30 January 2010

Captain Humphrey Gilbert Newcombe born 1875

A reader named ericgould wrote:

Four years ago, I visited the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick. I saw a photograph on the wall of a six-masted schooner, the Edward B. Winslow. The captain of that ship was Humphrey Gilbert Newcombe. HG Newcombe was my great great grandfather.

Since then, I have done a lot of research. I plan on visiting the Albert County museum in the near future, and I wish to put together my information for their records. I've decided to try my luck again, to see if I can find more info.

I have a lot of information about his two ships, the Edward B. Winslow and the Edward H. Cole. The Cole was sunk in the war by a German U-boat, the U-151. The U-151 lurked along the shore of New Jersey, until Sunday, 2 June 1918, when it sank six American ships, in a single day. This day is known in history as Black Sunday.

Thanks to this website, I was able to trace the direct ancestry back to 1616. I will list them chronologically, from father to son to grandson to great grandson to great great grandson, etc. below:

0. Capt Andrew Newcomb was born in 1616-1618 in Devonshire, England and died on 31 Jan 1685-1686 at sea near Boston.
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1. Lt. Andrew Newcomb was born circa 1640 and died between 20 Aug 1706 and 22 Oct 1708 in Edgartown MA.
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4. Simon Newcomb was born circa 1665, and died on 20 Jan 1744-1745 in Lebanon CT,(10) and was buried in
Jonathan Trumbull Cem., Lebanon CT.
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24. Deacon John Newcomb was born circa 1688 in Edgartown MA, and died on 23 Feb 1765 in Cornwallis N.S.
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128. Capt Eddy Newcomb was born on 23 Sep 1713 in Edgartown MA, and died after 19 Oct 1781 in Cornwallis N.S.
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410. John Newcomb was born on 15 May 1742 in Lebanon CT, and died before May 1778.
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1012. Eddy Newcomb was born on 15 Dec 1769 in Cornwallis N.S., and died on 11 Jun 1854 in Cornwallis N.S.
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2563. Capt. Andrew Newcomb was born on 24 Sep 1800 in Cornwallis N.S., and died in 1874.
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6227. Gilbert Andrew Newcomb was born on 18 Feb 1832 in St. John N.B., and died on 14 Feb 1889.
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11665. Humphrey G. Newcomb was born on 31 Dec 1875 in Riverside N.B.
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16391. Charles Gilbert Newcomb was born on 7 May 1905 in Boston MA.

If any of you distant relatives of mine have information about Humphrey Gilbert Newcombe, I would greatly appreciate seeing it. I can be reached at eric555gould@gmail.com.

Thank you Newcomb(e)s

- Eric Gould (25% Newcombe)

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