Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers

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Thomas Rogers
Born in Watford, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Watford, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Thomas Rogers was born by about 1571, estimated from his marriage date. He married Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford, in Watford, Northamptonshire on October 24, 1597.[1] Thomas left Northampton County, England about 1616 and traveled to Holland. He settled with his family in Leiden, Holland on June 25, 1618. April 1, 1620, he sold his house in Leyden for 300 guilders before coming to America on the Mayflower.

Thomas was a businessman and a merchant, not a pilgrim. Thomas Rogers became a citizen of Leyden on 25 June 1618 with sponsors William Jepson and Roger Wilson, and is called a Camlet-merchant. He knew many of the separatists in Holland and decided to go with them to America.

His second and oldest surviving son Joseph came with him on the Mayflower trip. [2] His wife Alice, two daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, and son John remained in Leiden. In the 1622 poll tax for Leyden lists his wife Elsgen (Alice), and daughters Lysbeth (Elizabeth) and Grietgen (Margaret), and son John living in the Over 't Hoff quarter of Leiden. John Rogers is known to have come to America and married, but unfortunately the later whereabouts of Elizabeth and Margaret remain undocumented.[3] The widow, the son John and the daughters do not appear in the land division of 1623 or the cattle division of 1627, so it is thought that they came to Plymouth Colony perhaps in 1629 or 1630 with the last of the Leiden group.[4] Joseph Rogers and John Rogers "his brother" each received fifty acres of upland at the North River on April 6, 1640.[5]

As a passenger on the Mayflower they sailed out of England on August 5, 1620 with 100 other passengers. They arrived November 11, 1620 at what would be called Cape Cod. They had been 66 days at sea.

Thomas was the 18th signer of the Mayflower Compact on Nov. 11, 1620, out of a total of 41 signers. It served as the first form of government in the colony.

On Dec. 16, 1620, they came ashore at Plymouth after spending time to search for a suitable area. It had cleared land and fresh water. Construction of shelter started on Dec. 23rd. Two early fires in the colony destroyed several structures, which slowed progress.

Many original Mayflower passengers died that first winter. There were about 40 deaths, including Thomas Rogers. He died sometime between Dec. to Feb. 1620-1621 "in the first sickness"[6] in the Plymouth Colony. He was age about 49.

Thomas was buried at the top of Cole's Hill. Left behind without family was his son Joseph, age 18. He had to stay with other families, including Governor Bradford's family.

It was Thomas Rogers's descendants who helped build the new colony.

Further information on the Rogers family and their English background is in "The English Ancestry of the Pilgrim Thomas Rogers and his wife Alice (Cosford) Rogers", by Clifford Scott, The Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1989. (On line at: http://www.richmondancestry.org/thomasrogers.shtml)

DNA

Y Chromosome haplogroup inferred from descendants: R1b1 FTDNA kit 83654

Online resources

Thomas Rogers Society http://www.thomasrogerssociety.com

Sources

  • Source: S385 Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nineteen: Thomas Rogers, Ann T. Reeves, Volume: 19, Alice W.A. Westgate (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000)
  • Source: S388 The Genealogist: English Ancestry of the Pilgrim Thomas Rogers and His Wife Alice (Cosford) Rogers, Volume: 10, No. 2, by Clifford L Scott (1989)
  • Source: Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson, (Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston: 2004)
  • New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2005, by Martin E. Hollick (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006) ROGERS, THOMAS, Mayflower Passenger, v. ca. 1571, d. Plymouth, Mass., winter 1620/1. English origins of him and his wife at TG [The Genealogist] 9:138-49; MF19 [Alice W.A. Westgate, compiler, Ann T. Reeves, revisor, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Thomas Rogers (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000).], five generations all lines; GMB [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995)] III:1597-99; PM [Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigration to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Geneological Society, 2004)], pp. 396-97; Croll [Robert Croll Stevens, Ancestry of the Children of Robert Croll Stevens and Jane Eleanor (Knauss) Stevens, Volume II: The Genealogy of John Christian Croll 1707-1758 (Pittsford, NY: Tucker Printers, Inc. 1985], 140; EB [Edmund K. Swigart, Ph.D., An Emerson-Benson Saga: The Ancestry of Charles F. Emerson and Bessie Benson and the Struggle to Settle the United States Including 194 Allied Lines (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1994)], pp. 484-92; Brewer [Dorothy Brewer Erikson, Descendants of Thomas Brewer Connecticut to Main 1682-1996 with Allied Families (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1996], pp. 479-80; JPG [Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford, Volume I: Seventeenth-Century New England Colonials and a Few Eighteenth-Century Immigrants (Orange, CA, 2003)] I:694-701.
  • "Kindred spirits: a New World history of the families of Henry Wickoff Rogers & Grace Dean McLeod", Thomas married Alice Cosford Oct 24 1597 in Waterford, Northampton, England, daughter of George Cosford.
  • "Rogers family to Jonas family, 1510-2010", At about age 26, Thomas married a local girl named Alice Cosford on the 24th of October 1597. Alice had been baptized on the 10th of May 1573 and was the daughter of another local farmer and his wife, George and Margaret (possibly Wills) Cosford
  1. Source: #S388p. 143
  2. Bradford, 442, 446. In his passenger list Bradford has "Thomas Rogers and his son; his other children came afterwards,"
  3. The American Genealogist 52:110-13; New England Historical and Genealogical Register 154:432-33.
  4. Bradford 442, 446 "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."
  5. Pilgrim Migration, cites PCR [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds., 12 volumes in 10 (Boston 1855-1861)] 1:144
  6. Source: #S385 d. Plymouth in the winter of 1620/21 "in the first sickness"; p. 1

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Biography

Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim]1,2 M, b. circa 1571

Charts Thomas Rogers Carleton, Frank Edward Crocker, Glyndon H. Jr. Hadley, Mac E.

Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] was born circa 1571 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of William Rogers and Eleanor. Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on 24 October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] Our earliest known encounter with Pilgrim Thomas Rogers was on 25 June 1618 when he became a citizen of Leiden, Holland, vouched for by William Jepson, formerly of Worksop, Notts., and by Roger Wilson, formerly of Sandwich, Kent Co. England.

On 1 April 1620 Thomas sold his Leiden house on the Barbarasteeg for 300 guilders, in preparation for the journey to New England.

Governor Bradford says in his history of the Plymouth settlement that on board the Mayflower were "Thomas Rogers and Joseph his son; his other children came afterwards......Thomas Rogers died in the first sickness but his son Joseph is still living (1650) and is married and hath six children. The rest of Thomas Rogers' [children] came over and are married and have many children." Therefore we know that Thomas and his son Joseph arrived at Cape Cod aboard the ship Mayflower and on 11 November 1620 according to their calendar, or 21 November on ours, Thomas was one of forty-one signers of the Mayflower Compact. Thomas did not live through the rigorous winter which carried off half the group but young Joseph, like so many of the children, did survive. Recent discoveries show that Thomas had a family living in Leiden, Holland, when the 1622 Poll Tax was taken. In the Over "t Hoff Quarter, in a house with other Pilgrim families in St. Peter's Churchyard west-side, were Jan Thomas, orphan from England without means; Elsgen Rogiers, widow of Thonis Rogiers, an Englishwoman; and Lysbeth and Grietgen her children, poor people. Translated this could read John, son of Thomas; Elizabeth Rogers, widow of Thomas; and Elizabeth and Margaret, her children. At that period the word orphan meant that either or both parents were dead. In the 1623 Plymouth Colony land division, Joseph Rogers was allotted two acres-one for himself and one on behalf of his late father. He may have been living in the household of Governor Bradford with who he was grouped on 22 May 1627, in the division of cattle. Joseph and twelve other inhabitants of Plymouth received "an heyfer of the last year which was of the Great white-back cow that was brought over in the Ann and two shee goats." Governor Bradford's statement that the rest of Thomas Rogers' children came over and married and had children, seems clearly to indicate that more than one of his children came to New England after 1620. We know that his son John came to Plymouth about 1630. Although many other male Rogers immigrants have been claimed as sons of Thomas the Pilgrim, none of the claims has been proved and some have been disproved. Therefore it seems likely that at least one of the Rogers daughters who were living in Holland in 1622 came over. John and Joseph Rogers each named a daughter Elizabeth, perhaps thereby indicating that their sister Elizabeth lived in New England. Unfortunately extensive research has failed to uncover any further evidence. John Rogers came to Plymouth about 1630, when the last of the Leiden contingent arrived and was in Plymouth Colony on 25 March 1633 when he was taxed 9 shillings. The proof of his identity lies in a grant made 6 April 1640 to "Joseph Rogers and John Rogers his brother...fifty acres apeece of upland....at the North River." Both then had growing families to carry forward the Rogers heritage, although only Joseph's descendants would carry forward the Rogers name beyond the fourth generation." He died in Plymouth Colony in the winter of 1620/21 "in the first sickness."

Children of Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] and Alice Cosford

Thomas Rogers3 b. 24 Mar 1598/99 poss. Richard Rogers3 b. 12 Mar 1599 Joseph Rogers+3 b. 23 Jan 1602/3, d. between 2 and 15 Jan 1677/78 John Rogers+3 b. 6 Apr 1606, d. bt 26 Aug 1691 - 20 Sep 1692 Elizabeth Rogers4 b. 26 Dec 1609 Margaret Rogers4 b. 30 May 1613


Biography

Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim]1,2 M, b. circa 1571 Charts Thomas Rogers Carleton, Frank Edward Crocker, Glyndon H. Jr. Hadley, Mac E.

Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] was born circa 1571 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of William Rogers and Eleanor. Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on 24 October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] Our earliest known encounter with Pilgrim Thomas Rogers was on 25 June 1618 when he became a citizen of Leiden, Holland, vouched for by William Jepson, formerly of Worksop, Notts., and by Roger Wilson, formerly of Sandwich, Kent Co. Engalnd.

On 1 April 1620 Thomas sold his Leiden house on the Barbarasteeg for 300 guilders, in preparation for the journey to New England.


Governor Bradford says in his history of the Plymouth settlement that on board the Mayflower were "Thomas Rogers and Joseph his son; his other children came afterwards......Thomas Rogers died in the first sickness but his son Joseph is still living (1650) and is married and hath six children. The rest of Thomas Rogers' [children] came over and are married and have many children." Therefore we know that Thomas and his son Joseph arrived at Cape Cod aboard the ship Mayflower and on 11 November 1620 according to their calendar, or 21 November on ours, Thomas was one of forty-one signers of the Mayflower Compact. Thomas did not live through the rigorous winter which carried off half the group but young Joseph, like so many of the children, did survive. Recent discoveries show that Thomas had a family living in Leiden, Holland, when the 1622 Poll Tax was taken. In the Over "t Hoff Quarter, in a house with other Pilgrim families in St. Peter's Churchyard west-side, were Jan Thomas, orphan from England without means; Elsgen Rogiers, widow of Thonis Rogiers, an Englishwoman; and Lysbeth and Grietgen her children, poor people. Translated this could read John, son of Thomas; Elizabeth Rogers, widow of Thomas; and Elizabeth and Margaret, her children. At that period the word orphan meant that either or both parents were dead. In the 1623 Plymouth Colony land division, Joseph Rogers was allotted two acres-one for himself and one on behalf of his late father. He may have been living in the household of Governor Bradford with who he was grouped on 22 May 1627, in the division of cattle. Joseph and twelve other inhabitants of Plymouth received "an heyfer of the last year which was of the Great white-back cow that was brought over in the Ann and two shee goats." Governor Bradford's statement that the rest of Thomas Rogers' children came over and married and had children, seems clearly to indicate that more than one of his children came to New England after 1620. We know that his son John came to Plymouth about 1630. Although many other male Rogers immigrants have been claimed as sons of Thomas the Pilgrim, none of the claims has been proved and some have been disproved. Therefore it seems likely that at least one of the Rogers daughters who were living in Holland in 1622 came over. John and Joseph Rogers each named a daughter Elizabeth, perhaps thereby indicating that their sister Elizabeth lived in New England. Unfortunately extensive research has failed to uncover any further evidence. John Rogers came to Plymouth about 1630, when the last of the Leiden contingent arrived and was in Plymouth Colony on 25 March 1633 when he was taxed 9 shillings. The proof of his identity lies in a grant made 6 April 1640 to "Joseph Rogers and John Rogers his brother...fifty acres apeece of upland....at the North River." Both then had growing families to carry forward the Rogers heritage, although only Joseph's descendants would carry forward the Rogers name beyond the fourth generation." He died in Plymouth Colony in the winter of 1620/21 "in the first sickness."

Children of Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] and Alice Cosford

Thomas Rogers3 b. 24 Mar 1598/99 poss. Richard Rogers3 b. 12 Mar 1599 Joseph Rogers+3 b. 23 Jan 1602/3, d. between 2 and 15 Jan 1677/78 John Rogers+3 b. 6 Apr 1606, d. bt 26 Aug 1691 - 20 Sep 1692 Elizabeth Rogers4 b. 26 Dec 1609 Margaret Rogers4 b. 30 May 1613

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On August 23, 2014 at 16:28GMT Timothy Wilder wrote:

Rogers-171 and Rogers-268 appear to represent the same person because: The only information on Rogers-171 is Mayflower Passenger, and that was Rogers-268. Rogers-171 should be merged into the higher numbered profile.


On May 1, 2014 at 23:35GMT Timothy Wilder wrote:

Rogers-8759 and Rogers-268 are not ready to be merged because: Spurious son James Rogers


On May 1, 2014 at 23:05GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Rogers-8759 and Rogers-268 appear to represent the same person because: Most of the Data matches.


On May 1, 2014 at 23:03GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Rogers-9013 and Rogers-268 appear to represent the same person because: Most of the Data matches.


On October 19, 2013 at 23:54GMT Philip Smith wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by Phil Smith, an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask. Thank you.


On September 27, 2013 at 13:29GMT Philip Smith wrote:

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On January 11, 2013 at 14:27GMT Ed Burke wrote:

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