Woodbridge, Benjamin, Dd

Woodbridge, Benjamin, D.D.

a Congregational minister, brother of Rev. John Woodbridge of Newbury, Mass., was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1622. He removed to America, and was the first graduate of Harvard College. Returning to England, he succeeded the famous Dr. Twiss at Newbury, where he gained a great reputation as a preacher, scholar, and casuist. Having been ejected in 1662 on account of his nonconformity, he continued to preach privately; and in 1671 resumed his public labors. He had been minister of Newbury nearly forty years, and died at Inglefield, Berks, Nov. 1, 1684. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 131.

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