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"YORKSHIRE, a maritime county, and by far the largest in England, bounded on the south by the Humber and the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, and Derby; on the south-west, for a short distance, by that of Chester; on the west by Lancashire; on the north-west by Westmorland; on the north by Durham; and on the north-east and east by the North Sea... The grand civil and military division of Yorkshire is into three ridings,—West, North, and East, (the term riding being corrupted from trithing, a third part), independent of which is the ainsty, or county of the city of York: the West riding is subdivided into the nine wapentakes of Agbrigg (Upper and Lower), Barkston-Ash (Upper and Lower), Claro (Upper and Lower), Morley, Osgoldcross (Upper and Lower), Skyrack (Upper and Lower), Staincliffe and Ewcross (East and West), Staincross, and Strafforth and Tickhill (North and South), with the liberty of Ripon and soke of Doncaster; the North riding into the eight wapentakes of Allertonshire, Birdforth, Bulmer, Gilling (East and West), Hallikeld, Hang (East and West), Langbaurgh (East and West), and Ryedale, Pickering Lythe, and the liberty of Whitby-Strand; and the East riding into the six wapentakes of Buckrose, Dickering, Harthill (Bainton-Beacon, Holme-Beacon, Hunsley-Beacon, and Wilton-Beacon, divisions), Holderness (Middle, North, and South), Howdenshire, and Ouze and Derwent, besides which it comprehends within its limits the liberty of St. Peter of York, the ainsty of the city of York, the borough and liberties of Beverley, and the county of the town of Kingston upon Hull, which comprises a few parishes in the neighbourhood of that place..." (A Topographical Dictionary of England - Yorkshire)

Combs were in Yorkshire as early 1379 and perhaps earlier yet:
1086 Domesday Survey. Flamborough (modern), West Riding, Yorkshire. "Flaneburc/burg: Earl HUGH and Hugh FITZNORMAN from him; Clibert, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king." (The Domesday Book)
Hugh FITZNORMAN may have been Hugh Fitz (son of) NORMAN and the ancestor of de COMBES (See Earliest Combes of England)
1379 Poll Tax West R. of Yorkshire
Robertus COMBE, , p. 5
Radulphus de COMBE, p. 6
("Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames with Special American Instances," by Charles Wareing Bardsley, 1901)
According to the Hazel M. Kendall manuscript (her sources not given), Combs were in Yorkshire as early as 12?
"The Coomb or Combe family had been at Wineoband and Shiregreen in Yorkshire since 1276.
"Ulnoth CAMBAS (COMBS) a freeman owned land in Stow before 1086
John, warden of Athelstone 1376 Worcestershire, England.
Combe Petrus de fined 1339
Henry of Wineoband and Shiregreen, York
William witness to dee(d?) 1399
John living 1443
William d. by 1476 wf Alicia
John living 1500 wf. Joanne
John Combes d. 1550 at Crowle, Worcestershire
John d. 1588 inherited Grovely Manor wife Rose
William ____ (?)1591: wife Elizabeth
Note: It is not clear whether the above was meant to be a descendancy or not.
Combs &c. Parishes of Yorkshire
(incomplete)
West Riding
Wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill
Ecclesfield
Rotherham
Sheffield

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