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Re: Linthicum family in Wales
Posted by: Jack M. Linthicum Date: July 24, 2001 at 10:29:28
In Reply to: Re: Linthicum family in Wales by Mike Lincicum of 699

I saw a reference to "Linscombe" in Ireland---Clonakilty had no walls to protect it ( a fact which is depicted in its coat of arms ) and was therefore at the mercy of its attackers. One occasion saw Joan Barry, a widow of Muckross, march into the town at the head of 300 women, who ransacked every house that was in it, taking with them everything they could carry. On another occasion she commanded upwards of a hundred men and women and again attacked the town. An attack led by a Cornelius O'Crowley, on the 10th February, 1642 was to see forty-five inhabitants of the town, disarmed, robbed and stripped and left in the house of John Baker. These disturbances caused many of the residents to flee to the safety of Bandon, which was walled. Among them was one Walter Bird who took with him the charter and muniments of the Borough. One who was less fortunate, was Mr. Linscombe, who was Sovereign in 1641 and decided to stay with the remaining inhabitants, he was set upon and hanged at his own door. The town was entirely burned down at that time, but it soon began to prosper again and a sign of this prosperity was the production of its own coinage in 1678.

There is also a fruit farm in Devon called Linscombe.


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