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John Trowbridge

Also Known As: "wool merchant", "mayor"
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: St. Mary Magdalen, Tiverton, Devonshire, England
Death: July 25, 1649 (79)
Taunton, Somerset, England
Place of Burial: St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, Somersetshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Trowbridge; Thomas Trowbridge and Joan Trowbridge
Husband of Alice Read and Agnes Trowbridge
Father of Thomas Trowbridge; Thomas Trowbridge; Elizabeth Hurley (Huxley); John Trowbridge; Prudence Mace and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Trowbridge, I; Alice Trowbridge and Dorothy Godsall

Occupation: Woolen draper, Wealthy Merchant
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About John Trowbridge

John Trowbridge became at his father's death, a man of wealth and prominence in the town of Taunton. He was elected mayor of Taunton and was for many years on of the wardens of St. Mary Magdalen Church. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the almshouse there which was founded in 1615. His will mentions his second wife, Alice who was the widow of Robert Read of Tiverton.

The will of John Trowbridge of Taunton, woolendraper, published by word of mouth on 1 July 1649 in the presence of George Serle, esq., and Thomas Trowbridge, his son, and John Trowbridge, his grandchild. He left to his eldest son Thomas Trowbridge his messuage and tenement near Barthpoole Bridge in the parish of West Monkton, occupied by Henry Beale, to hold to Thomas for the remainder of his term therein after the deaths of the testator and Alice his wife. To his son Thomas his land in Stogursey, viz., certain tenements from which the testator received high rent. All his goods and chattels he left to his son Thomas whom he made sole executor. The will was proved on 25 Feb. 1649/50.


The will of John Trowbridge is found at the Public Record Office in London. The complete text can be found under ref. P.C.C. 32 Pembroke, Prob. 11/211.


-- The Gen., op. cit., p. 13; "The Trowbridge Ancestry in England" by Donald Lines Jacobus," THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST", 18:3, pps. 129-137 (via Colonel Paul L. Nichols, USA)

A wealthy merchant and prominent citizen of Taunton, Somersetshire. He was long identified with the woolen trade in Taunton, which was noted for its manufacture of that staple.

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1854

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John Trowbridge's Timeline

March 25, 1570
St. Mary Magdalen, Tiverton, Devonshire, England
March 25, 1570
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
March 25, 1570
Taunton, Somerset, England
February 8, 1598
Age 27
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
February 18, 1598
Age 27
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
Age 27
May 31, 1601
Age 31
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
February 3, 1602
Age 31
Taunton, Somerset, England
February 10, 1604
Age 33
Taunton, Somersetshire, England