Category Archives: General

Two Huguenot ‘Ridout’ families

I had heard that there are, or were, Huguenot Ridout families who had settled in the UK and my curiosity was piqued by visiting the Huguenot Society’s stand at the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ family history show at … Continue reading

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Some notes on Robert SYMONDS’ will, 1668

I think that wills can sometimes be the most helpful documents in a family historian’s armamentarium.  Here is an example of milking every last drop of information from such a document. Knowing that a possible ancestor of mine (John Ridout) married … Continue reading

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