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date: 16 July 2020

Rutter, Johnlocked

  • Desmond Hawkins


Rutter, John (1796–1851), topographer and local political agent, was born in Castle Street, Bristol, on 10 April 1796, the youngest of seven children of Thomas Rutter (1741–1800), a Quaker bellows and brushmaker, and Hester Farley (1750–1806). Orphaned in 1806 he was brought up as a Quaker by two elder sisters and apprenticed in 1811 to a linen draper in ...

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