John Rouse, of Marshfield

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John Rouse

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: England
Death: December 16, 1684 (65-73)
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of NN Rouse and NN Rouse
Husband of Annis Rouse
Father of Mary Price; John Rouse; Simon Rouse; George Rouse; Anna Holmes and 8 others

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About John Rouse, of Marshfield

John Rouse was born circa 1615 in England and died Dec. 16, 1684, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was a servant who came to Plymouth Colony in 1634 & settled in Marshfield. (When the bounds of the town of Marshfield were drawn on 7 June 1642, care was taken to include "the lands of John Rowse.")

He married by 1640 Annis Paybody, daughter of JOHN PAYBODY {1637, Duxbury} (in his will of 16 July 1649, "John Paybody of Duxburrow" included bequests to "Annis Rouse my daughter" and to "John Rouse the son of John Rouse."

Pope stated that this immigrant "had license to marry 7 January 1638-9." On 7 January 1638/9, Plymouth Colony court records tell us that "John Rowe is allowed to marry, and to have a garden place by Scittuate Path, about Goodman Godfraye's." Only two other records have been found in Plymouth Colony for John Rowe, both of which are associated with the town of Duxbury.



  1. Peabody, John, Duxbury; one of the proprietors of Bridgewater, 1645; made his will 1649; names his wife Isabel; eldest son Thomas; second, Francis; youngest, William; daughter Annis Rouse; John, son of John Rouse; and John, son of William.


ID: I459341

Name: John Rouse

Sex: M

Birth: in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Death: 16 DEC 1684 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts


Ref; New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society)

Vol. 3, p. 359 "Peabody Family, continued" by C. M. Endicott.

Marriage 1 Amie Peabody b: BET 1621 AND 1625 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Married: 7 JAN 1636/37 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts



  • Memorials of Marshfield, and guide book to its localities at Green Harbor (1854)
  • Pg.46
    • ROUSE.
  • John Rouse settled early at Careswell Creek ; his wife was Annis Pabodie, dau. of John and Isabel Pabodie, original settlers at Duxbury. Mrs. Rouse had a brother Francis, who settled at Topsfield ; m. Mary, dau. of Reginald Foster, ancestor of all the Peabody's in the country; and also John, of Duxbury, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of the primitive John Alden, who is ancestor of all the Pabodies.
  • Pg.47
  • The children of John and Annis Rouse were. Anna, who m. Isaac Holmes, 1678 ; Mary, b. 1640, m. a Price; John, b. 1643; Simon, b. 1645; George, b. 1648; and Elizabeth, who m. Thomas Bourn, 1681. John Rouse, sen., d. at Careswell Creek, 1684. John Rouse, jr., m. Mary Rogers, 1656, deceased, 1711. George and Simon were among the purchasers of Little Compton, 1674 ; and probably removed thither. The Careswell Creek estate came into the possession of the dau., Elizabeth Bourn, or her children. Dea. Rouse Bourn was the last hereditary owner of said estate. He removed to Winthrop, Me., before 1820, where he was recently living at an advanced age.
  • The historian of Scituate calls John Rouse, sen., the unfortunate man who was imprisoned and publicly whipped for being a Quaker, on the accusation of Christopher Winter. We believe some of the family of John Rouse became Friends, but he was not the subject of this inhuman persecution. In Sewall's History of this injured people, he is called the son of a gentleman of Barbadoes. We are happy to think the government of Plymouth Colony did not carry its severities to this people to the awful extent it reached in Massachusetts; and we are proud of Isaac Robinson, Timothy Hatherly and James Cudworth, associates of our own Josias Winslow, for refusing to sign the circular sent them from the Massachusetts Colony recommending capital punishment for worshiping God in a different
  • Pg.48
  • form from their own ; — green as Green Harbor ever be their memories !


  • Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation (1908) Vol. II
  • Pg.475
  • In the early New England records this name has various spellings, and the descendants of the original American ancestors are found under names varying considerably in orthography. Many now use the form, Pabodie.
  • (I) The first of the family in America as far as can be ascertained was John Paybody, who appears to have emigrated to New England about the year 1635. His name does not appear in the list of passengers which includes that of his son Francis, and it is probable that he came at another time, perhaps with his youngest son William. The names of these two are found in the list of the original proprietors of Plymouth. In 1637 John Paybody was the owner of ten acres of land at Bluefish. He was admitted a freeman January 2, 1638, and with his son. William, was among the original proprietors of ----- in 1645. His will is dated 1649, and he died about 1666. His wife Isabel survived him. Their children were : Thomas, Frances, William and Annis.


  • PEABODY, Annis
  • b. ABT 1620 England
  • d. 9 APR 1701 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PEABODY, John
  • Mother: HARPER, Isabel
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 7 JAN 1638/9
  • Spouse: ROUSE, John
  • d. 16 DEC 1684 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Children:
    • ROUSE, Mary b. 10 AUG 1640 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
    • ROUSE, John
    • ROUSE, Simon
    • ROUSE, George b. 17 MAY 1648 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass. d. 9 DEC 1676 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
    • ROUSE, Ann
    • ROUSE, Thankful
    • ROUSE, Elizabeth
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John Rouse, of Marshfield's Timeline

August 10, 1640
Age 25
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
September 28, 1643
Age 28
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
June 14, 1645
Age 30
Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
May 17, 1648
Age 33
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
May 1650
Age 35
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 41
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
December 16, 1684
Age 69
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States