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Agnes (Pilditch) Rider (bef. 1765 - 1833)

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Agnes Rider formerly Pilditch
Born before in South Milton, Devon, Englandmap
Wife of — married in South Milton, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Charlottetown, Queens, Prince Edward Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Oct 2014
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Agnes Pilditch was baptized on March 31, 1765 in the All Saints Church, South Milton, Devon.[1] She was the daughter of Jonathan Pilditch and Elizabeth Woolridge. She married Richard Rider on June 19, 1790 in South Milton, Devon.[2] They had 8 children who were baptized in the All Saints Church, South Milton.[3]

In or before 1824, Richard & Agnes emigrated to Prince Edward Island, as did at least three of their children. They settled in Charlottetown Royalty, where Richard and son John purchased two lots of land and were granted two additional lots.[4]

Agnes died on November 25, 1833 in Charlottetown.[5] She was 69.


  1. South Hams, Devon, Parish Records, South Milton, All Saints: baptisms 1736 – 1812 – Pilditch
  2. "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch entry for Agnes Pilditch, submitted by mpilditch2721702.
  3. South Hams, Devon, Parish Records, South Milton, All Saints: baptisms 1736 – 1812 – Rider
  4. PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Land Petitions, RG5, Series 4, File 36, 1824 – Richard Rider
  5. "Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905," images, FamilySearch, Quinn - Smith > image 547 of 1000; citing Public Archives, Charlottetown – Agnes Ryder, 25 Nov 1833


Thanks to larryjtyrell on Ancestry for the well-documented information on the Rider family in Devon.

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