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(1596) A new Booke of Tabliture for the Orpharion' by William Barley (Works Part 1.)
(1601) A Book of Ayres -- Sir Thomas Monson (Works Part 1.)
(1609) Lessons for the Consort -- (Works Part 2.)
Works of Philip Rosseter found in Manuscripts (Works Part 3.)
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Rosseter' Association with;
- my Life of Robert Jones page.
Sir Thomas Monson
Charles Fitzgeoffrey & John Owen Epigrams
Would Rosseter be the Calvus of Campion's Epigrams?
This is an unfinished page that I hope to edit sometime in the future.
"Rosseter lost his friend Campian on March 1st, 1619-20, when the latter bequeathed him all his property, amounting in value to about [pounds] 20, expressing a wish" that it had bin farr more." Rosseter did not long survive his friend; he died in Fetter Lane on May 5th, 1623. and was buried two, days later at St. Dunsta's in the West, where Campian also was buried." ...
... "Rosseter was survived by his widow [Elizabeth] and two sons, Philip and Dudley, his brother Hugh also survived him. His nuncupative will was proved on May 2I."
Uncle Hugh Rosseter
"On the 9th July 1603 ... a marriage licence to Hugh Russiter, Yeoman and Anne Crosby ... Hugh died at his Whitefriars home on 22nd June 1632" - (page 77 John Jeffreys)
Elizabeth Rosseter - his wife
Philip's marriage to Elizabeth took place in 1597 - (page 54 John Jeffreys)
"Elizabeth might well have been Robert Henlocke's sister, for royal music-making was very much of a family affair in England. Vlam and Dart
"Of Philip and Elizabeth thirteen children three died in infancy ... Of Daniel, Ursula(2), Mary, Elizabeth, and James I know nothing further. - (page 75 John Jeffreys)
Aug 19 1598 - Elizabeth Rosseter
Jan 2, 1600 Ursula(1) Rosseterd, Feb 2
Nov 18 1600 - Marye Rosseter
Nov 2, 1602 - Philip Rosseter - m. 1626 to Elizabeth Gibbons
"We must note a Philip Rosseter marrying one Elizabeth Stanton at St. Margaret Westminster on 25th June 1638." - (page 76 &77 John Jeffreys)
160 3/4 - Dudley Rosseter - m. 1641 to Sarah Wilson
Dudley Rosseter and his wife Anna Harper 0000000000000000000000000000000000001" (p 66 & 67. Vlam and Dart)
1605 William Rosseter . 1626
"apprenticed to [Thomas] Ravenscroft for no less than eight years from the 18th January 1619" - (page 76 John Jeffreys)
160 6/7 Thomas Rosseter - m. 1631 to Jane Fowler
"Thomas Rosseter, violin-maker. A Thomas Rosseter was living in the Hague in 1639. ... In 1644 (December 15) Thomas's son, Dudley (6) was baptized in St James' Church Utecht ..." (p 66 & 67. Vlam and Dart)
160 8/9 Rowland Rosseter - m. 1631 to Elizabeth Thomlinson
16 09/10 Daniell Rosseter
1611 - Ursula(2) Rosseter
Nov 24,1613 - Anne Rosseter - d. 1616
16 15/16 George Rosseter - d. 1622 Aug 8.
March 9, 1620/21 - James Rosseter
Where Jeffreys has no more on James, Vlam and Dart find a James Rosseter living in the Hague. Read my transcript below of their page 68.
Jeffreys does ?not seem aware of the 60's? ?artical about Rosseter's family in ?Holand. I wonder if Rosseter's family had anything to do with this publication. - Just a though.
page 63. (first page) Christiaan Vlam and Thurston Dart Rosseter in Holland
The name Rosseter is mentioned rather frequently in Dutch .. archives ... We encounter Dudley, Thomas, Roulland, James and Phillip Rosseter
... He died in 1623, and his nuncupative will is in Somerset House (P. C. C., 41 Swann: original document, and transcript). The will was witnessed by his brother Hugh Rosseter (2), his son Dudley Rosseter (3) and Mrs Elizabeth Simpson, wife of William Simpson. All his property was left to his wife, Elizabeth Rosseter (4), and he appears to have had a second son Thomas Rosseter (5), whose godfather was presumably Thomas Campion.
3. Dudley Rosseter, lutenist (b. c.1600 [160 3/4]). In 1626 (July 23) 'Dudlaeus Rosseter, Anglus' matriculated as 'Juris Studiosus' in the 'Album Studiosorum' of Leyden University. He was then 26 years old. We may well doubt if he took his legal studies very seriously. In 1632 he is already described as a 'Maistre de lute' in Leyden,1 and henceforward his profession is always shown as 'Luytslager' or (once) as Lutenist. In 1633 (April 2) he gave notice at Delft2 [2 Wedding announcement, Delft, vol.69, April 2, 1633.] ...
... Among them Joachim van den Hove, the teacher of ... His three printed books of lute-tablature, containing some English music, were in demand ...
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap2/index.htm Besard 1603 Thesaurus harmonicus - Besard 1617 NovusPartus ... Hove 1601
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap2/App2q.htm Hove 1601 Joachim van den Hove: Florida (Utrecht, 1601)
94/2-95/1 Pauana Lachrime. [index:] Pauana Lachrime. Lachrimae Pavan John Dowland  see separate list
103/1 COurante. [index:] Courante. Courant Charles Bocquet Fuhrmann 1615 172
107v/2 GRiensliefs. [index:] Griensliefs. Greensleeves Francis Cutting 31392 29/2 408/2 104/1
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap2/App2r.htm Hove 1612 - Joachim van den Hove: Delitiae Musicae (Utrecht, 1612)
36v PAvana. / Ioan Dovvlant. [index:] Pavana, Mr John Langton's Pavan John Dowland see appendix 4
45v-46 PAss. per beduer. [index:] Passemezo per beduer, Passamezzo Pavan Joachim van den Hove
51/2 Galliarde. / Diomedes. [index:] Galliarde, Galliard Diomedes Cato
59/2 Ballet Englese. / Incerte. [index:]Ballet, Lady Laiton's Almain John Dowland  see appendix 4
60v/1 ALmande. / I. v. H. [index:] Almande, Almain Joachim van den Hove
62v/1 COurante. / Mr Iacques Pollonois. [index:] Courante Courant Jacques Polonois
page 65. ...
... /typed Dec 5, 2003/ ... This brings us into touch with two other English musicians of some importance. In In 1626 Handcock was one of the English musicians in the service of the renowned Nicolaas Vallet, lutenist of Amsterdam. .. facsimale .. .. footnote ..
Nicolaas was undoubtedly related to Adrian Vallet, engraver and publisher of the exquisite collection of lute music, Le Secret des Muses (1618-19), and perhaps also to a mysterious Adam Vallett who appears in the list of musicians receiving livery for the funeral of King James I in 1625.
5. Thomas Rosseter, violin-maker. A Thomas Rosseter
was living in the Hague in 1639. In two affidavits11
made at his request, he is called 'Thomas Rossetter,
zoon van Lijsbeth Huijlich'; these affidavits concern
a love-affair between a dancing-master, Monsieur Franc[,]ois de la France, and a young woman called
Ursula (according to the dancing-master, she was his
English servant-girl). 'Huijlich' is not a Dutch name,
and one's thoughs immediately turn to Thomas Rosseter (5), son of Philip's widow, Elizabeth Rosseter (4).
The Christian names agree; moreover a Robert Henlocke, lutenist, appears in the list of musici [typed Dec 3,
2003] / ans granted mourning livery at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I. Was Elizabeth Rosseter's maiden
name Henlocke? It was the custom at this time for a widow to resume the use of her maiden name; see the
reference above to Dudley's marriage to Anne Harper.
Musical families, then as now, tended to intermarry; Elizabeth might well have been Robert Henlocke's sister, for royal music-making was very much of a family affair in England. To a Dutch ear, the seventeenth-century English pronunciation of 'Henlocke' would be close to 'Huijlich.' This relationship can be no more than speculation at present; we are on firmer ground with 'Monsieur Franc[,]ois de la France', who is undoubtedly to be identified with violinist, Francis de la France, in English royal service from 1635 to 1638 at the fairly high salary of [pounds] 50 a year. According to the first affidavit (in which evidence was given by
page 67. Monsieur Franc[,]ois's landlord, Anthony Goij, the harpist), Ursula had fallen violently in love with the French dancing-master and followed him from England to Holland. Or so Monsieur Franc[,]ois said; Ursula's story was rather different, for she swore that he had abducted her against her parents' will. . . . It is a pity that the records do not show for certain how this romantic entanglement ended; they are badly written and incomplete, but they would seem to suggest that / Ursula was finally offered a home in Thomas Rosseter's own house.
In 1644 (December 15) Thomas's son, Dudley (6) was baptized in St James' Church Utecht, his godfather being his uncle. Dudley (3). During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries families seem in general to have been very tenacious of Christian names, though musical historians have been rather shy in making use of this fact. The elder Dudly must surely have been named after the most famous of all Dudleys, Queen Elizabeth's Earl of Leicester, whom we may presume to have been his godfather. In 1651 Thomas Rosseter is met with once again at the Hague.12 In 167[?] he is called Thomas Rosetter, violin-
maker. He was then living in the 'Spuystraet', in a house where obviously a signboard was hanging out representing three violins ('inde drie fiole').13
In the same town and street was living: ROULAND ROSSETER (7). In 1647 a man signing himself thus was living 'in de Spuystraet', at the Hague.14
Another in the same city was: JAMES ROSSETER (8), lute-maker. In 1645 'Jacobus Rosset' married 'Margareta Bauler' [Bowler], both parties being described as coming 'uyt Engelandt'.15
In 1647 /typed Dec 5, 2003/ a 'Jacobus Rosseth', who is certainly the same man, rented a house in the Hague, on the north side of the 'Lange Achterom'.16 In 1649 he is called 'James Rossiter, Luytmaecker', and admits that he owes his landlord Fl. 210 in back rent.17 In 1650 the same man rents another house, this time in the Spuystraet;18 but by now the lute was falling out of fashion, and this may be the reason why he became a painter. He is so described in 1680 ('Konstschilder');18 amung his different signatures are 'Jacobus Rosset' and 'James Rosseter'.
Yet another Rosseter living at the Hague was: PHILIP ROSSETER (9) lute-maker and violin-maker. Philip may have been the son of Hugh Rosseter (2); he arrived in Rotterdam as a widower from England, and married (in the Dutch Reform Church) Jannette van Alten in 1660.15 In 1664 they removed from Rotterdam to the Hague, evidently an attractive center for the Rosseters. ...
page 69. (last page)
1 Protocol Notary J. Angillis Leyden, May 4, 1632.
2 Wedding announcement, Delft, vol.69, April 2, 1633.
3 4 5 For
6 Prot. Not. C. D. van Grotelande, Leyden, January 10, 1636.
7 8 9 10 Prot. Not. 11 Prot. Not.
12 Prot. Not. W. Rietraet, The Hague, October 6, 1651.
13 14 Prot. Not. 15
16 Prot. Not. G. Schoonderwoert, The Hague, April 16, 1647.
17 Ibid., May 27, 1649.
18 Prot. Not. 19 Prot. Not. 20 Prot. Not. 21 Prot. Not. 22 Prot. Not.