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William Rotch Wister, born on December 7, 1827, was raised along with his siblings at the Belfield estate. William derived his "Rotch" name from the Rodmans and Rotches, relatives in Massachusetts who were the first people to settle the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts.
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Stanoch, Dave, "William Rotch Wister (1827-1911)" (1998). People and Places. 11.