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Dea. John Rogers

Male about 1631 - 7 May 1717 [1718]


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  • Name John Rogers 
    Prefix Dea. 
    Born about 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation yeoman 
    Died 7 May 1717 [1718]  Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • John of Scituate. John lived for a time at the place of Rawlins and afterward succeeded his father.

      John’s will was dated 9 May 1718, probated 24 Jun 1718.

      From John Rogers of Marshfield:
      John^2 joined the Quakers in 1660, Deane says, but probably a little earlier, for John^3 was baptized in 1657, by Mr. Witherell, while Thomas^3 born in 1659, and Rhoda^3 born in 1661 or 1662, were baptized on the account of their mother, Rhoda, who had evidently continued to adhere to Mr. Witherell's church. Apparently his second wife, Elizabeth, was also a member of that church, for the record of the baptism of her daughter is “Mary, ye daughter of Elizabeth Rogers.”
      The Friends' records commence in 1680, but a large number of births, which occurred before that date, were entered; among them all the children of John^2, except John^3 and Rhoda^3.
      He took the oath of freeman in 1657, and is often mentioned in the public records for nearly sixty years after that date.
      On the Friends' records (Scituate) is the following:
      “Sufferings of John Rogers of Marshfield. 27 day of 2 mo. 1681, came the constable Joseph Waterman to my house and brought two men with him and brought a warrant with him which he said came from the magistrate John Alden. The constable could not read it nor any that were with him, it was so blotted : and the constable demanded of me 01-04-02, which he said was rates to the priest, Samuel Niles of Marshfield, the which I could not pay for conscience sake. Whereupon the constable seized upon a steare of two years old and took him away from me. — John Rogers of Marshfield.”
      Those records have many similar entries among them, one by John Rogers^3 of Scituate, dated 26 of 3 mo. 1683, in which he says that the constable took away “two platters and two porringers which they prized at 11 shillings.”
      On May 16, 1659, John Rogers^2 Jun., was chosen grand juryman by the town.
      In 1692, John^3 was one of the Selectmen of Marshfield and assisted in running the line between that town and “the Two Miles in Scituate.”
      On June 16, 1692, he was on a jury "to lay out and remove highways" in Marshfield; in their return they describe a way, which ran near the houses of the three brothers:
      “And in the new way which said Rogers [John^2] lately made and so on over the cove creek by his house and so along by French’s tinnament and Henry Perry's house to the upper end of the field before said Perry's door ; and then turning southward along by the land of Thomas King and John Silvester's lot and so till it meet the Scituate way. And also by the cove creek downward as the old way leadeth by the house of Timothy Rogers and up the hill by his house, and so as the new way now lieth near to Joseph Rogers’ fence and so on to the line of Elisha Bisbee.”
      On August 30, 1692, on the request of her husband it was voted by “The Meeting” to hold meetings once a month at the house of Elizabeth Rogers on account of her illness. She died two weeks later.
      He and his third wife, Elizabeth, signed, May 11, 1699. the certificate of the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth, at Friends’ meeting, after their manner.
      In a deposition given June 16, 17 13, John^ says that he was seventy-nine years old or thereabouts.
      In his will d. May 9, 1718, p. June 24, 17 18, he describes himself as “aged”; mentions his son, John, to whom he gives the three hundred pounds “which he hath already received of me in money and three score pounds more”; gives legacies to his daughter, Abigail Chamberling; his daughter, Joanna Butler; his grandson, Samuel Dogged; his granddaughter, Mary White, and his granddaughter, Sarah Allyn; the residue he gives to his son, Thomas.
      Thomas King, in his will dated in 1691, gives legacies to his two grandsons, John and Thomas Rogers.
      Mr. Witherell has, among records of baptisms, “1657 John, ye sonns of John Rogers jun. August 23,” “Rhoda, ye daughter of Rhoda Rogers, Aug. 30, 1662.”
      In 1708, the Friends’ “Women's Meetings” were held at the houses of John Rogers of Marshfield, Edward Wanton of Scituate, and Robert Barker and Arthur Howland of Duxborough now Pembroke. [2, 3, 4]
    Person ID I820  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 September 2012 

    Father John Rogers,   b. about 1595, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 February 1661, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Frances,   d. 1687, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F273  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Rhoda King,   b. 11 October 1639, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1662, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 8 October 1656  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. John Rogers,   b. about 1657, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between 1 March 1738 and 18 July 1738, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +2. Thomas Rogers,   b. 25 December 1659, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 March 1745/6, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Rhoda Rogers,   b. about 1662, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F608  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth,   d. 13 September 1692, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1663  [4
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Rogers,   b. 3 November 1663, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1721  (Age > 59 years)
    +2. Mary Rogers,   b. 10 March 1665, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 April 1690, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +3. Joanna Rogers,   b. 7 October 1667, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 December 1745, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Elizabeth Rogers,   b. 19 May 1669, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F43545  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Elizabeth,   d. 9 May 1705, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1693 
    Family ID F43546  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] The Vital Records of Marshfield, Mass.

    2. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).

    3. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).

    4. [S62] Josiah H. Drummond, (West Hanover MA: R.B. Ellis, 1898).

    5. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).


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