om 1637 to 1688; was a rater for five years, and a commissioner to try and issue small causes for nine years, from 1663 to 1671 inclusive.
In 1645, he was appointed one of a committee for building a new meeting-house, and in 1663 was chosen clerk of ye training band.
Roger, the second son
From his third son, George, who lived on Brush Hill, Milton, descended, in the fifth generation, Increase Sumner; an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, 1782-97, and the successor of Samuel Adams, in 1797, as governor of the Commonwealth. of the emigrant ancestor, was baptized at Bicester, Aug. 8, 1632.
Marrying Mary Josselyn, of Lancaster, he had seven children.
In 1660, he removed from Dorchester to Lancaster, that he might, with other Christians at Lancaster, join together for the gathering of a church; but, after the destruction of that town by the Indians, he removed to Milton (set off from Dorchester and incorporated in 1662), where he became the deacon of the first church