Walter Roper

Male Abt 1614 - 1680  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Walter Roper 
    Born Abt 1614  New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9, 11, 12
    Immigration 1637  [12
     
    • He along with his parents, sailed in the Summer on board the Rose of Yarmouth, John Andrews Master. [12]
    History 1638 to say 1646  Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 18 May 1642, he was admitted as a freeman and took the oath in Boston, though living in Hampton. [5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16]
    • In 1644, he was elected a Selectman. [5, 6]
    • In 1646, he had three shares in the commons. [5, 6]
    • By 1647, he had sold his Hampton home and land to Robert Sayers, and moved to Ipswich. [5]
    History 1647 to death  Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a carpenter. [10, 11, 12]
    • In 1645, he served on an Essex County grand jury. He served again in 1649, 1671, and 1676. [5]
    • In 1649, he was on a trial jury. He served again in 1663, 1666, 1669, 1670,1673, and 1675. [5]
    • On 3 September 1652, Allen Perley, the original grantee, sold his house and land to Walter Roper. [5, 14]
    • In 1653, he was an agent for William Payne. [10]
    • In 1661, he deposed giving his age as about 48 years old. [10]
    • In 1664, he accused Samuel Hunt of mutiny when the officers ordered the men to clear the Wolfpen plain for the exercise of the regiment. [5]
    • In 1677, he was released from training, paying the company a bushel of Indian corn each year. [5]
    • On 18 February 1678, he was listed as having commonage rights. [4]
    • On 2 December 1679, he was listed as being allowed to have a vote in town affairs. [12, 14]
    • In March 1680, he was released from training without payment. [12]
    • On 15 July 1680, he made his will. [5, 10]
    • On 28 September 1680, his will was provedd. He left bequests to his wife, Susan; sons John and Nathaniel; daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah; grand children Elizabeth Roper, Susan, Margaret, Rose and Sarah Sparkes, and Elizabeth and Susan Dutch. The inventory of his estate amounted to £191. [see document below] [2, 5, 6, 10, 12]
    Died 15 Jul 1680  Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16
    Last Full Review 17 Dec 2019 
    Buried Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    +1. John Roper,   b. 1611, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1676, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Walter Roper,   b. Abt 1614, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1680, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     
    Person ID I20440 
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2019 

    Father John Roper,   b. Abt 1588, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 16 Jul 1664, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Alice,   d. 26 Mar 1676, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan,   b. Abt 1616  [5, 6, 11, 12
    Married say 1638 
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Farmer (1829) gives his birth as about 1612. [8]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1614 - New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1638 to say 1646 - Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1647 to death - Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1680 - Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Probate Record of Walter Roper
    Probate Record of Walter Roper

  • Sources 
    1. [S2001] ----------- Primary Sources -------------.

    2. [S914] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Primary Source.
      Probate Record of Walter Roper

    3. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    4. [S1718] anonymous. "Materials for the History of Ipswich", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VII, 1853).

    5. [S653] Davis, Walter Goodwin. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis volume III, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), Secondary Source.

    6. [S642] Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire from its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892 , (Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press and Publishing Company, 1894), Secondary Source.

    7. [S1721] Essex Institute. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 Volume II Marriages and Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1910).

    8. [S1571] Farmer, John. Genealogical Register of First Settlers of New England, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Carter, Andrews, & Company, 1829), Secondary Source.

    9. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com), Secondary Source.
      Memorial ID 113987386 Walter Roper

    10. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), Secondary Source.

    11. [S1719] Roper, Ella E. Ropers of Sterling and Rutland, (East Orange, New Jersey: Fred H. Covin, 1904).

    12. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    13. [S1674] Tibbetts, Charles W. "Hampton Town Records", (Dover, New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Volume II, July 1904 - April 1905).

    14. [S1720] Waters, Thomas Franklin. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Ipswich, Massachusetts: The Ipswich Historical Society, 1905).

    15. [S2003] ------------- Tertiary Sources -------------.

    16. [S808] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume III, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1861), Tertiary Source.



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