John Witcomb

Male 1739 - 1812


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  • Name  John Witcomb 
    Born  1739  Mells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  11 Jan 1740  Mells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  1772 
    WARNING - Following a query from an interested party I had a quick look at alternative ancestries and would question records going back from this point. A John Witcomb possibly from Mells married a Betsy Millard in 1772 at Frome and they could be the parents of Betty, Thomas, Charles and John.  
    Occupation  We do not know John's occupation but he died in 1812 at the age of 72 years. His younger son Charles was a Master Shoe Maker and Cordwainer, whilst his elder son Thomas was a Wool Spinner.  
    Died  Jan 1812  Mells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  24 Jan 1812  Mells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8312  Fidgen
    Last Modified  6 Jan 2020 

    Father  Thomas Witcomb,   b. 1705, Little Birch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1775, Little Birch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Davis,   b. 1709, Little Birch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1765, Little Birch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1729  Little Birch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children  There may have been two more sons: Hugh born in 1735 and Thomas born in 1743, but no records could be found. 
    Family ID  F3403  Group Sheet

    Family  Betsy Millard,   b. 1749, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Sep 1772  St John, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children  1782  Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WARNING - There are also some concerns about Charles Witcomb being a son of John and Betsy.  
    Spouse  WARNING - Following a query from an interested party I had a quick look at alternative ancestries and would question records going back from this point. It seems more likely that John Witcomb, possibly from Mells married Betsy Millard in 1772 at Frome and they were the parents of Betty, Thomas, Charles and John. Early ancestors were also probably from Somerset.  
    Children 
     1. Betty Witcomb,   b. 27 May 1777, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Thomas Witcomb,   b. 30 Jul 1779, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1840, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Witcomb,   b. 1782, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Shepton Mallet, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Witcomb,   b. 24 Aug 1791, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Jan 2020 
    Family ID  F3401  Group Sheet