The History of Lincoln Waites

Peter Rodgers - 1713 -

12 November 1713

"Proposed and ordered that Peter Rodgers be one of the Waites of this city" (ref: L1/1/1/7, page 25).

Thomas Rodgers [a relative?] became a Wait the year before.

In the 1713 - 1714 financial year, Rodgers was provided with livery: "for a Cloak and laced hatt for Rodgers - £1.1s.6d" (Lincoln City Rolls 92/1713-1714).

12 July 1735

A Peter Rodgers had already received £25 from Sir Thomas White's Charity in 1706. It would have been breaking the rules to allow two loans to the same man. This suggests that this first loan may have been to the father (also called Peter) of Peter Rodgers, Wait (L1/1/1/6).

The minutes later reveal that Peter Rodgers was a joiner (ref: L1/1/1/7, page 262). The £25 loan he received from Sir Thomas White's Charity would have given him a good start in his business.