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Esther Rudd

Female abt 1673 - 1739  (~ 66 years)



  • Name Esther Rudd  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • written as Hester in 1695 marriage register
    Birth abt Feb 1672/73  Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 5
    Baptism 04 Mar 1672/73  St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    • dau of Thomas Rudd, curate, of Stockton
    Marriage 19 Aug 1695  St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish St, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    William Raisbeck,   b. est 1667, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. est 1730, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Mar 1738/39  Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Burial 18 Mar 1738/39  St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • Thomas Rudd, of Sandford Warcop, and Alice Watson were married 13 Nov 1666 at Stockton-on-Tees church. Alice was buried 07 Nov 1723 at Long Newton, Co. Durham. [Curtis, MS additions to copy in SoG]
    • The Rev. Thos. Rudd, son of John Rudd, of Sanford, Westmorland, Rector of Long Newton, co. Durham, suffered for his faith and loyalty to the King, being deprived but subsequently reinstated at Long Newton. He was b. 11 May, 1641, and d. 1719., having m. Alice, dau. of Thos. Watson. [Curtis]
    • A different account of Rev. Thomas Rudd's 50 year ministry at Stockton was given by John Brewster The Parochial History and Antiquities of Stockton-upon-Tees: Including an Account of the Trade of the Town, the Navigation of the River, and of Such Parts in the Neighbourhood as Have Been Connected with that Place, Durham: Thomas Jennett, 1829.
      The Reverend Thomas Rudd: Curate of Stockton.
      Before the division of the parish of Norton, A.D. 1712, Mr. Rudd had continued for half a century the indefatigable minister of the ancient chapel of Stockton, having become curate, May 1, 1663, as he himself observes, "under the good and learned Dr. Allen Smalwood." An autograph sketch of his own life appears in the parish register; as well as some memoranda, which have been useful in compiling this history. He was a native of Westmorland, and son of John Rudd, of Sandforth, in the same county. The period of Mr. Rudd's ministry at Stockton was critical:-- he first became resident there soon after the restoration, before the town had recovered from those troublous times, and was only just beginning to rise either in trade or population. He was not a negligent observer of the change that was taking place; and doubtless his judgement and discretion contributed his part towards its prosperity. It is not improbable that his representation had its weight in separating the chapelry of Stockton from the mother church. The first sermon in the new church was preached by him, March 30th, 1712, before its consecration, which took place on the 21st of August following; he was instituted to the rectory of Longnewton July 15th, and inducted the 21st of July the same year. The last circumstance, so immediately connected with his last act at Stockton, seems to confirm the pious and zealous part he must have taken in promoting the religious establishment at Stockton.
      The period of Mr. Rudd's ministry here was also one of considerable anxiety to a large body of conscientious clergymen, who suffered under great difficulties from the acts of parliament which required a repetition of the oath of allegiance during the changes of government, from the time of the revolution to the settlement of the crown at the accession of the house of Hanover. Mr. Rudd had not experienced the same difficulties himself; but the benevolence of his heart led him to soften their ill effects to his friends. "The vicarage of Norton becoming vacant by the Rev. Thomas Davison (who was vicar then) refusing to swear allegiance to King William and Queen Mary, the said Thomas Rudd was inducted into the said vicarage of Norton, July 25, 1691, yet continues at Stockton still, and allows his good master the profits of his vicarage as formerly, because he left it upon the account of his conscience."
      The short character on his tomb-stone, in the chancel of Long-newton church, is a deserved tribute to his memory.
      Hic conditus est Thomas Rud hujus paraeciae per septennium Rector; postquam fuisset Ecclesiae Stocktonensis 50 annos Minister; vir morum simplicitate et probitate antiqua; Patriae, Ecclesiae, amicis fidelis; omnibus benevolus et beneficus; Obiit Julii 15, A.D. 1719, Aetatis 79.
    Person ID I3747  Tatham | Durham roots | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 17 May 2014 

    Family William Raisbeck,   b. est 1667, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. est 1730, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Marriage 19 Aug 1695  St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish St, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    William Raisbeck & Esther Rudd
    William Raisbeck & Esther Rudd
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • son James, of Stockton and Darlington; Mayor of Stockton, 1736, 1742, 1746, and 1756. Marr at Long Newton 26 Oct 1725 to Jane Colling, of Hurworth. 1 son, 2 daus: Thomas, d. unmarr Jun 1793; Anne, marr Thomas Sheen, of Newcastle, daus; Jane, marr Thomas Bone, of Newcastle. [4]
    • son Thomas, of Stockton, and of the City of Durham; solicitor; Mayor of Stockton 1737, 1738, 1747 and 1757; born abt 1702, died Feb 1765 age 63. Marr Sarah, 4th dau. of the Rev. Henry Stapylton, Rector of Thornton Watlass, and Marske, Yorks; born abt 1702, died 29 Sep 1783 age 81. 2 sons: William; John Stapylton.
      Founder in 1725 of Stockton law firm; passed in 1765 to his son John Stapylton Raisbeck; then in 1793 to his son Leonard Raisbeck, one of the promoters of the Stockton and Darlington railway. Firm taken over by George Newby in 1840 and still in business as Newbys Solicitors in 2013. [4]
    • son William, single, bur Stockton 07 Sep 1719. [FHL film #1894159, ref ID 18]
    Children 
    +1. Alice Raisbeck,   b. 1708, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft Sep 1779  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 01 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F0369  Family Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees, 04 Mar 1672/73.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish St, 19 Aug 1695.

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Tompson tree.
      ancestry website accessed 03 Sep 2010

    4. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    5. [S03] Family Members, CFT.

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, St Thomas, Stockton, 18 Mar 1738/39.
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