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The Orchard family of Bath: Perriwigs, Powders and Pomatums

I have written much of the RIDOUTs of Bath, the first of whom came to the city in about 1805. These folk belong to my maternal grandfather’s side, having originated in Sherborne, Dorset. My maternal grandmother’s side came from rural … Continue reading

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The child that was born on the Sabbath Day: William Ridout (1822-1892)

“Bonny and blithe and good and gay”. I’m not sure if this describes William, son of John RIDOUT and Martha SOMERTON, or not but he certainly strikes me as enigmatic. He was born in Bath on the 3rd October 1822 … Continue reading

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