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The City of Southwark is considered part of Greater London although physically in the County of Surry
Parishes in the City of Southwark are:

Christchurch
St George the Martyr
St John Horsleydown
St Jude
St Mary Magdalene
St Olave (Combs)
St Paul
Southwark, St Saviour (Archdale)
St Thomas



General Records (Parish not stated) 1771 Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues and predecessors: Unfiled Correspondence and Papers. CRES 2/1265. Southwark: petition of Sir R Bidlake COMBE for a building lease of ground in Suffolk Place, alleged to have escheated to the crown (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue - record not yet acquired)

See Combs-Bidlake Visitations, Devonshire

Southwark, St. Olave, less than two miles southeast of the centre of the City of London (across the Thames River)

24 Nov 1652 John COMBES, son of John COMBES, of St. Olaves, Southwark [Surrey], butcher, deceased, apprenticed as a Draper in 24 Nov 1652 to Thomas WARD for eight years. (COMBS &c. Families of the Drapers Company)

St. Olave, Southwark Parish Records. Extracted from IGI entries
Christenings (IGI, Ba: C022722, So: 375307, Pr: 6900752)
Marriages (IGI, Ba: E022722, So: 375307)

Note: May not include all early entries. Definitely doesn't include later entries yet.

5 Jul 1642 Christened: Willi COOMES, s/o John COOMES

7 Jun 1643 Married: Thomas COOME and Suzanna HEWES [Search Word: HUGHES]

2 Apr 1644 Christened: Hanna COOMES, d/o Thomas COOMES

3 May 1644 Christened: Dammares COOMES, d/o John COOMES

26 Oct 1645 Christened: Thomas COOMES, s/o Thomas COOMES

2 Jan 1647 Married: Alice COOMES and Thomas WARD

10 Mar 1647 Christened: Dorathy COOMES, d/o Thomas COOMES

9 Feb 1650 Christened: John COOMES, s/o John COOMES

6 Jun 1653 Christened: John COOMES, s/o John COOMES

30 Oct 1653 Christened: Amy COOMES, d/o Tho COOMES

27 Aug 1654 Christened: John KOOMES, s/o John KOOMES

12 Nov 1655 Christened: Rich COOMES, s/o Tho COOMES

24 Sep 1658 Christened: Eliz COOMES, d/o Thomas COOMES

10 Mar 1661 Christened: Tho COOMES, s/o John COOMES

5 May 1661 Christened: Mary COOMES, d/o Thomas COOMES

9 Aug 1663 Christened: Diana COMES, d/o Edward COMES

25 Jun 1665 Christened: Thomas COMES, s/o Thomas and Ann COMES

7 Aug 1678 Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. PROB 4/7449. John COOMBES of St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, ob in the East Indies (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue - record not yet acquired)
Southwark, St. Savior

15 Nov 1575 St Savior, London, England. Married: Ralph YARDLEY and Rhoda MARSTON (FamilySearch.Org)

26 Aug 1603 Will of Ralph YARDLEY, Merchant Tailor of London, dated 26 Aug 1603/ proved 27 Feb 1603/4, 1/3 to wife, Rhoda, 1/3 shared between children: Raphe, George, John, Thomas, Ann. To be paid to sons at age 21, to daughter at 21 or marriage, whichever first. Final 1/3 to be shared: poor of St. Saviors, Southwark, London; those merchant tailors who attend his burial; "to my sister, PALMER, a ring of gold to the value of 6 shillings, 8 pence; and to my cousin John PALMER, her husband a like ring of the like value, and to my daughter EARBY my first wife's wedding ring, and to my son ERBY [sic] her husband, my best cloak, and to my cousin, Richard YEARWOOD, my black cloth gown of Turkish Fashion" …rest and residue to children.... Item. Brother Thomas YARDLEY, ring of gold… son Ralph to be executor… said Richard YARWOOD [sic] and son Edward EARBYN [sic] to be overseers. (Sec 24, Hart, Water's Gleanings, Reprinted in Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. 5, p. 920)

Notes: See also May 1575 marriage of Ralph YARDLEY and Agnes ABBOTT at St. Mary Woolchurch Haw, London, and note that the year of above marriage may be wrong (an AF entry states it took place in 1586, not 1575, that Agnes ABBOT died 18 Dec 1576 in St. Savior, Surry, by whom Catherine YARDLEY who married Edward IRBY). George YARDLEY, christened 28 Jul 1588, St. Savior, Southwark, Surrey ("son of Ralph") died 1627, Virginia Colony; married Temperance FLOWERDIEU who aft his death married next Richard WEST, bro of Lord Delaware. On 20 Jan 1625/6, Captain Nathaniel BASSE declared that "John COOMBES & John EWYNE cam over into this County in the good shipp caled Marigolde Ano Domi 1619 the 20th of May and were delivered by Capt. LANE to Sr. George YARDLEY to the Compenys use." (See Early Combs &c. of Virginia). George & Temperance's son, Argall, married Sarah OFFLEY (d/o Robert & Ann OSBORN Offley of London), her third husband, she having married (1) Adam THOROUGHGOOD and (2) John GOOKIN… By YARDLEY, Sarah had dau. Elizabeth, b1619; sons Argoll, b 1621, and Francis, b 1624. By John GOOKIN, she had Mary GOOKIN who m (1) William MOSELEY; and (2) Anthony LAWSON. Questions: Who was Ralph YARDLEY'S "sister PALMER?" Kin to the Archdale-Palmer family? Was William MOSELEY kin to William MOSELEY of Old Rappa Co VA, "somehow uncle" to William UNDERWOOD, Sr., step-son of Archdale and Elizabeth COMBES of that county?

Also note that he terms John PALMER "cousin" (rather than brother in law) even though married to his sister???

17 Dec 1618 St. Helen, Bishopsgate, London. Married: "Richard BAKER of St. Saviors, Southwark, gent, and Sara ARCHDALE, the dau. of one ARCHDALE, late of St. Mary Buthaw, London, M'rchaunt, decd, by license." (Archdale Memoirs)

According to the Memoirs, this is Sarah, d/o Martin and Barbara SEXTON Archdale. Martin ARCHDALE died in St. Margaret Pattens, not St. Mary Bothaw (a city centre parish, but one where no Archdales have been found as yet, but perhaps not yet extracted?), but his daughter is the only "unaccounted for" Sarah ARCHDALE and this is likely her.


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