Friday, 23 November 2007

Hubert B. Titcomb (1901- 1998)

At 17 Hubert joined the Circuit Chautauqua as a tent driver, later progressing to a dancer who specialized in the Russian Cossak.
He lived in Oriental, NC, in a two-bedroom ranch with a large central room that he designed himself. In his small den, where he used a black-and-white TV well into the 1980s, hung a picture of the silent film star William S. Hart. He drew this pointillistic picture himself in the 1920s, and by the time Lee inherited it, it had turned quite sepia and brittle.
Read more about Hubert

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Jeremy H. Titcomb

Jeremy H. Titcomb from Great Falls, N.H., built The Atlantic House that opened for business on June 15th 1846. It was located at the present day Gold Ribbon Drive area of Wells Beach. Titcomb sold the Atlantic House to John Horn of Somersworth, N.H., in 1857.
Full article

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Stephen Titcomb, Farmington, Maine.

A Queen Anne Maple Grain-painted Chest-on-Frame,from the Titcomb Family possibly Maine, late 18th century, brasses appear to be original, old painted surface probably mid-19th century.
Provenance: the family of Stephen Titcomb, Farmington, Maine.
Family genealogy, a written list of historical family milestones, as well as a picture of the family homestead accompany this lot.
Sold for $7,500.00
See it on Ebay

Friday, 19 October 2007

Find a Titcomb grave

Here is a photo of the grave of Anne Titcomb's grave Eastern Cemetery Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA from the Find a Grave website
Anne died aged 72 on July 8th 1800 she was the wife of Deacon Benjamin Titcomb

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Bill Titcombe

A prolific and talented comic strip artist with many styles, Bill Titcombe has been illustrating children's comics since the late 1950s. One of Bill's longest contracts was with the TV Comic weekly, where he often had as many as four different strips on the go at once. He also illustrated The Telegoons, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and Dad's Army comic strip.
Bill Titcombe has worked on more than 60 different comic strips during his career.
See Bill Titcombe's illustrations

Friday, 12 October 2007

Acting Ensign W. L. Titcomb

While Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut was commanding the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, on April 21, 1864, Lieutenant Commander E. W. Henry reported capturing the English schooner Laura from Havana attempting to run the blockade. The Laura was sent to New Orleans for adjudication, under the charge of Acting Ensign W. L. Titcomb.... from Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of Rebellion.
I found this photo on ebay

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Edwin Titcomb 1838-1903

David Tetlow is looking for more information on Edwin.
Richard & Ann Titcombe moved to Cricklade, Wiltshire circa 1808.
They had a number of children baptised at St Sampson's Church, as follows:
Georgiana - 1809
Kezia - 1815
Sophia - 1819
Jane - 1821
Kezia went on to have a number of illegitimate children and one of these is Edwin Titcomb(e) who was born in 1836.
This Edwin went on to marry Henrietta Knights and seemed to adopt the alias "Blackwell" for some reason.
1881 CENSUS:
Edwin BLACKWELL Head M Male 44 Cricklade, Wiltshire, England Farm Labourer
Henrietta J. BLACKWELL Wife M Female 27 Lancaster
Edwin BLACKWELL Son U Male 17 Cheltenham, Gloucester, England Ag Lab
Lilian E.L. BLACKWELL Daur Female 8 m Cricklade, Wiltshire, England

Edwin died June 1903

Any information about this family would be most welcome!

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Coat of Arms

Thanks to Gerrie and Andrew Titcomb for sending me this photo of an embroidered "Titcomb Coat of Arms" differs slightly from other versions I've seen.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Jenifer Maryrose Titcomb

Jenifer Maryrose Titcomb of St Mabyn Cornwall UK married Thomas Hare at Guildford Electric Theatre on 26th August 2007
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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

John Titcomb

John Titcomb (64) was shaken awake by wife Gillian (63) after their smoke alarm began screeching at 5.30am on Sunday.
The couple rushed to get their son and a workmate, who had stayed over after a night on the town, outside then John went back inside to battle the flames.
He tried to carry the burning chip pan out of the house, but slipped inside the front door and boiling oil covered his leg, hands and back.
The blaze at the Titcombs' home was the third house fire in the Lynn area over the weekend and has led fire officers to renew warnings about the use of chip pans.
Mr and Mrs Titcomb said son Paul (36) put the chip pan on, but was still sleepy and did not keep a watch on it.

Photo shows burned and bandaged John Titcomb with wife, Gillian, in their fire-damaged kitchen. Photograph by ALAN MILLER
Full article

Monday, 6 August 2007

Raymond M. Titcombe

TITCOMBE, Raymond M, Jr. Age 42, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Dayton, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007, at his residence. Ray was born November 1, 1964, in Dayton to Norma (Clark) Clements and Raymond M. Titcombe, Sr. He is survived by his parents; stepmother, Pat; brothers Randall (Brenda), and Mark McDade; sister Rachel Box; 5 nieces, 3 nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ray attended Wilbur Wright High School, served in the National Guard and in the Army Reserves, and had several jobs in service-related industry over the years. DelGado Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas, will handle viewing and graveside services.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/5/2007.

Sunday, 5 August 2007


One of two Photos recently sold on eBay showing views of the residence of S.M. TITCOMB,Byfield, West Newbury, MASS. taken in 1883

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Oliver David Eli Titcomb

This is the wedding photo of Oliver David Eli Titcomb born 1894.
Second from left is my great grandfather Albert John Titcomb born 1855 in Enstone Oxfordshire England. Can anyone name any other people?

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Myrtie May Titcomb

Mill Operator Leforest Titcomb was born in Exeter, Maine USA his wife, Rose Dearborn, was born in Detroit, ME USA; they lived in Pittsfield, ME. Their daughter was: Myrtie May Titcomb born in Pittsfield Maine in about.1880.
Photo shows Myrtie holding her grand daughter April 5, 1946 in California.
More Family history here.

Friday, 6 July 2007

Andrew Titcombe 60 today!

Happy Birthday to another Andrew Titcombe with an "e"... 60 today!
There are 6 siblings in all in the UK and 2 cousins and their families. Some of them have been researching origins with other Titcombe descendants and now traced back to Richard Titcomb 1524 in Devon.
Three of his brothers are musicians and Andrew writes songs, sells collectable music vinyl,CDs and videos! visit his website
Greetings from Libby to all the Titcombes around the world from Cumbria, Northern UK.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

William Holt Yates Titcomb

William Holt Yates,(1858-1930) a son of Jonathan, married Jessie Ada Morison, in 1892. They were both artists and lived in St. Ives, Cornwall.
He was a figure painter in oils, known particularly for his depictions of the Cornish fisherfolk.
The watecolour pictured above called "From the Zaltere" was painted in Venice.
W.H.Y. Titcomb: A Newlyner from St Ives

Saturday, 30 June 2007

Cedric Titcombe

Born and educated in Gloucester, Cedric has taught art locally and exhibited his work nationally. He has organised a community screen print workshop in the city, co-founded Hedgehog Equipment, a small business making and supplying carding tools for craft workers. He has been a bicycle mechanic and lead-mine operative, book and magazine illustrator and carver of stone.

'I am motivated by myth - by the relationship between animals and ourselves- I want to hint at things that may be unknowable - that may have happened in the past that can only be apprehended by the imagination - by the intuitive capturing of the flavour of the supposed land of our collective past - informed by literature and folk reminiscence - from awe and fear of what would happen if those gods who had the souls of those we ate in their keeping were not placated to the waste and transitory unconcern of the cardboard eaters of our present unthinking, worried and unconnected days.'

Gloucester histories

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Paul Titcombe

College student Paul Titcombe has scooped a prize for his design, seen by visitors to the BBC Gardeners World Live exhibition at the NEC.
Paul aged 43, from Byfield, Northamptonshire who has just finished the second year of his three-year part-time foundation degree in garden and landscape design, won the Royal Horticultural Society silver gilt medal.
He is already running his own business and is working with several clients.

Friday, 8 June 2007

Brent Titcomb

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, actor, born Vancouver Canada 10th August 1940. He began his career in Vancouver in 1963, combining traditional folk material with the flair for comedy that has remained an integral element of his performances. He was a founder member of Three's A Crowd, then pursued a solo career as a folk singer, appearing in clubs and at festivals in Canada the USA.

His early songs, which date from the late 1960s, include 'Sing High, Sing Low' and 'I Wish the Very Best for You,' both recorded by Anne Murray, the former a country music hit in 1971. His songs have also been recorded by Murray with Glen Campbell 'Bring Back the Love', Ed Bruce, Lyn Dee, Tommy Graham, Bill Hughes, and Karen Jones. Titcomb himself has made the contemporary folk LP May All Beings Be Happy (1977, Manohar MR 100) and the pop album Time Traveller (1982, Stony Plain 1039) and has sung and/or played (percussion, harmonica, guitar) on albums by Murray , John Allan Cameron, Bruce Cockburn, George Hamilton IV, Noel Harrison, and Gene MacLellan.

Titcomb began work in the mid-1970s as an actor in radio and TV dramas and commercials, and has also recorded voice-overs for commercials and 'The Care Bears'. In 1989 he invented the character Bumble Bill for a children's concert series at Roy Thomson Hall. His interest in the voice has led him, as of the early 1980s, to offer workshops in 'toning' [the therapeutic use of the voice for the purpose of self-healing].
Brent Titcomb Biography

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Liam Titcomb

Liam Titcomb's new record will be in stores across CANADA tomorrow... notable stores such as Sunrise and HMV as well as other fine establishments...

He is trying to boost his 'Soundscan' numbers (they keep track of the sales numbers), so if you were planning on buying the record BUY IT TOMORROW PLEASE!! so we can boost the sales numbers!
More details here

Monday, 4 June 2007

Alfred Titcomb

A photo of Alfred Titcomb (Tichcombe) from Leamington Spa Warwickshire England, shows him playing his Flutina.

Alfred Tichcombe's name engraved on the instrument.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Cannonball Titcomb

Ledell Titcomb born 21st August 1866 in West Baldwin, Maine USA. Died 8th June 1950 in Kingston, New Hampshire he was a Major League Baseball player and played for several teams in the National League and American Association.

Monday, 21 May 2007

Titcomb reunion

Titcomb reunion at Mrs Leila T.Belcher's The Ledge, Clearwater Lake, Maine, USA August 26th 1930. Can you recognise anyone?

Thanks to Rebecca in San Francisco California for identifying John (Jack) Titcomb, Andrew (Bud) Titcomb and her great-grandfather Harold Abbott Titcomb.They are all descended from William Titcomb of Newbury, Mass.

La Belle Titcomb

La Belle Titcomb Paris 1908
Does anyone know more about her?

Edward Titcomb

John Titcomb.[my 4 x great grandfather] married Ruth James 12th July 1762 in Holy Cross Chiseldon England.
Richard Titcomb, b. 1763 in Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, bap. 30th January 1763 died. 17th July 1763 in Ogbourne St. George.
Edward Titcomb b. Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, bap.21st October 1764 died 12th August Lowfield Farm, Tetbury Gloucestershire.[my 3x great grandfather]
John Titcomb, b. 1769 in Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, bap. 19th February 1769 in St. George's, Ogbourne St. George.
Jenny Titcomb, b. 1771 in Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, bap. 17th March 1771 in St. George's, Ogbourne St. George.
Photo shows St. George's Church, Ogbourne St. George.

William Titcomb

On 24 March 1633/4 he took the Oath of Supremacy and Allegiance at Southampton, England, "to pass for New England in the Mary and John of London, Robert Sayres, master." The majority of his fellow passengers were from Wiltshire and Hampshire. Included in the group were three Puritan parsons, Mr. Thomas Parker, Mr. James Noyes and Mr. John Woodbridge. William Titcomb was one of six who were left behind "to oversee the Chattle (cattle) to pass in the Hercules," John Kiddey, master, which embarked from Southampton on 16 April 1634 Both ships arrived at Boston, New England, in May or early June, 1634, and most of the company went to Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. From there, a year later, they moved a few miles up the coast and founded the village which was to become the town of Newbury.
The name of William Titcomb is in the list of original proprietors who had grants of eighty acres or less. In 1670, the town granted to "William Titcomb and Amos Stickney the little pine swamp, to be their property, with skirts of the common, provided they make and maintain a sufficient fence about the hole for the safety of the cattle from time to time." The pine swamp is the tract of land on the south side of Oak Hill cemetery, and was, it appears, surrounded by the common.
William Titcomb's will, dated 18 September 1676, was probated at Ipswich eight days later. He gave to his eldest daughters, Sarah and Mary, twenty shillings each as they had received their portions during his lifetime' to daughter Elizabeth Bartlett ten pounds she having received part of her portion during his lifetime; to sons Benaiah, William, Thomas and John, and to his other four daughters, Rebecca, Tirzah, Lydia and Anne, twenty pounds each to be paid within one year after his decease to as many as shall be of age, but sons under twenty-one and daughters under eighteen years of age are not to receive their portions until they are of age; to his wife the thirds of his lands and housing during her natural life, then to return to his heir; son Penual to be his heir and executor; in case his heir should die without children, all of his land and housing to be posessed and enjoyed by his son Benaiah. Witnesses: Richard Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett. An inventory was taken on 26 September 1676 by Anthony Somerby, John Bartlett, Sr., Samuel Plumer, Sr., and Richard Bartlett, Sr. His clothing was valued at £10, his housing and lands at £420. There were the usual farm implements, cattle, and furniture. The inventory totalled £829

USA Titcomb family origins

William Titcomb was born in August 1620 in Ogbourne St.George, Wiltshire, England.
Died 24th September 1676 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He emigrated to New England 16th April 1634 aboard the ship Hercules.
He married Elizabeth Bitfield 3rd March 1653/1654 in Newbury, Essex, MA.
They had the following children:

Elizabeth Titcomb born 12th December 1654. She died 26 August 1690.
Rebecca Titcomb born 1st April 1656 in Newbury, Essex, MA.
Tirzah Titcomb born 21st February 1657/1658.
William Titcomb born 14th August 1659.
Thomas Titcomb born 11th October 1661.
Lydia Titcomb born 13th June 1663 in Newbury, Essex, MA.
John Titcomb born 11th Septemer 1664 in Newbury, Essex, MA.
Ann Titcomb born 7th July 1666.

The Titcomb family crest?

Variations of the name

Tidcombe, Tidcome, Tidcom, Titcombe, Titcome, Titcum, Tidcum, Tidcumbe, Titcumbe, Titchcume, Titchcombe, Titchcumb, Titchcomb, Tichcomb and many more!

Titcomb origins

Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1773
We are all likely to be descended from early inhabitants of the village of Titcombe in Wiltshire, England [now called Tidcombe]