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John Rutherford
Marrinumbla Station 1858

Genealogy


JOHN RUTHERFORD, born in Scotland, came to Australia in 1856. In 1858 he arrived at Marrinumbla Station, Buckley's Crossing then the property of his Uncle. He worked at Buckley's Crossing as a carpenter for about sixteen years, and then went away for some years. Returning he opened a general store at Buckley's Crossing, where for three years he occupied the position of Post Master. He ultimately succeeded to his Uncle's property of Minto, near Bibbenluke in the Bombala District.

Transcribed by Pattrick Mould in 2003, from the book "Back to Coma' Celebrations" page 86



From: "Bill Bolton" <billbolton-at-computer-org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 7:52 PM
Subject: John Rutherford and Isabella Murdoch

Hi Patrick.
On web page....http://www.cooma.nsw.gov.au/monaropioneers/nimmitabel/pioneers/thistletona.htm
in the section on John Rutherford, mention is made of...
In 1883 Mr. Rutherford married at Newtown, Isabella, third surviving daughter of Mr. G. Murdock, of Cundle Plains, Manning River.
I have been working on the genealogy of my family and have a fairly good mapping of MURDOCH family in Manning/Taree/Wingham area up to circa 1900, as one of my wife's great, great grandfathers was George
Murdoch of Cundle Plains.
Isabella was born at Bungay, near Wingham.....
10401/1857  MURDOCH  ISABELLA  GEORGE  ANN  BUNGAY BUNGAY
She married Alexander Oliver...
2493/1878  OLIVER  ALEXANDER  MURDOCH  ISABELLA  BOMBALA
... and had two children by him.
10217/1879  OLIVER  WILLIAM THOMAS  ALEXANDER  ISABELLA  BOMBALA
21504/1882  OLIVER  JOHN J  ALEXANDER  ISABELLA  BOMBALA
I don't know what happened to Alexander but I suppose he died circa 1882.  There are no apparent NSW birth or death records for him!
I notice that "Oliver" is a family name that is mentioned elsewhere on the Monaro Pioneers web site!  For me this is somewhat interesting as Isabella's sister, Christina....
13839/1859  MURDOCH  CHRISTINA  GEORGE  AGNES A  WINGHAM
...married William Cumming Oliver...
4786/1882  OLIVER  WILLIAM CUMMING  MURDOCH  CHRISTINA  WINGHAM
and had 4 children by him in the Bombala district.
Anyway, John and Isabella married with in a year or so of Alexander disappearing, presumably having come to know each other in the Bombala district through the Oliver connections.  Why they were married in Newtown is a small mystery!
2675/1883  RUTHERFORD  JOHN  MURDOCK  ISABELLA  NEWTOWN
They went on to have 6 children between 1884 and 1892.
John Rutherford died in 1905....
647/1905  RUTHERFORD  JOHN  JOHN  HELEN C  BOMBALA
... and Isabella died in 1936.
15581/1936  RUTHERFORD  ISABELLA  GEORGE  AGNES ANN  BOMBALA
Cheers,
Bill Bolton, Sydney, Australia


 Descendants of John Rutherford

Bev Francis, <carrara-at-bocnet-com-au>

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