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End, Essex, and now of Talstead, Essex ; unmarried.

Ellen Ridley 6 (1), a daughter of William 5 (1), born at Hartford End,

Essex; was married Dec. 27, 1850, to Creak, and died Feb. 5, 1857,

leaving one daughter.

SEVENTH GENERATION.

Mary-Ann Ridley 7 (1), a daughter of John 6 (4), the magistrate of
Bury St. Edmund's, married to William Ridley, of Ipswich, Suffolk ;
supposed to be of the same family, and had issue, of whom hereafter.
Her husband has deceased.



William-Wells Ridley 7 (3), eldest son of Thomas 6 (1), was born
March 4, 1842; married and has issue.

Thomas-Herbert Ridlev 7 (2), second son of Thomas 6 (1), was born
Aug. 9, 1845.

Charles-Ernest Ridley 7 (1), third son of Thomas 6 (1), was born
March 24, 1847, and is of "the Elms," Chelmsford, Essex.

Walter Ridley 7 (1), fourth son of Thomas 6 (1), was born July 22,
1848 ; married, and has issue. Lives at Hartford End, Essex.

Mary Ridley 7 (2).

Edith Ridlev 7 (1). Daughters of Thomas 6 (1).

Gertrude Ridley 7 (1).



William Ridley 7 (4), eldest son of William 6 (3), was born Jan. 11,
1851, and lives at Lohort, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus-
tralia. A writer in Registrar General's office. He is a "philatelist," or
collector of postage-stamps. Furnished the genealogy of his family for
this book.

George-Sackville Ridlev 7 (1), second son of William 6 (3), was born
April 6, 1858.

Francis-Arundel Ridlev 7 (1), third son of William 6 (3), was born
Sept. 27, 1860.

Mary-Purcell Ridley 7 (2), eldest daughter of William 6 (3).

Isabella-Grace Ridley 7 (1), second daughter of William 6 (3).

Jessie-Darroch Ridley 7 (1), third daughter of William 6 (3), died
March 30, 1862. A lovely child.

Sarah-Dixon Ridlev 7 (2). \ Twin daughters of William 6 (3);
Ellen-Cotter Ridley 7 (1). j Kile., C. died Jan. 13, 1881.



RIDLEYS OF STAINTON AND NEWARK, ENGLAND. 471



RIDLEYS OF STAINTON, ENGLAND.

Josiah Ridley 1 (1), born in Northumberland, Eng., April 24, 1812;
married Jane Mownsey, and had issue five children, of whom hereafter.
He was a farmer at Stainton,* near the city of Liverpool, to which place
he moved about the year 1800.

SECOND GENERATION.

Joseph Ridley' 2 (1), eldest son of Josiah 1 (1), was born in Stainton,
Eng., in 1835, and is an inn-keeper in Liverpool. He died Nov. 2, 1878.

William Ridley 2 (1), second son of Josiah 1 (1), was born in Stainton,
Eng., in 1838, and keeps an inn in Liverpool.

Thomas Ridley 2 (1), third son of Josiah 1 (1), was born in Stainton,
Eng., in 1851, and died at Liverpool in 1878.

Isabella Ridley 2 (1). \ D aughters f Josiah 1 (1) : both married.
Annie Ridley- (1). \ ° v ' .



RIDLEYS OF NEWARK, ENGLAND.

Thomas Ridley 1 (1) was found in the porch of Barnby Church when
a small boy, and could tell nothing about his family only that he came
from America. Another tradition says he was taken to England to be
educated, and that his parents were lost at sea on their return to America.
Was he a descendant of the family of Eidley of Virginia? He was cared
for by strangers until able to support himself, when he settled in the vicin-
ity of Newark-on-Trent; married and had issue four children, of whom
hereafter. He was not educated, but spent his life as a laborer.

SECOND GENERATION.

Matthew Ridley 2 (1), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born at Newark-on-
Trent, Eng., settled at Wellingore in the same County, and had issue three
(perhaps others) children, of whom hereafter. He was a laborer.

Thomas Ridley 2 (2), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born at Newark-on-
Trent, settled at Coddington, and had issue seven children, of whom here-
after. He was a laborer.

Ann Ridley 2 (1), only daughter of Thomas 1 (1), was born at Newark-
on-Trent, and remained a single woman.

Frank Ridley 2 (1), youngest son of Thomas 1 (1), was born at Newark-
on-Trent, settled at Elston, and became a soldier. He had a family of
children, but I have no particulars.

* George Ridley of Stainton, near Liverpool, married Annie Atkinson in 1851,
and has seven children. He has five brothers and three sisters (1878). The father
carried on Fair Hill Farm, at Alston Moor, Northumberland, seme sixty years ago.
Settled at Stainton about fifty-three years ago. This family, — from which I can
get no other information, — are distant relatives of the above Josiah Ridley. They
all claim connection with Bishop Ridley's family.



472 BTDLEYS OF NEWARK, ENGLAND.

THIRD GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 3 (3), eldest son of Matthew- (1), was born at Well-
ingore, Eng., settled at Kirby Green, and had issue, of whom hereafter.
He M r as a hawker.

John Ridley 3 (1), second son of Matthew' 2 (1), was born at Wellingore,
Eng., and had a family, but I have no records, nor could my correspond-
ent get particulars.

Kezia Ridley 3 (1), daughter of Matthew 2 (1), was born at Wellingore,
Eng. No record of her marriage.



James Ridley 3 (1), eldest son of Thomas 2 (2), was born at Codding-
ton (presumably), lived at Potter Hanworth, and had issue five children,
of whom hereafter. Laborer.

John Ridley 3 (2), second son of Thomas' 2 (2), was born at Coddington,
and lived at Hawton ; laborer.

Thomas Ridley 3 (4), third son of Thomas' 2 (2), was born at Codding-
ton, and lived at Buckingham ; laborer.

Catherine Ridley 3 (1), only daughter of Thomas' 2 (2), was born at
Coddington, and settled at Thorpe-on-the-Hill.

Edward Ridley 3 (1), fourth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born at Codding-
ton, and lived at Balderton in 1848. He is called a "cottager." No
record of a family.

Archibald Ridley 3 (1), youngest son of Thomas' 2 (2), was born at Cod-
dington, and is now (1878) farm bailiff at Bestwood Hall. No records
of his family.

James Ridley 3 (2), a son of Frank 2 (1). ) N information
Ann Ridley 3 (2), a daughter of Frank 2 (1). j JNO intormatton -

FOURTH GENERATION.

Matthew Ridley 4 (2), a son of Thomas 3 (3), of Kirby Green. » No
Torn (?) Ridley 4 (1), a son of Thomas 3 (3), of Kirby Green. \ records.



Thomas Ridley 4 (5), eldest son of James 3 (1), was born at Potter
Hanworth, Nov. 27, 1828; married Feb. 29, 1852, and was living at Glen-
coyne, Villa Cooper, Nottingham, in 1878. He previously lived at Rusk-
ington. Carpenter by trade. He says the family history is in obscurity ;
also, that there are other branches in the neighborhood, but not related to
him.

Ann Ridley 4 (2), daughter of James 3 (1), was born May 25, 1830, at
Potter Hanworth, was married in June, 1848, and was living in her native
place in 1878.

William Ridley 4 (1), second son of James 3 (1), was born June 2!»,
1832, and has a family. Railway signal-man in his native place.

Catherine Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of James 3 (1), was born in
October, 1834. Living at Stanford in 1878.

Mary Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of James 3 (1), was born in June,
1836. Living at Lincoln in 1878.



BIDLEYS OF" WWKFIELD AND KIMBOLTON, ENGLAND. 473

RIDLEYS OF WINKFIELD, ENGLAND.

George- Jesse Ridley 1 (1) was a farmer at Berwick-on-Tweed, Scot-
land ; descended from the Ridleys of Willimoteswick, in Northumberland,
Eng. ; married and had a son (perhaps other issue), of whom hereafter.

SECOND GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 2 (1), a son of George 1 (1), was born at Berwick-on-
Tweed, Scotland, and ran away from home when a boy. He visited his na-
tive place after a lapse of a quarter of a century, but took very little pains to
find any relatives. He was a very eccentric character in this respect. He
always told his children he was related to the family of Sir Matthew-White
Ridley, Bart. He resided at Winkfield, Windsor, and was for many years
a farmer and inn-keeper there. He owned lands at Winkfield. I know
nothing of his education or professional life. He married Charlotte Aus-
tin, and had issue ten children, of whom hereafter. Died in 1871.

THIRD GENERATION.

Charlotte Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born at
Winkfield, Northumberland, and was married to a Mr. Foster. Now dead
(1883).

Ellen Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field, Eng., and was married to James Killenan, who is now (1883) dead.

Thomas Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field, Northumberland ; married Amelia Nullens, and had a son (name not
known), who married Jesse Blenkensop, and is now the only known male
representative of this family. Mr. Ridley is dead.

William Ridley 3 (1), second son of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field, Northumberland, and lived single. Dead.

Albert Ridley 3 (1), third son of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Winkfield,
Northumberland, and married in America.

Ann Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field, and is now living, a spinster.

George Ridley 3 (2), fourth son of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field. Living, but incompetent.

Lonisa-Caroline Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas' 2 (1), was
born at Winkfield, and was married to Mr. Barnes, who died in 1873.

Emma Ridley 3 (1), fifth daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born at Wink-
field, and married Thomas Hussey.

Rose Ridley 3 (1), sixth daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was boim at Wink-
field ; married Mr. Cooper, and died twelve years ago.



RIDLEYS OF KIMROLTON, ENGLAND.

Doctor Ridley 1 (1), parents unknown, was surgeon to the Dukes of
Manchester. Lived at Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire ; married, and had
issue Jive children, of whom hereafter. He was an eminent professional
man, greatly respected while alive and lamented when dead. His
Christian name has not reached me, nor the maiden-name of his wife.
Both buried at Kimbolton.



474 E1DLEYS OF KIMBOLTON, ENGLAND.

SECOND GENERATION.

Dr. George-Nelville Ridley 2 (1), a son of Doctor Ridley 1 (1), was
born at Kimbolton, Eng., and settled when a young man in Belleville,
Upper Canada, where he has long been engaged in the practice of his pro-
fession, and is considered one of the most skillful professional men in
Canada. He has manifested great public spirit and held important offices.
Successful in his practice, he acquired a considerable property, and holds
the esteem of a large and respectable circle of acquaintances. He had a
family of eight children.

Rev. William-Charles Ridley 2 (1), son of Doctor Ridley 1 (l),was
born at Kimbolton, Eng. ; married Maria, daughter of R. Tidwell, Esq.,
of Kimbolton, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter. He was
curate of Kimbolton, then curate of Great Stoughton, in Huntingdon-
shire, and afterwards incumbent of St. John's Episcopal Church, Glasgow,
Scotland. He was chaplain to the Dukes of Manchester for more than
twenty years. He died in Glasgow in 1855, and, with his wife, who died
in 18(54, was buried at Brompton Cemetery. Mr. Ridley was a man of
great learning and able as a preacher. He was considered a man of emi-
nent piety.

Sarah Ridley 2 (1), a daughter of Doctor Ridley 1 (1), was born at
Kimbolton, and became the wife of Dr. R. Webster, of St. Albans, Hert-
fordshire, and had three children. She and husband are buried at St.
Albans.

Louisa Ridley 2 (1), a daughter of Doctor Ridley 1 (1), was born at
Kimbolton, and died there when young, single.

Sophia Ridley 2 (1), a daughter of Doctor Ridley 1 (1), was born at
Kimbolton, and died unmarried, a°;ed 61, at the home of her brother, the
Rev. William C. Ridley, Place House, Great Stoughton, July 21, 1839.
" A benevolent friend to the poor." She was buried with her parents at
Kimbolton.

THIRD GENERATION.

William Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of George 2 (1), born (presumably) in
England, and died young.

Louisa-Mary Ridley 3 (2), eldest daughter of George 2 (1), was mar-
ried July 11, 1839, to Baron de Rottenburg, lieutenant-colonel, command-
ing at Belleville, Upper Canada.

Charles Ridley 3 (1), second son of' George 2 (1), was born in Canada
(?), and is supposed to be living at Belleville.

Ressie Ridley 3 (1), daughter of George 2 (1), was born in Belleville,
Can.

Alfred Ridley 3 (1), a son of George 2 (1), born at Belleville, Can.; died

young. ^ == ===^=

Robert-Tidwell Ridley 3 (1), eldest son of William 2 (1), was married,
but had no children. He was a solicitor. Died a few years ago, and was
buried at Stourbridge, Worcestershire.

Rev. Charles-George Ridley 3 (2), second son of William' 2 (1), was
born at Kimbolton, Feb. 22, 1822; married Jan. 22, 1861, to Mary Vine,
eldest daughter of Richard Vine, Esq., of Witney(?), Oxon., and had issue
wing children, of whom hereafter. He lias been assistant master at sev-
eral large grammar schools. Was appointed head-master of Spilsby Gram-
mar School in 1856, which he held with the curacy of Spilsby, and in



RIDLEY S OF NEWABK-ON-TBENT, ENGLAND. 475

1872 presented by the Baroness Willoughby de Eresby to the vicarage of
Handleby(?), which he held with the chaplaincy of Spilsby Union Work-
house until 1881, when he was presented by the Lord Chancellor to the
rectory of Beatoft, and by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln to the vic-
arage of Isby, which two livings he now (1883) holds.

Frederick-William Ridley 3 (1), third son of William' 2 (l),was bom
at Kimbolton, Eng.f?), and settled as a fanner in Australia. He married
and has three children, two daughters and a son. I do not know his ad-
dress.

Rev. Henry-Thomas Ridley 3 (1), fourth son of William- (1), was
born at Kimbolton (?) ; married Emily-Augusta-Besant, eldest daughter of
George Raggett, Esq., of Folkestone, Kent, and has one son, of whom
hereafter. He was formerly assistant master in several schools; after-
wards curate of St. James, Davenport, curate of St. Columb, Major Corn-
wall, St. Gabriel's, Pimlico, London, and now (1883) vicar of Bruton,
Somersetshire.

Maria-Louisa Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of William 2 (1), is living
at Sydenham, Kent, unmarried.

Adelaide-Sophia Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of William 2 (1), is
now (1883) living at Sydenham, Kent, unmarried.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Maria-Louisa Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Charles 3 (1), was born
in December, 1861.

Nicholas-Charles Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Charles 3 (1,) was born
in 1863.

William-Alder Ridley 4 (3), second son of Charles 3 (1), born in 1864.

Ada-Tidwell Ridley 4 (1) 5 second daughter of Charles 3 (1), born in
1866.

George-Wace Ridley 4 (2), third son of Charles 3 (1), born 1868, died
1869.

Marion-Vine Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of Charles 3 (1), born 1869.

Gerald-Walker Ridley 4 (1), fourth son of Charles 3 (1), born 1871.

Grace Ridley 4 (1), fourth daughter of Charles 3 (1), born in 1873.

Hugh Ridley 4 (1), fifth son of Charles 3 (1), born 1877, died 1877.



William-Charles-George Ridley 4 (4), only son of Henry 3 (1).



RIDLEYS OF NEWARK-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND.

James-Mosley Ridley 1 (1) was born in England, Oct. 24, 1793; mar-
ried Mary Moore (she was born Feb. 12, 1794, and died April 25, 1853),
March 15, 1815; was a schoolmaster by profession, and died at Newark-
on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, Dec. 18, 1849, having had issue eleven chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. One says he was "keeper of Woolwich stock-
yard."

Note. — It is believed that all records of births, marriages, and deaths are to be
found in the registers of Kimbolton. I have written the vicar of the church there,
but have no reply.



476 RIDLEYS OF NEWABK-ON-TBENT, ENGLAND.

SECOND GENERATION.

Edward Ridley' 2 (1), eldest son of James 1 (1), was born at Newark-
on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, Eng., June 5, 1816; married Elizabeth Smith,
of Leicester, Oct. 23, 1847, and served an apprenticeship in the dry-goods
business in England. He engaged in business on his own account at Lei-
cester, and after a period of success met with reverses, and was forced
into bankruptcy. He came to America when about thirty years of age,
and commenced business in a small way in Albany, N. Y., and prospered.
He then opened a store in Saratoga; and in 1849 went into trade on
Grand Street, New York city; this new venture proved so successful that
he sold his other stores and devoted all his time to its development. In
1851 he had but three employes, and carried on business in a very small
store, but as his patronage increased he enlarged his capacity, adding store
to store, until his place of business covered four acres of surface, and the
firm employed one thousand and seven hundred hands. He was a thor-
oughly successful business man, and acquired a fortune estimated in the
millions. Notwithstanding the growth of his business and augmentation
of his wealth, he moved among his customers the same unostentatious
gentleman he was when he Avon their confidence. It is not common to
find men who have risen to fortune so free from assumption, and so con-
siderate of those in inferior positions, as was Mr. Ridley. Rarely has any
man of such extensive relations exerted so good an influence on those
about him. When he suffered heavy losses he showed the same calm
spirit as when all went well. He had a peculiar business experience, and
was always glad to draw from its lessons to assist others ; he could speak
a word of encouragement when most needed, and many, when faithless, and
under depressing circumstances, have found in him a sympathizing friend.

Fluent in conversation, genial in manner, amiable in temper, liberal in
Christian sentiment, generous in sympathy, devout in spirit, and intelli-
gent in the things that interested him, he proved a most entertaining
companion. Ready to seize every advantage that art, science, and im-
proved methods in business presented, he taught others by his own exam-
ple. No transaction in his life shows better the integrity and conscien-
tiousness of the man than a visit he made to England in 1879, with a view
of paying debts contracted previous to his failure there more than thirty
years before. These he discharged, paying principal and interest; when
he could not find the parties themselves he paid their heirs, — in all about
fifty thousand dollars.

Reared in the Church of England, where in his youth he was a member
of the choir in one of the most ancient parishes, he ever cherished for it
a profound respect; but when he became a converted man he united with
the Wesleyan Communion, and was for many years a local preacher in
the land of his adoption. He was truly a pillar in the church. With a
purse that any proper appeal could reach, and with a munificence in giv-
ing that made both church and preacher strong, he was prominent in his
influence and activities in the Parkville Methodist Church, where he was
trustee, steward, class-leader, Sabbath-school superintendent, and local
preacher. He may be said to have been the founder of the church, and
in the support he gave, it attained its influence. As a Sabbath-school su-
perintendent he was watchful of the members and awake to all their in-
terests. In a single year he gave one thousand dollars for its advance-
ment, and paid nearly three thousand dollars for the current expenses of
the charge.



RIDLEYS OF NEWARK-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND. 477

Six months before Mr. Ridley's death he was thrown from his carnage
and sustained injuries from which he was confined to the house three
months under treatment, but recovered and attended to his business as
usual. On the Sabbath previous to his death he supplied the pulpit in
the absence of his pastor, and addressed the school in the afternoon. In
the evening he was at the service. After returning home from business
Monday evening he sat with his wife on the veranda till about half-past ten
o'clock; when he returned to the parlor to enjoy the music of his young-
est daughter. They sang their evening hymn, "Nearer, my God, to thee,"
engaged in family-prayer, and retired at midnight. In a short time his
wife was aroused by his heavy breathing and physical anguish, and after
two brief prayers to God, apoplexy ended his life, July 31, 1883, almost
before his family were aware of his danger.

His funeral was in Parkville Methodist Church, and was attended by
six hundred of the employes of the dry-goods house of which he was the
head. Two hundred Sabbath-school children sat in the front pews. The
casket was surrounded with many elaborate offerings. After the services
the employes and children filed around the church to view the remains of
their departed friend, each of the children dropping a flower upon the
casket as they passed. "The young of the congregation sobbed as if they
had lost a father, the middle-aged wept as if he had been a brother, and
the aged bowed as if feeling that a stay was gone, — sorrowing most
of all that they should see his face no more." Mr. Ridley was buried in
Greenwood by the side of his first wife, who died in 1863. He left issue
six children, of whom hereafter.

In his will he left one third of his real estate, other than that employed
in business, to his wife Carrie, and also gave her one hundred thousand
dollars, together with his household goods and carriages. The other two
thirds of his real estate go in en"" 1 -hares to his children. The dry-
goods business is left to his dward, Albert, and Arthur. To
his daughters twenty-five the ars each is left, and to his grand-
son, Edward Ridley, thirty-five d dollars. The sum of five hun-
dred dollars a year for seven years nndleft for the Parkville Methodist
Church, and two hundred dollars a year for the same time for the Sab-
bath-school. The value of the estate is estimated at two million dollars.
One clause in the will provides that if any of the legatees attempt to con-
test the will in a court of law, he or she shall forfeit any bequest in his
or her favor.

Jane Ridley 2 (1), eldest daughter of James 1 (1), was born Nov. 12,
1818, and died Sept. 9, 1863.

William-Moor Ridley 2 (1), second son of James 1 (1), was born Oct.
22, 1821, at Newark, Nottinghamshire, Eng., and is a professor of music
and organist in Liverpool. He married and has issue; names do not ap-
pear.

Eliza Ridley 2 (1), second daughter of James 1 (1), was born Jan. 19,
1824, and died Feb. 15, 1824.

Robert-Mosley Ridley 2 (1), third son of James 1 (1), was born at New-
ark-on-Trent, Dec. 15, 1824; deceased.

Betsey-Mosley Ridley 2 (1), third daughter of James 1 (1), was born
March 16, 1826, and died July 27, 1852.

Mary-Ann Ridley 2 (1), fourth daughter of James 1 (1), was born April
16, 1829, and died May 4, 1829.

Alfred Ridley 2 (1), fourth son of James 1 (1), was born at Newark-on-



478 RIDLEYS OF ARTHERSTONE, ENGLAND.

Trent, April 30, 1830, and is still (1884) living there. He was a printer,
but has been paralyzed and disabled. Has the old family Bible contain-
ing the records.

Thomas-W. Ridley" (1), fifth son of James 1 (1), was born at New-
ark-on-Trent, April 23, 1833, and died June 6, 1833.

Thomas Ridley" 2 (1), sixth son of James 1 (1), was born at Newark-on-
Trent, Sept. 19, 1834. No information. His brother of Liverpool does
not reply to any enquiries.

Robert Ridley" 2 (1), youngest son of James 1 (1), was born Nov. 28,
1837. No other information.

THIRD GENERATION.

Edward-A. Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of Edward- (1), married, and is a
member of the dry-goods firm of Edward Ridley & Sons, New York city.

Arthur- John Ridley 3 (2), second son of Edward 2 (1), married, and is
a member of the dry-goods firm in New York city with his brother be-
fore mentioned.

James-M. Ridley 3 (1), third(?) son of Edward 2 (1), married, and died
in 1875, leaving issue one son. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Emma Ridley 3 (1), a daughter of Edward 2 (1), unmarried.

Clara Ridley 3 (1), youngest daughter of Edward 2 (1), single. A
daughter married Mr. Samuel Hughes, but her name does not appear.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Edward Ridley 4 (3), presumed to be a son of James 3 (1), was a lega-
tee in his grandfather's will, and received thirty-five thousand dollars.

There are probably other grandchildren of Edward Ridley, but as the
family have declined to give any genealogical information, names are not
known. Every reasonable effort hy.^p^Vmade to have Mr. Ridley's por-
trait and a view of his villa in thi&f} him he without success.

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RIDLEYS OF ARTHERSTONE, ENGLAND.

John Ridley 1 (1), descended from the Ridleys of Willimoteswick,
Northumberland, is supposed to have been identical with John Ridley,
Avho was called " Chief Ridley," and who, having espoused the cause of the
Stuarts, had all his lands confiscated and was obliged to leave the north
of England. This man was last seen at Haltwhistle in 1774, and as the
John whose name heads this notice settled at Sheepy Magna, Artherstone
(the post-town of Warwickshire), County of Leicester, the same year, his
descendants assumed the connection. The family have handed down



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