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Dr. Bray Rossiter

Male Abt 1610 - 1672  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Bray Rossiter  [1
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born Abt 1610  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1672  Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I14011  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Edward Rossiter,   b. Abt 1575, Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1630, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother (Unknown) Combe 
    Married Bef 1600  [1
    Family ID F12384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Alsop,   b. Bef 15 Feb 1614,   d. 29 Aug 1669, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married Bef 1630  [2
    Children 
    +1. Joanna Rossiter,   b. Jul 1642,   d. 12 Oct 1702, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F8815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Bryan, Brian. Emigrated in 1630 on the Mary and John with his father. One of the first physicians in Connecticut, he was admired by many and reviled by some. In the December 1663 dispute between the New Haven and Connecticut colonies, the document "New Haven's Case Stated" calls Rossiter "a man of a turbulent, fractious, restless spirit," as evidenced by his having recently arrived in New Haven with several companions at the ungodly hour of 10 PM.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S1586] Meredith B. Colket, Jr., "Edward Rossiter, Colonist, of Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Rossiter English Lineage." Based chiefly on research by Charles Fitch-Northen. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 138:4, January 1984.

    3. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    4. [S1582] John Wingate Thornton, "The Cotton Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1:164, April 1847., place only.