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Richard Rider (bef. 1766 - 1838)

Richard Rider aka Ryder
Born before in North Huish, Devon, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 19 Jun 1790 in South Milton, Devon, Englandmap
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Died after age 71 in Charlottetown, Queens, Prince Edward Islandmap
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Richard Rider was baptized on July 18, 1766, in North Huish, Devon, England.[1] He was the son of William Rider and Joan (Unknown). Richard married Agnes Pilditch 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. Richard and his eldest son, John, purchased two lots 416 and 417 in the Royalty of Charlotte Town. They later petitioned to receive to adjacent lots of crown land, lots 415 and 437, which was granted on August 3, 1824.[4]

Richard died on January 4, 1838 in Charlottetown.[5] His wife predeceased him, as did three of his children.

Will. To Joseph Prouse, one pound. To Richard Jarvis (son of William and Peggy Jarvis in England), one pound. To Elizabeth Grace Rider (daughter of Jane Bryenton), my bed and bedding. My son John may purchase lot 437 at a fair value decided by three or five other men. The proceeds are to be equally divided between my five children. I appoint my children John, Agnes Prouse, Peggy Jarvis of England, Grace Wise, and Jane Bryenton as Executors. All of my children are to have an equal share in my effects, after giving Jonathan Pillage Rider and Robert Herwood my watch to be valued and divided between them. Dated 1 Sept. 1837. Signed Richard (his X mark) Rider. Witnessed by Abraham Gill, Michael Walsh, Elizabeth (her X mark) Gill. Proved on the oath of Abraham Gill on 15 Jan 1838 before R. Hodgson. Probate was granted the same day to John Rider. The other Executors renounced.

Renunciation of Executors. Appointment as Executors declined by Agnes Prouse, Grace Wise, and Jane Brenton. We request the Court appoint John Rider as Executor. Dated 16 Jan 1838. Signed Agnes Prouse, Grace (her X mark) Wise, Jane (her X mark) Brenton.[6]


  1. South Hams, Devon, Parish Records, North Huish: baptisms 1708-1833 - Rider
  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 549 of 1000; citing Public Archives, Charlottetown – Richard Ryder
  6. Early Prince Edward Island probate records, 1786-1850 / by Linda Jean Nicholson, 2005, Pg 224, Richard Rider (Estate File Will R-27. Two documents. Liber 3, Folio 150)


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

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