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!