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Our Generation Numbering System

We have used a combination of standard numbers, with roman numerals to keep it simple. The numbers represent the Generation of the persons mentioned & the roman numerals represent the Order Of Birth in the family.

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Last updated:
26th November, 2007

 

Descendants of WILLIAM ROSSITER

Generation No. 1

WILLIAM ROSSITER: was born 1750 and died 7 July 1847 in Wedmore, Somerset, England. William's first marriage (at age 31) was to ELIZABETH VENN on 25th June 1781 in Wedmore, Somerset, England. William's second marriage (at age 55) was to MARY LYONS on the 17th April 1805. We are still searching for further information on William Rossiter.

Children of WILLIAM ROSSITER & ELIZABETH VENN are:

  1. WILLIAM VENN/ROSSITER: Born approx. 13th June 1781, Wedmore, Somerset, England. Died (at age 1) on 15th September, 1782 Wedmore, Somerset, England

  2. REBECKAH ROSSITER: Born approx. 20th November, 1785

  3. WILLIAM ROSSITER (2nd): Born approx. 4th February, 1787; died (at age 84) on 15th February, 1871, North Heath, Meare, Somerset

  4. HANNAH ROSSITER: Born approx. 5th November, 1795

  5. ELIZABETH ROSSITER: Born approx. 29th January, 1797

  6. SARAH ROSSITER: Born approx. 25th March, 1799

  7. ANN ROSSITER: Born approx. March 1804


Generation No. 2i

Unfortunately WILLIAM/VENN ROSSITER died at the early age of 1 year on 15th September, 1782 in Wedmore, Somerset, England. We are therefore unable to continue with a historical review of this person.

Generation No. 2ii

We are still searching for information on REBECKAH ROSSITER.

Generation No. 2iii

WILLIAM ROSSITER (2nd): (Third child of William and Elizabeth Rossiter), Born approx. 4th February, 1787; died (at age 84) on 15th February, 1871, North Heath, Meare, Somerset. At age 22 William married ANN REEVES (daughter of WILLIAM REEVES & DIANA FISHER), on 21st February 1809 in Wedmore, Somerset, England.

Children of WILLIAM ROSSITER (2nd) & ANN REEVES are:

  1. WILLIAM ROSSITER (3rd): Born 13th December, 1809

  2. ANN ROSSITER: Born 14th July, 1811

  3. HANNAH ROSSITER: Born 3rd March, 1814 in Bagley, Somerset, England

  4. JAMES ROSSITER: Born 24th July, 1816 in Bagley, Somerset, England; died (at age 79) on 14th June 1896, in Barrow, Causeway, Meare, Somerset

  5. WILLIAM ROSSITER (4th): Born 4th June 1820

  6. BETSEY ROSSITER: Born 9 October, 1825

  7. MARY ROSSITER: Born 13th July. 1828 in Bagley, Somerset, England

  8. MARIA ROSSITER: Born 27th March, 1831. Maria married JOHN TAYLOR (at age 17), on 28th March, 1848 in Theale, Somerset, England

  9. AMBROSE WHITMAN ROSSITER: Born 27th March, 1831 in Bagley, Somerset, England. Ambrose married MARY ANN HAM (at age 21) on 2 February, 1853 in Theale, Somerset, England

  10. ELIZA ROSSITER: Born 13th March 1834 in Bagley, Somerset, England

Generation No. 2iv

We are still searching for information on Hannah Rossiter.

Generation No. 2v

We are still searching for information on Elizabeth Rossiter.

Generation No. 2vi

We are still searching for information on Sarah Rossiter.

Generation No. 2vii

We are still searching for information on Ann Rossiter.


Generation No. 3i

We are still searching for information on William Rossiter (3rd).

Generation No. 3ii

ANN ROSSITER: (2nd child of William & Ann Rossiter) Born 14th July, 1811. Ann married GEORGE PATCH (at age 20) on 15th December, 1831 in Wedmore, Somerset England.

Children of ANN ROSSITER & GEORGE PATCH are:

  1. JOHN PATCH: Born 4th October, 1832
  2. ELEANOR PATCH: Born 7th January, 1835
  3. CAROLINE PATCH: Born 8th February, 1838
  4. ELLEN PATCH: 24th January, 1850

Generation No. 3iii

We are still searching for information on Hannah Rossiter.

Generation No. 3iv

JAMES ROSSITER: (4th child of William Rossiter & Ann Reeves) Born 24th July, 1816 in Bagley, Somerset, England. James Married ELIZABETH MARY RADFORD ~ a.k.a: "BETSY" (at age 21) on 5th April 1838 in Parish of Meare, Somerset, England. Mary was the daughter of JOHN RADFORD & JANE WALL.

Children of JAMES ROSSITER & ELIZABETH MARY RADFORD are:

  1. ELIZABETH ROSSITER: Born 9th October, 1825

  2. HARRIET ROSSITER: Born 30th May, 1841 in West Hay Moor, Somerset, England. Died (at age 81) on 26th May, 1923

  3. THOMAS ROSSITER: Born 13th July, 1843 in West Hay Moor, Somerset, England. Died (at age 25) on 7th May 1869

  4. JANE ROSSITER: Born 18th November, 1849

  5. CHARLOTTE ROSSITER: Born 1852

  6. LOT ROSSITER: Born 1854. Died 19th December 1930

  7. LUKE ROSSITER: Born 1854

  8. MARK ROSSITER: Born 22nd September, 1857 in Meare, Somerset, England. Died 13th October, 1933, CWMDOS, Monmothshire, Wales

  9. JAMES ROSSITER: Born 1864. Married ELLEN CHAPMAN

Generation No. 3v

WILLIAM ROSSITER: (5th child of William Rossiter 2nd & Ann Reeves) Born 4th June, 1820. He married ELIZABETH WILLIS (at age 25) on 12th November, 1845 in Theale, Wedmore, Somerset.

Children of WILLIAM ROSSITER & ELIZABETH WILLIS are:

  1. PHOEBE ROSSITER: We are still searching for information on Phoebe Rossiter

  2. WILLIAM ROSSITER (5th): Born approx. 1 January, 1846

  3. GEORGE ROSSITER: Born approx. 1 August, 1847

  4. JOHN ROSSITER: Born approx. 10th May, 1860. John married CHARLOTTE HEMBURY and remarried MARY RADFORD, 25th March, 1848.

Generation No. 3vi

We are still searching for information on Betsey Rossiter.

Generation No. 3vii

MARY ROSSITER: (7th child of William Rossiter & Ann Reeves) Born: 13th July, 1828 in Bagley, Somerset, England. Mary married JOHN MAPSTONE on 14th August, 1845 in Meare, Somerset, England. John was the son of George Mapstone & Eliza Fear.

Children of MARY ROSSITER & JOHN MAPSTONE are:

  1. JANE MAPSTONE

  2. MARIA MAPSTONE

  3. JOHN MAPSTONE

  4. ROBERT MAPSTONE

  5. ELIZA JANE MAPSTONE

  6. ELIZABETH MAPSTONE

  7. SAMUEL MAPSTONE

  8. JANE MAPSTONE

  9. PHOEBE ANN MAPSTONE

Generation No. 3viii

We are still searching for information on Maria Rossiter.

Generation No. 3ix

We are still searching for information on Ambrose Rossiter.

Generation No. 3x

We are still searching for information on Eliza Rossiter.


Generation No. 4i

ELIZABETH ROSSITER: (1st child of James Rossiter & Elizabeth Mary Radford), Born 9th October, 1825. Elizabeth married CHARLES TUCKER (at age 20) on 24th September 1846 in Theale, Wedmore, Somerset.

Children of ELIZABETH ROSSITER & CHARLES TUCKER are:

  1. ELIZA JANE ROSSITER: Born 15th October, 1853 in West Hay Moor, Somerset, England.

Generation No. 4ii

HARRIET ROSSITER: (2nd child of James Rossiter & Elizabeth Mary Radford) Born 30th May, 1841 in West Hay Moor, Somerset, England and died (at age 81) 26th May 1923. She married JOHN PATCH ( at age 22) on 2nd April, 1863 in Meare, Somerset, England. John was the son of ESAU PATCH.

Children of HARRIET ROSSITER & JOHN PATCH are:

  1. JOHN THOMAS PATCH: Born 6th January, 1864 in Meareway, Meare, Somerset England and died (at age 76) on 25th December 1940. John married SUSAN DIFFORD (at age 20) on 27th March, 1884 in Meare, Somerset, England.

  2. JANE PATCH: Born approx. 4th March, 1886

  3. ELIZA PATCH: Born approx. 1870

  4. CAROLINE PATCH: Born approx. 31st August, 1873

  5. FREDERICK ELIJAH PATCH: Born approx. 3rd December, 1876

 

Generation No. 4iii

We are still searching for information on Thomas Rossiter.

Generation No. 4iv

We are still searching for information on Jane Rossiter.

Generation No. 4v

We are still searching for information on Charlotte Rossiter.

Generation No. 4vi

LOT ROSSITER: Born 1854 and died 19th September, 1930. Lot married ISABELLA WATTS (at age 29) on 1st May 1883. Isabella was daughter of GEORGE WATTS & JANE CHURCHES.

Children of LOT ROSSITER & ISABELLA WATTS are:

  1. WILLIAM GEORGE ROSSITER: Born 1884, died (at age 72) in 1956, Henton, Wookey, Somerset, England. William married ELIZA JANE WARR (at age 27) on 18th April, 1911.

  2. LUKE ROSSITER: Born 1885, died (at age 76) in 1961 at Theale, Somerset, England. Luke married ELSIE ELIZABETH HIGGS (at age 28) in 1913, Meare, Somerset, England.

  3. MARK ROSSITER: Born 1887, died 15th June 1931, Godley, Somerset, England. Mark's first marriage was to EMMA JENKINS. His second marriage was to ELIZABETH MARY VERNON, (at age 22) 16th May, 1910.

  4. ELIZA JANE ROSSITER: Born 1891. Eliza married WILFRED ALFRED MAPSTONE, (at age 23) on 20th April, 1914.

 

 

Generation No. 4vii

We are still searching for information on Luke Rossiter.

Generation No. 4viii

MARK ROSSITER: Born 22nd December, 1857 in Meare, Somerset, England. Died 13th October, 1933 (at age 75) in CWMDOS, Monmothshire, Wales. Mark's first marriage was to ELIZABETH WISEMAN (at age 25) on 14th May, 1883 in Register Office, Newport, Wales. Elizabeth was the daughter of JOHN WISEMAN & ELIZABETH ADLAM. Mark's second marriage was to LYDIA ELIZA JEFFERIES (at age 47) on 8th August, 1905 in Newport, Monmothshire, Wales. Lydia was the daughter of GEORGE JEFFERIES & EMMA GOUGH.

Children of MARK ROSSITER & ELIZABETH WISEMAN are:

  1. MAY ROSSITER:

  2. BESSINA ROSSITER: Married into WOODALL family.

  3. WILLIAM TREVOR ROSSITER: Died approx. March 1898

  4. ELIZABETH LOTTIE ROSSITER:

  5. FLORENCE MELINDA ROSSITER: Born 1880. Married HENRY CHARLES WITCOMBE.

  6. THOMAS ROSSITER: Born 1882. Married PHILLIPA MOSS.

  7. GEORGE ROSSITER: Born 1884.

  8. JAMES JOHN ROSSITER: Born 13th June, 1885. Address: 160 The Celyn, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouth, Wales. Died Church Street, Newport, Wales. James married AMELIA MARY LEWIS (at age 20) on 12th August, 1905, at Bethesda Chapel, Rogerstone, Wales.

  9. ERMEST MARK ROSSITER: Born 1889.

  10. ROSE JANE ROSSITER: Born 1890.

Children of MARK ROSSITER & LYDIA JEFFERIES are:

  1. WILLIAM JOHN ROSSITER: Born approx. 1900.

 

Generation No. 4ix

We are still searching for information on James Rossiter


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