Oh boy! did she get a divorce.Here are some of the details.
From the Lyme records,the marriage of Peter Pratt: "Peter Pratt was married unto Elizabeth Griswold that was devost(divorced) from John Rogers. They were married the 5th of August 1679. Said Elizabeth was the daughter of Mathew Griswold.
The reasons of her divorce from her first husband were, his adherence to the doctrines of the Sabbatarians, and alleged immoralities. By her marriage with Rogers, she had two children. These two children, (by order of the court) remained with their mother during their childhood, but when they became old enough to act for themselves prefered to live with their father, and adopted his sentiments. By her marriage with Peter Pratt, she had one son, Peter, who while a young man studied for the profession of law in New London,where he revived his youthful intimacy with his half brother, John Rogers, Jr. This brought him into company of the elder Rogers, to whose exhortations he listened complacently;
till, at length, embracing his doctrines and becoming his disciple, he received baptism at his hands and endured fines, imprisonments, and public abuse on account of his Quakerism; but after a time he left New London, relinquished the Rogerene cause, and made a public acknowledgement, that he had labored under a delusion. Still further to show his sincerity, he wrote an account of his lapse and recovery, entitled--The prey taken from the Strong, or an Historical Account of the Recovery of one from the dangerous errors of Quakerism."
The following extracts are from the records of the General Court of Conn.: "Uppon the
petition of Elizabeth Griswold, the late wife of John Rogers, that she might have her
children, brought up by her, and not by John Rogers, he being so hettridox in his opinion
and practice, the court see cause to order, that the children remayn with the sd. Elizabeth and her father, Matthew Griswold, and be brought up and nurtured by them (in the admonition and fear of the Lord) during the pleasure of this court and John Rogers to pay unto the said Elizabeth toward the mayntainance of his children, the sum of twenty pounds." In 1684, "Uppon the request of Matthew Griswold and Elizabeth Pratt this court(John Rogers continuing in his evill practices) doe see cause to grant, that the sayd Matthew Griswold and Elizabeth, power to order and dispose of John Rogers, the son of the sayd Elizabeth Pratt, and to put him to prentice to some honest man, that he may learn a good trade and be in a capacity to live honestly in the world." John Rogers, the father, protested against any interference of the civil authorities with religious liberty, and always after the divorce insisted that the court had robbed him of his wife and children. His writings were condemned and burned as "pestilent heresies." He charged "the minister with lies and false doctrine;" and he was leader of a sect of Quakers that took from him
the name of Rogerenes.
Elizabeth Griswold, daughter of Matthew and Anna (Wolcott) Griswold, was thrice
married: 1st, to John Rogers of New London, October 17, 1670. She was granted a
divorce from him October 12, 1676. She married 2nd, Peter Pratt, August 5, 1679. He
died March 24, 1688. She married 3rd, Matthew Beckwith, Jr., in 1694. She died in July, 1727. The children of John and Elizabeth (Griswold) Rogers were Elizabeth, born November 8, 1671, and John, born March 20, 1674.
Matthew and Elizabeth (Griswold) Beckwith had a daughter named Griswold Beckwith,
who married Eliakim Cooley, Jr., of Springfield, Mass.
(Thank God for our Founding Fathers and Religious freedom now)