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umberland, and was living in the year 1615; he had issue two sons and
four daughters, of whom hereafter. It will be seen that the Walltown
family of Ridley became extinct in the male line with the death, in I5<i - -!,
of the first John Ridley, and that by the intermarriage of the aforesaid
Thomas, the descent counted from the male side comes down from the
Willimoteswick family.

FOURTH GENERATION.

John Ridley 4 (3), eldest son and heir of John 3 (2), of Wallsend, and
Annie Charlton, became of Walltown, Northumberland. He married
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Charlton, Esq., of Charlton Hall, Cumber-
land (of the same family as his mother), and had issue four sons and
four daughters, of whom hereafter.

Elizabeth Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (2) and Annie Charl-
ton, married to William of the Morrelea.

Willard Ridley 4 (1), second son of John 3 (3), of Walltown, and his

wife, Annie Charlton, married Annie, daughter of Woodman, and by

her had three sons and one daughter. This Willard was styled " of Lon-
don and Walltown." He is presumed to be the same as referred to by
Surtees in the singular Northumberland ballad, as "Will of the Wall,"'
for in a note to Sir Walter Scott he says, "'Will of the Wall' means Wil-
lard Ridley of Walltown," hence he was engaged in the encounter with
the Featherstonhautrhs at the time that the clan of Ridlev killed Albany,
the chief of that house.

Margaret Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (3), of Walltown,
and his wife, Annie Charlton, married to Ralph Thurlway.

Thomasin Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of John 3 (3), of Walltown, and
his wife, Annie Charlton, married Daniel Stoughton.

*The above inscription was transcribed from a copy sent me by the Rev. Dixon
Brown, of Unthank Hall, Northumberland, Eng. ; he lives near Haltwhistle Church-
yard, and the inscription was easily accessible. I cannot interpret all the lines,
and it is believed that some of the letters have been worn away b} r lapse of time.
It will be seen that the surname is spelled Redle, which was not unfrequent on
ancient documents and monuments.



BIDLEYS OF ALSTON MOOR. 455

Mary Ridley 4 (1), fourth and youngest daughter of John 8 (3) and
Annie Charlton, his wife, married to Thomas Ridley, of Hardriding,
Northumberland, which Thomas was a great-grandson of Nicholas Rid-
ley, Esq., who was a son of Sir Nicholas, Knt., before mentioned (see "Rid-
leys of Willimoteswick ").



RIDLEYS OF ALSTON MOOR.

[This branch of the Ridley family is an offshoot of the ancient Chester-
shire stock, so early settled in Northumberland, Eng., but where the ances-
try of this family was connected with the main line does not appear.]

John Ridley 1 (1) was descended from the ancient family so early set-
tled in Tynedale, but his parents' names are unknown. He was born in
the year 1750; married in 1782 to Mary Walton; resided at Alston Moor,
in the north of England ; was a farmer by vocation ; had issue ten children,
and died near Alston, Dec. 3, 1832, aged 83 yeai-s ; his wife predeceased
him Nov. 28, 1819, aged 56 years.

SECOND GENERATION.

Elizabeth Ridley' 2 (1), eldest daughter of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary,
was born at Alston Moor, Sept. 20, 1783. No mention of her marriage
or death.

Ann Ridley 2 (1), second daughter of John 1 (1) and Mary, his wife,
was born at Alston Moor, Nov. 11, 1785, and died Nov. 4, 1808.

Mary Ridley 2 (1), third daughter of John 1 (1) and Mary, his wife,
was born at Alston Moor, Sept. 20, 1788; married in 1811; resided at
Quam Lodge, and died Nov. 21, .

William Ridley 2 (1), eldest son of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary, was
born at Alston Moor, Nov. 26, 1790; lived at Alston; was a carrier by
vocation; married and had issue; died in the year 1840. Family all
dead.

Isabella Ridley 2 (1), fourth daughter of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary,
was born at Alston Moor, Aug. 28, 1792 ; died May 10, 1815.

John Ridley 2 (2), second son of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary, was
born at Alston Moor, Feb. 25, 1795; settled at St. Croix, West Indies.

Joseph Ridley 2 (1), third son of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary, was
born at Alston Moor, Nov. 27, 1796; married, but died issueless.

Sarah Ridley 2 (1), lifth daughter of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary,
was born at Alston Moor, Nov. 21, 1798 ; married in 1825 to David Arm-
strong ; resided at Netheronset, parish of Kirklinton, Northumberland.
No issue.

Walton Ridley 2 (1), fourth son of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary, was
born at Alston Moor, April 8, 1800; married Margaret, daughter of George
Plope, of Kirklinton, near Carlisle, whence he had removed from Alston
when a young man. He was an architect and builder. Had issue four
children. Died May 14, 1838.

Nancy Ridley 2 (1), youngest daughter of John 1 (1) and his wife Mary,
was born at Alston Moor, Dec. 3, 1803 ; married to Thomas Prestman ;
resides at Newcastle, and has issue Jive children.



456 BIDLEYS OF GATESHEAD, ENGLAND.

THIRD GENERATION.

Rev. John Ridley 3 (3), eldest son of Walton' 2 (1) and his wife
Margaret, was born at Heathersgill, parish of Kirklinton, near Carlisle,
Cumberland, Sept. 11, 1828; married June 21, 1860, to Frances Antrobus
(she was born April 16, 1825), and has issue five children, of whom here-
after. He is in Holy Orders of the Episcopal Church ; vicar of Norton,
in Durham, 1870. His degree in 1878 was M. A.

Rev. George Ridley 3 (1), second son of Walton 2 (1) and his wife
Margaret, was born at Heathersgill, parish of Kirklinton, near Carlisle,
Eng., Jan. 10, 1831; married Jan. 18, 1866, to Mary Hemingway (she
was born Sept. 22, 1838), and has issue five children, of whom hereafter.
He is in Holy Orders of the English Episcopal Church ; rector of Crosby
Garrett, Westmoreland.

Mary Ridley 3 (2), only daughter of Walton 2 (1) and his wife Marga-
ret, was born in the parish of Kirklinton, Nov. 20, 1832; married Sept.
26, 1870, to John Beay, and has issue. She resides at Heathersgill, in
the parish of Kirklinton, near Carlisle, Eng.

Rev. Joseph Ridley 3 (2), youngest son of Walton 2 (1), was born at
Heathersgill, parish of Kirklinton, near Carlisle, Eng., April 29, 1837 ;
married May 5, 1870, to Esther Whaley. No issue. He is a clerk in
Holy Orders of the Episcopal Church of England, at Withington, near
Manchester.

FOURTH GENERATION.

John-Brooke Ridley 4 (4), eldest son of John 3 (3) and his wife Fran-
ces, was born May 18, 1861.

Frances Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (3) and his wife Fran-
ces, was born Oct. 21, 1862.

Edward-Hope Ridley 4 (1), second son of John 3 (3) and his wife
Margaret, was born Feb. 24, 1866.

Philip-Walton Ridley 4 (1), third son of John 3 (3) and his wife
Margaret, was born Sept. 30, 1868.

Florence-Grey Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (3) and his
wife Margaret, was born Oct. 4, 1870.



Christine Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of George 3 (1) and his wife
Mary, was born Dec. 25, 1866.

Edward-Walton Ridley 4 (2), eldest son of George 3 (1) and his wife
Mary, was born Feb. 9, 1867.

Nicholas-Denison Ridley 4 (1), second son of George 3 (1) and his
wife Mary, was born March 16, 1871.

Frances-Havergal Ridley 4 (2), second daughter of George 3 (1) and
his wife Mary, was born Jan. 11, 1873.

George Ridley 4 (2), third son of George 3 (1) and his wife Mary, was
born Feb. 23, 1875.



RIDLEYS OF GATESHEAD, ENGLAND.

Robert Ridley 1 (1), descended from the ancient family of Willimotes-
wick, Northumberland, was born at Gateshead in 1799; married Margaret
Wight (others say Craggs), who was born at Gateshead in 1774, and had



BIDLEYS OF GATESHEAD, ENGLAND. 457

issue six children, of whom hereafter. He was a boat-builder, and car-
ried on business at Newcastle-on-Tyne several years. He subsequently
went to London, and carried on business at Millwall Burmandsey a number
of years ; he latterly returned to Newcastle, and entered the employ of
T. & W. Smith, as foreman. Mr. Ridley died in 1843 ; his widow in

1857.

SECOND GENERATION.

Aaron Ridley 2 (1), eldest son of Robert 1 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, Eng., in 1801, and died in 1869, leaving a widow and no issue.
He served liis time with his father as boat-builder; served on board a man-
of-war as carpenter many years; married when about fifty years old, and
died at Newcastle when nearly seventy.

Robert Ridley 2 (2), second son of Robert 1 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, Eng., in 1803, and died in 1843, leaving a widow, three sons,
and two daughters ; two sons have died.

Thomas Ridley 2 (1), third son of Robert 1 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, Eng., in 1805, and died in 1866, leaving a widow, three sons, and
two daughters; one son has died.

John- Wright Ridley 2 (1), fourth son of Robert 1 (1), was born at
Burmandsey, London, Eng., in 1810; married Elizabeth Parkin in 1854,
and had issue several children, of whom hereafter. He was eight years
old when his father returned to Newcastle; was educated at the Jubilee
School, New Road, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, learned the trade of mast- and
block-making of Mr. Hutton, of Northside, or Northshore, Newcastle;
married as before stated, and settled at Shields about 1858. He was em-
ployed as foreman for a firm in Low Street until his poor health unfitted
him for work. He died in 1877, leaving a widow and several children.

George-Stoker Ridley 2 (1), fifth son of Robert 1 (1), was born at Bur-
mondsey, London, in 1815; married in 1838, in Heworth Church, Gates-
head, to Mary, daughter of John Winlow, shipbuilder, of Howdon-on-
Tyne. He died Oct. 13, 1838, leaving issue six children, of whom here-
after.

Ann Ridley 2 (1), daughter of Robert 1 (1), was born at Newcastie-on-
Tyne, and resided in London.

Margaret Ridley 2 (1), & daughter of Robert 1 (1), was born at Bur-
mondsey, London (?) ; no other information.

THIRD GENERATION.

John-Wright Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of John 2 (1), was born at Qual-
ity Row, Ballest Mills, Newcastle-on-Tyne, April 25, 1835 ; married in
Gateshead parish, to Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth Cow-
ell, of North Shields, in 1864, and had issue four children, of whom here-
after. He was educated at the Jubilee School, in the city of Newcastle ;
served his time as boat-builder with his father's master ; went to sea ;
worked several years for the "River Tyne Commissioners'' in various
situations ; has been stricken with paralysis, and is now an invalid. His
wife died in Morpeth Lunatic Asylum.

Ann Ridley 3 (2), eldest daughter of John 2 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, Eng., in April, 1837; was married at the Holy Saviour Church,
Tynemouth, to William Kennedy, " a fitter by trade," who is foreman at
the iron-works of Hawks & Cranshaw, at Gateshead. These are in com-
fortable circumstances.

Mary Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of John 2 (1), was born at New-



458 BIDLEYS OF HEXHAM, ENGLAND.

castle-on-Tyne, Eng., in November, 1839; was married to John Powers,
and had nine children.

Margaret Ridley 8 (2), third daughter of John 2 (1), was born at New-
castle-on-Tyne, Eng., in 1841 ; was married to Joseph McQueen, and had
a large family.

Jane Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of John 2 (1), was born at New-
castle-on-Tyne, Eng., in 1843; was married to William Murray, and died
in 1876, leaving one son.

Robert Ridley 3 (3), second son of John 2 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, in 1845; married, but has no family.



John Ridley 3 (3), eldest son of George 2 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, June 18, 1839; died an infant.

Margaret-Ann Ridley 3 (3), eldest daughter of George 2 (1), was born
at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng., June 18, 1840; was married in 1859 to
Thomas Watson, an engineer.

Mary- Jane Ridley 3 (2), second daughter of George 2 (1), was born at
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng., Jan. 28. 1843; was married to Robert Smith
(joiner) in 1863; he died March 19, 1875.

Elizabeth Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of George 2 (1), was born at
Newcastle-on-Tyne, June 16, 1845; was married in 1865 to Wiliam Etche,
a carver by trade.

John Ridley 3 (4), second son of George 2 (1), was born at Newcastle-
on-Tyne, Eng., Oct. 13, 1850 ; married Margaret Staffen in 1877, and has
one daughter.

Anil Ridley 3 (3), fourth daughter of George 2 (1), was born at New-
castle-on-Tyne, March 1, 1855; was married in 1875 to W. J. Richardson,
a pattern-maker by trade, and Sabbath-school teacher by profession. Has
two sons.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Elizabeth- W. Ridley 4 (3), a daughter of John 3 (2), was born June
26, 1866.

Elizabeth Ridley 4 (2), a daughter of John 3 (2), was born at New-
castle-on-Tyne, Dec* 9, 1877.



RIDLEYS OF HEXHAM, ENGLAND.

[The Ridleys of Hexham, Northumberland, are descended from the old
Willimoteswick family, — descendants from a younger son of the main
line representation, consequently they have not preserved any authenti-
cated pedigree. All efforts to procure full statistics of this branch have
proved fruitless. Many communications have been addressed to members
of several families, and no reply has been received.]

James Ridley 1 (1) was descended from some branch of the Northum-
berland family (see Ridleys of Hardriding), lived in Hexham, North-
umberland, and had issue, of whom hereafter. No other information.

Joseph Ridley 1 (1), was a brother of James 1 (1).

George Ridley 1 (1), was a brother of James 1 (1).

Ann Ridley 1 (1), was a sister of James 1 (1).



BIDLEYS OF MICKLEY FARM, NORTHUMBERLAND. 459
SECOND GENERATION.

Elizabeth Ridley 2 (1) was a daughter of James 1 (1).

Isabella Ridley 2 (1) was a daughter of James 1 (1).

Mary Ridley 2 (1) was the third daughter of James 1 (1).

Margaret Ridley 2 (1) was the fourth daughter of James 1 (1).

Aim Ridley 2 (2) was the fifth daughter of James 1 (1).

George Ridley 2 (2) was the eldest son of James 1 (1).

William Ridley' 2 (1), second son of James 1 (1).

Joseph Ridley 2 (2), a son of James 1 (1), was born in Hexham, Eng.,
March 21, 1831; married in 1850 to Mary Tapping; emigrated to Amer-
ica on board the " Chimberago " in 1853, and landed in New York city.
He married, secondly, in 1857, Dorothy Tapping (sister of his first wife),
of London, Can. Mrs. Ridley became religiously insane in 1873, and
drowned her children in a river; made an attempt to drown herself, but
was rescued and placed in confinement. Mr. Ridley is a gardener and
farmer; resides in Grey, Ontario, Can., and has four children.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ridley 8 (1), eldest son of Joseph 2 (2), was born in Hexham,
Eng., June 11, 1851; in Canada.

James Ridley 3 (2), second son of Joseph 2 (2), was born in Canada,
Feb. 5, 1859.

William Ridley 8 (2), third son of Joseph 2 (2), was born in Canada,
Dec. 20, 1861; twin to Jane.

Jane Ridley 8 (1), only daughter of Joseph 2 (2), was born in Canada,
Dec. 20, 1861 ; twin to William.



RIDLEYS OF MICKLEY FARM, NORTHUMRERLAND.

Clltllbert Ridley 1 (1), the first of Mickley Farm, was descended from
the ancient family in Tynedale, but the parents' names are not certainly
known. No record of his birth, marriage, or death, appears on the regis-
ters of the church at Ovingham,* where those of his descendants are
found. These records begin with 1679, and go up to the middle of the
, present century, but the first mention of the Ridley family is the mar-
riage of Jane Ridley with John Foster in 1683. The best evidence points
to the Ridleys of Tecket as ancestors of this family. Cuthbert Ridley, of

* St. Mary's Church, Ovingham, where the Ridleys were baptized, married,
buried, and worshipped God, is a well-proportioned cruciform building, with a low,
square tower built of large stones, and probably Saxon. In the church-yard is the
burial-place of Thomas Bewick, the celebrated engraver, and of his brother John,
also an artist. Two persons were publicly excommunicated by Archbishop Sharp,
in Ovingham Church, as late as 1769. The following from the Ovingham Church
Registry were probably members of this branch of the Ridley family, but do not
seem to apply to any mentioned in the pedigree : 1683 — John Foster and Jane Rid-
ley married ; 1713 — John Ridley and Isabella Robson married ; 1745 — John Ridley
and Isabella Redhead married; 1713, Feb. 18 — Mary, daughter of John Ridley, of
Pruclhoe, baptized; 1715, Sept. 1 — Ann, daughter of John Ridley, of Prudhoe,
baptized.



460 BID LEYS OF MICK LEY FARM, NORTHUMBERLAND.

Tecket, lost his lands there in 1650, in consequence of loyalty, and as his
descendants are not afterwards mentioned in connection with that old
family designation, they probably devoted themselves to farming. Ac-
cording to the family tradition Cuthbert, first of Mickley, was on friendly
terms with the landed gentry in his neighborhood, and some of his chil-
dren, having married well, held themselves high and looked down upon
their relatives, who were farmers. Mickley is a small village about ten
miles west by south of the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne. •

Susan Ridley 1 (1), supposed to have been a sister of Cuthbert 1 (1),
was the wife of Cromwell, of Surtees.

SECOND GENERATION.

Isabella Ridley' 2 (1), daughter of Cuthbert 1 (1), was married to a cler-
gyman.

Frances Ridley 2 (1), daughter of Cuthbert 1 (1), baptized at Ovingham
Church, March 5, 1709; died in 1710. One says the name was Margaret.

Cuthbert Ridley 2 (2), eldest son of Cuthbert 1 (1), was born at Mick-
ley in 1702, baptized Jan. 28, 1703, and died Feb. 15, 1793, aged 91. Mar-
ried Susanna , who died January, 1773 ; he had issue seven children,

and possibly more. He was of Mickley Farm, on Tyne, and of Hallyards.

Henry Ridley 2 (1), second son of Cuthbert 1 (1), baptized Feb. 2, 1707;
married Ann Bell in 1728, but I find no record of a family.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ridley 3 (1), eldest son of Cuthbert 2 (2), born Feb. 25, 1733;
married Ann Dunn, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter.
" Was clever in bleeding people." Was not a success. Wife " fond of
reading and did not like work."

Cuthbert Ridley 3 (3), second son of Cuthbert' 2 (2), was born at Mick-
ley Farm, Northumberland, Feb. 25, 1736; married Jane , and had

issue six children, of whom hereafter. He was a farmer at Mickley ;
died July 17, 1779; his widow died April 17, 1801. The preceding dates
are from the family records of Cuthbert Ridley, who came from Mickley
in 1832, and settled in New York, a grandson, and are presumably cor-
rect. A pedigree of the family forwarded from London by Anne E. Rid-
ley, has the date " 1779" affixed to this man's name, but I do not know
what it applies to.

Susan Ridley 3 (2), a daughter of Cuthbert 2 (2), was born at Mickley
Farm, and was married to Ethrington, of Hallyards, and had issue.

Isabella Ridley 3 (2), a daughter of Cuthbert 2 (2), was born at Mick-
ley Farm, and married to Weddell ; and secondly, to a Mr. Johnson.

Thomas Ridley 3 (1), third son of Cuthbert 2 (2), was born at Mickley
Farm, Northumberland, in 1738; married Ann Charlton, of Charlton
Hall on the North Tyne, and had issue several children, of whom here-
after. He was a steady, hard-working farmer, very respectable and suc-
cessful; thought but little of by aristocratic relations. Died in 1828.

Henry Ridley 3 (2), fourth son of Cuthbert 2 (2), was born at Mickley
Farm; baptized at Ovingham Church, Dec. 31, 1749 ; married Miss Bul-
man, of Morpeth, and secondly, Miss Johnson, and had issue, of whom
hereafter. He had a large brewery at Seaton Sluice, and two farms un-
der Lord Delaval, whose agent he was. Spent much time visiting at
Seaton and "keeping gay company." Some of his descendants are living
in Newcastle.






RIDLEYS OF MICKLEY FARM, NORTHUMBERLAND. 461



FOURTH GENERATION.

Cuthbert Ridley 4 (3), eldest son of Cuthbert 8 (3), was born at Mick-
ley Farm, Northumberland, March 10, 1770; married Elizabeth-Rowland
Weatherby (she was born July 27, 1776), and had issue ten children, of
whom hereafter. Mrs. Ridley was a sister of Captain Weatherby, a Wa-
terloo hero, who was twice mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne. I suppose his
residence was at Mickley.

Isabella Ridley 4 (3), eldest daughter of Cuthbert 3 (3), was born at
Mickley, Northumberland, in 1762; died in 1764.

John Ridley 4 (3), second son of Cuthbert 3 (3), was born at Mickley,
Northumberland, in 1764; baptized in September, 1766, and is supposed
to have descendants now living in England.

William Ridley 4 (1), third son of Cuthbert 3 (3), was born at Mick-
ley, Northumberland, in 1774, and his descendants are said to be living in
England.

Susanna Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of Cuthbert 3 (3), was born at
Mickley, Northumberland, in 1777, and became the wife of Weath-
erby, of Craw Hall. .

Cuthbert Ridley 4 (5), eldest son of Thomas 3 (1), was born at Mick-
ley, Northumberland^) ; baptized in 1760; married Isabella Charlton,* of
Nisbit, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter. He died in 1843.

Thomas Ridley 4 (2), a son of Thomas 3 (1), baptized in 1761.

John Ridley 4 (4), a son of Thomas 3 (1), was baptized in 1760, and
died in 1850, aged 90; no particulars.

Ann Ridley 4 (1)? a daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was married to

Barron.

Susan Ridley 4 (3), a daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was married to

Reed, and had issue sons and daughters.

Isabella Ridley 4 (4), eldest daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was born at

Mickley Farm(?) ; was married to Stoker, and had issue a daughter

Mary,| who married Dryclen, and descendants are now living at

North Shields, Northumberland.

Mary Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was born at Mick-
ley Farm(?) in 1762, and became the wife of John Ridley, her cousin.
She had one son and three daughters. Being a woman of ardent Wes-
leyan principles, she entertained the preachers of that day, who assisted
in educating her children. She was left a widow in early life, and proved
herself a woman of strong character. Died in 1834.

John Ridley 4 (4), eldest son of John 3 (2), was born in the north of

* The Charltons are descended from Adam de Charlton, of Charlton Tower, in
Tynedale, who died in 1303. At Hesleyside,an ancient family seat, is preserved the
Charlton spur, six inches long, which has existed in the family from time immemo-
rial, and which, according to ancient border custom, was served at dinner in a cov-
ered dish when the family larder needed replenishing.

t Mrs. Mary Dryden, from whose lips many facts found in this family history
were taken, was a granddaughter of Thomas Ridley and his wife, Ann Charlton,
and a woman of singularly retentive and accurate memory. She died in 1879, aged
80; her mother, Isabella Ridley, in 1850, aged 90; her grandfather, Thomas Ridley,
in 1828, aged 90, and her great-grandfather, Cuthbert Ridley, in 1793, aged 91;
making an unbroken chain to the lirst Cuthbert Ridley. The details given by this
fine old lady are corroborated by others of the same family. She mentioned some
cousins who went to America. Her mother often talked of her great-aunts, sisters
of the first Cuthbert of Mickley Farm.



462 BIDLEYS OF MICKLEY FARM, NORTHUMBERLAND.

England in 17(35; married Mary Ridley, daughter of Thomas 3 (1), his
cousin, and had issue four children, of whom hereafter. He was a flour-
miller by occupation; died in 1813. He was not a success.

Susail Ridley 4 (3), eldest daughter of John 3 (2), was born in the north
of England, was married to a Mr. Glover, and has descendants living.

Allll Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (2), was born in North-
umberland, or* Durham; was married to Reay, of Kenton, and had

issue several children.

Ellen Ridley 4 (1), a daughter of John 3 (2), married Spoor, and

had issue.

James Ridley 4 (2), second son of John 3 (2), married and had issue,
who are said to be in America. I do not know the residence of this
family.

Lieut. Charles Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Henry 3 (2), was born in
north of England, and is in the Royal army.

Frances Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Henry 3 (2), was married to
N. Grace, and died issueless.

Susan Ridley 4 (4), second daughter of Henry 3 (2), married Strat-

ton, and resides in London.

Thomas Ridley 4 (2), second son of Henry 3 (2), resides at Newcastle-

on-Tyne.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Robert Ridley 5 (2), eldest son of Cuthbert 4 (3) and his wife, Eliza-
beth-Rowland Weatherby, was born at Mickley Farm, Northumberland,
Aug. 12, 1801, and had deceased in 1852. No knowledge of a family.

Cuthbert Ridley 5 (6), second son of Cuthbert 4 (3), was born at Mick-
ley Farm, Northumberland, March 9, 1803; married Mary Trotter, of
Newcastle-on-Tyne; came to America in 1832, and settled in Stamford,
Conn. He subsequently removed to Harlem, N. Y., and was so badly in-



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