John ROGERS was born bef. 22 May 1768. He married Ann KNIBBS 20 February 1802 in Somerton, Oxfordshire, England. He died bef. 1841. Ann KNIBBS, daughter of Thomas KNIBBS and Anne TAYLOR , was born bef. 26 January 1777 in Somerton, Oxfordshire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1852 in Bicester District, Oxfordshire, England.

Children of John ROGERS and Ann KNIBBS are:
1. Anne KNIBBS, b. bef. 04 June 1803
2. Thomas ROGERS, b. abt. 1811

Marriage Notes for John ROGERS\Ann KNIBBS:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Plumbe and Obadiah Baker

No children listed from this marriage in the Somerton PR Transcript. Conjecture that the child Ann was indeed the illegitimate daughter of the Ann.

Notes for John ROGERS:

Sources for John ROGERS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Somerton,
  2. 1841 British Census,

Notes for Ann KNIBBS:

In 1841, Ann was living at Kirtlington, Bicester, Oxfordshire:
Ann Rogers 60 Shop?????????
Thomas Rogers 30 Dealer
Elizabeth Rogers 30

Unfortunately, Ann's occupation isn't clear on the census form. I'm guessing that she was widowed by this time and that thomos and Elizabeth are her son and daughter-in-law.

We see Ann in 1851 as a widow, living with a Thomas Robers (probably her son) and his family:
Thomas Rogers Head Mar 38 Pig Dealer Oxon Kirtlington
Elizabeth Rogers Wife Mar 40 Oxon Kidlington
George Rogers Son 5 Scholar Oxon Kirtlington
Ann Rogers Lodger Wid 74 Oxon Somerton
Elizabeth Walton Serv UnM 20 General Servant Oxon Kirtlington

Sources for Ann KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Somerton,
  2. 1861 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD,

Notes for Anne KNIBBS:

Conjecture that this Anne was indeed the daughter of Anne Knibbs who married John Rogers. There is no baptism identified for Anne so all we know is what is written in the Somerton PR transcript that she died as an infant and was the illegitimate daughter of Anne.

Anne Knibbs, daughter of Thomas Knibbs and Ann appears to be the only Anne Knibbs at Somerton at this time. If indeed the baby was Ann's, she would have been married to John Rogers for just 3 months so the baby would have been classed as illegitimate, especially so if John Rogers was not the father.

It is of course possible that Anne (the mother of the illegitimate Ann) was from another parish and simply moved in with relatives during the latter stages of pregnancy?

Sources for Anne KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Somerton,

Notes for Thomas ROGERS:

Sources for Thomas ROGERS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. 1841 British Census,