Sunday, March 16, 2008
Ancestors in Wikipedia
Born 1614 England
Died November 13, 1673 Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA
Roger Amidon (or Amadon, Amidown, Amadowne) was an early settler of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Roger Amidon was born to Roger Amadowne & Sarah Hutchings in England. His father, Roger Amadowne, was a French Huguenot, who had arrived with John Endecott's advance company in 1628 after escaping to England from the Siege of La Rochelle.
Roger was a ship's carpenter. He is first recorded at Salem, Massachusetts, where there was a flourishing shipbuilding industry in the early 1600s. On 25 December 1637 at a town meeting it was agreed that the marsh and meadow land in Salem which had been common land was to be "proportioned out unto [the inhabitants of Salem] accordingly to heads of their families... Roger was 89th on the list and drew half an acre of meadow land. He was the only person in his household -- see History of Salem.
He was probably married around 1639 and moved to Weymouth....(see Wikipedia)