Tag Archives: Manorial records

Some notes on Robert SYMONDS’ will, 1668

I think that wills can sometimes be the most helpful documents in a family historian’s armamentarium.  Here is an example of milking every last drop of information from such a document. Knowing that a possible ancestor of mine (John Ridout) married … 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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