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Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters
Patrick Rossiter
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Hello All:  

I am Patrick Rossiter, descended from the Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters. I would love to hear from you if you have any information on this branch of the family. My database currently has 359 families with 1180 people who are in some way related to this family.  

best regards Pat  

Patrick Rossiter
Auckland, New Zealand
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters
Annette Stanley
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Patrick Rossiter wrote:

Hello All:  

I am Patrick Rossiter, descended from the Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters. I would love to hear from you if you have any information on this branch of the family. My database currently has 359 families with 1180 people who are in some way related to this family.  

best regards Pat  

Hi Patrick,

I'm interested in finding out about my ancestors on my father's side of the family.  I understand you are a decendent of the Rossiters of Newfoundland, possibly of the earlier settlers from Wexford. Also that  completed research on the subject.

I have recently discovered my great grandmother  was a Dora Rossiter born in about 1863 St. John's, Newfoundland. She married a Denis Leary in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1880, an Irish soldier stationed there.  On her marriage certificate her father is mentioned as William Rossiter and there is a Mary Rossitermentioned as a witness.

Any information  would be very much appreciated.

Regards

Annette

Annette Stanley
United Kingdom
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [2]
Patrick Rossiter
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Hello Annette:  

Sorry for the slow reply.  We are on vacation and on a VERY slow connection.   

I am afraid that I cannot find any Dora Rossiter in my database.  I have three William Rossiters, one of whom may be in the correct time frame, but there is no Dora among his 11 children.  Mary is a very common first name among Rossiters.  :-)  

I also have no Denis Leary in my database.  Sorry.  

I think your branch may have split off somewhere before mine, or may be a different Rossiter.  

If I find anything promising I will try to get back to you.   

Best regards

Pat 

Patrick Rossiter
Auckland, New Zealand
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters
Kay690
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I am a descendant of USA Rossetter/Rosseter/Rossiter family that  came from County Wexford, Ireland to Pennsylvania late 1700's.  Actually I can only prove my John Rossetter line back to 1813 Pennsylvania.  Have been working on this line for the last 19 years.  They were Presbyterian but there is a family story that John's father was in seminary to be a Catholic priest before meeting Catherine who became his wife.

Do you have American connections?

Kay Fleming 

 

 

Kay690
Grove, OK
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [2]
Patrick Rossiter
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Hello Kay:  

We doubtless  have a connection but it would be back while the families were in Wexford.  The Newfoundland Rossiters made lots of trips to "the Boston states" as they called it for shopping or social reasons, but in my wing of the family it is only at my father and grandfather's generations that I have any known links to the USA.  I believe that at least two of my grandfather's sisters moved to Mass, and I know that my father's brother lived in NY for many years.  Some of my uncle's children still live in the USA, although he returned to Nova Scotia.  

Patrick Rossiter
Auckland, New Zealand
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [3]
Kay690
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Pat,

If you find out you need information on the Rossetters here let me know, I have them in groups and by states and Irish origin and English.  I will keep working on the Wexford groups, maybe find something one day.  Mine are definitely Irish, many redheads and hot tempers. 

Good Luck!

Kay Fleming 

 

 

 

Kay690
Grove, OK
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters
Jack Mc Donald
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From 'Houses of Wexford' (2004)

Ballygarvan House Gusserane, New Ross

Referring to the Anglo-Norman settler family of Rossiter, genealogist Hilary Murphy states" Havibg established  themselves at Rathmacknee, the Rossiters erected other castle strongholds at Ballygarvan. In records for 1814, Patrick Rossiter is listed as owner of the farm, and by 1859 Margaret Rossiter had  married Richard Rice.

Bargy Castle, Tomhaggard

The original dwelling was probably erected in 1591 by the Norman family of Rossiter.They were dispossessed in the Cromwellian re-settlement period of the seventeenth century.

Brookfield Rathaspeck

Rossiters have lived and farmed here for four generations and have documents from 1823 providing information on occupation by the Fortunes at that time.

Garrywilliam, Crossabeg

The house was allegedly built by John Rossiter who became a local leader in the rebellion of 1798.

Oaklea, Roxoboro.

The house was bought in half of the twentieth century by the Rossiter family, farmers and horse-breeders, who have a marriage connection with the Codd's of Kilcowan.

Rossiters House, Hilltown, Killinick

The family tree showing the birth of Walter Rossiter, 1730, who lived here. Genealogist Hilary Murphy refers to " the Rossiter families of Wexford descended from one of the most notable of the Anglo-Norman settlers who became extensive proprietors, holders of important public offices, military leaders and distuingished churchmen. Nicholas Rossiter (born 1850) lived here.Laughing

Jack Mc Donald
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [2]
Andres Rossiter
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Jack:

I see you have a lot information of the Rossiters. I'm interesting about your information to the Rossiters in Killinick. A few years ago started looking for information about my ancestors from the data that I had here in Argentina ggg.grandparent William Rossiter was born in 1781 ( -) in Wexford, Ireland, married to Martha Green, also born in Ireland, parents James Rossiter, born in 1815, (Killinick, Ballycorboise) also in Wexford, the latter married Ellen Sinnott in 1840 with Irish-born daughter of Thomas and Mary Sinnott Bent (b 1780-1860) (Ballybrennan). James and Ellen moved to Argentina around 1866. I'm looking for info about William Roositer's (1781-1865) parents, also Martha Green parents both from Killinick, and if is possible info about Thomas Sinnott and Mary Bent parents from Ballybrennan.

Some searches and information that I have provided me gently suggests who might be the parents of William Rossiter (1781-1865), an alternative may be (James Rossiter (1752 -?) And Judith Fortune, but I don't believe it because this info could not reliably secure as there are dates and other information that do not match for some years.You tell about Walter Rossiter (1730) from Killinick,  I think  he was a possible connection with my ancestors.  I would like to know if your details could verify the information that I have much or give me new info about Rossiter from Killinick. I appreciate what you can do. Thanks. Andres

 

Andres Rossiter
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [2]
Patrick Rossiter
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Hi Jack:  

Those notes are quite interesting.  We believe that our wing of the family descended from a Thomas Rossiter (spelled Rossetter on the ship's records), who was a ship's carpenter on HMS Conqueror at Trafalgar and moved to Newfoundland soon afterwards.  Unfortunately legend states that he returned to England to collect his share of a prize (probably actually his Trafalgar medal) and his fate thereafter is unknown.  

 His parents were Thomas Rossiter and Margaret Butler, and he was baptised 6 May 1784 at Rowe Street Church in Wexford.  

 best regards

Pat 

Patrick Rossiter
Auckland, New Zealand
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RE: Researching Newfoundland/Irish (Wexford) Rossiters [2]
Jack Mc Donald
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Enniscorthy Roots 1901;

Court st; (4)

Rossiter Tobias,  Patrick, Ellen, John,James (victuller)

St Johns st; (49)

Rossiter Ellen, Peter, Bridget, Eliza, Michael, James, Mary, Ellen

The Quay (6)

Rossiter Bridget, Charlie, May, Edward (restaurant)

Jack Mc Donald
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