Person:John Woodbridge (6)

m. Bef 1640
  1. Sarah Woodbridge1640 - Bef 1691
  2. Lucy Woodbridge1641/42 - 1710
  3. Rev. John WoodbridgeEst 1644 - 1691
  4. Rev. Benjamin WoodbridgeEst 1648 - 1709/10
  5. Captain Thomas WoodbridgeCal 1649 - 1681
  6. Anne WoodbridgeEst 1652 - 1700/01
  7. Rev. Timothy Woodbridge1655/56 - 1732
  8. Dorothy WoodbridgeEst 1659 - 1723
  9. Martha WoodbridgeEst 1660 - Aft 1721
  10. Joseph WoodbridgeCal 1662 -
  11. Mary WoodbridgeEst 1664 - 1712
  • HRev. John WoodbridgeEst 1644 - 1691
  • WAbigail LeeteEst 1648 - 1710/11
m. 26 Oct 1671
  1. Mercy Woodbridge1672 - 1707
  2. Rev. John Woodbridge1673 - 1718
  3. Rev. Dudley WoodbridgeEst 1675 - 1710
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Rev. John Woodbridge
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1644 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
Degree[1] 1664 Harvard College.
Occupation[1] Bet 1666 and 1679 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United StatesMinister at Killingworth.
Ordination[1] 7 Apr 1669 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United StatesMinister at Killingworth.
Marriage 26 Oct 1671 to Abigail Leete
Occupation[1] Bet 1679 and 1691 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesMinister at Wethersfield.
Death[3] 13 Nov 1691 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1. Rev. John Woodbridge; 3. Rev. John Woodbridge, in Talcott, Mary K. Talcott, Mary K. Genealogy of the Woodbridge Family. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1878)
    32:292, 93.

    "Rev. John Woodbridge … grad. H. C. 1664; began preaching at Killingworth, Ct. in 1666; ordained minister there April 7, 1669 ; married, Oct. 26, 1671, Abigail, daughter of Gov. William Leete; resigned his pastorate at Killingworth in 1679; in the same year was installed over the church at Wethersfield Ct., where he remained until his death about 1691."

  2. John Woodbridge, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "John (Woodbridge), Killingworth, s. of the preced. b. prob. at Andover, began to preach there 1666, but early in 1668 at Windsor, where in Oct. preced. had been gr. div. of the sentiment of the old parishion. of Warham, wh. was grown too infirm, a major part unit. in desire of one of the s. of Presid. Chauncey. Aft. long disquiet, the earlier and elder candidate went to Eng. and W. was ord. 7 Apr. 1669 for Kenilworth as the settlem. was first call. by the people and the rulers bef. modern barbarity inflict. its present name; and the governm. of the Col. made him a gr. of 250 acres of ld. next yr. for his good conduct, but in 1679 he was sett. at Wethersfield. He m. 26 Oct. 1671, Abigail, eldest d. of Gov. William Leete, and Miss Jones in the Geneal. Reg. VI. gives him s. John, b. at K. 1678, H. C. 1694, the min. of West Springfield; but she makes the f. d. bef. 1682, while the Coll. catal. notes him 1690. Ano. s. was Ephraim, H. C. 1701, ord. 8 Nov. 1704 at Groton, Conn. For a gr.s. John, Y. C. 1726, min. at Windsor, and aft. at So. Hadley, s. of the W. S. min. a weak tradit. that he was 'ninth John W. in the min. thro. as many successive generat.' Farmer adopts. Sufficient honor it may be esteem. if a begin. of this tale be true, as the judicious author of the memoir indicates 'Rev. John W. a follower of Wickliffe, b. not far from 1492. His s. John braved the dangers of the same profession and faith, as also did John the third, John the fourth, and John the fifth, in regular succession. The last named was the much esteemed pastor of a puritan ch. in Stanton, Wilts.' Now the same faith may have been enjoy. in private by the first, sec. third, fourth, and fifth John; but I shall doubt the profession was not pubic, until some account be found of the benefices filled by them under the tyrannic. power of bluff old Harry in his long reign, and during the power of his harder daur. Queen Mary. On our side of the water, the fam. has been illustr. by a long line of clerg."

  3. Rev. John Woodbridge, in Adams, Sherman W. (Sherman Wolcott), and Henry R. (Henry Reed) Stiles. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut: Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury Prior to its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time with Extensive Genealogies and Genealogical Notes on Their Early Families. (New York: The Grafton Press, 1904)

    This death is not recorded in any published Connecticut vital records. His gravestone, if it was in Wethersfield, has not survived.