John Roper

Male 1611 - 1676  (65 years)


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  • Offices Held 3 Feb 166  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    He was elected a Selectman. 
    Born 1611  New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal 13 Apr 1637  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was examined in regard to his and his family's intentions to go to New England. 
    Emigration Abt Jul 1637  [1
    John and Alice sailed in the Summer on board the Rose of Yarmouth, John Andrews Master. This is same ship his parents sailed on. Accompanying them were their two daughters, Alice, and Elizabeth. 
    Occupation say 1638  [3
    He was a carpenter. 
    Freeman 2 Jun 1641  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1645  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    They remained in the Dedham Church. 
    Residence 1649  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Moved To Before 1654  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History 22 Mar 1656  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He signed the Lancaster Covenant. 
    Legal 9 Oct 1662  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The administrator of John Day's estate sued John Roper, as he had occupied land originally given to John Day. The court ruled in John Roper's favor as John Day, while having erected buildings and fencing, had never occupied the land as required by the Lancaster Covenant. John Roper was to pay the estate 15 shillings for the buildings and fencing. The court order was signed 9 (8) 1662. 
    Died 26 Mar 1676  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Complier's Note 1982  [1
    There was a Rachel Roper who died 16 July 1641 in Dedham. Whose daughter is unknown. 
    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 I507  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 6 Jul 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 Alice Reynolds,   b. Abt 1609, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1697, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1633  New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • 1st - John
      1st - Alice
    Children 
     1. Alice Roper,   b. 10 Sep 1634, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1697/98, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Elizabeth Roper,   b. 25 Jan 1636, New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rachel Roper,   b. 18 Mar 1639, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Roper,   b. 5 Apr 1642, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1691, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Ephraim Roper,   b. 23 Feb 1644/45, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1697, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. Benjamin Roper,   b. 23 Feb 1644/45, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ruth Roper,   b. Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Roper,   b. Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was elected a Selectman. - 3 Feb 166 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1611 - New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1633 - New Buckenham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - He was examined in regard to his and his family's intentions to go to New England. - 13 Apr 1637 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 2 Jun 1641 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - They remained in the Dedham Church. - 1645 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1649 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Before 1654 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He signed the Lancaster Covenant. - 22 Mar 1656 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - The administrator of John Day's estate sued John Roper, as he had occupied land originally given to John Day. The court ruled in John Roper's favor as John Day, while having erected buildings and fencing, had never occupied the land as required by the Lancaster Covenant. John Roper was to pay the estate 15 shillings for the buildings and fencing. The court order was signed 9 (8) 1662. - 9 Oct 1662 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1676 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    2. [S1371] Mahler, Leslie and Nathan W Murphy. "The English Ancestry of Alice Reynolds, Wife of John Roper of Dedham, Massachusetts" , (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume 85, July 2011).

    3. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    4. [S651] Davis, Walter Goodwin. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis volume I, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995).



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