Mr Elijah Rushbrook - Wickford Veterinary Surgeon.

Life and times of Mary Ann Deeds

You may be aware that we have Memory Desks at Wickford Library during the month, where residents can talk to us about memories they or relatives have, and of course show us photographs.

A local resident came and saw us regarding her great grandmother, Mary Ann Deeds. She had been shown in local records as being a servant of the local veterinary surgeon, Mr Elijah Rushbrook, in 1851. She had been recorded as STEAD, but often Victorian record keeping was poor.

There is a memorial to Mr Rushbrook in St.Catherine’s Churchyard, but we have no information on him or his practice.

If anyone has any information please contact the site.

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