William NEWCOMB

Male 1702 - 1736  (33 years)


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  • Name William NEWCOMB  [2
    • William Newcomb graduated at Harvard university in 1722, the first Newcomb in America graduating from college. He inherited from his father a large estate and kept the same inn which his father had occupied before him. The inscription upon his tome reads. "Here lies ye body of Mr. William Newcomb, who died April ye 8th A.D. 1736 in ye 34th year of his age. Who left 7 desierable children & the only daughter of ye honorable Melatiah Bourn Esq his widow." Mrs. Newcomb m. second, 18 Sept. 1736, Gen. timothy Ruggles, b. 20 Oct. 1718, d. 4 Aug 1795, at Wilmot, N.S., he the son of Rev. Timothy and Mary (White). Gen. Ruggles was president of the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, and a graduate of Harvard College in 1732. Mrs. (Newcomb) Rugles had seven children by. Gen. Ruggles.

      On 15 May 1736, Samuel Jennings, Ebenezer Wing and nathan Nye took an inventory of the estate of "Mr. William nucomb late of Sandwich now Deceas'd" the total amount of which was L2759, 1s. Mr. Newcomb owned two stores and had over L1,000 due him on bonds and accounts at the time of his death.

      On 20 May 1736, "Bathshua Nucomb administratrx" and the three appraisers made oath to the inventory, at Sandwich, before Melatiah Bourn, Judge of Probate. The same day, "Bathsua Nucomb of Sandwich" was appointed administratrix on the estate of "William Nucomb Late of Sandwich Gen't deceased." On 1 July 1748, "Timothy Ruggles and Bethshua his wife Exhibitted the foregoing and Made Oath that it Contain'd a True Acc' of their Admin'n on the Estate of mr William Newcomb Late of Sandwich.... deceased, which Acc'o is Accordingly Accepted and Allowed." [1]
    Born 29 Aug 1702  Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Apr 1736  Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I41209  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2014 

    Father Peter NEWCOMB,   b. Abt 1674, Isles of Shoals, near Portsmouth, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Mar 1723  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Mercy SMITH 
    Married 11 Mar 1699/00  Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F29880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bathsheba BOURNE,   b. 11 Nov 1703,   d. Mar 1787, Hardwick, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mercy NEWCOMB,   b. 04 Feb 1723/24
     2. Desire NEWCOMB,   b. 21 Jul 1725, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1778, Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Peter NEWCOMB,   b. 04 Sep 1726,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary NEWCOMB,   b. 03 Sep 1728,   d. 12 Dec 1808  (Age 80 years)
     5. Sarah NEWCOMB,   b. 21 Oct 1729, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1794  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     6. William NEWCOMB,   b. 27 Jan 1731  [Birth]
     7. Hannah NEWCOMB,   b. 04 Jun 1732
     8. Thomas NEWCOMB,   b. 17 Jun 1734  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F17720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5685] "Andrew Newcomb" 1618-1686 and His Descendants, Bethuel Merritt Newcomb, (Privately printed for the author by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn. 1923).

    2. [S02648] Mayflower Births & Deaths Vol. 2, by Susan Roser.