Early Americans

This history concerns the House of Trowbridge after the departure of Thomas Trowbridge from England in the seventeenth century, and the ten generations that have followed. Please help me to expand it by offering suggestions and commentary wherever possible.

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“The Trowbridges first arrived in America in 1636 when Thomas Trowbridge, a woolen merchant from Taunton, England, and his family settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay colony. Finding the political and religious climate intolerant, he moved his family to New Haven, Connecticut Colony a few years later.
Following the death of his wife, Elizabeth Marshall, Thomas returned to England in the 1640s. He would later participate in the English Civil War, on the side of the Parliamentary forces known as the “Roundheads” against King Charles I of England.
He left his sons Thomas, James, and William behind, who started one of the earliest families to settle New England.”