Rogers, Thomas (2)
Rogers, Thomas (2), an English clergyman, was born in Warwickshire, Dec. 27, 1660, and was educated at the free school there. In Lent term, 1675, he entered Trinity College, Oxford, but soon after removed to Hart Hall, where he took the degree of A.M. and entered holy orders. In July, 1689, he became rector of Slapton, near Towcester, Northamptonshire. He died of smallpox, while on a visit to London, June 8, 1694, and was buried at St. Savior's, Southwark. His writings were mostly poetical and published anonymously, and were not at all becoming his character as a clergyman. We mention only, Lux Occidentalis, or Providence Displayed in the Coronation of King William, etc. (Lond. 1689): — The Loyal and Impartial Satyrist (ibid. 1693, 4to): — A True Protestant Bridle (ibid. 1694, 4to): — Commonwealth Unmasked. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.