Richard was born about 1809 in Littleborough, Lancashire.
In the 1851 England Census Richard Rutter, writing clerk, 42, born about 1809 in Littleborough, Lancashire was head of his household in No. 8 Adelphi Terrace, Cheetham, Lancashire, England. Other Household Members were: his wife Sarah Rutter 46 born in Manchester, and their sons, also born in Manchester, James A Rutter 18, and Henry G Rutter 12 scholar. Mary Hulme 19 was their servant from Hassal, Cheshire, and Ann Shaw 30 , and Mary Dunstan 37, were lodgers from Manchester and Salford respectively. Two other lodgers were Moritz Michelly 21, clerk, from Konigsberg, and Raffurole Gerundi 19, particulier, was from Naples, Italy.
Richard Rutter died on 23 June 1880 in 11 Crescent Rd, Cheetham Hil near Manchester, eLancashire, England. His will was proved on 6 July 1880 by his daughter in law Eleanor, wife of Henry Yates Rutter. 
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