Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

John Rogers will 1686… of a sorts

with one comment

…actually an “allusion” to a will… which is good for a “burned records” county…
This is a remarkable deed… genealogy gold as it were…  the devil’s in the details.  I’ll put it on my Surry/IOW map when I get a chance.


partial transcript…

Anne_To all_etc… Three pounds five shillings… We have given granted… Thomas Godwin of the County of Nansemond…[878] acres… Southeast side of a swamp called the Short Swamp of Sumerton Creek [metes & bounds described]… [878] acres… formerly granted to William Howell by Patent bearing date the 20th of April 1685 for three hundred acres and by him the sd. Howell sold & assigned to Jno. Rogers dec’d as by his Deed dated the 20th of feby 1686/7 doth may appear & two hundred acres part thereof since made over by Deed from the sd. Jno. Rogers unto Wm Rogers and by the sd. Wm Rogers conveyed to the sd. Capt. Thos. Godwin by deed dated the 12th of October 1703 fifty acres another part was by the last Will & Testament of the said John Rogers Devised to his son Thomas Rogers and by him the sd. Thomas sold & Conveyed to the aforesd. Godwin by Deed bearing date the 25th day of November 1709 as by the Records of Nansemond County Court may appear, six hundred twenty acres another part thereof is apart of the Overplus land found when the ancient & known bounds of the aforesd Patent for three hundred acres granted as aforesd withall… To have hold etc… 1714

Now go to and check the Bertie County records (Civil Actions) 1737 group…

check these images…

247, 294, 336, and in particular 340 and a keeper… 349

Enjoy…. Marc

Rogers map

oops… missed Benjamin Rogers on Somerton Creek…


This is interesting … found it on the NC Archives site- unfortunately I get an error and cannot open it…


Rogers, William


Creator: Office of Secretary of State

Office of the Secretary


Call Number: SS 839 – SS 861

Location: 2A ( Archive Stacks)

MARS Id: (Folder)

Written by anderson1951

May 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

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  1. a tidbit…
    a Thomas Rogers is mentioned in the Godwin deed… here is mention of him “possibly” in NC in 1716… also a couple Brown gals…

    Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina
    North Carolina. General Court
    August 02, 1716

    Wee the body of the Grand Jury for Albemarle County in the Province of North Carolina do present Charity Brown for that she hath a Bastard Child at the House of Mr Thoss Rogers in this Precinct of Chowan

    Also in Currytuck Precinct one Edwd Boune leaving a wife in Virginia and keeps a whore in this Governmt by which it very plain appears that She hath severall Bastards by him the sd Boune.

    Also one Susanah Brown living at Petty Shore hath two Bastards

    Information of Capt Jno Worley also who keeps in his house the wife of Jno Hawkins she having severall children Contrary to Law.

    Adjourned to the Court in Course

    C. GALE Ch: Just:
    Who are these 2 Brown women? Thomas Browne d1719 and states in his will all his children are underage so he seems unlikely to be the grandfather??? But then I’m not naive either…

    Edward Boon is clearly in a pickle…
    2 wills for a Thomas Rogers can be viewed here… one in 1749 and one in 1754 (both in Bertie County)…scroll to the last page and click the green check marks to view the wills… [search term thomas rogers]



    May 20, 2013 at 4:00 am

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