Notable Individuals

Some of these individuals were important landowner, others weresignificant in village life. A few are families. No distinction is intended, and we hope more such photos will be found.

Dr Annie McCall (1859-1949) was the founder and driving force of the TB Sanatorium behind her house, Kings, in Church St. Born in Manchester, one of the first women doctors, a renowned midwife and trainer at her eponymous hospital in Clapham, she is buried in Rudgwick churchyard she has no memorial
Dr Annie McCall (1859-1949) was the founder and driving force of the TB Sanatorium behind her house, Kings, in Church St. Born in Manchester, one of the first women doctors, a renowned midwife and trainer at her eponymous hospital in Clapham, she is buried in Rudgwick churchyard she has no memorial
James Braby (1824-1907) of Maybanks, Cox Green, lived in Surrey but was Rudgwick man, lay rector, landowner, inventer, wheelwright, railway advocate, Surrey JP, first chairman RPC, village benefactor, lord of Drungewick manor
James Braby (1824-1907) of Maybanks, Cox Green, lived in Surrey but was Rudgwick man, lay rector, landowner, inventer, wheelwright, railway advocate, Surrey JP, first chairman RPC, village benefactor, lord of Drungewick manor
Christopher Walker, Halifax woollen miller, lived Arun Bank (Rudgwick Grange) 1889-1902, founder of the Arundene Lane orchard and glasshouse industry, now continued by Barnsfold Nurseries
Christopher Walker, Halifax woollen miller, lived Arun Bank (Rudgwick Grange) 1889-1902, founder of the Arundene Lane orchard and glasshouse industry, now continued by Barnsfold Nurseries
Jenny Bailey delivered the milk in the village in 1936, her family. about this time, the Baileys moved from Godleys to Windacres Lodge
Ginny Bailey delivered the milk in the village in 1936. About this time, the Baileys moved from Godleys to Windacres Lodge
Nora & Dolly Dewdney, landgirls in the Great War, won a cup for ploughing at Germany Field. their father was bailiff for the Barker family. The tractor is an American Waterloo Boy forerunner of the James Deere
Nora & Dolly Dewdney, landgirls in the Great War, won a cup for ploughing at Germany Field. Their father was bailiff for the Barker family. The tractor is an American Waterloo Boy, forerunner of the James Deere
1924 - the Barker family lived at Gaskyns until 1930, and were central to village life hosting entertainments and both cricket and football
1924 – the Barker family lived at Gaskyns until 1930, and were central to village life hosting entertainments and both cricket and football
Dr Frank Boxall, GP, 1915, wife Mary, children Norman, Ken, Gladys, Eileen, Muriel, Joan
Dr Frank Boxall, first GP, 1915, wife Mary, children Norman, Ken, Gladys, Eileen, Muriel, Joan
Dr Boxall's daughters were well known in Rudgwick all their lives. Joan, a midwife and youngest, with Gladys, the eldest had a maternity home at Ridge in Church Street for 3o years to 1968 - over 300 babies were born there
Dr Boxall’s daughters were well known in Rudgwick all their lives. Joan, a midwife and youngest, with Gladys, the eldest, had a maternity home at Ridge in Church Street for 30 years to 1968 – over 300 babies were born there
Frank Boxall's transport before he purchased a motor car
Frank Boxall’s transport before he purchased a motor car

 

George Crummett was Dr Boxall's chauffeur, with one of the first cars in the village. he later had his own garage at the top of Station Rd
George Crummett was Dr Boxall’s chauffeur, with one of the first cars in the village. He later had his own garage at the top of Station Rd
Raymond Schumacher (later ffennell) was a son of Erwin Schumacher at Pallinghurst. he made a huge fortune in the S African goldfields, before retiring to Wytham Abbey, which he left to the University of Oxford on his death
Raymond Schumacher (later ffennell) was a son of Erwin Schumacher at Pallinghurst. He made a huge fortune in the S African goldfields naming his Jo’burg house ‘Pallinghurst’), before retiring to Wytham Abbey, which he left to the University of Oxford on his death
Teresa Caracciolo, Duchess of San Teodoro, Princess of Colunna, lived at Honeywood House 1896-1912, when she returned to Italy; enlarged the house, naming it Oakwood Grange
Teresa Caracciolo, Duchess of San Teodoro, Princess of Colunna, lived at Honeywood House 1896-1912, when she returned to Italy; enlarged the house, naming it Oakwood Grange.
Katherine, Lady Tredegar, lived at Honeywood House 1914 to her death in 1949 Eccentric, probably mentally ill, she neverthelss entertained many artistic personalities in Rudgwick (painting by Augustus John)
Katherine, Lady Tredegar, lived at Honeywood House 1914 to her death in 1949. Eccentric, probably mentally ill, she neverthelss entertained many artistic personalities in Rudgwick (painting by Augustus John)
Evan Tredegar, later Lord Tredegar also spent much time in Rudgwick. Equally eccentric, unmarried, he also died in Rudgwick in 1949
Evan Tredegar, later Lord Tredegar also spent much time in Rudgwick. Equally eccentric, unmarried, he also died in Rudgwick in 1949
The Port family (builders) in Cox Green (Jasmine House), 1899. William and Mary Ann (seated) with children Percy, Rose, William Jr, Thomas, Lilian and Ivy (who wrote a memoir of her life)
The Port family (builders) in Cox Green (Jasmine House), 1899. William and Mary Ann (seated) with children back: Percy, Rose, William Jr, Thomas; front: Lilian and Ivy (who wrote a memoir of her life)
Rose Port married Percy Hedger, and in 2009, their son Norman and wife Marjorie both celebrated their 100th birthdays, unique so far in Rudgwick
Rose Port married Percy Hedger (also a builder, also sometime Rudgwick church organist). In 2009, their son Norman and wife Marjorie both celebrated their 100th birthdays, unique so far in Rudgwick.
Mrs Grinstead was landlady of The Plough Inn, Rudgwick Street
Mrs Maria Grinstead was landlady of The Plough Inn inĀ  Rudgwick Street in 1880s after the death of her husband James. Her son John later had Grinstead’s drapery shop (now Little Ames) where Maria lived as an old lady

 

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