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The Mysterious tale of Sir Christopher Wren, a Ridout family and the ‘Culloden Medal’

Amongst Arthur George RIDOUT’s research notes was a transcription of an obituary which appeared in The Times (15 Apr 1881) following the death of Captain Cranstoun George Ridout of Baughurst House in Hampshire. The piece included this intriguing passage: “He … Continue reading

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‘The Philips’: Tisbury, Fontmell Magna and Farnham RIDEOUTs

Recently I was invited by the committee of the Somerset & Dorset FHS to be their RID(E)OUT archivist with a view to curating a large collection of genealogical material, much of which was bequeathed to the Society by the late … Continue reading

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