John Ridges

5 July 1797–8 July 1797
Southampton, Hampshire, England

The Life of John

When John Ridges was christened on 5 July 1797, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, his father, John Ridges, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Gambling, was 18. He was buried in Southampton St James, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Ridges
Mary Ann Gambling
Mary Ann Ridges
John Ridges
Joseph Ridges

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    Mary Ann Gambling




Name Meaning

English: variant of Bridge . The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.

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

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  • John Ridges, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"
  • John Ridges, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • John Ridges, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"

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