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Coventry [Warwickshire], England

Although a separate city and county, Coventry is locally within the bounds of Warwickshire.

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15 EDWARD III. [ca 1341] C 143/256/11. Nicholas le FLOUTERE and Richard de COMBE to grant messuages in to the abbot and convent of Combe, the said Nicholas retaining a messuage and land in Sowe, and the said Richard in Binley. Warwick. John BALDEWYNE and Hugh de NAYLESTON to grant me... [incomplete entry]

Binley is less than 3 miles southeast of Coventry.

According to the 1619 Visitation of Warwickshire, Combe Family, Edward COMBE of Wasperton, Warwickshire (son and heir of John COMBE of Warwickshire by his first wife, [Joyce?] BLOUNT of Worcestershire), married Anna, daughter of Stephen HALES of Newland, Coventry, by whom he had Jocosa [Joyce], who married Francisco CORNWALL of Beferd [Burford], Shropshire; and Anna, who married Robertus DECONS [Robert DEACONS] of Wasperton ("fil. et heares iam super-stes 1619").

The 1619, Warwickshire Visitation, Hales Family, adds that Anna HALES' mother was Anna, daughter of Richard MORRISON of Bucks, by whom he also had Katherine HALES, wife of Edward BUGGES of Essex; Stephen HALES; Robert HALES (d. s.p.); Maria HALES, wife of Joh'i BUGGES (brother of Edward); second son, Tmothy HALES of Exhall, Coventry, husband of Elizabeth ASTLEY (d/o Thomas ASTLEY of Wolvey, Warwickshire); Carolus HALES of Newland ("one of his Mates Councell in the north ob 1618"), Elizabeth FISH (d/o Walter FISH of London). This Visitation lists Stephen's daughter, Anna, as having married Edward COMBE of Stratford, Warwickshire ("nupta Edw. COMBE de Stretford in Com. War.").

According to Salzman, L.F. ed., THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF WARWICK. London. V.3. pub. by A. Constable. 1904, p. 264, Edward COMBES of Barford [Burford?], Warwickshire (eldest s/o John & Joyce BLOUNT Combes) d testate, but without male issue (See Warwickshire). His will has not yet been acquired.
HOLY TRINITY (partial extraction of parish records)
26 Dec 1570 Holy Trinity, Coventry, England. Married: Edward COMES and Ann HALLES (FamilySearch.Org, Film/fiche: 1067410, Parish registers, 1561-1909 Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Coventry, Warwickshire)) [NIGI, 1998]

23 Sep 1572 Holy Trinity, Coventry, England. Married: Ales AMBROUS and John BAYLEY (ibid.)

2 Sep 1579 Holy Trinity, Coventry, England. Married: Agnis AMBROUS and Thomas PREISTE (ibid.) SW: Agnes AMBROSE, PRIEST

20 Aug 1580 Holy Trinity, Coventry, England. Married: Thomas HATTON and Elener WRIGHT (ibid.)

31 Mar 1692 Holy Trinity, Coventry, England. Married: John COMBS and Sarah KING (ibid.)
EXHALL NEAR COVENTRY (Parish records for Combs, if any, not yet extracted)
Note: Timothy HALES marriage not yet located

16 Jul 1565 Exhall Near Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Married: Thomas HATTON and Amie SMITH (FamilySearch.Org)

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