John Trowbridge

Taunton St Mary Magdalene, Somerset, England

The Life of John

When John Trowbridge was christened on 25 July 1570, in Taunton St Mary Magdalene, Somerset, England, his father, Thomas Trowbridge, was 28 and his mother, Joan Lawrence Hutchins, was 24. He married Agnes Prowse in June 1597, in Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 25 July 1649, in his hometown, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Trowbridge
Agnes Prowse
Marriage: June 1597
Thomas Trowbridge
Elizabeth Trowbridge
John Trowbridge
Prudence Trowbridge
Agnes Trowbridge
William Trowbridge
James Trowbridge
Joane Trowbridge
Tacy Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

June 1597
Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • William Trowbridge


  • Thomas Trowbridge


  • Agnes Trowbridge


  • Female1568–1596Female

  • Female1569–1571Female

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.
1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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John Trowbridge (1570)

John, the son of Thomas Trowbridge, was born on March 25, 1570 and resided all of his life in Taunton. He was in business as a woolen draper. When his father died, he became the chief Trowbridge in Ta …

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Trowbridge " The Primitive Settler in America and his Family" - St. Mary Magdalen Parish Registers
  • Agnes Prowse in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Trowbridge -

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