The earliest reference to the Rushent surname (at present), seems to be around 1801 according to Census records. Once more detailed parish records come on line then it may well be much earlier.  There appears to be quite a few variants of the name (Rushen, Rushant, and other spellings) and mispronunciations which go back to the early 1600’s but one cannot be sure at this stage whether or not they all refer to the same family tree.

So far, it begins with Edward Rushent (Born 1801 at Uffcott in Wiltshire, a Labourer) who married Rachael Pembroke (Born 1802 at Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire).

They begat 10 children (which was quite common in those days) who were:

Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Profession

(Where known)

Married

James

1823

Great Bedwyn

Agricultural Labourer

Elizabeth Edmunds

Elizabeth

1825

Great Bedwyn



Thomas

1827

Great Bedwyn

Soldier

Mary Anne ?

Jane

1829

Great Bedwyn



George

1832

Great Bedwyn

Head Gardener

Phoebe ?

Alfred

1834

Great Bedwyn


Mary Anne Hunt

Henry

1835

Great Bedwyn


Matilda and Aurora

William

1838

Great Bedwyn

Wood Sawyer

Mary Anne ?

Sarah

1841

Great Bedwyn



Emma

1843

Great Bedwyn


James Jervis

Details are a little sketchy at the moment but Thomas (the soldier) moved to Bethnal Green, London.

Henry had two wives, Aurora being his second wife on the death of Matilda.

This site is still under construction at present. I am trying to collate all the information I have into something sensible before I proceed.

If there are any Rushent’s out there (or descendants of) then rest assured, you all originated as far as I can tell from this common ancestor.

If any of you have alternate branches (especially on the female side or of any sibling excluding Alfred who is my ancestor), then I would be most pleased to hear from you - You can email me on terry@rushent.com