I searched through some local cemeteries for the oldest person buried there.
In AncestryDOT com I've found the earliest ancestor on my father's Rogers line.
It's Aaron John Roger, Birth 1265 in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy. Death 1356 in Somerset, England
I have no clue as to who found his data, or how these details of his life survived, not to mention those of his descendents.
Isn't this fun? His wife's family was from Holland too, at least by the name.
Elizabeth DeHoland, Birth
Death 1335 in Bodmin, Cornwall, England
And they both died in England...in different counties. I'm also struck that he outlived his wife by 20 years or so. Just a bit unusual. And he certainly was long lived!
- Since I've never been to England, I wonder if any of my friendly bloggers can clue me in on any more information.
- 14th century Somerset or Bodmin, Cornwall?
- I did find a mention of a ruined chapel next to the big church in Bodmin, so that chapel probably was around when my ancestress died in the vicinity.