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Roger Eastman (Immigrant), Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleton, Downton, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Buried in Old Burying Ground, Jct. Mass 1A & Beach Road
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Eastman; Nicholas Eastman and Ann Barbara Rooke
Husband of Sarah Eastman; Sarah Eastman and Hannah Kimball Eastman
Father of Samuel Eastman; John Eastman, Sr.; Nathaniel Eastman; Philip Eastman, Sr; Thomas Eastman and 15 others
Brother of Thomas Eastman; John Eastman; Margaret Eastman; Nicholas Eastman; Christiana Eastman and 8 others

Occupation: Carpenter, House carpenter., migrated to America on the CONFIDENCE, 1638, House carpenter, planter, commoner
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About Roger Eastman (Immigrant), Sr.

Roger Eastman

  • Birth: 4 Apr 1610 Downton, Wiltshire, England
  • Death: 16 Dec 1694 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Father: Nicholas EASTMAN generation 3 (1564-1640)
  • Mother: Ann Barbara ROOKE (1581-1625)
  • Wife: Sarah Smith

Roger was the immigrant to America. He sailed from England on the ship "Confidence" in 1638 and arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1638. Also of note is the fact that Roger Eastman came over as an indentured servant to John Sanders. His daughter, Abigail Eastman was the mother of Daniel Webster. Remains of their old homestead are still to be seen on the Baker Road.

family

Married

  1. 1639 Sarah SMITH Birth 1621, Wales Death Mar 11, 1697, Salisbury, Massachusetts

Their children were :

  1. John born January 9, 1640;
  2. Nathaniel, March 18, 1643;
  3. Philip, October 20, 1644;
  4. Thomas, September 1646;
  5. Timothy, September 29, 1648;
  6. Joseph, November 8, 1650;
  7. Benjamin, December 12, 1652;
  8. Sarah, July 25, 1655;
  9. Samuel, September 20, 1657; and
  10. Ruth, January 21, 1661.

Roger's birth is recorded in the Downton Parish Register of the Church at Downton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It is mentioned in the book "That Man Eastman" by Charles John Eastman, 1952.

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Roger EASTMAN (b. 1610) immigrated to America from England in 1638 on the ship "Confidence" arriving at Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The English surname Eastman is patronymic in origin, being derived from the name of the father. In this case, Eastman means "son of Easthund". Easthund is an old English personal name which means 'grace - protector' or 'favor - protector'. Over the years the ending of the name was changed to "man". Early instances of this surname includes Ricardus filius Esthund who was registered in the Essex Rolls of 1195. The 'filius' emphasizes the origins of the name meaning simply 'son of'. In the Hundred Rolls of Cambridge for the year 1273 there is a record of Geoffrey, Cecil and Hugh Esthund.

An early record of the name in America is in 1638, the year Roger Eastman left Wiltshire in England and arrived in Salisbury, Massachusetts. A notable bearer of the name is George Eastman (1854-1932) American inventor of the first practicable roll film and developer of cheap, mass-produced 'Kodak' cameras. Experiments he conducted jointly with Edison helped overcome the early difficulties of making motion pictures."

BLAZON OF ARMS: Gules in the dexter chief point an escrutcheon argent charged with a lion rampant sable. (Gules - -denotes Military Fortitude an Magnanimity. The lion signifies Strength, Courage and a Foe to Fear. Sable - -denotes Prudence, Mistrey and Secrecy. Argent - - denotes Purity and Innocence.

CREST: A swan collared and lined proper. The swan signifies a Lover of Poetry and Harmony

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Sailed from Southampton, England on April 11, 1638 on the ship CONFIDENCE. Arrived at Massachusettes Bay Colony April 30, 1638. It is believed that Roger is the sole ancestor of all the EASTMANS in the U.S. Received lands in first division in Salisbury, Ma. in 1640-43. Was a house carpenter by trade.*

  • Source: Founders of Early American Families, by Colket

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Sailed for Boston in the ship Confidence jn 1638, one of the original settlers of Salisbury. Emigrated from the port at Southampton, ship's register suggests he was unmarried and lists him as "servant" but he is beleived to be of higher social standing. Arrived April 1638

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Roger was christened on April 4, 1610 in Wiltshire, England.

Roger sailed to the Mass. Bay Colony on the 'Confidence' in April of 1638.

He was a soldier in King Philips War, 1676.

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Sailed from Southampton, England, for New England USA in April 1638, on the ship Confidence of London, John Johnson, master, settled in Salisbury. Died aged 83.

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Roger EASTMAN (b. 1610), my 8th Great-grandfather, who immigrated to America from England in 1638 on the ship "Confidence" arriving at Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The English surname Eastman is patronymic in origin, being derived from the name of the father. In this case, Eastman means "son of Easthund". Easthund is an old English personal name which means 'grace - protector' or 'favor - protector'. Over the years the ending of the name was changed to "man". Early instances of this surname includes Ricardus filius Esthund who was registered in the Essex Rolls of 1195. The 'filius' emphasizes the origins of the name meaning simply 'son of'. In the Hundred Rolls of Cambridge for the year 1273 there is a record of Geoffrey, Cecil and Hugh Esthund.

An early record of the name in America is in 1638, the year Roger Eastman left Wiltshire in England and arrived in Salisbury, Massachusetts. A notable bearer of the name is George Eastman (1854-1932) American inventor of the first practicable roll film and developer of cheap, mass-produced 'Kodak' cameras. Experiments he conducted jointly with Edison helped overcome the early difficulties of making motion pictures."

BLAZON OF ARMS: Gules in the dexter chief point an escrutcheon argent charged with a lion rampant sable. (Gules - -denotes Military Fortitude an Magnanimity. The lion signifies Strength, Courage and a Foe to Fear. Sable - -denotes Prudence, Mistrey and Secrecy. Argent - - denotes Purity and Innocence.

CREST: A swan collared and lined proper. The swan signifies a Lover of Poetry and Harmony.

Walter G. Ashworth 8th Great Grandson

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House carpenter. Planter. Received land in the "first division" 1640 and 1643. Commoner. name on most early lists. he came in the "confidence" as servent of john Sanders in 1638. he and wife were both members of Salisbury church in 1687.

Roger Eastman, as investigation shows, was the first of the name in America. He was born in Wales, in 1611, and died in Salisbury, Massachusetts, December 16, 1694. He came from Langford, county of Wilts, sailing from Southampton, April, 1638, in the ship "Confidence, John Jobson. master, bound for Massachusetts Bay Colony. On the ship's papers he was entered as a servant of John Saunders. It is believed that his real rank was higher than appears, but was concealed on account of the emigration laws or for political reasons. The name has been spelled and mis-spelled in divers ways, Easman being one of the commonest divergencies. Roger Eastman received lands in the first division in Salisbury in 1640-43, and his minister's tax in 1650 was eight shillings and three pence. From Salisbury the members of this family dispersed in various directions, the major part settling in the southern towns of New Hampshire and the northern towns of Massachusetts. Members of the third generations pushed farther north and settled on the Merrimack. Roger Eastman married Sarah Smith (the surname is uncertain, however), who was born in 1621, died in Salisbury, Massachusetts, March n, 1697. They were members of the church in Salisbury in 1694. Their children were : John. born January 9, 1640; Nathaniel, March 18, 1643; Philip, October 20, 1644; Thomas, September n, 1646; Timothy, September 29, 1648; Joseph, November 8, 1650; Benjamin, December 12, 1652; Sarah, July 25, 1655; Samuel, September 20, 1657; and Ruth, January 21, 1661. (Mention of Philip, Benjamin, Samuel and descendants occurs in this article).

Until comparatively recently nothing has been known of the origin of the Eastman family in this country beyond the fact that the first colonist of the name in New England, Roger Eastman, sailed for Boston, in the ship Confidence in 1638, and was one of the original settlers at Salisbury in Massachusetts Bay. The new settlement by the Merrimac was founded largely by Wiltshire emigrants, and a number of these, including heads of families by the names of Rolfe, Sanders, Whittier and Eastman, came from the parish of Downton, a few miles south of the shire town of Wiltshire. What Rowley and Newbury in England are to their daughter towns on this side the Atlantic, that Salisbury, England, is to our Salisbury in Massachusetts.

 

The Downton parish register was first searched for Eastman records by the present writer in the summer of 1910, and some notes on the origin of the family were published in the Granite Monthly, a New Hampshire magazine, for December of that year and the following October. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. George Eastman of Rochester, New York, it was possible to engage the services of an expert antiquary, Mr. Charles H. Hoppin, for the purpose of making a complete transcript of early Eastman family records preserved in Wiltshire archives. From the large quantity of material collected by this historian a selection has been made relating to the direct ancestral line to which the pioneer colonist Roger belongs, and this is included in the present article. Much more space than is here available would be required to contain all the extant information.

http://home.mchsi.com/~george.eastman/rogertheemigrant.htm website on eastman line prior to Roger

transcript of "first division" http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/state/salisbury/hist.html -------------------- look through two branched of eastman, they are related... link them. -------------------- Roger's two sons, Nathaniel and Phillip each had a son and a daughter. Those cousins married, causing some weirdness on the ol' Geni program. Hence the duplicates that can't be resolved. -------------------- Roger left Langford, Wiltshire, England and came to New England on the ship CONFIDENCE 1638 as a servant to John Sanders. Roger located to Salisbury, MA in 1640.

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Roger Eastman, Sr.'s Timeline

1610
April 4, 1610
Charleton, Downton, Wiltshire, England
April 4, 1610
April 4, 1610
Charleton, Downton, Wiltshire, England
April 4, 1610
Charlton, Downton Parish, England
April 4, 1610
Charlton, Downton Parish, England
1639
1639
Age 28
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1640
January 9, 1640
Age 29
Salisbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1643
March 18, 1643
Age 32
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1644
December 20, 1644
Age 34
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1646
September 11, 1646
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts