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Giles Rogers, of Virginia

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Dunkirk, King and Queen County, Province of Virginia
Place of Burial: Old Park Church, Drysdale Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Rogers of VA and Lucy Rogers
Husband of Rachel Rogers
Father of Giles Rogers, Jr.; Lucy Wilson; Peter Rogers, Sr.; John M. Rogers; Mary Ann Samuel and 2 others
Brother of John Rogers; William Rogers and Robert Rogers

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About Giles Rogers, of Virginia

Giles Rogers, Sr., born bet. 1643-1645, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died abt 1730 in Dunkirk, King & Queen Co., Virginia.

Parents: John Rogers and Lucy Iverson.

Married:

  1. possibly married 1st to Lucie Eastham
  2. in 1672 in Worcestershire, England to Rachel Eastham, her sister (b. abt 1653 in England died unknown).

Children of Giles Rogers and Rachel Eastham:

  1. Giles, Jr, b. 1673, m. unknown
  2. Lucy, b. 1675
  3. Peter, b. 1677 – d. 1724
  4. John, b. 1680, Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock, Virginia, m. Mary M. Byrd b. 1716 – d. 1762 at Old Park Church, King & Queen Co., VA
  5. Rachel, b. 1683, m. unknown, 1710
  6. Mary Ann, b. 1687

Giles Rogers Sr., was named after the patron Saint "Giles" of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was born. He was well educated and after maturity moved to and settled in Worcestershire, England; where he married Rachel Eastham (pronounced "Esam"). Giles Sr. and Rachel had six children - three born in England, one born on-board ship, and two born in America. Giles Sr.'s motto being "Act Justly and Fear Not". He emigrated to Virginia where he patented 400 acres on 18 Apr 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major, in New Kent County on the road to Piscataway, VA . He returned to England, married Rachel in 1672 and returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard his own ship named "Bay" . Son John was born aboard ship in route from England in 1680. He settled in King and Queen County, Virginia, near the present town of Dunkrik. They brought everything with them they thought they would need in the new land, including farm animals, household furnishings, tools, and servants..--John Cox Underwood

Notes

  • Giles was the nephew of Thomas Rogers, who had emigrated to America on the Mayflower.
  • in 1680, immigrated in his own ship, bringing with him his wife, three children, artisans, and servants, laborers, and materials for constructing buildings, etc.
  • Reference Number: 5820 Note: "Col. Robert Abrall, 500 acres, New Kent County, 26 April, 1664 ... north side of Mattapony River, adj. his ancient devdt., beg. at Anth. Haines corner tree in Acquintenokes Swamp opposite land of Richard Tunstall, running down the same and corner to land of Johnathan Parsons, formerly Major Lewis' & c. Trans. of 10 persons: Tho. Gregory, Susan wood, Fra. Bloys, Jno. Lilley, Jno. Massey, Jno. Bird, Giles Rogers, Wm. Ball, 2 negroes." Source: Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nell Marion Nugent - page 502. Library of Congress Book #F 225.N842 and posted by a kind soul on the Web.

Sources

  • Rogers Index in the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky

"Genealogies of Virginia Families": William and Mary College Quarterly Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600-1700's

  • Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part III, Surnames R-S, Page 76

"A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA." Vol. 1. Author: Whyte, Donald See Comp. Am. Genealogy p.781 vol.5

  • THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA Edited by: Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G.

[ Vol. IV ) 1930, Page 615, [ Vol. V ) 1933, Page 781, [ Vol. VII ) 1942, Page 878. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company -1968

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On the burial location, from the Historical Marker Database:

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=25835

Inscription. Park Church was built in 1723 for the newly established Drysdale Parish. It stood on the west side of this road, two and one-half miles above Newtown. The brick church was cruciform in shape with arms approximately 75 feet long. It was known as Park Church because of its proximity to Beverley Park, home of Robert Beverley, Jr., colonial historian of Virginia. The congregation declined in numbers when the Church of England was disestablished following the American Revolution. The church finally was abandoned in 1801.


Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OB 8.)


Location. 37° 54.814′ N, 77° 7.672′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Newtown Road (Virginia Route 721) and Byrd's Mill Road (Virginia Route 625), on the right when traveling north on Newtown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtown VA 23126, United States of America.

notes

Daniel A. Packard - Heritage of Old Buncombe County, North Carolina Vol. II.

"The Rogers family is one of the most numerous in (Haywood) county. Their history goes back prior to 1538. The first of the name known to be in the line of descent was Reverend John Rogers, the Proto-Martyr of the Anglican Reformation. The name of his wife is not known. His children were John, born 1538; Samuel, born 1541; Daniel, born 1540; and Barnard, born 1543, the last mentioned born in Wittenburg, Saxony, educated in Germany, married and settled in Scotland. One son survived him, Thomas Matthew Rogers, born 1565, who married a Miss Murdock, 1586. One son, Thomas Rogers, was born 1586.

"Thomas Rogers, son of Thomas Matthew Rogers, born 1586, married Lucy Iverson of Scotland, 1609. One son from his union survived, Giles Rogers, who married Rachel Estham, 1643. Their son, Giles, Jr, who continued the line was born in 1658.

"Giles, Jr's record is incomplete, but one son, Samuel Rogers was born in 1678. His son Daniel, was born in 1706, married Mary Whiting, 1731. One son, Robert, born 1741, survived. John and Peter, brothers of Robert, John born 1743 and Peter, born 1745, came to America in 1759 and settled in King and Queens County, Virginia, in the same neighborhood with cousins and great uncles who had preceded them to the New World.

Sarah K Roberts Haynes - Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina - 1935

Links

ndex Descendancy Register Pedigree Ahnentafel Download GEDCOM Add Post-em ID: I0360 Name: Giles* Rogers , Immigrant 1 2 Sex: M Birth: 1643 in St Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland 2 Death: 1730 in Dunkirk, King & Queen Co,,Va 2 Note: [james messer.FTW] Note: Event: Notable Named After Patron "St Giles" Of Edinburgh Residence: Well Educated And Settled In Worchestshire, England Immigration: Migrated To America In His Own Ship In 1680 After An Initial Visit 10 Yrs Earlier Residence: 1670 Settled In New Kent Co, VA Residence: Settled In Hanover Co, Then Halifax Co, Then Later N.C. Where He Married & Had Children Giles Rogers Jr., who at maturity took up land in Hanover County, Virginia and later went to Halifax County on the border of North Carolina. Later he crossed into North Carolina and settled near Albemarle Sound, North Carolina

Rogers Index in the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky "Genealogies of Virginia Families": William and Mary College Quarterly Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600-1700's Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part III, Surnames R-S, Page 76 "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA." Vol. 1. Author: Whyte, Donald See Comp. Am. Genealogy p.781 vol.5 THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA Edited by: Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G. [ Vol. IV ) 1930, Page 615, [ Vol. V ) 1933, Page 781, [ Vol. VII ) 1942, Page 878. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company -1968

Giles m. Rachel Eastham received a patent, 1670, New Kent Co 10T169 land grant on Dragon Swamp; Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia.

Giles was a nephew of Thomas John Rogers (1587-1621), 18th Signer of the Mayflower Compact and a Mayflower Pilgrim who came to Virginia in 1620.

Giles Rogers Sr., was named after the patron Saint "Giles" of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was born. He was well educated and after maturity moved to and settled in Worcestershire, England; where he married Rachel Eastham (pronounced "Esam"). Giles Sr. and Rachel had six children - three born in England, one born on-board ship, and two born in America. Giles Sr.'s motto being "Act Justly and Fear Not". He emigrated to Virginia where he patented 400 acres on 18 Apr 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major, in New Kent County on the road to Piscataway, VA . He returned to England, married Rachel in 1672 and returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard his own ship named "Bay" . Son John was born aboard ship in route from England in 1680. He settled in King and Queen County, Virginia, near the present town of Dunkrik. They brought everything with them they thought they would need in the new land, including farm animals, household furnishings, tools, and servants..--John Cox Underwood

Author: Whyte, Donald Title: "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA." Vol. 1. Publication: 20 Apr 2001 Text: Covers era prior to 1855. Compiled from correspondence and monument inscriptions, 17th and, mainly, 18th century. Prepared for the Scottish Genealogical Society. 6,470 emigrants. Repository: Name: Kirk Larson Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 U.S.A. Kirk Larson 23512 Belmar Dr.~~Laguna Niguel~~CA~~92677~~U.S.A.

Page: p. 378 Author: William and Mary College Quarterly Title: "Genealogies of Virginia Families" Publication: 13 Feb 2001 Repository: Name: Barbara Renick Brea, CA 92823 U.S.A. Barbara Renick 311 Copa de Oro~~Brea~~CA~~92823~~U.S.A.

Page: 3:140-141 Author: compiled by Captain John A. Barksdale Title: "Barksdale family history and genealogy with collateral lines" Publication: 12 Feb 2001 Text: DESCRIPTION: xxii, 634 p. : coat of arms ; 25 cm. NOTES: Microfiche. Chamblee,Ga. : Burnett Microfiche Co., 1985. 1 microfiche : negative ; 11 x 15 cm. Repository: Name: Judy L. Bingham Fullerton, CA 92835-3102 U.S.A. Judy L. Bingham 2466 Beacon Street~~Fullerton~~CA~~92835-3102~~U.S.A. Page: p. 415

Note: [Linda Lewis' file.FTW]

Giles Rogers who was said to be a descendent of the protomatyr John Rogers, Giles moved his family to VA during the reign of Charles II. John was born immediately after they arrived in the US.(Feb 28, 2005---Linda Lewis-Weissinger)

Burial: old Park Church, King and Queen City, VA Reference Number: 13348 Note: need to look at: Rogers Index in the Filson Club, Louiseville, Kentucky "Genealogies of Virginia Families": Willam and Mary College Quarterly Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600-1700's Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part III, Surnames R-S, Page 76 "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA." Vol. 1. Author: Whyte, Donald See Comp. Am. Genealogy p.781 vol.5 THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA Edited by: Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G. [ Vol. IV ) 1930, Page 615, [ Vol. V ) 1933, Page 781, [ Vol. VII ) 1942, Page 878. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company -1968

Giles m. Rachel Eastham received a patent, 1670, New Kent Co 10T169 land grant on Dragon Swamp; Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia.

Nephew of Thomas John Rogers (1587-1621), 18th Signer of the Mayflower Compact and a Mayflower Pilgrim who came to Virginia in 1620.

"Giles Rogers Sr., was named after the patron Saint "Giles" of Endinburgh, Scotland, where he was born. He was well educated and after maturity moved to and settled in Worcestershire, England; where he married Rachel Eastham (pronounced "Esam"). Giles Sr. and Rachel had six children - three born in England, one born on-board ship, and two born in America. Giles Sr.'s motto being "Act Justly and Fear Not". He emigrated to Virginia where he patented 400 acres on 18 Apr 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major, in New Kent County on the road to Piscataway, VA . He returned to England, married Rachel in 1672 and returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard his own ship named "Bay" . Son John was born aboard ship in route from England in 1680. He settled in King and Queen County, Virginia, near the present town of Dunkrik. They brought everything with them they thought they would need in the new land, including farm animals, household furnishings, tools, and servants. In the Land: Patent Book No. 5, Col. Robert Abrall obtained 500 acres in New Kent County (Virginia) on April 26, 1664, for transporting 10 persons, one of whom may have been Giles. Giles himself, obtained a patent for 400 acres in New Kent (soon to be King & Queen County, Virginia) on the Mattipony river, for transporting eight persons on April 18 1670. After Giles transported people on his ship, he returned to England. It appears that Giles moved finally to Virginia shortly after 1680. The interesting situation of Giles marrying two different Eastham women (Rachel & Lucy) the same year of 1672 in England (according to different researchers) seems clear that something happened to Rachel and that the Giles children were born by Lucy, since the first female child was named Lucy after her mother. Most researchers agree there were 6 children." "Genealogies of Virginia Residents", "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA"

children death dates from: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kyleyclark&id=I02035

Gi lesowned his own ships. Brought servants, laborers and matarials for constructing buildings ect. Note: Giles Rogers was named after St. Giles, the patron saint of Edinburgh.

Giles moved from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Worcestershire, England. From there, he emigrated to Virginia were he patented 400 acres on 18 Apr 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major, in New Kent co on the road Piscataway, VA . He returned to England, married Rachel in 1672 and returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard his own ship. They brought everything with them they thought they would need in the new land, including farm animals, household furnishings, tools, and servants.

It would be many generations before this line of the family would leave the great Commonwealth of Virginia, and head west. He settled in King and Queen Co. VA, near the present town of Dunkirk. See Americans of Royal Descent, Vol. II, pp. 662-811. That account shows his wife's name as Rachel Eastham. By onother account, Giles Rogers married Rachel Eastham. e.g. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America, 1968. Note: Giles was named after St. Giles, the Patron saint of Edinburgh.Hewaswell educated and then moved to Worcestershire, England. He then migrated to Virginia and patented 400 acres on April 18, 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major in New Kent County. He returned to England and married Rachel. Many researchers state that her name was Rachel, but Rachel disappeared and Giles married her sister Lucy. Several eminent tomes state that her name was Luci. . Giles returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard the Bay, his own ship, together with everything in the way of tools, household furnishings, and servants. Many generations later the Rogers started moving west. Some say Giles was probably an only child and his father had a motto "Act Justly and Fear Not", which Giles is said to have followed. In the Land: Patent Book No. 5, Col. Robert Abrall obtained 500 acres in New Kent County (Virginia) on April 26, 1664, for transporting 10 persons, one of whom may have been Giles. Giles himself, obtained a patent for 400 acres in New Kent (soon to be King & Queen County, Virginia) on the Mattipony river, for transporting eight persons on April 18 1670. After Giles transported people on his ship, he returned to England. It appears that Giles moved finally to Virginia shortly after 1680. The interesting situation of Giles marrying two different Eastham women (Rachel & Lucy) the same year of 1672 in England (according to different researchers) seems clear that something happened to Rachel and that the Giles children were born by Lucy, since the first female child was named Lucy after her mother. Most researchers agree there were 6 children. Giles was named after St. Giles, the Patron saint of Edinburgh. He was well educated and then moved to Worcestershire, England. He then migrated to Virginia and patented 400 acres on April 18, 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major in New Kent County. He returned to England and married Rachel. Many researchers state that her name was Rachel, but Rachel disappeared and Giles married another, sister Lucy. Several eminent tomes state that her name was Lucy or Luci. . Giles returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard the Bay, his own ship, together with everything in the way of tools, household furnishings, and servants. Many generations later the Rogers started moving west. Some say Giles was probably an only child and his father had a motto "Act Justly and Fear Not", which Giles is said to have followed. See "Genealogies of Virginia Residents", "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA"

Note: Custom Field:<_FA#> 1680emigrated to America from Scotland @S009215@William ad Mary College Quarterly Vol. 10 Custom Field:<_FA#> before that, lived in Wa chestershire, England @S009215@ William and Mary College Quarterly Vol. 10 Cus om Field:<_FA#> 3 children born in England, 1 on board ship, 2 in America @S0 9215@ William and Mary College Quarterly Vol. 10 Custom Field:<_FA#> lived in King and Queen's Co., VA, near present town of Dunkirk @S009215@ William and M ry College Quarterly Vol. 10 REFN14517 Note: Ancestral File Number: 4Q4M-BD P. 274 of Gen of KY Fam...also p. 259. Hewent to Worcestershire, Eng. before coming to VA, perhaps he was involved in the "disastroud rebellion of Duke of Monmouth". Source: World Family Tree [Vol.2] #4574. --------------------------------------------- Source: World Family Tree CD's [Vol.1] #4562 // [Vol.14] #2593 Scotland Giles is the nephew of Thomas of the Mayflower. Giles came to the U.S. on his own ship "the second time" in 1680. John was born on thi sship in the Chesapeake Bay, of course, 1680. Giles is the only kno wnchild of his parents. He is named for the Patriot Saintof Edenbu rg.Giles, Rachel and their children immigrated to America to be ri dofthe Bloody Assizes of Jeffries. ---------------------------------------------- Giles Rogers I (1645-1730); son of: John Rogers II (1609-1680); son of: Thomas Mathew Rogers (1565-1610); son of: Bernard Fitz Rogers (1543-1583); son of: John Rogers "the Martyr" (1507-1555) burned at the stake, 1554/1555; nephew of Thomas John Rogers (1587-1621), the Mayflower Pilgram; He emigrated to Verginia,1670 where he patented land, April 18th 1670; returned to England and married 1672, Rachel Eastham in England; he returned to VA., 1680, arriving in his own ship an dsettled on his land grant, on Dragon Swamp, Stratton Major Parish ,King and Queen Co., VA. Source: THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA Edited by: Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G. [ Vol. IV ) 1930, Page 615, [ Vol. V ) 1933, Page 781, [ Vol. VII ) 1942, Page 878. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company -1968 ---------------------------------------------------------- BORN IN SCOTLAND, MOVED TO THE NORTH OF ENGLAND AFTER 1673, THEN MOVEDTO WORCHESTERSHIRE. LATER HE BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO VIRGINIA. HIS THIRD SON,JOHN, WAS BORN ABOARD SHIP DURING THE PASSAGE, POSSIBLY IN CHESAPEAKE BAY. GILES IS SAID TO BE A DESCENDENT OF JOHN ROGERS THE MARTYR. Source: World FamilyTreeCD's [Vol.5] #1149 Scotland

Lucie Eastham

Note: From: Genealogies of Kentucky Families, from the Filson Club History Quar terly, 1981. (DAR library) p. 253. Virginia land grant issued to Giles Rogers, in 1670. p. 255. When Giles Rogers came to Virginia as an immigrant, our traditions all agree that he settled in what afterwards became King & Qeen Count y, but they do not agree as to just where he settled; some say on the Matt aponi, others along the Dragon Swamp. Tranditions assign 1643 as the date of his birth and 1731 as that of his death. If they are correct, th en he was about eighty-eight when he died. p. 259. Giles Rogers is supposed to have been born in Edinborough, Scotla nd. That statment is probably based on the fact that his Christian na me is the same as that of the patron saint of that city. He is thoug ht to have been born about 1643 and to have become a resident of Worcester shire, England. Traditins state that as a young man he came to Virginia in or about 1670 w ith the view of possibly becoming a colonist but that he returned to Engla nd. However, in Patent Book No. 5, page 333, Col. Robert Abrall obtain ed a patent for 500 acres in New Kent County under date of April 26, 1664, for the transportation of ten persons, including Giles Rogers. Therefo re, Giles Rogers' first trip to Virginia must have been earlier than traditions state. He himself obtained a patent, dated April 18, 1670, for 4 00 acres in what was then New Kent County, Virginia - from which King & Qu een County was formed - for the transportation of eight persons. (Cavalie rs and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. 1623-180 0, by Neil Marion Nugent. In five volumes. Vol. I. Press of the Dietz Printing Co., Richmond, Virginia, 1934, page 502.) That he subsequently settled in what afterwards became King & Queen County, Virginia, all accounts agree. They generally agree that he had three sons and three daughters, and, to a limited extent, as to the names of some of those children. The accounts, however, differ as to the name of his wife and as to whether he married in England or Virginia. Some say that he settled in Virginia as early as 1680, bringing his wife and children with him. Others have it that he became involved in the disastrous rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth and, being desirous of avoiding t he "bloody assizes" of Judge Jeffries, set sail late in 1685, reaching Virginia early in 1686. Those who have him marrying in England agree that his son, John Rogers, the maternal grandfather of George Rogers Clark, was born on shipboard. p. 260. He is said to have settled as an immigrant on a plantation on the north bank of the Mattaponi, and yet there are those who put his residence within his 400 acre patent on the northern side of the county near the Dragon Swamp. If he made a westward migratory step with his son, John Rogers, of which we have neither record nor tradition, it would account for this discrepancy. Those who place the date of this Rogers immigration at 1680 have John Roge rs dying at the age of 88. Thoas who place the date of immigration at 1686 have him dying at the age of 82. A little addition shows us that they agree upon 1768 as the year when this John Rogers died. As yet we have not found an official entry fixing the year of his death.

Note: GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER OF WILLIAM CLARK (LEWIS & CLARK) AND GEN. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

Father: John* Rogers b: 16 APR 1609 in Edinburg, Midlothian, scotland Mother: Lucille* Iverson b: 1612 in Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland

Marriage 1 Lucy* Eastham b: ABT 1643 in Berkshire, England Married: JUN 1672 in Worchester,England 2 Children Mary* Ann Rogers b: ABT 1687 in Dunkirk, New Kent(later King and Queen), VA

Sources: Title: Rootsweb, Tim Hopkins Hopkins/Samuell/Ginn FamiliesPage: Hopkins/Samuell/Ginn Family 2002 Title: james messer.FTWRepository: Media: OtherText: Date of Import: 14 Sep 2008

giles + lucy & rachel notes taken from the web:


Giles was named after St. Giles, the Patron saint of Edinburgh.Hewaswell educated and then moved to Worcestershire, England. He then migrated to Virginia and patented 400 acres on April 18, 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major in New Kent County. He returned to England and married Rachel. Many researchers state that her name was Rachel, but Rachel disappeared and Giles married her sister Lucy. Several eminent tomes state that her name was Luci. . Giles returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard the Bay, his own ship, together with everything in the way of tools, household furnishings, and servants. Many generations later the Rogers started moving west. Some say Giles was probably an only child and his father had a motto "Act Justly and Fear Not", which Giles is said to have followed.In the Land: Patent Book No. 5, Col. Robert Abrall obtained 500 acres in New Kent County (Virginia) on April 26, 1664, for transporting 10 persons, one of whom may have been Giles. Giles himself, obtained a patent for 400 acres in New Kent (soon to be King & Queen County, Virginia) on the Mattipony river, for transporting eight persons on April 18 1670. After Giles transported people on his ship, he returned to England. It appears that Giles moved finally to Virginia shortly after 1680.The interesting situation of Giles marrying two different Eastham women (Rachel & Lucy) the same year of 1672 in England (according to different researchers) seems clear that something happened to Rachel and that the Giles children were born by Lucy, since the first female child was named Lucy after her mother. Most researchers agree there were 6 children.

Giles Rogers GILES ROGERS: son of John Rogers and Lucy Iverson. This is our first American ancestor. Patented land in Dragon Swamp, Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County 1670 ; Married Rachel Eastham about 1672 in England, returned to America where their son JOHN ROGERS was born about 1680 aboard ship. GILES died about 1730.

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  • NOTE: we do *not* need information on Giles himself, nor anything

further back. We already have all that, and his information is given just for a starting point. What we need are the subsequent generations in the ?New World?, i.e.: -------------------------------------------------------------------

  • JOHN ROGERS married MARY BYRD 1716, and died about 1768.

There is some question whether she is the MARY BYRD of Westover, daughter of Col. Wm. Byrd II, or not. (There is a school of thought that John married a RACHEL EASTHAM, daughter of George Eastham and Mary Bird - yup, same name as his mother. (See attached research). This marriage apparently took place in King and Queen County, as their son, GEORGE ROGERS was born in King and Queen County 1721. Any documentation on JOHN ROGERS and MARY BYRD - dates and places of births, marriage, death, etc. is what we need, or consequently, that of JOHN ROGERS and RACHEL EASTHAM.

  • GEORGE ROGERS first wife in 1740, was ?LEE, daughter of Henry Lee.

(His second wife was Francis Hoomes Pollard, of which there is much written). He apparently had title to his grandfather Giles' land.

  • HENRY ROGERS was born to GEORGE ROGERS and ?LEE abt. 1741 in

Fauquier County, VA, and died abt. 1794. He was our American Revolution ancestor. He married ELIZABETH LANKFORD abt. 1762.

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  • NOTE: we do not need any information subsequent to Henry. We also

have all that. It is ONLY these several generations we need accurate information and documentation for. -------------------------------------------------------------------

So to summarize, we need impeccably documented links, with accurate marriage and birth names, dates, and places, going from

GILES to JOHN, from JOHN to GEORGE, and from GEORGE to HENRY

such documentation to include title pages to books, page numbers of actual information, locations of physical records, means to get copies of title pages, and pages with the actual information (including purchase information for books if reproduced and available), and/or some other way to get copies of the applicable title and other pages, whether by hiring someone in the local area or purchasing a membership/registering somewhere.

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  • *One other note, we KNOW there is much misleading and even wrong

information out there. Please don't use Ancestry.com especially, as anybody can and does post anything there, and we have already been down that road. Also, what we're looking for are NOT the obvious sources like Cyndi's List or RootsWeb - we've been there. We're fairly conversant ourselves with this type of research, but have exhausted our own resources, and are hoping that someone may know of more obscure or scholarly sources online than the main genealogy sites. Please ask before assuming anything, and please keep in mind we need both information AND documentation. The first is no good without the second.

I have nine pages of notes in pdf format sent to my sister by a distant "cousin" detailing his search on the same subject, which is posted online here: http://home.earthlink.net/~vtrx/ROGJohn&Rachel_notes.pdf (I don?t know why, but I?m not able to open this file except from Mozilla, so let me know if you have any trouble, and I?ll try to repost it and get a better url.)

And here is a link to some other information we have already found: http://home.cfl.rr.com/budinfl/ See esp. lines 7, 8, and 11.

Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification that might prove helpful in the search. Thanks much, and good luck!

Hopefully,Byrd-ga

giles rogers to america


taken from: http://www.marciesalaskaweb.com/rogerslineage1.htm 1. Giles1 Rogers, Sr., b. 1643, d. 1730; m. Rachel Eastham. Notes for Giles Rogers: Giles Rogers Sr., was named after the patron Saint "Giles" of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was born. He was well educated and after maturity moved to and settled in Worcestershire, England; where he married Rachel Eastham (pronounced "Esam"). Giles Sr. and Rachel had six children - three born in England, one born on-board ship, and two born in America. Giles Sr.'s motto being "Act Justly and Fear Not." Giles was the nephew of Thomas Rogers, who had emigrated to America on the Mayflower. Giles made a preliminary trip to America, and then in 1680, immigrated in his own ship, bringing with him his wife, three children, artisans, and servants, laborers, and materials for constructing buildings, etc. He settled in King and Queen County, Virginia, near the present town of Dunkirk. He died about 1715 at the age of about ninety years old. Children of Giles and Rachel Rogers are:

 2i. Giles, Jr2, b. 1673, m. unknown
 2ii. Lucy, b. 1675
 2iii. Peter, b. 1677 – d. 1724
 2iv. John, b. 1680, Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock, Virginia, m. Mary M. Byrd** b. 1716 – d. 1762 at Old Park Church, King & Queen Co., VA
 2v. Rachel, b. 1683, m. unknown, 1710   2vi. Mary Ann, b. 1687

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1643
1643
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1672
1672
Age 29
Worcestershire, England
1673
1673
Age 30
Worcestershire, UK
1675
1675
Age 32
Worcestershire, England
1677
1677
Age 34
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
1680
1680
Age 37
Rappahannock County, Virginia Colony
1683
1683
Age 40
New Kent County, Virginia Colony
1687
1687
Age 44
Near Dunkirk, New Kent County, Virginia Colony
1689
1689
Age 46
1730
1730
Age 87
Dunkirk, King and Queen County, Province of Virginia