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Henry Ridgely II (abt. 1635 - 1710)

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Colonel Henry Ridgely II aka Ridgeley [uncertain]
Born about in Staffordshire, Englandmap
Son of and [uncertain]
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married in Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married in Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married in Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince George's, Province of Marylandmap
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Categories: English Immigrants to Province of Maryland | Province of Maryland | Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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Biography

1635 Birth

Henry Ridgely[1] was born between 1635-1639 in Staffordshire, England. He emigrated to Maryland in June 1659. He spent a brief period of time in Virginia, where he courted and married Elizabeth Howard[2]

Contrary to some citations, Henry was NOT born in Tiverton, Devon, England, but in Staffordshire, England. The name RIDGELY does not occur in Devon, and this likely is confusion with his second wife Alice SKINNER, who was from Tiverton. [3]

First Marriage to Elizabeth Howard

Henry Ridgely married first Elizabeth Howard[4] September 19, 1664. Elizabeth died between 1669 when her son Henry, Jr. was born, and about 1672 (the year Henry, Sr. married Alice Skinner).

Second Marriage to Alice Skinner

Henry Ridgely married second Alice Skinner ca. 1672[5] (she was the daughter of Aquilla Skinner[6] and Alice Cornish, and granddaughter of James Cornish[7] (born ca. 1568) and his first wife, Mary).

Third Marriage to Marry Stanton

Henry Ridgely married third Marry Stanton[8] (widow of Mareen Duvall)

1710 Death

He died April 2, 1710, in Anne Arundel, Maryland. He is purported to be buried on the Ridgeley Plantation, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (per Find-A-Grave)

Children

Henry and first wife Elizabeth (nee Howard) had children:

1. Sarah Ridgley[9] b. ? in Anne Arundel Co; d. ca. 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland.[10]
m.1. John BREWER[11]
m.2. Thomas ODELL[9]
2. Colonel Henry Ridgley II[9] b. 31 Oct. 1669[12] Wald Ridge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. m. Katherine GREENBERRY[13]; d. 19 Mar. 1699[12][1700?], Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
  • As added circumstantial evidence as to the mother of Sarah and Henry, Jr., note that Sarah named her only daughter from her first marriage to John Brewer, Elizabeth (after her mother) and Henry, Jr. named his two daughters Ann (after his wife's mother) and Elizabeth (after his mother).

Henry had only one child by his wife Alice, a Charles Ridgely.[5]

Henry's third marriage to Mary, widow of Mareen DUVALL was too late for her to be mother to any of his children.


Birth date unknown, died 1710.

RIDGELEY (RIDGELY), HENRY (?-1710).

BORN: probably in Devonshire, England.
IMMIGRATED: in 1659, as a free adult with Elizabeth Howard and servants, possibly from Virginia. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County until ca. 1696; Prince George's County, after 1696 to death.
FAMILY BACKGROUND.
BROTHER: William, who immigrated in 1672.
MARRIED first, probably between 1659 and 1664, Elizabeth, probably the daughter of Matthew Howard and wife Ann. Her brothers were probably Cornelius Howard (?- 1680); Matthew (ca. 1640 1692/93), who married Sarah Dorsey; Samuel; John; and Philip, who married Ruth Baldwin. Her sisters were probably Mary (?-by 1678), who married John Hammond (1643-1707); Anne.
MARRIED second, possibly Sarah (last name unknown).
MARRIED third, by 1695, Mary, widow of Mareen Duvall (?-1694). Mary Duvall Ridgely married third, by 1712, Rev. Jacob Henderson, rector of Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County.
CHILDREN.
SON: Henry (1669-1699/1700), who married Katherine, daughter of Nicholas Greenberry (1627-1697); Charles (?-1722), who married Elizabeth (last name unknown).
DAUGHTERS: Sarah (?-1726), who married first, John Brewer (?-1690), and second, Thomas Odall (Odell).
PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: illiterate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County; major contributor toward fund for building new church in that parish, 1709.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: arrived in Maryland with three or four servants.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter, merchant.
PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Anne Arundel County, 1692-1693.
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1679-1695/96 (quorum, 1694-1695/96); Queen Anne's Parish Vestry, Prince George's County, 1705. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1689-1692; major, 1692-1694; lt. colonel, 1694-1699.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 1,120 acres in Anne Arundel and Kent counties.
WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated July 13, 1710, in Prince George's County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £3,186.12.6 (including 32 slaves and 376 oz. plate).
LAND: more than 1,170 acres in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties.[14]

Sources

  1. Edward C. Papenfuse et al, Henry Ridgely. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
  2. Sharon J. Doliante. Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families, Baltimore, Maryland : Clearfield Publishing [rpt. Genealogical Publishing Co.], ©1991. Volume II, p. 839
  3. Fredrik Saunders, Ridgely
  4. Maryland Patents 7:461, (Vol. 9) FHL microfilm 0,013,066.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Henry Ridgley Petition to Maryland Chancery Court and associated depositions (1727), Tiverton, Devon, England, Baptist Church Records 1695-1915, FHL microfilm 1,526,426, item 3.
  6. Access to Archives, Devon Record Office: Tiverton Baptist Church, Catalogue Ref. 3958D-3. Enter "Henry Ridgley" under keyword search.
  7. James Cornish will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, (1635) 116 Sadler,
  8. Mareen Duvall account, Maryland inventories and accountes 15:64, FHL microfilm 0,012,921.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Henry Ridgley will, Maryland wills 13:89-94 [image 89/745].
  10. Sarah Odell inventory, Maryland inventories 12:129-130, FHL microflim 0,012,865.
  11. John Brewer will, Maryland wills 2:202-204 [image 203/412].
  12. 12.0 12.1 John Thomas Gurney, III, Cemetery Inscriptions of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, (Chelsea, Mich: Bookcrafters, Inc, 1982), 1:88.
  13. Henry Ridgley will, Maryland wills 6:371-373 [image 375/423].
  14. http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000426/html/am426--687.html

See also:

  • Maryland Patents 7:461, (Vol. 9) FHL microfilm 0,013,066.
  • Henry Ridgley Petition to Maryland Chancery Court and associated depositions (1727)
  • Tiverton, Devon, England, Baptist Church Records 1695-1915, FHL microfilm 1,526,426, item 3.
  • Prince George's Co., MD land records C:246-247, FHL microfilm 0,014,247.
  • Maryland Patents Q: 237-238, FHL microfilm 0,013,064
  • William Harris will, Maryland Wills 1:382-383 [image 382/640]/
  • James Warner will, MD wills 1: 618-619 [image 618/640]/
  • Charles Ridgley administration bond, Maryland Testamentary Proceedings 26:22, FHL microfilm 0,012,935.
  • William Ridgely administration bond, Maryland Testamentery Proceedings 23:68, FHL microfilm 0,012,935.
  • Lucy H. Harrison, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel (now Howard) County, Maryland, copied 1892/3, FHL microfilm 0,014,358.
  • Anne Dorsey will, Maryland wills 38:444-445 [image 36/494].
  • Lucy H. Harrison, St. Margaret's P. E. Church, Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, copied 1890, FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 2.
  • Lucy H. Harrison, St. Anne's P.E, Church, St Anne's Parish, Annapolis, copied 1889, FHL microfilm 0,013,281.
  • Henry Ridgely will, Maryland wills 27:160-165 [image 160/548].
  • John Howard will, Maryland wills 11:469-472 [image 487/501].
  • John Howard account, Maryland accounts 5:136-138, FHL microfilm 0,012,900.
  • Charles Greenberry will, Maryland wills 13:542-543 [image 544/745]
  • Nicholas Ridgely Bible transcription, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 36 (Summer 1995): 480+.
  • J. D. Warfield, Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), 77.
  • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • See: Harry Wright Newman. Anne Arundel Gentry: A Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2003 [reprint].
  • S32 Personal Individual Genealogy: Fredric Zimmerman Saunders Genealogy Website:
  • Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration L ists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hill
  • S39 Ancestry.com: U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Ancestry.com Operations, Inc
  • Anne Arundel Co., MD deeds IH 1: 191-195, FHL microfilm 0,013,208.



Notes

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On 2 Jul 2018 at 21:27 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

Ridgeley-19 and Ridgely-93 appear to represent the same person because: Ridgelely-19 has no data or source and seems to be the same person as Ridgely -93.

On 24 Apr 2016 at 16:00 GMT Debra (Downs) Allison wrote:

Ridgely-131 and Ridgely-93 appear to represent the same person because: merge clean-up

On 18 Apr 2016 at 02:49 GMT Larry Ridgley wrote:

Although the profiles of Henry (Ridgley-4) and (Ridgely-93) appear the same, there are discrepancies between the children and siblings that need to be resolved before these profiles are merged.

On 18 Apr 2016 at 02:49 GMT Larry Ridgley wrote:

Although the profiles of Henry (Ridgley-4) and (Ridgely-93) appear the same, there are discrepancies between the children and siblings that need to be resolved before these profiles are merged.

On 8 Mar 2016 at 15:49 GMT Karen (McWhorter) Wilhelm wrote:

Ridgley-4 and Ridgely-93 appear to represent the same person because: The name spellings are an issue with this family, but all the children mentioned use Ridgely

On 11 May 2015 at 18:23 GMT A. (Johnson) Tomkins wrote:

Ridgely-96 and Ridgely-93 appear to represent the same person because: Birthdates etc.



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