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  • David Smart
    I m trying to sort out these families. Below is a somewhat speculative set of connections. I have indicated most of the sources I have with [brackets] - refs
    Message 1 of 14 , Oct 7, 2000
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      I'm trying to sort out these families.

      Below is a somewhat speculative set of connections. I have indicated most of
      the sources I have with [brackets] - refs at the end. In some cases these
      simply quote correspondents: where this is the case I should be grateful for
      any concrete references anybody has for these or for unreferenced
      statements, particularly St John etc Baps and Burs.

      In some cases I have included people just because they're the right age and
      in the right place.

      Regards

      David

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      REGISTER REPORT, DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS AND MARY ROSSITER

      FIRST GENERATION

      1. Thomas ROSSITER. Born bef 1658, Thomas died aft 1677.
      Thomas married Mary UNKNOWN. Born bef 1658, Mary died aft 1678.

      They had the following children:
      2 i. John (~1671-1752)
      ii. Joanna. Born abt 1677.

      SECOND GENERATION

      2. John ROSSITER. Born abt 1671, John died in 1752, aged 81 [1].
      In 1702 when John was 31, he married Joan DOWN [1]. Born bef 1682, Joan died
      aft 1722.

      They had the following children:
      i. Eliza. Born abt 1702 [1].
      ii. Margaret. Born abt 1707 [1].
      On 26 Apr 1736 when Margaret was 29, she married Hugh RABBITS, in Frome St
      John. [1, 2] He was born abt 1705.
      iii. John. Born abt 1710 [1].
      3 iv. James (~1713-?1777)
      v. William. Born abt 1716.
      4 vi. Lydia (~1723-)

      THIRD GENERATION

      3. James ROSSITER [1]. Born abt 1713, James died in 1777 (?), when he was
      64 [4: lease dated 27 Jan 1777]. By occupation he was a Baker [4: lease
      dated 21 May 1737].
      On 15 Apr 1740 when James was 27, he married Betty WEST, daughter of Thomas
      WEST, in Frome St John [1]. Betty died in 1799, aged 74 [4: lease dated 2
      Mar 1822].

      They had the following children:
      i. Sarah (died as Infant). Sarah was born, died and buried in 1745 [1].
      ii. Lydia. Born abt 1746. Lydia died in 1796, aged 50 [1].
      On 20 Feb 1770 when Lydia was 24, she married William BARNEY, in Frome St
      John [2]. William died bef 1790 [4].
      iii. John. Born between 1747 and 1754 [1].
      5 iv. Solomon (~1750-1815)
      6 v. William (~1755-)
      7 vi. James (~1757-)
      8 vii. Edward (~1760-)
      viii. Joseph. Born abt 1764 [1]. By occupation he was a Scribler [4].
      Bef 1791 when Joseph was 27, he married Mary UNKNOWN [1]. Mary was born bef
      1775.
      ix. Mary. Born bef 1770 [4].
      Bef 1790 Mary married ?? NORVELL, who died bef 1790 [4].

      4. Lydia ROSSITER. Born abt 1723 [1].
      On 26 Feb 1745 when Lydia was 22, she married George RABBITS, in Frome St
      John [2, 3]. George died bef 1802 [4: lease dated 30 Apr 1801].

      They had the following children:
      9 i. Mary (<1758->1801)
      ii. Hugh. Born in 1757, Hugh died aft 1800 [4].
      10 iii. Elizabeth (<1761->1780)
      iv. George. Born abt May 1763. George died aft 1781, when he was 17 [4:
      leases dated 13 Jun 1782, 30 Apr 1801].

      FOURTH GENERATION

      5. Solomon ROSSITER. Born abt 1750, Solomon died in Frome? in Jun 1815, aged
      65. He was buried on 21 Jun 1815 in Frome Badcox Lane [2].
      On 28 Oct 1779 when Solomon was 29, he married Mary WITCOMB, in Frome St
      John [2]. Born abt 1752, Mary died in Frome in Mar 1794.

      They had the following children:
      i. James. Born in 1784, James was buried on 18 Aug 1786 in Frome Badcox
      Lane, aged 2 [2].
      ii. Mary. Born abt 1787, Mary was buried on 18 Apr 1807 in Frome Badcox
      Lane, aged 20 [2].
      iii. Maria. Born in 1789, Maria was buried on 28 Feb 1794 in Frome Badcox
      Lane, aged 5 [2].
      iv. Sophia. Born in Aug 1791, Sophia was buried on 5 Oct 1792 in Frome
      Badcox Lane, aged 1 [2].

      On 9 Jun 1794 when Solomon was 44, he married Sarah GRANT [2], in Frome St
      John [2]. Born abt 1774, Sarah died in Bridge St, Frome in Mar 1839, aged 65
      [2].

      They had the following children:
      i. Name unknown. Born in 1795, the child was buried on 12 Apr 1795 in
      Frome Badcox Lane.
      ii. Ann. Born in Jan 1798, Ann was buried on 4 Aug 1799 in Frome Badcox
      Lane, aged 1 [2].
      iii. Rhoda. Born in May 1800, Rhoda was buried on 26 Nov 1801 in Frome
      Badcox Lane, aged 1.
      iv. Rhoda. Born in Jan 1805, Rhoda was buried on 20 Jul 1806 in Frome
      Badcox Lane, aged 1.
      v. Name unknown. Born abt 1807, the child was buried on 20 Dec 1807 in
      Frome Badcox Lane.
      vi. Name unknown. Born abt 1808, the was buried on 28 Feb 1811 in Frome
      Badcox Lane, aged 3.
      vii. Joseph. Born abt 1810. Joseph was buried on 31 May 1825 in Frome
      Badcox Lane, aged 15 [2].

      6. William ROSSITER [1]. Born abt 1755. By occupation he was a Scribler [4].
      On 28 Nov 1781 when William was 26, he married Mary OSBOURNE, in Frome St
      John [2]. Mary was born bef 1766.

      They had one child:
      11 i. Solomon (1791-1851)
      Bef 1791 when William was 36, he married Ann UNKNOWN [4].

      7. James ROSSITER. Born abt 1757.
      On 10 May 1781 when James was 24, he married Ann HODDINOT, in Frome St John
      [2]. Born abt 1752, Ann died in Frome in Oct 1824, aged 72 [7].

      They had one child:

      i. Simon. Born abt 1795 in Witham Friary SOM [8], Simon died in
      Beckington? on 7 Nov 1871, aged 76 [4, 6, 9]. He was buried in Nov 1871 in
      Gve 20, Dissenters' Cemy, Vallis Rd, Frome [9]. By occupation he was a
      Farmer [8].
      On 4 Mar 1830 when Simon was 35, he married Elizabeth ALLARD, in Frome St
      John [2]. Born abt 1807 in Frome, Elizabeth died aft Mar 1851, when she was
      aged 44 [8].

      8. Edward ROSSITER. Born abt 1760. By occupation he was a Scribler [4].
      On 13 Oct 1783 when Edward was 23, he married Ann POBJOY, in Frome St John
      [2]. She was born bef 1768.

      They had the following children:
      i. George Henry. Born abt 1791 [12].
      12 ii. Charles (~1797-1875)
      iii. Edward. Born abt 1805 in SOM, Edward died aft Mar 1841, when he was
      36 [13]. By occupation he was a Tailor.
      Bef 1834 when Edward was 29, he married Ruth UNKNOWN, who was born abt 1800
      in SOM. Ruth died aft Mar 1841 [13].

      9. Mary RABBITS. Born bef 1758, Mary died aft 1801.
      On 4 Nov 1773 Mary married Hugh ROSSITER, son of John ROSSITER & Mary POPE?,
      in Frome St John [2]. Born abt 1749 [4: lease dated 12 Sep 1757], Hugh died
      bef 1797 [4: lease dated 29 Sep 1796].

      They had the following children:
      i. Hugh. Born abt 1777, Hugh died aft 1784, when he was 7 [4: lease dated
      6 May 1785].
      ii. Frances. Born abt 1784, Frances died in 1854, aged 70 [4: lease dated
      30 Apr 1801].
      On 25 Mar 1802 when Frances was 18, she married John HODDINOTT Jnr, in Frome
      St John [14]. He was born bef 1787.

      10. Elizabeth RABBITS. Born bef 1761, Elizabeth died aft 1780 [4: lease
      dated 13 Jun 1782].
      Elizabeth married James HARVEY. Born bef 1761, James died aft 1781 [4].

      They had one child:
      i. Mary. Born in 1780 [4].

      FIFTH GENERATION

      11. Solomon ROSSITER [1]. Born in 1791, Solomon died in Cowards Batch, Frome
      on 4 Dec 1851, aged 60 [1, 15].
      Abt 1814 when Solomon was 23, he married Elizabeth CHIVERS [1].

      They had the following children:
      i. James. Born abt 1813 [1].
      13 ii. William (~1815-1898)
      iii. Elizabeth. Born abt 1824 [1].

      On 1 Mar 1832 when Solomon was 41, he married Jane BURKBY, in Frome St John
      [2]. Jane died bef Apr 1851 in Frome [1, 10].

      12. Charles ROSSITER. Born abt 1797 [16], Charles died on 5 Dec 1875, aged
      78. He was buried in Dec 1875 in Dissenter's cemy, Vallis Rd, Frome [9]. By
      occupation he was a Tailor [16].
      On 2 Sep 1818 when Charles was 21, he married Christiane WATTS, in Frome St
      John [16].

      They had one child:
      14 i. George Henry (1820-1863)

      SIXTH GENERATION

      13. William ROSSITER. Born abt 1815, William died in Clareville, Waiarapa NZ
      on 20 Jun 1898, aged 83 [1].
      Abt 1840 when William was 25, he first married Phoebe WEST, in Bath [1].
      Born bef 1825, Phoebe died aft 1856.

      They had the following children:
      i. male. Born aft 1840.
      ii. male. Born aft 1841.
      iii. male. Born aft 1842.
      iv. male. Born aft 1843.

      Aft 1857 when William was 42, he married Matilda ROSSITER [1].

      14. George Henry ROSSITER. Born in 1820, George Henry died in Seven Dials
      LND? on 4 Aug 1863, aged 43. By occupation he was a Beer shop keeper [18].
      Bef 1850 when George Henry was 30, he married UNKNOWN.

      They had the following children:
      i. Emily. Born bef 1850 in Seven Dials LND? Emily died aft Aug 1862 [18].
      ii. Sarah. Born abt 1850 in London MDX, [16, 18] Sarah died on 17 Sep
      1924, aged 74 [17, 18]. She was buried in Sep 1924 in Dissenter's cemy,
      Vallis Rd, Frome [9].
      iii. George Henry. Born abt 1851 in London MDX, George Henry died aft Mar
      1881, when he was 30 [18]. By occupation he was a Tailor [16, 19].
      Bef Apr 1881 when George Henry was 30, he married UNKNOWN.
      iv. Charles. Born abt 1853 in London MDX [16], Charles died aft Mar 1871,
      when he was 18 [18]. By occupation he was a Tailor [16].
      v. Esther. Born abt 1855 in London MDX, Esther died aft Mar 1871, when she
      was 16. By occupation she was a Book Folder.
      15 vi. Edward (~1857->1887)

      SEVENTH GENERATION

      15. Edward ROSSITER. Born abt 1857 in London MDX, Edward died aft Mar 1887
      [16], when he was 30. By occupation he was an Edge Tool Worker [20].
      Bef 1881 when Edward was 24, he married UNKNOWN.

      They had the following children:
      i. Edward Charles. Born in Jul 1879, Edward Charles died on 18 Feb 1880.
      He was buried in Feb 1880 in Dissenter's cemy, Vallis Rd, Frome [9].
      ii. Edwin. Born abt Jul 1880 in Frome [5, 19], Edwin died aft May 1901,
      when he was 20. By occupation he was a Fitter [2].
      On 14 May 1901 when Edwin was 20, he married Rose Edith COWARD, daughter of
      George COWARD, in Frome St John [2].

      SOURCES

      1. Merv ROSSITER, email, 27 Apr 2000.
      2. Frome Mars (HM), 17 Mar 2000.
      4. Longleat leases (HM), 2 Aug 2000.
      7. Tracey Wallace, email.
      8. G. Beavington 1851 census TS.
      9. Dave Rossiter, email, 8 Apr 2000.
      12. Dave Rossiter, email.
      13. Tracey Wallace, email.
      14. Hilda Massey, 24 Apr 2000.
      16. Hilda Massey, 17 Apr 1996.
      18. Dave Rossiter, email, 22 Jan 2000.
      19. John Druce, email, Jun 2000.
      20. Robert Dainton, email, 6 Oct 1999.

      INDEX

      BURKBY
      Jane ( - <1851) spouse of 11
      CHIVERS
      Elizabeth (<1799 - >1813) spouse of 11
      DOWN
      Joan (<1782 - >1722) spouse of 2
      GRANT
      Sarah (~1774 - 1839) spouse of 5
      HARVEY
      James (<1761 - >1781) spouse of 10
      Mary (1780 - >1781) child of 10
      HODDINOT
      Ann (~1752 - 1824) spouse of 7
      OSBOURNE
      Mary (<1766 - >1780) spouse of 6
      POBJOY
      Ann (<1768 - ) spouse of 8
      RABBITS
      Elizabeth (<1761 - >1780) 10
      George ( - <1802) spouse of 4
      George (~1763 - >1781) child of 4
      Hugh (1757 - >1800) child of 4
      Mary (<1758 - >1801) 9
      ROSSITER
      Name unknown (~1807 - 1807) child of 5
      Name unknown (~1808 - 1811) child of 5
      Name unknown (1795 - 1795) child of 5
      Ann (1798 - 1799) child of 5
      Charles (~1853 - >1871) child of 14
      Charles (~1797 - 1875) 12
      Edward (~1857 - >1887) 15
      Edward (~1805 - >1841) child of 8
      Edward (~1760 - ) 8
      Edward Charles (1879 - 1880) child of 15
      Edwin (~1880 - >1901) child of 15
      Eliza (~1702 - ) child of 2
      Elizabeth (~1824 - ) child of 11
      Emily (<1850 - >1862) child of 14
      Esther (~1855 - >1871) child of 14
      Frances (~1784 - 1854) child of 9
      George Henry (1820 - 1863) 14
      George Henry (~1851 - >1881) child of 14
      George Henry (~1791 - ) child of 8
      Hugh (~1777 - >1784) child of 9
      Hugh (~1749 - <1797) spouse of 9
      James (1784 - 1786) child of 5
      James (~1813 - ) child of 11
      James (~1713 - ?1777) 3
      James (~1757 - ) 7
      Joanna (~1677 - ) child of 1
      John (~1710 - ) child of 2
      John (~1671 - 1752) 2
      John (1747 - ) child of 3
      Joseph (~1810 - 1825) child of 5
      Joseph (~1764 - ) child of 3
      Lydia (~1723 - ) 4
      Lydia (~1746 - 1796) child of 3
      male (>1840 - ) child of 13
      male (>1841 - ) child of 13
      male (>1842 - ) child of 13
      male (>1843 - ) child of 13
      Margaret (~1707 - >1735) child of 2
      Maria (1789 - 1794) child of 5
      Mary (~1787 - 1807) child of 5
      Mary (<1770 - >1789) child of 3
      Matilda (<1850 - >1857) spouse of 13
      Rhoda (1800 - 1801) child of 5
      Rhoda (1805 - 1806) child of 5
      Sarah (~1850 - 1924) child of 14
      Sarah (~1745 - 1745) child of 3
      Simon (~1795 - 1871) child of 7
      Solomon (1791 - 1851) 11
      Solomon (~1750 - 1815) 5
      Sophia (1791 - 1792) child of 5
      Thomas (<1658 - >1677) 1
      William (~1716 - ) child of 2
      William (~1815 - 1898) 13
      William (~1755 - ) 6
      UNKNOWN
      Name unknown spouse of 14
      Name unknown spouse of 15
      Ann (<1775 - >1789) spouse of 6
      Mary (<1658 - >1678) spouse of 1
      WATTS
      Christiane spouse of 12
      WEST
      Betty (<1725 - 1799) spouse of 3
      Phoebe (<1825 - >1856) spouse of 13
      WITCOMB
      Mary (~1752 - 1794) spouse of 5
    • David Smart
      Apologies for not getting back on the above. Too many ambiguities and not enough evidence! I m trying to creep up on them via the HODDINOTTs who they
      Message 2 of 14 , Dec 29, 2000
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        Apologies for not getting back on the above. Too many ambiguities and not
        enough evidence! I'm trying to creep up on them via the HODDINOTTs who they
        intermarried with, and who also recycle the same few names, but who owned a
        lot of traceable property and left wills!

        Has anybody got a copy of the C18 ROSSITER journal/diary?

        happy new year to you all,

        David Smart
        London, England

        Pobjoy website at http://www.pobjoy.org.uk
        Frome website at http://www.fromeresearch.org.uk
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      • Dave Rossiter
        ... Hi David, Long time no chat! Now, this C18 Rossiter journal, what is it? where does it originate from? If you find it I d appreciate a copy myself. I have
        Message 3 of 14 , Dec 29, 2000
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          At 08:44 29/12/2000 -0000, you wrote:

          >Has anybody got a copy of the C18 ROSSITER journal/diary?
          >

          Hi David,

          Long time no chat!

          Now, this C18 Rossiter journal, what is it? where does it originate from?
          If you find it I'd appreciate a copy myself.

          I have one copy an 1737 almanac - belonged to my 9th -> 7th GGfathers - my
          dad has the original (in a safe place) & there's a photocopy at Taunton, I
          don't think that's the one you mean. I wouldn't think that it has much to
          do with Frome, as it seems to be focused on the Hemington area.

          If that is the one you refer to, I could scan a couple of pages & send them
          off list.

          Best wishes for the REAL new millennium

          Regards

          Dave Rossiter
        • David Smart
          Hi, Dave Nice to hear from you. ... I saw a reference to it on a composite gedcom about Frome HODDINOTTs. ... That actually sounds like it, Dave. I d really
          Message 4 of 14 , Dec 30, 2000
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            Hi, Dave

            Nice to hear from you.

            > Now, this C18 Rossiter journal, what is it? where does it originate from?
            > If you find it I'd appreciate a copy myself.

            I saw a reference to it on a composite gedcom about Frome HODDINOTTs.

            > I have one copy an 1737 almanac - belonged to my 9th -> 7th GGfathers - my
            > dad has the original (in a safe place) & there's a photocopy at Taunton, I
            > don't think that's the one you mean. I wouldn't think that it has much to
            > do with Frome, as it seems to be focused on the Hemington area.
            >
            > If that is the one you refer to, I could scan a couple of pages &
            > send them
            > off list.

            That actually sounds like it, Dave. I'd really appreciate a scan. Will they
            OCR? (I'm amazed how the technology has come on recently!)

            I've also heard second-hand of letters, I think in the American descendants
            of the Frome ROSSITERs. Has anybody got access to a transcript? I do hate to
            rely on other people's interpretations of data!

            > Best wishes for the REAL new millennium

            Indeed!

            David Smart
            London, England

            Pobjoy website at http://www.pobjoy.org.uk
            Frome website at http://www.fromeresearch.org.uk
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          • David Smart
            I ve moved an inch forward with these. The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford St, neighbouring Head of Household James GREGORY, then James LEE: Mary [?] 40 b.
            Message 5 of 14 , Feb 10, 2002
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              I've moved an inch forward with these.

              The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford St, neighbouring Head of Household
              James GREGORY, then James LEE:

              Mary [?] 40 b. Soms
              John 3 b. Soms
              William [?] 1 b. Soms

              I can't find them in the 1851 census, but the 1840 Tythe map has a property
              occupied by John ROSSITER and owned by Wm ROSSITER in this position. I take
              John and William to be the clothiers referred to in contemporary trade
              directories.

              Does anyone know what became of them in 1851 or 1881? Did they go to Aus
              with Wm's children after his death?

              Regards

              David
            • james cornett
              Where os Leyford St.--- David Smart ... ===== James L. Cornett 102 St. Francis Ct. Severna Park, Md. 21146 410-647-6979 jlcorny@yahoo.com
              Message 6 of 14 , Feb 10, 2002
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                Where os Leyford St.--- David Smart
                <david.smart@...> wrote:
                > I've moved an inch forward with these.
                >
                > The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford St,
                > neighbouring Head of Household
                > James GREGORY, then James LEE:
                >
                > Mary [?] 40 b. Soms
                > John 3 b. Soms
                > William [?] 1 b. Soms
                >
                > I can't find them in the 1851 census, but the 1840
                > Tythe map has a property
                > occupied by John ROSSITER and owned by Wm ROSSITER
                > in this position. I take
                > John and William to be the clothiers referred to in
                > contemporary trade
                > directories.
                >
                > Does anyone know what became of them in 1851 or
                > 1881? Did they go to Aus
                > with Wm's children after his death?
                >
                > Regards
                >
                > David
                >
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              • james cornett
                ... ===== James L. Cornett 102 St. Francis Ct. Severna Park, Md. 21146 410-647-6979 jlcorny@yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You
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                  --- james cornett <jlcorny@...> wrote:
                  > Where is Leyford St.? What country?--- David Smart
                  > <david.smart@...> wrote:
                  > > I've moved an inch forward with these.
                  > >
                  > > The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford St,
                  > > neighbouring Head of Household
                  > > James GREGORY, then James LEE:
                  > >
                  > > Mary [?] 40 b. Soms
                  > > John 3 b. Soms
                  > > William [?] 1 b. Soms
                  > >
                  > > I can't find them in the 1851 census, but the 1840
                  > > Tythe map has a property
                  > > occupied by John ROSSITER and owned by Wm ROSSITER
                  > > in this position. I take
                  > > John and William to be the clothiers referred to
                  > in
                  > > contemporary trade
                  > > directories.
                  > >
                  > > Does anyone know what became of them in 1851 or
                  > > 1881? Did they go to Aus
                  > > with Wm's children after his death?
                  > >
                  > > Regards
                  > >
                  > > David
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                • David Smart
                  ... Keyford St is in Frome, Somerset, England BTW, where is Severna Park, Md.?! Regards David
                  Message 8 of 14 , Feb 11, 2002
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                    > --- james cornett <jlcorny@...> wrote:
                    > > Where is Leyford St.? What country?
                    > > David Smart <david.smart@...> wrote:

                    > > > ...The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford St...:
                    > > >
                    > > > Mary [?] 40 b. Soms
                    > > > John 3 b. Soms
                    > > > William [?] 1 b. Soms
                    > > >
                    > > > I can't find them in the 1851 census, but the 1840
                    > > > Tythe map has a property
                    > > > occupied by John ROSSITER in this position.

                    Keyford St is in Frome, Somerset, England

                    BTW, where is Severna Park, Md.?!

                    Regards

                    David
                  • David Smart
                    I posted a couple of weeks ago about the PCC will of Wm ROSSITER, Clothier of Frome, who died in 1851, which I d just got a copy of. He had substantial
                    Message 9 of 14 , Feb 11, 2002
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                      I posted a couple of weeks ago about the PCC will of Wm ROSSITER, Clothier
                      of Frome, who died in 1851, which I'd just got a copy of. He had substantial
                      properties in Keyford, where there is still Rossiters Hill.

                      It turned out to be something of a disappointment, giving little that wasn't
                      already in the Death Duty records - but see below.

                      The extra info:
                      - the will was originally proved in the Cons. Arch. Court of Wells
                      - Francis GILES, jt Exor and trustee, was a Surgeon of Frome
                      - the will makes provision not only for an exor to be replaced in case of
                      death, but also of leaving England
                      - the witnesses are Edward HAF[?]MAN Frome Receptor and Chas DAVIES
                      Southampton Solr [?]

                      The will was originally proved at Wells in 1852, and the copy proved at the
                      PCC, London, 28 Dec 1855, also by Wm ROSSITER Jnr, "to whom admon was
                      granted Limited so far only as concerns all the right title and interest of
                      him the said deceased in and to the sum of Nine hundred and eighty pounds
                      three shillings and eleven pence New[?] three per cent Annuities and all
                      dividends interest now due and to grow due thereon subject to the Will of
                      Sarah BLUNT deceased..."

                      Robert BLUNT, Clothier, married Sarah ROSSITER at St John's in 1771 (her
                      Aunt Martha had married Wm BLUNT in 1744). In 1809 property formerly in the
                      tenure of John POBJOY, now Joseph ABBOTT, was leased to Robert BLUNT on the
                      lives of John Singer BLUNT and Edward ROSSITER, Clothier of Warminster. In
                      1824 it was leased to William ROSSITER who was in possession as Robert's
                      executor. There were also close connections with the SINGERs.

                      Does anyone know anything of Sarah BLUNT after her marriage to Robert - in
                      particular, when she died, or the date of her will?

                      TIA

                      David Smart
                      London, England

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                    • james cornett
                      Severna Park Maryland is right next to Annapolis Maryland. I am studying south Baltimore. Evidently there were a lot of Irish and a lot of Rossiter s in
                      Message 10 of 14 , Feb 12, 2002
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                        Severna Park Maryland is right next to Annapolis
                        Maryland. I am studying south Baltimore. Evidently
                        there were a lot of Irish and a lot of Rossiter's in
                        south Baltimore. My great gandfather was John
                        Rossiter from Wexford, Ireland and he had 10 children.
                        It is very exciting because all of the churches and
                        the graveyards are close by. and there are good
                        records available.
                        --- David Smart <david.smart@...> wrote:
                        > > --- james cornett <jlcorny@...> wrote:
                        > > > Where is Leyford St.? What country?
                        > > > David Smart <david.smart@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > > > > ...The 1841 census has an entry in Keyford
                        > St...:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Mary [?] 40 b. Soms
                        > > > > John 3 b. Soms
                        > > > > William [?] 1 b. Soms
                        > > > >
                        > > > > I can't find them in the 1851 census, but the
                        > 1840
                        > > > > Tythe map has a property
                        > > > > occupied by John ROSSITER in this position.
                        >
                        > Keyford St is in Frome, Somerset, England
                        >
                        > BTW, where is Severna Park, Md.?!
                        >
                        > Regards
                        >
                        > David
                        >


                        =====
                        James L. Cornett
                        102 St. Francis Ct.
                        Severna Park, Md. 21146
                        410-647-6979
                        jlcorny@...

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                      • David Smart
                        I ve bought a couple of C18 PCC wills from the PRO Online website which shed considerable light on the ROSSITER Clothiers of Keyford and their relations:
                        Message 11 of 14 , Mar 9, 2003
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                          I've bought a couple of C18 PCC wills from the PRO Online website which shed
                          considerable light on the ROSSITER Clothiers of Keyford and their relations:
                          Daniel ROSITER, 1715-1787, and John HUNTLEY, 1745-1807 (see summaries
                          below).

                          The relationships are still a little uncertain, because:
                          1) the same Christian names run down the generations
                          2) I suspect 'nephew' and 'cousin' are used in the wills to mean great
                          nephew and cousin once removed
                          3) I'm missing some key marriages, and
                          4) I only have vague dates for some of the baptisms, notably Edward ROSITER
                          b.1676, his siblings and children.

                          I'd be greatful if any list members can pass on proper dates and place
                          (preferably with the source) for the baptisms, and help sort out the
                          following:

                          a) The parentage of Daniel's nephews and nieces:
                          Frances ROSSITER, bap. abt 1741, married John MUIR at St John's, Frome, 6
                          Nov 1777. Mary ROSSITER, bap. abt 1751, married John WAYLAND 27 Oct 1778 at
                          St John's. So their father William is presumably Daniel's brother. Robert
                          BLUNT, s/o John and Daniel's sister Martha, married Sarah ROSSITER, another
                          d/o William, 30 Dec 1771 at Frome St John. (The will of Robert BLUNT was
                          proved in 1821 and Sarah BLUNT's in 1828, so if she really was baptised in
                          1731, she lived into her 90s.)

                          I'm presuming that the Daniel who married Mary ??, widow of James HARRIS, at
                          St John's 20 Oct 1769 is the same Daniel who had married Mary BROOKMAN there
                          on 2 Sep 1740, rather than a son.

                          So how are Ann OLIVE and John HUNTL(E)Y Daniel's niece and nephews?

                          b) The GRANT connection:
                          John HUNTLEY refers to "my late cousin Mary GRANT" and her granddaughter
                          Sarah RICHARDSON ots BUTCHER. Solomon ROSITER (abt 1750-1815) married Sarah
                          GRANT (abt 1774-1839) in Frome 9 Jun 1794.

                          Is there a link?

                          TIA

                          David

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                          PROB11/1154
                          Daniel ROSITER ots ROSSITER of Frome Swd
                          To my wife Mary, all my land and the leasehold estates I bought of Mrs Jane
                          GRIFFITH and the use of my broad loombs for life, also my household goods
                          such as beds, linen, all the frames and glass in the garden, all the fuel
                          for fier in the house or garden and all the drinkables in house such as
                          beer, wine and other liquors; to John HUNTLEY and Robert BLUNT, both my
                          nephews, all my utensils in trade such as shear tools, presses and cloth
                          racks, scribbling horses, willow mill, oil kettles, scales, weights except
                          the loombs, to be equally divided between them; to my nephew William ROSITER
                          the piece of land in Frome Field called Long Mead and the piece behind
                          HANCOCKs Building called RYALs and my property in the lease granted for 21
                          years by Mr Edward BULL and Mr THEOBALD; and at my wife's death I give to
                          the said William ROSITER all the leasehold and land estates which I gave her
                          for life, likewise my broad loombs; at my wife's death I give to the
                          trustees of the Charity School of Frome the estate where Mr John ADLAM [?]
                          now lives called LUFFs Tenements with its outhouses and garden and the piece
                          of ground that was Mr GREEN's counting house adjoining the porch which Mr
                          John ADLAM pays 5s p.a. for, to be sold and the money put in stocks and
                          applied with that of Madam HIPPIEs in helping to put the Charity Boys
                          apprentice; all my effects such as cloth, woollen yarn and debts due, to
                          William ROSSITER, An[n] OLIVE, Frances MUIR, Mary WAYLAND, John HUNTLY and
                          Robert BLUNT, all my nephews and nieces, in equal shares.
                          Overseers: Mr Edward NEWPORT Snr, Mercer, William ROSSITER and John HUNTLY,
                          my nephews, and Mr John MUIR, Mercer.
                          Signed 11 Sep 1782
                          Witnesses: Robert SELFE, William SELFE, Eliz SELFE.
                          Proved 15 Jun 1787 at PCC London by William ROSITER ots ROSSITER and John
                          HUNTLEY ots HUNTLY, two of the Exors; power reserved to Robert BLUNT and
                          John MUIR, the other Exors

                          PROB11/1461
                          John HUNTLEY, Clothier of Frome
                          To Sarah RICHARDSON ots BUTCHER d/o John RICHARDSON ots BUTCHER by my late
                          cousin Mary GRANT, £550 when she is 24, the interest to be applied in the
                          mean time towards her education, and if she dies before reaching 24, the
                          £550 to my Exor; to my cousins William ROSSITER, Ann w/o John OLIVE, Frances
                          w/o John MUIR and Mary w/o John WAYLAND, £50 each; to John Singer BLUNT,
                          £100; to Mary w/o Benjamin CARPENTER (sister to John Singer BLUNT) the
                          interest on £200 for life, and after her death, the principal to all her
                          children in equal shares; to my cousin Robert BLUNT, my half share in the
                          dwelling house and lands in or near Locks Lane, Frome, which I lately
                          purchased of John GUY and all my other freehold estate; residue to Robert
                          BLUNT, whom I constitute Sole Exor.
                          Signed 27 Feb 1796. Witnesses Will LACEY [?], Richard MARCHANT, Sarah LACEY
                          Proved at PCC London 2 May 1807 by Robert BLUNT, Sole Exor
                        • David Smart
                          I ve posted a family tree in report and gedcom formats to the Families pages of the Frome Research site. There are some 550 descendants/relatives of William
                          Message 12 of 14 , May 18, 2003
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                            I've posted a family tree in report and gedcom formats to the Families pages
                            of the Frome Research site. There are some 550 descendants/relatives of
                            William ROSSITER (d. 1676-93) and Bassell nee BIGWOOD (b. 1638/9). Names
                            (indexed at the top of the report) include ALLARD, BAYNTON, BEACHIM,
                            BIGWOOD, CLACEE, EDWARDS, HARRIS, HODDINOTT, KING, NEWPORT, RABBITS,
                            WALLISes, WAYLANDS, WEST and many others.

                            The property-owning ROSSITERs in Keyford and the Woodlands are well
                            documented, but quite a few births and links are hearsay. I should be
                            grateful for any sources listers can come up with these.

                            Special thanks to Roger Miller for BIGWOOD and CORNISH refs from St John's.

                            David Smart
                            London, England

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