John Rogers, Proctor of Civil Law

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John Rogers, 1538-1601

Birthplace: Wittenberg, Duchy of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
Death: Died in Chelmsford, Essex, England, (Present UK)
Place of Burial: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Rogers "The Martyr" and Adriana de Weyden
Husband of Mary Rogers and Joan Garlinge
Father of Elizabeth Rogers; Rev. John Rogers, of Dedham, Essex; Jeremiah Rogers; Thomas Rogers; Mary Rogers and 2 others
Brother of Daniel Rogers (1538-); Ambrose Rogers; William Rogers; Samuel Rogers; Philip Rogers and 8 others
Half brother of Bernard Rogers; Bernard Rogers and Richard Rogers

Occupation: Proctor of Civil Law, diplomat
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About John Rogers, Proctor of Civil Law

3. John Rogers, born about 1540 in Wittenburg, Saxony-Anhault, Deutschland. He came to England with the family in 1548 and was naturalized with them, by special Act of parliament in 1552. It is doubtful if he left the country after his father’s death, as he matriculated as a pensioner of St. John’s College, Cambridge, May 17th , 1558, only about three years after his father was martyred. He afterwards migrated to Trinity College, of which he became a scholar. He proceeded B.A. in 1562-3, was soon after elected Fellow, and commenced M.A. in 1567. In some old pedigrees he is styled as “Proctor of the Civil Law,” but, in 1574, he was created LL.D., and on the 21st of November in that year, he was admitted to the College of Advocates. He married Mary Leete, daughter of William Leete, of Everden, county of Cambridge, D.C.L. He died 3 Jul 1601 at Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex, England (will probated) was a proctor of the civil law.

The children of John and Mary Leete Rogers were:

  • a. Cassandra
  • b. Elizabeth
  • c. Hecuba
  • d. Constantine
  • e. John
  • f. Edward
  • g. Mary
  • h. Varro (a son)


Another source at ( MaryLeete-JoanGarlinge.shtml - note, no longer at this location) has a second wife for John: Joan Garlinge – Will proved 10 Nov 1612, brother: William Garlinge of Totham, ESS. Joan married 2nd in 1604, John Hamond, surgeon of Mouisham, Chelmsford Parish, ESS. Five other children are thought to be children of this John Rogers at this source:

  • a. Thomas Rogers, baptized 30 Jan 1574
  • b. Mary Rogers, baptized 28 Apr 1576, m. William Griffin
  • c. Elizabeth Rogers, baptized 21 Jul 1577
  • d. Richard Rogers, baptized 15 Apr 1579
  • e. John Rogers
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John Rogers, Proctor of Civil Law's Timeline

November 21, 1538
Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex, England
November 21, 1538
Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex, England
November 21, 1538
Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex, England
November 21, 1540
Wittenberg, Duchy of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
November 21, 1541
Age 1
Whittinburg, Burmingham, England
Age 28
Age 30
Great Baddow, Essex, England
January 30, 1574
Age 33
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Age 33
April 28, 1576
Age 35
Chelmsford, Essex, UK