Richard Ridley

25 October 1677–2 November 1739
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Ridley was christened on 25 October 1677, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Ridley, was 23 and his mother, Martha March, was 17. He married Margaret White on 18 November 1707, in Stannington, Northumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 2 November 1739, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Richard Ridley
Margaret White
Marriage: 18 November 1707
Jane Ridley (1)
Nicholas Ridley (1)
Matthew Ridley of Heaton
Martha Ridley
Mary Ridley
Nicolas Ridley (2)
Jane Ridley
Capt. Richard Ridley
Margaret Ridley (Moises)
Elizabeth Ridley
Isabella Ridley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1707Stannington, Northumberland, England
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Ridley (Cheshire, Kent, Northumberland) or Ridley Hall in Terling (Essex). The Cheshire, Kent, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English (ge)ryd(d) ‘cleared’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Essex placename may derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + lēah. A Northumberland family of this name included Bishop Nicholas Ridley, who was burned at the stake in 1555 for refusing to recant his Protestant beliefs.Possibly also an altered form of Swiss German Riedle or Riedler (see Ridler ).

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

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    • Richard Ridley in entry for Jane Ridley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Richard Ridley in entry for Margaret, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
    • Richd Ridley in entry for Martha Ridley, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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