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Rev John Woodbridge
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Birth: 1618, England
Death: Mar. 17, 1695
Massachusetts, USA

John Woodridge was born in England in 1614. He was sent to Oxford. He settled in Newbury in 1634 where he was town clerk 1634-38, and surveyor of arms in 1637. He taught in Boston in 1643 and was chosen the first minister of Andover, Mass. and ordained September 4, 1647. He returned to England in 1647, staying until 1663 when he came back to New England.

Find A Grave contributor Kay says:
John Woodbridge took Anne Dudley Bradstreet's poetry manuscript to England in 1647. Her work was the first female writer in North America to be published, in 1650.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mercy Dudley Woodbridge (1621 - 1691)
 
 Children:
  Lucy Woodbridge Bradstreet Epes (1642 - ____)*
  John Woodbridge (1644 - 1690)*
  Benjamin Woodbridge (1645 - 1710)*
  Anne Woodbridge (1652 - 1701)*
  Timothy Woodbridge (1655 - 1732)*
  Martha Woodbridge Ruggles (1658 - ____)*
  Martha Woodbridge Ruggles (1658 - 1738)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lies the body of the
Rev. John Woodbridge
who was born in
Stanton, England in 1618
came to Newbury with
his uncle Parker in 1635,
was ordained the first minister
of Andover Sept. 16, 1644
went to England in 1647,
returned to Newbury in 1663
where he died greatly lamented
as a man, a christian & a magistrate
March 17, 1695 in his 82nd Year
 
Burial:
First Parish Burying Ground
Newbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Katherine McKiel Faella
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46725623
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Remembering my 9th Great Grandfather. May he rest in peace.
- BBP
 Added: Dec. 13, 2016
My 8th great grandfather Rest in everlasting peace! D.J.W. Pendleton, Oregon
- DJW
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016

- Pat Scherzinger
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
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