Henry Charles Ridges

2 March 1853–5 December 1926 (Age 73)
Hammersmith, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry Charles

When Henry Charles Ridges was born on 2 March 1853, in Hammersmith, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Edward Ridges, was 34 and his mother, Martha Carter Bull, was 32. He married Amelia Gridley on 5 October 1895, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 5 December 1926, in Channel Islands, at the age of 73, and was buried in Saint Peter's Church, Saint Peter, Bailiwick of Jersey.

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Henry Charles Ridges
Amelia Gridley
Marriage: 5 October 1895
Harry William Gridley
Bertie Gridley

Spouse and Children

5 October 1895
England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 1

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1855 · London's First Pillar Box

Age 2

The pillar box is a form of mailbox. Until 1855, people would have to walk the distance to go to the post office in order to send mail.
1877 · Trial of Detectives

Age 24

The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Henry C Ridges in household of William A Guttridge, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Henry C Ridges in household of John E Ridges, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Henry Charles Ridges in household of John E Ridges, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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