Sir John Rogers, 3rd Baronet

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Sir John Rogers, 3rd Baronet (31 August 1708 – 20 December 1773)[1] was a British lawyer and politician.

Early life[edit]

Baptised in Cornwood, he was the oldest son of Sir John Rogers, 2nd Baronet and his wife Mary Henley, daughter of Sir Robert Henley.[2] Rogers was educated at New College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1724 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts two years later.[2] He was then Mayor of Plymouth for 1728-29 and 1743–44 and Recorder of Plymouth (in 1744?).[3] In 1744, he succeeded his father as baronet.[4]


Rogers entered the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth in 1739, representing the constituency until the next year, when he was unseated.[5] He served as colonel of the South Devon Militia[6] and was High Sheriff of Devon in 1749 and in 1755.[2]


On 28 October 1742, he married Hannah Trefusis, daughter of Thomas Trefusis at St Benet Paul's Wharf in London.[2] Rogers died of a stroke at his seat in Blachford in Devon[3] and was buried in Cornwood four days later.[2] He had no children and his younger brother Frederick succeeded to the baronetcy.[7]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "ThePeerage - Sir John Rogers, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 28 January 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Kimber, Edward; Isaac Kimber. The London Magazine. London: John Harris and Son. p. 1773. 
  4. ^ 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. p. 533. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Plymouth". Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. II (4th ed.). London: R. Baldwin. p. 361. 
  7. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 400. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Byng
Arthur Stert
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
With: Robert Byng
Succeeded by
Arthur Stert
Charles Vanbrugh
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Rogers
(of Wisdome)
Succeeded by
Frederick Rogers