RUDD, STEPHEN *
- Born: - Died: 1790
Carpenter and builder, of Dublin. Stephen Rudd, carpenter, of College Street or Lazar's Hill, was nominated a sheriff of Dublin in 1774, an office which required that the holders should be 'worth in real and personal estate in possession the sum of £2,000, sterling, over and above their just debts'.(1) In Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1784 his address is given as 2 Merrion Row. A copy and abstract of the will of Stephen Rudd of St Ann's Parish, dated 18 November 1790, is in the National Archives.(2) The will was proved in the same year.(3) He is probably the same person as the Stephen Rudd mentioned in the will of Catherine Caldbeck of 1788,(4) who was the father of PEMBERTON RUDD. (5)
'Stephen Rudd. Esq' was a subscriber to Pool & Cash's Views…in the City of Dublin (1780).
(1) CARD XII, 310,319; his address is given as College St in the first instance and as Lazar's Hill in the second.
(2) Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 58056 and 58057.
(3) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 409.
(4) E. Ellis & P.B. Eustace, eds., Registry of Deeds Dublin: Abstracts of Wills III 1785-1832 (1984), 26 (no. 40); it is tempting to imagine that the John Rudd (b. 1754), who was apprenticed to Sir William Chambers in 1770 or 1771 (see Colvin, 3rd ed., 1995), 838) was also a connection.
(5) A Stephen Rudd of Dublin married Deborah Mary or Rebecca Pemberton in St Mark's Parish, Dublin, on 19 February 1762 (www.familysearch.org).