Rogers Ruding

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Rogers Ruding (1751–1820) was an English cleric and academic, known as a numismatist and the author of the Annals of the Coinage.

Life[edit]

He was second son of Rogers Ruding of Westcotes, Leicestershire, by Anne, daughter of James Skrymsher, born at Leicester on 9 August 1751. Matriculating at Merton College, Oxford, on 21 June 1768, he graduated B.A. in 1772, proceeded M.A. in 1775 and B.D. in 1782.[1]

Ruding was elected fellow of his college in 1775. He was presented to the college living of Malden, Surrey, in 1793, and became fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an honorary member of the Philosophical Society at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He died at Malden, on 16 February 1820.[1]

Works[edit]

Ruding was influenced in the direction of numismatics by Richard Southgate.[2] He published:[1]

  • A Proposal for restoring the Antient Constitution of the Mint, so far as relates to the Expense of Coinage, together with a Plan for the Improvement of Money, and for increasing the Difficulties of Counterfeiting, 1798.
  • "Some Account of the Trial of the Pix" (Archæologia, xvii. 164.)
  • "Memoir of the Office of Cuneator" (Archæologia xviii. 207).
  • The Annals of the Coinage of Britain and its Dependencies, 3 vols., London, 1817–19; 2nd edition. enlarged and continued to the close of 1818, 5 vols., London, 1819; vol. vi., plates, 1819; 3rd edit., enlarged and indexed 3 vols., London, 1840. For the first edition, which was sold out in six months, the Society of Antiquaries permitted Martin Folkes's plates to be used [see Folkes, Martin]. The third edition was edited by John Yonge Akerman, with others.

Ruding also contributed articles on the coinage to the Gentleman's Magazine.[1]

Family[edit]

Ruding married, on 16 May 1793, his cousin Charlotte, fourth daughter of his uncle John Ruding. They had three sons, none of whom survived him, and two daughters including Ellen who married Thomas Havers and was the mother of Alice Mary Havers and Dorothy Henrietta Boulger.[1][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1897). "Ruding, Rogers". Dictionary of National Biography 49. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ Thompson, R. H. "Southgate, Richard". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26058.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Flint, Kate. "Boulger, Dorothy Henrietta". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/55550.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1897). "Ruding, Rogers". Dictionary of National Biography 49. London: Smith, Elder & Co.