Tag Archives: William RIDOUT

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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The conundrum of the two Johns, husbands of Elizabeth OLIVER & Alice TOOGOOD

On this blog site, I have written about two John Ridouts – one who married Elizabeth Oliver (here) many of whose descendants now live in Canada and the USA, and the other John Ridout who married Alice Toogood (here) some … Continue reading

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