Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Ridgely

Male 1645 - 1716  (71 years)


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  • Name William Ridgely 
    Born 1645  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1716  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I011696  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Henry Ridgely,   b. 1601, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Bef 26 Sep 1675, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1718, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Ridgely,   b. 1678, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1719, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Eleanor Ridgely,   b. Abt 1694, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1738, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. Jehosaphat Ridgely,   b. Abt 1701, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1726, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F07708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      William Ridgely 38A.51 I AA 16.11.9 Dec 13 1716 May 4 1717
      Appraisers: Benjamin Warefeild, John Gather.
      Creditors: Thomas Reynold, Richard Snowden.
      Next of kin: William Ridgly, Jehoshaphat Ridgly.
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      William Ridgely 1.237 A AA 16.11.9 15.0.8 Jun 30 1718
      Payments to: Mr. Thomas Doccara, William Bladen, Esq., Mr. Reynolds.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Ridgely.
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      internet sources
      Emigrated from England by 1672.
      In 1690 he purchased a portion of "Abbington" at the head of the South River. His brother Col. Henry Ridgely is known to be of Devonshire, England settling in Maryland in 1659 on a royal grant of 6,000 acres. There is 25 years between these "brothers" Another immigrant is a Robert Ridgely who left London 1635 and came to St. Marys, MD and became a landowner in Prince George and Somerset Counties.
      Re: Robert,(1625-1710) had dau Sarah possible first wife Elizabeth Howard, second wife Sarah Warner third wife Mary (Stanton) Duval widow of Mareen Duvel..
      Re: Robert: "Elizabeth Duvall married the William Ridgely who is grandson of Robert Ridgely, Clerk to the Council of the province and afterward Principal Secretary of the Province per 'The Duvalls of Maryland' by Mary Rebecca Duval, a paper read before the Huguenot Society of America 03-31-1899 cf. "Colonial Families of the United States pp. 146-7
      Wm's estate inventory filed 13 Nov 1713 and was subscribed to by Johoshaphat Ridgely in 1717 (Probate records for Anne Arundel Co,Liber 38A folio51)
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      internet sources
      WILLIAM RIDGELY, of South River (1645-1716), came to the Province of Maryland in 1672. His first survey, 1697, was "Ridgely's Beginning," north side of South River, which in 1710 he and his wife Elizabeth sold to Amos Garrett, the Annapolis merchant. In 1690 he bought of James Finley a portion of "Abbington" at the head of South River, and made it his homestead. William Ridgely's landed estates were, "Ridgely's Beginning," forty acres; "Ridgely's "Chance," three hundred and five acres, and "Abbington," two hundred acres. He died intestate

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