Person:John Woodbridge (5)

  1. Rev. John Woodbridgeabt 1613 - 1694/95
  2. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge1622 - 1684
  • HRev. John Woodbridgeabt 1613 - 1694/95
  • WMercy Dudley1621 - 1691
m. bef 1640
  1. Sarah Woodbridge1640 - bef 1691
  2. Lucy Woodbridge1641/42 -
  3. Rev. John Woodbridgeest 1644 - 1691
  4. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridgeest 1648 - 1709/10
  5. Captain Thomas Woodbridge1649 - 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 Woodbridge1662 -
  11. Mary Woodbridgeest 1664 - 1712
Facts and Events
Name Rev. John Woodbridge
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1613 Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire, England (probably)
Emigration[1] 1634 On the Mary and John.
Residence[1] 1634 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1635 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1640 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mercy Dudley
Alt Marriage 20 May 1639 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)This marriage is not recorded in any published Massachusetts Vital Records; the Wikipedia sketch does not cite evidence for this date.
to Mercy Dudley
Residence[1] bef 1644 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1645 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1663 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Schoolmaster. Minister.
Will[1] 12 Sep 1691 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[3] 17 Mar 1694/95 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[1][3] 19 Mar 1695 First Parish Burying Ground, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 25 Mar 1695 Untotalled; real estate totalled £1315.
Reference Number? Q6264792?
Probate[1] 27 Mar 1695 Will proved.

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John Woodbridge VI (1613–1696) was an English nonconformist, who emigrated to New England. He had positions on both sides of the Atlantic, until 1663, when he settled permanently in New England.

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 John Woodbridge, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 7:500-10.

    "ORIGIN: Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire.
    MIGRATION: 1634 on the Mary & John (on 24 March 1633/4, 'John Woodbridge' was enrolled at Southampton as a passenger for New England on the Mary & John [Drake's Founders 70])."
    "RETURN TRIPS: Sailed for England in late 1638 to deal with his father's estate and returned to New England in 1639. To England in 1647 and returned to New England in 1663."
    "CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Newbury church prior to 18 April 1637 implied by assumption of colony office on that date.
    FREEMAN: There is no record of admission to Massachusetts Bay freemanship for John Woodbridge, but, given his appointment to colony office as early as 18 April 1637. he should have been a freeman by that date."
    "BIRTH: About 1613 (based on age at death), son of Rev. John Woodbridge of Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire, and his wife Sarah (Parker) Woodbridge [Foster 4:1674].
    DEATH: Newbury 17 March 1694/5, 'aged 82 years.' ('March 17, 1694/5. Mr. Woodbridge of Newbury dies in a good old age, more than 80; buried March 19th' [Sewall 328].)"

  2.   John Woodbridge, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911), 2:752.

    "WOODBRIDG (see also Woodbridge), John, Esq., [died] Mar. 17, 1694-5. [a. 82 y. (gravestone record, Oldtown Cemetery.)]"

Founders of Andover, Massachusetts
The first permanent settlement in Andover was established in 1641 by John Woodbridge and a group of settlers from Newbury and Ipswich. Ten men signed the 1644 covenant establishing the church (the 24th organized in Massachusetts), and eighteen men had settled there by 1646 when grants of land were confirmed by the General Court. See The Essex Genealogist Vol. 21:195 (2001).
Signers of the 1644 Covenant: John Woodbridge - Richard Barker - Robert Barker - Richard Blake - Edmond Faulkner - John Frye - Nicholas Holt - John Osgood - Joseph Parker - Nathan Parker
Additional Settlers by 1646: George Abbott - Andrew Allen - John Askett - William Ballard - Thomas Chandler - Andrew Foster - Henry Jacques - John Lovejoy - Daniel Poor(e) - John Russ - Benjamin Woodbridge
Current Location: Essex County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: Newbury, Ipswich   Daughter Towns: