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NameRUTLEY – George
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battalion 11th and 14th Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 1031
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th February 1846 / 17 years 6 months / Exeter Devonshire England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 6 months
India – 10 years 4 months
China – 11 months
Length of Service23 years 199 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 3rd May 1870 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign Medals2nd China War Medal 1857-1860 with clasp Taku Forts
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Post Office Exeter Devon England
Pension Districts1870 Woolwich
1871 East London
1873 Greenwich
1874-1898 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/5½d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/8½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of BirthBorn 4 May 1826, Cullompton, Devon
Date/Place of BaptismBaptised 3 September 1833, Tiverton (Devon) Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Father
Date/Place of Birth
His death certificate records George Rutley, research shows Moses Rutley, born 20 July 1788, Cullompton
Baptised 5 November 1789, Cullompton, St Andrew (Anglican)
Married (1) Mary Luxton, 28 May 1816, Cullompton, St Andrew
Married (2) Mary Eveleigh, nee Elworthy, 15 September 1825, Cullompton, St Andrew
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
His death certificate records Mary Littlewell, research shows Mary Elworthy born about 1791/1792, Cullompton (deduced from 1851 census)
Married (1) Thomas Eveleigh, 25 October 1809, Cullompton, St Andrew
Married (2) Moses Rutley, 15 September 1825, Cullompton, St Andrew
SiblingsChildren of Mary Elworthy and Thomas Eveleigh:
James Eveleigh, born Cullompton 11 March 1810, baptised Exeter, Mint Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 14 October 1810.
Elizabeth Eveleigh, born Cullompton, 18 November 1811, baptised 2 February 1812, Cullompton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
Ann Eveleigh, born Cullompton before 10 April 1814, baptised 10 April 1814, Cullompton, St Andrew.
Sarah Eveleigh, born 14 September 1815, baptised Cullompton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 25 December 1815
Thomas Eveleigh, born 26 April 1820, Cullompton, baptised 2 June 1823, Exeter, Mint Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
Mary Eveleigh, born 3 February 1822, Cullompton, baptised 24 March 1822.
Children of Moses Rutley and Mary Luxton:
Mary Ann Rutley, born before 3 February 1817, baptised 3 February 1817 Cullompton, St Andrew
Ann Rutley, born 10 September 1818, baptised 7 June 1824, Cullompton, St Andrew, buried 4 July 1824, Cullompton St Andrew.
Child of Moses Rutley and Mary Elworthy:
Emma Rutley, born 5 July 1833, Cullompton
Baptised 3 September 1833 Tiverton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LAVENDER Ann
c1832 Hampshire England (deduced 1871 census)
Date/Place of Marriage18 September 1853, Alverstoke (Hampshire), St Mary (Anglican)
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane born Quarter 3 1856, Portsea Island, Hampshire (GRO index gives mother’s maiden name as Lavender). Died Quarter 1 1858 (GRO index gives age at death as 1yo
Emma born 26 September 1864, Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli), Tamil Nadu, India, baptised 6 October 1864, the Scotch Church, Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli), Tamil Nadu, India
M 1st  INGRAHAM David Henry Christopher 1884 York Western Australia
M 2nd DALEY Michael Henry 1902 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
LAVENDER James – a shoemaker at the time of Ann’s marriage to George Rutley
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
11th November 1881 assigned North Fremantle Lot P51 2 acres
Between Thompson Street and Stirling Highway
17th October 1883 Title Application
5th August 1884 Deed of Grant Title 6/154
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Tuesday 11th July 1882 page 3 George Rutley tried and acquitted of stealing.
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 6th April 1887 page 5 Profile at disbandment of Enrolled Guard
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1898 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1892 Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army World Wide Index
1851 George Rutley 1031 Gunner and driver Royal Artillery 9th Batt 7th Co location Gibraltar
1870 declaration for the British Civil Service Evidence of Age requirement, presumably made that so he could get a job as a warder in the prison at Southwark. Includes a letter from his sister Mary Perham (nee Eveleigh) attached to it.1871 Census RG10/603/71/41 Convict Courts Prison St George the Martyr Southwark Surrey
George Rutley (41) is working as an assistant warder at the Southwark prison. His wife Ann is age 39 and said she was born in Hampshire and daughter Emma age 6 was born in the East Indies.
November 1880 George Rutley was on the Nominal list for the Enrolled Guard. He was living with his wife and 1 child at the Fremantle Barracks.
7th July 1882 George Rutley was charged with stealing a quantity of clothing and linen while in the employment of Mr Caesar of the Emerald Isle Hotel. His wife had previously been convicted of stealing 2 dresses belonging to the late Mrs Caesar while working as a laundress at the hotel. George was acquitted of the charges.
8th July 1882 MS Smith requested as he had been acquitted of the offence at the Supreme Court that George Rutley be allowed to remain on the Enrolled Guard – approved.
1891 George and his wife were still living at the Fremantle Barracks with their widowed daughter Emma Ingraham and her 3 children.

Family history courtesy of Tim Beals UK Family Historian