A phone call brought an 1854 Lord Wharton Bible back to the Trustees when Stephen Redman kindly got in touch with the Clerk to the Lord Wharton Trustees to offer them an 1854 Bible, Psalms and Prayer Book. He had been given it as a child by an elderly lady neighbour. Having read it all the way through, and now himself much older, he wanted to make sure it had a lasting home and posted it back to the Trustees.
Given by the Lord Wharton Trustees in 1854 to Agnes Ann Rudd in Hilton, Westmorland (now Cumbria, 2 miles east of Appleby).
On the second page there is a full family list.
1841 Mary Rudd Born January 21
1844 Agnes Ann Rudd Born January 21
1846 Margaret Rudd Born November 3
1849 William Rudd Born July 2
1852 Elizabeth Rudd Born May 13
1852 Thomas Rudd Born May 13 a twin
1852 Thomas Rudd Death May 28 who sadly died 15 days later
1855 Sarah Rudd Born August 26
1855 Jane Rudd August 26
1857 Anne ??? (unreadable)
The area was known for its lead and barytes mining, maybe Agnes father was a miner? (See below)
The church of St John the Baptist was built at Murton, the next village, which saved the local community walking to Appleby to go to church.
A search of Ancestry found a relative of Agnes Rudd (her great, great grand-daughter) still living at Appleby and the Bible was returned to the family.
Agnes and husband Luke Parsley on her Golden Wedding 1916
The list of Psalms which had to be learned by Agnes, aged 11.
You can learn more about the Rudd family here:
Many thanks to Stephen Redman for returning the Bible to the LW Trustees.