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Rudge is a small township in Shropshire, forming part of the parish of Pattingham, the major portion of which is in Staffordshire; it is 7 ¾ miles from Bridgnorth, union of Seisdon, and Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottenden. The area is 1,542 acres, and the population in 1861 was 167.
Letters arrive from Bridgnorth.

Boycott Miss, Rudge hall
Painter John, blacksmith
Ross Edward, Nudge Heath com
Toy Thomas, Rudge Heath com

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871