Ratcliffes of Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng

Ratcliffes of Great Budworth, Cheshire

Generation One

1. Titus1 Ratcliffe, resided in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng.

There is a Titus Ratcliffe bap 31 OCT 1725 Sowerby Near Halifax, Yorkshire, England source: Bishop’s transcripts, 1664-1837 Authors Church of England. Parish Church of Soweby (near Halifax) . Being that Titus is not a common name, this could be this person. There is also a later TitusRatcliffe 31 JUL 1774 Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England, son of Samuel. Could be that this Samuel is a brother of the above Titus.

At the time of Children’s births, Titus is listed as being “of Antrobus”.

He married Mary Salisbury, married 2 May 1754 in Daresbury, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1790, buried Feb 1790 in Mere, Cheshire, Eng.

Children:

2. i. Thomas2 Ratcliffe b. 1755.

ii. John Ratcliffe, b. 1757 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 10 Dec 1757 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng.

3. iii. Titus Ratcliffe b. 1763.

4. iv. James Ratcliffe.

Generation Two

2. Thomas2 Ratcliffe, (Titus1) b. 1755 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 3 Aug 1755 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1820 in Tatton, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Husbandman.

Thomas and Catherine, both of “this parish”, were married by Banns. Note from Rostherne Register of Graves: 2 Dec 1820, Thomas Ratcliffe of Mobberly near Tatton Park, age 63 yrs, was buried upon his son William under a grave stone near the back door.

He married Catherine Clark, married 26 May 1777 in Rostherne, Cheshire, Eng.

Children:

i. William3 Ratcliffe, b. 1778, baptized 4 Jan 1778 in St. John the Baptist, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.

He married Nancy Stamford, married 1807 in St. Mary’s, Rostherne, Cheshire, d. 1809.

ii. Mary Ratcliffe, b. 1780 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 27 Feb 1780 in St. John’s the Baptist, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.

She married Richard Barker, married 1807 in St. Mary’s, Rostherne, Cheshire, Eng.,

iii. John Ratcliffe, b. 1783 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 17 May 1783 in St. John the Baptist, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.

Could be “John Ratcliffe” married to “Mary” listed as parents of Mary Ratcliffe b. 1809 and Sarah Ratcliffe b. 1811 both in Rostherne.

5. iv. Thomas Ratcliffe b. c. 1786.

v. Robert Ratcliffe, b. 1789 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 18 Jan 1789 in St. John the Baptist, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1834 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, buried 3 Aug 1834 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng.

There is a burial record in Antrobus for a Robert Ratcliffe. Buried 3 Aug 1834, age 47 yrs. (b. 1788).

3. Titus2 Ratcliffe, (Titus1) b. 1763 in Daresbury, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1840 in Seven Oaks, Cheshire, Eng, buried 19 Jan 1840 in Seven Oaks, Cheshire, Eng.

He married Sarah Yarwood, married 12 Jan 1786 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng, b. c. 1758, d. 1831, buried 26 Jun 1831 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng.

Sarah: There is a record of another “Sarah Ratcliffe of Seven Oaks, servant, buried 15 Aug 1838, age 80” (b.1758). No idea who this Sarah is, possibly sister of Titus.

Children:

i. Samuel3 Ratcliffe, d. 1788, buried 5 Mar 1788 in Mere, Cheshire, Eng.

ii. William Ratcliffe, b. 30 Mar 1789 in Mere, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 17 May 1789 in Mere, Cheshire, Eng.

Could be the William Ratcliffe who married Nancy Stamford in 1806. There was then a Nancy Ratcliffe of Millington buried in 1807.

6. iii. Thomas Ratcliffe b. c. 1790.

7. iv. Sarah Ratcliffe b. c. 1793.

8. v. Mary Ratcliffe b. 1797.

vi. Ann Ratcliffe, b. 1801 in Seven Oaks, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 12 Jul 1801 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng.

4. James2 Ratcliffe, (Titus1).

He married Unknown.

Children:

i. Nancy3 Ratcliffe, b. 1775 in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 26 May 1775 in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng.

Generation Three

5. Thomas3 Ratcliffe, (Thomas2, Titus1) b. c. 1786, baptized 5 Mar 1786 in St. John the Baptist, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.

He married Sarah Higginbottom, married 29 Jan 1801 in Stockport, Cheshire, Eng.

Children:

i. Elizabeth4 Ratcliffe, b. c. 1801, baptized 27 Dec 1801 in Hatherlow Cong Chapel, Cheshire, Eng, d. pre 1811.

ii. Hannah Ratcliffe, b. c. 1803, baptized 23 Aug 1803 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng.

iii. Mary Ratcliffe, b. c. 1806, baptized 14 May 1806 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng.

iv. Harriet Ratcliffe, b. c. 1807, baptized 24 Aug 1807 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng.

v. Elizabeth Ratcliffe, b. c. 1811, baptized 23 Feb 1811 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng.

vi. James Ratcliffe, b. c. 1812, baptized 24 May 1812 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng.

9. vii. Ann Ratcliffe b. c. 1815.

6. Thomas3 Ratcliffe, (Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1790 in Mere, Cheshire, Eng,, baptized 21 Dec 1790 in Over Whitley, Cheshire, Eng, d. post 1871, occupation Shoemaker.

In 1841 and 1851, Thomas and Betty are living in Antrobus, “near Pole Lane End”.In 1841 Thomas is 45 and Betty is 35.

In 1851, Thomas is age 60, Betty is 49. Thomas is listed as Journeyman, cordwainer. In 1861, They are living in Antrobus.

Thomas is 70, Betty age 59. Thomas is listed as Shoemaker.

In 1871, Thomas was age 80, retired Shoemaker and living with daughter, Margaret in Little Leigh, Cheshire.

There is a record of a death for Thomas Ratcliffe, June 1873, age 82 yrs. Northwich, Cheshire. Could be this Thomas.

He married Betty ?? Ratcliffe, b. c. 1802 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, d. pre 1871.

Betty: Betty is deceased prior to 1871 Census.

Children:

10. i. Samuel4 Ratcliffe b. 1824.

ii. Mary Ratcliffe, b. c. 1827 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 1 Apr 1827 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng.

In 1841,Mary is listed as being age 14 working in the home of the Lamb family at Green Lane Farm in Appleton. In 1851, she could be the Mary Ratcliffe b. 1827, Antrobus, who was working as a servant in the home of the Sumner family in Lymm. In 1861, Mary was unmarried, age 34, working as a servant and living in Upton Priory. She is not found in the 1871 census, she may have married, moved or passed away.

iii. Elizabeth Ratcliffe, b. 1829 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 15 Mar 1829 in Stretton, Cheshire, Eng.

This could be the Elizabeth Ratcliffe, age 22, b. Antrobus, who was a servant on the Hollins Farm, run by Joseph Firth, in Antrobus in 1851.

11. iv. Thomas Ratcliffe b. c. 1831.

12. v. Margaret Ratcliffe b. c. 1821.

7. Sarah3 Ratcliffe, (Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1793 in Over Whitley, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 21 Jun 1793 in Over Whitley, Cheshire, Eng.

Could be the Sarah Ratcliffe, 53, born Whitley, living in Birchdale in 1851. An Edwin Ratcliffe, 19, b. Warrington, is living with her ..as well as Thomas Ratcliffe, age 19, born, Mere. ( Son of Thomas and Betty of Antrobus). In 1841, Samuel Ratcliffe, Thomas Jr’s, brother was living with this Sarah and Edwin.

She married Unknown.

Children:

13. i. William4 Ratcliffe b. c. 1814.

8. Mary3 Ratcliffe, (Titus2, Titus1) b. 1797 in Over Whitley, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 21 May 1797 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng, resided in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng.

In 1851, Mary was living in Birchdale. She listed as “widow”. Her daughter, Ann Beswick, is visiting.

Children:

i. Ann4 Ratcliffe, b. 1823 in Seven Oaks, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 23 Feb 1823 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng.

In 1851, Ann is visiting her mother in Birchdale. She is listed as “Bookkeeper’s wife”.

She married Mr. Beswick, occupation Bookkeeper.

Generation Four

9. Ann4 Ratcliffe, (Thomas3, Thomas2, Titus1) b. c. 1815 in Tatton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 3 Sep 1815 in Hatherlow Cong. Chapel, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1876,, resided Market Place in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire Eng,, occupation Domestic Servant.

In 1851 Ann is a widow, living at Market Place, Nether Knutsford. Daughter Ann, 13 and son, Samuel, 5, were living with her. In 1861 Ann was living in same location, listed as “Pauper”. No children with her. In 1871, Son Samuel, age 24, was living with her.

She married Samuel Bracegirdle, b. 20 Feb 1808 in Tatton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 13 Mar 1808 in Nether Knutsford Chapel, Cheshire, Eng, d. 24 May 1847 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, buried 26 May 1847 in St. John’s the Baptist, Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Shoemaker.

Samuel: Samuel was son of John Bracegirdle and Mary Leech. In 1841, Samuel and Ann lived at Market Place in Knutsford.

Children:

14. i. Thomas5 Bracegirdle b. 1836.

ii. Jane “Ann” Bracegirdle, b. 1838 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng,, baptized 24 Jun 1838 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Nurse.

Listed as “Ann” in 1851.

iii. Hannah Bracegirdle, b. 1840 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 19 Jul 1840 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1903.

She married John Corbishley, married 1869 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, b. 1840 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1911.

iv. James Bracegirdle, b. 1842 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 20 Nov 1842 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1850 in Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.

15. v. Samuel Bracegirdle b. 1845.

10. Samuel4 Ratcliffe, (Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 1824 in Stretton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 19 Sep 1824 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng, d. post 1869 in England, occupation Laborer, Fireman; Bank Inspector.

In 1850, the family was living in Lower Walton in the Parish of Stockton Heath, Cheshire. In 1871, the family was living at Bates Bridge in Halton, Cheshire. In 1875, the family is listed as living on Halton Lane, Halton in the parish registers. Samuel was listed as a Bank Inspector on his son, Thomas’, wedding record. Samuel is said to have died in the River Mersey. There is a death record for a Samuel Ratcliffe, died age 50 during 1st quarter 1875 in Runcorn. This could be this Samuel. The dates fit.

He married Margaret Pilling, married 1848 in Warrington, Lancashire, Eng, b. c. 1825 in Lowton, Warrington, Lanc., Eng,, (daughter of John Pilling and Esther Johnson).

Margaret: In 1881, Margaret is widowed and living with her sister, Rebecca, in Warrington.

Children:

16. i. Thomas5 Ratcliffe b. 1848.

17. ii. Elizabeth Ratcliffe b. Aug 1850.

18. iii. William Ratcliffe b. c. 1854.

19. iv. Sarah Ratcliffe b. c. 1858.

20. v. Ann “Annie” Ratcliffe b. Jun 1864.

21. vi. Emma Ratcliffe b. 21 Apr 1867.

22. vii. Samuel G. Ratcliffe b. 11 Jun 1870.

11. Thomas4 Ratcliffe, (Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1831 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng,,, baptized 1 Jan 1832 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Plate layer, farmer, resided in East Sutton, Sutton, Lancashire, Eng.

He could be the Thomas Ratcliffe, b. 1832, Antrobus..who was working as a servant in Birchdale, Appleton, Cheshire in 1851. There was also a Sarah Ratcliffe, widowed, age 53, b. Whitley, Cheshire; Hannah Ratcliffe, age 21 b. Manchester, Lanc, and Edwin Ratcliffe, b. 1832, Warrington, Lanc all working as servants there as well. In 1871, Thomas is married and living in Sutton, Lancashire.

He married Margaret ?? Ratcliffe, b. c. 1812 in Bold, Lancashire, Eng.

Children:

i. Mary E.5 Ratcliffe, b. c. 1857 in Ditton, Lancanshire, Eng.

12. Margaret4 Ratcliffe, (Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1821 in Stretton, Cheshire, Eng,,,,

In 1871, Margaret’s father, Thomas, age 80, was living with the family.

She married William Harrison, b. c. 1812 in Cogshall, Cheshire, Eng,,, occupation Farmer of 10 Acres, resided Clatterwick Rd. in Little Leigh, Cheshire, Eng.

William: In 1841, William and Margaret lived in Antrobus. In 1851, the family lived “near Factor’s House” in Whitley Superior.

Children:

i. William5 Harrison, b. c. 1841 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng.

William seems to have never married. In 1861 he was age 21, a servant on the farm of Robert Billington on Farm House Lane in Dutton, Cheshire.

In 1871 He was an Unmarried, Agricultural Laborer, lodging with Mary Eyes in Helwall, Cheshire. In 1881, he was “unmarried”, Indoor Farm Servant, on the farm of William Evans in Latchford, Cheshire. Couldn’t find him in 1891. In 1901, he was living in Warrington, age 61, working as a Night Watchman. He was living with his “Widowed” aunt, Kate Harrison, age 73, born in L. Whitley.

ii. Sarah Harrison, b. c. 1845 in Antrobus, Cheshire, Eng.,

Not listed with family in 1861. She would be age 16. There is a Sarah Harrison, age 16 b. Mere, listed as servant in home of Thomas Harrison, age 65, b. Lymm and his wife, Ellen, age 61 and daughter, Elizabeth age 38.

In 1871, she is living with her parents, age 26, listed as “farmer’s daughter”.

iii. Mary Harrison, b. c. 1847 in Cogshall, Cheshire, Eng.,

Not with family in 1871. She would be 24 at that time, probably married.

iv. Elizabeth Harrison, b. c. 1854 in Whitley, Cheshire, Eng.

v. Margaret E. Harrison, b. c. 1857 in Whitley, Cheshire, Eng.

13. William4 Ratcliffe, (Sarah3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1814 in Seven Oaks, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 28 Feb 1814 in St. Mary and All Saints, Gr. Budworth, Cheshire,Eng, resided Horton Quay in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Custom Officer.

In 1851, William was visiting in Tranmere, Cheshire.

He married Mary ?? Ratcliffe, b. c. 1816 in Walton, Cheshire, Eng.

Children:

i. Mary5 Ratcliffe, b. c. 1838.

ii. Emma Ratcliffe, b. 1840 in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng,, occupation Dressmaker.

iii. John Ratcliffe, b. c. 1842 in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng.

iv. William Ratcliffe, b. c. 1845 in Appleton, Cheshire, Eng.

In 1861, William was a mate on the “Dolphin” in Worsley, Lancashire.

Generation Five

14. Thomas5 Bracegirdle, (Ann4 Ratcliffe, Thomas3, Thomas2, Titus1) b. 1836 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng,, d. 8 Jan 1900, buried in St. Wilfred’s Church, Mobberley, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Farm Laborer.

Thomas looks to have been a servant in the home of Joseph Cash in Peover Superior in 1851.

He married Mary Green, married 25 Feb 1862 in St. Wilfred’s Church, Mobberley, Cheshire, Eng, b. 17 Nov 1840 in Mobberley, Cheshire, Eng, d. 21 Feb 1912 in Knowles Green, Mobberley, Cheshire, Eng.

Mary: Daughter of George Green and Alice Hewitt.

Children:

i. Ann6 Bracegirdle, b. 1862, d. 1867.

ii. George Green Bracegirdle, b. 1864, d. 1931.

iii. Emily Bracegirdle, b. 1866.

iv. Oliver Bracegirdle, b. 1868, d. 1949.

v. Agnes Bracegirdle, b. 1871.

vi. Ada Bracegirdle, b. 1874, d. 1936.

vii. Alice Green Bracegirdle, b. 1880, d. 1902.

15. Samuel5 Bracegirdle, (Ann4 Ratcliffe, Thomas3, Thomas2, Titus1) b. 1845 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 5 Oct 1845 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1912 in Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Railway Porter.

In 1871, Samuel lived with his mother in Nether Knutsford.

He married Eliza Jane Snelson, married 1871 in Holy Trinity Church, Hilme, Manchester, Eng, b. 1845 in Plumbley, Cheshire, Eng.

Children:

i. William H.6 Bracegirdle, b. 1873.

ii. George Dodd Bracegirdle, b. 1874.

iii. Hannah Bracegirdle, b. 1877.

iv. Samuel Arthur Bracegirdle, b. 1880.

16. Thomas5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 1848 in Stockton Heath,Cheshire,England, d. 1918 in Middletown,CT, resided Asylum ST. in Middletown, CT, occupation Railway Laborer,Quarryman.

Thomas was age 21 at the time of his marriage to Jane.

In 1871, Thomas, Jane and daughter, Margaret, lived on same street as Thomas’ parents at Bates Bridge in Halton, Cheshire,Eng. Thomas’ occupation was listed as “waterman”. His birthplace was listed as “Warrington”.

Later in the 1870’s Thomas and Jane lived on Halton Rd, Halton,Cheshire.

In 1880, Thomas and brother in law, John Lewis, were boarding at the home of Lamb family in Cornwall, Middlesex, CT, US and both were working at the quarries. The rest of the family must have come to US circa 1880, between births of Frederick and Robert.

At time of son Fred’s wedding, Thomas lived at 28 Hotchkiss St.,Middletown. In 1901, the City Directory has Thomas living on Asylum St. in South Farms,Middletown with sons Fred and George boarding there. In 1901, Thomas was employed by the W & B Douglas Co. In 1910, Thomas was still employed at the same Company, but living at 48 Walnut St. in South Farms.

He married (1) Jane Houghton, married 21 Jan 1869 in Stockton Heath,Cheshire,England, b. 1852 in Stockton Heath,Cheshire,England, (daughter of Robert Houghton and Margaret Rowlinson) d. 1884 in Portland,Ct.

Jane: Jane’s brother, Richard, and Mary Jane Greaves were witnesses at her wedding.

In 1871, Jane and Thomas were living on Bates Rd. in Halton, Cheshire. Robert and Richard, Jane’s brothers were living with them.

Children:

i. Margaret6 Ratcliffe, b. 1871 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 28 May 1871 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng.

Margaret was 10 days at the time of the 1870 Census. She died Young.

ii. Thomas G. Ratcliffe, b. 1872 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng.

No mention of this Thomas in Family Bible.

iii. Robert Ratcliffe, b. c. 1873, baptized 16 Jun 1873 in Stockton Heath, Cheshire, Eng, d. pre 1881.

Probably died young, as there is another Robert born later.

iv. Annie Ratcliffe, b. 10 Apr 1874, baptized 24 Jul 1874 in Stockton Heath, Cheshire, Eng.

v. George Ratcliffe, b. 29 Oct 1876 in Halton,Cheshire,England, baptized 7 Jan 1877 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1924 in Waterford, New London, CT, buried Pine Grove Cem. in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, occupation Ship Captain; Marine Engineer, resided 8 Harris St. in New London, New London, CT.

He was a member of Brainard lodge, F.and A.M. of New London, and Mansfield Guard Vetern Corps of Middletown. During the Spanish-American War, he served in the Navy. He moved out of Middletown c. 1899.

On George’s draft registration documents he is listed as being Tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

23. vi. Fred Ratcliffe b. 15 Jun 1879.

vii. Robert Ratcliffe, b. 28 Sep 1881 in Portland, Ct.

Died Young. These records are for a “male Ratcliffe” listed in vital records.

viii. Samuel Ratcliffe, b. 24 Jun 1884 in Portland, Ct.

There is the possibility that Jane died from complications from Samuel’s birth Thomas marries his second wife 7 months later. Samuel probably died as an infant as well since the family had no records of Samuel .

He married (2) Martha Johnson, married 7 Jan 1885 in Trinity Church, Portland, Ct, b. c. 1857 in England, resided in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Martha: This was Martha’s first marriage. She is probably sister to Hannah J. Parker, as Hannah’s dau. Lucy is referred to as “cousin” of Martha’s stepson,Fred. In 1920, Martha is listed as “mother” living with step son Fred and his family in Middletown.

17. Elizabeth5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. Aug 1850 in Stockton Heath, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 6 Oct 1850 in Stockton Heath, Cheshire, Eng, emigrated 1870 to Middletown, Middlesex, CT.,

In 1870 Elizabeth was in Portland, CT with her husband. In 1880-1881, she was back in Cheshire, Eng. Her husband was in the US with her brother.

She married John Lewis, b. Oct 1844 in Wales, occupation Sexton, Quarryman, Laborer, emigrated 1868 from England.

John: In 1870 John and Elizabeth were living in Portland,Middlesex Co, CT, and John was working at the Quarry. In 1880, Elizabeth was back in England and John and his brother in law, Thomas Ratcliffe were working in the quarries and living with the Lamb family in Cromwell, CT. In 1900 the family lived at 12 Catherine St, Middletown, CT.

Children:

24. i. Samuel Robert6 Lewis b. 3 Oct 1872.

ii. Ada Lewis, b. 3 Feb 1875 in Connecticut, d. 10 May 1980 in California.

Ada was not listed with the family in 1900 Census. She was probably married by then.

She married Mr. Martin.

iii. Almira Lewis, b. 22 Aug 1877 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 14 Oct 1877 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, d. 6 Jan 1985 in California, occupation School teacher.

In 1900 Almira was still single, age 22, living at home.

She married Mr. Daniels.

iv. May Lewis, b. May 1882 in Connecticut.

v. Elizabeth Lewis, b. Jan 1885 in Connecticut.

vi. Victoria F. Lewis, b. Jul 1887 in Connecticut.,

vii. Ethel Lewis, b. Jun 1890 in Connecticut.,

viii. Mildred Lewis, b. Apr 1894 in Connecticut.,

18. William5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1854 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 5 Oct 1856 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, resided in Portland, Ct, occupation Bricklayer; Mason.

In 1871, William was working as a farm servant on the farm of John Forster.

In 1881, William age 26 and Selina age 25 lived on Sharp St. in Prestwich Lane, Cheshire. William lived on Maple St. at the time of Sarah’s wedding in 1906. There is a George Ratcliffe b.c. 1818 in England, listed on 1850 Census in Portland. Wife:Charlotte Children: Frederick 4 and Hannah 2,both b. England He may have been a relative and a reason for William coming to Portland.

He married Selina Shallcross, married 1875 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, b. c. 1854 in England, d. 6 Sep 1883 in Portland, Ct.

Selina: Selina died 3 days after the birth of her last child, the baby died also. The baby and mother were buried in the same casket. (A.R.H.memoirs).

Children:

25. i. Sarah6 Ratcliffe b. c. 1878.

ii. William Ratcliffe II, b. c. 1880 in Prestwich, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Foreman – Brass Tube Co.

In 1920, William was living with his sister Annie and her husband and children in New London.

iii. Thomas Ratcliffe, b. pre 1881.

Probably died young.

26. iv. Ann Louise Ratcliffe b. c. 1881.

v. Selina Ratcliffe, b. c. 1882 in England, occupation Operator.

In 1910 and 1920, “Lena” Ratcliffe was living with her sister, Sarah, and her family.

She married Mr. Suprenant.

vi. Margaret Ratcliffe, b. 2 Sep 1883 in Portland, Ct, d. 6 Sep 1883 in Portland, Ct.

Margaret’s mother died 3 days after Margaret’s birth. Mother and child were buried in same casket.

19. Sarah5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1858 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng,,, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, immigrated 1914 from Widnes, Lancashire, Eng.

Sarah, Minnie, Hilda and Maud arrived in Boston on the SS. Franconia on 28 April 1914. In 1920, Sarah, age 62 and May, Minnie, Hilda and Mildred lived in Tacoma,WA. In 1921, Sarah is listed as “widow of Joseph” in the Tacoma WA City Directories. She was living at 911 S. 4th St.

She married Joseph Ellis, b. c. 1857 in Weston, Cheshire, England,,,, (son of Charles Ellis and Ann ?? Ellis) d. post 1914 in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, occupation Iron Smith; laborer.

Joseph: In 1871, Joseph was age 14 and listed as a Quarry laborer, as was his brother, James.

In 1877, the family was living on Halton Rd, Halton, Cheshire. In 1881 and 1891the family was living at 7 Travis St. Widnes, Lancashire, Eng. The 1881 Census lists Joseph’s birthplace as “Weston”, Cheshire. In 1901 the family was living at 10 Lacey St, Widnes, Lancashire. The family seems to have emigrated in groups between around 1912 and 1914. When daughter, Edith, emigrated on 13 May 1913, father,Joseph, was listed as closest living relative. It is not clear if either Joseph Sr , Samuel or Joseph Jr emigrated to the US. Joseph Sr. is not listed as “deceased” on daughter Annie’s marriage Cert.

Children:

i. Samuel6 Ellis, b. 1877 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng,, baptized 10 Jul 1877 in Halton, Cheshire,Eng, occupation Butcher’s Apprentice, resided 132 Widnes Rd. in Widnes, Lancashire, Eng.,

When mother and sisters emigrated in 1914, the listed Samuel of Widnes, Lancashire and “closest living relative”.

ii. Joseph E. Ellis, b. c. 1879 in Widnes, Lancashire, Eng, occupation Butcher.

1881 Census, lists Joseph’s birthplace as Widnes, Lancashire. There is no record that Joseph ever emigrated to the US.

iii. Florence “Florrie” Ellis, b. 1882 in Widnes, Lancashire, Eng,, occupation Shop attendant, immigrated 13 Feb 1912 from Widnes, Lancashire, Eng.

Florence and sister, Annie, immigrated to US in 1912. Florence was listed as age 30 and a “shop attendant”. Thier final destination is listed as Kalamazoo, MIchigan.

27. iv. Annie Ellis b. c. 1885.

v. May Ellis, b. c. 1890 in England, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, occupation Clerk.

In 1921, May is listed as living with her mother at 911 S. 4th St., Tacoma, WA.

vi. Edith Ellis, b. c. 1893 in Widnes, Lancanshire, Eng,, immigrated 13 May 1913 from Widnes, Lancashire, Eng, occupation Milliner.

Edith emigrated on her own in 1913 arriving in Boston. Her occupation was listed as milliner. Her final destination was listed as Waltham, MA.

Edith was a witness at her sister, Annie’s, wedding.

vii. Minnie Ellis, b. c. 1895 in England, d. 14 Apr 1988 in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, occupation Cake Icer.

In 1921, Minnie was listed in the City Directory as living with her mother at 911 S. 4th St, Tacoma,WA. She was a “baker”. In 1930, Minnie was living on her own and working as a “cake icer”.

viii. Hilda Ellis, b. c. 1897 in England, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, occupation Elevator Operator.

ix. Mildred Ellis, b. c. 1899 in England, resided 411 So. High St. in Tacoma, Pierce, WA, occupation Elevator Operator.

x. Agnes Ellis, b. 20 Jan 1901, d. May 1980, resided in Pasco, WA.

SS# PA 194-20-3388.

xi. Maud Ellis, b. c. 1903 in Widnes, Lancashire, Eng.

Maud arrived in the US with her mother and sisters Minnie and Hilda on the S.S. Franconia which arrived in Boston on 28 April 1914.

20. Ann “Annie”5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. Jun 1864 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng,,, d. post 1930, resided Westfield in Middletown, CT, emigrated 1881 from England.

On 14 July 1911, Ann and her sister, Emma, returned from a trip to England via Ellis Island aboard the Luisitania. At that time Annie was listed as living at 84 Spring St., Hartford,CT. In 1912, on her son’s Draft Registratin Card, Annie’s address is listed as 42 Cabot St., Hartford, CT.

In 1930, widowed Annie was living with three youngest children on Cabot St. in Hartford, CT.

She married Walker Heap, married c. 1887 in Connecticut, b. 28 Dec 1862 in Soyland, Yorkshire, Eng, (son of James Heap and Elizabeth Bottomly) baptized 30 Aug 1863 in Soyland, Yorkshire, Eng, resided Westfield in Middletown, CT, occupation Sculptor, d. pre 1930.

Walker: In 1881, Walker is listed as “adopted son” of William and Isabella Howard in Soyland, Yorkshire.

It’s possible that James was a sibling of Isabella’s and she adopted Walker after James and Elizabeth’s deaths?

Walker is listed as being 18, unmarried and a Stone Mason. On 27 Jul 1885, Walker Heap, age22, mason, arrived on the ship Etruria out of Liverpool. His point of origin was listed as Ireland, but that may have been a stop on the way.

Children:

i. Samuel6 Heap, b. Aug 1888 in Connecticut.

ii. Emma Heap, b. Mar 1890 in Connecticut.

28. iii. Isabella Heap b. 18 Jul 1895.

iv. Annie Heap, b. Jun 1897 in Connecticut.

29. v. Walker Ratcliffe Heap b. 27 Apr 1899.

vi. John H. “Harry” Heap, b. 26 Mar 1903 in Connecticut, occupation Accountant – Hotel; Treasurer, d. 2 Aug 1986 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct.

In CT Death Index, place of business is listed as Superior Electric Co. Residence is listed as “Heritage Village”, Southbury, CT.

He married Doris (??) Heap, b. c. 1904, d. 26 Jul 1978 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in Southbury, CT.

vii. George A. Heap, b. c. 1906 in Connecticut, occupation Clerk – Ace Inc., d. 10 Apr 1972 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct, never married.

Could be George in SS Death Index: b. 20 Apr 1906; d. Apr 1972; lived Wethersfield, CT, SS#044-12-8001CT.

viii. Grace Heap, (details excluded).

21. Emma5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 21 Apr 1867 in Hatton, Cheshire, England, d. 5 Dec 1963 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,, emigrated 1880 from England.

Grandson, Frederick, says that birthplace is possibly Glasgow?

On 14 July 1911, Emma and her sister, Anne, returned from a trip to England aboard the Luisitania. Emma is listed as living at 4 Florence St, East Hartford,CT.

In 1930, only John and Emma were living in the house on Wethersfield Ave. in Hartford.

She married John Peter Ameluxen, married 17 May 1887 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, b. 31 Mar 1853 in Dreischor, Netherlands, (son of August Lodewijk Ameluxen and Jozina O. Boer) d. 18 Sep 1940 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided 327 Wethersfield Ave in Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Owner Bookshop, Toolmaker, emigrated 1862.,

John: Real name was Jan Pieter. Emigrated to US with his parents in 1861. Dropped “n” in last name. JP first owned his own bookshop in Hartford and then worked for Hartford Machine Company. In 1890 and 91, John lived at 13 Russell St. and worked at 476 Capital Ave.

At the time of son’s draft registration in 1917, family was living at 655 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT.

Children:

i. Lilian6 Ameluxen, b. 7 Jun 1888 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 11 Jul 1888.

30. ii. Louis Ratcliffe Ameluxen b. 9 Sep 1890.

iii. Margerie Ameluxen, b. 8 Mar 1893 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 24 Aug 1895.

31. iv. Frederick Henry “Harry” Ameluxen b. 23 Apr 1895.

v. Florence Ann Ameluxen, b. 4 Jun 1896 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided 327 Wethersfiel in Hartford,CT, d. 18 Jan 1991 in West Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Operator (185 Pearl St.).

In 1920, Florence was a clerk for the Coal Company. At the time of her death, Florence lived at 30 Woodland St, West Hartford, CT.

She married Oliver Warner Randall, married 4 Aug 19?? in Christ Church, Hartford, CT, b. 30 Jan 1898, (son of Burt W. Randall and Mrs. Randall) d. Dec 1964.

Oliver: SS#042-03-6953CT.

22. Samuel G.5 Ratcliffe, (Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 11 Jun 1870 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng,, baptized 4 Apr 1875 in Halton, Cheshire, Eng, d. 3 Sep 1960 in Durham, Middlesex, CT, resided 42 Court St. in Middletown, CT, occupation Mason.

According to 1900 and 1920 Census, family lived at 161 Prospect St. Samuel came to US in 1881 at age 11. He could read, write and speak English. He owned his own single family house. In 1936 and 1953 City Directories, the family lived at 199 Prospect St.

He married Frances “Fannie” Martha Haddock, married 1 Jun 1892 in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, CT, b. c. 1869 in Portland, Middlesex, CT, (daughter of Edward Haddock and Sarah (??) Haddock) resided 42 Court St. in Middletown, CT, d. pre 1953.

Frances: 1880 Census lists her as Martha F. Not listed in 1953 City Directories.

Children:

32. i. Frances6 Ratcliffe b. 26 Jul 1895.

ii. Walter Frederick Ratcliffe, b. 5 Apl 1898 in Middletown, CT, d. c. 1919, buried Indian Hill Cem in Middletown (?), resided 161 Prospect St in Middletown, CT, occupation Aetna Life Ins. Co.

Died at 21 years of age. He was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1915.

iii. Samuel Edward Ratcliffe, b. 31 Jul 1900 in Middletown, CT, resided New London in Connecticut.

At time of his birth, family lived at 42 Court St. in Middletown. (Midd.Vital) An article in the newspaper about Samuel says that he was a carrier for the Penny Press and attended Central School. He had perfect attendance in school for 7 years. At the time of the article, circa 1913, the family was living at Prospect St., Middletown. In 1920, Samuel was a book keeper for the Brass Co. in New London, CT and living with his cousin, Annie Ratcliffe Herrick and her family.

He married Gladys Wilding, married 31 Jul 1925 in Seattle, WA.

Gladys: Could be the Gladys Ratcliffe in SS Death Index: b. 26 Aug 1896, d.24 Nov 1991; SS#532-46-2839WA.

iv. George Haddock Ratcliffe, b. 1903 in Middletown, CT, resided Prospect St. in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, occupation Foreman.

In 1936, George and Ella were living at 157 Prospect St. In 1953, they were livin at 195 Prospect St. Middletown.

He married Ella ?? Ratcliffe, occupation Remington Rand Inc.

v. Benjamin Ratcliffe, b. 3 Sep 1904 in Connecticut, d. 3 May 1996, resided Prospect St. in Middletown, Connecticut.

This is probably the Benjamin listed in CT Death Index: born- 3 Sep 1904, d. 19 may 1996, married to Ethel, Accountant for Northeast Utilities, lived in Torrington, CT.

In 1920 Census he is listed as “Bennie”.

He married Ethel ?? Ratcliffe.

Generation Six

23. Fred6 Ratcliffe, (Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 15 Jun 1879 in Widnes,Lancashire,England, d. 13 May 1951 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 28 Hotchkiss in Middletown,CT, occupation Plumber, emigrated 1880 from England.

In 1901, the City Directory lists Fred as working at 162 Main St.,Middletown and boarding with Thomas on Asylum St.,near the railroad in South Farms, Middletown. In 1910, Fred was married and living at 11 Babcock St. In 1918, the family lived at 8 Oak St…then, In 1920 the family lived at 5 Oak St., Middletown. Fred’s step mother, Martha, was living with them. Fred was probably living with his daughter, Marion Ratcliffe, in Wallingford at the time of his death.

Fred’s draft registration lists him as being of medium height, medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He married Mary Elizabeth Kieft, married 25 Nov 1903 in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, CT, b. Jul 1880 in Wales, (daughter of Charles Kieft and Ann Morgan) d. 1938 in Middletown,CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT.

Mary: Came to America on 31 Jul 1890 with her father.

Children:

33. i. Frederick Thomas7 Ratcliffe b. 4 Nov 1904.

34. ii. Marion Elizabeth Ratcliffe b. 18 Jul 1906.

35. iii. Lillian Sarah Ratcliffe b. 16 May 1908.

iv. Charles Ratcliffe, b. 1914 in Middletown,CT, d. 22 Jan 2001 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, buried 26 Jan 2001 in Pine Grove Cemetary, Middletown, CT, resided in Middletown,CT, occupation Musician; Silversmith.

Charles graduated from Middletown High School, he worked at Wallace Silversmiths. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity; Middletown Lodge No 771 BPOE; Polish Falcons.

24. Samuel Robert6 Lewis, (Elizabeth5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 3 Oct 1872 in Connecticut,, d. post 1930, occupation Carpenter, resided in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

In 1900, Samuel was age 27, single, and still living with his parents in Middletonw.

In 1910, Samuel and family were living at 627 High St., Middletown, CT. He was working as a “pattern maker” at a hardware shop. In 1918, on his draft registration, Samuel is listed as working as a “wood factory worker” at Union Mfg. in New Britain, CT. He was living at 29 Johnson St, Middletown, CT. He was described as having brown eyes, black hair and as being of medium height and slender build.

In 1930, Samuel owned his own home at 445 River St, Cromwell, CT.

He married Lucy ?? Lewis, married c. 1903, b. c. 1879 in England, emigrated 1882 from England.

Children:

i. Ruth Z.7 Lewis, b. c. 1907 in Connecticut.

Ruth is not listed with the family in 1930 Census.

ii. Paul Lewis, (details excluded).

iii. Elton Lewis, (details excluded).

25. Sarah6 Ratcliffe, (William5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1878 in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, resided Maple St. in Middletown, CT.

She married Charles Franklin Walker, married 5 Jun 1906 in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, CT, b. c. 1879 in Middletown, CT, resided Durham Ave. in Middletown, CT, occupation Merchant.

Charles: In 1910 the family lived in Middletown, CT. In 1920 they lived in Berlin, Hartford Co., CT. In 1930 they were back living in Middletown. Gladys was not with the family in 1930.

Children:

i. Gladys7 Walker, (details excluded).

ii. William Walker, (details excluded).

26. Ann Louise6 Ratcliffe, (William5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1881 in England, d. 14 Aug 1963 in Charleston, SC, resided in New London, New London, CT, emigrated 1888 from England.

Annie’s memoirs have been transcribed by her grandson, William Fleming. According to these memoirs, Annie had a very hard life. Her mother died shortly after the family came to US in 1883. Their father was unable to look after the children and so they were sent to an orphanage. Annie was shuffled from family to family. She suffered from emotional, physical & sexual abuse She seems to have risen above this, leading a happy life.

She married Arthur Belden Herrick, b. c. 1881 in New York, occupation Foreman-Brass Tube Co.

Children:

36. i. Elwood LeRoy7 Herrick b. 4 Jan 1902.

37. ii. Viola Evelyn Herrick b. 15 Apr 1906.

38. iii. Florence May Herrick (details excluded).

27. Annie6 Ellis, (Sarah5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. c. 1885 in Widnes, Lancaster, England,,, emigrated 1911 from Widnes, Lancashire, England,,,

Annie is listed as age 6 in 1891. She is not listed with the family in 1901, she would have been age 16.

Annie and sister, Florence, immigrated to US in 1912, arriving in Boston on 13 Feb on the S.S. Invernia.

Annie’s occupation was listed “nurse”. She was age 27. Thier final destination is listed as Kalamazoo, MIchigan.

Witnesses at marriage were Walter Simpson of Tacoma and Edith Ellis, sister of the bride, of Tacoma. Marriage performed by Rev. Murdoch McLeod.

She married Orlando Franklin “Frank” Wickersham, married 10 Sep 1914 in 1st Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA, b. 5 Aug 1867 in Winninia, IN,, (son of Charles W. Wickersham and Emma Dudley) resided in Peshastin, Pierce, WA, d. 16 Sep 1960 in Los Angelos, CA, US, occupation Clerk.

Orlando: WWI Draft Registration lists occupation as Clerk for Pacific Steam Ship.

He is listed as Medium Height, Medium Build, with Brown eyes and black hair.

1920 Census lists Frank as working for a shipping company.

Children:

i. Anna M.7 Wickersham, (details excluded).

ii. James C. Wickersham, (details excluded).

28. Isabella6 Heap, (Ann “Annie”5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 18 Jul 1895 in Middletown, CT,,, d. Jan 1984 in Tryon, Polk, NC, resided “Westfield” in Middletown, CT.

Last benefit sent to Columbus, NC SS#042-20-0049CT.

She married Percy Lawrence Fenner, married 19 Sep 1927 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, b. 10 Feb 1893 in Bethel, Connecticut,, (son of William Fenner and Charlotte E. Hull) d. Dec 1966 in Tryon, Polk, NC, resided 35 Broad St. in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Chauffer, Garage Owner.,

Percy: Last benefit was sent to Mill Spring, NC. SS#042-01-1289CT Listed as residing Tryon, Polk Co., NC

According to Percy’s Draft Registration, he was Tall, of Medium Build, with Blue Eyes and Light hair.

Children:

i. Lorraine7 Fenner, (details excluded).

29. Walker Ratcliffe6 Heap, (Ann “Annie”5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 27 Apr 1899 in Connecticut,,, d. 15 Dec 1994, resided Patterson in New Jersey, occupation Manager at Birchard Systems, resided in Hamden, New Haven, CT.

Draft card says that he worked as a clerk at Travelers. He was of Medium Height, Slender Build, had blue eyes and light hair.

Last benefit sent to Watertown, NY. Last known address: 1223 Harris Dr., Watertown, NY. SS#041-28-4381CT Ann Heap b. 6 Feb 1928; d. 5 Sep 1990; lived Westville, New Haven, CT; SS#042-22-3705: Could be child of this family.

He married Adelaide Crawford Birchard, married 20 Feb 1926 in West Hartford,CT, b. 24 Oct 1901 in Massachusetts,, d. 9 Mar 1970 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.,

Adelaide: Parents born in Connecticut (1830 census)

Last benefit sent to Westville, New Haven, CT. SS#040-28-1437CT

CT Death Index lists residence at time of death as North Haven, New Haven, CT.

Children:

i. Walker7 Heap III, resided RR4 in Watertown, NY.

ii. Joan Heap, (details excluded).

iii. Ann Heap, (details excluded).

30. Louis Ratcliffe6 Ameluxen, (Emma5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 9 Sep 1890 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,, d. 1946, resided 66 South St. in Hartford,CT, occupation Proofreader-Htfd.Courant.

At the time of his sister’s wedding, Louis is listed as living in Longmeadow, MA.

According to his draft registration, Louis was of Medium height, slender build with Blue eyes and light brown hair.

He married Evelyn Putnam Crane, married 15 May 1915 in Hartford,CT, b. 30 Jul 1892 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. May 1972, resided in West Palm Beach, FL.

Evelyn: Lived in Florida at the time of her death. Her SS# was issued in VT.

Children:

i. Marjory7 Ameluxen, (details excluded).

ii. Paul Stanley Ameluxen.

iii. Nancy Crane Ameluxen.

31. Frederick Henry “Harry”6 Ameluxen, (Emma5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 23 Apr 1895 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,, d. 6 Sep 1982 in St. Paul, MN,, resided Hartford in Connecticut, occupation Math Teacher; Engineer for City.

Attended Trinity College. Last known address was St. Paul, Minnesota.

Was still single at time of draft registration in 1917.

He was listed as being of Medium height, Medium Build, with Bue eyes and light brown hair.

He married Bernice ?? Ameluxen, b. 17 Sep 1897, d. Dec 1980 in St. Paul, MN.

Children:

i. Frederick “Fritz” Henry7 Ameluxen Jr., (details excluded).

39. ii. Bradner Ameluxen (details excluded).

40. iii. Phillip John Ameluxen (details excluded).

32. Frances6 Ratcliffe, (Samuel G.5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 26 Jul 1895 in Middletown, CT,, resided 42 Court St. in Middletown, CT.

She married Charles Doebner, b. c. 1895 in Connecticut, occupation Machinist: Hardware Factory; Trolley Conductor,, resided 95 Prospect St. in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

Children:

i. Evelyn7 Doebner.

ii. Margery Doebner, (details excluded).

iii. Muriel Doebner.

Generation Seven

33. Frederick Thomas7 Ratcliffe, (Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 4 Nov 1904 in Middletown,CT, d. Mar 1976, buried in Wethersfield,CT, resided 71 Highland St. in Wethersfield, CT.

In 1920, Tom was living with his parents and working at the “Firearms Shop”. SS#042-09-7635.

He married (1) Ruth Hendrickson, b. c. 1905, d. 6 Sep 1961 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT.

He married (2) Ruth ??, resided 71 Highland St. in Wethersfield, CT.

Children:

41. i. Peter8 Ratcliffe (details excluded).

ii. Ester Ratcliffe.

34. Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, (Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 18 Jul 1906 in Middletown,CT, d. 16 Aug 1978 in Meriden,CT, buried in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided in Middletown,CT, occupation Housewife.

SS#040-50-9660.

She married Charles Smith Rundle, married 12 Oct 1922 in Meriden,CT, b. 19 Sep 1904 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, (son of George Clark Rundle and Jane (Jennie) Claire Smith) baptized in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, CT, d. 9 Apr 1979 in Meriden,CT, buried in North Main St.,Wallingford,CT, resided 144 Church St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Steelworker.

Charles: SS# 044-10-1961 Charlie was manager at the Wallingford Steel Mill until his retirement.

Children:

42. i. Charlene8 Rundle (details excluded).

43. ii. Lois Jane Rundle (details excluded).

35. Lillian Sarah7 Ratcliffe, (Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 16 May 1908 in Middletown,CT, d. 25 Nov 1988, buried Pine Grove Cem. in Middletown,CT, resided 165 Dryden St. in Meriden, CT.

SS#042-10-0906CT.

She married (1) Arthur Brooks, married 1942 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, b. 1893 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. 1950 in Old Lyme,CT.

Children:

44. i. Mary D.8 Brooks (details excluded).

She married (2) Harold Schuerer, married 1952, b. 10 Jun 1901 in Meriden,CT, d. 6 Mar 1994, resided in Meriden, CT.

36. Elwood LeRoy7 Herrick, (Ann Louise6 Ratcliffe, William5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 4 Jan 1902 in New York,, d. Sep 1965, occupation Toolsetter – Brass Tube Co.

SS#044-14-0943CT.

He married Mrs. Herrick.

Children:

i. Bruce8 Herrick.

ii. Carolyn Herrick.

iii. Sheron Herrick.

iv. Diane Herrick.

37. Viola Evelyn7 Herrick, (Ann Louise6 Ratcliffe, William5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) b. 15 Apr 1906 in New York,, d. Nov 1972, resided in Groton, New London, CT.

SS#049-18-9482CT.

She married Mr. Chapman.

Children:

i. Gary8 Chapman.

38. Florence May7 Herrick, (Ann Louise6 Ratcliffe, William5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Mr. Fleming.

Children:

i. William8 Fleming.

39. Bradner7 Ameluxen, (Frederick Henry “Harry”6, Emma5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Mrs. Ameluxen.

Children:

i. Thomas G.8 Ameluxen, resided in Honolulu, HI, occupation Major USAF.

40. Phillip John7 Ameluxen, (Frederick Henry “Harry”6, Emma5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Catherine Ann Filzer.

Children:

45. i. Bradner Jerome8 Ameluxen (details excluded).

Generation Eight

41. Peter8 Ratcliffe, (Frederick Thomas7, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Karen Granger.

Children:

i. Elizabeth “Beth”9 Ratcliffe, b. c. 1963, d. 3 Nov 1966 in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT, resided in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT.

She died from cancer at age 3.

ii. John P. Ratcliffe, b. 1967, d. 21 Feb 1988, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT.

John was last male to carry on Ratcliffe name. He died in an auto accident.

iii. Kimberly Ratcliffe.

iv. Jennifer L. Ratcliffe, (details excluded).

42. Charlene8 Rundle, (Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Kieth Harris, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Mark9 Harris, (details excluded).

ii. Susan Jane Harris, (details excluded).

iii. Sandra “Sandy” Joan Harris, (details excluded).

iv. Thomas “Tommy” Michael Harris, (details excluded).

v. Tracy Harris, (details excluded).

43. Lois Jane8 Rundle, (Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Edward F. Stanford III, (details excluded).

Children:

46. i. Mary Elizabeth9 Stanford (details excluded).

47. ii. Theodore Patrick Stanford (details excluded).

iii. Lois Ann Stanford, (details excluded).

She married Gary Lore, occupation Post Office Employee.

48. iv. Timothy Charles Stanford (details excluded).

49. v. Susan Charlene Stanford (details excluded).

50. vi. Judith Ann Stanford (details excluded).

44. Mary D.8 Brooks, (Lillian Sarah7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Robert Humpage, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Sara Elizabeth9 Humpage, (details excluded).

ii. Debora Brooks Humpage, (details excluded).

45. Bradner Jerome8 Ameluxen, (Phillip John7, Frederick Henry “Harry”6, Emma5 Ratcliffe, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Cheryl Elizabeth Lentsh.

Children:

i. Bradner Jerome9 Ameluxen Jr., (details excluded).

Generation Nine

46. Mary Elizabeth9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married William J. Pitkin Jr., (details excluded).

Children:

i. Derrick William10 Pitkin, (details excluded).

ii. Ryan Stanford Pitkin, (details excluded).

iii. Caitlin Mary Pitkin, (details excluded).

47. Theodore Patrick9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Karen Tobias, occupation teacher.

Children:

i. Jesse Tobias10 Stanford, (details excluded).

ii. Lindsay Rae Stanford, (details excluded).

48. Timothy Charles9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

He married Michaela Marino, occupation Nurse.

Children:

i. Lukas Timothy10 Stanford, (details excluded).

ii. Chelsey Stanford, (details excluded).

49. Susan Charlene9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Joseph Fandacone, occupation Landscaper.

Children:

i. Dean Joseph10 Fandacone, (details excluded).

ii. Carli Marie Fandacone, (details excluded).

50. Judith Ann9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Fred6, Thomas5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Titus2, Titus1) (details excluded).

She married Robert Wagaman, occupation Drywaller.

Children:

i. Sheena Nicole10 Wagaman, (details excluded).

ii. Clayton Edward Wagaman, (details excluded).