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Thomas ROGERS

Thomas ROGERS[1, 2]

Male Abt 1572 - 1621  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Thomas ROGERS 
    Born Abt 1572  Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Immigration 11 Nov 1620  “Mayflower” Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jan 1621  Plympton, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40531  main
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 

    Father William ROGERS,   b. 1543, Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1585, Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Eleanor,   b. 1545, Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 23 May 1607, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F30939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice COSFORD,   b. Abt 1577, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 24 Oct 1597  Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph ROGERS,   b. Bef 23 Jan 1603, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1678, Eastham, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
    +2. John ROGERS,   b. Bef 6 Apr 1606, Watford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Sep 1692, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years)
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F28432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1572 - Watford, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 24 Oct 1597 - Watford, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1621 - Plympton, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Rogers, a Mayflower Pilgrim and one of forty-one signatories of the Mayflower Compact was among those who did not survive that first harsh Plymouth, Massachusetts winter of 1620-1621.
      Thomas Rogers was accompanied by his son, Joseph, but not his wife or other children, who had stayed behind in Leiden. There is record of his wife and other children in the 1622 poll tax of Leiden. Thomas died during the first winter in Plymouth (1621), when Joseph was 18.
      Of Thomas little is known. Born by about 1572, son of William and Eleanor (____) Rogers, Watford, Northamptonshire [TGM 3: 1598 citing The Genealogist] In 1619 he sued a baker and a miller of Leiden to free a lien on his house, and perhaps in preparation for his journey, won the suit and was awarded court costs. (NEHGR 143:207). He had bought this house in 1617 and sold it April, 1620 (Ibid.)
      Thomas Rogers (William) was born in Watford, Northamptonshire CA 1572. Thomas died 1621 in Plymouth, Barnstable, at 49 years of age.
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      ANCESTRAL SUMMARY:
      The often published descent of Thomas Rogers from John Rogers the Martyr is complete fiction. Thomas Roger's true English origins were discovered in 1989 by Clifford Stott and published with supporting documentation in The Genealogist 10:138-149. Thomas Rogers was the son of William and Eleanor Rogers, and grandson of William and Joan Rogers. Thomas' marriage to Alice Cosford and his children's baptisms are all found in the parish registers of Watford, Northampton, England.
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pavone&id=I15820

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] HUTCHINSON, A genealogy of the family of Yorkshire, and of the American branch descended from Richard Hutchinson, of Salem, Mass, Chester, Joseph Lemual (1821-1882), (Boston, MA, 1868).

    2. [S33] Family Search, LDS Family History Center, import 9 Jan 2016.