Capt. William TITCOMB

Male - 1676


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  • Name Capt. William TITCOMB 
    Title Capt.  
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1676  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William [Titcomb], Sept. 24, 1676. [1]
    Person ID I301  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2012 

    Family 1 Joanna BARTLETT,   b. 29 Jan 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1653, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1640 
    Children 
     1. Sarah TITCOMB,   b. 22 Jun 1640, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah TITCOMB,   b. 8 Jan 1641, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1676  (Age < 34 years)
     3. Mary TITCOMB,   b. 17 Feb 1643, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1676  (Age > 34 years)
     4. Millicent TITCOMB,   b. 7 Jun 1646, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1664  (Age 17 years)
     5. William TITCOMB, Jr.,   b. 18 Mar 1648, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1659  (Age 11 years)
    +6. Penuel TITCOMB,   b. 16 Dec 1650, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1717, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Benaiah TITCOMB,   b. 28 Jun 1653, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1728, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F3319  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth BITFIELD,   b. 1628, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1676, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1653/54  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth TITCOMB,   b. 12 Dec 1654, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1690, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Rebecca TITCOMB,   b. Apr 1656, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Tirzah TITCOMB,   b. 21 Feb 1657, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1695/6, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     4. Ensign William TITCOMB,   b. 14 Aug 1659, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1740  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Sgt. Thomas TITCOMB,   b. 11 Oct 1661, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1734  (Age 72 years)
     6. Lydia TITCOMB,   b. 13 Jun 1663, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John TITCOMB,   b. 17 Sep 1664, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1676  (Age > 13 years)
     8. Ann TITCOMB,   b. 7 Jul 1666, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1447  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1653/54 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1676 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes": William Titcomb Captain, came to Newbury, Mass., from Newbury, 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, and 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 numerous times. He was a lot-layer for Plumb Island in 1656.

      William, before 1640, married Joanne, daughter of Elder Richard Bartlett Sr. The latter, a cordwainer, in his will in 1647 bequeathed "to his daughter Johan, wife of Wm. Titcomb, one pair of new shoes for herself, and her four daughters each one a pair of shoes." Joanne died June 28, 1653, and William Titcomb married (2) March 3, 1654, at Newbury, Elizabeth (Bitfield) Stevens. He died September 24, 1676, his will dated six days earlier with legacies to his wife and eleven children; inventory œ571, 2s. According to Judge Sewall's Diary, Captain Titcomb 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."



  • Sources 
    1. [S11] NewburyMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newbury, pg. 742.

    2. [S11] NewburyMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newbury.