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John Rogers I 1

  • Born: 6 Apr 1606, Watford, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Christened: 6 Apr 1606, Watford, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 1691, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA at age 85
  • Buried: Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA

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Son of Thomas Rogers, a passenger on the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower from Southampton England to Plymouth, MA.

John Rogers was baptized on April 6, 1606 at Watford, Co. Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Rogers (Mayflower Pilgrim) and Alice Cosford. John Rogers probably came to Plymouth about 1630 with the last of the Pilgrims to leave the Separatist enclave.

He was first taxed in 1633 at Plymouth and on October 20, 1634 when he bought a lot at Duxbury from Edmund Chandler. With his brother Joseph and others, he had a grant of fifty acres at Marshfield April 6, 1640.

At Duxbury, he was a surveyor of highways in 1644, deputy to the General Court in 1657, and constable in 1666. As an "ancient freeman" of the colony, he was granted land at Taunton on June 3, 1662. He had another hundred acres on Coteticutt (Titicut) River in 1667 and in 1673 another hundred acres on the northeast side of Taunto. He is call "weaver" in a deed conveying one acre in Duxbury to Wrestling Brewster in 1680.

John Rogers died between August 26, 1691 and September 20, 1692 at Duxbury. His will, dated August 26, 1691 was proved September 20, 1692.

John Rogers and Anna Churchman were married April 16, 1639 at Plymouth.

Children of John Rogers and Anna Churchman were:
* (H)Anna Rogers (b. bt 1640 - 1650, d. a 8 Jun 1704)
* John Rogers (b. c 1640, d. 28 Jun 1732)
* Abigail Rogers (b. c 1640, d. 1 Aug 1727
* Elizabeth Rogers (b. b 1652, d. a 7 Mar 1703)

Ann T. (Revised by), Originally copiled by Alice W.A.Westgate) Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620; Family of Thomas Rogers (Plymouth, Ma: General Society of Mayflower Descenants, 2000), p. Hereinafter cited as Rogers-Silver.

John Rogers Last Will and Testament:
WILL: John Rogers Sr. of Duxborough by Will dated August 25, 1691 proved September 20, 1692 gives the following:

1. To his grandson, John Rogers, all his houses and lands in the town of Duxborough.

2. To his grandson, John Tisdale, for the use of his mother, Anna Terry, one half of his land, divided and undivided in Middleboro, excepting his rights in the Major Purchase, the land to be disposed of according to his mother's mind."

3. To his daughter, Elizabeth Williams [who was the wife of Nathaniel Williams of Taunton] the other half of the Middleboro land; and his cattle" were to be equally divided between his daughters.

4. To his grandson, John Rogers, all his household stuff and moneys out of which he was to pay his sister, Elizabeth Rogers, 40 shillings; and twenty shillings each to his other three sisters, Hannah Bradford, Ruth Rogers and Sarah Rogers.

5. To his daughter, Abigail Richmond, 'that twenty shillings a year which is my due for fourscore acres of land which I sold to my two grandsons, Joseph Richmond and Edward Richmond."

6. He appoints his "loving son, John Rogers, sole executor and administrator of this my last will and testament."

The will also identifies his son John as the one who married Elizabeth Pabodie, by naming the well-known children of the latter as his grandchildren.

Source: Drummond, Josiah H., The John Rogers Families in Plymouth and Vicinity, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Seres 2, Volume 7. 1896.



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