1687 - 1748
|Children||Margaret, Samuel, Ann, Ruth, Job|
Job was born in 1687 in Tideswell, the son of Humphrey and Margaret (1). He had an older brother Samuel, and an older sister Ruth. A younger brother Joseph was born two years later, followed by three or four younger siblings, none of whom survived childhood (2).His father died in 1721 (3), but nothing is known of Job's life until, just two months after his mother's death in 1734 (4) - by which time he was 47, when he married Catherine Ridgeway (5), 23 years his junior. There is no record of him being married before, and neither of his brothers ever married, so I can only speculate that his mother may have exerted some sort of control over her sons (6). He was a lead miner (8)(9)(13), like most of the rest of his family. He and Catherine had a daughter Margaret in 1735 (8), a son Samuel in 1738 (9), then daughters Ann in 1740 (10) and Ruth in 1744 (11). They seemingly also had a son Job, who's date of birth is unknown (12). Job died in September 1748 (13), aged about 61. Catherine survived him by almost 38 years (14).
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