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TWENTY-THIRD GENERATION.

Sir Matthew- White Ridley 23 (5), eldest son of Matthew 22 (4), was
born July 25, 1842; was educated at Harrow, and at Balliol College, Ox-
ford. Received his degree B. A., first class in classics, in 1865, and was
sometime a Fellow of All Souls' College. He married in 1873, Mary-
Georgiana, daughter of Sir Dudley-Coutts Majoribanks, M. P., and has
issue, of whom hereafter. At the retirement of his father in 1868, the
present Sir Matthew was invited to place his services at the disposal of
the electors, and was elected to represent Northumberland North. In
March, 1874, he was again returned to parliament, and still continues to
represent that constituency. He also held office in the Beaconsfield Ad-
ministration as Under-Secretary for the Home Department, with a salary
of fifteen hundred pounds a year. He is a Justice of the Peace for North-
umberland, and chairman of the Quarter Sessions in that County; also,
major of the Northumberland and Newcastle Yeoman Cavalry. Is pat-
ron of two livings. Seat, — Blagdon, Cramlington, Northumberland.
Town residence, — 10 Carlton House Terrace, S. W. Clubs, — Carlton's,
White's. His photograph, with one of Lady Ridley, is in possession of
the author of this book.

Hon. Edward Ridley 23 (3), second son of Matthew 22 (4), was born in
1843; educated at Harrow and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (B. A.,
first class classics, 1866, and sometime Fellow of All Souls' College),
called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1868; sat as Member of Parlia-
ment for Northumberland South 1878-80, when he was unsuccessful as a
candidate. Chambers, — 3 King's Bench Walk, Temple, E. C. Clubs, —



446 BIDLEYS OF WILL1M0TESWICK, NOB THUMB Eh 1 LA. YD.

Oxford and Cambridge, Carlton. Unmarried. His photograph is in the
author's collection.

Mary Ridley- 13 (11), only daughter of Matthew- (4), was married
June 14, 1876, to the Rev. Arthur-Octavus Medd, rector of Amble, by
Warkworth, near Acklington, Northumberland, and has issue. The mar-
riage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Henry-Richard Ridley, vicar
of St. Cuthbert's, Durham, the bride's uncle. The bridesmaids were Miss
Mabel Ridley and Hon. Miss Lowther, cousins of the bride. The wedding
tour was in Switzerland. The author has photographs of this couple.



Edith-Harriet Ridley 23 (1), eldest daughter of Henry 22 (11), was mar-
ried in 1873 to Anthony-Lax Maynard, Esq., of Newton Hall, Durham.

Mabel Ridley 23 (3), second daughter of Henry 2 ' 2 (11), unmarried.

Maude Ridley 23 (1), third daughter of Henry' 2 ' 2 (11), unmarried.

Ethel-Louisa Ridley 23 (1), fourth daughter of Henry' 2 ' 2 (H), unmarried.

Bertha Ridley 23 (1), youngest daughter of Henry 22 (11), was married
in 1879, to Thomas-Dundas Bruce, Esq., of Bishop's Auckland, Durham.



Henry-Monk Ridley 23 (12), eldest son of Charles 22 (3).

Charles-Colborne Ridley 23 (4), second son of Charles 22 (3).

Louisa-Katherine Ridley 23 (3), eldest daughter of Charles 22 (3), was
married March 31, 1870, to Capt. Henry-Blomfield Kingscote, of the
Royal Army. (B. Bloomfield.)

Katherilie-Louisa Ridley 23 (1), second daughter of Charles 2 ' 2 (3), was
married July 11, 1873, to Charles-Francis Buller, Esq., late Second Life
Guards. (B. Chcrston.)

Alice-Henrietta Ridley 23 (2), third daughter of Charles 22 (3), was
married Jan. 7, 1873, to Robert Hunt, of Kelton House, Rutland. She
died July 28, 1873.

Henry-Colborue-Maniioir Ridley 23 (13), eldest son of William 22 (11),

was born March 19, 1854.

Mary-Sophia Ridley 23 (12), eldest daughter of William' 2 ' 2 (11), mar-
ried Sept. 26, 1873, the Rev. Charles-Maunsell Wetherall, curate of Ham-
bleden, Henly-on-Thames, and has issue.

Anna-Louisa-Matilda Ridley 23 (2), second daughter of William 22 (l 1 ).

Ella-Frances Ridley 23 (1), third daughter of William 22 (11).



Edward-Nicholas-Touchet Ridley 23 (4), eldest son of Nicholas 22 (16),
born June 28, 1849; died Oct. 1, 1879.

Henry-Matthew Ridley 23 (14), second son of Nicholas 22 (16), was
born Feb. 2, 1851 ; is lieutenant Seventh Hussars.

Arthur-William Ridley 28 (2), third son of Nicholas 22 (16), was born
Sept. 11, 1852.

Walter-Colborne Ridley 23 (1), fourth son of Nicholas 2 ' 2 (16), was born
Aug. 19, 1855.

James-Francis Ridley 23 (2), fifth son of Nicholas' 2 ' 2 (16), was born
Jan. 12, 1858.

Alfred-Bavlev Ridley 23 (1), sixth son of Nicholas 22 (16), was born
Dec. 14, 1859.

Reginald-Oliver Ridley 23 (1), seventh son of Nicholas 22 (16), was born
May 27, 1864.



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Marian-Sarah Ridley 23 (1), eldest daughter of Nicholas 22 (16).
Helen-Elizabeth Ridley 23 (1), second daughter of Nicholas 22 (16).
Lucy-Frances Ridley 23 (1), third daughter of Nicholas 22 (16).



Stuart-Oliver Ridley 28 (1), eldest son of Olivei- 22 (1), was born June
8, 1853.

Henry-Nicholas Ridley 23 (15), second son of Oliver 22 (1), was born
Dec. 10, 1855.

Charles-William Ridley 23 (4), third son of Oliver 22 (1), was born
Dec. 28, 1856.

Mary-Louisa Ridley 23 (13), eldest daughter of Oliver 22 (1).

Fanny-Louisa-Pole Ridley 23 (1), second daughter of Oliver 22 (1).

Edward-Keane Ridley 23 (5), eldest son of Oliver 22 (1) by his second
wife, was born Nov. 5, 1861.

Frank-Colborne Ridley 23 (1), second son of Oliver 22 (1) by his sec-
ond wife, was born Dec. 16, 1864.

Clarence-Oliver Ridley 23 (1), third son of Oliver 22 (1) by his second
wife, was born Aug. 9, 1869.

Letitia-Florence Ridley 23 (2), second daughter of Oliver 22 (1).

Alice-Catherine Ridley 23 (3), third daughter of Oliver 22 (1).

Helena-Lucy Ridley 23 (2), fourth daughter of Oliver 22 (1).



Holt- Warring Ridley 23 (1), eldest son of John 22 (15), was born Sept.
16, 1850. t

Charles-Parker Ridley 23 (5), second son of John 22 (15), who mar-
ried Anne-Maria Brooke, was born May 12, 1855; married Aug. 14, 1879,
Edyth-Hamilton, daughter of George-Beauchamp Cole, Esq., of Twicken-
ham and Brighton. Mr. Ridley is captain in Ninety-sixth Regiment.

Louisa-Elizabeth Ridley 23 (4), eldest daughter of John 22 (15), was
married Feb. 10, 1874, to George-Thomas-Henry Boyes, commander in the
Royal Navy, and has issue.

Augusta-Constance Ridley 23 (1), second daughter of John 22 (15).

TWENTY-FOURTH GENERATION.

Matthew-White Ridley 24 (6), eldest son of Matthew 23 (5), was born
in 1874, and is heir.
Cecilia-Marjorie Ridley 24 (1), eldest daughter of Matthew 23 (5).



RIDLEYS OF PARKENI), ENGLAND.

[The estate of Parkend came to the Ridleys through the marriage of one
of the family with an heiress named Wale, — and in consequence of this
alliance the Ridley arms were quartered with those of Wale (see article
on armor in the "Compendium "), as now borne by the family. How
early the property was in possession of the Ridleys does not appear, but
they held the estate contemporary with Willimoteswick, Walltown, and
other property in Tynedale. This property was, until 1560, in possession
of the Ridleys of Tecket, from whom it passed to the Earls of Suffolk .



448 RIDLEYS OF PABEEND, ENGLAND.

they held it till the beginning of the seventeenth century, when it again
became the property of the Rid leys of Tecket. Parkend was inhabited
for several generations by the elder branch of the Ridleys through a
younger brother of the last of the Lords of Willinioteswick, as will here-
after appear. This place, in the parish of Simonburn, has by its posses-
sors been believed to have been tithe-free, and to have other tithes in the
parish from the influence of one of the rectors, Robert Ridley, d. d., who
had such power at the court of King Henry VIII, that he was deprived
of his position, and the grant of the next presentation after 1532, was
given to Thomas Ridley, Gentleman, who presented the parish-living to
John Ridley, his cousin, who seems to have been a clerk in holy orders.
Robert Ridley, o. d., who was uncle and educator of Bishop Nicholas
Ridley, the martyr, was rector of Simonburn from 1510 to 1532. The
family formerly, for many generations,were domiciled at "Old Parkend,"
but a modern residence has been erected called "New Parkend" (see en-
gravings). In the year 1870, the estate at Parkend comprised an area of
ten thousand three hundred and sixty-seven acres, and had an estimated
annual rental of something more than four thousand one hundred and
seventy-one pounds sterling (see tables). In the church of Simonburn is
a tomb of the Rev. Cuthbert Ridley, sometime rector, with the figures in
stone representing Mr. Ridley, his wife, and others of his family.]

Thomas Ridley 1 (1), third son of William 15 (6) and his wife, who
was a daughter of Richard Musgrave, and a younger brother of Musgrave
Ridley, the last of the Lords of Willimoteswick, was the first of Parkend.

This Thomas married Anne , whose burial was recorded in 1691 in

the registers of Simonburn parish. He had one son.

SECOND GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 2 (2), who succeeded to Parkend, son of Thomas 1 (1),
married to Dorothy, daughter of George Ridley, of Gate House (she had
a sister who married J. Reed, of Chipchase), and his wife, who was a
daughter of Ralph Pemberton, of Belmond Castle. This Thomas deceased
in 1771, and was succeeded by his son, of whom hereafter.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ridley 3 (1), a son of Thomas- (2), was of Parkend, and suc-
ceeded at the death of his father. He married, firstly, Susanna, daughter
of Nicholas Mauhan, of Whinnatle, in 1731, and secondly, Mary, daugh-
ter of Ripon, of Warn cy burn, in the County of Durham, and by her

(as also by his first wife) had issue Jive children, of whom hereafter. Died
in 1773.
Catherine Ridley 3 (1), a daughter of Thomas 2 (2). \ No re( , ords
Mary Ridley 3 (1), a daughter of Thomas 2 (2). j ltxolus -

FOURTH GENERATION

Thomas Ridley 4 (3), eldest son of John 3 (1), was born at Parkend,
Northumberland, and succeeded to the estate at Parkend at the death of
his father in 1773. He married in 1774, Mary, the only daughter of
Thomas (another says Taylor) Brown, Esq., of Corbridge, and died in
1816, leaving _/*ue children.

John Ridley 4 (2), second son of John 8 (1), was born at Parkend,
Northumberland, and was styled "of Lincoln Hill"; he married Eliza-
beth Laws, and had issue one son, of whom hereafter.



HlDLEYS OF PARKEND, ENGLAND. 449

George Ridley 4 (1), third son of John 3 (1), was born at Parkend,
Northumberland, and died without issue.

Catherine Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (1). )

Mary Ridley 4 (2), second daughter of John 3 (1). >-No records.

Elizabeth Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of John 3 (1). )

FIFTH GENERATION.

John Ridley 5 (3), only son of Thomas 4 (3), succeeded to Parkend.
He was born May 17, 1780 ; married Bridget, youngest daughter of Rich-
ard Atkinson, Esq., of Temple Sowerby, Westmoreland, Sept. 9, 1811,
and had issue, of whom hereafter.
Mary Ridley 5 (3), eldest daughter of Thomas 4 (3). 1

Susan Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of Thomas 4 (3). ( No

Dorothy Ridley 5 (1), third daughter of Thomas 4 (3). records.

Catherine Ridley 5 (3), fourth daughter of Thomas 4 (3).

SIXTH GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 6 (4), eldest son of John 5 (3), was born at Parkend,
Northumberland, and succeeded his father in 1865. Thomas was born
Feb. 12, 1817. No issue. Mr. Ridley was a magistrate. Heir presump-
tive his younger brother, of whom hereafter.

John-Matthew Ridley 6 (4), second son of John 5 (3), was born at
Parkend, Northumberland, May 2, 1820 ; married June 4, 1844, Anna-Ma-
ria, youngest daughter of Henry Hilton, Esq., of Sole Street House, Kent,
and has issue, of whom hereafter. He is heir presumptive to his brother
Thomas. Mr. Ridley, who was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge
(B. A., 1843, M. A., 1846), and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1846,
is a magistrate for Northumberland. Residence, Walwick Hall, Hexham.

Matthew-Atkinson Ridley 6 (1), third son of John 5 (3), was born at
Parkend, Northumberland, May 4, 1826.

Mary Ridley 6 (4), eldest daughter of John 5 (3), of Parkend.

Eliza Ridley 6 (1), second daughter of John 5 (3), was married Sept.
17, 1838, to Rev. Henry Carr, son of John Carr, Esq., of Dunstan Hill,
County of Durham.

Jane-Mary Ridley 6 (1), third daughter of John 5 (3), of Parkend, was
married March 10, 1841, to William, fourth son of Matthew Bell, Esq., of
Woolsington, County of Northumberland, which Matthew was a descend-
ant from the Ridleys of Heaton Hall, through Jane, daughter of Richard
Ridley and his wife Margaret, daughter of Matthew White, of Newcas-
tle, which Jane was the wife of Matthew Bell, who was great-grandfather
of the Matthew under notice.

Susan-Catherine Ridley 6 (2), fourth daughter of John 5 (3), of Park-
end, was married to Henry Venables, Esq., Slysdinan, London, County
Middlesex.

SEVENTH GENERATION.

John-Hilton Ridley 7 (5), eldest son of John 6 (4), was born in June,
1848. He was educated at Eton School; B. A. of Jesus College, Cam-
bridge.

Musgrave-Hilton Ridley 7 (1), second son of John 6 (4), was born in
February, 1850.

Anna-Maria Ridley 7 (1), eldest daughter of John 6 (4).

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450 HI l> LEYS OF BATTEB8EA, ENGLAND, NOS. 1 AND 2.



RIDLEYS OF BATTERSEA, ENGLAND, NO. 1.

William Ridley 1 (1), a son of Sir Nicholas Ridley (5), styled the
"broad knight," of Willimoteswick, Northumberland, was of Battersea,
in the County of York. William's mother was Mary, daughter of Sir
Thomas Musgrave, of Musgrave, Edenhall, and granddaughter of Sir
William Stapleton of the English army, 1520. William was cousin of
Bishop Ridley, the martyr. He married a Miss Blackstone, and had is-
sue, of whom hereafter, I do not know how this family became settled at
Battersea; the property may have come to them by intermarriage with
the Blackstones. A part of this family pedigree was found in a "visita-
tion of Yorkshire, 1 ' as recorded in the "Harleian Manuscripts," London,
and a part from Rev. John Ridley, a descendant of William, and I find
some links wanting in the chain.

SECOND GENERATION.

Robert Ridley 2 (1), a son of William 1 (1), was styled "of Battersea
in the County of York." He married Margaret, a daughter of Jef-
ferson, and had issue three sons, of whom hereafter.

THIRD GENERATION.

Christopher Ridley 3 (1), a son of Robert 2 (1), was styled "of Batter-
sea, County of York." He married Anne, daughter and heiress of Rich-
ard Garbray, and had issue, of whom hereafter.

Nicholas Ridley 3 (1), a son of Robert 2 (1), was living in 1612; mar-
ried Elizabeth , of Marwood, and had issue, of whom hereafter. His

name was found in the herald visitation, with those of his brothers, and
from this I infer that he was a resident at Battersea. In the pedigree his
name stands in the place of eldest son.

Robert Ridley 3 (2), third son of Robert 2 (1), was born at Battersea,
County of York ; married Isabella Wilson, and had issue, of whom here-
after.

FOURTH GENERATION.

William Ridley 4 (2), a son of Nicholas 3 (1), was born at Battersea,
in 1602. ============:=

Christopher Ridley 4 (2), a son of Christopher 3 (1), was born at Bat-
tersea, in 1592.

Henry Ridley 4 (1), a son of Robert 3 (2), was born at Battersea, Coun-
ty of York, in 1610.



RIDLEYS OF BATTERSEA, ENGLAND, No. 2.

[The following statements were provided by one of the family, and I
am of the opinion that full records would prove this branch and the pre-
ceding to be identical. It will be observed that the ancient Ridley Chris-
tian name, Christopher, occurs in both families, and as this name was first
used by the father of Bishop Nicholas Ridley, who was of Unthank Hall,



RIDLEYS OF BATTER SEA, ENGLAND, NO. 2. 451

and according to family custom would be handed down from father to son
in that branch of the ancient Willimoteswick stock, it seems plausible
that the families of Battersea, as well as that denominated "of Mickley
Farm " in this book, are connected with that line over which the martyr
cast such a halo. It will be seen that the dates given in the " visitation,"
from which the preceding pedigree was taken, are contemporary with the
lifetime of the first Christopher Ridley, and sufficiently early to admit of
proper connections with the following records.]

Christopher Ridley 1 (1), probably descended from the family styled
"of Battersea," preceding; is said to have been born at Hexham, North-
umberland, about the year 1772. He settled at Battersea, in 1766-8, where
he engaged in the manufacture of kid gloves ; married, and had issue five
(possibly others) children.

SECOND GENERATION.

Jolill-Heiiry Ridley 2 (1), eldest son of Christopher 1 (1), was born at
Battersea (?), and was a glove-maker in London. Married, and had issue
six children, of whom hereafter.

Eliza Ridley 2 (1), eldest daughter of Christopher 1 (1), was born at
Battersea, London ; married a Mr. Husband, and with her companion
long ago deceased.

Susannah Ridley' 2 (1), second daughter of Christopher 1 (1), was born
at Battersea, London ; married to Samuel Smith, merchant, at Battersea;
both dead.

Elizabeth Ridley' 2 (1), third daughter of Christopher 1 (1), was born
at Battersea; married William Phillips, Esq., who died in 1879, and is
living in independent circumstances at Walpole Cottage, St. John's Hill
Grove, Wandsworth, London, S. W.

Christopher Ridley' 2 (2), youngest son of Christopher 1 (1), was
born at Battersea, London ; married, and has issue five children, of whom
hereafter. He resides at 12 Holywell Street, Oxford, Eng.

THIRD GENERATION.

Eliza Ridley 3 (2), eldest daughter of John 2 (1), was born in 1833, and
married to William B. Townsend, now of New Westminster, B. C.

James-Christopher Ridley 3 (1), eldest son of John 2 (1), was born
in 1836.

Elizaoeth-Susannah Ridley 3 (2), second daughter of John 2 (1), was
born in 1839, and married to George Lister, now (1879) of Lindum House,
Cambridge, Eng.

Emily Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of John 2 (1), was born in 1842, and
married to John Worrall, of Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, Eng.

Rev. John Ridley 3 (3), second son of John 2 (1), was born in Eng-
land (probably at Battersea) in 1845; married to Caroline-Augusta Grif-
fin, daughter of James-Kent Griffin, of Waterdown, Ontario, Can., and
has been settled as a Methodist preacher at Ailsa Craig, in the same prov-
ince. He returned to England in 1879, to visit his friends, and promised
to secure the full particulars of the family history, but I have heard
nothing from him since. He is a very fine-looking man, if one may judge
from his photograph.

William Rfdley 3 (1), youngest son of John 2 (1), was born in 1848,
and married Mary Young, of Cambridge, Eng.



452 RIDLEYS OF ATKINSON, ENGLAND.



RIDLEYS OF ATKINSON, ENGLAND.

Hugh Ridley 1 (1), descended from the Ridleys of Ridley in Chester-
shire, married the daughter and co-heir of Gymerland, and had issue,
of whom hereafter. He was the first of Atkinson, County of Salop.
This pedigree is taken from the visitation of Shropshire, found in the
British Museum, London. Arms, Argent, an ox passant Gules, through
reeds Proper ; in chief a crescent charged with a crescent for differences.

SECOND GENERATION.

Randall Ridley 2 (1), eldest son of Hugh 1 (1), married and had issue,
of whom hereafter. He was of Atkinson.

Owen Ridley 2 (1), second son of Hugh 1 (1), was of Atkinson; mar-
ried and had issue, of whom hereafter. I think this was the same Owen
Ridley who married, secondly, on Feb. 27, 1563, Ellen Franke, who was
buried in St. Dionis Church, London, Oct. 25, 1587. This Owen's first
wife's name is not given in the burials or records of christeninc in the
church ; nor is the name of the wife of Owen whose name stands in this
pedigree given. I shall carry down the pedigree witli this view ; the
dates agree. He died Dec. 26, 1591. Was styled "Salter."

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ridley 3 (1), eldest son of Owen 2 (1), died without issue.

Rignald Ridley 3 (1), second son of Owen 2 (1), married Alice, daughter
of John Leighton, of Leighton, County Shropshire, and had issue, of
whom hereafter. He was of Atkinson.

James Ridley 3 (1), third son of Owen' 2 (1), died young.

Thomas Ridley 3 (1), fourth son of Owen' 2 (1) ; baptized Feb. 9, 1547,
as per records St. Dionis Church, London ; buried in same church May 24,
1572; unmarried.

Martha Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of Owen' 2 (]), baptized in St.
Dionis Church, London, Sept. 26, 1549.

Sarah Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of Owen 2 (1), was baptized in
St. Dionis Church, London, Jan. 4, 1550.

Ellen Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of Owen 2 (1), was baptized in St.
Dionis Church, London, July 27, 1552.

Judith Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of Owen 2 (1), was baptized in St.
Dionis Church, London, July 10, 1554.*



George Ridley 3 (1), son and heir of Randall 2 (1), married Rosana,
daughter of Roger Blackwell, of Cronckhill, Shropshire, and had issue
seven children, of whom hereafter. He was styled "of Broughton, in

Shropshire." His sister, whose name does not appear, was married to

Grafton, of Whitechurch.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 4 (2), eldest son of George 8 (1), was of Broughton,
County of Shropshire ; married Marcia, daughter of William Preston, of
Alrnpton, County Stafford, and had issue.

* Margaret, wife of John Ridley, and John Magyar were buried in St. Dionis
Church; the former, Sept. 18, 1587, and the latter, called "son-in-law to Owen
Ridley," Sept. 9, 1581.



RIDLEY S OF WALL TOWN, ENGLAND. 453

Elizabeth Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of George 3 (1), was married
to Thomas Poyner.
. Francis Ridley 4 (1), second son of George 3 (1).

John Ridley 4 (3), third son of George 3 (1).

Jane Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of George 3 (1), was married to
Roger Wyken.

Alicia Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of George 3 (1), was married to
Richard Seyner.

Margaret Ridley 4 (1), fourth daughter of George 3 (1), was married
to Rosier Howell.



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Richard Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Rignald 3 (1), was of Linley, in
Shropshire (1584) ; married Eleanor, daughter of John Sydenham,
County of Somerset. No issue mentioned.

Jane Ridley 4 (2), daughter of Rignald 3 (1), was married to Thomas
Marshe, of Sedgeley, County Stafford.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Maria Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter and co-heir of Thomas 4 (2), of
Broughton ; was the wife of Thomas Richardson, of Whitechurch.

Jane Ridley 5 (3), second daughter of Thomas 4 (2), was the wife of
Samuel Atwood, of Overley, County Wigton.

Snsauna Ridley 5 (1), third daughter of Thomas 4 (2).

Christobella Ridley 5 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas 4 (2).



RIDLEYS OF WALLTOWN, ENGLAND.

John Ridley 1 (1), parents' names unknown, of Walltown, was descended
from a branch of the ancient family in Chestershire ; married Elizabeth,
daughter of Christopher Ridley, of Unthank Hall, and sister of Bishop
Nicholas Ridley, the martyr, of London. John was called "the lord (or
laird) of Walltown" ; had issue, of whom hereafter, and died 1562. Bm-ied
in Haltwhistle Church, in the County of Northumberland, and the curi-
ous inscription on his monument reads as follows : —

"JOHN REDLE
THAT SUM
TIM DID BE

THEN LARD OF THE WALLTON

GON IS HE OUT OF THES VALE OF MESRE.

HIS BONS LIES UNDER THES STON.

WE MUST BELEVE BE GOD'S MERSE.

INTO THES WORLD GEVE HES SON.

THEN FOR TO REDEM AL CHRESTENS.

SO CHRIST HAES HES SOUL WOUN
AL FAETHFUL PEOPLE MAY BE FAEN.
WHEN DATH COMES THTT NON CAN.
THE BODE KEPT THE SOUL IN PAEN.
THROUGH CHRIST IS SET AT LIBERTE.
AMONG BLESED COMPANE TO REMAEN.
TO SLEP IN CHRIST NOW IS GON.



454 BTDLEYS OF WALLTOWN, ENGLA \l>.

YET STEL BEI.EVES TO IIAV AGAEN

THROUGH CHRIST A NEW RESURRECCIOX.

AL FREXDES MAY BE GLAD TO HAER

WHEN HES SOUL FROM PAEX DID GO

OUT OF THES WORLD AS DOETH APPEAR

IN THE YEER OF OUR LORD

A. D. 1562. XX."*

SECOND GENERATION.

Elizabeth Ridley 2 (l),only daughter of John 1 (1) and his wife Eliza-
beth, married Thomas Ridley, a great-grandson of Sir Nicholas Ridley ;
hence, as the wife was a great-granddaughter of the said Sir Nicholas,
she and her husband were of the same generation, counting the descent
from the same original ancestor (see " Ridleys of Willimoteswick " and
"Ridleys of TJnthank"). She had Issue one son, and perhaps others, of
whom hereafter.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ridley 3 (2), a son of Thomas Ridley and Elizabeth Ridley 2 (1),
who was the daughter and sole heir of the original John Ridley, of Wall-
town, and Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Ridley, of Unthank, married
to Annie, daughter and executrix of Charlton, of Hesliside, North-



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