||Frances (Coggan) Whitcomb migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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John Whitcomb, Frances' husband, is found in Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 7:326–331. Information in this series is considered authoritative and will be followed by this profile unless there is a more recent peer reviewed article.
Frances's ancestry is given in "Early Cogans English and American, by George E. McCracken, in NEHGR 111:168-73.
Frances married John Whitcomb in England. They lived in Dorchester and Scituate before relocating to Lancaster about 1654. She made her will May 12, 1671, and died at Lancaster May 17, 1671.
Some have believed that James Whitcomb was a son of John and Frances (Coggan) Whitcomb. This was first refuted in Frederick W. Wead, "James Whetcombe of Boston" and confirmed by Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: 1634–1635, "James Whitcomb of Boston was not a son of John Whitcomb, nor were the two men known to be related in any way [NEHGR 112:160; Stevens-Miller 87]."
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