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.
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