There are records of French Huguenots driven out of France in 1600 spelling the name Lacome, Latcome, Larkham, La Combe or Larcom. Records show that a Larcom left France for the Isle of Wight in 1600, and that a William Latcome sailed to America on the ship Hercules with John Kiddey as Master departing from London on March 24, 1633/34 and Southampton on April 18, 1634, for New England [THE PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH: 1620-1640 Passengers and Ships, by Charles Edward Banks.]

Records show that a William Latcome (M) was born in 1581, Ruddington, Nottingham, England and died on December 10, 1672 in Reading, Middlesex, Mass. Immigration June 1634 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Married Lydia Browne, daughter of Abraham Browne and (Mrs.) Lydia Browne about 1648 in Reading, Middlesex, Mass.

Ipswich records give a Mordecai Larcom who appeared in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1640. Note: This could possibly be a brother or son of William Latcome (Larcom). 

“And then he was but a simple yeoman, a tiller of the soil; one who must have loved the sea, however, for he moved nearer and nearer towards it from Agawam through Wenham woods, until the close of the seventeenth century found his descendents – my own great-great-grandfather’s family – planted in a romantic homestead-nook on a hillside, overlooking wide gray spaces of the bay at the part of Beverly known as ‘The Farms.’” – Lucy Larcom, A New England Girlhood.

Generation 1

1. MORDECAI1 LARCOM SR. was born before 1629 (records say in Massachusetts, but I believe this was when he arrived in Massachusetts). He died on 04 Jan 1713 in Wenham, Massachusetts (Age: 84). He married Elizabeth Clarke on 07 Jul 1652 in Salem , Essex, Massachusetts (Beverly). She was born before 1622 in England. She died on 01 May 1718 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Notes for Mordecai Larcom Sr.:

Mordicai derived from the name from the Babylonian god Marduke (the god of war) meaning “warrior, war like.”

Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke had the following children:

2. i. CORNELIUS2 LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1653 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. He died on 09 Jan 1747 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He married (1) MARGARET LOWE on 28 Mar 1707 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She was born on 26 Jan 1669 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Dec 1756. He married (2) ABIGAIL BALCH (daughter of Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardener) on 08 Feb 1681 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1663 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 30 Apr 1706 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

3. ii. MORDECAI LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born on 16 Sep 1658 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. He died in Nov 1717 in Wenham,,MA,USA. He married Abigail Solart (daughter of John Solart and Elizabeth Solart) on 10 Nov 1681 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born on 15 Aug 1664 in Massachusetts. She died on 03 Apr 1751 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

iii. ELIZABETH LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born on 14 Apr 1660 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She died in Dec 1747. She married ISAAC WHITTIER. He was born in Manchester,,MA,USA.

4. iv. THOMAS LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1661 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 30 Mar 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (1) HANNAH KETTLE (daughter of John Kettle and Elizabeth Allen) on 10 Jul 1674 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She was born on 04 May 1655 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 15 Sep 1693 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married ABIGAIL.

5.v. THOMAS LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1661 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 30 Mar 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts (Age: 57). He married HANNAH KETTLE. He married (2) ABIGAIL LOVETT about 1700 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in 1667 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

6.vi. DANIEL LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1666 in Beverly,,MA,USA. He died on 15 Feb 1750 in Beverly,,MA,USA. He married Phoebe Stone (daughter of Nathaniel Stone) on 29 May 1693 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. She was born on 21 Apr 1672 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

vii. ELIZABETH LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1669 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 03 Apr 1751 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (Age: 78).

7.viii. REBECCA LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke) was born on 24 Feb 1671 in Beverly,,MA,USA. She died between Jul-12 Dec 1734 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She married Jonathan Stanley (son of George Standley and Bethiah Lovett) in 1695 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He was born on 01 Feb 1679 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died in 1756 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

ix. ABIGAIL LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom Sr. and Elizabeth Clarke).

 


Generation 2

Homestead16842. CORNELIUS2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born in 1653 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. He died on 09 Jan 1747 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He married (1) MARGARET LOWE on 28 Mar 1707 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She was born on 26 Jan 1669 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Dec 1756. He married (2) ABIGAIL BALCH (daughter of Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardener) on 08 Feb 1681 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1663 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 30 Apr 1706 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

Notes for Cornelius Larcom:

Cornelius derived from a Roman clan name which is derived from the Latin ‘cornu’ meaning horn.

They settled at Wenham Neck and then came to Beverly Farms and bought the old John West estate, now known as Dexter Place in Prides Crossing.

 On Nov. 28, 1684, he bought from Anthony Bennett, Jr. of Gloucester, “a parcel of land Containing five acres or less which I bought of John West late Deceased the said land being Situated & lying on ye back Side of ye great pond by ye long Beach between Manchester & Mackrell Cove butting upon ye pond On ye South Side & Joyning to ye Land of Nicholas Woodbery On ye West in Beverly aforesd.” This was not far from the present Pride’s Crossing Railroad Station. On Nov. 14, 1696, he bought from John Giles of Beverly, for “fourteen pounds in Silver Curant money of Newengland,” three and a quarter acres of salt marsh in that part of Ipswich called Chebacco. On May 28, 1697, he bought from Thomas West of Beverly, for twelve pounds and sixteen shillings, about three acres of meadow land adjoining his own property. On March 10, 1704/5, he bought from Thomas West, “for Eighteen pounds in Currant money,” ten acres of upland and meadow.

 On March 2, 1718/19, he bought from Thomas West “one Stint and Half of Commonage in the Common Lands in ye said Town of Beverly–adjoining the Homestead the said Cornelius Larcom.” For the sum of fifteen pounds of bills of credit of the Province. On Oct. 26, 1719, he bought from Thomas West six acres of woodland for the sum of twenty-one pounds in bills of credit of the Province. On Sept. 17, 1721, be bought from Samuel West of Beverly about forty-four poles of land adjoining his own property, for three pounds of bills of credit of the Province. On March 16, 1696/7, at Town Meeting, “William Cleve was Chosen Constable [policeman] for Bass River ward and Cornelius Larkum for mackrel cove for ye year insueing.”

 On March 15, 1697/8, the following receipt was handed to the selectmen: “Boston march ye 10th 1697/8. Recd of mr Cornelius Larkum Constable of Beverly by ye habd of me Wm Cleaues Thirty six pounds ten shillings. Recd–for mr James Taylor Treasr Per Jer Allen” On Feb. 26, 1698/9, the selectmen reckoned with Cornelius Larkum “who was Constable for ye year 1697 and hee the said Cornelius Larkum hath paid and Cleared for all the Rates Committed to him during the time of his Constableship and is hereby discharged of the same only mr Hales Rate for his sollery for that year being thirty two pounds the which he stands indebted tell he brings Receipt from mr Hale”

 In 1699 Cornelius was a proprietor in the Common Lands. On Nov. 4, 1712, he was chosen a Grand Juror for the Superior Court. On March 24, 1713 and 14, he was chosen a Tything man. On Nov. 3, 1718, and Oct. 24, 1721, he was again chosen a Grand Juror for the Superior Court. On Nov. 17, 1724, his tax was abated. In 1732 Cornelius Larkum and his wife Maragret sold to Samuel Dodge the three and a quarter acres of salt marsh in that part of Ipswich called Chebacco which had been bought from John Giles in 1696.

 Beverly Church Records state that on January 26, 1718, Cornelius Larcom, aged about sixty, was received to communion and baptized.

Cornelius Larcom and Abigail Balch had the following children:

i. JONATHAN3 LARCOM (son of Cornelius Larcom and Abigail Balch) was born on 18 Mar 1691 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 07 May 1706 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

ii. CORNELIUS LARCOM (son of Cornelius Larcom and Abigail Balch) was born on 15 Feb 1697 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on Prob. 1706 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

iii. BENJAMIN LARCOM (son of Cornelius Larcom and Abigail Balch) was born on 12 Mar 1699 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He died on 16 Jun 1766 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

8. iv. DAVID LARCOM (son of Cornelius Larcom and Abigail Balch) was born on 28 Oct 1701 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He died before 25 Apr 1775 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He married LUCY DOWNING. She was born on 29 Nov 1706 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 18 Jan 1750 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He married (2) MARY on 28 Feb 1751 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born on 11 Nov 1711 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 22 Jan 1797 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He married an unknown spouse on 22 Jan 1723 in Beverly,,MA,USA.

3. MORDECAI2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born on 16 Sep 1658 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. He died in Nov 1717 in Wenham,,MA,USA. He married Abigail Solart (daughter of John Solart and Elizabeth Solart) on 10 Nov 1681 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born on 15 Aug 1664 in Massachusetts. She died on 03 Apr 1751 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Notes for Mordecai Larcom:

Came as a carpenter to Ipswich, Mass. in 1683/84. On Oct. 30, 1683, is named among those “not paying towards building the meeting house.” (Beverly Records) On Nov. 1, 1682 accepted as a townsman. On Nov. 7, 1682, at the annual town meeting, he was “granted Six poals of land where his house stands.” On Dec. 27, 1697, “at a town meeting of the selectmen for granting liberty to the inhabitants to get timber on the town common for their own use in the town,” he was granted “two hundred Rayles and fifty posts for fencing his land.” At a meeting of the selectmen on March 13, 1698/99, “for granting gitting of Timber to make Four Thousand of Shingles to Shingle his house.”

Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart had the following children:

i. ABAGAIL3 LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born in 1685.

ii. ELIZABETH LARCUM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born in 1688 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 03 Apr 1751 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

iii. MARY LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born in 1691.

iv. JOHN LARCOM (son of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born in 1691 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died in 1729 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

v. MARTHA LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born in 1693.

vi. REBEKAH LARCOME (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born on 10 Jul 1701 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in Jun 1793 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

vii. HANNAH LARCOM (daughter of Mordecai Larcom and Abigail Solart) was born on 16 Jul 1704 in Wendham, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 06 Nov 1747.

4. THOMAS2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born in 1661 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 30 Mar 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (1) HANNAH KETTLE (daughter of John Kettle and Elizabeth Allen) on 10 Jul 1674 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She was born on 04 May 1655 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 15 Sep 1693 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married ABIGAIL.

Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle had the following children:

i. MARY3 LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born in 1675 in Beverly,,MA,USA.

ii. THOMAS LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born on 16 Feb 1678 in Beverly,,MA,USA.

iii. SAMUEL LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born in 1679 in Beverly,,MA,USA.

iv. JAMES LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born in 1688 in Beverly,,MA,USA.

v. HANNAH LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born on 16 Jul 1704 in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Thomas Larcom and Abigail had the following children:

vi. HANNAH LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Abigail).

vii. PHEBE LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Abigail).

viii. JEMINA LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Abigail).

5. THOMAS2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born in 1661 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 30 Mar 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts (Age: 57). He married HANNAH KETTLE. He married (2) ABIGAIL LOVETT about 1700 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in 1667 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle had the following children:

i. SAMUEL3 LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born about 1679 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.

ii. JAMES LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born about 1688 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

iii. THOMAS LARCOM (son of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born on 16 Feb 1694/95 in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

iv. HANNAH LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle) was born about 1696.

v. MARY LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Hannah Kettle).

Thomas Larcom and Abigail Lovett had the following children:

vi. PHEBE LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Abigail Lovett) was born on 1702/03.

vii. JEMIMA LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Abigail Lovett) was born in 1704 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 20 May 1797 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

viii. HANNAH LARCOM (daughter of Thomas Larcom and Abigail Lovett).

6. DANIEL2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born in 1666 in Beverly,,MA,USA. He died on 15 Feb 1750 in Beverly,,MA,USA. He married Phoebe Stone (daughter of Nathaniel Stone) on 29 May 1693 in Ipswich,,MA,USA. She was born on 21 Apr 1672 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Daniel Larcom and Phoebe Stone had the following children:

i. JOSEPH3 LARCOM (son of Daniel Larcom and Phoebe Stone).

ii. BENJAMIN LARCOM (son of Daniel Larcom and Phoebe Stone).

7. REBECCA2 LARCOM (Mordecai1 Sr.) was born on 24 Feb 1671 in Beverly,,MA,USA. She died between Jul-12 Dec 1734 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She married Jonathan Stanley (son of George Standley and Bethiah Lovett) in 1695 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. He was born on 01 Feb 1679 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died in 1756 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

Rebecca Larcom and Jonathan Stanley had the following children:

i. GEORGE STANDLEY (son of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 09 Nov 1672 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

9. ii. WILLIAM STANDLEY (son of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 31 Aug 1700 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (Age: 0). He died on 17 Oct 1778 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (Age: 78). He married Hannah Stone on 02 Sep 1724 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born on 24 May 1702 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She died in 1752 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (Age: 50).

iii. ELIZABETH FOSTER (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 25 Jan 1703 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died in North Carolina, United States.

iv. REBEKAH STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 30 Sep 1703 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1703 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

v. ANN STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born in 1705 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 07 May 1785 in North Carolina, United States.

vi. BETHIAH STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 25 Feb 1707 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 05 Jul 1785 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

vii. REBEKAH STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 06 Mar 1709 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 13 Oct 1737 in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

viii. ELIZABETH STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born on 07 Dec 1712 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

ix. ANN STANDLEY (daughter of Jonathan Stanley and Rebecca Larcom) was born in 1718 in Bertie, North Carolina, United States. She died in Aug 1775 in Bertie, North Carolina, United States.


Generations 3 & 4

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