Monday, 31 October 2011

reflected wave

reflected wave by Andy Titcomb
reflected wave, a photo by Andy Titcomb on Flickr.

A photograph taken by Andy Titcomb won first prize in the Olympus Europe's photo competition "Puddle Reflections"

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Nellie Bixby Titcomb

Photograph of Nellie Bixby Titcomb from the Farmington, Maine, area USA on ebay

Elinor and Alzaleen Titcomb

Elinor and Alzaleen Titcomb from Farmington Maine USA.
Photographs on eBay

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mr and Mrs Hunt Titcombe

c1905: Back of the old Crown Inn, Blunsdon (Postcard)

Mr and Mrs Hunt Titcombe senior, Jesse Ball (seated), Mr William Hunt Titcombe, David Vincent (standing) and two boys.

Source: Scan of an original postcard.
Image: RSR175.
Date: c1905.

Olive Titcomb Pote

This small circa 1850 portrait of Olive Titcomb Pote has retained its charm despite the underlying wood panel wearing through. She was born into one and married into another sea-going family from Falmouth, Maine that were shuffled by the hand of Death for three generations.
Her father died of yellow fever in Havana in 1854, while master of a brig, the Montrose. In the same year a younger brother shipped for Le Havre, but vessel and crew were never heard from again. Olive died in childbirth in 1862, age 36. Her widower, Capt. Samuel, re-married the widow of her lost younger brother.
See Notes From the Orlop for more details

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Rupert E Titcomb

titcomb_rupert_e by familyhistory1
titcomb_rupert_e, a photo by familyhistory1 on Flickr.

Occupation machine man loco and carriage Swindon

Titcomb Field - Malabang, Mindinao - Elevation 27 Feet

Titcomb Airfield sign, 1945 Titcomb Field - Malabang, Mindinao

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Florence Titcomb Eaton

EAST SANDWICH — Florence (Titcomb) Eaton, 96, of East Sandwich, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Florence Titcomb Eaton, 96 |

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Titcomb sites in Maine

Great website here
Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley
By Cindy Stevens, avid historian, member of Farmington Historical Society, second grade teacher at Mallett School
With images from Farmington Historical Society

Rev. Benjamin Titcomb

Maine's First Printer: Rev. Benjamin Titcomb
Benjamin Titcomb was born on July 26, 1761 in Portland (which was then Falmouth), Maine. Relatively little is known about his youth. He was the fourth son of Deacon Benjamin and Ann Titcomb and studied at Dummer Academy in Massachusetts.
More details of Benjamin Titcomb
The monument of Rev. Benjamin Titcomb in Pine Grove Cemetery, which calls him "The first Printer in Maine."

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jon Titcombe

Andrew & Diane Titcombe in Wigton Cumbria celebrated (joyfully) their eldest son JONATHAN ERIC's wedding to Bonnie Hostler from Cambridge The new Mr and Mrs Jon Titcombe will be living in Coalville Leicestershire when they return from a honeymoon in the USA (including 3 days in Las Vegas) The marriage service was at St John the Evangelist Church London Road Carlisle on June 25th 2011. After the service guests made their way to Keswick to the Lodore Falls Hotel for the reception. This was followed by a cruise on Derwentwater and an evening disco back in the hotel.
Bonnie is a florist in East Leake so the flowers in the church and at the wedding breakfast were beautiful. She and Jon planned the wedding so thoughtfully that every little detail was amazing down to the ducks on the place setting. All the guests were impressed and are still talking about the event
Official photos are still awaited but family photos can be seen here including a video of the first dance to a Michael Buble song !
We are sorry we couldn't invite every Titcombe or even Titcomb but, as proud parents, we invite you to look at our / their special day and share our joy
On an interesting Titcombe family note when my wife and I researched family history in Reading some years ago we noted that often the TITCOMBE name was often spelled without an E and also that many Titcombs were, in fact, OSTLERS by trade so it is fitting that Jonathan has married a girl with a family name of HOSTLER

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

William Arthur Titcomb

William Arthur Titcomb was born in London, in 1921 died 29th July 1942. It is not known when he joined the Royal Air Force.
He became an air gunner, and met up with the people with who he would make up a crew with at 11 Operational Training Unit (O.T.U.) at Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire. These were pilot Sgt. John Gilbertson, wireless operator Sgt. Ron Callaghan and gunners Sgt. Alan Rutherford and Sgt. William Titcomb. Except for Titcomb all were New Zealanders.
further details

Monday, 13 June 2011

Caldwell Titcomb

Caldwell Titcomb, the president of the Boston Theater Critics Association and founder of the Elliot Norton Awards, died last night of leukemia at age 84.

Full article by Don Aucoin

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Charles Titcomb (1805-1883)

Charles Titcomb (1805-1883), a former yankee watchmaker settled on Kaua‘i after his whaler was shipwrecked in Hawaiian waters, he started a cattle ranch in 1863 on the Kilauea Sugar Plantation he purchased the Kilauea land grant that year from Kamehameha IV.
Titcomb, who married Kanikele Kamalenui, had financed his purchase of the land grant from the sale of his 750-acre Hanalei sugar plantation to Robert C. Wyllie earlier in 1863, the lands of which Titcomb had first acquired by lease from Kamehameha III.
More details about Charles.

Margaret Titcomb (1891—1982)

Margaret Titcomb, Librarian Emeritus of Bernice P. Bishop Museum and head librarian from 1931 to 1969, died in Honolulu on August 28, 1982, at the age of 91. Miss Titcomb was born in 1891 in Denver, Colorado. She was reared by adoptive parents in Brooklyn, New York, where she graduated from Packer Collegiate Institute. She joined the American Museum of Natural History as assistant librarian in 1924, and in 1931 accepted appointment as librarian of Bishop Museum.

During her years at Bishop Museum, Margaret Titcomb brought the Museum library to a position of eminence. Working with limited resources, she used exchanges of Museum publications and an ever-increasing bibliographic knowledge gained through extensive travel plus a wide circle of colleagues in natural history, anthropology and history, to build a library of distinction in the Pacific field. Under her hand, the Museum library catalogue became a model of analytic bibliography. It was published by G. K. Hall in 1964-1969 in nine volumes and two supplements.

Margaret Titcomb was also a scholar. Her monograph, in collaboration with Mary Kawena Pukui, on the Native Uses of Fish in Hawaii was published in 1952 as Memoir No. 29 of The Polynesian Society, and was reprinted by the University of Hawaii Press in 1972. In 1969, Bishop Museum Press published her Dog and Man in the Ancient Pacific, and in 1978 Native Use of Marine Invertebrates in Old Hawaii (with Fellows, Pukui, and Devaney) appeared as a special monograph issue of Pacific Science. She earlier published a children's book on Polynesian migration, The Voyage of the Flying Bird, in 1963, which won the Dodd, Mead Librarian and Teacher Prize and was reprinted in 1970. Her translation with Harold St. John of the observations of the French botanist Gaudichard-Beaupré of the vegetation of Hawaii in 1819, is about to be published by Bishop Museum Press.

The Bishop Museum Library, over which Margaret Titcomb presided, was a port of call for virtually all Pacific historians and anthropologists of her time. With many she maintained a voluminous correspondence, and extended generous hospitality during their visits to Honolulu. J. C. Beaglehole, Phyllis Mander-Jones, Harry and Honor Maude, Père Patrick O'Reilly, Bengt Danielsson, Douglas Oliver, and E. S. C. Handy are among the many scholars she counted as both professional colleagues and friends.
Alexander Spoehr
Margaret was a direct descendant of Charles Titcomb of Thetford, VT.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Edward Rodman Titcomb

Titcomb, Edward Rodman Age 92, died peacefully May 14, 2011 at home surrounded by friends and family. He attended Yale University and the University of Washington, and then went on to serve in the Army Air Corps, in England during World War II. After returning, he married Julie Crommelin on September 11, 1946. Ed devoted many years in support of numerous educational and social service organizations. His first loves were the Science Museum of Minnesota where he served as a Board member and President, and Hamline University where he served as a Trustee. Ed also served for many years as a Director of Northwest Paper Company, Boise Cascade Corporation, and Rock Island Company. He was President of Rodman Industries from 1972 to 1983. Ed was an avid sportsman and hobbyist. He enjoyed golf with his children and grandchildren, skiing the mountains of Colorado, and challenging his friends to sets of tennis. He and Julie frequently escaped to their cabin on Madeline Island to sail on Lake Superior. His lasting legacy will be the fine wood furniture he crafted for others over the last 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie, of 64 years. He is survived by four sons: Rod (Cecie), Rick (Suzy), Dan (Judy) and Bruce (Katy), 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Full obituary here

Cass Titcombe

Former Canteen executive chef Cass Titcombe is to open a neighbourhood bistro and wine bar in West London next spring, BigHospitality reveals.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Mark Titcombe

A South Marston villager, immortalised in A Wiltshire Village.
Considered a strange character by villagers, and feared by children and even some adults.
Ranikhet was partly built using stone from Titcombe's (then disused) cottage.
Info from

John Titcomb

John Titcomb was born about 1830 in the small hamlet of Westcott at the foot of the Downs in northwest Berkshire. Little is known of his early life, but it is likely that he came from a family of shepherds. Indeed, at the age of 26 when he married, he was employed as a shepherd. It was on 11th August 1856 that John married Hannah Reade, a young woman from the village of Watchfield. Throughout their married life, they lived in a small cottage outside Watchfield, just above West Mill. John worked as a shepherd and agricultural labourer, while it seems that Hannah spent most of her life giving birth and bringing up children. The couple had seventeen children over a period of 25 years - Charles, Elizabeth Anne, John, Joseph, James, Martha Jane, Martha Rebecca, Mary Jane, Thomas, Amy, David, Albert, Walter, George and Edwin.
More details of John Titcomb's family.

Frank W. Titcomb

Frank W. Titcomb, Houlton, c. 1910
Purchase a print here

Lieutenant Francis Titcomb

Detail from the pencil sketch "The Battle of Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing, TN, 4/6-7/1862" by Lieutenant Francis Titcomb, Alabama Artillery (from The Smithsonian Institution's American History Museum, photo by CNO).
More details of The Battle of Shiloh (or Pittsburg Landing)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

LOG BOOK of SHIP,"James Titcomb",1858-61

Log book of Ship, James Titcomb. Capt. John Dean. Log of years, 1858-1861. Travels from U.S.East Coast and New Orleans to Europe, Cork, etc., and to Italy.
View it here on eBay

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Louisa Titcomb, of Stroudwater

Louisa Titcomb, of Stroudwater, Maine, was only one of at least 14 women from Maine who volunteered to work as a nurse at the Naval School Hospital in Annapolis. She worked there from August 1863 until May 1865, The hospital, appeared on stationary she sent Rebecca Usher in April of 1864. While at the Naval School Hospital, she became editor of the hospital's newspaper, "The Crutch," which was created to keep hospitalized soldiers informed of events.
Taken from "Uncounted Forces: Maine Women in the Civil War" blog.

1815 DEED Stephen Titcomb

1815 DEED Stephen Titcomb of Wells MAINE Goodwin currently on ebay.

Stephen Titcomb to Benjamin Titcomb of Wells. "one undivided half of a certain tract or parcel of salt marsh, laving on the west side of Mousone River, in said Wells; containing five acres more or less; as will appear by John coles deed to the said Stephen dated the 9th day of Septemer 1771."
Signed by Thomas Durrell, James Clark & Jeremiah Goodwin - register of deeds (as well as Stephen Titcomb)

Monday, 21 March 2011

New website for Andy Titcomb

Visit Andy Titcomb's new ceramics website.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Norman Titcomb wedding photo 1953

From the left David Simmonds [best man], Conrad Titcomb, Katherine Titcomb, Norman Titcomb, Janet Jackson, Molly Titcomb, James Jeffkins, Florence Jeffkins and David Titcomb

Julie Titcombe

Julie Titcombe, 86, of Wootton Bassett, has died.
Obituary from the Gazette and Herald.