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Re: Nurcombe 1800's Wiveliscombe SOM UK
Posted by: Geoffrey (Geoff) Nurcombe Date: August 13, 2001 at 13:52:51
In Reply to: Re: Nurcombe 1800's Wiveliscombe SOM UK by Kevin Lawrence of 51

I have recently discovered this site, and it has rekindled my interest in family history research. 20 or so years ago, I too managed to trace my ancestors back to Joseph ‘NORCOMBE’ and Joan (nee HILL), who were married on 15 August 1784. Joseph was a weaver, but apparently died serving as a Marine in the French War (1793 – 1814). Joan was buried in Wiveliscombe on 28 January 1838. According to my information, Joseph and Joan had three children – Thomas, baptised 24 April 1785 (could this be “your” Thomas?) Benjamin, baptised 30 March 1788 (who must have died in infancy) and another Benjamin, baptised 10 July 1789 (from whom I am descended). Benjamin (who was a labourer) married Charlotte Howell (sister of Maria Howell?) date unknown, and they had eight children – John, born 29 December 1823, died 31 March 1914 (Brighton) Robert, born 9 January 1825, died 22 August 1877 (Chichester) Thomas, born 24 January 1828, died 31 July 1871 (Bristol) Charlotte, born 8 July 1830, died 18 April 1834 (Wiveliscombe) Mary Ann, born 2 December 1832, died 1 August 1907 (location unknown) Charlotte Jane, born 20 May 1836, died 26 July 1862 (location unknown) Joseph (from whom I am descended), born 18 April 1838, died 9 October 1925 (Brighton) and William, born 22 May 1840, died 1895 (West Ham, London). So far as I know, all were born at Wiveliscombe. I believe some of the brothers moved to London, and John and Joseph later moved to Brighton and Hove and set up businesses as builders. John’s descendents still live in Brighton and my family lives in Hove.

I would be extremely interested to receive any further information you (or anyone else) may have, and (of course) would be very happy to provide further details of my own research.


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