FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH ROSE
 


John Rose was christened 16 April 1676 in Watlington, the son of John Rose and Susanna Woodhouse. At the christening of his first two sons, John and Jeremiah, he is shown as "John Rose, jun." in the parish registers. He married Elizabeth in about 1694. John's occupation was shown in the parish registers as a cordwainer, or leather worker. John was assessed for a poor rate tax in 1698 to help the poor. He was living on High Street in Watlington: "John Rose, Cordwain  4d.".


John died and was buried 17 December 1730 in Watlington.


John and Elizabeth had the following children:
 

1. John, christened 17 November 1695 in Watlington, Oxfordshire.
 

2. Jeremiah, christened 14 February 1697 in Watlington; died 1 March 1697 in Watlington.
 

*3. Elizabeth, christened 7 April 1700 in Watlington, "Elizabeth d. John, cordwainer & Elizabeth"; married Henry May in 1723 in Watlington.
 

4. Thomas, buried 28 November 1702 in Watlington.
 

5. Alexander, christened 24 May 1702 in Watlington.
 

6. Robert, christened 17 June 1705 in Watlington.
 

7. Mary, christened 24 May 1708 in Watlington.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Watlington parish register, FLH# 887489.
 
 


 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN ROSE AND
SUSANNA WOODHOUSE


John Rose was christened 21 November 1635 in Watlington, the son of Jeremiah Rose. He married Susanna Woodhouse 15 January 1673 in Watlington.

John Rose marriage 1673

Marriage record for John Rose and Susanna Woodhouse in Watlington:
"John Rose & Susanna Woodhouse were married by bannes January ye 15th"

John's occupation was shown in the parish registers as a weaver. John was assessed in a poor rate tax in 1667 to help the poor: "John Rose, Sen. 2s. 2d.". Susanna was born in about 1650, the daughter of Richard Woodhouse and Elizabeth Costerde.


John and Susanna had the following children:

 

1. Joane, christened 13 March 1673 in Watlington, Oxfordshire.
 

*2. John, christened 16 April 1676 in Watlington; married Elizabeth; buried 17 December 1730 in Watlington.

John Rose baptism

 Baptism record for John Rose in Watlington: "John ye son of John Rose & Susanna his wife baptized Aprill ye 16th"
 

3. Susanna, christened 4 December 1677 in Watlington.
 

4. Thomas, christened 20 May 1680 in Watlington.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Watlington parish register, FLH# 887489.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JEREMIAH AND
ELYSABETH ROSE


Jeremiah Rose was born in about 1600 of Watlington, the son of Alexander and Alice Rose. He married Elysabeth. Jeremiah was assessed in a poor rate tax in 1667 to help the poor: "Jerom Rose, son of Alex, 1s. 1d.".


Elysabeth was buried 20 January 1664 in Watlington: "Rose, Elyzabeth w. Jeremiah."
 

In a will of 1670, William Johnson mentions several members of the Rose family. William Johnson "my uncle" was an overseer in the will of Jeremiah's father, Alexander Rose in 1667. William left bequests to "Item, I doe give and bequeath unto my cozens Jeremiah Rose the elder, Alexander Rose the elder, and John Rose the elder tenne shillings a peece. Item, I doe give and bequeath unto my cosen John Rose the sonne of John Rose the elder the sume of twenty shillings.Item, I doe give and bequeath unto my cozens Jeremiah Rose the elder, Alexander Rose the elder, and John Rose the elder tenne shillings a peece. Item, I doe give and bequeath unto my cosen John Rose the sonne of John Rose the elder the sume of twenty shillings." (Will of William Johnson, laborer of Watlington, 1670)


Jeremiah and Elysabeth had the following children:
 

1. Jeremiah, born in about 1630 of Watlington (shown in the parish register as Jeremiah, junior); occupation: shoemaker; married Anne; children: Jeremiah, John, Elizabeth and Mary; buried 2 January 1688 in Watlington, leaving a will.
 

2. Alexander, born in about 1632 of Watlington; married Elizabeth Spier 13 September 1657 in Watlington; occupation: tailor.
 

*3. John, christened 21 November 1635 in Watlington; married Susanna Woodhouse in 1673 in Watlington; buried 24 January 1697 in Watlington.

John Rose baptism

 Baptism record for John Rose in Watlington: "Johanes Rose felius Jeremia Rose bap: fuerat unesimo primo die Novembris 1635"

 

4. Elizabeth, christened 17 January 1638 in Watlington.
 

5. William, christened 20 May 1641 in Watlington.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Watlington parish register, FLH# 887489; marriage of Alexander Rose in 1657. 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ALEXANDER AND ALICE ROSE


Alexander Rose was born in about 1575 of Watlington. He married Alice. Alexander's occupation was shoemaker. Alexander (senior) died, and was buried 13 January 1667/8, leaving a will dated 1667.


Alexander Rose will 1667

Will of Alexander Rose, 1667


In the name of God Amen the eight & twentieth day of November in the nineteenth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God Kinge of England, Scotland, Ffrance & Ireland, Defender of the faith  Anno Dom 1667, I Alexander Rose the elder of Watlington in the County of Oxon, shoomaker, beinge sicke in body but of good & pfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, do make & ordeyne this my last will & testament in manner & forme ffollowinge, hereby revokeing & disanullinge all testaments & will heretofore by me made & declared either in word or writing do constitute & appoint this for my last will & testament & not other. Imprimis, I comend my soule into ye hands of Almighty God, & my body to the earth from whence it came and as touching the disposition of all my temporall estate I give & dispose the same as followeth (that is to say), Imprimis, I give & bequeath unto Jerymiah Rose my eldest sonne twelve pence. Item, I give & devise unto Alice my loveinge wife all those my seaven acres of arable land bye estimaton with their appurtenannces by my myne being disysed in the comon feilds of Watlington aforesaid in maner &forme as is herein after expressed (that is to say) two acres thereof lyinge in Whitepeece heading longe Catsbrame the land of John Dobinson lyinge on the southeast side thereof one acre lyinge in a furlong called Short Marlebrooke the land of my cousin Alexander Rose lyinge on the Southeast side and the land of Symon Bartlett the younger, fellmonger, lyinge on the Northwest side thereof, one acre beinge a head acre lyinge in the little field and heading afarlonge there called the bottome furlong and lyinge next the land of Roger Stary on the Northeast side, one halfe acre lyinge in Woodway furlong the land of Thomas Chapman on the Northwest side thereof, one halfe acre lyinge in Sadlers furlong between the land of Richard Burnham on the Northwest & the land of William Stevens on the Southeast, one acre lyinge in Gallowes furlong between the land late of Thomas Wiggins, deceased, on the Southside of the land of Mary Rash, widow on the Northeast & the land of Roger Stary on the west and one halfe acre lyinge in the Moore furlong between the lands of Richard Burnham on the South and the land of Elizabeth Rashminster on the North, together with all my comons, ways, casements & fitts, commodities, advantages & appurnennces what soever there unto belonging or in anywise appertayninge, to have and to hold the said seaven acres of arable land & all singular other the before devised pímissed with their study of their rights, members & appurtenances unto the said Alice my wife and her assignes for and during the terme of her naturall life, and from and after her decease. As for and concerning one of the before mentoned two acres lyinge in White piece beinge the head acre heading longe Catsbrame with the appurtenances, I give and bequeath unto Alexander Rose my second sonne and to his heires to have and to hold the said one acre of arable land beinge the said head acre with the appurtenennces unto the said Alexander Rose my sonne his heires and assignes forever from and after the decease of the said Alice my wife. And also as for and concerning all the rest and residue of the before mentoned seaven acres of arable land with their and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances I give and devise unto John Rose my youngest sonne to hold to him his heires and assignes for ever from and after the decease of the said Alice my wife. Item, I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Alexander Rose my copper kittle and a little brass pott, one joynebedsteed in my little chamber with all the bedding to the same belonging, one table and frame and forme in my hall and my best kittle after the decease of my said wife. Item, my will is that after the decease of my said wife my fann shall be and remayne to the equall use of my said three children Jeremiah, Alexander and John which said fanne I give unto them to be used by them in Watlington and not elsewhere. Item, the rest and residue of all my goods, chattels, cattell and debts unbequeathed I do give and bequeath unto Alice my said wife whome I make and ordaine sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament. And I doe make and ordaine my loveinge friends William Johnson my uncle and Richard Burnham the elder (both of Watlington aforesaid) to be overseers of this my last will and testament and doe pray and desire them to see the same performed accordinge to my true intent and meaninge. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written.

Sealed, signed and published by the said Alexander Rose the elder as his last will and testament in the písence of Richard Burnham, the marke of William White, Thomas Lucas


Alexander Rose marke 1667

  The mark of Alexander Rose in his will, 1667


He also left an inventory:

Alexander Rose inventory, 1667

Inventory of Alexander Rose, 1667

A true and pfect inventory indented of all and singular the goods, chattels and cattles of Alexander Rose the elder late of Watlington in the County of Oxon, shoomaker, deceased, taken by Alice Rose late wife of the said Alexander and executrix of his last will and testament, viewed and apprized by Richard Burnham, Sen. of Watlington aforesaid, cordwayner & William Johnson of Watlington aforesaid, labourer, on the 17th day of January Anno Dom 1667 as followth:

Imprimis, his wearing apparel  3  0  0

In his chamber

Item, one joyne bedsteed, one ffeatherbed, one feather boulster, one fleocke boulster, one feather pillowe, a paire of blankets, a cover lid, a frame bed & a matt  3  5  0

Item, 5 paire of sheets, 5 napkins, one paire of pillobeaths & an old pillowe  1  10  0

Item, one chest, one cofer & a corne tub  0  8  0

In the little chamber

One joyne bedsteed, one flocke bed, a boulster, one coverlid, a blanket & a matt  1  0  0

Item, one table & frame, one powdering & two corne tubs & a cubborde  0  10  0

In the hall

Item, one table and a fframe, one joyne fforme, 2 charts, 2 paire of andirons, one paire of firedogs, a paire of brasse tongs, an iron to lye before the fire, a fire shovel, a greediron & 2 pare of hangers, a paire of bellows  1  6  8

Item, 7 pewter platters, 3 sawres, 2 salts, one powter tubb, a pewter candlestick & 2 spitts  0  13  0

Item, 3 kittles, one brasse pott, a brasse postnett, a skillet, one warminge pan, a brazen chaffing dish, a skimmer, a brazen basting ladle & one orone candlestick  1  15  0

Item, the bourdes & lumber ther  0  1  0

In the buttery

Item, 3 barrells, one tubb, one butter charme, one kiver, 5 sheves there  0  15  0

Item, one hogg of bacon with other pívision  1  15  0

In the stable

In the stable

Item, 3 horses and their harnesse  4  10  0

Item, carts, wheeles, ploughs & harrowes & other implements of husbandrie  4  6  8

In the backside

Item, one cowe and calfe and fore pigs  2  10  8

Item, one little racke of hay  1  0  0

Item, fire wood, lumber, soyle and the poultery  1  0  0

Item, 2 acres of wheate & 3 roods of Masline  3  6  8

Item, for tillage  1  6  0

Due upon bond owinge to the deceased  20  0  0

Item, in ready money  1  16  0

Item, in defferant debts   0  5  0

In the barne

Item, the ffan and a sett of plancks, one bushel, one perke and one lalfe perke prongs and rakes  1  6  8

Item, a shacke of wheate and maslyn  4  0  0

Item, a mon on barly  15  0  0

Item, a little shacke of oats  2  0  0

Sumeris 79  6  4



Alice died as a widow, leaving a will dated 1671.


Alice Rose will

Will of Alice Rose, 1671


In the name of God Amen, the one and twentieth day of October in the three and twentieth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God Kinge of England, Scotland, Ffrance and Ireland, Defender of the ffaith, Anno Dom 1671, I Alice Rose of Watlington in the County of Oxon, widow, beinge in good health and of sound and perfect memory, thanks be given to God for the same, yet considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time when doe make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner & forme ffollowinge, hereby revokeing and disanullinge all testaments & wills heretofore by me made and declared either in word or writing & do constitute and ppoynt this for my last will and testament and noe other. Imprimis, I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator through whose infinit mercy and merit of Christ Jesus my Saviour I hope to have remission of all my sinnes and everlasting life in the churchyard of Watlington aforesaid. And as touching the disposition of all my world by estate, goods and chattels which it hath pleased God of his goodnesse to bestowe upon me and not my me heretofore setled, I give and sispose as ffolloweth, that is to say, Imprimis, I do give and bequeath unto my sonne Jeremiah Rose all my firewood and my biggest paire of andirons. Item, I give & bequeath unto my sonne Alexander Rose the sume of twenty shillings of lawfull money of England. Item, the rest and residue of all my goods, chattle and cattell, I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Rose whom I make, constitute and ordeyne sole and whole executor of this my last will & testament and I nominate and appoint my loveinge brother in law John Rose and my loveinge neighbor William Burnham (both of Watlington aforesaid) overseers of this my will and do pray and desire them to be aydinge and assisting to the true intent and meaning herof. In witnesse whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.

Signed, sealed and published by the said Alice Rose as her last will and testament in the písence of Tho. Lucas, the marke of Jane Lucas.


Alice Rose mark

   The mark of Alice Rose on her will


Alexander and Alice had the following children:


*1. Jeremiah, born in about 1600 of Watlington; mentioned in father's will of 1667 and mother's will of 1671; married Elizabeth.


2. Alexander, mentioned in father's will of 1667 and mother's will of 1671; mentioned in Poor Rate Assessment of 1667: "Alex Rose, Tayler 1s. 1d.".


3. John, mentioned in father's will of 1667 and mother's will of 1671.


SOURCES: Will of Alexander Rose, 1668; will of Alice Rose, 1672; Watlington parish register.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ALEXANDER ROSE


Alexander Rose was born in about 1550 of Watlington. His occupation was cordwainer. He died, living a will dated July 1623.

Alexander Rose 1623 will

Will of Alexander Rose 1623

In the name of God Amen, I Alexander Rose of Watlington in the County of Oxom, cordiner, being sicke in body, but of good and pífect memory, I give God thanks for the same, do ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and foarme following: first and princsepally I bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty God my Creator and maker and my body to be buried in the church yard of Watlington. Item I give to the church of Watlington xyd. Item, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Jerymye Rose the house wherein I live together with the land I bought of Mr George Symyon. Item I bequeath unto my said sonne Jerymye the said land and to his heirs for ever. Item I give unto my said sonne all such lease land I gave appoint full hope trust and confidence that my said sonne will carefully lovingly & honestly educat and bring up my five children that is my daughters Elyzabeth and Mary and my sonnes Alexander, Symon , and Jhon untell they shall accomplish the age of twenty and one years with good wholesome and convenient dyet and apparel fit for the children and allso to be carefull to place them at trades as they shall be fitte for. Item I give unto my daughter Elyzabeth Rose twenty pounds of good and lawfull mony of England to be paid unto my said daughter at the ffeast of St. Micell the Arck Angell which shall be in the yeare of our Lord God 1624. Item, I give unto my sonne Alexander Rose thirteen pounds thirteen shillings fowre pence of good and lawful mony of England to be paid when he shall accomplish the age of xxi yeares. Item I give unto my sonne Symon Rose tene pounds of good and lawfull mony of England to be paid unto him when he shall come unto the age of twenty and one years. Item I give unto my sonne Jhon Rose tene pounds of good and lawfull mony of England to be paid when he shall come to the age of xxi years. Item, I give unto my daughter Mary Rose tene pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid her either at her day of of marriage or when she shall come to the age of twenty and one years. Item, my will and desyer is that any of my said children shall happen to die and depart this present life before he com to be at the age of twenty and on years, that then his said pítion and gift to remaine and be equally distribited amongst those that are living. Item I give unto my iiii younger children, that is Alexander, Symon, Jhon and Mary my silver spoons to be equally devided amongst them upon they shall com to the age of twenty and one years. Item all the rest of my goods, chattels, cattels and household stuffe, corne in the field I give and bequeath to my sonne Jerymye Rose whom I make my full and whole executor to see my body buried, my deabts and legacies  discharged. Item I request that my welbeloved ffreinds Mr. Robert Avis and Symon Bartlet overseers to this my last will and testament.

Dates the xxxdth of July Ano Dom 1623


Alexander Rose marke 1623

The marke of Alexander Rose on his will, 1623


Alexander had the following children:

1. Jeremye, mentioned in father's will of 1623.

2. Elizabeth, mentioned in father's will of 1623.

3. Mary, mentioned in father's will of 1623.

*4. Alexander, born in about 1575 of Watlington; mentioned in father's will of 1623; married Alice; occupation: shoemaker; died in about 1668, leaving a will.

5. Symon; mentioned in father's will of 1623, married Martha.

6. John, mentioned in father's will of 1623; mentioned as overseer in sister-in-law Alice Rose's will of 1671.


SOURCES: Will of Alexander Rose, 1623; Watlington parish register.



Earlier Rose Families

The parents of Alexander Rose are not known, and the parish registers don't start until 1636, but there are several Rose wills that may be for family members.


John Rose left a will dated 1540, naming:

Since Christopher and John mentioned no children in their wills, then they were not likely to be Alexander's father or grandfather. It is possible that Roger Rose was Alexander's father or Alexander may be descended from Edmund or Austen who left no wills.


SOURCES: Will of John Rose, 1540; will of Margery Rose, 1551; will of Christopher Rose, 1568; will of John Rose, 1556; will of Thomas Rose, 1574; will of Margerie Rose, 1582; administration of Roger Rose, 1586.




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