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Walter Rydowte of Folke, a gentleman and a rebel!

From all the documentary evidence about William Rydeowte of Chettle, it has been established that Walter Rydeowte was William’s nephew and was first mentioned in his uncle’s will of 1603 as the beneficiary of estates in Sherborne. As with William, … Continue reading

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Richard Ridout of Sherborne and Richard Ridout of North Wootton: the same man or not?

In the last blog I wrote about Thomas Ridout (1682-1760) son of Thomas and Margaret of North Wootton.  The Victorian genealogist Arthur Ridout recorded that the younger Thomas was baptised in 1694 and was the son of Thomas and Margaret … Continue reading

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