John Rogers, Deacon

Male 1610 - 1661


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  • Name  John Rogers, Deacon 
    Suffix  Deacon 
    Born  1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  08 Feb 1660/61  [1, 2
    • The last Will and Testament of Deacon John Rogers this 8:12:mo:1660 being in perfect memory to our apprehension Who Bequeaths his [illegible] to the persons under mentioned and his spirit to the [Lord god] that gave it he gives and bequeaths unto his beloved wife Judeth Rogers the west end of his dwelling house with one third part of the Barne and halfe his orchard and p[ro]duce thereof and half his [ ] adjoyning to the orchard and these premises to be hers onely during her [life]

      And further his will is that his sonne John Rodgers shall pay unto his mother Judeth Rodgers twenty bushells of Corne yearely one third to be paid in wheate one third peare & one third in Indian Corne if his son John refuse or fayle in payment of the said Corne, Then his mother Judeth shall have Half the land to Improve as long as shee lives viz the brok [torn]

      Hee Bequeaths unto his wife Judeth his Featherbed and all the furniture thereunto belonging with half of all his houshold goods giveing her power to bestow it on whom shee please provided it be given to Deacon Rodgers Children

      Further the said Deacon by this will gives unto his wife Judeth one cow and the use and profit of the other cow the yeare Insueing Except his son John marry then one cow to be his

      He gives one heifer to his wife and halfe his swine and halfe his goates and half his sheep

      It is his will that his sonne John Rodgers shall keep one cow for his mother and six Goats at winter onely as long as shee lives; If John Rodgers Fayle in refuseing then it is his will that his wife Judeth shall have that part of his medow that is adjoyneing to Deacon Whitmans medow dureing her life

      Hee Bequeaths by this will unto his Daughter Mary Rane his great lott which is twelve Akers Bounded by Deacon Phillips great lott: and further gives her Fortie shillings

      Further the said Deacon Rodgers gives unto his Daughter Lidda Whitte six Akers of land lying on the East necke or Five pound which he leaves to his Executors Discretion either to give her the land or the five pounds soe it be done in one yeares time after his decease

      Hee gives unto his Daughter hanah pratt Five pounds to be paid two yeares after his decease

      Hee Gives to his daughter Sarah Fourteen pounds ten pound thereof to be paid a month after her marridge the other five pound to be paid two years after her marridge And in case shee marry not shee is to have fiveteen pounds ten pounds at eighteen years of age and Five pound at Twenty five years old

      Further the said Deacon [illegible] John Rodgers the Remaynder of all his [ ] goods chattells houshold stuffe & [ ] him his heires and [ ] provided that his son John Rodgers shall pay unto his Sis[ ] to the tenure of this his last will out of that part of the [ ] which is given byt he said Deacon unto his son John and not out [ ] that part which is given to his wife Judith

      Further it is the said Deacons will that if his son John Rodgers dy without wife or child: that then his son in law Joseph White shall have the land that lyes adjoyneing to Thomas Dons house provided that Joseph White shall pay out of it to his son in law John Rane ten pound

      It is his will allsoe that his daughter Sarah shall have the remaynder of his land houseing and orchard in case his son John dy as above expressed namely that which belong to his son John And Sarah shall pay to John Rane five pounds and to Samuel pratt Eight pound and to Joseph which fower pounds

      Further his will is that William Richards his aprentice shall serve the Remaynder of his aprentiship with his son John And that his son shall cause the said william Richards shalbe taught his trade acording to Indenture

      It is allsoe his will that his beloved wife judeth & his son John Rodgers shall be joynt Executors of this his last will and that even [ ]

      It is allsoe his will and desire that his beloved Freinds Thomas White and John Holbrooke to be overseers of this his last will and testament and allsoe Thomas Dier

      Signed in the presence of John Rogers
      William Charde
      Thomas Dyar
      (Proved 30 April 1660 [sic], Suffolk Probate #264)

      20:12:1660
      A True Invoice of the Estate of Deacon John Rogers Lately Deaseased being apprised by us whose names are underwritten:

      Item wearing apparell 06.00.00
      it Beds & bed cloths 14.00.00
      it pots kitties warming pan scillet fring pan
      seimer hangers 01.15.00
      it pewter vessel wth other Houshold vesels 02.10.00
      it Table Boards Bedsteads chaires & stooles 03.10.00
      It Two Chests 00.15.00
      It Cloth stufe & two Bule skines 01.00.00
      it Two muskquets two swords & two paier
      of Bandeleers 02.14.00
      it one loome wth other materialls belonging
      to it & wheels 05.00.00
      It one servant boy that is ye apprentice 10.00.00
      it one Horse 10.00.00
      it one yoake of oxen 12.00.00
      it Two Cowes & one calfe 09.00.00
      it Two Heifers 06.00.00
      it one Caffe of one year old 01.10.00
      it Sheep 05.00.00
      it Goate 07.00.00
      it Swine 03.06.00
      it one saddle cart & wheeles & plowe
      & plowe tackling 04.00.0
      it Wheat peas & Indian come 08.00.00
      it one Dwelling House Bame outhouse & orchard 60.00.00
      it Medow 26.00.00
      it Beaake land ten ackers 25.00.00
      it pasture Land ten ackers 20.00.00
      it Swamp Lands 3 ackers 01.10.00
      it Halfe one great Lot 15 ackers 05.00.0
      it one Great Lot 12 ackers 04.00.0
      it one Lot more of 3 ackers 04.00.0
      it one Lot of the Division of Comons 56 ackers 08.00.0
      it Hemp & flax 01.00.00
      it Barrels pailes & such vessells 01.00.0
      it old Lumber 01.00.0
      Sume Totall 275
      John Holbrook (Suffolk Probate #264)
    Died  11 Feb 1660/61  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Probate  13 Apr 1661  [2
    Notes 
    • John Rogers settled in Weymouth, MA, before 1643 (and is probably the "John Rogers" who was made a freeman of the Mass. Bay Colony 17 May 1645). It is likely that he was in Weymouth at least from 1638 as indicated by the extent of his lands.He was deacon of the First Church and a townsman (selectman) in 1645, 1646, 1652, 1654, 1657 and 1659. He was elected town recorder in 1651.

      The Land of John Rogeres
      Fower acres in the west Field first given to himselfe bounded on the East with the land of Thomas Doget on the west with the high waie and on the south: on the north with John Whitmans salt marsh.
      Nine acres in the wester neck first given to Aingell Hollard bounded with a high waie on the East the Common on the west with Richard Silvesteres land on the north and the land of Edward Benet on the south
      One acre of salt marsh near burying Iland bought of Mr Newman bounded on the East with Tho Whites marsh on the west with Mr Parkeres on the south with the land of Robert Martin on the north with the sea
      Also twenty pole or thereabout be it more or less Lying at the head of the mill Brook for a watering place bounded on the south side with a white oak on the marsh with his owne Land & taking in the River on the East on the west with the land of Widdow Oatis
    Person ID  I11784  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Father  John? Rogers 
    Family ID  F729  Group Sheet

    Family  Judith French,   b. Bef 02 Feb 1606, Misterton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1660 
    Married  Bef 1636  probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Rogers,   b. 1639,   d. 28 Feb 1709/10, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Rogers,   b. 1641,   d. Aft 11 Dec 1684
     3. Lydia Rogers,   b. 27 Mar 1642, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 06 Jul 1725, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Rogers,   b. 1644, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1721, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Rogers,   b. 1647, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F712  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1610 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1636 - probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1660/61 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.401.

    2. [S150] Search for Passengers M & J:19, Burton Spear, (The Mary & John Clearinghouse, 5602-305th St., Toledo, OH 43611, 1993), p.52.

    3. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.399.


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