Thomas Trowbridge

Male 1598 - 1673  (~ 74 years)


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  • Born Mar 1598 to Apr 1598  Taunton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History Abt 1630  [2
    He was the founder of a charity for poor widows, which, as of 1912, is still administered for their benefit. 
    Immigration Abt 1634  [2
    Occupation Abt 1635  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He was a merchant who was engaged in trade with the Barbados. 
    Residence 12 Oct 1637  East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The date was recorded as 12 (8) 1647.
    Residence 20 Sep 1639  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date was recorded as 20 (7) 1639
    Moved To say 1640  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    He left his houses, goods, lots, estates, and chattels in trust with his steward, Henry Gibbons, who kept possession in New Haven for many years. His three sons were left in the care of Sargent Thomas Jeffries who was also from Taunton, England. The sons later sued Henry for their lands from Henry Gibbons. 
    Buried 7 Feb 1672/73  Taunton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I586 
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 

    Father John Trowbridge,   c. 25 Mar 1570, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Agnes Prowse,   c. 14 Apr 1567, Tiverton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Jun 1622, Taunton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1597  Tiverton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Marshall,   c. 24 Mar 1602/03, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1641, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1627  Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Trowbridge,   c. 6 Mar 1628, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 May 1630, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     2. John Trowbridge,   c. 5 Nov 1629, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 16 Feb 1653/54, Taunton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     3. Thomas Trowbridge,   c. 11 Dec 1631, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1702, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Willaim Trowbridge,   c. 3 Sep 1633, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1690, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +5. James Trowbridge,   b. 1636, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1717, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1598 to Apr 1598 - Taunton, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1627 - Exeter, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a merchant who was engaged in trade with the Barbados. - Abt 1635 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Oct 1637 - East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Sep 1639 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - He left his houses, goods, lots, estates, and chattels in trust with his steward, Henry Gibbons, who kept possession in New Haven for many years. His three sons were left in the care of Sargent Thomas Jeffries who was also from Taunton, England. The sons later sued Henry for their lands from Henry Gibbons. - say 1640 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Feb 1672/73 - Taunton, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1378] Jacobus, Donald Lines. "The Trowbridge Ancestry in England" , (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume XVIII, January 1942).

    2. [S954] Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914 , (New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914).

    3. [S451] Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass. 1638-1925, (New York: Artemas Ward, 1925).



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