Thursday, 30 September 2010

William Titcomb of Newbury 1634

There is a lot of detail on this iconic first USA Titcomb who arrived on The Hercules in 1634 and settled in Newbury then called Quascacumquen.
Early New England People: Some Account of the Ellis, Pemberton, Willard, Prescott, Titcomb, Sewall, and Longfellow, and Allied Families written by Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb
Read it here

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Old Titcombe family bible

A  bookseller in Stamford, CT in the USA had a Titcombe family bible which is from the Titcombes of Newburyport, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.  It was published in 1843, and has the family genealogy inside filled out from about 1700's to 1890.
It also mentions one family member who died by falling from the masthead of a ship in 1808!
Bible is now sold.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Audrey Titcombe obituary

Audrey Titcombe, who has died aged 79, was an ardent socialist and a supporter of all unions, especially the National Union of Mineworkers during the strikes of 1983-84. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Guardian obituary