Thomas Matthew RogersJoan Hurst

Thomas Rogers

Deacon John Rogers

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Judith French

Lydia Rogers
Deacon John Rogers
  • Born: Abt 1611 to 16
  • Married 16 Apr 1639 to Judith French
  • Died: 11 Feb 1692, Weymouth, MA

    John Rogers, our ancestor and son of Thomas was born in England in 1611. He did not come with his father and brother, Joseph to Plymouth Colony in 1620. He came to Plymouth in 1631 with the last of the Leyden contingent. We know he was in Plymouth Colony on 25 March 1633 when he was taxed 9 shillings. The proof of his identity lies in a grant made 6 April 1640 to "Joseph Rogers and John Rogers his brother...fifty acres apiece of the North River." On the 16th of April 1639 he had married Ann Churchman, daughter of Hugh Churchman. They settled in Duxbury and in 1657 John represented the Township of Duxbury in the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1666 he was elected Constable for Duxbury. He and Ann had four children: John, Abigail, (our ancestor), Anna, and Elizabeth. According to the book "Descendants of Thomas Rogers" there were a number of land transactions in which John was involved between 1662 and 1685. As one of the "ancient freemen" he was given land in 1662 on the northerly side of Taunton. In 1664 he sold half his meadow northwest of "Joanes River," with the consent of wife Ann. This is the only time she is called by name except at their marriage. Several other land transactions took place over the years. He died 11 February 1692 and his will was probated 20 Sept. 1692.

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