The surname Titcomb was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Tidcombe in that shire. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, in the Domesday Book taken in 1086, Wenesi's wife, the heiress of Wenesi, held the Lordship of Tidcombe from the King, who directly owned the lands. Conjecturally, the heiress and Wenesi, or Vanci, sometimes Wancy or Wanceio, a Norman Baron who was at the Battle of Hastings was from Neufchatel, in Normandy, is the ancient ancestor of this family name.
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Pierre du Pont was born December 14, 1739, the son of Samuel du Pont and Anne Alexandrine de Montchanin. His father was a watchmaker and French Protestant, or Huguenot. His mother was a descendant of an impoverished minor noble family from Burgundy.
Du Pont married Nicole-Charlotte Marie-Louise le Dée de Rencourt in 1766, also of a minor noble family. They had three sons: Victor Marie (1767–1827), a manufacturer and politician; Paul François (December 1769–January 1770); and Éleuthère Irénée (1771–1834), the founder of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company in the United States.
With a lively intelligence and high ambition, Pierre became estranged from his father, who wanted him to be a watchmaker. The younger man developed a wide range of acquaintances with access to the French court during the Ancien Régime period. Eventually he became the protégé of Dr. François Quesnay, the personal physician of King Louis XV's mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Quesnay was the leader of a faction known as the économistes, a group of liberals at the court dedicated to economic and agricultural reforms. By the early 1760s, du Pont's writings on the national economy had drawn the attention of intellectuals such as Voltaire and Turgot. His 1768 book on physiocracy (Physiocratie, ou Constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain) advocated low tariffs and free trade among nations, deeply influenced Adam Smith of Scotland.
Du Pont initially supported the French Revolution and served as president of the National Constituent Assembly.
He and his son Eleuthère were among those who physically defended Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from a mob besieging the Tuileries Palace in Paris during the insurrection of 10 August 1792. Condemned to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror, du Pont was awaiting execution when Robespierre fell on 9 thermidor an IV (27 July 1794), and he was spared.
He married Françoise Robin on 5 vendémiaire an IV (27 September 1795). Robin was the daughter of Antoine Robin de Livet, a French aristocrat who lived in Lyon, and the widow of Pierre Poivre, the noted French administrator. After du Pont's house was sacked by a mob during the events of 18 Fructidor V (4 September 1797), he, his sons and their families immigrated to the United States in 1799.
I just posted my comments on this one as well, under its own Thread. Sorry Mods.New cc at Avebury, appeared on July 2nd (1st, possible);
Looks like a hexagonal camera shutter with 6 blades, 16 spokes (vortices)/ea and 160 dots on the circumference, if I counted right,
so, a lot about 6;
First thought is of course the hexagonal pole of Saturn; motion, spin, opening...
Saturn's Hexagon in Motion | Saturn – NASA Solar System Exploration
I have been diving into the quagmire of DNA and RNA "research" for the past few weeks, as well as working outside in my garden. My Guardianship role of the little bit of this planet I call home is very rewarding but takes a lot of time and effort.
Last night, I asked The Divine Cosmic Mind a DNA question, regarding laterality.
The C's recommended paying close attention to reality, left and right.
Numerous studies have shown that mammals tend to have a dominant "handedness", a left or right brain dominance.
So, the question that I was pondering was regarding DNA and whether it too, corresponded to this individualized laterality.
Would left handed dominate spin counter clockwise and right handed dominate spin clockwise?
For the record, I am left handed.