Francis John Preston ROGERS

255. Francis John Preston ROGERS, son of Joseph Henry ROGERS and Mary Ann BARNECUT, was born on 23 March 1886 (date from 1939 Register). He was baptised on 4 February 1891 in St Austell, Cornwall, England.

Francis JP appeared in the census on 5 April 1891 aged 4. He was living with his parents Joseph H [36] a Railway Labourer and Mary A [38] in Tregonissey Lane End, St Austell, Cornwall. In the household at the time were his siblings William G [15] an Errand Boy, Minnie E [13], Mary E [12], Ethel M [10], Emmelina [8], Blanche [4] the last 3 being Scholars, Joseph N [3] and Shedwell [1].

Francis JP appeared in the census on 31 March 1901 aged 15 at this time he was a Harness Maker Apprentice. She was living with his parents Joseph H [46] whose occupation was Railway Platelayer and Mary A [48] at Eddystone Cottage, Tregonissey, St Austell Rural, St Austell. Living with them were his siblings Mary E [22] a Dressmaker, Blanche [16] a Board School Teacher, Joseph HN [13] an Errand Boy (Chemists) and Shedwell [11] a Scholar.

Francis John Preston started work on the Railway as a Lad Porter in August 1902 and resigned during October 1903.

Francis John Preston married an Elizabeth KEEN – most likely before or during 1920.

Elizabeth KEEN, was born on 12 July 1898 (date from 1939 Register) in Ireland.

When the 1939 Register was compiled Francis JP a Disabled Soldier 100% Retired and Elizabeth J a Grocer & Provision Merchant were living at Rogersons Stores, Redlands Lane, Fareham U.D., England. Living with them were their sons Shadwell K and Frank R who was a Saving Bank Clerk. (RG101/2336H/012/9 Letter Code: EDJM)

Elizabeth J died during 1946 aged 48 in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Francis JP died during 1960 in Portsmouth, Hampshire aged 74. From the 1960 Probate Calendar:
Frederick John Preston Rogers 1886 Probate

Elizabeth J KEEN and Francis John Preston ROGERS had the following children:

+608 Shadwell Keen 1920 +609 Frank Raymond 1922