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 William Ruscoe

William Ruscoe

Death unknown
Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 36802010 · View Source
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Born about 1594 (aged 41 on 13 April 1635. Prisonkeeper from Billerica, Essex, who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Increase." (On 13 April 1635, "Husbandman W[illia]m Rusco," aged 41, "et uxor Rabecca," aged 40, and "4 children," "Sara Rusco," aged 9, "Marie Rusco," aged 7, "Samuel," aged 5, and "W[illia]m Rusco," aged 1, with a "certificate from Billerecay in Essex," were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Increase). First settled in Cambridge; moved to Hartford by 1639, Norwalk in 1654, & Jamaica in 1665.
DEATH: Between 5 August 1680 (date of will) and 15 December 1682 (probate of will).
MARRIAGES: (1) By about 1620 Rebecca _____. She was born about 1595 (aged 40 on 13 April 1635) and died in late 1635 or early 1636.
(2) Between 5 October 1635 and 24 March 1635/6, Hester (_____) Muste, widow of EDWARD MUSTE {1633, Cambridge}
On 18 April 1631, RICHARD SEYMOUR {1639, Hartford} married Mercy Ruscoe, daughter of Roger Ruscoe, at Sawbridgeworth, Essex. William Ruscoe sold Hartford land to Richard Seymour and in 1651 Richard Seymour and John Ruscoe, son of William Ruscoe, were among were among the founders of the town of Norwalk. William Ruscoe and Roger Ruscoe were probably closely related.
If the William Ruscoe of the 1682 deed was the immigrant, then he was still living nearly two years after he had made his will and just a few months before the will was probated. Furthermore, under this assumption, no New England record has been found for the son New England, and the single reference to William Ruscoe Senior should not be taken to imply that the son William was still alive at that time. On the other hand, if the William Ruscoe of the 1682 deed was the son, this is his only appearance in New England records, and we are left to wonder why he was not named in his father's will.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Srudy Project.
The Hartford memorial obelisk is a cenotaph.

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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 6 May 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Ruscoe (1594–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36802010, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .