14th Great-Grandpa

In Somerset, England, one of the first recorded Rossiter families is that of Richard Rossiter, born 1461, son of William and Joan ROSSITER (Rouchestre). Richard was the first proved land owner at Combe St.Nicholas which is about three kilometres northwest of Chard. In 1524 he was called "Gentleman" and he owned four messuages and 543 acres of land. He married Elizabeth PEYRE about 1490 and they had three children, Joan Phillip and George.