Joy Clist, d. 1935

John Thomas Rossiter

John Thomas Rossiter

Male 1886 - 1971  (85 years)

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  • Name John Thomas Rossiter 
    Born 1886  East Harrington, Wells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1971  47 Queens Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I606  Clist Connections
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Edward Rossiter,   b. 05 Jan 1856, Leigh Upon Mendip, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cuba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Quick,   b. 1859,   d. 1897  (Age 38 years) 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daisy Winifred Willis,   d. 1965 
    Children 
    +1. Gordon Willis Rossiter,   b. Dec 1917,   d. 1952  (Age ~ 34 years)
    +2. Freda Mary Rossiter,   b. 28 Sep 1923,   d. 26 Mar 2012  (Age 88 years)
     3. Basil Henry Rossiter,   b. Oct 1925,   d. 28 May 1991  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Edward and Elizabeth Rossiter and family
    Edward and Elizabeth Rossiter and family
    Copies of this photo were found in the memorabilia of brothers Sidney Clist and John Clist, New Zealand, but none of the Clist descendants knew who the family was. In consultation with Ernie Wide (UK, a Rossiter connection) we have now identified each of the members of the family.

    As the mother in this photo looks remarkably like my great-grandmother Mary Clist ne Quick, I had already guessed that she is Mary's older sister Elizabeth Rossiter ne Quick. The father is her husband Edward Rossiter. The eldest child is Margaret Mary b. 1882, next is Edward James (Ted) b. 1884, then John Thomas b. 1886 and Violet Elizabeth b. 1889. The youngest is Charles Rossiter b. 1891, dressed in a baby smock as was the custom in those days. Yet to come is Harry b. 1893.

    Sadly, all children were orphaned just 5 years after this photo was taken, and were dispersed to uncles and aunts in the Quick family. Ted (13) and Charles (5) were reared by my great-grandparents George and Mary Clist, of Shoreditch, Taunton.

    Roger Clist, July 2011

    Documents
    Probate and Will for John Thomas Rossiter 1971
    Probate and Will for John Thomas Rossiter 1971
    The last Will and Testament of John Thomas Rossiter of 47 Queens Road, Devizes, Wiltshire signed 22 Jul 1965 appointing the National Provincial Bank as executor. John died on 8 Jan 1971 and the National Westminster Bank renounced Probate and Letters of Administration were granted to his son Basil Henry Rossiter and daughter Freda Mary Vince. Probate granted 23 Apr 1971, gross value of estate 620.

  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Probate record, GOV.UK.