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Robert Whitcomb (1703 - 1745)

Robert Whitcomb
Born in Rochester, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 13 Jan 1732 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
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Died at about age 42 in Rochester, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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From the History of Hardwick, Massachusetts[1]
Robert, son of James, married Joanna Lawrence 13 Jan 1831-2 and had Elizabeth, b. 11 Nov 1732, married William Powers of Hardwick 17 Nov 1758; Joshua b. 19 Nov 1734; Joanna, b. 29 May 1737, married Isaiah Hatch 31 Jan 1756 and removed to Hardwick; and prob. others. Robert resided at Rochester.

Robert is mentioned in the will of his father. [2]

His inventory was taken on 2 July 1745, and presented by his widow, Joanna, and she gave oath to the inventory.[3]

In 1750, his widow presented an account of his estate.[4]

In 1760, his real estate could not be divided without prejudice, so by law, the eldest son, Joshua Whitcomb took possession and greed to pay the other children their share, viz., Elizabeth Powers, Joanna Hatch, Moses Whitcomb, and Olive Whitcomb.[5]


  1. History of Hardwick, Massachusetts with a Genealogical Register Lucius R. Paige. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883 (Page: 536)
  2. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Plymouth > Case no 22456-22493 Weston, William-Whitcomb, Noah > image 492 of 551; Supreme Judical Court, Boston. Case #22489
  3. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1742-1745 and 1844-1856 vol 9-9M > image 279 of 583; State Archives, Boston.
  4. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1749-1752 and 1848-1853 vol 12-12C > image 80 of 596; State Archives, Boston.
  5. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1758-1764 vol 15-16 > image 288 of 623; State Archives, Boston.

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