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[RUSH641] Joshua Rushforth m1. [RUSF642] Mary Rushforth
. [RUSH651] John Rushforth m. [BINK652] Mary Binks
. . [RUSH662] Ann Rushworth m. [METC661] James Metcalf

[RUSH641] Joshua Rushforth married 1. (at Bradford, 2nd August 1753) [RUSF642] Mary Rushforth. They had seven children born at Heaton and baptised at Toad Lane Primitive Methodists, Bradford, as follows:

Mary died at Kirkstall (but was buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 7th May 1773). Afterwards Joshua (a clothier) married 2. (at Leeds, St. Peter, September 1775) Hannah Pickersgill (born 1752). They had one child born at Kirkstall as follows:

Joshua (a cloth scorcher) died at Kirkstall (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 6th December 1782). His 2nd wife Hannah died at Armley (buried at St. Bartholomew, 8th September 1807).

[RUSH651] John Rushforth (born 1768, son of Joshua & Mary), a clothier, married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 11th March 1792) [BINK652] Mary Binks (born 1769, see BINKS), witnessed by James Rushworth (John's brother) and Thos. Atkinson (parish clerk). They had eleven children as follows:

John died (age 47) at Armley (4th May 1815, buried at St. Bartholomew, 7th May 1815). Mary died (age 73, of senectus) at Armley also (26th June 1843, buried at St. Bartholomew, 30th June 1843).

In 1976-77 the old gravestones in Armley Churchyard were transcribed before being taken away, preparatory to landscaping the whole area. The transcription of the relevant headstone for this family reads: 

Here lyeth interred the body of John Rushworth, of Armley,

who departed this life May 4th 181[5] aged 47 years.

Also his sons John and James, died young

Also Elizabeth, daughter of the above who departed this life June 5th 1817, aged 4 years

Also Mary, wife of the above John Rushworth, who died June 26th 1843, aged 73 years

Also Betty, daughter of the above [who] died Ju[ne 181]7, aged 4 years

Also [G]eorge, [son of the] above who died Ju[ly] 13th [1826,] aged 15 years

Also Mary, daughter of the above who died May 4th 1839, aged 42 years.

It would appear this headstone was erected and inscribed some time after Mary died in 1843, presumably on behalf of their eldest son William. Curiously, it was not realised that Betty and Elizabeth were one and the same child, who died in June 1817. The grave was next opened in June 1938 for the interment of Jesse Edward Bentley, whose widow Annie, was a great-great-granddaughter of the aforementioned John & Mary Rushforth. It was particularly noted that the coffin of Mary (buried in 1843) was in perfect condition. Incidentally, this Annie was a granddaughter of Gabriel Frankland, Clerk of Works when the new St. Bartholomew’s church was under construction in the mid 1870’s.

[RUSH662] Ann Rushworth (born 1808, daughter of John) married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 4th September 1827) [METC661] James Metcalf (born 1807, see METCALF).

CENSUS DETAILS

John Rushforth = Mary Binks
1841 Census  1342/2-27  Armley, Moor
Ann   Turner    80
Mary  RUSHFORTH 70
Ann   Rushforth 20 w.c.burler
Nancy Frankland  5