Alexander Rupert RUTLEDGE

Male 1785 - 1834  (49 years)


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  • Name Alexander Rupert RUTLEDGE 
    Born 1785  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1834  Parramatta Road, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: from injuries received when the wheel of a wagon ran over him. 
    • Ref:The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Friday 24 October 1834 p 3 Family Notices
      Ref:The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Wednesday 22 October 1834 Edition: MORNING p 2 Article
      "Mr Alexander Rupert Rutledge came to his death under the following melancholy circumstances. On Saturday afternoon, the deceased had been to Kissing Point, and on his return overtook a waggon drawn by four horses, belonging to Mr. Macdonald, of Pitt Town, driven by Richard Clough, one of Mr. M's servants.; the man Clough was very drunk; and the deceased saw him knocked down, and the waggon wheel passing longitudinally over his leg, completely tearing off the calf. The deceased then put Clough in the waggon and commenced driving towards Sydney. The deceased told the landlord of the Cheshire Cheese (a house on the road) these particulars. It was the last place where he was seen alive. After this, no more is known of the deceased's proceedings; but he was afterwards discovered lying alone on the road to Sydney, near the Brisbane Distillery in a mangled state, Clough stated, that he recollects nothing from the time he left the Fox and Grapes to the time he found himself at the Currency Lass, in Castlereagh street, where, it appears, the horses went without a driver; his (Clough's) leg was dreadfully lacerated, and had the appearance of a wheel having gone over it. Dr. Neilson delivered his certificate, that the deceased had died from external violence, five of him ribs on each side being completely stove in,and the liver much lacerated. Dr. Bland's certificate stated, that the deceased had met his death from some heavy body, probably a waggon passing over him. The jury returned the following verdict- The Jury are of opinion that Alexander Rutledge came to his death by a waggon drawn by four horses passing over his body, on the night of the 18th instant, and direct that a deodand of 10l. shall be levied on the waggon. The deceased Mr. Rutledge was in business as a carpenter and builder; he was in the primr of life, and has left a wife and eight children to de- plore the loss of a husband and father. We recommend the widow to the consideration of the affluent and humane. The Rev. Mr. Hill, we understand has kindly consented to receive donations on her behalf.-{We think that the publican who gave the driver the last half pint, ought to have been noticed by the Jury.--Ed}"
    Person ID I20186  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2022 

    Family Mary ELLIOTT,   b. 1805, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1868, Chelsea Street, Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1821  St John's Parramatta , NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander RUTLEDGE,   b. 1822,   d. 1822  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mary Jane RUTLEDGE,   b. 1823,   d. 1842, her mothers residence, Elizabeth St. South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. Eleanor RUTLEDGE,   b. 1825,   d. 1849  (Age 24 years)
     4. George Howard RUTLEDGE,   b. 1827,   d. 1827  (Age 0 years)
     5. Edwin Elliott RUTLEDGE,   b. 1828,   d. Mar 1853, Norfolk Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     6. Jessie Ann RUTLEDGE,   b. 1830, Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1929, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     7. Selina Susan RUTLEDGE,   b. 1831,   d. 1894, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Phillip Henry RUTLEDGE,   b. 1833,   d. 17 Nov 1889, Victoria Cottage, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     9. Matilda Elizabeth RUTLEDGE,   b. 1834,   d. 1884, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F3064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alexander arrived in Australia in 1818 ,as a free man, aboard the "Maria".


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