Dear Carol, I am a direct decendant of the John Ruddock and Elizabeth Bailey that you mention in your e-mail to Nancy Meaux. the Ruddock clan that you made mention of I have been researching for over six to seven years now and have quite a lot of info on the family, I am quite prepared to send you a copy if you would like. Although I can not shed much info on the where the Ruddock clan came from in England I do have a little bit about Johns early years in England ie. what schooling he had etc. If you are interested you can contact me on my e-mail which is listed.