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Tuesday, 17 January 2023

William Ruff and Martha Preston

Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, or Portsmouth Cathedral
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St Thomas, the Anglican Cathedral, which was built in Old Portsmouth in 1180.

William Ruff (b. 1763) married Martha Preston (b. 22 Mar 1773, bap. 28 Apr 1773 at St Thomas church now Portsmouth Cathedral), daughter of Benjamin Preston and Ann Carter, at St Thomas, Portsmouth on 20 Jul 1794.

Records show that William and Martha had seven children:
  1. James Ruff bap. 4 Jun 1797 at St Thomas, Portsmouth
  2. George Ruff bap. 23 Jun 1799 in Portsea, Hampshire
  3. William Evans Ruff bap. 27 Sep 1801 in Portsea, Hampshire
  4. Isaac Ruff bap. 8 Apr 1804 in Portsea, Hampshire
  5. James Ruff bap. 11 May 1806 in Portsea, Hampshire
  6. Sarah Ruff bap. 15 Jul 1808 at St Mary's Church, Portsea
  7. Jane Ruff bap. 18 Nov 1810 in Portsea, Hampshire
All of the baptisms in Portsea will have been at St Mary's. As there's a James Ruff born in 1806, it seems highly likely that the James born in 1797 didn't survive infancy, although I have not found a record to confirm this. 

William (78) and Martha (67) were in Greetham Street, Portsmouth in 1841.

William Ruff died, aged 80, in 1843 M Quarter in PORTSEA ISLAND UNION Volume 07 Page 107. Martha Ruff died three years later, in 1846 M Quarter in PORTSEA ISLAND UNION Volume 07 Page 90, age estimtaed as 76.

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