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Elizabeth RUSHWORTH (1762-1817)

1. Elizabeth RUSHWORTH, daughter of John RUSHWORTH (1721-1780) and Sarah MAYNE (1724-1780), was born on 6 July 1762. She was baptised in All Saints'. Southampton. She married John KEELE in 1781. She died on 22 July 1817 in Southampton. She was buried in Southampton.

 

They had nine children.

 

John KEELE and Elizabeth RUSHWORTH had the following children:

 

Edward KEELE ( - )

unk KEELE ( - ). unk was an Admiral in the Navy.

Second Generation

2. John RUSHWORTH was born on 25 October 1721 in New York. He died on 30 August 1780 in Cowes (Northwood). He was buried in Church of Northwood, Isle of Wight. He married Sarah MAYNE.

 

John Rushworth was probably a greatgrandson of Daniel, brother of John Rushworth (1607-1690), the compiler of the "historical Collections"(?).
He was a Post-Captain in His Majesty's Fleet. His great-grandfather was probably John Rushworth (1607-1690), the compiler of the "historical Collections" who had emigrated to America at the time of Charles I.


The Rushworth family, related to the Fairfaxes and to John Rushworth, compiler of the "Historical Collections", had settled in America during the dissensions between Charles I and the Parliament. When the trouble with our American Colonies began John Rushworth, Senior, had to decide whether to give up his interests in America or become a citizen of the new United States and an enemy of England. This (his graddaughter told me in 1885) undermined his helath and hastened his death about the time of the Declaration of Independence. His wife's name was Sarah Mayne. John Senior's death is recorded in the Gentlemen's Magazine, 1780: "At West Cowes, aged 58, John Rushworth Esq. a senior post Captain of His Majesty's Fleet adn regulating the impress Service in the Isle of Wight.

Her father, Captain John Rushworth (1721-1780) was buried in Northwood, Isle of Wight. Her brother, Edward, was without a break the MP for either Newport or Yarmouth from 1784 until 1797. In 1780 he had been ordained, but he abandoned Holy Orders when protests were raised against a deacon entering Parliament. His wife, Catherine, the second daughter of Lord Holmes, built Farringford Hall.

Memorials in Northwood Church:

'In Memory of John Rushworth, Esq. 22 years a Post Captain of His Majesty's Fleet, who died the 30th day of August 1780 in the 59th year of his age, and lied interred near this place.'

'Sarah the wife of John Rushworth, Esq., Captain in the Royal Navy, died the 7th day of May 1780, and lies interred near this place.'

Also: "In Memory of John Rushworth, Esq., 22 years a Post captain of His Majesty's Fleet..."

The Rushworths had settled in America during the dissensions between Charles I and the Parliament. When the trouble with The American Colonies began John Rushworth had to decide whether to give up his interests in America, or become a citizen of the new United States and an enemy of England. This undermined his health and hastened his death about the time of the declaration of Independence.

 

3. Sarah MAYNE was born in 1724. She died on 7 May 1780 in West Cowes. She and John RUSHWORTH had the following children:

 

Edward RUSHWORTH (1755-1817). Edward was born on 17 October 1755. He was baptised on 2 January 1756 in Kingston Church, Portsea. He appeared in the census. He was a Churchman, Member of Parliament. He married Catharine HOLMES on 28 August 1780 in Calbourne, Isle of Wight. He died on 15 October 1817. He was buried in He lies buried in the family vault near to his wife.

John RUSHWORTH (1758-1793). John was born on 29 January 1758. He died on 7 September 1793 in Hythe, Southampton. He was buried on 12 September 1793 in Dibden Church, Hythe.

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Elizabeth RUSHWORTH (1762-1817)