When Elizabeth Ridgeway was born in 1833, in Little Leigh, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Ridgway, was 28 and her mother, Esther Berry, was 27. She married John Tinsley on 16 November 1857, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 6 December 1868, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 35.
English: from Middle English rig(g)ewei ‘ridgeway’ (Old English hrycgweg). The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived beside a ridgeway, or habitational, signifying someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, for example Ridgeway (Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Somerset, Staffordshire) and Rudgeway (Gloucestershire).