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Frederick Rogers

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 21, 1797 (50)
Speenhamland, Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Frederick Rogers, 4th Baronet of Wisdome and Grace Rogers-Leman
Husband of Jane Rogers
Father of Mary Templer; Sir John Leman-Rogers, 6th Baronet of Wisdome; Catherine Rogers; Jane Rogers; Anne Rogers and 2 others

Occupation: 5th Baronet of Wisdome (1777-1797)
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About Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Baronet of Wisdome

Family and Education b. 23 July 1746, 1st s. of Sir Frederick Rogers, 4th Bt., of Blachford by 1st w. Grace, da. and h. of Nathaniel Cooper (afterwards Cooper Leman) of Norwich, Norf. and Plymouth, clerk to the victualling board. m. 21 Dec. 1769 at Gretna Green,1 Jane, da. of John Lillicrap of Stoke Damerel, 3s. 5da. suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 7 June 1777.

Offices Held Gent. of privy chamber 1777.

Mayor, Plymouth 1774-5, recorder 1777-d.

Biography Rogers, whose forebears had represented Plymouth for three generations since 1698, did not seek re-election for the borough in 1784. Early in 1790 he told the Duke of Leeds, the Foreign secretary, that although he ‘might have come forward with a certainty of success’ on the present vacancy, created to accommodate a new lord of the Admiralty, he had not intervened, ‘wishing to show my disposition towards your present administration, for whom I have the highest respect’. He went on:

I am given to understand from this conduct, in which they may be assured I am sincere, that I am to have no opposition at the general election. Wishing ... to be on some certainty, I shall esteem your showing this letter to Mr Pitt, with your favourable representation of me, one of the greatest obligations.2

He duly received government support at the general election. There was a contest, but he scraped into second place by two votes and survived a petition.

Although Rogers was listed among the minority who voted for peace negotiations, 15 Feb. 1796, he presumably otherwise gave general support to government. He was listed among opponents of repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in 1791, was marked ‘pro’ in the ministerial forecast for the general election of 1796 and enjoyed Pitt’s personal recommendation at Plymouth,3 where he was returned unopposed. On 3 Dec. 1795 he presented a Plymouth petition in favour of the pending repressive legislation. He died 21 June 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820 Author: David R. Fisher Notes 1. A runaway marriage. There was a second ceremony at Plympton St. Maurice, 27 June 1770. 2. Add. 28065, f. 45. 3. Kent AO, Stanhope mss 735/11, Pitt to Fanshawe, 17 May 1796.

From Daryl Lundy's Peerage page on Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Baronet:

Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Bt.1

  • M, #143418,
  • b. 23 July 1746,
  • d. 21 June 1797
  • Last Edited=9 Feb 2011

Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Bt. was born on 23 July 1746 at Plymouth, Devon, England.[1] He was the son of Sir Frederick Rogers, 4th Bt. and Grace Cooper.[1]

He married Jane Lillicrap, daughter of John Lillicrap, on 21 December 1769 at Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, in a civil marriage.[1] Frederick and Jane were also married in a religious ceremony on 27 June 1770 at Plymouth St. Maurice, Devon, England.[1]

He died on 21 June 1797 at age 50 at Speenhamland, Berkshire, England.[1] He was buried at Cornwood, Devon, England.[1] His will was probated on 5 December 1798.[1]

Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Bt. held the office of Recorder of Plymouth.[1]

He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Rogers, of Wisdome, co. Devon [E., 1699] on 7 June 1777.[1]

He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Plymouth between May 1780 and 1784.[1] His last will was dated 22 November 1783. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Plymouth between 1790 and 1797.[1]

He lived at Blachford, Cornwood, Devon, England.[1]

Children of Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Bt. and Jane Lillicrap

  • 1. Catherine Rogers2 d. 27 Aug 1850
  • 2. Jane Rogers2 d. 22 Apr 1870
  • 3. Anne Rogers2 d. 1825
  • 4. Louisa Rogers2 d. 1838
  • 5. Harriet Rogers2 d. 6 Apr 1847
  • 6. Mary Rogers+2 b. c 1772, d. 24 Aug 1851
  • 7. Sir John Leman Rogers, 6th Bt.1 b. 18 Apr 1780, d. 10 Dec 1847
  • 8. Sir Frederick Leman Rogers, 7th Bt.+3 b. 11 Feb 1782, d. 13 Dec 1851
  • 9. Maj.-Gen. William Cooper Rogers2 b. a 1783, d. 6 Nov 1857
  • 10. Rear-Admiral Robert Henley Rogers2 b. Aug 1783, d. 3 Jan 1857


1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume IV, page 177. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

2. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 30. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

3. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume IV, page 178.

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Sir Frederick Rogers, 5th Baronet of Wisdome's Timeline

July 23, 1746
Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
April 18, 1780
Age 33
Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
June 21, 1797
Age 50
Speenhamland, Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom