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James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 27 Jan 2004 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2005 12:20AM GMT
Surnames: Rushton, Richardson
I am researching the family of James Rushton ( 1819-1895) he came to Canada c. 1840s settling first in Galt, then Tara then Elsinore, Amabel township, Bruce County. He was married to Mary Richardson ( 1821-1844) on Dec 25 1841 in Colne Lancashire. Their children were Sarah 1840, Robert 1842, Margaret 1843. Then James Rushton married Elizabeth Richardson ( sister of first wife). They came to Canada where the following children were born: Susannah 1849, John 1851, Alice 1854, James 1856, Thomas 1859, Robert 1862, Mary Elizabeth 1866, William 1869 and Henry Hartley 1871.
The father of James Rushton was James Rushton but I do not know the name of his mother or siblings. He did make a journey back to England before his death so presumably he still had relations there.

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 27 Jan 2004 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: RUSHTON HARTLEY BILLING BROMELL WATSON LANG LAWLOR
Hi,

I am researching George Rushton, born 1816 in Colne, Lancashire, died 1902 in Brantford, Ontario. He married Ann Hartley (b.1814) on March 05, 1837 in Colne. The moved to Canada in 1854 or 55. Their children were:

1. William Rushton (1835 - 1908) , married Susanna Barnes in 1861 in Brantford, Ontario
2. Ann Rushton (1837 - 1841)
3. Hartley Rushton (1838 - 1907) married Harriet Rirke (1845 - 1901) in Wentworth County, Ontario
4. James William Rushton (1841 - 1900) married Julai (sp?)Abt. 1872
5. Elizabeth C. Rushton (1843 - 1906) married John Holroyd Clegg (1842 - 1907) in 1867 in Brantford
6. John Rushton (1845 - 1847)
7. Mary Rushton (1847 - 1906)
8. Margaret G. Rushton (1849 - 1906) married David Joseph Mitchell (1843 - 1924) in 1871 in Brantford
9. Robert Rushton (1851 - 1937), married Mary Darrach or Darragh (1853 - 1929) in 1886 in St. Thomas, Ontario
10. Hiram Rushton (1853 - 1943) married Eliza Jane Schmachtenberger (1850 - 1919) in 1875 in St. Joseph County, Indiana
11. George Rushton (1855 - 1936)
12. Joseph Rushton (1858 - 1940 )
13. Sarah Jane Rushton (1861 - 1949) married John Ewart Hetherington (1857 - 1914) in 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario

The name Henry Hartley caught my eye, since George had a son named Hartley.

I know the Rushton and Hartley names are pretty common in the Colne area, and I have been unable to find the name of George's father, so cannot tell if our families connect.

Katherine Palmer
http://myheritagesite.com

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 8 Nov 2004 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2006 5:41PM GMT
Surnames: RUSHTON, GRAHAM, RICHARDSON
Hi Anne
I have very little gleaned from another descendant and Zetta Rushton's family history. As follows:
Descendants of Henry Rushton - Generation No. 1

1. Henry RUSHTON was born in Lancashire, England. He married Margaret //. She was born in England.

Child of Henry RUSHTON and Margaret // is:
1. James RUSHTON Sr., born July 25, 1819 in Colne, Lancashire, England; died October 17, 1895 in Elsinore, ON. Canada.

Generation No. 2

1. James RUSHTON, Sr. was born July 25, 1819 in Colne, Lancashire, England, and died October 17, 1895 in Elsinore, ON. Canada. He married (1) Mary Ann GRAHAM August 25, 1834 in Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire, UK. She was born Bet. 1820 - 1825 in Lancashire, England, and died Bet. 1843 - 1848 in Lancashire, England. He married (2) June Elizabeth RICHARDSON Bet. 1848 - 1849 in Upper Canada. She was born May 13, 1825 in England, UK, and died July 09, 1897 in Elsinore, ON.

Children of James RUSHTON and Mary GRAHAM (1) are:

1. Robert RUSHTON, born in Lancashire, England.
2. Sarah RUSHTON, born 1840 in Lancashire, England; died 1881 in Elsinore, Ont. She married Mr. BALL.
3. Margaret RUSHTON, born December 19, 1843 in Lancashire, England; died January 24, 1909 in Elsinore, Ont. She married Robert POWELL.

Children of James RUSHTON and June RICHARDSON (2) are:

1. Susanna RUSHTON, born October 04, 1850 in Unmarried.
2. John RUSHTON, born 1851 in Upper Canada; died April 23, 1941. He married Mary Jane DEAN; born 1880 in Port Hope, ON; died September 24, 1923.
3. Alice RUSHTON, born August 06, 1854 in Unmarried.
4. James RUSHTON, Jr., born November 04, 1856 in Elsinore, ON. Canada; died May 27, 1937. He married Susan Evaline DEAN; born September 01, 1862 in Millbrook, Simcoe Cty. ON. Canada; died 1931 in Allenford, ON. Canada.
5. Thomas RUSHTON, born 1859 in Unmarried.
6. Mary Elizabeth RUSHTON, born August 03, 1861. She married Godfrey LAMONT.
7. Robert RUSHTON, born 1862. He married Sarah HARTLEY.
8. William Rushton, born March 15, 1869 in Unmarried.
9. Henry Hartley RUSHTON, born 1871. He married Sarah WHITE.

I have copied Zetta's account of life and family history to gedcom. Most of it is anecdotal but is very interesting. If this helps or you are interested in the extended line, I will gladly forward.
Ellen Rushton

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 8 Nov 2004 5:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2006 5:41PM GMT
Surnames: RUSHTON, GRAHAM, RICHARDSON
Anne,
You may have lots of photos of James Rushton Sr. and families which I would apprecitate seeing. Here is photo of James Sr. and his wife June Elizabeth Richardson. I also have one of James Jr. and wife Susan Elizabeth Dean and one of their home.
Ellen
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Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Betty Cant (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2004 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was wondering if your Rushtons were any connection to the Rushtons in Nova Scotia

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 8 Nov 2004 10:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2006 5:41PM GMT
Surnames: RUSHTON
Hi Betty
Have not seen a NS conncection, however, I do not have all the information on the Rushton emigration.
If anything surfaces I'll let you know on this board.
Cheers, Ellen

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Betty Cant (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2004 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks a lot. I am particularly interested in learning the date of death of a Martha Rushton daughter of Issiah Rushton and Emily Meekins

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 29 Aug 2006 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rushton Dunderdale
This thread caught my eye as the name Rushton, from Colne, moving to Brantford and unusual first name of Hartley are all connected with a line I'm researching.

Walter Rushton and wife Elizabeth Dunderdale were married in Lancashire in 1908, they moved to Brantford some time after that, and I know no more about them. Walter had a brother Hartley (abt 1867), their father was George (abt 1845) who also had a brother called Hartley (abt 1852) whose father was James (abt 1811) and mother Sarah (abt 1817).

There was mention of relatives back in England, and there must be a connection, based only on the name of Hartley which keeps cropping-up. [My] George's father was James, but the James Rushton 1819 would be too old to be the son of my James of 1811. So I'm confused...

Andy

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 6 Jan 2008 5:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
My 2xGt Grandfather was James Rushton b1811 Colne Lancs and his son Hartley Rushton b1851 is my Gt Grandfather. I would be interested in sharing information about this line especially any USA connections.

Re: James Rushton from Colne Lancashire to Bruce County, Ontario

Posted: 11 Jan 2008 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Jeff:
Check the message above from K Palmer. It looks like your Rushtons may be related to hers.

Since my original message, I have more info about my Rushtons. James Rushton ( born 1819 Colne died 1895, Elsinore, Bruce County, Ontario) was the son of James Rushton who died 20th March 1850 in Greenfield, Colne at the age of 73. The informant was his son Robert ( baptized 19 June 1814 in Colne, married 13 Oct 1844 to Mary Walton and died 1 March 1879, Primet Bridge, Colne) His wife was Margaret who died 16th October 1842 age 67. Informant Hartley Feather who I believe was husband of her niece. I believe that she was Peggy Shoesmith daughter of Jude and Mary Shoesmith and baptized 27 Oct 1776 in Colne. She married first husband Richard Nutter on 9 Nov 1797. He died 30 May 1804. She married James Rushton 25 Dec 1810 in St Bartholomew's Colne. They also had a daughter Margaret born 2 July 1811. On the marriage entry it says that Peggy Nutter was a widow but it doesn't say whether James was or not. They were both about 34 at time of their marriage so it is possible that James was a widower and had children from a previous marriage.
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