Ancestors of Australian PM, Kevin Rudd
I have included the Prime Minister's ancestral tree here to show there is NO evidence of ANY connection with my ancestors despite his ancestors also being convicts from England and my ancestors having married into the RUDD family.
this information is derived from that published in The Age, Sunday, Jan. 20th, 2008
from The Rudd/Cable Book, written and compiled by Mary Jean Firth:
Rudd, the son of Thomas and Mary Rudd was born on 28th August 1766 at
arrived in Australia on the transport 'Earl Cornwallis' from
from relative, Richard Cowan (1), which was derived from Mary Wade to Us – A Family History, 1778-1986.
Thomas Rudd raised a family at Campbelltown which included 4 sons, Thomas junior and Edward (the youngest) being two of them.
The Robertson land acts encouraged the sons to select land towards Wagga and Albury, where they began farming.
Edward and his wife, Sarah,
had land by the
Thomas jnr married Sophia at St Peter's, Campbelltown, lived for a time on a farm given to them by his father at Airds, then moved to a property called "Tenandra", near Gundagai; they also had eleven children (10 girls, 1 boy).
Ancestors of PM Kevin Rudd:
Albert Edward RUDD (1918-) b. Wagga, NSW, m. in 1948 in Nambour, Qld
Albert Edward (Edmond?) RUDD (1894-1973) of Wagga, NSW
John Albert RUDD (1865-) of Campbelltown, NSW
John RUDD (1841-1918) of Campbelltown, NSW
Edward RUDD (1818-1878) of Campbelltown, NSW
Thomas RUDD (1766-1830) of London, Eng, convict transported to Sydney in 1801 for stealing a bag of sugar
Mary KABLE / CABLE (1775-1860) of Essex, Eng, convict transported for stealing cloth
Sarah Elizabeth BROOKER (1823-1890) of Campbelltown, NSW
William BROOKER (1796-) of Norfolk Island
Jonathan BROOKER (1760-1833) of Kingston, Eng, convict transported to Norfolk Island
Mary WADE (1777-1859) of London, Eng, convict transported to Norfolk Island
Mary Wade –
the 11-year girl who was transported to
Sophia Mary MITTON (1801-1892) of Paramatta, NSW - given death sentence?
John MITTON (1772-1853) of London, Eng - highwayman, convict transported to Sydney in 1791
Catherine LAHEY (c1773-1868) of London, Eng
Eliza Jane LARKIN (c1837-c1905) of Campbelltown, NSW
Mary LOVE (c1816-) of Cork, Ireland
Sarah Eliza WINNELL (1867-1958) of Wagga, NSW
Maud HARRISON (1898-1969) of Tumut, NSW
Joseph HARRISON (c1859-) b. in Yorkshire, UK
Julia SUTTON (c1863-) b. Essex, UK
Brief outline of descendants of Thomas RUDD and Mary KABLE/CABLE:
Thomas RUDD jnr
7 daughters, 4 sons
John Joseph RUDD
Albert Percy RUDD
Albert Charles RUDD
Edward RUDD (1818-1878)
m. Sarah Elizabeth BROOKER
10 daughters, 1 son
John RUDD (1841-1918)
m. Eliza Jane LARKIN
John Albert RUDD (1865-)
m. Sarah Eliza WINNELL
Albert Edmond RUDD (1894-1973)
m. Maud HARRISON
Albert Edward RUDD (1918-)
PM Kevin RUDD
see Richard's article in Kith and Kin 89, June 2008. Official Journal of Cape Banks Family History Society.