Biography

William Betts Rudder was born 25 June 1825 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom to Enoch William Rudder (1801-1888) and Emma Betts (1802-1883) and died 5 January 1916 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Elizabeth Bowen (1826-1875) 22 September 1849 in St Andrew's Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He married Louisa Fanny Thornton (1845-1924) 12 April 1876 in The Parsonage, West Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia.



Children




Offspring of William Betts Rudder and Louisa Fanny Thornton (1845-1924)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Victor Gabriel Nesbitt Rudder (1877-1954)









Obituary

Thursday afternoon last, under conduct of Mr. J. R. Garland, the funeral of the late William Betts Rudder, of East Kempsey, proceeded to the cemetery that side, Messrs. T. Harriott, John Long, H. R. Gray, and F. Gill being carriers ; Messrs. James Campbell, E. O. Woolford, W. Harvey, and O. O. Dangar, pall-bearers ; and the Rev. D. Smith, assisted hy the Rev. G. E. Johnson, the officiating clergyman. The late Mr. Rudder, who is survived by a widow, daughter of the late Capt. Thornton, and one son, Mr. Victor Rudder, of East Kempsey, was a native of Birmingham, England, and came to this country when but a boy, in 1834, and spent practically the most of his 91 years on this river, though he made a break for fottune by going to the Ophir gold rush with his father, similarly as another hrother went to California with his father, the latter two suffering shipwreck in the Rosetta Joseph. Like his brother Mr. Enoch Rudder, of Belgrave, the late Mr. William Rudder was wonderfully well informed, and up to almost the last took a keen interest in affairs that the handicap of age alone prevented his active participation therein.

The Macleay Chronicle, 12 January 1916, page 4

 




Footnotes (including sources)

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₪ Wedding
  • By special license, on the 22nd instant, at St Andrew's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. G. King, William Betts, eldest son of E. W. Rudder, Esq., Kempsey, McLeay River, to Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. William Bowen, of Sydney.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 1849, page 3
2 Wedding 2
  • RUDDER—THORNTON.—On the 12th of April, at the Parsonage, West Kempsey, by the Rev. H. Wiles, William Betts Rudder, of East Kempsey, eldest son of Enoch William Rudder, Esq., of Kempsey Villa, to Louisa Fanny, eldest daughter of Captain William H. Thornton, late of H.M.S. 11th Regiment, and granddaughter of Colonel Thornton, Thornville, Carlow, Ireland. No cards.
, 22 April 1876, page 33
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By special license, on the 22nd instant, aBy special license, on the 22nd instant, at St Andrew's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. G. King, William Betts, eldest son of E. W. Rudder, Esq., Kempsey, McLeay River, to Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. William Bowen, of Sydney.</br>::The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 1849, page 3rning Herald, 24 September 1849, page 3] +
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RUDDER—THORNTON.—On the 12th of April, at RUDDER—THORNTON.—On the 12th of April, at the Parsonage, West Kempsey, by the Rev. H. Wiles, William Betts Rudder, of East Kempsey, eldest son of Enoch William Rudder, Esq., of Kempsey Villa, to Louisa Fanny, eldest daughter of Captain William H. Thornton, late of H.M.S. 11th Regiment, and granddaughter of Colonel Thornton, Thornville, Carlow, Ireland. No cards.</br>::, 22 April 1876, page 33rticle70590738 , 22 April 1876, page 33] +