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The Matt Rutter Family site, Bolton - England

Updated October 29, 2004

About Our Family Research

This is my first attempt at contacting people who may be related to me. I want to find out as much information about the people I am related to that are willing to share the knowledge they have.

To find as much information about my father's family and his father's family (my grandfather and great grandfather on the Rutter side of the family) as is possible and build a photographic record to publish to as many family members whom would want a copy. I have pictures of my grandfather on my mother's side and some are included in my own web site (

I want to find out as much information about our Family tree as possible.

This site is to hopefully allow other members of the family to fill in missing people and allow us to make contact to as many of the related members of our family as possible.

To inform and educate family members to our family history and hopefully bring the family together.

To contact my Uncle Frank and Aunt Jane's Children (the brother and sister of my father Matt Rutter)

To contact the descendants of my grandfathers bothers

Contact friends from Primary school

Information on Matt Rutter (site designer)
Time served Patternmaker and Incorporated Engineer. I have worked in the UK Foundry Industry for my entire adult career. I find this interesting as my father's stepfather was involved in the foundry industry as a moulder. I also understand that a brother of my fathers' father worked at "Metrovicks" (GEC. Trafford Park) involved with the metallurgical department
I was Born in 1954 in South Hulme Manchester (England) at the family home 46 Canter Street.
We moved when 4 years old to 6 Granville Avenue Whalley Range until the age of 21 when I married Margaret Foulkes. We have been happily since November 1975 with 2 teenage daughters.

Hot List of Surnames connected to Grand Mother Ann Rutter (Maiden Name Wainwright) re-married to John Nolan.

Rutter Nolan Price Ashton Wainwright

Hot List of Surnames connected to My Mother Lillian Rutter (Maiden Name Lavery) Formally married to Peter Tomlinson

Tomlinson Lavery Authwaite Renoulds Grundy Lynam Hadley

Hot List of Surnames connected to My Father Matthew Rutter
Rutter Burton Reggio Nolan

Biographical Information Matthew Bernard Rutter
I have included as much information about my father as I can remember as well as general background details
One of three children to Matthew Rutter and Ann Wainwright he grew up in the Collyhurst area of Manchester and was christened at St. Malakies.
His first occupation was a barrow boy in the markets of Smithfield
He volunteered to fight during the second world war and joined the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1938 aged 19
He also volunteered to join the Chindits to fight in Burma.

Rank: Private
Number: 3453408
Regiment: 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - 50th Column

My father said the unit was comprised of 1st Staffordshire; 1st Lancashire Fusiliers; 3rd & 6th Gurka Regiment: 1st Kings (Liverpool)
He fought for the regimental boxing team as "Bantam" or "fly" Weight whilst in India (sometimes called the mighty atom) and had a pet bull dog or bull mastiff.

The Chindits were the brainchild of General A Wavell and Ord Wingate. Wavell then C in c in India sent for Wingate in 1943 with the task of organising guerrilla activity against the Japanese forces in Burma. The name 'Chindit' was a corruption of the Burmese word for winged stone lion - the guardians of the Buddhist temples.

Family Photos
  • Matt Rutter at 2 years 6 months (32 KB)
    I often think you can tell family resemblance form the youngest pictures you can find of relatives
  • Me at 18 Months old (47 KB)
    This picture was taken at a studio in Manchester. My sister (Betty Tomlinson) had bought the sailor suit and had taken me for my first photograph, which she paid for with her own money. As she was only 15 at the time with very little money this must have been quite a personal sacrifice.
  • Me Now (7 KB)
    As an Engineer, Foundryman and Businessman, I feel the structure of my career has, over the years developed in the way I had wanted. I have recalled a few of what I consider my achievements to this point, these are listed below. They are not in any set order or comprehensive, simply as they came to mind. Designed from green field site a new foundry from concept to finish 1996 to 1998 Company Director from 1990 to 1998 Owner/Director from May 1994 to Jan 1996 Committed employer to the I.I.P. initiative Red Rose Award 1977 (Bolton Institute of Technology) I.B.F. Award 1977 Time served Pattern and ToolMaker
  • My Wedding (1975) Nolan side of family (20 KB)
    Ann Wainwright (Wainright) remarried after the death of Matthew Rutter (Grandfather to Author of web site) to John Nolan who was a foundry moulder If you refer to the RUTTER family tree you will see Ann within its structure and see from the Nolan family tree quite a large family. She lived with the eldest son, John Nolan, and his wife Sheila until her death at the grand old age of 92 The sons and daughters of John and Ann were the closest I ever came to having Aunts and Uncles on this side of the family Back Row Left to Right ? (Pat Nolan's |Husband); Pat ? (nee Nolan); Jimmy ? (Betty Nolan's Husband) ? : Jimmy ? (Betty Nolan's son) Jerrard Nolan; Jackaline / (Betty Nola's daughter); "Chip Bristow" (my friend form college) Bernadette Price; ? (Pat Nolan's daoghter); Betty (nee Nolan) (Married to Jimmy) Front Row Left to Right Peggy Price (nee Nolan); ? Nolan (Jerrard Nolans eldest daughter); Eileen Nolan (Nee ? Jerrard's wife): (Jerrards daughter in front of Eileen); Me; Maggie; ? (Jimmys son) Matt rutter (My dad); John Nolan
Related Files
  • Family tree back to Isaac Rutter 1805 (1 KB)
    This is a presentation to show the develpopment of the family tree from Isaac Rutter DOB 1805 Wiltshire to my father and a new contact in the tree Lesley Stringer
  • The RUTTER tree to 1805 (1 KB)
    The presentation gives the history and links dicscovered so far back to Issac Rutter DOB 1805 in Wiltshire
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