Joy Clist, d. 1935

Edward James Rossiter

Edward James Rossiter

Male 1884 - 1973  (88 years)

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  • Name Edward James Rossiter 
    Nickname Ted 
    Born 01 Aug 1884 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 1973  [1
    Person ID I97  Clist Connections
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2010 

    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 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Quick,   b. 1859,   d. 1897  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Ethelynd Hardwidge,   b. 24 Feb 1886,   d. 09 Mar 1959  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Dec 1910  Axbridge, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Elizabeth Emily Rossiter,   b. Dec 1911,   d. 01 Apr 2009, Taunton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years)
     2. Charles Edward Rossiter,   b. 20 Dec 1912,   d. 12 May 1985  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Harry Rossiter,   b. Nov 1914
    Sale of 'The Forge', Shoreditch, Taunton
    Sale of "The Forge", Shoreditch, Taunton
    by Elizabeth Rossiter
    Copy of a letter from Lizzie Rossiter, the final Clist-family-connected resident of The Forge cottage, to her second cousins Jack and Lucy Clist of Tauranga, New Zealand. Cover page + 4 handwritten pages.
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F121  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

    Craftsmen of the West
    Craftsmen of the West
    A clipping from an unknown newspaper describing Ted Rossiter and the Smithy at Shoreditch. Date unknown, but possibly in the 1930s. The article mentions that Ted's son and nephew were working for him. Ted's son could be Charles or Harry. But who would the nephew be?
    Probate and Will for Edward James Rossiter 1973
    Probate and Will for Edward James Rossiter 1973
    The last Will and Testament of Edward James (Ted) Rossiter of The Forge, Shoreditch, Stoke St Mary, Taunton was signed 6 Aug 1963 appointing his sons Charles Edward and Harry Rossiter as Executors. Two typewritten pages. Furniture, household goods and chattels to go to his daughter Elizabeth Emily (Lizzie) and son Charles Edward (Charlie), his money to go to Lizzie with a minor legacy to his grandson, and the freehold cottage and premises together with the outbuildings formerly the blacksmith's shop Shoreditch and the premises occupied by Charlie as a petrol filling station to go to his three children (Lizzie, Charlie, Harry) in equal shares as tenants in common. Ted died 21 Jul 1973. Probate granted 5 Sep 1973. Gross value of estate 14,134.

    Feature Articles
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    This page describes my fascination with two ancestral homes at Shoreditch, Taunton. The Forge was the cottage beside the old Smithy which was once occupied by George and Mary Clist and family, and then by Ted and Emily Rossiter once George and Mary had moved to their new house Ivy Cottage which was built a short distance down the road. Both homes are still there, having passed to new owners; also the old Smithy, but its use has been changed.

    The Rossiter Report (Part 1)
    The Rossiter Report (Part 1)
    by Ernie Wide
    A history of the Rossiter family starting with John Rossiter, born 1821 at Leigh upon Mendip, Somerset. Compiled by Ernie Wide, Mar 2005. Formatted for website display by Roger Clist, Jan 2010, 7 pages.
    The Rossiter Report (Part 2)
    The Rossiter Report (Part 2)
    by Freda Vince
    A comprehensive history of the Edward Rossiter family, compiled 19 Nov 1991.
    Edited and formatted for web display by Roger Clist, 3 Jan 2010. Cover + 8 pages.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Quick family history, Elizabeth Emily Rossiter (likely).

    2. [S88] Photos from Ernie Wide.