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Rebecca (Crossman) Mudditt (abt. 1884)

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Rebecca (Beccy) Mudditt formerly Crossman
Born about in South Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdommap
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Daughter of [father unknown] and
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Rebecca "Beccy" Mudditt née Crossman was born about 1884 in South Shields, UK.[1]

She married William Henry Mudditt in 1908 at South Shields.[2] He was about ten years her senior[3] and the elder of the two Mudditt brothers who married Crossman sisters.[4] William went out (without Beccy) to East Asia, starting with Shanghai – likely China (definitely not India) – to help supervise the construction of a railway.

He returned to the United Kingdom to get Beccy. Her brother-in-law Jack Hunter unsuccessfully tried to stop her going out there. When she got there, she discovered that he had taken a local woman as a "housekeeper" and they had had a son. Beccy adopted this child.

Beccy was the best-looking of the Crossman sisters, and her husband was good-looking too. She died young abroad. Her husband died in 1955 at South Shields, aged about 81.[3]


No birth certificate or baptism record has been found, and her year of birth is inferred from census records. Her mother's husband, Reuben Crossman, had died several years before Rebecca was born. All three of the other post-Reuben sisters had Oswald as middle name, but not she – whatever that may mean.


  1. Census of England and Wales, 1891 (22 Robertson Street, Westoe, South Shields, County Durham, p. 40).
  2. General Register Office for England and Wales index of marriages for 1908, March quarter (Durham county, South Shields district, vol. 10a, p. 1062).
  3. 3.0 3.1 General Register Office for England and Wales index of deaths for 1955, June quarter (Durham county, South Shields district, vol. 1a, p. 873).
  4. Census of England and Wales, 1911, Durham county, South Shields district, 75 Bath Street, schedule 286.

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