb 1814 Wheras Mr. William MILLEDGE and George COMBS having absented themselves from our Church Meetings, likewise from the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, and Mr. COMBS having declared at the Meeting on the 2nd day of October that he should not attend no more, on the next Lord's Day sent a letter to the Church with a document to be signed by the Church at which time William MILLEDGE and he also should withdraw after waiting about 5 months. It was agreed as they thus continued to absent themselves from the Church Meetings and the Lord's Supper, to send Bro. ATTFIELD and Bro. SEARLE to inform them that they had withdrawn themselves and that the Church no longer looked upon them as under their care.

MR Notes: The Rev. George COMB and his wife, Susan SATCHWELL, are believed to have been the parents of: (1) Joseph COMBS (m 19 Aug 1858, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Annie Maria ROSEMAN (formerly WESTWOOD), b ca 1819, Guildford, Surrey, EN (town clerk of Ballarat, where he d 14 Mar 1890); and (2) Samuel Satchwell COMB, b ca 1817, Guildford, Surrey also came to Australia, a printer, and at one time Proprietor of a newspaper. No record of the parents has been found in Australia, nor a record of their death in England. Both brothers regularly described their father to descendants as a Baptist minister.


Wandsworth, a parish, town, and suburban district of the metropolis, in the W. division of Brixton hundred, county Surrey, 3 miles from Vauxhall Bridge, and 5 S.W. of St. Paul's Cathedral. It has stations on the South-Western, London and Brighton, and London, Chatham, and Dover railways. It is situated on the road from London to Kingston, at the confluence of the river Wandle with the Thames, from which circumstance it derives its name.

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

24 Sep 1650 All Saints, Wandsworth. Sara COOMES and Robert BROOKES (FamilySearch.Org)

Note: There may be other Combs in this parish's records. Not yet checked.

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