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Sir Edward Rogers

Sir Edward Rogers, Comptroller of the Household of Elizabeth I, was buried in St John the Evangelist's chapel in Westminster Abbey. In his guidebook of 1600 William Camden notes his burial and that of his grandson (whether this was an actual inscription is not clear):

Sir Edward Rogers, Comptroller of the Revenues at the court of Queen Elizabeth. He died the year of Our Lord 1568.
William Rogers grandson of the same Edward by his third son, buried 18 June 1593.

No inscription remains today. Edward died on 3rd May 1568.

He was born about 1500, a son of George Rogers of Langport and his wife Elizabeth. He married Mary daughter of Sir John Lisle of the Isle of Wight. His son George succeeded him. By 1534 Edward was Esquire of the Body to Henry VIII and later was Member of Parliament for Somerset. In 1547 he was knighted. He was gentleman of the Privy Chamber from 1549 and a Privy Councillor under Elizabeth I.

Further information

History of Parliament online


3rd May 1568




St John the Evangelist

Sir Edward Rogers
Sir Edward Rogers by Unknown artist

© National Portrait Gallery, London [Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]

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