Frank Witcomb

Brief Life History of Frank

When Frank Witcomb was born on 8 June 1840, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Witcomb, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Mynett Hartley, was 35. He married Mary Ann Wadley on 5 April 1866, in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England for about 10 years and East Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in 1893, in Longton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53, and was buried in Longton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Frank Witcomb
Mary Ann Wadley
Marriage: 5 April 1866
George Witcomb
Annie Elizabeth Mynett Hartley Witcomb
Jessie Margaret Witcomb

Sources (6)

  • Frank Witcomb in household of George Witcomb, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frank Witcomb - Government record: birth: 8 June 1840; Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Frank Witcomb, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: see Whitcombe .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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