Edward and Anne Rushworth's Family History.

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Wedding of Edward Rushworth and Anne Booth in 1953 at Ilkley Parish Church.

My RUSHWORTH pedigree goes back to the 13th century, and my wife's BOOTH pedigree to the 17th century. The Rushworths had been farmers for many generations around Rombalds Moor, better known as Ilkley Moor, at the heart of Yorkshire, England. The Booths had been woollen cloth manufacturers living at Gildersome near Leeds in Yorkshire.

Our Rushworth pedigree relies on research done mostly by myself (G. Edward Rushworth) back to the 17th century. Erroneous information at page 235 of "Ilkley: Ancient and Modern" by Collyer and Turner in 1885, has been corrected. There is some slight doubt about the precise Thomas Rishforth (b. 1654?) who married Jane Stirk on 2 Nov 1697 in Kildwick.

The BOOTH pedigree is compiled partly from "History of Gildersome and the Booth Family" by Philip Henry Booth and published privately in 1920. The book is available in Leeds City Library in Yorkshire. However, research done by Heather Ferrier has shown an evident error in the book concerning Nathaniel Booth (1625 - 1675), having been a merger of two different people.

The BOOTH and CHEESMAN ancestors mentioned below stem from my wife Anne’s ancestors.

The AINSLEY and LONGSTER ancestors mentioned below stem from the marriage of my half sister C. Margaret RUSHWORTH.


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