Thomas Rought

b. 1772, d. 9 July 1845
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FatherThomas Rought1 b. c 1747, d. 8 Jan 1821
MotherJane Judd1 b. 1746, d. 6 Sep 1823
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Rought
Ancestors of Roger Williams
Thomas Rought
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     Thomas Rought was born in 1772 at Brandon.2 He married Ann Cuttress on 5 February 1800 at St Mary's Church, Ely.2,3 Thomas Rought died on 9 July 1845.2 He was buried in July 1845 at Christ Church, Stafford.4
     He was Methodist preacher between 1795 and 1836.2 He was ordained on 6 August 1804.2
An obituary for Thomas Rought was published in 1848 and read "THOMAS ROUGHT ; who was born at Brandon, in Suffolk in the year 1772. At the age of seventeen under the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodists, he became acquainted with God, and in 1795 was called to the work of the Christian ministry. His views of divine truth were clear and scriptural ; his pulpit exercises were distinguished by unaffected simplicity, and great usefulness ; and his general deportment was modest and unassuming. At the Conference of 1836 he retired from the more laborious and regular duties of the pastoral office, and became a Supernumerary. In the midst of much protracted and severe suffering, he was greatly supported, and was enabled to maintain an unshaken confidence in God through the merits and intercession of the Redeemer. In the review of the past he was deeply humbled ; with regard to his present situation and prospects, he expressed a firm conviction that his afflictions were salutary, as constituting a part of that discipline which was necessary to prepare him for a better world. He died in the assurance of hope, July 9th, 1845, in the seventy third year of his age."5


  • between 1795 and 1836, Methodist preacher2

Census Returns

Census DatePlaceRole
7 June 1841Crabbery Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, EnglandMember of Household13


Ann Cuttress
Marriage*Thomas Rought married Ann Cuttress on 5 February 1800 at St Mary's Church, Ely.2,3 
Last Edited21 Mar 2012


  1. [S167] Rex Whitta, Flints, Furs & Methodists, unpublished typescript, unknown repository, unknown repository address).
  2. [S166] Francis Rought Wilson, compiler, Chronicles of the Rought-Jones Family ([London?]: n.p., 1918). Hereinafter cited as Chronicles.
  3. [S170] Rex Whitta, A Family of Methodists, unknown repository, unknown repository address).
  4. [S166] Francis Rought Wilson, Chronicles, 10.
  5. [S267] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, access date 4/1/2009. Previously published in hard copy (London: John Mason, 1848). Hereinafter cited as "Minutes of the Methodist Conferences."
  6. [S305] An Alphabetical Arragement of all the Wesleyan-Methodist Preachers and Missionaries ... by William Hill, Third edition, corrected andenlarged to the Conference of 1826, 120, online, accessed 21 March 2012. Previously published in hard copy (London: J. Kershaw, 1827). Hereinafter cited as "Wesleyan-Methodist Preachers."
  7. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, from the first, held in London, by the Late Rev. John Wesley, A.M. in the year 1744, Volume III, 16, online, accessed 21 March 2012. Previously published in hard copy (London: Thomas Cordeaux, Agent, 1813). Hereinafter cited as "Minutes of the Methodist Conferences."
  8. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, Volume III, 77.
  9. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, Volume III, 144.
  10. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, Volume III, 205.
  11. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, Volume III, 281.
  12. [S304] Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, online, Volume III, 374.
  13. [S269] Census for United Kingdom (Census records for 1841, "HO107/1010/5/45, Stafford, Staffordshire."

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