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Edmund Trowbridge

Edmund Trowbridge, American jurist. member Mass.

Background

  • Trowbridge, Edmund was born in 1709 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary (Goffe) Trowbridge.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1728.

    Career

    • Prominent member Massachusetts bar, 1730’s-60’s. Attorney general Massachusetts, 1749-1767. Gained reputation for fairness in Boston Massacre trial, 1771.

      Expert in real property. Author tract on mortgages, one of few known colonial studies in private law. Loyalist at outset of America Revolution, became and remained neutral.

    Works

    • Author tract on mortgages, one of few known colonial studies in private law. Loyalist at outset of America Revolution, became and remained neutral.

    Membership

    Member Mass.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Remington, March 15, 1737/38.
    • father: Thomas Trowbridge
    • mother: Mary (Goffe) Trowbridge
    • spouse: Martha Remington
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    Died April 2, 1793
    (aged 84)
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