1457, William born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, s/o 475280. Thomas Rogers & 475281. Cecilia Besill.
7/8/1469, At Westminster by John Hampton and Philip Chard , containing 20 messuage, 16 tofts, 800 acres of land , 100 acres of meadow, 400 acres of pasture , 10 marks rent, and a rent of a pair of gilt spurs and a pound of cumin, held in chief, with the exception of 100 acres of wood, parcel of the manor, to John Leukenore and Joan his wife for life with remainder to Thomas Roger and William Roger his son , and the heirs of Thomas , and to grant the said 100 acres of wood held in chief as parcel of the manor, to the said Thomas and William and heirs of Thomas. Licence of £6 paid into the hanaper.
~1470, Joan born in England, d/o §§John Horton of Ilford, Wilts.
5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Bef. 5/31/1471, William’s mother died, leaving him the Bradford part of the Bessil’s estate and the reversion of the Collyingvourne Valence estate.
10/5/1478, William’s father died.
10/31/1478, IPM of Thomas Rogers at Somerset: Thomas Rogers held no lands or tenements of the king when he died, but was seised of one messuage, 40 acres of land, 100 acres of pasture with appurtenances in Frome, held of William Leversege, …, value £4 per annum. And William Rogers his son and heir is aged 22 years or more.
11/2/1478 at Bradford, IPM of Thomas Rogers. On the day Thomas Rogers died: held of the Abbess of Shaftesbury , 2 messuages, 1 toft with appurtenances in Bradford and Trotte in socage for rent of 12d per annum, value £4 per annum. … Hugh Pagenham esquire was seised of the manor of Smalbroke ... and by deed granted the said manor to Thomas Rogers and his son William Rogers … William the son survives and the manor is held of Henry Duke of Buckingham …, value £18 per annum. ... William Rogers his son and heir, aged 20 years.
10/12/1479 at Westminster, Licence for 20s paid in the hanaper, for William Rogers , son and heir of Thomas Rogers, late one of the King`s serjeants at law , to grant the reversion of the manor of Colyngbourne Valence co. Wilts held in chief, on the death of Joan , late the wife of John Leukenore, knight who holds it for life, and the manor with the exception of an acre of land in it , to William Huddesfield (475350) and Katherine (William’s step-mother) his wife for their lives with remainder to his brother, George Rogers and the heirs male of his body. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.
[––William & Joan––]
~1488, William married Joan.
1511, William’s step-mother and mother of his younger half-brother George wrote her will: her written mass book , ... to the churchwardens of Bradford to pray for the soul of me and Thomas Rogers sometyme my husband ... I give and bequeath to William Rogers of Bradford aforesaid , gentleman, son to the said Thomas a standing cup of silver and gilt with a cover with dragon wings and to his brother John Rogers a flat cup of silver white with cover of my own arms ...
(S) Visitation of the County of Gloucester, Chitting, P141. (S) Wilts. Arch. & NH Mag., Vs5-6, P367.
Children of William and Joan:
i. Anthony Rogers (118820), born ~1495 in England.
ii. Henry Rogers, born ? in England.
Henry living in 1521.
1542, Henry died.
iii. Cicely Rogers, born ? in England.
Cicely married Robert Marten.