Blacksmith son of John Rutherford (1792-1862) master blacksmith of Manorhamilton and Derrygonnelly, and Jane Walsh (1794-1861). Eldest of four brothers: George Rutherford (1818-1864) blacksmith at Derrygonnelly and Killesher; John Rutherford (1821-); James Rutherford (1825-1883) tailor of Manorhamilton and Glasgow; and sister Mary Rutherford (1830-).

Thomas married Rebecca Britton (1821-1892) in about 1840 and they had 3 sons and 5 daughters. The sons were all blacksmiths. John Rutherford (1843-1883) married Sarah McIver (1841-1891) and later became a horse dealer and moved to Enniskillen; Thomas (1847-1894) married Anna Griffith (1843-1902) a publican; and George (1850-1905) married Elizabeth McKeown (1855-1938) in 1879. John and Thomas are both mentioned in Grifith's survey of Manorhamilton. George and his father Thomas were both farriers and listed as town Blacksmiths in all of the Slater's directories of Manorhamilton.

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1817
Date of Death 4th Nov 1875 VIEW SOURCE


  • Thomas Rutherford, d. 1932 was my great-grandfather.


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