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The identity of the 1593 Wareham MP has not been established, but the Thomas Rogers identified above would be a natural choice to keep up the family interest at Wareham. Little information has survived about him. He was, at some time during Elizabeth’s reign, a co-defendant in a case in the court of requests concerning lands in Hascombe, Godalming and Dunsfold, Surrey. He owned property at Benham Valence, Berkshire and Bridgwater in Somerset. It is likely that the Thomas Rogers who married a widow Grizilla Rogers whose will was proved in 1628 was from a junior branch of the family in Gloucestershire.
Roberts thesis; Som. Wills, ii. 74; M. T. Recs. i. 229; PRO Lists and Indexes, xxi. 223; PCC 92 Barrington.