Francis Newcomb, husbandman of Sudbury, Suffolk, England was born about 1605 as he came to New England at age about 30, on the ship Planter leaving London on April 6, 1635. Accompanying him on the voyage were his wife Rachel, his daughter Rachel aged 2 1/2 and his son John aged 9 months.  They first came to Boston before settling in Braintree, Massachusetts.  Rachel Brackett. was baptized on April 28, 1614 at All Saints in Sudbury.
Francis married Rachel Brackett, daughter of Peter and Rachel (___) Brackett on May 27, 1630 at All Saints, in Sudbury, Suffolk.  Rachel Brackett. was baptized on April 28, 1614 at All Saints in Sudbury. 
On February 28, 1635/6, Rachel Newcombe, wife of Francis, was admitted to membership in the church at Boston. She was one of the thirteen Boston church members recommended to the Church of Christ at 'Mount Wollystone' on February 16, 1639/40. 
Francis was appointed to the Suffolk 'petit jury' on April 30, 1678. 
On March 22, 1685, Rachel was admitted to membership in the First Church in Braintree. 
Francis died on May 27, 1692 in Braintree, Massachusetts. 
Rachel baptized November. 13, 1631 at All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk. (may have married Peter Adams at Medfield in 1650)
John baptized at All Saints on August 8, 1634 ; married first, by 1659, Ruth Marshall; married second Elizabeth ___, who was named in his will of May 31, 1721. 
Hannah baptized at Boston on October 15, 1637 : married James Thorp at Dedham on January 8, 1657/8. 
Mary born at Braintree on April 1, 1640; married first Samuel Deering on December 9, 1657 ; married second George Spear on April 27, 1675. 
↑ Hotten: James C. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 : with their ages and the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars; from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England, London, England, 1874, p. 48
↑ 2.002.012.022.032.042.052.062.072.082.092.102.184.108.40.206 Anderson, Robert C. Francis Newcomb in: Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007., p. 242-45
↑ 3.03.13.23.3 Richardson, Douglas. The Bracket-Newcomb-Sanders Connection in :The American Genealogist. Volume 55, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979, p. 215-7 . (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
↑Focus on Braintree in: Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 10, 2001, p. 19; 22. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20.(Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
↑ 6.06.1 Report of the Record Commissioners, Containing, Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, Volume 9, Rockwell and Churchill, Printers, Boston, Massachusetts , 1883
↑ 7.07.17.2 Hill Don Gleason, editor. The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, in the Town of Dedham, 1635-1845, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1886
↑ 8.08.18.2 Watertown Records Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings with the Land Grants and Possession, and the First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, The Historical Society, Press of Fred G. Barker, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1894
It is quite probable that they came from the vicinity of St. Albams, in Hertfordshire as many of the passengers came from there, but some of the parish registers in St. Albans were burned or have date only from later times, but Col. E.E. Banks thought he came from Sudbury Co. Suffolk where many other Braintree settlers hailed from.
"Francis Nucom who was accounted an hundred years old died upon the 27th day of May 1692" says the town record. His gravestone, giving same age, formerly stood in Hancock Cemetery, but has disappeared since 1904 when a list was made of stones then standing. He deposed 27 October 1663 a.66 (Mass. Archives 39-328)
Francis Newcomb's name is not on the lists of grantees of lands at Mount Wollaston but it is clear that he had an allotment south of Monatiquot River, east of Middle St., Braintree which was sold to the Iron Works Company as on Sep.29,1645 when the company bought a lot of 20 acres there from George Ruggles it was bounded west on Francis Newcomb and north on the river, and Newcomb's lot (18 acres) appears in the inventory of the company's Braintree lands in 1653 as having been purchased by them. Francis Newcomb apparently then settled on present South St. near Quincy Neck where his descendants remained for generations (See St. 1-62).
25 MAR 1596
Melton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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