Robert Whitcombe: Birth: 14 NOV 1730. Death: 1 JUL 1810
Text: Jean North Archives Assistant
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Note: N466 Whitcombe, William, s William of Adderley, Salop, gent. Brasenose Coll, matric 23 March 1712-3, aged 19. BA 1734. Rector Stockton on Teme 1718.
See Foster’s Index Ecclesiasticus.
William Whitcombe. College KING'S. Entered: Mar. 23, 1712. M.A. from KING'S, 1734.
S. of William, of Adderley, Salop, gent. Matric. (Brasenose College, Oxford) Mar. 23, 1712-3, age 19; B.A. (Oxford) 1716. Ord. deacon (Sarum) June 16, 1717; priest (Hereford) Sept. 21, 1718. R. of Stockton-on-Teme, Worcs., 1718. R. of Eastham, 1740. (Al. Oxon.; T. C. Dale.)
Rector of Stockton of Teme 1718 (inducted 26 Sep) - 1758, but “removed” himself to Eastham on 8 June 1728.
“Eastham church stands in the farmyard of Eastham Court in the Teme Valley. This isolated settlement is approached across the river from the Worcester to Tenbury road by an 18th century brick bridge. There are few houses and the place has a timeless atmosphere.”
(Churches of Worcestershire. Tim Bridges, Logaston Press. 2000.)
Baptism of Robert shows his parents were William Whitcombe and Elizabeth Norcop (married in Adderley, Shropshire 14th August 1719).”
Born 1690 according to BLG (Whitcombe of Lake).
IGI and other records shows him and Elizabeth having:
at Stockton on Teme:
Edward and William both chr 8 Jan 1720 (d 9 Jan 1720)
William b 12 Jan, chr 14 Feb 1721
OR died 1758? (BLG)
Edmund born about 8.30am Sunday 10 Sept 1722, bapt 16 Oct 1722.[Edmund Whitcombe, MRCS. of Cleobury Mortimer. His widow died in 1798, age 58]. Seems he gained Cleobury Mortimer from his wife. Given by BLG as the ancestor of the Whitcombes of Park.
Edward chr 27 Sep 1723
Philip chr 25 Aug 1725 [The one buried Eastham 28 Feb 1767?] [Named after his maternal grandfather it seems]
Elizabeth b 10 May, chr 8 Jun 1727
Elizabeth b 1726 (surely the same Elizabeth?)
[Elizabeth [dau of Willm Whitmcombe, Rector] buried 10 Nov 1755, wife of William Jennings.]
Mary b 13 Feb 1728, bapt 18 March 1728 (d 1780)
Robert chr 30 Dec 1730
Kathrine b. 11.10pm 1 May 1739, bapt 12 Jun 1739.
Their son Edmund, MRCS, of Cleobury Mortimer [gained from his wife, it seems], b 1732, is given as the ancestor of the Whitcombes of Park.
His grandson Sandford William Whitcombe (will proved 3 Oct 1780), was vicar of Eastham after him.
1848: “Court House, an old mansion near the church at Eastham, now in the family of the Whitcombes, was formerly the seat of the Baron of Burford.”
Robin's End, at Eastham, near Tenbury Wells, is a distinguished Grade II* listed property dating mainly to 1735 with earlier roots and later additions. Its Georgian portions were built for the Reverend William Whitcombe, who needed a parsonage. Some time later, it was extended with two matching wings, designed to similar lines. The enlargements of the 19th century joined up the early Georgian main house with a timber-framed building dating to the 17th century.
(On the market in 2002.)
Note: Baptism date and Alumni
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