– Home of the Rudden Name

Family Locations – Castleblayney

1839 Valuations

Rudden’s in Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan are first mentioned in the 1839 Valuations where Philip Rudden was living at 4, West Street. Here he is stated as residing in a house, Office and Garden in what was the main street in the town. Phillip appears to have been born around 1800 (Ref: Ancestry Trees).

1856 – Griffiths Valuations

The Griffith Valuations in 1861 appears to show the three sons of Phillip Rudden (Ref: Ancestry Trees) with agricultural leases, Thomas Roddan at Modesse, Patrick Rudden at Killycard, and Owen Rudden who held a piece of land in Connabury, Just south of Castleblayney.

Owen appeared to own a property in 41 York Street, Castleblayney Town, leased to John Coogan while he leased two properties from Charles Quigley at 46 & 48 York Street, shown as a house, office & yard and a store and yard respectively. Thomas Rudden, his bother leased 47 York Street also from Charles Quiqley, indicated as a store.

Elsewhere it appears that the family were merchants involved in rearing and selling livestock (Poultry). Owen’s sons Thomas “Quinn” Ruddin and James Ruddin established businesses in Liverpool and Manchester where they became thriving wholesale meat and fish businesses in these cities. Thomas Quinn Rudden and James Rudden both stayed in England, becoming significantly wealthy with James becoming a justice of the peace (JP or Magistrate) in Liverpool.

It is worth noting that although their grandfather Phillip was spelt Rudden in the 1839 valuations, there seems to have been a conscious decision to change their name to Ruddin when in England and this has filtered through descendants.

1901 Census

Residents of a house 12 in Modeese (Carrickaslane, Monaghan)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
RuddinThomas31MaleHead of FamilyR Catholic
RuddinJohn Jas28MaleBrotherR Catholic
RuddinPatrick27MaleBrotherR Catholic
RuddinLizzie26FemaleSisterR Catholic
RuddinFrancis24MaleBrotherR Catholic
FaganHugh47MaleServantR Catholic
Mc KeonHugh13MaleServantR Catholic
WardMary21FemaleServantR Catholic
Residents of a house 62 in West Street (Castleblayney Urban, Monaghan)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
RuddinJoseph21MaleHead of FamilyRoman Catholic
RuddinSarah30FemaleWifeRoman Catholic
RuddinRoseFemaleDaughterRoman Catholic
West Street Castleblayney around 1900.
Residents of a house 10 in Fork Street or Broad Road (Castleblayney Urban, Monaghan)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
RuddinOwen37MaleHead of FamilyCatholice

1911 Census

Residents of a house 13 in Modeese (Carrickaslane, Monaghan)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
RuddinJohn James31MaleHead of FamilyR Catholic
RuddinPatk30MaleBrotherR Catholic
RuddinFrancis28MaleBrotherR Catholic
CorriganKate25FemaleServantR Catholic
ByrneMary18FemaleServantR Catholic
ByrneJohn17MaleServantR Catholic
MartinLizzie25FemaleVisitorR Catholic
Residents of a house 39 in Drumillard, Little West Street (Castleblayney Urban, Monaghan)
SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
RuddinJoseph30MaleHead of FamilyR C
RuddinMary27FemaleWifeR C
RuddinRose10FemaleDaughterR C
RuddinThomas1MaleSonR C
FinneganBridget24FemaleServantR C

Note: In the Ulster Directory of 1910, Joseph is listed as being a publican, as he is in the 1911 census.