Rudge,, Edward John (1792 -1861)
Edward John Rudge, of the Abbey Manor House, Evesham in Worcestershire and Wimpole Street, London, was born 30 May 1798 the eldest son of Edward Rudge, of Abbey Manor House, and Anne, only daughter of Peter Nouaille. He was educated at Chiswick and Westminster Schools and Caius College Cambridge, where he was admitted 25 February 1811, taking his B.A. in 1815 and his M.A. in 1818. He was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn 4 February 1815, and called to the bar 21 May 1819. He was a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and Fellow of the Royal Society 1847 and of the Society of Antiquaries 1834, He helped his father, the distinguished botanist, with his excavations on the Evesham Abbey estate, and published Some account of the History and Antiquities of Evesham in 1820, and Illustrated and Historical Account of Buckden Palace in 1839. He married, 29 August 1825, Felizarda, second daughter of Charles Van Notten Pole, of Wickhill House, Gloucestershire. He died 29 January 1861.