About Rosalind Margaret Waite Alley
I started to enjoy the idea of geneology at the dinner table when my Dad would create an open disscusion about our New England roots. So now I am the family Gene’s keeper which I am honored to say! My goal is to keep the old and new histories alive, by adding all the new family births and what not current! I am also an artist, and a community type person doing all kinds of things for the local students of our beautiful San Lorenzo Valley in California, USA. Some of my items are for sale at my Etsy shop please take a look if you wish! https://www.etsy.com/shop/artowley
The name Waite (also Wait, Wayt, Wayte, Wayght, Waight, and Weight) derives from the Old English word for Watch (as in Watchman). The term described the minstrels who originally performed for noble families and later referred to the men who called out the Watch (hour) and performed music to entertain the passers-by. All the Waites of England and Wales are believed to be descendants of Ricardus Le Wayte of the County of Warwick, who was Escheater of the counties of Berkshire, Wilts, Oxford, Bedford, and Bucks in 1315. Ricardus was a direct descendant of Ralf de Waiet, whose wife my nineteenth ggrandmother Emma http://www.geni.com/people/Emma-of-Hereford/6000000002459920503, sister of Roger, Earl of Hereford, and cousin of William the Conqueror. In 1075 A.D., William presented the Earldom, city and castle of Norwich, England, to Ralf de Waiet on his marriage to Emma. I am a direct descendant of Thomas Waite from Rhode Island 1636 here is his link on Geni http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Waite/6000000007338465278 Thank you for stoping by!