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Margaret, d. of Eobert Crane, a gent, with good eat. of Coggeshall, Co.
Essex, at whose ho. perhaps, the eldest ch. John was b. Jan. 1631, H. C.
1649 ; had also Nathaniel, b. at Assington, 30 Sept. 1632 ; Samuel, 16
Jan. 1635 ; Timothy, 9 Nov. 1638, at Ipswich ; andEzekiel, H. C.1659;
beside Margaret, wh. was, no doubt, b. in Eng. and here m. William
Hubbard, the Hist. He came from London to Boston, arr. Nov. 1636,
and on 20 Feb. 1638 was ord. as collea. with Norton, to succeed Nathan-
iel Ward, wh. strange, gave up his profession ; was freem. 23,' May
1639, tho. the magistr. at I. had authority to adm; him 6 Sept. -preCed.
and d. 3 July 1655, a century after the faggot's blaze in Smithfield, and
about a hundred yrs. bef. the earliest surmise of the derivat. from the
hero of it, of the num. and honorable families here of the same name.
His will, nuncup. was pro. 26 Sept. in the hand-writ, of Ezekiel Cheever,
first master of the gram. sch. at I. He had carefully kept a Diary, but
was wise eno. to see it burned bef. his d. That he, or his kinsman, Eze-
kiel, were descend, of the celebr. Smithfield martyr, might seem to be
justif. by the note of Hutch. I. 190, wh. cites Hubbard, tho. the earliest


hist, says nothing like it. Into such carelessness Hutch, does not oft.
fall. Hubbard, wh. m. the only d. of this Nathaniel, clearly eno. calls
him s. of Rev. John of Dedham, wh. he honorab. marks as the famous
preach, as if " it might be honor eno. to say " of Nathaniel, " that he was
the s. of Mr. John," " yet heir of a double portion of his spirit, and worthy
to have transmit, more honor to his posterity than he received from those
bef. him, by reason of his emin. learning, singula^ piety, holy zeal, with
other ministerial abilities." See Hubbard, 554. Surely the hist, could
not intend a slur upon the learning, piety, holy zeal, or minist. abilities
of him wh. glorified his master in the martyr's fire ; and the irresistib.
inference is, that he, tho. so intimately related to Nathaniel, had never
heard of his descent from the protomartyr of Queen Mary. Tho. he is
wholly silent as to John's progenit. hardly can it seem possible that our
Ipswich Hist, should not have stated the propagat. of the martyr's seed
on our side of the water, when hims. m. (as idly report.) a gr.d. and his
sis. (both nam. Margaret), m. Ezekiel, a gr.s. It would have been
equally sure to be ment. by him, if these two ms. had been of the fourth
or fifth generat. no less than of the third as assert. Neither Johnson,
who expends verse upon both of the min. of Ipswich and Rowley, then
liv. nor the more judicious and equally affectionate contempor. annalist.
Gov. Winth. nor garrulous Mather in his Magn. all-gathering espe-
cial, of doubtful reports, nor Ch. J. Sewall, jealous for the honor of
puritans, nor Prince, the pattern of accuracy in minute details, hint at
any such glorious ancest. more than Hubbard. I presume the tradit. has
no older origin than Hutchinson's day ; and perhaps he got it, as may
have also Dr. Eliot, from their common friend. Rev. Daniel of Littleton,
whose f. Daniel was perhaps so nam. out of rever. to Maj.-Gen. Daniel
Dennison, f. of his. mo. whose only d. she was, rather than of Daniel, s.
of the martyr of Smithfield, whose memory puritans would gladly forget,
as he was a courtier, and did not keep the godly simplicity of the suf-
ferer. My admirable friend, the late Dr. Eliot, wh. in his Biog. Diet,
gave currency to the tradit. as if it were authentic, had assist, he tells us,
the Rev. Daniel, some mos. in his pulpit ; and the gr.st. at L. over the
clerg. that d. Nov. 1782, shows how the sleeper there accept, the honor.
But the four generat. of silence on our side of the ocean, add. to the prior
eighty yrs. stillness of the mother country, forbid me to entertain any
respect for the report first heard in the fifth age of our own history. All
the evidence is indeed of a negative charact. but so many facts are ascer-
tain, quite inconsist. with the asSumpt. founded on the mod. tradit. that it
seems a far safer conclus. may be dr. than if half a dozen pieces of positive
testim. were laid for'its substratum. From the silence of Giles Firmin,
wh. had liv. at our Ipswich under the preaching of Nathaniel Rogers, and.
VOL. III. 48


wh. tells how his gr.mo. bee. w. of famous Richard Rogers, author of the
seven treatises, and father of our Ezekiel, tho. he is very copious in acco.
of both Richard and Dedham John, yet being wholly silent a. the witness
of Smithfleld fire, my friend, Charles Deane, the scrupulous antiquary at
Cambridge, is strongly inclined to disbelieve, that either of these promi-
nent Essex divines could be gr.s. much less own s. of the martyr. His
valua. argument on the assum. point of genealogy may be seen in the
Cambridge Chronicle of 3 Jan. 1850. Resort is had by the diligent
writer in Geneal. Reg. V.lOl, to the "identical bible wh. belong, to the
protomartyr, print, in 1549," " own. by a descend, at Lunenburg." That
volume has been oft. and once or twice with severest, not unaid. scrutiny,
examiu. by me. It may be premised, that no English bible, print, in
1549, by Cawood and Jugge, printers of our Lunenburg exemplar, after
diligent search for one hundred yrs. has been discovered ; and all compe-
tent judges are now agreed, that the opinion formerly thrown out, as to
such an edit, is without support. But the Lunenburg copy is very
clearly ascertain, to be of the yr. 1561, the earliest Eng. bible, indeed, of
Elizabeth's reign, yet six yrs. after Rogers was burned at Smithfleld.
Infallible proof of this was furnish, by Mr. Stevens of London, and an-
other mod. disting. biblic. bibliograph. George Offer of London, on a part
of the volume sent from this country ; and by collation, in many hours by
myself, with a sheet of the bible of 1561, sent hither from London, by Mr.
0. to his friend George Livermore, Esq. of Cambridge, the perfect, iden-
tity is exhibit, in the printer's monogram, the pictures, and the minutest
parts of single words, and letters, in the text, correct as well as erroneous.
So that this relic, however valua. in itself, affords no prop to the claim
of descent from him, any more than it does to the wild tradit. that the
noble martyr held this same precious copy in his hand, when suffering at
the stake. In proof of the fable, Geneal. Reg. III. 373, truly says the
vol. " is much burnt," and it might have add. that it better would have
pleased the partakers of the triumph to have burned the book instead of
the man. But of the burnt part, wh. very slightly affect, the print,
Queen Eliz. in her service book of 1661, suffers most, as I testify.
Many of us know of volumes, burnt in part, that never were in the
hands of martyrs in Smithfleld. From very long protract, inquiry, in
order to sustain or reverse my flrst express, of unhesitat. belief in the
descent of our N. E. posterity of Nathaniel Rogers, the closest approach
to any exact relation with the martyr amounts only to this : the f. of
Rev. William Jenkin of London, wh. was min. of Sudbury, when Wil-
liam was b. 1612, and of course the predecess. of our John Wilson was
gr.s. of a d. of the sufferer of 1555, and he had stud: under the old puri-
tan, Richard Rogers of Wethersfield. See Palmer's Non-Conform. Mem.


Vol. I. Slight indeed, and very remote will this relationship appear ;
but no nearer connex. can be found, I think, betw. any of our innumera-
ble Rogerses and the glorious suffer. John, the editor of Tyndall's bible.
Encouragem. to adhere to the illusion, against the strong ai'ray of Mr.
Deane's logic, was felt by some of the supporters of tradit. for the holy
martyr's descent, on hearing that Mr. Hunter of London was slow in
deciding adverse to the claim. No judgment, on such a point, could out-
weigh his. He says in a letter to me, Oct. 1855, "The subject has been
so long absent from my mind, that I really do not now understand, how
th.e question rests at present, or even what I may have written about
it " — "I know nothing but what I learned from America ; and, on the
other hand, I never saw in English docum. any evid. of the descent wh?
they claim, wh. may, for any thing I kn. be correct, tho. I shd. like to
see the evid. on wh. it rests. Something beyond tradit. is now demand,
in all claims to ancestr. honors." Only will I add that this tradit. is very
modern. In the mass of MS. gather, by Candler to illustr. the Puritan
Hist, of Eng. tho. he is so copious upon the E. counties' confessors, no
reference to this desc. of John of D. was perceiv. by Hunter, and this
since *the tradit. was first ment. within twenty yrs. The name was most
widely diffus. in Eng. Perhaps there were near a hundred min. in the
days of Eliz. nam. Rogers, of wh. one or more may well have been
s. of the proto-martyr of the preced. reign. In the Register of the
single diocese of Salisbury by Sir Thomas Phillips, from 1297, to 1810,
wh. he gave me, are rec. tjie institutions of Nicholas R. 15G5 ; of Ambrose
R. 1569 ; and of John R. 1582. So natural is it to infer that the 'blood
of the sufferer should in the sec. and third generat. be blessed, that the
writer of a Memoir of the fam. of Rev. Nathaniel, claiming to be a
descend, in Geneal. Reg. V. 105, most copiously carried out, makes his
f. John of Dedham, to be gr.s. of the martyr, and a student so diligent
as Dr. Allen, in the Sec. Ed. of his Biog. Diet, made even Nathaniel the
gr.s. whereas from the monum. inscript. on John, the Dedham min. we
learn that he was not b. bef. 1571 or 2, 16 or 17 yrs. after the solemn
scene of his supposed f 's. martyrd. in the midst of London. In his third
Ed. however, the f. of Nathaniel is made gr.s. of Smithfield John. No
tradit. that the f. of Nathaniel was descend, of the hero of 1555, had
ever reached his successor at the altar, or the hearers in Dedham, bef. it
was told by me in 1642. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIIL 309. Good acco.
is not to be any where found of the ten ch. male and fem. of the noble
sufferer at Smithfield, exc. Daniel, ment. by Fox, the martyrolog. He
got promotion at Court, under patronage of some civilian of Eliz. and
may hardly have encourag. the puritan tendency of any relative. See
Hunter's Suffolk Emigr. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 165. There was a


John R. in the ch. one generat. later than Nathaniel's f. blessed John
of Dedham, so strong a purit. as to give offence to Cromwell, wh.
imprison, him at Lambeth, and aft. at Windsor ; but the religion of the
great soldier partook little of the fierce sincerity of Queen Mary, and he
was too sagacious, if not humane, to put the confessor to death. See
Brook's Lives III. 326. One John R. of our own days was min. at
Rendham, in Co. Suffk. not long since, and may still be. Nathaniel,
Ipswich, s. of the preced. serv. in the cavalry in Philip's war 1676, and
d. 14 June 1680, prob. unm. for the careful author of the Fam. Mem.
tells, that his nuncup. will gave his prop, to neph. John, s. of his br. John.
Nathaniel, Portsmouth, youngest s. of Presid. John, ord. 3 May 1699,
d. 3 Oct. 1723. He had by w. Sarah, eight ch. of wh. some attain,
distinct, as in Geneal. Reg. V. 325. Noah, Branford, youngest s. of
John of the same, whose prop, he inherit, m. 8 Apr. 1673, Eliz. d. of the
first Michael Taintor, had Mary, b. 14 Apr. 1675 ; John, 8 Nov. 1677 ;
Josiah, 31 Jan. 1680; Hezekiah; Noah; Eliz.; and Ann; but the last
four names are obt. from his will of 22 Dec. 1724, wh. ment. all the
seven. Obadiah, Southampton, L. I. 1673, where Thompson thinks he
was in 1640, wh. would compel us to suppose, that he rem. from Lynn,
to that place. In 1683, at the neighb. town of Southold are found
Obadiah, and Obadiah jr. among the tax payers. Richard, Dover
1642. RoBEET, Newbury, by w. Susanna had Robert, b. 28 Apr. 1650 ;
Thomas, 9 July 1652; John, 13 Mar. 1654; Susanna, 6 Feb. 1657;
Joshua, 1 Aug. 1658; and d. 23 Dec. 1659; and his wid. m. "William
Thomas. Samuel, Ipswich, s. of Rev. Nathaniel, b. in Eng. prob. at
Assington, brot. in inf. was town elk. 1653, m. 12 Dec. 1657, Judith, d.
of the first Samuel Appleton, wh. d. July 1659; and he next m. 13
Nov. 1661, Sarah, d. of Jonathan Wade, had Sarah, wh. d. soon ; John
d. soon; John, again, b. 29 Apr. 1667; Susanna, 17 Mar. 1669; Jona-
than, 29 Mar. 1671; Mary, 10 Sept. 1672; Margaret, 29 Oct. 1675;
Eliz. 1 Oct. 1678; Abigail, 5 July, 1681 ; and Sarah, 30 Sept. 1682;
and he d. 21 Dec. 1693. His wid. m. Henry Woodhouse of Concord.
In the geneal. of Nathaniel R's. s. Samuel, Geneal. Reg. V. 316, there
seem. sev. points of doubtful exactness, tho. the gr. article is a very
valua. one. One of the ds. should be call. Martha, for she admin. 1696,
the est. of her br. John. Samuel had charg. his prop, with annuity of
£10 to his wid. Samuel, New London, eldest s. of James the first, had
good est. by devise of his gr.-f. Samuel Rowland, m. 17 Nov. 1662, Caul-
kins says, p. 297, but on p. 202 says 1664, Mary, d. of Thomas Stanton
the first, had perhaps a fam. tho. I find no ment. of it in the hist, but he
had d. Mary, wh. m. 2 Oct. 1684, Capt. Samuel Gilbert, and d. 30 Sept.
1756, aged 90 ; and he d. 1 Dec. 1713. Simon, Boston, came in the

ROISE. 569

Defence 1635, aged 20, from London, was a shoemaker, liv. first at
Concord, where his w. Mary d. 1 Aug. 1640, freem. 13 May 1640, rem.
to B. and by w. Susanna had Nathaniel, b. 14 Feb. bapt. 12 Mar. 1643,
wh. d. bef. his f. ; Lydia, 1, bapt. 7 Dec. 1645 ; John, bapt. 23 July 1648,
a. 5 days old; Simon, 28 Apr. 1654; Gamaliel, 26 Mar. 1657; and
Joseph, 29 July 1662 ; perhaps others ; in B. was a tanner. In his will
of 1 Apr. 1678, pro. 3 Jan. 1680, names w. Susanna, eldest s. Gamaliel,
and Joseph, and d. Eliz. Rust. Thomas, Plymouth, came in the May-
flower 1620, with s. Joseph, and d. early next yr. But Bradford
informs us that "the rest of his childr. came over, are m. and have
[1650] many ch." Thomas, Watertown, 1636, freem. 17 May 1637,
d. or was bur. 12 Nov. 1638, aged 50, says Bond, and his wid. Grace m.
William Palmer. Thomas, Scituate, s. of the first John of the same,
Deane says, had a fam. of wh. are descend, to our day. Thomas, Saco
1652, was constable 1659. His ho. was burn, by the Ind. Oct. 1676.
Thomas, Eastham, s. of Joseph the first, m. 13 Dec. 1665, Eliz. Snow,
had Eliz. b. 8 Oct. 1666; Joseph, 1 Feb. 1668; Hannah, 20 Mar.
1669 or 70; Thomas, 6 Mar. 1671, d. in few days; Thomas, again, 6
May 1672; Eleazer, 3 Nov. 1673 ; and Nathaniel, 18 Jan. 1676. His
w. d. 16 June 1678. Thomas, Newbury, s. of Robert, perhaps in 1691
taxed at Rowley, m. 18 May 1677, Ruth Brown, had Thomas, b. 14
Aug. 1678; Ruth, 16 Apr. 1680; SjisantfaTn Mar. 1682; Robert, 5
Apr. 1684; John, 11 July 1686;'Isaac, 21 June 1691; Stephen, 20
Aug. 1693; Daniel, 14 Nov. 1695; and Jonathan, 18 June 1702.
Timothy, Boston, s. of Rev. Nathaniel, a merch. 1665-88, was not
among household. 1695. William, York, was adm. freem. 1652.
William, Boston, Farmer says, had sev. ch. b. there, and d. 13 July
1664; but I doubt he relied on informat. that has not reached me.
William, Boston, merch. by w. Susannah, if that name be not wrong,
had Mary, b. 9 Apr. 1667 ; perhaps had sec. w. at least m. 22 Apr.
1676, inv. of his est. was taken by his wid. Margaret, wh. had one's, by
him, and wh. on 4 May foil, was appoint, admin, and she had bef. 30 Jan.-
foil. m. WilHam Snelling. William, Charlestown 1678, may hai^e rem.
to Reading. William, Nantucket, had Experience, a d. b. 23 July
1673; Ebenezer, 5 Jan. 1676. In- his MS. Farmer obs. that of this
name 54 had been gr. of which 37 were of Harv. 10 of Yale ; aiid that
15 of these were clerg. of wh. I count 12 at Harv.

RoiSE or RoTCE, Isaac, New London, s. of Robert, m. 15 Dec. 1669,
Eliz. eldest d. of Samuel Lothrop, and rem. to Wallingford. His wid. m.
Joseph Thompson of the same. John, Willimantic 1686. Jonathan,
Norwich, s. of Robert of J^ew London, m. June 1660, Deborah, d. of Hugh
Caulkins, had Eliz. b. Jan. 1662 ; John, 9 Nov. 1663 ; Sarah, Oct. 1665 ;


570 EOLFE.

Abigail, Sept. 1667, d. next yr. ; Kuth, Apr. 1669 ; Hannah, Apr. 1671 ;
Abigail, again, Apr. 1673; Jonathan, Aug. 1678; Deborah, 10 Aug.
1680; and Daniel, 19 Aug. 1682. Nathaniel, New London, s. of
Eobert, freem. 1669, rem. to Wallingford bef. 1674. He m. Abigail,
wid. of David Hoyt, after her ret. from captiv. in Canada.. Nbhbmiah,
New London, prob. br. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1660, Hannah, d. of
James Morgan, was freem. 1666; rem. to Wallingford. * Robert, of
Boston, as early as 1631 or 2; freem. 1 Apr. 1634, by w. Eliz. had
Joshua, b. 14, bapt. 16 Apr. 1637 ; Nathaniel, bapt. 24 Mar. 1639, the.
town rec. has b. 1 Apr. and Patience b. 1 Apr. 1642, d. in one wk. was
one of the disarmed 1637, as a supporter of Mrs. Hutchinson in her rev-
elations, or of Wheelwright in his opinions ; had rem. bef. 1657 to New
London, perhaps in 1650 was of Stratford, but constable in 1660 and in
1661 rep. for N. L. where he liv. in good repute, and his d. Ruth m. 15
Dec. 1669, John Lothrop; and Sarah m. John Caulkins. Of his s.
Nehemiah, Samuel, Nathaniel, Lsaac, and Jonathan, the four first rem. to
Wallingford, aft. m. in New London, and Lothrop also rem. to W. He
d. 1676, and his wid. Mary was liv. on his est. 1688. Samuel, New
London, s. of the preced. m. 9 Jan. 1667, Hannah, d. of Josiah Church-
wood of Wethersfield, freem. 1669, rem. to Wallingford. Oft. the name
appears Rise or Rice, and may have been sometimes confound, with

RoLESTONE, RowLSTONE, or RouLSTONE, JoHN, a soldier in Philip's
war, at Northampton 1676, was prob. he of Boston, wh. by w. Mary had
Thomas, b. 28 July 1686; Joseph, 28 Nov. 1688; and Mary, 29 Sept.

RoLEE, Benjamin, Newbury, weaver, gr.s. of Henry, says Coffin,
whose only s. John must then be infer, to be f. but reason is found for
call, him br. of John, and s. of Henry, was b. betw. 1637 and 1640,
freem. 1659, or more prob. 1670, by w. Apphia, wh. he m. 3 Nov. 1659,
had John, b. 12 Oct. 1660; Benjamin, 13 Sept. 1662, H. C. 1684,
chaplain to our forces at Falmouth 1689, the sec. min. of Haverhill, ord.
Jan. 1694, k. by the Ind. 29 Aug. 1708; Apphia, 8 Mar. 1667; Mary,
16 Sept. 1669, d. young; Samuel, 14 Jan. 1672; Mary, again, 11 Nov.
1674, d. young; Henry, 12 Oct. 1677; Eliz. 15 Dec. 1679; Nathaniel,
12 Nov. 1681 ; and Abigail, 5 May 1684. His w. d. 24 Dec. 1708, and
he d. 10 Aug. 1710. Daniel, Ipswich, s. of Robert, wh. came not prob.
to this country, m. Hannah, d. of Humphrey Bradstreet, had, perhaps,
Daniel, Ezra, and other ch. and may have d. at Salem, June 1654. His
wid. m. 12 June 1658, Nicholas Holt of Andover, and d. 20 June 1665.
Daniel, Ipswich, s. prob. of the preced. may b^ that s.-in-law of Robert
Collins, k. in Philip's war. Ezra, Haverhill, s. prob. of Daniel the first»

ROL — ROM 571

m. 2 Mar. 1676, Abigail, d. of John Bond, had Abigail, b. 17 Sept.
1677 ; Ezra, 24 Nov. 1680 ; Daniel, 14 Feb. 1685 ; Mary and Martha,
tw. 23 Nov. 1687; and he was wound, and capt. by the Ind. 17 Oct.
1689, and d. 3 days aft. Henry, Newbury, one of the early sett. prob.
from Co. "Wilts, with w. and childr. of wh. John, Benjamin, and Hannah,
wh. m. the first Richard Dole, are kn. d. 1 Mar. 1643 ; in his will of 15
Feb. preced. beside w. and ch. he names br. John and neph. John Saun-
ders, and calls Thomas Whittier, kinsman. Perhaps his wid. was
Honou^ wh. d. at Charlestown, 19 Dec. 1650. John, Newbury, br. of
the preced. came in the Confidence 1638, from Southampton, aged 50, in
the custom ho. call, husbandman of Melchit Park, Wilts, with w. Ann, d.
Esther, and serv. Thomas Whittier, call. Whittle in Geneal. Reg. V. 440,
and XIV. 335, was freem. 6 Sept. 1639, by our Seer, spell. Roffe, as at
the Southampton custom ho. Mr. Somerby in Geneal. Eeg. V. 440, assures
us it was Roaf, correcting Mr. Stevens's eyesight in II. 109, Mr. Drake
says, Geneal. Reg. XIV. 335, it was Roaff, vindicating the honor of
Mr. Somerby's vision ; in ea. X)f the three cases, no doubt, foil, the sound,
as it reach, the ear of the subordinate ofiicial, bee. one of the earliest propr.
of Salisbury, there taxed 1650 and 2 ; perhaps had sec. w. Esther, wh. d.
3 June 1647 ; in July 1663, he was one of the proprs. of Nantucket, and
d. 8 Feb. 1664. His d. Esther m. John Saunders. But of ano. John of
Newbury, prob. s. of Henry, we hear, that he m. 4 Dec. 1656, Mary Scul-
lard, possib. d. of Samuel, had Mary, b. 2 Nov. 1658, d. next mo. ; Mary,
again, 16 Jan. 1660 ; and Rebecca, 9 Feb. 1662 ; and Coffin thot. him br.
of Henry, to wh. I discern obj. Ano. John, Nantucket, may have gone
from Newbury, but at the first nam. place had John, b. 5 Mar. 1664;
Samuel, 8 Mar. 1665; Sarah, 2 Dec. 1667; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1670; and
Hannah, 5 Feb. 1672 ; possib. may have gone back to Newbury, and been
the man wh. Coffin says d. 30 Sept. 1681. Yet of ano. John of New-
bury, if he be not one of the preced. C. tells us that he had w. Dorothy,
and s. John, b. 24 Mar. 1691 ; and Jonathan 2 Aug. 1695. Farmer
names Thomas of Ipswich 1648, but he eludes my search, unless he be
the man of Guilford, wh. had m. EUz. Disbrow, and for some heinous
offence ran off for refuge to the col. of Rhode Island, and so his w. obt.
divorce, 1 Oct. 1651, by the jurisdict. of New Haven col. resum. her
maiden name, and m. John Johnson of the same town, and she d. 23 Dec.
1669. Four of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and three at
the other N. E. coll.

RoLLO, Alexander, Middletown, one of the earliest proprs. of East
Haddam, d. 22 July 1709.

RoLLOOK, Robert, Sandwich, d. prob. Sept. 1669.

Roman, John, Cambridge, d. 19 Dec. 1638. Of this solitary name
no other occurrence is kn.

572 EON — ROO

EoNALLS, John, Josiah, and Samuel, perhaps brs. at Wickford
1674, may have spelled variously.

EooD, Thomas, Norwich, had sev. childr. bef. liv. there ; Sarah, b.
Oct. 1649; Thomas, Mar. 1651; Micah, Feb. 1653; Eachel, Feb,
1655; John, Sept. 1658; Joseph, Mar. 1661; Benjamin, Feb. 1663;
Mary, Mar. 1664, d. soon; and Samuel, June 1666. His w. d. happi.
Mar. 1668, for his d. Sarah was whip, and he execut. 18 Oct. 1672, as in
Trumbull, Col. Eec. II. 184, is detail. Perhaps the name was changed
to Rudd or Eude. John, with this latter spelling was a petitnr. 1686,
for Preston townsh.

RooKEE, William, Hadley, petitio. against imposts 1668, to6k the o.
ofalleg.8 Feb. 1679.

EooKMAN, John, came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 45, with w. Eliz.
31, and s. John, 9 ; but the name is never found in any of our settlem.

RooME, or Rome, John, Portsmouth 1638, is among freem. 1655,
and is nam. in the royal chart. 1663. See Haz. II. 612. He was from
Bristol, Eng. prob. for by his will he devis. ho. and Id. in that city to his .
w. Ann, wh. in 1669 gave her gr.s. William Cory, power to sell it.

Root, Caleb, Farmington, s. of John the first of the same, m. 9 Aug.
1693, Eliz. d. of Thomas Salmon of Northampton, had Mary, b. 6 Mar.
1695, bapt. 4 Apr. 1697 ; Caleb, 14 Mar. 1698 ; Thomas, 16 Jan. 1702 ;
Ehz. 8 Apr. 1706 ; and Samuel, 20 Nov. 1712 ; and d. 1712. Heze-
KiAH, Northampton 1678, s. of Thomas the first, freem. 1690, d. bef.
his f. m. 1682, Mehitable, d. of Sampson Frary of Deerfield, had Benja-
min, b. 1686; Mehitable, perhaps the sec. d. of the name, 1688; and
Mercy 1689, wh. was k. at Deerfield, with her gr.f. Frary, 29 Feb.
1704, by the Fr. and Ind. His wid. m. a. 1702, Jeremiah Alvord.
Jacob, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. a. 1680, Mary or Mercy, d.
of Sampson Frary, had Joanna, b. 1681; Daniel, 1684; Jacob, 1687;
Mercy, 1690; Margaret, 1692 ; William, 1695 ; Hezekiah, 1697; Ruth,
1699; Nathaniel, 1702; and Jonathan, 1705; was freem. 1684, but
rem. to Hebron, and d. 1731. His will, 1728, names all the eh. exc.
Hezekiah, tho. some were d. leav. heirs. Of this fam. was the late Hon.
Erastus R. of Albany. John, Farmington, m. Mary, d. of Thomas Kil-
bourne, had John ; Thomas ; Samuel ; Joseph ; Caleb ; Stephen ; Mary,
wh. m. Isaac Bronson; and Susanna, m. Oct. 1683, Joseph Langton ;
was freem. 1657, and d. 1684, leav. good est. and his wid. d. 1697, aged
70. His first three s. sett, at Westfield. In the Hist, of the Kilbourne
Fam. pp. 42 and 3, ejihibit. the extraord. dilig. of P. K. Kilbourne, some
slight differences may be found. John, Farmington, perhaps s. of the
preced. m. 18 Oct. 1664, Mary, d. of Richard Ashley of Springfield, and
sett, at Westfield soon, there had Mary, b. 22 Sept. 1667 ; Sarah, 24

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Sept 1670; John, 28 Dec. 1672; Samuel, 16 Sept. 1675 j Hannah, 9
Dec. 1677 ; Abigail, 26 June 1680 ; Joshua, 23 Nov. 1682 ; and Mercy,

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