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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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Christopher Ridout of Sherborne, miller & yeoman (1669-1743)

Christopher Ridout, baptised on the 12th September 1669 in Sherborne Abbey, was one of eight children of husbandman (farmer) John and Elizabeth Ridout (neé Oliver). John had married Elizabeth in ~1655. In 1678, John made his will, the contents of … Continue reading

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