Friday, 11 July 2008

Titcomb land Documents

Jim has a collection of legal land documents pertaining to a parcel of land in Rowley, Mass, owned, over time, by Titcombs, as well as other prominent Essex County families. There are deeds, mortgages, quitclaim deeds, personal letters, etc. The earliest deed dates to 1858, from Samuel Dummer (of Gov. Dummer family?) to Jacob Smith. Other family names involved in this parcel are Moody, Pingree ( a famous Maine landowning family name?), Towne, Cressey, an 1892 Partial Release of Mortgage from Calvin R. Titcomb to Benjamin E. Towne, Monson, an 1892 Mortgage from Benjamin Towne to Calvin R. Titcomb, a 1911 Quitclaim Deed from Benjamin and Leonora Towne to Hubert S. Titcomb, Sidney Perley ( the publisher of the Essex Antiquarian), Perkins, Sprague, an 1891 Administrator's Inventory for Albert Titcomb, a 1901 Warranty Deed from Benjamin Towne to Hubert S. Titcomb, a 1911 Discharge of Mortgage from Mary F. Titcomb to Benjamin Towne, Ilsley (Newbury fruit and produce dealer), de Rochemont, and a 1911 personal letter from Mary F. Titcomb, Rowley (wife of Calvin R. Titcomb) to Hubert S. Titcomb, Newburyport. I know there is a Titcomb St. in Newburyport. The Rowley property is partially described as being upland and salt marsh, with the Newburyport Turnpike, Ox Pasture Creek and the Rowley River as some of the describing boundary features.
If you have an interest in acquiring such ephemera please email Jim

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