Linscombe and variants including Lincombe occur about 109 times on the British IGI and most of these are in the West Country. There is a settlement in Devon now spelt "Lincombe" and another in Worcestershire spelt "Lincomb". In the village of Hemyock in Devon are found a 17C Linscombe family whose members include Thomas, Richard and Mary. [The form Linthicum OR Linthicombe is not found amongst parish records on the British IGI nor is it the name of a settlement]
The parish records of the church of All Hallows (ALIAS South River), Anne Arundel Co, have a complicated history and dates should be checked against original documents.
The ancestors of the Linthicum family were natives of Wales where the name was spelled Lynthicum, and when they removed to Liverpool, England, the spelling was changed. They owned a line of ships that plied between Liverpool and Baltimore, Md. There were five brothers of that name; one remained in Liverpool where he died, a very wealthy man; he had started in life as a poor boy. His fortune was left to his descendants in the United States who have never been able to recover it. His four brothers came to America; one settled in Kentucky, one in Virginia and two in Maryland, one of these two on a farm in the lower part of Frederick County, where he spent his life in farming. Charles H. Linthicum is a descendant of this man. Mr. Linthicum's gret-great-great grandfather, Slingsberry Linthicum, settled in what is now Howard, then Frederick County, Md. where he spent his life in the cultivation of his farm on which he died. [Thomas J C Williams & Folger McKinsey HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND (1997) 1227, originally published in 1910] [This unsourced information is not backed up by any historical record]
Thomas Linthicum of South River, Anne Arundel Co, MD c1637-1701 m Jane -----; 1699 fw; [? i 1715 All Hallows] [? m 9 Jun 1667 All Hallows: Jane Spurlock] [No historical record found] i "good & free housekeeper" 12 Nov 1701 All Hallows; Will (Maryland) 17 May 1699/ 31 Jan 1701.2 [see below] (Edward Selby had a grant of 300a of land in respect of his transportation of Henry Dabwell, Thomas Linscomb, Rebecca Williams, William Worrall, Robert Bennett and Elinor Matthews the now wife of Edward Selby) 23 Jul 1658 [MARYLAND ARCHIVES Q 71] (said to have settled on Chesapeake Bay) (with Richard Snowden of Anne Arundel Co, MD c1634-1711, as Thomas Linthicombe of Anne Arundel Co, purchased for 11,000 lbs of tobacco a parcel of land called "Iron Mine", Anne Arundel Co from George Yates of Anne Arundel Co gentleman) 11 Jan 1669 [Anne Arundel Co Court House, Annapolis] (sold his share of above being 500a. to Richard Snowden) 8 Jun 1675 (as Thomas Lincecombe, acquired Lincecombe Stopp) 4 Jul 1677 [see below] chn: Mary Linthicum b c1668; 1699 fw below [?] -[dau]- Linthicum b c1670 below Hezekiah Linthicum b c1672; 1699 fw below Thomas Linthicum b 31 Oct 1674 [?SOURCE]; 1699 fw below Jane Linthicum b c1675; 1699 fw below
Thomas Linthicum appears to have been a Member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) as were his children and it is apparently their births (rather than their christenings) that are listed in the All Hallows parish record. Some members of the family were christened into the Church of England immediately before marriage and Milcah just before her death. The following note is unsourced from the internet "Thomas Linthicum, the immigrant, evidently was an intransigent and troublesome member of the Society of Friends. According to the "Third Haven Meeting" records, it appears that at a quarterly meeting, it was determined to discipline Thomas Linthicum, following the receipt of "a full and certain account from the Men's Meeting at the Western Shore concerning unworthy and disorderly carriage and behavior of Thos Lincicomb to Thos Everdon in particular and Friends in general," notwithstanding the previous efforts of Friends to compose the matter at issue."
Thomas Lincecombe of Anne Arundel County ... fifty acres of land ... by assignment from George Yate the assigneee of Richard Hill ... granted to the said Hill [31 May 1676] ... Lincecombe Stopp lying ... on the South side of South River beginning ... of the land ... called Margaretts Feilds ... [to hold from the Crown] rent of two shillings ... [4 Jul 1677] [DEED quoted in BADGER]
This seventeenth day of the third month called May in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and nine I Thomas Lynthicom senior of Annarundle County in the Province of Maryland being weak in body but of a perfect sound disposing memory and knowing by the inspiration of allmighty God that hath given me understanding that all flesh is as grass and the glory thereof as the flower of the field and that I as well as all men must return unto the grave and not knowing how soon God may please God to call me and therefore for the better settling of what outward estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me doe make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Imprimis My will is that all my lawfull and just debts be paid be paid by my executor hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my son Hezekiah Linthicome my now dwelling plantation viz all that tract of land called Margrett's Field containing two hundred and eighty acres also another tract of land called Hedge-park containing ninety four acres and also another tract of land called Linthicum's Stop containing fifty acres and also another tract of land called Linthicum's Lot containing seventy acres and also another tract of land formerly laid out for Jeremiah Hastings containing two hundred acres also the aforesaid five tracts of land containing six hundred ninety and four acres more or less according to the severall surveys together with all rights and privileges thereunto belonging I give unto my son Hezekiah aforesaid and his heirs forever But in case of want of such heirs then the aforesaid land shall wholly and solely descend to my son Thomas Linthicome and to his heirs forever also I give to my son Hezekiah four negroes and the one half of my household goods and also the one half of cattle, sheep and hogs. Item I give to my son Thomas Linthicome all that tract of land called by the name of Morley Grey containing one hundred and fifty acres and also another tract of land called by the name of Davis Rest containing two hundred acres both of the said tracts containing three hundred and fifty acres more or less according to the severall surveys thereof together with all rights and priviledges thereto belonging I give to my said son Thomas and his heirs forever But for want of such heirs then the aforesaid lands and priviledges therof shall ascend unto my aforesaid son Hezekiah and his heirs forever and in case of default or want of such issue of my two sons or either of them as aforesaid then it shall ascend to the next heirs in kind also I give to my son Thomas all the moveable estate that is upon the said lands given unto him and one negroe from my dwelling plantation and twelve sheep Item I give to my daughter Mary Snowden wife of Richard Snowden junr one hundred pounds sterling money to be paid upon demand after my decease Item I give to my daughter Jane the wife of Thomas Rutland all that tract of land called by the name of Chance formerly laid out for William Frizell containing one hundred acres and also a tract of land called Jeffs Inheritance containing seventy acres and also a tract of land called Jeff'sSearch containing thiry nine acres all which said tracts of land containing two hundred and nine acres more or less according to the severall surveys therof I give to my said daughter Jane and to her heirs forever and all the stock and negroes that is upon the said plantation or lands aforesaid I give to my said daughter Jane and also one hundred pounds sterling money to be paid upon demand after my decease Item I give to my grandchild Hezekiah Linthicum Clerk Fifty pounds sterling money when he comes to the age of one and twenty years and all the rest and residue and remaining part of my estate after my debts and legacys be fully paid I give to my executrix hereafter [named] Finally I doe appoint my faithfull and well beloved wife Jane Linthicome my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and doe hereby make voyd all wills formerly made by me and this to stand and remaine in full force as my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written I doe hereby desire that my estate may not be appraised there being noe occasion for it Signed sealed and delivered The mark of Thomas Linthicome [seal] Wittness James Saunders - John Gresham - Jane Coster her mark - Rebeccah Saunders - Wm Harman - Margaret Cosland her mark. The preceding will was thus endorsed viz Jany 31st 1701 [1701.2] Came before me Mr James Saunders and Mrs Rebecca Saunders and William Harmann and made oath they see this will signed sealed and delivered as witness my hand John Gresham. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Mary Linthicum c1668-?1699 b c1668 m a1688 Richard Snowden of "Birmingham Manor House", Laurel, Anne Arundel Co, MD c1659-?1719 d ?1699 chn: Richard Snowden b 28 Dec 1688 Birmingham Manor House _____________________________________________________________________________________
[?] -[dau]- Linthicum c1670- m ?Thomas Clark [Thomas Clark was a guardian of the sons of Hezekiah Linthicum, see below] chn: Hezekiah Linthicum Clark b c1693; as Hezekiah Linthicum Clerk 1699 mgfw; c 21 Mar 1718 -----; m as Hezekiah Clark 21 Apr 1719 All Hallows: Elizabeth Burton [?] Thomas Clark c 21 Mar 1718 ..... _____________________________________________________________________________________
Hezekiah Linthicum of South River, Anne Arundel Co, MD c1672-1721 m 5 Oct 1697 All Hallows: Milcah Francis dau of Thomas Francis of Rhode River and Ruth (-----) 1666-1721; c if not already baptised 11 Dec 1721 All Hallows; d 22 Dec 1721; i 28 Dec 1721 All Hallows [? i 29 Dec 1721 All Hallows; ??? Will (...) ...../14 Jun 1722 [see below]] chn: Mary Linthicum b 20 Jan 1700 [All Hallows PR]; c 13 Nov 1716 All Hallows; m 13 Nov 1716 All Hallows: Edmund Wayman; d 1762 ----- Linthicum i as unnamed child 12 Jan 1704 All Hallows Hezekiah Linthicum (had no chn) Francis Linthicum b 29 Sep 1709 [All Hallows PR]; c 12 Sep 1722 All Hallows; m 15 Oct 1732 All Hallows: Eleanor Williams; d 1765 Thomas Francis Linthicum b as Thomas Linthecum 23 Feb 1716 [All Hallows PR]; c as Thomas Francis Linscomb 22 May 1722 All Hallows; m Elizabeth Williams; Will (...) 12 Aug 1790/10 Feb 1807
kinsmen Richard Snowden and Thomas Clark ... guardians of his three sons who are to be free at 15 ... son Hezekiah ... Duvall's Range (400 acres) [BADGER] _____________________________________________________________________________________
Thomas Linthicum of South River, Anne Arundel Co, MD 1674-1701 b 31 Oct 1674 [?SOURCE] m 22 Jun 1698 All Hallows: Deborah Wayman dau of Leonard Wayman and Dorcas (.....) d ?29 May 1741; Will (...) ...../?20 May 1741 1699 fw (said to have lived on Patuxent River) chn: Dorcas Linthicum b 15 Aug 1700 [All Hallows PR]; c 4 Feb 1719 All Hallows; m1 4 Feb 1719 All Hallows: Francis Hardesty; m2 10 Aug 1737 Thomas Harrison; d pMay 1741 Thomas Linthicum b 28 Sep 1701 [All Hallows PR]; m 28 Apr 1724 All Hallows: Sarah Burton; d 4 Dec 1766 Frederick Co, MD Mary Linthicum b 29 Sep 1703 [All Hallows PR]; m 6 Oct 1724 All Hallows: John Fowler Leonard Linthicum b 5 Oct 1705 [All Hallows PR]; m ----- -----: She i as wife of Leonard 6 Mar 1731 All Hallows Deborah Linthicum b 11 Sep 1707 [All Hallows PR]; m 2 Jan 1726.7 St Anne's Parish: John Jones 1693-.... Gideon Linthicum b 15 Feb 1709 [All Hallows PR]; m a1737 Jane -----: She m1 ----- Ford: He d 11 May 1770 Ann Linthicum b 11 May 1711 [All Hallows PR] Elizabeth Linthicum b 30 Aug 1714 [All Hallows PR] Ruth Linthicum b 5 Feb 1718 [All Hallows PR]; m ----- Orrick Edmund Linthicum b 30 Mar 1720 [All Hallows PR]; m Elizabeth -----; d 1764 Hezekiah Linthicum b 7 Nov 1723 [All Hallows PR]; m c1750 Sarah Bateman 1713-1778; d 1767 OR 1768 _____________________________________________________________________________________
Jane Linthicum c1675-.... m 13 Jan 1694.5 All Hallows: Thomas Rutland c1670-1731: He i 14 Dec 1731 (said that her descendants lived at South River and in Annapolis, MD) [BADGER] chn: Elizabeth Rutland b 22 Jan 1696; d 12 Mar 1706.7; i 15 Mar 1706.7 Jane Rutland b c1698; m 18 Dec 1715 Joseph Brewer; d 13 Dec 1717 Mary Rutland b c1699; m 30 Jan 1717 Thomas Sappington ....-1722; i 19 Jan 1721.2 Ann Rutland b c1701; m 1 Mar 1719 Leonard Wayman Thomas Rutland b c1703; [? m Ann Dorsey] [? m Ann Beale]; [? d 4 Oct 1773] Elizabeth Rutland b 26 Feb 1707.8; m 12 Jan 1730 Stephen Stewart 1699-.... _____________________________________________________________________________________
[BADGER] GENEALOGY OF THE LINTHICUM AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Matilda P. Badger
Terry L. Linthicum supplied many records and references (2012).