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George Ridout, baker of West Mill, Sherborne

Christopher Ridout’s second son was George (1701-1779). When he grew up, George was by trade a baker and probably succeeded to his father’s business at West Mill. The mill had originally been built in the sixteenth century but was apparently … Continue reading

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Hyle Farm, Limekiln Farm and Ridout’s Mill, Sherborne

The earliest point that Christopher Ridout is known to have had some interest in the Primsley tithing of Sherborne was in 1709, when he was forty years old. Christopher was an assignee of Thomas Hobbs, a gentleman, who held the lease … Continue reading

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