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Trowbridge, William

Male 1633 - 1688  (55 years)


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  • Name Trowbridge, William  [1
    Born 3 Sep 1633  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 3 Sep 1633  St Petrock, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1688  West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age: 55
    Person ID I45033  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Trowbridge, Thomas,   b. 8 Feb 1598, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1672, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marshall, Elizabeth,   c. 24 Mar 1602/03, St Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1641, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Mar 1626/1627  St Mary's Arches, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lamberton, Elizabeth,   b. 1630, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1716, West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1656/57  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Trowbridge, James,   b. 26 Mar 1664, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1732, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Trowbridge, Elizabeth,   b. 5 Jan 1661/62, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1732, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Trowbridge, Joseph,   b. 1676, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1715, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     4. Trowbridge, William,   b. 12 Nov 1657, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Feb 1703/04, Sea, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)  [natural]
     5. Trowbridge, Thomas,   b. 2 Oct 1659, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1711, West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     6. Trowbridge, Hannah,   b. 6 Jul 1668, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1697, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     7. Trowbridge, Abigail,   b. 7 Oct 1670, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1696/97  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     8. Trowbridge, Mary,   b. 12 Oct 1672, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     9. Trowbridge, Samuel,   b. 7 Oct 1670, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1741/42, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     10. Trowbridge, Margaret,   b. 1 Jun 1666, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1706  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F15109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1633 - Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Sep 1633 - St Petrock, Exeter, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1656/57 - Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1688 - West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Trowbridge was brought in childhood by his parents from England, first to Dorchester in the MA Bay colony, and then to the plantation of New Haven. When his father was called back to England, he and his brothers were left in charge of his father's former servant, Henry Gibbons. The latter mismanaged the property left for the boys' support, and after a time they were taken away from him by the town authorities and put under the care of Sergt. Thomas Jeffrey and his wife, and in their home William and his brothers passed their boyhood. His schoolmaster was Mr. Ezekiel Cheever. Soon after reaching his majority, William Trowbridge made an attempt to bring Gibbons to an account for his stewardship. His efforts were continued over a series of years, but gained little result during his father's lifetime. A few years after the latter's death, Gibbons made some restitution as can been seen in his father's notes. William Trowbridge is usually described in the public records of that time as a "planter", and later on as a "husbandman". In 1664 he appears to have been master of the sloop Cocke, making voyages out of New Haven. In July, 1667, he sold his house and lot in the village of New Haven, and probably about that time became one of the first residents in the parish of West Haven. He probably built a house on that part of the "Lamberton Farm" that through his wife came into his possession on May 4, 1677. His share was one-sixth of the Lamberton farm, and it included all the land between the present Campbell and Washington avenues from Brown street nearly to Long Island Sound. He also owned 144 acres on the Sound near Oyster river. William Trowbridge was nominated a freeman of the colony of CT on May 13, 1669. He lived on his farm in West Haven the remainder of his life. He made gifts to his children during his lifetime of much of his real estate, so that the inventory of his estate mentions but 55 acres of "second division" land and a small amount of personal property. He made no will. He and his wife were admitted members of the First Church in New Haven on April 28, 1686. Will of William's brother John which mentions William: English Origins of American Colonists, p.66 Will of JOHN TROWBRIDGE of Exeter, co. Devon. There is oweinge unto me from my uncle Mr. James Marshall of Exon, merchant, 49, and from my father Mr. Thomas Trowbridge 10 which I lent him, and I have sent for Muclinx (sic) eight peeces of Sarges, cost twentie pounds And twentie fowre pounds Mr. Jno: Manninge of New England, merchant, owes me, and twentie one pounds Mr. William Davis of Muskeeta in Newfoundland owes, which I have ordered George Pardon, master of the Willinge Minde, to receive of him this yeare there and carry it with him for St. Lukas and bring home returnes with him, All which summes amounts unto 129, of which if it please God to take me hence 20 shal be disbursed for my buriall, and of the other 109 I give unto my honored father fortie pounds, to my brothers Thomas, William and James Trowbridge betweene them 50, to my aunt Mace 5, and to my cozen James Marshall 14. Dated at Taunton, 20 Oct., 1653. Witnesses to the identity of the handwriting: James Marshall, senior, Christo: Clarke, junior, Chr: Dore. 26 June, 1654, commission to Thomas Trowbridge, father and principal legetary named in the will of John Trowbridge, late of the city of Exeter, deceased, to administer. (P.C.C. Alchin, 492.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1252] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls;), Volume: 204; SAR Membership Number: 40713.