I am also a decendant of Matthew Rodham. My family decends from his daughter, Elizabeth, who married Richard Kenner in 1664. A family story is that he was shanghied in London and sold into indentured servitude in Maryland. His arrival at age 14 would be consistant with the story. Can you shed any light on the subject? Do you have any info. about a John Rodham in Virginia about the same time as Matthew? I'll be glad to share any info. on descendants.