Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ROBERT ROSE 1619-1683

[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.]

Originally submitted by ahmorgan1 to Grinyer Family Tree on 20 July 2007

Designated' Theologue' and 'Minister'. As field preacher sent to Bass in April 1679. Afterwards fled to Holland. No two of his ten children were born in the same place. Conformed on return. Buried at Burntisland.

Originally submitted by kevinpbaker to Baker Family Tree on 22 April 2007

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

Life of Robert Rose 1594-1665
Robert Rose

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

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