|Charts||Descendants of Thomas Rought|
Ancestors of Roger Williams
Cuttress was born at Ely.1 She married Thomas Rought, son of Thomas Rought and Jane Judd, on 5 February 1800 at St Mary's Church, Ely.1,2 Ann Rought was buried at Christ Church, Stafford.3
|Thomas Rought b. 1772, d. 9 Jul 1845|
|Marriage*||Ann Cuttress married Thomas Rought, son of Thomas Rought and Jane Judd, on 5 February 1800 at St Mary's Church, Ely.1,2|
|Last Edited||15 Jan 2009|
- [S166] Francis Rought Wilson, compiler, Chronicles of the Rought-Jones Family ([London?]: n.p., 1918). Hereinafter cited as Chronicles.
- [S170] Rex Whitta, A Family of Methodists, unknown repository, unknown repository address).
- [S166] Francis Rought Wilson, Chronicles, 10.
- [S269] Census for United Kingdom (Census records for 1841, http://www.findmypast.com/) "HO107/1010/5/45, Stafford, Staffordshire."
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
— Fred A. Allen
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
— Ambrose Bierce
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
— Nicholas Boileau
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
— Van Wyck Brooks
Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
— Luther Burbank
The scholar without good breeding is a nit-picker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
— Lord Chesterfield
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
— Lord Chesterfield
Breed is stronger than pasture.
— George Eliot
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
— W. S. Gilbert
Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?
Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
— Edgar Watson Howe
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
— Abraham Lincoln
The precise form of an individual's activity is determined, of course, by the equipment with which he came into the world. In other words, it is determined by his heredity.
— Henry Louis
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.
— James Russell Lowell
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
— Pietro Metastasio
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
— Joyce Carol Oates
The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground.
— Sir Thomas Overbore
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Hereditary honours are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honour.
Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
— Danish Proverb
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
— German Proverb
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
— Russian Proverb
There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated apes.
— W. Winwood Reade
My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
— Will Rogers
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
— George Bernard Shaw
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
In church your grandsire cut his throat; to do the job too long he tarried: he should have had my hearty vote to cut his throat before he married.
— Jonathan Swift
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
— Mark Twain
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
— Source Unknown
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.