Daniel Rogers (1538-)

Is your surname Rogers?

Research the Rogers family

Daniel Rogers (1538-)'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Related Projects

Daniel Rogers

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Duchy of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
Death: January 11, 1591 (49-57)
Middlesex, Sudbury, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Rogers "The Martyr"; Adriana de Weyden and Adrianna Rogers
Husband of Susan Rogers and Susan Rogers (Yetsworth, b. 1537)
Father of Francis Rogers and Posthuma Spears (Rogers, b. 1591)
Brother of John Rogers, Proctor of Civil Law; Ambrose Rogers; William Rogers; Bernard Rogers; Samuel Rogers and 18 others
Half brother of Elizaberth Eyer and Richard Rogers

Occupation: Clerk of the Council to Queen Elizabeth, diplomat
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:

About Daniel Rogers (1538-)

Rogers, Daniel, s. John, s. John, of Deritend, co.Warwick, B.A. 18 July, 1561, M.A. 5 Aug., 1561, a clerk of the council temp. Queen Elizabeth, M.P. Newport, Cornwall, 1588-9, died 11 Feb., 1590; buried in Sunbury Church, Middlesex. See Lansdowne MS. 982, f. 167; ft At A. i. 569.

Source: Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714

Rogers, Daniel (c.1538–1591), diplomat and author, was born in Wittenberg, the eldest son of eleven children of John Rogers (c.1500–1555), biblical editor and martyr, and his wife, Adriana van der Weyden of Antwerp. His younger brother, John Rogers, was also born in Wittenberg, where their father served as a minister for a protestant congregation. In 1548 the Rogers family moved to England and settled in London. John Foxe claims that after John Rogers the elder, was burnt at the stake on 4 February 1555 by Mary I's government, Daniel Rogers and his mother found the protestant martyr's writings and letters in his prison cell. Two of Rogers's kinsmen on his mother's side were Abraham Ortelius, perhaps the greatest geographer of his time, and Emmanuel van Meteren (Demetrius), the leader of the Dutch merchants in London and a historian of some note. These family connections gave Rogers an entrée into distinguished academic circles in England and on the continent throughout his life, and his career reveals that he took full advantage of this opportunity. He returned to Wittenberg in 1557 to study under his father's old friend, Philip Melanchthon; he also studied with Hubert Languet and Johann Sturm, two men who became associated with Sir Philip Sidney. It is clear from Sidney's correspondence with Languet that the former held Rogers in high esteem. In 1587 Rogers married Susan (d. in or after 1591), daughter of Elizabeth's French secretary, Nicasius Yetsweirt, a friend of his father who originally introduced him to the court. In May 1587 Rogers succeeded his old friend Robert Beale as clerk of the privy council, a position he held until his death, and he also served as MP for Newport, Cornwall (1588–9). It is likely that Burghley, who admired his scholarship, arranged both these advancements.

Source: http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Probate/PROB_11-34-224.pdf

Daniel Rogers, was born abt 1538 at Wittenburg, Saxony-Anhault, Deutschland. He came to England with his family in 1548 and was naturalized with them, by special Act of Parliament, in 1552. After his father’s death, he returned to Wittenberg and studied for some time under Melancthon, but came back to England eary in Elizabeth’s reign, and completed his education at Oxford where he took his degrees as early as August 1561. He was of Sunbury, county of Middlsex, clerk of the council to Queen Elizabeth (ob. 1591), married Susan, daughter of Nicasius Yetsworth/Yetswiert, clerk of the signet, and secretary of the French tongue. He died 11 January 1590. The children of Daniel and Susan Rogers were a son and a daughter, viz:

 a. Francis Rogers who married a daughter of _______ Cory and had a son
 1. Francis Rogers(a son)  

b. Posthuma Rogers, (daughter) who married _______ Spears

view all 13

Daniel Rogers (1538-)'s Timeline

Wittenberg, Duchy of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
January 11, 1591
Age 53
Middlesex, Sudbury, England, (Present UK)
Age 53
January 26, 1897
Age 53
May 5, 1897
Age 53
April 22, 1939
Age 53
June 6, 1939
Age 53
July 5, 1950
Age 53
December 4, 1984
Age 53