Collection History

John Rogers (1666-1745) was born in July 1666 in Ipswich, Massachusetts to John Rogers (1630-1684), President of Harvard University. Rogers graduated from Harvard in 1684, and began teaching at the Ipswich grammar school. From 1686 until 1689 Rogers assisted his uncle, William Hubbard the minister of Ipswich, along with his cousin and classmate Denison. Ordained in October of 1692, Rogers took over for his sickly uncle in 1702 as minister until Hubbard's death in 1704. Rogers stayed on in Ipswich until his death from paralysis in 1745.

Digital Materials

Will and Testament


An unsigned will and testament written by John Rogers. It details the family size and make-up of the Rogers family as well as Rogers's bequests to his family.