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Families covered: Rudyard of Delacres, Rudyard (Rudiard, Rudierd or Rudyerd) of Rudyard

The sources spell the family name variously with Rudierd, Rudiard, Rudyard & Rudyerd all featuring. Visitation (Hampshire) starts with ...
Thomas Rudiard of Rudiard, Staffordshire
1. Thomas Rudiard of Rudiard
  m. Scissely
  A. Rafe Rudiard of Rudiard (Rudyard of Rudyard)
  Rafe is the first mentioned by Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583) although Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614+1663-64) show him as son of a Thomas.
  m. _ Savage (dau of Roger Savage, brother of Sir John of Cheshire)
  i. Thomas Rudiard (dsp)
  ii. James Rudiard (Rudyard of Rudyard) (dvp)
m. Margaret Nelson of Yorkshire
  a. Rauf Rudyard (Rudyard of Rudyard)
  m. Alice Brereton (dau of Hugh Brereton)
  Visitation (Hampshire) names the children of the next generation but only follows the line of James.
(1) Thomas Rudyard of Rudyard 
  m. Elizabeth Osbaldeston (dau of John Osbaldeston of Osbaldeston (Chadlington))
  (A) Thomas Rudiard or Rudyard of Rudyard (d c1620)
  The following comes from Visitation (Staffordshire, 1664-1700, 'Rudyard') which starts with this Thomas, his first 2 wives being named in Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583, 'Rudyerd of Rudyerd').
  m1. Mary Biddulphe (dau of Francis Biddulphe of Biddulphe)
  (i) Thomas Rudyard (d 1652) (b c1583, dsp 1638)
  m. Mary Milwarde (dau of William Milwarde of Eaton)
m2. Jane Norris (dau of William Norris of Fyfield)
  (ii) Ralph Rudyard (d 25.07.1652)
  m. Alice Web (dau of Benedict Web of Kingswood)
  (a) Thomas Rudyard of Rudyard (b c1628, a 1680)
  m1. Anne Hurt (dau of Roger Hurt of Casterne)
  ((1)) Thomas Rudyard (b c1655, dsp c09.1684)
  m. (after 1679) Hannah Hampton of London
  m2. Elizbabeth Goodere (dua of Edmund Goodere of Hethrope)
  ((2))+ other issue (a 1680) - Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Mercy
  (b) Raphe Rudyard (a 1680, dsps?)
  m. ?? ("a Maid servant")
  (c) Benedict Rudyard (5th son) "has severall children"
  m. ?? ("a maid servant of his father's)
  (d)+ other issue (d unm) - Benjamin, James in Jamaica
  m3. Anne James (dau/coheir of Henry James of Forvill)
  (iii) Benjamin Rudyard of Barnswood, Staffordshire
  (a) James Rudyard of Barnswood then Delacres Abbey (a 1680, dsp)
  m. Mary Staples (dau of Richard Staples of Osbaston)
  (iv) Anthony Rudyard of Delacres Abbey
(a) Thomas Rudyard had issue
  m1. ?? m2. ??
  (b) daughter
  m. _ Wood of Newcastle
  (c) daughter
  m. _ Rode of Bradshaw
  (d) daughter
  m. _ Wells of Sandbach
  (e)+ other issue - John, Raphe (d unm)
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward of Delacres, John of Delacres
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  (ii) Elizabeth Rudiard
  m. Robert Venables of Chester (b c1613)
(B) Elizabeth Rudiard
  m. Thomas Hordon of Rushton
  (C) Anne Rudiard
  m. William Thorley of Heton
  (2) Rauf Rudyard (a 1583)
  m. Margery Mylner (dau of John Mylner of Nottinghamnshire)
  (3) James Rudiard 'of Winkfield' of Hartley, Southamptonshire (4th son)
  m. Margery Kedwelley (dau/heir of Lawrance Kedwelley)
  (A) Lawrance Rudiard of Winchfield, Southamptonshire
  m. Elizabeth Nicholls (dau of Anthony Nicholls of London)
  (i)+ issue - Lawrance, James, Benjamin, Mary, Elizabeth, Sara
  (B) Sir Benjamin Rudiard (Surveyor of the Court of Wards, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Harington (dau of Sir Henry Harington of Leicestershire)
  (i) William Rudyard of West Woodey, Berkshire (not Buckinghamshire) (d 1661)
The next generation comes from Visitation (Berkshire, 1665, 'Rudyard of West Woodhay') which starts with William's parents.
  m. Sarah Harvey (dau/coheir of Sir Stephen Harvey of Melton Mallor in Northamptonshire)
  (a) Benjamin Rudyard or Rudyerd of Westwoodhay (b c1655)
  BEB1841 ('Maddox of Wormley') provides the following.
  m. Dorothy Maddox (dau/coheir of Sir Benjamin Maddox of Wormley, Bart)
((1)) Robert Rudyerd
  BEB1841 identifies Robert's wife as Jane, dau of George Cole of Devonshire (by Mary, dau of Sir Harry Jones), by her 2nd husband _ Chaplin, her 1st husband being Rev. George Berkeley, only brother of Earl Berkeley. The naming of his wife is assumed to be sound but the identification of her parents appears to be wrong. ## see here ##
  m. Jane Chaplin (dau of (Jeremiah) Chaplin by Jane, dau of George Cole)
((A)) Benjamin Rudyerd (d unm 1750, captain)
  ((B)) Jane Rudyerd
  m. Richard Shipley of Stamford & Copt Hall
  (b)+ other issue (a 1664) - William, Mary, Elizabeth
  (ii)+ other issue - Lucy, Elizabeth
  (C) James Rudiard of London (d 1651, grocer)
m. Mary Dale (dau of William Dale of London (grocer))
  (i) Mary Rudiard
  m. Henry Herbert (son/heir of William of Colbrooke)
  (ii) Elizabeth Rudiard
  m. Mathew Herbert of London (brother of William & uncle of Henry)
  (iii)+ other issue - William, John, James, Lawrance, Benjamin
  (D) Elizabeth Rudiard
m. Hugh Winnington of the Hermitage
  (E) Ambrosia Rudiard
  m. William Herbert of Brecknockshire
  (F)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Thomas
  (4) Edmond Rudiard (younger son)
  m. Temperance Osbaldeston (dau of John Osbaldeston of Oxfordshire)
  (5) Anne Rudiard
  m1. William Perrott 'of Wollaston'
  m2. (1572) John Persehouse
  (6) Alice Rudiard
  m. William Clanden
  (7)+ other issue (dsp) - Hugh, Lawrance, John, Randolph, Richard, William
  b. Muriel Rudiard
  m. John Smart of London
  d. daughter
  m. _ Wardesworth
  e.+ other issue - John (d young?), John (dsp)
  iii. John Rudiard
  Visitation (Hampshire) mentions John and refers to the Leicestershire Visitation. Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Rudiard') appears to contradict the Staffordshire Visitations by identifying the John, who we presume to have been the John mentioned by Visitation (Hampshire), as son of the Thomas whose brother James was father of Benedict the Surveyor. We show that James a generation later (above),
  m. Elizabeth Bidell of Cheahire
  a. William Rudiard (Rector in Leicester, youngest son?)
  m. Margaret Shilton (dau of John Shilton of Newbold)
  (1) Thomas Rudiard (b c1579, a 1619)
  m1. Anna Luther (dau of Anthony Luther)
  (A)+ issue (a 1619) - Anthony (b c1609), Thomas (b c1610)
  m2. Rebecca Steward (dau of Nicholas Steward of Patishull)
  (C)+ other issue (a 1619) - Richard (b c1613), Nicholas (b c1617)
  (2)+ other issue - Joseph (b c1615), William (dsp), William (dsp)
  b.+ Lawrence (had issue), Robert (dsp), John
  iii. William Rudiard shown by Visitation (Leicestershire) as younger brother of the above John
  a. Richard Rudiard
  iv. Agnes Rudiard

Main source(s): Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Rudyard') with input/support from Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583, 'Rudyerd of Rudyerd'), Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, 'Rudyard of Rudyard'), Visitation (Gregory King, (Armytage & Rylands), 1912, Staffordshire, 1680-1700, 'Rudyard'), Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Rudiard')
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