At this point, the reason for naming many of the descendants of John Rogers II becomes quite clear.
It was due to his enormous wealth and the death of his son without any children, that his estates subsequently passed to his aunts, and then his cousins. The names Isaacson and Montagu, became family traits.
John Roger's father John Rogers II married Elizabeth Ellison and he died 1709 leaving his assets to his wife Elizabeth.
John ROGERS, esquire, of Newcastle upon Tine [Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland]
Date of probate: 18 January 1710
- will, 14 November 1698 (DPRI/1/1709/R11/1-2)
with codicil, 15 February 1705
with codicil, 4 November 1709
- will bond, penal sum £2,000, 18 January 1710 (DPRI/3/1709/B181)
John Rogers II and Elizabeth had one son:
Date of probate: 1758
- will, 20 April 1711 (DPRI/1/1758/R6/1-4)
with codicil, 10 October 1715
with citation, 30 April 1759
Citation to appear before Northumberland assizes
20 April, 1 71 1. Will of John Rogers of Newcastle, esq. My lands, &c., in Newcastle, Denton, Sugley, Throckley, Newbiggin, Scotswood, Puncheon Rigg, North Shields, Lamesley, North Seaton, and Rudchester, my colliery at Bensham, my collieries and salt pans at Cullercoats, Whitley, Monk-seaton, and Hartley, my house in the Close, Newcastle, called Boyd's House, and my house in the Close called Lady Blackett's House. If my wife shall happen to marry again and have issue by a second husband [certain property to the heirs of her body].
My mother Elizabeth Rogers. My cousin Francis Creagh, esq., his sisters Sarah Creagh and Margaret Isaacson. My aunt Sarah Montagu's four children, viz. Edward Montagu, Crewe Montagu, John Montagu, and Jemima Montagu. My cousin Anthony Isaacson, esq.
Republished loth October, 1715. ....
His lands included:
- One undivided fourth part of messuage at Denton, let to Robert Carr at 5o/z.,
- my share being i2li. los.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Denton, let to Robert Carnaby at 45/^'., my share being uli. 5s.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Denton, let to John Nicholson at /\oli., my share being loli.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Denton, let to Marmaduke Wear at $2li., my share being 13/^'.
- One undivided fourth part of messsuage, "c., at Denton, let to John Richardson at ^oli., my share being 1.0U.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Denton, let to Thomas Maines at 60//., my share being 15^^'.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Denton, let to Thomas Anderson at 42/1., my share being loli. los.
- One undivided fourth part of messuage, "c., at Lemmington, let to George Penman at 42/7'. 6s., my share being loli. iis. 6rf.
- One undi\nded fourth part of messuage, "c., at Lemmington, at 2li. IDS., my share being 12s. 6d.
- One undivided fourth part of lands, "c., at Lemmington, used as staithroom or trunks for coals by John Blackett, esq., certain rent 50/2:. a year, with hberty to lead 600 tens; and to pay is. Sd. per ten for every ten led above that quantity.
- One undivided fourth part of staithroom or trunks for coals at Lemington, let to John Beaumont at 50/?. a year for 400 tens of coal, and 2S. 6d. per ten for every additional ten of coal.
- One fourth of a wayleave at Denton, in the possession of John Kelly, esq., at 105. ()d. a year.
- One undivided fourth part of lands at Throckley, occupied by William Bro%vn at 28/1. los., of which my share is yli. 2s. 6d.
- In Bywell parish.
- One undivided fourth part of lands, "c., at Hindley, let to Jonathan Angus, rent 37/i. los.; my share being gli. ys. 6d. of Newcastle, by whom she had, with other issue, a
His heirs were his aunts and then his first cousins:
Francis Creagh, who died unmarried in the lifetime of the testator;
Margaret Creagh, baptised at St. Nicholas' 30th May, 1682, married to Anthony Isaacson
Sarah Creagh, baptised at St. Nicholas' 24th July, 1684, and died unmarried in October, 1747
Mary, baptised at St. John's 5th November, 1689, wife of Dominic Archdeacon of Cork, merchant.
Sarah Rogers, younger daughter' of John Rogers I, and therefore aunt of John Rogers the lunatic, became the second wife of the Hon. Charles Montagu, fifth son of the first Earl of Sandwich, and by him had issue three sons and one daughter, viz. :
Edward Montagu, baptised at St. Nicholas' 13th November, 1692, one of the coheirs-at-law and also a devisee of John Rogers III.
Crewe Montagu, baptised at St. Nicholas' 25th January, 1693-4, in the testator's lifetime.
John Montagu, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army, died in the testator's lifetime.
Jemima Montagu, wife of *Sir Sydney Meadows, knight marshall, named in the will of John Rogers III, and died s.p., 1759.
*He was the eldest son of Sir Philip Meadows and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Edward Boscawen. On 2 June 1742 he married Jemima, daughter of Charles Montagu of Durham and granddaughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich; they had no children.
Through the influence of his uncle Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, Meadows was returned to Parliament for Penryn in 1722 and for Truro in 1727. In 1734 he was nominated Member for Tavistock by the Duke of Bedford. All his recorded votes were against the government and he did not stand in 1741. In 1757 he succeeded his father and in 1758 he was appointed Knight Marshal, one of the judges (along with the Lord Steward of the Household) of the Marshalsea Court. He held this office until his death.
William Archdeacon, eldest son of Dominic Archdeacon by Mary Creagh, his wife, on the death of John Rogers the lunatic succeeded as one of the three coheirs-at-law. It is he who is mentioned in the text.
In effect his real estate, except such portions as had been given to the said Edward and Jemima Montagu, descended to his coheirs at-law, who were Edward Montagu, Anthony Isaacson, and William Archdeacon.
devisee n. a person who receives a gift of real property by a will. The distinction between gifts of real property and personal property are actually blurred, so terms like beneficiary or legatee cover those receiving any gift by a will.
(Elizabeth Rogers was Elizabeth Ellison and her sister was Jane who married James Clavering)
The first mention of an appeal is in 1764.
"the Appellant may have such relief in the Premites as to this house, in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Edward Montagu, Anthony Isaacson, William Archdeacon, and His Majesty's Attorney General may be required to answer the said appeal.
The symbol for the pound is £, based on the letter L for libra, which was the basic Roman unit of weight just as the pound is the basic English unit of weight.
This information provides some insight into some of the estates.
Previously referenced 31
Many of these must have existed by 1647 when a survey of Gateshead manor shows 18 keelrooms at Trunk and Redheugh. It remains unclear who the first Bensham Way can be attributed to,
It is unknown what happened to the Bensham Way in the 1720s and 1730s, although
These coal mine owners continually intermingled by marriage between themselves.
Regarding Rudchester Tower, from Rudchester History
Rudchester was next sold to John Rogers in 1685 but he died in 1708, and was buried in St. Nicholas Church Newcastle, so the property passed to his son John Rogers. He married Anne daughter of Sir John Delavale, but later became "a lunatic" and died childless on the 24th June 1755, thus his estate was divided between his three cousins and co-heirs, Edward Montague, Anthony Isaacson, and William Archdeacon.
Archdeacon then became the sole owner by deed of exchange in 1769.