to many sources our Trowbridge line can be traced to Charlemagne. While
I have included his line in our family tree as well as some information
on him, I must make it clear that I personally have not done any
research back that far. Therefore, I can take neither credit nor blame
for any information regarding this part of our family history. If the
sources I have checked are correct, Charlemagne would be the 37th
great-grandfather of my mother, Frances Jane Whitman-Brown.
all the information I currently have on the Trowbridge line was
researched by other genealogists. I am very grateful to so many
people for making this information available through
the internet. My own
to this area is very small. My Trowbridge connection is through my
great great grandmother, Augusta Louisa Trowbridge Huggins. She
was born in New York in 1821 to Charles Edwin Trowbridge and Mary Ann
Bailey Trowbridge. She married
James H. Huggins in San Augustine, Texas in 1844 and gave birth to my
great grandfather, William Frederick Huggins, in December 1844, also in
San Augustine. This is quite literally ALL the information I have
on Augusta . . . so far. With the exception of the family of
Charles Edwin and Mary Ann Trowbridge, all other Trowbridge research was
done by others.
The Trowbridges have been traced to 1510, with
John Trowbridge in Hutton, Somerset, England. In 1597 John Trowbridge
(the grandson of the above John Trowbridge) of Tiverton, England married
Agnes Prowse, of Taunton, England. Agnes was the 27th
great-granddaughter of Charlemagne.
English records show that the Trowbridge family were long seated in the
county of Devon (Devonshire), and it is said that the barton of
Trowbridge in the parish of Crediton was in the possession of the family
in the reign of Edward I.
It is supposed that a younger branch of the
Devonshire family of Trowbridge settled in Somersetshire, and records
relating to it have been found in that country.
|From the Trowbridge family
found residing in the city of Taunton, county of Somersetshire, about
the middle of the sixteenth century comes the ancestor of the majority
of the Trowbridges of America.
Taunton stands on the great road leading from Land's End in Cornwall to
the north of England, lying between Exeter and Bridgewater, thirty-three
miles northeast of the former and eleven miles south of the latter, the
situation rendering it the thoroughfare from Bristol and Bath to Exeter
and Plymouth. It has been noted for its manufacture of woolen goods and
its trade may be traced back to the reign of Edward III, who first
brought woolen manufactories to England. It was with this trade that the
Trowbridges of Taunton were so identified.
I am including links to the Trowbridge sites I
The Family of Cheryl Trowbridge
Sylvia Higgins Paine Family MY
Scott and Trowbridge