John Trowbridge

1570–1649
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
1570–1649
Agnes Prowse
1575–1622
Marriage: June 1597
Thomas Trowbridge
1598–1672
Elizabeth Trowbridge
1598–1658
John Trowbridge
1601–1630
Prudence Trowbridge
1602–1695
Agnes Trowbridge
1604–1605
William Trowbridge
1607–1616
James Trowbridge
1609–1638
Joane Trowbridge
1612–1616
Tacy Trowbridge
1615–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
June 1597
Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

  • William Trowbridge

    Male1564–1616Male

  • Thomas Trowbridge

    Male1566–Male

  • Agnes Trowbridge

    Female1567–Female

  • 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.

Story Highlight

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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