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John ROGERS, the Smithfield Martyr
Adryan DE WEYDEN / Adriana PRATT
Husband:  John ROGERS
Birth:  ca. 1500-1505, prob. DeritendA, Aston Parish, WAR
Martyrdom:  4 Feb 1555, Smithfield, London, LND
Education-1:  1525, Bachelor of Arts, Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, CAM
Education-2:  1525, made a Junior Canon, Cardinal's College, Oxford, OXF
Father:  John ROGERS
Mother:  Margery WYATT
Marriage:  ca. 1537, Antwerp, Brabant, NL [now BE]
Wife:  Adryan DE WEYDEN, a.k.a. Adriana PRATTB
Birth:  of Brabant, NL [now BE]
Children all believed born at Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhault, DEU:
Daniel ROGERS
John ROGERS, bap. 21 Nov 1538 
.  Ambrose ROGERS, alive in 1591
.  Samuel ROGERS
.  Philip ROGERS
.  Bernard ROGERS
.  Augustine ROGERS
.  Barnaby ROGERS
.  Susan ROGER; m. John SHORT, merchant, London, LND
.  Susanna ROGERS, b. 15??; d. 29 Sep 1565; bur. St Mary Woolnoth Parish, London, LND; m. William SHORTE
.  Elizabeth ROGERS; m. James PROCTOR, Chancellor of Salisbury
.  Hester ROGERS, m. Henry BALL, Physician
Asserted to be, but definitely not children of the martyr:
.  Thomas ROGERS, bap. 25 Nov 1540
.  Richard ROGERS, bap. 29 Jun 1551
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Sources:

1.  Joseph Lemuel Chester.  1861.  John Rogers: the Compiler of the First Authorised English Bible; the Pioneer of the English Reformation; and its First Martyr.  Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, London.

2.  Henry F. Waters.  1890.  "Genealogical Gleanings in England." New England Historical and Genealogical Register  44(3): 296-308.
1565. Sep. 29, Susanna, wief of William Shorte, grocer, and daughter to Mr. Rogers, late burned in Smithfield.  [Parish Register of St. Mary Woolnoth, Burials, p. 188]

[Footnote:]  If Col. Chester had seen the [above] entry he might have been spared much labor in proving the family of the proto-martyr.  This entry, taken with the pedigree found in the British Museum, constitutes proof positive.--Editor.


Comments:

A.  This hamlet has since been swallowed up by the City of Birmingham; hence some sources say the martyr is "of Birmingham," not Deritend.

B.  The surnames PRATT and DE WEYDEN are synonymous:  both mean "meadow."

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