Rev. John Woodbridge1,2,3,4

(1618 - 17 March 1696)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherRev. John Woodbridge (1582 - 9 Dec 1637)
MotherSarah Parker (Apr 1593 - 1663)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildRev. John Woodbridge was born in 1618, near Highworth, Stanton, Wiltshire, England. Based on age at death.1
GroomHe married Mercy Dudley, daughter of Thomas Dudley and Dorothy Yorke, in 1641 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
DeceasedHe died on 17 March 1695 in Newbury Old Town, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.4
DeceasedHe died on 17 March 1696 in Newbury Old Town, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.1

Children with Mercy Dudley:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1663, Rev. John Woodbridge at the age of 45 years, arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, with his children Timothy. John arrived on the Mary and John.5

Some Life Events of Interest

***IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR***(1634) INFORMATION IN JULY, 1878 NEHGR, PAGE 292 ON FILE.
John kept a school in Boston in 1643 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
In 1647, Rev. John Woodbridge returned to England to settle his father's estate. Soon after his arrival he was appointed Chaplin to the Parliamentary Commissioners; then he was minister in Hants and Wiltshire.

Founder or First Settler

Between 1634 and 1635, Rev. John Woodbridge was among the founders/first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Between 1634 and 1635 settled at Newbury. He soon took office as the Town Clerk and on a listing dated December 1642, (the first known list of the Settlers of Newbury) he is named, with the title of "Mr."6

Community Service

In 1637, in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, Rev. John Woodbridge was elected to serve as Deputy to the General Court; Surveyor of Arms; and in 1638 he was appointed by the General Court to be a Commissioner to hear small causes in Neubury.
__ ___ 1640 and in 1641, in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, Rev. John Woodbridge was elected to serve again as Deputy to the General Court of the Bay Company.

Church

Church AffiliationIn 1645, in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England,Rev. John Woodbridge was members of ordained minister.

Sources - Citations

  1. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources.
  2. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010., Place: America; Year: 1633; Page Number: .
  3. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  4. [S161] National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Compiler, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online www.ancestry.com, (Louisville, Kentucky), Various Applicants, on Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  5. [S192] P. William Filby, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Year: 1633.
  6. [S409] (unknown), “First Settlers of Newbury,” web page, USGenWeb Project (www.newbury.essexcountyma.net/frstsetl.htm#top): 8 March 2013.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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