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RUDDELL David William

Male - 1898


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  • Name RUDDELL David William 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1898  Mount Morgan, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Morning Bulletin Mon 3 January 1898
      MOUNT MORGAN, January I.
      A report was made to the police at half past two this morning that a man had been murdered at Mount Morgan West. On the police proceeding there they found the dead body of a man named David Ruddle, death having evidently resulted from a gunshot wound. A man named Hugh Grier, a miner, was arrested on a charge of having murdered Ruddle. Grier, who was once a hotelkeeper out west, is of a quiet disposition. Ruddle was a comparative stranger here. It is stated the two men met in a hotel, when Ruddle made some particularly insulting remark about Grier's wife. The body of the dead man was removed to the Morgue. Grier will appear at the Police Court on Monday.

      Morning Bulletin Thursday 17 March 1898
      The sitting of the Supreme Court in criminal jurisdiction was continued yesterday, when the case against Hugh Grier for the murder of David Ruddle was concluded. The jury after half an hour's deliberation found the prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged. The verdict was received with applause, which was at once suppressed by the officers of the Court.
    Person ID I2747  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2014 

    Father RUDDELL David,   b. Abt 1831, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1913, Rockhampton, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother GILLON (ALSO GILLEN/GILLIN/GILLAN) Ellen,   d. 10 Oct 1920, Rockhampton, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GILLESPIE Margaret,   b. 10 Dec 1863, Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1956, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1889  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. RUDDELL George Alexander Samuel,   b. 20 Dec 1898, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. RUDDELL Ellenor,   b. 11 Jun 1895, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1972, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 08:50:17 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Morning Bulletin Friday 25 July 1890
      ASSAULT.
      David William Ruddell, on bail, was brought up again to answer the charge of assaulting his father-in-law, John Gillespie, settler, residing between Kabra and Stanwell. Mr. Lyons appeared to prosecute, and Mr. Pattison to defend.
      The Police Magistrate : How is Gillespie now?
      Mr. Lyons : He is here, Your Worship, He called at Dr. Macdonald's this morning, but he was told be should not be able to see the doctor until half past ten o'clock. He does not know himself that he is any worse.
      The Police Magistrate : Is he any better?
      Gillespie : Yes, sir, I think I am. I don't feel ?.
      The Police Magistrate: You don't feel ill?
      Gillespie: I feel ill, but I don't think it's dangerous.
      The Police Magistrate : I think we will deal with the case.

      Counsel having addressed the Bench, and the magistrates having consulted for fully a quarter of an hour, the Police Magistrate said : David William Ruddell, having heard the evidence that has been given against you, and knowing as you must that you have not told the truth, you will not be surprised when I tell you we find you guilty. The assault was a cowardly one, and there is nothing we can see to justify you in lifting your hand to a man of the age of your father-in-law, and certainly not in using the weapon you did. However, in consideration of the fact that you have been imprisoned for a week, we will let you off with a further term of imprisonment of fourteen days. You will be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for fourteen days.
      Ruddell : Your Worship says I have not told the truth. If I never see my God I have sworn the truth. The Police Magistrate : I have nothing more to say about it.