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This page is for all Family History detectives. Help solve our mysteries!


Angela, Dan and David are searching for the ancestors of William Henry Rushen who was born about 1855. We know that his father was Thomas and that he married Sophia Holman.
Can you tell us more?



Mrs Martha Rushen was the landlady at the "Prince of Wales" public house in Messing between 1912 and 1925.


The christenings of nine children of James and Sarah Rushen were held at Inworth church, opposite the pub.

Can you add any further detail?


E. Rushen was the landlord at the "Lord Raglan" public house in Cricklade St., Old Swindon, between 1848 and 1851.

T. Rushen was the landlord at the "Bush House" public house in Chishill between 1879 and 1881 followed by J. Rushen between 1882 and 1883. Can you add any further detail?



On the 30th January 1654 James Rushen married Ursula Wathmoll at Christchurch on the island of Barbados. In 1657 Ursula gave birth to a son James. Where did James senior come from, where did he go too? What was he doing in Barbados? Did he start the Rushen family in America?



Percy C Rushen was instrumental in publishing several books related to geneology. He lived at 10, Warwick Court, High Holborn, London WC and his business address was, The Deben Press, Deben House, Fentiman Road, London SW.

Books that he published were:-

Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London. (1910)

Transcripts of the parish registers of Letheringham in the County of Suffolk 1588 - 1758 & 1812. Fifty copies published.

The Records of Inventors.

Medieval Law Terms.

Pedigree of the descendants of Charles Naunton of Southwold, 1772 -1844.

Did he publish his family history?



Tammy is searching for information on her maternal GGGrandmother Sarah Francis Rushin who married John Henderson Pounds. They had a son named John Pounds who married Virginia Golden who had a daughter Betty Sue, born Phelan, Arkansas in 1929.



John Thomas Rushing Snr. is looking for Mathew Rushing, circa 1647, arriving in the Virginia Colony. He had a son also named Mathew.



Did you know that there is a :-
Rushen Drive in Hertford Heath.
Rushen Mount in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Rushen Street in Manchester.
Rushen Walk in Carshalton, Surrey.
Do you know how the names originated?



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peter(at)rushenhistory.com