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Andrew Newcomb

Also Known As: "Lieutenant Andrew Newcomb"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Andrew Newcomb and Susan Newcomb
Husband of Sarah Graves and Anna Newcomb
Father of Simeon Newcomb; Andrew Newcomb, Jr.; Thomas Newcomb; Sarah Eldredge; Mary Lombard and 9 others
Brother of Susannah Blague
Half brother of Grace Butler

Occupation: Lieutenant, Lt.
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About Lt. Andrew Newcomb

Added by E. C. Nickerson about my Great grandfather: Mr. Newcomb's first purchase of land on Martha's Vineyard was made 13 Feb. 1677, of John Daggett, for £25, 10 acresland, "according to the bounds thereat as it was layed out, unto John Freeman, Blacksmith, and to him granted by the said town; as likewise half a Commonage in the said townshippe; for him, the said Andrew Newcomb, to have and to hold the aforesaid land and premisses, with the now dwelling house thereone standing and being, with all and singular the outhouseing banres shoppes hovells fence and fencing stuff on the said land and premisses being." This land situated on the south side of the village, together with a house-lot, he sold Israel Dagget for £40, 3 Feb 1702. May 13, 1686, he bought of Jacob Washaman and Notickquanum (also written Wonnottoohquanam) alias Elizabeth, his wife, Sachem, and Queen of Nunpauquee, for £5, a pice of land called Job's Neck, 22 Jan. 1701-2, to his son, Simon, one of the witnesses to the deed being Peeter Newcomb.

He sold for £22 land at Sanchacantaket, bought of Misam alias Wabamuch; and in 1700 he sold the land, later occupied as a famous camp-meeting ground on Martha's Vineyard. (Vol. 3, p. 320)

In June 1703 he, with others, gave Samuel Holman, the tanner, a lot of land "to encourage him in his business." Mar. 10, 1709-10, Thomas Harlock sold lands bought of "Mr. Andrew Newcomb late deceased." He owned the land in Edgartown upon which the Court House was afterwards built.

Mrs. Newcomb's name is in the earliest preserved list of church members, 13 July 1717; also in the list of 24 Jan 1730-1. She received in 1680, by will of her father dated 4 Feb. 1679-80, £50; also, a three-eights interest in his real estate, which was increased by rights of her sister bought by Mr. Newcomb in 1686. Of the Indian lands of Capt. Bayes Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb owned, in 1688, three and a half shares at Sanchacantaket, near the camp-meeting ground, ten acres at Pompineches neck, and one half-share on the Island of Chappaquiddick. ./ECN/ children: Simeon, Andrew, SIMON (3), Thomas, Sarah, Mary (or Mercy), Peter

m.2 Anna Bayes in 1676

children: Anna, Elizabeth, Joseph, Emmaline, Tabitha, Hannah, Zerviah, Mary

and other different information:

Andrew Newcomb (b. 1640, d. 20 August 1706)

Andrew Newcomb (son of ANDREW (1) Newcomb and Grace Ricks) was born 1640 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and died 20 August 1706 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He married Anna Bayes [2nd wife ; 1st wife: Sarah]

Children of Andrew Newcomb and Anna Bayes are??

SIMON (3) Newcomb, b. 1662, Edgars Town, Dukes County, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, d. 20 January 1744/45, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

   [NOTE: I had different b. date for Simon (1665) with info that he was born in York Co., Maine. Anna Bayes was Andrew's second wife. All other records I have indicate that Sarah was Simon's mother.]

Isle of Shoals (off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine)

He was engaged in the fisheries at the Isle Sholes. Andrew, son of the immigrant Capt. Andrew Newcomb, lived in Kittery, Maine for some time. He was known to be living near the Isle of Shoals in 1666. The earliest record of his purchase of land in this county is dated 20 Apr 1669, in which it appears that Andrew Newcomb of Kittery, York County, Maine, fisherman, bought a house in Kittery and six acres of land. He sold the house and land 7 Jul 1674 to John Cutt of Portsmouth. The place is believed to be still standing in Kittery, situated about half a mile north of the city of Portsmouth. Andrew Newcomb was constable in 1671 at the Isle of Shoals.

He moved about 1675 and settled in Edgartown, MA, where he was a proprietor and at various times received share in the division of lands in the town. Andrew arrived in Edgartown with six children from his first wife, Sarah, and married Anna Bayes shortly after arriving. On 13 Feb 1676 he bought ten acrs of land from John Daggett, and a half share of commonage formerly granted to John Freeman. The death of his father in law in 1680 made him an heir to the Bayes lot on Main Street, where he made his home.

In 1688 Lt. Andrew was indicted for taking the life of his son, Andrew, but the jury found no bill, and decreed that Andrew's death was accidental.

He served several times as juror, as constable in 1681, assessor in 1685, selectman and overseer in 1693. He was chosen Lieutenant 13 Apr 1691 and placed in command of the fortification. He owned the land on which the courthouse now stands in the village of Edgartown.

(From Steve Condarcure's New England Genealogy)

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Lt. Andrew Newcomb's Timeline

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 21
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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Kittery, York County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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Kittery, York County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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Kittery, Maine
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Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of New York
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Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of New York
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Edgartown, Dukes, MA, USA
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Edgartown, Dukes, MA