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Jonathan Whitcomb

Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Lancaster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Cause of death: Killed by Indians in attack
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitcombe, Jr. and Frances Whitcomb
Husband of Hannah Whitcomb
Father of Hannah Whitcomb; Hannah Whitcomb; Jonathan Whitcomb, II; Hannah Blood Milton; Elizabeth Powers and 5 others
Brother of Katherine Whitcomb; James Whitcomb; John Whitcomb, Jr.; Robert John Whitcomb; Joana Whitcombe and 5 others

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In exile during king Philip's War.

'Jonathan Whitcomb

Born in England on 1632 to John Whitcomb and Frances Coggan.

Jonathan married Hannah Whitcomb and had 2 children.

Jonathan married Hannah Whitcomb and had 7 children.

Jonathan married Mary Rowlandson and had a child.

He passed away on 1690 in Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA.

Family Members


John Whitcomb 1587-1662

Frances Coggan 1604-1671


Hannah Whitcomb 1647-1667

Hannah Whitcomb 1630-1692

Mary Rowlandson 1636-1683


Jonathan Whitcomb 1668-1750

Hannah Whitcomb 1671-1695

Hannah Whitcomb 1668-1668

Abigail Whitcomb 1675-1695

Elizabeth Whitcomb 1670-1713

Katherine Whitcomb 1768-1723

Ruth Whitcomb 1680-1770

Mary Whitcomb 1682-1726

John Whitcomb 1684-

Ruth Whitcomb 1667-1731 '

From Historic Homes and Institutions by Ellery Bicknell Crane

Jonathan Whitcomb, son of John Whitcomb

(1), was born about 1630, in England, and died in February, 1690.

He removed to Lancaster in 1655, and except during the war period

lived there the remainder of his life.

He shared the home lot there with his brother John until the death of John in 1683.

He married, November 25, 1667,

Hannah, who was killed by Indians at Lancaster, July 18, 1692.

Their children were:

  1. Hannah, born September 17, 1668, died December 9, 1668;
  2. Jonathan, Jr.,
  3. Hannah, born August 29, 1671, married Joseph Blood, of Groton;
  4. Abigail, born May 5, 1674. married William Kelsey, of Windsor, 1694:
  5. Elizabeth, born 1676;
  6. Katherine, born 1678;
  7. Ruth, born 1680;
  8. Mary, born 1682;
  9. John, born May 12, 1684.

Jonathan removed to Lancaster, MA in 1655 and with the exception of the exile

during King Philip's War, lived there all of his life.

He shared a home lot there with his brother, John, until John's death in 1683.

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Jonathan Whitcomb's Timeline

August 6, 1626
August 6, 1626
St James's, Taunton
August 6, 1626
St.Mary's, Taunton, Somerset, En
August 6, 1626
(St. Mary Magdalene) Taunton, Somerset, England
February 14, 1627
Taunton, Somerset, England
September 14, 1628
Age 1
St James Parish, Taunton, Somerset, England
September 14, 1628
Age 1
September 14, 1628
Age 1
St James's, Taunton
September 17, 1668
Age 41
Lancaster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts