Edward Eyland Rogers

by Annette Edwards

ELIZABETH ANN ROGERS 1859 -1887

EDWARD EYLAND ROGERS 1847 -1895

Elizabeth Ann was the eldest daughter of John Bradshaw and Elizabeth Letts, she was born in 1859 in Wrexham, and her father was the Deputy Chief Constable for Denbighshire.

On 5 February 1878 Elizabeth married Edward Eyland Rogers at St Giles.

Edward Eyland was born on 14 July 1847 in Wrexham, he was the son of Edward Rogers and Elizabeth Eyland. His father was a tailor and draper who had his own business; the family lived in Charles Street.  Edward snr had died in 1865 and was a wealthy man, his mother Elizabeth died in 1880.

By 1881 Elizabeth and Edward E were living at 6 Charles Street, Edward Eyland seems to have taken over his father’s business and was a tailor and woollen draper, they had a son Edward Llewellyn who was 1 year old.  Edward Eyland later went into partnership with John Edgar Jackson and they became well known as the company of Rogers & Jackson. 

Just a few years later his wife Elizabeth died aged 28 and was buried on 3 December 1887.  Their son Percival was born not long before Elizabeth died.

SUDDEN DEATH. We regret to record the sudden death from apoplexy of Mrs Rogers, the wife of Mr E. E Rogers, of the firm of Messrs Rogers and Jackson, ironmongers of this town. Mrs Rogers, who had been. unwell for some time, died very suddenly on Tuesday morning. She leaves three children, the eldest of whom is eight years of age, and the youngest a baby. Our readers will sympathise most heartily with Mr Rogers in his severe and melancholy bereavement. Mrs Rogers, who was a daughter of the late Mr John Bradshaw, D.C.C., was in the prime of life, and was generally esteemed.

Wrexham Advertiser 3 December 1887.

Elizabeth Ann was buried in Wrexham Cemetery.


Edward Eyland remarried in 1890 to Eliza Rowland. Eliza had been born in Adelaide, Australia in May 1857, she was the daughter of Edward Rowland a chemist and Eliza Edisbury who were both from Wrexham.

The marriage took place in St Giles and it was a grand affair, it was reported in the Wrexham Advertiser 14 June 1890

MARRIAGE OF MR E. E. ROGERS. On Tuesday morning, at eleven o’clock, the Parish Church of Wrexham was filled with a large congregation assembled to witness the marriage of Mr Edward Eyland Rogers, Garfield Villa, and partner in the firm of Messrs Rogers and Jackson,  ironmongers, High Street and Chester Street, to  Miss Eliza (Lizzie) Rowland, daughter of the late  Mr Edward Rowland, of Grove-road. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Vaughan Jones, and shortly before the hour fixed the bride groom, accompanied by Mr Langshaw Rowland, his best man, and Mr Ernest Owen, arrived. The bride soon came leaning upon the arm of her uncle. Mr S. T. Baugh. She wore a travelling dress of gray cloth trimmed with silk, with a feather hat to match. She also wore a handsome gold bracelet the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Gertrude Owen and Miss Emma Verna Rowland and they wore dresses of cream colored serge trimmed with moss green velvet with hats composed of dog roses and velvet to match. They also wore gold bracelets, the gift of Mr Rogers, and we would here remark that the trousseau was supplied by Mrs Scott, 31, High-street. After breakfast, which was supplied by Messrs Stevens, Hope-street, and laid at 17, King-street, Mr and Mrs Rogers departed amid the customary congratulations and good wishes for London, fit route for the West of  England. Throughout the day the bells of the Parish Church rang merry peals, and in the evening the employees of the firm were entertained to supper by Mr Rogers at the Feathers Hotel, and a very pleasant evening was spent.  “There followed a long list of wedding gifts” 

Wrexham Advertiser 14 June 1890

The couple only had one child, Nora Adeliza who was born in 1891.

Edward Eyland died at Linsdale, Grosvenor Road on 24 July 1895 and was buried with Elizabeth Ann.

LATE Mr E. E. ROGERS. We much regret to announce the unexpected death of Mr Edward E Rogers. Mr Rogers, who was a member of the firm of Messrs. Rogers and Jackson, iron- mongers of this town, was at business on Monday when he was taken ill, and went to his residence, Lindale, Grosvenor-road. He was attended by Edward Davies, Dr. J. Davies, and Dr. Taylor of Chester, but he died on Wednesday evening at the age of forty-eight. Mr Rogers was the brother in law of Mr Alfred Owen, Woodhey and was a native of Wrexham, his father having resided and conducted a successful tailoring business on Charles Street. He was twice married, first to Miss Bradshaw, who left three children, and secondly to Miss Rowland, daughter of the Mr Edward Rowland, formerly of Bryn Offa and a daughter is the issue of this marriage. Mr Rogers was formerly a member of the Wrexham School Board, but took no further part in public life.  He was a Churchman and a Conservative, in disposition he was exceedingly kind and unpretentious and his death will be much regretted.

Eliza died in Rhos on Sea in 1906.  

Researched by Annette Edwards. Many thanks to Deborah Smith for the family photos. May 2019.

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery J-02730