William TITCOMB

Male 1620 - 1676  (56 years)


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  • Name William TITCOMB  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 06 Aug 1620  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1634  Came from England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Occupation Farmer  [4
    Residence 22 Jun 1642  Made a Freeman Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence 1646  Chosen a Selectman Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence 1655  Chosen Representative to the General Court Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Will 18 Sep 1676  [2
    Died 24 Sep 1676  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from "A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families": William came to Newbury, Mass., from North Banks, county Berkshire in England. He had taken passage in the Mary and John from London March 24, 1634, but came the following month in the Hercules, according to Savage. The captain was a farmer, could write,a nd was very active in town and church affairs. He took the oath of freeman June 22, 1642, was a selectman in 1646 and in other years, was a deputy to the General Court in 1655, and served on various committees including one "to study the need for a bridge". A constable in 1651, he served as a commissioner in 1655, 1658, and 1670, and served on the juries numberous times. He was a lot-layer for Plumb Island in 1656.

      Excerpts from "Early New England People": William Titcomb died September 24, 1676. Judge Samuel Sewall, in his "Diary," says that he died " Sabbath day, after about a fortnight's sickness of the Fever and Ague", and "one week or thereabout lay regardless of any person and in great pain." His will was made six days before his death. After giving legacies to eleven of his children he says:

      "I give to my loving and dear wife the third of all my lands for her use and benefit, with the third of my housing during her natural life, and then to return unto my heirs.

      "Lastly, I do make and hereby apoynt my sonne Penuel Titcomb to be my Heir to enjoy all my land and housing and all my estate besides, whom I do hereby apoynt my holl and solle executor to reseve all my estate in lands and house goods and drafts whom I do order and apoynt by this my will to pay all my debts that I doe owe, and all the legacies that I have given according to the true intent of this my will, and that this is my last will and testament, having my perfect memory and understanding witness my hand.

      "I add to what is above written before my signing here of, that in case my heir should decease withouth children all my land and housing should be posesed and enjoyed by my sonne Benia wotherwise Benomena or by the next eldest surviving at the death of my sonne Peneel whom I have apoynted my Heir by this as witness this my will as witness my hand in presence of Richard Bartlett, Sen., & Thomas Bartlett eighteenth day of September one thousand six hundred seventy & six.

      William Titcomb

      "Richard Bartlett"

      " Thomas Bartlett"

      Excerpt from "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Vol II": The name Titcomb probably originated from the parish of Tidcombe, in county Wilts, England. Some members of the family claim the following coat-of-arms: Or, a ben azure, between two foxes' heads, erased gules. Crest: A dexter arm couped above the ebow, armed garnished or, the hand grasping a broken lance gules.
    Person ID I57135  Main Tree
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2021 

    Family 1 Elizabeth BITFIELD 
    Married 03 Mar 1653  [2
    Married 03 Mar 1654  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Rebecca TITCOMB,   b. 01 Apr 1656, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jul 1715, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachsutts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
     2. Thomas TITCOMB,   b. 11 Oct 1661, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1734, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Natural]
     3. Ann TITCOMB,   b. 07 Jul 1666, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1750  (Age 84 years)  [Natural]  [Stepchild]
     4. John TITCOMB,   b. 11 Sep 1664, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Tirzah TITCOMB,   b. 21 Feb 1658, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1695/6, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Adopted]  [Birth]
     6. William TITCOMB,   b. 14 Aug 1659, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1740  (Age 80 years)  [Natural]
     7. Elizabeth TITCOMB,   b. 12 Dec 1654, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1720  (Age 65 years)  [Natural]
     8. Lydia TITCOMB,   b. 13 Jun 1663, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F01760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joanna BARTLETT,   b. 29 Jan 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1653, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Bef 1640  [2
    Children 
     1. William TITCOMB,   b. 18 Mar 1648, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1659, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Penuel TITCOMB,   b. 16 Dec 1650, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1717/8, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mary TITCOMB,   b. 17 Feb 1643/4, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Benaiah TITCOMB,   b. 28 Jun 1653, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1728/9, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Millesent TITCOMB,   b. 07 Jul 1646, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 20 Jan and 08 Feb 1663, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Sarah TITCOMB,   b. 17 Feb 1640, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1708, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     7. Hannah TITCOMB,   b. 03 Jan 1641/2, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1676  (Age < 33 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F06408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02356] Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery 1590-1890.

    2. [S02872] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. II.

    3. [S02943] Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope.

    4. [S02197] Early New England People by Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb.

    5. [S02713] New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Vol II.

    6. [S01648] A genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families, Carol Clark Johnson.