William Layton Rudder was born 9 September 1870 in Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia to Augustus Rudder (1828-1904) and Maria Chilcott (1838-1922) and died 28 May 1936 Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Anne Violet Raff (1877-1952) 18 September 1901 in English Church St. Colomb's, Clayfield, Queensland, Australia.


Offspring of William Layton Rudder and Anne Violet Raff (1877-1952)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Colin Layton Rudder (1902-1984) 20 June 1902 the Royal Bank, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia 17 June 1984 Queensland, Australia Margaret Bothwell Boys (1904-1979)
Joyce Layton Rudder (1904-1935)
Sheila Layton Rudder (1907-1995)
Keith Layton Rudder (1908-1962)
Brian Layton Rudder (1909-1974) 19 November 1909 Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia 27 June 1974 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Mary Patricia Hall (c1913-)
Laurence Layton Rudder (1913-1998)
Alan Layton Rudder (1916-1993)
William Layton Rudder (1919-1986)



The death occurred at Stanthorpe, Queensland, of William Layton Rudder, at the age of 65 years. Born on the Macleay River, he was the son of the late Augustus Rudder. He joined the staff of the old A.J.S. Bank, and was later manager of the Royal Bank at Stanthorpe, retiring some years ago to take up stock and station business at Stanthorpe. Mr. Rudder took a prominent part in the development of the Stanthorpe and Texas districts. Mr. Rudder was well known in Sydney, where he had a large number of friends. He is survived by his widow and six children.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 1936, page 8


STANTHORPE, Thursday.—Mr. William Layton Rudder died early this morning in Stanthorpe, of which he was one of the best known business men. The late Mr. Rudder, who was 67 years of age, was for many years manager of the Royal Bank at Stanthorpe, and when the Royal Bank was merged with the National Bank of Australia he was appointed manager of the local branch of that bank, A few years later he resigned to become one of the principals of Lawson and Company, stock and station agents.

He took an active interest in local matters, and for many years was a member of the Stanthorpe Hospital Committee and the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society, He also took a keen interest in golf, and was president of the local club for several years, Deceased is survived by a widow and six sons, Messrs. Colin (Ipswich), Keith and Alan (Brisbane), Bryan and Laurence (Stanthorpe), and Master William Rudder (Southport School), and one daughter, Miss Sheila Rudder. Another daughter, Mrs. P. Monteflore, died about a year ago,

Warwick Daily News, 29 May 1936, page 4

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 1901/C1867
  • Rudder—Raff. The marriage of Mr. William Layton Rudder, manager of the Royal Bank at Stanthorpe to Miss Violet Raff only daughter of Mr. James Raff, of Eagle Junction (formery of Stanthorpe) was celebrated yesterday afternoon at the English Church St. Colomb's, Clayfield by the Rev. J. B. Armstrong of Stanthorpe, assisted by the Rev H. Simmons. The wedding occasioned much interest and kind feeling as the bride's family is well known in Queensland and she is the granddaughter of the Hon. George Raff, who held, for many years a prominent position in Brisbane, both socially and politically.
The Brisbane Courier, 19 September 1901, page 7