I have identified the exact location in northern Ireland that our William Ruddock departed circa 1700 to come to Penn's Colony. It is The Diamond, Grange Lower, O'Neilland, Co. Armagh. I have not identified the surname of his wife Alice or identified either of his parents. Members of our Ruddock family still live there today. I have traced our connecting Ruddock line back to the area of Carlow in Co. Carlow and to a John Ruddock. We are also related to the Ruddock family once living in Bunclody, Co. Wexford (1850s).
Lewis M. Ruddick