Andrew Rutledge (c.1706 - 1755) MP

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Birthplace: Longford, Tyrone, Ireland
Death: Died in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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About Andrew Rutledge

  • Andrew Rutledge was the older brother of Dr. john Rutledge.
  • Andrew was an outstanding lawyer. He came to Charleston in 1730
  • Andrew Rutledge became Speaker of the House of Assembly of Georgia, 1749-1752, and was complimented by both King & Governor on his learning and capacity.

note;

  • Per Rev. Benjamin B. Smith-the library of the Middle Temple stated in 1999 that "Andrew Rutledge, son & heir of Thomas Rutledge, late of Callan County Kilkenny, Ireland Deceased "entered the Middle temple on February 1, 1726.

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Name: Andrew Rutledge

Sex: M

Birth: 1706 in Longford, Tyrone, Ireland

Death: 19 NOV 1755 in Charleston, South Carolina

Burial: St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina

Note:

Per Rev. Benjamin B. Smith - the library of the Middle Temple stated in 1999 that "Andrew Rutledge, son and heir

of Thomas Rutledge, Iate of Callan County Kilkenny, Ireland deceased" entered the Middle temple on February 1,

1726. Andrew Rutledge, son and heir of Thomas Rutledge, Iate of Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Esq., Decd."

The record of the admission of Andrew Rutledge, with his father's name and his birthplace, has been kept in the

Library of the Middle Temple for 273 years. The riddle of the Rutledge Irish origins ha d finally been resolved.

Andrew Rutledge was born in County Tyrone, Ireland before 1709. Andrew died November 19, 1755 in Charleston,

Charleston County, South Carolina, at 46 years of age. His body was interred in St. Philip s Churchyard,

Charleston, South Carolina He married Sarah Boone, widow of Hugh Hext. (Additional notes for Sarah Boone 

Hext Rutledge). Sarah died November 2, 1743 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. Mrs. Sarah

Rutledge, wife of Andrew, was buried Nov. 2, 1743 under her own pew in Christ Church. Sarah Boone Hext

was the mother of Sarah Hext wife of Andrew's younger brother, Dr. John Rutledge.

Andrew Rutledge became Speaker of the House of Assembly of Carolina, 1749-1752, and was complimented by

both King and Governor on his learning and capacity.

Father: Edward Thomas Rutledge b: in Callan County Kilkenny, Ireland

Mother: Elizabeth Graem b: 1670 in County Tyrone, Ireland

Marriage 1 Sarah Boone b: 1705 in Charleston, South Carolina

Married: 1738

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Andrew Rutledge's Timeline

1706
1706
Longford, Tyrone, Ireland
1738
1738
Age 32
1755
November 19, 1755
Age 49
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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Charleston, SC, USA