Reverend Nathaniel Rogers

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Nathaniel Rogers, Rev.

Also Known As: "poss. b. Haverhill", "England"
Birthplace: Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Rogers, of Dedham, Essex; John Rogers and Bridget Rogers
Husband of Margaret Rogers
Father of Margaret Mary Hubbard; Rev. John Rogers, Pres. Harvard Coll.; Samuel Rogers; Timothy Rogers; Ezekial Rogers, Jr.. and 3 others
Brother of Bridget Angier and Rev. John Rogers, of Croglin
Half brother of Elizabeth Wheelock and Samuel Rogers

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About Reverend Nathaniel Rogers

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883) Simon Tuttle & Sarah Cogswell Simon Tuttle, b. Sept. 17, 1657; m. June 16, 1696, Mary, dau. of Samuel Rogers, b. Sept. 10, 1672, She was gr. dau. of Rev. NATHANIEL ROGERS, the first pastor of the chh. at Ipswich. 1639; author of "The Simple Cobler of Agawam." a politico-religious satire. His son John Rogers, b. Coggeshall, England., 1631; Harv. Col. 1649; was Pres. of Harv. 1682, till d. July 2, 1684. Blake's Biog. Dict. says that "Rev. NATHANIEL ROGERS was educated at Cambridge, Eng., and was a gr. son of John Rogers, the Martyr: His wife was a dau. of Robert CRANE of Great Cogshall, Eng. Simon Tuttle rem. to Littleton, Mass., 1720, where his desc. are very numerous and the name continued.


Rev. Nathaniel Rogers (abt1598–1655) of Ipswich


The Reverend Nathaniel Rogers was the second son of Rev. “Roaring John” Rogers of Dedham, Essex, and he immigrated to New England in 1636, becoming one of the first ministers of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Cotton Mather included a comprehensive account of Nathaniel Rogers’ life in his Magnalia Christi Americana (London, 1702), and Mather’s account is one of the principal sources for the sketch of Rogers’ life in the Dictionary of National Biography. Nathaniel was a graduate (B.A. 1617) of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, the Puritan foundation that contributed more ministers to New England than any other college. Apart from my parents, Nathaniel Rogers and his father John are the only college graduates I have found among my all ancestors. Nathaniel’s first son John (1630–1684), who came to New England as a child, graduated from Harvard College in 1649 and served as president of Harvard from 1682–1684.

The English ancestry of Nathaniel Rogers was investigated by Henry Waters in the nineteenth century in his series of “genealogical gleanings” published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. There may be more recent work of which I am not aware, but these two papers are comprehensive and transcribe many original documents:

◦Waters, Henry F. 1887.

Genealogical gleanings in England [on the family of John Rogers of Dedham, Essex]. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 1887, pp. 158–188.

◦Waters, Henry F. 1896.

Genealogical gleanings in England. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 1896, pp. 254–257. [These pages confirm and supplement the material in the 1887 paper.]

The claim that Nathaniel Rogers was descended from the Puritan “proto-martyr” John Rogers, burned at the stake in 1555 during the reign of “Bloody” Queen Mary of England, has been repeatedly disproven, even though it still appears on many genealogical websites. -----------------------------

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers (Ipswich; 1st to use HWC, 1656)

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Reverend Nathaniel Rogers's Timeline

Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
Age 24
February 8, 1628
Age 30
Coggeshall, Essex, England
Age 32
January 23, 1631
Age 33
Coggeshall, Essex, England
January 1631
Age 33
January 16, 1635
Age 37
Assington, Essex, England
November 17, 1636
Age 38
Boston, Massachuttes
Age 38
came from England to Ipswich, MA
November 9, 1638
Age 40