The Warwickshire Rushen's.

On the 5 February 1573 Sibbell Rushen was married at the church of St. Nicholas, Warwick.

On the 8 June 1575, Roger Rushen made his last will and testament.
In the name of god Amen. The eighth day of June in the sixteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god Queen of England, France and Ireland Defender of the faith etc Anno din 1575 I Roger Rushen of Warwick in the parish of St Nicholas sick of body but of perfect mind and rememberance, thanks be to god. Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Firstly I bequeath my soul unto Almighty god my maker and redeeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Nicholas aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto Ann my elder sister ninety shillings. Item I give unto Elizabeth my sister a cow. Item I give unto Richarde Edwardes my master thirty shillings to be divided among his children equally. Item I give unto the said Richarde Edwardes my master all my rayment the residue of my goods both moveable and immoveable I give and bequeath unto Ann my sister whom I make my sole Executrix to the performance of this my last will and testament. These being witnesses, Humphrey Weringe vicar, Richarde Edwardes

Amongst the Foleshill records we find a man of substance. The census returns give Thomas Rushen as a weaver. His draft Will in 1839 also states that he was a weaver, but he bequeaths, "five houses near the "Royal Oak" in Foleshill parish beside the Coventry - Stoney Stanton turnpike and a house at Little Heath, Foleshill, to his son George Rushen ." By 1846 he had two houses at Little Heath.

Between 1800 and 1900 there were many Rushen baptisms in the parish of Foleshill. See the events below for St. Lawrence Church, St. Pauls Church and for the Independent Church.

Warwickshire Christenings 1640 - 1837.

Warwickshire Marriages 1573 - 1835.

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