Elizabeth Ridley

1643–3 July 1694 (Age 51)
Lawne's Creek Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ridley was born in 1643, in Lawne's Creek Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Peter Ridley, was 28 and her mother, Ann Prime, was 22. She married Captain Charles Barham on 2 February 1665, in Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 July 1694, in Surry, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 51, and was buried in Southwark Parish, James City, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Captain Charles Barham
Elizabeth Ridley
Marriage: 2 February 1665
Elizabeth Barham
Charles Barham Jr
Priscilla Barham
Robert Barham

Spouse and Children

2 February 1665
Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America


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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 (3)

  • Elizabeth Ridley Barham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A History And Genealogy Of The Gookin Family Of England, Ireland And America, by Richard N. Gookins, (1984), pp. 877-880: Descent of Priscilla Barham from Charlemagne
  • The pedigree of the family of Barham of England and Virginia, by College of Arms (Great Britain); Barham, Robert Young, (1963), pp. xiv-xv: Robert Barham [Jr] and family

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