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Elizabeth Rossiter (Alsop)

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

Daughter of Rev. John Alsop, Sr. and Temperance Gilbert
Wife of Bryan 'Bray' Rossiter
Mother of Joanna Cotton; Abigail Rossiter; Elizabeth Rossiter; Peter Rossiter; Timothy Rossiter and 5 others
Sister of Joseph Alsop; Elizabeth Baldwin; Anthony Alsopp; Jane Alsopp; George Alsop (Alsopp) and 4 others

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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
July 1642
Age 29
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 33
Age 34
Age 37
Age 37
November 18, 1652
Age 39
February 6, 1654
Age 41
Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
August 29, 1669
Age 56
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut