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Richard Conyers Ruck

Richard Conyers Ruck

A carte-de-visite portrait of Richard Conyers Ruck. According to an inked inscription verso in a period hand, the photograph was taken in August 1891 when he was four years old.

Born on 24 August 1887, appears on the 1891 census living with his parents and five siblings at Caernarvon in Wales. His father Arthur Ashley Ruck was the ‘Chief Constable [of] Caenarvonshire (retired Military Officer).’

According to an announcement in the Dublin Daily Express (29 September 1917): ‘A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, quietly, between Captain Richard Conyers Ruck, Indian Army, youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel A.A. Ruck, late 8th King’s Regiment, and Mrs Ruck, of Eagair, Pantperthog, Merioneth, and Ileene Gertrude, second daughter of Colonel Allix, later Grenadier Guards, and Mrs Allix, of Rhiwgreiddyn Ceinws, Montgomeryshire.’

Richard Conyers Ruck – of Dolcarne, Queen’s Road, Aberystwyth – died, aged 87, on 25 October 1973, leaving effects valued at £13,853.

Photographed at Kinsley’s Photographic Studio in North Road, Carnarvon [Wales].


Code: 126534
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