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Frances Whitcomb (Coggan)

Also Known As: "Coggin"
Birthplace: St. Marys Parish, Somerset, Tauton, England
Death: Died in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Coggan and Joan Coggan
Wife of John Whitcombe, Jr.
Mother of Katherine Whitcomb; James Whitcomb; John Whitcomb, Jr.; Jonathan Whitcomb; Robert John Whitcomb and 6 others
Sister of Johane Coggin / Cogan; John Coggins, I; Judith Rickard; Mary Marie Coggins; Marian Glass and 5 others

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Frances Whitcomb


The couple had 5 sons, perhaps 6, and three daughters.

Upon arrival in America, the family located in Scituate, MA, later removing to Lancaster. John set about rapidly acquiring land in the outlying parts of Lancaster in addition to his proprietor's 30 acre house lot near the center of the Lancaster settlement. Much of the land he purchased eventually became the town of Bolton. He, in fact, ended up owning about a quarter of the land presently in the boundaries of Bolton, including all of the northeast section of town, from Main St. to the present Harvard and Stow borders. Over the next 250 years that area was populated largely by Whitcomb descendants.

When Frances died, her youngest daughter, Mary, was executrix of her will.

[ Bolton Historical Commission, ]

Frances Coggin was christened on February 24, 1605 at St. Mary's Parish, Somerset, England.

She was the daughter of Henry Coggin and Joan Borridge.

On November 26, 1623 Frances married John Whitcomb in St. Mary's Parish, Somerset, England.

They were the parents of Catherine, John, Jonathan, Robert, James, Joanne, Job, Josiah, Abigail, and Mary.

Frances died on May 17, 1671 and was buried in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

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Frances Whitcomb's Timeline

February 24, 1605
St. Marys Parish, Somerset, Tauton, England
February 24, 1605
February 24, 1605
Tauton, Somerset, England.
February 24, 1605
St. Mary Magdalene,Taunton,Somerset,England
Age 18
August 6, 1626
Age 21
August 6, 1626
Age 21
Taunton, Somerset, England
February 14, 1627
Age 21
Taunton, Somerset, England
September 14, 1629
Age 24
Taunton, Somerset, England