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JOHN TROWBRIDGE

II. John TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 25 Mar 1570 Taunton, Somersetshire, Eng; Will was drawn on 6 Jul 1619; m 31 Jul 1597 to Agnes/Annis PROUSE/PROWSE - Bapt. 15 Apr 1576 at Tiverton, Devonshire, Eng; d bef Jun 1622 Taunton, Eng; dau of John PROUSE & Elizabeth COLLACK; Ch were:

1. Thomas TROWBRIDGE - b abt 1598

2. Elizabeth TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 8 Feb 1598/99 Taunton, Eng; m 2 June 1616 John HURLEY

3. John TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 31 May 1601 Taunton, Eng; d Dec 1630; m abt 1628 Judith ROSE; They had no children; John was a woolendraper in Taunton.

4. Prudence TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 3 Feb 1604/05 Taunton, Eng; m 1 Jul 1621 to William MACE

5. Agnes TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 10 Feb 1604/05 Taunton, Eng; m 13 Dec 1629 to Charles WITHER of Taunton; Other spouse Robert MOGGRIDGE

6. William TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 22 Mar 1607/08 Taunton, Eng; Buried 27 Mar 1616

7. James TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 3 Dec 1609 Taunton, Eng; Buried 22 Oct 1638; Unmarried

8. Joan TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 21 May 1612 Taunton, Eng; Buried 14 Oct 1616

9. Tacy TROWBRIDGE - Bapt. 7 May 1615 Taunton, Eng; m 1 Jan 1637/38 to Aldred SEAMAN


NOTES FOR JOHN TROWBRIDGE

ABSTRACTED DETAILS OF THE WILL OF JOHN TROWBRIDGE:

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 Munckton, 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.

EXTRACTS FROM QUARTER SESSIONS RECORDS PERTAINING TO JOHN TROWBRIDGE, THE FATHER OF THOMAS TROWBRIDGE

"June 25, 1611. The justices ordered money to be collected for the relief and maintenance of the towns of Dunster and Minehead latelie infected with the pestilence (the plague), and the same to bring unto Taunton unto Mr. John Trowbridge his house there on Saterdaie the 13th of July next, and to paie yt unto the Constables of the hundred of Carhampton."

"1625, John Trowbridge of Taunton, gent., to be paid 10 pounds 0s, 5d, towards the reparations of the house of correction in Taunton."

"July 19, 1625. For preventinge the greate danger of infeccon of the plague in and about the towne of Taunton, Mr. John Trowbridge agreed to the erection of booths and tents to quarantine people coming from London or other infected places in a four acre field called Tunwayes at Bathpool in West Monkton, belonging to the said John Trowbridge."



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