Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ROBERT ROSE 1594-1665

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Deborah Waters (Benedict), daughter of Jonathan Waters, son of Rachel Rose (Waters), daughter of Robert Rose, son of Robert Rose.]

Robert and Margery with their eight children embarked from Ipswich, England "bound for new England" the last of April 1634.

Robert Rose from Spencer Family History
*Robert Rose [III], born 1618/1619, Ipswim, Suffolk, England; married October 7, 1651, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut; died May 9, 1683, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. The son of *Robert Rose [II] and *Margery Evered.

First Settlers of the Colony. Rose, Robert, Wethersfield, was one of the first settlers--was constable in 1639--juror in 1641--deputy in 1642, and had frequent manifestations of the confidence placed in his capacity and integrity by the town and General Court, by the repeated offices bestowed upon him by both.

Rebecca _______, born ca. 1623, of Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. Died after 1654. Parents unknown.

i. Mary Rose, born April 20, 1655, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut; died 1726, New London, New London, Connecticut.

ii. Rebecca Rose, born July 14, 1657, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut; died January 19, 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

iii. Elizabeth Rose, born February 1658, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut; died 1740.

iv. Dorcas Rose, born April 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut; died 1741.

v. Sarah Rose, born August 1664, of Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 1731, Woodbury, Connecticut.

vi. Hannah Rose, born March 15, 1666, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1742.

vii. Merry/Mercy Rose, born March 3, 1672, of Stratford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1742.

viii. Robert Rose, born ca. 1674, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut.
found on ancestry.com

Robert Rose the Elder
(from http://www.bowyerfamily.org/rose/1.htm)
Father: (unknown)
Mother: (unknown)
Born ca. 1592, in Elmswell-on-the-Rye, Suffolk, England.
Died before 4 April 1665, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.
Spouse: Margery (ca. 1594-before 1644)
Married before 1619, in England.

Margery was born in England and died in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Nothing is known of Margery except for her name on the ship "Francis" when she came to America with her husband and eight children in 1634. It is assumed that she arrived in Connecticut with her husband but died within the ten years. However, no date of death or place of burial can be found. It is believed that she was not alive in 1644.

Robert was one of the group considered to be Puritans.

Robert and Margery settled in an Indian settlement known as Pyquag, which was soon renamed Watertown. The name was changed to Wethersfield in 1635. Robert is seen in many original land records and histories of the town. He was constable in 1640 and Representitive in 1641-1643 in Wethersfield. He was a Freeman in Stratford in 1648.

Some time between 1644 and 1646, Robert and some of his children moved to Branford, Connecticut. It is believed that he had a tiff with the minister of the Congregational Church in Wethersfield, and that is one of the reasons he and several of his neighbors decided to move. He is also seen in many deeds and town records in Branford, Connecticut.

1. John Rose (1619-1683)
2. Robert Rose (1620-1679)
3. Elizabeteh Rose (1621-1659)
4. Mary Rose (1623-1685)--It is believed Mary married and had children, but we have no record of this.
5. Samuel Rose (1625-1698)
6. Sarah Rose (1627-)
7. Daniel Rose (1631-)
8. Dorcas Rose (1632-1708)
9. Jonathan Rose (1634-1684)--Married Delivered Charles (died before 26 January 1797) in 1669 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
10. Hannah Rose (1636-1695)

Spouse2: Elizabeth Wood
Married 1664, in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

It is believed Elizabeth was born in England. She died 28 July 1677 in Bradford, New Haven, Connecticut.

It is unsure if the second wife of Robert was the Elizabeth with the Maiden name of Wood, however, this is the belief of Jacobus in the book Ancient families of New Haven, Connecticut. If so, she married in England and came to America with her first husband, John Potter, and was subsequently married two more times.

The date of her death was sometime between July 1677 and February, 1678/9, but according to New Haven Vital Statistics, it was on July 28. It is believed that Elizabeth came to America with John Potter, and, after the time of his death, was thought to be a woman who was strong-willed and disobedient. Therefore when she began to accept the attentions of her second husband, Edward Parker, he was advised by the elders of the church that he should leave her alone. Because of this reprimand, she refused to join the church, and she and Edward Parker were married, in spite of the disapproval of the elders.

Apparently she was also a good business woman, because at the time of her death, although she left her will unsigned, it was accepted as a legal binding document by the court. Also, she detailed specifically what was to go to each of her children and even made provisions for her oldest grandchild. Her two sons, John Potter and John Parker were executors of her will and she had acquired a sum of over 49 pounds, as well as a house with "land and meadows". She had already given half of the buildings and land in Branford to Robert's son Jonathan.

Robert remarried in Branford in 1664, and he died a few months after his marriage. His will reads:

The last will and testament of Robert Rose of Brandford made August 25th 1664:
Item first I give to my son Jonathan a hundred pounds
then when all my debts are paid I give to my wife 1/3 part of my whole estate
I give to my son Jonathan 3 pounds more
I give to my Daughter Hanna ten pounds more
It is my will that all ye rest of my estate shall be equally divided into eight parts amongst my other eight children as followeth:
That is to each of them a like part, but my son John and Daughter Mary and my Daughter Elizabeth shall have but twenty pounds of that part that falls to them, but the rest of that part which falls to them shall be given to their children.
Item: I give to the church of Brandford six pounds thirteene shillings foure pence.
found on ancestry.com

New Haven
1644, Branford, Connecticut
Robert Rose is listed as one of the founders of Branford, Connecticut in the year 1644. You can learn more at http://www.branford-ct.gov/History/History%20Intro.htm
found on ancestry.com

Robert Rose(1594-1665)

Robert Rose was born in Elmswell, Suffolk, England in 1594 and came with his wife Margery and their eight children to New England. They sailed on the ship “Francis” the latter part of April 1634, landing at Watertown, Massachusetts, August 23, 1634. Their home was probably at Elmswell, Suffolk, England which is a short way from Ipswitch from the point hey sailed.

They settled in Massachusetts but better opportunities induced them to join a pioneer settlement in Connecticut. They were among the first group to arrive in Wethersfield, where Robert Rose was one of the largest and original holders of “Adventurous Lands”. Robert Rose’s homestead was on the west side of Broad Street. He owned land on the east side of the Connecticut River in the tract surveyed and set out in 1639-40. He owned 312 acres south of the Congregational Church as at present located. Rose Lane bordering on some of the rose lands is now Main Street.

Before leaving England they took the oath of allegiance and supremacy to His Majesty at the Customs House in Ipswitch before His Majesty’s officers, according to the orders of the Privy Council. There were fellow passengers, several families.

Robert Rose had many offices conferred upon him by the town and county. Among these he served as Constable 1639-40, Juror in 1641, Representative to the General Court of the Colony 1641-43. He was a member of the Wethersfield. In 1643 “much difference” existed between Rev. Henry Smith, Pastor, and many of the people. Robert Rose prepared a roll of grievances against Rev. Smith, the dispute was carried from the town to General Court in November 1643. The court cleared Rev. Smith and proceeded to impose penalties upon the signers of the “Declaration”. Robert Rose was fined 40s for his part; others were fined various sums, some as much as L10. In 1644 Robert Rose moved to Totoket, now Branford, Connecticut but a portion of his family remained in Wethersfield. Atwater in his history of the Colony of New Haven states the name Robert Rose “often appears in connection with Mr. Swaine and Mr. Plum, especially in Spiritual Affairs”. He was a leading mind in the dissensions which led to the early disruptions of the Colony. His attitude in Granford was that of a worthy citizen aiding and adjusting the affairs of the community. He was liberal in his views, broad in his charities, highly respected in his life and by succeeding generations. He was regarded as a very wealthy man, owning ten horses when there were not as many more in the town. He dispensed materials to aid his less fortunate neighbors giving the Sunday’s milking to the poor which was one instance of his benficence. Robert Rose died soon after his marriage in 1664 to Elizabeth, widow of Edward Parker who had previously been the widow of John Poter.
found on ancestry.com

The Francis 1634 England to New EnglandThanks goes to Geoff Sherwood for transcribing and sending this list to The OLIVE TREE Genealogy.
30 April 1634. Passengers of the Francis of Ipswich, Mr. John Cutting, captain, bound for New England (landed at Plymouth or Boston, Massachusetts): from the Pubic Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, England)

passengers ...Robert Rose 40 and Margery his wife 40, John Rose 15, Robert Rose 15, Elizabeth Rose 13, Mary Rose 11, Samuell Rose 9, Sarah Rose 7, Danyell Rose 3, Darcas Rose 2 ...


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