Capt Andrew NEWCOMB

Male Abt 1618 - 1686  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Andrew NEWCOMB  [1, 2
    • The name of his first wife and date of his marriage is unknown. He may have married first in England or Virginia. he m. second, 1663, in Boston, Grace (?) Ricks, b. about 1620-1625, the widow of William Ricks who was the son of Robert Ricks of Kenninghall, Co. of Norfolk, Eng. John Davys in 1641 agrees to build a house in Boston, 16 x 14 ft., for tis William Ricks, for the sum of L21.

      John Bearse Newcomb of Elgin, Ill., the author and compiler of "Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family, 1874," says: "Of the early history of Capt. Andrew Newcomb comparatively little is known; but from the records information has been obtained by which some idea may be formed of the man who appears to have been the progenitor of the largest branch of the Newcomb family in America. That he was born in England is quite certain; that he emigrated from the west of England, perhaps Devonshire or Wales, nearly all traditions declare. Beside tradition, however, there are other reasons that make it probable that such was the case. The date of his arrival in this country is not definitely known, but is is quite probable that he was among the earliest settlers of New England. First mention of him is made in 1663, in Bost, Mass., when and where he married his second wife, Grace: he was at that time a mariner or sea captain, and it is quite probable that this had been his occupation from youth, although there is no record to show it."

      Later research inclines to the opinion that Capt. Newcomb came to America as captain of a sailing vessel, making his first landing perhaps at Barbados and from thence to Virginia. Absence of records in Virginia makes it impossible to verify this opinion.

      Records indicate that Capt. Newcomb had not obtained a residence in Boston until after his second marriage, but that soon thereafter he, with his wife, occupied the former residence of William Ricks.... [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born Abt 1618  Prob. England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1686  Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I73706  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Family Unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Lieut. Andrew NEWCOMB,   b. Abt 1640,   d. Aft 20 Aug 1706 Bef 22 Oct 1708, Edgartown, Marth's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F29885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • 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. [S3601] Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy Vol. 1, Leonard H. Smith Jr.