Sir John Rogers, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Rogers, 1st Baronet (c. 1649 – 23 April 1710)[1] was an English politician and merchant.

He was the eldest son and only surviving child of John Rogers and his wife Elizabeth Payne, daughter of Sir Robert Payne.[2] Rogers entered the English House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth in 1698, representing the constituency for the next two years.[3] He was created a baronet, of Wisdome, in the County of Devon on 21 February 1699,[4] and was appointed High Sheriff of Devon in 1701.[2]

Rogers married Mary Vincent, daughter of William Spencer Vincent.[5] Rogers died in Plymouth and was buried at Charles Church, Plymouth.[6] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only son John.[4]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 15 June 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. II. London: Thomas Wotton. pp. 532–533. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Plymouth". Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 400. 
  5. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. II (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. pp. 361–362. 
  6. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir John Rogers, 1st Bt". Retrieved 27 January 2007. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Parker
John Granville
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
With: Charles Trelawny
Succeeded by
Charles Trelawny
Henry Trelawny
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Wisdome)
Succeeded by
John Rogers