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Elizabeth Rossiter (Alsop)

Birthplace: Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Death: August 29, 1669 (56)
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. John Alsop, Sr. and Temperance Alsop
Wife of Bryan Rossiter, Dr and Bryan 'Bray' Rossiter
Mother of Joanna Cotton; Josiah Rossiter; Peter Rossiter; Ester Rossiter; Timothy Rossiter and 13 others
Sister of Anthony Alsopp; Joseph Alsop; Elizabeth Baldwin; George Alsop; Jane Alsopp and 4 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Ford

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About Elizabeth Rossiter

From: Douglas Richardson <royalancestry@msn.com> Subject: Rev. John Alsop, of East Chinnock and Crewkerne, Somerset Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:04:54 -0700 (PDT) References: <11f733ec.65f8f8ff@usw-ex0102-015.remarq.com> In-Reply-To: <11f733ec.65f8f8ff@usw-ex0102-015.remarq.com>

Dear Newsgroup ~

As a followup to my original post on the Alsop family back in 1999, this past week I came across the following record:

Calendar of Patent Rolls, 42 Elizabeth I (1599-1600) (List and Index Society 332) (2010): 184:

Date: 1 August 1600. Presentation of John Alsopp, clerk, B.A., to the vicarage of East Chinnock [Somerset], Bath and Wells diocese; lawfully void, and in the queen's gift pleno jure). END OF QUOTE.

The above individual is presumably the John Alsop who matriculated sizar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, at Easter 1578, and graduated B.A. 1580-1. He is believed to be the individual of that name who was ordained priest at Lichfield on 21 Sept. 1582. He subsequently served as a preacher in the parish of Crewkerne, Somersetshire in the period, 1607-1614.

Rev. John Alsop's daughter, Elizabeth Alsop, was baptized at Crewkerne, Somerset in 1614. She married [Mr.] Bray (or Bryan) Rossiter, Gent. (died 1672), of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Windsor and Guilford, Connecticut.

For an interesting biography of Bray Rossiter, see Paine, Paine Ancestry (1912): 113-118, available at the following weblink:


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Elizabeth Rossiter's Timeline

February 4, 1613
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
July 1642
Windsor, Hartford County, CT, United States
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States