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Francis Rufford (c1780- ) of Rufford and Co
Francis Rufford opened his fire brick works in 1802 and it closed in 1936. As well as manufacturing fire-bricks, Rufford & Co made glazed baths, sinks and troughs. Francis Rufford also had banking interests and enjoyed considerable wealth and influence. He was elected MP for Worcester and became Chairman of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway. In 1856 he became Sherrif of Worcester. His bank failed in 1851 ruining himself and other members of the family.
c1823 Birth of son Francis Tongue Rufford
Died in 1840s