Thomas Ridley

1784–1845 (Age 61)
England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ridley was born in 1784, in England, his father, John Ridley, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Walford, was 44. He died in 1845, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

John Ridley
1743–1784
Sarah Walford
1740–1790
John Ridley
1779–1852
Joseph Ridley
1783–
Mary Ridley
1783–1815
Thomas Ridley
1784–1845
Richard Ridley
1786–
Robert Ridley
1787–
Sarah Ridley
1789–

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World Events (2)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 3

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 5

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

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

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