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Biddulph Family

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The Biddulph family were Roman Catholics and the Parliamentary Committee for the County of Stafford sequestered the Ruston Grange estate during the civil war.

Their order book for 1643-4 (SHC 1956) recorded: 

“It is ordered that Mr Gabriel Keeling of Biddle shall hold from the Annunciation next for and during one whole yeare one Messuage or Tenement in Burslam called and knowne by the name of Rushton grange and the Colemines there beihg the land of Francis Biddulph Esq. a delinquent now sequestered with liberty to get and burne limestone to be spent upon the lands and 40 Tunne of limestone to dispose otherways as he shall please yielding and paying to our Treasurer the summe of £70 at foure payments viz. our lady day, Midsomer, Michaelmas, and Christmas: 

And likewise paying and discharging the weekly pay during the said due for the premises, and allowing to the widow Bagnold house room in the said grange and keeping of as many cowes in the said grounds as she had last yeare, she not misdemeaning her selfe against the said Gabriel Keeling.”