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John Rogers
Birth: 1571
Chelmsford Borough
Essex, England
Death: Oct. 18, 1636
Colchester Borough
Essex, England

John Rogers was referred to as "Roaring" John Rogers, for his fiery preaching style. He was a well-known English Puritan clergyman and preacher.

John Rogers was born in Moulsham, Essex, England in 1571. His father was John Rogers (1548-1601), a shoemaker from Moulsham, and his mother, his father's first wife was Mary_____, born in England.

Roaring John, himself, had three wives. His first wife was Bridget Ray, b. abt. 1576 in Stradishall, Suffolk, England, married about 1595.

Bridget and John had two children: Bridget Rogers and Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, b. 1598 in Haverhill, Suffolk, England.
His second wife was Elizabeth Gale or Gold, b. abt. 1572 in England; married abt. 1613. John's third wife was Dorothy Stanton; married on April 23, 1617 in Great Wigborough, Essex, England.

Richard Rogers, his uncle, provided for his education at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he is said to have graduated in 1591.

In 1605 he became lecturer of Dedham, Essex, where for over thirty years he had the reputation of being "one of the most awakening preachers of the age." The vicars and lecturers are listed inside the church by the north door.

He died on October 18, 1636, and was buried in the churchyard at Dedham. There is a tombstone to his memory, and also a mural monument in the church on the northwall of the sanctuary. 
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  John Rogers (____ - 1601)
  Nathaniel Rogers (1598 - 1655)*
*Calculated relationship
Dedham, St Mary the Virgin
Colchester Borough
Essex, England
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Record added: Jan 02, 2012
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