wow ! very interesting !
so you are sure that it is Louis Rudd Stevenson, born October 15, 1840; died December 30, 1932. ?
His father, William Stevenson , was born September 01, 1795 in of Highbury, London, and died 1854. He married (1) Catherine Cochrane. She died 1826. He married Louisa Rudd in 1829.
may i ask where do you have your information from - about T.G. Gillespie ?
by the way the jug is hallmarked 1872 - Sheffield :-)