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John RUCK[1]
 1632 - 1684

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  • Christened  23 Oct 1632  Boughton-Blean, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  5 Nov 1684  Lynsted, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5750  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  19 May 2007 23:41:29 
     
    Father  John RUCK 
    Mother  Catherine HICKS 
    Family ID  F1717  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Martha JOHNSON 
    Married  2 Mar 1662  St. Dunstan, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F1718  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Mary PARTRIDGE, b. Abt 1652, Of Smeeth  
    Married  26 May 1680  St. Paul Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John RUCK, c. 22 Dec 1681, Lynsted, Kent, England
     2. Katherin RUCK, c. 6 Nov 1683, Lynsted, Kent, England
    >3. Gabriel RUCK, c. 16 Apr 1685, Lynsted, Kent, England
    Family ID  F2172  Group Sheet
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Miscellaneous, Seventeenth-Century Kent, pg 233.
      A striking example of the effect of the custom of inheritance among the farming class may be seen in the history of the Rucke family, who had lived or owned property in Boughton under Blean since at least 1545. Gabriel Rucke, a yeoman who died in 1624, had only three children, yet part of his small landed property was bequeathed to his two sons in joint ownership. GB40 was left to his daughter if she married with her mother's and her uncle's consent, GB20 only if without it. John was to receive the dwelling house and five acres adjoining, with half the barn and the field called Bulls. George was to have the other tenement and six acres, with the other part of the barn and of Bulls. By 1670 there was further division of the barn and Bulls among the sons of John and George.

      When George died in that year his son, John, inherited a house and land at Scots hill, Gabriel the house and six acres, and a part of his share of the barn 'which is between my brother John Ruck's children and I', and George the other part of his share of the barn, and the whole of his share of Bulls.

      A similar division had already taken place in the property of John, brother of George, senior. The effect of these distributions or of the common inheritance of these small freeholds was that while all the males of the family owned some land, none owned enough to provide his sole means of subsistence.

      John Rucke (buried 10 Jan 1661) the elder was a maltster in Boughton, while his nephew Gabriel moved five miles to Molash as a cordwainer. Probably both of John's sons, Gabriel and John, felt that their commonly owned house and thirteen acres in Boughton was not a large enough holding for either to farm, and they leased it to a local tailor. Gabriel rented Sewers Farm in Linsted, probably at least 100 acres, six miles to the west, and left at his death in 1680 corn on the ground and in the barn worth GB121.10s and livestock valued at GB62.19s2d: then his brother John, died 1684, took over the lease.

      [Ultimate source cited by the author was K.A.O. [Kent Archives Office] U791 T110.]
      Publication details not available

    2. [S57] Archdeacon's Transcript, Church of England, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), St. Dunstan, Canterbury, Kent, England, LDS Film #1751624, 2 Mar 1663.
      John Ruck of Boughton-under-Blean and Martha Johnson of Wingham, widow.
      02 Mar 1662 John Rucke, of Boughton vnder the Blean, and Martha Johnson of Mersham, widdow, vi facultatis

    3. [S8] Marriage Licences, Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Joseph Meadows Cowper and Arthur J. Willis, (England, Canterbury: Cross and Jackman, 1892-1898, c1967-1971), 26 May 1680.
      PARENTS/SPOUSE
      widower, husbandman of Smeeth & Mary Partridge, sp., 28, of the same, at St. Paul Canterbury

  

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