Rudram, George (1841-1923)
George was born in 1841 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to parents Stephen Rudram and Ann Rogers. Stephen was a carpenter and joiner. He was also a Primitive Methodist local preacher having previously been a Wesleyan. Ann was one of the earliest Primitive Methodist converts in Yarmouth.
George worked as a printer before becoming a minister.
George was converted after attending a mission service conducted by William Booth (later General Booth of the Salvation Army). He began preaching at the age of 17.
As a preacher he never aimed to be brilliant, but in his public utterances he was instructive, pathetic, and persuasive. The study of theology was a charm for him and he was deeply fond of various branches of literature.
George married Susannah Walker (1844-1918) in the summer of 1866 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Susannah was the daughter of Rev James Walker. Census returns identify three of their five children.
- Georgianna Elizabeth (1867-1942) – married Herbert Wilson Jeary, a butcher and circuit steward
- Ernest Luther (1870-1914) – a headteacher (1911)
- George Ebenezer (1872-1947) – a PM Minister
George died on 29 July 1923 at Martham, Norfolk.
- 1862 Briston
- 1863 Thetford
- 1865 Aylsham
- 1867 Yarmouth
- 1869 Wangford
- 1872 Rockland
- 1875 Lynn
- 1878 Aylsham
- 1879 Wisbech
- 1883 Watton
- 1886 Martham
- 1891 Wymondham
- 1894 Burton on Trent
- 1897 Stratford
- 1900 Gospel Oak
- 1903 Yarmouth (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1897/483; 1924/68
PM Minutes 1924/277
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers