Richard Rogers (MP)

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Richard Rogers (c. 1611–1643) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1642. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Rogers was the son of Sir John Rogers of Kilve. His father died in 1613 and his mother was known after her second marriage as Margaret Banastre. He came of age in 1632.[1]

In April 1640, Rogers was elected Member of Parliament for Dorset in the Short Parliament.[2] He was disabled on 12 September 1642 for sending forces into Sherborne Castle.[3]

Rogers died in 1643 aged 32.

Rogers married Anne Cheek daughter of Sir Thomas Cheek of Pirgo. After his death his wife married Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick. His two daughters, Elizabeth and Rogersa, were left in the guardianship of his mother and of Lancelot Lake, who was married to Anne's sister. Elizabeth married firstly Charles Cavendish, Viscount Mansfield and secondly Charles Stewart, 6th Duke of Lennox. Rogersa married Sir Henry Belasyse.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Dorset
1640
With: Lord Digby 1640
John Browne
Succeeded by
John Browne
Sir Thomas Trenchard