Roger Cave

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sir Roger Cave, 2nd Baronet (21 September 1655 – 11 October 1703)[1] was an English politician and baronet.


Roger Cave was the oldest son of Sir Thomas Cave, 1st Baronet and his second wife Hon. Penelope Wenman, daughter of Thomas Wenman, 2nd Viscount Wenman.[2] In 1671, he succeeded his father as baronet and had Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, built on the site of the old manor house.[1] He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge.[3]

Cave was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1679–80[4] and then Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry from 1685 until 1690.[5]

On 26 March 1676, Cave married firstly Martha Browne, daughter of John Browne,[6] and then secondly Mary Bromley, daughter of Sir William Bromley.[4] He had five sons and two daughters by his first wife and a son and two daughters by his second wife.[2] Cave died in 1703 and was succeeded by his oldest son Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd Baronet.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 364. 
  3. ^ "Cave, Sir Roger, Bart (CV671R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Roger Cave, 2nd Bt". Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Coventry". Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "United Kingdom Parliament, Official Website - Archives". Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Collins, Arthur (1741). Richard Johnson, ed. The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. IL. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 178. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Stratford
Richard Hopkins
Member of Parliament for Coventry
With: Sir Thomas Norton 1685–1689
John Stratford 1689–1690
Succeeded by
Richard Hopkins
John Stratford
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Cave
(of Stanford)
Succeeded by
Thomas Cave