Facts and Events
||Dr. Bryan Rossiter
||Dr. Bray Rossiter
||Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, England (probably)
||30 May 1630
||Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesMary & John from Plymouth, England
||Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Elizabeth Alsop
||18 May 1631
||Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
||30 Sep 1672
||Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
| Founders of Windsor, CT
| Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.|
See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry
|Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
|Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. Stiles – H. Stiles - J. Stiles – T. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
|Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Edward Rossiter, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:1601.
Bryan (Rossiter), b. say 1610.
- ↑ Bray Rossiter, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:577.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Colket, Meredith B., Jr. Edward Rossiter, His Family, and Notes on His English Connections. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jan 1937), 13:150.
BRYAN (alias BRAY), b. prob. ca. 1610. He was admitted freeman
at Dorchester, 18 May 1631. Parentage indicated when his son-in-law
John COTTON in 1685 petitions the Mass. Court in behalf of Joane, dau.
of Edward ROSSITER. Bryan, a noted Connecticut physician, d. at
Guilford, Conn., 30 Sept. 1672. He m. Elizabeth dau. of the Rev. John
ALSOP of Crewkerne, Somerset. She d. at Guilford, 29 Aug. 1669.
- ↑ Spear, Burton W. Search for the passengers of the Mary & John, 1630. (Toledo, Ohio: B.W. Spear, c1985-).
- ↑ Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 16:262.
Rossiter, Bryan, d. Sept. 30, 1672
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