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John Edward ["Jack"] RUDD; b. 1857 Falklands [Malvinas]; son of John Rogers RUDD, manager with F.I.C., & Mary Ellen ROACH, of Irish descent; brother of William Thomas Darwin RUDD; 1867 (after father's murder) employed as shepherd by F.I.C.; 1885 travelled with brother William from Falklands [Malvinas] on the "Rippling Wave", to found Hill Station (Río Gallegos district, settled jointly with William HALLIDAY and William MACCALL); leased nearby land from government; 1887 settled at Cape Fairweather [hispanicized to "Cabo Buen Tiempo"]; (in partnership with sons) c1890 family formed Eas. Tres Lagunas (later renamed Dos Lagunas) and Cerro Falso; c1920 bought land for cattle-raising at Península de los Huemules, Bariloche - sold later; assisted son-in-law Ulrich CLASEN to work lands on Lago Buenos Aires (Chilean side), bringing steamboat overland from Puerto Deseado/Las Heras - abandoned; d. 1927; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo

m. Falklands [Malvinas]


Ann MACCALL b. c1860, Scotland; 1886 with childen to Hill Station; d. 1929; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo (see MACCALL--RAE)


(born Falklands / Malvinas)
1. Agnes ["Aggie"], b. 1878; m. 1910 Río Gallegos to (cousin) William FELL, 2 children; d. 1929 at sea; bur. Morningside, Edinburgh
2. Helen [Ellen], b. 1880; m. 1904 Montevideo to (cousin) Ulrich Frances CLASEN, 5 children; (after marriage) to Canada; returned to Gallegos area (Ea. Dos Lagunas - brother Jim); then to Ea. León (Avellano, Lago General Carrera / Lago Buenos Aires); c1937 to Ea. El Kultan, Alto Río Senguer, Chubut; d. 1963 Esquel; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
3. Mary Jane, b. 1882; 1902 private diary; d. 1906 Exmouth (unmarried)
4. John Rogers ["Jock"], b. 1884 Falklands; farmed Ea. Tres Lagunas; d. 1921 Buenos Aires; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo (unmarried)

(born Patagonia)
5. William Gallegos ["Bill"], b. 1887; m. 1918 Millie GUNN, no children; c1920 managed family lands near Bariloche; d. 1922 Cape Fairweather; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
6. Thomas Rae ["Tommy"], b. 1889; d. 1899 (accident with horse); bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
7. Anne ["Annie/Dicky"] Marie, b. 1891; m. Douglas Alexander MACLEOD, 1 child; d. 1918 Edinburgh (after childbirth); bur. Morningside, Edinburgh
8. Edward ["Ted"], b. 1893; 3 years schooling in Scotland; m. 1920 Agnes Jane MC NISH (also spelt McNeish - from Dumfries); 1927 took over management of Cape Fairweather farm (after father's death); d. 1960; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
9. Edgar ["Dude"], b. 1895; m. 1928 Dalmeny, Scotland to Mary ("Polly") SINCLAIR, no children; 1928-1943 farmed in Peeblesshire, Scotland; d. 1958
10. Maud ["Tommy"], b. 1898; m. 1928 London to Carlos H. FELTON, no children; d. 1975; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
11. Ethel Bridget ["Biddy/Bidgie"]; b. 1900; m. Errol KENNARD, 3 children; d. 1971; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo
12. James McCall ("Jim/King"), b. 1903; farmed Ea. Dos Lagunas; m. Herlinde ("Hetty") MAISTER, 1 son; d. 1976
13. Gerald Rueben ("Chip"), b. 1905; 1929-1933 farmed in West Lothian, Scotland; to Ea. Cerro Falso; m. 1930 Dalmeny, Scotland to Louisa Derbyshire SINCLAIR, 1 child; d. 1964; bur. Cabo Buen Tiempo


RUDD Family Photo Albums: family ; relatives ; others

RUDD Family Burial Ground: Cabo Buen Tiempo, Río Gallegos, Prov. Santa Cruz

(1) "From the Falklands to Patagonia", Michael Mainwaring, 1983
(2) Romano García Surname Research, website
(3) Inscriptions, Rural cemetery, Ea. Cabo Buen Tiempo
(4) "Los Rudd", Suplemento Dominical, "La Opinión Austral", 10-X-1999
(5) Photographs: courtesy of Edward Halliday, John Rudd (III-2012)
(6) "I Remember, Reminiscences of Donald Alistair MacLeod", (private edition?), Edinburgh, 2009
Thanks / contributors: John Rudd; Susan Greene Clasen (VI-2012)
Last updated: 6-IV-2014