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Samuel Ratcliff

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Samuel Ratcliff (c1781-1861) of Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton

c1781 Born at Burton-on-Trent, the son of John Ratcliff and his wife Martha

1816 March 18th. Married at Wolverhampton to Sarah Holden

1841 Living at High Street, Burton-on-Trent: Samuel Ratcliff (age c60), Brewer. With his wife Sarah Ratcliffe (age c50) and their nine children; James Ratcliffe (age c25); Martha Ratcliffe (age c20); Samuel Ratcliffe (age c20); Edwin Ratcliffe (age c20); Sarah Ratcliffe (age c15); Emma Ratcliffe (age c10); Richard Ratcliffe (age c10); William Ratcliffe (age c7); and Robert Ratcliffe (age c5).[1]

1845 Mention as Samuel Ratcliff, brewer, Burton-on-Trent, (Messrs. Bass, Ratcliff and Co).[2]

1851 Living at High Street, Burton-on-Trent: Samuel Ratcliff (age 70 born Burton-on-Trent), Common Brewer, Main firm of 3 employing 338 men and 9? boys. With his wife Sarah Ratcliff (age 60 born Hornington, Staffs.) and their five children; Martha Ratcliff (age 32 born Burton-on-Trent); Sarah Ratcliff (age 27 born Burton-on-Trent); Emma Ratcliff (age 23 born Burton-on-Trent); Richard Ratcliff (age 20 born Burton-on-Trent); and Robert Ratcliff (age 15 born Burton-on-Trent). Two servants.[3]

1860 Death of his son John where the firm of Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton is named.[4]

1861 Living at 181 Honninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent: Samuel Ratcliff (age 79 born Burton-on-Trent), Brewer. With his wife Sarah Ratcliff (age 70 born Burton-on-Trent) and their six children; Martha Ratcliff (age 43 born Burton-on-Trent); Sarah Ratcliff (age 37 born Burton-on-Trent); Fredrick Ratcliff (age 35 born Burton-on-Trent); Emma Ratcliff (age 33 born Burton-on-Trent); Richard Ratcliff (age 30 born Burton-on-Trent); William H. Ratcliff (age 28 born Burton-on-Trent); and Robert Ratcliff (age 25 born Burton-on-Trent). Two servants.[5]

1861 April 13th. Died age 79. Of the firm of Bass and Co.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - Wednesday 15 October 1845
  3. 1851 Census
  4. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 10 November 1860
  5. 1861 Census
  6. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 13 April 1861