||Robert Whitcomb Sr migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Robert Whitcomb was born in England, the son of John Whitcomb and Frances Coggan. He was baptized at St. James, Taunton, Somerset, England, on 20 Dec 1629.
Robert Whitcomb married Mary Cudworth twice. First, they were married in a Quaker ceremony. Torrey shows that they were married at Quebec in 1659., and from later documents, it appears that they eloped. Charges were brought against Robert and Mary for an improper marriage:
The marriage of Robert Whitcomb and Mary Cudworth by a Puritan preacher was 9 March 1660 recorded at Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
In his Will, Gen. James Cudworth, the father of Robert's wife Mary, left legacies to "grandchildren Israel, Robert, Mary and James Whitcombe. There was another daughter, born probably after Gen Cudworth's decease, viz. Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Lincoln of Hingham 1710."
Based on Gen. Cudworth's Will and Deane's list, Robert and Mary had at least the following children born in Scituate.History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893): Vol III, p.285
The estate of Robert Whitcomb was entered into probate in Plymouth Colony. The Inventory of his estate was taken on 18 Jan 1696/7 and recorded in Court on 12 Feb 1696/7. Widow Mary and Israel Whitcomb were appointed administrators.  The Inventory mentions what appear to be loans to or from James, Israel and Robert Whitcomb.
Included in the estate papers for the Robert Whitcomb who died in 1704, Robert Sr.'s son, is an undated accounting,  which shows that his estate was disposed of to the widow and children, specifically mentioning:
Others mentioned as receiving small payments were:
As another accounting in that estate file shows that Robert Jr.'s widow was Elizabeth and that his estate was divided between his widow and their three daughters.
Robert was born in 1635.
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Were both the probates in Massachusetts? Mary Moore, daughter of Mary Whitcomb (maybe) & John Moore/More was born in Virginia. I have a note on the daughter's profile that Mary Whitcomb is probably not her mother because Mary Moore's profile shows her as born in Virginia, and Mary Whitcomb's profile has birth and death in Massachusetts.
Please merge, with date date of 1695, although this may be a year early. I'm still working on that. Thanks, Vic