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Hitchcocks in Ruishton
« on: Friday 22 January 21 14:27 GMT (UK) »
Hello

i am interested in the history of the village of Ruishton near Taunton, and am wondering if any Rootschatters know about the place.
In particular, the Hitchcock family lived in ivy House, Ruishton, from about 1905 until the last one died in 1958. Does anyone know anything abut the two sisters, Anne and Caroline, who lived there for most of this time?
If you Google Ivy House, Ruishton, you get a retirement village. Did Ivy House have grounds that are now used for this purpose? Does the old house still stand?
Before they live in ivy House the family lived in the Parochial School, which seems odd. Presumably a school house. Is that still standing?

Finally - how would local people pronounce Ruishton?

Many thanks for any insights you may have,

Harlemswife
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Northumberland.  Bell,Cullen,Noon,Hall

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Re: Hitchcocks in Ruishton
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 January 21 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Finally - how would local people pronounce Ruishton?

Many thanks for any insights you may have,

Harlemswife

"The Place-Names of Somerset" (1914 - from original articles in Bristol Times and Mirror) says:

Ruishton is curiously spelt Rise-tune, Riston, Ruston, Ryscedon, Rys-
ton, Risstetone (14th century).
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Hitchcocks in Ruishton
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 January 21 02:50 GMT (UK) »
I see in the 1911 census George HITCHCOCK (born c1835 - I think this is the father of Ann and Caroline?) is at "Bennett's Farm" Ruishton. (Although I also note his address is described differently on the other census records.) On this 1903 map of Ruishton, Bennett's Farm is next to the School. Perhaps this may explain why the family is at the "parochial school" in 1871.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101462101


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Re: Hitchcocks in Ruishton
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 January 21 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you , KG and Maddy. Yes, George is the father. He and his wife Ann had four children, but none of them married, which I think is unusual. The map is very nice. It shows the village had all kinds of communication links, but the family didn't travel far.
thank you again.
Harlemswife
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