Ruth Dinah BURNDRETT was born in 1865 in Butt Lane, Audley, Staffordshire and her mother was Hannah BURNDRETT. No father was recorded on her birth certificate so Ruth was illegitimate. The following year, Hannah married John BOOTH in Talke, Staffordshire. Hannah’s father was George BURNDRET, a miner and John’s father was Joseph BOOTH, shoe maker. One of the witnesses was a John BURNDRET.

1871 census (Butt Lane, Audley)

John BOOTH, Head, Marr, 29, Collier, b. Audley, Staffs
Hannah BOOTH, Wife, Marr, 26, b. Audley, Staffs
Dinah BOOTH, Daug, 6, Scholar, b. Audley, Staffs
Kersia BOOTH, Daug, 3, b. Audley, Staffs

1881 census (Butt Lane, Audley)

John BOOTH, Head, Marr, 41, Coal miner, b. Talke, Staffs
Hannah BOOTH, Wife, Marr, 37, b. Talke, Staffs
Ruth D BOOTH, Daug, 16, Scholar, b. Talke, Staffs
Eliza BOOTH, Daug, 13, Scholar, b. Talke, Staffs

Ruth Dinah BURNDRED married James GIBSON in 1886 in Audley, Staffordshire. James was 21 years old and a coal miner residing in Audley; his father was Edward GIBSON, a hawker. Ruth was a 21 year old spinster from Audley and she was illegitimate.