I'm interested in ROSSITERs via POBJOY research, particularly in a
triangle between Bath and Wells in Somerset and Trowbridge in Wilts.
I have three POBJOY/ROSSITER marriages, possibly unconnected:
Robert PJ of Wellow = Mary R of Foxcote at Gt Elm (nr Frome), 1742
Edward R = Ann PJ, botp, Frome St John, 1783
James PJ (cord[waine]r) = Elizabeth R, Norton St Philip, 1804. From the
Census she was born in Laverton in 1775, and Tracie W has found her
baptism for me.
A further PJ/R connection is that the death of Charles PJ, master
shoemaker, in Frome in 1865 was registered by his neighbour C[harles]
ROSSITER, who was present at death. Charles PJ left his money to Henry
SIMPSON, s/o Robinson and Ann S. Hy was a judge's clerk and gave his son
Edgar the middle name ROSSITER. I wonder if his mother Ann was a
ROSSITER, but haven't found a marriage.
I have been through the Foxcote PRs, extracted ROSSITERs to 1840 and
sketched an outline of their descent. This is helped by some leases I
got from Bristol RO. I've also checked some sections of Wellow for
I recently downloaded Soms, Wilts and Glos ROSSITERS from the IGI,
including the new (1997) addendum. I have this as a text file, which can
probably be read as a GEDCOM. I'm currently working through this
material to fit it into my existing ROSSITER database.
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