Hi Elizabeth and List
Obviously YOUR John Rogers is not OUR john Rogers (aren't you glad :) )
Our grandmother's GGG grandfather John Rogers: Transported ship Neptune
He had been press ganged into the Marques of Cornwallis' army and sent
to fight in the American War of Independence. John lost his hand/arm in
that war and his name is listed at the Chelsea Pensioners Home
Outpatients as being from the '37th Reg of the Foot". On 2 March 1783
it is alleged that John assaulted and robbed John Fitzpatrick on the
Kings Highway. One wonders how a one armed person held a gun on a man
and took a silver watch (valued at 40 shillings) one chain, one seal, a
key, a hook and 2 half crowns. John was sentenced to life in September
1783 and placed on the prison hulk "Censor" 12 April 1785 - 12 October
1788 but was not sent to NSW until 1790 on the Neptune.
He married convict Elizabeth Celey at Parramatta on 29 October 1798 .
It is thought he died on his farm at Parramatta NSW and was buried in
the old cemetery in Argyle Street, Parramatta (NSW) 21 Feb 1806.
Reunions for descendents of Elizabeth and John were held at Richmond
(NSW) a few years ago. They had 3 daughters and 1 son.
After John died Elizabeth married Robert Richardson and moved to Double
Bay where she died 6 February 1863 and was buried in an unmarked grave
at Camperdown cemetery (behind Newtown Railway Station) .
We descend from the youngest child Charlotte Rogers (Mrs Barwick) whose
daughter Harriet married William Giddings (convict).
Devon FHS Member #15914
Surnames registered with GOONS: BASKETT and NUTTY
John Rogers, birth place Chard, Somerset, death date 2 Oct 1918 ,
Enlistment location Derby , rank Private , Regiment , Lancashire
15th Battalion, number 55138 , died of wounds , formers 50845