Cruse Family

Records of St. Lawrence, Rode

170) [19]. Coffin-shaped Coped Stone (all panels are very worn) within a kerb, which once had iron railings on it. Central south panel: “In memory of / Jeremiah CRUSE / who died 1st? June 1799 / aged 70 years” (PR: buried 4 June 1799. See also church interior memorial, no.4). Left-hand south panel: “In memory of / Mary, wife of / Jeremiah Cruse / who died ? 178- / (one line illegible)” (PR: Mary, wife of Jeremiah Cruse, buried 26 April 1785). Central north panel: “In memory of / Mary, wife of / (one line illegible) / who died ?.. 1810 /aged ?” (PR: Mary, wife of Jeremiah Cruse, of Bath, buried 12 May 1810). Nobody given in 1909 Graveyard Register.

4) Brass Plate on west wall. “In memory of / William RODDOWAY, Clerk of Wolverton, aged 72 years / and / Jeremiah CRUSE, Clerk of this parish, aged 70 years / who / having lived in habits of friendship / and / mutual assistances in their parochial offices / during a long term of years / entered immortality nearly together / and were both interred / the 4th day of June 1799” (see also churchyard memorial for Jeremiah Cruse, no.170).

Cruse Apprenticeships – Some copies of Indentures obtained from Wiltshire Archives – (….) relationship to Keith Cruse:

John Cruse (4 x great-uncle) of North Bradley is Apprenticed to John George, Broad Weaver of North Bradley on 4th. July 1729

Jeremiah Cruse (4 x great-grandfather) of North Bradley is Apprenticed to Henry Harvy, Narrow Weaver of Rode on 3rd. December 1737.

Ann Cruse (1st. cousin 5 x removed) of Rode is Apprenticed to Jeremiah Cruse, Narrow Weaver of Rode on 3rd. October 1747.

NB. Jeremiah Cruse born 1728, creator of 1792 map of Enclosure of Rode Common, long serving clerk of Rode parish, died 1799

22 December 2023
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23 March 2024