Thomas Ridley

10 June 1744–
Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ridley was born on 10 June 1744, in Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Ridley, was 18 and his mother, Ann Dodd, was 23. He married Margaret Stair on 11 January 1763, in Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ridley
1744–
Margaret Stair
1744–
Marriage: 11 January 1763
William Ridley
1765–
Thomas Ridley
1767–
Ann Ridley
1769–
Margaret Ridley
1770–1835

Spouse and Children

    Male1744–Male

    Margaret Stair

    Female1744–Female

MARRIAGE
11 January 1763
Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    William Ridley

    Male1765–Male

    Thomas Ridley

    Female1767–Female

    Ann Ridley

    Female1769–Female

    Margaret Ridley

    Female1770–1835Female

Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Ridley

    Male1726–1784Male

    Ann Dodd

    Female1721–Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1744–Male

    Joseph Ridley

    Male1744–Male

    Ann Ridley

    Female1746–1844Female

    Christopher Ridley

    Male1746–Male

    Christopher Ridley

    Male1750–Male

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 57

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 64

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 71

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places in England so named, especially the one in Northumberland, which, like that in Cheshire, is derived from Old English geryd ‘channel’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Those in Essex and Kent appear in Domesday Book as Retleia and Redlege respectively, and get their names from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + lēah.2 Possibly also an altered spelling of German Riedel or Riedler ( see Ridler ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Thomas Ridley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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