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The Rutley Family in Wiltshire and Dorset

This page lists those members of the Rutley family whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children believed to have died in infancy. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research, or if you can help us to confirm the relationships within this family.

Two of our ancestors from the Markey family married Rutleys. They lived in the area around Stourton and Zeals, in west Wiltshire. John Markey married Elizabeth Rutley in 1771 in Kilmington. William Rutley, the father-in-law of William Markey, married Unity Forward in 1772 in Mere. He was then living in Gillingham in Dorset, although there is no evidence to suggest that he was born there. There are a few gaps in the parish records which have hindered our research.

We have found a Rutley family in the parish of Kilmington (now in Wiltshire but then in Somerset). Among the children of Jasper Rutley baptised in Kilmington were William in 1745 and Elizabeth (Betty) in 1750. Although we think that they are probably our ancestors, we have found nothing which connects the William Rutley who married Unity Forward to Kilmington, and later records for the Elizabeth Rutley who married John Markey suggest that she was born around 1744. The family surname was sometimes spelt Rutly or Routley.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records.


Robert Rutley
Buried 1748 (May 22) Kilmington, Somerset
We can positively identify only one of his children:
Jasper (or Gasper) Rutley
Baptised 1710 (Jul 30) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1731 (Feb 5) Kilmington, Somerset
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Buried 1778 (Jan 16) Kilmington, Somerset


Anne Cleeves
Baptised 1709 (Jun 13) Kilmington, Somerset
Buried 1776 (Apr 26) Kilmington, Somerset

1. Children of Jasper Rutley and Anne Cleeves

Mary Rutley
Baptised 1734/5 (Feb 20) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1757 (May 15) Kilmington, Somerset

Buried 1806 (Jun 26) Kilmington, Somerset


Henry Lapham
Baptised 1734/5 (Jan 4) Kilmington, Somerset
Buried 1766 (Mar 12) Kilmington, Somerset
Jane Rutley
Baptised 1738 (Dec 3) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1763 (Sep 19) Witham Friary, Som
Buried 1807 (Aug 6) Witham Friary, Somerset


Alder Batt
Buried 1791 (Mar 20) Witham Friary, Somerset
Sarah Rutley
Baptised 1741/2 (Jan 29) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1762 (Jun 27) Kilmington, Somerset

Buried 1810 (Mar 15) Kilmington, Somerset


George Lapham
Baptised 1739 (Dec 9) Kilmington, Somerset
Buried 1817 (Apr 14) Kilmington, Somerset
William Rutley*
Baptised 1745 (May 23) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1772 (May 17) Mere, Wiltshire
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Buried 1779 (Jun 20) Mere, Wiltshire


Unity Forward*
Baptised 1750/1 (Jan 16) Mere, Wiltshire
Buried 1819 (Apr 9) Mere, Wiltshire
Elizabeth Rutley*
Baptised 1750 (Apr 27) Kilmington, Somerset
Married 1771 (Sep 2) Kilmington, Somerset
  (children listed on Markey page)
Buried 1838 (Feb 27) Stourton, Wiltshire


John Markey
Baptised 1750 (Nov 22) Stourton, Wiltshire
Buried 1817 (Sep 25) Stourton, Wiltshire

2. Children of William Rutley and Unity Forward (see table 1 above)

William Rutley
Baptised 1774 (Jul 31) Stourton, Wiltshire
Married 1803 (Jun 27) Stourton, Wiltshire
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Died 1845 (Jan 10) Marnhull, Dorset


Anastasia Shepherd*
Baptised 1783 (May 20) Stourton, Wiltshire
Died 1851 (Oct 29) Wilton, Wiltshire
Jane/Jenny Rutley
Baptised 1777 (Jan 5) Stourton, Wiltshire
Ann Rutley
Baptised 1778 (Sep 20) Stourton, Wiltshire
Married 1799 (Nov 25) Stourton, Wiltshire
  (children listed on Markey page)

Married 1855 (Apr 7) Combe Martin, Devon

Died 1867 (Jun 27) Combe Martin, Devon


William Markey
Baptised 1778 (Jan 11) Stourton, Wiltshire
Died 1851 (Jul 21) Combe Martin, Devon
George Harding*
Baptised 1780 (Sep 16) Combe Martin, Devon
Buried 1864 (May 22) Combe Martin, Devon
The following was a later child of Unity Forward:
Mary Rutley
Baptised 1784 (Nov 7) Mere, Wiltshire

3. Children of William Rutley and Anastasia Shepherd (see table 2 above)

Jane Rutley*
Baptised 1805 (Jun 25) Stourton, Wiltshire
Married 1854 (Jan 7) Salisbury, Wiltshire
Buried 1875 (May 13) Amesbury, Wiltshire


Alfred White
Elizabeth Rutley*
Born about 1808 Gillingham, Dorset
Married 1835 (Jul 28) Marnhull, Dorset

Buried 1905 (Nov 11) Marnhull, Dorset


James (Patrick) Hatcher
Baptised 1807 (Jul 13) Hinton St Mary, Dorset
Died 1871 (Oct 25) Marnhull, Dorset
William Rutley*
Baptised 1809 (Nov 18) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1835 (Apr 28) Marnhull, Dorset
  (children listed in table 4a below)
Married 1852 (3rd Qtr) Salisbury, Wiltshire
  (children listed in table 4b below)
Died 1870 (Jul 10) Salisbury, Wiltshire


Ellen (or Helen) Curtis
Baptised 1806 (Jan 11) Marnhull, Dorset
Harriet Fudge
Baptised 1821 (Jun 3) Creech St Michael, Som
Died 1888 (4th Qtr) Bradford, Yorkshire
Edward Rutley*
Baptised 1812 (Nov 22) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1837 (Oct 8) Salisbury, Wiltshire
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Died 1893 (Nov 21) Motcombe, Dorset


Charlotte Edwards
Born about 1811 Gillingham, Dorset
Died 1881 (1st Qtr) Shaftesbury, Dorset
Robert Rutley*
Baptised 1821 (Nov 5) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1851 (Sep 9) Marnhull, Dorset

Living in Amesbury, Wiltshire at 1871 census


Elizabeth (Betsy) Barnes
Baptised 1817 (Apr 27) Henstridge, Somerset
Buried 1864 (Sep 28) Amesbury, Wiltshire

4a. Children of William Rutley and Ellen Curtis (see table 3 above)

William Joseph James Rutley
Born about 1836 Horsington, Somerset
Married 1861 (4th Qtr) Alverstoke, Hampshire
  (at least one child born in Gosport, Hampshire)

Married 1917 (3rd Qtr) Alverstoke, Hampshire

Died 1921 (2nd Qtr) Alverstoke, Hampshire


Martha Beeding
Baptised 1831 (Aug 28) Newhaven, Sussex
Died 1894 (4th Qtr) Alverstoke, Hampshire
Alice Matilda MacMillan (née Lipscomb)
Born 1863 (1st Qtr) Portsmouth, Hampshire
Died 1924 (1st Qtr) Alverstoke, Hampshire
Joseph James Rutley
Born 1838 (1st Qtr) Horsington, Somerset
Died 1870 (4th Qtr) Salisbury, Wiltshire

4b. Children of William Rutley and Harriet Fudge (see table 3 above)

Robert Osmund Rutley
Baptised 1853 (3rd Qtr) Salisbury, Wiltshire
Married 1878 (3rd Qtr) Bradford, Yorkshire

Married 1883 (3rd Qtr) Bradford, Yorkshire
  (two children born in Bradford, Yorkshire)
Died 1898 (May 8) Bradford, Yorkshire


Mary Bridget Holland
Died 1879 (1st Qtr) Bradford, Yorkshire
Emma Hartley
Born about 1846 Bradford, Yorkshire
Died 1920 (Sep 19) Bradford, Yorkshire
Thomas Rutley
Born about 1855 Salisbury, Wiltshire
Died 1885 (Feb 24) Wakefield, Yorkshire
Mary Jane Rutley
Baptised 1858 (4th Qtr) Salisbury, Wiltshire
Married 1892 (1st Qtr) Bradford, Yorkshire


William Clark

5. Children of Edward Rutley and Charlotte Edwards (see table 3 above)

Francis Rutley
Born 1838 (3rd Qtr) Marnhull, Dorset
Albert Rutley
Born 1840 (4th Qtr) Marnhull, Dorset
Died 1908 (Nov 13) Motcombe, Dorset
Frances Victoria Rutley
Born about 1843 Gillingham, Dorset
Married 1865 (4th Qtr) Tisbury, Wiltshire

Died 1882 (1st Qtr) Tisbury, Wiltshire


Sidney Harnett
Baptised 1841 (Apr 11) Whiteparish, Wiltshire
Died 1903 (Aug 29) Teffont Evias, Wiltshire
Hugh Alfred Rutley
Born 1844 (4th Qtr) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1877 (3rd Qtr) Tisbury, Wiltshire

Died 1909 (Mar 12) Fontmell, Dorset


Kate Wilkins
Baptised 1852 (Jan 21) Shaftesbury, Dorset
Died 1892 (2nd Qtr) Blandford, Dorset
Edward Wyndham Edwards Rutley
Born 1846 (4th Qtr) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1877 (4th Qtr) Holwell, Dorset

Died 1922 (Nov 11) Folke, Dorset


Martha Jane Dyke
Baptised 1853 (Oct 16) Horsington, Somerset
Died 1938 (Mar 17) Folke, Dorset
Bernard John Rutley
Born 1851 (3rd Qtr) Marnhull, Dorset
Married 1878 (Feb 25) Mere, Wiltshire
  (children born in Shaftesbury, Dorset)
Died 1931 (Jan 17) Motcombe, Dorset


Sarah Jane Edwards
Born 1854 (1st Qtr) Mere, Wiltshire
Died 1894 (1st Qtr) Shaftesbury, Dorset

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