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Sarah (Rogers) Searle (1677 - 1770)

Sarah Searle formerly Rogers
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1694 (to 5 Feb 1750) in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 92 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Sarah Rogers was born on 04 May 1677 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pabodie) Rogers.[1][2]

She married Nathaniel Searl, son of Robert and Deborah (Salter) Searl, in Little Compton, Rhode Island in 1694.[3][2]

Nathaniel Searle of Little Compton, weaver, wrote his will 03 October 1744 and it was presented on 03 April 1750. In it, he named his wife Sarah; son Nathaniel as executor to have all his housing; and daughters Deborah Pearce and Sarah Dring.[2]

She died in Little Compton, Rhode Island in her 92nd year January 19, 1769/70,[2] and her gravestone still stands in the Old Commons Burial Ground in Little Compton.[4][5]
Gravestone inscription:

In memory of Sarah, the wife of Mr. Nathaniel Searle, who died Jan. 19th, 1769, in ye 92nd year of her age.

Children born Little Compton:[6]

  1. Deborah, b. 17 Nov 1695, d. May 1776
  2. John, b. 12 Mar 1698; drowned 20 [per Arnold] (26? per MF5G) Mar 1714.
  3. Sarah, b. 2 Apr 1700
  4. Nathaniel, b. 26 Apr 1703, d. 8 Dec 1781


  1. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Plymouth > Duxbury > Town records 1645-1749 > image 13 of 96; town clerk offices, Massachusetts.
    "General Records Dates Included 1645-1749, Town of Duxbury", p. 23.
    Sarah Rogers the daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth his wife was borne May 4: 1677
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nineteen: Thomas Rogers, Ann T. Reeves, Volume: 19, Alice W.A. Westgate (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000) pp. 15, 47-48.
  3. James N Arnold, compiler, Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850, (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company: Providence, RI, 1891). james N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, 21 vols., 1891) Vol. 4, Little Compton, p. 53.
    Searl, Nathaniel, and Sarah ____, 1694.
  4. Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine Jan-Dec 1897 New Series Vol. V Volume 5 (Danvers, Mass: Eben Putnam, 1897) p. 208 (Gives date as 19 or 20 January 1770.
  5. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 06 July 2019), memorial page for Sarah Rogers Searle (4 May 1677–19 Jan 1769), Find A Grave: Memorial #70621093, citing Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Mary Grace Lisk (contributor 47518054). (Includes gravestone photo.)
  6. Arnold, VRs of RI, Vol. 4, Little Compton, p. 157.

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Are you sure that there was a Plymouth, Rhode Island? I don't find that. Just wondering. I know that Little Compton is in Rhode Island. I'm just not sure it was in Plymouth, Rhode Island. Thanks.
posted by Cathy (Kies) Bennett
edited by Cathy (Kies) Bennett
Thanks, Ive fixed it to Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
posted by Anne B
Typo fixed, thanks Cindi.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Per the biography: "Nathaniel Searle of Little Compton, weaver, wrote his will 03 October 1744 and it was presented on 03 April 1740."

It would seem the dates of the will of Nathaniel Searle are backward in this section, since the will was presented before it was written.

posted by Cindi (Bell) Cooke
Thank you. All set
posted by Anne B
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posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall

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