Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: ALEXANDER JOHN ROGERS was born in 1817 at Eolvenden, in the county of Kent, of which place his father was vicar. He graduated B.A. from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1839, and proceeded M.A. in 1842. He was ordained deacon at Winchester in 1839 and priest the following year, and held the curacy of St. George's, Southwark, from 1839 to 1841, and that of Brading, in the Isle of Wight, from 1841 to 1842. In this year he was appointed a Chaplain on the Company's Madras establishment. He served at Cannanore, 1842-44; Secundera- bad, 1844-45; Jaulnah, 1850-53; Bangalore, 1853-56; Ootacamund, 1856-58; and Bangalore, 1858-61. On his return to England he was presented by the Bishop of Rochester to the vicarage of Lindsell in Essex. Here he remained till 1882, when he retired and took up his residence at Dunmow, where he died in 1885.