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Lieutenant-Colonel James Rogers 1726-1790

Lieutenant-Colonel James Rogers 1726-1790

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Lieutenant-Colonel James Rogers 1726-1790

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
In Sandhurst, on the grounds of a church
on the south side of Highway 33 just west of Wellington Street
at street number 8010
3.0 km west of Road 21

Coordinates: N 44 07.697 W 76 52.996


Plaque Text

Born in Ireland, Rogers emigrated with his family to Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1730. During the Seven Years' War he served in the Queen's Rangers (Roger's Rangers), a provincial corps raised by his brother Robert, and was present at the capture of Louisbourg and of Quebec. In the American Revolution he commanded the 2nd Battalion, King's Rangers, thereby forfeiting some 20,230 ha in the old colonies. In 1784 he led a party of about 300 disbanded King's Rangers and their families to this vicinity where they were granted land. Rogers, who first settled in Fredericksburgh, where he became lieutenant-colonel of the militia, lived for a time in Prince Edward County but returned to this township before his death.



Greater Napanee Plaques

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> Posted September 1, 2016
You might be interested to know the The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)(RCAC) perpetuates Rogers Rangers, the Queen's Rangers of the Revolutionary War and the York Militia. There are a great many plaques which refer directly to them: Sgt Hobson, Simcoe, Aurora Armoury etc. etc. I am a former Commanding Officer of the Regiment and currently the Chair of the Regimental Council. I invite you to visit our Museum which contains among other things James Rogers' Powder Horn! The Museum does not have regular hours, but if you wish to visit you should contact me and I will put you in touch with the curator, LCol Diane Kruger. The Museum is located inside Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet Street West, Toronto.
Regards, Donald McKenzie dgamckenzie@icloud.com

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