John Rushworth 316
- Born: 25 October 1721, New York
- Marriage: Sarah Mayne
- Died: 30 August 1780, Cowes, Isle of Wight aged 58
- Buried: 1780, Northwood Church, Isle Of Wight
Married to Sarah who died at West Cowes 7 May 1780 aged 56.
Memorials in Northwood Church:
'In Memory of John Rushworth, Esq. 22 years a Post Captain of His
Majesty's Fleet, who died the 30th day of August 1780 in the 59th year
of his age, and lied interred near this place.'
'Sarah the wife of John Rushworth, Esq., Captain in the Royal Navy,
died the 7th day of May 1780, and lies interred near this place.'
The Rushworths had settled in America during the dissensions between
Charles I and the Parliament. When the trouble with The American
Colonies began John Rushworth had to decide whether to give up his
interests in America, or become a citizen of the new United States
and an enemy of England. This undermined his health and hastened his
death about the time of the declaration of Independence.
John married Sarah Mayne. (Sarah Mayne was born in 1724 and died on 7 May 1780.)