ROGERS, Augustus (d.1794), of Turnham Green, Mdx.
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m. 26 June 1787, Anne, da. of Sir Benjamin Hammet* of Taunton, Som., s.p.
Jt. paymaster RA 1782; sec. to board of Ordnance 1784-d.
Rogers was private secretary to the 3rd Duke of Richmond for ‘upwards of thirty years’ and by him appointed secretary to the Ordnance.1 Richmond returned him briefly for Queenborough on the Ordnance interest, probably as a stopgap for John Sargent*. He made no mark in Parliament—indeed, it is doubtful whether he took his seat, which he could not have done until 21 Jan. 1794. He died intestate ‘at his villa near Turnham Green’, 5 May 1794.2
Ref Volumes: 1790-1820
Author: R. G. Thorne
Otherwise George Augustus, cf. Gent. Mag. (1787), i. 547.