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John Rogers papers, 1689-1714, undated.

Identifier: MS0153

Scope and Contents

This collection contains some of the personal papers of John Rogers. Included in the collection are some of the manuscript sermons he wrote while acting as the junior minister of the First Parish in Ipswich. Also included is a courtship proposal written by John Wise to John Rogers and a copy of Rogers' final will and testament.


  • 1693-1714, undated


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Biographical Note

John Rogers, the son of Rev. John Rogers, the fifth president of Harvard College, was born on July 7, 1666. He graduated from Harvard College in 1684 and soon after began to teach at the Ipswich grammar school. He married Martha Whittingham on Mar. 4, 1691, in Ipswich. They had 10 children together. In October of 1692, he was ordained as the junior minister of the First Church in Ipswich, working under his uncle, Rev. William Hubbard. In 1702 Rev. Hubbard fell ill and John Rogers took over Hubbard’s ministerial duties completely. After Rev. Hubbard’s death in 1704, the parish accepted John Rogers as their next minister. He was an acquaintance of John Wise, minister of the Chebacco Parish and early protester against British taxation of the colonies. In 1714 the two families were united by the marriage of John Wise Jr. and Mary Rogers. John Rogers continued to serve as minister of the First Church in Ipswich until his death on December 28, 1745. His funeral was paid for by the parish in honor of his long service to the church.


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John Rogers was born on July 7, 1666. He graduated from Harvard College in 1684. In October of 1692, he was ordained as the junior minister of the First Church in Ipswich; he officially became minister of the church in 1704. He served as minister until his death in 1745. This collection includes manuscript sermons written by John Rogers, a courtship proposal written by John Wise, and John Rogers' final Will and Testament.


Materials have been arranged in chronological order by start date.

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Acquisition Information

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Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 April 2019), memorial page for Rev John Rogers (7 Jul 1666–28 Dec 1745), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125759055, citing Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kline Lynch (contributor 47937188).

Processing Information

Originally processed by Anderson Boone, September 2014, using DACS Second Edition. Rearranged and redescribed by Zachary Bodnar, April 2019, using DACS Second Edition.
John Rogers papers, 1689-1714, undated.
Zachary Bodnar, Anderson Boone
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Dacs2 2013
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Repository Details

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