Sir John Rogers, 6th Baronet

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Sir John Leman Rogers, 6th Baronet (18 April 1780 – 10 December 1847)[1] was a British politician and composer.

Born in Plymouth in Devon, he was the eldest son of Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Baronet and Jane Lillicrap, daughter of John Lillicrap.[2] Baptised in Cornwood on 5 October 1780, Rogers was educated at Winchester College in 1795.[2] Two years later, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] Rogers served in the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), reaching the rank of Captain.[2] From 1812 to 1813, he sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Callington[4] and in 1838, he was High Sheriff of Devon.[2]

In 1819, Rogers joined the London Madrigal Society and later, in June 1827, was elected the Society's first permanent president. He withdrew from this post in 1841 because of poor health.[5] During his presidency he wrote some ten glees and madrigals, psalms and anthems, as well as several other musical composition.[5] Rogers died unmarried and was buried in Cornwood. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother Frederick.[6]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage - Sir John Leman Rogers, 6th Bt". Retrieved 20 February 2007.
  3. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 399–400.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Callington". Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Eastman School of Music, Official Website - John Leman Rogers". Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  6. ^ Dod, Charles Roger Phipps (1848). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 388.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Stephen Poyntz
Thomas Hamilton, Lord Binning
Member of Parliament for Callington
With: William Stephen Poyntz
Succeeded by
William Stephen Poyntz
Charles Trefusis
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Frederick Rogers
(of Wisdome)
1797 – 1847
Succeeded by
Frederick Leman Rogers