Thomas HOLCOMBE[1]

Male Abt 1610 - 1657  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Thomas HOLCOMBE 
    Born Abt 1610  Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1657  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17491  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Gilbert HOLCOMBE,   b. 1565, Hole (Hull), Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1633-1634, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Anne COURTENAY,   b. 1573, Ladock, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1642, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1600  Votten, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth FERGUSON,   b. 1617, Of Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1679, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 14 May 1634  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elisabeth HOLCOMBE,   b. 16 Nov 1634, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1712, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Mary HOLCOMBE,   b. 4 Apr 1635, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1708, Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Abigail HOLCOMBE,   b. 6 Jan 1638, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1688, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Joshua HOLCOMBE,   b. 7 Apr 1640, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1690, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Sarah HOLCOMBE,   b. 14 Aug 1642, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1654, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     6. Sgt. Benajah HOLCOMBE,   b. 23 Jun 1644, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1736, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Deborah HOLCOMBE,   b. 15 Oct 1646, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1648, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Nathaniel HOLCOMBE,   b. 4 Nov 1648, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1741, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     9. Deborah HOLCOMBE,   b. 15 Feb 1650, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1686, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     10. Jonathan HOLCOMBE,   b. 23 Mar 1652, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1656, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F8645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Although Thomas Holcomb and most of his descendants usually spell the name "Holcomb", it bears an "e" on Dorchester and Boston records. BIOGRAPHY: History:The sources on Thomas Holcombe differ considerably on Thomas' ancestry. Thomas was born in England, most probably in one of the southwestern counties, Pembrokeshire, Wiles, or Devonshire. We do not know the date of his birth but his wife seems to have been born about 1617 and their first child born about 1634: McCracken believes this would place his birth somewhere about 1610; Seaver says 1601. Seaver and other early researchers think that Thomas was born to Gilbert and Ann Courtney Holcomb. George McCracken Writing in the "American Genealogist" Vol 26:109, found that Gilbert Holcomb's oral will stated d.s.p. which meant died without issue and that Gilbert left his estate to his brother-in-law, Richard Bonithon. McCracken's research is based on J.L. Vivian's "The visitations of the County Devon", on pages 474 and 533. Jesse Seaver thought that English records indicated that Thomas Holcomb was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales or Devonshire, England to Ann and Gilbert Holcomb. BIOGRAPHY: Thomas is thought to have come on the 1630 voyage of the "Mary and John", (Our Heritage Vol.III) but there is no proof of it. In March, 1630, he was in a company which assembled at Plymouth, Devonshire, where a large ship of 400 tons, chartered by Captain Squeb, for the voyage to America. It is thought that ship was the "Mary and John". On whatever ship they crossed, Thomas was in Massachusetts Bay by 4 May 1634 on which dat he became a freeman, and he is recorded as a resident of Dorchester. Refer to Internet printout for additional information. dl In the Spring of 1636, Reverend John Warham left Dorchester and came to Windsor,Connecticut, bringing his flock, including Thomas Holcomb, with him. Before leaving Dorchester Thomas sold his estate to Richad Jones (12 Aug 1635). Later, 1639, he moved to Poquonock, Hartford, CT., four miles west of Windsor, where he engaged in Farming. He was a Representative from Windsor and Hartford in the Convention that framed the now famous Constitution of the Connecticut C olony. Thomas died at Windsor. His grave is located in an old cemetary near the old homestead at Poquonock. His grave was marded by a brown stone about 2X4 feet in size. The stone, having crumbled with age, was removed. It was replaced with a new marker that was inscribed with family information, much of which is wrong. There is a story of the tombstone reported by a Mrs. Carrie Marshall Kendrick who lived on Poquonock Ave in Windsor that there was formerly a small cemetery by her house in which Thomas Holcombe was buried in Oct 1657. Members of the Holcomb family "later"removed to what is now Granby and took with them Thomas Holcomb's tombstone, if not his remains also and inserted the 1657 stone into an obelisk-type monument in the Granby Street Cemetery in Granby. Mrs. Kendrick further stated, that after C.G. Flanders reported on all the stones of that graveyard in 1934, that family members had demolished the obelisk-type monument and replaced it with a modern granite monument, and the original slab was then thrown into a dump. The inscription on the new stone is as follows: THOMAS HOLCOMB, BORN IN ENGLAND, DIED OCT. 1657 THOMAS, HIS SON, DIED 1736 ELIZABETH PETTEBONE, HIS WIFE DIED 1740 DANIEL, THEIR SON DIED 1760 ESTHER BUEL, HIS WIFE DIED 1765 DANIEL, THEIR ONLY SON, DIED OCT. 12 1836 AE 85 SARAH, HIS WIFE, DIED SEPT. 5, 1835 AE 54 HEPZIBAH GRISWOLD, HIS WIFE, DIED JULY 11, 1814 AE 33 GAYLORD G., THEIR 2ND SONE, DROWNED, JULY 4 1844 AE 50 On the reverse side under Masonic emblem: ALFRED E. HOLCOMB, AUG. 5, 1867 - SEPT.13, 1956 MABLE METCALF, HIS WIFE, NOV. 26, 1881 - MAY 7, 1956 EDMUND HOLCOMB, DIED DEC. 20, 1874 AE 74 ELIZA M., HIS WIFE, DIED SEPT. 12, 1862 AE 55 EMILY H., HIS WIFE, DIED JULY 21, 1914 AE 82 DANIEL E., ONLY CHILD OF EDMUND AND ELIZA, DIED CAROLINE H. CASE, DIED OCT. 3 1911 AE 47 The data on the north side of the stone contain a number of errors. Thomas Holcomb had no sone named Thomas, and, though C.G. Flanders must have seen a stone for the son, with the date of death, given as 1736, he shows no first name. Thomas did have a sone who died in 1736, Benajah. Benajah, however, married Sarah Eno, not Elizabeth Pettebone, and though there were Holcomb-Pettebone marriages, no Elizabeth Pettebone married any Holcomb in the period. Some researchers feel that son Joshua belongs on the stone in place of non-excistant Thomas. BIOGRAPHY: His property was inventoried 1 Oct, 1657, the inventory came to 294/9/8 Pounds. The surviving children are listed with ages as Joshua (17), Benajah (13), Nathaniel (9), Abigail (19), Deborah (5-7), but this overlooks the two eldest daughters Elizabeth and Mary who were already married. See Printout for more information. dl BIOGRAPHY: 10 children of whom 3 died in childhood. There is a record which suggests there may have been an older son named John. Son Nathaniel had a son Nathaniel recorded at Springfield on 11 June 1673, but the same Vital Records attribute the birth of a daughter Sarah on 6 Oct 1673 to a John Holcum. Nothing more is known of this John, either at Springfield or Windsor. It could have been an error by the town clerk at Springfield and the surname Holcum is wrong. Some researchers think John may have gone to Virginia. BIOGRAPHY: James Eno, with his three children, came to live at the Holcomb house, after the death of his first wife, and his marriage to Elizabeth. CONFLICT: http://claim.goldrush.com/~humbert lists Adm.Essex Holcombe and John Holcombe along with children of Thomas as generation 16. Who are they? dl CONFLICT: Beckler lists birth place as England.

  • Sources 
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