ROGERS, John (1708-73), of Blachford, in Cornwood, Devon.
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Mayor, Plymouth, March 1728-9, 1743-4, recorder, ?1744; sheriff, Devon 1755-6.
John Rogers stood for the mayoralty of Plymouth in 1728, when passion rose so high that he and the rival candidate, George Treby, drew their swords upon one another. On a tie, he was declared elected by a mandamus from the King’s bench.1 Returned against a government candidate, Charles Vanburgh, in 1739, he was unseated in favour of his opponent and did not stand again. He died 20 Dec. 1773.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Shirley Matthews
- 1. H. F. Whitfield, Plymouth, 167; R. W. S. Baron, Mayors and Mayoralties of Plymouth, 42.