|Birth:||abt. 1636; Dorchester, MA|
|Marriage:||Dec 30 1659|
|Death:||May 22 1717|
The biographical information is derived from A History of The Early Settlement of Newton by Francis Jackson (printed 1854). I’m assuming that for the most part, Francis Jackson knew what he was doing and didn’t completely make things up. That said; please take all information with a grain of salt. I’ll be referencing Francis as FJ.
James was presumably born to Thomas Trowbridge, an early settler of Dorchester who came from Taunton, Somersetshire, England. Thomas was supposedly a merchant who took part in trade in the Barbados. He left Dorchester to return to England around 1644 and stayed there until his death in 1672.
Beginning in 1679, James Trowbridge was a selectman for nine years. When Deacon John Jackson died, he took the title of Deacon.