~1517, Ann born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, d/o 118822. William Wroughton & 118823 Anne Norres.
~1520, Anthony born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, s/o 118820. Anthony Rogers & 118821. Dorothy Erneley.
1540, John Leland, upon visiting the town wrote, “All the town of Bradford standith by clothmaking”.
By 1543, Anthony married Ann.
1544, Mem. At Court of Anthony Rogers, Esq. and Anne his wife held at Holt. Rd. Chapman recd. Land in Holt.
1545, Indenture of Anthony Rogers, Esq. of Bradford leases to Rd. Drewis of Holte, the Park, Lowsley, Holes, in Holt, and a Tent. In Little Holt.
10/23/1546, Indenture between Anthony Rogers of Bradford, and Robert Graunt, Yoeman, granting a close in B.
2/11/1547, Plaintiffs: Anthony Rogers and Robert Bathe. Subject of decree: Farm of a pasture called Marsh in Warminster, Wiltshire, and an eight acre meadow in Norton Bavant, Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.
1550, Anthony Rogers sold Bradford manor to John Wysse. (S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V8, 1965, Warminster. [Anthony’s great-grandfather Thomas Rogers held the manor at his death in 1478.]
1551, Antony Rogers of B. Esq., lets to Walter Graunt his land in Comberwell.
4/24/1555, Anthony Rogers of B. Esq., bound in £10 to Nicholas Radiche of West Lockeridge, co. Berks.
1555-56, At Court A. Rogers and Anne, of Brad. And Holt. Nicholas, son of Wm. Webbe of B. appeared, to retain 2 tenements.
7/22/1556, Anth. Rogers, Esq. and John Dreuce of Ashley … Signed by me Anthony Rogers.
1558, Anthony attested to a charter. (S) UKNA.
1558-79, Plaintiffs: James Barne. Defendants: Anthony Rogers, Nicholas Webbe and William Webbe. Subject: manor of Bradford, Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.
Aft. 1558, Modernised Freeholders: Anthony Rogers armiger payeth by the year of the hereditaments sometime Lancelot Lisle and 1 yard of ground … Thomas Hall esquire holdeth his fee half a hide of ground and 2 mills in Bradford and payeth 75s … (S) Rental of Bradford Manor, Wilts., thought to be drawn up by John Hall at the start of Elizabeth's reign, British Library Egerton MS. 3653.
1559, Ann died.
6/17/1562, “Bond of Thos. Hall, in £1000, to Anthony Rogers, Esq.”
12/10/1562, Indenture of John Basset of Apse Wyptham … Isle of Wight, about a £100 in which Anthony Rogers, Esq. is bound to him.
Anthony 2nd married ? Bysshe.
4/17/1563, Anthony Rogers of B. Esq., bound in £20 to Wm. Chapman of Frome Selwood.
10/6/1564, Anthony Rogers, of B. bound to John Horton of Westwood Co. Wilts, in £40.
3/26/1568, Indenture between Walter Bush of Bradley, Wilts … Anthony Rogers, Esq. … about a debt of £80 13s 4d.
4/25/1581, Anthony wrote his will. Anthony will abstract: In the name of god Amen, In the yeare of our lorde god a thousand five hundred eighty one in the 24th day of November and in the yeare of the reign of our sovereign lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of England, France and Ireland, queen defender of the faith. I Anthony Rogers of Bradford, in the countie of Wilt, Esquire although beinge sicke & weake of bodye, but of whole & perfect memorye, (god be thanked) do make this my last will & testament in manner & forme following viz. First … Item - I give and bequeathe unto John Hall Esquire, my sonne in law, .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Dorothie Hall my daughter, wife of the said John Hall, one hundred pounds of lawful money of England which somme of one hundred pounds the saide John Hall her husbande oweth unto me. … I give and bequeath unto Alice Hall daughter to the foresaid John Hall and Dorothie Hall my daughter .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Anne Bysshe my daughter-in-law [step-daughter] wife of Richard Bysshe .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Richard Rogers my brother all my wearing apparrell. Item - I give and bequeath unto Ambrose Rogers my brother the somme of tenne pounds of lawful money of England whereof he is indebted unto me eight pounds. Item - I give and bequeath unto Anthony Canell, Nicholas Canell and Susan Canell children of William Canell the somme of twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be divided equallie between theme. … I give and bequeathe unto James Horton the sonne of Thomas Horton of Iford [a Wiltshire resident and clothier] the somme of tenne pounds of lawful moneye of England. Item - I give and bequeath unto Johanne Fetre .... Item - my will is that the ... given to the said John Hall remayne to Elizabeth their daughter after their decease. Item - I give unto the said Johanne .... Item - I give unto Elizabeth Fetre daughter to the said Johanne .... Item - I give unto and bequeath unto Roger Fetre my servante .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Agnes Holte .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Thomas Anley .... Item - I give and bequeath unto Richard Deberill .... Item - I give and bequeath unto William Mann .... Item - I give and bequeath unto George Rogers, Knight .... Item - My will is that Dorothie my daughter shall have the use of ... bequeathe unto John Hall and Alice Hall her children during the natural life of the said Dorothie. The residuale of my goods not giveth nor bequeathed after my legacy and debts are paid and my will is performed as hereinto written and promised, I give and bequeath unto John Hall, Esquire, my sonne in law above I make the executor of this my last will and testament. Item - I hereby ordain and appointe George Bailey and William Horton, Esquire, Thomas Llewellyn and Thomas Longe, gentleman, and doe give to each of them three pounds six shillings eight pense of lawful money of England for the better performance of this my last will and testament. …
1583, Anthony died; the last male representative of the elder branch of the family in Bradford-on-Avon, and possessing the moiety of the Besill estate. [Both of Anthony’s brothers died without issue.]
(S) Bradford-on-Avon, Jones, 1907, PP147-250. (S) Visitation of Wiltshire, Harvey, 1565, P39. (S) Wiltshire Arch. Mag., Vs1-2, 1854.
Child of Anthony and Ann:
i. Dorothy Rogers (29705), born ~1540 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England.