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Rudd, Mary Jane

Biographical

Registration number761
SurnameRudd
First name(s)Mary Jane
Address(es)

South House, Crosby Garrett, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland
Nurses Home, Perth N.B.

Date of registration28 March 1890
Qualifications

Certificate, London Hospital, 1884 - 87
District Nurse, Perth, 1889 to date
District Nurse, Scarboro, 1897

Personal details

Date of birth1849
Place of birthWarcop, Westmorland
Maiden nameRudd
Family details

Daughter of Robert Rudd, owner of 143 acres, and his wife, Ann, nee Dent

Additional personal details

In 1861 living with parents Robert and Ann, three sisters and a brother in the village of Bleatarn, Westmorland
In 1881 living at Abbey Park, Warcop, with younger brother, Matthew, farmer of 141 acres, two brothers and a sister
Their parents were still farming at Bleatarn
Address 1909 - Skinningrove, Carlin How, RSO, Yorks

Professional details

Work experience

London Hospital, 1884 - 87
Perth District Nurse, 1887 - 91
St. Andrew's, Penrith (Parish Nurse, 1891 - 94)
Wallsend on Tyne (District Nurse), 1894 - 97
District Nurse, Scarborough, 1897
District Nurse, Newburn on Tyne, to 1908
Private Nursing, 1909

Professional activities

MRBNA

Additional professional details

Lived at home until commencing training at London Hospital Feb 14th 1884, age 34
Day and night duty on Talbot, General, Tracheotomy, Buxton, Mellish, Mary, Goldsmid (male Jewish), Operation, Charlotte and Grossman (female Jewish) Wards.
She failed to pass the examination but received a Certificate to the effect that her work was satisfactory and her conduct very good
She was a conscientious, trustworthy woman whom by slow degree developed into a good medical nurse
She was too slow in seeing what was wanted and too nervous with the sense of her own deficiencies to make a good surgical nurse, though she had a fair amount of experience in both branches of her work
She was gentle, painstaking and thorough and I was glad to place her on the Private Nursing Staff when she expressed a desire to join
She was not exactly prepossessing in manner but I believe she would soon win her way and inspire confidence and I should have been sorry to lose her services at the end of her training

Sources

RBNA Register of Nurses King's
Royal London Hospital Archive
The Nursing Directory 1909
1871 and 1881 Census
Free BMD

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