Ratcliffe Rochester (1823 – 1900)

Ratcliffe Rochester is one of those characters in my family history that intrigues me. He is my 3x great grandfather, he was a waterman of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne he married firstly a prostitute, secondly cohabited with my 3x great grandmother Margaret Leggett before his final and second marriage in 1875. He comes across as an all-round good guy, but full of mystery and here is what I know about him.

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