Re: Giles Rogers (?1643-?1731) ENGLAND>VA
I have in my Dixon King James Bible:
The Bible is the work of John Rogers (Abt 1500-1555), who became the first martyr to be burned at the stake under Queen Mary's effort to stamp out the effects of the Reformation in England.The name "Thomas Matthew" is a pseudonym used to disguise his identity as a friend of William Tyndale, under whose influence he came as chaplain of the English House in Antwerp while Tyndale was resisdent there.
Matthew;s Bible contains Tyndale's hitherto unpublished work (Joshua through 2 Chronicles), which the great scholar gave to Rogers, as well as Tyndale's Pentateuch and New Testament, and Cloverdale's Ezra through Malachi and the Apocrypha--all of this carefully edited by "Matthew," who added notes peculiarly his own. This one volumn contained all the translation work done by Tyndale--65 per cent of the Old and New Testaments was his--plus the completion of his unfinished task by Coverdale.Other reprints of Matthew's Bible appeared in 1549 and 1551; a slightly revised edition also was published in 1549.
I am a decendent of John Rogers the Martyr, right now I am trying to find the parents of my gggrandfather Francis Rogers who married Mary (Boody).I am at a standstill on the Rogers side.Francis was born around 1810-1813 in Vermont.Mary was also born there.
I hope this helps you.To me it is very interesting.