Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Rother/Roder/Roth/Rothe, Johannes/Jan/John"John Roder, knighted August 5th, 1660. Le Neve calls him Roth and says he was of Utrecht" per Wheatley"Jan Roder(Roth), a merchant of Utrecht, who with his father (Burgomaster of Amsterdam) had befriended Charles II in exile." per L&M Footnote.
More from the L&M Companion:After marrying Nan, the daughter [not sister] of Samuel Hartlib, sen. "He spent most of the rest of his life as a Millenarian evangelist in the United Provinces, preaching the Second Coming and hoping to unite the Protestant churches of Europe in preparation for it. The peak of his career came in 1672 when Holland was invaded by the French -- an event he mistook for the end of the world. His denunciations of established authority were so uncompromising that even the tolerant Dutch were provoked into imprisoning him from 1676-91.
Nan, his wife: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1188/
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