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Robert Whitcomb

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  • Name Robert Whitcomb 
    Born 14 September 1629  Taunton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 December 1629  St James, Taunton Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Robert remained at Scituate when his father removed to Lancaster. He was the first of the family that settled in ‘the beaches’ or beach woods where several generations of his posterity have resided.

      From The Whitcomb Family in America, page 49:
      When, in 1654 Robert’s father John removed his family from Scituate, Mass., to Lancaster, Mass., Robert remained behind, perhaps in the family of his oldest sister Catherine Ellmes, who was settled there, she having been married ten years before. From the fact that Robert remained and was given real estate, it is reasonable to suppose him to have been one of the older sons. It is recorded by several authorities that in this year, 1654, Robert received from his father a half interest in the Conihasset lands and it is probable that this was recognized as his share of his father's estate, as in the division of the property after his father’s death he was awarded no part, nor was he mentioned in the will of his mother.
      Events proved that Robert, like his brother-in-law, Rhodolphus Ellmes, and his neighbors, Gen. Cudworth and family, sympathized with the Quakers and possibly his inclinations led him to remain with these friends rather than to accompany his Puritan relatives to Lancaster. It is certain that six years later he was married by a Quaker preacher in Rhode Island to Mary (born July 23, 1637), daughter of Gen. James Cudworth, but this marriage being pronounced unlawful he was remarried by a Puritan preacher, March 9, 1660.
      Robert Whitcombe was the first to settle at “Beechwood” in the Beeches, the family place at Scituate where several generations of Whitcombes have resided.
      He seems to have died intestate and there is no record of his children except in the will of Gen. James Cudworth, who left legacies to four grandchildren. Another child, Elizabeth, is named elsewhere. Dates of the death of Robert and his wife are unknown at this writing (1903). [2, 3]
    Person ID I645  Schirado
    Last Modified 26 July 2013 

    Father John Whitcomb,   b. about 1600, Taunton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 September 1662, Lancaster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Frances Coggan,   b. ca 1605/6, Taunton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1671, Lancaster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 26 November 1623  St Mary Magdalen, Taunton Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4460  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Cudworth,   b. about 1637, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1699, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 9 March 1660/1  [4
    Children 
    +1. Israel Whitcomb,   b. about 1662, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1733, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +2. Mary Whitcomb,   b. say 1665, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after March 1707  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +3. James Whitcomb,   b. 1668, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 June 1728, Rochester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Whitcomb,   b. say 1672,   d. 24 August 1730, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +5. Robert Whitcomb,   b. about 1674, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 December 1704, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Family ID F473  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Early Cogans English and American, George E. McCracken.

    2. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).

    3. [S690] Charlotte Whitcomb, (Minneapolis: 1904).

    4. [S37] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston,).


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