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Kidderminster: a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, county of Worcester comprising the incorporated markettown of Kidderminster, having separate jurisdiction, the chapelry of Lower Mitton, and the hamlet of Wribbenhall… 14 miles N of Worcester, and 126 west northwest of London… At the time of the Conquest it was a royal manor, and continued so until the reign of Henry II., when it passed into private hands, and among its possessors was WALLER the poet…

Note: Poet Edmund WALLER of Beaconsfield, Bucks, was cousin to Henry WALLER who married 4 Apr 1627, St. Benet Pauls' Wharf, London, Jane SAYERS, daughter of Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE (Smith) Sare [sic], the latter the sister of Margaret ARCHDALE who married, 11 Dec 1587, St Antholin Budge Row, London, John COMBE, draper, of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London. In 1629/30, the will of their son, William COMBE, fellow of Oriel College, Oxford University, included a bequest to his "cosen Jane WALLERS daughter of Beakin ffields." William COMBE'S nephew, Archdale COMBE is believed to be the same who married Elizabeth, stepmother of the William COMBE who follows.

undated Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series D. E 210/7465. Nicholas de CUMBE and Alice his wife to [Maiden] Bradley Priory: Quitclaim of rent in Kidderminster. (Worc.) (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, E Series - record not yet acquired)

22 Jul 1663 (Rappahannock Records, Vol. 1656-64, p. 342) "July 22, 1663, William UNDERWOOD, son and heir of William UNDERWOOD, Senr., late of Rappahannock County in Virginia in this part of America appoint my uncle William MOSELEY as guardian and attorney for me to care for the estate bequeathed by my father's will. He to send to my uncle Edward BURTON, Gent. of Kedeminster in County of Worcester to whom I have entrusted my education the income out of my estates in Virginia. I the said William UNDERWOOD am of the age of fourteen and one half years. 20 July 1663." (signed) William UNDERWOOD. Witnessed by Edward GRIGGS [Indexed GRIGGS], Will. JENKINS. Thomas HARTWELL Notr. Pub. of the City of Bristol whom I have desired to certify my true meaning. (Rappa. Co VA Records, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA)

Notes: The above William UNDERWOOD the younger was the son of Col. Wm. & Mary (BURTON? MOSELEY?) Underwood, whose last wife, Elizabeth, m next Archdale COMBS of Old Rappa. County, Virginia. (See Also Burton-Combs Connections & Underwood Families). No Combs or Underwood records have been located in Kidderminster Parish as yet (not researched).

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