Link to *new website* dedicated to Thomas’ friend William Pamplin and his family: http://williampamplin.co.uk/
When Thomas Ruddy married Frances Harriet Williams, niece of William Pamplin (see here) he was marrying into a family proud of its antecedents, and who kept a great deal of memorabilia from several generations of the family. These eventually passed into the Ruddy family, probably on the death of William Pamplin in 1899. Thomas’ son, the Revd Henry Ruddy curated them, and used his position as a clergyman to draw up an extensive family tree, often writing to fellow clergy, in the 1930’s to verify parish records. Henry registered the papers with the National Archives, and donated certain significant objects to relevant museums, such as the two drawings made of Cyfarthfa house and works in the 1790’s by William Pamplin (1768-1844) the elder.
They have now come into my possession and I hope to share online some of the material treasured by Thomas and Frances Harriet Ruddy and passed on by them.