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George Rutherford (1850 - 1905)

George Rutherford
Born in Inchbonny, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Jun 1878 in Selkirkmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 55 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2014
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George's Timeline

"Jedburgh Abbey from the South East" 1800
By Thomas Girtin (1775–1802)
Birth: Abt. 1850 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [1][2][3]

The old market town of Jedburgh is in south central Roxburghshire and is the first town that travelers encounter as they come into Scotland. The Augustinian Abbey - one of the four Border Abbeys - is a prominent presence in the town. The surrounding parishes are: Ancrum to the north, Crailing on the north-east, Oxnam on the east, Edgerston to the south, Southdean & Abbotrule to the south-west and Hobkirk and Bedrule on the west.

Residence: 1851, in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland; Relation to Head of House: Son. [1]

Residence: 1861, Dean Head Cottage, Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotland; Age: 11; Relation to Head of House: Son. [2]

Residence: 1873, in Chapel Street, Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland. [4]

Occupation: 1873, Blacksmith, in Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland. [4]

Marriage: 03 Jun 1873, Templand Cottages, Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland. [5][4]

Transcript of Banns record: "1873, on the third day of June, at Templand Cottages, Selkirk, Banns according to the [?] of the United Presbyterian Church; signed, George Rutherford, Blacksmith, 24 yrs, of Chapel Street, Selkirk, [son of] George Rutherford, Road Contractor, and, Elizabeth Rutherford, nee Taylor [&] signed, Elizabeth Porteous, Factory Hand, 23 yrs, of Templand Cottages, Selkirk, [daughter of] John Porteous, Shoemaker, deceased, and, Jane Porteous, nee Thompson; signed, James Davidson, Mid West [?] P. Church; Witness': signed, James Young, signed, Jessie Porteous"

Emigration: 01 Jul 1875, from The Clyde, Greenock, Scotland, on the ship "Invercargill". [6]

... "departed the Clyde", as cited in the Invercargill's register of passengers (notes, bottom of left page). The three main ports on this river are Glasgow, Port Glasgow, and Greenock.

Immigration: 30 Sep 1875, into Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand. [6][7]

See George, Elizabeth, and Jane, in the Invercargill's passenger list: here.

Occupation: 1879, in Otago, New Zealand; Blacksmith. [3]

Residence: 1890, in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand; Age: 40. [8]

Residence: 1896, in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand; Age: 46. [9]

Residence: 1900, in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand; Age: 50. [10]

George Rutherford's Blacksmith Shop
Image from "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand", "Otago & Southland Provincial Districts"

"MR. GEORGE RUTHERFORD , A Member of the Outram Town Board, was born in Inchbonnie, Roxburghshire, Scotland, in 1850. He came out to Dunedin by the ship “Invercargill” in 1875, and was for five years engaged in farriery and smithy work for various employers. Mr. Rutherford still plies that calling at Outram on his own account. He has been for nearly twenty years a member of the Town and Domain Boards, a member of the school committee for fifteen years, of the Taieri Agricultural Society for twenty-two years, and of that Society's committee for fifteen years. Mr. Rutherford has also been a member of the West Taieri Caledonian Society for twenty-three years, and has served as its president. He is also a member of the Otagq Agricultural and Pastoral Society, which has its headquarters in Dunedin. Mr. Rutherford is married, and has a family of two sons and four daughters." From: "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand", "Otago & Southland Provincial Districts", page 643. Published by The Cyclopedia Company Limited, 1905.

Member of: [11]
  • Outram Town Board
  • West Taieri River Board
  • Outram School Committee
  • Outram Library Committee
  • Horticultural Society Committee
  • Agricultural Society
President of: [11]
  • The Caledonian Society
  • Outram Bowling Club

Residence: 1905 -1906, in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand; Age: 55. [12]

Death: 22 Jul 1906. in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. [11][13][14]

Read about George in his obituary from the Otago Daily Times, 28 July 1906, Page 10, Personal Column.

Burial: 24 Jul 1906, in Northern Cemetery, Dunedin; Block 32. Plot 67. [14]

Children of George and Elizabeth

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1851 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, Parish: Jedburgh; ED: 2A; Page: 3; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1851_202; Year: 1851.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1861 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, Parish: Cavers; ED: 2; Page: 9; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1861_140. Record for George Rutherford.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Otago & Southland Provincial Districts, page 643, MR. GEORGE RUTHERFORD. Published by The Cyclopedia Company Limited, 1905.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1873 Marriages in the District of Selkirk, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, "1873 marriages in the District of Selkirk in the County of Selkirk"
  5. Scotland, Select Marriages, Ancestry.com, Record for George Rutherford.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Invercargill Passenger List, New Zealand, "Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973", index and images, FamilySearch, Otago > 1875 > Invercargill >image 7 of 25; citing National Archives, Wellington.
  7. Papers Past, Otago Witness, 9 October 1875, Page 11, "Shipping"
  8. Ancestry.com, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981;
    Name: George Rutherford
    Gender: Male
    Electoral Year: 1890
    District: Taieri
    Region or Province: Otago
  9. Ancestry.com, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981;
    Name: George Rutherford
    Electoral Year: 1896
    District: Taieri
    Region or Province: Otago
  10. Ancestry.com, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981;
    Name: George Rutherford
    Electoral Year: 1900
    District: Taieri
    Region or Province: Otago
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Papers Past, Otago Daily Times, Issue 13657, 28 July 1906, Page 10.
  12. Ancestry.com, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981;
    Name: George Rutherford
    Electoral Year: 1905-1906
    District: Taieri
    Region or Province: Otago
  13. NZBDM - historical records search, Registration Number: 1905/7863, Family Name: Rutherford, Given Name(s): George, Age: 68Y.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Dunedin City Council Cemetery Search, Surname: RUTHERFORD, Forename: GEORGE, Age: 57 Years, Gender: Male, Date of Death: 22 Jul 1906, Cemetery: NORTHERN CEMETERY, Location: Block 32. Plot 67, Date of Burial: 24 Jul 1906, Type: Burial.

Further Research

George Rutherford 1850–; Victoria University of Wellington Library, New Zealand Electronic Text Collection.
List of newspaper reports mentioning George Rutherford &/or his family:
  • 1878: Bruce Herald, 12 March 1878, Page 7, Education Board Nominations.
  • 1882: Otago Witness, 8 July 1882, Page 9, WEST TAIERI AND MUNGATUA PLOUGHING MATCH.
  • 1884: Otago Daily Times, 19 September 1884, Page 3, OUTRAM TOWN BOARD.
  • 1885: Otago Daily Times, 10 January 1885, Page 1, Advertisements Column 3, Situations Vacant; 12 January 1885, Page 1, Advertisements Column 3, Situations Vacant.*
  • 1886: Evening Star, 11 January 1886, Page 3, Advertisements Column 1, Late Advertisements.
  • 1892: Otago Witness, 29 December 1892, Page 15, TAIERI AGRICULTURAL SHOW.
  • 1895: Otago Daily Times, 19 March 1895, Page 8, CRICKET; mentions Elizabeth (nee Porteous) Rutherford
  • 1896: Evening Star, 7 September 1896, Page 2, CITY POLICE COURT.
  • 1897: Otago Witness, 17 June 1897, Page 15, HAWKE'S BAY RELIEF FUND.
  • 1899: Otago Daily Times, 12 January 1899, Page 4, Marriages; “Jeannie” – Jane Rutherford to John Buchanan Grant.
  • 1899: Otago Witness, 12 January 1899, Page 29, MARRIAGES; “Jeannie” – Jane Rutherford to John Buchanan Grant.
  • 1899: Otago Witness, 27 July 1899, Page 34, TAIERI AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
  • 1903: Otago Daily Times, 6 March 1903, Page 1, Advertisements Column 4, Situations Vacant.
  • 1904: Otago Witness, 15 June 1904, Page 47, MARRIAGES; Jessie Rutherford to Gerald W. H. Morgan.
  • 1906: Evening Star, 14 May 1906, Page 4, MEETING OF CREDITORS.
  • 1906: Evening Star, 21 July 1906, Page 6, Deaths.
  • 1906: Otago Witness, 25 July 1906, Page 47, DEATHS.
  • 1906: Otago Daily Times, For Sale by Tender, 25 July 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 7; 31 July 1906, Page 6, Advertisements Column 1; 1 August 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 8; 4 August 1906, Page 11, Advertisements Column 3.*
  • 1906: Otago Daily Times, 28 July 1906, Page 10, PERSONAL.
  • 1906: Otago Daily Times, 28 July 1906, Page 11, Advertisements Column 3, Election Notices; 30 July 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 5, Election Notices; 31 July 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 7, Elections.*
  • 1906: Evening Star, 1 August 1906, Page 7, TAIERI A AND P SOCIETY.
  • 1906: Otago Daily Times, 11 August 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 7; 13 August 1906, Page 1, Advertisements Column 8; 14 August 1906, Page 6, Advertisements Column 2.* Elizabeth (nee Porteous) Rutherford
  • 1907: Otago Daily Times, 31 October 1907, Page 6, MARRIAGES. “Bessie” – Elizabeth Rutherford to Robert H. D. Nichol
  • 1923: Otago Daily Times, 3 August 1923, Page 12, TAIERI AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. John Rutherford’s wife perhaps?
*more than one issue date = same advertisement repeated


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