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From: "Sheelagh Davies" <sheelagh.davies(a)ntlworld.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 11:18 PM
Subject: [SFK-UK] New to List - Posting Interests: RUDD & WATSON - Polstead
Having just joined the List, I would like to post my interests please.
The story so far.....
Gt. Grandfather - Joseph William RUDD born Polstead, 13 February
his parents: John RUDD (Labourer) & Sarah Ann RUDD
Birth Certificate states Registration District: Cosford - Birth in the
district of Hadleigh.
Marriage of John Rudd and Sarah Ann Watson 25 September 1851 at Church
St Mary, Polstead
Groom's father - John Rudd & Bride's father - William Watson. Both
The Witnesses were John Munson and John Baalham - as I saw John Baalham's
name on the Cosford Database, his occupation Game Keeper, I will assume
were all Agricultural Labourers.
I was very confused because when Joseph William Rudd married Annie Hancock
in Tynemouth, Northumberland, in 1886, he put down that his father was
Thomas Rudd, Station Master! However, this is the only Joseph William
born in Polstead within the right timescale. Perhaps his father was
Any ideas, help or guidance gratefully received.
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