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George Fredrick Rossiter

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Cripplegate, London, Britain (UK)
Death: October 23, 1866 (44)
Camperdown, Sydney
Immediate Family:

Son of George Rossiter and Sarah Rossiter
Husband of Hannah Rossiter
Father of Edwin Thomas Rossiter; Walter James Rossiter; George Joseph Rossiter; Frederick Robert Rossiter and Hannah C Rossiter

Managed by: Christopher Evan Gibbs
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About George Fredrick Rossiter

George Frederick ROSSITER and wife Hannah CHRISTMAS

George Frederick ROSSITER was baptised 10th March 1822 at St Giles Church, Cripplegate, London, England. He married Hannah CHRISTMAS about 1842, daughter of Thomas and Hannah CHRISTMAS of Hollywell Road, London.

George and Hannah had five children., Frederick Robert 1843., George Joseph 1844., Edwin Thomas., Hannah., and Walter James.

George Frederick ROSSITER is listed in the 1859/60 Electoral Roll and in Sands Directory 1858/59 as a tailor at 76 King Street Sydney. He also appears in the London Post Office Directory of 1853 as a wholesale clothier at 122A London Wall, London. So sometime between 1853 and 1858 he came to Sydney with his wife and five children.

George died 23 October 1866 at Camperdown in Sydney.

Child #1

Frederick Robert ROSSITER and first wife Margaret SWAN and Family

Frederick Robert ROSSITER was baptised 15 January 1843 at St John's Baptist Church in Shoreditch, London. He would have been a young boy of about 14 when his parents brought him to Australia. He became a draper at Ashfield in Sydney. Frederick married twice. His first wife was Margaret SWANN daughter of David S. SWANN and Elizabeth BRODIE.They were married in 1863 in Sydney and they had five children., Frederick Robert., Arthur A.T.., Edwin Ernest., Alice Margaret ., Alexander Sydney., and Herbert Augustus. Margaret died on the 3rd January 1876 at Waterloo.

Frederick Robert ROSSITER was born at Redfern in Sydney in 1864. He married Emily CHRISTMAS 22 March 1885 at Ashfield in Sydney and they had ? children

Frederick died 10th September 1929.

Arthur A.T.ROSSITER was born in 1866 at Glebe in Sydney and died in 1868.

Edwin Ernest ROSSITER was born 1868 in Sydney and died in 1889.

Alice Margaret ROSSITER was born 1870 in Sydney and in 1906 she married William HARRIS at Peak Hill.

Alexander Sydney ROSSITER was born in 1871 in Sydney. He married Sarah Mary (May) KELLY on the 9th May 1895. Sarah was a daughter of James KELLY and Jane CLUGSTON of Adaminaby. Alexander and Sarah had three children., Ernest Sydney.,

Gladys., and Keith Alexander.

Herbert Augustus ROSSITER was born in Sydney in 1873 and died at Canterbury in 1941.

Frederick Robert ROSSITER and second wife Hannah CHRISTMAS and Family

Frederick Robert ROSSITER, a widower, married Hannah CHRISTMAS in 1877 in Sydney. Hannah was a daughter of Alfred and Mary CHRISTMAS. Frederick and Hannah had five children., Ethel May 1879. Lillian Victoria 1881., Minnie Elizabeth 1883., Stella H. 1886., and Robert A. in 1889.

Frederick Robert ROSSITER died 13 September 1906 at Ashfield and Hannah died some 32 years later, 20th October 1938.

Child #2

George Joseph ROSSITER and wife Emily S GUMLEY and Family

George Joseph ROSSITER was baptised on the 28th November 1844 at St John's Baptist Church in Shoreditch, London. He would have been about thirteen years old when he arrived in Australia with his parents and his brothers and sister. In 1889 He married Emily GUMLEY of Ulladulla in New South Wales, daughter of Henry and Helen GUMLEY.

George and Emily had five children all born at Newtown in Sydney. They were, Emily 1891., Isabella 1892., Henry 1894., William 1896., and Arthur in 1897.

George Frederick ROSSITER died at Balmain South in sydney on the 23rd October 1905.

Child #3

Edwin Thomas ROSSITTER

Edwin Thomas ROSSITTER died in 1896 at St.Peters. His surname is spelt with two T's in the NSW death registration indexes.

Child #4


Hannah ROSSITER would have been a young girl when her parents brought her to Australia. She married W.M.EARLE 13th August 1872

Child #5

Walter James ROSSITER and wife Mary CRUICKSHANK and Family

Walter James ROSSITER was born in about 1855 in England so he would have been about two years of age when his parents brought him to Australia. He married Mary CRUICKSHANK at Newtown in Sydney in 1894 and they had four children., Reginald Walter., Sydney James., Hannah I., and Adeline Constance

Soon after Reginald was born Walter and Mary purchased the genearal store at Adaminaby

When Walter died in 1921 his son Reginald, took over the store and he was still running the business in 1943 when his mother Mary died. Some time later Reginald purchased the general store at Bowral.

Reginald Walter ROSSITER was born in 1895 in Newtown. In 1928 he married Alice M CLUGSTON. Alice was a daughter of Andrew Castles CLUGSTON and Selina Alice BARRETT. Reginald and Alice had three daughters., Lola., Nona., and Betty.

Sydney James ROSSITER was born at Adaminaby in 1898. He died there on the 30th January 1920.

Hannah I. ROSSITER was born in 1901 at Adaminaby. In 1928 she married Samuel McKAY at Cooma.

Adeline Constance ROSSITER was born 1907 in Adaminaby. In 1942 she married George Edwin BURKE at Newtown.


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George Fredrick Rossiter's Timeline

March 1822
Cripplegate, London, Britain (UK)
Age 20
Shoreditch, London
November 28, 1844
Age 22
Shoreditch, London
Age 23
Age 31
Shoreditch, London
Age 32
October 23, 1866
Age 44
Camperdown, Sydney