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  • ID: I00125
  • Name: John WHITCOMB 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Jon /Whettcomb/, as listed on Hopewell
  • Birth: ABT 1598 in Taunton, Somerset, England
  • Death: 24 SEP 1662 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA 4
  • Event: Bullet 1635 IMMIGRANT on the "Hopewell"
  • Note:
    According to a family tree on the internet: John Whitcomb (Whetcomb) came to America between 1634 and 1636. He was recorded in Dorchester, MA in 1636. About 1640, he moved his family to Scituate; in 1654, they moved to Lancaster.


    The following was copied from Glenna Inglis's World Connect data base:glenna_inglis

    John appeared in Dorchester as early as 1635; joined the church in 1635. May have been the brother of Symon Whitcomb; belief has gained ground among those who have studied records of immigrant John, second son of John and Anne [Harper] Whitcomb. John moved to Scituate, MA., where he owned land. He was made Constable, and on a list to bear arms 1643. He was admitted freeman 6-3-1652. Removed to Lancaster, MA., when 1652 town was laid out he invested money. He and son John Jr. were among the founders. He died after 30 some years in the Colonies, aged 74, buried Old Graveyard, Lancaster, no headstone. His oldest child was born in England. He had 5-6- sons and 3 daughters. died intestate. Wife and children mutually agreed as to division; approved by court. Widow made her will 5-12-1671; daughter Mary executrix.

    Source: Wm. Richard Cutter, "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial" 3rd Series, Vol 4


    The following taken from Glenna Inglis's data base appears to be an alternative ancestry:

    "The Search Series", volume 18, pp. 150-152 John Whitcomb of Taunton, Somerset is listed but not his ancestry. Robin Bush has now established his ancestry, origins from manorial records of Taunton Late Priory. This manor covers the area immediately to the north-east of the old borough of Taunton which lay within the the parish of Taunton, St. James at which four of John Whitcombe's children were baptized. This work establishes that John's parents were Thomas Whetcombe and Johanna Pope and John's ancestry can be traced back to the brothers and sisters of his father. Also, John's mother can be traced back to her grandfather, John Pope of Taunton. This is from research published in 1997 [The Mary and John Clearing House, "Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John 1630", volume 26, pp. 61-73 and gives his ancestry as Thomas and Johanna Pope. Info sent originally by Dennis J. Cunnif,

    Father: John WHITCOMB b: ABT 1568 in London, Middlesex, England
    Mother: Ann HARPER b: ABT 1570 in London, Middlesex, England

    Marriage 1 Frances COGAN b: 24 FEB 1605/06 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    • Married: 26 NOV 1623 in St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, Somerset, England 2 3
    1. Has No Children Catherine WHITCOMB b: ABT 1624 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    2. Has No Children John WHITCOMB b: 6 AUG 1626 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    3. Has No Children Jonathan WHITCOMB b: 14 SEP 1628 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    4. Has No Children Robert WHITCOMB b: 20 DEC 1629 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    5. Has No Children Joane WHITCOMB b: 18 MAY 1632 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    6. Has No Children James WHITCOMB b: ABT 1633 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    7. Has No Children Abigail WHITCOMB b: ABT 1634 in Taunton, Somerset, England
    8. Has Children Josiah WHITCOMB b: 1638 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
    9. Has No Children Job WHITCOMB b: ABT 1639 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
    10. Has No Children Mary WHITCOMB b: 13 AUG 1643 in Scituate, Plymouth, England

    1. Title: Shepher, Mary Anne R., John Whitcomb and Frances Coggin, 350 Years Later. Vol1, Del Mar Ca, 1981.
    2. Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey
      Page: 804
    3. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR)
      Media: Book
      Page: vol 111 (1957), p. 173
    4. Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey
      Page: 804
      Text: year only
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