Rev. John WOODBRIDGE

Male 1678 - 1718  (40 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. John WOODBRIDGE was born 10 Jun 1678, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA (son of John WOODBRIDGE and Abigail LEETE); died 10 Jun 1718.

    Other Events:

    • Graduation: 1694, Graduated from Harvard College
    • Fact: Jun 1698, Ordained the first minister of West Springfield

    John married Jemima ELLIOT 14 Nov 1699, Guilford, Connecticut. Jemima (daughter of Rev Joseph ELLIOT and Sarah BRENTON) was born 14 Nov 1679, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Abigail WOODBRIDGE was born 22 Dec 1700.
    2. John WOODBRIDGE was born 25 Dec 1702, West Springfield, Massachusetts; died 10 Sep 1783, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
    3. Jahleel WOODBRIDGE was born 11 Dec 1704; died 27 Apr 1705, West Springfield, Massachusetts.
    4. Jemima WOODBRIDGE was born 30 Jun 1706.
    5. Hon. Joseph WOODBRIDGE was born 10 Feb 1706/7, West Springfield, Massachusetts; died , Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
    6. Hon. Timothy WOODBRIDGE was born 27 Feb 1708/9, West Springfield, Massachusetts; died 11 May 1775, West Springfield, Massachusetts.
    7. Benjamin WOODBRIDGE was born 04 Feb 1710/11; died 23 Mar 1710/11, West Springfield, Massachusetts.
    8. Benjamin WOODBRIDGE was born 12 Jun 1712, West Springfield, Massachusetts; died 24 Dec 1785, Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John WOODBRIDGE was born 1644, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts (son of Rev John WOODBRIDGE and Mercy DUDLEY); died 13 Nov 1691, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Clergymen
    • Education: 1664; Graduated from Harvard College
    • Fact: 1666, Settled at Killing-worth
    • Fact: 1679, Removed to Weathersfield
    • Death: 1690

    John married Abigail LEETE 26 Oct 1671, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Abigail (daughter of William LEETE and Anna PAYNE) was born 24 Mar 1643, Connecticut; died 9 Apr 1710, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Abigail LEETEAbigail LEETE was born 24 Mar 1643, Connecticut (daughter of William LEETE and Anna PAYNE); died 9 Apr 1710, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Gov. Wiliam and Anne (Payne) Leete
    • Birth: 1648, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut

    Children:
    1. Mercy WOODBRIDGE was born 27 Sep 1672, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Jun 1707, Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    2. John WOODBRIDGE was born 22 Oct 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died , young.
    3. 1. John WOODBRIDGE was born 10 Jun 1678, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 10 Jun 1718.
    4. Dudley WOODBRIDGE was born 10 Jun 1679, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Aug 1710, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    5. Ephraim WOODBRIDGE was born 25 Jun 1680, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 01 Dec 1725, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Pequonnock Cemetery.
    6. Benjamin WOODBRIDGE was born 26 Dec 1681, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 11 Feb 1681 and 1682, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Abigail WOODBRIDGE was born 01 Mar 1686/7, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died Mar 1686/7, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev John WOODBRIDGE was born 1612/13, Stanton, co. Wiltshire, England (son of John WOODBRIDGE and Sarah PARKER); died 1691.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Reverand
    • Immigration: Between 1633 and 1634, To Boston
    • Death: Between 17 Mar 1694 and 1695, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

    Notes:

    Excerpt from"Early New England People": Rev. John Woodbridge was a distinguished non-conformist minister, who came to New England from Stanton, Wiltshire, England, in company with his uncle the Rev. Thomas Parker, in 1634. He was of the fourth generation from Rev. John Woodbridge, a follower of Wycliffe, born in 1493. It is said that in eachgeneration there was a Rev. John Woodbridge. Rev. John W. Woodbridge of Andover was the sixth Rev. John, in the regular line of descent."

    Excerpt from "Ancestral Records and Portraits Vol l": Rev. John was elected Deputy from Newbury to the General Court of Massachusetts 1637, 1638, 1640, 1641; Associate Magistrate, County Court of Essex, 1678 to 1679. He was Chaplain to the Parliamentary Commission treating with King Charles I at Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, 1647.

    Excerpt from " A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England 1620-1675": John, the first minister of Andover. He came to New England in 1634, and settled at Newbury as a planter, and was the town clerk, but becoming a preacher, he was ordained at Andover in Oct. 1645. Wend to England in 1647; returned in July, 1663, and took up his residence at Newbury; was elected an assistant in 1683 and 1684, and acted as a magistrate till his death, 17 March, 1695.

    Excerpt from Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry, Vol. 1, Thomas Dudley: He matriculated at Oxford university, but left the university because he would not sign the oath of uniformity. He immigrated in 1633-1634 to Boston and settled in Newbouy where he was the town clerk. He was ordained 24 October 1645 at Andover, Mass. He returned to England in 1647 where he was the minister at Andover, co. Hampshire, and Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire, from which parish he was ejected at the REstoration. He returned to New England, where he arrived in Boston 27 July 1663. He became an assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683-1684.

    John married Mercy DUDLEY Abt 1639. Mercy (daughter of Gov. Thomas DUDLEY and Dorothy YORKE) was born 27 Sep 1621, Yardley-Hastings; died 01 Jul 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Newbury, , Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mercy DUDLEY was born 27 Sep 1621, Yardley-Hastings (daughter of Gov. Thomas DUDLEY and Dorothy YORKE); died 01 Jul 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Newbury, , Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 27 Sep 1621
    • Birth: 27 Sep 1621, Oakley, Northamptonshire, England
    • Immigration: 12 Jun 1630, To Plymouth on the ship "Arbella" with Gov. Winthrop

    Children:
    1. Sarah WOODBRIDGE was born 07 Jun 1640, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 1690 and 1691, England.
    2. Lucy WOODBRIDGE was born 13 Mar 1641/2, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 18 Jun 1710, Medford, Massachusetts.
    3. 2. John WOODBRIDGE was born 1644, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 13 Nov 1691, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Benjamin WOODBRIDGE was born 1645, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; died 15 Jan 1710, Medford, Massachusetts.
    5. Thomas WOODBRIDGE was born 1648, Andover, England; died 02 Mar 1681, Newbury, Massachusetts.
    6. Dorothy WOODBRIDGE was born Abt 1650, Andover, England; died Apr 1723, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Anne WOODBRIDGE was born Abt 1654, Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire, England; died Between 28 Feb 1700 and 1701, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
    8. Timothy WOODBRIDGE was born Jan 1655/56, Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire, England; died 30 Apr 1732, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Center Church.
    9. Joseph WOODBRIDGE was born Abt 1657, Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire,England; died 17 Sep 1727, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.
    10. Martha WOODBRIDGE was born 15 Jun 1658, Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire, England; died 03 Jul 1738, Billerica.
    11. Mary WOODBRIDGE was born 1662, Barford St. Martin's co. Wiltshire,England; died 09 Jun 1712, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

  3. 6.  William LEETEWilliam LEETE was born Abt 1611, England (son of John LEETE and Anna SHUTE); died 16 Apr 1683, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of John Leete of Dodington, England

    William married Anna PAYNE 1 Aug 1636, Hail-Weston, England. Anna was born , England; died 1 Sep 1668. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Anna PAYNE was born , England; died 1 Sep 1668.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Rev. John Payne of Southhoe, England

    Children:
    1. Mary LEETE was christened 18 Nov 1638, England; died Jan 1639.
    2. John LEETE was born 1639; died 25 Nov 1692, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    3. Hon. Andrew LEETE was born 1643; died 31 Oct 1702, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    4. William LEETE died 1 Jun 1687, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    5. 3. Abigail LEETE was born 24 Mar 1643, Connecticut; died 9 Apr 1710, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    6. Caleb LEETE was born 24 Aug 1651, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 13 Jan 1673, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    7. Gratiana LEETE was born 22 Dec 1653; died Aft 1683.
    8. Peregrine LEETE was born 12 Jan 1657, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 1657, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    9. Joshua LEETE was born 22 Feb 1659, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 22 Feb 1659, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    10. Anna LEETE was born 10 Mar 1661, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 2 Aug 1747.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John WOODBRIDGE died 1637.

    John — Sarah PARKER. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah PARKER
    Children:
    1. Benjamin WOODBRIDGE was born 1622, Highworth, England; died 01 Nov 1684, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Rev John WOODBRIDGE was born 1612/13, Stanton, co. Wiltshire, England; died 1691.

  3. 10.  Gov. Thomas DUDLEY was born 1576, Yardley-Hawstings, co. Northampton, England; was christened 12 Oct 1576, Yardley-Hastings, Northampton, England (son of Capt Roger DUDLEY and Susanna THORNE); died 31 Jul 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; was buried 31 Jul 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 2804
    • Baptism: 12 Oct 1576, Yardley-Hawstings, co. Northampton
    • Birth: 12 Oct 1576, Yardley-Hastings, Northampton, England
    • Immigration: 1630, Came to America in the Arbella
    • Fact: 1634, Elected Governor of Mass.
    • Fact: 1640, Elected Governor of Mass.
    • Fact: 1645, Elected Governor of Mass.
    • Fact: 1650, Elected Governor of Mass.
    • Burial: 06 Aug 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

    Notes:

    Excerpts taken from NEHG Register, 1856, Vol. 10: Thomas was the only son of Capt. Roger Dudley, a warrior slain in battle, when Thomas and a sister were very young. His mother was a relative to Sir Augustine Nicolls of Faxton, Kt., one of His Majesty's Justices of his Court of Common Pleas and Keeper of the Great Seal to Prince Chrles. She probably died soon after her husband. Thomas was a page in the family of the Earl of Northampton., where he remained for several years. Next he became a clerk to his kinsman, Judge Nicolls, under whose instruction he acquired much skill in the law. At twenty, Queen Elizabeth sent him a captain's commission, and he led a large company of the Northampton gallants over to the siege of Amiens, in Pacardy. He became a zealous Puritan, and so continued through life. He was a steward for many years to Theophilus, fourth Earl of Lincoln, and managed the vast estates of that earldom with great success. Toward the close of King James's reign, he retired to more private life at Boston, in Lincolnshire; but was recalled by the Earl, who thought he could not live without Mr. Dudley's advice and assistance. He continued with the Earl till 1630, when a spirit of persecution arising against the Nonconformists, "he came to the deserts of American for the sake of enjoying his liberty to the utmost of what he desired.: Before leaving England, he was chosen an Assistant and Deputy Governor of the Massachusetts Company, John Winthrop, Esq., being Governor. In 1634, He was elected Governor, and 3 times afterwards, 1641, 1645 and 1650. In 1644, he was elected Commander in chief of the military forces of the Colony, with the title of Major General. When not Governor, he was ever Deputy Governor or Assistant, so that he came to be looked up to as a chief pillar of the new commonwealth. He was greatly esteemed for wisdom, piety, justice and zeal.

    Excerpts from "A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England 1620-1675": Thomas came to New England in 1630, lived in several places, and finally settled at Roxbury. He was an assistant in 1635, 1636, 1641 to 1644; deputy governor 13 years commencing in 1630; governor 1634, 1641, 1645, and 1650.

    Excerpts from Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Vol 1, Gov. Thomas Dudley: Gov. Dudley resided in Northampton as a young man, where he became a page for William, Lord Compton ( afterwards Earl of Northampton) from about 1590-5. He received a captain's commission in 1596 at age 20. He raised a company of about eighty soldiers to join the forces sent by Queen Elizabeth to aid Henri IV,Roi de France at the siege of Amiens. He returned to England in 1597 to take up the practice of law. He became a steward in 1616 to Thomas, Lord Clinton, who was a cousin of Lord Compton. Gov. Dudley obtained a patent in 1628 from Charles I, King of England, "for our planting between the Massachusetts Bay and Charles River on the south and the river of Merrimac on the north and three miles on either side of those rivers and bay." He and others sent John Endecott "and some with him to begin a plantation." Gov. Dudley immigrated 13 Jun 1630 to Plymouth on the ship "Arbella" with Gov. Winthrop.......He was a strick Puritan and was often inflexible in his views and autocratic in his behavior. He was known to be a thrifty man and an able man with excellent business acumen. He became one of the largest landowners in Roxbury. William Denison, Isaac Heath and Daniel Weld took an inventory of Thomas Dudley's estate on 8 Aug 1653.

    Thomas married Dorothy YORKE 25 Apr 1603, Hardingstone, (Nr Northampton), England. Dorothy (daughter of Edmund YORKE and Katherine ?) was born 25 Apr 1582, Cotton End, co. Northampton, England; died 27 Dec 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 27 Dec 1643, Roxbury, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Dorothy YORKE was born 25 Apr 1582, Cotton End, co. Northampton, England (daughter of Edmund YORKE and Katherine ?); died 27 Dec 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 27 Dec 1643, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Dorothy ?
    • Reference Number: 2805
    • Birth: Abt 1582, England
    • Religion: 1630; Admitted to the Boston church
    • Immigration: 12 Jun 1630, To Plymouth on the ship "Arbella" with Gov. Winthrop

    Children:
    1. 5. Mercy DUDLEY was born 27 Sep 1621, Yardley-Hastings; died 01 Jul 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Newbury, , Massachusetts.
    2. Thomas DUDLEY was born Abt 1605, Northampton, England.
    3. Anne DUDLEY was born Abt 1612, Northampton, England; died 16 Sep 1672, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Northampton, England.
    4. Rev Samuel DUDLEY was born , Canon's Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; was christened 30 Nov 1608, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; died 10 Feb 1682/3, Exeter, New Hampshire; was buried 10 Feb 1682, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
    5. Patience DUDLEY was born Abt 1613, Northampton, England; died Between 08 Feb 1689 and 1690, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; was buried , Ipswich, , Massachusetts.
    6. Sarah DUDLEY was born 1620, Sempringham, co. Lincoln, England; was christened 23 Jul 1620, Sempringham, Lincoln, England; died 03 Nov 1659, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; was buried , Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  John LEETE was born , England (son of Thomas LEETE and Maria SLADE); died 1 Dec 1648, Dodington, Huntingtonshire, England.

    John — Anna SHUTE. Anna was born , England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Anna SHUTE was born , England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Robert Shute, a Justice on the King's Bench

    Children:
    1. 6. William LEETE was born Abt 1611, England; died 16 Apr 1683, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.