About Daniel Rogers, M.A.
Daniel Rogers (1573–1652) was an English nonconforming clergyman and religious writer. He is now best known for his conduct book Matrimoniall Honour.
He was the eldest son of Richard Rogers of Wethersfield, Essex, by his first wife, and was born there. Ezekiel Rogers was his younger brother. He proceeded to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was taught by William Perkins. He graduated B.A. in 1595-6, and M.A. in 1599, and was fellow from 1600 to 1608.
Rogers's first wife was Margaret Bishop. His second wife, Sarah, was daughter of John Edward of London. A daughter married William Jenkyn. His son by his first wife, Daniel, was minister of Haversham, Buckinghamshire, from 5 October 1665 until his death, 5 June 1680; Daniel's daughter, Martha Rogers, was mother of John Jortin.
Rogers died on 16 September 1652, aged 80. He was buried at Wethersfield. Rogers was morose, and his creed was severely Calvinistic. Firmin's Real Christian was mainly written to counteract his gloom. Rogers's stepbrother, John Ward, said of him that, although he "had grace enough for two men, he had not enough for himself."
- 3. Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 49 Rogers, Daniel (1573-1652) by Charlotte Fell Smith
Reared in the atmosphere of puritanism, Rogers became at college a noted champion of the cause. It is related that when Archbishop Laud sent down a coryphaeus to challenge the Cambridge puritans, Rogers opposed him with such effect that the delighted undergraduates carried him out of the schools on their shoulders, while a fellow of St. John's bade him go home and hang himself, for he would never die with more honour.
Daniel Rogers, B. D.—This excellent divine was born in the year 1573, and educated in Christ's college, Cambridge, where he was chosen fellow. He was son to Mr. Richard Rogers, of Wethersfield in Essex, and brother to Mr. Ezekiel Rogers, both eminent puritan divines. Upon his removal from the uersity, he was some time minister at Haversham in Buckinghamshire; afterwards at Wethersfield, the place of his birth, though not the immediate successor of his father. In the latter situation, however, he met with some trouble under the persecution of Bishop Laud. This unmerciful prelate was no sooner advanced to the see of London, than he proceeded.with the utmost severity against the nonconformists in his diocese; and, in the year 1629, great numbers, for preaching against arminianism and the popish ceremonies, were suspended and brought into other troubles. Among the numerous sufferers fiom this intolerant prelate was Mr. Rogers.* It does not appear how long he continued under the ecclesiastical oppression, or whether he ever obtained his lordship's favour. In the jear 1(343, one of his name, a godly aud orthodox divine, became rector of Green's Norton in Northamptonshire, the living being sequestered from ihe Bishop ot Oxford for his malignancy against the parliamc nt. This was most probably the same person, but he did not enjoy the benefice any long time, resigning it into the hands of those from whom he received the presentation.+ But whelher this was, indeed, the same person, or another of his name, it is certain Mr. Rogers spent his last years among his beloved people at Wcthersfield.
He was a man of great parts, great grace, and great infirmities. He had a natural temper so remarkably had, tarnishing the lustre of his eminent graces, that the famous Mr. John Ward ued to say, "My brother Rogers hath grace enough for two men; but not enough for himse/j'." Though he was a man of most distinguished talents, and received the high applause of all who knew him, yet he enjoyed so large a portion of Ihc grace of God, that he was never lifted up in his own eyes, but always discovered a very low opinion of himself. During the last year of his life, says our author, he exclaimed, in my presence, "O cousin! I would exchange circumstances with the meanest christian in Wethersfield, who hath-only the soundness of grace in him."| Afterwards, he was seized with a quartan ague, which greatly affected his head; and though he recovered, he continued to be exercised with painful apprehensions about the safety of his own state. He often said, "To die is work by itself." But as the hour of his departure approached, the frame of his mind became more serene and happy; and, upon a review of the work of Christ, be often exclaimed, "O glorious redemption." He died in , the month of September, 1652, about eighty years of age.$ Crosby intimates that Mr. Rogers was inclined to the peculiar sentiments of the baptists; and that he candidly declared that he was not convinced, by any part of scripture, in favour of infant baptism.
Daniel Rogers, M.A.'s Timeline
Wethersfield, Essex, , England
Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Wotton, Essex, England
November 30, 1613
September 16, 1652