Elizabeth Sophia Rossiter (née Jones)

1778 - 21st Jan 1809


Married Thomas Rossiter in Spanish Town 08/12/1796 (and with him had several daughters born in Jamaica) Died in England in childbirth in 1809.

Memorial inscription in Woolavington, Somerset: "This stone is erected by Thomas Rossiter Esquire of Tiverton in the County of Devon to the memory of his much beloved wife Elizabeth Sophia Rossiter, who departed this life at Bawdrip in this county, on the 21st January 1809 aged 30 years 9 months. Leaving her disconsolate husband and six daughters to lament her loss. She survived her affectionate father Charles Jones Esquire (formerly of this place) but a short period, he having died in Spanish Town in the Island of Jamaica on the 8th of December 1807. Aged 60 years."

Elizabeth Sophia Jones was probably too young to be the same woman as the Elizabeth Jones who owned 36 enslaved people and 7 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792.


Find A Grave Memorial no. 146366449.

'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Rossiter
several daughters

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Bawdrip, Somerset, South-west England, England