—A 1620 Mayflower passenger, Thomas Rogers was a camlet merchant in Leiden, where he became a citizen in 1618. He sold his house there in 1620 (Dexter, p. 632). His son Joseph accompanied [p.346] him to Plymouth, and survived him when Thomas died during the early illnesses. The wife of Thomas, Elizabeth or Elsgen, stayed at Leiden, and she was mentioned there in a tax list of 1622 with her children, John, Lysbeth, and Grietgen; she probably died at Leiden. Son John came to Plymouth after the 1627 division. John married Anna Churchman, and his brother Joseph married Hannah _____ (see MF 2). Bradford (Ford) 2:400, 409, stated that Thomas's "other children came afterwards," and "The rest of Thomas Rogers [children] came over, and are maried, and have many children." One of the "rest" of his children, of course, was son John, but there must have been at least one other, possibly more, who have not yet been identified. See Samuel Eddy for some speculation on this matter.
(Although it has been reported that Pilgrim Thomas Rogers was descended from Martyr John Rogers, this relationship has been disproved.)
More About Thomas Rogers: Died 2: 1621
More About Thomas Rogers and Elizabeth Makin: Marriage 1: 24 Jan 1616, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.5803 Marriage 2: 24 Jan 1616, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.5804 Marriage 3: 24 Jan 1616, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.5805 Marriage 4: 24 Jan 1616, Leiden, Holland.5805
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