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Friday, May 21, 2010

Bond 475280 & 475281

475280. Thomas Rogers & 475281. Cecilia Besill {Bond}

1435, Thomas born in England, s/o §Thomas Rogers.

~1440, Cecilia born in England, coheir & d/o 950530. William Besyll. [And sister of No. 475265.]

1454, Thomas Rogers, Esq. of Bristol, admitted to Lincolns Inn, London, on the Sunday before Lent. [Law students were usually admitted about age 18].

Thomas attended Oxford University.

~1450, Thomas started construction of Rogers manor.

11/24/1450, “Thomas Halewey, burgess, to Thomas Rogers and John Streynesham, burgesses …”. (S) UKNA, Bristol Record Office.

~1455, Thomas married Cecilia and continued construction of Rogers Manor in Bradford on Avon. [It remained in the Rogers family until 1657.]

1456-60, “Henry May, merchant, of Bristol. v. John Shepeward, late mayor, Thomas Rogers, late sheriff, and the chamberlains of Bristol.: …”. (S) UKNA.

12/6/1459, “William Canterbury, esq., … Witnesses: Thomas Rogers, mayor, …”. (S) UKNA, Bristol Record Office.

1459-61, “Thomas Rogers, Bristol Exchequer.” (S) UKNA.

Cecilia died.

Thomas married 2nd Katherine, d/o 950692. Philip Courtenay. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P679. [Katherine widow of Sir Thomas Pomeroy.]

1478, under appointment by the Crown Thomas was created “Serviens ad Legem”, Serjeant-a-Law of Bradford on Avon, a life office bestowed because of professional attainments and worth of character.

Bef. 10/12/1479, Thomas died. [Katherine remarried.]

Family notes:
• There are multiple “Thomas Rogers” that could be the father of this Thomas.

Children of Thomas and Cecilia:

i. William Rogers (237640), born ~1460 in England.

ii. John Rogers, born ~? in England.
John, of Sutton Valence, Kent.

Child of Thomas and Katherine:

i. George Rogers, born ~1474 in England.
George, of Lopit, married Elizabeth ?.
Edward Rogers, born ~1498 in England.
Edward a Comptroller of the household of Queen Elizabeth I.

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