Rev William Richard Rogers

William Richard Rogers was one of my paternal great-great-grandfathers.

William Richard Rogers was born in Oswestry in 1810 [from his Obituary in the Minutes of Conference 1868] and moved to Birmingham when he was very young, however, he gives Birmingham as his place of birth on the 1851 and 1861 census returns. His father was a button manufacturer.

On 2nd December 1833 in Edgbaston he married Mary Ann Watkins Leather and she was to be one of my paternal great-great-grandmothers.

In 1836 William Richard Rogers was ordained and accepted for the Mission-field. In 1837 he was one of the Junior Ministers at Morant Bay Jamaica.

He worked in the West Indies, in the Antigua District, until late 1845 or early 1846. He returned to England a widower with three young children. His wife had died during April 1845, shortly after the birth of my great-grandmother Alice Du Cloux Rogers.

His first station after his return to England was in Wolverhampton in 1846. Here he met and married his second wife Mary Ann Thorneycroft on 14th October 1847.

William Richard Rogers was stationed in Merthyr Tydfil when he died on 11th July 1868.

Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1810 to 1836
Rev William Richard Rogers 1810 to 1836
His early life - Oswestry and Birmingham
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1837
Rev William Richard Rogers 1837
Missionary in Morant Bay Jamaica
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1838 to 1841
Rev William Richard Rogers 1838 to 1841
A Missionary on St. Christopher's and Nevis
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1842 to 1843
Rev William Richard Rogers 1842 to 1843
A Missionary who was stationed on St. Martin and Anguila
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1844 to 1845
Rev William Richard Rogers 1844 to 1845
A Missionary on St. Eustatius and St. Bartholomew
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1846 to 1849
Rev William Richard Rogers 1846 to 1849
His life in Wolverhampton
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1849 to 1852
Rev William Richard Rogers 1849 to 1852
His life in the Macclesfield Circuit
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1852 to 1854
Rev William Richard Rogers 1852 to 1854
His life in the Burnley Circuit, stationed at Padiham
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1857 to 1860
Rev William Richard Rogers 1857 to 1860
His life in Boston, Lincolnshire
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1864 to 1867
Rev William Richard Rogers 1864 to 1867
His life in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Page link: Rev William Richard Rogers 1868 onwards
Rev William Richard Rogers 1868 onwards
What happened to his children