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.