WX-CLON-0035

Record Date: 
10 August 2018
Graveyard: 
Exact wording of epitaph: 

Beneath are Interred the remains of the 

late Richard Rudd Yorkville who depd

this life March the 19th 1844 aged 60 years

Also Thomas Rudd of Clone died

August 5th 1854 aged 56 years

And his wife Elizabeth died March 

15th 1885 aged 76 years

And their children Susan Dora died March 

31st 1866 aged 16 years

Lucie died Sept 8th 1869 aged 18 years

Lancelot died Sept 27th 1877 aged 33 years

All are interred here

Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away 

Solomon's Sond 2 chap 17 verse

Memorial Type: 
Box tomb
Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
52.568511111111
Longitude: 
-6.5046777777778
Notes: 

headstone measurements

height 240 cm, width 119 cm, depth 11 cm

Rudds of Clone

The Rudd family have a long connection to Clone dating all the way back to 1593 when an Anthony Rudd was granted leases in the townland. In 1740 the family built Clone house, which is located opposite Clone Church. They were very powerful and influencial landowners during their time until their estate was purchased by the Lett family in the early 1900's and today there are none of the family in the region of Ferns. The difference in wealth and social standing the family held to others is reflected in their final resting place, being the only enclosed grave. It is also the only boxed tomb within the graveyard, another attempt to distinguish themselfs from others, even after death.

Number of people commemorated: 
6
People commemorated: 
Date of death - day: 
19
Date of death - month: 
March
Date of death - year: 
1844
Age: 
60
Address: 
Yorkville
Name: 
Thomas
Surname: 
Rudd
Date of death - day: 
15
Date of death - month: 
August
Date of death - year: 
1854
Age: 
56
Address: 
Clone
Name: 
Elizabeth
Surname: 
Rudd
Date of death - day: 
15
Date of death - month: 
March
Date of death - year: 
1855
Age: 
76
Name: 
Susan Dora
Surname: 
Rudd
Date of death - day: 
31
Date of death - month: 
March
Date of death - year: 
1866
Age: 
16
Name: 
Lucie
Surname: 
Rudd
Date of death - day: 
8
Date of death - month: 
September
Date of death - year: 
1869
Age: 
18
Name: 
Lancelot
Surname: 
Rudd
Date of death - day: 
27
Date of death - month: 
September
Date of death - year: 
1869
Age: 
33