Mary Rogers (née Fitzhugh)

???? - 1787


Holder of a bond secured on the Richmond Vale estate of William Fitzhugh of St Vincent (q.v.), probably her brother.

  1. Will of Mary Rogers of [Portland Place] St Marylebone proved 05/03/1788. She left her house at Mile End to her brother Thomas Fitzhugh, £4000 on which the interest was to be paid to her brother Valentine Fitzhugh for life and the principal to her niece (Valentine Fitzhugh's daughter) Mary Fizhugh, and £5000 on which the interest was to be paid to her 'brother' [in fact brother-in-law] John Purling (q.v.) and his wife Nancy.

  2. Mary Rogers was party to a deed of 03/09/1783 concerning the equity of redemption of an unnamed estate on St Vincent tentatively identified by LBS as Richmond Vale: 'Release 03/09/1783 Between Valentine Fitzhugh of Southampton; Thomas Fitzhugh of Suffolk Street but now of Portland Place in the Parish of St. Mary in the County of Middlesex; John Purling of Chisslehurst, Kent; Richard Neave of New Broad Street, London; Mary Rogers late of Kings Road but now of Portland Place, widow; Sir William Lee of Hartwell in the County of Buck[inghamshire], Baronet; Philadelphia Lee of Totteridge in the County of Bedford, Widow; William Michael Lally of the Chancery of the City of London, Gentleman and Sir Charles Raymond of Valentine House in the County of Essex respecting the release of equity of redemption of a plantation in St. David's in the island of St. Vincent.'


William Fitzhugh entered into a bond on 03/06/1772 to secure £1500 to 'Mr [sic] Rogers', and noted further down in the summary of the deed he was indebted to Mrs Mary Rogers for £3000, and appears to have pledged an estate, with 110 enslaved people, Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, M209 p. 239. Simon Rogers, Mary Rogers nee Fitzhugh's husband had died by 1753, when his will was proven.

  1. PROB 11/1164/18.

  2. C DDI/3/9 [accessed 25/05/2018].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Simon Rogers

Relationships (3)

Sister → Brother
Notes →
Inferred by...
Sister → Brother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England