Sir John Rogers, 2nd Baronet

For other people named John Rogers, see John Rogers (disambiguation).

Sir John Rogers, 2nd Baronet (14 June 1676 – 21 January 1744)[1] was an English lawyer and politician.

Baptised at St Andrew's, Plymouth, he was the only son of Sir John Rogers, 1st Baronet and his wife Mary Vincent, daughter of Spencer Vincent.[2] In 1710, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Rogers entered the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth in 1713, representing the constituency until 1722.[3] He was appointed Recorder of Plymouth in 1717, a post he held until his death in 1744.[4] In 1722 and again in 1741, Rogers was Mayor of Plymouth.[4]

On 9 May 1698, he married Mary Henley, daughter of Sir Robert Henley at St Giles in the Fields in London.[2] They had five sons and five daughters.[4] Rogers died, aged 67 and was buried in Cornwood in Devon a week later.[2] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons Sir John Rogers, 3rd Baronet and Frederick.[5]


  1. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 "ThePeerage - Sir John Rogers, 2nd Bt". Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  3. "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Plymouth". Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  4. 1 2 3 Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. V. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 294–295.
  5. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. II (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 361.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Trelawny
George Byng
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
1713 1722
With: George Byng 1713–1721
Pattee Byng 1721–1722
Succeeded by
Pattee Byng
William Richard Chetwynd
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Rogers
(of Wisdome)
1710 1744
Succeeded by
John Rogers
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