ROGERS, Sir Frederick Leman, 5th Bt. (1746-1797), of Blachford, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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31 May 1780 - 1784
1790 - 21 June 1797

Family and Education

b. 23 July 1746, 1st s. of Sir Frederick Rogers, 4th Bt., of Blachford by Grace, da. and h. of Nathaniel Cooper of Norwich and Plymouth, clerk to the Victualling Board.  m. 21 Dec. 1769,1 Jane, da. of John Lillicrap of Stoke Damerel, Devon, 3s. 5da.  suc. fa. 7 June 1777.

Offices Held


Rogers came of an old-established and influential Plymouth family. His grandfather and great-grandfather sat for the borough; and his father was commissioner of the dockyard and active in the Government interest there. In April 1780 Rogers began canvassing the borough jointly with one of the sitting Members, Sir Charles Hardy, and in May, on Hardy’s sudden death, successfully contested the borough as Administration candidate. He was re-elected after a contest at the general election. In Parliament he regularly voted with the Administration, except on 27 Feb. 1782 when he voted for Conway’s motion to end the war, after having on 22 Feb. voted against it. He voted against Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, did not vote on Fox’s East India bill, and was classed by Robinson in January 1784 as ‘hopeful’. Stockdale, however, classed him as ‘Opposition’. There is no record of his having spoken during his first term in Parliament.

He died 21 June 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. This was a runaway marriage; a second ceremony took place 27 June 1770.