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William Rutherford
Posted by: kay fredricks (ID *****1915) Date: September 04, 2012 at 16:42:05
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I am searching for the family of William Rutherford and have very little info to go on but hoping someone can help me.
I know that William was from Crimea. Now whether he was born there or came there from Scotland or Ireland I have no idea.

I know that he was a Surgeon with the John's Company in Bengal in 1844 and was stationed originally in Canada and was a member of the Indian Military. Unable to locate any information about John's company.

I know that he became Surgeon General to the Allied Forces in the first Boxer Rebellion (1870) but have been unable to locate any further information and that he was present when the Summer Palace at Peking took place.

I know that he was with Colonel Younghusband on an expedition into Tibet and he was lost. That wording "lost" makes me wonder if he just wandered off or if he died.

Somehow he is connected to my Ronaldson family (a cousin) but I've been unable to establish the connection. I begin seeing the name Rutherford used as a middle name with several of the male children of Thomas S. Ronaldson and his wife Janet Carfrae Martine.

Thomas S. Ronaldson's parents Peter and Margaret Miller Ronaldson, had 3 sons but I've been unable to locate any information about Thomas's siblings Peter born abt 1820 and George born in Feb 1822.

If anyone can help me fill in some of the blanks I'd certainly appreciate the help.
Feel free to contact me at if you wish to ask any further questions or prefer to contact me privately.

thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

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