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Thomas Matthew Rogers (b. 1565, d. February 20, 1610/11)Thomas Matthew Rogers (son of Bernard Fitz Rogers and Agnes Carter) was born 1565 in Northern England, and died February 20, 1610/11 in Stratford, Warwick, England.He married Alice Calle.
Notes for Thomas Matthew Rogers:
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ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland
MIGRATION: 1620 in Mayflower
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth land division Joseph Rogers was granted two acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, for himself and his deceased father [PCR 12:4]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division Joseph Rogers was the fifth person in the eleventh company [PCR 12:12].
Sons Joseph and John were each assessed the minimum 9s. in the 25 March 1633 rate [PCR 1:11].
"Joseph Rogers and John Rogers, his brother," were granted fifty acres of upland each at the North River, 6 April 1640 [PCR 1:144].
BIRTH: By about 1572 (based on date of marriage), son of William and Eleanor (_____) Rogers of Watford, Northamptonshire [TG 10:138-49].
DEATH: Died Plymouth soon after arrival, probably in January or February 1620/1.
MARRIAGE: Watford, Northamptonshire, 24 October 1597 Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford [TG 10:140].
CHILDREN (baptized Watford, Northamptonshire [TG 10:140]):
i THOMAS, bp. 24 March 1598/9; bur. 27 May 1599.
ii (possibly) RICHARD, bp. 12 March 1599/1600; bur. 4 April 1600.
iii JOSEPH, bp. 23 January 1602/3; m. by 1633 Hannah ____ (assuming she was his only wife; eldest child of Joseph Rogers b. 6 August 1633 [MD 16:238]); appears in "1633" list of Plymouth freemen in vicinity of others admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4]; assessed 9s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:11, 28].
iv JOHN, bp. 6 April 1606; assessed 9s. in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; m. Plymouth 16 April 1639 Anna Churchman [PCR 1:120].
v ELIZABETH, bp. 26 December 1609; living at Leiden in 1622, perhaps came later to New England and married there [TAG 52:110-13; Bradford 446].
vi MARGARET, bp. 30 May 1613; living at Leiden in 1622, perhaps came later to New England and married there [TAG 52:110-13; Bradford 446].
COMMENTS: In his listing of the passengers on the Mayflower Bradford includes "Thomas Rogers and Joseph his son; his other children came afterwards," and in his accounting of these families as of 1651 Bradford tells us that "Thomas Rogers died in the first sickness but his son Joseph is still living and is married and hath six children. The rest of Thomas Rogers's came over and are married and have many children" [Bradford 442, 446].
Robert S. Wakefield discussed the 1622 poll tax for Leiden which revealed Thomas Rogers's widow and children living in the Over 't Hoff quarter of Leiden [TAG 52:110-13]. Since the widow, son John and daughters of Thomas Rogers were not in the land division of 1623 or the cattle division of 1627, they presumably came to Plymouth with the last of the Leiden contingent in 1629 or 1630.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: The most comprehensive treatment of Thomas Rogers (and his descendants) is that published in 1978 by Alice Wilma Andrews Westgate as part of the second volume of the Five Generations Project of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants [MF 2:153-55; see also MQ 43:103-04]. The most important advance beyond what appears in this volume is the discovery by Clifford Stott of the English origin of Thomas Rogers [TG 10:138-49].
Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Volume III
William , believed to be a son of Thomas Rogers , was born in England , 1600 , died in 1658 , at Huntington, Long Island . He married Ann Sherman , born 1601 , died at Huntington, Long Island , 1669 , daughter of Edmund Sherman .
Father: John ROGERS b: 21 Nov 1538 in Wittenberg,Sachsen,Prussia
Mother: Mary LEETE b: 1542 in Moulsham,Chelmsford,England
Thomas built "Harvard House" on High Street in 1595 when he is recorded as having a household of thirteen persons.
He first appeared on the Stratford-on-Avon scene in 1561 (Court Roll 5-4-1651, Stratford Corp. mss documents's VLL, 56). He was a Butcher. In 1585 he was elected Capital Burger and later Alderman (council books). He served as Chamberlain in 1858 and Bailiff (mayor) in 1589 and 1595.
He resigned as Alderman in 1609 on account of advanced age. (Council Book).[1934271.FTW]
Children of Thomas Matthew Rogers and Alice Calle are:
- +Thomas Rogers, b. July 1586, Scotland, d. January 11, 1620/21, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- James Rogers, b. 1589, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, d. 1676, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.
- +John Rogers, b., Scotland, d. 1676, England.