Person:William Titcomb (3)

William Titcomb
b.Bef 1615 England
m. Bef 1640
  1. Sarah Titcomb1640 - Aft 1708/09
  2. Hannah Titcomb1641/42 - Bef 1676
  3. Mary Titcomb1643/44 -
  4. Millicent Titcomb1646 - 1663/64
  5. William Titcomb1648 - 1659
  6. Penuel Titcomb1650 - 1717/18
  7. Benaiah Titcomb1653 - 1728/29
m. 3 Mar 1653/54
  1. Elizabeth Titcomb1654 - 1690
  2. Rebecca Titcomb1656 -
  3. Tirzah Titcomb1657/58 - 1695/96
  4. William Titcomb1659 -
  5. Thomas Titcomb1661 -
  6. Lydia Titcomb1663 -
  7. John Titcomb1664 -
  8. Anne Titcomb1666 -
Facts and Events
Name William Titcomb
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1615 EnglandBased on estimated date of marriage.
Emigration[1] 1634 Hercules
Marriage Bef 1640 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Joanna Bartlett
Marriage 3 Mar 1653/54 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Bitfield
Death[1][2][4] 24 Sep 1676 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

William Titcomb's Arrival in New England

Cutter (or more likely one of his contributors) says that William came on the Hercules in 1634.[1] Smith and Sanborn indicate that while he had initially been cleared to come on the Mary and John, he, with others, was left behind to to oversee the cattle which were to be sent on the Hercules.[2] Robert Charles Anderson did not include a sketch of William in The Great Migration series, indicating that he found no evidence of William's having arrived prior to the end of 1635 and, in fact, in the sketch of Thomas Tredwell, (Vol. 7, p. 96), he indicates that William first appeared here at Newbury in 1639.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of the Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. (New York, New York, United States: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913-14)

    William Titcomb came to New England on the "Hercules" in 1634, d. Newbury 24 Sep 1676, m. (1) Joanna Bartlett, m. (2) 3 Mar 1654 Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, probably widow of William Stevens.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008)

    On 24 March 1633/4, William Titcomb took the oath of supremacy and allegiance at Southampton, "to pass for New England in the Mary and John of London, Robert Sayres, master." William was one of six left behind "to oversee the Chattle to pass in the Hercules, John Kiddey, master," which embarked from Southampton 16 April 1634.

  3.   Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911)

    Titcomb, William, [died] Sept. 24, 1676.

  4. Massachusetts, Probate Court (Essex County). The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1916, 1917, 1920)
    Vol. 3, p. 89.

    Will of "william Titcomb Sen'r of newbery", dated 18 Sep 1676, proved 26 Sep 1676, names eldest daughters sara and mary ; daughter Elizabeth Bartlut; sonns benaia william: thomas and John; other four daughters Rebeka: tersa ledy and Anne; wife. Son peniell tictcomb to be residural legatee and sole executor.
    26 Sep 1676:Inventory of William Titcomb late of Newbury deceased 24 Sep 1676: £829.12.0