Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p577


Volume 3, Page 577

    ROSS, ALEXANDER, New Hampsh. 1688. DANIEL, and EZRA, Ipswich
1648, of wh. no more is kn. but m. of a Daniel with Mary Knight, youngest
d. of Philip of Topsfield, 5 June 1677, is rec. at Salem. GEORGE, New Haven,
m. 1658, Constance Little, perhaps d. of Richard, was freem. 1668. Sometimes
his name is Roose, sometimes Rawse. JAMES, Sudbury, by w. Mary had Mary,
b. 25 Dec. 1656. He, or the succeed, may have been that soldier, whose w.
Mary, in the spring, of 1676, says her h. went to Narraganset, under Capt.
Mosely, of course in Dec. bef. was near 70 yrs. old, was still in the serv.
and his fam. suffer. so that she beg. for his release. Sudbury James
had d. Dorothy, wh. m. 11 Apr. 1687, Eliezer Whitney from Watertown.
JAMES, Falmouth 1657, m. Ann, eldest d. of George Lewis, had
James, b. 1662; and other ch. all taken by the Ind. 11 Aug. 1676.
After 1678, with his fam. he went back to Falmouth, liv. at Back Cove;
but at the sec. destruct. of the town in 1690, again was taken and carr.
to Canada, whence in Oct. 1695, one of the name, prob. the s. was ransom,
and aft. liv. says Wilis, at Salem. JOHN, Cambridge, m. 7 May
1659, at Boston, Mary, d. of John Osborn of Weymouth, had Sarah,
b. 21 May 1660; and at Malden had Mary, 24 Apr. 1675. JOHN
prob. of Ipswich, m. 28 Aug. 1663, Deborah, d. of Christopher Osgood
the first
. KILLECRISS, or KILLCROSS, wh. may be the same as some
name nearer to a common one, perhaps Gilchrist, was of Ipswich 1678.
THOMAS, Cambridge. 1659, m. 16 Jan. 1662, Seth, d. of William Holman,
had Thomas, wh. d. 19 Jan. 1663; Margaret, bapt. May 1665;
Thomas, again, bapt. 1 July 1666; and other ch. of wh. one or more
sett. at Billerica, where Seth, his wid. was k. by the Ind. 5 Aug. 1695.

    ROSSETER or ROCHESTER, BRAY or BRYAN, Guilford 1642, had
been of Dorchester, s. prob. of Edward, and bro. by his f. in the Mary and
John, 1630, freem. 18 May 1631, was the first town clk. at Windsor,
1639, and serv. as a physician many yrs. with good reputa. After some
yrs. resid. at G. rem. to Killingworth, but ret. soon, and there his w. Elizabeth
and d. Sarah d. Aug. 1669; made his will 30 Sept. 1672, and d. 30 Sept.
of that yr. He had Joanna, wh. m. at Wethersfield, 7 Nov. 1660, Rev.
John Cotton, after of Plymouth; Susanna, B. 18 Nov. 1652, wh. m. Rev.
Zechariah Walker; John and Josiah, beside four wh. d. young. ++ EDWARD,
Dorchester 1630, came in the Mary and John, arr. from Plymouth
30 May, had been chos. as an Assist. in London, 20 Oct. 1629,
when Winthrop was first chos. Gov. Humfrey, Dept. and Salstonstall,
Johnson, Dudley, Endicott, and thirteen others Assist. of the Col. of the
Mass. Bay in N. E. but was never present at any meeting, as he resid.
far in the West. He had good est. prob. in Co. Somerset or Devon for
Hutch. I, 17, by wh. alone any informat. is glean, (even the exquis. dilig.
of Prince fails to add any thing to his master Winthrop) says his son (as
if he had only one) liv. at Combe, in Devon, and his gr.s. Edward was