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‘John Ridout IV’ – a man of mystery

John Ridout IV is not an ‘Americanism’ but my nickname for my x4 great grandfather – yet another John Ridout! I know so little of this man and so this is an attempt to try and piece together what I … Continue reading

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John Ridout & Sons?

With a few exceptions, there has been a UK census every ten years from 1801, although most of the early returns hold little of interest for the family historian. This is a source of frustration in that community who have … Continue reading

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