The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
William ROGERS of Dover [29488]
Sarah [29489]
John JOHNSON [29499]
Elizabeth [29500]
William Gibbs ROGERS [29483]
Mary JOHNSON [29484]
(Cir 1791-)

Edward Thomas ROGERS [29501]


Family Links

1. Nancy GELLATLY [29502]

2. Laura Wettenhall LOMAS [29503]

Edward Thomas ROGERS [29501]

  • Born: 14 Aug 1830
  • Christened: 11 Dec 1831, St Anne Soho MDX
  • Marriage (1): Nancy GELLATLY [29502] on 8 Mar 1862 in St Anne Limehouse Stepney
  • Marriage (2): Laura Wettenhall LOMAS [29503] on 4 Oct 1869 in St James Westminster LND
  • Died: 10 Jun 1884, Cairo Egypt aged 53

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Edward Thomas Rogers
Registration Year: 1862
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Stepney London
Volume: 1c
Page: 654
Records on Page:
Nancy Gellatly
Mary Elizabeth Marshall
Thomas Ribbans
Edward Thomas Rogers

Edward Thomas Rogers
Marriage Date: 4 Oct 1869
Marriage Place: Saint James,Westminster,London,England
Father: William Gibbs Rogers
Spouse: Laura Wetenhall Lomas
FHL Film Number: 1042325

Edward Thomas Rogers was in Consular service in the Middle East beginning in 1848. He had various positions in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beruit, Damascus, Consul-General in Syria, and Consul in Cairo, Egypt. He was attached to Lord Dufferin's special mission to Syria in 1860, for which he received the Turkish Order of Osmaniah and was given the title of "Bey".
He was an accomplished Arabic scholar, spoke and wrote most languages of the Levant and possessed profound knowledge of Mohammedan antiquities and coins. His Arabic coin collection was displayed at the 1878 Paris Exhibition where he was the Egyptian Commissioner. He wrote many articles which were published in the "Numismatic Chronicle", the "Asiatic Journal", the "Bulletin of the Egyptian Institute", and "The Art Journal". He was the heart and soul of the Commission for the Preservation of Monuments in Cairo and he discovered the tombs of the Khalifs of the dynasty of Abbassides. When the British Consulate in Cairo was closed in 1875, he and his family returned to London where he acted as Egyptian agent for two years, then returned to Egypt and was appointed Minister of Education, Inspector of Prisons and Director of the Sale of State Lands. He died of dysentery in June of 1884 at the age of 53. His wife, Laura, died two months later, leaving five children between the ages of 7 - 11.

Rogers Edward Thomas. 30 January 1885 Administration (with will) of the personal estate of Edward Thomas Rogers formally of 85 Lancaster Gate Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex but late of Cairo in Egypt Director of the Egyptian Government Schools who died 10 June 1884 at Cairo was granted at the Principal Registry under certain Limitations to Mary Eliza Rogers of 17 Tadema-road Chelsea in the said County spinster. Personal Estate 3634 5s 2d
National Probate Calendar

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Images Courtesy of Joyce Stevenson


Edward married Nancy GELLATLY [29502] [MRIN: 10422], daughter of Peter GELLATLY [29533] and Unknown, on 8 Mar 1862 in St Anne Limehouse Stepney. (Nancy GELLATLY [29502] was born in 1836 in Limehouse LND and died circa 1865 in Damascus Syria.)


Edward next married Laura Wettenhall LOMAS [29503] [MRIN: 10423], daughter of William LOMAS [29505] and Eliza [29506], on 4 Oct 1869 in St James Westminster LND. (Laura Wettenhall LOMAS [29503] was born circa 1845 in Liverpool LAN and died on 13 Aug 1884 in Helouan Cairo Egypt.)

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