John Rogers, of 'Deritend' the second son of Katherine de Courtenay and her husband Thomas Rogers was born at Bradford On Avon in Wiltshire. He had received a good education and had financial backing from his mother's family that enabled him to 'live the good life'! Due to the fact he was the son of a distinguished father, he was well received wherever he went even though he had not inherited land or houses. John had cousins in Kent that he went to visit. (Visits in those days could have been for months at a time) It was here that he met Margaret Wyatt, daughter of Sir Henry Wyatt of Abington Castle - near Maidstone. They were married in 1505-6. Her father was very prominent in the Courts of King Henry VII and King Henry VIII. She was half sister to Sir Thomas Wyatt - poet and statesman and aunt of Sir Thomas Wyatt who led the uprising against the marriage of Queen Mary to Philip of Spain and paid the penalty with his head.
John and Margaret settled at 'Deritend', in the parish of Aston near Birmingham in Warwickshire County, He was frequently called "John Rogers of Birmingham". They had five children, three sons and two daughters. The eldest son and heir was also named John.
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