William Rutland

William Rutland was born Bet. 1778 1784* in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He married Elizabeth \\ (born approx. 1790 - 1791 Kent*) Date of marriage unknown.

*Joseph's year of birth can only be estimated as the various sources used are not consistent with his age.  There is however no doubt that all sources used refer to this person. Elizabeth's birth year can also only be estimated because the only source of her age is the 1841 census in which given ages were often rounded down to the nearest 5 years.

William was a 'Paper Maker' by profession and lived in Union Street, Maidstone at least between 1841 and 1861. The 1851 census confirms the house number as 7. 

William and Elizabeth had at least the following children: Caroline (b. Borough Green, Maidstone bet. 1815 - 1816), Joseph William (b. Maidstone bet. 1823 - 1824) and Sarah (b. Kent bet. 1825 - 1826). 

William's wife Elizabeth died in Maidstone bet. January - March 1851 and William died bet. July - September 1867 in Maidstone.