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Memorial window: Eliza RUTLEDGE

From the Collection of Christ Church Anglican Parish of Warrnambool 230 Koroit Street Corner of Koroit Street and Henna Street Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Stained-glass lancet window, south wall, main nave. A depiction of the risen Jesus.
Size
2.46m x .62m
Object Registration
000010
Keywords
rutledge, christ church warrnambool, eliza rutledge, eliza kirk, farnham park
Historical information
Eliza Rutledge (1820-1888) was the daughter of Rupert and Jane (nee Newby) Kirk. She married William Rutledge in St James’ Church, Sydney on 18th August, 1840. She and William had five children two sons and five daughters. Recorded accounts tell that Eliza was “beloved for her kindness and hospitality” and that she and William kept open house for all manner of social events and occasions. Eliza died at Farnham Park, Dennington, on 31st August 1888.

Significance
The marriage of Eliza to William Rutledge, a man of historical importance in the development of Port Fairy, Warrnambool and the western district of Victoria, places her as a person of importance.Her daughter Susan Fleetwood is also memorialised in a window in Christ Church, Warrnambool.Her son, Thomas Forster is memorialised in a tablet near the two windows for
Eliza.
Inscriptions & Markings
In fond memory of ELIZA RUTLEDGE who was born on / 12th February AD 1820, who died on 31st August AD 1888, this / window is erected as a token of filial affection by her / loving children Thomas F Rutledge, Martha Hamilton and Edith McKellar.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM