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MADELEY Parish Register baptism lookup please
« on: Friday 24 August 18 06:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone, I am hoping that someone has access to the above parish register and could please do a lookup for me of my husbands ancestor.

William Rufus born  between 1810 -1815 Madeley Shropshire.

According to his 1871 census he has his age as 56 years = born 1815 but according to his death certificate in 1872 it has his age as 62 years = born 1810. I can not check other census as he was working overseas during that period.

If anyone can help I would be most grateful as I live in Aust and can not readily access the parish register myself.

Many Thanks
Kim

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Re: MADELEY Parish Register baptism lookup please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 August 18 10:59 BST (UK) »
As an aside there's a baptism for Louisa Rufus 6 Sep 1810 Madeley who may be related.

Sorry no more details but hopefully someone can find William for you  :)
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Re: MADELEY Parish Register baptism lookup please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 31 August 18 13:10 BST (UK) »
Hello
This is the Rufus family in Madeley that I can see from parish records and censuses.They don't seem to be visiting the Anglican church for baptisms at all.

Thomas Rufus born 1776 -7.2.1844 of Coalbrookdale Shropshire iron moulder at Upper forge Madeley on the 1841 census  with two daughters Ellen and Sarah,his wife Hannah born 1778-1 .12 1829 of Coalbrookdale
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????? Son Samuel born 1802-1810 iron dresser born Madeley 1841-1861 censuses at Upper Forge and his wife Cecilla born 1808 Newprt Shropshire and their children Elizabeth ,Samuel, Cecilla (bapt 3 Dec 1840)and Ann bapt 3.12.1840 and Mary 12.9.1844-21.2.1847
Daughter Helen/Ellen dressmaker born 1811 Madeley (burial 1816-20 Feb 1886)
??? Son Thomas born 1818 Shropshire with a  Sarah born 1819 moulder Coalbrookdale Madeley on 1841 census
Daughter Sarah 26.4.1817-18 Feb 1818
Daughter Sarah dressmaker born 1826  Madeley (burial 10.2.1874 age 45)
Son William married Hannah Higgins  of Broseley 27 May 1843 of full age iron moulder.
(It looks like Hannah is the Hannah Rufus innkeeper married age 30 at Broseley on the 1851 so William has disappeared and it seems they had no children).
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Granddaughter Louisa 11 months born Madeley on 1851 census with aunts Helen and Sarah at Coalbrookdale Paradise.  (baptsim Louisa ann 30 June 1850 suggests her mother Sarah born at the workhouse).

There is that Louisa born 6 Sep 1810 added at the end of the year of baptisms with no parents.She's a maid in Kenilworth 1851.
William Rufus buried 30.10.1834 age 26 years.
Sarah buried 5 Aug 1836 age 23
Lucy buried 24 .12.1822 infant
Ellen Rufus d of Thomas Rufus moulder and Emily Russell bapt 25 June 1837 illegitimate
Joseph s of Maria Rufus and Joseph Brown  11 .1.1832 from Workhouse or House of Industry
Ann married John Nicklass 25.11.1827.

As you can see it looks like one family and there are Williams and Louisas

I'll see what else I can spy

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Re: MADELEY Parish Register baptism lookup please
« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 August 18 13:21 BST (UK) »
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There is a suggestion that Thomas started life as Thomas Ruff baptised Madeley 25 July 1779 s of William and Elizabeth  Ruff with brothers George and John.
If so there is a possible marriage at Buildwas to Hannah Owen.13.6.1802 wit George Evans and Elizabeth Owen.

Baptisms at Madeley-Ann 10.7.1803,Elizabeth born 28 June 1804 bapt 28 Aug 1806,William 28.8.1806 ,and Helen 30.10.1808

Brother George Ruff seems to have married a Sarah Garbitt 3 Feb 1799 and had a daughter Elizabeth 26 Feb 1800 ,daughters Sarah and  Maria 7.5.1805 at Madeley,Hannah 30 Dec 1806 William 6 Sep 1808.
(It looks like he was the one who died  18340.

The brother John Ruff seems to have married a Mary Groves 2.2.1816 at Wistantow and had a son William at Stokesay 29.4.1818.

What do you think? Could they be yours? If it was me I'd go for the son of Thomas and Hannah.

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