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Leslie Arthur Whitcomb

Petworth Whitcombs and their occupations
As researched by Peter Whitcomb
 
Most of the details that follow are based upon Census returns but where the source is different it is marked so. Spellings of surname are as listed in the source, and the list includes those who were born in Petworth, but moved away later. The first Whitcomb to settle in Petworth was George Whitcomb, born 1784 in Arundel. He married Charlotte Warden on 23 July 1809 and they had seven children prior to the 1841 Census.
 
1841
George Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Back Street
Richard Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Lombard Street
Sidney Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Lombard Street
William Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Back Street
 
1851
Emma Whitcomb – milliner, living in East Street
George Whitcomb – letter carrier, in Camberwell
James Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Back Street
Richard Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Lombard Street
Sidney Whitcomb – bricklayer, living at Lombard Street
William Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in East Street
 
1861
Charles Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Orchard Street
James Whitcombe – bricklayer, living at Back Street
Richard Whitcombe – bricklayer, living in Lombard Street
William Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in Orchard Street
 
1871
Alfred Whitcombe – bricklayer, living at Back Street
Ambrose Whitcombe – bricklayer’s labourer, living at Back Street
Ann Whitcombe – laundress
Caroline Whitcomb – dressmaker, living in Egremont Row
Charles Whitcombe – ag lab
Charles Whitcomb – master builder, living in Egremont Row
Edwin Whitcombe – carpenter, living at Back Street
Emily Whitcombe – dressmaker, living at Back Street
Emma Whitcombe – laundress
Frederick Whitcombe – bricklayer, living in Egremont Row
George Whitcombe – plumber and painter, living in Egremont Row
James Whitcombe – bricklayer, living at Back Street
Sidney Whitcombe – master builder, living at Grove Street
William Whitcomb – foreman bricklayer, living in Egremont Row
 
1881
Alfred Whitcomb – bricklayer, living in High Street
Amy Whitcomb – dressmaker, living in Back Street
Ann Whitcomb – dressmaker, living in High Street
Charles Whitcomb – farmer with 75 acres employing a dozen workers, living in Pound Street
Charles Whitcomb jun – grocer's assistant
Charles Whitcombe – chemist druggist, living at Tillington
Elizabeth – dressmaker, living in Angel Street
Felix Whitcomb – carpenter, living in Back Street
Frederick Whitcomb – builder, living in Angel Street
Henry Whitcomb – surveyor's clerk, living in Angel Street
Horace Whitcomb – bricklayer's labourer [age 14], living in Back Street
Mary Ann Whitcomb – sweetshop owner on High Street
 
1884
A Mr Whitcomb received payment of £14.14.11d for his services as bricklayer for repairs to St Mary's Church in May 1884. Information source from a CD 'Yesterday's Names' and viewed at Brighton Reference Library. It contains information from the Parish Magazine of St Mary's Church, Petworth.


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Whitcomb

The main contributor for the Whitcomb family pages is Peter Whitcomb of Brighton in Sussex.
 
part of his original email - Dec 2011
"I have only just received knowledge of Gravelroots website and wondered if you would be interested to receive photographs of Petworth and other areas? My father was Leslie Whitcomb, whose aunts and uncles were residents of Pound Street and other streets, and were a well respected family and well known locally. My father passed away last year but left me a fabulous collection of photographs and slides, a few dozen being in the Petworth area. I have attached a couple taken in the 1950's and would like your comment. The family name of Whitcomb doesn't appear in your Family section. Perhaps I could send you details of the family? "

 
Since then we have received a steady flow of information and photographs taken both by his father and modern photos by Peter himself. The bulk of that information is shown or linked from this page.



Leslie Arthur Whitcomb
 
Whitcomb headstones, Horsham Road, Petworth
Alice 1874 - Emma 1896 - Charles 1890 - Eliza 1905
 
Barham Family, Tillington - by Peter Whitcomb
 

Occupations continued - -

1891
Ambrose Whitcomb – painter and plumber, living at 8 Railway Terrace, Midhurst
Emma Whitcomb – milliner, living at Church Street
Fanny Whitcomb - dressmaker's apprentice, living in Back Street
Felix Whitcomb – carpenter, living in Back Street
George Whitcomb – grainer, living in Back Street
Margaret Whitcomb – dressmaker's apprentice, living in Back Street
Percy Whitcomb – dental assistant, in London
Walter Whitcomb – carpenter, in London
 
1896
Caroline Whitcombe – milliner, residing in Lombard Street
Frederick Whitcomb – a builder and contractor, an inspector of Nuisances to Rural District Council, and was also captain of the Fire Brigade. He lived in Egremont Row.
Sydney Whitcombe – bricklayer, residing at Grove Street
Sydney Richard Whitcombe – bricklayer, residing in Pound Street
Whitcombe & Rogers – chemists in Market Place
The above extracts from a Parish magazine.
 
1901
Alice and Amy Whitcomb – dressmakers [daughters of Sydney and Elizabeth]
Arthur Whitcomb – furnishing ironmonger's assistant, in Stoke Newington
Charles Whitcomb – grocer in Worthing
Charles Whitcombe – chemist, living at 15 Chapel Street, Petersfield
Clara A Whitcomb – draper’s assistant
Edward Purser Whitcomb – print compositor, living in Carlton Villas, Worthing
Ernest Whitcomb – grocer's assistant, Newport, Isle of Wight
Ernest Edward Whitcomb – rural postman, living in Cherry Row
Frederick Whitcomb – journeyman bricklayer, living in Cherry Row
Frederick W Whitcomb - harnessmaker
George Whitcomb – journeyman porter and grainer, living in Cherry Row
Herbert Whitcomb – solicitor's clerk, in Wimbledon
Margaret Whitcomb – dressmaker, living in Cherry Row
Percy Whitcomb – dental assistant, in Croydon
Robert Whitcomb – licensed victualler at the Wheatsheaf Inn, North Street
Sidney Richard Whitcomb – foreman bricklayer, living at Tillington Road
Sydney Whitcomb – builder
Walter Whitcomb – carpenter, in London
William Whitcomb – hosier's assistant, in London
 
1913
Henry Whitcomb – Estate Clerk to Lord Leconfield, living in Pound Street
Robert Whitcomb – publican at The Wheatsheaf
Sidney Whitcomb – builder, at Grove Street
Above extracts from Kellys Directory
 
1918
George Whitcombe – decorator, living in Lombard Street
Henry Whitcomb – Estate Clerk to Lord Leconfield, living in Pound Street
 
1919
Charles Whitcomb – promoted to chairman, Potter, Bailey & Co of Worthing
Frank Walker Whitcomb – solicitor’s clerk for Pitfield & Oglethorpe
 
1924
Mary Whitcomb – milliner in Angel Street
Harold Whitcomb – manager of the International Tea Co, New Street
Reginald Whitcomb – Estate Clark to Lord Leconfield, living in Pound Street
Robert Whitcomb – publican at The Wheatsheaf
Sidney Whitcomb – bricklayer, residing in High Street
 
1932
William Whitcomb – window cleaner, living in Brighton
 
1938
Reginald Whitcomb – Estate Clerk to Lord Leconfield, living in Pound Street
Robert Whitcomb – publican at The Wheatsheaf
 

 

 
This section is ongoing and changes or additions are being made. If you wish to add to, or comment on, the above please contact us. Anyone wishing to contact Peter Whitcomb may do so by emailing us and your message and email address will be passed on.
 
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