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Edmund Trowbridge

jurist

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