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James Trowbridge

Birthplace: Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Newton, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Trowbridge; Thomas Trowbridge; Elizabeth Trowbridge and Elizabeth Trowbridge
Husband of Margaret Trowbridge and Margaret Trowbridge
Father of Elizabeth Merrick; Mindwell Fuller; John Trowbridge; Margaret Stone; Thankful Ward and 11 others
Brother of Elizabeth Trowbridge; John 2 Trowbridge; Thomas Trowbridge, II and William Trowbridge

Occupation: Deacon, Moved about 1664 to Newton, MA., moved to Newton about 1664.
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About Deacon James Trowbridge

Virkus....Vol.1, p. 304.:

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Bond, Henry. Bond's Genealogical and History of Watertown. Boston: The N.E. Historic Genealogical Society. c. 1860. pp. 958-959.

p. 609. TROWBRIDGE -- (1) Dea. James Trowbridge, b. Dorchester, 1636, was one of the three (Thomas, William and James), sons of Thomas, who came from Taunton co. Somerset, to Dorchester, where he remained a few years, then returned to England, in 1644, leaving his three sons in charge of Thomas Jeffries, who moved from Dorchester to New Haven , where the three sons were brought up. James returned to Dorchester when he attained his majority, and soon after m. the daughter of Maj. Gen. Atherton. She d. June 17, 1672. He m. (2d) Jan. 2, 1674, Margaret Jackson, b. June 20, 1649, dr. of Dea. John Jackson, of Newton.


Deacon James Trowbridge

Ivy Olahadded this on 3 Feb 2010
Pamela Greenwoodoriginally submitted this to The Holman, Harvey, Greenwood, Morgan, Cashel family tree... on 14 May 2008

Deacon James Trowbridge was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1636 and died May 22, 1717 . On attaining his majority, he returned to Dorchester and married first Dec. 3, 1659, Margaret Atherton, who died June 17, 1672, the daughter of Maj. General Humphrey Atherton, who came from England and settled in Dorchester about 1636. (Gen. H. Atherton succceeded Gen. Robert Sedgwick as commander of the military forces, was employed in negotiations with the Indians and was killed by falling from his horse while reviewing the militia on Boston common, Sept. 17, 1661.) James Trowbridge married second Jan. 30, 1674, Margaret Jackson who was born June 20, 1649 and died Sept. 16, 1797. He then moved to Cambridge Village after called Nonantum, and now Newton in 1664 and purchased 85 acres of land with dwelling and outbuildings, which he had occupied for some years, of Deputy Gov. Danforth. After the death of Deacon John Jackson, he was chosen deacon of the Church 1675. By his will dated 1709, he bequeathed all the lands he had of him through his father in law, Atherton to the children of his first wife, equally. Source: The Greenwood Genealogies 1154-1914 by Frederick Greenwood, pg. 60.

PARENTS: Thomas Trowbridge and Elizabeth Marshall, married March 26, 1627 in St. Petrock, Exeter, England. 1st WIFE: Margaret Atherton, married Dec 30, 1659 in Dorchester, Middlesex Co., MA. She was the daughter of Major General Humphrey Atherton and Mary Wales. Their children were: Mary Trowbridge Elizabeth Trowbridge Mindwell Trowbridge John Trowbridge Margaret Trowbridge Thankful Trowbridge Hannah Trowbridge Margaret Atherton Trowbridge died on August 17, 1672 in Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. 2nd WIFE: Margaret Jackson, married January 30, 1673 in Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. She was the daughter of John Jackson and Margaret Taft, first settlers of Newton. Their children were: James Trowbridge Experience Trowbridge Thomas Trowbridge Caleb Trowbridge Deliverance Trowbridge From the History of Newton, Page 101-102 DEA. JAMES TROWBRIDGE was born in Dorchester, and baptized there in 1638. His father was Thomas Trowbridge, one of he early settlers of Dorchester, a merchant, and was engaged in the Barbadoes trade; he came from Taunton, England, where his father founded a large charity for poor widows, which is still administering for their benefit. Thomas went home to Taunton in 644, leaving his three sons in charge of Sergeant Jeffries, of Dorchester, who removed with those sons to New Haven about 1638. Thomas the father, died in Taunton, England, about 1670. James returned from New Haven to Dorchester about 1656 where he married Margaret, the daughter of Major Humphrey Atherton, December 30, 1659, and had three children in Dorchester, and removed to Cambridge Village; his wife Margaret was dismissed from Dorchester to form the church in Cambridge Village, in 1664. After the death of John Jackson he became deacon of he church. He was one for the first Board of Selectmen formed in the Village in August, 1679, and continued that office for nine years. In 1675 he purchased of Deputy Governor Danforth, eighty-five acres of land with a dwelling-house, standing where Mr. Nathan Trowbridge's house stood in later times, which he had occupied for some yeard; bounded by the highways west and south, a narrow lane north, his own land east, the dividing line being straight through the swamp. He was a Lieutenant Clerk of the Writs in 1691 an 1693, and Representative in the General Cours in 1700 and 1703. He had five sons and nine daughters, and upwards of eighty grandchildren. His first wife died June 17, 1672; second wife was Margaret, the daughter of Deacon John Jackson; she died September 16, 1727, aged 48. He died May 22, 1717, Aged 81, Leaving a will dated 1709. HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION: "Here lyes ye body of Deacon James Trowbridge dec'd May 22, 1717 in ye 81st year of his age." Family links: Parents: Thomas Trowbridge (1598 - 1673) Children: Elizabeth Trowbridge Mirick (1660 - 1734); Mindwell Trowbridge Fuller (1662 - 1758); Margaret Trowbridge Stone (1666 - 1710); Experience Trowbridge Wilson (1675 - 1705); James Trowbridge (1682 - 1714); & Caleb Trowbridge (1692 - 1760). Burial: East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.

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Deacon James Trowbridge's Timeline

Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Massachusetts, United States
Age 2
Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 12, 1660
Age 24
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 20, 1662
Age 26
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 22, 1664
Age 28
Newton, Massachusetts
April 30, 1666
Age 30
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 32
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 11, 1670
Age 34
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony